Connect with us

News Feed

Niger-Delta Ex-militants Want Amnesty Beyond 2015

Published

on

Why You Should Buy YouTube Views Cheap

Former Niger Delta agitators under Third Phase Amnesty have called for the continuation of Presidential Amnesty Programme beyond 2015.
Niger-Delta-militants_0

They said the programme must not be discontinued until critical areas identified by the Niger Delta Technical Report were addressed.

The Leader of Third Phase Amnesty, Ramsey Mukoro, said this in Yenagoa on Monday. He also appealed to the Federal Government to integrate the militants that were denied in the programme.

He said, “The Federal Government should ensure that those denied are enlisted into the programme because it will bring about lasting peace and contribute meaningfully to the development of the region.

“Also, the government should develop the communities, clean up oil spills and ensure that the impact of the 13 per cent derivation and ecological fund are felt in the communities.”

Commending the Federal Government on what had been achieved so far, he said more emphasis should be placed on community development and remediation of the environment.

He also urged the National Assembly to without delay pass the Petroleum Industry Bill into law, saying, “This is expected to benefit our communities in the long term.”

According to him, it will be a shock to ex-militants who are studying abroad under PAP to return home and see their communities still underdeveloped and the youth without jobs.

He lamented that ongoing gas flaring in the Niger Delta region was not only wasting the natural resource but also poisoning the people while the communities face threat from coastal erosion and other ecological challenges.

Mukoro said it was high time the people and environment benefited, blaming the leadership for the failure to ensure the 13 per cent oil derivation got to the oil producing communities.

He urged Bayelsa, Rivers and Akwa Ibom states to create oil mineral producing areas development commissions to manage the 13 per cent derivation on behalf of the oil producing communities.

On the Niger Delta Development Commission, he asked the management on inspection and monitoring of projects and the Federal Government to give the commission proper directives on its mandate.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News Feed

Criminal minds threatening Army with travel ban: Buratai

Published

on

Criminal minds threatening Army with travel ban: Buratai

Tukur Buratai, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff has disclosed that he does not mind living in Nigeria for the rest of his life.

Buratai made this statement on Monday in a meeting with Army Commanders in Abuja,  where they deliberated on the recent End SARS protest and pockets of violence across the country.

Information Nigeria recalls there have been calls by International bodies calling for a travel ban to be placed on some military officers accused of human rights abuses in Nigeria.

Buratai attacked the international organizations clamoring for a ban on top personnel and soldiers over rights abuses. According to him, his first trip outside Nigeria was when he was 50 and that he doesn’t mind if he has to live in Nigeria for the rest of his life.

“Criminal elements are threatening us with travel ban but we are not worried because we must remain in this country to make it better. The first time I travelled outside of this country, I was already 50 years and a General, so I don’t mind if I live the rest of my life here” The Cable quoted him as saying

At the meeting, the Army chief said recent events across the country have shown the determination of unscrupulous individuals and groups to cause chaos by all means.

“The events of the past few days in our dear nation have shown the determination of some unscrupulous individuals and groups to destabilise Nigeria by all means,” he said.

These individuals, groups and other undesirable elements have hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protest marches resulting to widespread violence, acts of wanton destruction and looting of public and private properties in many parts of the country. These acts led to the imposition of curfew in several states of the federation.

Despite all these, the army has continued to exercise restraint applied all the principles of internal security operations and fully abided by the internationally recognised rules of engagement as contained in our published standard operating procedures for internal security operations which are derived from the International human rights laws and are in accordance with the international principles guiding the use of force.” he said.

Continue Reading

News Feed

How iron protector prevented my shop from being robbed: Business man

Published

on

How iron protector prevented my shop from being robbed: Business man

Chima Smart Nwaneri, a businessman who operates in Owerri, Imo state has disclosed how suspected robbers were unable to burgle his office due to an iron protector.

Nwaneri thanked God for wisdom saying they couldn’t access his goods because of the protector on his ceiling.

 

 

Chima wrote on his Twitter account;

“So robbers visited my office where i do my business, but I thank God for wisdom, they couldn’t enter because of the protector on the ceiling..
Help me thank God….”

 

Continue Reading

News Feed

#EndSARS: We are not collection of angels, Nigerian Police says

Published

on

#EndSARS: We are not a collection of angels, Nigerian Police says

The Nigerian police have said its officers are not angels, but the force is doing its best to serve Nigerians better.

This was disclosed in a statement posted on Twitter by the force. This comes after several unrest and pockets of violence that greeted the endsSARS protest against police brutality.

The Nigerian police appear to have started an online campaign to redeem their image and rebuild trust with Nigerian citizens, following the nationwide #EndSARS protests and its devastating fallout.

The security agency which admitted that it is not a collection of angels, however told Nigerians that it is doing its best to ensure better services.

The police, Monday night, uploaded a campaign flyer on Twitter, via their official handle @PoliceNG.

“We are not a collection of angels, but we are doing our best to serve you better,” said the flyer which was produced by the police public relations department, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

Continue Reading

Trending