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A rights group, Ijaw People Development Initiative, IPDI, has called on the Federal Government to reconstruct Bilabiri 1 and 2 communities in Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, allegedly burnt by invading soldiers searching for criminals that killed three military personnel, last Friday.
Emmanuel Uduaghan, the former governor of Delta State, said he has accepted the judgment of the Court of Appeal which declared James Manager the winner of the Delta South Senatorial District election.
The Ijaw Peoples Development Initiative, IPDI, a rights group, has described as strange the inclusion of Northern representatives on the board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, saying since North is not part of Niger Delta region, Federal Government should immediately delist them.
Former Resident Electoral Commissioner in the defunct Bendel State, Chief Atiyota Ejughemre, has described the criticism of new board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, by Governors of the region as political rascality, maintaining that Olorogun Bernard Okumagba would deliver on his mandate as the Managing Director of the commission.
Ijaw National Congress (INC), the umbrella body of Izon ethnic nationality, has said it fully supports measures taken by Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, in repositioning the Programme to its original mandate.
Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has offered automatic employments to all PhD holders from Bayelsa State and Ijaw indigenes in other states across the country.
The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide has alleged deliberate militarisation of Rivers state to prevent an Ijaw son from emerging winner of the governorship election in the state.
The Ijaw Youth Council Western Zone says Itsekiri people who are currently agitating for power rotation/sharing in Delta State are the worst violators of power rotation in Delta South Senatorial District.
Immediate past governor of Delta State, and Delta South Senatorial aspirant under the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has pinpointed his greatest mistake while he held sway for eight years in office.
Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN), Chairman, Board and Management of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has expressed deep shock over the tragic death of Pastor Power Aginighan, former Acting Managing Director of NDDC.
A non-political pressure group in Rivers State, the Rivers Women Alliance (RIWA) has declared that its advocacy for a governor from the riverine axis of the state is without any ethnic bias.
According to the statement, the group is happy and it described the action as “the boldest step ever taken by a civillain administration since 1999 and it applauded the president for “identifying with progressive and democratic elements in the country”.
Overwhelmed by the show of solidarity from his Anioma people (Delta north senatorial district), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has pledged to continue to do his best for the development of the entire state.
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