• Niger Delta leaders who met Buhari are vultures, dead wood – MEND

    Niger Delta leaders who met Buhari are vultures, dead wood – MEND

    According to reports, the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, MEND, has berated some of the Niger Delta Leaders who met with President Muhammadu Buhari over the persistent crises in the oil rich region.

    MEND described most of the leaders as “vultures, dead wood and corrupt politicians.”

    It explained that the failure of the leaders to spell out the agreement earlier reached with the Federal Government when they met with the President was irresponsible, hence the latest attack on oil facilities.

    Recall […]

  • Niger Delta Council blasts MEND, Avengers, says they are armed robbers

    Niger Delta Council blasts MEND, Avengers, says they are armed robbers

    It was gathered that the Supreme Niger Delta Youth Council WorldWide, SNDYCW, has disowned the Niger Delta Avengers and the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, describing their activities as “pure armed robbery.”

    The President General of the Council, Prince Michael Newgent Eaton, stated this when the council met with the leadership of the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, in Kaduna on Thursday.

    He noted categorically that members of the MEND and the Avengers should be arrested and prosecuted.

    Ekamon remarked […]

  • MEND and Clark condemn bombing of Shell’s Bonny pipeline

    MEND and Clark condemn bombing of Shell’s Bonny pipeline

    It was gathered that the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday condemned in strong terms, the renewed hostilities by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).

    The group at the weekend claimed responsibility for the bombing of Bonny pipeline in Rivers State.

    MEND also dissociated itself from the ‘holier than thou’ and arrogant attitude of the Pan-Niger Delta Group over the proposed Niger Delta Summit convened by the federal government.

    In a statement by its […]

  • MEND seeks out of court setlement in N5bn libel suit against Jonathan

    MEND seeks out of court setlement in N5bn libel suit against Jonathan

    The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, said it has endorsed mediatory and conciliatory moves by Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark, to reconcile Henry Okah and his brother, Charles, with former President Goodluck Jonathan over the threat of the brothers to file a N5 billion libel suit against the ex-president.

    The Okah’s brothers had slammed a N5 billion lawsuit against former President Goodluck Jonathan and his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, for allegedly breaching their fundamental right to […]

  • MEND approves Clark to lead talks with FG

    MEND approves Clark to lead talks with FG

    Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has pledged its total allegiance to the Chief Edwin Clark led dialogue team with the Federal Government in line with the resolution reached at the Stakeholders meeting held in Warri last Friday on finding lasting solution to the lingering crisis in the region.

    The militant group which reversed its earlier stand to oppose the Chief Clark led committee in a letter presented to him at his residence in Warri yesterday, MEND Aaron […]

  • Nnamdi Kanu is a hypocrite, he secretly accepted to renounce Biafra – MEND

    Nnamdi Kanu is a hypocrite, he secretly accepted to renounce Biafra – MEND

    Defunct militant group, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, has alleged that the incarcerated leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, secretly agreed to denounce the struggle for the actualisation of Biafra despite claiming otherwise in public.

    The former Niger Delta agitators had recently claimed that during its alleged ongoing negotiations with the Federal Government, Kanu had registered his interest to renounce Biafra secretly in exchange for his freedom.

    But lawyers of the incarcerated IPOB leader, had […]

  • IPOB, disowns MEND, Avengers

    IPOB, disowns MEND, Avengers

    The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), led by detained Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday disowned the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), both of which have been linking their own agitations to Kanu’s incarceration.

    It said it has “no connection, contact, ties or any kind of relationship” with MEND and NDA.

    Kanu, speaking though his lawyers in Abuja, also expressed his willingness to negotiate with the Federal Government.

    The lawyers, Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Amoebi Nzelu said […]

  • Jonathan sponsoring Nigeria Delta Avengers to make Nigeria ungovernable for Buhari — MEND

    Jonathan sponsoring Nigeria Delta Avengers to make Nigeria ungovernable for Buhari — MEND

    The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, has declared that former President Goodluck Jonathan is a grand patron of new militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers.

    MEND’s statement corroborated the earlier claim by the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers that Jonathan was truly behind the formation of the dreaded group.

    According to MEND, the former president was sponsoring the NDA to destabilise the government of his successor, President Muhammadu Buhari.

    A statement signed by one Jomo Gbomo said GEJ should not […]

  • MEND wants me dead – Jonathan cries out

    MEND wants me dead – Jonathan cries out

    Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has raised the alarm, alleging that the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) wants to assassinate him.

    But President Jonathan said he was prepared to do anything within the ambit of the law, to ensure that he enjoys a well-deserved peaceful post-presidential life without any hindrance. 

    He raised the alarm in a statement signed by his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, in response to a story linking him to the renewed militancy in the Niger Delta […]

  • You’re provoking us, MEND ‘warns’ Buratai to guard his utterances

    You’re provoking us, MEND ‘warns’ Buratai to guard his utterances

    The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has described as “provocative”, Monday’s statement by Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, that the army would resort to force should peace talks with militants fail.

    While speaking at the inauguration of the newly built ultra-modern 2 brigade headquarters complex and Olympic-sized swimming pool in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state, Buratai had urged Niger Delta militants to embrace the dialogue offer of the federal government or risk contending with the force of the […]

  • MEND working to free Henry Okah and others’ – Militants

    MEND working to free Henry Okah and others’ – Militants

    Ultimate Warriors of Niger Delta, a militant group affiliated to the Niger Delta Avengers, has said the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, which recently named some respected leaders from the region to negotiate on behalf of militants, is only working to free Henry and Charles Okah.

    MEND had earlier on Sunday confirmed that it was in talks with the Federal Government to end attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta and urged the government to ignore the […]