Tag Archives: Rivers State

Rivers Governor Wike Joins #EndSARS Protest After Demonstrators Defy Ban

Governor Nyesom Wike joined hundreds of #EndSARS protesters in Rivers state and many more across the nation on Tuesday in calling for the total reform of the Nigeria Police Force. The governor, who had banned all forms of protests in the state last night, reconsidered his decision as he took part in the Government House march in Port…

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Backlash As Rivers Governor Wike Bans #EndSARS Protest In The State | #SARSMustEnd

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike is facing an increasingly mainstream backlash against ban on all forms of #EndSARS protest in the state, with a growing number of local celebrities, activists and residents arguing the restriction is a human rights violation. There have been a series of violent protests throughout the country in recent weeks with many Nigerians calling for the now-dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad…

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#EdoDecides2020: Rivers Governor Wike Reportedly Under Seige Amid Governorship Elections

In cased you missed it, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike alleged on Friday that the Police laid a siege on his hotel in Benin City, restricting his movement ahead of the Gubernatorial elections in Edo state. According to Akawor Desmond, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State, who disclosed this in a statement, the party will…

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Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike Rescues Ex-NDDC Boss, Joy Nunieh From Police Invasion

The former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has been rescued by Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike after her home located in the State’s capital, Port Harcourt was surrounded by security operatives, who barred her from leaving the premises. In circulating videos, Wike forced entry into Nunieh’s house, ordered the armed personnel out of the…

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Ex-NDDC Boss, Joy Nunieh’s Home Invaded By Security Operatives In Rivers State

Dozens of security operatives have invaded the home of Joy Nunieh, the former acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), who is scheduled to testify before Senate committee today as part of the ongoing probe of the commission today, Wednesday July 16. The policemen reportedly arrived at Nunieh’s residence at 3 Owuru Creek View,…

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ICYMI: Nigeria’s COVID-19 Toll Crosses 30,000 With 460 New Cases

On Wednesday July 8, Nigeria’s total COVID-19 caseload past the 30,000-mark as 460 new cases of the novel virus were recorded by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Revealing the latest update in an official tweet, the health agency stated that the country’s toll now stands at 30,249; while 684 persons have died as a…

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Governor Sanwo-Olu Tributes Ibidun Ighodalo’s Sad Passing: “An Inspiration To Many”

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reacted to the sad passing of popular event planner, Ibidunni Ighodalo while paying a condolence visit to her husband, Pastor Itua Ighodalo. Recall that Ibidunni died on Sunday of apparent cardiac arrest in her hotel room in Port Harcourt, Rivers. Speaking after his visit to the family, Sanwo-Olu said…

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“Life Must Go On”⁠ ⁠— Pastor Ituah Ighodalo Reacts To His Wife, Ibidun Ighodalo’s Death

Pastor Ituah Olajide Ighodalo, the founder of Trinity House Church, has reacted to the untimely passing of his wife, popular event planner Ibidun Ajayi-Ighodalo who reportedly died of cardiac arrest in the early hours of Sunday June 14. According to Ituah who officiated at the funeral of Biola Okoya’s son, Deji, early Sunday morning, he received a…

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315 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded In Nigeria, Toll Now 12,801

Nigeria has recorded 315 new positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). In a tweet posted by the health agency on Monday night, the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria has risen to 12,801. The report said Lagos State recorded the highest number of infections…

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Ben Ayade Gets Emotional While Granting Tax Exemption To The Poor In Cross River

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State broke down in tears on Thursday as he removed the tax burden on low-income earners in the state. While speaking at the Government House in Calabar on Thursday, Ayade frowned at the activities of illegal tax consultants who extort money from the poor and vulnerable, a practice he says…

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