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Biggest News in Nigeria This Monday Evening, 20th of July 2020.

1. Most contracts in NDDC are given to n’assembly members, says Akpabio

He spoke when he appeared before the house of representatives committee probing the commission.

“We have records to show that most of the contracts at NDDC are given to members of the national assembly… You people are the biggest beneficiaries,” he said.

He was then interrupted by the members of the committee who asked him to give clarifications on other issues

2. NDDC probe: Akpabio accuses Reps of ‘bullying’ during hearing

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, on Monday, accused the House of Representatives Committee investigating financial mismanagement in the Niger Delta Development Commission, of bullying him.

The House is presently grilling Akpabio as the supervising minister of the NDDC.

The investigative hearing is being held at the Conference Room 231 of the House.

Earlier, the acting Managing Director of NDDC, Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei, had collapsed while being grilled by the lawmakers.

3. Ex-NDDC MD Nunieh has no NYSC certificate – Akpabio

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said the former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Joy Nunieh, did not participate in the mandatory one year service of the National Youth Service Corps.

The minister, who told the House of Representatives Committee investigating financial mismanagement in the NDDC on Monday, also said the ex-managing director had no exemption letter.

When asked about his fracas with Nunieh, the minister said, “The former Managing Director of the NDDC was relieved of her appointment when I received a letter from the then Chief of Staff (may his soul rest in peace) that she did not possess the requisite qualifications to be there.

4. NDDC probe: Pondei was auditioning for BBNaija – Omokri

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan has described the video of the acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Kemebradikumo Pondei where he fainted during his appearance before the House of Representatives Committee as fake.

The acting MD was noticed to have fainted while one of the committee members was talking, which eventually disrupted the sitting as efforts were made to revive him.

Reacting, Omokri said that the drama displayed by Pondei shows that President Buhari’s administration is corrupt.

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