Leave Ijaw out of Oduduwa Republic agitation, IYC warns promoters
Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has warned promoters of Oduduwa Republic to leave the lands and territories belonging to the fourth-largest ethnic group in Nigeria out of the agitation.
Ijaw youths cry for justice over slain footballer
Members of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Lagos State chapter have called on the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to order the re-arrest of a murder suspect
Ijaw youths decry Niger Delta’s underdevelopment amid N15 trillion intervention
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has decried the underdevelopment of the oil-rich Niger Delta despite the N15 trillion intervention funds released since 2000 to develop the communities and the indigenes of the area.
‘Forensic Audit should not impede inauguration of NDDC board’
Foremost Niger Delta activist and Coordinator of Ijaw Monitoring Group (IMG), Comrade Joseph Evah, in this interview with ONYEDIKA AGBEDO, says the people of the Niger Delta are fully in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent order for a forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Ijaw, Itsekiri youths laud FG’s plan to dredge Warri river
The Ijaw and Itsekiri youths have hailed the Federal Government for the approval of contract to dredge the Escravos bar to Warri Port, Delta State. In a joint statement yesterday signed by President of the Ijaw Youth Council, Eric Omare and President of the Itsekiri National Youth Council, Weyinmi Agbateyiniro, described the approval of the…
Ijaw, Urhobo youths seek end to Aladja, Ogbe-Ijoh clashes
The Youth wings of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) and Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) have canvassed a lasting solution to the lingering boundary disputes between the Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh communities in Delta State. They said Aladja, an Urhobo community in Udu Local Council and Ogbe-Ijoh, an Ijaw enclave in Warri South West Local Council, should end…
We have no land to cede to Ijaw, Benin leaders insist
The Bini in Edo State have, again, stressed that they would do everything within the ambits of the law to ensure that the Ijaw do not take away any parcel of land in Benin Kingdom. Traditional rulers, priests, chiefs, elders and political leaders including serving legislators at the state and National Assembly made the declaration…
Ijaw leaders meet In Yenagoa to forge common front
As part of efforts to forge a common front to fight injustice, insecurity and discuss issues that would improve the well being of its people, Ijaw traditional rulers and leaders from the six states of Bayelsa, Edo, Delta, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Ondo yesterday met in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. The meeting, which was…
Ijaw group lauds Obaseki, pledges support for APC
IZON-Global Policy Network (IGPN), an Ijaw socio-political group, yesterday, said it would mobilise support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) at both national and state levels, starting with the forthcoming local government elections in Edo. Spokesman for the group, Dennis Ayubalayefa, in a statement after a meeting in Benin City, said the IGPN would…
Buhari’s position on restructuring dangerous to national unity, says Clark
Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year message, especially his comment that the solution to Nigeria’s problems did not lie in restructuring. He said the President shocked most Nigerians when, instead of reassuring the nation with his message, he clearly stood against restructuring, which was what almost everybody…