Gov Wike Vs FG: Rivers VAT Not For Abuja People, Wike Warns Oil Companies

  Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday, insisted on going on with his move to stop the Federal Government from collecting Value Added Tax from the oil-rich South-South state. Wike, who said he does not care if heaven falls, insisted that Rivers money is not meant for “Abuja people” but for the development of his state. The governor spoke at a stakeholders’ meeting in Port Harcourt, the state capital, while addressing Shell Petroleum Development Company and other representatives of oil companies and business owners in the state. The PUNCH…

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Gov Wike Tackles FG Over Deduction Of State Fund For Judiciary

  Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says Federal Government decision to dissipate State funds on behalf of State judiciaries, under the purported Executive Order 10, is illegal and ill-advised. In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, if the decision is implemented more problems will be created and this will hamper the independence of the judiciary. Governor Wike stated this during a special court session organised to mark the opening of 2020/2021 legal year of the Rivers state judiciary in Port Harcourt on Friday. He argued that…

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EDO GUBER: Wike Expresses Satisfaction With Voting Process, Calls On Security Agents To Protect Collation Centres

  Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has noted with pleasure the turnout of people to vote for candidates of their choice in the Edo Governorship Election. Governor Wike made the observation in reaction to the general conduct of the election. He said there was minimal violence recorded because of the proactive measures deployed by the security agencies. In a statement signed by the Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, Governor Wike stated that election does not end with voting because it is a process that also…

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