Tag Archives: Godswill Akpabio

Why We Can’t Probe Senators Involved In NDDC Contract Scam — Senate Committee

Commission boss, Pondei, faces fresh probe September The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions has said the information at its disposal is not sufficient to commence the probe of senators indicted in the alleged contract scam at the Niger Delta Development Commission. The ad hoc committee set up to unravel the alleged financial recklessness by the Interim Management ...

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Nigeria, A Nation Crippled By Public Servants

Casmir Igbokwe The joke in town now is that the letter ‘C’ in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the North-East Development Commission (NEDC), and some other Nigerian government agencies represents one word – Corruption. As simplistic as this appears, it draws our attention to the plight of a nation crippled by the ministries and agencies established to salvage it. For ...

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Akpabio Names Nwaoboshi, Mutu, Other Lawmakers On NDDC Contracts’ List

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has linked some members of the National Assembly to some contracts awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission. Akpabio, however, did not state if the lawmakers were directly awarded the contracts or they nominated the projects under their Zonal Intervention Projects, also known as constituency projects. The former Chairman, House of Representatives ...

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Lawyer Writes Buhari, Seeks Removal Of Akpabio, Pondei, Ojuogboh

A human rights lawyer in Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Ojeh, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take steps to remove Mr. Godswill Akpabio as Minister of Niger Delta Affairs. ‘’We passionately appeal to Your Excellency to curb the excesses of Mr. Akpabio by relieving him of ministerial duties of the Niger Delta. He has not been a good example for our ...

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N81.5bn: SERAP Writes Buhari, Seeks Presidential Panel To Probe ‘Corruption In NDDC’  

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to “use his leadership position to urgently set up a presidential investigative panel to probe grave corruption allegations in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), including allegations that the agency illegally spent N81.5 billion, on travels, ‘condolences’, consultancy and ‘public communication between January ...

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Akpabio Misleading FG On Forensic Audit Of NDDC — Ex-MD, Nunieh

The embattled former acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Mrs Joy Nunieh, on Friday accused the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, of hijacking the forensic audit of the NDDC ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking when she appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on NDDC over allegations of illegal expenditure and mismanagement by ...

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I’m Contented With My Wife, Never Made Sexual Advances To Nunieh — Akpabio  

The Honourable Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, says his attention has been drawn to “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews granted by Ms. GBENE JOI NUNIEH, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a series ...

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Pondei-Led NDDC IMC Transparent, Accountable, Says Group

As Nigerians await outcome of the 2-day investigative hearing carried out by the Senate Ad-hoc Committee last week Thursday and Friday on alleged financial recklessness by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), a group has debunked the claim of N40 billion scam levelled against the Commission. The group which projects itself as Citizens Quest ...

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Corruption Fighting Back At Me, Says Akpabio

The Honourable Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio, has said that the events of the last few days at the National Assembly were a clear indication that corruption is fighting back at him. Senator Akpabio who was a former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and one-time Senate Minority Leader was speaking in reaction to allegations levelled against ...

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Rescue NDDC From Influence Peddlers

FRUSTRATION is gradually giving way to disgust and impatience among stakeholders over the never-ending crises rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission. The crises have without a doubt, hobbled the performance of the commission over the years. There is an urgent need to enthrone transparency and take a major bite out of the fraud, corruption and influence-peddling that pervade the commission. ...

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