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East-West road: Minister orders contractors back to site

The Federal Government has ordered the contractors handling the construction of the East-West road sections 1 to 4 to return to site within the next one week for the speedy completion of the project.

Lawyer demands nullification of NDDC budget

A lawyer from Nigeria’s Niger-Delta region, Inibehe Effiong, has questioned the validity of President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to present the Niger Delta Development Commission’s (NDDC) budget without the active participation of its governing board
The Niger Delta Youth Council (NDYC) has condemned protests against the newly appointed Board members of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Lawyers ask court to sack NDDC interim committee, advisory council

Two Abuja-based lawyers have approached a Federal High Court in Abuja seek­ing an order for the nul­lification of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), as well as its Ad­visory Committee recently inaugurated by President Muhammad Buhari.

Nigerian government writes SERAP, demands list of ex-governors, ministers collecting double pay, life pensions

The Federal Government has asked Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to “send the full list of former governors and ministers that have received and/or receiving double pay and life pensions in order to enhance and ensure compliance with the judgment of the court.”
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How Senator Akpabio frustrated my constituency from being recognised as oil-producing – ex-lawmaker

A former member of the House of Representatives, Robinson Uwak, said Godswill Akpabio frustrated his effort to get his federal constituency in Akwa Ibom recognised as an oil-producing area when Akpabio was the governor of the state.
The Niger Delta Youth Council (NDYC) has condemned protests against the newly appointed Board members of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Group expresses worries of legality of NDDC management committee

The continuous stay of the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has been described as a gross violation of the act establishing the commission.
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NDDC explains why Joi Nunieh was axed as acting chief

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Thursday released the statement below countering claims on why its former Acting Managing Director/CEO, Gbene Dr. Joi Nunieh was removed from the post barely 8 weeks after her appointment.
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.

Ministry partners central bank to improve agric development in Niger Delta

The Minister, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has expressed the readiness of the Ministry to form a strategic alliance with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to improve on the agricultural development and provide employment for the teeming youths of the Niger Delta region.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan with Senator Christopher Ekpenyong, representing Akwa-Ibom North-West Senatorial District, during Ekpenyong's swearing in at the National Assembly on Thursday, January 30, 2020. 1

Senate swears in Chris Ekpenyong — in pictures

The Senate on Thursday swore-in Senator Christopher Ekpenyong of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), representing Akwa-Ibom North-West Senatorial District in the National Assembly.
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Senate swears in Senator Ekpenyong

The Senate on Thursday swore-in Senator Christopher Ekpenyong of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), representing Akwa-Ibom North-West Senatorial District in the National Assembly.

PDP wins Akwa Ibom re-run elections

Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Christopher Ekpenyong has again defeated Senator Godswill Akpabio of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the January 25, 2020 re-run election for Akwa Ibom Northwest Senatorial district held in Essien Udim local government Council.
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Akwa Ibom rerun: Voters apathy in Akpabio’s polling unit, two others

Voting has started in Ukanafun Uwa East, Ukana Ukot Etan village Hall and Independent High School, Ukana (Godswill Akpabio's polling unit).

PDP, APC allege plot to rig Akwa Ibom rerun elections

The Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress on Thursday accused each other of plotting to unleash violence on the people and rig the rerun in the Essien Udim Local Government of Akwa Ibom State scheduled for Saturday.
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INEC rejects Senator Akpabio’s withdrawal from senatorial rerun election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rejected Senator Godswill Akpabio’s withdrawal from a scheduled rerun election for the Akwa Ibom North-West District which takes place this Saturday.
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Niger Delta abandoned projects: We’ll recover all money paid to contractors – Senator Akpabio

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has reiterated the government’s determination to recover every money paid to contractors on all abandoned projects by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)
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Senator Akpabio inaugurates N1.69 billion erosion control project in Akwa Ibom

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, on Sunday inaugurated erosion control project at Ibiaku and Nduetong Oku communities in Uruan and Uyo Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Akwa Ibom.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Governor Tambuwal, Ishaku, Ortom battle for PDP governors’ forum chairmanship

With the tenure of the Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, ending soon, together with his chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, the battle to succeed him has begun to gain momentum. At least three governors from the North are gearing up to contest the position, when it becomes vacant. The occupant is expected to be a critical factor in the next presidential election in 2023.
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2023: None can win without Senator Akpabio’s nod – Chris Akpan

Despite factions in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio will decide the party’s fate in 2023, it was learnt on Sunday.

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