FG inaugurates NIMASA board, seeks completion of sea blue project

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The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday inaugurated the board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in Abuja, with a charge to the members to speed up completion of the Deep Blue Project. Amaechi told the new board members that the Deep Blue Project was critical to maritime security in Nigeria and the entire West and Central Africa region. He said that about 60 per cent of the project’s cost had been paid by the Federal Government. In a statement by the agency’s Head of Corporate…

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2019: Amaechi heads Buhari’s campaign organisation

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi as Secretary and Di­rector General of his campaign organization for the 2019 presidential election. Amaechi also served as the Director General of­ the Buhari-Osinbajo Presidential Campai­gn Committee in the 2014-2015 election. Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, in a statement yesterday, said the new Director General would announce o­ther appointments into the campaign stru­cture.

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Amaechi, Senator at war over APC guber ticket

Minister: Abe’s hypocritical, devious character Lawmaker: Minister blackmailing Buhari   The gulf between Transport Minister, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, and the senator representing Rivers East in the Senate, Magnus Abe, widened yesterday as the two leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) attacked each other over the party’s governorship ticket. While Amaechi described Abe as a hypocrite and a devious character who goes about calling him (Amaechi) his leader at the state APC, despite not treating him as such, Abe accused Amaechi of orchestrating a campaign against him by telling the…

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FG to convert Shippers’ Council to Transport Commission –Amaechi

  The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that the Federal Government is finally set to upgrade the Nigeria Shippers Council (NSC) to a Transport Commission. Amaechi, who said this at a news conference on the achievement of the ministry in Abuja, also assured of government capacity to entrench security on the nation’s roads. He said that the National Assembly had passed a bill that NSC should become the proposed National Transport Commission (NTC), adding that the bill is now awaiting the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to become…

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Amaechi: We’ve stopped NIMASA from awarding contracts

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The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has said that his administration barred the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, from awarding contracts because that was not the mandate given to the agency by the Act establishing it.   Amaechi, who stated this at an interactive session with journalists in Abuja, explained that he took that decision because the agency was fundamentally set up as a regulatory body, and not a contract awarding organisation.   He noted that the reason why the administrators of the agency chose to encroach on…

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Amaechi Vs Oshiomhole, fake news – Organisation

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The President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation has described as fake news speculations that its Director-General, Mr Rotimi Amechi, disparaged the APC National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole. Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN), the Director, Strategic Communications of the organisation, said this in a statement issued to the New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos. “Our attention has been drawn to a news item purporting that the Director-General of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, His Excellency, Rt. Honourable Rotimi Amaechi, disparaged the Chairman of our great party, the APC, His Excellency,…

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Amaechi: Wike is commissioning my projects

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Former Rivers State Governor and Minister of Transportation, Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, has said that some projects being commissioned by his successor, Nyesom Wike, were projects already completed by him during his administration. Amaechi stated this during a grand reception organized in his honour by the Chiefs and people of Ishimbam General Assembly (IGA) in conjunction with the Free Rivers Development Initiative (FRDI) at the Freedom Square, Elele in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state. He said that Wike was taking credits for his administration’s achievements because he (Amaechi) did…

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Rivers APC: Congresses deepen Amaechi, Abe’s feud

EMMANUEL MASHA reports on how the feud between the Minister of Transport, Chibuike Amaechi and the senator representing Rivers South-East in the National Assembly, Magnus Abe, dominated the recent congresses of the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC)   The just concluded congress elections conducted by the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the eyes of some observers were used by the Minister of Transport, Chibuike Amaechi and the senator representing Rivers South-East, Magnus Abe, to set the tone for what to expect…

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Rivers Assembly crisis: Govt files fresh charges against Amaechi’s men

The Rivers State Government yesterday filed fresh charges against a former leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Chidi Lloyd, who was allegedly involved in a brawl at the state House of Assembly which almost claimed life of a lawmaker, Hon. Michael Chinda in 2013. According to the state government, Lloyd should face fresh charges of malicious damage of the Mace of the House of Assembly and disturbance on July 9, 2013, when a fight broke out between the supporters of the then Governor Rotimi Amaechi, and those…

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Rail project: FG’ll minimize house demolition in Ogun –Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday said the Federal Government has reviewed the Lagos- Ibadan-Kano rail project to minimize demolition of houses in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Amaechi, who spoke during a working visit to the sites, stated that the Federal Government considered the relocation of the railway station within the MKO Abiola Trade Fair Complex in Abeokuta, with a view to building hotels and malls in addition to the rail station. He said this just as Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, disclosed that a sum of…

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