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    NGO attributes Niger Delta unrest to youth unemployment

NGO attributes Niger Delta unrest to youth unemployment

Dara Akala(pictured), executive director of Foundation for Partnership Initiative in the Niger Delta (PIND), has attributed the restiveness and conflict in the Niger Delta to youth unemployment. The Niger Delta has a history of unrest and militancy; attacking oil infrastructure and kidnapping employees of oil companies for ransom. To restore calm in the region, the Umaru Musa Yar'Adua-led administration introduced the amnesty [...]

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    NDDC Gate: So who is underdeveloping the Niger Delta?

NDDC Gate: So who is underdeveloping the Niger Delta?

Award winning cartoonist, Mustafa  Bulama of the Daily Trust Newspapers on Sunday, in a cryptic rendering depicted the state of the rot in the Niger Delta, in a graphic masterpiece that is better understood in the face of the mindboggling scandal rocking the Niger Delta (Development), Destruction Commission (NDDC). In the depiction, an official of the NDDC is seen in a [...]

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    Asari Dokubo, Edwin Clark, ND Avengers; why no outrage over iniquity at NDDC? 

Asari Dokubo, Edwin Clark, ND Avengers; why no outrage over iniquity at NDDC? 

There is no executive or administrative corruption without civil partnerships. What we often see on the surface as corruption in government agencies is deeply tap-rooted -- with connectors to social crusaders, polemists, activists and civic groups. Corruption in Nigeria has a long value chain. The probe of the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) over serious allegations of corruption [...]

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    Senator: NDDC indicting self in attempt to clear Akpabio

Senator: NDDC indicting self in attempt to clear Akpabio

Peter Nwaoboshi, chairman, senate committee on Niger Delta, says the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is indicting itself to exonerate Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs. Nwaoboshi said this in reaction to a statement credited to the commission, in which the NDDC had accused the senator of using 11 companies as fronts to get a N3.6 billion contract in September [...]

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    Niger Delta group alleges plot to blackmail Mungono, amnesty committee

Niger Delta group alleges plot to blackmail Mungono, amnesty committee

Community leaders, under the auspices of Forum of Progressive Niger Delta Leaders (FPNDL), have alleged a plot to blackmail and discredit Babagana Mungono, national security adviser. They alleged that there had been unsubstantiated reports alleging corruption against Monguno and the caretaker committee constituted by the federal government to manage the amnesty programme in the region after the suspension of the Charles Dokubo, [...]

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    Buhari: We’ve recovered over N3.7bn from NDDC contractors

Buhari: We’ve recovered over N3.7bn from NDDC contractors

President Muhammadu Buhari says law enforcement agencies have recovered over N3.7billion as well as various assets worth billions of naira from contractors and former directors of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). According to a statement issued by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, on Tuesday, the president disclosed this at the inauguration of NDDC advisory committee, comprising the nine governors of the [...]

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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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    Crime thrives in Delta communities ‘because of poor infrastructure’

Crime thrives in Delta communities ‘because of poor infrastructure’

Niger Delta Demands Accountability (NDDA), a civil society group, says the poor condition of roads and epileptic power supply in Warri and Effurun areas of Delta state, have resulted in a high rate of crime. In a statement on Tuesday, Ochuko Agbofode and Emmanuel Akpobaro, the group’s coordinator and assistant respectively, said the situation in the communities have compelled many youth [...]

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    The welfare of 47m Nigerians hangs in the balance due to NDDC’S ‘mismanagement of N1.53trn

The welfare of 47m Nigerians hangs in the balance due to NDDC’S ‘mismanagement of N1.53trn

BY DATAPHYTE At least 1.534 trillion naira has been received by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) since its inception in 2001. This amount was allocated to the NDDC for expenditures on projects to reverse the huge infrastructural deficit in the nine Niger Delta states as a result of decades of government’s neglect and environmental degradation by oil exploration companies. However, [...]

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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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    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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    Govs: Nigeria lost $1.3bn worth of crude oil within six months in 2019

Govs: Nigeria lost $1.3bn worth of crude oil within six months in 2019

Nigeria lost 22.6 million barrels of crude oil worth $1.35bn within the first six month of 2019, according to state governors. The governors were members of a 13-man ad hoc committee established by the National Economic Council (NEC) to investigate cases of oil theft in Niger Delta. The report of the committee, which was supported by findings from the Nigerian National Petroleum [...]

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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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    Buhari ‘working to develop’ Niger Delta

Buhari ‘working to develop’ Niger Delta

A group known as Coalition of Niger Delta Concerned Youths says the government of President Muhammadu Buhari is working to ensure that the demands of the Niger Delta region are met. Reacting to the claim of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) that Buhari is against the region, Isaac Eranga, coordinator of group, said the president has interest in the Niger Delta. PANDEF had cited [...]

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