Tag: amnesty

Former Niger-Delta militants petition President Buhari over unpaid allowances

The coalition of the 2017/2018 set of Niger-Delta amnesty students in some universities across the Niger Delta region have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over their unpaid allowances. The petition was copied to the senate president, speaker of the house of representatives, deputy senate president, senate and house committees on Niger[Read More…]

‘Fisayo Soyombo: Before We Grant Amnesty To Boko Haram

By ‘Fisayo Soyombo I’ve been observing with keen interest the National Assembly’s recent efforts to solidify President Muhammadu Buhari’s offer of Nigeria-Delta-like amnesty to ‘repentant’ Boko Haram members. Buhari first made the offer in March 2018 while receiving the 107 of the 111 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Dapchi,[Read More…]

Garba Shehu Says Amnesty For Boko Haram Will Make The Terrorists Useful To Nigeria

Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, has described the amnesty the president granted to Boko Haram members as a “win-win situation.” While receiving the freed Dapchi schoolgirls on March 23, Buhari had said the federal government was willing to accept the unconditional laying down of arms by repentant insurgents. Speaking at[Read More…]

Breaking: Buhari Offers Amnesty To Boko Haram Members

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday declared his readiness to offer amnesty to repentant Boko Haram terrorists. He made this declaration at the Presidential Villa Abuja during an ongoing meeting with the schoolgirls abducted and released by Boko Haram terrorists from Dapchi in Yobe State. The schoolgirls with their parents had[Read More…]

Wike Releases Names of Suspected Kidnappers, Cultists, Armed robbers in Rivers, Calls for Their Arrest [Complete List]

In furtherance of his efforts to stem the tide of crime and violence in Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike has given marching orders to security agencies to hunt down cult leaders terrorizing the state. Governor Wike in a comprehensive list released during his state wide broadcast on the killing of[Read More…]

4,000 Ex-Militants To Exit The Federal Governments Amnesty Programme

The Federal Government has embarked on an exit strategy to stop the amnesty programme “within the next two years”, the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Paul Boroh, has said. He also said the Amnesty Office had “relocated to the Niger[Read More…]

Buhari Ready To Partner With Ex-militants On Security In The Niger Delta Says Presidency

The Federal Government weekend restated its readiness to collaborate with ex-militants in the oil rich Niger Delta region to ensure protection of lives and properties in the region. The Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for former Niger Delta militants, Brig-Gen. Paul Boro (rtd) said President Muhammadu Buhari desires peace[Read More…]

Give Me Chibok Girls, I Give You Amnesty, Buhari Tells Boko Haram Terrorists

President Muhammadu Buhari told newsmen on Wednesday that Nigerian authorities were talking to Boko Haram prisoners in their custody and could offer them amnesty if the extremist group hands over more than 200 schoolgirls abducted last year. Buhari added that he was confident “conventional” attacks by the group would be rooted out by November[Read More…]

Ex-Niger Delta Militants Leaders Say FG’s N65,000 Monthly Allowance Too Small

Leaders of the now rested Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, has backed the ongoing probe and verification exercise being conducted by the Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Implementation Committee, Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh (retd.). The former militants leaders said the probe became imperative in order to[Read More…]

Niger Delta Ex-Agitators Block East-West Road Over Unpaid ‘Stipends’; Presidency Urges Patience

By Chris Nomjov Niger Delta ex-militants, who prefer the name ‘ex-agitators’, this morning, blocked the Mbiama axis of East-West road over non-payment of allowances and fears that new administration of President Muhammadu Buhari would scrap the Amnesty programme. The ex-agitators blocked the access road and for a few minutes prevented[Read More…]