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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.
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)
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.
Militants and other interest groups in Niger Delta have said that the breakdown of talks between the Federal Government and Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, after the regional body successfully prevailed on agitators to cease hostilities in 2016 , was counterproductive and a huge threat to peace in the oil-rich region.
Niger Delta youths, who were enrolled for free education in various Nigerian universities under the amnesty programme, have protested the non-payment of their monthly upkeep and textbook allowances.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, assured Nigerians that the country’s resources would be judiciously used for the benefits of all.
The Niger Delta People’s Liberation Movement, has said the Niger Delta region has seen so much of confusion since the assumption in office of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has announced the lifting of the suspension of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state.
The Senate has called on the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to publish facts, if any, to substantiate their allegations on the payment of N1billion monthly consultancy fee to a company linked to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on the agency, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.
Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, says Buhari has come to make Nigeria “a country of our dreams.”
National president of the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Eric Omare, has asked the National Assembly to disregard any approval request from the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, stressing that any move by the lawmaker to approve such request contravenes section 18 of the NDDC act of 2000 which states that “only a substantive board can submit a budget for the commission.”
The Senator representing Akwa Ibom North-West (Ikot Ekpene) Senatorial District, Senator Chris Ekpenyong, has advised the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, to avoid unnecessary distractions and use his tenure to address the challenges confronting the Niger Delta region.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber Presidential Villa Abuja.
Ahead of the rerun election for the Ikot Ekpene Senatorial seat, Senator Godswill Akpabio and Dr. Chris Ekpenyong, have once again engaged in a war of words over the coveted seat.
There were indications at the weekend that the presidency may have tasked Senator Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, with securing the services of a reputable accounting and auditing firm to look into the accounts of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) between 2000 and 2018.
A pressure group, the Niger Delta People Confederation, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), recently cleared by the Senate to take charge of the Commission without further delay.
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide has called on the National Assembly to ‘sanction’ Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, for flouting the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Act, considering the continuous stay of the Interim Management Committee.
The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN), has organised a special training toward strengthening the country’s capacity to prevent and respond to diseases outbreak.
The former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Mohammed Adoke, and six other co-defendants charged with 42 counts in connection with the controversial 1.09 billion dollars settlement agreement on Malabu Oil Block, on Thursday pleaded not guilty.
Chief Chris Isiguzo, the National President, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Thursday advocated for constitutional roles for traditional rulers in the country.
For the second time in about a week, the Federal Government has declared the Southwest Security outfit, Operation Amotekun, as an illegal entity not known to the constitution of Nigeria and which can never be allowed to stand.
Popular Nigerian rapper Onome Onokohwomo a.k.a Yung6ix took to his twitter handle to express his grievances towards Nigerian rapper MI Abaga.
The Coalition of APC Support Groups at the weekend asked the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to officially announce the choice of Arch. Waziri Bulama as the substantive National Secretary of the party without further delay.
With Fenerbahce suffering on the financial front, the Turkish giants could be forced to sell off some of their key assets in order to alleviate their economic issues.
Inter Milan have lined up Nigerian winger Victor Moses in the event of the Leonardo Spinazzola-Matteo Politano swap deal between the Nerazzurri and Roma falling through.
The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, ordered the interim forfeiture of the sum of $376, 120 allegedly seized from Major General Hakeem Otiki, to the Federal Government.
Governor Hope Uzodinma has ordered the suspension of all contracts awarded before his resumption of office.