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    200 students receive NDDC scholarship for post-graduate studies abroad

    The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has presented post-graduate foreign scholarship letters to 200 scholars from the Niger Delta region. Mr Chiedu Ebie, the Chairman of the NDDC Governing Board, handed over the letters to the beneficiaries during a pre-departure ceremony in Port Harcourt on Saturday. Ebie, in a statement issued by the commission’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mrs Seledi…

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    NDDC proposes N1.9trn for 2024 budget

    The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has proposed an aggregate expenditure of N1.911 trillion for the 2024 budget, tagged “Budget of Renewed Hope”. The Managing Director of NDDC, Mr Samuel Ogbuku, presented the budget before the House of Representatives Committee on NDDC in Abuja on Tuesday. He said that the primary objective in preparing the budget was to achieve the…

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    Niger Delta: NDDC awaits budget to kickstart big ticket projects – MD

    Dr Samuel Ogbuku, the Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), says the commission is waiting for the allocation of its 2024 budget to initiate big ticket projects across nine states. He said that the NDDC states are Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Imo, Ondo and Rivers. Speaking at a news conference in Port Harcourt on Friday,…

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    Over 3,500 persons to benefit from NDDC health intervention in C’River

    No fewer than 3,500 persons have been slated to benefit from a free five-day medical mission in Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River. The medical mission is being sponsored by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) with aim of providing healthcare services to medically underserved rural communities in the region. The Commission’s Managing Director, Dr Samuel Ogbudu, said that…

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    Tinubu’s first anniversary: APC chieftain urges Nigerians to be hopeful for better years ahead

    The Chairman, Caretaker Committe for Rivers APC, Chief Tony Okocha, has encouraged Nigerians to have hope, be patient and support President Bola Tinubu’s administration to achieve the renewed hope agenda. Okocha, who is also the state Representative in the Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), gave the advise on Tuesday at a news briefing in Port Harcourt.…

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    NDDC plans ferry services, jetties in Niger Delta communities

    The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it will construct jetties and provide safe ferry services in communities not connected by roads in the region. The Managing Director, Dr Samuel Ogbuku, made the disclosure at the inauguration of Abitto Luxury and Maritime Safety Boat in Calabar on Saturday. Ogbuku, who described the Abitto ferry services as a game-changer in transportation…

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  • PoliticsFubara undisputed political, PDP leader in Rivers, says Sekibo

    Fubara undisputed political, PDP leader in Rivers, says Sekibo

    Former Minister of Transportation, Chief Abiye Sekibo, says that Gov. Siminalayi Fubara is the undisputed political head and leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers. Sekibo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday during a Thanksgiving service in Ibaka Town, Okirika, Rivers, commemorating Fubara’s election and Supreme Court victory. He said that the former governor, Peter…

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  • AgricultureNDDC to procure tractors for mechanised farming in Niger Delta – official

    NDDC to procure tractors for mechanised farming in Niger Delta – official

    The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), plans to acquire tractors and other modern farming equipment to enhance its agriculture initiatives in the Niger Delta, an official has said. Mr. Victor Antai, the commission’s Executive Director, Projects, revealed this while inspecting farming equipment produced by Bobtrack Limited, in Port Harcourt on Thursday. He emphasised that investing in agriculture would help the…

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  • AgricultureWe‘ve planted 3000 trees in Abia communities–LIFE-ND coordinator

    We‘ve planted 3000 trees in Abia communities–LIFE-ND coordinator

    The Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprise for Niger Delta (LIFE-ND) says it has planted over 3000 stands of economic trees across communities in Abia. The State Project Coordinator, LIFE-ND, Dr. Uchenna Onyeizu, spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia on Thursday in commemoration of World Forestry Day, also known as the International Day of Forests. World Forestry Day…

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  • FeaturesNDDC targets unprecedented development of Niger Delta

    NDDC targets unprecedented development of Niger Delta

    Nigeria’s Niger Delta region has for long been known for its immense economic importance in the country due to its vast oil and gas reserves. However, in spite of this economic potential, the region also faces numerous challenges, including environmental degradation, economic disparity, and social unrest. The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was, therefore, conceived to accelerate the development of…

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  • NEWSNDDC chairman pledges to advance development in Anioma nation

    NDDC chairman pledges to advance development in Anioma nation

    The Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Chiedu Ebie, has vowed to honour the principles and virtues espoused by the late Asagba of Asaba, His Royal Majesty, Prof. Chike Edozien, in advancing the development of the Anioma nation. Edozien died on February 7, 2024, five months before his 100th birthday. Despite initial reports surfacing on February 7,…

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  • judiciaryAlleged N320m fraud: Rep Mutu’s defence opening suffers setback

    Alleged N320m fraud: Rep Mutu’s defense opening suffers setback

    The plan by Rep. Nicolas Mutu (Delta-PDP) to open his defense on Wednesday in the alleged N320 million money laundering charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) suffered setbacks at the Federal High Court, Abuja. The matter, which was listed as number one on the cause list before Justice Folashade Giwa-Ogunbanjo, could not proceed due…

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  • PoliticsNiger Delta Development Commission, NDDC

    Reps to investigate NDDC over alleged abandoned shoreline project in Bayelsa

    The House of Representatives has mandated the Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to liaise with NDDC to investigate the alleged mismanagement and abandonment of the Amassoma Community Shoreline Protection Project in Bayelsa. The resolution followed the adoption of a motion by Rep. Ambaiowei Ebikebina (PDP-Bayelsa) during plenary in Abuja on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN)…

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  • Energy & EnvironmentSen Ned Nwoko, representing Delta North Senatorial District in the Senate.

    Senate Committee’s Pledge to Enforce Contributions from IOCs to NDDC

    The Senate Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has pledged to ensure that International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in Nigeria fulfill their financial obligations to the commission. Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday, Senator Ned Nwoko, a member of the Senate Committee on NDDC, emphasized the importance of the IOCs’ contributions to…

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    NDDC Appointments: Court strikes out suit against FG

    The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday struck out a suit instituted against the Federal Government challenging alleged uneven distribution of appointments into the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Delivering judgment, Justice Inyang Ekwo, said the suit was struck out on grounds that the plaintiff, Mrs RitaLori Ogbebor, a woman activist and businesswoman, had no legal right to file the…

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    NDDC Targets Legacy Projects, Sets up Public-Private Partnership Committee

    The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, has stressed the importance of partnerships in initiating and executing legacy projects in the Niger Delta region. Speaking during the inauguration of a committee on Public, Private Partnership, PPP, in Port Harcourt, the NDDC Chief Executive Officer, charged the committee to explore sustainable relationships which will impact positively…

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    Niger Delta Will Witness a New Dawn, NDDC Boss Assures

    The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Chief Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, has assured that the people of the Niger Delta region are going to experience something new and different in the coming weeks and months. Speaking in a live interview on Arise News television News Night programme, Ogbuku said that the new leadership of the NDDC was…

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