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President Buhari Fires Niger Delta commission chairman

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has fired the acting chairman of the Niger Delta Development Corporation (NDDC), Kemebradikumo Pondei.  A statement from Buhari's media aide, Femi Adesina, said Effiong Awa, the commission's finance director, has been appointed as the new chairman.  Adesina said Awa would continue to lead the commission until the investigation ordered by Buhari was completed.  "This action is necessary as a result of various orders issued by a Federal High Court on the interim committee

  1 year ago ago
President Buhari Fires Niger Delta commission chairman

POLITICS

5 Months After Fainting Before House Of Rep, See What President Buhari Did To Pondei

In the month of July, 2020, Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei led Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Interim Management Committee (IMC) appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta over a probe into its activities. Pondei fainted during the event, leading to an abrupt end to his interview. At the time, Pondei served as the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Video had emerged of Pondei fainting during the probe, as people gathered around to

  1 year ago ago
5 Months After Fainting Before House Of Rep, See What President Buhari Did To Pondei

BUSINESS

Just 3 Months After Fainting During Probing, See The Update On The NDDC MD Hearing.

Towards the end of July, this year, the acting managing director of the NDDC (Niger Delta Development Commission), Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei appeared before the house of representatives to answer some questions on alleged misappropriation of funds, billions of naira. It took a dramatic turn when the MD fainted on live TV which led to an impromptu end to the hearing. This happened three months ago, and we would like to see what is the update on the case. Yesterday, he was supposed to apparr before the house

  2 years ago ago
Just 3 Months After Fainting During Probing, See The Update On The NDDC MD Hearing.

ENTERTAINMENT

Flashback: See 3 Funny Trends That Made 2020 Memorable In Nigeria (Photos)

2020 came with lots of problems with the novel Covid 19 pandemic. However, like always Nigerians found some happenings hilarious and created meme that would always remind everyone of this very strange year. 3 of these trends stood out among others, due to the spread and influence within the social space of the country and even beyond. What are these funny trends? See them below; 1. The fainting meme After NDDC Boss, professor Kemebradikumo Pondei fainted at the House hearing in July, Nigerians reacted in a rather

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Flashback: See 3 Funny Trends That Made 2020 Memorable In Nigeria (Photos)

POLITICS

Pres. Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Effiong Okon Akwa as the new NDDC Administrator

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Pondei, appoints new NDDC (Niger Delta Development Commission) administrator. The special adviser to the President on media and publicit, Mr Femi Adesina, made it known in a statement on Saturday night, 12 December. Following Akwa's appointment, Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei the former administrator of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) has relieved of his position before his appointment, Akwa was the Acting Executive Director, Finance and Administration,

  1 year ago ago
Pres. Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Effiong Okon Akwa as the new NDDC Administrator

POLITICS

Dino, Olisa Metuh, Pondei and Maina, photos of 4 politicians that fainted during corruption trial

AbdulRasheed Maina is the former head of defunct pension reform task team and he had some corruption allegations leveled against him which he was supposed to be tried for on Thursday the 10 of December 2020. He however fainted during the trial process which means the trial came to an abrupt end. He was arraigned in counts of money laundering and which amount to N2 billion, but his own case is not the first to happen because there are other Nigerians known to have faintes when faced with corruption allegations.

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Dino, Olisa Metuh, Pondei and Maina, photos of 4 politicians that fainted during corruption trial

POLITICS

Buhari appoints Akwa Ibom man to head NDDC, removes Pondei

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a man from Akwa Ibom state to oversee the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Mr Effiong Okon Akwa has been named the acting managing director of the Commission. He takes over from Kemebradikumo Pondei (pictured). Mr Akwa, before his new role, was the acting Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the NDDC. In announcing his appointment, presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said in a statement that the Akwa Ibom state administrator will

  1 year ago ago
Buhari appoints Akwa Ibom man to head NDDC, removes Pondei

POLITICS

Federal High Court Suspends Prof. Pondei And Other Board Members Of NDDC - Read Details

NDDC:Federal High Court Suspends Prof Pondei And Other Board Members Of the Commission The Federal High Court has on Wednesday, December, 2nd suspended the Interim Managing Director, Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei, and other key word members from performing the function of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. Other members of the Commission suspended include Cairo Ojougboh, Jio Nunieh and some other board members. According to the news as published in AIT Livestream news on Wednesday, the

  2 years ago ago
Federal High Court Suspends Prof. Pondei And Other Board Members Of NDDC - Read Details

POLITICS

5 months after fainting during an interrogation, check out what federal high court did to Pondei

Remember, 5 months ago, the acting MD of NDDC(Niger Delta Development Commission), Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei, fainted during a public interrogation before a legislative committee probing allegation of contraction fraud amounting to 81 billion Naira under his watch. However, the federal high court seated at Abuja, on Wednesday 2, December 2020 sacked Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei, Mr Cairo Ojougboh, Dr Joi Nunieh and others from working on the Board of the NDDC.  Joi Nunieh. Mr Cairo Ojougboh. The plaintiff in the

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5 months after fainting during an interrogation, check out what federal high court did to Pondei

POLITICS

President Buhari appoints Effiong Okon Akwa as NDDC Interim Administrator

Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday appointed Effiong Okon Akwa as the interim administrator of the Nigeria Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The government released the information in a tweet saying that Effiong Okon Akwa who is the be the Acting Executive Director, Finance and Administration will now take the role of Administrator, for the meantime. The government said that this appointment is necessary because of the court cases and the restraining order that the Federal High Court in Abuja

  1 year ago ago
President Buhari appoints Effiong Okon Akwa as NDDC Interim Administrator

POLITICS

Here Is What The Acting MD of the NDDC Had To Say About His Collapse at The House Of Representatives

Here Is What The Acting MD of the NDDC Had To Say About His Collapse at The House Of Representatives A video went viral on the internet, the video showed the acting Managing Director of the NDDC getting questioned in the house of Representatives. In the video he was asked a question by some law makers before he collapsed and he was immediately gathered by some people who tried to revive him. As a result of the collapse of the MD, the questioning came to an end and Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei had to take his

  2 years ago ago
Here Is What The Acting MD of the NDDC Had To Say About His Collapse at The House Of Representatives

POLITICS

NDDC Probe: ''I Am Surprised People Thought I Was Acting When I Fainted'' - Pondei

Acting Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Extended Interim Management Committee, EIMC, Development Commission for the Niger Delta, NDDC, Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, Tuesday opened his heart to the incident at the House of Representatives in which he unexpectedly passed out a month ago. Pondei, no doubt stressed out but on his feet again, revealed in an exclusive interview with Vanguard that he was facing a mysterious and unpredictable health challenge and was stunned that people thought he was acting. “I had an

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NDDC Probe: ''I Am Surprised People Thought I Was Acting When I Fainted'' -  Pondei

POLITICS

After Ex-Pension Boss Collapsed Today, See 5 Other Politicians That Fainted During Investigation

Abdulraheed Maina is was a Nigerian Director in the Federal public service. He is a former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT). Maina was born in Biu Borno.  Maina is currently facing money laundering charge, collapsed before trial Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja. He slumped after the court resumed proceedings in the 12-count charge filed against him and his company by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Of course this is not the first time something like this

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After Ex-Pension Boss Collapsed Today, See 5 Other Politicians That Fainted During Investigation

POLITICS

NDDC MD Reveals Why he Fainted During House of Reps Probe

The acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei has dismissed the suggestion that he deliberately passed out during a session of the House of Representatives committee probing the commission. It would be recalled that Pondei on July 20, collapsed while answering questions from the panel probing alleged mismanagement of N40 billion by the interim management committee of the NDDC. But in an interview with Vanguard newspaper, the NDDC boss denied staging

  2 years ago ago
NDDC MD Reveals Why he Fainted During House of Reps Probe

BUSINESS

We Are Facing Financial Challenges at NDDC - Managing Director, Pondei Tells Etche's Delegation

According to reports, The Acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei, has told a delegation of Etche America Foundation of the United States of America, that the Commission is facing financial challenges. The NDDC acting Managing Director, made the assertion when he received a delegation of the Etche America Foundation USA, at the NDDC permanent headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Pondei commended the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), on their

  2 years ago ago
We Are Facing Financial Challenges at NDDC - Managing Director, Pondei Tells Etche's Delegation

POLITICS

"3 Appointments And 2 Sacks"- What A Year It Has Been For The NDDC.

This year has been filled with different dramas, from the mind boggling and saddening revelations of financial misappropriation in the agency, courtesy of a now botched National Assembly inquiry to the long awaited fulfillment of the promise of forensic investigation: it's been a year of unexpected dramas at the NDDC. The year had started with Dr. Joi Nunieh at the helm of affairs. Joy Nunieh is a nigerian lawyer, and former managing director of Niger Delta Development Commission. She was sacked on 19 February

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POLITICS

NIGER DELTA: Check out the FUNCTIONS OF NDDC and why it should be sanctioned severely (OPINION)

WHY NDDC SHOULD BE SANCTIONED AND PROBED. The Niger Delta Development Commission is a federal government agency, established by former Nigeria's president Olusegun Obasanjo on June 5 in the year 2000, with the sole aim of developing the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. In September 2008, President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua announced the formation of a Niger Delta Ministry, with the Niger Delta Development Commission to become a parastatal under the ministry. The Headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission

  2 years ago ago
NIGER DELTA: Check out the FUNCTIONS OF NDDC and why it should be sanctioned severely (OPINION)

POLITICS

Just In: Court Sacks Pondei, NDDC Interim Leadership.

The social media media has been on fire as the news of the sack of the NDDC Leadership rocks the media world, today being the 3rd day of December 2020. A Federal High Court in Abuja has finally sacked Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei with is major men; Mr. Cairo Ojougboh, Dr. Joi Nunieh and a whole lot of others from officially functioning as the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). This judgment was declared by Justice Ahmed Mohammed, in a ruling by an application which was channeled to them by

  2 years ago ago
Just In: Court Sacks Pondei, NDDC Interim Leadership.

HEALTH

People Thought I Was Acting, I Had Baffling Health Challenge” – Pondei.

The acting managing director of Niger Delta development Commission, Kemebradikumo Pondei has broken silence on his breakdown during the NDDC test.  In a meeting with vanguard, Pondei exposed cases that he purposely fainted According to him he had an unexplained, unexpected health challenge and was stunned people thought he was acting. "I had an unexplained, sudden health challenge. It is crazy to imagine that individuals trusted I was acting. I would not pray to God for anyone to encounter what I experienced.

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People Thought I Was Acting, I Had Baffling Health Challenge” – Pondei.

BUSINESS

NDDC Chief Executive officer shares more light on how he fainted

NDDC Chief Executive officer shares more light on how he fainted  Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, CEO, The Expanded Interim Management Committee, EIMC, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei, On Tuesday, shared his side of the story about what on the ill-starred incident at the House of Representatives, of which he unexpectedly fainted while being questioned by lawmakers, a month ago. Pondei, undoubtedly stressed but okay and back to his feet, in an exclusive

  2 years ago ago
NDDC Chief Executive officer shares more light on how he fainted