Plot to impeach Amaechi thickens as Patience Jonathan visits Rivers State

An ostensibly private visit to Rivers State yesterday by the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, sparked fresh tension over an alleged plot to impeach Governor Rotimi Amaechi and Deputy Governor Tele Ikuru. Mrs.Jonathan, who is from the state, is scheduled to attend the wedding of one of her relations today in Port Harcourt. Rumours of a planned […]

Jonathan, Amaechi, Dickson hold secret talks

Jonathan Flies same chopper with Amaechi, Dickson from Portharcourt to Okrika

THERE were indications that President Goodluck Jonathan, the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, and his Bayelsa State counterpart, Mr. Seriake  Dickson, on Thursday had a closed-door meeting in Rivers State. The venue and agenda of the meeting were not clear as at the time of sending this report. However, sources said the ongoing feud […]

PDP Latest: Rotimi Amaechi to be recall from suspension- Jonathan

President makes concessions to end PDP crises Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi is to be recalled from suspension, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) source told The Nation yesterday. This is one of the four concessions made by President Goodluck Jonathan to the Group of Seven governors (G7) at a meeting on Sunday. But the President […]

NCAA formally grounds Governor Amaechi’s plane

NCAA formally grounds Governor Amaechi’s plane

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Saturday formally grounded Gov. Rotimi Amaechi Rivers state government owned Bombardier aircraft. The authority said that the aircraft was on “illegal operation” in the country. Mr Benedict Adeyinka, the Director of Airworthiness and Standards, NCAA, said this while addressing newsmen in Lagos. Consequently, the NCAA said it had […]

Helicopters bought to battle oil theft, says Rivers govt

Nigeria’s oil rich Rivers-state Government has described as baseless and untrue, allegations that Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi bought armoured helicopters and private jets for the 2015 election. A statement signed by Mrs Ibim Semenitari, the Commissioner for Information and Communications in Port Harcourt, said that the state government had always owned a private jet and […]

Rivers govt denies purchasing helicopters for 2015 election

RIVERS state government has dismissed as untrue allegations in some quarters that the government recently acquired armored helicopters and private jets ahead of  2015 elections. In a statement issued yesterday by the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, the government explained that it jointly purchased two helicopters with the Federal Government to […]

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