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Why I Sacked Works Commissioner – Wike

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Nyesom WikeGovernor of Rivers State, Barr. Nyesom Wike, has replaced his Commissioner for Works, Kevin Wachukwu, with Harrison Bethel Iheanyichukwu.
He also administered the oath of office on caretaker committee chairmen in 17 of 23 local government areas in the state, after their Monday’s screening by the House of Assembly.
Wike, according to his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, said the new commissioner needs to work hard to deliver on the new Rivers projects.
He said: “I have a covenant with the Rivers people to deliver quality projects. No commissioner will drag me back”.
The governor urged Iheanyichukwu to always be on the road, supervising projects and reporting progress of work.
Justifying the sack of the former commission, Wike said although Wachukwu is intelligent, he could not keep up with the pace of work in the ministry.
He, therefore, charged the new commissioner to take his work serious, saying “There should be no compromise”.
“The day you misinform me on the status of projects, will be the day you will be sacked. The day you begin to use your office to form rings will be the day you will lose out”, Wike warned.
Meanwhile, the governor has urged the new caretaker chairmen to work with security agencies to fight insecurity in their areas.
He also charged them to ensure the regular payment of workers’ salaries, adding that in no circumstance should the local government chairmen deduct their security votes before paying salaries.
Wike directed the caretaker chairmen to ensure improved sanitation in their areas and specifically charged the chairmen of Port Harcourt City, Obio/Akpor, Eleme and Ikwerre local governments to be alive to their responsibilities in that regards.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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