Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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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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    PDP: Buhari flying about in Rivers’ $45m aircraft

PDP: Buhari flying about in Rivers’ $45m aircraft

Uche Secondus, the deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), cannot fight corruption because he is “benefitting from the proceeds of corruption”.Secondus alleged that Buhari has been using an aircraft belonging to the Rivers state government for his tour across the country, saying Rotimi Amaechi, the [...]

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    APC petitions IGP over Fayose’s ‘death-wish’ advertorial

APC petitions IGP over Fayose’s ‘death-wish’ advertorial

The All Progressives Congress presidential has petitioned Suleiman Abba, inspector-general of police, over the "death-wish" advertorial sponsored by Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor and published on the cover pages of two national newspapers on Monday.In the petition signed by Rotimi Amaechi, Rivers governor and director-general of the APC campaign organisation, the group "condemned the Peoples Democratic Party and Fayose for [...]

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    APC chairman, Oyegun, ‘robbed in his house’

APC chairman, Oyegun, ‘robbed in his house’

John Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was absent at the inauguration of the campaign council of his party’s presidential candidate "due to his experience with robbers on very early on Monday morning".The event, which held in Abuja on Monday, was attended by stalwarts of the party.In his opening remarks, Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state and the [...]

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    Amaechi: I’m Igbo. Jonathan who says his name is Azikiwe can’t speak the language

Amaechi: I’m Igbo. Jonathan who says his name is Azikiwe can’t speak the language

Rotimi Amaechi, Rivers state governor, on Friday declared that he was Igbo and could speak the language while President Goodluck Jonathan whose other name is Azikiwe could not.Speaking before a crowd of supporters at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign in Aba, Abia state, Amaechi said: I am a bona fide Igbo man."My name is Amaechi, but President Jonathan who [...]

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    Heal our pains, Ogoni people beg Buhari

Heal our pains, Ogoni people beg Buhari

The four local government areas of Ogoni ethnic nationality in Rivers State comprising Eleme, Tai, Gokana and Khana have endorsed Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, as their candidate in the February presidential election.At a welcome ceremony held for Buhari on Thursday, the Ogoni people also pledged their support to the APC.Speaking on the occasion, GN Gininwa, chairman [...]

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    Amaechi: I never knew I would be governor

Amaechi: I never knew I would be governor

Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, declared on Tuesday that he never knew he would be governor.Amaechi, who was speaking at the inauguration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign in Port Harcourt, said his enemies tried to get him out of office, but they failed.“I thank God because I never knew I would be governor. Today, I am governor [...]

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    Rivers people grieving with Jonathan, says Amaechi

Rivers people grieving with Jonathan, says Amaechi

Chibuike Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, has condoled with President Goodluck Jonathan and his family over the death of Nancy Jonathan-Olei, the president’s younger sister.Amaechi said that the prayers and thoughts of the people of Rivers were with the president’s family in their moment of grief.He prayed that God grants them the fortitude to bear the loss.“The pain of an [...]

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