We Stand On Fiscal Federalism – Wike …Says APC Has No Electoral Value

The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, says only fiscal federalism will guarantee even development and equitable status of all states of the federation. Wike made the assertion during his mid-term report and town hall meeting with the citizens as part of his two years anniversary and Democracy Day celebrations held at Dr. Obi Wali…

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Focus On Nigeria’s Dev, Author Tells Citizens

An author and evangelist, Ibi Whyte says Nigerians should jettison the idea of balkanization of the country but rather focus on its growth and development in all ramifications. In a statement she signed and made available to The Tide in Port Harcourt, Whyte said Nigerians must work hard to get to the top and not…

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Rivers@ 50: RSG Honours 127

The Rivers State Golden Jubilee celebrations climaxed, last Saturday night, with the Rivers State Government honouring 127 distinguished Nigerians who served the state meritoriously in different fields of human endeavour. Some of the awardees were honoured post-humously for their outstanding contributions to the growth of Rivers State at different times. Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom…

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N13bn Ikoyi Haul Belongs To Rivers, Wike Insists

The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has insisted that the state government will get back the N13billion recovered in an apartment in Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos State, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Wike said this, last Saturday while speaking on Channels Television programme, Sunrise Daily. The governor said he has hard…

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Jonathan, Makarfi Laud Wike On Golden Jubilee

Former president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has commended Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, for organising what he described as “comprehensive” Golden Jubilee celebrations. Speaking at the Golden Jubilee Anniversary Lecture at Dr. Obi Wali International Conference Centre, last Wednesday, in Port Harcourt, tagged, “Democracy and Development in Nigeria: The Case of Rivers State”, the former…

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Odili Scores Wike High On Projects

Former Rivers State Governor, Dr. Peter Odili, was full of praises, yesterday, for Chief Nyesom Wike over his visionary approach to governance and numerous projects executed in the state. Odili, who spoke at the unveiling of the Pleasure Park, yesterday, in Port Harcourt, said those who thought Wike’s governorship was not fair are having second…

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‘Rivers Judiciary Needs Courageous Judges’

As a way of charting a new course for the Rivers State Judiciary in the future, the state Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike has tasked judges and other judicial officers to be courageous in the dispensation of justice. Wike gave the charge at a special court session organised by the state judiciary to mark Rivers State…

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Rivers @ 50: The Vision, The Struggle

In Nigeria’s political and economic history, Rivers State is revered in the comity of states that constitute the Nigerian Federation. Perhaps, that is why torrents of encomiums and congratulatory messages from individuals and corporate organisations have continued to flood the state  to mark the state’s Golden Jubilee anniversary. From the North to the West, to…

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Passage Of PIGB Excites Rivers Stakeholders

The passage of the first lap of the much-awaited Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), last Thursday by the Senate has been described as an exciting development by some stakeholders who spoke on the issue, yesterday, in Port Harcourt. Youth of oil-rich Niger Delta region said the passage has proved that the present Senate, unlike the…

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Rivers First Lady Tasks Women On Family Values …As Banigo Sends Felicitates

Wife of Rivers State Governor, Justice Suzette Eberechi Nyesom-Wike, has advised women to be dutiful mothers by supporting their spouses to raise children that are law-abiding and development-oriented. She made the call during a private birthday celebration held in her honour at Government House, last Wednesday, in Port Harcourt. Justice Wike said, “My most important…

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Don’t Disturb Wike’s Govt, Activist Tells Biafrans

As May 30, 2017, date for the planned sit-at-home threat by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) draws closer, an activist, Dr Sokari Soberekon, has warned the Igbos not to disturb Governor Nyesom Wike’s peaceful reign in Rivers State. He gave the warning while speaking with newsmen, in Port Harcourt, last Thursday. Soberekon said that…

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Wike, Icon Of Judiciary Independence – CJ

The Rivers State Chief Judge, Justice Adama Inyie Iyayi-Lamikanra has said the judiciary in the state enjoys full autonomy as an independent arm of government under the present administration in the state, led by Governor Nyesom Wike. Justice Iyayi-Lamikanra stated this, yesterday, during the proceedings of the Golden Jubilee Special Court session organized by the…

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