Like NDDC, Like Edo: Why we must end the reign of abuse – Tony Usidamen

The searchlight beamed on the activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) recently has revealed a deep rot in the agency, which was set up by the federal government to provide solution to the socio-economic difficulties of the oil-rich…

I didn’t get NDDC contracts, says Manager

Senator James Manager, representing Delta South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, has denied benefitting from contracts of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) during and after his chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs. The Minister of…

Akpabio fires back, lists senators, House members awarded NDDC contracts

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has finally picked up the gauntlet thrown down by the National Assembly to name lawmakers who got contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The minister, in a document attached to…

Gbajabiamila gives Akpabio 48 hours to name lawmakers who received NDDC contracts

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has given the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, 48 hours to name the lawmakers who received contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission. Akpabio had said before a House…

Drama as NDDC MD, Pondei, faints during Reps Committee hearing

Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Daniel Pondei, appeared to faint as the House of Representatives committee on NDDC grilled him on Monday. The committee is in its fourth day of public hearing as it investigates alleged…

*Man docked for possessing 80 army uniforms (Independent) *Tanker accident causes gridlock along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway (Punch)

Man docked for possessing 80 army uniforms (Independent) A 42-year-old man, Christian Obi, was on Friday arraigned for allegedly being in unlawful possession of 80 pieces of already sewed army camouflage uniforms. The defendant, who pleaded not guilty, was brought…

Buhari orders speedy, coordinated investigation of NDDC scandal

President Muhammadu Buhari has given directives for better coordination among security and investigating agencies with the National Assembly to ensure that the administration’s effort to bring sanity, transparency and accountability to the management of the large amount of resources dedicated…

*Trader accuses Alaba market guards of arson, looting shop (Punch) *Lagos, USAID sign pact on electrification devt plan (Independent)

Trader accuses Alaba market guards of arson, looting shop (Punch) A trader at the Alaba International Market, Lagos State, Kamlotachukwu Arum, has accused guards at the market of looting her shop and stealing goods estimated at N65m. The Anambra State…

*8 Lagos cops detained for extorting social media influencer (Punch) *Group sensitises Lagos youths on dangers of drug abuse (Guardian)

8 Lagos cops detained for extorting social media influencer (Punch) The Lagos State Police Command has arrested eight police personnel for their alleged involvement in the assault and extortion of a social media influencer, Olumide Bakare. Confirming the arrest, the…

*Lagos issues notice to demolish 102 distressed buildings (Guardian) *Outrage as police brutalise, extort man of N260,000 in Lagos (Punch)

Lagos issues notice to demolish 102 distressed buildings (Guardian) The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), yesterday, said 102 out of about 500 identified distressed buildings in the state have been marked for demolition. The state also advised all tenants/occupiers…

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