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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State on Wednesday decried the delay by Governor Godwin Obaseki to constitute the state executive council more than three months after he was inaugurated for a second term in office.
The Senate on Monday resolved to issue a warrant for the arrest of the Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Effiong Akwa, over his refusal to appear before it in relation to an alleged mismanagement of N6.2 billion on COVID-19 palliatives by the agency’s management last year.
There was mild drama at the upper legislative chamber on Thursday as Senators were sharply divided as to whether or not to confirm the appointment of Victor Chinemerem Muruako as Chairman of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC).
The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has advised the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to insulate its programmes from political influences.
The Ovie of Idjerhe Kingdom, Ethiope West Local Government Area, Delta State, HRM Obukowho Monday Whiskey, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to step in and halt the dance of shame at the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, by returning the regional interventionist agency to the Presidency.
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.
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has declared its intention to work in partnership with the Presidential Amnesty Programme in the fight against piracy and other crimes in the country’s maritime domain.
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).
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).
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has warned management of both public and private schools in the state against flouting COVID-19 safety protocols.
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.”
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.
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 (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).
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Bandits informants are responsible for the lingering security challenges in Zamfara, Emir of Maru in Zamfara, Alhaji Abubakar Maigari, said on Saturday in Gusau.
National Coordinator of RNDA, self-styled “Major General Johnmark Ezonebi, in a statement, said: “The peace talk was recently threatened by the appointment of Mr Akwa Effiong Okon as sole administrator for NDDC, and the non-recognition of Niger Delta in the policy statements by President Buhari during the January 1 broadcast to the nation.”
The Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday adjourned the corruption case involving a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is believed to be in the United Kingdom.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said it “doesn’t make sense” for his players to travel for international duty later this month if they have to quarantine on their return and miss games as a result.
Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho may have produced “fabulous technique” for his goal but it was not enough to keep him on the pitch for 90 minutes in the 1-1 away draw against Burnley on Wednesday night.
The Senate Committee on Public Accounts has uncovered how the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) paid N443 billion without appropriation.
A roadside bomb explosion killed a female doctor in the eastern city of Jalalabad, provincial officials said on Thursday, days after three female media workers were shot dead in the same city.
The British government on Friday played down suggestions that UEFA is considering staging the rescheduled Euro 2020 tournament solely in England, describing it as “speculation”.
Sudanese moviegoers are enjoying what organisers are saying is their first drive-in cinema after a festival showcasing the country’s resurgent, post-uprising film scene moved outdoors this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
After a career spanning 21 years, it is difficult to see when Gianluigi Buffon will retire. But he has publicly stated when he will quit football by. "June 2023 is the latest," the Juventus keeper told 'The Guardian', although he made it clear that that does not mean he could say goodbye "in four months time".
FRSC Sector Commander, Zubairu Mato, while confirming the accident in a statement issued on Sunday, said that 41 others were injured in the Sunday evening accident.
The Kaduna State Government, on Tuesday, said bandits killed six persons, leaving one injured in Igabi and Kauru Local Government Areas of the state.