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The Federal Government has earmarked N65 billion for the reintegration of ex-militants under the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
Leader of the Boko Haram insurgents, Abubakar Shekau, on Sunday broke his longtime silence to speak on the Borno governor’s recent call on insurgents to lay down their arms and embrace government’s amnesty programme.
Niger Delta ex-militants urge Senator Akpabio to fight corruption in the presidential amnesty programme
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has been urged to extend his supervisory roles to the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, following alleged corruption in the scheme.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja zonal office, on Thursday, arraigned the duo of Paul Boroh and Hanafi Moriki, before Justice O. O. Goodluck of the FCT High Court, Abuja on a nine-count charge, bordering on criminal breach of trust to the tune of N974.8 million and $1.9 million.
A beneficiary of federal government’s amnesty program for former militants, Eshanekpe Isreal, has made moves to give back to the society through tackling the out of school children menace facing the country.
Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has raised alarm over alleged plot by President Muhammadu Buhari government to stop the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme.
Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, says the Federal Government is planning to build industrial clusters in nine states of the Niger Delta.
No fewer than 100 already trained beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme in Rivers State were, on Monday, given starter packs to set up businesses in their various trade areas as part of efforts to reintegrate them into the society.
Troops of Operations Whirl Stroke operating in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba States have arrested 19 suspects in different parts of Benue and Nasarawa States for various offences bothering on armed banditry, kidnapping and weapons supply.
Timipre Sylva, one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees, on Thursday, disclosed that he was the one who initiated amnesty programme for Niger Delta militants.
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 Management of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) says it has promoted 968 staffs in the 2019 promotion examination.
Nigeria born England international Tammy Abraham is on the verge of landing a boost on his Chelsea contract it has been revealed.
A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), the Accountable Leadership For Better Nigeria Initiative, ALBNI, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to relieve the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, of his duties over claims by the latter that debt owed the federal government by the International Oil Companies, IOCs, would be difficult to recover legitimately.
Veteran Nollywood actress, producer and TV personality, Monalisa Chinda, has called for improved welfare and better working environment for Nigerian actors.
A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of two properties in Ikoyi, Lagos, belonging to former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the agency, made this known while delivering a paper entitled, ‘Strategic change administration and innovation to curb corruption in Nigeria’, at the third all administrators national conference of the Chartered Institute of Administration, in Lagos, on Thursday.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced late American international music legends, Whitney Houston and Notorious B.I.G among its inductees for the 35th annual Hall of Fame ceremony, years after their death.
Some Nigerians in Pragati Nagar, Nalasopara Mumbai went on rampage on Wednesday after a Nigerian was beaten to death by fellow Nigerians while drinking overnight.
The news agency said the troops traveled over the Sahela border to Iraq's northern province of Dohuk.
Responding to the development, Acting Head of Service, Folashade Yemi, said: “We have had a very peaceful engagement. But we discovered that there are some grey areas that need to be ironed out. By the grace of God, tomorrow, discussions will continue and we believe that we will be able to get everything resolved.”