Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi
Amaechi reacts to court order for former governors to refund paid pensions
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Thursday denied receiving pensions as the former governor of Rivers state. "I have never requested for or collected one kobo as pension from R/State Govt," Amaechi said on Twitter on Thursday "If offered, I will politely decline & request that the money should be given to Rivers State…
Amaechi, Akpabio, Aliero on pension refund list
Some former state governors may have to return pensions and allowances received after leaving office. This followed a judgment by a Federal High Court in Lagos
Buhari pledges stronger Nigeria-Russia ties as Amaechi seals railway deal
President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that the existing ties between Nigeria and Russia would be strengthened for mutuality in a humane, inclusive and diversified environment.
Nigeria moves to protect West Africa’s $286b maritime trade
The spate of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea is posing a serious threat to import and export trade worth $286 billion in West Africa, stakeholders have disclosed.
Uproar, objections greet Amaechi’s screening in Senate
The Senate was yesterday uproarious when former Transportation Minister, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, entered the red chamber for his screening. The exercise to confirm the 43 ministerial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja had begun peacefully at 11:00 a.m. and was proceeding in that fashion until the one-time Rivers State governor took his turn that was greeted with rowdiness, protests, and harsh remarks.
Amaechi and search for statesmen beyond politics
Until the emergence of President Goodluck Jonathan, people of the South-South or Niger Delta had only played a marginal role in Nigeria’s political equation in spite of being the country’s economic mainstay.
Nigeria seeks fresh $1.8 billion Chinese loan for coastal rail line
Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday said the Federal Government had requested a fresh $1.8 billion...
Rivers APC: Legal odyssey ends in despair
In the past eleven months, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has been locked in a cycle of legal tussle that only came to an end at the Supreme Court, last week. The APC’s self-inflicted crisis due to its failure to adhere to the tenets of internal democracy flagrant disobedient to court orders,…
APC, Amaechi supported us unconditionally, says Rivers State AAC gubernatorial candidate
The purported resignation of the African Action Congress (AAC) running mate in Rivers State, Akpo Bomba Yeeh, has been flayed by its gubernatorial candidate, Engineer Biokpomabo Awara, who also berated the former for defecting to the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
Realising NIMASA’s maritime industry growth projections
The maritime sector is often seen as a catalyst for commerce, economic growth and nation-building, because of its link to imports and exports. This makes it critical to trade facilitation, hence the need to review key industry indices and forecasts to guide investments in the sector. The latest Maritime Industry Report 2019- 2020, released by…
Wike links major political crisis to godfatherism
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has linked major political crisis bedeviling the country to godfatherism. Wike, who spoke in an interview at the Government House, Port Harcourt yesterday, regretted that some former governors and out-going governors expend energy and resources to impose successors on their respective states. He said the struggle to impose a governor…