• Ex-first lady, EFCC split militants

    Ex-first lady, EFCC split militants

    The faceoff between former first lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has split militant groups in the Niger Delta region.

    The development which is threatening the on-going peace process involved the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) and the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND).

    Recently, NDA and MEND had agreed to allow foremost Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark to lead the pan-Niger Delta group negotiating team with the Federal Government on the resurgence of […]

  • Patience Jonathan’s billions split Nigerians

    Patience Jonathan’s billions split Nigerians

    Former president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba believes the anti-graft war can be better prosecuted.

    “I do not want to comment on that but the anti-corruption war can be better…” said Agbakoba. To rights activist, Yinka Odumakin, it would bode well if the Econimic and Financial Crimes Commission  (EFCC) challenge those perceived to be corrupt with facts rather than going public with them on the pages of newspapers.

    “The system of media trial by […]

  • Nigerians split over negotiating with Niger Delta militants

    Nigerians split over negotiating with Niger Delta militants

    Nigeria’s government wants to go to the bargaining table with militants in its oil-producing Niger Delta region. But activists in the region are divided over whether negotiations will bring peace, or encourage more militancy.

    To some, meeting with the Niger Delta Avengers is the surest way to head off a bloody military confrontation between the group and Nigeria’s military.

    Godspower Gbenekama is a member of the traditional ruling council in the Gbaramatu Kingdom, which has been the sight of several attacks on […]