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Senate moves to include Kogi, Bauchi, others amongst Niger Delta Commission

Senate moves to include Kogi, Bauchi, others amongst Niger Delta Commission

The Amendment of a bill to include Kogi, Lagos, Anambra, Gombe and others among the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) scaled second reading at the Senate on Wednesday. The bill titled: “A bill for an Act to amend the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Act No 6, 2000 and for other related matters connected therewith, 2021”, was sponsored by Senator Adeola Solomon Olamilekan representing Lagos West Senatorial district. Olamilekan in his lead debate submitted that the NDDC Act was activated over 21 years ago and since then, oil and gas have been discovered in Lagos, Kogi, Anambra, Gombe, Bauchi and…
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I don’t know how new employees are recruited – Akpabio tells the Senate

I don’t know how new employees are recruited – Akpabio tells the Senate

The Honorable Niger Delta Affairs Minister Senator Godswill Akpabio told the Nigerian Senate on Thursday that he does not know how workers are being recruited for the ministry. Addressing the Senate Committee on the Niger Delta during the Ministry’s 2022 budget defense exercise, Akpabio was also unable to back down from the nominal list of all staff working under his Ministry. The minister, who was the Senate minority leader in the 8th Senate and governor for two terms of Akwa Ibom state, was reacting to why the Ministry’s salary bill soared from N1.4 billion in 2021 to N1. 6 billion…
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Buhari orders investigation of N6tr investments in NDDC

Buhari orders investigation of N6tr investments in NDDC

• Flays 13,777 compromised projects, 362 bank accounts• PANDEF, others urge speedy implementation of the report President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, ordered an investigation into about N6 trillion expended on projects and sundry investments in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) since 2001. This followed as Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, received the forensic audit report from Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, on behalf of the president yesterday. While receiving the report, the president said everyone who would be indicted for shady deals in the NDDC would not be spared, no matter…
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13,000 projects abandoned in Niger Delta Region – NDDC audit report

13,000 projects abandoned in Niger Delta Region – NDDC audit report

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio on Thursday while submitting the Forensic Audit Report on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says 13,000 projects were abandoned in the Region. Akpabio submitted the report to Mr. President through the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, in Abuja. “The report of the audit committee showed that there are over 13,000 abandoned projects in the Niger Delta and even before the submission of the report some contractors have returned to site on their own and completed about 77 road projects. “Although the exercise…
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Gunmen abduct Ijaw Youth Council President Igbifa

Gunmen abduct Ijaw Youth Council President Igbifa

The President of Ijaw Youth Council, IYC,  worldwide, Comrade Peter Timothy Igbifa has been kidnapped by masked gunmen. The incident happened on Tuesday along Port Harcourt International Airport Road . Igbifa, in his last words to his personal driver, was “I am kidnapped but tell the people that the protest must hold, nobody can infringe on the right of Niger Delta people.” The Ijaw Youth Council had earlier planned a peaceful protest scheduled to hold tomorrow over the refusal of the Federal Government to constitute Board of Directors for the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. Igbifa had given all oil…
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