• We’re ready to negotiate but only through Edwin Clark – Avengers

    We’re ready to negotiate but only through Edwin Clark – Avengers

    Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), a factionalised militant group, has issued conditions under which it can enter into negotiations with the federal government.

    The Avengers on Saturday, through Mudoch Agbinibo, its spokesperson, indicated its readiness to dialogue through a negotiation team led by Edwin Clark, prominent Niger Delta leader.

    A statement posted on the website of the Avengers, said: “The struggle has always being a Pan-Niger Delta one, we only know the anti Niger Delta elements are using some disorganized characters from the […]

  • Why I sold property to fund varsity – Edwin Clark shares reasons

    Why I sold property to fund varsity – Edwin Clark shares reasons

    Foremost Ijaw leader and a former federal information commissioner, Chief Edwin Clark, on Tuesday revealed reasons why he sold his houses located in choice areas across the country to fund a private university at his country home of Kiagbodo, Burutu Council Area of Delta State.

    The Niger Delta leader said the decision was to guard against infighting among his children over the sharing of his property after his death, as it has been among children of prominent Nigerians in the past.

    Speaking […]

  • Militants are our children, FG must consult us before any negotiation – Edwin Clark

    Militants are our children, FG must consult us before any negotiation – Edwin Clark

    Edwin Clark, prominent Ijaw leader, says any dialogue between the federal government and militants in the Niger Delta region would not yield result without the involvement of Ijaw elders.

    Clark said this in Warri on Saturday during a consultative council meeting, which had in attendance Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa governor, and Kingsley Otuaro, Delta deputy governor.

    The meeting was aimed at reaching common ground on the renewed militancy and its impact in the Niger Delta and Nigeria.

    “In 2008 and 2009 similar incident happened […]

  • Clark should shut up, he was part of the rot in GEJ Administration – Ex Militants, NDLF

    Clark should shut up, he was part of the rot in GEJ Administration – Ex Militants, NDLF

    Ex-Militants under the auspices of Niger Delta Liberation Force, NDLF, Thursday, took a swipe at former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, who, Wednesday, deserted the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and accused ex-President Goodluck Jonathan of lacking the political will to fight corruption, saying the elder statesman should shut up.

    Spokesman of the group, “Captain” Mark Anthony, in a statement, said, “Chief Edwin Clark has no moral justification to condemn former President Goodluck Jonathan by saying that GEJ lacked political […]

  • Chief Clark quits politics, hails Buhari’s anti-corruption war

    Chief Clark quits politics, hails Buhari’s anti-corruption war

    Chief Edwin Clark has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s on-going anti-corruption fight saying that former President Goodluck Jonathan lacked the political will to fight corruption during his reign.

    The elder statesman also announced his retirement from active politics and quit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

    He said he was not going to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).

    Clark spoke while playing host to the Think Nigeria First Initiative group, who paid him a courtesy visit at his Asokoro Residence in Abuja.

    He however said […]