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NDDC Rebukes A’Ibom Govt

The Niger Delta Development Commission has raised the alarm over a plot by the Akwa Ibom State government to sponsor a media against it. The commission has therefore warned the government to refrain from the project, as it was not in any competition with the state or any other state in the region.

JUST IN... Excitement, as NDDC Resumes Post-Graduate Foreign Scholarship

Prospective students from the Niger Delta are excited that the Niger Delta Development Commission has concluded plans to resume the Post-Graduate Foreign scholarship to qualified indigenes of the region.

The Commission, while announcing the resumption of the scholarship scheme, conveys its regrets at the cancellation of the inconclusive 2017 award process, noting the inconveniences suffered by students who applied for the scholarship.
To provide a fresh start and a seamless process, all outstanding tuition for recipients of the scholarship has been cleared, as part of the restructuring instituted by Management, and calls for new applications from qualified candidates for the 2018 programme. (However, any student who has proof that he has not been paid should feel free to contact the Commission immediately).

The advertisement for the new programme will be published in national media, as well as the commission’s website.
Established in 2010, the NDDC post-graduate foreign scholarship is designed to produce top level professionals with technical manpower, capacity and expertise who would compete in the oil and gas industry and other sectors of the Niger Delta region.
Worth about $30,000 per annum, it is helping to build a knowledge-based economy that will meet the challenges of globalisation. It covers nine professional disciplines such as engineering, medical sciences, computer science technology, geosciences, environmental sciences, agriculture, environment/oil and gas law, as well as project management.
Altogether, 1,409 students have benefited from the programme, including Charles Igwe,  whose unique redesign of the Turcot Interchange road, as a Ph.D student of Construction Engineering at Concordia University, Canada, helped save the Montreal Area Municipality over $1 billion, and Mr Ubong Peters, who won a global three-minute thesis competition.

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Breaking: Bayelsa Commissioner Defect To APC

Breaking:
 
Bayelsa State Commissioner for Youths Development, Ibarakumo Otobo and his supporters on Wednesday defected to the All Progressives Congress APC.
 

Also joining the fold of the APC in Bayelsa state is the Special Adviser to Governor Dickson on Grassroots Development, Asari Mangite and his supporters.


Receiving the defectors at the APC state secretariat,  leader of the party, Chief Timipre Sylva said the development was the beginning of APC's movement to victory in the next general elections.


Represented by the member representing Brass Constituency 1 in the State House of Assembly, Sunny Goli, Sylva said, "We thank you for taking this wise decision.


" Dickson prides himself as running a restoration government, but I don't know what they are restoring. They are restoring poverty, sacking workers and killing those on peaceful protests".


Responding, the 34 year old commissioner, Ibarakumo Otobo said "I am a man of few words. I have just resigned my appointment and I have the right to join any party of my choice".


He promised to work with his new party to secure victory in the state come 2019.

Also responding, the SA on grassroots development said " if you have a car, won't you service it? If you will not service me, I will not work again".

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