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Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo is currently Special Adviser to The President on Niger Delta:Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP)

Ex-militants protest non-payment of two months allowance in Edo

Former Niger Delta militants, on Tuesday, in their numbers, took to major streets of Benin City, the Edo State capital, to protest the non-payment of their two months allowances by the Presidential Programme on Amnesty.

Bunkering: Niger Delta ex-agitators want JTF commander sacked

A group of Niger Delta ex-militants has called for the immediate sack of Rear Admiral Apochi Suleiman, the Commander of the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta, for allegedly engaging in illegal oil bunkering.

Ex-militants: We’ll mobilise votes for President Buhari in 2019

Former Niger Delta militants have promised to mobilise votes for President Muhammadu Buhari in his quest to secure another four year mandate to govern Nigeria.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: I never said ex-Governors Fashola, Rotimi were scavengers

Former Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has slammed those she termed “mischief-makers” for “putting words” in her mouth, saying she described former governors Rotimi Amaechi and Raji Fashola, now ministers, as scavengers.

Senator Bassey Otu raises alarm over kidnap, assassination threat

The immediate past senator who represented the Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State, Prince Bassey Otu, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, alleging that there is a plan to employ the services of kidnappers and militants to kidnap him or get him eliminated over political matters.

EFCC confirms raid on General Boroh’s house, no details on recovered cash

Retired Brigadier General Boroh, who had headed the Amnesty Programme for three years, was fired from his post a week ago by the President on corruption related charges. Boroh was immediately replaced with foreign policy expert Charles Dokubo.

Report: EFCC discovers $9 million cash at General Boroh’s residence

Paul Boroh, sacked coordinator of the presidential amnesty programme for former Niger Delta militants, was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday.

NSCIA accuses CAN of hate speech

The Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has accused the scribe of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Musa Asake, of heating up the polity with “venom, hatred, calumny and unimaginable malice that smacks of intolerance and political brigandage.”

Obasanjo returns to beat, humbles Buhari and APC

Like him or hate him, Olusegun Obasanjo is an enigma. I am convinced that God has granted him a special grace to influence the course of events in this nation for good or for bad, sometimes for a mixture of both.

Nigeria, Saudi record biggest increase in oil output

Crude oil production in Nigeria rose by 88,700 barrels per day last month, the second biggest increase among its peers in the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries.

Armed Forces Day: Terrorism not easy to subdue – Governor Amosun

The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday, said that terrorism and other security challenges confronting the nation cannot be immediately subdued.

Cleric urges herdsmen to embrace ranches

Pastor Emmanuel Effa, General Overseer and Senior Pastor, World Royal City Church, Zion Tabernacle and Towers, Keffi Road, Asokoro 2, has appealed to all Fulani Herdsmen to embrace ranches to reduce violence clashes.

Militants give federal govt ultimatum to release $1 billion for Niger Delta development

Niger Delta militants have given the Federal Government an ultimatum to release $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account for the Niger Delta region to tackle developmental challenges.

Militants write President Buhari, want $1 billion deducted from ECA for Niger Delta

The coalition of Niger Delta militants on Thursday sent a protest letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over his alleged double standards in the handling of security issues in the country.

Libyan adventures, jobs in Nigeria and other tales

Hmm, country hard ooh, no work for man and things are very expensive. In fact, I am tired of the suffering in this country. I am going to check out soon. Haba! Please don’t go anywhere. This is our country and we must salvage it together.

Niger Delta militants threaten to bomb oil facilities

Supreme Egbesu Tigers of Africa, a militant group in the Niger Delta region, Wednesday, threatened to attack oil and gas facilities belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

Niger Delta militants kill British hostage

One of the four missionary workers kidnapped by the Niger Delta militants in Enekorogha community, Burutu Local government Area of Delta State on October 13, Ian Squire, has been killed by suspected militants.

Niger Delta groups beg militants not to destroy oil facilities

Following the recent threat by militants in the Niger Delta, two groups from the oil-rich region have appealed to the agitators to sheathe their swords and shelve their plan to blow up oil installations in the area.

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