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RE: AKPABIO PAYS $2 MILLION BRIBE TO MALAMI TO STOP NDDC BOARD SWEARING IN



ANOTHER PIECE OF FAKE NEWS FROM POINT BLANK NEWS

The attention of the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has been drawn to another piece of fake news from Point Blank News titled: “Akpabio pays $2 million bribe to Malami to stop NDDC board swearing-in.





We wish to state categorically this is a piece of concoction manufactured from the pit of hell. It is a figment of the imagination of the author of the fake news.



It will be recalled that Point Blank News in a series of concocted news had few days ago also alleged that the Interim Management Board of the NDDC had sought the nod of CBN to withdraw N1.9 billion for payment for water hyacinth contract. It turned out that the unsubstantiated news was a piece of fiction by Point Blank News.



It is obvious that Point Blank News has been recruited by contactors who are scared of the forensic audit of the NDDC as ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari to truncate the exercise by blackmailing the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio.  Their modus operandi is to churn out fake news in a bid to stop Senator Akpabio from sanitizing the NDDC. Otherwise, how can a responsible news website make such a grievous allegation without any shred of evidence to back up its claim.



This recent manufactured news by Point Blank News is one piece of blackmail taken too far by seeking to impugn the integrity of the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and the Honourable Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami. The authors of the fake news should be ready to back up their claim or face the full wrath of the law.



However, we wish to state that no amount of sponsored fake news and blackmail would deter Senator Akpabio from doing the right thing as directed by Mr. President. The Minister has the overwhelming support of the impoverished masses of the Niger Delta who have borne the brunt of underdevelopment of the region over the years.





Anietie Ekong

Chief Press Secretary to the

Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs.

November 27, 2019.