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‘Save Me’ – Veteran Nigerian Singer, Baba Fryo Cries Out For Help As He Battles Depression

In a post he shared in the early hour of today September 26, the singer appealed to the Rivers, Delta, and Lagos state governments to come to his aid. Friday Igwe, the veteran Nigerian singer who is popularly known as Baba Fryo, has cried out for help. The singer took to social media to cry out for help as he battles depression. In a post he shared in the early hour of today September 26, the singer appealed to the Rivers, Delta, and Lagos state governments to come to his…

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Kenneth Gbagi: Female workers allegedly stripped naked on ex-minister’s order, demand N1bn as compensation

Four former staff of Signatious Hotel in Warri, Delta State, who were allegedly stripped naked on the order of the owner of the hotel who is a former Minister of State for Education, Kenneth Gbagi, have written a letter to him, as they demand N1bn compensation and a public apology from him. According a letter drafted by their counsel, Kunle Edun and dated September 23, the four employees namely Mr Victor Ephraim, Gloria Oguzie, Mrs. Precious Achibong, Roselyn Okiemute Diaghwarhe, said they were stripped naked on the orders of the ex-minister because of the tips a…

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Delta State College of Education Provost allegedly uses N36m to build two toilets

Delta State College of Education Provost, Warri, Mary Edema, allegedly used N36m to build two toilets in the institution funded by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund. This was made known in a recent report by SaharaReporters, where the media outlet claimed the two toilet projects was a fraudulent deal struck by the provost with the contractors, who handled it. A source reportedly told the media outlet; “The provost concluded everything with the contractors before going into the bidding process. Warri College of Education is synonymous with corruption and other fraudulent…

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Man withdraws his engagement ring via social media

A Delta State businessman identified as Elliot Lions, has publicly renounce his engagement to girlfriend via social media. Elliot took to Facebook to announce his disengagement notice after publicly engaging his girlfriend, Success Oyoviwkose at a party. Stating the reason the for his action simply as “abuse of engagement”, Elliot stated that he has withdrawn the engagement ring and wishes to have nothing more to do with Success. He further warned that henceforth, no one should call or attach her name to his. He wrote, “Special announcement to the general…

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Ex Delta Governor, Ibori And Mistress Appear In UK Court Via Video Link For Confiscation Hearing

James Ibori James Ibori, a former governor of Delta State, who admitted to stealing more than $250 million from the state when he was governor, and his mistress and conspirator, Udoamaka Onuigbo, have appeared in a UK court. They appeared in court on Thursday via video link as the confiscation hearing of assets he stole began, PREMIUM TIMES reports. In 2012, Mr Ibori was sentenced to 13 years in jail after he pleaded guilty to money laundering and begged Judge Anthony Pitts for leniency. He has since served his term…

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“It’s ridiculous to think I was acting” – NDDC boss, Pondei breaks silence on fainting incident

The acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Daniel Pondei has finally spoken on him fainting at the National Assembly few weeks back. Pondei fainted while Fielding questions from a Senate committee on the misappropriation of the budget of the NDDC, leading to mixed reactions on social media. He was however revived after scores of NDDC officials including Dr Cairo Ojuogboh seated close to him promptly came his rescue. Pondei was however ferried out of the venue of the investigative hearing chaired by the chairman of the…

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The List Of Contractors Are Authentic And Was Not Compiled By Akpabio – NDDC

Godswill Akpabio The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has disclosed that the list of contract beneficiaries released by Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, is authentic and was not compiled by him. Prominent names on the list compiled in 2018 are former Governors, Orji Uzor Kalu (Abia), James Ibori (Delta}, Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta) and Senator Peter Nwaoboshi. While some of these politicians have denied benefitting from NDDC contracts, the commission however enjoined those whose names appeared in the list not to panic as it has been uncovered that some…

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Acting NDDC Boss, Pondei Who Fainted In National Assembly Spent N5 Billion Naira To Do Medical Checkups

According to a report from the Senate has indicted that the top management agency at the Niger Delta Development Commission have shared N4.9bn among themselves in the guise of medical checkup. The document also showed that the management paid N114.9m as supplementary medical allowance to 26 staff member during the same period. It stated that both disbursements were made when the nation was under lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19. The report was adopted and approved by the Senate shortly before it proceeded on its annual recess penultimate week.…

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“Pay stranded scholarship students now” – President Buhari orders NDDC

President Buhari has ordered that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to pay its scholarship beneficiaries studying abroad. The students have recently to social media to claim that the NDDC abandoned them, forcing them to take on menial jobs to survive. resident Buhari has now intervened in the situation asking that the student be paid what they were promised. 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 the students…

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I only did It three times — Security man arrested for defiling a 3-yr-old girl

The Delta state police in Asaba has arrested a 24-year-old security man identified as Isaac for defiling a 3-year-old girl who happened to be his neighbor’s daughter. According to a source, Isaac is close to the victim’s family, and she is, sometimes, left in his care. Unknown to the family, he has been abusing the minor. Narrating what led to his arrest, the source said: “The mother was searching for the child and she was told she is with him. So she relaxed. Only for her child to come back…

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Senator James Manager Denies Getting Contracts From NDDC; Threatens To Sue

Senator James Manager The senator representing Delta South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, James Manager has denied claims he benefitted from NDDC contracts during and after his time as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs. The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, had in a letter addressed to Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, which was leaked to newsmen by a youth group in Abuja on Sunday, July 26, named Manager as one of the lawmakers who got six NDDC contracts. The Executive Director Projects of…

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NDDC Probe: Akpabio list names of Senators, Reps who got contracts

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has named members of the National Assembly who al­legedly got over-bloated and unexe­cuted contracts from the NDDC. This is as the probe into the alleged corruption in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) continues. On July 21st 2020, the House of Representatives asked Senator Godswill Akpabio, to publish the names of their members he alleged took contracts from the NDDC, within 48 hours. Ruling on a matter of privileges brought by Minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila said the Minister should…

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President Buhari finally breaks silence on NDDC saga

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally reacted to the saga rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The NDDC saga took another twist earlier today as members of the House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC issued a warrant of arrest against NDDC boss, Professor Pondei. This came after the acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee(IMC) of the NDDC, Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei, walked out on them earlier today. Reacting to the turn of events, President Buhari expressed determination to get to the root of the…

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Reps issue warrant of arrest for NDDC boss, Pondei

Members of the House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC have issued a warrant of arrest against NDDC boss, Professor Pondei. This is coming after the acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee(IMC) of the NDDC, Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei, walked out on them earlier today. Professor Pondei and his team were at the House to appear before the panel investigating activities of the commission. It can be recalled that earlier this week the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Professor Pondei,…

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