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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.

What if President Buhari doesn’t run in 2019?

The knives came out from the young and old—and from some unexpected quarters— immediately President Buhari made his desire to contest for the presidency in 2019 official. Some of the criticisms against his eligibility were true. Some were false. Many were exaggerated. All of that is to be expected as they happen even in more advanced democracies.

Ex-Niger Delta militants allege denial of amnesty benefits, stipends

A group of Niger Delta ex-militants, on Thursday, lamented moves in the Amnesty Office to deny them their stipends and other benefits.

Niger Delta militants vow resumption of attack on oil facilities

A coalition of Niger Delta agitators has threatened to resume destruction of oil installations and other Federal Government facilities in the region.

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.

President Buhari didn’t address Niger Delta concerns in New Year message – Agitators

Niger Delta agitators, yesterday, picked holes in President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year speech, saying he did not show signs of seriousness, action plan and responsibility to really implement the agreement reached with the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, and even the 25-point palliatives of the Federal Government.

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...

PANDEF to meet in Warri as another group threatens attack

Militant groups have kicked against the proposed Tuesday meeting of the Pan Niger Delta Elder Forum‎ (PANDEF) in Warri, Delta State, describing it as a threat to peace in the region.

Why we aborted Niger Delta leaders meeting – Police

The security agents said they were directed by the Police High Command to disrupt the meeting following a threat by a new militant group, Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, to blow up critical oil installations if the PANDEF meeting went ahead.

Nnamdi Kanu recruited thieves, drug addicts as IPOB members – Ndukwe Ikoh

A former Abia State House of Representatives aspirant, Ndukwe Ikoh, has faulted the agitation by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

Amnesty international report has vindicated us – Group

The Foundation for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade (FHRACC), a Niger Delta-based rights group, has said that the recent Amnesty International (AI) report over the existence of secret detention centres being operated by the federal government has vindicated its stand that such places indeed exist in parts of the country.

5m Niger Deltans benefited from amnesty programme – Boroh

Retired Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh, the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, says more than five million people in the Niger Delta region have benefited from the initiative since 2009.

Ijaws youths reject fed govt proposal on modular refinery

Ijaw youths, under the aegis of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), have rejected the proposal by the Federal Government to have two modular refineries in the Niger Delta states.

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Governor Ortom: APC demonizing me

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