Sunday, September 23, 2018

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    FG: Why rail project to Niger Republic is necessary

FG: Why rail project to Niger Republic is necessary

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the proposed railway line from Kano to Maradi, a border town in Niger, will help grow Nigeria's economy.In his New Year speech, President Muhammadu Buhari announced that were negotiations for the construction of a rail line from Kano to Maradi.But this was greeted with wide criticisms.Speaking with journalists on Thursday in Abuja, Amaechi said [...]

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    Amaechi: I’d be foolish to say there’s no corruption under Buhari

Amaechi: I’d be foolish to say there’s no corruption under Buhari

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he would be "nearly foolish" to say there is no corruption in the current administration.Speaking with select media houses, including TheCable, Amaechi said the corruption that might be found in the present government can not be compared with what obtained in previous administrations.He said under President Muhammadu Buhari, there are consequences for corrupt acts.Asked [...]

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    Amaechi: Nigeria will go 10 steps backwards if APC loses in 2019

Amaechi: Nigeria will go 10 steps backwards if APC loses in 2019

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says if the All Progressives Congress (APC) loses the 2019 election, Nigeria will be taken 10 steps backwards.The minister said this while speaking with select journalists in Abuja on Thursday.Amaechi said the APC government needs another four years to surmount the challenges it met in office.While admitting that the Buhari administration has made mistakes, he [...]

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    Amaechi: I could have been killed because of Buhari

Amaechi: I could have been killed because of Buhari

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he could have been killed during the fight to install President Muhammadu Buhari.Amaechi, who was director-general of the campaign team of Buhari, de-marketed former President Goodluck Jonathan, who was a threat to the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC).He attacked Jonathan in public and private and as the election drew near, there were [...]

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    Amaechi’s wife: How we moved from one house to the other before my husband’s victory at supreme court

Amaechi’s wife: How we moved from one house to the other before my husband’s victory at supreme court

Judith Amaechi, wife of Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says her life was in danger before the supreme court pronounced her husband governor.Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo denied Amaechi from contesting the 2007 governorship election after a "K-leg theory" was propounded.The party then gave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to Celestine Omehia who eventually won the election but was later sacked [...]

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    Court affirms SERAP’s right to challenge ‘double pay’ of Akpabio, Amaechi, Saraki

Court affirms SERAP’s right to challenge ‘double pay’ of Akpabio, Amaechi, Saraki

The federal high court, Lagos, says the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) is right to institute a suit seeking to stop former governors who are serving as senators and ministers from receiving "double pay and life pensions".In a ruling on Friday, Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, the judge handling the case, gave leave to SERAP to compel Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation [...]

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    Wike: If election holds 100 times in Rivers, PDP will win

Wike: If election holds 100 times in Rivers, PDP will win

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says that the electoral prospects of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state has brightened owing to the "remarkable performance of his administration".Speaking during a radio interview in the state capital, Wike said the programmes rolled out by his administration have made the PDP popular among the electorate."If elections are held 100 times [...]

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    Amaechi: Unforeseen challenges delaying Lagos-Ibadan rail

Amaechi: Unforeseen challenges delaying Lagos-Ibadan rail

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, unforeseen challenges are affecting the construction of a standard gauge railway line between Lagos and Ibadan.The $1.5 billion project was scheduled to be completed in December 2018.The minister said China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, the project contractor, has had to contend with a number of obstructions on the rail line’s right of way such [...]

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    Amaechi says Wike is playing ‘witchcraft’ politics

Amaechi says Wike is playing ‘witchcraft’ politics

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, is playing “witchcraft" politics in the state.Amaechi said this on Monday in reaction to the killings in parts of Rivers.Thirty persons were reportedly killed in two separate attacks in the state, including in Omoku community.In an address to Rivers citizens, Amaechi accused the governor of “failing” in his [...]

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    PDP: Amaechi must resign if APC has any strand of dignity

PDP: Amaechi must resign if APC has any strand of dignity

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, to resign immediately.In a statement on Thursday, the party said Amaechi's reported appointment as the director-general of President Muhammadu Buhari's presidential campaign team is unconstitutional.Reports had emerged that Buhari has asked the minister to lead his re-election campaign team.The PDP said Amaechi cannot take up the offer while still [...]

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    Report: Buhari appoints Amaechi campaign DG for 2019

Report: Buhari appoints Amaechi campaign DG for 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, as the director-general of his election campaign, THISDAY is reporting.Amaechi was the director-general of Buhari’s campaign in 2015.Although Buhari has not made his reelection bid public, there are indications that the president seeks to remain in office till 2023.Many groups and top politicians have endorsed Buhari but the president has [...]

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    Amaechi: Kano to Abuja rail ticket too cheap

Amaechi: Kano to Abuja rail ticket too cheap

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the price of the rail tickets from Abuja to Kaduna is cheap, hence a need to increase it.The minister made this comment on Tuesday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.At present, the executive class ticket is sold at N1,500 while the standard class goes for N1,050.The minister also said the president would soon inaugurate [...]

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    Amaechi: Wike thinks about me even when he’s in toilet

Amaechi: Wike thinks about me even when he’s in toilet

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has just one agenda which is “Amaechi”.The minister, who governed Rivers between 2007 and 2015, said this when he featured on Question Time, a programme on Channels Television.“The governor has just one agenda – if he is in his toilet, ‘Amaechi’; if he is outside his toilet, ‘Amaechi’,” [...]

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    Omokri: Anyone accusing GEJ of squandering $65bn is ignorant

Omokri: Anyone accusing GEJ of squandering $65bn is ignorant

Reno Omokri, ex-aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan on new media, says Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, is ignorant.Omokri said this in reaction to Amaechi's statement that former President Olusegun Obasanjo left $65 billion in the excess crude account (ECA) but it was frittered away under Jonathan's watch.TheCable fact-checked Amaechi's claim.In a statement on Wednesday, Omokri said when Amaechi was [...]

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    ‘Where’s the $65bn OBJ left in excess crude account?’ — Amaechi fires another shot at GEJ

‘Where’s the $65bn OBJ left in excess crude account?’ — Amaechi fires another shot at GEJ

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has fired yet another shot at former President Goodluck Jonathan.This comes less than a week after the minister said the time to stop blaming Jonathan had come.Speaking with NAN in Lagos, Amaechi said former President Olusegun Obasanjo left $65 billion in the excess crude account but it was frittered away.WHAT IS EXCESS CRUDE ACCOUNT?It [...]

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