Furore over probe of alleged ‘N40bn fraud’ in NDDC

CHUKWU DAVID reports that the decision of the Senate to probe alleged financial recklessness amounting to N40 billion by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has generated serious controversy and suspicion between the Chamber and the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio   The Senate on May 3, 2020 set up an ad hoc committee to investigate alleged financial recklessness by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Senator Olubunmi Adetunbi, representing Ekiti North on the platform…

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RNDA urges Akpabio, Pondie to develop Niger Delta

Ex-militant groups in the Niger Delta, under the aegis of the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers yesterday challenged Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio and the Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Prof. Kemebradekumor Pondei to use their offices and positions to attract massive infrastructural and human capital development to the Niger Delta region. This was as the group thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Prof. Pondie as the Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission. The Reformed Niger Delta Avengers had in conjunction with…

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PHOTOS: Buhari, Tinubu, Akpabio, Uduaghan, others attend APC caucus meeting

Former Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, and his Akwa Ibom State counterpart, Godswill Akpabio, who recently left the Peoples Democratic Party for the APC attended the meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress’ national caucus at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, for the first time on Tuesday. The meeting which started at about 8.30pm was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. It was attended by leaders of the party including national officers, state governors, former state governors, minister and National Assembly members.

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BREAKING: Unknown gunmen attack Senator Akpabio

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Attempts by unknown gunmen to attack the Ukana, Essien Udim Local Government Area residence of the Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District, Senator Godswill Akpabio yesterday night was repelled by policemen attached to the former Senate Minority Leader. Eye witness account said the Senator was holding political meetings on Tuesday night at his country home when unknown gunmen numbering about 10 stormed his residence and shot sporadically causing a stampede. According to our source, the incident brought the meeting into a temporary halt as those present in the…

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Akpabio moves to stop Emmanuel’s re-election bid

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Immediate past Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), may have taken steps to stop his successor, Governor Udom Emmanuel’s re-election bid in the 2019 elections. He said every structure of his former party in Akwa Ibom North West (Ikot Ekpene senatorial district), which he represented at the senate, would be emptied into his new party, the APC. Akpabio announced this in Ikot Ekpene shortly on his arrival from Enugu, where he went for the burial of…

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JUST IN: Court stops move to declare Akpabio’s seat vacant (PHOTO)

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An FCT High Court has restrained Senate President Bukola Saraki from declaring the seat of former Minority Leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio vacant. Justice Othman Musa on Wednesday also ordered Saraki not to impede Senator Akpabio’s access to the Senate building or take any action aimed at “overreaching his privileges and rights as a Senator pending the determination of the originating Summons of the applicant.” Justice Musa ordered service of the originating Summons and other processes on Saraki through either the Clerk of the National Assembly, Clerk of the…

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Coalition plans solidarity rally for Oshiomhole, Akpabio

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A group, Patriotic Northern Coalition for Justice, Peace and Equity, yesterday said it has planned a massive rally in solidarity with the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, for his approach and doggedness in stabilising the party. Coordinator of the coalition, Babangida Sule-Manchok, said as a ruling party, whatever affects the APC would have widespread impact on the entire nation, pointing out that it was imperative for the recent crisis to be tackled effectively, a task Oshiomhole had commenced on a sound note. Addressing newsmen in Jos, Plateau…

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Northern coalition plans massive solidarity rally for Oshomhole, Akpabio

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The Patriotic Northern Coalition for Justice, Peace and Equity said it has planned a massive rally in solidarity with the All Progressive Congress (APC) National Chairman Comrade Adams A. Oshiomhole for his approach and doggedness in stabilizing the party. The Coordinator of the coalition, Babangida Sule-Manchok, said as a ruling party, whatever affects the APC will have widespread impact on the entire nation, pointing out that it was imperative for the recent crises to be tackled effectively, and of which Oshomhole has begun on a sound note. Addressing newsmen in…

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Defection: I’m as guilty as Saraki, says Akpabio

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Former Senate minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, yesterday, said that the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki was as guilty as himself and other senators on the issue of defections that recently occurred in the apex chamber. He also said that he was not disturbed about the speculation that Saraki might declare his seat vacant as a result of his defection from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives (APC).   The Akwa Ibom Northwest senator, who made these declarations while fielding questions from journalists…

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…Nigerians, PDP should be happy over Akpabio’s defection –A’Ibom group

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A group, AkwaIbom Leaders, under the auspices of Akwa Ibom Leaders Vanguard, yesterday said former governor Godswill Akpabio’s defection should be celebrated by genuine lovers of the state and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members across the country. The leaders, who addressed a press conference yesterday in Uyo, noted that governor Udom Emmanuel would now focus on the development of the state with all financial resources at his disposal instead of being distracted by the “so called political godfather with huge basket of demands.” Speaking at a press conference anchored…

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