By Simeon Nwakaudu
After the first 100 days of his well deserved second term, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has lived up to the expectations of the people of the State. By far, he remains the best performing Governor in Nigeria. This is a position he intends to maintain till the expiration of his second mandate.
Some days ago, two major national newspapers led in the publication of total falsehood against the Government and People of Rivers State. The Nation and Daily Trust Newspapers. The Reporters of the two newspapers reported that the Rivers State Government through the Ministry of Urban Development and Physical Planning had demolished the Trans-Amadi Mosque. This was the worst form of falsehood, with the capacity to inflame tensions.
By Emma Okah
Every day in the media, my friend and former cabinet colleague Dr Austin Tam-George who was the first image-maker of the Nyesom Ezenwo Wike administration in Rivers State as the then commissioner of Information and Communications, paints his immediate past principal and by extension, his State in undeserving bad light.
By Senator Mpigi Barinada
Stirred by the outcry of my people of Ogoni against environmental pollution and degradation in our region, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was called upon by the Chief Olusegun Obasanjo led federal Government to investigate the level of degradation of the Ogoni environment. In its 2011 assessment of locations in Ogoniland, it was discovered that negative impacts of the earlier 50 years of oil production in the region surpassed initial estimation.