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    ‘Ibori, Uduaghan, Orji Kalu’ — Akpabio names more ‘beneficiaries’ of NDDC contracts

‘Ibori, Uduaghan, Orji Kalu’ — Akpabio names more ‘beneficiaries’ of NDDC contracts

Two former governors of Delta state have reportedly been linked to contracts awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). In his letter to the house of representatives, Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, was said to have named James Ibori and Emmanuel Uduaghan as having benefited from emergency repairs projects awarded by the commission in 2018. When he appeared before [...]

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    Reps declare Akpabio’s letter ‘private’ — although it is on official letterhead

Reps declare Akpabio’s letter ‘private’ — although it is on official letterhead

On Tuesday, Benjamin Kalu, spokesman of the house of reps, reacted to the letter Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, sent to the lower legislative chamber on the alleged beneficiaries of contracts at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Akpabio had sent the letter in response to the ultimatum given by Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of reps. While appearing [...]

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    ‘I feel very hurt’ — ex-Imo senator denies getting NDDC contract

‘I feel very hurt’ — ex-Imo senator denies getting NDDC contract

Samuel Anyanwu, former senator representing Imo east, says the allegation by Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, that he got contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is "shocking". Anyanwu was named by Akpabio as one of the lawmakers who got contracts awarded by the NDDC -- the former senator is said to have gotten 19 contracts. While appearing before [...]

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    Nwaoboshi: Akpabio blackmailing me… I didn’t get NDDC contracts

Nwaoboshi: Akpabio blackmailing me… I didn’t get NDDC contracts

Peter Nwaoboshi, chairman of the senate committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), says he did not get any contract from the commission. Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, had named him as one of the beneficiaries of contracts awarded by the commission. While appearing before a probe panel of the house of representatives, Akpabio had said the federal lawmakers were [...]

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    Report: Akpabio names lawmakers who got NDDC contracts

Report: Akpabio names lawmakers who got NDDC contracts

Godswill Akpobio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, has named lawmakers who got contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), THISDAY is reporting. The newspaper said the names of the lawmakers were attached to the letter the minister sent to the house of representatives. The former Akwa Ibom governor was responding to an ultimatum by Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of [...]

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    NDDC contracts: ‘I was misunderstood’ — Akpabio writes house of reps

NDDC contracts: ‘I was misunderstood’ — Akpabio writes house of reps

Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, says his statement on national assembly members being beneficiaries of contracts awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was misunderstood.  In a letter read by Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, on Thursday, Akpabio said the house panel probing the alleged mismanagement of N81.5 billion in the commission did not give [...]

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    Reps to sue Akpabio for failing to name lawmakers who got NDDC contracts

Reps to sue Akpabio for failing to name lawmakers who got NDDC contracts

The house of representatives will sue Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, for failing to name lawmakers who got contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). While appearing before the panel probing the NDDC on Monday, Akpabio alleged that most of the contracts awarded by the commission went to federal lawmakers. Thereafter on Tuesday, Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house, [...]

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    Gbaja asks Akpabio to name lawmakers who got NDDC contracts within 48hrs

Gbaja asks Akpabio to name lawmakers who got NDDC contracts within 48hrs

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, has given Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, 48 hours to name the lawmakers who got contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Speaking on the floor of the house on Tuesday, Gbajabiamila also commended Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, chairman of the house committee on NDDC, from withdrawing from the probe of the [...]

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    Akpabio appears before reps panel probing NDDC

Akpabio appears before reps panel probing NDDC

Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, has appeared before the house of representatives committee probing the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The minister got to the hearing room at 11:20am. Akpabio was summoned by the house committee on NDDC after Joy Nunieh, a former acting managing director of the commission, levelled some allegations against him. Nunieh said during her time as the [...]

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    Mr President, take charge!

Mr President, take charge!

Dear President Muhammadu Buhari, I come to you in peace. Nevertheless, I do not have a nicer way of putting this to you: your government is falling apart. I do not know how to make it sound less brutal. That is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth — at least judging from where I stand. I [...]

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    Akpabio/Nunieh: Of sex and sleaze in high places

Akpabio/Nunieh: Of sex and sleaze in high places

Watchers of the flick of lurid but disgusting theatre in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) starring Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio and erstwhile Managing Director of the commission, Ms. Joy Nunieh, were served a menu of at least three blockbuster films, for the price of one. On the menu were the following: sex and power game in high [...]

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    Ex-NDDC MD: I was asked to spend N10bn on Christmas bonus

Ex-NDDC MD: I was asked to spend N10bn on Christmas bonus

Joy Nunieh, a former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), says during her time as head of the agency, she was asked to spend N10 billion on Christmas bonus. While testifying before the house of representatives committee on NDDC on Friday via teleconference, Nunieh said rejecting the idea contributed to her removal from office. She said if she had [...]

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    Akpabio summoned as ex-NDDC MD testifies before reps

Akpabio summoned as ex-NDDC MD testifies before reps

The house of representatives committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has summoned Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs. The committee led by Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo took the decision after hearing the testimony of Joy Nunieh, a former managing director of NDDC. The house is probing the alleged mismanagement of N81 billion by the interim management committee (IMC) of the commission led [...]

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    Buhari orders speedy probe of NDDC

Buhari orders speedy probe of NDDC

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a speedy investigation into activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). In October, Buhari ordered a forensic audit of the commission from its inception in 2001 till 2019. Since the auditing process began, the agency has been under the spotlight, with allegations and counter-allegations, especially between Joi Nunieh, NDDC former managing director, and Godswill Akpabio, minister [...]

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    Buhari and national assembly, scrap this bureau of corruption called NDDC 

Buhari and national assembly, scrap this bureau of corruption called NDDC 

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has been asphyxiated. It is out of oxygen. It now runs on the noxious gas of corruption; its usefulness outlived and outpaced by fraud and mindboggling moral and financial depravity. The agency is a convincing argument against the mushrooming of regional commissions which end up becoming cash machines of a few. What is happening in [...]

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    Police storm ex-NDDC MD’s residence ahead of appearance before reps panel

Police storm ex-NDDC MD’s residence ahead of appearance before reps panel

Officers of the Nigerian police force have stormed the residence of Joy Nunieh, former acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The security agents arrived at the residence (pictured) located at 3, Owuru Creek view, off Herbert Macaulay Street, Old GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers state, early Thursday morning. The development is coming ahead of Nunieh's appearance before a house [...]

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