Niger Delta: Amnesty Beyond Patriotic Patronage

Sunday Attah It was for noble intentions and the need to placate the restive Niger Delta (ND) militants when former Nigeria’s President, Late Alhaji  Umaru  Yar’Adua  exercised his constitutional power  by  granting  amnesty and unconditional pardon to all  Niger Delta militants in June 2009. On acceptance, the militants were expected to renounce militancy and embrace…

Niger Delta: Amnesty Beyond Patriotic Patronage

By Sunday Attah (GVE) – It was for noble intentions and the need to placate the restive Niger Delta (ND) militants when former Nigeria’s President, Late Alhaji Umaru Yar’Adua exercised his constitutional power by granting amnesty and unconditional pardon to all Niger Delta militants in June 2009. On acceptance, the militants were expected to renounce militancy…

Niger Delta: Amnesty Beyond Patriotic Patronage

By Sunday Attah (GVE) – It was for noble intentions and the need to placate the restive Niger Delta (ND) militants when former Nigeria’s President, Late Alhaji Umaru Yar’Adua exercised his constitutional power by granting amnesty and unconditional pardon to all Niger Delta militants in June 2009. On acceptance, the militants were expected to renounce militancy…

Niger Delta: Amnesty Beyond Patriotic Patronage

Sunday Attah It was for noble intentions and the need to placate the restive Niger Delta (ND) militants when former Nigeria’s President, Late Alhaji  Umaru  Yar’Adua  exercised his constitutional power  by  granting  amnesty and unconditional pardon to all  Niger Delta militants in June 2009. On acceptance, the militants were expected to renounce militancy and embrace…

Emergency power for a diet of dust

THE word has been there all the while. Nobody in Nigeria invented it. It’s called clueless. But in 2015, in the run up and the heat of the acrimonious and very divisive general elections in our country, the then opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) virtually gave a new meaning and indeed life and currency to…

Recession: APC lashes at PDP over statement, says party lacks credibility

The All Progressives Congress (APC has angrily reacted to a statement credited to the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) calling for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari, stressing that the party lacks the credibility and rectitude to make such demand. In a release signed by APC Secretary Mai Mala Buni, the ruling party assured…

Again, military raids Delta communities, arrests 9 suspected militants

ARMY authorities in Abuja have confirmed the arrest of nine suspects believed to be among those perpetrating in the acts of economic sabotage in the Niger Delta region. According to a statement issued yesterday by the acting director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, five suspects were apprehended at Ehweru community in Ughelli…

Operation Crocodile Smile Raids Terrorists’ Hideouts In Delta

Troops of 222 Battalion, 4 Brigade Nigerian Army involved in the field training exercise of Operation CROCODILE SMILE have also been conducting patrols and raids through Edje-Ewu-Opere waterside and Araya communities in Ughelli South and Isoko South Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Delta State. Following intelligence report, a robust patrol team was despatched to raid…

Troops raid Niger Delta communities

Troops of 222 Battalion, 4 Brigade Nigerian Army involved in the field training exercise of Operation Crocodile Smile have conducted patrols and raids through Edje-Ewu-Opere waterside and Araya communities in Ughelli South and Isoko South Local Government Areas of Delta State. Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement yesterday that as part…

Operation Crocodile Smile: Troops arrest East-West way robbers

Operation Crocodile Smile in the Niger Delta Troops participating in Operation Crocodile Smile have arrested five suspects known to be terrorising East-West road, between Ughelli and and Patani, Delta, during a reconnaisance exercise in the area. This is contained in a statement signed by Col. Sani Usman,Acting Director, Army Public Relations in Abuja on Wednesday….

Operation CROCODILE SMILE: Troops On Patrol Track Down, Arrest Hoodlums

Troops of 222 Battalion, 4 Brigade Nigerian Army involved in the field training exercise of Operation CROCODILE SMILE have also been conducting patrols and raids. This contained in a press release issued by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman on Wednesday in Abuja. “Today, the troops carried out patrols through Edje-Ewu-Opere…