Friday, September 21, 2018

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    NOI: Amaechi got N257bn from ECA in 2013

NOI: Amaechi got N257bn from ECA in 2013

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, minister of finance and coordinating minister of the economy, says Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, received a total of N N257.6 billion from the federation account between January and October 2013.Okonjo-Iweala said the governors’ forum had no basis asking her to account for $20 billion from the excess crude account (ECA) because details of the ECA are [...]

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    Govs ask Okonjo-Iweala to account for $20bn

Govs ask Okonjo-Iweala to account for $20bn

The Nigeria governors’ forum (NGF) wants Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, minister of finance and coordinating minister of the economy, to account for $20 billion being accruals of the excess crude account (ECA) from May 2013 till April 2015.Rotimi Amaechi,  chairman of NGF, made the demand at the end of a four-hour meeting that held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.“In the light of [...]

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    Rivers of blood: Diary of a 2015 election reporter

Rivers of blood: Diary of a 2015 election reporter

"Did you choose Rivers or Rivers chose you"? That was the response I got from Nnamdi Odikpo, a correspondent of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in Abuja, when I told him that I had been assigned to cover the presidential and governorship elections in Rivers state. Odikpo would not understand my fascination – or was it TheCable's? – with "battleground" Rivers.I hardly make [...]

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    Amaechi warns security agents against harassing voters

Amaechi warns security agents against harassing voters

Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, has warned security personnel in the state against harassing voters during Saturday’s election.Encouraging residents of the state to document incidents of improper conduct on the part of the security agents, Amaechi said any officer found to be involved in unbecoming act would be dealt with in accordance with the law, particularly under the administration [...]

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    THE FIGURES: Did Jonathan lose the 2015 presidential election on August 13, 2013?

THE FIGURES: Did Jonathan lose the 2015 presidential election on August 13, 2013?

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has a chairman, Adamu Mauzu, who’s affectionately called the game changer.But did the game actually change for the party with the open walkout on President Goodluck Jonathan at the party’s special convention ground in Abuja by seven governors and other national leaders who went to gather at another venue to constitute a parallel leadership?Although two [...]

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    Wike: Amaechi trying to postpone Rivers election

Wike: Amaechi trying to postpone Rivers election

Nyesom Wike, gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state, has accused Rotimi Amaechi, governor of the state, of planning to delay the governorship election in Rivers till Muhammadu Buhari, the president-elect, is sworn into office.Wike, who asked the people to resist any attempt to frustrate the poll, said nothing would stop him from emerging victorious.He was [...]

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    INEC begins probe of Rivers election

INEC begins probe of Rivers election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has instituted a "fact-finding committee" to examine allegations of irregularities in the presidential and parliamentary election conducted in Rivers state at the weekend. "Further to the allegation made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the conduct of the presidential and national assembly elections on Saturday 28th March, 2015 in Rivers state and [...]

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    Amaechi staged gun attack, says Rivers police

Amaechi staged gun attack, says Rivers police

The Rivers state police command has dismissed the claims that Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, was attacked in Obio Akpor local government area of the state on Thursday.The police said the gunshots that rocked the town were fired by security operatives in Amaechi’s entourage.David Iyiofor, chief press secretary to the governor, had alleged that thugs loyal to the Peoples [...]

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    Gunmen ‘attack’ Amaechi in Wike’s village

Gunmen ‘attack’ Amaechi in Wike’s village

Thugs believed to be loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday "opened fire" on the convoy of Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, during a campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Obi Akpor local government area of the state.The decision of the governor to end his campaign for the presidential election in the community, which is the [...]

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    Atiku: Blame Amaechi for my absence at rallies

Atiku: Blame Amaechi for my absence at rallies

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president of Nigeria, has accused Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, of being part of the reasons why he has not been actively involved in the presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Atiku, who was named the vice-chairman (north) of APC campaign council, made his first appearance at the campaign rally of Muhammadu Buhari, the party’s [...]

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    First lady: I won’t descend to Amaechi’s level

First lady: I won’t descend to Amaechi’s level

Patience Jonathan, Nigeria’s first lady, says she will not trade insults with Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, who, in any case, is "planning to hand over to a crook”. Instead, she is urging the people of the state to support Nyesom Wike, gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.She said Amaechi was only enjoying a stolen mandate [...]

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    Amaechi: God has shown us who will be president… and it is not Goodluck Jonathan

Amaechi: God has shown us who will be president… and it is not Goodluck Jonathan

Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state and director-general of APC presidential campaign, says God has revealed that President Goodluck Jonathan would not win the March 28 presidential election.Speaking on Thursday at the APC south-south zonal rally in Port Harcourt, Amaechi urged the people to support Muhammadu Buhari, the party’s presidential candidate, saying Buhari has the interest of the nation at [...]

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    Amaechi’s younger brother ‘violently attacked’

Amaechi’s younger brother ‘violently attacked’

Chidi Amaechi, younger brother of the governor of Rivers state and director-general of APC presidential campaign, is lying critically ill in the hospital after a violent attack in the early hours of Wednesday.Assailants were said to have invaded the hostel of the younger Amaechi, who is a student of Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo state.The intruders allegedly inflicted him with life-threatening [...]

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    Presidency ‘plotting damaging documentary on Amaechi’

Presidency ‘plotting damaging documentary on Amaechi’

The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the presidency of working on a damaging documentary of Rotimi Amaechi, governor of the state and director-general of APC presidential campaign.Documentaries targeted at some stalwarts of the opposition party are currently being aired on some television stations.Davies Ikanya, chairman of APC in Rivers, said the party had it on good [...]

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    ‘Patience Jonathan, Wike behind blasts, gunshots at APC rally’

‘Patience Jonathan, Wike behind blasts, gunshots at APC rally’

Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, has accused Patience Jonathan, wife of Nigeria’s president and Nyesom Wike, the PDP gubernatorial candidate in the state, of instigating the attack on supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Okrika on Tuesday.The governorship campaign rally of APC scheduled for National Secondary School, Okrika, was disrupted as gunshots and explosives rocked the air.Security [...]

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    Obasanjo absent at council of state meeting

Obasanjo absent at council of state meeting

Olusegun Obasanjo, a former Nigerian president, refused to show up at the council of state meeting holding at the presidential villa in Abuja.The meeting, which has the forthcoming general election as its main focus, is being attended  by current and former leaders, even those who have recently boycotted it.Among those in attendance are: Aminu Tambuwal, speaker of the house of representatives; Rotimi [...]

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