Godswill Akpabio

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Godswill Akpabio said : “I think people were treating the place as an ATM, where you just walk in there to go and pluck money and go away, I don’t think they were looking at it as an interventionist agency,” External link

leadership Tuesday, September 8, 2020 6:14:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said ( about Delta Affairs ) : “Earlier we had the lead forensic auditor that was approved sometime in March and now we have about eight other forensic auditors who have been approved and they are going to be working in the field in the Niger Delta region,” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “As a Governor I knew that there is something wrong with the NDDC but I didn’t really know what it was till I was appointed minister that was when I discovered that the NDDC was like a sex pool for corruption, it is like an ATM for people to come and collect money to contest next election,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, August 21, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “As to the reference to 60% of contracts, the investigative committee refused and neglected to give me the opportunity to explain,” External link

dailytrust Monday, August 3, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said ( about Delta Affairs ) : “Who are even the greatest beneficiaries of NDDC contracts? It is you people. If you look at your chairman, your chairman…! Are you asking me the beneficiaries in the National Assembly? I just told you that we have records to show that most of the contracts in NDDC are given to members of the National Assembly but you don’t know about it. The two chairmen (of Senate and House committees on Niger Delta) can explain to you. I was a member of NDDC committee. I know what was going on” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:52:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio stated : “To show you some typical examples, herewith attached are documents showing nature of contracts, amount of such contracts (in some cases), date of awards and beneficiaries. Some were awarded to the two chairmen of both Committees in the House of Representatives and the Senate respectively, serving at the period of the awards (Annexures ‘B’, ‘C’, and ‘D’). However, due to the 48 hours notice the forensic auditors could not sift through the thousands of files in their possession to provide more” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio stated : “To show you some typical examples, herewith attached are documents showing nature of contracts, amount of such contracts (in some cases), date of awards and beneficiaries some were awarded to the two chairmen of both Committees in the House of Representatives and the Senate respectively serving at the period of the awards (Annexures ‘B’, ‘C’, and ‘D’). However due to the 48 hours’ notice the Forensic Auditors could not sift through the thousands of files in their possession to provide more,” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio responded : “Are you asking me the benefit to NASS? I just told you that we have records to show that most of the contracts in NDDC are given out to members of the National Assembly, but you don’t know about it. The two chairmen (House of Reps and Senate panels) can explain to you. I was a member of the NDDC committee, so I know about it” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, July 27, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “I never referred to members of the 9th House of Representatives as beneficiaries of NDDC contracts as the NDDC is yet to fully implement any NDDC budget since the commencement of the 9th National Assembly,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, July 27, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “I never referred to members of the 9th House of Representatives as beneficiaries of NDDC contracts as the NDDC is yet to fully implement any NDDC budget since the commencement of the 9th National Assembly,” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “Permit me to explain that any reference to 60 percent during the investigative hearing was in answer to a question by a member of the committee as to whether or not, a medical doctor could act as Executive Director project which I answered in affirmative,” “That the greatest project in the world today is COVID-19, which is medical in nature; furthermore, I am made to understand that 60 percent of NDDC yearly budget are medical in nature, therefore is better for a medical doctor to serve as the [NDDC’s] executive director of projects” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio told : “If we close down NDDC in totality, all we will have will be chaos and you will have a lot of, not just militancy, but a lot of insurrections. So it is important that people who have gone to court, people who genuinely did jobs should be paid for those jobs,” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “I just told you that I don’t have a record to show that most of the contracts in the NDDC are given out to members of the National Assembly. But you don’t know” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio told : “Who are even the greatest beneficiaries (of these contracts)? It’s you people nau,” External link

pulse Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio insisted : “I just told you that we have records to show that most of the contracts in the NDDC are given out to members of the national assembly, but you don’t know about it, but the two chairmen know,” External link

pulse Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “We have records to show that most of the contracts of NDDC are given to members of the National Assembly, but you don’t know about it” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said ( about Federal Executive ) : ”She ignored the letter written to her by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry directing her to attend a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). She felt that she is bigger than the minister because she has a bigger budget” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said ( about Delta Affairs ) : “If I find out that the MD of NDDC is not acting in the interest of the Niger Delta people, I will intervene. I had to do that once when I heard about the payment for Lassa fever. I called and found out that they had paid N2.9 billion and they were about to pay another N572 million. I had to intervene to say they should not because there was no budget at that time. The contractor wrote to me to approve N572 million” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “NDDC played a vital role in ensuring peace and security of the region and 90 percent or more of the resources of the country on a monthly basis come from there. If you close it down in totality, all you have would be chaos. You will have not just militancy, but also insurrection,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, July 21, 2020 5:49:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “For me to say that, I need to see that contracts were awarded to his company; maybe the contract was awarded in the area where he comes from in Ondo,” External link

dailypost Monday, July 20, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “I have never approved a single contract not even one kilometre for the NDDC,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, July 20, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio alleged : “Most of the contracts in NDDC are given out to the members of the National Assembly. If you don’t know, please ask the two chairmen,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, July 20, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “I don’t think the NDDC has given any contract directly to Honorable Ojo,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, July 20, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “N71 billion was released out of the N100 billion allocated to the NDDC in 2019” External link

guardian-ng Monday, July 20, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “Considering the weight of allegations against the Chairman, he should even resign earlier” External link

vanguardngr Monday, July 20, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio suggested : “We are requesting that you start this investigation de Novo(anew)” External link

vanguardngr Monday, July 20, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio responded : “We give contracts to members. You may not know,” External link

dailytrust Monday, July 20, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio told ( about Federal Executive ) : “We just didn’t want to scandalize her by bringing that up. We wrote to the NYSC DG and they confirmed she didn’t enroll for the program. But the major reason why I fired Nunieh is because of insubordination. "We summoned her before the Federal Executive Council (FEC) several times and she refused to show up because she has a budget bigger than the ministry’s,” External link

pulse Monday, July 20, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “There is no scintilla of truth in all the allegations peddled around by Ms. Nunieh. They are simply false!” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio stated : “That is why he has the courage to order for a forensic audit of the NDDC from 2001,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, July 17, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “She was relieved of her appointment because of insubordination,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio added : “We have written to her to explain but she had not responded,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “The era of project duplication for corrupt purposes is gone,” External link

peoplesdaily-online Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “Sometimes, people do the job and they are not paid, and in some other instances, those who were paid, did not do the job. And those who have the papers in their hands, they did not perform but they have signed the contracts. That means they have indulged in what is called contingent liabilities” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:42:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “We want to see major roads and bridges connecting major towns and villages and centres of development emerging across the nine states of the Niger Delta so that people can breathe a new lease of life,” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “let me just point this out, the last managing director that you mentioned, no matter the allegation, I wish she would go to a hospital, see a doctor and then get some injections and relax” External link

thesourceng Tuesday, July 14, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “I must tell you that even President Buhari was not aware of all these things because I did not want to bother the man. He will be shocked,” External link

pulse Monday, July 13, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “She was relieved of her appointment because of insubordination,” External link

dailytrust Sunday, July 12, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio added : “We have written to her to explain but she had not responded,” External link

dailytrust Sunday, July 12, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
boss0.73%EN12/28/201628/12/2016
governor72.26%EN12/22/201622/12/2016
gov2.19%EN11/28/201328/11/2013
state governor10.22%EN11/27/201327/11/2013
chief12.41%EN11/13/201313/11/2013
gov.2.19%EN08/31/201331/08/2013
Names Lang Count
Godswill AkpabioEN98.81%
Goodswill AkpabioEN0.60%
Godswill AkpabioFR0.40%
Godswill AkpabioSA0.20%


 
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Godswill Akpabio

Last updated on 2013-11-29T00:34+0300.

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Godswill Akpabio said : “I think people were treating the place as an ATM, where you just walk in there to go and pluck money and go away, I don’t think they were looking at it as an interventionist agency,” External link

leadership Tuesday, September 8, 2020 6:14:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said ( about Delta Affairs ) : “Earlier we had the lead forensic auditor that was approved sometime in March and now we have about eight other forensic auditors who have been approved and they are going to be working in the field in the Niger Delta region,” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “As a Governor I knew that there is something wrong with the NDDC but I didn’t really know what it was till I was appointed minister that was when I discovered that the NDDC was like a sex pool for corruption, it is like an ATM for people to come and collect money to contest next election,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, August 21, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “As to the reference to 60% of contracts, the investigative committee refused and neglected to give me the opportunity to explain,” External link

dailytrust Monday, August 3, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said ( about Delta Affairs ) : “Who are even the greatest beneficiaries of NDDC contracts? It is you people. If you look at your chairman, your chairman…! Are you asking me the beneficiaries in the National Assembly? I just told you that we have records to show that most of the contracts in NDDC are given to members of the National Assembly but you don’t know about it. The two chairmen (of Senate and House committees on Niger Delta) can explain to you. I was a member of NDDC committee. I know what was going on” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:52:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio stated : “To show you some typical examples, herewith attached are documents showing nature of contracts, amount of such contracts (in some cases), date of awards and beneficiaries. Some were awarded to the two chairmen of both Committees in the House of Representatives and the Senate respectively, serving at the period of the awards (Annexures ‘B’, ‘C’, and ‘D’). However, due to the 48 hours notice the forensic auditors could not sift through the thousands of files in their possession to provide more” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio stated : “To show you some typical examples, herewith attached are documents showing nature of contracts, amount of such contracts (in some cases), date of awards and beneficiaries some were awarded to the two chairmen of both Committees in the House of Representatives and the Senate respectively serving at the period of the awards (Annexures ‘B’, ‘C’, and ‘D’). However due to the 48 hours’ notice the Forensic Auditors could not sift through the thousands of files in their possession to provide more,” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio responded : “Are you asking me the benefit to NASS? I just told you that we have records to show that most of the contracts in NDDC are given out to members of the National Assembly, but you don’t know about it. The two chairmen (House of Reps and Senate panels) can explain to you. I was a member of the NDDC committee, so I know about it” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, July 27, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “I never referred to members of the 9th House of Representatives as beneficiaries of NDDC contracts as the NDDC is yet to fully implement any NDDC budget since the commencement of the 9th National Assembly,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, July 27, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “I never referred to members of the 9th House of Representatives as beneficiaries of NDDC contracts as the NDDC is yet to fully implement any NDDC budget since the commencement of the 9th National Assembly,” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “Permit me to explain that any reference to 60 percent during the investigative hearing was in answer to a question by a member of the committee as to whether or not, a medical doctor could act as Executive Director project which I answered in affirmative,” “That the greatest project in the world today is COVID-19, which is medical in nature; furthermore, I am made to understand that 60 percent of NDDC yearly budget are medical in nature, therefore is better for a medical doctor to serve as the [NDDC’s] executive director of projects” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio told : “If we close down NDDC in totality, all we will have will be chaos and you will have a lot of, not just militancy, but a lot of insurrections. So it is important that people who have gone to court, people who genuinely did jobs should be paid for those jobs,” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “I just told you that I don’t have a record to show that most of the contracts in the NDDC are given out to members of the National Assembly. But you don’t know” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio told : “Who are even the greatest beneficiaries (of these contracts)? It’s you people nau,” External link

pulse Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio insisted : “I just told you that we have records to show that most of the contracts in the NDDC are given out to members of the national assembly, but you don’t know about it, but the two chairmen know,” External link

pulse Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “We have records to show that most of the contracts of NDDC are given to members of the National Assembly, but you don’t know about it” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said ( about Federal Executive ) : ”She ignored the letter written to her by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry directing her to attend a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). She felt that she is bigger than the minister because she has a bigger budget” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said ( about Delta Affairs ) : “If I find out that the MD of NDDC is not acting in the interest of the Niger Delta people, I will intervene. I had to do that once when I heard about the payment for Lassa fever. I called and found out that they had paid N2.9 billion and they were about to pay another N572 million. I had to intervene to say they should not because there was no budget at that time. The contractor wrote to me to approve N572 million” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “NDDC played a vital role in ensuring peace and security of the region and 90 percent or more of the resources of the country on a monthly basis come from there. If you close it down in totality, all you have would be chaos. You will have not just militancy, but also insurrection,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, July 21, 2020 5:49:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “For me to say that, I need to see that contracts were awarded to his company; maybe the contract was awarded in the area where he comes from in Ondo,” External link

dailypost Monday, July 20, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “I have never approved a single contract not even one kilometre for the NDDC,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, July 20, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio alleged : “Most of the contracts in NDDC are given out to the members of the National Assembly. If you don’t know, please ask the two chairmen,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, July 20, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “I don’t think the NDDC has given any contract directly to Honorable Ojo,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, July 20, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “N71 billion was released out of the N100 billion allocated to the NDDC in 2019” External link

guardian-ng Monday, July 20, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “Considering the weight of allegations against the Chairman, he should even resign earlier” External link

vanguardngr Monday, July 20, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio suggested : “We are requesting that you start this investigation de Novo(anew)” External link

vanguardngr Monday, July 20, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio responded : “We give contracts to members. You may not know,” External link

dailytrust Monday, July 20, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio told ( about Federal Executive ) : “We just didn’t want to scandalize her by bringing that up. We wrote to the NYSC DG and they confirmed she didn’t enroll for the program. But the major reason why I fired Nunieh is because of insubordination. "We summoned her before the Federal Executive Council (FEC) several times and she refused to show up because she has a budget bigger than the ministry’s,” External link

pulse Monday, July 20, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “There is no scintilla of truth in all the allegations peddled around by Ms. Nunieh. They are simply false!” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio stated : “That is why he has the courage to order for a forensic audit of the NDDC from 2001,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, July 17, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “She was relieved of her appointment because of insubordination,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio added : “We have written to her to explain but she had not responded,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “The era of project duplication for corrupt purposes is gone,” External link

peoplesdaily-online Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “Sometimes, people do the job and they are not paid, and in some other instances, those who were paid, did not do the job. And those who have the papers in their hands, they did not perform but they have signed the contracts. That means they have indulged in what is called contingent liabilities” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:42:00 AM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “We want to see major roads and bridges connecting major towns and villages and centres of development emerging across the nine states of the Niger Delta so that people can breathe a new lease of life,” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “let me just point this out, the last managing director that you mentioned, no matter the allegation, I wish she would go to a hospital, see a doctor and then get some injections and relax” External link

thesourceng Tuesday, July 14, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “I must tell you that even President Buhari was not aware of all these things because I did not want to bother the man. He will be shocked,” External link

pulse Monday, July 13, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio said : “She was relieved of her appointment because of insubordination,” External link

dailytrust Sunday, July 12, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Godswill Akpabio added : “We have written to her to explain but she had not responded,” External link

dailytrust Sunday, July 12, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
boss0.73%EN12/28/201628/12/2016
governor72.26%EN12/22/201622/12/2016
gov2.19%EN11/28/201328/11/2013
state governor10.22%EN11/27/201327/11/2013
chief12.41%EN11/13/201313/11/2013
gov.2.19%EN08/31/201331/08/2013
Names Lang Count
Godswill AkpabioEN98.81%
Goodswill AkpabioEN0.60%
Godswill AkpabioFR0.40%
Godswill AkpabioSA0.20%


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