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…

ASUU decries reduction of budgetary allocation to education

Sokoto – The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has decried the reduction of the Federal Government’s allocation to the education sector from 11 per cent in 2015 to 8 per cent in 2016. The ASUU Sokoto Zonal Coordinator, Dr Lawal Argungu, made this known at a Press Conference in Sokoto on Saturday. “The way…

ASUU decries reduction of budgetary allocation to eduction

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has decried the reduction of the Federal Government’s allocation to the education sector from 11 per cent in 2015 to 8 per cent in 2016. The ASUU Sokoto Zonal Coordinator, Dr Lawal Argungu, made this known at a Press Conference in Sokoto on Saturday. “The way FGN treats…

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…

ASUU decries reduction of budgetary allocation to education

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has decried the reduction of the Federal Government’s allocation to the education sector from 11 percent in 2015 to 8 percent in 2016. The ASUU Sokoto Zonal Coordinator, Dr Lawal Argungu, made this known at a Press Conference in Sokoto on Saturday. “The way FGN treats the funding…

Halliburton scandal: EFCC traces N13.5b to private account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has uncovered how $32.5million of about $200million fines from Halliburton Energy Services was allegedly paid into a private account. The cash was said to be missing because the anti-graft agency could not ascertain whether or not it was remitted into the Federal Government’s account. A top shot with…