Nyesom Wike

Nyesom Wike was born on 24 August 1967.

From 1999 to 2007, Wike was the Executive Chairman of Obio-Akpor Local Government in Rivers State, an office he used to redefine and exhibit his special brand of governance.

From 2003 to 2006, Wike was the National President of All Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), the umbrella forum through which all the 774 Local Government Council Chairmen in Nigeria interface and interact on issues affecting the Politics and policies of Nigeria.

From 2007 to 2011, he was appointed the Chief of Staff of Governor Amaechi. And in 2011, President Goodluck Jonathan appointed him as the Minister of Education State of Federal Republic of Nigeria.

In May 2013, Wike donated his salary for six months (about 11.7 million naira) to a non-profit organization, Tompolo Foundation.

On 8 December 2014, Nyesom Wike won the Rivers state governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Wike receives heavy punch from Lai Mohammed after claiming minister allegedly stoking the embers of disharmony in Nigeria

Wike receives heavy punch from Lai Mohammed after claiming minister allegedly stoking the embers of disharmony in Nigeria

Wike receives heavy punch from Lai Mohammed after claiming minister allegedly stoking the embers of disharmony in Nigeria
Rivers APC slams Wike over comment on Osinbajo after his visit to the state

Rivers APC slams Wike over comment on Osinbajo after his visit to the state

The APC in Rivers state has reacted to an allegation by Governor Nyesom Wike that the party played politics during the visit of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.

Rivers APC slams Wike over comment on Osinbajo after his visit to the state
This throwback photo of Nyesom Wike and his girlfriend in law school is everything

This throwback photo of Nyesom Wike and his girlfriend in law school is everything

NAIJ.com came across a throwback photo of the current governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike and his wife Suzette, from their days as law school students.

This throwback photo of Nyesom Wike and his girlfriend in law school is everything
JUST IN: Ex-President Jonathan, governors and top members of PDP storm Abuja ahead of 2019

JUST IN: Ex-President Jonathan, governors and top members of PDP storm Abuja ahead of 2019

Ex-President Jonathan, governor Ayodele Fayose, his Rivers state counterpart Nyesom Wike and many others are currently at the National Secretariat in Abuja.

JUST IN: Ex-President Jonathan, governors and top members of PDP storm Abuja ahead of 2019
Biafra: Rivers state will always be a part of Nigeria - Wike declares

Biafra: Rivers state will always be a part of Nigeria - Wike declares

Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers state has stated that Nigeria must stay united and the people of Rivers will not be a part of the agitation for break up.

Biafra: Rivers state will always be a part of Nigeria - Wike declares
Panic in Rivers state as commissioner for information resigns (Photo)

Panic in Rivers state as commissioner for information resigns (Photo)

The Rivers state commissioner for information, Austin Tam George, has resigned. It remains unclear why the commissioner resigned in a rather abrupt manner.

Panic in Rivers state as commissioner for information resigns (Photo)
Rotimi Amaechi punches Governor Wike, calls him a thug and releases strong warning

Rotimi Amaechi punches Governor Wike, calls him a thug and releases strong warning

A visibly angry Rotimi Amaechi, minister of Transport, spoke Tuesday, June 20, 2017 saying if Wike does not shut up his mouth, he would expose Eberechi Wike.

Rotimi Amaechi punches Governor Wike, calls him a thug and releases strong warning
Wike deals Amaechi dirty blow for allegedly leaving N37.9bn debt in Rivers

Wike deals Amaechi dirty blow for allegedly leaving N37.9bn debt in Rivers

We inherited N14.7 billion as salaries and pensions from the Amaechi administration, which we cleared; N23.2 billion bank loan was also inherited and cleared.

Wike deals Amaechi dirty blow for allegedly leaving N37.9bn debt in Rivers
Day I screamed, rejected N1b as governor of Rivers state - Rotimi Amaechi

Day I screamed, rejected N1b as governor of Rivers state - Rotimi Amaechi

Nigeria’s minister of Transport and former governor of Rivers, Rotimi Amaechi, has revealed that he once rejected the sum of N1 billion while he led the state.

Day I screamed, rejected N1b as governor of Rivers state - Rotimi Amaechi
Governor Wike meets with UN officials, reports President Buhari

Governor Wike meets with UN officials, reports President Buhari

The governor informed the United Nations that his administration has improved security through the diligent implementation of the state amnesty programme.

Governor Wike meets with UN officials, reports President Buhari
Wani Gwamna yayi bikin murna bayan Real Madrid ta dauki kofi

Wani Gwamna yayi bikin murna bayan Real Madrid ta dauki kofi

Real Madrid ta lashe kofin Champions league na bana. Hakan ta sa Gwamna Nyesom Wike ya hada ‘yar liyafa. Har ma Gwamnan zai kuma bude makarantar koyon kwallo.

Wani Gwamna yayi bikin murna bayan Real Madrid ta dauki kofi
Just in: Governor Wike, others celebrate Real Madrid's Champions League victory in grand style (photos)

Just in: Governor Wike, others celebrate Real Madrid's Champions League victory in grand style (photos)

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike hosted a victory party for Real Madrid Fans to celebrate the club's third Champions League win in four years.

Just in: Governor Wike, others celebrate Real Madrid's Champions League victory in grand style (photos)
Amaechi rejects Wike’s top award, gives reason

Amaechi rejects Wike’s top award, gives reason

Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation, on Friday, May 26, rejected an award which was to be given to him by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state.

Amaechi rejects Wike’s top award, gives reason
See what Governor Nyesom Wike was spotted doing with his son at an event (photos)

See what Governor Nyesom Wike was spotted doing with his son at an event (photos)

NAIJ.com came across some interesting pictures of Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike and his son 'bonding' during a recent event in the state.

See what Governor Nyesom Wike was spotted doing with his son at an event (photos)
'Wike has gone mad' - Rotimi Amaechi goes on the attack

'Wike has gone mad' - Rotimi Amaechi goes on the attack

Chibuike Amaechi, the minister of transportation has reacted to the allegation by the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike that he created a new cult group.

'Wike has gone mad' - Rotimi Amaechi goes on the attack
Fear of coup: Wike gives Buratai tough reply

Fear of coup: Wike gives Buratai tough reply

Governor Nyesome Wike has replied claims by Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, stating that some politicians are secretly meeting with officers of the Nigerian army.

Fear of coup: Wike gives Buratai tough reply
This Boko Haram leader is in my state - Governor Otorm

This Boko Haram leader is in my state - Governor Otorm

Governor Samuel Otorm has alerted Nigerians that one of the most wanted militia leaders, Terwase Akwaza, better known as Gana, is an agent of the Boko Haram.

This Boko Haram leader is in my state - Governor Otorm
How you can finally wrestle political power from us - Wike shares deep secret with Nigerian women

How you can finally wrestle political power from us - Wike shares deep secret with Nigerian women

This is as former first lady of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan, also declared that Governor Nyesom Wike has worked hard to empower women in Rivers state.

How you can finally wrestle political power from us - Wike shares deep secret with Nigerian women
Corruption probe: Amaechi suffers heavy blow as Wike defeats him at Appeal Court

Corruption probe: Amaechi suffers heavy blow as Wike defeats him at Appeal Court

An Appeal Court in Port Harcourt has dismissed Amaechi's suit challenging the legality of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry established by Governor Wike.

Corruption probe: Amaechi suffers heavy blow as Wike defeats him at Appeal Court
Nigerians are now really tired of Buhari’s propaganda - Wike shows evidence

Nigerians are now really tired of Buhari’s propaganda - Wike shows evidence

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers state has declared that the Workers Day revolt at the Eagle Square was a warning to the All Progressives Congress.

Nigerians are now really tired of Buhari’s propaganda - Wike shows evidence
IG of police trying to plant Ak-47, Machine gun, 2 million dollars in my Abuja house - Wike

IG of police trying to plant Ak-47, Machine gun, 2 million dollars in my Abuja house - Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has alleged that there is a plot by the police to kill him or implicate him by planting weapons in his house in Abuja.

IG of police trying to plant Ak-47, Machine gun, 2 million dollars in my Abuja house - Wike
Militants in BIG trouble as Wike donates highly-sophisticated military weapons to Nigerian Navy

Militants in BIG trouble as Wike donates highly-sophisticated military weapons to Nigerian Navy

Governor of Rivers Nyesom Wike has donated eight powerful gunboats to the Nigerian Navy in the oil-rich state's effort to boost the security on its waterways.

Militants in BIG trouble as Wike donates highly-sophisticated military weapons to Nigerian Navy
Governor Wike goes spiritual over $43m recovered by EFCC in Lagos, asks church and Christians to commence prayers

Governor Wike goes spiritual over $43m recovered by EFCC in Lagos, asks church and Christians to commence prayers

Wike believes the recovered fund was part of the money looted by former Governor Rotimi Amaechi, now the minister of Transport under President Muhammadu Buhari.

Governor Wike goes spiritual over $43m recovered by EFCC in Lagos, asks church and Christians to commence prayers
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