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NDDC pays $5.9 million to 197 scholarship students

At last, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has paid $5,901,000 to 197 scholarship beneficiaries of 2019, while payment procedures for 94 beneficiaries of 2018 were ongoing.
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.
3. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

SERAP urges court to order President Buhari to publish details of government loans since...

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to order President Muhammadu Buhari to “publish details of loans that have been obtained by the government since May 29, 2015, including the interest rate, the total amount of debts that have so far been incurred by this government, as well as details of the projects on which the loans have been spent.”
Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has promised sweeping changes in the commission.

House of Reps issues warrant of arrest on NDDC boss

In reaction to his refusal to make a submission at an investigative hearing yesterday, the House of Representatives yesterday resolved after a brief meeting, to issue an arrest on the Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission Interim Management Committee, Kemebradikumo Pondei, for contempt of the parliament.
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NDDC: Senator Akpabio should step down for investigation – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, to step down and allow investigation into alleged fraudulent practices at the Commission.
The Head, Interim Management Committee, IMC, of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Gbene Dr. Joi Nunieh on Friday inaugurated a 20-member Contracts’ Verification Committee to verify, vet and advice on Interim Payment Certificates, IPCs.

I slapped Senator Akpabio because he harassed me sexually – Ex-NDDC boss

The suspended Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Interim Management Committee, Joi Nunieh, has revealed that she once slapped the Minister of Niger Delta, Godswil Akpabio, for sexually harassing her.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari presides over sixth virtual FEC meeting

The ministers at the Council Chambers include Lai Mohammed (Information and Culture), Zainab Ahmed (Finance, Budget and National Planning), Babatunde Fashola (Works and Housing), Hadi Sirika (Aviation), Abubakar Malami (Justice), Godswill Akpabio (Niger Delta), Rotimi Amaechi (Transportation), Geoffrey Onyema (Foreign Affairs), George Akume (Special Duties), Adamu Adamu (Education) and Ambassador Zubairu Dada (Minister of State for Foreign Affairs).
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Ex-militants: Lawmakers linked to NDDC graft must face trial

Niger Delta ex-militants at the weekend appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that federal lawmakers indicted for corrupt practices in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) were arrested and tried before the end of his tenure.
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Era lawmakers took NDDC contracts without execution over – Niger Delta agitators

The 21st Century Youth of Niger Delta and Agitators with Conscience, CYNDAC, yesterday, said the era some National Assembly members from the Niger Delta and their collaborators bamboozled officials and hand-picked choice jobs at the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, without executing them, was over.Education
Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has promised sweeping changes in the commission.

NDDC IMC propaganda can’t stop probe – group

Following report by the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA) that it would go after those who are undermining the works of the Minister of Niger Delta, Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Niger Delta Renaissance Coalition has condemned RNDA’s position, saying “the sentiments expressed in the report do not represent the views of the Niger Delta people who have rejected the minister and his IMC.”
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria warns doctors against unauthorised treatment of coronavirus patients

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has called on medical doctors and other healthcare professionals to avoid unauthorised treatment of persons infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).
President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has described the late Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, as an experienced lawyer and banker.

US: Abba Kyari played key role in return of $300 million Abacha loot

The United States government has described the late Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, as a dedicated public servant and respected interlocutor for the American government.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, said the legacies of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, should continue to inspire African leaders on the need to make sacrifices for the good of their countries.

President Buhari: I hope history will be kind to me

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is conscious of his duty as president. He said having sworn to hold his office in accordance with the Constitution of Nigeria “and God willing”, he would follow the system diligently to the end of his term.
The national Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, four state governors led by the Jigawa Governor and Chairman of the APC Governorship campaign council for Bayelsa, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, Minister of Niger Delta, Senator Godswill Akpabio and others Tuesday rallied support for Chief David Lyon, APC candidate for the Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa State.

Bayelsa guber: APC ends campaign rallies, declares PDP history

Speaking at the grand rally of the party held at the Oxbow Lake Pavilion in Yenagoa, the APC leadership mocked the PDP led administration for failing the state.
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APC demands return of NDDC to presidency

The All Progressives Congress (APC) South South stakeholders has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to return the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) under the Presidency.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godwin Akpabio, has stressed the need for redirecting the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) affairs, saying that the commission has over N2 trillion debt to settle.

HOSCON: Return NDDC back to Presidency

The Host Communities of Nigeria HOSCON, yesterday, demanded return of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, back to the Presidency from the Ministry of Niger Delta without further delay.
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

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Cross River guber: Ex-minister accuses Adams Oshiomhole of refusing to submit his name as...

A former Minister of Niger Delta, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani has accused the National Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, of personally refusing to submit his name as the governorship candidate of the party in the March 9, 2019 election.

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Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

No official data of persons living with disability – minister

The Federal Government has said the country does not have an official data of persons living with disability, maintaining that the 25 million number being bandied around should be taken with a pinch of salt.
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Lagos bye-election: APC, PDP bicker over ‘vote buying’

Ahead of forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial District bye-election that will hold on December 5, both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State have engaged each other on allegations of voting buying.
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Borno holds bye-election for state assembly

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Borno said it has concluded necessary preparations to hold bye-elections for the two vacant seats in the state House of Assembly on Saturday.
Former Chairman of the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board, Stephen Odey, has picked the Peoples Democratic Party ticket for the Cross River North Senatorial By-election scheduled for October 31, 2020.

Cross River bye-election: Court affirms Stephen Odey as PDP candidate

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar on Thursday affirmed Dr Stephen Odey as candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Cross River North Senatorial bye election.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described the National Water Resources Bill as another Ruga aimed at creating grazing areas for herdsmen along shorelines.

Governor Ortom: Nigeria leaders have abandoned path of truth

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Thursday said Nigeria has been plunged into several security, socio-economic challenges because those entrusted with the leadership of the country have abandoned the path of truth, equity, fairness and justice.