• Cross River NUJ commends NDDC over road rehabilitation

    Cross River NUJ commends NDDC over road rehabilitation

    Cross River State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has applauded the Niger Delta Development Agency (NDDC), for rehabilitating the Calabar-Itu federal highway.

    In a communiqué issued at the end of her November 2016 congress, held at Ernest Etim Press Centre in Calabar and signed jointly by the council’s Chairman, Mr. Victor Udu and Secretary, Mr. Oka Ibor, the NUJ praised the Federal Government for the recent appointment of Justice Walter Onnoghen, as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

    While decrying the […]

  • Senate gives NDDC 7 days to tender evidence of approval on 1,691 contracts

    Senate gives NDDC 7 days to tender evidence of approval on 1,691 contracts

    According to reports, the Senate Committee on Public Accounts, yesterday, directed authorities of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to submit all approval evidences for 1,691 contracts it awarded within seven days for verification.

    The order was sequel to the failure of the commission to provide evidence of approval for the 1,691 contracts out of the entire 1,697 contracts awarded by the commission to registered contractors between 2014 and 2016.

    The committee, led by Senator Andy Uba, PDP, Anambra South, subsequently directed […]

  • Senate begins screening of NDDC nominees

    Senate begins screening of NDDC nominees

    There was drama, yesterday, when the National Organising Secretary of All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Osita Izunaso, declined his nomination into Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, as a representative of Imo State on the board.

    Disclosing this, yesterday, during the screening of former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, as Chairman of NDDC and other nominees, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi (PDP, Delta North), said that Senator Izunaso wrote the committee, rejecting his membership because […]

  • NDDC: Buhari appoints Nsima Ekere as MD, Ndoma-Egba as Chairman

    NDDC: Buhari appoints Nsima Ekere as MD, Ndoma-Egba as Chairman

    President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated a former Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Nsima Ekere, as Managing Director of the lucrative Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba as the Chairman of the agency responsible for the development of the oil-rich Niger Delta region.

    Their names were forwarded to the senate Wednesday for confirmation.

    When confirmed, Ekere would take over from Mrs Ibim Semenitari who is presently acting as Managing

  • A Big Surprise! ‘No Missing Money’ – NDDC Boss Tells Buhari

    A Big Surprise! ‘No Missing Money’ – NDDC Boss Tells Buhari

    For the first time since issues of funds misappropriation to the tune of N183.7 billion was raised by the Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr. Samuel Ukura, against Niger Delta Development Commission, NNDC, Managing Director, Mr. Dan Abia, yesterday, met with President Muhammadu Buhari, telling him that the allegation was completely false.

    It will be recalled that Ukura recently said NDDC had a case to answer, following an audit report of special check on NDDC from 2008 to 2012.

    Briefing journalists after a […]

  • Pre.Buhari’ll stop poor funding of NDDC – Oshiomhole says

    Pre.Buhari’ll stop poor funding of NDDC – Oshiomhole says

    The Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has assured the Niger Delta Development Commission that President Muhammadu Buhari will stop the problem of the commission’s poor funding.

    Oshiomhole explained that the current leadership in the country would enforce the statutory obligations of the Federal Government to the NDDC, unlike previous administrations.

    He added that Buhari will comply with the laws guiding the funding of the commission.

    The governor spoke at the Government House in Benin while receiving members of the Board of the […]