Senate orders the arrest of NDDC management over misappropriated N2.6 billion

The Senate Committee on public petition has on Monday ordered the arrest of the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The order was issued by the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Ayo Akinyelure following the agency’s management disregard of the Senate’s invitation to account for how the sum[Read More…]

NDDC shares over 1000 bags of rice, cash in Cross River

The Niger Delta Development Commission, this week shared over 1000 bags of rice, and cash gifts to individuals and groups, including political parties and people living with disabilities across the 18 local government area of the state. The gesture, said to an initiative of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs[Read More…]

Psychiatric hospital, INEC, NLC, NDDC, WAEC office, Banks torched

The Federal Psychiatric hospital,  the Calabar Municipal office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), State Secretariat of the Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC), the State office of the Niger Delta Development Commission, the state office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has all been vandalized and torched as hoodlums[Read More…]

NDDC Palliatives Scandal: Cairo Ojougboh denies N20 Million comment

The Acting Executive Director Projects of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Cairo Ojougboh, has denied accusations by members of the National Assembly that the interim board collected 20 million Naira each as COVID-19 palliative. Ojugboh, who made this known in a statement signed by himself, said he was surprised[Read More…]

Senators deny receiving N20 million from NDDC’s COVID-19 fund

The Senate has declared that none of its members received the sum of N20 million or “any sum whatsoever” from the Niger Delta Development Commission’s (NDDC) COVID-19 fund. The NDDC Executive Director of Projects, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, had alleged that National Assembly members received varying sums of money as COVID-19[Read More…]

NDDC pays 197 stranded scholarship students N2.28 billion in tuition and stipends

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), says it has paid over 5.910 million U.S dollars (about N2.28 billion) for tuition and stipends owed stranded scholarship students in the United Kingdom. Last month, NewsWireNGR reported how some of the stranded students have had to risk their lives to survive and some[Read More…]

N722.3 million has been approved for eight field forensic auditors to audit the NDDC

The Federal Executive Council has approved N722.3 million for eight field forensic auditors to audit the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The Minister of Niger Delta, Mr Godwill Akpabio, disclosed this on Wednesday after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. The payment will come directly from[Read More…]

I had an unexplained health challenge; acting NDDC MD explains fainting incident

The acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Kemebradikumo Pondei, says the the claims that he deliberately passed out during a session of the house of representatives committee probing the commission is ridiculous On July 20, Pondei collapsed while answering questions from the panel probing alleged mismanagement of N40 billion by[Read More…]

Buhari orders Niger Delta Development Commission to pay its scholarship beneficiaries studying abroad

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Niger Delta Development Commission to pay its scholarship beneficiaries studying abroad. This was contained in a statement titled ‘NDDC invites President Buhari to Commission Signature Project’ and signed by the NDDC Director, Corporate Affairs, Charles Odili, on Tuesday. Odili said Buhari conveyed the directive[Read More…]

NDDC Management denies fresh corruption allegations in new statement

The management of the NDDC has debunked fresh rumours of financial impropriety in the Niger Delta Development Commision (NDDC). The management, in a statement by its Director of Corporate Services, Charles Odili, described the rumours as a rehash of the allegations which led the National Assembly, on May 5, to[Read More…]