Tag Archives: Akpabio

Group Faults Anticipatory Probe Report On NDDC

The Citizens Quest for Truth Initiative, an accountability advocacy group, has expressed dissatisfaction with the investigative public hearing on the alleged financial malfeasance in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), organized by the two chambers of the National Assembly, The Senate and the House of Representatives. It concluded that the outcome of the exercise was premeditated and obvious from the ...

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Kalu, Ibori, Uduaghan Deny Any Link To NDDC Contracts

Three former governors, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, Chief James Ibori and Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan have denied any link with contracts awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). While Dr. Orji, Senate Chief Whip, said he only facilitated road projects as his intervention efforts for some communities in the Abia State after they requested him to do so, the others ...

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Humour Among Thieves

By Felix Oboagwina Assistant Comptroller General of Customs (ACG) Bashir Abubakar has learnt in the hardest way that two rights can turn into a wrong. Just in 2018, the world toasted him for rejecting a bribe of $412,000 (circa N171 million) from unscrupulous Tramadol drug smugglers, but this year he got disgraced out of the service after leading a raid ...

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Reps To Sue Akpabio For Alleged Defamation

Akpabio denies saying lawmakers got 60 per cent of NDDC contracts  The House of Representatives has resolved to sue Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, for alleged perjury and defamation of the parliament. Akpabio had on Monday, while appearing before the House Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission at an investigative hearing, alleged that members of the National Assembly ...

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NDDC Probe: More Drama As Reps, Akpabio Clash

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, on Monday said most contracts of the Niger Delta Development Commission were awarded to members of the National Assembly. Akpabio said this in Abuja at the sitting of the House of Representatives committee investigating the NDDC. Also on Monday, the NDDC acting Managing Director, Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei, slumped while being interrogated ...

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Akpabio, Nunieh, Magu And Malami

By Casmir Igbokwe The past few weeks have been very interesting for Nigeria. Corruption and the forces fighting it have been entangled in an intricate war. I thought the capture of suspected cybercriminal, Raymond Abbas, popularly called Hushpuppi, would put an end to Nigeria’s disgraceful outing on crime this year. I was mistaken. Last week happened to be more eventful. Different ...

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