• Reps summon Ameachi over NIMASA’s N25m donation to ‎shipping chamber

    Reps summon Ameachi over NIMASA’s N25m donation to ‎shipping chamber

    According to reports, the House of Representatives on Wednesday summoned the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, to explain the ministry’s role in the authorization and spending of N25. 250 million as donation without appropriation in 2008.

    Amaechi is expected to appear before the House Committee on Public Accounts.

    Deputy Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Ibrahim Baba, explained that Amaechi is expected to appear before the committee with records of the ministry’s budgetary appropriations for 2008, so as to determine whether or not […]

  • Amaechi May Be Removed As Minister -Senator Shehu Sani Says

    Amaechi May Be Removed As Minister -Senator Shehu Sani Says

    Report gathered that Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna) has listed the condition according to which President Muhammadu Buhari may remove Rotimi Amaechi, ex-governor of Rivers state, as a minister.

    He stated that Amaechi will stop to be a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria if he is found guilty by any capable court of corruption.

    The senator added that this during a get-well-soon visit to a veteran journalist and columnist, Abdulkareem Albashir.

    Sani said: “The APC position on corrupt allegation is that […]

  • We Vow To Withdraw Support For Saraki if Amaechi Is Confirmed, Says PDP Senators

    We Vow To Withdraw Support For Saraki if Amaechi Is Confirmed, Says PDP Senators

    Report gathered that,Senators belonging to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and their All Progressives Congress, APC, were, yesterday, preparing for a showdown over different positions on the confirmation of two of 16 remaining ministerial nominees.

    It was, however, learnt that Senate President Bukola Saraki was determined to weigh in on behalf of the former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi and the ministerial nominee from Cross River State, Usani Uguru. The duo had been caught up in a grudge war mounted […]

  • As Ministerial Screening Commences, Senate Suspends Amaechi’s Probe

    As Ministerial Screening Commences, Senate Suspends Amaechi’s Probe

    Senate suspended the probe of former governor of Rivers State and a ministerial nominee, Rotimi Amaechi,as the Senate commences screening of ministerial nominees today, saying it would amount to subjudice as the case was in court.

    Speaking yesterday when Amaechi and the former Special Assistant to the President on Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, Amina Mohammed, arrived the Senate, Chairman Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Samuel Anyanwu (PDP, Imo East) said it was not feasible for the committee to […]

  • Rivers Govt Orders Amaechi, Others To Return N97bn

    Rivers Govt Orders Amaechi, Others To Return N97bn

    News gathered that Rivers State Government on Friday ordered the immediate past governor of the state, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, former military administrator of the state, Anthony Ukpo (retd.) and others who had held public offices in the past to return N97bn.

    This is just as the State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, had announced the suspension of some permanent secretaries said to have been indicted by the report of the Justice George Omereji commission of inquiry.

    The state government, who briefed newsmen shortly […]

  • Read Why Buhari Dumped Amaechi As Chief Of Staff

    Read Why Buhari Dumped Amaechi As Chief Of Staff

    Report gathered that President Muhammadu Buhari dumped the immediate past governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi as his chief of staff over the mind boggling allegations of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering brought against him before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

    A highly placed security source at the weekend confided that Buhari was being careful because of the series of petition against the embattled Director General of Buhari/ Osinbajo Campaign Organisation. The source added that the President had recently […]

  • I won’t forgive Wike unless justice is done – Amaechi

    I won’t forgive Wike unless justice is done – Amaechi

    Newsmen learnt that the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, on Wednesday fired what seemed to be another salvo at the state Governor-elect, Chief Nyesom Wike, ahead of the Friday’s inauguration.

    Amaechi, who declared that he would not forgive or settle the feud between him and Wike, unless justice was seen to have been done, had on Tuesday accused the governor-elect of being behind the deaths recorded in the state during the general elections. Wike had denied the allegation.

    The governor made […]

  • Amaechi got part of missing $20bn, Okonjo-Iweala fires back

    Amaechi got part of missing $20bn, Okonjo-Iweala fires back

    It was reported that Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has suggested that Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi got a piece of the missing $20billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA).

    Okonjo-Iweala who was reacting to claims by governors that $20bn was missing in the ECA insinuated that if the governors continue to hold on their claim that the money is missing, it means, they shared of the money, which she noted was not missing at all.

    In a statement issued by […]

  • I knew I was going to be in trouble, if APC did not win – Amaechi

    I knew I was going to be in trouble, if APC did not win – Amaechi

    Newsmen revealed that Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi said he knew he would have been in trouble and have been hounded out of the country if APC hadn’t won the presidential election.

    Amaechi made the statement in Lagos, yesterday, during the public presentation of a book titled “Dynamics of Change: The Amaechi Years” which is the compilation of his achievements a governor.

    “I knew I was going to be in trouble. Anything that would cause that change not to take place, […]

  • Gov. Amaechi accuses policemen of collusion with electoral fraudsters in Rivers

    Gov. Amaechi accuses policemen of collusion with electoral fraudsters in Rivers

    Report revealed that governor  Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, has alleged that the police in the state were planning on doctoring the number of persons arrested in Tai Local Government Area of the state during Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections.

    Governor Amaechi in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. David Iyofor, said “information just reaching us indicates that the Police in Rivers State want to doctor the statements of about 110 persons arrested for electoral offences and […]

  • We will defeat Amaechi hands down, Wike declares

    We will defeat Amaechi hands down, Wike declares

    Report gathered that Nyesom Wike, the Rivers state governorship candidate of the People Democratic Party, PDP, has boasted that the victory recorded by the party during the presidential would not be repeated during the Saturday April 11, Governorship and State Assembly elections by the All Progressives Congress, APC.

    Wike who made this declaration at a PDP campaign rally today in Port Harcourt, the state capital lashed at Governor Chibuike Amaechi of River state for betraying President Goodluck Jonathan and is now […]