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Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by HzRF(m): 1:58am On Jun 01, 2015
The December deadline set by President Muhammadu Buhari for the termination of the presidential amnesty programme for ex- militants in the Niger Delta has drawn the ire of Niger Delta youths and former militants, with the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, and ex-militants under the aegis of Third Phase Amnesty, faulting the deadline.

IYC expressed disappointment that the President failed to address key issues dear to the Niger Delta such as clean up of the environment, implementation of the United Nations Environmental Programme, UNEP report on Ogoni and tackling the menace of oil theft which has greatly contributed to environmental degradation in the Niger Delta region which he promised to tackle during his presidential campaigns.

The Ijaw youth body, in a statement by its spokesman, Eric Omare, said: “We appreciate the fact that the amnesty programme cannot continue forever and therefore, must have a terminal date.

However, the questions on the lips of beneficiaries and stakeholders in the Niger Delta are: What would happen to those that have not been trained as at December, 2015 and those still undergoing training or have not completed their training?

“Terminating the programme will throw up challenges for beneficiaries of the programme who are still undergoing training and are at different levels of their training. We expect the Federal Government to address the fear of these classes of ex-agitators who are in different parts of the world and are worried that their trainings may be affected if the programme is terminated in December, 2015.

“The case of a substantial number of ex-agitators who have not been trained is even more worrisome. We call on the Buhari government to address these challenges before the programme is terminated.”

On their part, the Third Phase Amnesty ex-militants in a statement by their National Secretary, Tam Odogwu, described the statement as shocking, noting that the programme has contributed immensely to the relative peace and stability in the Niger Delta region, which has boosted the production and exportation of crude oil.

He said the that Niger Delta ex-agitators congratulate President Buhari for his smooth and peaceful swearing-in ceremony in Abuja.

“Indeed, it was victory for Nigerians and Nigeria in the comity of nations.

“Nevertheless, we are shocked by the statement made by Buhari as regards the Niger Delta. We want to unequivocally state here that we reject the deadline of terminating amnesty programme by December 2015.

“We are very ready to support Buhari’s administration but we will not support the plan to end the amnesty programme and will resist any attempt to do so because it will mean another round of injustice.”
http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/06/amnesty-december-termination-date-draws-ire-of-n-delta-youths-ex-militants/

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by modebabe(f): 2:29am On Jun 01, 2015
Na dem sabi......its time for change. We can't be handling same issues d same way at all time.....so dey shud invest d ones de've gathered so far and be useful to demselfs...afteral no be lailai.

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by anwo247: 2:43am On Jun 01, 2015
modebabe:
Na dem sabi......its time for change. We can't be handling same issues d same way at all time.....so dey shud invest d ones de've gathered so far and be useful to demselfs...afteral no be lailai.

But you'll continue to degrade their environment and allocate oil wells to northerners ba? Tough time awaits you and your certificateless buhari. You forget so soon.

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by akinladejo: 2:55am On Jun 01, 2015
Clean enviroment of Ogoni land? What was Jonathan doing for the past 6yrs as president plus 2yrs of VP that he didn't implement this? Too bad for the south for having a too dull man is their former resident. Y are they crying now , when they ve d head what do they do with it?

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by Burger01(m): 5:35am On Jun 01, 2015
Lol. Ijaw youths, una just wake up? So, you guys expect Buhari to come clean up una mess. Okay o. Keep blowing up the pipelines make we dey see who go bear the bruntcheesy

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by PassingShot(m): 5:37am On Jun 01, 2015
These people have no brains really. What is ambiguous in what the president said?

Yes he said the amnesty is due to end in December (which is the date set by GEJ's administration). But the president went further to state his intention to still invest heavily not only in the projects but other programs currently in place. Instead of these people to be thankful and show appreciation, they are here spewing rubbish.

The amnesty programme in the Niger Delta is due to end in December, but the Government intends to invest heavily in the projects, and programmes currently in place. I call on the leadership and people in these areas to cooperate with the State and Federal Government in the rehabilitation programmes which will be streamlined and made more effective. As ever, I am ready to listen to grievances of my fellow Nigerians. I extend my hand of fellowship to them so that we can bring peace and build prosperity for our people.

And when you vandalize the pipe lines and engage in illegal refining such that you degrade your environment, why do you wait for a Buhari to come clean it? Why didn't you blackmail Jonathan to do it?

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by QuotaSystem: 5:37am On Jun 01, 2015
Really? These lazy rats want to be spoon-fed till eternity. I mean what rubbish!

The fact remains that these boys are lazy bums that did nothing to contribute to the existence of oil in Nigeria, their birth above an oil producing land is as accidental as Osama being born in Afghanistan. These militant terrorists should stop sounding like they are working and sustaining others when all they do is get drunk on ogogoro while waiting for free amnesty money and oil companies to come and pay their lazy behinds stipends for destroying their environment, which they still divert for their selfish purposes (anything from a new mansion to a new bottle of Seamans).

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by Nobody: 5:38am On Jun 01, 2015
I still wonder what Gej was doing in office all this while.

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by ichidodo(m): 5:38am On Jun 01, 2015
[b] Buhari is one brainless illiterate freak accident waiting to happen ..How else could you describe the blatant disregard for social justice,equity or the dangers of plunging the mono economy into another round of hypoxia? This is not the best times to be a Nigerian soldier, after facing off BH in the desert, you are forced into a miasma of swamp and mangroove dangers to protect remote stretches of pipelines,the brainless freak is supposed to quench fires and not spark national conflagrations or maybe he be think this here is the 80s where analog technology limits battlespace in brackish swamp environment or cushions financial shocks and investor trepidation on the mono economy?...And the comical thing is the whole armed forces combined are not only too corrupt but are inadequately prepared (capability,strategically and tactically) and lack the minerals to engage swamp fighters in their own unique turf thus they cannot protect our pipelines from vandalism, so if then the militants descend on some exposed oil infrastructures, Nigeria might not afford to pay salaries for these soldiers never mind the rest of them civilians under government employment......The brainless president must find another critical development to play chicken with,not this particular one.We understand his twilight years bestows him the right to remain fearless and call bluffs but this quardroon illiterate must understand that we have younger generations who might suffer his recklessness.[/b]

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by kayboy4y(m): 5:38am On Jun 01, 2015
Day don break for them. These guys should find something reasonable to do because it won't be business as usual again. #Ijawyouth. At 55yrs u're still calling urself youth. Nothing last forever. GEJ, PEJ, Mark, Sambo, FFK, etc can all confirm it that nothing last forever. So, make una park well jare.

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by Cetona(f): 5:38am On Jun 01, 2015
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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by Burger01(m): 5:40am On Jun 01, 2015
akinladejo:
Clean enviroment of Ogoni land? What was Jonathan doing for the past 6yrs as president plus 2yrs of VP that he didn't implement this? Too bad for the south for having a too dull man is their former resident. Y are they crying now , when they ve d head what do they do with it?
These people are better left on their own. Jonathan scammed them and they are turning to Buhari for reprieve by cleaning up their mess. Shameless people.smiley

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by Pangea: 5:40am On Jun 01, 2015
angry
They should go and sit down!
One day awoof go end na!

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by magicfingers009: 5:41am On Jun 01, 2015
These youths have become fat on free money. Now that change has come, they still wanna continue wallowing in their laziness. Resist PMB at your own detriment. The Amnesty programme has served its purpose. Let's channel the funds to better projects.
God bless Nigeria

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by olas24u(f): 5:42am On Jun 01, 2015
Useless set of people,we supported them for years .

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by Nobody: 5:42am On Jun 01, 2015
That news was unconfirmed. The amnesty programs ends in December and its left for buhari to renew it or not..not "buhari ending the amnesty program. Calm down dear youths

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by BigElEddy(m): 5:42am On Jun 01, 2015
I thought I was gonna hear threats and stuffs like we will blow up pipelines. Una don dey get sense small small

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by benebaby77: 5:43am On Jun 01, 2015
But wait oooo, no be previous administration set December as a deadline for amnesty? why come dey criticize this fresh administration?

E be like sey this set of people no know wetin dey worry them...

They still want FG to be wasting money on semi-criminal called Niger Delta militant....

Abeg make them leave FG for now biko, they have better things to attend to. If they want it to be continue, they can ask their leaders to be funding it.

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by Ymodulus: 5:43am On Jun 01, 2015

Vanguard and Sensational Journalism. So much for media house in Nigeria of today!


Vanguard! Buhari never set a date to end amnesty programme. Buhari simply stated that it is due to end in Dec, 2015. Buhari said and I quote:

"The amnesty programme in the Niger Delta is due to end in December, but the Government intends to invest heavily in the projects, and programmes currently in place."

Buhari said the program is due to end! He didn't say he is ending it. It means the program already has a lifespan even before Buhari came on board and he clearly stated that his administration will build heavily on the programs.

Pls stop misinforming the public and twisting words for sensationalism.


And on a side note, the Amnesty program is a useless program aiding the nin-challant and lackadaisical nature of the Niger - Deltan Youths. In no sane Economy will Grants/Helps be Barterlised in exchange to terrorist in other for them to drop their arms.

[size=16pt]Terrorism will spill over if you don't speak up. - Malala Yousafzai[/size]

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by jaybee3(m): 5:43am On Jun 01, 2015
Let's be clear on this, PMB did not set the December deadline. It was set by the previous administration of GEJ so why should he extend it?

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by Nobody: 5:43am On Jun 01, 2015
olas24u:
Useless set of people,we supported them for years .
its there money, they can choose Hw to spend it. Imagine if the sw was with the oil, I know say person no go fit cough for naija

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by anonym0us: 5:44am On Jun 01, 2015
Ok
Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by boman2014: 5:45am On Jun 01, 2015
Lazie sets of people, go work hard and earn good living than depending on oil money which yu greedily spend alone

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by Nobody: 5:45am On Jun 01, 2015
Them don come again? undecided undecided undecided

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by figment232(m): 5:46am On Jun 01, 2015
PassingShot:
These people have no brains really.
Like ur babaonechance

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by Truckpusher(m): 5:46am On Jun 01, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuqLfH1SW98



This is the land of the people y'all love to hate with passion ,but one day just one day we'll end this nonsense either way.


You win and win it all for once and for all.

Shameless people

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by handsomeclouds(m): 5:47am On Jun 01, 2015
Fools. Dem go soon sabi say power baton done change... Thank God National assembly kuma done change the content of Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) from Niger Delta to the whole of Nigeria as the host community! No more partiality, THE OIL IS FOR EVERYBODY IN NIGERIA!

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by Pennywise(m): 5:47am On Jun 01, 2015
This is Buhari the politician . The Buhari we knew would have stopped the amnesty grand fraud on May 29. A politicised Buhari cannot solve our problems but he is still way better than dull Jonathan.

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by nerodenero: 5:47am On Jun 01, 2015
The North felt neglected over bokoharam by GEJ and Niger Delta would be neglected if PMB ends amnesty. GEJ 1-1 PMB. PMB should be careful lest he creates another insurgent.Imagine having Bokoharm and Militant bombing Nigeria at the same time. Na wahala be that o!

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by Nobody: 5:48am On Jun 01, 2015
Who are Ijaw youths?

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Re: Ijaw Youths Criticize Buhari’s Comment On Termination Of Amnesty by figment232(m): 5:49am On Jun 01, 2015
BigElEddy:
I thought I was gonna hear threats and stuffs like we will blow up pipelines. Una don dey get sense small small
That is d last resort

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