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Daniel Pondei Didn't Feign Fainting. This Is Why He Fainted.

Daniel Pondei is the acting MD of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). He and his officials had been accused of mismanagement of funds probed into the commission. Daniel Pondei caused a stir yesterday when he slumped during his appearance made to his committee on the 20th of July, 2020. He was immediately carried out of the room to receive immediate medical attention as his condition seemed severe. Nigerians have been reacting to this incidence as the videos of him fainting circulated. Nigerians claim

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Daniel Pondei Didn't Feign Fainting. This Is Why He Fainted.

POLITICS

FRIDAY: Top Major News In Nigeria This Evening. 24th July 2020

Forty-seven members of Boko Haram have surrendered to troops in the Lake Chad region. The insurgents said their leader, Abubakar Shekau, is after his selfish interests.  "I have not seen any difference between Shekau and those he has been condemning," one of the insurgents said. Governor Bello Masari reacts over incessant killings in Katsina state. Masari said that the killings and banditry in the state were not unconnected with 2023 election.  The governor noted that politicians are bent on reaping dubious

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FRIDAY: Top Major News In Nigeria This Evening. 24th July 2020

POLITICS

Top Breaking News In Nigeria This Afternoon, August 4, 2020

Buhari gives NDDC one-week ultimatum to pay scholarship monies. President Muhammadu Buhari has given the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) one week to pay the beneficiaries of the commission’s scholarship scheme. NDDC’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Charles Odili, revealed this after delivering the management’s invitation to the president, to inaugurate the 29-kilometre Ogbia-Nembe Road in Bayelsa State. In a statement, Odili said the students would be paid by the end of the week following Buhari’s

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Top Breaking News In Nigeria This Afternoon, August 4, 2020

POLITICS

Biggest News For This Afternoon In Nigeria, August 4th 2020

BREAKING: Buhari orders payment of NDDC scholarship students President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the payment of fees and stipends of stranded scholarship students of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) studying abroad. A statement signed by the NDDC Director, Corporate Affairs, Charles Odili, said Buhari conveyed the directive to the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, following the protest of the students. Odili said the students would be paid by the end of the week explaining

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Biggest News For This Afternoon In Nigeria, August 4th 2020

POLITICS

This is the real reason why NDDC MD fainted at the National Assembly probe today

The saga between the NDDC and the National Assembly continues as the unexpected happened. The Acting MD of the NDDC, Prof. Keme Pondei was seen on Live television to have lost consciousness a.k.a fainted. This has caused wide-spread reactions all over social media as to why he fainted. Some opinions say he fainted because he(Prof. Keme Pondei) couldn't answer to all the questions about the billions of naira that the NDDC spent hence he was looking for an easy way out. But the commission through the director

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This is the real reason why NDDC MD fainted at the National Assembly probe today

POLITICS

Latest News in Nigeria This Wednesday Morning, 5th of August, 2020.

1. NDDC dares Kalu, Ibori, other lawmakers over Akpabio contract list The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has said the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, stands by the list of contractors he released. Akpabio had mentioned some lawmakers and ex-governors as NDDC contractors. In a statement released on Tuesday, the commission’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Charles Odili, said the names were from files in the possession of forensic auditors. “The Interim Management Committee of

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Latest News in Nigeria This Wednesday Morning, 5th of August, 2020.

POLITICS

Newspaper Headlines For Today, Wednesday, August 5, 2020

1. NDDC Invites Buhari to Inaugurate N24bn Bayelsa Project THISDAY newspaper reports that, in a strategic move to divert attention from the negative publicity its probe by the National Assembly has generated in recent weeks, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate the 29-kilometre Ogbia-Nembe Road in Bayelsa State built in conjunction with the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) at the cost of N24 billion. The commission’s Director of Corporate

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Newspaper Headlines For Today, Wednesday, August 5, 2020

POLITICS

Breaking News In Nigeria This Afternoon, August 4th, 2020

BREAKING: Buhari orders payment of NDDC scholarship students. President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the payment of fees and stipends of stranded scholarship students of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) studying abroad. A statement signed by the NDDC Director, Corporate Affairs, Charles Odili, said Buhari conveyed the directive to the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, following the protest of the students. Odili said the students would be paid by the end of the week explaining

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Breaking News In Nigeria This Afternoon, August 4th, 2020

POLITICS

JUST IN: Major News In Nigeria Right Now. 21st July 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan are presently in a meeting. The point of the meeting is yet unknown but it may be connected with the recent honour bestowed on Jonathan by the president. Buhari had on Saturday named Warri rail complex after his predecessor. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that Kemebradikumo Pondei, the acting MD of the NDDC will not appear before the panel probing him. Gbajabiamila said admitted that the venue for the probe was poorly ventilated. Kemebradikumo Pondei,

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JUST IN: Major News In Nigeria Right Now. 21st July 2020

POLITICS

Good news: If you know those under NDDC scholarship, this news is for them

It is really a good news for all students under Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) scholarship who have been left stranded abroad, as President Buhari has ordered the Commission to remit their fees and stipends. The Director, Corporate Affairs, NDDC, Charles Odili who disclosed that students under the Commission's scholarship facing hardship abroad due to non-remittance of their fees and allowances will be paid by this this week following the order from the President. According to Vanguard, Mr. Odili

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Good news: If you know those under NDDC scholarship, this news is for them

POLITICS

NDDC-sponsored Scholars stranded for close to 18 months stage fresh protest in London.

There have been several corruption scandals surrounding the NDDC, probes and EFCC investigations of head persons in the NDDC. For me, this protest is one of them. In August, there was a viral video protest by some NDDC beneficiary students at the Nigerian High Commission in London, UK claiming that their tuition and maintenance funds had not been paid one year after they were awarded scholarships, have been begging for food and risked deportation. On twitter, one of them said: "...We will not accept the half

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NDDC-sponsored Scholars stranded for close to 18 months stage fresh protest in London.

POLITICS

BREAKING: Buhari orders payment of NDDC scholarship students

President Muhammadu Buhari instructed the payment of fees and earnings of deserted scholarship students of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) schooling abroad. Charles Odili, who is the NDDC Director, Corporate Affairs, declared Buhari took the order to Senator Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs ensuing the protest of the students. Odili assured that the students disbursed by the end of the week clarifying that the interruption affected by the unexpected death of Chief Ibanga Etang,

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BREAKING: Buhari orders payment of NDDC scholarship students

POLITICS

President Buhari Intervenes, Orders NDDC To Immediately Pay Abandoned Scholars.

President, Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Niger Delta Development Commission to pay its scholarship beneficiaries reading abroad. This changed into contained in a assertion titled ‘NDDC invitations to President Buhari to Commission Signature Project’ and signed through the NDDC Director, Corporate Affairs, Charles Odili, on Tuesday. Mr. Odili stated Buhari conveyed the directive to the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio. The order is coming barely 24 hours after the deserted students

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President Buhari Intervenes, Orders NDDC To Immediately Pay Abandoned Scholars.

EDUCATION

NEWS: NDDC cleared the payment of Scholarship Students in United Kingdom.

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr Charles Odili said on Monday that they have been able to sort out the tuition and stipends that it was owing some scholarship students in United Kingdom an amount totaling over US$5.910 million (about N2.28 billion). It could be recollected that the commission issued out 197 scholarship to student in 2019 and have been catering for their well-being since then.  The foreign scholarship scheme started in 2010, with the objective to

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NEWS: NDDC cleared the payment of Scholarship Students in United Kingdom.

POLITICS

NDDC Defends Senator Godswill Akpabio's Contractors List

ASABA - The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, said on Tuesday that it adhered to the list of prominent Niger Delta leaders released by Niger Delta Minister Senator Godswill Akpabio as the commission's contractor, saying that what the minister had released was only the tip of the iceberg. NDDC Director of Corporate Affairs, Charles Odili, said that the Commission had the details of the contracts and the agents used to collect them, including the 250 contracts collected in one day on behalf of the National

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NDDC Defends Senator Godswill Akpabio's Contractors List

POLITICS

Acting MD, Daniel Pondei, has been sick for 2 weeks – NDDC

Click "follow" to get more interesting updates. It has been reported that Pondei is in a stable condition at a clinic in Abuja after he slumped on Monday. It was earlier reported on the that Pondei had collapsed while he was under strong probe probe by lawmakers investigating mismanagement of funds that go amount uo to to the tune of N81.5 bn in the NDDC The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has cleared the air surrounding the slumping of Daniel Pondei during the investigation of the NDDC by the House

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Acting MD, Daniel Pondei, has been sick for 2 weeks – NDDC

POLITICS

Acting NDDC Boss: He refused to listen to his doctor’s advice.

It was no little confusion today when the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Prof. Keme Pondei appearing before the House of Representative committee on NDDC collapsed while answering questions concerning the allegations leveled against the commission. Information reaching us from the NDDC has it that the NDDC boss did not stick to the medical advice his doctor gave him concerning his health status. The Director, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Charles Odili, in a statement after

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Acting NDDC Boss: He refused to listen to his doctor’s advice.

POLITICS

President Buhari orders NDDC to pay scholarship students stranded abroad

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to immediately pay the fees and stipends of the stranded Nigerian scholars who have been facing hardships abroad after being abandoned by NDDC. This information was released in a press statement by NDDC. The students, who got a scholarship from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), cried out online and accused the NDDC of abandoning them, forcing them to take on menial jobs to survive.  The students said they are

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President Buhari orders NDDC to pay scholarship students stranded abroad

POLITICS

Pondei Overlooked Specialists' Recommendation To Go to Hearing

The Niger Delta Improvement Commission (NDDC) has clarified that its acting Overseeing Chief, Prof. Keme Pondei, crumbled at the National Gathering since he disregarded his primary care physicians' recommendation on his condition of wellbeing.  An announcement marked by the Chief, Corporate Undertakings, Charles Odili, said Pondei has been sick for as far back as about fourteen days however that his condition decayed Monday early daytime requiring his PCPs to exhort him against going to the conference.  Odili

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Pondei Overlooked Specialists' Recommendation To Go to Hearing

POLITICS

Update: Man Gives Real Reasons Why NDDC Boss Slumped

The event that happened yesterday 20 July 2020 also became one of the biggest stories among the trend of stories currently on the front burner of media discussions. After news broke that acting Managing Director of NDDC, professor Kemebradikumo Pondei has reportedly slumped while he was being grilled by a presidential panel for the gross mismanagement of funds up to the tune of N81.2 billion, the trending conspiracy theory has been that prof. Pondei only 'acted out' the scene in order to thwart investigation

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Update: Man Gives Real Reasons Why NDDC Boss Slumped