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    Ministerial screening: Fashola wins support of Lagos senators… Amaechi still stranded

Ministerial screening: Fashola wins support of Lagos senators… Amaechi still stranded

Babatunde Fashola, former governor of Lagos state and Lai Mohammed, national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have received the endorsement of all the senators from their states ahead of Tuesday's senate screening of ministerial nominees.Last week, the senate announced the endorsement of nominees by at least two senators from their states was one of the procedures that would [...]

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    Senate shifts decision on Amaechi to Wednesday

Senate shifts decision on Amaechi to Wednesday

The Nigerian senate has postponed decision on the petition against the ministerial nomination of Rotimi Amaechi, immediate-past governor of Rivers state.After the senate adopted the recommendation of the ethics committee on Amina Mohamed, who was falsely petitioned as a candidate from Kaduna state, the senate stood down decision on Amaechi.The Senate leader, Ali Ndume, said the report of the ethics [...]

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    ‘Missing’ N97bn: Let’s meet in court, Amaechi tells Wike

‘Missing’ N97bn: Let’s meet in court, Amaechi tells Wike

Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state, has dismissed the allegations of corruption leveled against him, challenging Nyesom Wike, his successor, to charge him to court if he has any evidence.Wike had directed the state attorney-general to commence prosecution against Amaechi and some members of his cabinet for allegedly misappropriating the sum of N97 billion belonging to the state.But Amaechi, who had earlier [...]

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    Wike orders prosecution of Amaechi over ‘missing N97bn’

Wike orders prosecution of Amaechi over ‘missing N97bn’

The Rivers State government has directed Chinwe Aguma, the commissioner for justice, to commence the prosecution of Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of the state, and some members of his cabinet for misappropriation of the state’s resources.Emma Okah, the state commissioner for housing, said the directive was in line with the recommendation of the panel which probed Amaechi’s administration.The panel submitted [...]

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    Wike in ‘last ditch effort’ to stop me, says Amaechi

Wike in ‘last ditch effort’ to stop me, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state, says Nyesom Wike, his successor, is trying all within his powers to stop him from becoming a member of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.Denying the allegation that N53 billion got missing from the state's treasury under him, Amaechi described the panel which Wike mandated to investigate him as “invidious”.Wike received the report of the [...]

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    It’s time to face justice, Wike tells Amaechi

It’s time to face justice, Wike tells Amaechi

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says no amount of intimidation can stop him from implementing the recommendations of the panel which probed the administration of Rotimi Amaechi, his predecessor.Wike said this on Wednesday when he received the report of the commission at the government house in Port Harcourt.He said he would soon make the content of the report public [...]

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    Senate in rowdy session over Amaechi

Senate in rowdy session over Amaechi

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    Amaechi, Fayemi, Wainaina to speak at Red Summit

Amaechi, Fayemi, Wainaina to speak at Red Summit

Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan journalist and winner of the Caine Prize for African writing, joins Rotimi Amaechi, Kayode Fayemi and a host of leading pan-African speakers at the inaugural edition of The RED Summit.The summit, billed to hold at the Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos from October 15 to 18, will host the executive producer of Coke Studio Africa, David Sanders; corporate [...]

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    Campaign DG, one-party man, ‘a king without a kingdom’… Buhari’s ‘ministers’ from the south

Campaign DG, one-party man, ‘a king without a kingdom’… Buhari’s ‘ministers’ from the south

For every time President Muhammadu Buhari has announced a list of appointees wince winning the election, he has been criticised for populating his team with northerners.But on his list of ministerial nominees are a few names from south-east and south-south. Who are they, and why/how did they make the list? ROTIMI AMAECHI: GAVE HIS ALL FOR BUHARI'S CAMPAIGNRotimi Amaechi goes into [...]

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    Rivers PDP: Amaechi knows he is not a saint

Rivers PDP: Amaechi knows he is not a saint

Felix Obuah, chairman of  the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state, has accused Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of the state, of deceiving those who do not know him.Dismissing the legal action that Amaechi filed against him and his party, Obuah threatened to expose the former governor.Amaechi filed a defamation suit of N300 billion against Obuah and two members of [...]

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    Amaechi: PDP painting me as a common criminal

Amaechi: PDP painting me as a common criminal

Rotimi Amaechi, the immediate-past governor of Rivers state, has filed a legal action against Felix Obuah, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.Amaechi is asking the court to compel Obuah and the PDP to pay him N300 billion as compensation for defaming his character.The former governor said based on allegations that he defrauded and embezzled $757 million [...]

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    Amaechi: GEJ wanted so much money for subsidy

Amaechi: GEJ wanted so much money for subsidy

Rotimi Amaechi, director-general of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign, has launched fresh attacks on former president, Goodluck Jonathan.Amaechi, who had a running battle with Jonathan in the buildup to the general election, relaxed his scorching criticism of the immediate-past government after the conclusion of the election.But speaking at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja on Monday, Amaechi [...]

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    Amaechi: Rivers people know I don’t like money

Amaechi: Rivers people know I don’t like money

Rotimi Amaechi, immediate past governor of Rivers state, has again raised alarm over alleged plot of Nyesom Wike, his successor, to tarnish his reputation.Amaechi urged the people of Rivers, who he said are aware of his anti-corruption stance to defend him, saying Wike is desperate to make sure that he does not get any appointment in the administration of President [...]

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    No one more corrupt than Amaechi, Wike warns Buhari

No one more corrupt than Amaechi, Wike warns Buhari

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has advised President Muhammad Buhari not to give Rotimi Amaechi, any appointment in his cabinet.Describing his predecessor as the most corrupt government official in the country, Wike said Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign would suffer if a man like Amaechi served in his government.Given the role Amaechi played in the emergence of Buhari, there are reports [...]

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    ‘Crazyman’ , ‘ruined First Consultants’ and 2 other things to remember about Patrick Sawyer

‘Crazyman’ , ‘ruined First Consultants’ and 2 other things to remember about Patrick Sawyer

Many Nigerians were not keen about precautionary measures against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) until Liberian Patrick Sawyer introduced it into the country on July 20, 2014.After its outbreak in Guinea four months earlier, the highly-contagious disease spread to Sierra Leone and Liberia and Sawyer, who contracted the virus during the funeral rites of his elder sister, departed his [...]

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    Wike: I have cleared Amaechi’s debt to workers

Wike: I have cleared Amaechi’s debt to workers

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says he has settled the outstanding salary arrears left by the administration of Rotimi Amaechi.Speaking at the government house in Port Harcourt during the swearing in of Rufus Godwin as the new head of service on Thursday, Wike said it was “time to inject fresh blood” into the state’s civil service.Wike, who said a [...]

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