• Niger Delta militants frustrating government’s dialogue option, says Presidency

    Niger Delta militants frustrating government’s dialogue option, says Presidency

    According to reports, the Presidency has regretted that despite the Federal Government’s good faith in pursuing dialogue with the Niger Delta stakeholders, the militant groups have not reciprocated the government’s good gesture in finding peaceful and lasting solution to the crisis in the oil-producing areas of Nigeria.

    According to a statement on Wednesday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in an interview he granted a Kano-based radio station, Express Radio.

    “Despite the government’s […]

  • Saraki sues for dialogue, cooperation in ending recession

    Saraki sues for dialogue, cooperation in ending recession

    Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has urged for dialogue and cooperation among leaders so as to end the current recession plaguing the country.

    Responding to repeated questions about his recent meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari, and the Senate’s votes to return the President’s Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and $29.9 billion loan request pending the submission of supporting documentation, the senate president said

    “Reports of rising tension between lawmakers and the president are overblown,” adding that the MTEF and the […]

  • Masari inaugurates dialogue, amnesty committee for cattle rustlers

    Masari inaugurates dialogue, amnesty committee for cattle rustlers

    According to reports, Katsina State Government on Saturday inaugurated a 15-man Committee on Dialogue and Amnesty to parley with cattle rustlers operating in the forest across the state.

    Speaking while inaugurating the committee in Katsina, Governor Aminu Masari mandated the committee to meet with various gangs of cattle rustlers operating in the state with a view to identifying their grievances and advice the government.

    Masari also asked members of the committee to consult widely with stakeholders and engage religious and traditional leaders […]

  • I Believe in Peaceful Dialogue for Biafra – Nollywood Actor Talks on Being Nnamdi Kanu’s New Lawyer

    I Believe in Peaceful Dialogue for Biafra – Nollywood Actor Talks on Being Nnamdi Kanu’s New Lawyer

    Nollywood actor who was recently spotted in court in his lawyer regalia during the hearing of Nnamdi Kanu’s case, says he’s not part of the defence team of the IPOB leader.

    In an official statement posted on his social media account, popular Nollywood actor, Kenneth Okonkwo, has said that he’s not part of the defence team of the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

    The veteran actor who is also a legal practitioner and was recently spotted […]

  • Why we accepted to dialogue with Federal Government – Niger Delta militants explain

    Why we accepted to dialogue with Federal Government – Niger Delta militants explain

    One of the militant groups, ‘Niger Delta Volunteers, NDV, has hailed the recent moves by the Pan Niger Delta Forum led by Chief Edwin Clark to resolve the current crises in the region.

    The group in a statement signed by its leader, Commander Ekpo Ekpo in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital on Monday, said they had decided to embrace dialogue.

    The group said: “we have met and brainstormed over the crisis and following several hours of intensive deliberation, we the Niger Delta […]

  • Niger Delta Avengers pull out of dialogue with FG

    Niger Delta Avengers pull out of dialogue with FG

    According to reports, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) yesterday dissociated itself from the proposed dialogue between the Federal Government and some prominent politicians and traditional rulers from the Niger Delta.

    The militant group, which claimed responsibility for most of the bombings of oil and gas facilities in the region earlier in the year, said it had lost confidence in the process because the Federal Government failed to build a broad based dialogue group, but has rather chosen to deal with those […]

  • PDP’s problem can only be resolved through dialogue – Sheriff

    PDP’s problem can only be resolved through dialogue – Sheriff

    According to reports, the former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff, has reiterated his commitment to the reconciliation process in the party, saying that the statement by the governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, that the courts should be allowed to resolve the leadership crisis in the party “has no impact whatsoever” on the process.

    Speaking yesterday while inaugurating a faction leadership of the party in Delta state, Sheriff said the problems in the party can only be […]

  • FG Constitutes Team To Dialogue With Niger Delta Militants

    FG Constitutes Team To Dialogue With Niger Delta Militants

    The federal government has constituted two groups to dialogue with militants who have been attacking oil pipelines in the Niger Delta region wit a view to resolving the crisis.

    This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig.  Gen. Paul Boroh, (rtd.) during a meeting with stakeholders of the Amnesty Programme and the region in Abuja.

    Boroh who hinted that the establishment of the two teams was working in accordance […]

  • Niger Delta Avengers deny agreeing to dialogue with FG

    Niger Delta Avengers deny agreeing to dialogue with FG

    Niger Delta Avengers, on Wednesday, denied agreeing to enter into dialogue with the federal government for a possible ceasefire in the region.

    The militant group which has claimed responsibility for major attacks on oil facilities in the region in recent times also denied knowing the self-acclaimed spokesman for the Dialogue Group, Mr. Ballantyne Agiri.

    Agiri had in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja claimed that the group had agreed to enter dialogue with the FG.

    But the spokesman for the group, Mudoch […]

  • Niger Delta Avengers to dialogue with FG – Agiri

    Niger Delta Avengers to dialogue with FG – Agiri

    The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) has collectively and willingly agreed to dialogue with the Federal Government to resolve the lingering crisis in the Niger Delta region.

    The spokesman for the Dialogue Group, Mr. Ballantyne Agiri, said this in a signed statement in Abuja on Wednesday.

    Agiri said that the NDA had constituted contact and dialogue group to engage the Federal Government in meaningful dialogue as part of the initiatives to resolve the crisis.

    He added that the group was determined to come out […]

  • Stop begging for dialogue – Avengers tell N’Delta elders

    Stop begging for dialogue – Avengers tell N’Delta elders

    The Niger Delta Avengers on Sunday warned the Niger Delta elders to desist from appealing to the group to accept the proposed dialogue by the Federal Government, noting that President Muhammadu Buhari is insincere and therefore should not be trusted.

    The NDA also dared the Nigerian military to a combat in the creeks which they claimed remained their ‘hideout’, if the security agencies in the country were ready to arrest members of the group.

    The insurgents, in a statement issued on Sunday […]