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Opinion: Hope Uzodinma Is Doing Well. Check Out 4 Things He Has Done Since He Came Into Power In Imo State.

What many people thought was unthinkable happened when the supreme court declared Senator Hope Uzodinma the governor of IMO state and unseated Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo state on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Governor Hope Uzodinma Shocked by the development, many did not give the new governor any chance but as days rolled into weeks and weeks rolled into months, it became clearer that Imo state after all did not loose anything and had no other choice than to embrace the new government. Governor Hope

  2 years ago ago
Opinion: Hope Uzodinma Is Doing Well. Check Out 4 Things He Has Done Since He Came Into Power In Imo State.

POLITICS

Sack 'Fever' Grips Interim LGA Bosses In Imo

There are feelers that Chairmen of 27 Interim Management committees, IMC, in the Local Governments in Imo State may be dissolved soon. Governor Hope Uzodinma had appointed Interim Local Government Chairmen and Councilors, to run the affairs of the Council in March 2020. Indications however emerged that the Governor may have come under pressure to sack them, as part of efforts to retool his administration, and “inject fresh blood at the LG system, to drive home the core mandate of the 3r mantra of the present

  2 years ago ago
Sack 'Fever' Grips Interim LGA Bosses In Imo

POLITICS

Pressure On Uzodimma To Sack Interim LGA Chairmen

Governor Hope Uzodimma, has come under pressure to sack the 27 Chairmen who head the Interim Management Committee, IMC in the 27 local government areas in the State.The Chairmen were appointed on April 2nd, 2020 for an initial period of six months.Their stay was later extended by one year which elapsed few weeks ago.

  1 year ago ago
Pressure On Uzodimma To Sack Interim LGA Chairmen

POLITICS

Gov Uzodimma Commissions Moving Equipment as Oru East Boss Commences Work

Owerri -- The Executive Governor of Imo state, Distinguished Senator Hope Odidika Uzodimma, yesterday, commissioned moving equipment for the rehabilitation of rural roads. The flagoff was conducted at Heroes Square in Government House, Owerri, before all the IMC Chairmen, political appointees and members of the press. According to the governor the equipment which was recovered from the recent past administration would be employed to opening up rural areas in order to effect uncommon development in the state.

  1 year ago ago
Gov Uzodimma Commissions Moving Equipment as Oru East Boss Commences Work

POLITICS

What Uzodimma's loyalist did in few months that surprised many in Imo

Some political analysts in Imo State are of the opinion that the state Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, made the right decision by appointing most of his loyalists as Interim Management Committee (IMC) Chairmen of the various local government areas in the state. Those who have given the Governor kudos for the appointments have held that he did what recent governors of the state could not do by rewarding his foot soldiers who worked hard for his election. Apart from that, it has been echoed in some quarters that

  2 years ago ago
What Uzodimma's loyalist did in few months that surprised many in Imo

AGRICULTURE

Friday Morning News Headlines For Today 07/08/2020

Hello, good morning. Below are some news headlines for today. Stay tuned for more. VANGUARD -Ile-Arugbo: Court Penalises The Sarakis Over Persistence Absence To Prosecute Case. -How Katsina Varsity Lecturers, Others Vacated Campus Over Suspected Gunmen Imminent Attack. -NDDC Probe: How IMC Spent N543m In 6 Months On Security. -Abia To Partner NALDA On Back -to-Farm Programme. -Credible Election In Edo Will Rekindle Nigerians’ Hope — Secondus. -COVID-19: Reduction Of New Cases Not Flattening Curve — NCDC.

  2 years ago ago
Friday Morning News Headlines For Today 07/08/2020

POLITICS

NDDC: Caroline Nagbo Denies Claims of Receiving 142 Million Naira from Commission.

According to report by popular online new-source "The Nation", Mrs Caroline Nagbo, who is a member of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has denied reports of collecting N142million from the commission.Mrs Caroline Nagbo who is from Rivers State, Spoke in Port Harcourt, on Tuesday via her Special Adviser on Technical and Youth Matters, Sogbeye Eli, said there was no iota of truth in the allegation, which was riddled with inconsistencies. In his speech, he

  2 years ago ago
NDDC: Caroline Nagbo Denies Claims of Receiving 142 Million Naira from Commission.

ECONOMY-FINANCE

Six (6) Interesting Facts About Chief Ben Omale, NLA-2020 Business Person of the Year

Here are Six (6) interesting facts about Chief Dr. Benjamin Omale, the Nigerian Leadership Award (NLA-2020) winner for the category of Business person of the year by Privilege Communications Nigeria.  1. Chief (Dr.) Benjamin Omale is an indigene of Benue state but was born in Kano and bred in Kaduna state. 2. Out of some of his several titles are the Ohonyeta 1 of Idoma Kingdom and also the Garkuwan Matasan Arewa. 3. He is fluent in English, Hausa and Idomo languages respectively. 4. He is a graduate in Strategic

  2 years ago ago
Six (6) Interesting Facts About Chief Ben Omale, NLA-2020 Business Person of the Year

POLITICS

Go to anti- graft agencies if your allegations can be substantiated – Senator Nwaoboshi

The Chairman of Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs Senator Peter Nwaoboshi rebutted the allegation from the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, who claimed that 60 percent of the contracts awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) were awarded to lawmakers. The lawmaker went ahead to challenge the Minister to send his list of lawmakers involved to anti-graft agencies for prosecution if what he claims can be substantiated. The minister accused the lawmaker of receiving

  2 years ago ago
Go to anti- graft agencies if your allegations can be substantiated – Senator Nwaoboshi

POLITICS

NDDC: Can Effiong Akwa close this deal? — By Etim

The appointment of Pastor (Barr) Effiong Akwa last week as the Interim Administrator of NDDC by President Muhammadu Buhari signals government’s determination to a timely conclusion of the overhaul and repositioning of the agency as promised by the President. President Buhari is bent on having the forensic audit of the commission concluded. He will leave no stone unturned in getting it done. Until this elevation, Mr. Akwa was executive director of the commission, in charge of finance and administration. It

  1 year ago ago
NDDC: Can Effiong Akwa close this deal? — By Etim

POLITICS

NDDC Forensic Audit: How Much Time Left For The IMC?

©Arc Ini Akpan Morgan An Opinion: op-ed Abubakar Malami: The second "6 months tenure" of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) will be rounding up by next week in October, considering that the initial tenure of 6 months started in 19 October 2019 to 18 April 2020, and the second 6 months tenure began from 19 April 2020 to 18 October 2020.  With the facts following the enormous fleecing of the Niger Delta people, recently noted in the management of the incumbent

  2 years ago ago
NDDC Forensic Audit: How Much Time Left For The IMC?

POLITICS

Update: Governor Hope Uzodimma Flags off Imo State Development Program

GOV. HOPE UZODIMMA FLAGS OFF IMO STATE RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM  The Imo State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma has flagged off the Imo State Rural development program which is aimed at bringing uncommon development to the rural areas in the state. This initiative and brainchild of the Governor, is to drive home meaningful developmental projects to the Rural Areas, as the urban development is going on simultaneously in other to give rural dwellers a sense of belonging. In order to achieve this feat for the first

  1 year ago ago
Update: Governor Hope Uzodimma Flags off Imo State Development Program

POLITICS

NDDC Probe: How IMC went through N543m in a half year on security.

**Brings up issues on N248.3 Million Spent on Stakeholder Engagement **N148 Million on Conflict Resolution; N99 Million on Leadership of Ex-Agitators **Issue of Contract Awards to Senators was never examined in the eighth Senate, Senator Sabi ABUJA – THE Senate has raised the alert over an absolute entirety of N543 Million spent by Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC as Security Expenditure on Police and security in a half year. As indicated by the Senate, the consumption record for security demonstrated

  2 years ago ago
NDDC Probe: How IMC went through N543m in a half year on security.

POLITICS

Probe: Nigeria Will Break If We Release List Of Looters In NDDC — IMC

Good day to you all, welcome to my wall. Incase you are yet to follow me please click on the follow button to follow me, so you can be updated anytime I post an update thank you. The Niger Delta Development Commission is a federal government agency established by Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo in the year 2000 with the sole mandate of developing the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria.  Forensic accounting, forensic accountancy or financial forensics is the specialty practice area of accounting that

  2 years ago ago
Probe: Nigeria Will Break If We Release List Of Looters In NDDC — IMC

POLITICS

FRAUD: ALGON IMC blows hot, issues fresh directives to Anti-Graft Agency

Blast Alabi and Co. over plans to escape prosecution, Decry allegations of accounts being transitional, Begs EFCC not to allow case be swept under the carpet. The Association of Local Government of Nigeria 7-member interim Management Committee on Sunday, called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to ignore the current tactics of the erstwhile leadership of the Association. The IMC is accusing the former president of the Association Hon. Alabi and his cohorts of trying to maneuver the law through

  2 years ago ago
FRAUD: ALGON IMC blows hot, issues fresh directives to Anti-Graft Agency

POLITICS

NDDC Probe: Pondei, Others Charge 30% Before Contractors Are Paid

The Senate has revealed that the new head of the Interim Management Committee, IMC, the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei and other committee members are now collecting 20 to 30 percent of the contract amounts before the contractors are paid. This was reported by Senator Olubunmi Adetunmbi, APC, the ad hoc committee headed by Ekiti North to investigate the alleged financial ruthlessness of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, by the IMC. The commission's report

  2 years ago ago
NDDC Probe: Pondei, Others Charge 30% Before Contractors Are Paid

POLITICS

Walk-out staged by NDDC, allegedly coerced.

Fainting Prof Pondei,listed some of the contracts the NDDC was allegedly coerced to pay by the National Assembly before it's 2019 annual budget could be harmonized. He alleged further that some lawmakers especially members of adhoc committee held the commissioner hostage over the years with the annual budget approval. According to him,most of the contracts they were arm-twisted to pay "were never done or sometimes never completed". According to the statement,this document is among the many others tendered before

  2 years ago ago
Walk-out staged by NDDC, allegedly coerced.

POLITICS

NDDC Probe: Engineering company awarded COVID-19 awareness contract

The Senate board of trustees exploring the Interim Management Committee, IMC, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC was informed that an Engineering Company was granted an agreement of consultancy by the IMC on the crusade of mindfulness on the avoidance of the spread of coronavirus in the NDDC States. The board got the report from a Civil Society Organization, Act for Positive Transformation Initiative, which expressed such activity was in negation of the Public Procurement Law.  As per the report,

  2 years ago ago
NDDC Probe: Engineering company awarded COVID-19 awareness contract

POLITICS

NDDC probe : IMC member denies receiving ₦142 million.

The last has certainly not been heard with regards to the forensic audit of the NDDC, as anyone and everyone fingered in the rot, scandal and misappropriation of funds, are doing anything possible to clear their names and probably set the record straight. In this vein, Caroline Nagbo, a member of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), denied receiving ₦142 million. This refutal / denial comes on the heels of a newspaper publication which reported that the acting

  2 years ago ago
NDDC probe : IMC member denies receiving ₦142 million.

POLITICS

Presidency's Action on NDDC: The Logical Way Out — By Itohowo Ekong

It is no longer news that the Interim Management Committee (IMC), the Managing Director and Executive Director, Projects have been mired in litigations with the litigators seeking reliefs that the IMC be disbanded and its key players relieved of their engagements in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). We recall a restraining order issued recently against the Interim Management Committee of NDDC by a Federal High Court in Abuja. It was clear that the Federal Government had been driven to the brink

  1 year ago ago
Presidency's Action on NDDC: The Logical Way Out — By Itohowo Ekong