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Bayelsa communities inaugurate N141.65 million projects

The Dodo River Communities Development Association in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa on Friday inaugurated projects worth over N141.65 million funded by the Chevron Joint Venture.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Senate probes NDDC interim management over ‘N80 billion reckless spending’

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the allegations of financial recklessness and misappropriation of funds leveled against the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) are unacceptable hence the decision by the Senate to investigate the activities of the Commission.

NDLF: No oil facility will be shut down in Gbaramatu kingdom

The Niger Delta Ijaw Leaders Forum (NDLF), led by Com­rade Fedeke Ebipade, has assured President Muham­madu Buhari and multi-na­tional oil companies operat­ing in Gbaramatu Kingdom and the Niger Delta region of safe and secure operations.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

Aviation, education ministries, others make presentations at FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the seventh virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC: China, Sinosure to finance $2.6 billion AKK gas pipeline

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Monday, disclosed that financing for the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline would be provided by China and Sinosure.

Bayelsa West election: Edwin Clark endorses Seriake Dickson

Ijaw National Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has endorsed the immediate past governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Henry Seriake Dickson, for the vacant Bayelsa West Senatorial District.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon, sends his heartfelt thanks to party members for their overwhelming support for his candidature during the primary election on September 4 in Yenagoa

Bayelsa APC congratulates David Lyon over appointment into national caretaker committee

The Bayelsa State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has congratulated His Excellency, Chief David Lyon, on his well deserved appointment into the APC caretaker Committee/Extra ordinary convention planning Committee as Vice Chairman, South South Zone.

British Supreme Court hears Nigerians’ case in Shell oil spill claim

Britain’s supreme court will on Tuesday hear Nigerian farmers and fishermen appeal to pursue claims against oil major Shell over spills in the Niger Delta.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari authorises N19.67 billion for completion of East-West road

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate release of N19.67 billion to ramp up efforts in completing sections I-IV of the East-West Road project by 2021.
Senator Godswill Akpabio

Senator Akpabio urged not to renege in fight against NDDC buccaneers

Campaigners in Niger-Delta have urged Minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, not to back down in his role as a blockade against money-making predators determined to clean out the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

Group seeks probe of ‘huge expenditure’ made by NDDC in four months

An anti corruption group, Act for Positive Transformation Initiative (APTI), has asked for further investigation into the activities of the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) which it accused of allegedly spending N80 billion on questionable projects in just four months.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate, NNPC clash over crude oil production cost

The Senate Committee on Finance on Monday rejected the revenue targets projected for the various revenue-generating agencies in the country to fund the Revised 2020 Budget, describing their proposed sums as grossly inadequate.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate: We won’t back down on NDDC probe

Spokesman of the Senate, Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru, has said that the National Assembly will under no circumstance back down on its probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The Nigerian Navy at the weekend moved to ameliorate the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on its host communities, stating that the current situation has brought untold hardship to the people.

Nigerian Navy donates to vulnerable communities in Bayelsa

The Nigerian Navy at the weekend moved to ameliorate the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on its host communities, stating that the current situation has brought untold hardship to the people.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

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.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

PANDEF: South-South, South-West, South-East marginalized in NNPC

Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, the mouthpiece of traditional rulers, leaders and stakeholders of the coastal states of Niger Delta, Friday, warned the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, which has allegedly sidelined South-South, South-West and South-East from its top management positions, to stop insulting the people of the oil/gas-rich region.

Ijaws are more Biafra than Niger Delta – activist

A Biafra activist, Mr Keribo Minakobiribo Wisdom, Wednesday said that Ijaws are more Biafra than Niger Delta.
The House of Representatives has reiterated its resolve to probe into the allegation of mismanagement of over N40 billion by the interim management committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta development commission (NDDC).

House of Reps panel insists on NDDC probe of alleged misuse of over N40...

The House of Representatives has reiterated its resolve to probe into the allegation of mismanagement of over N40 billion by the interim management committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta development commission (NDDC).

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House of Reps quizzes NDDC over N70.495 billion awarded contracts

The House of Representatives at the weekend flagged off its investigation into the N70.495 billion allegedly paid by Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to 1,773 contractors as mobilization fees without resorting to site, between 2008 and 2012.

Presidency: Why 2020 budget was increased despite drop in revenue

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