• Amnesty not the solution, says Tamuno
A former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan (UI), Prof. Tekena Tamuno, has declared that Federal Government’s amnesty for repentant militants is not the real answer to the Niger Delta question of many decades.
According to the renowned historian, the reality of life in much of the region today is "13 per cent derivation and 87 per cent deprivation of Niger Deltans of the benefits of their natural resources, especially crude oil and gas."
Tamuno, an Okrika from
spoke as a guest lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT). Rivers State