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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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GE’s $2.7bn investment on infrastructure to create jobs, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation says General Electric’s (GE) investment of $2.7 billion dollars on infrastructure projects will create jobs. In an interview with NAN, Amaechi said the project will cover operation and maintenance (O and M) of the entire narrow gauge lines concession. The narrow gauge rail lines he said, would be managed for the period of 20 to 30 years, [...]

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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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    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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