Friday, November 16, 2018

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    Tonye Cole resigns from Sahara Energy to join politics

Tonye Cole resigns from Sahara Energy to join politics

Tonye Cole, an executive director of Sahara Group, has resigned from his position to join active politics.Cole, who co-founded the company in 1996, will be contesting for the gubernatorial seat in Rivers."The Board and management of The Sahara Group of Companies wish to inform the general public and other stakeholders that one of our co-founders and Executive Director, Mr Tonye [...]

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    Amaechi: It’s a fallacy! I never appointed governorship candidate for Rivers APC

Amaechi: It’s a fallacy! I never appointed governorship candidate for Rivers APC

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he never appointed a governorship candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state.Amaechi, a former governor, is the leader of the political party in Rivers.The minister was alleged to have endorsed Tonye Cole, co-founder of Sahara Energy, as the candidate of the party for the 2019 governorship election.But in a statement released [...]

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    Amaechi ‘not satisfied’ with work on Lagos-Ibadan railway

Amaechi ‘not satisfied’ with work on Lagos-Ibadan railway

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says although work is progressing on the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line, he is not satisfied.Amaechi said this on Monday when he inspected sections of the projects.The minister lamented that the rains have slowed down the project as it has hindered earthwork."We are progressing and you will agree with me that we are. We [...]

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    Amaechi: If Buhari contests election on a sick bed, Bauchi people will vote for him

Amaechi: If Buhari contests election on a sick bed, Bauchi people will vote for him

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says some of the legislators who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) are from areas President Muhammadu Buhari would win comfortably.On Tuesday, 14 senators, including Isa Misau from Bauchi state, and 37 members of the house of representatives left the ruling party.Speaking with journalists after inspecting sections of the Itakpe-Warri rail line on Friday, [...]

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    Sanusi unhappy with Nigerian ministers for missing meeting with investors in Washington

Sanusi unhappy with Nigerian ministers for missing meeting with investors in Washington

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the emir of Kano, has expressed displeasure with the absence of government officials at a meeting with investors in Washington DC.Speaking to journalists at an investment programme organised by the Nigerian embassy, Sanusi said Nigeria might lose investors because of tardiness and lackadaisical attitude.The ministers who did not attend the event were Audu Ogbeh (agriculture), Ogbonnaya Onu [...]

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    Amaechi: We increased train fare because rich people use it more than the poor

Amaechi: We increased train fare because rich people use it more than the poor

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the train fares between Kaduna and Abuja were increased because a majority of those using the service are rich.Speaking on Thursday at the 3rd edition of the Kaduna Investment Summit, Amaechi said the intention of the president towards the railway was to transport poor people."Some of you have been asking why we increased the fare [...]

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    Amaechi asks Igbo to seek forgiveness for voting against Buhari in 2015

Amaechi asks Igbo to seek forgiveness for voting against Buhari in 2015

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has asked the Igbo to support President Muhammadu Buhari's second term bid.But he says they should first “go for confession, seek forgiveness” and join the All Progressives Congress (APC) where they will have a chance of producing Buhari's successor.Amaechi said this on Wednesday while delivering a lecture on ‘The Igbo in the politics of Nigeria’ [...]

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    Amaechi: PH to Maiduguri rail line to cover 2,000km in six states

Amaechi: PH to Maiduguri rail line to cover 2,000km in six states

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the Port-Harcourt to Maiduguri rail line will cut across six states of Imo, Anambra, Ebonyi, Gombe, Adamawa and Yobe.Addressing journalists on Friday, the minister said the rail line will cover a total of 2,000 kilometres.In August, Amaechi said President Muhammadu Buhari approved the rail line alongside the ones of Kano to Daura, in Katsina [...]

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    PDP: Amaechi is an overwhelmed salesman of a rejected product

PDP: Amaechi is an overwhelmed salesman of a rejected product

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, as an "overwhelmed salesman of a rejected product".There are reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Amaechi as the director-general of his reelection campaign.Although Amaechi has not spoken about the appointment publicly, he told journalists on Thursday that corruption would return "automatically" if the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not win [...]

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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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