• 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 […]

  • Niger Delta crisis: Why FG talks with Diete-Spiff, Clark groups will yield results – Boroh expnlains

    Niger Delta crisis: Why FG talks with Diete-Spiff, Clark groups will yield results – Boroh expnlains

    Retired Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh, the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, says the Niger Delta Dialogue Contact Group (NDDCG) and the Pan Niger Delta Group (PNDG) are credible groups.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the NDDCG and PNDG are led by King Diete-Spiff, the Amayanabo of Twon, Brass, and Chief Edwin Clark, an Ijaw leader, respectively.

    Boroh told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt on Wednesday that the groups were also made up […]

  • Niger Delta crisis: Why we announced ceasefire – Avengers explain

    Niger Delta crisis: Why we announced ceasefire – Avengers explain

    The Niger Delta Avengers has announced a conditional ceasefire and agreed to hold talks with the federal government following months of attacks on key oil and gas facilities that have hammered the economy.

    In a message posted on the Niger Delta Avengers’ (NDA) website late on Saturday, the group said it would “observe a cessation of hostilities,” so long as the country’s ruling party stops what it called harassment of innocent civilians.

    It said it would support efforts to negotiate with “the […]

  • FG must resolve Niger Delta crisis, others – Abubakar

    FG must resolve Niger Delta crisis, others – Abubakar

    Former Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar has called on the Federal Government to find a way out of the militancy in the Niger Delta, which has affected crude oil production.

    The former leader who met with President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday at the presidential villa, Abuja explained that exploring an amicable solution to the crisis and other restiveness would stabilise the country for growth.

    Speaking to State House Correspondents after the closed-door meeting, Abubakar said they met over some undisclosed issues.

    Abdulsalami, […]

  • Buhari knows how to end Niger Delta crisis – Group

    Buhari knows how to end Niger Delta crisis – Group

    The United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy (UNDEDSS) on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari knows exactly what to do to end the Niger Delta crisis arising from militancy.

    UNDEDSS Secretary, Mr. Tony Uranta, who made this disclosure, said they had drawn up proposals that captures the interests of all the parties involved in the agitation in the Niger Delta.

    The coalition in a statement said, “President Buhari knows what, exactly he needs to do to end the crisis today if he […]

  • Niger Delta crisis: Count me out of any dialogue with government – Asari Dokubo

    Niger Delta crisis: Count me out of any dialogue with government – Asari Dokubo

    Following reports of planned negotiations between the federal government and the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, the leader of Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo Asari, has broken his silence, warning against his inclusion in the negotiation team.

    He also warned against associating his name in the matter, stating categorically that he had not appointed anyone to be his representatives.

    Asari, who was former national president of Ijaw Youth Congress and also the leader of Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Front, NDPSF, […]

  • Niger Delta Crisis: Asari Dokubo Opens Up

    Niger Delta Crisis: Asari Dokubo Opens Up

    The leader of Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo Asari has opened up about the Niger Delta Crisis, warning against his inclusion in any negotiation team.

    He also warned against associating his name with the Niger Delta Crisis, adding that he would never negotiate with the government of President Mohammadu Buhari.

    Asari Dokubo revealed this in a statement via his Facebook page. He further maintained his belief in the cause of Ijaw Nation,Niger Delta Region and The United States of […]

  • FG Assigns NSA to Lead Dialogue On Niger Delta Crisis

    FG Assigns NSA to Lead Dialogue On Niger Delta Crisis

    President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed his National Security Adviser, Retired Gen. Babagana Mongunu, to head the team that will dialogue with the warring Niger Delta militants.

    The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu broke the news to journalists in Abuja Monday.

    According to him, he is a member of the team which also includes the nation security and service chiefs and other stakeholders to distill military intervention in the area so that dialogue can take place.

    “We are making contacts […]