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Transport minister inaugurates new NIMASA board

The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, inaugurated the Board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Thursday in Abuja, with a charge to the members to speed up completion of the Deep Blue Project.

Nyesom Wike can’t obliterate my history – Rotimi Amaechi

Minister of Transport, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, has told Governor Nyesom Wike that it would be difficult for him to obliterate his achievements in Rivers State.

We have plans to construct Port Harcourt-Maiduguri railway – minister

Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has announced plans by the Federal Government to construct the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri Rail line. He said the President has also approved the building of two new seaports. One in Bonny, Rivers State and the other in Warri, Delta State.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Governor Tambuwal, Ishaku, Ortom battle for PDP governors’ forum chairmanship

With the tenure of the Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, ending soon, together with his chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, the battle to succeed him has begun to gain momentum. At least three governors from the North are gearing up to contest the position, when it becomes vacant. The occupant is expected to be a critical factor in the next presidential election in 2023.

Ohanaeze, Niger Delta group flay IPOB for attacking Romiti Amaechi in Spain

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and Coalition of Niger Delta Stakeholders for Credible Leadership, yesterday, slammed the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, for allegedly attacking the Minister for Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, in Spain.

IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu ordered us to attack Rotimi Amaechi, we are waiting for other...

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says its members attacked Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, based on an order from Nnamdi Kanu, its leader.
The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that the Lagos-Ibadan Railway project will be completed by April 2020, just as it has fixed next week as the commencement date for the test-run of the train. 5

Lagos-Ibadan railway: Federal government promises April 2020 completion deadline

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that the Lagos-Ibadan Railway project will be completed by April 2020, just as it has fixed next week as the commencement date for the test-run of the train.
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Senate screens Pius Odubu, Bernard Okumagba, 12 others for NDDC Board

The Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs Thursday screened President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees for the Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Minister reads riot act to freight forwarders

Minister of Transportation Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has said that freight forwarders who do not follow the established processes as stated by law would not be allowed to operate in Nigeria.

Four shot dead as cultists invade two Rivers communities

At least corpses of four persons have been deposited in the mortuary after gunmen believed to be members of cult groups invaded two communities, Omerelu and Ubima in Ikwerre Local Government Area shooting sporadically on Friday night.

Rotimi Amaechi, Magnus Abe at war over fresh Rivers APC congresses

It appears the trouble in the Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress, will not be over soon as factional leaders of the party, Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has queried why the immediate past senator representing Rivers South-East, Senator Magnus Abe are at each others’ throat over the forthcoming congresses of the party.
The House Committee on Land Transport has applauded the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi for the impressive extent of work achieved on the current Lagos-Ibadan rail project.

Minister embarks on inspection of Lagos-Ibadan railway

Barely two days after being sworn in as Minister, the Minister of Transportation, Hon Chibuike Amaechi, has embarked on an inspection tour of the Lagos Ibadan rail line.

Dakuku Peterside commends Senate on ministerial screening

Dr Dakuku Peterside, the Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), on Thursday commended the Senate for successfully screening former Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi.

Ministerial list: Rotimi Amaechi rewarded for hard work – Dakuku Peterside

Dr Dakuku Peterside, the Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), on Thursday commended the Senate for successfully screening former Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi.

Governors, stakeholders honour Rotimi Amaechi for contributing to economy

The contributions of the former Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi to the nation’s economy were relived in Lagos at the weekend, by some political elites and stakeholders in the maritime/transportation industry.

Rotimi Amaechi: There are plots to smear me

Former Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi has raised the alarm over plots to fund a smear campaign of calumny and lies against him.

IYM: Peter Obi must apologise to Rotimi Amaechi over Igbo presidency or…

A socio-cultural group, Ikwerre Youth Movement, IYM, has urged the vice presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Peter Obi, to apologise to the former Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, if he (Obi) could not condemn Rochas Okorocha’s statement.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Unending ‘war’ between Nigerian politicians and judges

There are three arms of government, no doubt: the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. They are very pivotal to sustainability of any democracy. Other institutions of democracy include the Election Management Bodies such as the Independent National Electoral Commission and State Independent Electoral Commission, Civil Society Organisations, the media and the political parties. Members of political parties are called politicians.

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The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate calls for quick diversification of economy, frowns against high cost of oil production

The upper chamber of the National Assembly has called on the federal government to quickly diversify the economy, following the high cost of oil production without commensurate result.

NMA: Nigerians may suffer if governors take over coronavirus management

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow states take full control of managing the COVID-19 pandemic saying Nigerians may suffer.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigerian government says churches, mosques can reopen

The Federal Government has announced relaxation of restriction on gatherings in places of worship imposed as part of the guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
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Delta doctor abducted by gunmen in government hospital

Gunmen have abducted a resident doctor identified simply as Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete at Central Hospital, Ojobo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

Panic in Imo community as ‘herdsmen’ kill security operative

There is palpable fear in Umuanuma community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State as suspected herdsmen murder a private security operative, Mr Hycinth Ikegwu, at about 6 am on Sunday while returning from work with his motorcycle.