Tag Archives: NDDC

N722.3M Forensic Audit Of NDDC: Group Hails President’s Audacious Release Of Fund  

….commends N20B for the East-West Highway Commendations have trailed the move by President Muhammadu Buhari in Council to directly fund the procurement of the Forensic Auditors for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). This move according to a statement dispatched to newsmen by Citizens Quest’s National President, Christie O. Ndukwe “is sequel to the obvious deliberate attempt by the National ...

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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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NDDC Allegations Unfounded – Collincrystal Energy  

Denial continues to trail the allegations of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) that the Commission was coerced into making underserved payments to some companies and contractors. One of the listed companies in the NDDC allegations, Collincrystal Energy, on Tuesday vehemently denied the allegation. “Collincrystal prides on its integrity and timely completion of awarded contracts. The company does not need ...

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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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Senate Report Reveals How Pondei, Others Shared N5bn As Medical Allowances

The Senate report on the alleged financial recklessness in the Niger Delta Development Commission has revealed how the top management of the agency shared N4.9bn among themselves in the guise of medical checkup. The document also showed that the management paid N114.9m as supplementary medical allowance to 26  staff members during the same period. It stated that both disbursements were ...

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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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Senate Probes Fresh Fraud Allegations At NDDC Involving UBA

The Senate says it has received fresh fraud allegations against the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission which involves the United Bank for Africa (UBA). The red chamber said the new financial infractions were not captured in the list of the allegation of N40bn reckless spending which a whistle-blower brought against the NDDC to the parliament recently. The Senate ...

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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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