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Reps: 1,723 contractors received N70 billion without mobilising to site

The House of Representatives ad hoc committee on abandoned Projects in Niger Delta has discovered that a total of 1,723 contractors had collected a total of N70.495 billion without mobilising to the site.
A statement signed by Professor Douglas Ewharute, Engr Justin Akpobaro and made available to newsmen in Warri, Delta state also lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing a worthy son of Delta state Chief Bernard Okumagba as Managing Director of the commission, adding it commended the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo –Agege for his role in the appointment of Chief Okumagba.

NDYM hails Bernard Okumagba’s appointment as NDDC chief

The Niger Delta Youth Movement, Delta State Chapter, has given its nod to the appointment of Mr. Bernard Okumagba from Warri South as Managing Director, NDDC, describing it as a reward and responsibility to oil producing areas to be at the core of development of the Niger Delta.

Shell deploys HD aerial cameras to track spills, crude theft

Nigeria’s leading energy giant, the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), has deployed state-of-the-art high definition cameras for quick detection of and response to crude oil spills from its facilities. The cameras will also help in tracking vandalism of SPDC joint venture assets.
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APC chieftain urges members to respect President Buhari’s choice as NDDC boss

Yekini Nabena, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has waded into the controversy surrounding the appointment of Mr. Bernard Okumagba by President Muhammadu Buhari as the new Managing Director-designate of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), warning APC members in the oil rich Niger Delta to respect the choice.

Group asks court to order President Buhari to appoint NDDC chairman from Delta

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Community Watch of Nigeria (CWN), has prayed a Federal High Court for an order restraining Federal Government from appointing any other person representing any state of the Niger-Delta other than from Delta as Chairman of Governing Board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Elvis Omoiro

Festus Keyamo picks medical bill for stabbed Buhari supporter, promises justice

The Minister of State, Niger Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has picked the medical bill for the stabbed Buhari supporter in his home state of Delta.
Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.

Biafra: Senator Okorocha reveals when he’ll join IPOB

The immediate past Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has declared that he will not hesitate to join the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, if the Nnamdi Kanu-led group is able to convince him to do so.

Minister assures victim of bottle attack of justice

The Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has assured that justice will be served to the victim of a broken bottle attack, Mr. Elvis Omoiro, who was stabbed over a political disagreement in Effurun, Uvwie council area of Delta state.

Shell loses N73 billion yearly to oil thieves

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) Joint Venture says it loses about N202 million daily in revenue to activities of criminals in the Niger Delta. This translates to a yearly loss of N73.7billion.

Shell loses N202 million daily to vandals, oil thieves – official

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) Joint Venture says it loses about N202 million daily in revenue to activities of criminals in the Niger Delta.
The Niger Delta Youth Council (NDYC) has condemned protests against the newly appointed Board members of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Niger Delta youths condemn protests against NDDC board

The Niger Delta Youth Council (NDYC) has condemned protests against the newly appointed Board members of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
President Buhari at the event

President Buhari urged to disregard calls for Amnesty chief removal

Foremost Niger Delta youth leader and activist, Mr Matthew Azazi, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to disregard calls for the removal of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme PAP, Professor Charles Dokubo.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godwin Akpabio, has stressed the need for redirecting the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) affairs, saying that the commission has over N2 trillion debt to settle.

Minister suspends payment for contracts by NDDC

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has suspended payments for contracts executed by the last management of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godwin Akpabio, has stressed the need for redirecting the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) affairs, saying that the commission has over N2 trillion debt to settle.

Senator Akpabio: NDDC owes over N2 trillion

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godwin Akpabio, has stressed the need for redirecting the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) affairs, saying that the commission has over N2 trillion debt to settle.
Melee Kyari

Mele Kyari reiterates commitment to transparency in NNPC operations

The Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Malam Mele Kyari, has reiterated his commitment to transparency and accountability in the operations of the corporation.
Businessman and philanthropist, Chief David Lyon, an All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant, has broken his silence on what prompted his unexpected entry into the state race.

Bayelsa guber: Stakeholders endorse David Lyon

Stakeholders in Bayelsa State are backing a businessman and oil magnate, Chief David Lyon, for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), it was learnt.

APC faults Niger-Delta governors over rejection of NDDC Board nominees

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the opposition of governors of Niger Delta to the reconstitution of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was shameful and disgraceful. In a statement by...
The Chairman of the board is Dr. Pius Odubu (Edo), Managing Director Bernard Okumagba (Delta), Executive Director Projects, Otobong Ndem (Akwa Ibom), Executive Director Finance and Administration, Maxwell Okoh (Bayelsa), Delta Representative, Prophet Jones Erue (Delta), Edo Representative, Chief Victor Ekhatar, and Rivers Representative, Dr. Joy Yimebe Nunieh.

Group hails President Buhari over Pius Odubu’s appointment as NDDC chairman

Benin – A social-cultural organization, N’Edo Gheria, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the choice of the former Edo State Deputy Governor, Dr Pius Odubu, as board chairman, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

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Reps: 1,723 contractors received N70 billion without mobilising to site

The House of Representatives ad hoc committee on abandoned Projects in Niger Delta has discovered that a total of 1,723 contractors had collected a total of N70.495 billion without mobilising to the site.

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