Friday, November 16, 2018

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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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    Amaechi: How my friend gave me N200m after I prayed for three months

Amaechi: How my friend gave me N200m after I prayed for three months

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says after praying and fasting for three months, God used a friend to help him raise N200 million needed for his personal expenditure and litigation fees to reclaim his mandate in the 2007 election.Although Amaechi won the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), it was Celestine Omehia, his cousin, who represented PDP in [...]

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    It’s time to stop criticising Jonathan’s govt, says Amaechi

It’s time to stop criticising Jonathan’s govt, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he agrees with those saying the current administration should stop criticising ex-president Goodluck Jonathan's government.Amaechi said it is time for the present government "to do our own" and "leverage on what we know".The minister said this on Wednesday when he received the report of the inter-ministerial committee for the finalisation of the Draft National [...]

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    PHOTOS: Soyinka in US church as son weds

PHOTOS: Soyinka in US church as son weds

Wole Soyinka, renowned playwright and professor, attended the wedding of Oretunlewa, one of his sons, in the US over the weekend.Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, was a guest at the occasion which also had in attendance other family members of the couple.Here are some pictures:Photo credit: Punch [...]

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    ‘I narrowly escaped being shot’ — Amaechi counters Wike’s claim

‘I narrowly escaped being shot’ — Amaechi counters Wike’s claim

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he "narrowly" escaped being shot by security men attached to Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state.Wike had earlier alleged that he was attacked by security operatives attached to the minister.Convoys of the two men clashed on Saturday along Trans-Amadi road, Nwaja axis, in Port-Harcourt.In a statement, Amaechi alleged that "gun-totting security men attached to [...]

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    Wike: Amaechi’s security aides attacked me

Wike: Amaechi’s security aides attacked me

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has reportedly been attacked at Nwanja Junction on Trans-Amadi road.Simeon Nwakaudu, the governor's spokesman, said the attack was carried out by operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) and soldiers of the Nigerian army attached to Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation.He said the incident took place on Saturday while the governor was on project [...]

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    Amaechi: Buhari sleeps and wakes up thinking about our railway

Amaechi: Buhari sleeps and wakes up thinking about our railway

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says President Muhammadu Buhari "sleeps and wakes up thinking about the nation's railway.Amaechi said this after meeting with the president on Thursday.He said his ministry was expecting a total of 17 locomotives to boost rail transportation."The president sleeps and wakes up thinking about our railways; therefore I must always see him and tell him how [...]

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    I have failed this nation, says Melaye

I have failed this nation, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, has included himself among the political elite who have failed Nigeria and her teeming youth.Speaking at The Osasu Show Symposium in Abuja on Friday, Melaye said politics being played by the elite is responsible for poverty and hunger in Nigeria, and both ills have no political party.Melaye, who spoke as one of [...]

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