Tagged: Niger Delta

mend

NASS allowance: MEND threatens to resume militant activities

Just like most people in the country who are frustrated and pissed with the alleged jumbo salaries of legislators, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) is also angry and has decided to do something about it. The group has threatened to resume militant activities if members...

militants

Niger Delta Militants: What must be done to avoid return to militancy

by Iyobosa Omoregie Urhobo militants, under the aegis of Urhobo Gbagbako, have a couple of grudges with the outgoing government of President Goodluck Jonathan, and have consequently, advised incoming president, Muhammadu Buhari, to look into them as soon as possible, to avoid a return to militancy. The militants said their...

Benakak: Jonathan Did Nothing for His People

by Iyobosa Omoregie Former Niger Delta militant leader, Ebikabowei Victor Benakak is utterly displeased with President Goodluck Jonathan. The man popularly known as General Boyloaf says Jonathan failed to do anything meaningful for his region during his tenure as President. The former creek-warlord described the President as a disappointment for...

militants

Opinion: Now that the Niger-Delta want to secede from Nigeria

by ‘Tope Oriola A new outbreak of violence should be avoided as the weaponry of the “Generals” in the last insurgency has become more sophisticated. We must avoid loss of lives and shedding of blood. A meeting of Niger Delta stakeholders took place at Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt on 27th...

Buhari-Champion

Niger Delta youth believe they will benefit from Buhari

by Iyobosa Omoregie Niger Delta Youth Vanguard for APC believes that people from the region will immensely benefit from the administration of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. According to the group, most of the major infrastructural development recorded in the Niger Delta region were done by the regimes of people from...

Oronto-Douglas-R.I.P

Opinion: The real Oronto Douglas was a prophet of resistance

by Doifie Buokoribo Many comrades contributed to the making of the Oronto brand.  I recall that Dr. Ike Okonta had suggested to him the idea of writing an autobiography. Ike actually drafted the outline for the work. Oronto started it but never finished. Reality is full of contradictions. By the...

Asari-dokubo-478x300

I am not afraid of Buhari… – Asari Dokubo fires back on Facebook

by Anike Jacobs Major political figure of the Ijaw ethnic group in the Niger Delta region, Asari Dokubo says the President-elect Buhari does not have the power to send anyone to the prison. He stated this moments ago while responding to a Facebook follower’s (Mohammed Kabir Ibrahim) comment threateniing that...

jona-and-buhari

Opinion: The fallacy of ethnic gang up against Pres. Jonathan

by Bemdoo Hulugh   In 2011 Presidential election,General Buhari didn’t even come second in the southwest with a yoruba man as his running mate, so why will the yoruba people suddenly decide to vote Buhari because of Pastor Osinbajo? First it was Asari Dokubo who said President Jonathan’s defeat was...

nigeria-militants-600x357

Niger Delta ex-militant leaders have a message for Buhari

by James Sambo Niger Delta ex-militant leaders on Thursday urged the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to sustain the Presidential Amnesty Programme of the Federal Government. The ex-freedom fighters under the aegis of Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative, however, pledged to support the incoming administration. National President, LPCDI, Pastor...

Nigeria

Saatah Nubari: This Nigerian state is a tragedy!

by Saatah Nubari A man had told me that I was too ‘young and smart’ to be so ‘preoccupied by ethnicity’, and my reply to him went as such: ‘You won’t understand you’re not a minority. Nigeria is not a fair state.’ Permit my outburst, although obverse from the widely...

Asari-Dokubo

Should we be worried? Asari-Dokubo is talking about a return to the militant days

by Iyobosa Omoregie Mujahid Asari-Dokubo says himself and other Niger-Delta militants may be compelled to return to the creeks, owing to the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari as President. According to the former militant leader, the defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan, proved that the South-West and the North were against the...

buhari kiss

Nnamdi Anekwe-Chive: My fear for a Buhari presidency

by Nnamdi Anekwe-Chive Going by the threats coming from the Niger Delta in the event of a Jonathan loss at the poll, we can understand where we might be heading with a Buhari presidency. In 2011, I took to the social media to express my grave reservation about voting then...

asarr-599x300

Opinion: Asari Dokubo needs to start thinking before opening his mouth

by Babatunde Odunlami It is proof of Nigeria’s lawlessness and monumental decadence that riff raffs, thugs and lowlifes like Asari Dokubo,Tompolo, Boyloaf can threaten the nation because of the electoral fortune of their kinsman.  I read with consternation the public outburst of Asari Dokubo against the Yorubas in the build...

Jonabuhari

“Our brother has failed” – Ex-militant leaders support Buhari

by Iyobosa Omoregie On Wednesday, January 21, some South-south ex-militant generals and commanders announced their support for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 14 presidential poll, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). Speaking in Benin, the Edo state capital, the militant leaders applauded the leadership of the...

MOHAMMADU-BUHARI

Today’s Daily Brief: Katsina Govt College releases GMB’s result, GEJ seeks Sanusi Lamido’s royal blessings, Asari Dokubo is not happy with attack on GEJ, and more

Katsina Government college has released the secondary school statement of result of the presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari sat for the exam and graduated from the school, which was formerly known as ‘Provincial Secondary School, Katsina’, in 1961. News platform, Premium Times obtained the computer printout...

Tompolo-1

Tompolo alleges blackmail over warship acquisition

by Iyobosa Omoregie Government Ekpemupolo, better known as Tompolo, has reacted to media reports that he has acquired 7 warships from the Norwegian government. Tompolo, who is a former leader of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), says certain politicians are trying to dent his...

Femi-Fani-Kayode1-450x300

Femi Fani-Kayode: Buhari or Jonathan – It’s time to decide

by Femi Fani-Kayode Does he regard Christians as being human beings? Does he accept the fact that Boko Haram are nothing but beasts? Does he recognise the fact that no-one has the right to take the life of another human being in the name of religion? Major General Muhammadu Buhari...

Tompolo-1

We hear Tompolo has acquired 7 warships… but for what?

by Iyobosa Omoregie   Media reports have gone overdrive all day that former Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, has acquired 7 warships. A Norwegian newspaper, Dagbladet, fanned the flames of the report when it disclosed that Tompolo bought “seven decommissioned Norwegian battleships”. The report stated that the Hauk-class guided missile boats...

Chevron11

Feature: Chevron GMoU, a CSR initiative worthy of emulation

by Kolapo Olapoju In recent time, the Niger-Delta region of the Nigeria has witnessed a lengthy period of peaceful co-existence with oil companies operating in the region, as opposed to what was obtainable about a decade ago when the region was enmeshed in communal clashes, abductions and societal unrest over...