Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    Amaechi: GE, CCECC to build transport universities in Nigeria

Amaechi: GE, CCECC to build transport universities in Nigeria

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says General Electric (GE) and the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Ltd (CCECC), will build universities of transportation in Nigeria.Speaking at The Osasu Show symposium in Abuja on Friday, Amaechi said the government is not only focusing on making the rail lines in Nigeria work, but also building capacity for Nigerians.The minister said the two [...]

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    National airline will grow Nigeria’s economy, says Amaechi

National airline will grow Nigeria’s economy, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the establishment of a national carrier will grow Nigeria's economy.In an interview with BBC, Amaechi said airline movements enhance the speed at which businesses are transacted within the country and a national airline will aid that."The speed at which business is transacted and cargoes or freight are conveyed are greatly enhanced by airline movements, [...]

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    Amaechi fires 11 rail staff for ticket ‘racketeering’

Amaechi fires 11 rail staff for ticket ‘racketeering’

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has directed that the station managers, porters, and ticket officials at Idu and Rigasa, the Abuja-Kaduna rail stations be removed for alleged ticket racketeering at the stations.Amaechi gave the directive while inspecting the rail stations on Friday.According to the minister, the step became necessary following complaints of passengers over racketeering of VIP tickets at the [...]

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    Buhari’s govt can’t get anything right ‘until Amaechi apologises’

Buhari’s govt can’t get anything right ‘until Amaechi apologises’

Seun Adeoye, presiding bishop of Sufficient Grace and Truth Ministry (SGTM) in Osun state, says the current administration cannot get anything right until Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, apologises for his “wrongs”.In a statement issued in Osogbo, the state capital on Tuesday, Adeoye said Amaechi had “offended men of God” when he alleged, in 2015, that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan bribed [...]

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    Amaechi: Abuja-Kaduna rail line generating N1m daily

Amaechi: Abuja-Kaduna rail line generating N1m daily

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the Abuja-Kaduna rail line now generates one million naira daily.In an interview with NAN, Amaechi said that the feat was due to the increase in passengers that patronise the rail.He attributed the passenger surge to the security challenges faced by commuters along the route.‘’We are spending N56 million per month, we are getting back [...]

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    Wike revokes C of O of Port Harcourt hotel where Amaechi lodges

Wike revokes C of O of Port Harcourt hotel where Amaechi lodges

The dispute between Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, and Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, is far from over as the governor has ordered the revocation of the certificate of occupancy of Novotel Hotel, Port Harcourt, one of the places where Amaechi lodges whenever he visits the state.A certificate of occupancy is what gives legal backing to a landed property.Located at [...]

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    Amaechi to Wike: How can a governor talk so recklessly and irresponsibly?

Amaechi to Wike: How can a governor talk so recklessly and irresponsibly?

Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state, has berated Nyesom Wike, his successor, for allegedly telling “lies” and accusing him of abusing his position as governor.Amaechi said this on Tuesday while responding to Wike's claims that the state government has “enough evidence” to nail Amaechi.On Monday, Wike said his administration was in possession of authentic documents that proved Amaechi’s "corrupt [...]

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    Osinbajo brings Wike, Amaechi ‘together’

Osinbajo brings Wike, Amaechi ‘together’

The last time Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, and Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, were seen together in public, both men avoided each other.Incidentally, that was exactly a year ago. Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), had invited them to a security meeting in Abuja.The issues discussed centred on the botched rerun parliamentary election, which [...]

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    Saraki, Fashola, Amaechi ‘earning N40bn double pay, life pensions’

Saraki, Fashola, Amaechi ‘earning N40bn double pay, life pensions’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, to take legal action against former governors, who are now either senators or ministers so as to recover an alleged N40bn earned in double payment.SERAP alleged that Bukola Saraki, senate president, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Godswill Akpabio, Theodore Orji, Abdullahi Adamu, Sam Egwu, Shaaba Lafiagi, are among [...]

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    Amaechi: Lagos-Ibadan rail will be in use by December 2018

Amaechi: Lagos-Ibadan rail will be in use by December 2018

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the Lagos-Ibadan rail service will be in use by December 2018.He made this known on Tuesday after assessing the project at Ijoko, in Ado Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun alongside Ibikunle Amosun, the state governor.He said the fund for the project is on ground and the federal government is committed to ensuring the [...]

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    Amaechi: Wike became governor by accident of Jonathan

Amaechi: Wike became governor by accident of Jonathan

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has said that Nyesom Wike became governor of Rivers state by the accident of former president Goodluck Jonathan.Amaechi said this in reaction to Wike's insinuation that he is angry over his title of 'Mr Project'.Wike had also alleged that commissioners and local government chairmen in Rivers paid the former governor’s wife, Judith, on monthly basis.Speaking during an [...]

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    Wike: Amaechi is angry because I’m called ‘Mr Project’

Wike: Amaechi is angry because I’m called ‘Mr Project’

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says Rotimi Amaechi, his predecessor, is upset that he is called "Mr. Project".Speaking on Monday during an interview on Rhythm FM, a Port Harcourt-based radio station, Wike criticised the minister of transportation over his recent comments on his administration.Amaechi had reportedly taken a swipe at the 'Mr. Project' tag given to his successor.Reacting, Wike described Amaechi's [...]

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    Rivers APC: Amaechi did not sack any party executive… no crisis here

Rivers APC: Amaechi did not sack any party executive… no crisis here

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied that the existence of an internal crisis within its fold.The party said no member of its leadership has been removed, noting that Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, only made changes "in his own political team".In a statement on Saturday, Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, chairman, Rivers APC, said no member [...]

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    Amaechi: FG working to secure loan for upgrade of eastern rail lines

Amaechi: FG working to secure loan for upgrade of eastern rail lines

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the federal government is working towards securing a loan for the upgrade of the eastern rail lines.On May 16, the senate summoned Amaechi over the alleged exclusion of the eastern rail lines from upgrade.Enyinnaya Abaribe, a senator from Abia state, had said eastern rail which connects the south-east to the north-eastern part of the country [...]

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    In six months you’ll no longer be harassed in our waters, Amaechi assures shippers

In six months you’ll no longer be harassed in our waters, Amaechi assures shippers

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has assured shippers that Nigerian waters will be a lot safer in six months time.The minister said the country will spend $186m to combat piracy in a bid to safeguard its waters and vessels moving in and out of the country.He made the disclosure on Thursday while delivering a speech at Nor-Shipping’s inaugural Africa Podium in Oslo, [...]

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    Transport ministry: Eastern rail lines NOT excluded from proposed upgrade

Transport ministry: Eastern rail lines NOT excluded from proposed upgrade

The ministry of transport says the south-east rail lines are not excluded from federal government's plan to upgrade the country's railways.On April 26, President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter to national assembly sought the approval of the lawmakers to borrow $5.851 billion for the upgrade of various sections of the Nigerian railway.But on Tuesday, the senate, after considering a motion, [...]

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