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...

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...

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?

BUHARI SHOULD EMULATE HIS PREDECESSORS TO BRING PEACE IN N-DELTA –...

Honourable Famous Daunemigha is one of the brain behind the famous and historic Kaiama Declaration in the Niger Delta. He was a former National...

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...

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?”

THE IJAWS AS CUSTOMARY TENANTS: A REPLY TO THE MOVEMENT FOR...

The Itsekiris originally were settled in Ode Itsekiri from where they began to expand to other areas and were granted spaces by the Urhobos. Coming centuries later to lay claim to areas not belonging to them is an affront to the settlers who had taken the Itsekiris as brothers for long." Do you now see why the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Godfrey ikonwoli followed the honourable path of peace by making implicit reference to this fact you intended to obfuscate?

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...

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...

MR. MATTHEW TONLAGHA – A Quintessential Gentleman On His Natal Day

It is often said that the most difficult phase in the life of a successful Nigerian businessman is when he or she has made...

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...

Banters in Lagos, Poverty and Disease in the Niger Delta

By; Jerome-Mario Utomi The Eko Convention Centre, Lagos, venue of the meeting was lavishly decorated to impress, and it did impressed. The participants were corporately...

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

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

GOVERNOR DICKSON AND IJAW CULTURAL RENAISSANCE

We are happy to report that the redemptive efforts of the Dickson Administration had paid off with the teaching of Ijaw as a compulsory subject at the Basic Education level. Furthermore, the state-owned Niger Delta University now runs Ijaw Language at the diploma level.

OBJ means Obasanjo-Buhari-Jonathan – Emeka Obasi

The History of Nigeria since 1969 is about three men: Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. I will aptly describe...

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.

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...

When Obasanjo and Jonathan farted in Otuoke church

Tunde Odesola Written in 1953, “The things men do” is the title of one of the 90 thrillers by English novelist, James Hadley Chase. His...

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”,...

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...

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...

EXCLUSIVE: NIGER DELTA DIALOGUE, DON’T GO TOO FAR, MAKE PEACE WITH...

  In this interview with Gbaramatu Voice Newspaper in Kano, North West of Nigeria, Prof. Tosan Blessing Harriman, a distinguished scholar, academic activist and a...

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...

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...

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...

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.

GBARAMATU KING: LIVING IN HIS GOD GIVEN KINGDOM; A REPLY TO...

Is it that the Iwere Movement now knows the custom and tradition of Itsekiris more than the Olu? Or is it that the Iwere Movement is now wiser than the throne or at war with it?

HOW THE OBA OF BENIN WILL BE CROWNED TOMORROW, TRADITION AND...

The Benin Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, will tomorrow, Thurs­day, October 20, 2016, ascend the revered throne of his fore­fathers as the 39th Oba of...

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"!

MEDIA AND THE NIGER DELTA STRUGGLE IN AN AGE OF GLOBALIZATION:...

By Dr. Ben Binebai Violence is initiated by those who oppress, who exploit, who fail to recognize others as persons…not by those who are oppressed,...

KACHIKWU AND THE LEADERSHIP OF DELTA APC

By Barr. Jesutega Onokpasa His Largeness, our distinguished Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, recently gave Dr. Ibe Kachikwu matching orders...

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...

GENUINE INTEGRATION OF THE IJAWS INTO THE NIGERIAN STATE, A PANACEA...

How the whole land for EPZ is exclusively owned by the Itsekiri when earlier on, their kinsman, an Itsekiri elder statesman, former Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Ewetan Uduaghan in Vanguard's Niger Delta Voice, June 24, 2014 was reported as saying, "When the governor saw the land revocation document, he identified his signature and said their (Ijaw) community falls in the map of the EPZ project”

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...

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...

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