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Akwa Ibom APC stakeholders reject Senator Akpabio as party leader

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party in Akwa Ibom State have rejected the Minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, as the leader of the party in the state.
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 agitators: NDDC under Senator Akpabio’s ministry to curtail excesses

The 21st Century Youths of Niger Delta and Agitators with Conscience, 21st CYNDAC, Sunday, said the Presidency placed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, under the supervision of Ministry of Niger Delta, MNDA, to put the interventionist agency in check.
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: Judge me by my legacy

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has stated that he desires to be judged by the legacy he would leave behind and not by what critics say.

Delta by-election: PDP, APC intensify campaigns for Isoko North seat

A few days to the by-election to fill the vacant Isoko North Constituency seat at the Delta State House of Assembly, the major political parties in the state, the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its main opposition, the All Progressive Congress (APC), have expressed optimism to clinch victory.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), governorship candidate, in Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has assured the people of his desire to build on the legacies of the state founding fathers if elected on November 16.

Cholera outbreak kills 24 in Bayelsa

No fewer than 24 persons have died in Bayelsa State, following the outbreak of cholera disease in 30 communities across the state.
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 boss: Good health key to development

Speaking at the flag-off of typhoid vaccine distribution, cold chains and other related medical equipment to all the nine states of the Niger Delta region at the Rivers State Primary Health Care Management Board, Port Harcourt, the NDDC interim administrator, Mr. Efiong Akwa, stated that “no community, country or society can fully realise its potential and promise, unless the best of its public health system, as well as the health of its people, is protected and promoted.”
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Akwa Ibom APC condemns divisive tendencies of party leaders

Stakeholders of Akwa Ibom State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met in Uyo, the state capital on Saturday, March 28, 2021, and condemned the divisive tendencies of some party leaders in the state.
Merchants of violence are threatening to tear the very foundations of the Nigerian nation, Minister of Defence, Major General Salihu Magashi (rtd), said on Monday.

Minister: Merchants of violence tearing Nigeria apart

Merchants of violence are threatening to tear the very foundations of the Nigerian nation, Minister of Defence, Major General Salihu Magashi (rtd), said on Monday.
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 agitators urges South South governors to work with Senator Akpabio to develop...

A coalition of Niger Delta agitators, weekend, called on governors of South South to work with Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, to develop Niger Delta region and its people.
Commiserating with families of last Friday’s gas explosion at Agbor, PDP’s South-South National Vice-Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, said such legislation would enable the state government to mete stiff penalties on illegal gas plant operators.

Southsouth PDP urges President Buhari to stop allocations to NDDC

The South-South National Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih, Sunday, called on the federal government to immediately stop allocations to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)’s Interim Management Committee following several litigations against it and alleged corruption rocking the commission.
22. President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the cordial relationship existing between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the National Assembly.

Rivers government to reconstruct NDDC headquarters road in Port Harcourt

Rivers Government has announced the closure of Eastern By-Pass Road leading to new Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) headquartres in Port Harcourt for repair work.
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of the former Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Ambassador Sam Edem, whose remains will be buried on Saturday, March 23, 2021.

President Buhari mourns Ex-NDDC chairman Sam Edem

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of the former Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Ambassador Sam Edem, whose remains will be buried on Saturday, March 23, 2021.
22. President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the cordial relationship existing between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the National Assembly.

President Buhari wants rapport between NDDC, National Assembly sustained

President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the cordial relationship existing between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the National Assembly.
Former Governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has condoled with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi over the death of his sister, Hajia Rabietu Bello, and the recent attack on Tawari community in the state.

Group wants Senator Sheriff as next APC chair

Ahead of the forthcoming All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention, members of the Coalition of Niger Delta Ex agitators and Youth Leaders for Change have called on the party’s leadership to allow Senator Ali Modu Sheriff chair the ruling party.
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Akwa Ibom APC lauds President Buhari over development in Niger Delta

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Akwa Ibom chapter has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment towards the development of the Niger Delta region.
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: President Buhari’s performance will earn APC 2023 presidency

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said the excellent performance of President Muhammadu Buhari in all areas of governance will make it extremely difficult for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 presidential elections.
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.

NDDC: South South governors have no right to issue directives to President Buhari –...

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen Godswill Akpabio, has charged Governors of the South-South to desist from issuing directives to President Muhammadu Buhari on how to run the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as they have no powers to indulge in such an act.

CCB urged to expose corruption in NDDC

Global forum for accountability and transparency has called on the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, to go about its effort to rid the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, of corruption.
Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari to inaugurate N16 billion new NDDC office on Thursday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday inaugurate the N16 billion newly-completed office complex of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) which work started in 1996.
South-South Governors, on Tuesday, demanded the upward review from 2.5 per cent to 10 per cent, appropriated to the Trust Fund for host oil Communities in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).

PIB: South-South governors demand 10 per cent for oil host communities

South-South Governors, on Tuesday, demanded the upward review from 2.5 per cent to 10 per cent, appropriated to the Trust Fund for host oil Communities in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

Governor Ikpeazu: Oil companies have no presence in Abia

Ikpeazu, while receiving the Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committee on Petroleum Industry Bill led by Senator Albert Bassey at Government House, Umuahia, said that Abia oil-producing communities have remained peaceful more than other oil-producing communities in the country, stressing that the peaceful disposition of the communities should serve as a model for the compensation of oil-producing communities.
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 group urges President Buhari, National Assembly to call Senator Akpabio to order

The Urohobo Isoko Alliance for Niger Delta Advancement, UIANDA, has frowned at what they described as “unnecessary and domineering influence” of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio over the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

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