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Ezenwo Nyesom Wike

Date of Birth: 13 December 1967
Place of Birth: Rumuepirikom, Rivers State


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Tinubu tightens grip, opposition regroups

Ruling party man in the opposition Part of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's plan to retain power beyond 2027 rests on Nyesom Wike former Governor of Rivers State who defected from the PDP ahead of the presidential polls earlier this year in exchange for a seat in Tinubu's cabinet (AC Vol 63 No 18 Opposition fall-out shakes up election plans)...


After Tinubu opened Pandora's Box

) Another beneficiary of Tinubu's ministerial largesse is former Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike...

PRESIDENT BOLA TINUBU'S 46-PERSON MINISTERIAL TEAM Post – name (state age profession) SKILL-BRINGERS (7) Communications – Olatunbosun Tijani (Ogun 46 tech entrepreneur) Education – Tahir Mamman (Adamawa 69 academic administrator) Finance – Wale Edun (Ogun 61 banker) Foreign Affairs – Yusuf Maitama Tuggar (Bauchi 56 politician/diplomat/oil executive) Health – Muhammed Ali Pate (Bauchi 54 medicine/public health) Health (deputy) – Tunji Alausa (Lagos 56 medicine) Housing – Ahmed Musa Dangiwa (Katsina 60 banker/construction executive) THE EX-GOVERNORS (9) Budget – Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi 61 ex-governor) Defence – Mohammed Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa 60 ex-governor) Defence (deputy) – Bello Matawalle (Zamfara 61 ex-governor) Federal Capital Territory – Nyesom Wike (Rivers 55 ex-governor) Labour and Employment – Simon Lalong (Plateau 60 ex-governor) Marine and Blue Economy – Adegboyega Oyetola (Osun 68 ex-governor) Petroleum Resources – President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Police Affairs – Ibrahim Gaidam (Yobe 66 ex-governor) Works – David Umahi (Ebonyi 60 ex-governor) ALLIES AND CRONIES (19) Agriculture and Food Security – Abubakar Kyari (Borno 60 career politician) Agriculture and Food Security (deputy) – Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (Niger 56 politician) Art Culture and the Creative Economy – Hannatu Musawa (Katsina 43 lawyer) Aviation – Festus Keyamo (Delta 53 lawyer) Housing (deputy) – Abdullahi Tijjani Gwarzo (Kano 62 career politician) Information – Mohammed Idris 'Malagi' (Niger 57 newspaper editor) Innovation Science and Technology – Uche Nnaji (Enugu 60 business/politician) Attorney General and Justice – Lateef Fagbemi (Kwara 64 lawyer) Niger Delta – Abubakar Momoh (Edo 62 career politician) Petroleum/Oil (deputy) – Heineken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa 56 career politician) Power – Adebayo Adelabu (Oyo 52 banker) Solid Minerals – Dele Alake (Ekiti 66 journalist) Special Duties – Zephaniah Jisalo (FCT 53 career politician) Sports – John Owan Enoh (Cross River 57 career politician) Steel Development – Shuaibu Abubakar Audu (Kogi 42 banker) Steel Development (deputy) – Uba Maigari Ahmadu (Taraba 57 career politician) Transportation – Sa'idu Ahmed Alkali (Gombe 54 career politician) Water Resources (deputy) – Bello Muhammad Goronyo (Sokoto 58 career politician) Women's Affairs – Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye (Anambra 50 business) THE SPONSORED (11) Education (deputy) – Yusuf Tanko Sununu (Kebbi 56 medicine) Environment (deputy) – Ishak Salako (Ogun 64 medicine) Federal Capital Territory (deputy) – Mairiya Mahmud (Kano 47 medicine) Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation – Betta Edu (Cross River 36 politician) Industry Trade and Investment – Doris Uzoka-Anite (Imo 42 finance) Interior – Olubunmi Tunji Ojo (Ondo 41 business/politician) Labour and Employment (deputy) – Nkiru Onyejeocha (Abia 54 career politician) Petroleum/Gas (deputy) – Ekperikpe Ekpo (Akwa Ibom ~50 career politician) Police Affairs (deputy) – Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim (Nasarawa 43 business/civil service) Tourism – Lola Ade-John (Lagos 60 consultant) Water Resources – Joseph Utsev (Benue 43 administrator) * President Tinubu will name at least one more minister because he has yet to nominate a minister from Kaduna State (Nigeria's constitution requires that the President nominate at least one minister from each state)...


Pushback tests Tinubu's tilt to the market

Tinubu's team takes a comedic bow Clad in a black suit replete with pocket square and spectacles former Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State was the first of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's 48 ministerial nominees to be screened and confirmed by Nigeria's Senate (AC Vol 64 No 16 Amid protests over spiralling prices Tinubu names new team)...


Tinubu faces legitimacy challenge

The APC is preparing for a heavy legal battle in Rivers state where Governor Nyesom Wike's anointed candidate Siminialayi Fubara was affirmed the winner...


Tinubu's last trick: from godfather to Kabiyesi

According to the result Tinubu got 80 239 votes – over a third of his total across the state – from Obio-Akpor Local Government Authority (LGA) the council where Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike ostensibly a PDP member hails from...


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Presidential candidates launch uncosted manifestos to boost economy

Support for restructuring goes down well in the PDP's heartlands in the south-east and the south-south regions but Abubakar's continuing battle with one of the party's main funders Rivers State governor Nyesome Wike risks losing voter support (AC Vol 63 No 18 Opposition fall-out shakes up election plans)...

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