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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Gov Wike Sacks GM Of State Newspaper For Allegedly Breaking News About COVID19 Case In The State

Mr Vincent Ake,the General Manager, Rivers State Newspaper Corporation has been sacked with immediate effect by Nyesom Wike,the Governor of Rivers State




The sack was contained in a terse Government statement signed by, Paulinus Nsirim,Commissioner for Information and Communications,which directed Mr Ake to hand over to the most senior officer at the corporation.

Although no reason was given for the sack of, Vincent Ake, one of the Editors of the state-owned media organization said the GM was sacked for publishing report on the first case of COVID-19 in Rivers State without first getting approval from the Taskforce on Coronavirus set by the state government.


It was learnt that Wike was miffed that the state owned newspaper, The Tide,was one of the first to break the news of the first case of an infected person of Covid 19.

Ake is a seasoned Journalist who has held various leadership positions at the state and national levels.
He retired as a Director in Ministry of Information and Communications before he was appointed as General Manager of the State owned newspaper Corporation.
from the pmnews.ng

30 comments:

  1. Governor Wike that was too harsh, you should atleast given him a warning letter than a complete sack.

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    1. Warm him for doing his job. Y'all worship these civil servants like they don't use the loo. Wike messed up royally and should be called out, not cuddled.

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  2. Why are government like this, so they want to hide the case and giving the masses false hope. Is well with our dear nation. God help us all.

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  3. Were they planning om hiding it or what?
    Was the news later true or not?
    Cos I don't understand why he should be sacked.

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  4. This is an act taken too far and to the extreme but I wont fail to say, the GM also fault the rule. He should have notify or inform the task force in charge since it's a state own media. If it were to be a private media, I would hsve understand.

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    1. Well said Teejay 👌🏾

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    2. Ethics of journalism makes it clear that no matter who is financing the news, the news is the news. The BBC won't wait for any permission before breaking a story, not even if it condemns their government as such would damage the public trust placed in them. Media is to be independent except the people in charge are fascists and dictators and this is the reason no one take NTA seriously. If the case was hidden and enough safety measures and funds were not made available to hospitals, you'll find a way to blame it on politicians you don't like.

      Hiding this case could have caused the death of many exposed healthcare workers and would have made tracing contacts even more difficult. It could have shut the door to more financial aid and technical assistance from international partners. A civil servants job, especially that of a journalist is not to kiss the governor's behind or assist with the spread of propaganda but to tell the truth and be the 5th estate. Your buying this flimsy excuse from the governor's office is evidence of the mental slavery those in power, no matter their party, have successfully wrought on those who attended the schools they built.

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  5. Emperor of Rivers state, what a shame

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  6. Mini dictator. Never sees any wrong with his actions or decisions. Everyone is stupid but him.

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  7. Ajumobi did worse

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  8. You do anyhow, you see anyhow.

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  9. Cultist government. What is he hiding. God will never forgive you for this. You want him to hide the truth. God will punish you all hiding the truth about this demonic disease.

    Ake may God give you a better job Amen

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    1. Not hide the truth but pass through due process. Wike has been very active on this

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  10. Nigerian government is not truthful about this corona thing. There are lies about the figures they are making public. Nigeria has over 1 thousand cases.

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  11. Hypocrites everywhere.i pity Nigerians shall.keep taking sides and supporting all these evil politicians.
    What wike did was wrong!

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  12. So your people shouldn't be updated or stay informed?? Which way Nigeria?

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  13. Governor Wike went to far on this, a warning note would have been OK.

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  14. When they were saying no Corona virus in Rivers state, I just laughed. Rivers state that has an international airport with people flying in from the abroad everyday? Jokes. Other countries are giving their citizens the numbers as it is, we're here falsifying numbers.

    Take care of yourselves people, your safety is in your own hands. The govt does not give a shit about y'all.

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  15. USA have evacuated all their citizens in Nigeria,they don't even trust the Nigeria system in handling this Corona virus with all their lies, they lie about everything.

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    1. Yes the US have taken their citizens back to the US, one of the countries with the highest rate of Corona virus cases. So what is your point again?

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    2. As if the US is handling it any better.

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    3. You lie too much anon 09:11, USA did not evacuate anything my father in-law is still in Nigeria. 2 of my co workers/some family friends are still there. All citizens! Stop lying unnecessarily please.

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    4. 1. The USA offered to provide flights for interested citizens as long as they sign an agreement that they would return the funds upon getting back home.

      2) people in the USA also have cholera and HIV. The difference is the quality of care available and how isolation is not a death sentence. The doctors there are actually well paid and so, motivated. The nurses are actually well trained in the science of their work. There is enough money for tests and unlike Nigeria with only 2 labs that can test 60-120 per day, each state has numerous options. Germany is testing 500,000 per week and despite Trump's fiasco, regulations have been rolled back and the private sector would surpass those testing numbers. The hospitals have proper protective gear so facemasks, gloves, gowns etc are actually available. If you think Nigeria defeated Ebola, go back to history and see that partners linked and financed by USA saved Africans. Lassa that you've had 19 years to defeat, no progress, no isolation centre and doctors keep dying daily. If you use Nigerian healthcare system as Shakara for other ones, may you be here permanently, condemned to use it for life as your only option.

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  16. May God give him a better job. He didn't follow laid down procedures, he should have been punished by a suspension or something else but a sack.

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  17. Guys did you all notice that since 3 days ago, the government refuse to disclose the identities of politicians that tests negative to covid 19? But my fear is that they are not helping matters as it is now bcs its only when you know who has it you will be able to distance yourself from them and also go for check up if you in any way come in contact with the carriers. As they choose to hide them now it can only get worse it can't help the situation.

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  18. this Nyesome Wiked and Yeye Bello of Kogi State, I don't know which one is more of a TOUT and AGBERO between the two. Very Useless and stupid set of people that never have good intentions towards their people.
    How I wish this 2 test positive to Corona virus, I will be very happy.

    May Corona Virus leaves the body of beautiful Chioma and descend on these 2 fools.

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    1. Wike is better joor than the other one you mentioned. I can say that with all certainty.

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