• 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 […]

  • Patience Jonathan made her money from gifts, gratification – IYC tells EFCC

    Patience Jonathan made her money from gifts, gratification – IYC tells EFCC

    Ijaw youths have slammed the Federal Government anti corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC over alleged deliberate witch-hunt against former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience.

    The youths under the auspices of Ijaw ‎Youth Council (IYC) worldwide said it was unfortunate that the EFCC failed to learn from the fallout of the way it handled the case of Tompolo.

    President of the IYC, Engr. Udengs Eradiri said ‎the commission’s ‎indiscreet media trial of Tompolo led to the […]

  • $15m scandal: Patience Jonathan has no case to answer – IYC

    $15m scandal: Patience Jonathan has no case to answer – IYC

    Ijaw youths, drawn from the Nine States of the Niger Delta region, on Thursday faulted as ‘witch-hunt” and “deliberate plot “against the former first family of the ongoing decision by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, over alleged money laundering and illegal possession of unexplained funds.

    According to the Ijaw Youths, though the EFCC has a right to investigate allegations and secure proof before dragging the culprit before the competent court […]

  • Militancy: Niger Delta politicians in Buhari’s cabinet blackmailing Jonathan – IYC

    Militancy: Niger Delta politicians in Buhari’s cabinet blackmailing Jonathan – IYC

    The umbrella body of Ijaw youths, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, has condemned the desperation by some politicians to rope former President Goodluck Jonathan into the formation of the Niger Delta Avengers.

    The group, in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Eric Omare, said the desperation came to the pinnacle with the media report that said that intelligence report indicated that Jonathan was one of the persons behind the formation of the NDA.

    The IYC said, “The characters behind this desperate plan […]

  • Buhari deceiving Nigerians, he is not in talks with militants – IYC

    Buhari deceiving Nigerians, he is not in talks with militants – IYC

    Foremost ijaw youth organization, the Ijaw Youth Council, has said President Muhammadu Buhari was deceiving Nigerians and the international community about being in talks with Niger Delta militants.

    President Buhari had on Thursday said his government was negotiating with Niger Delta militants through International Oil Companies and law enforcement agencies.

    He spoke during a farewell audience with Michael Zinner, outgoing German Ambassador to Nigeria.

    Reacting to the position of Buhari, IYC’s spokesman, Eric Omare, said it was ridiculous and laughable for the President […]

  • Nigeria is suffocating under Buhari’s administration; country’s unity is negotiable, says IYC

    Nigeria is suffocating under Buhari’s administration; country’s unity is negotiable, says IYC

    The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has declared that Nigeria is suffocating under the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

    Spokesman of the group, Eric Omare, made this assertion in a statement, while reacting to Buhari’s recent statement that the unity of the country is not negotiable.

    Buhari had on Wednesday warned rampaging militants in the Niger Delta region to lay down their arms because the country will remain one entity.

    But Omare stated that the “old-fashioned approach” of the President has not yielded […]

  • Terrorists are disguising as Fulani herdsmen – IYC

    Terrorists are disguising as Fulani herdsmen – IYC

    The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), Umbrella body of Ijaw youths Worldwide, on Wednesday said terrorists not Fulani herdsmen were responsible for the killings of people in remote communities across the country.

    IYC in a statement signed by its Spokesman, Mr. Eric Omare, condemned the “slaughtering” of innocent Nigerians in middle belt, Southwest and recently in Enugu State, Southeast, describing it as barbaric.

    Omare said the traditional Fulani herdsmen have been conducting their business peacefully for decades without resorting to killing of their […]

  • ‘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 […]