Former Niger Delta militant leader and the Amanyanabo of Okochiri community in Okirika, King Ateke Tom, has fully gone into agriculture which he sees as the “future”. He has also shared photos from his massive farmland. King Tom went further to encourage Niger Deltans and Nigerians to embrace farming for collective food security and durable development in the country.
The break-up saga between top Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh and her ex-lover, Prince Kporogiri has been trending on social media. Mr Kpokpogri, who is popularly called the prince of Niger Delta, and Tonto had openly displayed affection for each other on social media, giving each other luxury gifts and cars.
Controversial Nollywood actress Roseline Meurer has shown off herself eating Banga and Starch, a popular delicacy eaten in Niger Delta. She first dropped a video where she was cooked the soup with assorted meat such as fresh catfish, periwinkle, cow skin popularly known as "kanda", snail, dried fish, and goat meat.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Ajuri Ngelale has on Monday slammed the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike for insisting on collecting VAT in his state. He described the governor as being tribalistic and aggressive in his call for the collection of Value Added taxes by south-south states.
Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Public Affairs, Ajuri Ngelale, on Monday, knocked Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, over his insistence on collecting Value Added Tax (VAT) in his State. President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Nyesen Wike The presidential aide while a guest on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ breakfast programme, stressed that the Buhari led Federal Government has not been taking the money made in the oil-rich Niger Delta to develop Northern Nigeria.
(Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters) The Niger Delta Militants were issued an unconditional amnesty in 2009, during the administration of former President Musa Yar'Adua, and Goodluck Jonathan. It was an opportunity for the militants who terrorized the Niger Region for many years to lay down their arms.
Mixed reactions have been trailing a recent statement attributed to Sheikh Ahmad Gumi in he which advised the government to grant amnesty to bandits. The controversial cleric opined that the bandits will not leave Nigeria unless the government grant amnesty to them like they did to Niger Delta militants.While many have severely rebuked Gumi for this statement, it is however wrong to compare bandits with the Niger Delta militants in the first place.
Photo Credit: Peoples Gazette Yesterday, popular Nigerian Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, while advising the federal government of Nigeria on how to solve the issue of banditry in the country, attacked the Nigerian military, as he said there is no sense in the operations they have been conducting against bandits in some affected northern states.
Yesterday, it was made known that a popular muslim cleric who resides in the northern region of the country, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, in a statement he released said that, the Nigerian government should grant amnesty to the bandits who have been killing people, rustling cows and kidnapping in Nigeria, as failure to do so won't make the bandits stop attacking people.
It is no longer news that Tonto Dikeh's much-publicised relationship with Prince Kpokpogri has come to an end. The duo had a nice time together but it was short-lived. Tonto Dikeh particularly reveled in the fact that she finally had a man to call her own after her marriage to Olakunle Churchill ended four years ago.
In the news that we gathered today, the popular Northern Muslim Scholar, Sheikh Gumi, has advised the Nigerian government to treat the bandits just like the way they treat the Niger-delta Militants. In his speech, according to the Daily Post, Sheikh Gumi claimed that using military tactics to stop banditry in Nigeria would not help us.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi is a popular islamic scholar who has a controversial stand on the issue of banditry in northern Nigeria. According to Politics Nigeria, Sheikh Gumi revealed that, Amnesty is the only way to solve bandits and herdsmen crisis in the country. Sheikh Gumi. Credit: Google.
Everyone adult in Nigeria today is aware of the destruction caused by bandits in several parts of the nation. These set of people are brutal in their operation, they don't spare kids or women while they come out to attack and plunder the properties of citizens in Nigeria.
Nigerian blogger and relationship expert, Blessing Nkiruka Okoro, popularly known as Blessing CEO, took to her Instagram page and shared an open letter to Tonto Dikeh. The letter was posted on Instablog. Blessing said that she can tell that the actress is going through a lot, despite how much she tries to hide it from the public.
The former aviation minister Femi Fani Kayode has replied a popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, after he reportedly asked the Federal Government to grant amnesty to the armed bandits. While replying him, Fani Kayode condemned the Islamic cleric, making it known to him that the Niger Delta militants do not abduct school children.
Civil Society Organisations under the umbrella of Peace for Niger Delta (PND), has reportedly called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint a permanent head for the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP). The group also called on the president to restore the mandate of the Amnesty Programme to its original intent and take service to the Niger Delta where the ex-agitators reside.
Former minister of aviation, Dr. Femi Fani Kayode has joined many Nigerians to react to the reports that Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Shaikh Ahmad Gumi asked that bandits should be treated the same way the Niger Delta militants were treated. There have been several reports that Shaikh Ahmad Gumi made a case for the killer bandits, saying that unless the bandits are granted amnesty the same way Niger Delta militants were given amnesty, the thought of getting rid of the bandits might not come true.
Hundred of youths from Niger Delta have thrown their weight behind the clamour for the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, to contest the 2023 presidential election, declairing their readiness to mobilise and support his candidature within and outside the region. The youths under aegis of the Niger Delta APC Youth Vanguard(NDAYV), in an online statementt, argued that the choice of Governor Yahaya Bello was made after taking a close look at the list of possible presidential aspirants with clear connect with millions of youths in the six geo political zones and has decided that Governor Yahaya Bello stands out among them all.
sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, emphasized the necessity for bandits to be granted amnesty on Monday. Bandits would not go away, according to Gumi, unless the Nigerian government grants them amnesty, as it did with Niger Delta militants. The cleric, who has access to bandits, revealed this in a post titled "Zamfara: The Flaring Of Crisis" on his Facebook page.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi is a popular Islamic cleric. The cleric has met with leaders of bandits with the aim of negotiating a peace deal between them and the federal government, and thereafter he advised the federal government to grant amnesty to the bandits. Sheikh Gumi through a post on Facebook yesterday urged the federal government to grant amnesty to the bandits like it gave to Niger Delta militants.