Tag: Amnesty Programme

2000 Students On Niger Delta Amnesty Express Frustration Over Buhari’s Non-payment Of Fees

No fewer than 2,000 students from the Niger Delta on the Amnesty Programme have expressed frustration and alerted Nigerians and the international community of alleged disillusion which the Amnesty office has thrown them into, over delay in paying their tuition fees, in-training allowances, accommodation fees and other stipends. Speaking with[Read More…]

Federal Government’s Indifference To The Amnesty Programme Tops Agenda For MEND Meeting

Government Ekpemupolo, former commander of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) better known as Tompolo, says Saturday’s meeting of militant leaders is about calming the tension building among ex-militants who have been putting him “under intense pressure” over the federal government’s indifference to the amnesty programme.[Read More…]

Scrapping Amnesty For Ex-Militants Will End Nigeria’s Existence – Senator

Senator James Manager, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission, on Monday said any plan to scrap the Amnesty Programme for ex-militants will end the continued existence of Nigeria as a nation. There have been clamours for the scrapping of the programme by some individuals and groups recently because[Read More…]

Ex-Militants Sue Kingly Kuku, For Refusal To Include Them In The Amnesty Programme

Four years after the participation in the Federal Government’s Amnesty programme has been closed, aggrieved former Militant Youths from Bayelsa and Delta States Thursday approached the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa seeking for their inclusion. The ex-militants are asking the court to compel the Special Adviser to the President[Read More…]

Arewa Forum Asks FG To Replicate Niger Delta Amnesty Programme For Boko Haram Terrorists

The Arewa Youth Forum Tuesday urged the Federal Government to replicate the amnesty programme for the Niger Delta militants for Boko Haram terrorists in the north. The group spoke when the forum’s leadership paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Finance and the Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr.[Read More…]