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Breaking :Amaechi, Minister of Transport meeting with FAAN Execs

The Minister of Transport, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi along with the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika are at the moment meeting with the top officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN).We gathered that the meeting is in continuation of his familiarization  tour of Departments and Agencies  under his ministry. Read More »

How Amaechi became Minister: The Unedited Version of Senate Confirmation

  Leke Adeosun It was high wire politics at its best when the Senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) took opposite sides during the session to confirm the Ministerial nomination of former Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi. The matter became so heated that the PDP Senators led by the Senate Minority ... Read More »

Amaechi’s screening: A sparkling performance-APC

The eventual appearance of former Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State for the Senate ministerial screening has thrown the state All Progressives Congress, APC, Rivers State into a frenzy as it has described his performance on the floor of the Senate during screening Thursday as sparkling befitting of a Minister. The party expressed pride and heartily congratulated its leader ... Read More »

“It is a lie” Amaechi denies visiting Saraki’s residence

Ministerial nominee and former Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi  has denied a report that  he stormed out of the residence of Senate President Bukola Saraki last Thursday. A statement in Abuja, by his Media office read   “Our attention has been drawn to the lead report in a  newspaper of today (Monday, October 19, 2015), where it ... Read More »

Diaspora group urges Senate to screen Amaechi

  The Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group has urged the Senate to without any further delay screen ministerial nominee and former Rivers State governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi and not give in to the present attempts at blackmail by some individuals. It said it is now common knowledge that these individuals and their paymasters have perfected plans to damage Amaechi’s reputation ... Read More »

Senate shifts Amaechi, Shittu screening to next week

Former Rivers State Governor, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi would have to wait till next week Tuesday to know if he will serve as a Minister of the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as the Senate this morning further postponed his scrrening. Mr. Amaechi and Mr. Adebayo Shittu where to have been screened today but it is alleged that a ... Read More »

98billion fraud: “Go to court”-Amaechi dares Wike

Former Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has challenged his successor, Chief Nyesom Wike, to go to court as recommended by the Justice George Omereji-led judicial commission of inquiry. He threw the challenge at Wike in response to the recent spate of attacks on him and allegations of corruption against his administration. This was as the former governor claimed that ... Read More »

Rivers palaver: Amaechi, others indicted, must refund N98billion

  Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has asked his predecessor, Mr Rotimi Amaechi and some others to refund about N98 billion being the proceeds from the alleged sale of the state assets and amount spent on some contracts that were not executed but paid for by the last administration. This was contained in a White Paper issued by the ... Read More »

Amaechi in trouble as Senate sets rules for ministerial screening

The Senate has set conditions that President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees must fulfil before they are confirmed ministers. The senators set the conditions at an executive session that lasted about two hours yesterday. Senate spokesperson Dino Melaye, who announced the guidelines, said the upper chamber would be “guided by the 1999 Constitution, extant laws of the country, practice and conventions of ... Read More »

Three Rivers Senators want to pull down Amaechi

The three Senators representing Rivers State in the National Assembly have kicked off plot to stop the confirmation of a former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, as minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and pull him down with submission of an 88-page petition against the former governor. Amaechi was one of the 21 ministerial nominees of President Muhammadu ... Read More »