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The Immediate past Secretary to Delta State Government, Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay, spoke with SONY NEME in his Asaba office. A former Delta State chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), broke his silence on issues bordering on his rumoured romance with All Progressives Congress ...
UGHELLI—SECRETARY of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Alfred Mulade, has lashed out at the immediate past President of Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, ... Mulade said: “For Udengs to say that we should restructure Ijaw nation first is misplaced and does not arise because we have never had PANDEF rally ...

Federal lawmakers representing Delta-Ijaw have called for the attention of Federal Government and Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) over landslide and erosion in Tuomo, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State. The Senators made this plea during an assessment of the situation in ...
The statement said “The people of Akugbene reminded Ibori while conferring the title of Izonfini-Owei of Ijaw on him that until he built the 612 metres long Bomadi Bridge over River Forcados, at the cost $50million cars had no access to the Bomadi LGA and it other 11 communities, namely: Ogriagbene, ...
The leadership of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, Igbo youths under the aegis of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, IYC, the Yoruba Youth Council, YYC, and 54 other groups met in Abuja on Monday. In a communique issued at the end of the meeting, the groups said ...
Ijaw PDP leaders task indigenes on development ... Amgbaduba, Chairman Delta South Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Chief Frank Omare, former Commissioner for Environment, Delta State have called on sons and daughters of Ijaw nation to strive and attract development to their communities.

Youths under the auspices of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, on Friday, warned the new Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Prof. Quaker Dokubo, against using his office to fund political ambitions. They urged the Dokubo to pay attention to the core mandate of the amnesty ...
The Co-ordinator of Ijaw Monitoring Group, Comrade Joseph Evah, on behalf of the group and Ijaw elders, today urged ex-militants to consult Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, as well as other leaders under the auspices of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, on the ultimatum handed ...
The former Publicity Secretary of Ijaw National Congress, INC, regretted that “The threat will lead to the military mobilising against our villages and our women and children will suffer. “We urge the ex-militants to consult our National Leader, Chief Edwin Clark and other elders of the region under PANDEF ...
The leadership of the foremost Ijaw youth group, the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), has urged the new Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Office, Prof Quaker Dokubo, to move the programme beyond the payment of monthly stipends to militants. Secretary General of the group, Mr. Alfred Kemepado, in a ...
The national executives of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, has reacted to to the change of guard at the Presidential Amnesty Program. On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari sacked Brigadier-General Paul Boroh (rtd). He also approved the appointment of Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo.
The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Tuesday, kicked against the Hate Speech Bill sponsored by Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi of Niger State. The group said the bill will become an instrument in the hands of politicians to suppress and repress opposition if passed. National President of the body, Mr Eric Omare, ...
Coalition of Urhobo groups under the aegis of Save Urhobo Nation Movement, yesterday, warned Ijaw militant group, the Supreme Egbesu Council, which issued a threat to blow up oil facilities in the riverine communities if the decision to settle the ongoing crises between Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh was decided ...
The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has called on the Department of State Services, DSS, to release the 49 Niger Delta youths allegedly being held in the custody of the service. DAILY POST reported that the Amnesty International in its 2017/18 report, accused the Nigerian security forces of alleged widespread ...
The man who claims to be the first Ijaw gospel musician in the whole of Ijaw land, Pastor Bannerman Timitula Embiowei, simply known as Bannerman, stormed the Vanguard office on Wednesday, to express his displeasure with the way Ijaw people ignore their own. The visibly agitated 65 year-old ...
From the left, Ijaw Youth Council Spokesperson, Kuku Kingsley Kuku; President Ijaw Youth Council, Kuromera Miabiye; MEND LeaderFara Dagogo; Founder, Defunct Niger Delta Vigilante and Patriotic Force, Chief Ateke Tom; Founder, Defunct Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force, Alh. Asari Dokubo; ...
IYC cannot condone any further attack on Ijaw people or our communities. “We won't sit idly by and allow these beasts in human form to commit genocide in our land. We will defend our people and our lands. “As for the proposed cattle colony, our position is that the Ijaw nation is even not good for ranching ...

President of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Eric Omare has expressed deep worries about the degenerating security situation in the country. He asked President Buhari and relevant security agencies to take drastic steps to stop the slide in the nation's security “before the situation get out of hand and result in ...
The council in a statement by the president, Pereotubo Oweilaemi, Esq., said: “The attention of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), worldwide has been drawn to a plan by the Nigerian military to re-launch its destructive military drill, code named 'Operation Crocodile Smile III' in the Niger Delta region.”.
“The Benin Palace has made it crystal clear, through the Benin Traditional Council (BTC), that the Ijaw communities are tenants in Benin land. The area in question has been the land and territory which belong to the Benin people as far as dated history indicates. There is only one monarch and ruler in ...
The Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, on Thursday led a high powered delegation of Ijaw leaders to former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to deliberate on the report of the All Progressives Congress Committee on restructuring. Jonathan, the Governor and the top Ijaw leaders called on ...
WARRI—IJAW and Itsekiri under the Warri South West Political Alliance have urged the Commissioner representing Ijaw on the board of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Chief Favour Izoukumor, to run for the 2019 Warri South West constituency seat in Delta State ...
The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, WorldWide led by Barr. Oweilaemi Rolland Pereotubor on Wednesday, January 24 dissociated itself from the purported endorsements of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term by its Abuja chapter. In a statement signed by Barr. Oweilaemi Rolland Pereotubor, the ...
The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has said that herdsmen killings across the country will continue until Nigeria is restructured.  IYC spokesman, Henry Iyalla, in a statement on Monday, decried the upsurge in the killing of innocent citizens by herdsmen. It condemned the massacre in Benue, Adamawa, ...
Ijaw youths under the auspices of Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC) from the nine states of the Niger Delta yesterday threatened to drag the Federal Government and the Nigerian Army to court over what it described as invasion and setting ablaze of houses in Toru-Ndoro community in Ekeremor Local ...
He noted that the area where the Maritime University is situated and its adjoining lands was a subject of litigations between the Itsekiri people in Omadino and the Ijaw of Kokodia, Okerenghigho and other surrounding villages from1949 and 1962 and that judgment was given in favour of the Omadino ...
ASABA—THE Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has called on the National Assembly to pay no attention to the memo from the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, urging it to change the name of the site of the Nigerian Maritime University, NMU, from Okerenkoko to Okerenghigho, ...
So I do not see any reason for anyone to beat war drums, neither do I see any justification for a renewed crisis between the Ijaw and Itsekiri on this matter. The bottom-line is that the Maritime University remains in its present location and the manifest fact that the occupants of the location are Ijaws of ...
WARRI—Itsekiri National Youth Council, INYC, Niger Delta Indigenous Movement for Radical Change, NDIMRC and some Ijaw leaders, weekend, expressed divergent views over the recent memo by Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to the National ...
He said: “We will consult on other issues of urgent importance both at the level of Ijaw nation, and the level of the larger Nigerian nation. Our leader is there to encourage us, to support us. So, apart from bringing season's greetings and warm felicitations to our leader and our father, I am also here to consult ...
Nor is it at all clear that the people running this vast business are Ijaws alone. Whatever is the case, a vast amount of damage is being done to ordinary people every day. Some of these injuries are permanent with life-changing disabilities. Those less fortunate are lost tragically. In a recent encounter, these ...
Barrister Roland Oweilaemi Pereotubo is the President of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide and the President General of All Ethnic Nationalities in the Niger Delta. In this interview with EJIKEME OMENAZU, he spoke on the leadership crisis in the IYC and other topics of general interest. Excerpts:.
Ijaw youths yesterday defended the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, describing the recent call for his sacking by the Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN) as “needless distraction”. The Ship owners had recently demanded ...
”We condemn the recent protest which was led by Comrade Roland Oweilaemi, the President of Ijaw Youths, asking for the termination of the tenure of the current board of the NDDC, perhaps because for the first time since over 17 years of the existence of the NDDC, an Ijaw man is neither the Chairman, ...
He said: “The attention of the IYC has been called to the activities of the immediate past spokesman of the Council, Eric Omare, who goes about town parading himself to the unsuspecting members of the public as the President of the IYC. “Ordinarily, given that the entire Ijaw nation as well as Ijaw youths ...
According to the statement, the government should take steps to resolve the fundamental issues that have lingered for some time regarding the Benin traditional council, office of the governor and the Ijaw in Edo. The issue, he said, should be treated with caution based on the sensitivity of the matter on ...
According to the statement: “The reason for the Bini laying claim to Ijaw lands in Edo State is because of the balkanization of the Ijaw people into three Bini dominated councils in the state, namely, Ovia South West, Ovia North East and Ikpoba/Okhai Local Government Areas, as micro minorities despite their ...
The Toboidoi of lgbekebo, High Chief Segun Dabo, who spoke on behalf of the Ijaw-Apoi Traditional Council under the paramountcy of the Kalasuwe, Oba of the Ijaw confederation and other traditional rulers, representing the Ijaw-Apoi confederation in Sabomi, said, “We express solidarity with the people ...
The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, and Ijaw elders in Edo State, weekend, raised an alarm over alleged plan by the state government to deploy soldiers to Gelegele and other Ijaw communities in the state, including Okikoro where they have their Egbesu shrine. They warned that such action would be a ...
Ijaw communities in the Okomu Kingdom, Ovia South Local Government Area of Edo State, have alleged that they are victims of marginalization by their Bini neighbors and the Edo State government. They also claimed that they are the aborigines of the area, not settlers, which the Bini want to appropriate.
“It smacks of barefaced invitation to intellectual anarchism, for any sane person to reason or insist on the existence of an imaginary Ijaw kingdom within Benin Kingdom. “This is wholly laughable and unfortunate. They were only allowed to stay along Benin River bank as a part of Benin Industrial Military ...
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has alleged that Nigerian soldiers have burnt over 50 houses in Toru-Ndoro since Saturday over the killing of a security operative by militants in the community. PREMIUM TIMES on Friday reported that residents were fleeing the coastal community in Ekeremor Local ...
Dickson, accordint to a statement by his Special Adviser to the Governor on Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, spoke at a consultative meeting with Ijaw leaders and elders in the Eastern Zone of the Ijaw Nation comprising Rivers and Akwa Ibom States, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, yesterday.
UGHELLI—A clash between Itsekiri youths and their Ijaw neighbours is imminent as both groups are planning a protest in Abuja, for and against plans to change the name of the location of the Nigerian Maritime University, NMU, in Delta State, from Okerenkoko to Okerenghigho as advised by the Attorney ...
“Peaceful efforts were made by the three Regional Development Councils, RDCs, of Ijaw, Ilaje and Itsekiri, including the graduate bodies to Chevron to address these abnormalities and injustice over the years but without success .” “We had towed the line of dialogues with several meetings held between ...
The governor speaking to journalists at the end of the meeting said “There has been some angry publications in the newspapers and as a government, we have decided to have a conversation with our Ijaw brothers and sisters to understand what is really wrong, from our findings, the publications were ...
Ijaw youths on Monday kicked against the setting aside of about $1 billion to fight insurgency in the North-east, insisting that the Niger Delta devastated by years of oil exploration and neglect needs the funds more urgently. The National Economic Council (NEC) had given the nod to the federal government ...
According to the statement: “The reason for the Bini laying claim to Ijaw lands in Edo State is because of the balkanization of the Ijaw people into three Bini dominated councils in the state, namely, Ovia South West, Ovia North East and Ikpoba/Okhai Local Government Areas, as micro minorities despite their ...
YENAGOA—IJAW youths have condemned what they described as “the oppression and marginalisation” of the people of Okomu Kingdom, an Ijaw community, in Ovia South-West Local Government Area of Edo State by the state government, through alleged attempts to deny them of their ancestral rights ...
The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, and Ijaw elders in Edo State, weekend, raised an alarm over alleged plan by the state government to deploy soldiers to Gelegele and other Ijaw communities in the state, including Okikoro where they have their Egbesu shrine. They warned that such action would be a ...


 

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