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House of Reps panel seeks prosecution of NDDC IMC, contractors over N81.5 billion infractions

The House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), is seeking to have the Interim Management Committee (IMC), of the Commission and a number of contractors investigated and prosecuted by anti graft agencies should they fail to account for N81.5bn suspicious spending from January to May, 2020.
Spokesperson of House of Representatives, Hon Benjamin Kalu, has said the House has completed the probe into the activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

House of Reps has concluded probe into NDDC – spokesperson

Spokesperson of House of Representatives Hon Benjamin Kalu has said the House has completed the probe into the activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Niger Delta militants threaten attacks on oil facilities

A new coalition of 36 militant groups under the aegis of Continuous Emancipation of Niger Delta, which recently attacked gas and crude oil pipelines in Bayelsa State, on Friday reeled out six demands for the Federal Government which they said should be quickly handled to avert continued “destructive attacks” on oil and gas facilities in the country.
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Delta governor decries oil companies’ neglect of host communities

The governor expressed the displeasure with the development when he received the Youths of Ndokwa nation in the state led by their President-General, Comrade Anslem Nzete, at Government House, Asaba.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has charged the twenty-three council chairmen and youths in the State to identify members of proscribed separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the State.

Governor Wike: Nigeria’ll be on fire if President Buhari fails to restructure

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that the nation would be on fire if President Muhammadu Buhari fails to use the available opportunity to restructure the nation, urging the president to heed the clamour for fiscal federalism and restructuring to douse brewing tension in the country.
Sen. Nicholas Tofowomo, representing Ondo South Senatorial District, has condemned Tuesday’s communal clash in the state which left one person dead and several others severely injured.

Ondo senator raises alarm over ocean surge

The lawmaker who represents Ondo South Senatorial District urged the Senate to rescue Ayetoro community from ocean surge.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Presidency opposes ecological funds regulation bill

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, yesterday told the House Committee on Ecological Fund that the presidency believes the proposed law would either clash with or duplicate the existing ones.
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Group rejects South-South governors desire to control NDDC

A Niger Delta group, Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy (VATLAD), has condemned the desire of South-South governors to control the affairs of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The House of Representatives on Tuesday reprimanded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the continuing maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

House of Reps move to strip President of ecological fund powers

The bill entitled ‘A Bill to Establish the regulation of Ecological Fund, 2020’, states in its Part 2, section 7, that a proposed council, “Shall take custody and monitor the ecological fund for the purposes of addressing any of the following challenges: erosion, landslide, desertification, floods, oil spillage, drought and any other environmental challenges that may arise in the application of the fund”.
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South South leaders engage Nigerian government delegation, demand restructuring

South South Governors and leaders on Tuesday insisted that Nigeria needed to be restructured along the lines of true federalism and devolution of powers to the federating units.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

ANEEJ, CRPP condemn Governor Obaseki’s decision to stop NDDC projects in Edo

The African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) and the Coalition of Registered Political Parties (CRPP) have criticised the decision of Gov. Godwin Obaseki to stop the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from executing projects in Edo.
Former Senate leader Victor Ndoma-Egba has lost his wife to a ghastly motor accident along the Benin – Akure Expressway.

Ex-NDDC director commiserates with Senator Ndoma-Egba over wife’s demise

Immediate past Executive Director, Projects of the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC, Engr Samuel Adjogbe, has condoled with former Senate Leader and Chairman of NDDC, Sen. Victor Ndola-Egba over the demise of his wife, Amaka.
Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has promised sweeping changes in the commission.

Ex-Militants warn against extending tenure of NDDC acting chief

A Coalition of Niger Delta ex-militants, National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators, has warned the Federal Government against any attempt to renew the tenure of the Interim Management Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) led by Professor Keme Pondei.
Amaka Ndoma-Egba, wife of former Nigerian senator, Victor Ndoma-Egba, was killed in a motor accident along Benin-Akure Expressway.

Senator Ndoma-Egba’s wife killed in auto crash

Amaka Ndoma-Egba, wife of former Nigerian senator, Victor Ndoma-Egba, was killed in a motor accident along Benin-Akure Expressway.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike: APC continues to give excuses on failed promises

He asked the APC defectors, “Are things better today? So why do you allow people to tell you lies? How long can you continue to listen to the lies of the All Progressives Congress? They have nothing for Nigerians. It is unfortunate that there was a conspiracy to remove a Niger Delta person as President”.
The acting Managing Director of the commission, Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, also observed that the ongoing anti-Coronavirus measures including lockdowns of states contributed in dwindling the economy of the region.

NDDC forensic audit not a witch-hunt – official

Prof. Kemebradikumor Pondei, the acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has said that the ongoing forensic audit of the commission is not meant to witch-hunt any individual or group.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike: APC has started making false promises

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that his administration’s achievements have silenced the All Progressives Congress and other political parties in the State.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday reprimanded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the continuing maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

House of Reps committee queries allocation of N15 billion to East West Road project

The House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Affairs on Tuesday in Abuja queried the allocation of N15 billion to the East West Road project.

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House of Reps panel seeks prosecution of NDDC IMC, contractors over N81.5 billion infractions

The House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), is seeking to have the Interim Management Committee (IMC), of the Commission and a number of contractors investigated and prosecuted by anti graft agencies should they fail to account for N81.5bn suspicious spending from January to May, 2020.