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FG contractors begin indefinite hunger strike over delayed payment for executed projects

…As Finance Ministry alleges insertion of fictitious names into its payee list By Luminous Jannamike – Abuja At least 5,000 contractors, who executed validly awarded contracts in Federal Government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies have begun an indefinite hunger strike demanding payment for projects they completed as far back as 2008. The strike came as the
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Publish reports of NDDC forensic audit now, IYC challenges FG, NDDC

NDDC unearths contractors’ plot to swindle N3.9 bn, petitions ICPC

By Emma Amaize ASABA – NIGER-DELTA Development Commission, NDDC, has uncovered a well-designed attempt by more than a few companies to rip off the interventionist agency of N3.9 billion with make-believe interim payment certificates. Vanguard gathered that the companies were awarded contracts for seven skills acquisition programmes in 136 slots covering entrepreneurship, building, tailoring/fashion design,
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No room for sexual exploitation in Ekiti — Govt, CSO warn contractors

By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado Ekiti — In a bid to ensure implementation of Gender-Based Violence( (GBV) Laws in Ekiti State, government and a Civil Society organisation(CSO); Gender Relevance Promotion Initiative( GRIP), have advised contractors handling projects in the state to warn their workers against sexual exploitation. They said available statistics globally, confirmed that there were
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Over 50 enraged contractors storm Ministry of Agric, block entrance to Minister’s office

By Gabriel Ewepu ABUJA- OVER 50 enraged contractors stormed headquarters of Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Wednesday, to demand payment of their money owed them since 2018 after executing contracts running into millions of Naira. The aggrieved contractors who penetrated and blocked the main entrance to the Minister’s office despite the presence of
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'Magu’s Untouchables', others, to re-appear before Presidential Probe Panel

Forensic Audit: NDDC Invites EFCC

Asks anti-graft agency to retrieve cash paid for abandoned jobs Soni Daniel – Abuja Apparently rattled by the huge cash paid out to companies and individuals for jobs not yet done, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has formally invited the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to fish out the fraudulent contractors and make
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Obaseki wants NDDC’s payment of counterpart fund for Benin-Abraka road reconstruction

Edo 2020: Contractors back Gov Obaseki’s re-election bid

By Gabriel Enogholase, Benin Ahead of the 2020 governorship election in Edo State, contractors to the state government under the aegis of Edo  Contractors Forum have thrown their weights behind  Governor Godwin Obaseki’s second term bid. A statement in Benin yesterday signed by  Mr. Austine Aimiuwu (Coordinator) and Pastor Friday Emuze (Secretary) respectively for the
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