Former Governor of Rivers State, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, whose ministerial nomination had been entangled in controversy, has finally being confirmed.
This was after the Senate rejected the report of its Committee on Public Petition which had recommended for the nominee not to be confirmed in view of the fact that a case is pending against him at a competent court of law.
However, before the confirmation, the PDP senators staged a walkout after it became obvious that the Senate President was going […]
Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has debunked speculations in some quarters that he is not happy with the list of ministerial nominees, stressing that he is happy with the proposed ministers as they provide him with the hope and belief that the country is on the right path.
Atiku, who made this assertion in Kano on Thursday through the Chairman of Atiku Loyalist Group, Alhaji Muhammadu Abdullahi Sugar, stressed that those nominated by President Muhammad Buhari are the true agents […]
The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Rivers State has hailed the performance of immediate past governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi at the Senate on Thursday.
The Rivers chapter of the APC in a statement by the Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said Amaechi had shunned his critics with his star performance.
According to him, “It can only take a Lion of Niger Delta politics to conduct and comport himself the excellent way he did. Amaechi showed dignified composure and a deep understanding of […]
Finally, the Nigerian Senate successfully screened Rotimi Amaechi, Claudius Omoyele Daramola, others. See more Photos detailed:
Former Governor of Rivers State Rotimi Amaechi was Thursday screened by the Nigerian Senate as a ministerial nominee.
He was the first of the six nominees slated for screening Thursday. He was followed by Heineken Lokpobiri.
Amaechi spent about 50 minutes answering questions bordering on various issues, especially his alleged indictment by a panel by the Rivers State Government for corruption, insisting that he was never indicted and dangled the report before the Senate.
The Senate Ethics committee report that delayed in screening […]
Relief has finally come the way of former Rivers State Governor, Senator Rotimi Ameachi as his name Thursday appeared on the order paper as one of those to be screened as Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Ameachi is to be screened alongside 6 ministerial nominees, alongside five others. They are former Speaker, Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Heineken Lopkobiri; Claudius Omoyele Daramola (Ondo), Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Isaac Adewole, Baba Shehun Mustapha and aspirant at the All […]
At last, the senate has considered former governor of Rivers State and a ministerial nominee, Chibuike Amaech for screening on Thursday. Amaechi’s whose name is number two on the list of ministerial nominees to be screened on Thursday faced series of delay as a result of petition alleging corruption leveled against his person.
Others are who are also listed for screening are Heineken Lokpobiri, Cladius Omoyele Daramola, Adewole Isaac Folorunso, Baba Shehuri Mustapha and Ocholi Enojo James.
Amaechi, who is a ministerial […]
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed 18 ministers out of 21 nominees forwarded by President Muhammadu Buhari on September 30.
Earlier on Wednesday, Mr. Buhari withdrew the nomination of a former deputy governor of Niger State, Ahmed Ibeto, while the senate deferred the screening of a former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi and Adebayo Shittu of Oyo State to Thursday.
The Senate said it deferred Mr. Amaechi’s screening to allow the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Ethics submit its reports on the petitions […]
Ministerial List: Senate screens Aisha Al Hassan, she mentions something about her failed governorship election
The Nigerian senate has screened the Taraba State’s Lawyer and former Attorney General and commissioner of Justice, Aisha Al Hassan, from Taraba state. Aisha was also in the last senate.
During her presentation, she debunked claims that her ministerial appointment is a compensation for her failed gubernatorial bid. She contested and lost the Taraba governorship election under APC. She was the only female governorship candidate during the 2015 governorship election.
Before she was asked to take a bow and go, She said […]
The Senate has said that former governor of Rivers State who was billed to be screened today will not be part of the exercise despite his name being reflected on the order paper.
This development follows the failure of Senator Samuel Anyanwu’s led Ad-hoc Committee on Ethics, Public Petitions and Privileges to submit their report at today’s plenary.
The Committee had reported that it was yet to submit its report on the petitions against Rotimi Ameachi to the Committee of the whole, […]
Abuja, Nigeria. October 13th, 2015 – Latest poll results released by NOIPolls have revealed that following the recent release of the Ministerial list by President Muhammadu Buhari, almost 7 in 10 Nigerians (68 percent) are pleased with all the nominees, although with varying degrees per nominee. In this regard, former state governors, Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN (44 percent), Rotimi Amaechi (31 percent), and Chris Ngige (25 percent); as well as past senator Aisha Alhassan topped the list of Ministerial nominees […]