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Governor Wike sacks three council caretaker chairmen over illegal revenue collection

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has approved the sack of the Caretaker Committee Chairmen of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area and Ikwerre Local Government Area.

Minister Rotimi Amaechi mourns Anderson Miller, Nnamdi Wokekoro

The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has described the demise of two of his political allies as painful, noting that he was saddened to hear about the deaths of the duo of Chief Nnamdi Wokekoro (the Ikwerre 1 of Ikwerre land) and Hon. Anderson Miller who was a member of the Rivers State House of Assembly at the time he (Amaechi) was governor.

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