Rotimi Amaechi

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Rotimi Amaechi said : “Railway is a social service that will boost the economy. It will create employment. It will enhance manufacturing, logistics, which is transportation, power. It will at least go a long way in solving the problems of those who do business between Lagos and Ibadan. It will create industries around its corridors,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi added : “In terms of tracks, I give them 100 per cent apart from Ebutte-Metta to Apapa, where we had to deal with oil pipes while approaching the seaport, so the issue of urbanisation really slowed down work in this section,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, January 20, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We’ve awarded the contract from Ibadan to Kano for 5.3 billion dollars. We are looking to get a loan from the Chinese government. If we’re able to get that and we construct the rail from Ibadan to Kano, the problem in Apapa would have been significantly reduced,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, January 10, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “When all these bills are passed, the Federal Government will be left to focus on technical and economic regulations of the sector,” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, January 4, 2020 2:43:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We are happy that we have completed the Abuja to Kaduna rail, we are happy that we are near completion of Lagos to Ibadan rail and also near completion of Itape to Warri rail,” External link

nta-ng Tuesday, December 24, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi added : “We believe we will commence work on Lagos to Calabar, hopefully commence work on Abuja-Warri and also hopefully we will get the presidential approval to commence work on Portharcourt-Maiduguri,” External link

nta-ng Tuesday, December 24, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We are happy that we have completed the Abuja to Kaduna rail, we are happy that we are near completion of Lagos to Ibadan rail and also near completion of Itape to Warri rail,” External link

nigerianobservernews Tuesday, December 24, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi added : “We believe we will commence work on Lagos to Calabar, hopefully commence work on Abuja-Warri and also hopefully we will get the presidential approval to commence work on Portharcourt-Maiduguri,” External link

nigerianobservernews Tuesday, December 24, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We are happy that we have completed the Abuja to Kaduna rail, we are happy that we are near completion of Lagos to Ibadan rail and also near completion of Itape to Warri rail,” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, December 24, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi added : “We believe we will commence work on Lagos to Calabar, hopefully commence work on Abuja-Warri and also hopefully we will get the presidential approval to commence work on Portharcourt-Maiduguri,” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, December 24, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We are happy that we have completed the Abuja to Kaduna rail, we are happy that we are near completion of Lagos to Ibadan rail and also near completion of Itape to Warri rail,” External link

nan Tuesday, December 24, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi added : “We believe we will commence work on Lagos to Calabar, hopefully commence work on Abuja-Warri and also hopefully we will get the presidential approval to commence work on Portharcourt-Maiduguri,” External link

nan Tuesday, December 24, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “No matter how fast we are to Ibadan, if we don’t link Ebute-Metta to the sea port, then it is useless. We really have to decongest the sea port,” External link

premiumtimesng Saturday, December 21, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “No matter how fast we are to Ibadan, if we don’t link Ebute-Metta to the sea port, then it is useless. We really have to decongest the sea port,” External link

guardian-ng Saturday, December 21, 2019 12:14:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “I have no regret siting this university where I have sited it. It is not because I want to get any gain,” External link

tribuneonlineng Sunday, December 8, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “Some minutes ago, I was attacked by a few misguided Nigerians while on national assignment at a climate change event in Madrid, Spain,” External link

premiumtimesng Friday, December 6, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi wrote : “I do not believe that I should receive pension as ex-gov of R/State while serving as a minister,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “I have never requested for or collected one kobo as pension from R/State Govt,” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : "We have talked about the transfer of technology. We have talked about the issue of maintenance... Being able to construct our own railways and knowledge transfer. That would be great," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, December 3, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi explained : “Daura is in Nigeria. It is not in any other part of the world. It is not in Niger; it is not in Biafra; it is not in Mali; it is in Nigeria; so, what is wrong in siting a University of Transportation in Daura. I have no regret citing this university in Daura,” External link

thisdayonline Tuesday, December 3, 2019 8:14:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi added : ”I have no regret siting this university where I have sited it, it is not because I want to get any gain,” External link

premiumtimesng Monday, December 2, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : ”I have no regret siting this university where I have sited it, it is not because I want to get any gain,” External link

premiumtimesng Monday, December 2, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : ”I have no regret siting this university where I have sited it, it is not because I want to get any gain,” External link

premiumtimesng Monday, December 2, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : ”I have no regret siting this university where I have sited it, it is not because I want to get any gain,” External link

dailytrust Monday, December 2, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : ”I have no regret siting this university where I have sited it, it is not because I want to get any gain,” External link

nan Monday, December 2, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : ”I have no regrets siting this university where I have sited it, it is not because I want to get any gain,” External link

dailypost Monday, December 2, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : ”I have no regrets siting this university where I have sited it, it is not because I want to get any gain,” External link

thisdayonline Monday, December 2, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : ”I have no regret siting this university where I have sited it, it is not because I want to get any gain,” External link

dailytimes-NG Monday, December 2, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : ”I have no regret siting this university where I have sited it, it is not because I want to get any gain,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, December 2, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : ”I have no regret siting this university where I have sited it, it is not because I want to get any gain,” External link

ngrguardiannews Monday, December 2, 2019 4:12:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “If we get the land, the fencing will start this year. The CCECC has written to ask for land from the state government,” External link

tribuneonlineng Saturday, November 30, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “Although there are not enough coaches and locomotives but we will start with as many as we can take pending when the 20 locomotives that we imported will arrive as it is expected that the coaches would have arrived and cleared latest by second week in January 2020” External link

guardian-ng Monday, November 25, 2019 9:44:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi added : “They can get up to Ebute-Meta in the next one month, but to get there without getting to Apapa seaport would amount to not achieving much because we need to clear the gridlock in Apapa and to achieve that, we need to get the tracks into the seaport; that way, cargoes will be loaded into wagons and transported up to Ibadan,” External link

dailytimes-NG Sunday, November 24, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “I hope that the next government that will take over from us will be able to do something in that regard to progress the railway. This is because even if we finish the Lagos-Kano and Lagos-Calabar rail lines, the Port Harcourt-Maduguri line still needs to be finished,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, November 22, 2019 6:46:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “Many maritime states in the region have dedicated considerable attention in recent years to the development, drafting, and implementation of national and regional strategies, Nigeria inclusive, to give expression to the sustainable development goals,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, November 11, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “The importance of the maritime sector to international trade and our economies cannot be overemphasised given that 90 per cent of world trade is conducted by sea,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, November 11, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “It is cardinal to mention that the sustainability of our railway modernisation projects would depend on our ability to develop local capacity to construct, maintain and manage our new railway system,” External link

dailytimes-NG Sunday, November 10, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “It is cardinal to mention that the sustainability of our railway modernisation projects would depend on our ability to develop local capacity to construct, maintain and manage our new railway system, ” External link

pulse Sunday, November 10, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi explained : “It is on this note that we feel that this project is germane to the railway development in Nigeria and that Messrs. CCECC should be given every reasonable support to actualize this investment.” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, November 10, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : ”The success of our railway modernisation initiative will be hinged on the success of this plant and it would serve the west coast and the African continent,” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, November 9, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi : “I don’t know what they (Igbo) will do now for voting against the APC. They cannot come to the table to demand the Presidency slot. For people like us in the APC, if the Igbo had come and voted Buhari, they would boldly tell Mr. President and, the National Chairman of the party that Presidency should go to the South-east since the South-south, South-west and North-west have produced Presidents. What argument would the South-east come up with now to convince anybody that they deserve the slot for 2023?” External link

thesourceng Wednesday, November 6, 2019 10:05:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “Everything but money could impede the progress and delivery of the project,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, November 4, 2019 4:43:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi told : “So, if you ask me, as the Minister of Transport, I want this thing to pass through my village, but the money is just not there. However, one of the reasons why we are going to Sochi, Russia is to negotiate for loan for either Port Harcourt to Maiduguri or Lagos to Calabar,” External link

thisdayonline Sunday, November 3, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We are yet to get the money, we just went to China, allow them, when they sign the agreement we will come to the National Assembly to give you what they call borrowing plan, when they approve the borrowing plan, they will give the money to us,” External link

thisdayonline Sunday, November 3, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We hope that in the coming years, they will come back and then we can stop the Chinese maintenance contract in both Kaduna-Abuja and Lagos-Ibadan,” External link

thisdayonline Sunday, November 3, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “It was good that they changed all their policies. Bringing all materials from China; they are ready to work but they are waiting for materials from China but they have said that all materials will be gotten locally. Why do they have to import doors, Windows from China? We have 8 minor stations and four major stations” External link

authorityngr Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:25:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “It was good that they changed all their policies. Bringing all materials from China; they are ready to work but they are waiting for materials from China but they have said that all materials will be gotten locally. Why do they have to import doors, Windows from China? We have 8 minor stations and four major stations” External link

authorityngr Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “So, the entire railway for now in Nigeria is constructed by CRCC. I think that the good working relationship we have had with CRCC is the reason we have not been able to engage other companies,” External link

dailytimes-NG Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi added : “We will also resume conversation with CRCC on the issue of manufacturing railway components in Nigeria,” External link

dailytimes-NG Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “As we open the dialogue and explore maritime security options for dealing with the challenges and opportunities to forge new alliances, the development of practical ideas and initiatives would undoubtedly be birthed through the robust discussions that would ensue in the coming days of the conference. This, no doubt, will complement already established initiatives in the African region” External link

thisdayonline Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “Nigeria, in this regard thankfully has put in place detailed legislation in the form of a Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences Act to tackle and repress piracy and other maritime crimes in the Nigerian maritime domain,” External link

nan Monday, October 7, 2019 10:06:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi added ( about Muhammadu Buhari ) : “So, it was President Muhammadu Buhari that directed that all rail line must be connected to the seaport. We had to take the Lagos-Calabar rail to go through the seaports in Warri, Calabar and the one in Port Harcourt and Onne. And then the Lagos-Kano rail had to end up at the Apapa Seaport” External link

tribuneonlineng Sunday, September 29, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “So if we get the loan for Ibadan-Kano, we won’t have delays. We can then start quickly from Kano to Kaduna and Ibadan to Ilorin so we can quickly finish,” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “So if we get the loan for Ibadan-Kano, we won’t have delays. We can then start quickly from Kano to Kaduna and Ibadan to Ilorin so we can quickly finish,” External link

nan Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We need to get them to that speed that they were on before the last government was dissolved,” External link

dailytrust Wednesday, September 25, 2019 8:24:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : ”They (Contractor) need to increase their speed. They reduce their speed within the period that the government dissolved the last cabinet. “Now, that we are back, my colleague, the Minister of State, and I resolve to decide to push back the pressure to ensure they stick to the completion timelines,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We know that by January next year, they are going to finish both the minor and major stations so that we can move on,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We know that by January next year, they are going to finish both the minor and major stations so that we can move on,” External link

dailytrust Monday, September 23, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We know that by January next year, they are going to finish both the minor and major stations so that we can move on,” External link

dailypost Monday, September 23, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “But I don’t want to do that until I see the concept paper of this heritage programme to earmark what can be protected, saved and how to go about doing that. I will be glad to do that,” External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, September 20, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “But I don’t want to do that until I see the concept paper of this heritage programme to earmark what can be protected, saved and how to go about doing that. I will be glad to do that,” External link

nan Friday, September 20, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi announced : “Just yesterday, we got approval to complete the $5.3bn Ibadan to Kano rail project. We have also applied for funding to commence coastal rail for the Port Harcourt to Warri segment” External link

pulse Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “Council approved the revised total cost for the rehabilitation of Itakpe/Ajaokuta rail line. The contract was awarded $122 million but we requested for a total of $56 million additional works which were broken down into $38.8 million additional works and 17.2 million variation now bringing the contract of Itakpe to Warri to a total of $178.7 million” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “Council approved the revised total cost for the rehabilitation of Itakpe/Ajaokuta rail line. The contract was awarded $122 million but we requested for a total of $56 million additional works which were broken down into $38.8 million additional works and 17.2 million variation now bringing the contract of Itakpe to Warri to a total of $178.7 million” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi added : “The first and most important thing we should do is the assessment of our former lecturers, we must care for their medical conditions,” External link

thisdayonline Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “I am glad to associate with my alma mater and I will be glad to associate with the English Department. What makes a university is the quality of academic staff and I believe that you should source for them” External link

thisdayonline Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi asked : “The president did not even know I will choose Daura. Daura is part of Nigeria. If we sighted it in Sokoto, it is still part of Nigeria. So why is the emphasis on Daura?” “If I had chosen Port Harcourt, Enugu, that is the same way I would have chosen Daura” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, September 5, 2019 2:49:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “The Federal Government through the NSC has been using its influence in the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) to resolve cases affecting Nigeria’s trading interest,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, August 28, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “The Federal Government through the NSC has been using its influence in the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) to resolve cases affecting Nigeria’s trading interest,” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, August 27, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said ( about Magnus Abe ) : “Senator Magnus Abe has no reason to be afraid of congress; he should tell his supporters to also prepare for congresses of the party in the state since he says he is very popular,” External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi declared ( about Magnus Abe ) : “Senator Magnus Abe has no reason to be afraid of congress; he should tell his supporters to also prepare for congresses of the party in the state since he says he is very popular. A popular politician should be very happy anytime congress is on the table,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:36:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “Our target is that they would get to the sea port so that we can get the goods at the sea port. So, if we can eliminate congestion, we will be able to reduce what people regard as Apapa gridlock,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, August 27, 2019 5:24:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “The council is further mandated to monitor and supervise compliance to the standard operating procedures by all port agencies and port service providers for improved service delivery” External link

vanguardngr Monday, August 26, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “The Federal Government through the NSC has been using its influence in the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) to resolve cases affecting Nigeria’s trading interest,” External link

vanguardngr Monday, August 26, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “The Federal Government through the NSC has been using its influence in the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) to resolve cases affecting Nigeria’s trading interest,” External link

nan Monday, August 26, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi declared ( about Magnus Abe ) : “Senator Magnus Abe has no reason to be afraid of congress; he should tell his supporters to also prepare for congresses of the party in the state since he says he is very popular. A popular politician should be very happy anytime congress is on the table,” External link

dailypost Monday, August 26, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “During the last inspection tour of the project on the 10th of May, which was few weeks to the end of the former dispensation, we announced that the track laying on Lagos-Ibadan rail line would be completed by the end of May ahead of its scheduled three years completion date. But, because of these extra works, it’s what is slowing down the contractor,” External link

thisdayonline Saturday, August 24, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “Our desire is to bring back the lost glory of this corporation, which was one of the legacies of our colonial heritage. By the time we finish and connect all capitals with standard gauge, we would be able to attract the middle class back to be patronising the railway,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We’ve awarded the contract from Ibadan to Kano for 5.3 billion dollars. We are expecting a loan from the Chinese government. If we’re able to get that and we construct the rail from Ibadan to Kano, the problem in Apapa would have been significantly reduced,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, August 16, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
governor72.65%EN06/22/201722/06/2017
minister6.12%EN06/15/201715/06/2017
inspector general0.41%EN03/07/201707/03/2017
minister of information and culture0.41%EN03/05/201705/03/2017
minister of transport3.27%EN01/16/201716/01/2017
current minister of transport3.27%EN07/14/201614/07/2016
gov.4.08%EN12/04/201304/12/2013
gov2.86%EN11/24/201324/11/2013
state governor4.49%EN10/27/201327/10/2013
chief1.22%EN08/28/200828/08/2008
under governor0.41%EN07/06/200806/07/2008
incumbent governor0.41%EN06/19/200819/06/2008
speaker0.41%EN12/17/200617/12/2006
Names Lang Count
Rotimi AmaechiEN86.84%
Rotimi AmaechiFR12.97%
Rotimi AmaechiSA0.19%


 
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Rotimi Amaechi

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Rotimi Amaechi said : “Railway is a social service that will boost the economy. It will create employment. It will enhance manufacturing, logistics, which is transportation, power. It will at least go a long way in solving the problems of those who do business between Lagos and Ibadan. It will create industries around its corridors,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi added : “In terms of tracks, I give them 100 per cent apart from Ebutte-Metta to Apapa, where we had to deal with oil pipes while approaching the seaport, so the issue of urbanisation really slowed down work in this section,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, January 20, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We’ve awarded the contract from Ibadan to Kano for 5.3 billion dollars. We are looking to get a loan from the Chinese government. If we’re able to get that and we construct the rail from Ibadan to Kano, the problem in Apapa would have been significantly reduced,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, January 10, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “When all these bills are passed, the Federal Government will be left to focus on technical and economic regulations of the sector,” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, January 4, 2020 2:43:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We are happy that we have completed the Abuja to Kaduna rail, we are happy that we are near completion of Lagos to Ibadan rail and also near completion of Itape to Warri rail,” External link

nta-ng Tuesday, December 24, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi added : “We believe we will commence work on Lagos to Calabar, hopefully commence work on Abuja-Warri and also hopefully we will get the presidential approval to commence work on Portharcourt-Maiduguri,” External link

nta-ng Tuesday, December 24, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We are happy that we have completed the Abuja to Kaduna rail, we are happy that we are near completion of Lagos to Ibadan rail and also near completion of Itape to Warri rail,” External link

nigerianobservernews Tuesday, December 24, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi added : “We believe we will commence work on Lagos to Calabar, hopefully commence work on Abuja-Warri and also hopefully we will get the presidential approval to commence work on Portharcourt-Maiduguri,” External link

nigerianobservernews Tuesday, December 24, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We are happy that we have completed the Abuja to Kaduna rail, we are happy that we are near completion of Lagos to Ibadan rail and also near completion of Itape to Warri rail,” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, December 24, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi added : “We believe we will commence work on Lagos to Calabar, hopefully commence work on Abuja-Warri and also hopefully we will get the presidential approval to commence work on Portharcourt-Maiduguri,” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, December 24, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We are happy that we have completed the Abuja to Kaduna rail, we are happy that we are near completion of Lagos to Ibadan rail and also near completion of Itape to Warri rail,” External link

nan Tuesday, December 24, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi added : “We believe we will commence work on Lagos to Calabar, hopefully commence work on Abuja-Warri and also hopefully we will get the presidential approval to commence work on Portharcourt-Maiduguri,” External link

nan Tuesday, December 24, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “No matter how fast we are to Ibadan, if we don’t link Ebute-Metta to the sea port, then it is useless. We really have to decongest the sea port,” External link

premiumtimesng Saturday, December 21, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “No matter how fast we are to Ibadan, if we don’t link Ebute-Metta to the sea port, then it is useless. We really have to decongest the sea port,” External link

guardian-ng Saturday, December 21, 2019 12:14:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “I have no regret siting this university where I have sited it. It is not because I want to get any gain,” External link

tribuneonlineng Sunday, December 8, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “Some minutes ago, I was attacked by a few misguided Nigerians while on national assignment at a climate change event in Madrid, Spain,” External link

premiumtimesng Friday, December 6, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi wrote : “I do not believe that I should receive pension as ex-gov of R/State while serving as a minister,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “I have never requested for or collected one kobo as pension from R/State Govt,” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : "We have talked about the transfer of technology. We have talked about the issue of maintenance... Being able to construct our own railways and knowledge transfer. That would be great," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, December 3, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi explained : “Daura is in Nigeria. It is not in any other part of the world. It is not in Niger; it is not in Biafra; it is not in Mali; it is in Nigeria; so, what is wrong in siting a University of Transportation in Daura. I have no regret citing this university in Daura,” External link

thisdayonline Tuesday, December 3, 2019 8:14:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi added : ”I have no regret siting this university where I have sited it, it is not because I want to get any gain,” External link

premiumtimesng Monday, December 2, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : ”I have no regret siting this university where I have sited it, it is not because I want to get any gain,” External link

premiumtimesng Monday, December 2, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : ”I have no regret siting this university where I have sited it, it is not because I want to get any gain,” External link

premiumtimesng Monday, December 2, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : ”I have no regret siting this university where I have sited it, it is not because I want to get any gain,” External link

dailytrust Monday, December 2, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : ”I have no regret siting this university where I have sited it, it is not because I want to get any gain,” External link

nan Monday, December 2, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : ”I have no regrets siting this university where I have sited it, it is not because I want to get any gain,” External link

dailypost Monday, December 2, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : ”I have no regrets siting this university where I have sited it, it is not because I want to get any gain,” External link

thisdayonline Monday, December 2, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : ”I have no regret siting this university where I have sited it, it is not because I want to get any gain,” External link

dailytimes-NG Monday, December 2, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : ”I have no regret siting this university where I have sited it, it is not because I want to get any gain,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, December 2, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : ”I have no regret siting this university where I have sited it, it is not because I want to get any gain,” External link

ngrguardiannews Monday, December 2, 2019 4:12:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “If we get the land, the fencing will start this year. The CCECC has written to ask for land from the state government,” External link

tribuneonlineng Saturday, November 30, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “Although there are not enough coaches and locomotives but we will start with as many as we can take pending when the 20 locomotives that we imported will arrive as it is expected that the coaches would have arrived and cleared latest by second week in January 2020” External link

guardian-ng Monday, November 25, 2019 9:44:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi added : “They can get up to Ebute-Meta in the next one month, but to get there without getting to Apapa seaport would amount to not achieving much because we need to clear the gridlock in Apapa and to achieve that, we need to get the tracks into the seaport; that way, cargoes will be loaded into wagons and transported up to Ibadan,” External link

dailytimes-NG Sunday, November 24, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “I hope that the next government that will take over from us will be able to do something in that regard to progress the railway. This is because even if we finish the Lagos-Kano and Lagos-Calabar rail lines, the Port Harcourt-Maduguri line still needs to be finished,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, November 22, 2019 6:46:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “Many maritime states in the region have dedicated considerable attention in recent years to the development, drafting, and implementation of national and regional strategies, Nigeria inclusive, to give expression to the sustainable development goals,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, November 11, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “The importance of the maritime sector to international trade and our economies cannot be overemphasised given that 90 per cent of world trade is conducted by sea,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, November 11, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “It is cardinal to mention that the sustainability of our railway modernisation projects would depend on our ability to develop local capacity to construct, maintain and manage our new railway system,” External link

dailytimes-NG Sunday, November 10, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “It is cardinal to mention that the sustainability of our railway modernisation projects would depend on our ability to develop local capacity to construct, maintain and manage our new railway system, ” External link

pulse Sunday, November 10, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi explained : “It is on this note that we feel that this project is germane to the railway development in Nigeria and that Messrs. CCECC should be given every reasonable support to actualize this investment.” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, November 10, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : ”The success of our railway modernisation initiative will be hinged on the success of this plant and it would serve the west coast and the African continent,” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, November 9, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi : “I don’t know what they (Igbo) will do now for voting against the APC. They cannot come to the table to demand the Presidency slot. For people like us in the APC, if the Igbo had come and voted Buhari, they would boldly tell Mr. President and, the National Chairman of the party that Presidency should go to the South-east since the South-south, South-west and North-west have produced Presidents. What argument would the South-east come up with now to convince anybody that they deserve the slot for 2023?” External link

thesourceng Wednesday, November 6, 2019 10:05:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “Everything but money could impede the progress and delivery of the project,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, November 4, 2019 4:43:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi told : “So, if you ask me, as the Minister of Transport, I want this thing to pass through my village, but the money is just not there. However, one of the reasons why we are going to Sochi, Russia is to negotiate for loan for either Port Harcourt to Maiduguri or Lagos to Calabar,” External link

thisdayonline Sunday, November 3, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We are yet to get the money, we just went to China, allow them, when they sign the agreement we will come to the National Assembly to give you what they call borrowing plan, when they approve the borrowing plan, they will give the money to us,” External link

thisdayonline Sunday, November 3, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We hope that in the coming years, they will come back and then we can stop the Chinese maintenance contract in both Kaduna-Abuja and Lagos-Ibadan,” External link

thisdayonline Sunday, November 3, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “It was good that they changed all their policies. Bringing all materials from China; they are ready to work but they are waiting for materials from China but they have said that all materials will be gotten locally. Why do they have to import doors, Windows from China? We have 8 minor stations and four major stations” External link

authorityngr Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:25:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “It was good that they changed all their policies. Bringing all materials from China; they are ready to work but they are waiting for materials from China but they have said that all materials will be gotten locally. Why do they have to import doors, Windows from China? We have 8 minor stations and four major stations” External link

authorityngr Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “So, the entire railway for now in Nigeria is constructed by CRCC. I think that the good working relationship we have had with CRCC is the reason we have not been able to engage other companies,” External link

dailytimes-NG Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi added : “We will also resume conversation with CRCC on the issue of manufacturing railway components in Nigeria,” External link

dailytimes-NG Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “As we open the dialogue and explore maritime security options for dealing with the challenges and opportunities to forge new alliances, the development of practical ideas and initiatives would undoubtedly be birthed through the robust discussions that would ensue in the coming days of the conference. This, no doubt, will complement already established initiatives in the African region” External link

thisdayonline Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “Nigeria, in this regard thankfully has put in place detailed legislation in the form of a Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences Act to tackle and repress piracy and other maritime crimes in the Nigerian maritime domain,” External link

nan Monday, October 7, 2019 10:06:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi added ( about Muhammadu Buhari ) : “So, it was President Muhammadu Buhari that directed that all rail line must be connected to the seaport. We had to take the Lagos-Calabar rail to go through the seaports in Warri, Calabar and the one in Port Harcourt and Onne. And then the Lagos-Kano rail had to end up at the Apapa Seaport” External link

tribuneonlineng Sunday, September 29, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “So if we get the loan for Ibadan-Kano, we won’t have delays. We can then start quickly from Kano to Kaduna and Ibadan to Ilorin so we can quickly finish,” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “So if we get the loan for Ibadan-Kano, we won’t have delays. We can then start quickly from Kano to Kaduna and Ibadan to Ilorin so we can quickly finish,” External link

nan Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We need to get them to that speed that they were on before the last government was dissolved,” External link

dailytrust Wednesday, September 25, 2019 8:24:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : ”They (Contractor) need to increase their speed. They reduce their speed within the period that the government dissolved the last cabinet. “Now, that we are back, my colleague, the Minister of State, and I resolve to decide to push back the pressure to ensure they stick to the completion timelines,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We know that by January next year, they are going to finish both the minor and major stations so that we can move on,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We know that by January next year, they are going to finish both the minor and major stations so that we can move on,” External link

dailytrust Monday, September 23, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We know that by January next year, they are going to finish both the minor and major stations so that we can move on,” External link

dailypost Monday, September 23, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “But I don’t want to do that until I see the concept paper of this heritage programme to earmark what can be protected, saved and how to go about doing that. I will be glad to do that,” External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, September 20, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “But I don’t want to do that until I see the concept paper of this heritage programme to earmark what can be protected, saved and how to go about doing that. I will be glad to do that,” External link

nan Friday, September 20, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi announced : “Just yesterday, we got approval to complete the $5.3bn Ibadan to Kano rail project. We have also applied for funding to commence coastal rail for the Port Harcourt to Warri segment” External link

pulse Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “Council approved the revised total cost for the rehabilitation of Itakpe/Ajaokuta rail line. The contract was awarded $122 million but we requested for a total of $56 million additional works which were broken down into $38.8 million additional works and 17.2 million variation now bringing the contract of Itakpe to Warri to a total of $178.7 million” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “Council approved the revised total cost for the rehabilitation of Itakpe/Ajaokuta rail line. The contract was awarded $122 million but we requested for a total of $56 million additional works which were broken down into $38.8 million additional works and 17.2 million variation now bringing the contract of Itakpe to Warri to a total of $178.7 million” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi added : “The first and most important thing we should do is the assessment of our former lecturers, we must care for their medical conditions,” External link

thisdayonline Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “I am glad to associate with my alma mater and I will be glad to associate with the English Department. What makes a university is the quality of academic staff and I believe that you should source for them” External link

thisdayonline Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi asked : “The president did not even know I will choose Daura. Daura is part of Nigeria. If we sighted it in Sokoto, it is still part of Nigeria. So why is the emphasis on Daura?” “If I had chosen Port Harcourt, Enugu, that is the same way I would have chosen Daura” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, September 5, 2019 2:49:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “The Federal Government through the NSC has been using its influence in the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) to resolve cases affecting Nigeria’s trading interest,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, August 28, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “The Federal Government through the NSC has been using its influence in the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) to resolve cases affecting Nigeria’s trading interest,” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, August 27, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said ( about Magnus Abe ) : “Senator Magnus Abe has no reason to be afraid of congress; he should tell his supporters to also prepare for congresses of the party in the state since he says he is very popular,” External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi declared ( about Magnus Abe ) : “Senator Magnus Abe has no reason to be afraid of congress; he should tell his supporters to also prepare for congresses of the party in the state since he says he is very popular. A popular politician should be very happy anytime congress is on the table,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:36:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “Our target is that they would get to the sea port so that we can get the goods at the sea port. So, if we can eliminate congestion, we will be able to reduce what people regard as Apapa gridlock,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, August 27, 2019 5:24:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “The council is further mandated to monitor and supervise compliance to the standard operating procedures by all port agencies and port service providers for improved service delivery” External link

vanguardngr Monday, August 26, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “The Federal Government through the NSC has been using its influence in the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) to resolve cases affecting Nigeria’s trading interest,” External link

vanguardngr Monday, August 26, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “The Federal Government through the NSC has been using its influence in the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) to resolve cases affecting Nigeria’s trading interest,” External link

nan Monday, August 26, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi declared ( about Magnus Abe ) : “Senator Magnus Abe has no reason to be afraid of congress; he should tell his supporters to also prepare for congresses of the party in the state since he says he is very popular. A popular politician should be very happy anytime congress is on the table,” External link

dailypost Monday, August 26, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “During the last inspection tour of the project on the 10th of May, which was few weeks to the end of the former dispensation, we announced that the track laying on Lagos-Ibadan rail line would be completed by the end of May ahead of its scheduled three years completion date. But, because of these extra works, it’s what is slowing down the contractor,” External link

thisdayonline Saturday, August 24, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “Our desire is to bring back the lost glory of this corporation, which was one of the legacies of our colonial heritage. By the time we finish and connect all capitals with standard gauge, we would be able to attract the middle class back to be patronising the railway,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Rotimi Amaechi said : “We’ve awarded the contract from Ibadan to Kano for 5.3 billion dollars. We are expecting a loan from the Chinese government. If we’re able to get that and we construct the rail from Ibadan to Kano, the problem in Apapa would have been significantly reduced,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, August 16, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
governor72.65%EN06/22/201722/06/2017
minister6.12%EN06/15/201715/06/2017
inspector general0.41%EN03/07/201707/03/2017
minister of information and culture0.41%EN03/05/201705/03/2017
minister of transport3.27%EN01/16/201716/01/2017
current minister of transport3.27%EN07/14/201614/07/2016
gov.4.08%EN12/04/201304/12/2013
gov2.86%EN11/24/201324/11/2013
state governor4.49%EN10/27/201327/10/2013
chief1.22%EN08/28/200828/08/2008
under governor0.41%EN07/06/200806/07/2008
incumbent governor0.41%EN06/19/200819/06/2008
speaker0.41%EN12/17/200617/12/2006
Names Lang Count
Rotimi AmaechiEN86.84%
Rotimi AmaechiFR12.97%
Rotimi AmaechiSA0.19%


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