Sunday, November 18, 2018

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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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    Amaechi not funding APC, says Rivers party chairman

Amaechi not funding APC, says Rivers party chairman

The All Progressives Congress says Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, is not funding the party, contrary to claims that he had been footing the party’s bills in return for the chance to be named running mate to Muhammadu Buhari, which eventually went to Yemi Osinbajo.Reacting to claims of Amaechi’s heavy financial involvement with the party, Davies Ikanya, chairman of APC [...]

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    DSS warns ‘serving governor’, says no one above the law

DSS warns ‘serving governor’, says no one above the law

The Department of State Services (DSS) has issued a final warning to politicians who make provocative statements, saying it will no longer tolerate public office holders who use their positions to fan the flames of violence and acts that are inimical to the general interest of the nation.Speaking on Monday through its spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, the DSS referenced the statement [...]

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    PDP: Amaechi’s mutiny comments unpatriotic

PDP: Amaechi’s mutiny comments unpatriotic

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned politicians, particularly Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, against undue involvement with matters of discipline in the army.Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the party, who said this on Wednesday, maintained that such matters are within the purview of military authorities.He urged politicians not to make comments that encourage indiscipline and disobedience.Metuh said that during the [...]

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    Amaechi: Why I support the mutineers

Amaechi: Why I support the mutineers

Chibuike Amaechi, governor of Rivers state and director-general of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, says he will continue to support the soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny because the soldiers acted within their rights by protesting against the authorities who refused to adequately equip them.Speaking on Tuesday during an interactive session with journalists at Eko Hotels, Lagos, Amaechi, identified the challenge of the [...]

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    Amaechi named DG of APC presidential campaign

Amaechi named DG of APC presidential campaign

After failing to secure his desired position of running mate to Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC)in the 2015 presidential election, Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, has now been announced as director-general of the party's presidential campaign organisation.He is to devise creative means by which the party would win the 2015 presidential election.Speaking through Lai Mohammed, its spokesman, on [...]

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    APC: We’ll form parallel govt ‘if polls are rigged’

APC: We’ll form parallel govt ‘if polls are rigged’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will form a parallel government if next year's elections are rigged by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Speaking on Friday through Lai Mohammed, its national publicity secretary, the party emphasised that the statement of Rotimi Amaechi at the APC Salvation Rally in Abuja on Wednesday about rejecting the outcome of the 2015 elections and forming a parallel government [...]

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    Beware of treason, presidency warns Amaechi

Beware of treason, presidency warns Amaechi

The Presidency has warned Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, against using the immunity he enjoys to commit treason.Reacting to Amaechi's comments during a rally organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC), Doyin Okupe, the senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, accused the governor of gross rascality.“For someone who aspires to become the vice president of this [...]

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    Amaechi: No difference between GEJ and Abacha

Amaechi: No difference between GEJ and Abacha

Despite the legal threat that the presidency issued against him, Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, is not about to cease his continuous criticism of President Goodluck Jonathan.Amaechi, whose estranged relationship with the president dates back to 2013, does not spare Jonathan anytime he has the opportunity to lampoon him publicly.Speaking on Tuesday during a television programme on AIT, Amaechi compared [...]

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    ‘Be careful’, Amaechi’s spokesperson warns Abati

‘Be careful’, Amaechi’s spokesperson warns Abati

Rotimi Amaechi, Rivers state governor, has replied a statement from the presidency accusing him of irresponsible and rascally behaviour.Reacting to the statement, Ibim Semenitari, his commissioner for information and communication, noted Amaechi, as an elected official, could not be threatened by the president.“I would want to say that the presidential spokesman should be careful for the kind of threats he issues [...]

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    Presidency threatens Amaechi with legal action

Presidency threatens Amaechi with legal action

The presidency has threatened to file a legal action against Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, over the manner that he has been attacking President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience.Describing Amaechi’s recent utterances against Jonathan as deliberate falsehood, Reuben Abati, presidential spokesman, said the governor should not be deceived by the immunity he presently enjoys because he would soon [...]

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    Amaechi: First Lady fighting me for Rivers money

Amaechi: First Lady fighting me for Rivers money

Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, says his prolonged battle with Patience Jonathan, wife of Nigeria’s president, is the result of his refusal to part with money meant for the development of the state. Amaechi accused the first lady of using thugs against him, saying the economy of the state would collapse should Jonathan win the 2015 election. Speaking in Port Harcourt on [...]

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    Governors reject autonomy for LGAs

Governors reject autonomy for LGAs

The two factions of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) have rejected the national assembly's proposal granting autonomy to local governments.In separate reactions, the two factions, led by Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, and Jonah Jang, governor of Plateau state, said the proposed autonomy for local governments in the country was not in line with the operation of a federal [...]

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    APC ‘big boys’ flood Buhari’s declaration

APC ‘big boys’ flood Buhari’s declaration

Top members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), including four governors, were at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Wednesday for the declaration of Muhammadu Buhari, to seek the party's nomination for the 2015 presidential election.This contrasts sharply with the declaration of his rival, Atiku Abubakar, which was not attended by any senior member of the party.At Buhari's declaration were Babatunde Fashola, governor [...]

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    Tinubu, Saraki ‘back Buhari’ for APC’s ticket

Tinubu, Saraki ‘back Buhari’ for APC’s ticket

National leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, will throw his weight behind Muhammadu Buhari in the race for the party's presidential ticket, TheCable understands.Former governor of Kwara state, Bukola Saraki, will also support the former head of state in the indirect primary election scheduled for December 2, having shelved his own ambition.Already, Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State [...]

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    Amaechi: Jonathan taking sides on Soku oil wells

Amaechi: Jonathan taking sides on Soku oil wells

Governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi, has urged Rivers people to vote out the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led federal government in next year’s election in order to secure their future.Amaechi accused President Goodluck Jonathan of bias in the disputed Soku oil wells, saying people of the state would never have access to “their oil wells” should PDP return to power in [...]

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