Dialogue Between Stakeholders and Army on Cattle Rustling in Zamfara

As part of the concerted efforts to resolve the issue of livestock rustling and armed banditry in 1 Division Nigerian Army area of responsibility, there is substantial progress on the peace initiative led by Zamfara State government after intense military operations. Subsequently, a dialogue was held today at Gobirawa Chali village, Dansadau Emirate, Maru Local…

NATA strike: Niger govt urges suspension, calls for dialogue

Gov. Sani Bello of Niger State The Niger government has called on the state chapter of Nigeria Automobile Technicians Association (NATA), to suspend its two day warning strike to protest against alleged multiple taxation. Mr Jonathan Vatsa, the state commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism made the appeal on Monday in Minna. He appealed to…

FG putting negotiation team together for Niger Delta

There are indications that the Federal Government may have started making efforts to raise a dialogue/negotiation team that will meet with elders and leaders from the Niger Delta. The proposed dialogue with militants in the oil rich region has been on the front burner for months since the resumption of militancy in the region. The…

Ending Recession Requires Dialogue and Cooperation From All – Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said any effort to end the current recession in the country requires dialogue and cooperation from all leaders. The Senate President’s comments were in response to repeated questions about his recent meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari and the Senate’s votes to return the President’s Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and $29.9 billion loan request pending the submission…

Fazed by renewed bombings, Kachikwu begs militants

Worried over recent bombings of oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has appealed to militants to give dialogue a chance. It would be recalled that militants in the oil rich region resumed attacks on oil facilities immediately after President Muhammadu Buhari’s meeting with…

16 things Niger Delta elders want from Buhari for peace to reign

The much talked about dialogue between the Federal Government and Niger Delta Militants received a boost on Tuesday, as Niger Delta elders under the Pan Niger Delta Dialogue Team led by Chief Edwin Clark met with President Muhammadu Buhari. At the meeting, which has been in the offing for a while, the elders presented the…

Despite Buhari’s peace moves, militants dare Shell, NNPC to reopen bombed pipeline

Despite efforts by the Federal Government to hold dialogue with Niger Delta militants, they have continued to threaten International oil companies in the country. The Greenland Justice Mandate, a Niger Delta militant group, has warned Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, against reopening of the newly repaired Trans Forcados…

IPCR Engage Farmers Herders In Dialogue

IPCR Engage Farmers Herders in Dialogue Access to land either for grazing or farming, plus conflicting land use laws have been identified as the major problems leading to clashes between farmers and herders. This was pointed out at a dialogue between farmers and herdsmen, organized by the Institute for Peace and Conflict resolution. The growing…

World religious leaders sue for dialogue towards inter-religious peace

A cross-section of participants at the inter-faith meeting in Assisi By Adam Alqali World religious leaders from across different faiths have called for dialogue towards peaceful coexistence among followers of various religions of the world. This call was made by religious leaders at the just concluded 3-day inter-religious peace meeting held between September 18 and…

Dialogue: Ijaw elders say they don’t trust Clark

The proposed dialogue between Niger Delta militants and the Federal Government has suffered another setback, as the Delta State Forum of Ijaw Elders, under the auspices of Izon Okosu-Oku (Izon Council of Elders), Tuesday, distanced itself from the Chief Edwin Clark led Niger Delta peace negotiation team on behalf of the Niger Delta militants. The…

N’Delta Avengers: We Have Laid Down Our Arm, Ready For Meaningful dialogue

Following its recent cease fire from breaking pipelines in the creeks, the Niger Delta Avengers have declared their readiness to engage federal government in a meaningful dialogue that would return peace in the oil region. They however demanded that government must also be ready to show commitment towards the proposed dialogue by withdrawing the military…

N’Delta Avengers: We Have Laid Down Our Arm, Ready For Meaningful dialogue

Following its recent cease fire from breaking pipelines in the creeks, the Niger Delta Avengers have declared their readiness to engage federal government in a meaningful dialogue that would return peace in the oil region. They however demanded that government must also be ready to show commitment towards the proposed dialogue by withdrawing the military…