Buhari sacks Dokubo as amnesty coordinator, approves interim replacement
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Charles Quarker Dokubo as the coordinator of the Amnesty Programme. "Prof. Dokubo has been directed to hand over all official matters to the most senior officer of the Programme," a presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said in a statement. "This followed the President’s approval of the disengagement of Prof. Charles…
Ex-militants block East West road, urge FG to name Amnesty coordinator from Niger Delta
Niger Delta ex-agitators yesterday blocked the East West Road in protest against Federal Government’s failure to adhere to agreements it reached with them on sending some of them to school and training some in skills.
Blame FG for amnesty programme crisis, says PANDEF
The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has blamed the crisis rocking the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) on the failure of the Federal Government to holistically implement the initiative.
Buhari suspends Amnesty programme boss Dokubo
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the suspension of the coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Professor Charles Dokubo. Buhari also ordered that a caretaker committee is set up to review the programme take over its running henceforth. A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the…
FG to train ex-agitators in leadership skills
The Federal Government has disclosed plans to enrol leaders of Niger Delta ex-agitators in leadership training within the country or offshore for effective coordination of their followers.
Group warns Niger Delta stakeholders against blackmailing Akpabio, Dokubo
The United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy (UNDEDSS) has called on stakeholders in the region to cease blackmailing Sen. Godswill Akpabio and Prof. Charles Dokubo.
Amnesty programme trains 500 Niger Delta youths on health, safety
Efforts by the Federal Government to deepen security, peace and stability in the Niger Delta through the engagement of youths in the region, recorded a huge success at the weekend, as 500 persons sponsored....
Edo group moves against Amnesty boss over alleged neglect
The Benin National Congress (BNC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to consider the immediate and unconditional dissolution of the Prof. Charles Dokubo management team...
Militants threaten to renew hostilities if Dokubo is sacked as Amnesty boss
Niger Delta militia group, the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA), has reiterated its early warning to renew hostilities in the region by attacking oil facilities, if a cabal in the presidency succeeds in removing Professor Charles Dokubo..