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Victor Attah

Victor Attah: I’m still haunted by my resource control fight

Former Akwa Ibom State governor Obong Victor Attah has sensationally disclosed that he is still haunted by his fight for resource control, which was aimed at letting states manage their own resources.
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.

CSO seeks probe of Amnesty coordinator

Civil Society Organisation, Niger Delta Transformation Forum, has called on the National Assembly (NASS), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other law enforcement agencies of government to probe the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Prof. Charles Dokubo, for corrupt activities.
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.

Charles Dokubo: Our children will blame us if amnesty programme fails

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.
The Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Professor Nelson Brambaifa, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for demonstrating an enduring love for the people of the Niger Delta region.

Ex-militants lied against NDDC chief – stakeholders

Niger Delta stakeholders at the weekend lampooned a group of ex-militants under the auspices of the Niger Delta Ex-agitators Leaders Forum (NDEL) for attacking the acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Prof. Nelson Brambaifa.

Uche Secondus: Why President Buhari, INEC boss shifted collation, announcement of Rivers result

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has called out President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, and the military chief for their central roles in a grand design to destroy Rivers state if they fail to have their way electorally.
Great Ogboru

Great Ogboru: I’ll address PDP’s ills, failed policies in Delta

Great Ovedje Ogboru, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Delta State, said he is in the gubernatorial race to address the ills and failed policies of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led administration in the state.

150 trained ex-militants benefits from amnesty entrepreneur starter packs

The Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Prof. Charles Dokubo, has presented amnesty entrepreneur starter packs to 150 trained ex-militant youths in Bayelsa State, assuring that the Amnesty program will be reviewed to refocus on its mandate and programs in order to produce the desired results.

Ijaw youths condemn ‘killing of nursing mother, others’ in Bayelsa communities

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has condemned the alleged killing of a nursing mother, her six–month-old baby and three others, by armed soldiers attached to the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta in Oluasiri clan in Nembe LGA of Bayelsa State.

What if President Buhari doesn’t run in 2019?

The knives came out from the young and old—and from some unexpected quarters— immediately President Buhari made his desire to contest for the presidency in 2019 official. Some of the criticisms against his eligibility were true. Some were false. Many were exaggerated. All of that is to be expected as they happen even in more advanced democracies.

Ex-Niger Delta militants allege denial of amnesty benefits, stipends

A group of Niger Delta ex-militants, on Thursday, lamented moves in the Amnesty Office to deny them their stipends and other benefits.

Niger Delta militants vow resumption of attack on oil facilities

A coalition of Niger Delta agitators has threatened to resume destruction of oil installations and other Federal Government facilities in the region.

50 houses allegedly torched as soldiers search of colleague’s killers in Bayelsa community

Soldiers who are reportedly searching for persons who allegedly beheaded their colleague have purportedly burned down over 50 houses in Toru-Ndoro community, Bayelsa State.

President Buhari didn’t address Niger Delta concerns in New Year message – Agitators

Niger Delta agitators, yesterday, picked holes in President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year speech, saying he did not show signs of seriousness, action plan and responsibility to really implement the agreement reached with the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, and even the 25-point palliatives of the Federal Government.

Ijaw Youth Council demands release of 50 Niger Delta activists

Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, led by Mr. Eric Omare, has called for the urgent release of about 50 Niger Deltan activists allegedly arrested and detained without trial for over a year by security agencies...

PANDEF to meet in Warri as another group threatens attack

Militant groups have kicked against the proposed Tuesday meeting of the Pan Niger Delta Elder Forum‎ (PANDEF) in Warri, Delta State, describing it as a threat to peace in the region.

Why we aborted Niger Delta leaders meeting – Police

The security agents said they were directed by the Police High Command to disrupt the meeting following a threat by a new militant group, Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, to blow up critical oil installations if the PANDEF meeting went ahead.

Nnamdi Kanu recruited thieves, drug addicts as IPOB members – Ndukwe Ikoh

A former Abia State House of Representatives aspirant, Ndukwe Ikoh, has faulted the agitation by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

Amnesty international report has vindicated us – Group

The Foundation for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade (FHRACC), a Niger Delta-based rights group, has said that the recent Amnesty International (AI) report over the existence of secret detention centres being operated by the federal government has vindicated its stand that such places indeed exist in parts of the country.

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National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.

NEMA: Shiites burnt down two quick response ambulances

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

NSE indices resume with 40% loss amid profit taking

Activities on the nation’s bourse opened for the week on Monday on downward posture, with crucial market indices shedding 0.40 per cent.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

Winifred Oyo-Ita: Unrealistic demands by labour unions hampering implementation of new minimum wage

The Federal Government has revealed that the new minimum wage of N30,000 is yet to be implemented in full across the board in the Federal Civil Service because of unrealistic demands of the labour unions.
Abba Kabir Yusuf

Tribunal: PDP tenders 241 exhibits against Governor Ganduje’s election

Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 23 Governorship election in Kano State, on Monday, tendered 241 exhibits before the state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
Dr Gloria Obioh, Head of Department of Environmental Biotechnology and Bio- conservation Department, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) stated this in an interview with newsmen.

Federal government set to deploy biogas for power generation

The Federal Government on Monday in Abuja affirmed its readiness to deploy biogas for electricity generation in the country.