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Former Niger Delta militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias “Tompolo” has protested against the continued siege on his firm, Mieka Dive Limited, five months after he was vindicated of corruption charges by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

Niger Delta: IYC demands return of Tompolo’s property

Ijaw youths from the nine states of the Niger Delta region have asked the federal government to retun all property seized from ex-militant leader High Chief Government Ekpemukpolo, commonly known as “Tompolo”.

Bayelsa issues 14 days ultimatum to herders to relocate to Elebele Palm Estate

Bayelsa State Government has given all cattle rearers and other livestock breeders 14 days to move their animals from farmlands and bushes across the state to the Elebele Palm in the outskirts of Yenagoa or risk sanction.
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IYC backs Labour over rejection of planned fuel price hike

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide has thrown its weight behind the move by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to reject the Federal Government planned removal of petroleum subsidy and increase the price of fuel pump price to N234 per litre.
Speaking in Port Harcourt, the new President of IYC, Peter Igbifa, while describing the conditions of the affected students in abroad as pitiable, said the youths of Niger Delta are agitated to see their kinsmen carrying placards abroad to protest their neglect by the NDDC and the Federal Government.

IYC chief: What Niger Delta leaders must learn from President Buhari

The President of the Ijaw Youth Council, Peter Igbifa, said political leaders in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region must learn “very important lessons” from President Muhammadu Buhari, instead of joining others to criticise the president.
Isu said the agency had earlier distributed food items meant for the 2019 flood victims, which was initially kept at its warehouse, following the approval of Gov. Douye Diri two weeks ago.

Bayelsa governor: 2.5% revenue for host communities ‘unacceptable’ to Niger Delta

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa on Tuesday proposed that 10 per cent of derived oil revenue be provided in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for the host communities.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ijaw youths caution Nigerian government not to violate Police Act

The group, in a statement by the spokesman of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Mr Ebilade Ekerefe, while commending President Muhammadu Buhari over the promotion of Bayelsa-born Police Officer Moses Ambakina Jitoboh to the rank of Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), however, warned that the promotion of Jitoboh should not be another sinister plan to violate the Police Act (2020) and retire him with 9 years left to serve in the Police Force.

NDDC: Ijaw youths put protest on hold

Aggrieved members of the Ijaw Youth Council(IYC) planning a protest tagged ‘Mother of All Protest’ against the appointment of Mr Effiong Akwa as the Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC) have decided to apply the brakes by putting the protest on hold.
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IYC scribe: President Buhari tearing Niger Delta apart with bizarre legacy

Pukon, in a statement challenging Mr President to openly declare his legacy to the region, stated: “The Niger Delta today has not been divided in any other time, then this time when you are the commander-in-chief with regard to the region’s socio-economic development and political advancement.”

Youths shut down NDDC HQ over sole administrator’s ‘divide and rule tactics’

Protesting youths, yesterday, shut down Port Harcourt, Rivers State headquarters of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, over alleged divide and rule by the commission’s Sole Administrator, Effiong Akwa.

IYC scribe: Appointment of sole administrator for NDDC treacherous

This came as mothers in Niger Delta under the aegis of Mothers of Óil Producing Communities of Niger Delta, MOPROCOND, have called for sack of the Sole Administrator of NDDC, Mr Effiong Akwa, threatening to protest nude at all the offices of the commission in the nine member states.
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IYC vows to stop politically motivated protests against NDDC

Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Worldwide has vowed to stop all politically motivated protests against the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, stating such demonstrations may lead to violence and other unpleasant consequences.

IYC: No going back on planned shutdown of NDDC HQ

Ijaw youths from the states of Niger Delta have vowed to proceed with their planned protest and shutdown of the headquarters of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, located in Port Harcourt, Rivers State over the failure of the Federal Government to address issue of wrongful appointment of a sole administrator for the commission.

Politicians behind planned protest to shut down NDDC HQ – IYC chief

The Chairman of Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Lagos State chapter, Comrade Henry Oyobolo, has stated that politicians are behind the planned protest by youths to shut down the headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, over the appointment of a sole administrator for the Commission by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ijaw youths block East-West road over NDDC

The ripples over the appointment of a sole administrator for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) reached a boiling point on Monday as hundreds of Ijaw youths blocked the popular East-West road, causing many travellers to be stranded.
The new Interim Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has resumed duty at the Amnesty office, Abuja.

Amnesty boss, Niger Delta leaders agree on terminal period for programme

Stakeholders in the Niger Delta have agreed that the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) should end immediately after the integration of all the beneficiaries of the scheme.
”I call on President Muhammadu Buhari to take all necessary steps needed to reconnect with the Nigerian Youths and understand the pulse of the Nigerian people. #EndSARS

#EndSARS: Protest not for regime change – Niger Delta activist

A Niger-Delta rights activist and former President, Ijaw Youth Council, Eric Omare Esq., has taken a swipe at Northern leaders for saying the #EndSARS protest by youth of the country was aimed at regime change.
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#EndSARS: Ijaw youth insist on restructuring, demilitarization of Niger Delta

Ijaw youth in the western zone rose from an emergency meeting, weekend, insisting on restructuring of the country and demilitarization of Niger Delta creeks.

Mike Okiro urges peaceful coexistence among ex-Niger Delta agitators, Nigerians

A former Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mike Okiro, has called for peaceful coexistence among members of the Ex-Niger Delta agitators and other citizens of the country.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate queries N1.121 billion spent by NDDC IMC on public communication

The Senate has raised the alarm over the N1.121 billion spent by Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, on Public Communication.
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Niger Delta groups demand freezing of NDDC accounts

Thirty-five leading Niger Delta-based civil society organisations, CSOs and community organisations, yesterday, demanded immediate freezing of withdrawals from all accounts of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, and cessation to reckless activities at the interventionist agency.

Bayelsa guber: Don’t resort to violence over Supreme Court ruling – IYC

The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Worldwide has warned politicians in Bayelsa State against resorting to violence, following the Supreme Court ruling which declared Douye Diri as governor.

Insecurity: Ijaw youths ask Nigerians to protect themselves

The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, IYC, has advised Nigerians to take up other measures of protecting themselves, adding that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has failed.

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Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao- says Service Chefs will submit to DHQ under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor.

NAF chief: Terrorists’ll be brought to their knees

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has said the Nigerian military will win the war on insecurity in the North-East and other parts of the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Oyo: Police rescues three abducted women after four days in captivity

The Oyo State Police Command on Friday confirmed the release of the abducted victims at Onipe, a suburb along the Ijebu-ode/Idi-Ayunre axis of Oluyole Local Government Area of the state on Monday by unknown gunmen.
The newly elected President-General of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Prof George Obiozor has admonished the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to thread cautiously his agitation for a separate country from Nigeria.

Ohanaeze: No ‘no man’s land’ in Igbo land

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has warned non-Igbo indigenes residing in the South-East to erase ‘no man’s land’ from their minds.
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Mexico president backs extension of supreme court head’s term, sparks backlash

Mexico's Senate on Thursday voted to extend the term of the president of the Supreme Court for an extra two years, a move criticized by opposition lawmakers who called it a bid by the ruling party to strengthen its hold on the country's institutions.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Kaduna: Police arrest three for criminal conspiracy, incitement, abduction

The Police Command in Kaduna State said on Friday that it had arrested three suspects for criminal conspiracy, inciting disturbances and abduction in the state.

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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, on Saturday advised the Nigerian youth to develop their skills and drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector.

Minister: Migration to IPv6 will enhance digital economy

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, has stressed the need for Nigerians to migrate from the use of Internet Protocol version four (IPv4) address system to Internet Protocol version six (IPv6), in order to diversify Nigeria’s economy and prepare it for a digital economy transformation.
Former National Chairman of the defunct Independent Democrats ID Party, Chief Edozie Madu, has declared to contest for governorship in Anambra State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Anambra APC guber aspirant advises colleagues to stop attacking Senator Ngige, party leaders

Former National Chairman of the defunct Independent Democrats ID Party, Chief Edozie Madu, has declared to contest for governorship in Anambra State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Kidnappers of Chairman of Okrika Local Government Council in Rivers State, Philemon Kingoli, have reached out to his family demanding N150 million as ransom to set him free.

Kidnappers of Rivers council chief demand N150 million ransom

Kidnappers of Chairman of Okrika Local Government Council in Rivers State, Philemon Kingoli, have reached out to his family demanding N150 million as ransom to set him free.

Customs generates N46.9 billion from vehicle importers in Lagos

The Ports Terminal Multservices Limited (PTML) Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it generated N46.9billion from importers of new and used vehicles.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

PDP governors urges President Buhari to stem ethnic, religious tension

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of utmost urgency, stem the tide of endless ethnic and religious tension spreading like wildfire in the country.