Militants issue Udom 14-day ultimatum to publish Akwa Ibom councils’ allocations
Militants under the aegis of the Niger Delta Liberation Force (NDLF) have issued Governor Udom Emmanuel a 14-day ultimatum to publish federal allocations to local government areas in Akwa Ibom State. State Commander of the NDLF, Captain Victor Eyoh, and four others made the demand yesterday in a statement made available to newsmen in Uyo,…
Seven killed as militants clash in Bayelsa community
Sevenpersons were on Wednesday night reportedly killed in Oluasiri community of Nembe-Bassambiri, Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, as two rival militant gangs engaged in a gun battle.
Akwa bom government plans to rehabilitate 462 ex-militants in two camp centres
No fewer than 462 repentant militants, who about nine months ago surrendered their arms and embraced amnesty, would have two rehabilitation centres to learn their needed skills. Chairman of Ukanafun Local Council, Mr. Uko Idiong, disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists on the situation of militant activities in his council area in Uyo, yesterday.
Sri Lanka bans face covering after attacks
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday announced a ban on face covering, a week after Islamist militants carried out coordinated suicide bombings that killed 253 people. Sirisena said he was using emergency powers to ban any form of face covering in public. The restriction will take effect from Monday, his office said in a…
The umbrella is leaking and broom is broken, says Durotoye
Presidential candidate of the Alliance For New Nigeria (ANN), Fela Durotoye, speaks on the kind of leaders the country needs, why he and his party rekindles hope of a brighter future, insisting that Nigeria can pay the N30, 000 minimum wage if it cuts wastages in government, among other issues. What is your take on…
You’re cruel to Niger Delta, militants accuse president
A coalition of agitators under the aegis of Joint Revolutionary Council (JRC) and Mass Action in the Niger Delta yesterday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of abandoning the oil-rich region amid numerous promises by his administration. They described the last three years as most tortuous for the zone, stating that the Federal Government had virtually done…
420 militants, cultists embrace Akwa Ibom’s amnesty programme
Over 420 militants, kidnappers and cultists have again embraced the amnesty programme offered by Akwa Ibom State government. The criminal gang from Etim Ekpo and Ukanafun local council areas surrendered their weapons to the amnesty committee, comprising heads of security agencies in the state. The Guardian recalls that about 264 cultists, kidnappers and militants who…
Amnesty: Militants laud Buhari, Akeredolu
A militant group in Ondo State, the United Sea Wolf Avenger, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for incorporating militants in the state into the Federal Government Amnesty programme. The group, in a statement by its leaders, General Deji Ehinmowo and General Secretary, Akinfemi Raymond, appealed to the Federal Government not to extend its Amnesty programmes…
Again, suspected militants kidnap six students in Epe
Just a few days ago, a Baale in Ibeju-Lekki Local Council was kidnapped. The Baale is still in the den of his captors, as N20 million ransom is being demanded for his release.
Residents flee Ishawo after militants’ invasion
Residents of troubled Ishawo community in Ikorodu area of Lagos State, have deserted their homes following Sunday’s invasion that left no fewer than nine persons, including security operatives dead.