Ijaw women protest neglect of oil-producing communities by NDDC in Bayelsa

The protesting women By Emem Idio – Yenagoa Hundreds of Ijaw women from oil-producing communities in Bayelsa State on Friday staged a peaceful protest against the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, over the neglect of their oil impacted communities by the Commission. The protesting women who came mainly from the hinterland communities stormed the state…

VIDEO: NNDC students protest in London over non-receipt of allowances

By Idowu Bankole Nigerian students on the scholarship scheme of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Wednesday, protested in front of the Nigerian High Commission in London over non-receipts of allowances. Also read: Students protest hike in petrol price, electricity tariff Recall that Vanguard reported how some Nigerian students, studying abroad had protested the non-payment…

Who’s this government’s advisor?

Given the enormous tasks of governance, politicians and various leaders in this space usually employ the services of technocrats and advisors. The purpose is to help develop, execute and communicate policy which can transform lives of the entire citizenry. Wise leaders and politicians who had been successful across the globe understand the impacts of these…

Akpabio denies accusing Nat’l Assembly members of NDDC contracts fraud

Godswill Akpabio By Tordue Salem The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, Tuesday, denied that he accused members of the National Assembly of fraud concerning contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. The minister had, during an investigative hearing at the House of Representatives, claimed that 60 percent of NDDC contracts went to…

I didn’t accuse NASS of NDDC contracts fraud-Akpabio

Godswill Akpabio By Tordue Salem, Abuja The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio denied that he ever accused members of the National Assembly of collecting contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The Minister, during an investigative hearing at the House of Representatives, had claimed that 60% of NDDC contracts went to Federal…

CSO urges Buhari to freeze NDDC account

President Muhammadu Buhari The Act for Positive Transformation Initiative, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO), has requested President Muhammadu Buhari to freeze the account of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and suspend all further spending in the commission. Mr Johnson Kolawale, the Head, Directorate of Research, Strategy, and Programme, made the call at a news…

What FG must do to resolve NDDC, N’ Assembly face-off, by Ijaw youth leader

By Patrick Okohue Immediate past President of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Comrade Pereotubo Oweilaemi has called on the Federal Government to invoke the National Inquiry Act to empanel reputable Nigerians to carry out a holistic investigation into allegations and counter allegations bedeviling the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Oweilaemi, a lawyer, specifically called on…

Forensic Audit: NDDC will emerge stronger ― Akpabio

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio By Chris Ochayi – Abuja The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, would emerge stronger and well-focused to deliver its mandate at the end of the ongoing forensic audit. Senator Akpabio, who stated this while inaugurating the…

Covid-19 probe: NDDC leadership resorting to intimidation to cover up fraud – Jackrich

The chairman, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Covid-19 Palliatives Distribution Committee Sobomabo Jackrich, has again accused the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the NDDC led by Daniel Pondei of resorting to intimidation to cover up the massive fraud they allegedly committed as investigation into the alleged N6.25 billion Covid-19 palliative fraud continues in the National…