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Sack NDDC Interim Management Now – Itse Sagay tells Buhari

Sack NDDC Interim Management Now – Itse Sagay tells Buhari

Insists forensic audit can be done under regular board. The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, (PACAC) Prof. Itse Sagay has suggested a clean sweep of the embattled management of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, amidst the multi-billion naira scandal rocking the interventionist agency. Sagay, senior advocate of Nigeria, SAN, who described

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Dissolved NDDC Board set up to Ensure ‘Business as Usual’ – Alasoadura

…Says almost N3 trillion expended with no result The Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs is upbeat about the dissolution of the erstwhile Pius Odubu-led board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. Minister of State for the ministry, Senator Tayo Alasoadura, who accused some people he did not name of having rushed to constitute the

DESOPADEC Board: Ijaw Community Threatens Shut-Down of Oil Facility

Gives Okowa Five-Day Ultimatum Angry youths from Diebiri Kingdom in Warri South West local government area of Delta State on Tuesday stormed the Delta State House of Assembly complex, Asaba to protest their alleged denial of membership of the board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC. At the time of the

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2019: Ibori’s Political Family in Disarray

  Desperate moves by forces loyal to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in Delta State to whittle down the political influence of one-time governor of the state and acclaimed godfather of Delta politics, James Ibori, which led to the exit of Emmanuel Uduaghan, the immediate past governor from the PDP now threaten the cohesion of the hitherto

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Curing Nigeria’s Oil Curse

Salif Atojoko, deputy general editor, business and special project was in the middle of an investigation for a major story, the development of which he reported to the editorial board. “Great efforts, encouraging leads,” so said the editors. But the board decided that while that investigation was going on, we should do another story, one

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Itsekiri Tell Buhari to Redress Equity Problem in Amnesty Programme

Muhammadu Buhari, the president-elect has been charged to address the challenge of equity in the amnesty programme.  The call was made by Itsekiri Amnesty Beneficiaries, IAB, a group of people from that nationality, situate in Delta state. While congratulating the president-elect and his vice, Yemi Osibanjo, for their victory in the March 28 presidential election,

Navy Arrests Suspected Oil Thieves in Bayelsa

The Nigerian Navy, Central Naval Command, with headquarters in Bayelsa State, has arrested 13 suspected oil thieves and intercepted vessel laden with stolen crude oil. The suspects and the illegal vessel, christened MT REDEMPTION, were apprehended at Middleton and Peddington area of Brass, Bayelsa State, off the Atlantic Ocean. The suspects and the vessel were

Election: CLO Threatens To Drag Warmongers Before ICC

The Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO has threatened to institute legal actions at the International Criminal Court, ICC in the Hague, against people making inciting statements, should the country eventually plunge into violence during or after this month’s general elections. The group said it is documenting the divisive comments of some politicians threatening to cause trouble

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Shell Compensates Bodo Residents for Oil Spills

The management of Shell Nigeria has compensated residents of Bodo, a community in Niger Delta with the sum of 55 million Euros over oil spills that destroyed thousands of livelihoods in the area. Audrey Gaughran, director, global issues, Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development, explained that a court order, which

NDDC begins training of 150 teachers on ICT

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has commenced the training of 150 secondary school teachers on Information Communication Technology, ICT, designed to equip them with requisite knowledge on ICT. Ibitoye Abosede, NDDC’s Head of Corporate Affairs, said in a statement in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, that the exercise was part of the commission’s educate-the-educators programme. He

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