PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari said that he received with deep sadness information on passing of his longtime friend and associate, Malam Isma’ila Isa Funtua. Mallam Isa Funtua, who was a veteran journalist was Life Patron of International Press Institute and Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria.
Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei has been discharged from the hospital.
The acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) slumped earlier today.
The incident was the number one trending topic on social media as Nigerians shared their thoughts on the issue
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, says he does not have knowledge of any contract allegedly awarded to the Chairman, House of Representatives Committees on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Rep. Olubumi Tunji-Ojo. The post N40bn NDDC probe: Akpabio denies knowledge of contract allegedly awarded to Rep.
The Peoples Democratic Party has said the dramatic collapse of the acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Prof. Daniel Pondei, while being grilled by the House of Representatives, further underscores the weight of corruption that have bedeviled the All Progressives Congress administration. The PDP said it was obvious that the embattled NDDC acting Managing Director collapsed under the weight and shame of overwhelming collective guilt brought on him by the exposure of massive corruption being perpetrated by NDDC officials and APC leaders.
Since zoning of political offices has become the order of the day in Nigeria, an equitable consensus would follow that Southern Nigeria—the Igbo in particular—will produce the next president of the country, come 2023. But such zoning convention has begun to beg the question: Would the candidacy be open to the entire Igbo nation or would such opportunity be limited to the South-East zone of Nigeria.
The Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has congratulated the first Military Governor of Oyo State, General David Medayese Jemibewon (retd), on the occasion of his 80th birthday anniversary today. Makinde, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, described Jemibewon as a trailblazer and an astute administrator whose landmark achievements subsist till date. Jemibewon was first appointed governor of the Western State and later first military governor of Oyo State between 1976 and 1978 following the creation of the state.
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