Why Niger Delta militants are not kidnapping their people – Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi

Why Niger Delta militants are not kidnapping their people – Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi By Olugbenga Ige A Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has said Niger Delta militants aren’t kidnapping their families and members of their communities because they are all armed in the creeks. Gumi said bandits, who are mostly herdsmen, are […]

Why Niger Delta region has failed to develop – Peter Obi

By Olugbenga Ige The 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has said the Niger Delta region has failed to develop because of the level of poverty experienced in the area. Obi stated that the failure and corruption of successive governments have made the South-South stagnate and impoverished 67 years after oil […]

Tomplo’s pipeline contract may cause war in Niger Delta – Rita Lori

There is controversy over the federal government job allotted to the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) leader. After years of hardline, the Buhari administration engaged Tompolo, arguably Nigeria’s strongest militant. He got the same deal during the Jonathan presidency. The government opened talks with him as illegal bunkering saw the country lose […]

Ex-Niger Delta amnesty boss, Dokubo is dead

Prof. Charles Dokubo A former Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Prof. Charles Quaker Dokubo, is dead. According to reports, Dokubo, 70, died at a hospital in Abuja on Wednesday night. The professor of strategy was born in Abonnema, Akuku Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State on March 23, 1952. His primary and […]

Why insecurity persists in Nigeria –Ann-Kio Briggs

Why insecurity persists in Nigeria –Ann-Kio Briggs By Ngozi Nwoke Ann-Kio Briggs is a vocal Niger Delta advocate and activist for the rights of the Niger Delta people. In this interview, she speaks on the insecurity in Nigeria, her perceived Buhari’s hatred for the Niger Delta and measures to achieve national unity. What is your reflection on […]

Threats to bomb nation’s oil installations unnecessary, Presidency tells Niger Delta Avengers

President Muhammadu Buhari The Presidency has frowned at threats by a group, Niger Delta Avengers, to bomb nation’s oil installations unless their demands including restructuring of the federation were met by the Federal Government within 90 days. Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, condemned the threats in a […]

We’re not part of any secessionist agenda but’ll negotiate for Ijaw Republic if — Prof Okaba, INC President

We’re not part of any secessionist agenda but’ll negotiate for Ijaw Republic if — Prof Okaba, INC President The Ijaw ethnic nationality has averred that they are not party to any successionist agenda either in part or full but are prepared to legally and peacefully negotiate its exit from the Nigerian State like other aggrieved […]

Ogoni will resist Biafra imposition – MOSOP

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People *MOSOP) says the Ogoni people will resist any coercion into Ibo Biafra. Speaking in Eeken, Khana local government area yesterday (Monday) where he met with the Kingdom Coordinators and Chapter Leaders of MOSOP in Babbe Kingdom of Ogoni, President of MOSOP, Fegalo Nsuke said the Ogoni […]

Your silence fuelling secession agitation, YCE tells Buhari

Buhari off again The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being non-chalant over agitations for secession across the country. Secretary-General, Yoruba Elders in the Diaspora, Chief Kunle Olajide, said Buhari’s silence, coupled with poverty and hopelessness in the country, was responsible for agitation in the country. Olajide, who spoke in […]

Towards the depoliticising of the forensic audit on NDDC

Towards the Depoliticising of the Forensic Audit on NDDC Niger Delta people will, for a long time, remain wholeheartedly grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari, for the immense goodwill he has shown to the good people of the Oil rich but beleaguered region, through the various projects and programmes aimed at the total development and emancipation […]


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