Breaking: At last, Wike debunks G5 governors’ meeting with Tinubu, exposes Atiku, reveals next move [VIDEO]

December 30, 2022 Editor 0

After returning from the United Kingdom, the G5 governors of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have finally spoken about their next move. This is as one of them and Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike debunked news making rounds that they met with the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu and resolved to support him ahead of 2023 Read More

PDP crisis: Atiku exposes Wike

December 12, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has said he made several attempts to resolve the crisis in his party and failed.  The former Vice President said he met with Wike five times in Abuja, Port Harcourt and London.  Speaking at The People’s Townhall meeting on Sunday, Atiku said the meeting was aimed at resolving the crisis Read More

I’m alive, popular live band leader, Sensational Bamidele, survives ghastly accident, speaks

December 3, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Governor Nyesom Wike live band leader, and gospel artist, Bamidele Adeek, popularly known as Sensational Bamidele, has survived a fatal auto crash in Rivers State. In a post shared by Bamidele on his Facebook page, Friday, the singer revealed that his vehicle, which conveyed some of his crew members, had a head-on collision with another vehicle, causing his car to Read More

LG funds: Wike, Ortom dare Buhari

December 3, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, and his Benue state counterpart, Samuel Ortom, have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to name the governors that are allegedly stealing funds meant for local governments. President Buhari, Thursday, accused state governors of tampering with funds meant for the local governments which hampers the development of the rural areas of the country. Reacting to the accusation, Read More

PDP Crisis: Wike should be expelled– Ned Nwoko

December 1, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A former House of Representatives member, Ned Nwoko, has called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to expel the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike. This call came following Wike’s grievance with the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Nwoko accused Wike of trying to destroy the PDP because he out-spent Atiku and other aspirants during the party’s presidential primaries. The constitutional Read More

2023: Again, Wike speaks on choice of presidential candidate

November 30, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has talked about the 2023 general elections. The governor urged residents of the state to vote the Peoples Democratic Party candidates for most positions, except the party’s presidential candidate, in the forthcoming general elections. Wike also requested them to wait until he reveals where they would be casting their vote for the presidential election. He disclosed this Read More

Afenifere dumps Atiku, backs G5 governors

November 30, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The pan Yoruba Socio-political group, Afenifere, has said it will not be supporting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. While speaking on Tuesday, the group said Atiku’s candidacy violates PDP’s powersharing arrangement. The group also threw its weight behind the five governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) opposed to the presidential ambition of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. The group blamed Read More

Wike inconsequential to Atiku’s victory in 2023 – PDP campaign council

November 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

The spokesman for the Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Council (PCC, Daniel Bwala, has expressed confidence that Governor Nyesom Wike’s lack of support won’t have an impact on the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) chances of winning the presidential election in 2023. Bwala asserted that : “Our party is poised to win the election. Wike’s non-participation would affect a little bit of the Read More

Wike invites Buhari, Obi, others to inaugurate projects

November 13, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Rivers governor Nyesom Wike has invited President Muhammadu Buhari and the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, to inaugurate some projects in the state. Wike also invited former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole, for the project inauguration. The governor is set to inaugurate over 16 completed projects, Read More

Wike jerks up number of special assistants to 200,000

November 4, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has increased the number of his newly appointed special assistants on political units to 200,000. In his speech during the inauguration of the last batch of the 100,000 appointees at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Omagwa in Ikwerre Local government area Friday, the governor said he decided to increase the number to accommodate more people, who Read More

Nepotism, political patronage, others responsible for graft in civil service – Buhari…Honours ex-President Jonathan, Wike, 42 other Nigerians

October 21, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday identified cronyism, nepotism, political patronage and lack of transparency and accountability as major enablers of corruption in the country. Speaking at the conferment of awards on former President Goodluck Jonathan and 43 others at the State House in Abuja, the President said nepotism and political patronage distract civil servants from ensuring effective service delivery. “Public Service Read More

Breaking: Wike backs Sanwo-Olu second term bid

October 18, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has endorsed his Lagos State counterpart, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for second term in office. This was disclosed by Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, in a statement on his social media handle Tuesday. “Breaking: Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike endorses Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for second term in office. Details later,” Akosile wrote. Read More

Wike’s legislative messengers and Nigeria’s “pension hell”

October 17, 2022 Jerry Uwah 0

Celestine Omehia was governor of Rivers state from May 29 to October 2007 when he was removed by the Supreme Court. The court had argued that Omehia was not the duly nominated candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and that the person duly nominated was Rotimi Amaechi. The court therefore made Amaechi the first person to become governor without Read More

Does Wike really wish PDP well?

October 16, 2022 Ifeanyi Maduako 0

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has benefitted immensely from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) since its formation in 1998. He became a local government chairman on two terms, a chief of staff to a Rivers governor, a minister and rounding off his two terms as Rivers state governor, all on the platform of the PDP. By 2023 when his Read More

CAF Champions League: Beat Esperance, get $40, 000 each, Wike tells Rivers United players

October 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

Governor, Nyesom Wike, has promised to reward each Rivers United player $40, 000 should they beat Esperance and qualify for the next stage of 2022/23 CAF Champions League season. Rivers United, one of Nigeria’s representatives at the club competition are scheduled to confront experienced Esperance side from Tunisia on Sunday October 9, 2022 in Portharcourt, the state capital in the Read More

Happy Independence Nigeria (As e dey pain us…)

October 2, 2022 Prince Charles Dickson PhD 0

As e dey pain us, e dey sweet dem—Vladimir Wike We are 62 years, and here are some of my thoughts! I see all the movements, the flag bearing, the excitement, the hope and the pain, making for some potpourri but as Winston Churchill captures it, “a truth told with bad intentions beats all the lies you can invent”. Unfortunately, Read More

Wike to IOCs: Be attentive to socio-economic devt of host communities

September 30, 2022 Godwin Egba Port Harcourt 0

The Rivers state government has encouraged the International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in the state to be particularly attentive to the socio-economic development of host communities. Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike made the call Friday during the Ikike First Oil ceremony organised by Total Energies EP at Total Energies Office in Port Harcourt. Wike who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Read More

PDP crisis: Fani-Kayode reaches out to Wike’s camp to support Tinubu

September 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

Former Aviation Minister and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Femi Fani-Kayode, Wednesday, appealed to the camp of Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, to align with Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of APC. Fani-Kayode made this call via a statement titled, “A word for the Wike group: Leave the carcass and stand with us.” The APC chieftain said the Read More

Wike and his false sense of entitlement

September 23, 2022 Gozie Irogboli 0

As a public affairs commentator, it is intriguing and most times irksome to monitor events in the Nigerian political scene where the aberration is the norm. Nigeria is a country where the citizens live under illusion and false notion of everything. When one considers the apparent conflict in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the belligerent approach of one of Read More

PDP crisis: Wike summons stakeholders’ meeting

September 22, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has summoned a meeting of leaders and stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state. Blueprint learnt that Wike may speak more on the feud between him and the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Atiku had in a response to Wike’s team on Wednesday said nobody could force the National Chairman of the Read More