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Senate moves to include Kogi, Lagos, Anambra, others in NDDC

A bill seeking to amend the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to include Kogi, Lagos, Anambra and Gombe States yesterday passed second reading in the Senate. 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 […]

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NDDC: Ijaw youths threaten renewed hostility on oil facilities

There was fresh anxiety among the International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in the Niger Delta region yesterday as the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) ordered them to vacate all oil platforms in the region. This was as the Council threatened renewed hostility if the multi-nationals fail to evacuate their workers from oil installations within the next […]

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NDDC: Court suspends Pondei, Ojougboh, Nunieh, others as board members

The Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, yesterday granted an order restraining Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, Cairo Ojougboh, Dr. Joi Nunieh and others from performing the functions of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The order of the court was sequel to a suit marked ABJ/CS/617/2020, filed by a Civil Society Organisation, under […]

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NDDC verifies, evaluates scholarship beneficiaries at UK varsity

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has commenced the verification, monitoring and evaluation of beneficiaries of its Foreign Post Graduate Scholarship programme in the United Kingdom. This was as the Commission visited the Coventry University, United Kingdom for the verification exercise. Speaking at a meeting with representatives of the Coventry University, held at the campus […]

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Presidency to fund NDDC’s forensic audit with N2.5bn

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the appointment of Field Forensic Auditors to undertake the audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Briefing State House Correspondents after a virtual Council meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, yesterday, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, said Presidency had undertaken to […]

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NDDC pushes for N10bn agric programme in 2020 budget

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it has reintroduced the N10 billion rice farming programme supported by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) into its 2020 budget in order to boost agriculture and create employment for youths in the Niger Delta region. NDDC Acting Executive Director Projects, Dr. Cairo Ojougbuh, who disclosed this after […]

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Group describes revelations from NDDC as nauseating

A Niger Delta-based civil society organisation – Niger Delta Movement for Peace & Justice – has noted with great concern and total displeasure the on-going massive looting, corruption, abuse of office and impunity in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) perpetuated by interim management committee under the supervision of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs. […]

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NDDC: Group lauds Senate’s position on probe

The Niger Delta Movement for Peace and Justice, a foremost civil society organisation in the Niger Delta region, has noted with satisfaction the patriotic and committed service by the Senate to re-position the NDDC. In a statement made available to journalists over the weekend, it noted that following a wide range of petitions and allegations […]

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NDDC: Group seeks transparent probe

Following revelations on corrupt activities at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC)/Transparency International Nigeria has called for proper and transparent investigation. The CSO, which claimed to be following the probe with keen interest, lamented the sad events that are unfolding following the forensic audit processes. While commending the […]

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NDDC probe: Cops on legitimate duty to arrest ex-Ag. MD of NDDC –Police

•PDP insists on Akpabio’s sack, disbandment of IMC The Police Command in Rivers State yesterday said the policemen, who went to arrest Dr. Joi Nunieh, the former Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), were on legitimate duty. Similarly, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has insisted on the sack of the Minister […]

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