Archive for: Amnesty

Theophilus Ilevbare: Fighting terrorism with amnesty

Theophilus Ilevbare: Fighting terrorism with amnesty

by Theophilus Ilevbare The greatest disservice we can do to the lives that are being lost to the Haramite’s machetes, guns and bombs, is to, in one fell swoop, blot away their atrocities and...

 

Reno Omokri: National conference – Preparing for a marriage and not a wedding

Reno Omokri: National conference – Preparing for a marriage and not a wedding

by Reno Omokri You see, this will afford us opportunity to prepare for the marriage where we had hitherto been prepared only for the wedding. Now that the modalities for the National Conference...

 

Bola Tinubu: Why Jonathan’s imposed National Conference will fail

Bola Tinubu: Why Jonathan’s imposed National Conference will fail

by Bola Ahmed Tinubu The core questions to ask here is how credible, reliable and capable is the current President to be able to midwife a critical conference such as this? Will this President...

 

Amnesty programme to wind up in 2015 – Kuku

Amnesty programme to wind up in 2015 – Kuku

by ‘Jola Sotubo The amnesty programme established by the Federal Government to bring an end to the crises that rocked the oil rich Niger Delta region is drawing to a close. According to...

 

Terrorism: Stop negotiating with Boko Haram, CAN tells FG

Terrorism: Stop negotiating with Boko Haram, CAN tells FG

by Oge Okonkwo The Federal Government has been called upon by the Christian Association of Nigeria to disband the amnesty committee saying its continuous existence would result to working against...

 

Opinion: How Asari-Dokubo became a ‘big man’

Opinion: How Asari-Dokubo became a ‘big man’

by Ebenezer Obadare …although there is a notional forswearing of violence, this is strategically counterbalanced by frequent threats to ‘return to the creeks’, as seen in the example...

 

Opinion: Jonathan’s State of Emergency and the art of war

Opinion: Jonathan’s State of Emergency and the art of war

by Dolapo Aina The amnesty deal offered by the government wasn’t comprehended by all and sundry until the declaration of military involvement. “Generals are assistants of the nation. When...

 

Opinion: Mr. President, amnesty for Boko Haram is dead and buried

Opinion: Mr. President, amnesty for Boko Haram is dead and buried

by Bayo Oluwasanmi A man can be no bigger than the number of people from whom he genuinely cares. If Jonny Nash was the embedded musician to boost morale of Nigerian troops in the ongoing campaign...

 

Opinion: Boko Haram Republic – The alternative to failed amnesty

Opinion: Boko Haram Republic – The alternative to failed amnesty

by Obinna Akukwe President Jonathan and his strategy team should look into carving territories out of these states to form a Boko Haram Republic provided that the inhabitants of the ceded territories...

 

Nigerians are amazed at Jonathan’s achievements – Reuben Abati gives it straight

Nigerians are amazed at Jonathan’s achievements – Reuben Abati gives it straight

by Akan Ido Dr. Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, speaks with the Punch Newspapers on the achievements of the president, Goodluck Jonathan, the Nigerian...