• 2,000 kidnappers, armed robbers embrace amnesty in Rivers

    2,000 kidnappers, armed robbers embrace amnesty in Rivers

    About 2,000 cult members on Saturday embraced the amnesty declared by the Rivers State Government.

    The cult members, who were involved in kidnappings, killings and armed robberies in the past, surrendered their weapons before members of the state Amnesty Committee in Isiokpo, the headquarters of Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.

    Some of the weapons surrendered by them included AK 47 rifles, G3, dane guns, dynamite, NATO gun and detonators.

    Speaking shortly after receiving weapons from the repentant militants, the Chairman of […]

  • Embrace amnesty or face wrath of law – Rivers warns cultists

    Embrace amnesty or face wrath of law – Rivers warns cultists

    According to reports, the Rivers government has warned cultists still bearing arms to embrace its amnesty offer or be ready to face the wrath of the law.

    Mr Ken Chinda, the Special Adviser on Amnesty to Gov. Nyesom Wike, stated this in an interview with newsmen in Port Harcourt on Saturday.

    Chinda said some unrepentant cultists in Ogba/Egbeme/Ndoni Local Government Area of the state were frustrating the amnesty programme.

    He said leaders of the Iceland Cult group in Obiozimini and others in Egi […]

  • Nigerian students embrace ‘Change begins with me’ campaign

    Nigerian students embrace ‘Change begins with me’ campaign

    Students leaders from across the various institutions in the country on Monday converged in Makurdi, the Benue State capital to support the ‘Change Begins With Me’ Campaign recently launched bu President Muhammadu Buhari.

    The workshop being organised by publishers of TheNigeria Online Newspapers called on Nigerians to embrace the positive attitude required to move the nation forward.

    In his remarks, Kwuanu Terrence who spoke on behalf of The Nigerian Online Newspaper said Change has started in earnest at the different levels.

    The event […]

  • Governor Wike gives militants, cultists 60 days to embrace amnesty

    Governor Wike gives militants, cultists 60 days to embrace amnesty

    As part of efforts to stem violent crimes in Rivers State and restore peace in the crisis-ridden communities of the state, the governor, Nyesom Wike, has given militants and cultists involved 60 days to embrace amnesty or face prosecution.

    The governor made this known yesterday when he inaugurated the State Amnesty Programme Committee.

    The committee has as members, representatives of the Nigerian Armed Forces, the Nigeria Police and the Department of State Services (DSS). The Special Adviser to the Governor on Amnesty, […]

  • Farmer urges women and youths to embrace vegetable farming

    Farmer urges women and youths to embrace vegetable farming

    A vegetable farmer in Delta, Mr Paul Ukpe, has called on women and youths in the Niger Delta region to venture into vegetables farming to improve their sources of revenue.

    Ukpe, who made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba on Sunday, said that the soil in the region was very fertile for the cultivation of vegetables.

    He said that many youths in the region who had remained unemployed could improve their lots if they […]