Saturday, September 22, 2018

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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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    Airport closure: Helicopter service ‘now available’ from Kaduna to Abuja – but for N50k

Airport closure: Helicopter service ‘now available’ from Kaduna to Abuja – but for N50k

Helicopter services are now available for passengers who do not wish to travel from Kaduna to Abuja by road, after the closure of the Nnamdi Azikwe International airport in Abuja.The federal government had earlier announced the closure of the Abuja airport, with plans to redirect flights to Kaduna airport, for a period of six weeks, to allow repair works on [...]

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    Don’t incite the public against us, senate warns Amaechi

Don’t incite the public against us, senate warns Amaechi

Abdullahi Sabi, spokesman of the senate, says a comment credited to Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transport, on a loan for the country's railway, is an attempt to incite the public against the upper legislative chamber.On Monday, Amaechi said the $7.5 billion loan which the federal government had secured for a standard rail gauge from Lagos to Kano was part of [...]

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    Amaechi: You have to wait… we didn’t promise to solve these problems in one year

Amaechi: You have to wait… we didn’t promise to solve these problems in one year

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari did not promise to solve the country's problems in one year.Speaking at a town hall meeting in Ilorin on Monday, Amaechi advised Nigerians to wait till the end of four years before assessing the government.“We did not promise you that those challenges will be solved in one year; [...]

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    Ameachi: China’s $1.5bn loan ready — but we need national assembly approval to borrow

Ameachi: China’s $1.5bn loan ready — but we need national assembly approval to borrow

Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation, has urged the national assembly to approve the federal government’s borrowing plan so as to begin the construction of rail projects in the country.The minister said the China Exim Bank was ready to loan $1.5bn to Nigeria for the Lagos-Ibadan rail line but approval was needed before the agreement can be signed.Amaechi made this known on Tuesday [...]

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    Amaechi: GEJ released $15m for seized helicopters but Wike frustrated the project

Amaechi: GEJ released $15m for seized helicopters but Wike frustrated the project

Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state, has admitted that his administration procured the two helicopters impounded by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).On Friday, customs announced that the aircraft, which were seized in November, had been handed over to the air force.The agency had said the helicopters were given to the force because the persons who imported them refused to [...]

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    Wike: Amaechi imported helicopters seized by customs

Wike: Amaechi imported helicopters seized by customs

The  two armoured helicopters seized by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) were ordered by Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, the incumbent governor, has said.On Friday, customs announced that it had handed over the aircraft it impounded in November, to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).It said the helicopters were given to the force because the persons who [...]

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    Amaechi: I’ll soon go on vacation… and I’ll also have a medical checkup

Amaechi: I’ll soon go on vacation… and I’ll also have a medical checkup

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he will soon embark on a 10-day vacation.Dismissing the reports that President Muhammadu Buhari is ill, Amaechi told Arise TV that he did not believe that Buhari’s medical history should be discussed.Buhari is currently holidaying in the UK, where he is also expected to undergo medical checkups, and this has raised concerns on the [...]

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    No going back on closure of Abuja airport, says Amaechi

No going back on closure of Abuja airport, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the federal government will not back down from its decision to close the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.Speaking at the second presidential business forum in Abuja on Monday, Amaechi said an aircraft belonging to Lufthansa had been grounded for the past three days as a result of damage to the plane’s gear while it was [...]

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    My administration has built over 200 roads and bridges, says Wike

My administration has built over 200 roads and bridges, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says over 200 roads and bridges have been built since his administration came on board 18 months ago.The governor said this while inspecting ongoing projects across Rivers east and Rivers south-east and Rivers west senatorial districts.He expressed delight that his government distributed the projects across the nooks and crannies of the state. Wike also said [...]

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    Amaechi: I call this the election of our lives

Amaechi: I call this the election of our lives

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has described Saturday's legislative rerun poll of Rivers state as “the election of our lives”.Speaking at a mega rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Liberation Stadium in Port Harcourt on Thursday, Amaechi said the era of asking the people not to fight was over.He charged the people to turn out en masse, [...]

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    I was more popular than any PDP governor, says Amaechi

I was more popular than any PDP governor, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he was "more popular than any PDP stakeholder, including governors" during his eight years at the helm of Rivers state.Amaechi, who presided over the state between 2007 and 2015, said his goodwill remained intact throughout his tenure because he never abused office.Amaechi spoke in Port Harcourt after arriving in the state for Saturday’s legislative rerun [...]

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    Wike is the shining light of infrastructural development, says Akpabio

Wike is the shining light of infrastructural development, says Akpabio

Godswill Akpabio, senate minority leader, has described Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, as Nigeria’s shinning light of infrastructural development.According to Simeon Nwakaudu, special assistant to the Rivers state governor on electronic media, said Akpabio made the commendation during a courtesy visit to Wike in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital.The senate minority leader reportedly commended the governor for transforming the [...]

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    N27m cash was ‘found in Justice Ngwuta’s bathroom’ but it later disappeared

N27m cash was ‘found in Justice Ngwuta’s bathroom’ but it later disappeared

Twenty-seven million naira in cash was found at the residence‎ of Sylvester Ngwuta, justice of the supreme court, but it "completely disappeared", Charles‎ Adeogun Philips, counsel to the federal government, told a federal high court, on Monday.Philips, who was arguing against a bail application by Kanu Agabi (SAN), Ngwuta's counsel, said the money was found in the bathroom of the Ebonyi [...]

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    Kidnapped in Port Harcourt, veteran journalist narrates her 14-day encounter in captivity

Kidnapped in Port Harcourt, veteran journalist narrates her 14-day encounter in captivity

Donu Kogbara, an experienced journalist, who began her career with The Times of London, and later worked with BBC, and The Economist, was abducted inside her residence in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on August 30, 2015.She spent two weeks in captivity, fearing for her life at some points, escaping rape, and being subjected to physical and psychological torture.In a [...]

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    Amaechi: US Democrats went to sleep but we are ready for battle in Rivers

Amaechi: US Democrats went to sleep but we are ready for battle in Rivers

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, made reference to the US presidential election while addressing supporters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) ahead of the legislative rerun election in Rivers state.According to THE NATION, Amaechi said candidates of the APC must win at all costs, and urged supporters of the party not to succumb to the alleged threats and intimidation of [...]

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