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Buhari to Niger Delta militants: You can’t hold Nigeria to ransom

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, warned Niger Delta militants that they could not continue to hold Nigeria to ransom. Buhari also said his administration was working hard to reposition Nigeria for prosperity, urging Nigerians not to be deterred by the current economic crisis, which, according to him, will not last. The President, who recalled his promises during his campaigns as a presidential candidate, stated that he would not deviate from the hallmark of transparency and honesty. The remarks were contained in his broadcast to commemorate the 56th independence anniversary of Nigeria.

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Renewed hostilities: N-Deltans say no to Avengers

THERE was a mixed signal, yesterday, in the Niger Delta region, to the resumption of hostilities by the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, rejection of the Federal Government’s Niger Delta Summit by the Pan-Niger-Delta Coastal States Consultative Forum, led by Chief Edwin Clark and President Muhammadu Buhari’s seemingly undecided disposition to tangible dialogue/negotiation with stakeholders.

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