Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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    Amaechi: I know politicians who have suddenly become billionaires

Amaechi: I know politicians who have suddenly become billionaires

Rotimi Amaechi, a former minister of transportation, says some politicians have suddenly become billionaires.Speaking at the fifth edition of the Nigeria symposium for young and emerging leaders held in Lagos on Friday, the ex-minister asked Nigerians to hold those they elect accountable. He also asked politicians to invest in infrastructure and create jobs in order to make crime less attractive.“I know [...]

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    ‘Some people plotting to tarnish my reputation’ — Amaechi raises the alarm

‘Some people plotting to tarnish my reputation’ — Amaechi raises the alarm

Rotimi Amaechi, former minister of transportation, has raised the alarm over a "heavily funded" campaign to smear him.In a statement on Thursday, Amaechi said the aim of the campaign is to tarnish his "towering status" and do damage to his character and reputation.The former minister said there is also an attempt to drag his name and that of an immediate [...]

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    ‘A man I defeated can’t say I am irrelevant’– Amaechi fires back at Peter Obi

‘A man I defeated can’t say I am irrelevant’– Amaechi fires back at Peter Obi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), does not have the right to say he is politically irrelevant.Speaking at an interactive forum of maritime stakeholders in Lagos, on Tuesday, Amaechi tackled Obi for attacking him over his comments on the 2023 presidency.The minister had said the Igbo had nothing to negotiate for 2023 [...]

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    Ohanaeze sec-gen: Amaechi spoke the truth… Igbo are out of 2023 presidential race

Ohanaeze sec-gen: Amaechi spoke the truth… Igbo are out of 2023 presidential race

Uche Okwukwu, secretary-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, says the statement credited to Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, on Igbo presidency is "nothing but the truth".In a statement on Monday, Okwukwu said those who attacked the minister over the statement were politically ignorant.In an interview, Amaechi had said the people of the south-east should not demand the presidency in 2023 because the [...]

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    Amaechi: Igbo don’t have anything to bargain for presidency in 2023

Amaechi: Igbo don’t have anything to bargain for presidency in 2023

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the people of south-east not to demand the presidency in 2023.The All Progressives Congress (APC) got less votes in the region during the 2019 presidential election and the minister described this as voting against the party.In an interview with The Sun, Amaechi said the Igbo has nothing to bring in negotiating for 2023 presidency.“I [...]

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    FEC approves $1bn Chinese loan for power project

FEC approves $1bn Chinese loan for power project

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved a fresh $1 billion Chinese loan for a power project.The approval was given at a meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.Confirming the loan approval, Suleiman Adamu, minister of water resources, said it will be obtained from the China-Exim Bank for the Gurara II Hydropower project.According [...]

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    FG approves $3.9bn for Warri seaport

FG approves $3.9bn for Warri seaport

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the federal government has approved the construction of Warri seaport at the cost of about 3.9 billion dollars and also awarded contract for Abuja-Warri rail line.Amaechi told NAN on Tuesday in Abuja that the federal government also approved the linking of Abuja to Itakpe, Itakpe-Warri, then from Warri rail to the seaport.“The President awarded [...]

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    Malami: PDP abusing freedom of speech

Malami: PDP abusing freedom of speech

Abubakar Malami, attorney general of the federation (AGF) and minister of justice, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of "taking the freedom of speech too far".Malami was reacting to the allegations that he was involved in a plot to cause constitutional crisis in Rivers state.The PDP had alleged that Malami and Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, were pressuring the [...]

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    PDP: Amaechi pushing for fresh guber poll in Rivers

PDP: Amaechi pushing for fresh guber poll in Rivers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, of plotting to cause constitutional crisis in Rivers state.The party is alleging that the minister, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is seeking the supreme court to overturn its earlier judgement disqualifying the party from participating in the general election and ordering a fresh poll.The Independent [...]

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    Amaechi: Those manning 17 checkpoints on Badagry-Seme Road are not known

Amaechi: Those manning 17 checkpoints on Badagry-Seme Road are not known

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has expressed dismay over the multiple checkpoints along the Badagry-Seme expressway.Amaechi expressed this concern on Wednesday while speaking with NAN in Lagos.He said he saw about 17 checkpoints on the way to Seme border town.The minister asked Nigerians to be patient as the federal government is fixing the Badagry road with the support of [...]

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    ‘APC not aligning with any party in Rivers’ — Oshiomhole denies Amaechi’s claim

‘APC not aligning with any party in Rivers’ — Oshiomhole denies Amaechi’s claim

Adams Oshiomhole says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is not in alignment with any other party in Rivers state.Speaking when he featured on a Channels TV programme on Friday, the APC national chairman said neither him nor the party's national working committee is aware of any of such alignment.The APC did not field any candidate for the Rivers governorship election [...]

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    Rivers AAC guber candidate: My running mate lied… Amaechi didn’t force us to sign any letter

Rivers AAC guber candidate: My running mate lied… Amaechi didn’t force us to sign any letter

Biokpomabo Awara, governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers state, has expressed disappointment over the defection of his running mate, Akpo Yeeh, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Yeeh defected to the PDP on Monday, alleging that Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, forced him to sign an undated letter that he would step down after inauguration.But speaking at a [...]

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    Amaechi vs Wike: Trivializing the irrelevant

Amaechi vs Wike: Trivializing the irrelevant

BY ADAMU GWAZUWANGIn the aftermath of the 2019 elections, Rivers State will continue to intrigue sociologists and political analysts alike, regarding the rather rapid escalation in the scale of politically-related violence even as there is empirical evidence of the dramatic pace and scope of infrastructural development projects which have significantly enhanced the welfare and empowerment of the majority population, in [...]

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    Magnus Abe mocks Amaechi’s ally: Is Buhari also working with Wike?

Magnus Abe mocks Amaechi’s ally: Is Buhari also working with Wike?

Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east senatorial district, has asked supporters of Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, to stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari for their woes.Abe was reacting to comments made by Chidi Loyd, an ally of Amaechi, who had accused the president of abandoning members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state “when they needed him the most.”The [...]

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    Amaechi endorses guber candidate of Sowore’s party in Rivers

Amaechi endorses guber candidate of Sowore’s party in Rivers

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has declared his support for Awara Biokpomabo, governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers state.Omoyele Sowore, publisher of SaharaReporters, contested the presidential election under the platform of the AAC.Amaechi, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), made this known while addressing APC members and supporters in Eleme local government area of [...]

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    Amaechi: Buhari knows Nigerians have suffered enough

Amaechi: Buhari knows Nigerians have suffered enough

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says President Muhammadu Buhari will run an inclusive government because he is "guided by the fact that Nigerians have suffered enough".Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, the minister thanked Nigerians for voting the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the election.He said the support for the ruling party in the south has tripled, adding that there [...]

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