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Acting DSS boss bows to Presidency, recalls redeployed officers

The acting Director General of the Department of State Services, Mathew Seiyefa, has recalled officers he transferred out of the headquarters of the agency when he resumed office on August 1.

Niger Delta leaders, stakeholders decry slow pace of Ogoni cleanup

Tension is beginning to mount in the Niger Delta region over the slow pace of Ogoni cleanup, announced by the Federal Government over two years ago.

Ijaw youths condemn ‘killing of nursing mother, others’ in Bayelsa communities

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has condemned the alleged killing of a nursing mother, her six–month-old baby and three others, by armed soldiers attached to the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta in Oluasiri clan in Nembe LGA of Bayelsa State.

Request foreign assistance to stop herdsmen attacks – Ijaw youths tell President Buhari

Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, yesterday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari, currently on overseas trip, to request for assistance from the United States and other foreign countries to tackle the herdsmen militia and their sponsors currently on a killing spree in the country.

Ijaw youths urge Governor Dickson to address grievances of Niger Delta University students

Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, worldwide, has called on Bayelsa State governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, to address the grievances of students of the state-owned Niger Delta University, Amassoma, which led to a protest and eventual closure of the institution.

PANDLEAF: Niger Delta leaders squandered our resources

Youths from the nine states of the Niger Delta region, on Monday, accused leaders from the area of squandering trillions of naira that accrued to the region over the years.

Zamfara killings: Security agencies failed us – Governor Abdulaziz Yari

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State has accused security agencies in the country of failing to prevent killings in his state despite alerting them about an impending attack 24 hours before the recent invasion of communities in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state, which resulted in the death of 39 persons.

Ijaw youths’ endorsement of Buhari, a rash decision – IYC

The Eric Omare and Pereotubo Owielaemi-led factions of the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, yesterday, both denied the reported endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari by the Abuja chapter of the council, describing the endorsement as a “rash decision.”

Ijaw Youth Council threatens to shut down Forcados oil terminal

Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has threatened to shut down Forcados oil terminal if Mobil fails to comply with a Federal High Court judgment to pay N1.430 billion to Odimido federated communities and Forcados for a major oil spill in 1998.

Fulani herdsmen arrogant – Ijaw youths

The President of a faction of the Ijaw Youth Congress, Mr. Eric Omare, has said Benue and other states with the anti-grazing law should not jettison it, adding that dropping such a law was equivalent to dropping an anti-robbery law because some persons criticised it.

50 houses allegedly torched as soldiers search of colleague’s killers in Bayelsa community

Soldiers who are reportedly searching for persons who allegedly beheaded their colleague have purportedly burned down over 50 houses in Toru-Ndoro community, Bayelsa State.

Ijaw Youth Council demands release of 50 Niger Delta activists

Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, led by Mr. Eric Omare, has called for the urgent release of about 50 Niger Deltan activists allegedly arrested and detained without trial for over a year by security agencies...

Ijaw Youth Council passes vote of confidence on leadership

The leadership of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide, has passed a vote of confidence on its President, Barr. Pereotubo Rolland Oweilaemi, for articulating and projecting Ijaw youth views and opinions in all national and international fora on issues that bothers on the wellbeing of the Ijaw nation.

Ijaw youths warn against alleged plot to reappoint NDDC’s chair, MD for another term

The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) has warned against an alleged plot by the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to reappoint the current Chairman and Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for another four years tenure contrary to the principles of rotation enshrined in the Act establishing the commission.

Leave ex-President Jonathan, family alone – Ijaw youths tell fed govt

The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide has called on the Federal Government to leave former President Goodluck Jonathan and his family alone.

Ijaw youths fault military deployment in Niger Delta

The Ijaw Youth Council has faulted the presence of the military in Niger Delta and insisted that there was no basis for deploying soldiers in the region.

Groups threaten mass protest over proposed $5.5bn loan

Some youth groups across the country have vowed to protest against the Federal Government’s plan to get fresh $5.5bn loan, thus adding to Nigeria’s N19.2tn debt profile.

NNPC didn’t award $25 billion contracts – Presidency

The Presidency on Sunday said there was no truth in the media reports that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation awarded contracts worth $25bn.

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