Niger Delta Development Commission
Bogus, over-priced contracts plunge NDDC into N2tr debt
Spurious overpriced contracts without recourse to due process have been blamed for the over N1 trillion debt profile of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Nothing else typifies this more than the N60 billion emergency contracts awarded within five months by the immediate past board of the commission.
Niger Delta youths condemn protests against NDDC board
The Niger Delta Youth Council (NDYC) has condemned protests against the newly appointed Board members of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Akpabio decries agency’s N2 trillion debt, stops payment of contractors
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has decried the over N2 trillion debt profile of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). During a meeting yesterday with the management of the interventionist agency in Abuja, the minister accused the commission of paying money to ‘political youths’ in the region.
Group flays FG over NDDC board, insist on chairmanship slot for Delta
The Centre for Peace and Good Governance (CPGG) has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari over the constitution of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC’s) board.
Dickson, Timi Alaibe in verbal war over ‘doctored’ tapes
Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson and former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Chief Timi Alaibe, are currently at loggerheads over a leaked audiotape.
NDDC: Group says Ondo Elders Forum erred, urges presidency to ignore call
Reacting to the call made by the Ondo Elders Forum (OEF) recently, telling President Buhari to appoint Delta State indigenes as the next Chairman and Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), a pressure group in the state under the umbrella of Concerned Ilaje Citizens (CIC) has condemned in strong terms the calls by the elders to the president.
Anti-Niger Delta elements against confirmation of NDDC boss, group alleges
The Credible Leadership For Peace and Development Movement (CLPDM) has accused some unnamed political gladiators and ‘enemies’ of the Niger Delta region of working against the confirmation of the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Prof. Nelson Brambaifa. The Bayelsa group therefore called on President Muhammadu Buhari to disregard what it…
IYC urges PMB to relocate PAP, Niger Delta ministry to region
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide has again urged President Muhammadu Buhari to relocate the offices of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs and the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) to the region. It also restated its call to make the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Professor Nelson Brambaifa, the substantive…
NDDC mulls 7,000mw project, 27 industrial parks in Niger Delta
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has disclosed plans to develop a 7,000 megawatts power project and 27 industrials parks in the Niger Delta region. It revealed that the move is part of strategies to diversify the region’s economy that has been solely dependent on oil and gas. The initiative, which will be a partnership…
Ex-militants vow to resist protests against NDDC, PAP
Former militant leaders have vowed to resist further protests against Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Professor Nelson Brambaifa and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Professor Charles Dokubo. The ex-militant leaders who convened at Yenagoa, Bayelsa State yesterday, also condemned calls for Dokubo’s sack. Spokesman of the group, Kalaiti…
Air Peace’s international operation excites passengers
Air passengers have commended Air Peace’s readiness for long-haul operations, after a feel of the aircraft acquired for the Sharjah, Dubai, Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai operations. The airline deployed one of the four Boeing 777 aircraft it acquired for its international flights on local routes during the Easter period. It operated on the…