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NDDC petitions police over alleged N1.62 billion unexecuted contracts

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has petitioned the Inspector General of Police over alleged N1, 625,467,200 contracts said to have been paid for by the agency but unexecuted by contractors.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

PDP members ask ICPC to investigate Governor Obaseki

Some members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) under the aegis of Concerned Edo PDP Stakeholders have petitioned the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) over alleged diversion of state funds by Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has promised sweeping changes in the commission.

Senate unveils fresh fraud allegations in NDDC

The management of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, is under fresh probe as the Senate said it had received fresh allegations against it.
Dutch airline KLM said Friday it would shed up to 5,000 jobs due to a “crisis of unprecedented magnitude” caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Dutch airline KLM to cut 5,000 jobs

Dutch airline KLM said Friday it would shed up to 5,000 jobs due to a “crisis of unprecedented magnitude” caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Senator Godswill Akpabio

Senator Akpabio: I never said lawmakers got 60 percent of NDDC contracts

The minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has denied accusing members of the National Assembly of collecting 60 percent of the contracts at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The House of Representatives has reiterated its resolve to probe into the allegation of mismanagement of over N40 billion by the interim management committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta development commission (NDDC).

House of Reps probe minister, alleged missing N100 billion NEDC funds

The North East Development Commission bill was signed into law in October 2017 by President Buhari to replace other initiatives such as the Presidential Initiative on North East (PINE) and victims support fund (VSF) and the board of management inaugurated in May 2019.
A fire incident occurred at the headquarters of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Abuja on Monday, officials said.

FIRS lists eligible transactions for stamp duty charges

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has given detailed information to guide taxpayers and the general public on rates payable as stamp duty.
Ahmad said the Executive Chairman of FIRS, Muhammad Nami, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Audit and Recovery of Back Years Stamp Duties and the unveiling of the FIRS Adhesive Stamp in Abuja.

FIRS clarifies stamp duty rates, others

Following several requests by taxpayers seeking clarifications on the current administration of Stamp Duties Act in the country, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has published detailed information to guide taxpayers and the general public on rates payable as stamp duty.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

House of Reps gives Senator Akpabio 48 hours to publish names of lawmakers with...

The House of Representatives has given the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, 48 hours to publish names of lawmakers with contracts in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The Chairman of the Foundation’s Board, Dr Chiwuike Newington Uba, gave the advice in a statement on Tuesday in Enugu.

Revised budget: Group urges Nigerian government to ensure high performance

An NGO, the Amaka Chiwuike Uba Foundation (ACUF), has urged the Federal Government to lay emphasis on credibility and high performance of the 2020 Revised Budget as a catalyst for infrastructure development.
Thiago Alcantara may be an “unbelievable” player, concedes Jose Enrique, but that does not make the Bayern Munich midfielder the “best fit” for Liverpool.

Steve Nicol: Thiago Alcantara wouldn’t walk into Liverpool’s starting line-up

Thiago Alcantara would be a welcome addition to a Premier League title-winning squad at Liverpool, says Steve Nicol, but the Spaniard has been warned he will not “walk into” the team at Anfield.

Willian, Pedro extend Chelsea contracts

Chelsea wingers Willian and Pedro have extended their contracts until the end of the current campaign, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.

ICPC begins constituency projects tracking in 16 states

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission has launched an investigation into fraudulent procurement practices in the award of contracts for constituency and executive projects in 16 states of the federation.
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

Governor Mohammed: My predecessor spent N50 million for a single trip to Abuja

The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has said that his predecessor, Mohammed Abubakar, spent N50m to travel to Abuja from the state each time he travelled.

US rejects AfDB’s findings, demands fresh probe of Akinwumi Adesina

The United States has demanded a fresh probe of the president of African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, over allegations leveled against him.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Senator Godswill Akpabio has denied the allegation that he bribed the Chairman and members of the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Akwa Ibom State.

Senator Akpabio debunks National Assembly’s allegation of N40 billion fraud in NDDC

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has stated that contrary to the allegations of the National Assembly, no N40 billion fraud has been perpetrated in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, on Monday terminated the Assumpta-Port Harcourt road contract over the abandonment of the project by the contractor handling it.

Imo contracts: I’ve been receiving threatening calls – witness

A former member of Imo State Executive Council, Ichie Best Mbanaso, yesterday, told the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on Contracts that he has been receiving threatening calls since he appeared before the commission.
Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly initiated talks with Max Allegri over replacing Thomas Tuchel next season, according to a report in France.

PSG prioritize three positions in the upcoming transfer window

Paris Saint-Germain will no doubt be busy when the transfer window opens with several key players on expiring contracts. Where the club will look to strengthen, though, has been somewhat of a mystery until now.

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Obadiah Mailafia: Serving northern governor a Boko Haram leader

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