• Boko Haram ready to negotiate release of 83 more Chibok girls, says Presidency

    Boko Haram ready to negotiate release of 83 more Chibok girls, says Presidency

    Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which last week freed 21 of more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls it kidnapped in April 2014 in northeast Nigeria, is willing to negotiate the release of 83 more of the girls, the president’s spokesman said on Sunday.

    Around 220 girls were taken from their school in 2014 in Chibok in northeastern Borno state, where Boko Haram has waged a seven-year insurgency aimed at creating an Islamic state, killing thousands and displacing more than 2 million people.

    The […]

  • FG willing to negotiate with Boko Haram to free Chibok girls – Minister

    FG willing to negotiate with Boko Haram to free Chibok girls – Minister

    According to reports, the Federal Government has restated its willingness to negotiate with the Boko Haram to free the over 200 girls kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Borno State, in 2014.

    Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, yesterday, reiterated government’s commitment to rescue the school girls abducted by terrorists on April 14, 2014.

    Mohammed’s statements came a week after the Boko Haram released a video, where its leader, Abubakar Shekau threatened to attack more cities and vowed not to […]

  • I won’t negotiate with Boko Haram until… – Buhari

    I won’t negotiate with Boko Haram until… – Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari said his government is not ready to negotiate with Boko Haram until it is clear who is leading the terror group.

    “I gave directives on three different occasions and I am not ready to go beyond this unless the leaders of Boko Haram come out in the open and say that they are leaders of Boko Haram,” he told VOA on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

    “Then I will be ready to talk […]

  • Biafra: We can’t negotiate with FG – MASSOB

    Biafra: We can’t negotiate with FG – MASSOB

    Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) yesterday condemned the inclusion of its leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu, as one of those selected to negotiate with the federal government to end its agitations.

    The group said it would not be a part of any negotiation to stop over 17 years of struggle for the actualisation of Biafra.

    In a statement issued by the National Director of Information, Comrade Samuel Edeson, after its National Executive Council Meeting in Okwe, the group rejected […]

  • We did not pick Wole Soyinka to negotiate on our behalf – Niger Delta Avengers

    We did not pick Wole Soyinka to negotiate on our behalf – Niger Delta Avengers

    The Niger Delta Avengers has refuted the claim that it nominated Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka; a former Abia State governor, Mr. Orji Kalu and five others to negotiate with the federal government on behalf of the group.

    A statement by the spokesman of the militant group, Mudoch Agbinibo, late on Saturday described the claim as the work of mischief makers, keen to derail the group’s struggle.

    The group said the claim “by enemies of the Niger Delta” might be because of […]

  • We’re ready to negotiate but only through Edwin Clark – Avengers

    We’re ready to negotiate but only through Edwin Clark – Avengers

    Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), a factionalised militant group, has issued conditions under which it can enter into negotiations with the federal government.

    The Avengers on Saturday, through Mudoch Agbinibo, its spokesperson, indicated its readiness to dialogue through a negotiation team led by Edwin Clark, prominent Niger Delta leader.

    A statement posted on the website of the Avengers, said: “The struggle has always being a Pan-Niger Delta one, we only know the anti Niger Delta elements are using some disorganized characters from the […]

  • Come and negotiate with us – Buhari tells looters

    Come and negotiate with us – Buhari tells looters

    President Muhammadu Buhari has provided a soft landing platform of negotiation for all treasury looters, insisting that they must quickly return stolen public funds in their possession or face the consequences.

    Buhari appealed to those in possession of Nigeria’s stolen funds to return them peacefully and negotiate with the government.

    The implication of the president’s decision is that those who have looted the nation’s treasury can now explore the opportunity of a negotiation process with relevant government agencies and quietly return such […]

  • Tompolo created N’Delta Avengers to blackmail FG into negotiating his case – Ex Militant Leader

    Tompolo created N’Delta Avengers to blackmail FG into negotiating his case – Ex Militant Leader

    Africanus Ukparasia, popularly called ‘Gen’ Africa, Ex-militant leader has alleged that wanted ex-MEND warlord, Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo, created the Niger Delta Avenger group to blackmail government over his cases.

    ‘Gen’ Africa warned the Federal Government against negotiating with members of the group saying that negotiating with the Avengers is a clear recipe for the emergence of hundreds of armed groups in the creeks of the Niger Delta with the hope of benefiting from criminality.

    Ukparasia in a statement alleged that […]

  • NLC now ready to negotiate with FG

    NLC now ready to negotiate with FG

    President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba in Abuja on Thursday, said it was ready to negotiate with the Federal Government.

    Wabba said this while briefing newsmen after a closed-door meeting between the leadership of the union and the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki.

    He, however, said the strike would continue as the government had yet to reach out to the union for negotiation. He added that the union had not received any formal invitation for meeting with the […]

  • FG to Negotiate N56,000 Minimum Wage Demand with Labour Unions

    FG to Negotiate N56,000 Minimum Wage Demand with Labour Unions

    The federal government has expressed its readiness to negotiate with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and allied groups demanding the increment of minimum wage paid to civil servants from N18,000 to N56,000.

    Minister for Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige gave the government’s position on this issue while receiving leaders of the Organisation of Trade Union in West Africa (OTUWA) who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.

    According to The Nation, Ngige said in presenting their demands to government, labour […]

  • How FG can negotiate Chibok girls’ release – Sen. Sani suggests

    How FG can negotiate Chibok girls’ release – Sen. Sani suggests

    Shehu Sani, senator and former government negotiator with Boko Haram,  yesterday said the schoolgirls abducted in Chibok, Borno State, two years ago by insurgents are alive.

    He said the recent video of the girls released by a Boko Haram source showed the veracity of their parents’ claims. Sani, who spoke on CNN, said negotiations with Boko Haram for the release of the girls remained frozen, given the military campaign against the insurgents.

    He cautioned the government on the terms of the negotiation to […]