Readers’ reactions

June 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

It is our tradition that from time to time we do give our readers’ the space to air their views on what we give them to read. Today is one of those days. Of Atiku’s sucker punch, Wike’s tantrums and APC’s only door An unbiased analysis of the just concluded PDP Presidential primary elections. I like the concluding paragraphs for Read More

2023: How Wike lost to Okowa as Atiku’s running mate

June 17, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

About two weeks after the horse-trading and intense politicking that trailed the outcome of the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party’s presidential candidate and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar announced Delta state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate. Before his announcement, the contenders were Okowa, Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike and Akwa Ibom state Governor Udom Emmanuel. Read More

2023: Wike exhibits courage Nigeria needs – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has praised the courage of Rivers state governor and presidential aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Nyesom Wike, for contesting for the office of president. Wike in company of Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, and former Cross River state governor, Donald Duke, were at the former president’s Penthouse residence in Abeokuta, late Monday night to Read More

Wike sacks commissioners, Chief of Staff as Dekor picks Khana/Gokan fed. constituency

May 24, 2022 Godwin Egba P/Harcourt 0

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has dissolved the State Executive Council with effect from Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Those expected to quit their offices as announced by Special Assistant Media to the Governor, Kelvin Ebiri, included the Chief of Staff to the Governor and Senior Special Assistant (Protocol). The statement read, “His Excellency, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, commends the Read More

2023 presidency: North East youth endorse Wike

May 12, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

North East Ambassadors for Wike 2023 for President has called on all Nigerians to rally round Rivers state governor, Barrister Nyesom Wike, for the 2023 President as the most credible and suitable People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential flag bearer. According to the group, Wike will salvage Nigeria from the shackles of depressing economy, insecurity, collapse of educational, health, industrial agricultural Read More

2023 presidency: Will Wike cross this Rivers of tears?

May 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

As presidential aspirants across the country are busy strategizing against all odds, to capture the apex office in the land, GODWIN EGBA ponders whether the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, will make it to the Aso Rock Villa in the midst of allegations of maladministration in the state Preparations for democratic elections has taken a centre stage in Nigeria that Read More

APC chief berates Wike for tagging Obaseki ‘a betrayer’

March 24, 2022 Godwin Egba 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct new Peoples Democratic Party, (nPDP), Chief Eze Chukwumeka Eze, has berated Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state for tagging Mr Godwin Obaseki of Edo state as governor with ‘betrayal DNA’. In a press statement in Port-Harcourt, Eze also called Wike chief betrayer of Nigeria Read More

Dankwambo, Wike, Fayose, Aduda woo Goje to PDP

March 18, 2022 Chamba Simeh 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the immediate past Governor of Gombe state, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, has visited his predecessor, Senator Danjuma Goje, at his Abuja residence to woo him back to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Dankwambo was accompanied by the Rivers state governor, Barrister Nyeson Wike; Senate Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Philip Aduda; former Ekiti state Governor, Ayo Read More

APC bars Wike from entering Cross River

February 23, 2022 Joseph Obung 0

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River state has declared Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state a security risk and therefore barred him from setting his feet on any part of the state. The APC chairman in the state, Alphonsus Eba, at a press conference, Tuesday, said the security of the Rivers state governor would no Read More

Unpaid salaries: Between Rivers state government and teachers, who is lying?

December 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Life is becoming unbearable for public primary school teachers in Rivers state over alleged unpaid backlog of their wages for months, an allegation denied by state government. GODWIN EGBA writes. An old cliché, ‘Teachers’ reward is in the heaven’ now holds sway in Rivers state as the state government is believed to be owing public primary school teachers months of Read More

Wike signs N483.1bn Rivers 2022 budget into law

December 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has assured that his administration will mobilise resources towards achieving 80 percent implementation of the 2022 budget. The governor gave the assurance shortly after signing into law the Rivers State Appropriation Law No. 11, 2021 at the executive chamber of Government House, Port Harcourt on Tuesday. “By the grace of God, we’ll hit the Read More

Wike a definition of principled leadership at 58- Anyim

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Senator Ayims Puis Ayim, Tuesday described Governor Nyeson Wike of River state as a definition of principled of leadership. Anyim who was the former Senate President, stated this in a birthday message to the governor. Wike’s 58th birthday celebration has been on the air since Monday, especially by members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Anyim in the message also Read More

2021 Human Rights Award: Zulum, Wike, NPHCDS, WARDC make list

December 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

The governors of Borno and Rivers states have among others emerged winners of the 2021 Human Rights Awards. The executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu Esq. stated this in Abuja as the commission prepares for the commemoration of the 2021 International Human Rights Day Celebrations. The commission had on the 12th of November announced the Read More

Persons with disabilities honour Govs Wike, Ortom, Bello, others

December 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

As Nigerians joins the rest of the world to mark the International Day of Persons With Disabilities 2021, persons living with disabilities in the country under the aegis of Persons With Disabilities Initiative Nigeria have honoured Governors Nyesom Wike, Samuel Ortom and Yahaya Bello of Rivers, Benue and Kogi states, respectively, for their consistent support to persons with disabilities in Read More

2023: Wike best for Aso Rock, PDP group insists

November 9, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

A Cross River-based pressure group, PDP Renaissance Movement, has called on the Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike to declare for president in the 2023 election. The group said this in Calabar at the Ernest Etim Bassey NUJ Press Centre, Tuesday, during a press briefing to herald its position on the political situation in the country. Reading from what it said Read More

The Atiku, Wike, Fintiri game

October 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

On September 29, 2021, at the  Akwa Ibom governor’s residence in Abuja, the 12 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors in a meeting, zoned the party chairmanship to the north. Some politicians were quick to assert that the governors’ decision doesn’t in any way affects the party’s presidential ticket status- whether it will be zoned to the north or south. Those Read More

2023: Wike not be a barrier to any aspirant – Nkor

October 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Chairman of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) South-East Senatorial District, Rivers state, Field Nkor, has distanced the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, as a barrier to any aspirant wishing to succeed him come 2023. Nkor in a telephone interview with our reporter on Monday in Port-Harcourt, stated that the Wike – led PDP, in the state has provided a Read More

How Rivers security architectures are working out

September 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

In Rivers state, the security arrangements put in place to secure the state are working as GODWIN EGBA reports on those strategies. Nigerians are overwhelmed by the activities of bandits and their deadly operations across the country who kill scores of innocent souls and destroy property worth millions of naira despite the efforts of security agencies. However, Rivers State Police Read More

Wike: Chipping away at the granite

September 23, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

It is not your typical beer parlour brawl but believe me, it is still about beer. Every time you pay for goods or are paid for services, you pay extra money to the federal government. The payment is misnamed value added tax, VAT. The Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, collects this money throughout the country. It deducts four per cent Read More

Ebonyi group asks Umahi to tender apology over 2023 comments

September 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has described as unfortunate and disappointing comment credited to the state governor David Nweze Umahi wherein he prayed and expressed a wish for God to give Nigeria another President like Muhammadu Buhari as his successor in 2023. The group demanded that the governor should apologise to Nigerians. In a statement Read More

VAT war: Banks, other businesses risk sanction in Rivers – Wike

September 8, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The governor of Rivers State has threatened that the state government will shut down the premises of any bank or business organisation in the state that continues to pay Value Added Tax (TAX) to the federal government through the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). The governor stated this in Port Harcourt on Wednesday during an interactive session with corporate organizations Read More

OBJ, Jonathan, Wike, others nominated for Topflyers Magazine Awards

August 28, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

Former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ) and Goodluck Jonathan; Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike; Governor of Lagos state, Sanwo-Olu; Oba of Benin; the Director-General, WTO, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Nigeria musical sensation Davido, among others have been nominated for Topflyers Magazine International Awards. Addressing a press briefing to start the process of voting, the CEO of the company, Hon. Musa Yahaya, said Read More

Wike mourns lbrahim Mantu

August 18, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has said that he was profoundly shocked to learn of the abrupt death of former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ibrahim Nasiru Mantu. The governor, who expressed the deepest sympathy of the government and people of Rivers state to the Mantu’s family, said the former Deputy Senate President’s public service was so distinguished and Read More

PDP needs robust, determined NWC to win elections- Wike

August 18, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has said that the present National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot lead the party to victory in the 2023 general elections, hence the quest for its replacement. Wike maintained his position while speaking on a national television in Port Harcourt Tuesday, saying that, the internal rumbling that was recently Read More