• Makarfi, Sheriff agree on 24-man negotiating committee

    Makarfi, Sheriff agree on 24-man negotiating committee

    According to reports, the factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, and the Chairman of its National Caretaker Committee,  Senator Ahmed Makarfi, have agreed to set up a 24-man committee to handle negotiation between the two warring factions.

    The committee, which will consist of 12 members each from the two factions, is expected to be unfolded this week, according to investigations by our correspondent.

    Our correspondent gathered that the two leaders of the committee had agreed that […]

  • Niger Delta crisis: FG negotiating Nigeria’s sovereignty, says Soyinka

    Niger Delta crisis: FG negotiating Nigeria’s sovereignty, says Soyinka

    Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka has opened up on his discussion with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, August 11, 2016.

    Soyinka’s meeting with the president on that day was scheduled as private and took place in the Buhari’s office.

    He arrived at the villa and went straight in for the meeting with the president.

    Thereafter, Soyinka told newsmen he discussed “national and international matters, general matters, that’s all.”

    He declined to give further details but said he would hold […]

  • FG reveals why it’s not negotiating with Niger Delta Avengers

    FG reveals why it’s not negotiating with Niger Delta Avengers

    The Federal Government on Friday explained why it has refused to engage in talks with the militant Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, in order to get them to put an end to the bombing of oil and gas infrastructure in the oil-rich region.

    Speaking while delivering the second foundation lecture of Elizade University, Ilaramokin, Ondo state entitled “The Future is here earlier than we thought”, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, said that the militants are not freedom fighters but economic warriors […]

  • Nigerians split over negotiating with Niger Delta militants

    Nigerians split over negotiating with Niger Delta militants

    Nigeria’s government wants to go to the bargaining table with militants in its oil-producing Niger Delta region. But activists in the region are divided over whether negotiations will bring peace, or encourage more militancy.

    To some, meeting with the Niger Delta Avengers is the surest way to head off a bloody military confrontation between the group and Nigeria’s military.

    Godspower Gbenekama is a member of the traditional ruling council in the Gbaramatu Kingdom, which has been the sight of several attacks on […]