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NDDC: Ijaw Youth leader calls for collaboration for developement of Niger Delta

A frontline Niger Delta and Ijaw youth leader, Ambassador Kingsley Muturu, has called for collaboration by political leaders and ex-agitators in the region to enable accelerated development in the region by the federal government.
Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has promised sweeping changes in the commission.

NDDC chief shuns House of Reps committee investigating misappropriation of funds

Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, the Managing Director, Interim Management Committee (IMC) of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has shunned the House of Representatives committee investigative hearing into the alleged N139.32 billion misappropriated between 2013 and 2018.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Nigerian government urges residents to embrace 60th anniversary logo

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, has urged Nigerians to embrace the 60th Anniversary Logo of “Together Shall We Be”.
President Muhammadu Buhari at the unveiling of the theme and Logo for Nigeria’s 60th anniversary celebration

[email protected]: We stand on the threshold of history

​Today, we stand on the threshold of history as we formally begin a series of activities commemorating Nigeria’s Diamond Anniversary. The task history has saddled me with today is to proclaim a theme that will keep us united, help us forge ahead and unveil a logo that will form the critical pillars which our 11 month modest commemorative activities would rest on. ​
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has taken proactive measures aimed at curtailing the devastating impacts of flooding in the region occasioned by yearly torrential rainfall.

Senator Akpabio takes steps to tame flooding in Niger Delta

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has taken proactive measures aimed at curtailing the devastating impacts of flooding in the region occasioned by yearly torrential rainfall.
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Cairo Ojougboh: NDDC did not pay coronavirus palliatives to senators

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has faulted a report that it paid various sums of money as COVID-19 palliatives to members of the Senate.
2. President Muhmmadu Buhari, on Wednesday, inaugurated 12 new permanent secretaries for the federal civil service.

President Buhari swears in 12 permanent secretaries

President Muhmmadu Buhari on Wednesday swore-in 12 Permanent Secretaries at the Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Senator Akpabio: NDDC received N15 trillion in 19 years

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has faulted the National Assembly inquest into the financial activties of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) between February and July 2020 rather than embark on a comprehensive probe of the interventionist agency’s 19 years of existence.
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NDDC: Group expresses worry over President Buhari’s delayed action

A non-governmental organisation, Transparency and Accountability Advancement Group, has expressed worry that despite the damning report by the Senate against the Interim Management Committee Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and established financial recklessness in the commission, President Muhammadu Buhari has not taken action.
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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 General Assembly of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, on Tuesday, inaugurated a seven-member Interim Management Committee, IMC, headed by Abdullahi Maje, to pilot the affairs of the association for the next six months.

ALGON IMC writes IGP, EFCC over ’embezzlement, impersonation’

The Interim Management Committee of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), has written a formal letter was written to Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu over alleged criminal conspiracy and impersonation against the association.

NDDC writes Senator Nwaoboshi, gives him two weeks to refund N2.552 billion

Peter Clever Okoro Esq., Director, Legal Services, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, in a letter dated July 5 addressed to Senator Peter Nwaoboshi asked him to refund N2.552 billion within two weeks
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate queries N1.121 billion spent by NDDC IMC on public communication

The Senate has raised the alarm over the N1.121 billion spent by Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, on Public Communication.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

PANDEF urges President Buhari to inaugurate NDDC board to check Senator Akpabio’s excesses

National Youth Leader, Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Olorogun Vincent Oyibode, Wednesday, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate without any further delay the new board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, previously screened and confirmed by the Senate, to check the highhandedness of the Minister of Niger Delta, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that all ongoing investigations into previous and new corruption cases would be thoroughly pursued.

NDDC invites President Buhari to commission road project in Bayelsa

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to commission a 29-kilometre road linking Ogbia community to Nembe in Bayelsa State.
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NDDC invites President Buhari to commission signature project, stands by list Senator Akpabio submitted...

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to commission the 29-kilometre Ogbia-Nembe Road in Bayelsa State. The road, built in conjunction with the Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, creates a land link to the ancient city of Nembe for the first time.
The acting Managing Director of the commission, Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, also observed that the ongoing anti-Coronavirus measures including lockdowns of states contributed in dwindling the economy of the region.

NDDC interim chief reveals those scared of probe

The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says those who got “emergency contracts” are scared of the ongoing forensic audit.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate: NDDC heads take 30% of contract sums

The Senate has revealed that the head of the Interim Management Committee, IMC, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei, and other members of the committee collected between 20 and 30 pe rcent of contract sums before contractors were paid.

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Nigeria to spend N75 billion on youth development in three years – minister

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Nigerian government clarifies position on social media regulation

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Obong of Calabar tells Cross River governor to step aside to learn about governance

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