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The Congress for Niger Delta Ex-Agitators (CNDE), an umbrella body of former militants under the leadership of a former Militant Commander, Mr. Ebikabowei Victor-Ben, aka, Boyloaf, has postponed the planned 2022 Niger Delta Peace Day Celebration earlier scheduled for Wednesday, September 21.

The event was organized by CNDE in collaboration with the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) and the Bayelsa State Government to commemorate the day militants in the Niger Delta heeded the call and surrendered their weapons and embraced the Amnesty declared by the Federal Government during the administration of late President Shehu Musa Ya’Adua.

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The Niger Delta Peace Day, earlier scheduled to hold in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, had a Peace Summit designed to provide an opportunity for the ex-militants to reaffirm their commitment to sustaining the peace in the region which has added up economically by the increase in barrels of crude oil produced daily.

Prior to the postponement, the Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri was named as the chief host; the immediate past Interim Administrator for the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (retd) was to deliver the key note address as the co-host while the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Umana Okon Umana, was named as the Special Guest of Honour at the historic event.

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Also the President, Ijaw National Congress (INC) was named the Chairman of the event; the Interim Administrator, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Guest of Honour while the Executive Director, Nigerian Content Development and Management Board (NCDMB), Simbi Wabote, alongside, Sunny Ofehe, Founder, Hope for Niger Delta Campaign in the Netherlands were to speak at the event.

Though no reason was advanced as the cause of the postponement of the event, the leader of CNDE, Victor-Ben regretted the postponement, assuring that a new date would be announced for the event very shortly and would carry the same weight it was meant to carry.

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It was however gathered that the postponement of the Peace Celebration may not be unconnected with the recent change in the leadership of the Amnesty Program.

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Nigeria would have been better if leaders followed Lar’s example: Jonathan

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan says Nigeria would have been a better place to live if the country’s leaders had followed the example of the late Solomon Lar and other like-minded politicians.

“If we had continued in the same political trajectory promoted by the likes of Chief Lar in the second and third republics, our country would have been better off in terms of our unity, peace and pace of development,” said Mr Jonathan, at the public presentation of a book ‘Chronicles of the Rainbow’, and the inauguration of the Solomon and Mary Lar Leadership Institute, in Abuja on Thursday. “Chief Lar offered love in place of bitter and divisive politicking, built bridges to cement the cracks in our unity and showed courage in the face of injustice and military dictatorship.”

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The ex-president urged politicians to imitate the political attributes of inclusion, sacrifice and selflessness, which he said the Plateau’s first civilian governor exhibited.

“As we head towards the 2023 general elections, I will urge that we all, as critical stakeholders, whether as candidates or voters, embrace the principles of the late Chief Solomon Lar’s politics of inclusion, bridge-building, unity and accommodation,” Mr Jonathan added.

He recalled that Mr Lar was the only governor from the North in the Second Republic who contested and won an election on the platform of the Nigerian Peoples Party (NPP), a party that had the South as its stronghold.

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The former president stressed that Mr Lar’s stance and subsequent victory alone epitomised his character and disposition as a bridge builder and advocate of national unity.

“Sadly, we are now playing the kind of politics that Chief Lar detested. Issues around ethnicity, religious bigotry, hate speech and personal attacks, rather than principles and policies affecting the lives of Nigerians, have continued to dominate political discourses around the country as political parties begin their campaigns,” Mr Jonathan admitted.

He, however, urged “politicians who are seeking to occupy different elective offices across the nation, as well as leaders and promoters of the various political parties to learn from the likes of Chief Solomon Lar, who played politics of sacrifice and selflessness, in the interest of the people.”

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The leadership of the presidential campaign organisation (PCO) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has approved the appointment of Directors and Deputy Directors for its National Campaign Management Committee (NCMC).

A statement by Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the Director General of the campaigns, yesterday listed the directors of the campaign directorate to include Director, Training, Austin Opara; Director, Strategic Communications, Dele Momodu; Director, Field Operations, Umar M. Bature, Director, Finance, Abdullahi Hussaini MaiBasira and Director, Security & Intelligence, Brig-Gen. Koko Essien, Rtd.

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Others were the Director, Support Group, Mrs. Baraka Sani; Director, Admin, Ibrahim Bashir; Director, Legal Affairs, Kamaldeen Ajibade; Director, Technical, Nurudeen Taoheed Ademola (Youth), Director; Election Management, Prof. Iyorwuese Hagher;

Director, Research, Dr. Sam Amadi, and Director, Monitoring & Evaluation, Mrs. Sanyaolu Modupeola.
Other directors included that for International Affairs, Amb. Ahmed Magaji, Director; Voter Intelligence & Strategy, Chief Osita Chidoka; Director, Diaspora Group, Prof. Isah Odidi; Deputy Director, Election Management (South), Rt. Hon. Tolford Ongolo and Deputy Director, Election Management (North), Hon. Chile Igbawua
Tambuwal called on the directors, “to please contact the DDG, Administration, Prof. Adewale Oladipo for further details.”

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He urged them so stay committed to the campaigns.

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Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture has stayed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will loot the country’s treasury dry if they are given another opportunity to be in power.

This was stated by Mohammed while speaking in Tanzania, in reaction to the controversy surrounding the return of N122.4 million by members of the PDP’s national working committee (NWC).

“If a man can steal from himself, he will steal without any restrain from other people. The problem is that PDP will never change and like they say, a leopard will never change its spots. When PDP lost elections in 2015, they admitted that they had learnt their lessons, but obviously, they have learnt nothing.

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God forbid, if they ever have access to public purse again, they will leave no kobo there. We know what we met when we assumed office in 2015, we are still wailing from it. We hope Nigerians have now seen from this scandal the intention of PDP if they ever have access to public treasury.”

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Mohammed said the party should be questioned on the source of the funds shared, adding that as a member of the NWC of the APC, no money was ever paid into his account.

“Never did I remember that any form of money, call it, accommodation, or whatsoever, was ever paid into the account of any member of the NWC of either ACN or APC” he said.

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