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    Delta senator warns: Ex-militants may soon start causing problems

Delta senator warns: Ex-militants may soon start causing problems

Peter Nwaboshi, senator representing Delta north, says ex-militants may "cause problems" if the allowances owed to them are not paid. Speaking on the floor of the senate on Thursday, Nwaboshi said only N10 billion out of the N38.2 billion appropriated in 2017 budget has been released for the ex-militants. The senator lamented that the ministries in charge of releasing funds do not [...]

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    500 ex-militants to receive training in agriculture

500 ex-militants to receive training in agriculture

The presidential amnesty programme office said on Sunday that it has deployed 500 ex-agitators from the Niger Delta region for training and empowerment in Edo College of Agriculture. Paul Boroh, the coordinator and adviser to the president on Niger Delta affairs, disclosed this in an interview with NAN. He said the beneficiaries’ empowerment was key to attaining meaningful development in the Niger [...]

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    Ex-militants are suffering, IYC tells FG

Ex-militants are suffering, IYC tells FG

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) on Wednesday called on the federal government to pay the backlog of stipends owed ex-militants. Eric Omare, the council’s spokesman, made the call in a statement, saying the former agitators are suffering. Omare said the IYC was not happy with the disposition of Paul Boroh, coordinator of the amnesty programme, towards facilitating  the release of the stipends. He [...]

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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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    QUESTION: Should ex-militants be engaged to fight pipeline bombings?

QUESTION: Should ex-militants be engaged to fight pipeline bombings?

Desperate measures are children of desperate times, herculean situations and last resorts. Be that as it may, desperate actions also do require some semblance of common sense and safety measures, just in case all goes south. But what do you do when there's no luxury of safety measure nor room for multiple options? What path does one tow when one finds self at [...]

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    APC: DSS, police supporting ex-militants’ impunity

APC: DSS, police supporting ex-militants’ impunity

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed the Department of State Services (DSS) and the police for their silence on the threats of ex-militants to incite violence if President Goodluck Jonathan loses the presidential election. According to APC, the failure of the security agencies to act is an indication of their double standard and lack of fairness. “It is insightful to note [...]

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