Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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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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    APC: Jonathan wrong to take credit for Ebola feat

APC: Jonathan wrong to take credit for Ebola feat

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told President Goodluck Jonathan and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) “to stop taking credit for the successful containment of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country," saying it amounts to dishonesty for the duo to turn what was a collective effort to a PDP campaign issue.”Speaking through its spokesman, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, [...]

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    Mbu not a lion – just a ‘woman’s attack dog’

Mbu not a lion – just a ‘woman’s attack dog’

Governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday referred to Mbu Joseph Mbu, former commissioner of police in the state, as a disgrace to the police and a “puppet of a woman”.On Monday, Mbu had directed a veil criticism at the governor, describing himself as a lion whom the governor could not forget in a hurry.“Mbu is a puppet who completely [...]

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    Amaechi can never forget me, Mbu boasts

Amaechi can never forget me, Mbu boasts

Former Rivers state commissioner of police, Joseph Mbu, on Monday directed a veiled criticism at governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi, with whom he had a long-running battle until his transfer to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).Mbu, who has just been appointed as AIG zone 7, charged Wilson Inalegu, his successor at the FCT, to place sentiment aside in order to handle his [...]

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    Rivers police investigate murder of Amaechi’s uncle

Rivers police investigate murder of Amaechi’s uncle

The Rivers state command of the Nigeria Police Force is investigating the alleged killing of Mr. Sabinus Ordu, the vice principal of Government Secondary School, Aluu, Rivers state and uncle of governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi.Ordu was hacked to death at his farmland in Ubima village, Ikwerre local government area of the state, on Monday.After waiting earnestly for his return, his [...]

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    Clark: Amaechi and Jonathan will soon reconcile

Clark: Amaechi and Jonathan will soon reconcile

Elder statesman, Edwin Clark, believes that the dispute between President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state would soon be resolved.Despite belonging to the same south-south zone and (previously) the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Amaechi and Jonathan ensured a torrid relationship, and the governor defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Clark is of the opinion that Amaechi is to blame, but he [...]

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    Amaechi ‘to pitch tent’ with Buhari for APC ticket

Amaechi ‘to pitch tent’ with Buhari for APC ticket

Rivers Governor Rotimi Amaechi is highly disposed to supporting Gen. Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), his political allies have told TheCable.APC's flag bearer is expected to come from the north when the primary holds later in the year.Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and Kano Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso are also thought to be interested in the ticket.Sources [...]

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What’s happening at the airports?

Sometime in 2000, I travelled to South Africa for a week. It was the first time I was spending more than three days at a stretch outside Nigeria. I spent time looking closely at the country. As I saw more of it closely, I was inevitably depressed. I saw a country that was running well, compared to Nigeria. Good roads, [...]

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    Amaechi ‘arrested, detained’ in Ondo State

Amaechi ‘arrested, detained’ in Ondo State

Governor of  Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, has been arrested and detained in Ondo State, his commissioner for information and communications, Ibim Semenitari, has claimed.Similarly, the chief press secretary to the Edo State governor, Peter Okhiria, said the helicopter chattered to fly Adams Oshiomhole from Benin Airport to Ado Ekiti has been grounded.Semenitari issued a statement expressing the concerns of the Rivers [...]

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    Amaechi’s flight ‘grounded in Kano’

Amaechi’s flight ‘grounded in Kano’

The chartered aircraft that flew Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State to Kano State on a condolence visit to Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has been grounded, a state official said.The state commissioner for home affairs, Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam Gwarzo, told sympathisers who came to condole with Kwankwaso over the death of the former emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, at the government [...]

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