Amaechi defends linking of Nigerian railway with Niger Republic, N215.1b budget
Following outcry by Nigerians over the plan of the Federal Government to link Nigerian railway to Maradi in Niger Republic, the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi has explained...
FEC okays N61.464 billion for roads, seaport, others
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved a total of N61.464 billion to facilitate the dredging of seaport, roads and construction of buildings.
Blame your chiefs if you don’t get governorship, Amaechi tells Opobo people
Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday told Opobo people of Rivers to blame their leaders if one of them failed to emerge governor in 2019. He stated this at a reception organised by Free Rivers Development Initiative (FRDI) to honour him and Dr Dakuku Peterside, Director-General, Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (N…
Wike berates Federal Government over looters’ list
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said the Federal Government publication of the list of persons standing trial in courts and calling them looters smacks of irresponsibility in governance.
Government earmarks N90b for special economic zones, to earn $200b from Lekki Deep Seaport
The Federal Government yesterday said that it had in the past two budgets provided an aggregate of N90 billion for the development of special economic zones.It said the Lekki Deep Seaport project is in line with the objectives of creating such economic zones.
Amaechi seeks review of transportation system
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has called for a review of the country’s transport system. He made the call in Abuja at the maiden meeting of commissioners of transportation. Amaechi said the review was necessary to transform the economy to a modernised accident-free system. He urged the states to take steps to develop their transportation system…
Abuja MoU to regularise shipping operations in Africa
The Abuja Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is set to hold its third ministerial conference and ninth Port State Control Committee Meeting with the aim of developing a unified inspection procedure for the West and Central Africa sub-regions.
We are using Obasanjo’s masterplan to develop railway transport, says Amaechi
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said the current administration was implementing the masterplan introduced by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo for the development of Nigerian Railway Transport.
Amaechi threatens to expose saboteurs of $195million waterways contract
The Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi has threatened to expose people sabotaging the take off of the $195million contract for securing Nigerian territorial waters. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) had approved $195M Contract for the Security and Safety project of the Nation’s territorial waters, unfortunately, the project has been placed on hold. Amaechi, while speaking…
Government begins audit to boost maritime revenue
The Federal Government has commenced the audit of the entire operations of the maritime sector in its quest to increase its contribution to the national purse.The review was initiated by the Federal Ministry of Transportation, and has been duly approved for a private independent entity - Compliance Professionals Plc.....
Rivers APC can’t coerce Amaechi to support Abe
The Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Davies Ikanya, told ANN GODWIN that vested interests within the party are to blame for the party’s factionalisation. He said since Amaechi has insisted he won’t support Abe’s governorship aspiration, the party cannot coerce him. Would it be wrong to assert that two rallies by…