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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has insisted that there is no plan to divest the Federal Government’s stakes in joint venture oil assets.

NDDC: Groups, former commissioner fault ultimatum to Sylva

Two groups, Niger Delta Renewal Mandate (NDRM) and Bayelsa Progressive Union (BPU), have faulted the seven days ultimatum issued to the Minister of State for Petroluem, Chief Timipre Sylva to withdraw the Bayelsa nomination for the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
22. President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the cordial relationship existing between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the National Assembly.

House asks President Buhari to constitute NDDC Board

The House of Representatives, on Thursday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State For Petroleum Resources, on Friday said the Nigerian Oil and Gas Park Scheme (NOGAPS) at Emeyal, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa will create at least 2,000 jobs on completion.

Senator Akpabio, Timipre Sylva not fighting over NDDC board – aide

An aide to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has denied any rift between his principal and the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.
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.

Itsekiri nation backs Nigerian government, honours Senator Akpabio

Youths in Warri Kingdom on Friday night commended the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, for his commitment to the cause of the region.
Former Niger Delta militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias “Tompolo” has protested against the continued siege on his firm, Mieka Dive Limited, five months after he was vindicated of corruption charges by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

NDDC: Tompolo accepts truce with minister, suspends seven-day ultimatum till June ending

Ex-militant warlord, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, has reluctantly announced the suspension of the 7-Day Ultimatum issue to the federal government to immediately constitute a substantive board for Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) or face dire consequences.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minister: Courts, state assemblies to resume next week

The Federal Government has expressed optimism that courts and state assemblies would re-open next week, following the resolution it reached with the striking workers in the sectors.

Youths shut down NDDC office in Delta

Hundreds of Urhobo youths under the auspices of the Urhobo Progress Union, UPU Youth Wing, yesterday shut down the Delta State office of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
22. President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the cordial relationship existing between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the National Assembly.

NDDC: Youth group warns of resumption of hostilities in Niger Delta

The Niger Delta Youth Council (NDYC) has urged the Federal Government to inaugurate the Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to prevent resumption of hostilities in the region of the country.
Senator Ita Solomon Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate),

Presidency: Nigeria adopting best practices on debt management

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang has said that Nigeria is adopting the best practices of sustainable loan debt management as the repayment plan of the debt is tied to the projects for which the loan is taken.
22. President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the cordial relationship existing between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the National Assembly.

NDDC: Minister moves to stop Tompolo, Niger Delta militants

Minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has initiated frantic moves to stop the leader of Niger–Delta agitators, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, from fulfilling his threat of a catastrophe in the oil region if the government did not inaugurate the substantive board of the interventionist agency by June 6.
22. President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the cordial relationship existing between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the National Assembly.

Niger Delta militants, ex-agitators disagree over NDDC board

Some militant groups and a body of former warlords have disagreed over the ongoing protest against the Federal Government over the failure to constitute a substantive board for the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
22. President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the cordial relationship existing between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the National Assembly.

Group urges President Buhari to suspend NDDC forensic audit

The South South Reawakening Group, has called for the immediate suspension of the ongoing forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), describing it as a “circus of corruption”.
Members Ijaw youth Council (IYC) on Wednesday this morning barricaded offices of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, in Yenegoa, the capital of Bayelsa State and in Edjeba, Warri, Delta State in fulfillment of their earlier threat.

IYC boss; #OccupyNigerDelta protest continues on Monday

The President, Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide, Peter Timothy Igbifa, has said that the ongoing #OccupyNigerDelta protest will continue on Monday across the states in the region.
A Lagos based real estate merchant and former House of Representatives aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Abidemi Rufai, popularly known as ‘Ruffy’ has been arrested in the United State for his scheme to steal over $350,000 in unemployment benefits from the Washington State Employment Security Department.

US court orders indefinite custody of Ogun governor’s aide over ‘$350K fraud’

A U.S. court for the Western District of Washington, has ordered the indefinite detaining of Abidemi Rufai, the now suspended aide of Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun 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.

Nigerian government urges protesting Ijaw youths to suspend action

The federal government has appealed to protesting Ijaw youths from the Niger Delta to suspend the action to ensure sustainable peace in the region.
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Edwin Clark: President Buhari’s opposition to Southern governors’ ban on open grazing ill-advised

A former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday expressed sadness over President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement criticising Southern governors’ decision to ban open cattle grazing, describing it as ill-advised and unfortunate.
The Federal Government has released a total sum of N7 billion for the completion of the East-West highway dualisation projects.

Nigerian government releases N7 billion for completion of East-West road

The Federal Government has released a total sum of N7 billion for the completion of the East-West highway dualisation projects.
22. President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the cordial relationship existing between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the National Assembly.

NDDC: Federal government donates 33 vehicles to facilitate forensic audit

Federal Government through the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs has handed over 33 Ford Ranger Hilux vans to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to facilitate the ongoing Forensic Audit.

EFCC lacks constitutional powers to summon PDP officials – group

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Youths Frontier has frowned at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) invitation of its party official on alleged misappropriation of N10 billion.
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 distances self from job seeker’s killers

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, and his wife, Mrs Ekaete Akpabio, have threatened to sue an investigative journalist, David Hundeyin, for linking them with the killers of an Akwa Ibom job seeker, Iniobong Umoren.
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PIB: US expresses interest in passage of bill

The United States of America has declared its interest in the passage of the much-awaited Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) in order to provide a clear roadmap for the Nigeria’s oil and gas sector as well as stakeholders.
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: Nigerian government will ensure safety of IOCs, others in Niger Delta

Notwithstanding pockets of incidents of insecurity in the country, the Federal Government, has assured that it would continue to work hard towards ensuring the safety and peaceful atmosphere for International Oil Companies, IOCs, operating in the Niger Delta region.

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