Friday, June 14, 2019

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    Monarch asks Buhari to watch Amaechi closely

Monarch asks Buhari to watch Amaechi closely

Mackson Oromoni, the AMA-OKOSU of Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to pay close attention to Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation.Reacting to Amaechi's recent utterances over the maritime university project proposed by the Nigerian Maritime Safety Agency (NIMASA), Oromoni alleged that the minister was attempting to create problems in the country.He said the establishment of a university [...]

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    Amaechi: Maritime varsity is a waste of money

Amaechi: Maritime varsity is a waste of money

The federal government says the Nigerian Maritime University project started by former President Goodluck Jonathan "is a waste of resources" and may be scrapped.It has also threatened to scrap the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).The university was started by Jonathan to quicken the development of human capacity to take over the Cabotage trade "in the very near future".But Rotimi Amaechi, minister of [...]

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    Amaechi: Wike allowed weeds to take over schools I built

Amaechi: Wike allowed weeds to take over schools I built

Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state, has alleged that grasses and weed have taken over some of the schools that his administration handed over to the government of Nyesom Wike, his successor.Reacting to the allegation by the Wike-led government that he spent N82 million on a dinner organised in honour of Wole Soyinka, notable scholar, Amaechi accused Wike of [...]

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    Amaechi: I saw Tompolo’s staff at NIMASA

Amaechi: I saw Tompolo’s staff at NIMASA

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has revealed that he saw the staff of Government Ekpemupolo (better known as Tompolo) during his maiden visit to the Lagos head office of the Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety and Agency (NIMASA).Speaking when he appeared before the senate committee on marine transport, on Tuesday, Amaechi said he had not been briefed about the multi-billion naira [...]

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    Amaechi orders ‘total probe’ of NIMASA

Amaechi orders ‘total probe’ of NIMASA

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has directed the immediate financial and staff audit of the Nigerian Maritime and Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).He gave the directive on Monday during his maiden tour of Lagos ports and a stop-over at NIMASA Resource Centre, Kirikiri.Amaechi also directed Haruna Jauro, acting director-general of the agency, to forward details of contracts awarded by the [...]

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    Buhari, Amaechi to meet Xi over Nigerian rails

Buhari, Amaechi to meet Xi over Nigerian rails

President Muhammadu Buhari, Rotimi Amaechi, the minister for transportation will be in South Africa on Thursday to participate in the Forum on China/Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) with plans to revive Nigerian rails.At the forum, taking place in Johannesburg, from December 4-5, Buhari will follow up his discussion with the Chinese leader during November’s United Nations General Assembly in New York.According to [...]

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    Amaechi vows to complete GEJ’s rail projects

Amaechi vows to complete GEJ’s rail projects

Rotimi Amaechi, minister for transportation, has pledged to complete all ongoing rail projects in the country.The immediate past administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan made tremendous achievements in the rail sector but could not conclude some of the projects.However, speaking when he paid his first visit to his ministry on Wednesday, Amaechi said: "It is necessary to chart a new course [...]

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    Start using public transport, Bruce tells Amaechi

Start using public transport, Bruce tells Amaechi

Ben Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, has challenged Rotimi Amaechi, the newly-sworn in minister of transportation, to make it a duty to use public transport at least once in a month.The senator also called on Babatunde Fashola, who has been assigned the ministry of power, works and ministry, to halt the use of generators in his home, "so that he can [...]

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    Again, PDP senators reject Amaechi

Again, PDP senators reject Amaechi

Senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rejected Tuesday's votes and proceedings held for the confirmation of Rotimi Ameachi, former Rivers state governor, and some of the nominees confirmed by the upper chamber last week.Although the senate adopted the votes and proceedings, the PDP senators were firm in their dissent.When Senate President Bukola Saraki posed the question for the adoption [...]

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    Amaechi’s confirmation is a moral burden on Buhari’s government, says PDP senator

Amaechi’s confirmation is a moral burden on Buhari’s government, says PDP senator

Biodun Olujimi, deputy minority chief whip of the senate, says there is a moral burden on the government of President Muhammadu Buhari over the confirmation of Rotimi Amaechi as minister.Speaking shortly before joining her colleagues to stage a walk out in protest of Amaechi’s confirmation, the PDP senator from Ekiti, said the current administration does not have plans to fight [...]

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    Tension in senate over Amaechi’s confirmation

Tension in senate over Amaechi’s confirmation

‎The atmosphere at the senate got tensed over the ministerial confirmation of Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state.Resuming from a closed session, the lawmakers argued across party lines.Biodun Olujimi, a PDP lawmaker from Ekiti state, had earlier raised a point of order, asking the senate to suspend the confirmation of ministerial nominees until it considered the report of the committee on [...]

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    Amaechi: I have never taken a bribe in my life

Amaechi: I have never taken a bribe in my life

Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state, says he has never received bribe in his life.Speaking at the senate during his screening on Thursday, Amaechi said: “If there is one man that doesn't like corruption, I don't like corruption".Gbenga Ashafa, a senator from Lagos state, had asked Amaechi to clear the air on the allegation of corruption levelled against him."I [...]

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    It’s a thing to be screened and another to be confirmed, Rivers senator warns Amaechi

It’s a thing to be screened and another to be confirmed, Rivers senator warns Amaechi

Although Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state, has finally been screened by the senate, one of the senators opposed to his nomination wants him to know that the battle is not yet over.In a chat with NTA, George Sekibo, representative of Rivers east senatorial district, said “screening and confirmation are two different things”."If the order paper says we should [...]

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    Amaechi, ‘last man standing’ of Buhari’s first batch of ministerial nominees

Amaechi, ‘last man standing’ of Buhari’s first batch of ministerial nominees

Apart from Adebayo Shittu, the nominee from Oyo state, and Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state, all the nominees in the first batch of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list have been screened while all but one have been confirmed as ministers.After series of postponements, expectations were very high that Amaechi – now the most popular ministerial candidate – will [...]

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    I will never disrespect Saraki, says Amaechi

I will never disrespect Saraki, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state and ministerial nominee, says he holds Senate President Bukola Saraki in high esteem and would never disrespect him.Amaechi, who said there was a deliberate attempt to create animosity between him and Saraki, described as untrue, reports that he protested over the delay of his screening.“There was a report that Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi [...]

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    Senate delays Amaechi’s screening

Senate delays Amaechi’s screening

The senate may not screen Chibuike Amaechi, former Rivers state governor and ministerial nominee, on Wednesday as scheduled.‎Amaechi was named as one of 10 ministerial nominees scheduled to be screened on Wednesday, but Samuel Anyanwu, chairman senate committee on ethics, privileges and public petitions, said the report on the probe of the former governor for alleged corruption and fraud was not [...]

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