Buhari Approves N35bn For The Niger Delta Amnesty Program
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an additional N35 billion to the
Niger Delta Amnesty Programme for the sustenance of the new
understanding between the Federal Government and the oil-producing
communities of the region.
A statement from the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo reads
“Currently the Amnesty Office has now paid up all ex-militants backlog
of their stipends up to the end of 2016. The release of the additional
funds is coming after presidential level interactive engagements in the
Niger Delta, where the Buhari administration has enunciated a New Vision
for the oil-producing areas based on the presentation made by the Pan
Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, to the President when he received leaders and
stakeholders from the region last November.
President asked his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, to embark
on a tour of the region that saw him visiting several oil-producing
States in the country. Besides the monthly payment of about N65, 000 to
N66,000 to the ex-militants, the funds would also go to the provision
of reintegration activities under the Amnesty Programme including
payment of tuition fees for beneficiaries from Niger Delta who are in
post-secondary institutions at home and abroad, payment of in-training
& hazard allowances and vocational training costs’.
Obafemi Awolowo University gets New Vice Chancellor
The Obafemi Awolowo University, ile-ife in Osun state now has a new vice chancellor.
He’s Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, a professor of dentistry and former provost college of health science, of the institution.
pro chancellor and chairman governing council of the institution Dr
Yemi Ogunbiyi who made the announcement today, disclosed that a total of
22 candidates were originally screened for the position, while 21 were
Amiloaded gathered that Professor Anthony
Elujoba has been acting as the vice chancellor of the school, following
the dissolution of the Prof Rowland Ndoma-Egba led governing council
over allegation of corruption.
Dr Ogunbiyi explained that the selection process was jointly by done by the school senate and the council.
Amaechi Begins Inspection Of Lagos-Ibadan Railway Modernization Project
Honourable Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi begins
the inspection of Lagos – Ibadan Railway Modernization Project with
extension to Lagos Port Complex, Apapa, Lagos State.
DSS Releases Gabriel Suswam
Former Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam Tingir was released by DSS yesterday!