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Latest Breaking News Tonight, Monday 20th Of July 2020

1. JUST IN: Former NDDC Boss Doesn't Have NYSC Certificate - Akpabio

Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, has claimed that the former Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Joy Nunieh, was not qualified.

He made the claim on Monday during the House of Representatives public hearing on alleged mismanagement in the NDDC.

Testifying before the panel, Akpabio stated that Joy Nunieh does not have a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate.

He also revealed that the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, asked him to sack the former NDDC boss.

The minister said the NDDC had over 300 bank accounts when he was appointed by President Buhari.


2. NDDC: Akpabio Makes Major Allegation Against National Assembly

Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, has accused members of the National Assembly of getting contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

The minister made this known on Monday during the House of Representatives public hearing on alleged mismanagement in the NDDC.

Senator Akpabio, a former Akwa Ibom State Governor, said 60% of


3. NDDC Probe: Omokri Reveals What Pondei’s Fainting Could Mean

There was a commotion at the hearing room on Monday, July 20 as Pondei during the slumped and was rushed to the hospital after efforts were made to revive him.

Former presidential aide under the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s administration, Reno Omokri, has reacted to the trending video which shows the moment Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei slumped during a presentation before the committee set up to investigate the alleged misappropriating of funds in the commission.

Naija News understands that there was a commotion at the hearing room on Monday, July 20 as Pondei during the slumped and was rushed to the hospital after efforts were made to revive him.

Reacting to the video, Omokri described the whole scenario as acting. According to him ‘Maybe the NDDC MD was auditioning for #BBNaija”.


4. Eid-El-Kabir: Islamic Supreme Council Issues Directive For Muslims On New Moon

Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has called on Nigerian Muslims to look out for the new crescent of Zul-Hijjah from Tuesday, the 21st of July, 2020.

In a statement issued by Usman Al-Nafaty on behalf of the National Council for Moon Sighting read: “Crescent sighting reminder for Zul-Hijjah 1441H.

“Coming Tuesday, tomorrow is 29th of DHUL-QA’DAH 1441H (21st July 2020) hence, the first day to look for Zul-Hijjah 1441H crescent.


5. BREAKING: Gbajabiamila Storms Venue As NDDC Probe Resumes

Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, has arrived the venue of the investigative hearing being conducted on the alleged mismanagement by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Gbajabiamila, who joined the House Committee on NDDC after the hearing resumed. said the decision by the Chairman, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, to recuse himself showed lawmakers were out to ensure a credible exercise.

The investigative panel had earlier been suspended after the acting Managing Director of NDDC, Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei, collapsed while being grilled by the lawmakers.

Efforts from witnesses to resuscitate him were however effective when he regained consciousness shortly afterwards he later left the probe panel after feeling unwell and could not continue his defence.

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