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Niger Delta: Oil producing communities ask federal government to scrap NDDC

Host Communities of oil producing states have called on the federal government to scrap the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
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.”

Group asks President Buhari to halt NDDC’s ‘secret employment’

Due process advocates, the Transparency, Accountability, Equity, and Unity Network have urged President Mohammadu Buhari to cancel the perceived resumption of secret employment in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) against due process.
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.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

Edo APC chieftains deny rifts over NDDC chairmanship, litigation

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state during the September 19th, 2020 governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has denied reports that there is a crisis in the APC over his alleged ambition to submit himself for the position of chairmanship of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Annkio Briggs urges attitudinal change toward NDDC

Ms Ankio Briggs, an environmental and human rights activist operating in the Niger Delta region has called for attitudinal change toward the running of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has promised sweeping changes in the commission.

Court reinstates Kemebradikumo Pondei-led NDDC IMC

A Federal High Court in Abuja has reinstated the Prof. Kemebradikumo Daniel Pondei-led Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Akwa Ibom professor cautions ethnic groups against seeing NDDC as national cake

A Professor of Economics, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Chris Ekong, has cautioned against the entitlement sense of some States in the Niger Delta over the ownership of the resources sharing in the 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.”

Oron Union: NDDC sole administrator appointed by President Buhari, not Senator Akpabio

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: Ijaw youths put protest on hold

Aggrieved members of the Ijaw Youth Council(IYC) planning a protest tagged ‘Mother of All Protest’ against the appointment of Mr Effiong Akwa as the Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC) have decided to apply the brakes by putting the protest on hold.

Women threaten nude protests against appointment of NDDC’s sole administrator

A Group of women under the aegis of Mother of Oil Producing Communities of Niger Delta (MOPROCOND) has threatened to stage nude protests against the appointment of a sole administrator to run the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF denies receiving bribe in NDDC administrator’s appointment

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has described as “fictitious and malicious” reports that he was bribed in respect of the appointment of a sole administrator for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
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.

Minister: NDDC forensic audit yielding results

Following the ongoing forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), many contractors have returned to sites to complete abandoned projects with their personal fund, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has said.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Court strikes out suit against NDDC IMC

The Abuja division of the Federal High Court on Wednesday struck out a suit challenging the legitimacy of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) for the Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

Edwin Clark warns Senator Akpabio to stop interfering in NDDC affairs

Edwin Clark, chairman of Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), has asked Godswill Akpabio to stop “interfering” in the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
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.”

Youths shut down NDDC HQ over sole administrator’s ‘divide and rule tactics’

Protesting youths, yesterday, shut down Port Harcourt, Rivers State headquarters of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, over alleged divide and rule by the commission’s Sole Administrator, Effiong Akwa.

IYC scribe: Appointment of sole administrator for NDDC treacherous

This came as mothers in Niger Delta under the aegis of Mothers of Óil Producing Communities of Niger Delta, MOPROCOND, have called for sack of the Sole Administrator of NDDC, Mr Effiong Akwa, threatening to protest nude at all the offices of the commission in the nine member states.

UPU: President Buhari’s appointment of sole administrator for NDDC uncalled for

The President General of Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, Chief Joe Omene, has condemned the appointment of a Sole Administrator for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing it as uncalled for.

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