Wednesday, 27th September 2023

Sunday Magazine

2 Aug 2015
A member of the Technical Committee on Niger Delta that recommended the amnesty programme, Prince Tonye Princewill, told KELVIN EBIRI, that the amnesty programme was not designed by the Federal Government to address the historical neglect of the Niger Delta. As a member of the defunct technical committee on Niger Delta, what is your assessment…
2 Aug 2015
AN Improvised Explosive Devise goes off with a deafening boom, scattering shrapnel and fire. Blasted veins, limbs and entrails fly in every direction, as death falls on a village in Borno State. But as it appears, dust from the insurgency is settling not just on distressed communities in the North East, but also on towns…
2 Aug 2015
Taking a hard look at the Amnesty Programme, the brainchild of ex-President Umaru Yar’Adua and immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Akpo Mudiaga Odje, spoke with HENDRIX OLIOMOGBE on the way forward in the administration of the programme. How will you assess the amnesty programme under the Goodluck Jonathan administration? WELL, it will take a…
2 Aug 2015
Dr. Chris Ekiyor is former President of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), and a principal actor in the formative days of amnesty programme; he spoke with The Federal Government has not been forthcoming about the amnesty programme started by the late President Umaru Yar’Adua administration, what is your opinion about this? BASICALLY, I think President Muhammadu…
2 Aug 2015
EXACTLY six years ago, the late President Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua signed the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme. The action was a demonstration of the Federal Government’s seriousness over the granting of unconditional amnesty to former militants protesting environmental despoliation of the Niger Delta region. Taking up arms and engaging in various breaches against the smooth…
2 Aug 2015
GBAJA-BIAMILA! It sounds much like a phrase. As such by convention, you must have to take a deep breath before you pronounce the name. On a second thought, phonetically speaking, your brain may register a kind of similarity with Roger Milla. But in truth, the bearer of the name, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, has a lot…
2 Aug 2015
Dr. Sofiri Joab-Peterside is a sociology teacher at the University of Port Harcourt. He was one of the resource persons that worked with the Ledum Mitee-led Technical Committee on the Niger Delta that recommended the amnesty programme. He told KELVIN EBIRI that those who implemented the programme ran it like a patronage agency and failed…
2 Aug 2015
SINCE President Muhammadu Buhari came on board on May 29, the Niger Delta has attempted to calibrate every step he has taken within the context of its interest. The loss of the Presidency in the March 28 election by a son of the Niger Delta, Goodluck Jonathan, undoubtedly, put the region in a somewhat awkward…
2 Aug 2015
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” (Romans 8:28 NLT) ON February 24, 1989, United Airlines Flight 811 took off from Honolulu on its way to New Zealand. The Boeing 747 had climbed to 22,000…
2 Aug 2015
IT is unbelievable to learn that a New York-based Satanist group has announced the proposed unveiling of its sculpted ‘homage to Satan,’ which it seeks to place next to a 10 Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma State capitol building. The group recently announced that the statue, which features the goat-headed figure Baphomet…
2 Aug 2015
Continued From Last Week Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie is the Emeritus Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos. He was the founder of the soon to commence Augustine University, Ilara, Epe, Lagos State. In this interview with KENECHUKWU EZEONYEJIAKU during an inspection of the school to ascertain its level or preparedness…
1 Aug 2015
IGBOLOGUN is an Island community in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, popularly called Snake Island, which can only be accessed via water transportation, from Coconut end of the Tin can Island area, Apapa.   It is a densely populated community that serves as gateway to other two communities, Igboeseyore and Igbosu communities,…


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