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Trade Union Congress SHOULD PARTNER THE PRESIDENT AGAINST CORRUPTION, NOT STAMPEDE HIM – Presidency

The Senior Special Assistant to the President
on Media & Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, yesterday, in a swift response to planned ‘Nationwide Protest’, said:

“The reported plan by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to embark on a nationwide protest over the alleged President Buhari’s “inaction over the high-level of corruption uncovered at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)” is ill advised and totally uncalled for, considering that there are ongoing investigations in the cases by both the Executive and Legislative arms of government.

These processes must be allowed to run their full courses.

It is against the norm in a democratic society as well as the natural laws of justice to seek “action,” meaning punishment against offenders before proper investigation, trial and conviction.

The President has made it clear that the allegations that have surfaced clearly “constitute a breach of trust” and as the investigations take hold and close out, all those found wanting will face the wrath of the law.”

Malam Garba further states that:

“The TUC, as an enlightened group of labour Unionists, should indeed voice their indignation whenever such acts are being unearthed.

However the expectation will be for it to also raise the bar higher, in terms of the debate concerning the impact of such allegations on our ability, to create and retain employment, attract investment, improve the living conditions of its members and citizens, and how a preponderance of these heinous crimes decimates any gains being made in other spheres.

The world is confronted with a global public health crisis, decline in economic growth, and expanding areas of conflict by non-state actors.”

“All these ills in their singular or combined form are consuming every nation. Nigeria is no exception; we must hold the line and lock arms that way we rid ourselves of these existential issues whilst we grapple with those that are our own homegrown problems.

This administration is committed to doing just that, and organizations like the TUC should be extending a hand in supporting such a fight that is in our collective interest.” He concluded.

Group Angry With Speaker For Cover Up On NDDC, After Minister Sends Lists of Hon. Contractors

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has sends names of members of the National Assembly who al­legedly got over-bloated and unexe­cuted contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

This was contained in the letter by the minister sent to the National Assembly and released to the public.

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), which presented the docu­ment to the media in Abuja on Sun­day, expressed disappointment that the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, refused to dis­close the list of the federal lawmakers who benefitted from the contracts awarded by the NDDC.

According to the document, Senator Godswill Ak­pabio listed, Senator Peter Nwao­boshi’s name against 53 projects which included emergency repairs of Asue Street, Owa Phase 2, emer­ Road via Ojemaye, emergency repairs of Otolokpo College Road, Otolokpo, and emergency repairs of Idumuogbe gency repairs of Police Ishu Ani Ukwu Road, Issele-Uku. ­

“They also included emer­gency repairs of old Sapele Agbor Road, Obiaruku; emer­gency repairs of Ehwerhe Obada Road, Agbarho Road; emergency repairs of Hon. If­eanyi Eboigbe Street, Boji Boji Owa/Goodwill Street, Owa Alero, and emergency repairs of Ahiama Okwu to Obuocha Okwu, among others.

“Also the minister listed (Hon. Nicholas) Mutu’s name against 74 projects which in­cluded various emergency road projects in Delta, Akwa Ibom, Bayela, and Rivers states.

“Other lawmakers that Akpabio listed projects against are Senator Matthew Urhoghide (6), James Man­ager (6), Sam Anyanwu (19), and others simply identified as Ondo and Edo reps.”

While addressing newsmen in Abuja, the President of the Youth Council, Mr Solomon Adodo, said:

“Mr. Speaker did not do us justice when he did not dis­close to the National Assem­bly that the list of the benefi­ciaries he demanded had been disclosed and attached to the letter sent to him.

“Gbajabiamila’s decision to cover up his colleagues is unfair to the fight against cor­ruption, quest for transparen­cy, and to the commonwealth of our nation.

“We, therefore, urge Mr. Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, to resign for covering up for a set of people who had erred and breached the rules of contract.

“All the National Assem­bly members who benefitted from the contracts without executing them should be prosecuted to serve as deter­rent to those who may want to follow a similar path.

“It is a clear case of organ­ised crime to have individuals who benefitted from illegality now rising to probe the fact that their illegality is being exposed.”

He added: “We call on all the anti-graft agencies and security agencies to, in line with the directive of Presi­dent Muhammadu Buhari, immediately proceed and go ahead with their investigation of the matter.”

The youths said they were firmly in support of the fo­rensic audit instituted by the Ministry of Niger Delta Af­fairs because it had exposed those who had benefitted in the corruption that had fes­tered in the NDDC.

In the document displayed by the youths council, Akpa­bio was quoted as having said that his letter became neces­sary because “the investigat­ing committee on NDDC re­fused and/or neglected to give me the opportunity to explain that reference to most NDDC contracts yearly being award­ed since 2001 from the records allegedly to members of the National Assembly in both chambers were done without the knowledge of the alleged beneficiaries”.

Akpabio added: “However, the two chairmen of the com­mittees in both chambers had adequate knowledge.”

Reacting, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi challenged Ak­pabio to publish the names of directors of the companies that got the contracts.

“Akpabio is a confused man. NDDC used N39 mil­lion to launder his image. Let him not divert attention from the N81 billion they shared in NDDC”, he said.

Watchers of event are however saying they cannot take Nwaoboshi after-thought outburst because, according to one of them, “Akpabio as lawyer cannot be saying things he does not know. So, the National Assembly leadership still owes the country a duty to purge itself of all of these allegedly corrupt members by submitting them to probe outside the Dome and by independent investigators.”

BREAKING: Drama As Acting NDDC Boss Collapses During House Hearing

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The acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, fainted on Monday during an investigative hearing at the National Assembly.

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The NDDC Boss collapsed when he was seated before the members of the House Committee on NDDC while being grilled by them.

The committee had grilled him for about 45 minutes before he passed out unceremoniously without prior notice.

Pondei has been rushed out of the Conference Room 231, venue of the investigative hearing on illegal spending and mismanagement of funds of the commission.

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The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, however, stayed behind.

Members of the committee are still debating whether to suspend the hearing or not.

Details Later…..

President Buhari Directs Speedy And Coordinated Investigation On NDDC – Presidency

Mr. President directs for speedy investigation of the NDDC according to a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the President
On Media & Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.

The statement reads:

“President Muhammadu Buhari has given directives for better coordination among security and investigating agencies with the National Assembly to ensure that the administration’s effort to bring sanity, transparency and accountability to the management of the large amount of resources dedicated to development of the Niger Delta sub-region is not derailed.

In his reaction to the unfolding drama, which include attacks and counter attacks between and around persons, institutions, and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), President Buhari expressed his strong determination to get to the root of the problem undermining the development of the Niger Delta and its peoples in spite of enormous national resources voted year after year for this singular purpose.”

The Presidential spokesman further said:

“According to the directive, auditing firms and investigative agencies working in collaboration with National Assembly Committees to resolve the challenges in the NDDC must initiate actions in a time-bound manner and duly inform the Presidency of the actions being taken.

The President also directed timely sharing of information and knowledge in a way to speedily assist the administration to diagnose what had gone wrong in the past and what needs to be done to make corrections in order to return the NDDC to its original mandate of making life better for people in Niger Delta.”

“President Buhari said the administration wants to bring about “rapid, even and sustainable development to the region.”

The President gave firm assurance that his administration would put in place a transparent and accountable governance framework, not only in the NDDC but in all other institutions of government.”He concluded.

Breakdown of NDDC’s N81.5 Billion

Mr. Godwin Onoghokere, Public Analyst, Nigeria.

It is annoying to hear of these huge monetary figures stolen and squandered by the regional leaders with their boyfriends, girlfriends, associates and contractors!

They will always blame others for the region’s woes and backwardness!

These self-styled leaders sponsored many protests, militancy, all for their own pockets and not for the region!
If they did all those for the region, we all would have felt or seen the impact.

They will always shout marginalization, nepotism, witch-haunting, oppression from others; whereas they are the devils incarnate in the region.

It is reported that over $40BN has been given to NDDC for the region’s development since year 2000 yet, the region gloom in outer darkness of development!
Nothing, absolutely nothing to see as evidence of any infrastructural or human development!

These are the same people crying for ‘regional resource control and restructuring’; these are their mindsets – satanic agendas!

13% oil derivations, Niger Delta ministry is another department where these illicit hawks from the Niger Delta region, perch monthly stealing huge $BN.

These financial blessings to the region is more than enough to turn this region into paradise; every child to get scholarship, every one to get various assistance for businesses’ progress, every life to get a viable meanings but few, very few individuals took all these monies away and made the region and the people more poorer!

What is your joy being a leader while your people are living in abject poverty & all infrastructures in darkness of good things?

All the leaders of the Niger Delta region conspired and stole all these monies.

All the regional leaders, including religious leadership, traditional leaders that were very vocal have now become mute because their satanic evils is being bursted!

They and their entire families will suffer the consequences!

It shall not be well with them all; they shall all suffer in hell fire!


1) Covid-19 – N31.4 Billion
2) Oversea Travel – N85.6 Million
3) Maintenance – N220 Million
4) Legal services – N900 Million
5) Lassa fever – N1.956 Billion
6) Community Relations – N1.3 Billion
7) Impress – N790.9 Million
8) Condolences – N122.9 Million
9) Consultancy – N83 Million
10) DTA – N486 Million.

By: Godwin Onoghokere

NDDC: The Chicken Comes Home To Roost – Lauretta Onochie

NDDC: The Chicken Comes Home To Roost – Lauretta Onochie – Daily Watch Press

Ndi Anioma, Uwaoma nu.
I was at an event in his home town when he spoke in our Anioma language, declaring himself a thief. I am an Ada Anioma. I was raised in Anioma land. We do not take what belongs to others, let alone pride ourselves in being thieves.

But we elected him to be our representative. Didn’t we. In 2023, he would be our deputy governor, had President Buhari not ordered a Forensic Audit to clean up the NDDC.

All those talks about Lauretta Onochie is not dishing out cash is because I’m not a thief. You should be proud of me. I am proud of me.

All those talks about Peter Nwaoboshi being a nice man for stealing your billions and giving you pittance, the chicken has come home to roost.

THIS IS JUST ONE.
We will be releasing more. Enjoy this:
“The question Senator Nwaoboshi has refused to answer is to tell Niger Delta citizens and Nigerians his role in the award of contracts for the provision of 4,800 plastic desks and chairs for primary/secondary schools in nine (9) states of the Niger Delta in 2016 with award of contract letters dated 22nd September, 2016.

The contract sum was for 3.6 Billion Naira. The revelations in the award of the said contract are mind boggling, disturbing and appalling, as all eleven different companies/business names which were awarded the contract are owned by or traceable to one and the same person being Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi, but carrying on business under different names.

The said companies/business names are:
i. Noan Integrated Services;
ii. De Towers Constructions & Allied Services Ltd;
iii. Franstine Nigeria Enterprises;
iv. Edrihide Company;
v. Isumabe U.K. Global;
vi. Benchmark Construction & Allied Services Ltd
vii. Millstone Allied Builders Ltd.;
viii. Nelpat Nigeria Company;
ix. Agh-Rown Ventures;
x. Edendoma Stars International; and
xi. Antlers Construction and Allied Works Ltd.

The inventory records show that these items were supplied and received on Senator Nwaoboshi’s business premises and warehouse, not to the beneficiaries. Meanwhile, the contracts were awarded to him.

However, some of the items supplied to Nwaoboshi’s warehouse through his cronies, were later resold to the Delta state government, while the others were sold to other states through contracts awarded to him.

All supply agreements were signed by one and the same person being Mr. Agbamuche Nelson, traceable to Senator Nwaoboshi. This is in flagrant contravention of section 58(4) (a) and (d) of the Public Procurement Act.

No wonder Sen. Nwaoboshi and his cohorts are jittery about the ongoing Forensic Audit exercise in the NDDC and are doing everything possible to derail it.”
➖NDDC