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NDDC writes Senator Nwaoboshi, demands N2.5b refund for unexecuted contract

Senator Nwaoboshi. By Editor. The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has sent a letter to Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, a sitting senator and the chairman of the senate Committee on NDDC, demanding refund of ₦2,552,305,600.00 being payment for unexecuted projects awarded to him in 2017 under the 2016 budget of the Commission. NDDC in a letter signed by the Director, Legal Services, Peter Claver Okoro, Esq., said that in 2017, the Commission awarded contracts to certain companies for the production…

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Ondo Dep Gov remains in PDP, says party

Agboola Ajayi, Esq, Ondo Dep Gov. By Editor. The rumours making the rounds that the Ondo State deputy governor, Mr. Agboola Ajayi, a lawyer, has crossed over to join the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) to further his interest, is not true after all, as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has come out clear and clean to deny the rumours flatly, saying that “Agboola Ajayi remains a valuable and respected PDP member”. In a statement issued by the state chapter…

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Twist, as Agbakoba denies membership of National Consultative Front, NCF

Dr. Agbakoba, SAN. By Editor-in-Chief. Before its official declaration as a political party, the new advertised political movement, National Consultative Front, (NCF), congregating prominent professionals and influential Nigerians of like minds who denounce the present political quagmire in the country, has already started witnessing cracks within its ranks as one of the big names paraded last Wednesday, July 1, 2020, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, (SAN), a foremost human rights lawyer and ex-Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) president, has distanced himself from…

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#Ondo2020: IfeOluwa Oyedele appoints digital media strategist, Yomi Adebayo, as media, publicity director

Yomi Adebayo (media strategist). By Editor. The leading governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo state and the Executive Director (Engineering and Technical Services), Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited, IfeOluwa Oyedele, FNSE, has appointed Abayomi Adebayo (@Yomisaint), as the Director of Media and Publicity for the IFEOLUWA OYEDELE  Governorship  Campaign Organisation. Abayomi, an astute Digital Media Strategist and Publicist, was a Media Assistant in charge of both Traditional and New Media in the Office of the…

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Recommending cooperative federalism to Nigeria 

OPINION. By Olisa Agbakoba, SAN. Nigeria is a country of so many ethnic nationalities and so has been striving to evolve a workable framework that harmonises the often conflicting interests of these nationalities. As a result of our large population and territory, the most effective political system is federalism because it enables us to have diverse ways of organising ourselves. Many people say the 1963 Republican Constitution was the best ever because it allowed the different regions to express…

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Ebonyi projects N178.136b budget for 2020 fiscal year

Governor Umahi of Ebonyi State. Charles Onyekwere, AbakalikiGovernor David Umahi of Ebonyi state over the weekend presented a budget estimate of N178.136bn to the State House of Assembly for 2020 fiscal year. The budget which is christened”Budget of Growth, Consolidation and Transformation”, according to the governor, promised that the state government has made provisions in the budget for the payment of the new minimum wage next year.“Our commitment towards minimum wage for our Civil servants is unwavering. We shall…

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Inaugurate NDDC board to avert crisis, Niger Delta youths tell Buhari

Maj. Gen. Buhari (rtd.), Nigeria’s President. By our Correspondent. Niger Delta Youth Council (NDYC) and the National Coalition of Niger Delta ex-agitators, Ijaw Youth Council amongst others have urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to be deterred by criticisms of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) saying it was the handiwork of enemies of the region orchestrated by youths outside the region. The groups that thronged out in Abuja on Monday to counter the protests in support…

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Adopt Falae/Obasanjo model, VON DG tells APC, PDP in 2023

VON DG, Okechukwu.  By Charles Onyekwere, Abakaliki The director general of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has urged the two dominant political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), to adopt the “Falae/Obasanjo model’’ by fielding Igbo presidential candidates for the two parties in 2023 general elections. Okechukwu made the appeal while speaking with journalists in Enugu on Sunday on raging issues threatening the country’s democracy which may mar the 2023 presidential election. He assured that…

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NDDC: Akpabio’s nominees form new Senate-confirmed board, but he insists on interim com’ttee

Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Senator Akpabio.By our Correspondent Nigerians are still aghast at the attempt of the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio to use his handpicked 3-man interim management committee to stall the inauguration of the Senate-confirmed Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board. President Muhammadu Buhari sent a list of 16 nominees representing the 9 oil producing states and 3 non- oil producing geopolitical regions to the Senate for screening and confirmation in line with the…

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Kogi: Safer roads for the people under Gov Bello

Governor Bello of Kogi State. By our investigative Correspondent.Kogi State, the confluence state, being centrally located in the country, should ordinarily draw high volumes of traffic from visitors either seeking to do business in the state or for pleasure. This is a fact considering the strategic location of the state as a link between the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and other parts of the country. It is the only state that connects ten other states in Nigeria. Investors see…

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