PRESIDENT BUHARI ORDERS FORENSIC AUDIT OF NDDC ACTIVITIES

Worried by the persistent criticisms of the operations of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a forensic audit of the operations of the organisation from 2001 to 2019. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), disclosed in a press statement that, receiving governors of the states that make up the Commission, led by Governor Seriake Dickson of … Continue reading PRESIDENT BUHARI ORDERS FORENSIC AUDIT OF NDDC ACTIVITIES

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Presidential Amnesty Programme: PROTESTERS BLOCK ROAD, URGE DOKUBO TO PAY EZONEBI; CALL ON PRES. BUHARI, DSS, NSA, TO WADE INTO MATTER

Delegates of the Ezonebi training centre, on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, protested over the non-payment of their coordinator, Enetimi Evah Ezonebi. The delegates blocked the southwest road in the early hours of Wednesday, demanding the Presidential Amnesty Office to make payments to their coordinator for jobs completed. They also appealed to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, National Security Adviser … Continue reading Presidential Amnesty Programme: PROTESTERS BLOCK ROAD, URGE DOKUBO TO PAY EZONEBI; CALL ON PRES. BUHARI, DSS, NSA, TO WADE INTO MATTER

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56 EX-NIGER DELTA MILITANTS SUE FG OVER ENTITLEMENTS

Fifty-six aggrieved ex-Niger Delta militants, who were beneficiaries of the Amnesty Programme, have dragged the Federal Government to court over four-year unpaid entitlements. The amnesty beneficiaries prayed the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt to compel the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, and the Special Adviser to the President on the Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, to re-enrol them … Continue reading 56 EX-NIGER DELTA MILITANTS SUE FG OVER ENTITLEMENTS

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NIGER DELTA MINISTRY SET TO PARTNER ICRC FOR REGION’S DEVT – Akpabio

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator (Dr.) Godswill Akpabio, has disclosed that the Ministry is set to partner with the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) in its concerted effort to fast-track the development of infrastructure, provision of health facilities and employment creation in the Niger Delta Region. A press statement, published on the Minister’s dedicated social media handle, further disclosed that the collaboration will chart … Continue reading NIGER DELTA MINISTRY SET TO PARTNER ICRC FOR REGION’S DEVT – Akpabio

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OIL COMPANIES IN NIGER DELTA DON’T LIVE UP TO EXPECTATIONS IN CSR — Okorocha

A former Governor of Imo State who currently represents Imo West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Rochas Okorocha, has said that oil companies operating in the Niger Delta region don’t fufil their obligations to their host communities in the area of corporate social responsibility. Okorocha spoke at the Senate plenary on Wednesday, October 2, after Senator Ifeanyi Ubah (YPP-Anambra South) had said there was … Continue reading OIL COMPANIES IN NIGER DELTA DON’T LIVE UP TO EXPECTATIONS IN CSR — Okorocha

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Breaking: AKPABIO ORDERS SUSPENSION OF EMPLOYMENT IN NDDC

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has directed that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), suspends forthwith any employment exercise into the Commission. This directive was contained in statement issued by Anietie Ekong, Chief Press Secretary to the Minister, on October 4, 2019, which further disclosed that the suspension exercise will subsist until a due process evaluation is carried out by the Ministry … Continue reading Breaking: AKPABIO ORDERS SUSPENSION OF EMPLOYMENT IN NDDC

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NDDC LIFE-ND Programme Set Commence in Niger-Delta, Engage 25,500 Youths; As Stakeholders Meet in Port Harcourt

The acronym, LIFE-ND stands for: “Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises Project in the Niger Delta of Nigeria “In Nigeria, a decline in oil exports, which make up 70 per cent of government revenue, has resulted in a steady decrease in the growth rate of the country’s GDP. Nigeria is now in a financial recession, with 42 per cent of youth either unemployed or underemployed. Agriculture remains … Continue reading NDDC LIFE-ND Programme Set Commence in Niger-Delta, Engage 25,500 Youths; As Stakeholders Meet in Port Harcourt