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The Presidential Amnesty Office On Niger Delta may have been thrown into crisis following an alleged scam to fraudulently pay N463.3 million as claims of unpaid arrears to ex-militants in a camp known as the Agbalababou camp of the Phase 2 amnesty programme.
President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to implement the 2009 Amnesty Programme agreement promised to ex-Niger Delta militants under the aegis of the Forum of ex-Niger Delta Agitators during the first phase.
Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, said at the weekend that though he observed distortions in the structure of the Programme on assumption of office, he has maintained zero tolerance for any form of illegality under his watch.
Ex-militants have threatened to return to the creeks if the Amnesty Office failed to give them starter packs and other entitlements within seven days.
Four beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) on scholarship at the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, have graduated with First Class Honours degrees.
A Federal High Court in Yenagoa on Thursday summoned Charles Dokubo, Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty over alleged diversion of stipends meant for 75 former militants.
Aggrieved ex-militant leaders at the weekend appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the management of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), coordinated by Prof. Charles Dokubo, following alleged incompetence.
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.
Foremost Niger Delta youth leader and activist, Mr Matthew Azazi, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to disregard calls for the removal of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme PAP, Professor Charles Dokubo.
Ex-agitators in the Niger Delta region are calling on the federal government to fulfill its promise to engage them with pipeline surveillance jobs.
The federal government through its Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) is set to empower 2,500 Niger Delta youths through industrial fishing and associated sea foods production.
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.
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.
The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, on Wednesday disclosed that the Corporation was poised to automate its downstream facilities such as depots, pump stations and measurement systems across the Country.
Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, has confirmed the arrest of former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, by the International Criminal Police in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Members of Real Madrid’s first-team squad are allegedly pleased to see Jose Mourinho appointed as the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday signed Executive Order 009 entitled: The Open Defecation-Free Nigeria by 2025 and Other Related Matters Order, 2019.
The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has made a case for the appointment of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Commission.
The Kogi State deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Edward Onoja, voted about 11.32 a.m. at his Ogugu Ward of Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State.
Bello scored a total of 406,222 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the PDP, Engr Musa Wada who polled a total of 189,704 votes.
The British government has informed the European Union that it does not plan to nominate an EU commissioner ahead of a general election next month.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare yesterday met the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to demand a written explanation as to the exit of Nigerian teams from football tournaments.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma appears to be facing a financial downturn, unable to pay a debt of R7.3million ($496,000) to VBS Bank, now in liquidation and also pay the school fees for one of his daughters.