Nyesom Wike

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Nyesom Wike charged : “Show how you can enhance the chances of the party in your areas and make it popular. We are doing something at the state level, so do something too” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:36:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “The federal government is carrying so much load that they are not supposed to carry. Allow states to develop these minerals and pay royalty to the federal government. That is the way it’s supposed to be,” “It is very important for people to know that part of the problem in this country is that everybody is depending on oil when we are also supposed to look at other minerals. Minerals play a great role in terms of raising revenue for any country. So, our overemphasis on oil has reduced our impact on other minerals” External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “The federal government is carrying so much load that they are not supposed to carry. Allow states to develop these minerals and pay royalty to the federal government, that is the way it’s supposed to be,” External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “The federal government is carrying so much load that they are not supposed to carry. Allow states to develop these minerals and pay royalty to the federal government, that is the way it’s supposed to be,” External link

punchng Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “The federal government is carrying so much load that they are not supposed to carry, allow states to develop these minerals and pay royalty to the federal government, that is the way it’s supposed to be,” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “The federal government is carrying so much load that they are not supposed to carry, allow states to develop these minerals and pay royalty to the federal government, that is the way it’s supposed to be,” External link

authorityngr Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike urged : “The Federal Government is carrying load it is not supposed to carry. Allow states to develop these minerals and pay royalty to the Federal Government. This the way it is supposed to be. ” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:21:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “I’ve known him since 1999. I don’t abandon people because of politics or whatever. It is my character to always keep my friendship with people, not based on party or politics. Friendship is friendship,” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike stated : “It is very important for people to know that part of the problem in this country is that everybody is depending on oil, when we are also supposed to look at other minerals. Minerals play a great role in terms of raising revenue for any country. So, our overemphasis on oil has reduced our impact on other minerals,” External link

punchng Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:30:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : ''Political prosecution will come especially after you have left office so what you’re going through today is not peculiar with you and your family. I know they will come after me but am prepared, I am ready for them.'' External link

onlinenigeria Monday, April 19, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike stated : “I’ve known him since 1999 when I was chairman of council. I didn’t know him today, so I don’t because of politics or whatever it is, abandon people. It is my character to always keep my friendship with people. It is not based on party or politics. Friendship is friendship” External link

vanguardngr Monday, April 19, 2021 4:47:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Rochas Okorocha ) : “Just like Rochas, God has given everyone his talent, when I watch your son-in-law from far, I say you have a good son-in-law that is not arrogant, not a son-in-law that does not understand what marriage is all about, I wouldn’t have come. I will be in Imo State soon and I will tell them my mind. You should thank God,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, April 19, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike stated : “I’ve known him since 1999 when I was chairman of the council. I didn’t know him today, so I don’t because of politics or whatever it is, abandon people. It is my character to always keep my friendship with people. It is not based on party or politics. Friendship is friendship,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, April 19, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Rochas Okorocha ) : “Just like Rochas, God has given everyone his talent, when I watch your son-in-law from far, I say you have a good son-in-law that is not arrogant, not a son-in-law that does not understand what marriage is all about, I wouldn’t have come. I will be in Imo State soon and I will tell them my mind. You should thank God,” External link

leadership Monday, April 19, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike stated : “I’ve known him since 1999 when I was chairman of council. I didn’t know him today, so I don’t because of politics or whatever it is abandon people. It is my character to always keep my friendship with people. It is not based on party or politics. Friendship is friendship,” External link

leadership Monday, April 19, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “We are honest and transparent. Those projects are being inaugurated. Let them also tell their people and invite people to inaugurate the projects,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, April 19, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Godwin Emefiele ) : "Instead of answering the question he (Godwin Emefiele) said governors have to pay back the bailout loan. Bailout is a loan, if you want to take it, go and take it. But answer the question whether money was printed or not printed," External link

saharareporters Monday, April 19, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Julius Berger ) : “These are contractors working for the state government. He (Tamuno) never interfaced with the Ministry of Works. We have paid Julius Berger and you ask them to stop work so that they will come and ask for variation later?” External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “We are going to bestow on our son, the second-highest award in the state as recognised by law. We are awarding him ‘Distinguished Service Star of Rivers State – DSSRS,” External link

channelstv Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:57:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike added : “You’ve done us proud and we owe you a duty to show you, love. Wherever you are, your people appreciate you,” External link

dailypost Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:23:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “There is no Rivers person that will say he or she is not happy with the kind of pride you have brought to us. I am very happy and I can tell you, whatever you think we can do to promote you, we will continue to do it” External link

dailypost Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:23:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “All of you that have come to today, the Rivers people and the Niger Delta people that have come to perform, I am proud of you. All of you will go home with N10m each,” External link

dailytrust Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:27:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “All of you that have come today and the Niger Delta people that have come to play today to show the talent you have, I’m very proud of you. All of you will go home with N10 million each,” External link

premiumtimesng Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:34:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike added : “You’ve done us proud and we owe you a duty to show you, love. Wherever you are, your people appreciate you,” External link

dailypost Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “There is no Rivers person that will say he or she is not happy with the kind of pride you have brought to us. I am very happy and I can tell you, whatever you think we can do to promote you, we will continue to do it” External link

dailypost Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike added : “You’ve done us proud and we owe you a duty to show you, love. Wherever you are, your people appreciate you,” External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:58:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “There is no Rivers person that will say he or she is not happy with the kind of pride you have brought to us. I am very happy and I can tell you, whatever you think we can do to promote you, we will continue to do it” External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:58:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “I and the Deputy Governor, together with the Chairman of the Rivers State Elders Council, have agreed on how the Trans-kalabari Road will follow. Those who said we don’t want to do anything in the Kalabari area, today they are sending me text messages to thank me” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, March 27, 2021 8:23:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Commission ) : “Election in Nigeria is no longer determined by performance, but by being connected to security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). If it was based on performance, most politicians will change, because if they don’t perform, people will vote them out” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Muhammadu Buhari ) : “I do my own in public. What do you expect me to do? The Tribunal said he won. Why won’t I congratulate him? I do mine in public. I am not some PDP Governors who visit Buhari at night to pledge allegiance to him. I will never visit him. I will never pay allegiance to him. He is not my friend. Everybody knows he is not my friend. But, Buhari, congratulations” External link

thesourceng Monday, March 22, 2021 7:44:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike stated : “If President Jonathan is given the APC presidential ticket, he knows that I will not support him. I will not engage in anti-party activities. Even if he is from the South, I will not endorse him. What is paramount is my party’s interest,” External link

punchng Sunday, March 21, 2021 4:28:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Samuel Ortom ) : “If you kill Ortom, then be prepared to bury Nigeria. If anything happens to Governor Ortom, the Federal Government will be held responsible and they should be prepared that there will be no more Nigeria” External link

pulse Sunday, March 21, 2021 12:16:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Samuel Ortom ) : “If you kill Ortom, then be prepared to bury Nigeria. If anything happens to Governor Ortom, the Federal Government will be held responsible and they should be prepared that there will be no more Nigeria,” External link

dailytrust Saturday, March 20, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “I am from Southern part of Nigeria .I will be happy if power returns to the South, but if PDP will win the 2023 presidential election by zoning the presidential ticket to the North, I will not be opposed to it” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, March 20, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike ( about The Deputy ) : “The Deputy Commissioner of Police has no powers to issue approvals when the state government has locked down the state. After the State Security Council met and agreed on the lockdown, the DCP went ahead to issue illegal letters to companies to operate. I have never seen that in my life” External link

thesourceng Saturday, March 20, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : ”I will say that I’m handicapped, the Police belong to the FG, the army belongs to the FG. What do I do? The FG wants to sabotage me” External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:41:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Godswill Akpabio ) : “Akpabio had money and he had the temerity to say ask South-south governors what they are doing with 13 percent of their money,” External link

premiumtimesng Saturday, March 13, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Godswill Akpabio ) : “We knew when Akpabio was governor what he was doing,” External link

premiumtimesng Saturday, March 13, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “You will finish from Abuja and you will come here. When you were begging governors to come and talk on your behalf. Now you are fighting us. I will abuse you back at the appropriate time. I am only making introduction today. What I will do, be prepared,” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, March 13, 2021 7:38:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Chibuike Amaechi ) : "People gave you an opportunity. You sold our properties, everything. And people are talking in this state because of the government that says they are fighting corruption and protecting people. You (Amaechi) sold our property for $308 million and kept for us $208,000. That is the kind of people parading themselves in government, for a government that says they are fighting corruption, shame," External link

saharareporters Thursday, March 11, 2021 7:03:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Rotimi Amaechi ) : “You (Amaechi) sold our property for $308 million and kept for us $208,000. That is the kind of people parading themselves in government, for a government that says they are fighting corruption, shame,” External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, March 11, 2021 8:56:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “You want to build Bonny Seaport. This will be for how many years. Before the drawing would come out, has the government not left? They are only using those things as a bait to set a trap for you and you people will fall into it. We only have this year. Next year is political year. So tell them we cannot be deceived any longer,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, March 9, 2021 12:39:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “Today what is happening in Kaduna, today what is happening in Borno, today what is happening in Ondo, what is happening in all the areas. But Rivers State is peaceful,” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, March 5, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike urged : “They will not be happy today that two of them have now made up to work together. ” External link

thenewsnigeria Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike disclosed ( about Julius Berger ) : “In the next two weeks, Julius Berger will come back and sign a contract with us (Rivers Government) for building of a cancer and cardiovascular diseases center. It will be the best in this country and will be completed in 14 months. We would complete all projects we initiated” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike warned : “How can you stand-up and abuse a whole people that elected a drunkard. That was an insult. Anyways, that is Abia people. I wish he could say that to me one day. I will give it back,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:42:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike warned : “How can you stand-up and abuse a whole people that elected a drunkard. That was an insult. Anyways, that is Abia people. I wish he could say that to me one day. I will give it back,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike warned : “How can you stand-up and abuse a whole people that elected a drunkard. That was an insult. Anyways, that is Abia people. I wish he could say that to me one day. I will give it back,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “There are things you can’t reconcile. That word distinguished should mean a lot to Senators,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Crude Account ) : “Now again! This one, I’ll tell my Attorney General; you will have to prepare, we will go to court. I will not support that one except they’ll give us our 13 percent first from that Excess Crude Account,” External link

dailypost Friday, February 19, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike told ( about Lavsavanfangiin BOLD ) : “You have a critical role. Luckily you’re from Southeast, tell them (NWC) that look if we lose Anambra, there is problem for us in the South East. And you know that APC is coming out strong to fight in Anambra State. So, let us work together,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:51:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “You went through a very rigorous and competitive process to emerge as the new head at the WTO. On behalf of my family, the Government and people of Delta, I congratulate a worthy ambassador of Delta and Nigeria, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on the recognition and appointment.” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, February 16, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike told : “NDDC fraudulently duped us over the Mother and Child hospital. They had an agreement with the State government to build a regional hospital called Mother and Child hospital. They agreed that it will be N1.7 Billion Naira,” External link

dailypost Friday, February 12, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike told : “NDDC fraudulently duped us over the Mother and Child hospital. They had an agreement with the State government to build a regional hospital called Mother and Child hospital. They agreed that it will be N1.7 Billion Naira,” External link

dailypost Friday, February 12, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike outlined : “As the State Chief Executive, I want to sincerely thank this young lady for her patriotic spirit which aided health officials to get relevant information in this direction ‘May I, therefore urge you all to remain calm because there is no cause for alarm. The State Government is fully prepared to ensure that the incident is contained to avoid further spread. ” External link

authorityngr Wednesday, February 10, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “Let us have party interest, not group interest, and put everything aside. Anambra used to be a PDP state but because of wrangling and not giving in, PDP lost Anambra. Only two states in the South East which are Enugu and Abia are PDP today. If we add Anambra, it is a good boost for us,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike charged ( about Lavsavanfangiin BOLD ) : “You have a critical role. Luckily you’re from South East. Tell them that if we lose Anambra, there is problem for us in the South East. And you know that APC is coming out strong to fight in Anambra State. So let us work together,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “It must be done transparently. Whether the Congresses or the primary itself, the governors will be in charge to come and do the election” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, February 8, 2021 9:49:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Lavsavanfangiin BOLD ) : “I believe that Nigerians are now knowing that they have made a mistake and they want to correct the mistake by voting for PDP and no longer APC” External link

authorityngr Monday, February 8, 2021 1:48:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Lavsavanfangiin BOLD ) : “Even I, as g5overnor of an oil-producing state, I cannot construct underground flyover. I wonder where Fintiri is getting his money, but this is what we call, in PDP, determination to achieve. It is a strange word to the APC Government . If you ask any of them to define development, that is the end of the discussion,” External link

thesourceng Friday, February 5, 2021 4:08:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Lavsavanfangiin BOLD ) : “Are Nigerians happy? The answer is no. If Nigerians are not happy, what is the expected result that you intend to get? Obviously, Nigerians would want APC government not to govern them in 2023” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, February 5, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike ( about The Deputy ) : “The Deputy Commissioner of Police has no powers to issue approvals when the state government has locked down the state. After the State Security Council met and agreed on the lockdown, the DCP went ahead to issue illegal letters to companies to operate. I have never seen that in my life” External link

thesourceng Friday, February 5, 2021 2:26:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “PDP states are doing very well and some are angry. Let them show what they are doing instead of being angry,” External link

dailypost Thursday, February 4, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “I am shocked. I am overwhelmed by what I have seen,” External link

dailypost Thursday, February 4, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike urged : “Don’t be distracted, don’t be bothered with what people will say. Continue to focus on infrastructural development because that is what can drive the economy of Adamawa State” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, February 4, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Lavsavanfangiin BOLD ) : “Are Nigerians happy? The answer is no. If Nigerians are not happy, what is the expected result that you intend to get? Obviously, Nigerians would want APC government not to govern them in 2023” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, February 4, 2021 9:50:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike ( about Adams Oshiomhole ) : “It’s unfortunate that Oshiomhole will use that word to say a tortoise challenging an antelope, in describing me. It’s like saying in a country where Chimpanzee can be anything. How can Oshiomhole compare himself to me? ” External link

thesourceng Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike warned : “Rivers State is not like Edo state where you bring down a sitting Governor because he wants to install another Governor. It depends on the people of Edo State to allow that, but for Rivers State, we will not allow anybody who wants to be a godfather” External link

thesourceng Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “If you partner with us, we will support you. If you continue with the way you have started, the governors of the Niger Delta will support you but don’t play politics with the development of the Niger Delta,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, February 2, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “So many states were setting up their own security outfits, Burutai allowed them…. When Rivers State by law set Neighbourhood Watch to give intelligence to security agencies, the former Chief of Staff came into politics” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, February 2, 2021 7:02:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Yusuf Buratai ) : “So many states were setting up their own security outfit, the Chief of Army Staff (General Buratai) allowed it,” “He never for one day said, ‘look, we cannot allow this.’ But he allowed it. When Rivers State by law set up Neighbourhood Watch to give intelligence to security agencies, the former Chief of Staff came into politics. Even when we wrote to the Army, we wrote to the police. The police and Department of States Services were the one training the people” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:24:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Lavsavanfangiin BOLD ) : “Why didn’t the President sign the last amendment Electoral Act, why? Because APC as a party had informed the president that if you sign this electoral amendment, you are likely to lose the election,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, February 1, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “They must understand that challenges are enormous and so they have a lot of work to do. They should not concern themselves with politics,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, February 1, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “If you want this country to move forward, it is important that the States must take control of security apparatus of their state,” “I know the local governments, I know the communities, I know the families. So I should be able to say this is what we should do in policing these areas. Therefore, the need for community policing is necessary, but what is the problem is that the federal government comes up to say, they will support community policing, but where have they supported it” External link

guardian-ng Monday, February 1, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “Part of the problems we had with the former service chiefs was that they were involved in politics instead of concentrating on the security of the nation. ‘They were very much involved in politics. Nobody can deny that fact. The moment you politicise security, then you are bound to have problems,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, February 1, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “Instead of concentrating on the security of the nation, the service chiefs were very much involved in politics,” External link

dailypost Monday, February 1, 2021 8:48:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike added : “Nobody can deny that fact; the moment you politicize security, then you are bound to have problems,” External link

dailypost Monday, February 1, 2021 8:48:00 AM EAT



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Nyesom Wike

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Nyesom Wike charged : “Show how you can enhance the chances of the party in your areas and make it popular. We are doing something at the state level, so do something too” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:36:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “The federal government is carrying so much load that they are not supposed to carry. Allow states to develop these minerals and pay royalty to the federal government. That is the way it’s supposed to be,” “It is very important for people to know that part of the problem in this country is that everybody is depending on oil when we are also supposed to look at other minerals. Minerals play a great role in terms of raising revenue for any country. So, our overemphasis on oil has reduced our impact on other minerals” External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “The federal government is carrying so much load that they are not supposed to carry. Allow states to develop these minerals and pay royalty to the federal government, that is the way it’s supposed to be,” External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “The federal government is carrying so much load that they are not supposed to carry. Allow states to develop these minerals and pay royalty to the federal government, that is the way it’s supposed to be,” External link

punchng Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “The federal government is carrying so much load that they are not supposed to carry, allow states to develop these minerals and pay royalty to the federal government, that is the way it’s supposed to be,” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “The federal government is carrying so much load that they are not supposed to carry, allow states to develop these minerals and pay royalty to the federal government, that is the way it’s supposed to be,” External link

authorityngr Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike urged : “The Federal Government is carrying load it is not supposed to carry. Allow states to develop these minerals and pay royalty to the Federal Government. This the way it is supposed to be. ” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:21:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “I’ve known him since 1999. I don’t abandon people because of politics or whatever. It is my character to always keep my friendship with people, not based on party or politics. Friendship is friendship,” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike stated : “It is very important for people to know that part of the problem in this country is that everybody is depending on oil, when we are also supposed to look at other minerals. Minerals play a great role in terms of raising revenue for any country. So, our overemphasis on oil has reduced our impact on other minerals,” External link

punchng Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:30:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : ''Political prosecution will come especially after you have left office so what you’re going through today is not peculiar with you and your family. I know they will come after me but am prepared, I am ready for them.'' External link

onlinenigeria Monday, April 19, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike stated : “I’ve known him since 1999 when I was chairman of council. I didn’t know him today, so I don’t because of politics or whatever it is, abandon people. It is my character to always keep my friendship with people. It is not based on party or politics. Friendship is friendship” External link

vanguardngr Monday, April 19, 2021 4:47:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Rochas Okorocha ) : “Just like Rochas, God has given everyone his talent, when I watch your son-in-law from far, I say you have a good son-in-law that is not arrogant, not a son-in-law that does not understand what marriage is all about, I wouldn’t have come. I will be in Imo State soon and I will tell them my mind. You should thank God,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, April 19, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike stated : “I’ve known him since 1999 when I was chairman of the council. I didn’t know him today, so I don’t because of politics or whatever it is, abandon people. It is my character to always keep my friendship with people. It is not based on party or politics. Friendship is friendship,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, April 19, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Rochas Okorocha ) : “Just like Rochas, God has given everyone his talent, when I watch your son-in-law from far, I say you have a good son-in-law that is not arrogant, not a son-in-law that does not understand what marriage is all about, I wouldn’t have come. I will be in Imo State soon and I will tell them my mind. You should thank God,” External link

leadership Monday, April 19, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike stated : “I’ve known him since 1999 when I was chairman of council. I didn’t know him today, so I don’t because of politics or whatever it is abandon people. It is my character to always keep my friendship with people. It is not based on party or politics. Friendship is friendship,” External link

leadership Monday, April 19, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “We are honest and transparent. Those projects are being inaugurated. Let them also tell their people and invite people to inaugurate the projects,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, April 19, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Godwin Emefiele ) : "Instead of answering the question he (Godwin Emefiele) said governors have to pay back the bailout loan. Bailout is a loan, if you want to take it, go and take it. But answer the question whether money was printed or not printed," External link

saharareporters Monday, April 19, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Julius Berger ) : “These are contractors working for the state government. He (Tamuno) never interfaced with the Ministry of Works. We have paid Julius Berger and you ask them to stop work so that they will come and ask for variation later?” External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “We are going to bestow on our son, the second-highest award in the state as recognised by law. We are awarding him ‘Distinguished Service Star of Rivers State – DSSRS,” External link

channelstv Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:57:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike added : “You’ve done us proud and we owe you a duty to show you, love. Wherever you are, your people appreciate you,” External link

dailypost Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:23:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “There is no Rivers person that will say he or she is not happy with the kind of pride you have brought to us. I am very happy and I can tell you, whatever you think we can do to promote you, we will continue to do it” External link

dailypost Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:23:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “All of you that have come to today, the Rivers people and the Niger Delta people that have come to perform, I am proud of you. All of you will go home with N10m each,” External link

dailytrust Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:27:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “All of you that have come today and the Niger Delta people that have come to play today to show the talent you have, I’m very proud of you. All of you will go home with N10 million each,” External link

premiumtimesng Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:34:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike added : “You’ve done us proud and we owe you a duty to show you, love. Wherever you are, your people appreciate you,” External link

dailypost Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “There is no Rivers person that will say he or she is not happy with the kind of pride you have brought to us. I am very happy and I can tell you, whatever you think we can do to promote you, we will continue to do it” External link

dailypost Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike added : “You’ve done us proud and we owe you a duty to show you, love. Wherever you are, your people appreciate you,” External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:58:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “There is no Rivers person that will say he or she is not happy with the kind of pride you have brought to us. I am very happy and I can tell you, whatever you think we can do to promote you, we will continue to do it” External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:58:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “I and the Deputy Governor, together with the Chairman of the Rivers State Elders Council, have agreed on how the Trans-kalabari Road will follow. Those who said we don’t want to do anything in the Kalabari area, today they are sending me text messages to thank me” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, March 27, 2021 8:23:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Commission ) : “Election in Nigeria is no longer determined by performance, but by being connected to security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). If it was based on performance, most politicians will change, because if they don’t perform, people will vote them out” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Muhammadu Buhari ) : “I do my own in public. What do you expect me to do? The Tribunal said he won. Why won’t I congratulate him? I do mine in public. I am not some PDP Governors who visit Buhari at night to pledge allegiance to him. I will never visit him. I will never pay allegiance to him. He is not my friend. Everybody knows he is not my friend. But, Buhari, congratulations” External link

thesourceng Monday, March 22, 2021 7:44:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike stated : “If President Jonathan is given the APC presidential ticket, he knows that I will not support him. I will not engage in anti-party activities. Even if he is from the South, I will not endorse him. What is paramount is my party’s interest,” External link

punchng Sunday, March 21, 2021 4:28:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Samuel Ortom ) : “If you kill Ortom, then be prepared to bury Nigeria. If anything happens to Governor Ortom, the Federal Government will be held responsible and they should be prepared that there will be no more Nigeria” External link

pulse Sunday, March 21, 2021 12:16:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Samuel Ortom ) : “If you kill Ortom, then be prepared to bury Nigeria. If anything happens to Governor Ortom, the Federal Government will be held responsible and they should be prepared that there will be no more Nigeria,” External link

dailytrust Saturday, March 20, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “I am from Southern part of Nigeria .I will be happy if power returns to the South, but if PDP will win the 2023 presidential election by zoning the presidential ticket to the North, I will not be opposed to it” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, March 20, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike ( about The Deputy ) : “The Deputy Commissioner of Police has no powers to issue approvals when the state government has locked down the state. After the State Security Council met and agreed on the lockdown, the DCP went ahead to issue illegal letters to companies to operate. I have never seen that in my life” External link

thesourceng Saturday, March 20, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : ”I will say that I’m handicapped, the Police belong to the FG, the army belongs to the FG. What do I do? The FG wants to sabotage me” External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:41:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Godswill Akpabio ) : “Akpabio had money and he had the temerity to say ask South-south governors what they are doing with 13 percent of their money,” External link

premiumtimesng Saturday, March 13, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Godswill Akpabio ) : “We knew when Akpabio was governor what he was doing,” External link

premiumtimesng Saturday, March 13, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “You will finish from Abuja and you will come here. When you were begging governors to come and talk on your behalf. Now you are fighting us. I will abuse you back at the appropriate time. I am only making introduction today. What I will do, be prepared,” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, March 13, 2021 7:38:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Chibuike Amaechi ) : "People gave you an opportunity. You sold our properties, everything. And people are talking in this state because of the government that says they are fighting corruption and protecting people. You (Amaechi) sold our property for $308 million and kept for us $208,000. That is the kind of people parading themselves in government, for a government that says they are fighting corruption, shame," External link

saharareporters Thursday, March 11, 2021 7:03:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Rotimi Amaechi ) : “You (Amaechi) sold our property for $308 million and kept for us $208,000. That is the kind of people parading themselves in government, for a government that says they are fighting corruption, shame,” External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, March 11, 2021 8:56:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “You want to build Bonny Seaport. This will be for how many years. Before the drawing would come out, has the government not left? They are only using those things as a bait to set a trap for you and you people will fall into it. We only have this year. Next year is political year. So tell them we cannot be deceived any longer,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, March 9, 2021 12:39:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “Today what is happening in Kaduna, today what is happening in Borno, today what is happening in Ondo, what is happening in all the areas. But Rivers State is peaceful,” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, March 5, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike urged : “They will not be happy today that two of them have now made up to work together. ” External link

thenewsnigeria Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike disclosed ( about Julius Berger ) : “In the next two weeks, Julius Berger will come back and sign a contract with us (Rivers Government) for building of a cancer and cardiovascular diseases center. It will be the best in this country and will be completed in 14 months. We would complete all projects we initiated” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike warned : “How can you stand-up and abuse a whole people that elected a drunkard. That was an insult. Anyways, that is Abia people. I wish he could say that to me one day. I will give it back,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:42:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike warned : “How can you stand-up and abuse a whole people that elected a drunkard. That was an insult. Anyways, that is Abia people. I wish he could say that to me one day. I will give it back,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike warned : “How can you stand-up and abuse a whole people that elected a drunkard. That was an insult. Anyways, that is Abia people. I wish he could say that to me one day. I will give it back,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “There are things you can’t reconcile. That word distinguished should mean a lot to Senators,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Crude Account ) : “Now again! This one, I’ll tell my Attorney General; you will have to prepare, we will go to court. I will not support that one except they’ll give us our 13 percent first from that Excess Crude Account,” External link

dailypost Friday, February 19, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike told ( about Lavsavanfangiin BOLD ) : “You have a critical role. Luckily you’re from Southeast, tell them (NWC) that look if we lose Anambra, there is problem for us in the South East. And you know that APC is coming out strong to fight in Anambra State. So, let us work together,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:51:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “You went through a very rigorous and competitive process to emerge as the new head at the WTO. On behalf of my family, the Government and people of Delta, I congratulate a worthy ambassador of Delta and Nigeria, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on the recognition and appointment.” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, February 16, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike told : “NDDC fraudulently duped us over the Mother and Child hospital. They had an agreement with the State government to build a regional hospital called Mother and Child hospital. They agreed that it will be N1.7 Billion Naira,” External link

dailypost Friday, February 12, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike told : “NDDC fraudulently duped us over the Mother and Child hospital. They had an agreement with the State government to build a regional hospital called Mother and Child hospital. They agreed that it will be N1.7 Billion Naira,” External link

dailypost Friday, February 12, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike outlined : “As the State Chief Executive, I want to sincerely thank this young lady for her patriotic spirit which aided health officials to get relevant information in this direction ‘May I, therefore urge you all to remain calm because there is no cause for alarm. The State Government is fully prepared to ensure that the incident is contained to avoid further spread. ” External link

authorityngr Wednesday, February 10, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “Let us have party interest, not group interest, and put everything aside. Anambra used to be a PDP state but because of wrangling and not giving in, PDP lost Anambra. Only two states in the South East which are Enugu and Abia are PDP today. If we add Anambra, it is a good boost for us,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike charged ( about Lavsavanfangiin BOLD ) : “You have a critical role. Luckily you’re from South East. Tell them that if we lose Anambra, there is problem for us in the South East. And you know that APC is coming out strong to fight in Anambra State. So let us work together,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “It must be done transparently. Whether the Congresses or the primary itself, the governors will be in charge to come and do the election” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, February 8, 2021 9:49:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Lavsavanfangiin BOLD ) : “I believe that Nigerians are now knowing that they have made a mistake and they want to correct the mistake by voting for PDP and no longer APC” External link

authorityngr Monday, February 8, 2021 1:48:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Lavsavanfangiin BOLD ) : “Even I, as g5overnor of an oil-producing state, I cannot construct underground flyover. I wonder where Fintiri is getting his money, but this is what we call, in PDP, determination to achieve. It is a strange word to the APC Government . If you ask any of them to define development, that is the end of the discussion,” External link

thesourceng Friday, February 5, 2021 4:08:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Lavsavanfangiin BOLD ) : “Are Nigerians happy? The answer is no. If Nigerians are not happy, what is the expected result that you intend to get? Obviously, Nigerians would want APC government not to govern them in 2023” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, February 5, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike ( about The Deputy ) : “The Deputy Commissioner of Police has no powers to issue approvals when the state government has locked down the state. After the State Security Council met and agreed on the lockdown, the DCP went ahead to issue illegal letters to companies to operate. I have never seen that in my life” External link

thesourceng Friday, February 5, 2021 2:26:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “PDP states are doing very well and some are angry. Let them show what they are doing instead of being angry,” External link

dailypost Thursday, February 4, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “I am shocked. I am overwhelmed by what I have seen,” External link

dailypost Thursday, February 4, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike urged : “Don’t be distracted, don’t be bothered with what people will say. Continue to focus on infrastructural development because that is what can drive the economy of Adamawa State” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, February 4, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Lavsavanfangiin BOLD ) : “Are Nigerians happy? The answer is no. If Nigerians are not happy, what is the expected result that you intend to get? Obviously, Nigerians would want APC government not to govern them in 2023” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, February 4, 2021 9:50:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike ( about Adams Oshiomhole ) : “It’s unfortunate that Oshiomhole will use that word to say a tortoise challenging an antelope, in describing me. It’s like saying in a country where Chimpanzee can be anything. How can Oshiomhole compare himself to me? ” External link

thesourceng Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike warned : “Rivers State is not like Edo state where you bring down a sitting Governor because he wants to install another Governor. It depends on the people of Edo State to allow that, but for Rivers State, we will not allow anybody who wants to be a godfather” External link

thesourceng Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “If you partner with us, we will support you. If you continue with the way you have started, the governors of the Niger Delta will support you but don’t play politics with the development of the Niger Delta,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, February 2, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “So many states were setting up their own security outfits, Burutai allowed them…. When Rivers State by law set Neighbourhood Watch to give intelligence to security agencies, the former Chief of Staff came into politics” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, February 2, 2021 7:02:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Yusuf Buratai ) : “So many states were setting up their own security outfit, the Chief of Army Staff (General Buratai) allowed it,” “He never for one day said, ‘look, we cannot allow this.’ But he allowed it. When Rivers State by law set up Neighbourhood Watch to give intelligence to security agencies, the former Chief of Staff came into politics. Even when we wrote to the Army, we wrote to the police. The police and Department of States Services were the one training the people” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:24:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike said ( about Lavsavanfangiin BOLD ) : “Why didn’t the President sign the last amendment Electoral Act, why? Because APC as a party had informed the president that if you sign this electoral amendment, you are likely to lose the election,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, February 1, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “They must understand that challenges are enormous and so they have a lot of work to do. They should not concern themselves with politics,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, February 1, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “If you want this country to move forward, it is important that the States must take control of security apparatus of their state,” “I know the local governments, I know the communities, I know the families. So I should be able to say this is what we should do in policing these areas. Therefore, the need for community policing is necessary, but what is the problem is that the federal government comes up to say, they will support community policing, but where have they supported it” External link

guardian-ng Monday, February 1, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “Part of the problems we had with the former service chiefs was that they were involved in politics instead of concentrating on the security of the nation. ‘They were very much involved in politics. Nobody can deny that fact. The moment you politicise security, then you are bound to have problems,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, February 1, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Nyesom Wike said : “Instead of concentrating on the security of the nation, the service chiefs were very much involved in politics,” External link

dailypost Monday, February 1, 2021 8:48:00 AM EAT

Nyesom Wike added : “Nobody can deny that fact; the moment you politicize security, then you are bound to have problems,” External link

dailypost Monday, February 1, 2021 8:48:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
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chief8.16%EN12/12/201712/12/2017
barrister0.78%EN12/06/201706/12/2017
gov.12.67%EN11/14/201714/11/2017
Chief2.79%EN11/13/201713/11/2017
governor of rivers0.49%EN10/09/201709/10/2017
minister0.37%EN07/17/201717/07/2017
successor0.21%EN06/20/201720/06/2017
education minister0.16%EN05/04/201704/05/2017
gov1.03%EN04/26/201726/04/2017
chairman0.12%EN01/16/201716/01/2017
lawyer0.62%EN01/12/201712/01/2017
chief of staff0.04%EN01/09/201709/01/2017
education chief0.08%EN12/23/201623/12/2016
minister of education3.81%EN12/22/201622/12/2016
caretaker committee chairman0.04%EN12/14/201614/12/2016
king0.04%EN12/09/201609/12/2016
governor of delta0.16%EN11/04/201604/11/2016
colleague0.04%EN11/02/201602/11/2016
accused0.04%EN10/05/201605/10/2016
candidate0.37%EN10/04/201604/10/2016
committee chairman0.04%EN08/18/201618/08/2016
gouverneur0.04%FR08/04/201604/08/2016
sheriff0.04%EN06/19/201619/06/2016
prince0.04%EN06/19/201619/06/2016
minister for education0.12%EN02/07/201407/02/2014
acting minister of education0.33%EN12/17/201317/12/2013
nominee0.04%EN07/13/201113/07/2011
Names Lang Count
Nyesom WikeEN99.85%
Nyesom WikeFR0.11%
Nyesom WikeSA0.04%


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