YENAGOA, Nigeria Jan 5 Nigeria has resumed
payments of cash stipends to former militants agreed under a
2009 amnesty in the country's Niger Delta oil hub, an official
said on Thursday.
"Two months of the ex-militants stipends were paid
yesterday...The rest of their stipends will be paid later in
batches by (central bank) CBN," said Piriye Kiyaramo, an officer
in the Amnesty Office.
He said the paid stipends covered August and September.
(Reporting by Tife Owolabi; writing by Ulf Laessing; editing by