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I Did Everything To Make Jonathan Clean Ogoniland But He Refused – Amaechi


Minister of Transport and former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi has said that immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, clearly turned his deaf ears to the plight of the Ogoni people and the Niger Delta in general.

Amaechi, who in his address at the flag-off of the implementation of the UNEC report on Ogoniland acknowledged the presence of his successor, Nyesom Wike, lamented that he did everything within his power as a governor to make Jonathan implement the UNEC report

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Now There Is No Money To Run Government – Amaechi


The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Tuesday appealed to Nigerians to be patient and give the administration more time to achieve its objectives.

Making the appeal while answering questions at the forum of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, Amaechi said:

“We encountered challenges; were we expecting to encounter those challenges? yes; did we think that we will meet the quantum or volume of those challenges?

“We didn’t anticipate that things were this bad. We thought you go to government and there would be money for you to run

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$49 Billion: Rotimi Amaechi Claims To Leak Sanusi’s Private Letter To Jonathan


Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday revealed that the Federal Government will beam its searchlight on the oil sector after the ongoing arms deal probe.

He disclosed this during a round-table discussion organised by the Business Eye in Lagos.

According to Amaechi, the Federal Government would probe the missing $49bn oil revenue, that erstwhile Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido, alleged was not remitted into the Federation Account

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82million Was Not Spent On Soyinka’s Dinner Alone! – Nddc Boss


Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mrs. Ibim Semenitari has said that although N82 million was spent by Rivers State Government to host Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, the money was not for Soyinka to eat dinner alone, other expenses were incurred.

In a Statement by Bekee Anyalewechi, Special Assistant (media) to the Ag. Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Semenitari explained that expenses covered “Dance Drama b

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Amaechi Denies Spending N82m On Dinner For Soyinka


A former governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, has debunked allegations by the state government that he misappropriated the sum of N82 million to organise a dinner for Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka.

In a statement by the Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi Media Office, Wednesday, Mr. Amaechi warned Mr. Wike “and the coterie of court-jesters and attention-seekers” in his administration to desist from peddling falsehood.

Mr. Amaechi, who is the current Minister of Transportation, also warned against making false allegations and criminalizing legitimate government

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Amaechi Spent N82million To Host Prof Soyinka To A Dinner

Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dr. Austin- Tam George, has expressed shock that former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi expended N82million to host Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka to a 3 hour dinner at a period he refused to pay salaries .

Addressing Government House, Port Harcourt correspondents on Tuesday, Dr Tam George said that the figures were contained in the hand over note prepared by the former Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of Information and Communication under the Amaechi administration.

He said : “A

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“How I Met & Fell In Love With Rotimi Amaechi” – His Wife, Judith

Dame Judith Amaechi is the wife of Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation. The immediate past First Lady of Rivers State has a charming personality like her husband’s which elicits admiration. Not many know that she has been married to Hon. Rotimi Amaechi for 22 years. Describing her husband, Dame Judith Amaechi in an interview sometime back, said,” My husband is a very wonderful person. He is very kind-hearted. Just forget the misconceptions some people have about him. He is a wonderful husband. This year will make it 22 years of our blissful marriage.” How did she meet her husband? ” I was 15 years old the first time I ever knew him. I met him again when I was 19. He met me for the first time in my life at a wedding. I was quite young at the time. I think he just loved me from the beginning. And I grew into loving him as well. He didn’t just propose to me at the first meeting. We dated for a while before we married.”

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Fayose To Buhari: Tell Nigerians Who The Looters Are, How Much They Returned

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, on Thursday, berated President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that many of those who looted the public treasuries in the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan had started returning the stolen funds to the government, saying the President should rather stay at home to govern the country instead of junketing around the globe and acting like a saint before the international community.

In a statement issued in in Ado-Ekiti by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose challenged President Buhari to tell Nigerians how much was returned and the looters who returned the stolen funds, adding that “Since the purported looted funds belong to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it ought to have been paid into the Federation Account and shared by the Federal, State and Local Government.”

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List Of Agencies Under Amaechi As A Minister Of Transport

Some of you may not know that Amaechi as Minister of transportation, has just been handed arguably the highest responsibility in the new government, as he going to supervise, re order and super intend over 10 Parastatals and agencies which employ over 30% of the entire Nigerian civil servants.

Just take a look at the highlight of the huge task and responsibility that await Hon. Minister Of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi as he takes over the ministry.

Water Ways

1. Nigerian Port Authority (NPA)

2. Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA

3 . National Clearing and Forwarding Agency (NCFA)

4. Nigeria Shippers Council (NSC)

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Amaechi: PDP Senators Reject Confirmation

THERE was a mild drama yesterday during Senate plenary when Senators from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) refused to support the approval of the votes and proceedings of last week Thursday.

PDP Senators had walked out of the Chamber when their All Progressives Congress (APC) counterparts subdued them to confirm a former governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, as a minister.

Amaechi was accused by the state government of mismanagement of the resources when he was governor. On that basis, the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions investigated the claim and recommended that the Senate should not confirm him (Amaechi) since the matter was still pending in court.Read More »