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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday, said that terrorism and other security challenges confronting the nation cannot be immediately subdued.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Plenary at the Senate was rowdy for about 30 minutes after its President, Bukola Saraki, read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari seeking legislative confirmation of appointments into the board of the Federal Emergency Road Maintenance Agency.
The Federal Government is not losing its grip on the nation’s security despite the recent numerous challenges the nation, including the herdsmen-farmers crisis.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the appointment of former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Tunde Lemo, as the new Chairman of the Federal Emergency Road Maintenance Agency.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is worried by the absence of key players from the club’s pre-season training camp in the United States.
The Ondo State Police command has arrested seven armed robbery suspects reportedly terrorising the people of the state.
Chairman, Grassroots Mobilizers for Buhari (GMB), Ambassador Fatima M. Goni, has appealed to the Reformed All Progressives Congress (RAPC) to reconsider the court action they took against the Adams Oshiomhole led All Progressives Congress, (APC) even as she dismisses the recent coalition of the PDP and other parties.
The Ogun State Government, on Tuesday, hinted that the had commenced work on the establishment of road fund, to ensure that its investment in the infrastructural development does not go down the drains.
NPFL hotshot Anthony Okpotu got off to a flying start at new club Diffa El Jadidi with a brace in a friendly and afterwards vowed to score the goals to lift the Moroccan team to glory in the CAF Champions League.
Goals scored from offside positions will be a thing of the past at least in competitions where Video Assistant Referees (VARs) are used, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Friday.
Stakeholders in the Federal government initiated Home Grown School Feeding Programme for primary Schools in Ogun State have pleaded with the federal government to ensure its proper scrutiny in order to ensure success of the programme.