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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.
Senator Godswill Akpabio

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)
Senator Godswill Akpabio

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.

Collapse of talks between federal government, PANDEF risky, threat to peace – Niger Delta...

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.

Amnesty students protest non-payment of allowances

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.

President Buhari assures Nigerians of judicious use of resources

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, assured Nigerians that the country’s resources would be judiciously used for the benefits of all.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

Senator Lawan heads APC reconciliatory committee

The Nigerian Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has been appointed as the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ten-member National Reconciliation Committee.
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.

Senator Akpabio has sown seeds of confusion in NDDC – Niger Delta group

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.

APC lifts suspension of Governor Akeredolu, Senators Amosun, Okorocha, others

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has announced the lifting of the suspension of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state.
Senator Peter Nwaoboshi

Senate challenges NDDC’s interim committee to publish facts on ‘N1 billion monthly consultancy fee’

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.

Femi Adesina: President Buhari has come to give everything to Nigeria

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.”
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said amendment to the Public Procurement Act 2007 by the National Assembly will guarantee successful implementation of the 2020 budget. 2

Ijaw youth urges National Assembly to disregard budget approval request from NDDC interim committee

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.”
Senator-elect for Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District (Akwa Ibom North-West), Dr. Chris Ekpenyong, has told Senator Godswill Akpabio to allow members of the election tribunal do their work.

Senator Ekpenyong advises Niger Delta minister to address challenges confronting region

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 BUHARI PRESIDES OVER FEC MEETING MAY 8 2019 5

President Buhari presides over FEC meeting — video

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber Presidential Villa Abuja.
Senator-elect for Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District (Akwa Ibom North-West), Dr. Chris Ekpenyong, has told Senator Godswill Akpabio to allow members of the election tribunal do their work.

Senator Ekpenyong tackles Godswill Akpabio over rerun poll

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.
Senator Godswill Akpabio

Senator Akpabio consults PwC, KPMG over forensic audit of NDDC

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.
Seated with the NDDC Acting Managing Director, Gbene Joi Nunieh, during the visit were the Acting Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Chief Ibanga Bassey Etang and the Acting Executive Director, Projects, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh.

NDDC: Group backs House of Reps’ call for dissolution of three-man committee

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 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.

Ijaw youth seeks sanction against Senator Akpabio

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.

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