• Ijaw congress calls on Delta governor to look into 14-day quit notice issued Ijaw indegenes

    Ijaw congress calls on Delta governor to look into 14-day quit notice issued Ijaw indegenes

    Ijaw National Congress, (INC) an umbrella body for the Ijaw nation has demanded the withdrawal of the 14-day quit notice issued Ijaw indigenes resident in Udu Kingdom, by the Urhobo’s in Udu Local Government Area, Delta State.

    They said this should be done in the interest of peaceful co-existence between the two ethnic nationalities.

    In a statement by the national president, Chief Boma Obuoforibo, INC, called on the government of Delta State to “step up its intervention to restore normalcy in Udu […]

  • Ijaw Youths spit fire, give expatriate 24 hours to leave Bayelsa

    Ijaw Youths spit fire, give expatriate 24 hours to leave Bayelsa

    The Central Zone, Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, has issued a one-day ultimatum to Mr. Nak Bong Choi, an expatriate of an oil servicing company, Daewoo Nigeria Limited, to leave Bayelsa State over alleged anti-Ijaw activities, adding that if the order was not complied with, they could no longer guarantee the safety of Choi.

    The youths, threatened on Thursday to shut down the company if their Friday, 8 a.m deadline was exceeded

    The threat was contained in a letter addressed to the Project Manager […]

  • IYC, kinsmen defend Patience Jonathan

    IYC, kinsmen defend Patience Jonathan

    The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide and other kinsmen of former President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, rose in defence of allegations of corruption levelled against former First Lady, Patience Jonathan.

    The President of IYC, Mr. Udengs Eradiri, said it would be an aberration to ask Mrs. Jonathan to forfeit the money she earned legitimately by virtue of her position.

    Eradiri insisted that the bulk of the money under investigation was given to the ex-first lady as a gift by her well-wishers and friends of her […]

  • Ijaw militants behind Lagos school kidnap, says Ayorinde

    Ijaw militants behind Lagos school kidnap, says Ayorinde

    It was gathered that the Lagos State Government on Wednesday said suspected militants from the Niger Delta were behind the abduction of four pupils and teachers, who were whisked away from their school, Lagos Model College (Senior and Junior), Igbonla, Epe on October 6.

    The state government, however, said the victims, comprising two pupils, vice-principal and head teacher had already gone through medical checkup and safely reunited with their families.”

    The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said this in […]

  • Buhari should allow Niger Delta control its resources — Ijaw people

    Buhari should allow Niger Delta control its resources — Ijaw people

    The Ijaw People Development Initiative, IPDI, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to allow the people of Niger Delta, to freely control their resources.

    National president of the group, Austin Ozobo said after feeding the nation for years, the area should be allowed to have total control over their resources.

    He had recently warned the Nigerian military against destroying local refinery.

    He said, “If independence means freedom, then Niger Delta should be free from the age- long captivity, as Nigeria celebrates her independence.

    “Nigeria cannot […]

  • Ijaw Youths Warn Buhari over Alleged Plans to Arrest Ex-President Jonathan, Give Terms for Peace in Niger Delta

    Ijaw Youths Warn Buhari over Alleged Plans to Arrest Ex-President Jonathan, Give Terms for Peace in Niger Delta

    Worried about the arrest of many close associates of former President Goodluck Jonathan with respect to allegations of massive fraud perpetrated during his administration, the Ijaw Youths Congress (IYC) on Thursday warned the federal government to jettison the idea of arresting the former president.

    News reports that the IYC made its position known at the Wellington Hotel in Effurrun, Delta State, where it held the 2016 annual Major Isaac Boro anniversary celebration with the theme, “The ideals of Adaka Boro and […]

  • ‘Why Alameiseigha Was Known As Governor-General Of Ijaw Nation’– IYC Explains

    ‘Why Alameiseigha Was Known As Governor-General Of Ijaw Nation’– IYC Explains

    The umbrella body of Ijaw youths worldwide, the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), yesterday explained why the late first executive governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alameiseigha, was popularly known as Governor General of Ijaw Nation, saying that he was a shoulder for every Ijaw and fellow state governors during his tenure.

    According to the IYC, though his tenure as governor of Bayelsa State witnessed series of magnanimity to Ijaw sons and daughters with the award of scholarship and appointing them into […]