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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.
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.
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.
A group of Niger Delta ex-militants, on Thursday, lamented moves in the Amnesty Office to deny them their stipends and other benefits.
A coalition of Niger Delta agitators has threatened to resume destruction of oil installations and other Federal Government facilities in the region.
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.
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, 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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Retired Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh, the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, says more than five million people in the Niger Delta region have benefited from the initiative since 2009.
Ijaw youths, under the aegis of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), have rejected the proposal by the Federal Government to have two modular refineries in the Niger Delta states.
Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, yesterday in Abuja accused the electoral panel constituted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to conduct election primaries in Zamfara State of frustrating the success of the elections.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that N-Power Programme introduced by the Federal Government is targetted to train 10 million Nigerian graduates by 2023.
Struggling Israeli Premier League club Beitar Jerusalem have signed Nigeria international striker Aaron Samuel on a one-year deal.
Roger Federer was turfed out of the Shanghai Masters semi-finals on Saturday by 13th-seeded Borna Coric, the Croatian stunning the Swiss great 6-4, 6-4.
The Kano State Government, on Saturday, inaugurated the Enrollment Drive Campaign Committee (EDC) for the State and Local Governments, in order to enhance pupil enrollment in schools.
No fewer than 79,088 children were immunised at the just concluded phase 11 of the Outbreak Response against Polio in Daura Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina state.
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons on Monday in Lagos handed over two female victims of human trafficking to Edo Government.
Germany has boosted the number of repatriations of rejected asylum seekers to Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, Berlin said on Monday, following years of diplomatic pressure on the Maghreb states.
An activist and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Aniocha North constituency of the Delta State House of Assembly, Comrade Gabriel Ebube Nwajei on Monday vowed to unseat the incumbent, Emeka Nwaobi of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019.
The Federal Government has pledged to support the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Commission in the implementation of its labour and employment programmes and policies in the Region.