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Rotimi Amaechi

Family

Rotimi Amaechi was born on 27 May 1965 in Ubima, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State to the family of late Elder Fidelis Amaechi and Mrs Mary Amaechi. He was raised in Diobu, a densely populated neighbourhood in Port Harcourt.

Education

He had his early education at St Theresa's Primary School from 1970 to 1976. He earned his West African School Certificate in 1982 after attending Government Secondary School Okolobiri. Chibuike received a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) in English Studies and Literature from the University of Port Harcourt in 1987, where he was the President of the National Association of Rivers State Students (NURSS).

Political career

Rotimi Amaechi cut his early teeth in politics as secretary of the now defunct National Republican Convention in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State. Between 1992 and 1994, he was Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor of Rivers State and also a member of the Board of West Africa Glass industry as well as Risonpalm Nigeria Limited.

He was the Rivers State's Secretary of the Democratic Party of Nigeria (DPN) caretaker committee after in 1996 during the transition programme of General Sanni Abacha junta.

In 1999 he contested and won a seat to become a member of the Rivers State house of assembly to represent his constituency. He was subsequently elected as the Speaker of the house of assembly. Amaechi was elected the Chairman of Nigeria's Conference of Speakers of State Assemblies. He was reelected back into the State house of Assembly in May 2003 and was also re-elected as the Speaker. In 2003 when the National Assembly moved to hijack the legislative functions of the State house of Assembly as enshrined in the constitution, he and his colleagues took the matter to Nigeria's supreme court and the court gave a judgment that the control and supervision of local government is the prerogative of the State house of Assembly.

He contested and won the PDP's primaries for Rivers State Gubernatorial race in 2007.His name was substituted and he took the case to highest court in the land, the Supreme court. He became Governor on 26 October 2007, after the Supreme Court pronounced him the rightful candidate of the PDP and winner of the April 2007 Governorship election in Rivers State.

He was reelected for a second term of four years in April 2011. In addition, he has an ongoing refinery project in Ghana.

His administration invested in infrastructure development, construction of roads and bridges sticking to the vision of connecting all parts of the state by road. The governor is also committed to urban renewal and modernization of transportation services as his administration is building a monorail to provide mass transportation within the city of Port Harcourt. Some power plants projects (Afam, Trans Amadi, Onne) are also ongoing or nearing completion to improve power supply in the State. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi holds the National honour of the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON), is a Christan Catholic and a knight of St Johns.

Awards

Amaechi slams Wike over alleged plot to defame him

Amaechi slams Wike over alleged plot to defame him

Amaechi slams Wike over alleged plot to defame him
Amaechi ‘attacks’ Senator Abe over 2019 governorship election

Amaechi ‘attacks’ Senator Abe over 2019 governorship election

Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation, has vowed to stop the 2019 governorship ambition of Senator Magnus Abe, lawmaker representing Rivers South East.

Amaechi ‘attacks’ Senator Abe over 2019 governorship election
Former governor attends 50th birthday party of top comedian in Lagos (photos)

Former governor attends 50th birthday party of top comedian in Lagos (photos)

It’s not every day one gets to see a former governor hanging out with regular celebrities. Rotimi Amaechi was spotted at a comedian's party recently in Lagos.

Former governor attends 50th birthday party of top comedian in Lagos (photos)
Amaechi wins the heart of many in Rivers by doing THIS (photos)

Amaechi wins the heart of many in Rivers by doing THIS (photos)

The ex governor of Rivers state, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, was said to have dazzled everyone by driving himself. Read full story and more on NAIj.com Gossip!

Amaechi wins the heart of many in Rivers by doing THIS (photos)
How Oshiomhole, Amaechi betrayed Jonathan - Ijaw group

How Oshiomhole, Amaechi betrayed Jonathan - Ijaw group

The Save Ijaw Nation Group also said the gang up against Jonathan by the two politicians can be attributed to threats made during the last general election.

How Oshiomhole, Amaechi betrayed Jonathan - Ijaw group
Amaechi rejects Wike’s top award, gives reason

Amaechi rejects Wike’s top award, gives reason

Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation, on Friday, May 26, rejected an award which was to be given to him by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state.

Amaechi rejects Wike’s top award, gives reason
Senate summons Rotimi Amaechi for ‘discriminating’ against the southeast

Senate summons Rotimi Amaechi for ‘discriminating’ against the southeast

The Senate has summoned Rotimi Amaechi to explain why the eastern section of the country’s rail lines was omitted from a proposed rehabilitation plan.

Senate summons Rotimi Amaechi for ‘discriminating’ against the southeast
Corruption probe: Amaechi suffers heavy blow as Wike defeats him at Appeal Court

Corruption probe: Amaechi suffers heavy blow as Wike defeats him at Appeal Court

An Appeal Court in Port Harcourt has dismissed Amaechi's suit challenging the legality of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry established by Governor Wike.

Corruption probe: Amaechi suffers heavy blow as Wike defeats him at Appeal Court
Amaechi begins inspection of Lagos-Ibadan railway while Buhari is away (photos)

Amaechi begins inspection of Lagos-Ibadan railway while Buhari is away (photos)

The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has begun inspection of the Lagos - Ibadan railway modernization project with extension to Lagos Port Complex

Amaechi begins inspection of Lagos-Ibadan railway while Buhari is away (photos)
Seized $43m Ikoyi cash: Amaechi deals Wike dirty blow

Seized $43m Ikoyi cash: Amaechi deals Wike dirty blow

Minister of Transportation and ex-Rivers gov Rotimi Amaechi has again slammed his successor, Nyesom Wike for alleging that seized $43m Ikoyi cash belongs to him

Seized $43m Ikoyi cash: Amaechi deals Wike dirty blow
Resign now – APC tells Governor Wike

Resign now – APC tells Governor Wike

The APC has demanded for the immediate resignation of Governor Nyesom Wike for reportedly belittling the high office that he occupies.

Resign now – APC tells Governor Wike
Jonathan govt blew N34b on River Niger but Buhari is spending N100m - Amaechi

Jonathan govt blew N34b on River Niger but Buhari is spending N100m - Amaechi

Amaechi has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan paid a contractor N34 billion for the dredging of the River Niger, who failed to get the job done.

Jonathan govt blew N34b on River Niger but Buhari is spending N100m - Amaechi
These 4 photos prove Amaechi's coats are truly EXPENSIVE

These 4 photos prove Amaechi's coats are truly EXPENSIVE

After Reno Omokri slammed Rotimi Amaechi who said he does not like money, new facts have emerged showing Amaechi's coat is an expensive designer wear.

These 4 photos prove Amaechi's coats are truly EXPENSIVE
Political thieves! Omokri attacks Amaechi, gives reason why Buhari should sack minister (See evidence)

Political thieves! Omokri attacks Amaechi, gives reason why Buhari should sack minister (See evidence)

Pastor Reno Omkri, has lashed out at Rotimi Amaechi and Alhaji Lai Mohammed, claiming that they are liars and corrupt official of the Buhari administration.

Political thieves! Omokri attacks Amaechi, gives reason why Buhari should sack minister (See evidence)
Reno Omokri NAMES 2 of Buhari's ministers who should be sacked for 'playing politics' with president's health

Reno Omokri NAMES 2 of Buhari's ministers who should be sacked for 'playing politics' with president's health

Reno Omokri, aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan has disclosed two of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministers he would have sacked if he was the president

Reno Omokri NAMES 2 of Buhari's ministers who should be sacked for 'playing politics' with president's health
I am not corrupt, I don't even like money - Amaechi (Video)

I am not corrupt, I don't even like money - Amaechi (Video)

Former governor of Rivers state, and Minister for Transport, Rotimi Amaechi has debunked rumor that he is a corrupt official, insisting that he is honest.

I am not corrupt, I don't even like money - Amaechi (Video)
Amaechi blasts Buhari's critics, says president is healthy enough for a second term

Amaechi blasts Buhari's critics, says president is healthy enough for a second term

Amaechi stated this during an interview on a television programme aired on Channels TV, adding that the president's sickness is not enough to stop him in 2019

Amaechi blasts Buhari's critics, says president is healthy enough for a second term
Amaechi deals Jonathan dirty blow, blames him for underdevelopment in Niger Delta

Amaechi deals Jonathan dirty blow, blames him for underdevelopment in Niger Delta

Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi has again said that former president Goodluck Jonathan admitted he failed the people of Niger Delta after six years.

Amaechi deals Jonathan dirty blow, blames him for underdevelopment in Niger Delta
Ministan Buhari ya tura su Femi Fani-Kayode da Gwamna Fayose cikin uwar-bari

Ministan Buhari ya tura su Femi Fani-Kayode da Gwamna Fayose cikin uwar-bari

Rotimi Amaechi ya maka Femi Fani-Kayode a Kotu. Amaechi na bukatar a biya sa sama da Biliyan 1. An zargi Amaechi da mallakar Dala miliyan 43 a Ikoyin Legas.

Ministan Buhari ya tura su Femi Fani-Kayode da Gwamna Fayose cikin uwar-bari
I am yet to receive your court papers - Fani-kayode responds to Amaechi's legal threat

I am yet to receive your court papers - Fani-kayode responds to Amaechi's legal threat

We have been inundated with calls concerning about a threat by Rotimi Amaechi to sue Chief Fani-Kayode for defamation over the 43 million USD issue.

I am yet to receive your court papers - Fani-kayode responds to Amaechi's legal threat
Seized Ikoyi cash: Amaechi gives Fani-Kayode, Fayose’s aide 7 day ultimatum to pay N2bn compensation

Seized Ikoyi cash: Amaechi gives Fani-Kayode, Fayose’s aide 7 day ultimatum to pay N2bn compensation

Rotimi Amaechi has given Fani-Kayode and a media aide to Governor Ayodele Fayose, Lere Olayinka, seven-day ultimatum to retract statement they made against him.

Seized Ikoyi cash: Amaechi gives Fani-Kayode, Fayose’s aide 7 day ultimatum to pay N2bn compensation
'My dog eats better than some Nigerians', 'If Buhari fails in antigraft, Nigeria will be destroyed' - Top 11 quotes of the week

'My dog eats better than some Nigerians', 'If Buhari fails in antigraft, Nigeria will be destroyed' - Top 11 quotes of the week

The antigraft war is taking a different dimension, tales of whistle blowers everywhere. But, beyond whistle blowing is the rift over who the real thieves are?

'My dog eats better than some Nigerians', 'If Buhari fails in antigraft, Nigeria will be destroyed' - Top 11 quotes of the week
APC issues official statement over Amaechi’s alleged ownership of $43m Ikoyi cash

APC issues official statement over Amaechi’s alleged ownership of $43m Ikoyi cash

The APC in has threatened to take legal action against Governor Wike, Governor Fayose and Femi Fani-Kayode, for linking the Ikoyi $43m to the Rotimi Amaechi.

APC issues official statement over Amaechi’s alleged ownership of $43m Ikoyi cash
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