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Akase said, “We read a news item published on Opera News site in which the faceless writer attempted to twist the recent call Benue State (Expanded) Security Council made on Nigerian military to release all repentant youths who were arrested on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 by men of Operation Ayem A Kpatuma on their way to be granted amnesty by the State Government.
Former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Chibudom Nwuche, has dismissed reports that he was being under investigation by the United States Department of Justice, US DOJ for allegedly laundering $8 million sometime in the past for some officials of the Amnesty programme.
The United States Department of Justice has alleged that billions of naira stolen from the Presidential Amnesty Programme by a former head of the office, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, were transferred to bank accounts in the United States where they were laundered and used to purchase airplanes to start Air Peace as well as luxury homes and vehicles.
A coalition of ex-agitators has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the appointment of Col. Milland Dikio (rtd) as Interim Administrator of the Amnesty Programme.
A new report by Nextier Security, Peace and Development (SPD) has described the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) as too expensive to maintain and marred by corruption and patrimonial sentiment.
A lawyer, Victor Giwa, says the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), ordered his arrest because he refused to implicate the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.
Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege (APC-Delta), has called on the Federal Government to shelve alleged plans to scrap the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), for ex-agitators in the Niger Delta region.
Residents of Bunu community in Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State are now living in fear following the invasion of their area in early hours of Saturday, August 8 by some unknown gunmen who shoot sporadically for several hours of the night.
The senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, has condemned the idea of granting amnesty to repentant Boko Haram fighters, saying that many of the fighters granted amnesty have taken back to terrorism.
Former militants under the aegis of ‘Action Crocodile Group’ have given the Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu seven-day ultimatum to settle their entitlements.
The Katsina State Government said on Monday that it had spent about N30 million on amnesty programme for repentant bandits and cattle rustlers in the state before the programme collapsed.
Mr Julius Ugwuala, Diving Inspector-elect, on Saturday said that most of the former militants trained as divers under the Federal Government Amnesty Programme had been jobless.
Community leaders in the Niger Delta have warned against a plot to blackmail and discredit the National Security Adviser, General Babagana Monguno, retd, as various interest groups jostle for the position of coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme.
The Nigerian Military has, therefore, advised its Chadian counterparts to channel any misgivings they have about Operation Safe Corridor with the policy of accepting, deradicalizing and reintegrating repentant Boko Haram terrorists back into society, through government to government processes.
Niger Delta youth leaders have warned the National Security Adviser (NSA) Major General Mohammed Babagana Monguno (rtd) on the implications of hijacking the management of the Presidential Amnesty Office on the peace and stability in the region.
The Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo has been removed from the top job “with immediate effect” by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The leader of the Phase 2 Amnesty Programme, Comrade Steven Ebisintei, has refuted a publication where he was quoted to have alleged fraud against Ali Bozi Tamaratare, Richard Turner and some members of the legal department of Presidential Amnesty Program Office.
The organised labour Thursday insisted that the Federal Government should revert back to the old prices of petrol and electricity tariff, if not the strike will stand.
Governor Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State on Thursday in Abuja asked the Court of Appeal to reverse the decision of the Bayelsa Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which nullified the November 16, 2019 governorship poll in the state.
The Lagos State Government has called on stakeholders in real estate sector to work out modalities for residents to pay house rents on monthly basis instead of yearly.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered at least N4.16 billion out of the debt owed the federal government by lottery companies.
Chelsea are interested in signing the West Ham midfielder Declan Rice this summer.
A cross-section of voters in Saturday’s governorship election in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area (LGA) of Edo has expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials.
Nigeria will continue to partner with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and some countries to ensure accelerated development and manufacturing, as well as the uninhibited supply of safe and effective Coronavirus vaccines to all, President Muhammadu Buhari declared Tuesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday night met behind closed doors with President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The market indicators of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) resumed transactions for the week on Monday with a marginal growth of 0.01 per cent, amid cautious trading.
Son Heung-min scored four goals set up by Harry Kane as Tottenham Hotspur came from a goal down to overwhelm Southampton 5-2 on Sunday.