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...

#ChangeBeginsWithChains? Can Hungry Nigerians Change While Cabal Get Billions And President...

When Tanzanian president John Magufuli got down on stage to do push-ups to woo voters, few appreciated how serious he was about getting down running. Elected...

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...

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?”

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...

POLL: ON THE PRESIDENTIAL AMNESTY PROGRAMME, HOW WOULD YOU RATE BRIGADIER-GENERAL...

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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...

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...

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?

PROF. TOSAN HARRIMAN: NIGERIA AT CROSS ROADS

I knew Nigeria was in trouble when I saw DSS personnel raiding BDC cafes and forcefully negotiating the dollar exchange rates through playing to sentiments and regionalization. You don't use militarization or romanticism to negotiate currency parity, it is the strength of your economic policy that determines the cost parity market..

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.

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...

BAYELSA: 20 YEARS AFTER, HOW FAR HAS IT GONE?

Baylesa State was created 1st October 1996, from old Rivers State. Few days to go, the State will be celebrating its 20 years anniversary. What...

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?

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.

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,”

DIALOGUE EUPHORIA: A COSMETICS APPROACH TO THE NIGER DELTA QUESTION.

Dialogue is a known age long method of conflict resolution. Its efficacy in resolving crisis is not in doubt hence the typical call for...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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"!

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...

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

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...

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...

NIGER DELTA AND REGIONAL RESTRUCTURING

It is not an absurd policy to make a proper preparatory selection of condiments required for a soup before setting the pot on 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...

IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALISM, ESCALATING THE NIGER DELTA CRISIS

By Annkio Briggs  I have always respected and will continue to respect journalism as one of the major tools needed to pass down true, factual, neutral...

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...

Why the desperation to rope in Jonathan? 

By Reno Omokri The coordinated attack on the integrity and credibility of former President Goodluck Jonathan is unfortunate. That the same hastily cooked up lies...

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