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The Federal Government through the Presidential Amnesty Programme is set to train 2,500 Niger Delta Youths on fishing and associated seafood production.
Niger Delta youths offered scholarships on compassionate grounds through the Presidential Amnesty Programme to study in universities across the country have been asked not to abuse the privilege.
Ijaw National Congress (INC), the umbrella body of Izon ethnic nationality, has said it fully supports measures taken by Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, in repositioning the Programme to its original mandate.
Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has empowered 2,187 already trained beneficiaries in small and medium scale business enterprises.The beneficiaries are spread across Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Ondo, Edo, Cross River, Abia and Imo states.
The Nigerian Navy on Thursday commenced the manual destruction of unserviceable firearms recovered from Ondo State Amnesty Programme.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme who had been trained in various skills and empowered in their respective trade areas would become the backbone of Nigeria’s economy.
Prof. Charles Dokubo, of the Office of Special Adviser to the President and Coordinator Amnesty Programme, has said that the office would train 2500 ex-militants on fishing and other vocations.
The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Prof Charles Dokubo, has lamented the poor response of the people of the region to the Presidential Amnesty Programme for the repentant militants in the region.
Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, said at the weekend that efforts on sustenance and consolidation of peace in the hitherto restive Niger Delta region have recorded positive results.
The Presidential Amnesty Office has denied a report alleging the involvement of the President’s wife, Mrs Aisha Buhari in the sack of staff members of the office.
The Amnesty Office has maintained that it breached no public procurement law in the award of N88 million contract for the empowerment of 22 Niger Delta youths in barbing and beauty salon business under the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP).
Hundreds of Amnesty students on scholarship at the Admiralty University, Delta State, under the Federal Government Amnesty programme, protested on Friday over the N25,000 training allowance being paid them, as against the N70,000 approved by the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
The Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Amnesty Programme, has denied an online report of a N3.2 billion scandal in the agency.
Prof. Charles Dokubo, Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Amnesty Programme, says the Amnesty Office has trained a total of 1,401 beneficiaries in various skills in the last one year.
Ex-agitators of the Niger Delta region have hailed the Federal Government for the prompt payment of their monthly stipends.
The federal government has inaugurated a six-member special investigative panel to unravel the circumstances and masterminds of the recent looting of virtually all movable assets in the state-of-the-art Presidential Amnesty Programme’s Training Centre in Kaiama, Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government of Bayelsa State.
Brigadier-General Paul Tarela Boroh, former special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Presidential Amnesty Programme has forfeited N732.85million to the Federal Government.
The former Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on the Niger Delta, Mr. Timi Alaibe, has urged Nigerians to go out and vote on Saturday massively for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), despite the inconvenience arising from the postponement of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Hackers have successfully targeted FSB—Russia’s Federal Security Service and managed to steal 7.5 terabytes of data from a major contractor, exposing secret FSB projects.
Mario Gotze has held discussions with Borussia Dortmund about extending his contract but revealed he is open to a move abroad, amid reported interest from Arsenal.
Antoine Griezmann airs Alexandre Lacazette transfer wish while reflecting on Manchester United ‘possibility’
Antoine Griezmann admits that a move to Manchester United was “a possibility” at one stage, while the Barcelona new boy has reiterated his desire to play alongside Alexandre Lacazette at club level.
Jasper Cillessen had grown tired of sitting on the bench at Barcelona and does not view his move to Valencia as a backward step.
Men of the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested four in-laws of former President Goodluck Jonathan over alleged involvement in the illegal entry into his home in Otuoke community in Ogbia Local Government Area and carting away jewellery, custom made walking stick and other valuables worth over N.3billion.
Technology experts from the United States are training staff members of the Industrial Training Fund, ITF, on how to employ high level tech applications.
The National Assembly has promised to support efforts being made by the Federal Government to address the nation’s security challenges.
Around 40 people are feared trapped in the rubble of a four-storey high residential building which collapsed in the Indian city of Mumbai.
Technical Director of the Nigeria Tennis Federation, Coach Rotimi Akinloye, has assured that the best players will be selected to represent the country in the tennis event at the forthcoming Africa Games which will get underway from 19th to 31st August in Rabat, Morocco.
This was as the Trade Union side of the Joint National Public Service Negotiation Council (JNPSNC) reviewed downward her demands from 66.66 percent to 30 percent for officers on grade levels 07-14 and 25 percent for officers on grade levels 15-17.