The Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, has collapsed at the ongoing investigative hearing of the House of Representatives. The MD collapsed shortly after the hearing commenced. The Management is bring probed over how it expended N81.5 billion in the first five months of the year. The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, is also at the hearing.
The Chairman of the ongoing investigation of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has stepped aside. The Chairman stepped down on Monday morning as the Committee reconvened to continue with the probe. The Acting Managing Director of NDDC, Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, had accused Hon. Tunji-Ojo of corruption last week when he appeared before the Committee. Tunji-ojo had been accused of inflating a N750 million contract to N2.9 billion.
Policemen in the early hours of Monday stationed themselves at the entrance of the venue of the House of Representatives probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission in the National Assembly. A committee of the House is looking into the expenditure of the intervention agency, with particular focus on the spending of N81.5 billion in the first five months of the year.
Another strong contender for the All Progressives Congress governorship ticket in Ondo State, Segun Abraham, has stepped down for the incumbent, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, in the ongoing primaries. The primaries, earlier scheduled to hold in the 18 local government areas of the state, has been narrowed to three venues in the state capital, Akure, with accreditation to take place at the events centre in the city.
Shehu Sani has cautioned FG against alleged plan to hike the transport fare of train by "100%."
To the transportation minister Chibuike Amaechi and the ministry, 100% increase in train fare is unjust, unfair, soulless and insensitive.
"Make things easier for the people when you are on top of the rock of power, you will meet with them when you are back to the base of life," Sani said.
Benue state has shut down its House of Assembly.
The state government made this move after the speaker of the House, Titus Uba, tested positive for coronavirus.
Another member of the House, Tertsea Gbiseh, the chairman of the House committee on information and orientation also tested positive for the pandemic.
An NGO has questioned why elections are allowed to hold while students are being stopped from writing WASSCE.
OpenFee urged the federal government not to play politics with the education of the youths.
The group said students should be allowed to write their exams.
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