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The Interim Administrator, PAP, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (retd), in a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Media, Nneotaobase Egbe, and released in Port Harcourt, urged ex-agitators to take innovation and entrepreneurship seriously.

Amnesty office introduces new training model for ex-agitators

The Presidential Amnesty Programme office has introduced new training package for ex-militants under the amnesty scheme.
The new Interim Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has resumed duty at the Amnesty office, Abuja.

Amnesty office denies appointment of reps to Niger Delta crisis-ridden communities

Presidential Amnesty Programme office has stated that it has not appointed representatives to any crisis-affected community in the Niger Delta region over the payment of stipends to ex-agitators.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, has assured the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, of the support and collaboration of his committee in the task of developing the Niger Delta region.

Senate committee assures NDDC of support, collaboration

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, has assured the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, of the support and collaboration of his committee in the task of developing the Niger Delta region.
As reactions continue to trail appointment of Barrister Effiong Akwa as Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, a group, the Oron Union has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for settling for a man they described as “a leader with capacity and capability to effectively confront the developmental challenges bedeviling the region.”

NDDC to train unemployed youths at Innoson Motors

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) said all is now set for the training of indigent Niger Delta youths on technical skills at Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company.
The new Interim Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has resumed duty at the Amnesty office, Abuja.

Amnesty Office probes fraudulent contractors

The office of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has launched a probe into fraudulent activities of some contractors and vendors engaged by the scheme to train and empower ex-agitators.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, says the idea of random testing for COVID-19 in the state is a waste of government resources.

Akwa Ibom governor urges NDDC boss to shun politics in projects execution

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has advised the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to insulate its programmes from political influences.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Rivers governor seeks end to external influence on NDDC

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has regretted the continuous interference of external forces who are not from the oil-rich region on the activities of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, noting that the act frustrates programmes of the commission.
NDDC’s Interim Administrator, Mr Efiong Akwa, made the disclosure in a statement issued by the commission’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Ibitoye Abosede, in Port Harcourt on Saturday.

NDDC to distribute boat ambulances, others to Niger Delta states

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is to distribute 36 waste disposal trucks, two boat ambulances and 162 waste bins to the nine Niger Delta states to improve healthcare and improve sanitation.
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.

Niger Delta youths, agitators rebuff MEND’s ultimatum to NDDC, minister

Youths and agitators in Niger-Delta have kicked against the seven-day ultimatum by the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger-Delta, MEND, to the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godwill Akpabio and Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, over the issuance of deployment letter to youths employed by the interventionist agency.
Ijaw Youth Council, IYC,

IYC scribe: President Buhari tearing Niger Delta apart with bizarre legacy

Pukon, in a statement challenging Mr President to openly declare his legacy to the region, stated: “The Niger Delta today has not been divided in any other time, then this time when you are the commander-in-chief with regard to the region’s socio-economic development and political advancement.”
The Oku Ibom Ibibio and patriarch of Ibibio people worldwide, His Eminence, Ntenyin Solomon Etuk, has expressed deep disappointment at the rancour generated by the appointment of Mr Effiong Akwa as the sole administrator of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Oku Ibom Ibibio bemoans rancour over appointment of NDDC sole administrator

The Oku Ibom Ibibio and patriarch of Ibibio people worldwide, His Eminence, Ntenyin Solomon Etuk, has expressed deep disappointment at the rancour generated by the appointment of Mr Effiong Akwa as the sole administrator of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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: Frustrated NDDC contracts racketeers behind viral fake video on me

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said those opportunists, who benefited from the contracts racketeering that dotted the past administration in the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, were behind the fake video being circulated in the social media against him.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

Court asked to sack new NDDC sole administrator

The controversy over the appointment of Mr. Effiong Okon Akwa as the Interim Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by President Muhammadu Buhari has taken a legal dimension with a suit before the Abuja division of the Federal High Court seeking to void the appointment.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari appoints NDDC interim administrator

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of an interim administrator to oversee the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)
The new Interim Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has resumed duty at the Amnesty office, Abuja.

Amnesty boss, Niger Delta leaders agree on terminal period for programme

Stakeholders in the Niger Delta have agreed that the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) should end immediately after the integration of all the beneficiaries of the scheme.
The new Interim Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has resumed duty at the Amnesty office, Abuja.

Amnesty chief orders verification of students in tertiary institutions

Apparently to avoid bickering over its policy, the Presidential Amnesty Office has adopted measures to stop the contentious and controversial verification of students under its Scholarship Programme.
The new Interim Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has resumed duty at the Amnesty office, Abuja.

Colonel Dikio resumes office as PAP coordinator

The new Interim Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has resumed duty at the Amnesty office, Abuja.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

Former militants lauds President Buhari for appointing Milland Dikio as Amnesty programme chief

A coalition of ex-agitators has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the appointment of Col. Milland Dikio (rtd) as Interim Administrator of the Amnesty Programme.

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Zamfara governor: Abducted schoolgirls will be released soon

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said that the abducted students of Government Science Secondary School, Jangebe, will be released very soon.

Primate Ayodele: President Buhari has broken Nigeria’s unity

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Bandits on Saturday killed three persons and injured one in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

Bandits abduct schoolgirls in Zamfara

Armed bandits have invaded a girls’ school in Zamfara, abducting at least three hundred students.
Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, whose appointment was confirmed last week by President Muhammadu Buhari, also reiterated her commitment to giving focal and priority attention to capacity building.

Nigerian government urged to lift embargo on employment into civil service

The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to lift the embarg on employment into Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
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OPEC mourns ex-Saudi Arabia petroleum minister

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), yesterday expressed sadness over the death of a former Saudi Arabian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Sheikh Ahmed Yamani, who passed away at the age of 90.
The Progressive Students’ Movement (PSM), has lauded the National Assembly for the speedy confirmation of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as Chairman of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

National Assembly hailed for confirming Abdulrasheed Bawa as EFCC chairman

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Samklef: Nigerians will make wrong decision in 2023

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