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President Buhari Thanked by Ex-Militants for Prompt Payment of Fees

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The President Muhammadu Buhari administration was recently commended for the sustainability of the Amnesty Programme of Ex-agitators and reconciling back the peace of the Niger Delta region and their prompt payment of Tuition fees and Allowances.

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The students who are being sponsored by the Office of the Presidential Amnesty Programme in the United States made this declaration in a statement made by Jimmy Iwezu, who is the leader of the Amnesty Students in the US. The group also dissociated itself from the group of protesters who staged a planned protests on Saturday at Washington, D.C.

The statement read thus:

“We wish to express our appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment and dedication to sustainable peace and development in the Niger-Delta through his support and continuation of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.

“We also wish to commend the able leadership of Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd) for the positive changes that he has brought to bear on the programme through prompt payment of our fees and allowances.

“While it has not been all rosy, we note that despite the economic recession that Nigeria went through, it was still able to sponsor our education abroad and we are very grateful.”

The statement made by Jimmy Iwezu also brought to light the public activities of a group of fraudsters in the United States called ‘’A Few Faceless Fraudsters’’.

He stated that this said group of people use the social media platform to spread information that are misleading, malicious about their welfare as government-sponsored students in different institutions of higher learning in the United States.

He continued:

“We wish to disassociate ourselves from any attempt to tarnish the image of Nigeria in the U.S. through outright lies, falsehood and blackmail being peddled in the social media by a faceless group that has called on people to join them on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, for a public demonstration against the government of President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House in Washington DC, USA.

“For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to put it on record that our allowances and tuition fees have been paid up to the month of September 2017 and the Amnesty Office has promised to pay up to November 2017 when the next payment is made.”

The students in their statement pleaded with people whose aim is to tarnish their image and that of Nigeria to desist from it. They termed them as ‘’Detractors and Sponsored Saboteurs’’. They said that the Officer of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger- Delta has done a remarkable job since 2015, and as such, all those evil perpetrators Intending to blackmail and distract the course should stop it.

They also appealed to the Government for sustainability of the programme, and to continue to ensure peace and stability in the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria.

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According to Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd ), he said that the Amnesty Programme had no fewer than 30,000 ex-agitators from Niger-Delta that they are presently managing. Stating that the programme which started in 2009 had sponsored beneficiaries in various skill acquisition, education and entrepreneur trainings amongst others, adding that over 5,000 x-agitators have benefited within the past two years in areas such as aviation, maritime, oil and gas and agriculture, which has helped to stabilize the region.

He also stated that the Buhari Administration was committed to ensuring a peaceful and developed Niger-Delta region, which would invariably encourage investors movement into the region.

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India Unveils World’s Tallest Statue, “Statue Of Unity”

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India unveils the world’s tallest statue named the “Statue of Unity.”

The statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who was one of the country’s independence leaders has been unveiled. The “Statue of Unity,” located in India is 182 meters tall, making it the tallest statue in the world. The Indian president, Narendra Modi officially unveils the statue at an event attended by more than 5,000 police officers.

The president describes the statue as ‘an answer to all those who question the existence of India,’ saying that “the height of the statue is to remind the youth that the future of the country will be as huge as this.”

According to reports, the bronze-clad statue cost $430 million to build. The statue also houses a memorial garden and a museum at its base.

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Kanye West Is Taking A Break From Politics

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American rapper Kanye West is now breaking from political talk, saying he was used as a pawn and that his “eyes are now wide open.”

The rapper who once referred to the President of the United States as his brother takes to his Twitter page with a series of tweets declaring that his eyes are now wide open. On Tuesday, 30th October, Kanye West wrote a series of tweets breaking himself from President Trump’s beliefs.

He writes:

“My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in,” he wrote. “I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative !!!”

Kanye who had earlier said Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hat made him feel like a superhero, also declaring “I love this guy” has said he is done being a messenger of beliefs that doesn’t appeal to him personally.

He also writes:

“I support creating jobs and opportunities for people who need them the most, I support prison reform, I support common-sense gun laws that will make our world safer.

“I support those who risk their lives to serve and protect us and I support holding people who misuse their power accountable. I believe in love and compassion for people seeking asylum and parents who are fighting to protect their children from violence and war.

“I would like to thank my family, loved ones, and community for supporting my ACTUAL beliefs and my vision for a better world.

“I introduced Candace to the person who made the logo and they didn’t want their name on it so she used mine. I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it.”

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Abuja Violence: Wuse 2 Witness Senseless Killings

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Abuja Violence

Abuja suddenly becomes unsafe as senseless killings are becoming the order of the day.

Gunshots are reportedly been fired in the Federal Capital territory again. This time, Wuse 2, also in Abuja is the location as members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clash with authorities. The shots are not being fired by the Nigerian Army this time around; the security agency behind the fired shots is the Nigeria Police Force.

Members of the Islamic Movement classified as the Shiites were fired at Zuba and on Monday, shots were fired at these same sects at Nyanya – by the Nigerian Army after claims that the movement aimed at stealing ammunitions and attacked the soldiers. Even though, the public claim that the movement was unarmed peaceful protesters.

Social media users, once again share videos from the scene of the shootings in Wuse 2 warning people to stay off the area.

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