*Yuletide: Lagos residents form vigilante over livestock theft (Vanguard) *Officials hoarding LAKE rice, prospective buyers claim in Lagos (Punch)

Yuletide: Lagos residents form vigilante over livestock theft (Vanguard) Funny as it may sound, some residents of Igando, Akesan, Egan and environs in Alimosho Local Government Area of the State have deliberately deprived themselves of sleep, just to keep watch…

Stop begging for government appointments, Amaechi tells women (Punch)

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has urged the women in the maritime industry to stop peddling gender inequality as the reason they don’t get appointments in Nigeria, rather he urged them to focus on building their competence and lifting…

Some people plotting smear campaign against me — Amaechi (Punch)

A former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday, said there was a well-oiled plot to orchestrate a heavily funded smear campaign of calumny and lies against him. A statement by the former minister’s media office said attempts were being…

Lagos-Ibadan rail project 70 per cent completed – FG (Vanguard)

Two years and two months after the ground breaking ceremony of the $1.5billion Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail project, the Federal Government at the weekend declared the project 70 per cent completed from Ebutte-Metta, Lagos to Ibadan, Oyo State. The minister…

Railway: Amaechi accuses Chinese firm of breaching contract (Punch)

Nigeria is to take delivery of 10 additional coaches that will be deployed on the Abuja-Kaduna and Lagos-Ibadan rail lines. It was gathered that the coaches were meant to arrive in Nigeria from China by June this year and they…

Surprise as Amaechi’s men accept Wike’s olive branch (Vanguard)

Governor Nyesom Wike’s post-election olive branch to Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, and other Rivers State opposition leaders yielded surprise result yesterday as top political associates of Amaechi pledged to support Wike in moving Rivers forward. The Amaechi allies led…

Amaechi apologises to Nigerians over suspension of free Iju-Abeokuta train ride (Guardian)

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Friday apologised to Nigerians over the suspension of the Iju-Abeokuta free train ride during the 2019 general elections. Amaechi tendered the apology during the monthly rail inspection of the Lagos-Ibadan modernisation project in…

Wike accuses Amaechi of planning to bomb INEC offices (Punch)

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday accused the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, of plotting to bomb INEC offices, destroy voting materials at registration area centres and disrupt the peaceful conduct of the Saturday elections in the state. Wike…

How Buhari’s re-election campaign team decision may pit Tinubu against Amaechi (Guardian)

Since President Muhammadu Buhari announced his decision to place a former governor of Lagos State, Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in full charge of his re-election campaign at the inauguration of All Progressives Congress (APC) 2019 Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja…

The Future Awards Africa celebrates 20 outstanding young Nigerians

The Future Awards Africa last week celebrated 20 young and driven Nigerians making impact in diverse sectors of human endeavour including advocacy, media, music, technology, art, film, photography and more. The event which held at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal…

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