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Pressure on Akpabio to dissolve NDDC committee

• N’Delta coalitions squabble, say minister playing with fire • ‘It’s corruption fighting Buhari’s cleanup agenda’ Niger Delta indigenes under the auspices of different groups yesterday warned that there would be consequences unless Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio dissolves the interim committee he set up to oversee the …

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APC state chairmen demand Akpabio’s removal as minister

The All Progressive Congress State Chairmen Forum has demanded the removal of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio. They accused the minister of exhibiting an “overbearing behavior”, and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to dismiss him. A statement signed by the chairman of the forum, Ali Dolari, and …

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APC state chairmen want Akpabio sacked

Femi Atoyebi and Matthew Ochei All Progressives Congress  state chairmen  have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the  Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Chief  Godswill Akpabio, over  his alleged overbearing behaviour. In a  statement by their Chairman,  Ali Dolari, and Secretary, Ben Nwoye, after their meeting in Asaba, said …

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Group Laments Abandonment of BRACE Initiative By Niger Delta Governors

Sylvester Idowu in Warri The South-South Reawakening Group (SSRG), has decried the abandonment of the BRACE initiative put in place by the Niger Delta governors, five years ago. The initiative was aimed at fostering economic cooperation and infrastructural development of the region. The “BRACED states” is an acronym for Bayelsa, …

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Nigeria: Group Laments Abandonment of BRACE Initiative By Niger Delta Governors

Warri — The South-South Reawakening Group (SSRG), has decried the abandonment of the BRACE initiative put in place by the Niger Delta governors, five years ago. The initiative was aimed at fostering economic cooperation and infrastructural development of the region. The “BRACED states” is an acronym for Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa …

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Nigeria: Militant Behind Killing of Military Personnel Surrenders, in JTF’s Custody

Operatives of the Joint Task Force (JTF) codenamed Operation Delta Safe, has arrested the Niger Delta militant Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo (General Kareowei), whose activities led to a major military offensive in Delta and Bayelsa communities. The Guardian learnt that Kareowei was arrested in early hours of yesterday in Ogbobagbene Community, country …

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Flood: Akpabio donates relief materials to Delta, Bayelsa communities

Mudiaga Affe Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has donated relief items to residents of Kpakiama community in Bomadi Local Government Area and Ebedebiri in Sagbama Local Government Area of Delta and Bayelsa states respectively following flood devastation. A statement made available on Friday by an affected resident …

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Atiku, Okowa Mourn Ex-SGF Ekaette

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has described the passing of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Ufot Ekaette, at 80 years, as a national loss. In a statement signed by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2019 polls eulogised the …

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Why stakeholders are at loggerheads over NDDC’s new board

Nineteen days after President Muhammadu Buhari reconstituted the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the oil-producing states have been plagued by tension and bickering. Some governors, leaders of ethnic nationalities and political groups in the region have been allegedly orchestrating the hue and cry over the new board …

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Tempers rise over NDDC board appointments

The reconstitution of the new board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is raising dusts among critical stakeholders of the Niger Delta region. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday last week  nominated new board members for the Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The board has as managing director designate, Mr. Bernard …

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