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AMNESTY ENDS: Uncertainty persists

MORE than 90 days after the amnesty package for militants in the Niger Delta came to a close, an air of uncertainty persist over the effectiveness of the initiative, especially against the backdrop of threats by the Movement for Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) to call off its cease-fire and reports that government has been busy acquiring fast attack helicopters and flat bed speed boats for a final showdown with militants.

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Amnesty: ‘cost of peace can never be too much’- – Timipre Sylva

By Hector Igbikiowubo CHIEF Timipre Sylva, the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State has been in the new lately over his efforts at stemming the crippling effects of militancy in the Niger Delta. In this interview he granted Hector Igbikiowubo, the Editor of Sweet Crude, he speaks about the president’s proclamation of amnesty to militants, urging
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Ghana discovers more oil and gas

The Sankofa-A1 well, drilled at Cape Three Points Block on Ghana’s offshore by Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) in conjunction with Vitol Upstream Ghana Limited (Vitol), discovered a net hydrocarbon column of approximately 36.3 metres.
It comprised 33.1 metres of gas and 3.2 metres of oil in reservoir sands of Campanian age.

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