NDDC OWES GHOST CONTRACTORS 3 TRILLION NAIRA

Olufemi Atoyebi, Kamarudeen Ogundele and Sola Shittu The Interim Executive Director of Project, Niger Delta Development Commission, Cairo Ojougboh, has raised the alarm over allegation of about N3tn phantom contract in the commission. He also alleged that an unnamed serving senator involved in the screening of the NDDC board was behind 300 contract jobs with the commission. According to him, 120 of the contracts have been fully paid for by the commission without the senator mobilising workforce to sites. Addressing journalists in Abuja, the former member of the House of…

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WHY PRESIDENCY MAY TAKE OVER NDDC MINISTRY FROM MINISTRY OF NIGER DELTA

The Presidency may take over the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, as the power play among stakeholders in government may not allow the Commission to function optimally. The NDDC was hitherto in the Presidency before the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, requested for its transfer from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), to his Ministry. President Muhammadu Buhari had in his October 1, 2019 national day broadcast attributed the redeployment of…

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OKUMAGBA’S APPOINTMENT AT NDDC FOR THE GOOD OF ALL- ISOKO MOVEMENT

  The appointment of Mr. Bernard Okumagba as new Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is for the betterment of Delta state and the entire Niger Delta, the Isoko National Rescue Movement (INRM) has said. In a statement issued by its spokesman, Mr. Akpo Ogegere, he lamented the manner in which some highly-placed Niger Deltans, including those working for some state governors are embarking on a campaign of mischief towards misleading Nigerian citizens over the appointment of a new board for NDDC. According to Ogegere, the INRM feels…

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OKUMAGBA WILL PLUG LEAKS ENSURE TRANSPARENCY IN NDDC SAYS IMA NIBORO

  APC Chieftain and former News Agency of Nigeria boss, Olorogun Ima Niboro, has expressed confidence in the ability the newly appointed Chief Executive of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Chief Bernard Okumagba, to turn around the fortunes of ailing Commision. Niboro while fielding questions from reporters in Abuja, stated that Okumagba had the experience and pedigree to turn the NDDC from the sick, shambling giant it has become, and place it on a path of steady and sustainable progress. He hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for the choice of…

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SEE THE FULL LIST OF THE NEW NDDC BOARD MEMBERS AS APPROVED BY BUHARI

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a new 16-man board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Dr. Pius Odubu from Edo State is now the chairman. A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office), office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olusegun Adekunle, on behalf of the SGF, however, said that the appointment was subject to the confirmation of the Senate. “President Muhammadu Buhari has, subject to Senate confirmation, approved the composition of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission. “The interim management headed…

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OSHIOMHOLE’S DEPUTY EMERGES AS NDDC CHAIRMAN, AS BUHARI CONSTITUTES NDDC BOARD

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a 16-man new board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), with Dr. Pius Odubu from Edo State as the Chairman, Igbere TV reports. Igbere TV reports that Dr. Odubu was the Deputy Governor to former Governor Adams Oshiomhole, now National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olusegun Adekunle, said the appointment was subject to the confirmation of the Senate. “President Muhammadu Buhari has, subject to…

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WIKE TO NDDC: YOU DUPED RIVERS THROUGH MOTHER AND CHILD HOSPITAL PROJECT

By Egufe Yafugborhi PORT  HARCOURT— GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday,, accused the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, of duping Rivers State Government on a partnership to build the Mother and Child Hospital in Port Harcourt. Nyesom Wike Wike, while hosting visiting NDDC acting Managing Director, Prof Nelson Braimbaifa, at the Government House, Port Harcourt, raised the allegation to back his perception that the commission has failed to deliver on its set mandate for the region. The governor also accused Federal Government of refusing to constitute the NDDC Governors…

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NDDC URGED TO COMPLETE 47KM- DELTA, EDO LINK ROAD

NDDC urged to complete abandoned 46.5km road linking Delta, Edo The Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC has been called upon to complete the abandoned 46.5km  Udo/Ofonama roads connecting nine (9) communities in Egbema kingdom in both Delta and Edo states. Leader of Egbema brotherhood, Alaowei Prince Promise Lawuru made the call yesterday, in Warri, Delta State, and stressed the need for NDDC to mobilise to site and complete the road project, which has subjected motorists and residents to undue suffering and hardship.  The Ijaw activist, charged NDDC to urgently do…

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BAYELSA GOVERNOR ACCUSES NDDC OF DIVERTING PROJECT MONEY TO FUND ELECTIONS

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State on Friday told the acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Professor Nelson Braimbraifa, that the commission was diverting money meant for projects to fund elections of ruling political parties in the country. A statement by Dickson’s Special Adviser on Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei explained that the Governor spoke while receiving Braimbraifa, and a high-powered team from the commission at the Government House, Yenagoa. The governor said that such practice had hampered the commission’s capacity to actualize its mandate of bringing development…

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NDDC MD SAYS HIS HANDS ARE CLEAN AS EFCC INVESTIGATES HIM, OTHERS

The acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Prof Nelson Brambaifa, has absolved himself of any financial impropriety amid probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).He said internal and external audit of the commission’s activities should not raise eyebrows, as the most vital ingredient for effective service delivery remains accountability and transparency. The media aide to the NDDC boss, Nancy-Stephens Ijaopo, expressed concern over documents being circulated mainly in the media that border on EFCC’s investigations over dishonesty on the part of NDDC Management in the conduct of the Commission’s business.…

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