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APC youths recount Amaechi’s achievements as Rivers State governor

As friends and well-wishers celebrate the 10th anniversary of the famous Supreme Court Judgment that proclaimed Mr Rotimi Amaechi the Governor of Rivers State in 2007, his feats are also being reckoned with.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Youth Caucus recounts some of Amaechi’s achievements as the Governor of Rivers State-2007 to 2015- in a statement by its Leader, Mr Haruna Okatahi, on Sunday in Abuja.

The principal issue of the case was the substitution of Amaechi with Celestine Omehia by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

Then on Oct. 25, 2007, the Supreme Court delivered the judgment that Amaechi was the one that stood for the election of April 14, 2007 and won; and that he should be sworn in immediately.

Okatahi said that Amaechi thereafter hit the ground running as his feats in Rivers were still unequalled.

He said that the Minister of Transport creditably acquitted himself as a governor.

On roads, he listed the dualisation of Rumuokuta-Choba East-West Road, Obi Akpor , construction of Eleme junction flyover, construction of Omofo-Agaba Ndele Road, dredging works/Roads at Opobo New Layout, construction of Ozuzu to CSS Isu-Ogida Owu Egbu.

Others were dualisation of Airport-Isiokpo/Omarelu Roa, dualization of Ada George Phases 1 and 2/ Choba phase 2 NTA/Choba Airport , dualisation of Rumuola/Rumuokuta Road and dualisation of First Bank/Rumuomasi Road, dualization of slaughter-Trans Amadi/Rumuobiakani Road.

“ Shore protection and land reclamation of Egbomung/Oluk-Ama, construction of bridge at Bolo Creek with approaches, dualisation of Eneka-Igbo Etche link Road, construction of Apani internal Roads.

“Construction of Nyokhana-Kenkhana Link Road with Bridge from Luuwa to Bere construction of Odiolugbani-Enito 1 and 2-Oshie Road, expansion of Mbiama-Akinima Road, construction of Okeh-Ihie-Apani-Omarelu Road, construction of Bori internal Roads phase 3 , construction of Abua/Okoba close Rumuibekwe with extension to Elelenwo.

“Construction of Ikuru town- Atlantic Ocean Road, construction of Okeh-Mba-Umuaturu-Akpoku Obite, reconstruction of Town Market, dualisation of Rumukrushi-Eneka-Igwuruta Road, construction of Abuloma-Woji Road Bridge among others.’’

He said that Amaechi’s administration’s completed over 900km equivalent of the road distance between Lagos and Maiduguri and represents 64.2 per cent of the total roads he constructed.

.On education, he said that on assumption of office, Amaechi assuaged the lingering suffering of Rivers State Primary and Junior Secondary School (UBE) teachers by taking over the payment of their salary from the Local Government Council across the state.

He said that before Amaechi became governor of Rivers State, the salaries of primary school teachers were the sole responsibility of the local government council which made it a nightmare for the teachers to receive their hard earned salary as at when due at the end of every month.

“Sadly, the teachers were faced with different forms of maltreatment ranging from delay in salary payment, payment by hand, bribery and corruption, incessant complains and so on.

“The innocent teachers cried and prayed for help from the mess for many years.

“Amaechi did not stop there as he proceeded to building modern primary schools in every community in Rivers State and Modern Secondary School in each Local Government in the state,’’ he said.

He prayed God to grant Amaechi more wisdom and strength in his service to his fatherland.

NAN

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Buhari meets Governors today

President Muhammadu Buhari will today meet with a delegation of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF).
The meeting, scheduled for 2:00pm, will hold at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The chairman of NGF, Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State, is leading the delegation.
The agenda of the meeting is not yet known.
Details later.

 

SOURCE: DAILY TRUST

NNPC to select core investor for Benue bio-fuel project — Baru

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has almost concluded discussion on the choice of a core investor for the proposed bio-fuel plant in Benue.

The Group Managing Director of the corporation, Dr Maikanti Baru, said this in a statement issued by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, NNPC Group General Manager Public Affairs Division in Abuja on Sunday.

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Expenditures caused decline in GDP

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the Gross Domestic Product in real terms declined in the third and fourth quarters of 2016.

The NBS made  this known  in its “Nigerian Gross Domestic Product Report on Expenditure and Income Approach for the third and fourth quarter of 2016 released in Abuja.

The decline followed the negative growth trend from the first half of 2016.

It explained  that the household and government consumption expenditures led to the decrease in GDP in both the third and fourth quarter of the year.

The bureau, however, stated that a strong recovery in growth in net exports, particularly in the fourth quarter helped to stem the decline.

The National Disposable Income recorded a strong growth in comparison to the GDP in the second half of 2016 in real terms which was partly as a result of increases in other net transfers from the rest of the World .

The bureau further said that the operating surplus declined in the third and fourth quarters but grew overall in real terms in 2016.

RN

Anambra Election: PDP constitutes campaign committee

The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has constituted a Campaign Committee for the Anambra State gubernatorial election scheduled for Nov. 18.

A statement issued by Sen. Ben Obi, National Secretary of the party on Wednesday in Abuja, disclosed that the committee would be led by Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu and Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta as joint chairmen.

Mr Obaze Oseloka, the party’s gubernatorial candidate for Anambra would flag off his campaign on Monday, at the Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS) Onitsha the statement said.

It named the campaign committee members to include Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President, all PDP governors, Sen. Ben Obi and all former PDP Governors from the South East.

Other members were all former governors from the five other zones of the nation namely Otunba Gbenga Daniel, South West; Chief Celestine Omehia, South South; Alhaji Ibrahim Shema, North West; Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, North Central; and Mr Boni Haruna, North East.

Others include all former governors South South, all former National Assembly members from South East, all members of the Board of Trustees from the South East.

Also in the committee were all former ministers from the South-East, all National Assembly members from the South-East Zone, all South East Zonal Executive Committee members.

It also includes all state chairmen from South-East Zone and Chief Austin Umahi, National Vice Chairman, South East.

NAN

 

Agro-entrepreneur urges FG to ban importation of starch

An agro-entrepreneur, Mr Goke Adeyemi, on Monday urged the Federal Government ( FG )to ban the importation of starch as way encouraging starch production from cassava in the country. Adeyemi, who is the Chairman of the Harvest Feed and Agro Processing Limited ( HFAP ), made the call in an interview in Abuja.

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Panic as Abuja train breaks down in Jere

Fear gripped passengers on Abuja-Kaduna train at the weekend when it experienced system failure near Jere, a community that experienced series of  kidnapping recently.

The Friday morning train, which took off from Idu in Abuja around 7.03am had system failure twice. The first was before the train took off in Idu, while the second was at Jere in Kaduna State.

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