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Senate President Ahmed Lawan

President Buhari writes Senate, to reconstitute NDDC board

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday disclosed that a new Board for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) will be constituted and sent to the National Assembly for confirmation.
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the recomposition of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board after a forensic audit of the organization.

President Buhari sacks Pius Odubu’s NDDC board

President Muhammadu Buhari may have sacked the newly confirmed board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as he has approved its reconstitution.
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NDDC budget: I insist that confirmed board members will defend it – Senator Lawan

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan on Thursday reiterated that the Senate will only deal with the board members of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC it screened and confirmed this month.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20197

Senate confirms 15 NDDC nominees, rejects one

The Senate has confirmed 15 nominees for the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and withheld confirmation of one.
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Senate screens Pius Odubu, Bernard Okumagba, 12 others for NDDC Board

The Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs Thursday screened President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees for the Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Governors kick over President Buhari’s request for confirmation of NDDC board

Governors of the nine oil producing states of the country on Tuesday kicked against President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for Senate’s confirmation of members of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

President Buhari sends list of NDDC board to Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sent the list of nominees for Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to the Senate for consideration and approval.
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Akwa Ibom APC youths protest judgments of election tribunal

Youths of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have protested the judgments of the National/state house of assembly election petition tribunal 11 in Akwa Ibom state.
President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has very attractive investment opportunities with some of the highest “Returns-on-Investment’’. 4

Group wants President Buhari to review ‘black market’ NDDC Board

The Centre for Peace and Good Governance (CPGG) has asked President Muhamadu Buhari to review the newly announced board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), describing the hurried manner of its composition and announcement as suspicious.
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.

Pius Odubu named new NDDC board chair

President Muhammadu Buhari has, subject to Senate confirmation, approved the composition of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

PDP loses 450 members in Akwa Ibom

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Udung Uko Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has lost over 450 of its members to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Akwa Ibom APC members set police station ablaze over alleged imposition of candidate

The Divisional Police Station in Okobo Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom State, and other property worth millions of naira in the locality have been destroyed by angry youths of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who were protesting the alleged imposition of candidate and hijacking of materials by the party officials in connivance with security agents.
1 The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State held the State Caucus Meeting on Saturday August 25, 2018 at Amazing Grace Centre, Uyo

NDDC chief Nsima Ekere lauded for brokering truce in Akwa Ibom APC

Commended has come the way of the Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Nsima Ekere, for facilitating and encouraging the reconciliation process he initiated to bring back members of the former APC State Executive Committee (SEC) who sought to form a parallel SEC of the party.

Governor Emmanuel sacks commissioners for welcoming Senator Akpabio

Two commissioners in Akwa Ibom who received a senator, Godswill Akpabio, at the airport in Uyo have been sacked by Governor Udom Emmanuel.

Akwa Ibom lawmakers ask Governor Emmanuel to produce details of state debt profile

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has asked the Governor Udom Emmanuel administration to present to it details of the debt profile of the state and the repayment plans.

Wizkid, Tuface, Tiwa Savage, and others to perform at Akwa Ibom Christmas Groove

Wizkid, Tuface, Tiwa Savage will perform at the maiden edition of the Akwa Ibom Christmas groove tagged, “Ukap’isua,” scheduled to hold Dec. 26 and Dec.27 in Uyo.

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said that it would clamp down on motorists with either fake or expired driver’s licence

FRSC will not condone two passengers in front seat – spokesperson

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has restated its stand on the ban of two passengers occupying the front seat of commercial vehicles across the country.

Greece boosts border patrols as Turkey says will release refugees

Greece on Friday boosted border patrols after Turkey said it would no longer prevent refugees from going to Europe, officials said.
Pope Francis Sunday railed against atomic weapons, the nuclear deterrent and the growing arms trade, as he paid tribute to the victims of the “unspeakable horror” of the Nagasaki bomb.

Pope cancels more official appointments over cold

Pope Francis postponed his official appointments Friday and was working from home, the Vatican said, a day after cancelling a scheduled appearance at mass because of “a mild ailment”.
Luigi Di Maio said ‘jackals’ speculating on masks and disinfectant would be severely punished. Francesco Fotia-AGF-Rex-Shutterstock

Italy urges tourists not to cancel trips because of coronavirus outbreak

Italy urged tourists spooked by the new coronavirus Thursday not to stay away, but efforts to reassure the world it was managing the outbreak were overshadowed by a sharp rise in case numbers.

NGO adopts first primary school in Ilorin with N100 million development fund

A non-governmental organization in Ilorin, Kwara state, Waziri Gobir Foundation, has offered to adopt the first primary school in Ilorin Emirate, Okesuna Local Government Education Authority School A and B, Ilorin.