Wike: We Are Not at War with FG over Tax Collection Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike, said at the weekend that the state was not at war with the federal government or any of its agencies. The clarification followed insinuations in some quarters about hostility between the two tiers of government in the wake of the legal dispute over who is authorised to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) in the state.
25 persons burnt as fire guts illegal refinery in Rivers About 25 persons are reported to have been burnt in the Rumuekpe community in the Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State following a fire outbreak from an illegal local refinery popularly known as Kpofire. The incident took place on Thursday, according to eyewitnesses.
The 2023 governorship in Rivers State is less than two years, influential political players who want to take over the baton of leadership from Governor Nyesom Wike are already working underground to achieve their goals. Some influential politicians in the major political parties in the State have already been tipped to emerge as the next Governor of the state.
As we approach 2023 election, the All Progressive Congress, APC in Rivers State may face another round of defeat in the forthcoming election if the party fails to put its house in order (talking about the crisis in the party). As you may know, the party has been facing internal crisis since 2019 as the party was divided into factions.
Nigeria is home to alot of Mysterious Lakes and Rivers, let's take a look at a few of them below. 1. The Oguta lake You can't talk about mystery and not mention the popular Oguta lake. This lake is located in the rainforest of Niger State, it can also be found in Imo State, Nigeria.
3 Prominent Politicians Who Might Be Endorsed As PDP Flag Bearers Against 2023 Presidential Election
It's no longer a news that the race for the 2023 presidential election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared open for anyone who wishes to run for the presidency since the National Executive Committee (NEC) failed to ratify the recommendations given by the zoning commitee led by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.
Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike happens to be one of the most talked about governors in the country. Some of the things he is known for, is his courage and style of leadership.File Photo: Nyesom Wike| Credit: PM news Nyesom Wike did not just get to where he is today by just sitting down and hoping.
Among the South - South states whose Governorship positions will be contested in the 2023 gubernatorial elections, two (2) may be very difficult for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win, due to some obvious reasons. Apart from the apparent strength of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), APC has continued to experience internal issues, defections and even crisis within these states.
With evidence that the 2023 Rivers State governorship election fast approaching, the available Indication has shown that the All progressive Congress has started preparation on how to win the next governorship election. Although the political crisis within the All Progressives Congress in Rivers between the camp that is loyal to former senator Magnus Abe and Rotimi Amaechi might have affected the party from winning the Rivers state governorship election in 2019.
As the build-up to the general elections in Nigeria continues to take several fascinating twists and turns, Rivers state have become the cynosure of all eyes. The state is considered by many analysts as the political capital of the south-south region of Nigeria. There is no doubt that Rivers state, is currently on the radar of the ruling All Progressive Congress party in the country.
The Governor of Rivers state, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike has reportedly made some serious allegations against the Federal Government, while claiming the nation was badly governed. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike The Governor who made these accusations during the Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, in Port Harcourt alleged that the Federal Government is currently using the devious approach of tagging opposition voices as security risks, while using the Immigration Authority to seize their passports without any prior court order.
There is one major mistake the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers state needs to avoid. If they don't deal with the problem of conflict it may favor their main opponent PDP head of the 2023 general elections. According to the Punch, Chief Emeka Beke, who is an Emohua born politician, had emerged Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC, in Rivers State.
The Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has reportedly asked the Supreme Court to accelerate hearing on the Value Added Tax case between the Federal Government and some states, which is currently before it. The Governor who wondered why the the apex court has not given the contentious issue the needed attention, argued that the case was of national importance and that the Nigerian citizenry was eagerly waiting to hear the final judgment on the issue.
Rivers not at war with FG over tax collection-Gov. Wike PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Post Nigeria Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State has said that the state is not at war with Nigera or any of its components over the dispute on the authority to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) as being insinuated in some quarters.
Ever since the nationwide state congress election in the APC, the Rivers state chapter of the ruling party has been thrown into chaos. Different factions are at war, they are all claiming rightful ownership to the chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress APC, in Rivers State.
Hoodlums disrupt PDP factional congress in Ibadan Pandemonium ensued on Saturday in Ibadan as suspected hoodlums disrupted the congress organised by a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state. The gang of thugs unleashed violence and damaged not less than fifty vehicles at the Jogor Center venue of the congress.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers says the state isn't battling the Federal Government or any of its organizations over collection of Value Added Tax (VAT) as being insinuated in certain quarters. Speaking on Sunday in Abuja at a public lecture entitled: "Taxing Powers in a Federal System" to mark the 60th birthday celebration of Mr Ahmed Raji, (SAN).
Today's Headlines: We're fighting for fiscal federalism, not federal government - Wike; Tension as gunmen kidnap three worshippers in Ogun State
Rivers governor Nyesom Wike says the state’s disagreement with the federal government over collection of value added tax is geared towards establishing fiscal federalism as guaranteed under the Nigerian Constitution. Mr Wike points out that the dispute is not about battling the federal government or any of its departments, as some have suggested.
Governor Nyesom Wike's infrastructural revolution in Rivers State has been praised by Senate Chief Whip Orji Kalu. According to a statement from Wike's Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, Kalu made the praise at the Eko Hotel in Lagos over the weekend at the 2020 Sun Newspapers Award celebration.
Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike had sworn Dame Anengi Barasua, JP., as the first female Executive Chairman of Bonny Local Government Area. He said it is part of efforts to ensure more women inclusion in politics and also charged her to always work in unity with the leadership of Bonny LGA, he also described her position as an opportunity to show her potential in service.