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    Senate confirms three nominees for NDDC board

Senate confirms three nominees for NDDC board

The senate on Thursday confirmed the appointment of three members of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).The nominees were confirmed after Peter Nwaboshi, chairman of NDDC committee, presented a report to the senators for consideration.The confirmed nominees are Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa (Ondo), Chuka Ama Nwauwa (Imo) and Nwogu N. Nwogu (Abia).Nwaboshi explained that the nominees were screened but the report [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: How Ondo community was left at the mercy of the sea after N6.2bn shore protection contract

INVESTIGATION: How Ondo community was left at the mercy of the sea after N6.2bn shore protection contract

On December 15, 2004, four years after the establishment of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the shore protection works for Ayetoro, a coastal community in Ilaje local government area of Ondo state, designed with a geotube technology which is the first of its kind in Africa, was awarded by the commission but later re-awarded in 2009 after the project [...]

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    Niger Delta youth accuse Sylva, Lokpobiri of plotting to remove NDDC board

Niger Delta youth accuse Sylva, Lokpobiri of plotting to remove NDDC board

Niger Delta youth have accused Heineken Lokpobiri, minister of state for agriculture and Timipre Sylva, former Bayelsa state governor, of plotting to remove the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board.Agbonkpolor Splendour, president of the youth group, described their move as an act of desperation.The group gathered under the auspices of Youth Initiative for Education, Development and Empowerment of Niger Delta.Splendour said [...]

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    NDDC: We’re making efforts to complete ongoing projects in tertiary institutions across Niger Delta

NDDC: We’re making efforts to complete ongoing projects in tertiary institutions across Niger Delta

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it is making efforts to complete all ongoing projects in universities and polytechnics across the Niger Delta region.Victor Ndoma-Egba, chairman of the commission’s governing board, said this when Zana Akpagu, vice- chancellor of the University of Calabar (UNICAL), visited NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, on Friday.Ndoma-Egba said the main resource of [...]

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    INTERVIEW: With ground work completed, Ogoni clean-up to start soon, says minister

INTERVIEW: With ground work completed, Ogoni clean-up to start soon, says minister

On June 2, 2016, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo -- on behalf 0f President Muhammadu Buhari -- flagged off the Ogoni clean-up in Bodo, one of the most polluted regions of the Niger Delta and the entire world. Twelve months after, TheCable investigated the state of the clean-up, and found that the it is yet to take full force. In this interview with TheCable, [...]

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    NDDC revokes 600 contracts worth N200bn

NDDC revokes 600 contracts worth N200bn

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it has revoked 600 contracts as part of efforts to restructure the commission.Speaking with journalists in Port Harcourt on Thursday, Nsima Ekere, NDDC managing director, said the management of the commission and board took the decision to adopt a ‘4R’ initiative as a roadmap to development.According to him, the 4R initiative is restructuring [...]

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    Death toll in road crash involving NDDC MD rises to three

Death toll in road crash involving NDDC MD rises to three

The death toll in the road crash involving Nsima Ekere, managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), on Thursday morning has risen to three.A fuel tanker, who “lost control of his vehicle”, had ran into the pilot vehicle in the convoy of the MD, hitting a motorcyclist and his passenger as well.The passenger on the motorcycle died at [...]

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    Policeman dies in accident involving NDDC MD

Policeman dies in accident involving NDDC MD

Nsima Ekere, managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), was involved in a road crash on Thursday morning.A trailer ran into the pilot vehicle in the convoy of the MD, killing one of the policemen attached to Ekere.The tragic incident occurred along the Calabar-Itu road in Cross River state.Toye Abosede, the commission's director of corporate affairs, confirmed the [...]

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    NDDC signs MOUs to lift at least 150,000 people out of poverty

NDDC signs MOUs to lift at least 150,000 people out of poverty

Nsima Ekere, the managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), says the commission is working with some development partners to lift thousands out of poverty.Ekere, who spoke at the consummation of the agreements with Market Development Project in Niger Delta (MADE) and Facility for Oil Sector Transparency and Reform in Nigeria, (FOSTER), said the plan is to lift [...]

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    Court freezes accounts of Ekere, NDDC MD

Court freezes accounts of Ekere, NDDC MD

A federal high court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, has granted an order freezing all bank accounts belonging to Nsima Ekere, managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).The order was granted by Ijeoma Ojukwu, a judge, following a case brought before the court by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).According to the court document obtained by NAN, Ekere [...]

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    FG to establish development bank in Niger Delta, says NDDC MD

FG to establish development bank in Niger Delta, says NDDC MD

Nsima Ekere, managing director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), says the federal government is working to establish a development bank in the oil-rich region.According to THISDAY, Ekere said this while speaking at a meeting with representatives of youth groups and ex-agitators from the Niger Delta on Wednesday.He said the young people of the Niger Delta region will be able to [...]

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    NDDC: Sagay lied… we are just about to buy 22 vehicles

NDDC: Sagay lied… we are just about to buy 22 vehicles

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has denied purchasing 70 cars, as alleged by Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee (PACAC).On Thursday, Sagay accused the NDDC of being reckless with funds meant for schools and infrastructure development in the Niger Delta region.But reacting in a statement released by Chijioke Amu-Nnadi, head, corporate affairs NDDC, the commission said it was [...]

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    Sagay: NDDC diverting funds meant for the ‘wretched people’ of Niger Delta

Sagay: NDDC diverting funds meant for the ‘wretched people’ of Niger Delta

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee (PACAC), has accused the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) of being reckless with funds meant for development.Sagay alleged that the commission recently bought 70 cars, including eight Super Lexus Jeeps at N78 million each and 10 Landcruisers, each costing N63 million.He said the vehicles were acquired with funds meant for the provision [...]

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    Shake-up at NDDC, 11 directors redeployed

Shake-up at NDDC, 11 directors redeployed

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has redeployed 11 directors to different offices to “boost its performance” in the development of the Niger Delta.Speaking on Thursday, Nsima Ekere, the commission’s managing director, said the decision to make the changes was taken after a retreat in Port Harcourt.He said the affected directors were drawn from the commission’s offices in Abuja, Bayelsa, [...]

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    Alaibe: If FG tackles militancy, there’ll be no need to obtain loan for 2017 budget

Alaibe: If FG tackles militancy, there’ll be no need to obtain loan for 2017 budget

Timi Alaibe, a former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), says if the rights steps are taken in the Niger Delta, federal government will not need to rely on heavy borrowing to fund 2017 budget.Speaking as a guest on Arise Television, Alaibe blamed the resurgence of militancy on lack of infrastructure in the region.He said the visit [...]

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    NDDC seeks pact with NEITI, BudgIT to develop Niger Delta

NDDC seeks pact with NEITI, BudgIT to develop Niger Delta

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is set to sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Development Partners to drive accountability, economic development and social responsibility in the region.The drive is being led by Nsima Ekere, the newly appointed MD/CEO of the commission,who says he will put the region on a new path, aimed at changing [...]

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