For Henry Seriake Dickson @ 52

Those born with the zodiac sign of Aquarius are often described by astrologists as people filled with “adventure, thrills and creativity in their lives”,...

Odimodi/Forcados Court Judgment: A Proof Of Corporate Wickedness In the Niger Delta

It is agreed by many that war may be a lawful act and without sin, if it meets these three conditions; waged by the...

Buhari and the Republic of Impatient People

By Oludayo Tade The catastrophic opening of the year, 2018, with wanton killings of over 70 persons in well-coordinated attacks in Benue State by the...

Don Waney: Still Too Early to Celebrate

– By Walter Duru ONE of the biggest stories about the Niger Delta region of Nigeria today is the killing of a dreaded cultist, Johnson...

OPINION: Avengers And The Circle Of Choas

The sudden threat to resume hostilities in the Niger Delta region by Niger Delta Avengers should be to all a reality to worry about. The...

BENIKRUKRU CARNIVAL, A BEAUTY TO BEHOLD

The Benikrukru Cultural Festival is indisputably the biggest and longest multi-dimensional, multi-faceted tourism leisure and entertainment programme in the riverine areas. One day of...

A DESTINED MOMENT TO REFORM: An Epistle Of Not Too Young...

Nigeria is a nation blessed with abundant resources. We have both human and mineral resources.  To build Nigeria to our dream country, we must...

OPINION: DECONSTRUCTING DELTA LG POLLS

The sleepy political landscape of Delta State has very recently become a beehive of activities. This development, however, should not be a surprise to...

While The Crocodile Preys, Niger Delta Prayed

In one of the most celebrated media related trials in the United States of America (USA), the trial Judge, Justice Lewis Powell, of the...

N-DELTA: PANDEF clarifies position on Surveillance and Security of Pipelines

PRESS STATEMENT (1). The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF)  was taken aback  by a misleading story reported on page 12 of Vanguard Newspaper of September...

Okowa ‘SMART AGENDA’ and Leadership Gaps

To describe Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, the Executive Governor of Delta State as a ‘Political War Lord’ as well as a ‘Political Bishop” when it...

Scavengers And Niger Delta’s Development

By Prince Abugo Niger-Delta is a region with several languages and cultures, rich in natural resources and agricultural potentials but its people live in poverty...

DELTA AT 26: Ijaws where art thy place? (Out of...

It is pitiable that out of the 20 listed campuses of higher institution, ONLY ONE is cited in an Ijaw community. What an insult to the Delta Ijaw communities? No further evidence do we need to prove that the successive administrations in Delta State are not interested in the educational development of the Ijaw people. The Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko and the NIMASA Technical College, Okoloba, the only two institutions that were established in Delta Ijaw area with the efforts of former President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency under the erstwhile leadership of our own persecuted son Mr. Partick Akpoboloukemi were made to suffer cancellations and setbacks.

A Disappointing Presidential Broadcast By Ebun-olu Adegboruwa

Notwithstanding that the president took Nigerians for granted, he was not impeached, but rather Nigerians were offering prayers for his recovery, daily, only for him to return with a language of combat and insult, describing his own citizens as "irresponsible elements"!

RIVERS POLITICS: Stop Shouting “Fire” In The Theatre (Episode 1)

A true story of how matadors turned their homes to a gladiator’s ring.

OPINION: PROF. WOLE SOYINKA IS ‘DEAD’ 

In Soyinka, the man has died. Soyinka is 'dead'! And I mourn him.

Cleaning up Ogoni land

By Fegalo Nsuke Living in Ogoniland has become a nightmare for those who understand that Ogoni is gasping for survival. This week, the experience from...

Full text of Chief Clark’s address to Osinbajo at the Inter-Ministerial...

ADDRESS PRESENTED TO HIS EXCELLENCY, PROF. YEMI OSINBAJO, SAN, GCON, ACTING PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA, BY LEADER, PAN NIGER DELTA FORUM, (PANDEF), CHIEF (DR.) EDWIN...

NDDC AND THE FORCES AGAINST CHANGE

There is no doubt that there is a paradigm shift at the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, as the current board and management are now doing things differently by adopting new strategies. Indeed, it is a new dawn at the Commission and the era of underhand practices are over.

No To Edo Nomadic Grazing Bill

By Dan Owegie Last week, the Office of the Governor of Edo State issued a statement endorsed by the Secretary to the Government, Osarodion Ogie, disowning...

FIFTY YEARS OF BIAFRA

The Nigerian Civil War broke out soon after the Republic of Biafra was declared in May 1967 and ended very early in 1970, the...

People’s Expectations From EGCDF Leadership

Indigenes of Egbema and Gbaramatu communities across the kingdoms spoke on our social media page on their expectations from the new leadership of the foundation...

University as domain of Sadducees and Philistines, by Owei Lakemfa

The Covenant University, Sango Ota, is like most of the private universities established by religious missions, one of the costliest in the country.

Tompolo: Ijaw Self Imagination And The Niger Delta Question (Part 3)

Continuation of last edition The MEND idea stated that the theatre of struggle against the pollution and degradation of the environment would not only be...

Tompolo: Ijaw Self Imagination And The Niger Delta Question (Part 2)

“I did not go to school, so anything concerning paper work, there are people who handle it. I am not the only person; there are others. If you are doing something, you have to put heads together with others because the idea is to cut across our nine states. That was how MEND was formed and that was the reason the last time that all of us went to Abuja, in the presence of everybody, I told them that I am the owner of MEND. It was formed in Camp 5. I said it in the presence of everybody and nobody can contest it with me,”

Saving Youths From The Problematic JAMB

In all these, I wonder whether JAMB is putting into consideration the rural areas which lack connectivity and where electricity supply, maybe a rarity. Are prospective JAMB candidates from such rural areas not already subjected to an obstacle course far more challenging than their counterparts in the urban centres?

TOMPOLO: IJAW SELF IMAGINATION AND THE NIGER DELTA QUESTION (PART 1)

Being a paper presented by Prof. Tosan Harriman at the 46th birthday celebrations of High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, Ibe Ebidouwei of Ijaw nation on Wednesday 12th April, 2017

THE NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NIGER DELTA BY PAUL BOROH

As I left Ondo State on Monday Febru­ary 21, I reflected on Acting Presi­dent, Professor Yemi Osin­bajo’s historic visits to oil pro­ducing states and...

THE VICE PRESIDENT’S TRIP TO DELTA: DID HE END UP DOING...

What message was the His Excellency sending just breezing in and out of our region? Are we lepers that our own Vice President cannot spend two or three days with us? Is the problem of the Niger Delta not enough for a Vice President or indeed a President, for that matter, to spend a full month with us getting to understand our conditions better while fostering in us a stronger sense of belonging in the process? Why the hurry? What message can a one day whirlwind trip send other than to give the impression of “let me just show my face there so they can’t complain we didn’t come?”

OLD WARRI PROVINCE AND THE REST OF US!!!

The very idea that the Itsekiri cannot articulate its view within the context of development and imperative of trans cultural influence that will enhance its sphere of influence and the stool of the Ogiame except to publicly attack the cognomen of the Nigerian Maritime University is frankly worrisome.

HOW UPU ELECTED TAIGA AS PRESIDENT GENERAL AND KICKED OUT OMENE

"URHOBO will shine like never before and be great again. I will build bridges of unity among all Urhobo neighbours. There are a lot...

IBORI-UK-PRISON-RELEASE-CELEBRATION: A TRAGEDY OF NIGERIA’S DYSFUNCTIONAL VALUES, WHAT A SHAME

What a shame! What a horrible tragedy of our ‘societal moral values’! When we turn an occasion that calls for penitence, repentance and soberness...

FLASHBACK: THE CONTENT OF KAIAMA DECLARATION

THE KAIAMA DECLARATION    By IJAW YOUTHS OF THE NIGER DELTA  BEING COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE ALL IJAW YOUTHS CONFERENCE WHICH HELD IN THE TOWN OF...

IS THE NORTH FEEDING FAT ON THE RESOURCES OF THE NIGER...

We don’t know about any other but as bitter as it may sound Niger Delta is feeding Nigeria fat, everybody needs somebody but not to suck them to death.

GRAZING: GOVERNOR DICKSON, THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU GIVE OUT OUR...

By Aluzu Ebikebuna Augustine I humbly crave the indulgence to call on the attentions of all good people of Bayelsa state. I would not suffer to...

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