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Nasir Ayitogo is a National Assembly correspondent at PREMIUM TIMES. He is a graduate of Theatre and Media Arts from Nasarawa State University, Keffi, where he also obtained an Masters's degree in Public Relations and Advertising. Twitter: @nastogo

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U.S. govt advises citizens against travelling to Nigeria

Amidst the worsening security situation across Nigeria, the U.S. government has advised its citizens not to travel to many states in Nigeria for security reasons. The reasons include terrorism, kidnapping, civil unrest and maritime crime. The U.S. government published this advisory on the website of its Department of State, Bureau…

Gombe State Governor presents title documents for 230 hectares of land donated to Nigerian Airforce. PHOTO CREDIT: Gombe State Government Media Office

Gombe govt donates 230 hectares of land for establishment of Air Force base

The government of Gombe State has donated 230 hectares of land for the establishment of Nigerian Air Force Forward Operational Base (FOB) in the state. According to a statement by the spokesperson to Governor Inuwa Yahaya, Ismaila Misilli, on Tuesday, the gesture is to facilitate swift response to the air…

President Muhammadu Buhari [PHOTO CREDIT: @BashirAhmaad]

NDDC invites Buhari to commission N24bn Bayelsa road project

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to commission a 29-kilometre road linking Ogbia community to Nembe in Bayelsa State. The NCDC spokesperson, Charles Odili, in a statement on Tuesday said the road was built by the commission in partnership with the Shell Petroleum Development Company…

Daniel Pondei, Acting Managing Director of NDDC. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official web page of NDDC ||www.nddc.gov.ng/]

NDDC Management denies fresh corruption allegations

The management of the NDDC has debunked fresh rumours of financial impropriety in the Niger Delta Development Commision (NDDC). The management, in a statement by its Director of Corporate Services, Charles Odili, described the rumours as a rehash of the allegations which led the National Assembly, on May 5, to…

Yakubu Dogara [PHOTO CREDIT: @YouthsForAtiku]

Why I dumped PDP, rejoined APC – Dogara

The immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has explained the reason why he left the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). PREMIUM TIMES reported Mr Dogara's defection on Friday after which he met with President Muhammadu Buhari. In a letter…

Governor Inuwa Yahaya

Doctors laud Governor Yahaya’s drive in health sector

The national leadership of Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) and the Gombe State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, (NMA) have applauded Governor Inuwa Yahaya for his strides in the health sector. They thanked him for signing into law, the hospitals management board and the contributory healthcare scheme as…

How Buhari reacted to Yakubu Dogara’s return to APC – Official

A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Friday, met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting was also attended by the Yobe State Governor, Mala Buni, who currently heads the interim committee managing Nigeria's ruling party, APC. At the end of the…

President @MBuhari this afternoon at the State House, Abuja, received Yobe State Governor, H.E Mai Mala Buni accompanied by former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara.

Ex-Speaker Yakubu Dogara dumps PDP, returns to APC

A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), returning to his former party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). An aide to the former speaker confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday evening. The acting Chairman of the APC, Mai…

Mohammed Alkali, MD NEDC [PHOTO: @officialNEDC]

Reps investigate alleged mismanagement of N100 billion by North East Development Commission (NEDC)

The House of Representatives has mandated its Committees on, Finance, Procurement and NEDC to investigate an allegation of misappropriation of N100 billion at the North East Development Commision (NEDC). The lawmakers took the decision on Thursday while adopting a motion brought under matters of urgent national importance by the minority…

Members of the House of Representatives at a Special plenary on Tuesday 28/4/2020 (Photo: Speaker’s Office)

NDDC Scandal: Reps step down investigative report

Members of the House of Representatives have stepped down a committee report on the investigation of the alleged financial malfeasance in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). This decision was taken, according to the speaker, to enable lawmakers have copies of the full report. The committee chairman, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, had…

House of representatives during plenary. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of House of Reps.]

Reps declare suspension of NSITF management illegal

The House of Representatives has declared as illegal, the procedure leading to the suspension of the management of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF). The lawmakers said the suspension was in breach of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund Act. The lawmakers made this known on Thursday during plenary…

Godswill Akpabio

UPDATED: NDDC Scandal: No ninth assembly lawmaker received any contract, Akpabio replies Reps

The Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has stated that he never referred to members of the 9th National Assembly as beneficiaries of NDDC contracts. Mr Akpabio stated this via a letter in response to the request of the speaker. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi…

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.

NDDC Scandal: Reps to drag Akpabio to Court

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has announced the decision of the House to drag the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, to court over alleged defamation of character. The speaker stated this on Thursday during the opening of the plenary. Mr Akpabio had on Monday during…

Ismaila Isa-Funtua

Nigerian media, journalists, name building after Isa Funtua

A joint body of Nigerian journalists has announced a decision to name the newly built headquarters of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in Lagos after Ismaila Isa Funtua, the businessman who died on Monday. This was contained in a statement signed by Nduka Obaigbena, President of the Nigerian Press Organization…

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Femi]

NDDC Scandal: Gbajabiamila threatens Akpabio

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has given the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, 48 hours to publish full details of lawmakers in the 9th Assembly who got contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commision (NDDC). The Speaker made the call while reacting to…

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.

NDDC CONTRACT: Gbajabiamila threatens Akpabio

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has given the minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, 48 hours to publish the full details of lawmakers in the 9th Assembly who got contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commision (NDDC). The Speaker made the call while reacting…

House of representatives during plenary. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of House of Reps.]

Reps panel investigates seized assets by anti-graft agencies

A House of Representatives panel has commenced investigation into the recovered assets by various anti-graft agencies in Nigeria. The ad-hoc panel, chaired by Adeogun Adejoroh (APC, Ondo), is to Identify the location and custodian of the recovered assets, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. Also, the panel is to take an inventory of…

Gombe governor seeks FG's support in war on insurgency (PHOTO CREDIT: Nasir Ayitogo)

Gombe governor seeks FG’s support in war on insurgency

Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has sought the support of the ministry of humanitarian affairs in his determination to strenthen the state's social inclusion programmes while battling insurgency. The governor was speaking when he paid a courtesy visit to the minister, Sadiya Farouk, in her office in Abuja on Monday.…

Lawmakers and invited guests seated at the venue of the investigation of alleged financial recklessness by the NDDC currently going on at the House of Representatives

VIDEO: How Acting MD NDDC, Pondei was rushed out of committee hearing room after he collapsed

The acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Daniel Pondei, slumped Monday during interrogation by the House of Representatives Committee on NDDC. He was promptly rushed to the hospital. Mr Pondei was answering questions posed by lawmakers when he slumped. He appeared before the lawmakers who are…

Lawmakers and invited guests seated at the venue of the investigation of alleged financial recklessness by the NDDC currently going on at the House of Representatives

UPDATED: Chaos as Acting NDDC MD slumps during Reps interrogation

The acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Daniel Pondei, slumped Monday during interrogation by the House of Representatives Committee on NDDC. He was promptly rushed to the hospital. Mr Pondei was answering questions posed by lawmakers when he slumped. He appeared before the lawmakers who are…

Lawmakers and invited guests seated at the venue of the investigation of alleged financial recklessness by the NDDC currently going on at the House of Representatives

Reps committee chairman recuses self from panel probing NDDC

The Chairman of the House of Representatives committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has stepped aside as head of the panel investigating alleged financial recklessness in the NDDC. He stated this on Monday during the continued hearing in the National Assembly. The NDDC acting managing director,…

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.

NDDC Scandal: Reps set to grill Akpabio, senior officials (LIVE UPDATES)

The House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) will today continue with its investigative hearing on the alleged financial recklessness at the commission. Expected to appear before the panel are the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, and the Acting Managing Director of the agency, Daniel…

National Assembly

National Assembly owes contractors billions since 2017 for cars, office equipment

Contractors have accused the National Assembly management under the immediate past clerk, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, of refusing to pay for vehicles and equipment supplied to the House of Representatives in 2017. The contractors, including 13 companies that supplied Peugeot 508 Special edition for the use of the members of the House…

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.

UPDATED: Reps summon NDDC, Akpabio as ex MD appears before committee

The House of Representatives committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has summoned the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, and the Acting Managing Director of the agency, Daniel Pondei. The lawmakers took the decision on Friday at the continuation of their investigation into alleged financial recklessness in the…

Daniel Pondei, Acting Managing Director of NDDC. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official web page of NDDC ||www.nddc.gov.ng/]

Reps order arrest of NDDC MD

The House of Representatives has issued a warrant for the arrest of Daniel Pondei, the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commision (NDDC), over what it described as ‘contempt of the legislature.’ The House Committee on Niger Delta had summoned the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the NDDC…