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    Malami: PDP abusing freedom of speech

Malami: PDP abusing freedom of speech

Abubakar Malami, attorney general of the federation (AGF) and minister of justice, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of "taking the freedom of speech too far".Malami was reacting to the allegations that he was involved in a plot to cause constitutional crisis in Rivers state.The PDP had alleged that Malami and Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, were pressuring the [...]

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    PDP: Amaechi pushing for fresh guber poll in Rivers

PDP: Amaechi pushing for fresh guber poll in Rivers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, of plotting to cause constitutional crisis in Rivers state.The party is alleging that the minister, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is seeking the supreme court to overturn its earlier judgement disqualifying the party from participating in the general election and ordering a fresh poll.The Independent [...]

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    Amaechi: Those manning 17 checkpoints on Badagry-Seme Road are not known

Amaechi: Those manning 17 checkpoints on Badagry-Seme Road are not known

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has expressed dismay over the multiple checkpoints along the Badagry-Seme expressway.Amaechi expressed this concern on Wednesday while speaking with NAN in Lagos.He said he saw about 17 checkpoints on the way to Seme border town.The minister asked Nigerians to be patient as the federal government is fixing the Badagry road with the support of [...]

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    ‘APC not aligning with any party in Rivers’ — Oshiomhole denies Amaechi’s claim

‘APC not aligning with any party in Rivers’ — Oshiomhole denies Amaechi’s claim

Adams Oshiomhole says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is not in alignment with any other party in Rivers state.Speaking when he featured on a Channels TV programme on Friday, the APC national chairman said neither him nor the party's national working committee is aware of any of such alignment.The APC did not field any candidate for the Rivers governorship election [...]

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    Rivers AAC guber candidate: My running mate lied… Amaechi didn’t force us to sign any letter

Rivers AAC guber candidate: My running mate lied… Amaechi didn’t force us to sign any letter

Biokpomabo Awara, governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers state, has expressed disappointment over the defection of his running mate, Akpo Yeeh, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Yeeh defected to the PDP on Monday, alleging that Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, forced him to sign an undated letter that he would step down after inauguration.But speaking at a [...]

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    Amaechi vs Wike: Trivializing the irrelevant

Amaechi vs Wike: Trivializing the irrelevant

BY ADAMU GWAZUWANGIn the aftermath of the 2019 elections, Rivers State will continue to intrigue sociologists and political analysts alike, regarding the rather rapid escalation in the scale of politically-related violence even as there is empirical evidence of the dramatic pace and scope of infrastructural development projects which have significantly enhanced the welfare and empowerment of the majority population, in [...]

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    Magnus Abe mocks Amaechi’s ally: Is Buhari also working with Wike?

Magnus Abe mocks Amaechi’s ally: Is Buhari also working with Wike?

Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east senatorial district, has asked supporters of Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, to stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari for their woes.Abe was reacting to comments made by Chidi Loyd, an ally of Amaechi, who had accused the president of abandoning members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state “when they needed him the most.”The [...]

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    Amaechi endorses guber candidate of Sowore’s party in Rivers

Amaechi endorses guber candidate of Sowore’s party in Rivers

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has declared his support for Awara Biokpomabo, governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers state.Omoyele Sowore, publisher of SaharaReporters, contested the presidential election under the platform of the AAC.Amaechi, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), made this known while addressing APC members and supporters in Eleme local government area of [...]

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    Amaechi: Buhari knows Nigerians have suffered enough

Amaechi: Buhari knows Nigerians have suffered enough

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says President Muhammadu Buhari will run an inclusive government because he is "guided by the fact that Nigerians have suffered enough".Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, the minister thanked Nigerians for voting the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the election.He said the support for the ruling party in the south has tripled, adding that there [...]

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    APC chieftain to Yakubu: Relist Rivers’ candidates or risk jail

APC chieftain to Yakubu: Relist Rivers’ candidates or risk jail

Eze Eze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, says Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), risks a jail sentence by not including the party's candidate in Rivers state on the ballot.In a statement on Thursday, Eze said INEC has no reason not to include the governorship, federal and state assembly candidates [...]

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    How ego, internal crisis cost APC two governorship and 84 legislative seats

How ego, internal crisis cost APC two governorship and 84 legislative seats

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has barred the All Progressives Congress (APC) from fielding candidates in Rivers and Zamfara states and this decision has dire consequences for the party. The commission said it took the decision because of the failure of the party to hold primary polls. Except a last-minute change, the APC would keep regretting its inability to put its [...]

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    Rivers APC: Despite court judgement, all our candidates will be on the ballot and we’ll win

Rivers APC: Despite court judgement, all our candidates will be on the ballot and we’ll win

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state says the judgement of the supreme court will not affect the candidature of Tonye Cole, its governorship candidate.In a statement on Friday, Chris Finebone, spokesman of the faction, maintained that all its candidates in the state will be on the ballot and win the elections.Earlier in the day, a [...]

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    Okorocha: Oshiomhole, Amaechi planning to stop me by all means

Okorocha: Oshiomhole, Amaechi planning to stop me by all means

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, are trying to stop his political progress by all means.Addressing some of his supporters on Tuesday, he said their calculation is that he would be a strong force to contend with in 2023, hence, the plan to stop him.He [...]

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‘Transportation system abandoned before Buhari but we are fixing it’– NPA MD on Apapa gridlock

Hadiza Bala-Usman, managing director of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), says intermodal transportation system had been abandoned for years but is currently undergoing an overhaul.Bala-Usman was speaking at the National Youth Interactive Session with President Muhammadu Buhari in Kaduna on Friday.Also present at the session were Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing; Adamu Adamu, minister of education [...]

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    Amaechi: Obasanjo forced me into exile yet he is comparing Buhari to Abacha

Amaechi: Obasanjo forced me into exile yet he is comparing Buhari to Abacha

Rotimi Amaechi, director general of the reelection campaign of  President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday recollected how he went into a 10-month exile in Ghana in 2006 when ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo was in power.Narrating his experience, Amaechi tackled Obasanjo for saying President Muhammadu Buhari had returned Nigeria to the "Abacha era".Obasanjo said this at a press conference in Abeokuta, Ogun state, [...]

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    LISTEN: Amaechi praises Obasanjo in new audio, says he’s the only true Nigerian

LISTEN: Amaechi praises Obasanjo in new audio, says he’s the only true Nigerian

Rotimi Amaechi, director general of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, has described former president Olusegun Obasanjo as a patriot.The former Rivers governor said Obasanjo is the only Nigerian that loves the country.Amaechi, who is the minister of transportation, made the remark in an audio clip released by Reno Omokri, former media aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan."I don’t think Nigeria can [...]

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