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NDDC: Ekere has brought joy, hope to Akwa Ibom people – Attah

A former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, has reviewed the achievements of Mr. Nsima Ekere, the Managing Director of the Niger Development Commission, NDDC, in the last eight months and declared that he has brought joy and hope to the people of Akwa Ibom State. Speaking at the thanksgiving service of Mr.

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Breaking News Education News Rivers

We will sustain NDDC Foreign Scholarship Scheme – Ekere

The Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr. Nsima Ekere, has pledged to sustain the funding of its foreign scholarship programme which started seven years ago. Mr Ekere, who made the promise in an interview with newsmen in his office at the Commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt, stated that NDDC would not abandon any

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NDDC to spend N2 billion on Schools Renovation-MD

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, will spend N2billion Naira for the renovation of schools in the Niger Delta region as provided for in its 2017 budget. This was made known by the NDDC Managing Director, Mr. Nsima Ekere, when members of the executive of the Regina Coeli College, Essene, Old Boys Association, paid him

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NDDC revokes 600 contracts worth N200 billion

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it has revoked more than 600 contracts and projects as part of efforts to restructure the commission. NDDC Managing Director Nsima Ekere told newsmen in Port Harcourt on Thursday that the commission’s management and board took the decision to adopt a ‘4R’ initiative as roadmap to development. According

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Bayelsa Breaking News News Politics

Paris Club fund: Bayelsa gets N10bn, Dickson warns against misuse

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has warned against any act that would lead to misuse of the second tranche of the Paris/London club refund to the state, which stands at N10 billion from the federal government. He noted that out of the money, N919 million is meant for the eight local government councils. This

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Breaking News Delta News

Delta Police Command Allays Itsekiri Community’s Explosion, Says No Casualties

Delta state police command has allayed the fears generated Tuesday night by an explosion that occurred in Koko town, Warri North council area of Delta state. There was panic across the town when the loud explosion, which roared out from the premises of Ebenco Global Link Limited at about 6:25pm, occurred, impacting on the adjoining houses. Although details

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Entertainment & Events News

GOVERNORS, SENATORS, OTHER DIGNITARIES TO GRACE KFT PLACE OPENING CEREMONY

KFT event centre would be playing host to His Excellency, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and other governors, Senators, House of Representatives and Assembly Members, business moguls, captain of industries and other dignitaries at the opening ceremony and commissioning of its state-of-the-art ultra-modern event centre, KFT Place. The event scheduled July 28, 2017, at KFT multi-purpose and fully equipped

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Breaking News Delta News

Hon. Ebimaye Lauds NDDC Initiative To Build Women Development Centres

•Calls on Commission to extend programmes to creeks

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NDDC to build women development centres

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it will build and equip women development centres in nine states of the Niger Delta region as part of its efforts to empower women economically. Mr Nsima Ekere, the Managing Director of NDDC made this known in a statement issued by the commission’s Head of Corporate Affairs, Mr

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Breaking News Delta News

WARRI: Many injured as Police, Air Force personnel engage in shootout

The peaceful atmosphere in Jeddo, Okpe council area of Delta, on the outskirts of Warri metropolis, was shattered Monday evening as operatives of two sisters security agencies; police and the Nigerian Air Force, engaged each other in a fierce shootout. Although there was no death record from the engagement, our correspondent gathered that several persons, including personnel

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Breaking News News Oil & Gas

NDDC to prosecutes defaulting contractors, banks over abandoned projects

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has said it will prosecutes contractors who abandoned its projects after collecting advance payments as well as commercial banks that issued advance payment guarantee for the defaulting contractors. This is as the Commission declared that it has cancelled over 600 contracts worth over N200Billion as a result of irregularities

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Bayelsa Breaking News News

Final year student killed as two cult groups clash in Bayelsa

Mr. Diete Rufus, a 24-year-old final year Business Administration student of the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, has been murdered in Bayelsa State. Rufus was reportedly killed in a crossfire during a deadly armed clash involving two rival cult groups on Sunday. It was learnt that three other persons also sustained serious injuries in the incident

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Bayelsa new varsity, UNIAFRICA takes off in September – Dickson

Gov Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa on Monday gave an assurance that the newly established University of Africa, Toru Orua would commence undergraduate programmes by September. Dickson spoke with journalists during an unscheduled inspection visit to the permanent site of the university at Toru-Orua in Sagbama LGA of the state. The university is promoted by Bayelsa

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President Buhari committed to peaceful, developed Niger-Delta – Amnesty Boss

The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh, says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is committed to a peaceful and developed Niger Delta region. Boroh, who is the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, told Newsmen in New York on Wednesday that this commitment has encouraged investors movement into the region. “The

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Ondo governorship: Akeredolu loses at Appeal Court

The Appeal Court, sitting in Abuja, yesterday dismissed an application for a stay of proceedings filed by Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) against his election. A governorship aspirant in the last election, Olusegun Abraham, is challenging the choice of Akeredolu as the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the November 26,

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Stop land grabbing attitude, we are not your tenants, Ijaw leader Tells Itsekiri

The Chairman of Kokodiagbene Community in Gbararmatu Kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, Comrade Sheriff Mulade has said that the Ijaws are not Customary Tenants to the Itsekiris, warning that enough was enough of the land grabbing attitude of the Itsekiris. The  President of Itsekiri National Youth Council, INYC, Comrade Weyinmi

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Military invading our communities, arresting innocent persons, IYC raises alarm

The Barrister Eric Omare-led Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has raised alarm over an ongoing invasion, sporadic shooting and arrest of community leaders and innocent members of Ijaw communities between Delta and Bayelsa states boundary, along the Forcados River by the Nigerian military. In a statement made available to GbaramatuVoice, Omare lamented that communities such as

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Breaking News Delta News

Release our men within 48hours, Gbaramatu youths tell Aladja community

•Crisis has nothing to do with Gbaramatu-Ogbe-Ijoh Youth President •We did not abduct Gbaramatu youths-Aladja Youth President

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Breaking News Delta News

IYC condemns military officer killing, decribes act barbaric, unacceptable

The Barrister Eric Omare-led Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has condemned the brutal killing of a military officer at Ogbugbagbebe in Burutu Local government Area of Delta State by unknown gunmen, describing the act as barbaric and highly unacceptable. In a statement signed by the IYC boss, which was made available to GbaramatuVoice, Omare said the

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Breaking News Delta News

Tension, as Aladja youths abduct two Gbaramatu men

Reports reaching GbaramatuVoice news desk indicate that two young men from Gbaramatu kingdom who were going about their normal business have been abducted by armed youths suspected to be from Aladja community, Udu Local Government Area of Delta State. Reports further indicate that the young men, Samuel Monday, 37, and Solomon Ikoto, 38, were abducted around 1:00pm,

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Breaking News News Rivers

Demand good governance not politics, NDDC boss urges Traditional Rulers

*Says Traditional Rulers play key role in ensuring peace, security

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Breaking News Delta News Oil & Gas

OML 42: Kunukunuma alleges planned exclusion, threatened to shut down NECONDE

Kunukunuma Federated Community in Gbaramatu kingdom has alleged plans by Neconde Energy Limited and Nigeria Petroleum Development Commission, NPDC, to remove her from list of OML 42 host communities. The community further alleged that NECONDE and NPDC have concluded plans to hold OML 42 host communities meeting tomorrow, in which it feared Kunukunuma community was not

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Breaking News National News Oil & Gas Rivers

FG to pay NDDC outstanding allowance soon-NDDC Boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Federal Ministry of Finance, and the Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning to work with the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, in reconciling all outstanding statutory obligations due the Commission and agree on an immediate payment plan. Managing Director of the NDDC, Mr. Nsima Ekere disclosed this when

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NDDC to construct roads, hostel accommodation at Ozoro Polytechnic-MD

THE Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr. Nsima Ekere, has assured the Governing Council of Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, of the Commission’s determination to assist the school with basic infrastructure such as roads and hostel accommodation. Speaking on behalf of the Managing Director, at the NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt, the Executive Director

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Group to Itsekiri: Do away with anti-progress acts; emulate Ijaws, other ethnic groups

The Warri Ijaw Peace Monitoring Group, WIPG, has called upon Itsekiris to do away with their anti-progress attitude and turn a new leaf by emulating other ethnic groups who have been working and advocating development of the Niger Delta region peacefully. This is coming after Itsekiri National Youth Council, in its “Deghele declaration”, threatened war

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Breaking News Edo News Politics

Ize-Iyamu congratulates Obaseki

Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the September 28 governorship election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki on Monday’s Supreme Court ruling which affirmed Obaseki’s election. Pastor Ize-Iyamu, whose petition was dismissed for lack of merit, assured Governor Obaseki of his goodwill. ALSP READ: JUST IN: Supreme Court Affirms Obaseki As Governor Of

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No Plan To Sack Cabinet – Bayelsa Govt

The Bayelsa State government has dismissed as “wicked rumour” the alleged plan by the state governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson to dissolve the state executive council. The state government through the office of the commissioner of information and orientation, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite said the claim was a wicked imagination of some politicians. According to Obuebite, “I

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JUST IN: Supreme Court Affirms Obaseki As Governor Of Edo State

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the candidate of the PDP challenging the election of Governor Godwin Obaseki for lacking in merit. The apex court said it would give in detail, its reasons for the judgment on July 24, 2017. A seven man panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice

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Amnesty programme: Aggrieved youths threaten Niger Delta peace

A group, Voice of Niger Delta Youths (VNDY), on Sunday called for the overhaul of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), else the youth in the area will return to the creeks to commence restiveness in the volatile oil-producing Niger Delta region of Nigeria. It would be recalled that the Yar’Adua/Jonathan administration had introduced PAP as

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Don’t plunge Delta into crisis, DESOPADEC commissioner pleads with Avengers

The commissioner representing Ijaw ethnic nationality on the board of Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Chief Favour Izoukumor, has pleaded with members of the New Delta Avengers (NDA) not to plunge Delta State into fresh crisis. He enjoined Deltans, particularly those from the oil-producing communities, to join forces with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa

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