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Diaspora Group hails Buhari for sustaining the amnesty program, peace in the Niger Delta

Senator Iroegbu  The Nigerian Diaspora Professionals Forum (NDPF) has commended President Mohammadu Buhari for what has been described as a determined effort to sustain the amnesty program to improve security and stability in the Niger Delta.  Addressing journalists at the departure wing of the PortHarcourt International Airport, Rivers State on Thursday, the

FG to empower 2,500 N/Delta youths through industrial fishing, seafood production

•Delegation to depart for Greece, Costa Rica on Facility Inspections Godsgift Onyedinefu  The Federal Government through its Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) is set to empower 2,500 Niger Delta youths through industrial fishing and associated seafoods production. The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of PAP, Mr. Charles Dokubo, made

Reps to investigate alleged fraud in Amnesty programme

The House of Representatives has resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to investigate the alleged fraudulent activities taking place in the Presidential Amnesty Programme. The resolution followed a motion presented by Rep. Tajudeen Obasa (PDP-Lagos) at the plenary on Wednesday. Moving the motion, Mr Obasa expressed concern over the outcry

Time to arrest the kidnap for ransome menace

Editor's note: This Weekly Policy brief by Nextier-Security, Peace And Development (SPD) focused on the menacing cases of kidnap for ransom across the country and the need for proactive response to end it. The great expectation in Nigeria that amnesty programmes for terrorists would put an end to kidnapping for ransoms has not

Buhari pumps additional N35bn to Amnesty Programme’s budget

Funds released for ex-militants' rehabilitation reintegration Fallout of recent presidential level visits to oil producing communities ...Jude Johnson        The President Muhammadu Buhari administration, has in sustenance of the new understanding between the Federal Government and the oil-producing communities of the Niger Delta, released additional N35 billion to step-up the Amnesty Programme in