Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Umahi asks FG to grant amnesty to treasury looters

Umahi asks FG to grant amnesty to treasury looters

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, has asked the federal government to grant amnesty to public officers holders accused of looting.NAN quoted Umahi as saying this on Monday when he declared open a training on anti-corruption, ethics and integrity in Abakaliki.The event was organised for local government officials in the state.The governor advised the government to negotiate with suspects to [...]

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    ‘We’ve been abandoned in Russia’ — Nigerian students lament

‘We’ve been abandoned in Russia’ — Nigerian students lament

Nineteen postgraduate students granted scholarships by the presidential amnesty programme say they have been abandoned.The students, who are currently in their final year at the People's Friendship University of Russia, alleged that Paul Boroh, sacked coordinator of the presidential amnesty programme, stopped sending funds to them in June 2016.President Muhammadu Buhari had sacked Boroh on March 13 and ordered anti-graft [...]

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    Kukah: Amnesty to Boko Haram shows FG knows something we don’t

Kukah: Amnesty to Boko Haram shows FG knows something we don’t

Matthew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, says the amnesty the federal government granted to repentant Boko Haram members shows it is privy to some information.Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Friday, Kukah said the offer of amnesty shows the insurgent group has not been weakened as the military claimed.Kukah said he had raised the issue of amnesty to [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Amnesty will make Boko Haram fighters useful to the nation

Garba Shehu: Amnesty will make Boko Haram fighters useful to the nation

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 an interactive session with state house correspondents during the weekend, Shehu [...]

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    SERAP to Buhari: Granting amnesty to Boko Haram a denial of justice to victims

SERAP to Buhari: Granting amnesty to Boko Haram a denial of justice to victims

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan to grant unconditional amnesty to repentant Boko Haram insurgents.The group says such a plan will be tantamount to a denial of justice for victims of insurgency.In an open letter addressed to Buhari, SERAP said Boko Haram would continue to undermine peace and stability in the country if he [...]

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    Amnesty not the solution to Boko Haram insurgency

Amnesty not the solution to Boko Haram insurgency

BY SANI MUHAMMAD UZAIRUWhile further efforts are being made to secure the release of every abducted citizen in Nigeria, government is ever ready to accept the unconditional laying down of arms by members of the Boko Haram group, who show strong commitment in this regard. We are ready to rehabilitate and integrate such repentant members into the larger society – [...]

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    Okorocha’s ‘amnesty’ to wanted persons splits lawmakers

Okorocha’s ‘amnesty’ to wanted persons splits lawmakers

Members of the house of representatives were divided on Tuesday over the amnesty reportedly granted by Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, to some criminal suspects declared wanted by the Rivers state government.Last week, Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, had said: "That amnesty offered by Governor Okorocha cannot cover Rivers state. These criminals are still wanted for their crimes against [...]

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    Militants accuse politicians of hijacking amnesty programme

Militants accuse politicians of hijacking amnesty programme

United Sea Wolf Avenger, a militant group in Ondo state, has accused politicians of hijacking the federal government’s amnesty programme in the state.The group claimed that the politicians allocate the slots to their children, friends and allies.The group made the allegation in a statement by Deji Ehinmowo, its leader; Akinfemi Raymon, general secretary, and Ogbaro Ariyo, its adviser.On October 23, [...]

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    Adeosun: VAIDS is NOT related to the bill on amnesty for looters

Adeosun: VAIDS is NOT related to the bill on amnesty for looters

Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, says the voluntary assets and income declaration scheme (VAIDS) has nothing to do with the bill before the national assembly seeking amnesty for looters.Speaking at the VAIDS interactive session for business owners hosted by PwC in Lagos on Thursday, Adeosun said the bill is not from the executive but from the legislative arm of government.She [...]

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    Reps seek three-year amnesty for treasury looters

Reps seek three-year amnesty for treasury looters

A bill seeking to grant a three-year amnesty to those willing to return their loot from Nigeria's treasury has been introduced at the house of representatives.The proposed legislation seeks to establish a voluntary taxable income recovery and amnesty scheme through which stolen wealth could be injected into the economy.Speaking with LEADERSHIP, Linus Okorie, sponsor of the bill, said once it [...]

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    CSOs stage solidarity rally, say Amnesty can’t be forced out of Nigeria

CSOs stage solidarity rally, say Amnesty can’t be forced out of Nigeria

A coalition of about 40 civil society organisations (CSOs) on Wednesday staged a solidarity march of support for Amnesty International.The march is sequel to a protest by a group who attacked Amnesty's office and demanded the forceful ejection of the organisation from Nigeria.But speaking at a rally on Wednesday, Abdul Mahmoud, a human rights lawyer and one of the leaders of [...]

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    CBN ‘to pay’ ex-militants directly as Buhari resumes amnesty payments

CBN ‘to pay’ ex-militants directly as Buhari resumes amnesty payments

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will be paying former Niger Delta militants directly, as the President Muhammadu Buhari resumes amnesty payments.Piriye Kiyaramo, the amnesty programme's media officer, made the disclosure on Monday in Abuja, stating that the government will also be paying tuition for the ex-militants."Payments of stipends to the ex-militants resumed this Monday. The payments are done directly [...]

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    Three ex-militants graduate with first class from UK universities

Three ex-militants graduate with first class from UK universities

Three former militants have graduated with first class degrees from universities in the United Kingdom.The Nigerian high commission in the UK on Friday hosted the militants, who were sponsored by the Nigerian government under the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme.Nicholas Goodness and Terubein Fawei graduated from the University of Bedfordshire with first class honours in public relations, telecommunication and networking engineering [...]

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    Abati rules out amnesty for Boko Haram

Abati rules out amnesty for Boko Haram

Two days after youth minister Boni Haruna said President Goodluck Jonathan had granted amnesty to Boko Haram, presidential spokesman Reuben Abati has denied there was such an offer.Talking to the media on Saturday, Abati said there was nowhere in the Democracy Day speech on Thursday that the president made such an offer.At a youth event attended by the president same [...]

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    Northern govs ask Boko Haram to accept amnesty

Northern govs ask Boko Haram to accept amnesty

Northern governors have asked members of the Boko Haram sect to embrace the amnesty offered to them by President Goodluck Jonathan on Democracy Day.The chairman of the Northern States Governors' Forum, Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, made the plea on behalf of his colleagues on Friday.In a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr Israel Ebije, the governor said Jonathan’s [...]

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    Jonathan declares amnesty for Boko Haram

Jonathan declares amnesty for Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan has declared amnesty for members of the Boko Haram sect.Minister of Youth Development, Boni Haruna, disclosed this on Thursday at a special event, "A day with young leaders of Nigeria", to mark the 15th anniversary of the fourth republic.Jonathan attended the event, which was held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.Haruna said: "President Goodluck Jonathan has declared [...]

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