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NDDC Boss Meets President Buhari, Says No Money Was Missing As Claimed By Auditor-General


Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC), Mr. Dan Abia, yesterday, met with President Muhammadu Buhari, describing as false the allegation by the Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr. Samuel Ukura that N183.7 billion was misappropriated by the commission. Ukura had recently said that the NDDC had a case to answer, ... Read More »

NDDC Misappropriated N184bn, Auditor-General Insists


Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation insists it stands by its audit report on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) saying the Commission has a case to answer. The Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr. Samuel Ukura, also urged the NDDC or any other person dissatisfied with the Report to ... Read More »

Niger Delta Youths Warn Buhari Against Merging NDDC With Ministry


Youths of Niger Delta have warned the in-coming administration of Muhammadu Buhari against reducing the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to a parastatal under the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs. The warning came following the alleged plan by the next government to implement the recommendations of the Steve Oransaye Committee ... Read More »

FG Committed To Completing East-west Road – Minister


Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Stephen Oru has assured Nigerians that the federal government would ensure the construction of the East-West road is completed. Oru made the promise at a Niger Delta National Youth leaders and stakeholders’ forum, held in Benin City, Edo State. “The East-West road, as you are ... Read More »

NDDC, Niger Delta Ministry Have Failed – Anniko Briggs


A Niger Delta activist, Miss Annkio Briggs, has said that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs have failed to achieve the essence for which they were established. Briggs said in a statement yesterday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, that the number of abandoned NDDC ... Read More »

Security Gets 19.5% As Jonathan Signs 2014 Budget

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President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday signed the 2014 Budget into law and handed it over to Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Friday, several weeks after the National Assembly passed the Appropriation Act. Confirming this yesterday, Okonjo-Iweala gave a breakdown of the N4.964 trillion budget in Abuja, without indicating if the ... Read More »

N-Delta Youths Threaten To Shut Down Oil Wells Over Appointment Of Non-indigene As NDDC Boss


Youths from oil-rich Niger Delta have kicked against the appointment of a non-indigene of oil producing communities as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, by the federal government, insisting that the CEO’s seat and other sensitive positions in the commission must be filled by persons ... Read More »

Ondo Monarch Writes Jonathan Over The State’s Alleged Exclusion From NDDC Positions


Chairman of the Traditional Rulers of Oil Minerals Producing Communities of Nigeria, TROMPCON, Oba Lawrence Omowole, has kicked against the alleged exclusion of some states in the region from occupying key positions in the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. The monarch said Key positions include that of Managing Director, MD, ... Read More »

Delta, Akwa-Ibom Lawmakers Want East-West Road In 2014

Members of the Delta and Akwa-Ibom Houses of Assembly, yesterday passed a resolution calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure that he delivered the East-West road before the end of 2014 timeline as well as commencement of the construction of a railway line linking the South-South region to Lagos State ... Read More »

Reps Urge FG To Release N500bn Owed NDDC


The House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta toured some states in the region inspecting projects being executed by the Commission, bringing to fore again, the N500 billion owed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, by the Federal Government. By the Act establishing the Commission, the federal government is ... Read More »

Report Kenya To FIFA – Runsewe Tells NFF

Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation Olusegun Runsewe, has urged the Nigeria Football Federation to protest the antics of the Kenya national team – the Harambee Stars – during last weekend’s World Cup qualifying match against the Super Eagles in Calabar. The Kenyans failed to properly inform the ... Read More »

Group Writes President Jonathan to Look into Alleged Cases of Corruption in NDDC

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A pressure group, the Niger Delta Peace and Development Movement (NDPDM), in an open letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, has advised him to appoint a judicial commission of inquiry into various allegations of sharp practices in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The group also demanded the dissolution of the ... Read More »

Traditional Ruler, 18 Others Arrested Over Sale Of NDDC Transformers


The Rivers State Police Command has smashed a syndicate that specialises in diverting transformers released by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC for installations in communities to the market. News sources say 20 of the transformers meant for various communities were recovered at a warehouse on Aba Road in Port ... Read More »

Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) – Post Graduate Foreign Scholarship Scheme 2011


Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) – Post Graduate Foreign Scholarship Scheme 2011 Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) post-graduate foreign scholarship scheme 2011 As part of our Human Resource Development initiatives, NDDC is embarking on Foreign PG Scholarship scheme to equip Niger Deltans with relevant training and skills for effective participation ... Read More »