• Ijaw youths fault Senate’s probe of NDDC boss

    Ijaw youths fault Senate’s probe of NDDC boss

    It was gathered that the Ijaw Youth Council has said the Senate Committee on Public Account has no business summoning the Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, because it has no supervisory powers to do so.

    The IYC, Eastern Zone, which came in defence of Semenitari on some issues, including the alleged awarding of huge contracts between 2014 and 2016 without documented evidence, said the power to supervise the NDDC was with the Senate Committee on […]

  • Ijaw youths beg FG to increase funding for Amnesty office

    Ijaw youths beg FG to increase funding for Amnesty office

    Ijaw youths, under the aegis of Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, have begged the Federal Government to increase funding for the office of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.

    The youth’s group said the Coordinator of the Amnesty office, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (retd.), had demonstrated commitment to drive the programme and achieve its objectives in the Niger Delta.

    The group expressed optimism that with Boroh on the saddle, the amnesty office would remain the best avenue to reach the region and minimise violent agitations pervading […]

  • Armed Ijaw youths shutdown Ben Bruce’s radio station in Bayelsa

    Armed Ijaw youths shutdown Ben Bruce’s radio station in Bayelsa

    Heavily armed members of the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide on Thursday invaded the Rhythm FM radio station, owned by Senator Ben Murray-Bruce in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

    The visibly enraged youths, who invaded the studio in buses and other vehicles, were after two executive members of the IYC and guests on a live radio programme, Talk of the Town, anchored by Lishman Onisodemuya.

    It was gathered that the youths, on arriving the premises of the radio station, released gunshots into the air, forcing […]

  • Ijaw Youths laud Buhari on dialogue with NDA

    Ijaw Youths laud Buhari on dialogue with NDA

    Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Western Zone Chairman, Mr Freedom Atigbi, has commended the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to dialogue to end the attacks on oil facilities by Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, but advised that any attempt to use its military might would rather spell doom for the nation.

    The decision, Atigbi said, in a statement, was very timely to save the nation’s economy which is in a state of comatose due to militant groups, who had earlier vowed to reduce […]