Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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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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    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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