How NDDC Fraudulently Awarded More Than N1trn Contracts In 7 months’ – Official
The Interim Management Committee (IMC) set up to audit the finances of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in its latest findings released on Thursday has alleged that the commission fraudulently awarded more than N1trillion worth of contract in seven months. The IMC said its findings indicated that the... Read more
Work For Regional Development, Gov. Wike Charges South South Traditional Rulers
Governor  Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has called on Traditional Rulers from the South-South to work in unity to advance the development of the political zone. He made the call on Tuesday in Government House, Port Harcourt when he hosted the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo,Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II,... Read more
The Bayelsa State government on Thursday said it earned a gross income of N13.91 bn from the Federation account but ended up with a deficit of over N2 bn after expenses, according to Mr Timipre Seipolo, Special Adviser to Bayelsa on Treasury and Accounts. Seipolu who gave the figures... Read more
South, Middle Belt Leaders Reject FG’s Declaration Of Amotekun Illegal
• Urge South-West govs to ignore attorney general • Region’s governors will respond appropriately, says Fayemi Just five days after the launch of the South-West’s security outfit, Amotekun, a test of might is brewing over it. The dramatis personae are in two groups. On one hand are the South-West... Read more
Nigeria’s Attorney-General Declares Operation Amotekun Illegal
Nigeria’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami (SAN) has described the new security outfit in the South-West( Operation Amotekun) as illegal. He said the security and defence of the country are within the exclusive duties of the Federal Government. He said no state government, whether singly or... Read more
NDDC Kicks Off Audit, Inaugurates Contracts’ Verification Committee
The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has inaugurated a 50-member Contracts’ Verification Committee to confirm and document projects and contracts in the nine Niger Delta states, as part of the process to redirect the Commission’s activities. Inaugurating the committee at the NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt, the Acting Managing... Read more
Governorship Elections: Okowa, Ikpeazu, Bello, Ishaku Win At Nigeria’s Supreme Court
Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal filed by candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2019 governorship election in Abia State, Alex Otti, which sought to unseat Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Delivering a lead judgement, Justice Hamiru Sanusi held... Read more
Bayelsa Outage:  Ijaw Youths Vacate PHEDC Offices As Firm Pledges To Restore Power
Bayelsa government on Wednesday evening resolved the rift between Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) and Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) which let to power cut since Dec 23, 2019. Mr Kenedy Olorogun, Chairman, Central Zone of the IYC , who confirmed the development in a telephone interview said the... Read more
Nigerians Must Promote Reading Culture — Delta Library Board Chairman
Published books have been described as the sustainable foundation for acquiring knowledge and promotion of reading culture for development of the society. Chairman, Delta State Library Board, Dr Israel Abido, made the assertion, on Wednesday in Asaba, during the presentation of copies of ‘Memoirs of A Journalist in Government... Read more
EFCC Has No Power To Investigate Rivers State Government – Nsirim
•Says Magu should desist from arrogating Judicial Powers to himself Rivers State Government has reiterated that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission  (EFCC) has no power to investigate the financial transactions of the state. Reacting to statements credited to the Acting Chairman of EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu, the state... Read more