Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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    Buhari appoints new NDDC acting MD, expands interim management

Buhari appoints new NDDC acting MD, expands interim management

President Muhammadu Buhari has expanded the interim management committee overseeing the operations of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from three to five members. On October 30, the president inaugurated a three-man committee to oversee the operations of the NDDC and ordered a forensic audit of its operations from 2001 to 2019. Buhari had appointed Gbene Joi as the acting managing director; Cairo [...]

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    The imbalance in NDDC as it affects Imo and Ondo

The imbalance in NDDC as it affects Imo and Ondo

Since 2000 every president in Nigeria has been unfair to Ondo and Imo states in terms of appointments of chairman/managing director/executive director in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). It does not matter the quantum of oil produced in those two states as long as they are still members of the NNDC, the rotation formula as contained in the Niger Delta [...]

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    I don’t know about NDDC projects in Cross River, Ayade tackles Akpabio

I don’t know about NDDC projects in Cross River, Ayade tackles Akpabio

Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River state, says he does not know about projects executed by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in the state. Speaking on Friday while hosting Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, in Calabar, the state capital, the governor said the NDDC is isolated from the state. Ayade told Akpabio, who had listed key projects of the [...]

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    ‘NDDC interim management will remain till after forensic audit’ — Buhari counters senate

‘NDDC interim management will remain till after forensic audit’ — Buhari counters senate

President Muhammadu Buhari says the interim management team of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) will remain until the forensic audit of the agency's operations is completed. On November 5, Senate President Ahmad Lawan said the current management of the commission is void after the confirmation of the appointment of members of the agency’s board. He asked the president to inaugurate the [...]

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    Finally, Buhari sends NDDC 2019/2020 budgets to n’assembly

Finally, Buhari sends NDDC 2019/2020 budgets to n’assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally sent the 2019/2020 budget for the Nigerian Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to the national assembly for passage. The president presented the 2019 and 2020 appropriations bills of the agency to both the senate and house of representatives in separate letters read during Tuesday’s plenary session. The president’s letter did not give the estimates of the budget which [...]

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    Reps summon Akpabio over N10bn NDDC contract

Reps summon Akpabio over N10bn NDDC contract

The house of representatives has summoned Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) management over a N10 billion contract. The lawmakers alleged that the contract was not approved by the national assembly. They also accused the NDDC management of operating its 2018 account - which they described as an unconstitutional action/ The 2018 budget NDDC was passed [...]

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    One senator alone handling 300 NDDC contracts, says interim committee

One senator alone handling 300 NDDC contracts, says interim committee

Cairo Ojougboh, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) acting executive director of projects, says a sitting Nigerian senator is handling 300 of the commission’s project. Ojougboh, who did not name the senator, said 120 of the contracts have been fully paid for, saying that the contracts are being investigated. Speaking during a press briefing in Abuja, he said the commission is owing N3 [...]

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    What exactly is Godswill Akpabio up to in NDDC?

What exactly is Godswill Akpabio up to in NDDC?

BY ANDREW OSSAI EKE On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, the list of nominees into the incoming board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, was read on the floor of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Shortly thereafter, and to the utter amazement, shock, incredulity, confusion and indeed disgust of discerning Nigerians, a counter-list of a so-called steering committee for the [...]

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    FG sets up interim committee to manage NDDC

FG sets up interim committee to manage NDDC

The federal government has inaugurated a three-man committee to oversee the operations of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). President Muhammadu Buhari recently ordered a forensic audit of the operations of the NDDC from 2001 to 2019 . The president said the directive became imperative in view of the persistent criticisms of the operations of the commission. In a statement issued on [...]

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    Buhari asks senate to confirm NDDC board nominees rejected by governors

Buhari asks senate to confirm NDDC board nominees rejected by governors

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the senate to confirm the appointment of nominees to the governing board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The president made the request via a letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan during Tuesday's plenary session. The nominees had been rejected by governors of the Niger Delta states, but the president retained them. Pius Odubu, former deputy [...]

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    NDDC: 2,000 communities in Ondo to benefit from N6bn power project

NDDC: 2,000 communities in Ondo to benefit from N6bn power project

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it stepped up work on the N6 billion 132KV transmission line and 132/33KV sub-station, which it is constructing at Okitipupa in Ondo state, to cover about 2,000 communities. According to a statement issued by Charles Odili, corporate affairs director of the NDDC, Akwagaga Enyia, acting managing director of the commission, said this when she [...]

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    Akpabio: Corrupt people treated NDDC as their ATM

Akpabio: Corrupt people treated NDDC as their ATM

Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, says the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was treated like an automated teller machine (ATM) by corrupt people. Akpabio spoke in an interview with the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA). President Muhammadu Buhari recently ordered a forensic audit of the operations of the NDDC from 2001 to 2019 . The president said the directive had become imperative [...]

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    New NDDC board ‘should supervise’ forensic audit

New NDDC board ‘should supervise’ forensic audit

Some stakeholders in the Niger Delta region have commended the presidential directive on forensic audit of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) operations. President Muhammadu Buhari ordered a forensic audit of NDDC operations when he received governors from the region on Thursday. Reacting to the directive, Jeffrey Emerson, a development economist in Port Harcourt, who has written extensively on the Niger Delta, lauded Buhari [...]

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    FG plans industrial clusters to absorb amnesty programme graduates

FG plans industrial clusters to absorb amnesty programme graduates

The federal government says it will establish industrial clusters to complement the ongoing amnesty programme in the Niger Delta region. The nine states in the Niger Delta region are Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta, Edo, Abia, Imo, and Ondo. Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta Affairs, made this known on Friday during his visit to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) [...]

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    Niger Delta govs reject appointment of NDDC board nominees

Niger Delta govs reject appointment of NDDC board nominees

Governors of Niger Delta states have rejected the board nominees of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari. The nine states under the Niger Delta include Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta, Edo, Abia, Imo, and Ondo. On Tuesday, Buhari appointed 15 board members of the commission, with Pius Odubu, a former deputy governor of Edo state, as [...]

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    FULL LIST: Buhari reconstitutes NDDC board, names ex-Edo deputy gov chairman

FULL LIST: Buhari reconstitutes NDDC board, names ex-Edo deputy gov chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Pius Odubu (pictured), a former deputy governor of Edo state, as chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Odubu served as the deputy of Adams Oshiomhole when the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was the governor of Edo state. Olusegun Adekunle, permanent secretary in the office of the secretary to the government of [...]

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