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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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    Senate summons Amaechi over ‘exclusion’ of eastern rail lines from upgrade

Senate summons Amaechi over ‘exclusion’ of eastern rail lines from upgrade

The senate has summoned Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transport, to explain why the eastern corridor of the country's rail lines was excluded from the proposed loan from the China Exim bank.President Muhammadu Buhari had in April sent a letter to national assembly seeking the approval of the lawmakers to borrow $5.851 billion for the upgrade of various sections of the [...]

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    Ikoyi cash: I have been vindicated, Wike shouldn’t go scot-free, says Amaechi

Ikoyi cash: I have been vindicated, Wike shouldn’t go scot-free, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has again lampooned Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, over his claim that the over $43m discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in an Ikoyi apartment was kept by the minister.Wike had earlier alleged that the money “was part of stolen funds” hidden by Amaechi.He had given the federal government a 7-day [...]

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    Amaechi: Jonathan released N34bn for dredging of River Niger — but Buhari will get it done with N100m

Amaechi: Jonathan released N34bn for dredging of River Niger — but Buhari will get it done with N100m

Rotimi Amaechi, minister for transportation, says the administration of Goodluck Jonathan paid a contractor N34bn for the dredging of River Niger.He said the Muhammadu Buhari administration will spend only N100 million on the project.Amaechi however failed to say whether the funds released by the last administration was expended on the dredging.According to The Nation, the minister made the disclosure on Thursday [...]

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    Amaechi’s spokesman attacks Reno Omokri on Twitter

Amaechi’s spokesman attacks Reno Omokri on Twitter

David Iyofor, spokesman of Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, attacked Reno Omokri, an aide of former President Goodluck Jonathan, over the comment of the minister that he does not like money.Last week, during an interview with Channels Television, Amaechi said he could not be corrupt since he does not like money.“Is my honesty in doubt?” Amaechi had asked.“I have told [...]

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    Amaechi: How can I be corrupt when I don’t like money?

Amaechi: How can I be corrupt when I don’t like money?

Rotimi Amaechi, minister for transportation, says he is not corrupt and that he does not like money.In an interview on Channels TV, Amaechi said he is one of the "very few" honest Nigerians.He claimed that Nigerians owe him a lot for saving the country from the corrupt practices of the previous administration.“Is my honesty in doubt?” Amaechi asked.“I have told [...]

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    Seized $43m: Amaechi files N2bn suit against Fani-Kayode, Fayose’s spokesman

Seized $43m: Amaechi files N2bn suit against Fani-Kayode, Fayose’s spokesman

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has filed a N2 billion suit against Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, and Lere Olayinka, spokesman of Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state.The duo had accused Amaechi of owning the $43 million which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) found in a Lagos residence.In separate letters to Fani-Kayode and Olayinka, Lateef Fagbemi, [...]

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    Wike has declared war on the federal government, says Amaechi

Wike has declared war on the federal government, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has declared war on the federal government.Reacting to the allegation of Wike that the money discovered in a flat in Ikoyi, Lagos, belongs to Rivers state government, Amaechi described Wike as a “confused child”.Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) who raided the place on Wednesday discovered [...]

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    Reps threaten to block funds allocated to Amaechi’s ministry

Reps threaten to block funds allocated to Amaechi’s ministry

Four committees of the house of representatives on Tuesday jointly expressed dissatisfaction over the implementation of the ministry of transportation’s 2016 budget.Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state, is the one in charge of the ministry.The committees on aviation; land transport; maritime safety and administration; ports, harbours and waterways visited the ministry’s headquarters in Abuja on oversight function.Mohammed Bago, chairman, [...]

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    Before it is too late: My second epistle to Wendell Simlin aka Reno Omokri

Before it is too late: My second epistle to Wendell Simlin aka Reno Omokri

BY DAVID IYOFORMy Dear Wendell Simlin aka Reno Omokri,If you are astonished that I am writing you a second letter so soon, barely 24 hours after I lovingly admonished you in my first epistle to you, kindly pardon me.I do not mean to belabour you with this letter (it's not like you have anything else to do with your life, [...]

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    Amaechi to govs: Don’t ban Okada riders  — a lot of Nigerians depend on them

Amaechi to govs: Don’t ban Okada riders — a lot of Nigerians depend on them

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has told governors not to ban motorcycles and tricycles because doing so "would affect the nation’s economy negatively".Speaking on Tuesday in Abuja during the celebration of the national day of Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners, Repairers and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN), Amaechi said a lot of Nigerians depend on them.He said commercial cyclists [...]

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