Ex-Governor of Delta State James Ibori denies receiving any contract from NDDC

Former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, Monday denied soliciting for, getting or executing any contract from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). He therefore advised Akpabio to “calm down and face the task at hand”. Ibori’s denial is contained in a statement issued by his media aide, Mr. Tony Eluemunor. In the statement, titled: “Gov Akpabio Calm Down; I Never Got Any NDDC … Continue reading Ex-Governor of Delta State James Ibori denies receiving any contract from NDDC

Zulum orders immediate return of IDPs to their communities in Borno

The Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum, on Monday directed the state task force on the return of refugees to ensure quick return of some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from camps to their communities. Zulum gave the directive on Monday in Maiduguri, Borno State capital during a visit by the United Nations Deputy Coordinator Humanitarian Affairs, Mr. Alexander Kishara who led members of the UN humanitarian team … Continue reading Zulum orders immediate return of IDPs to their communities in Borno

NDDC: Akpabio Names Orji Kalu, Uduaghan, James Ibori In Contract Scandal

Also linked to the contracts in the letter submitted to the House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, is a former lawmaker for the Imo North (Okigwe) constituency of Imo State, Senator Ifeanyi Ararume.In the letter with Reference Number MNDA/HM/04/IV/158, addressed to the Clerk to House of Reps, Patrick Giwa, and also copied to the office of the Attorney General of the Federation/Minister of Justice, Abubakar … Continue reading NDDC: Akpabio Names Orji Kalu, Uduaghan, James Ibori In Contract Scandal

EFCC Secures Final Forfeiture of N827.6m from NDDC Contractors.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has secured the final forfeiture of N827, 679,098.32 (Eight Hundred and Twenty-Seven Million, Six Hundred and Seventy-Nine Thousand, Ninety-Eight Naira, Thirty-Two Kobo) from Flank Power Resources Limited and GMFD Ventures Limited, both of whom are firms linked to contractors with the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. Matthew Edevbie is the Chief Executive Officer of Flank Power Resources Limited. … Continue reading EFCC Secures Final Forfeiture of N827.6m from NDDC Contractors.

Governors to meet Buhari over worsening insecurity

…Say Zulum attack shows Nigeria’s vulnerable, fragile security architecture Following recent escalation of insecurity in the country and Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State attack in Baga town, Kukawa local government area, last Wednesday, by Boko Haram, Governors of the 36 States of the Federation under the platform of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), have resolved to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari this week. They … Continue reading Governors to meet Buhari over worsening insecurity

NDDC, EFCC: Prepare For Nationwide Protest Over Buhari’s Inaction, Labour Tells Nigerians

Angered by the inaction of President Muhammadu Buhari and the anti-corruption agencies over the high-level of corruption uncovered at the Niger Delta Development Agency (NDDC), the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) and the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), labour has resolved to embark on a nationwide protest by next week. Speaking during a media chat with journalists in Abuja over the weekend, the … Continue reading NDDC, EFCC: Prepare For Nationwide Protest Over Buhari’s Inaction, Labour Tells Nigerians

Man, 45, rescued from jumping into Lagos lagoon over N500,000 debt

…Governor to the rescue, repays loan The Lagos State Police Command has rescued a 45-year-old man from jumping into Lagos Lagoon over a N500, 000 debt. The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Bala Elkana, said on Friday evening Police operatives deployed to Third mainland bridge intercepted Adeyinka Abiodun ,45, of Abaranje Road, Ikotun, attempting to jump into the lagoon. “He was rescued … Continue reading Man, 45, rescued from jumping into Lagos lagoon over N500,000 debt

Minnesota AG: Justice Dept. must investigate white supremacists

Minneapolis police have linked the ‘umbrella man’ who damaged a business during the George Floyd protests to a white supremacist group. In conversation with host Jonathan Capehart, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison calls on the Justice Department and other federal agencies to do more investigation of white nationalist organizations, which have ‘been able to flourish’ in his estimation, due to what Ellison sees as a … Continue reading Minnesota AG: Justice Dept. must investigate white supremacists

Suspected herdsmen kidnap 2 in Enugu

Two men have been abducted by gunmen believed to be herders in Enugu. It was gathered that the victims, a lawyer simply identified as Mr John, and his businessman friend, were on Friday evening abducted along Ugwogo-Isi-Uzo road and taken to an unknown destination. The duo hail from Isi-Uzo local government area of Enugu State. Information we gathered indicated the two abducted men had travelled … Continue reading Suspected herdsmen kidnap 2 in Enugu

Edo Guber: Campaign violence as 2 shot in Igarra

The campaign between supporters of Governor Godwin Obaseki of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives  Congress (APC) turned violent Friday night at Igarra, headquarters of Akoko-Edo Local Government of Edo State. Two persons identified as Oguma Ojo and Friday Yaya, said to be supporters of candidate Ize-Iyamu, were reportedly shot by one Omoloju Atere, popularly known as Ugogo, … Continue reading Edo Guber: Campaign violence as 2 shot in Igarra