WAILING OF A MASTER PLANNER

In whose doorstep does the issue of bombing now lie? Michael Johnny or Tompolo?

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...

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.

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...

BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE PEACE IN ODIMODI COMMUNITY: THE TRUTH, THE FACTS...

Are the people of Odimodi community ready to embrace peace? Because peace cannot be achieved by one man or some group of people. God said my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, turn away from their wicked ways, they will hear from above and He will heal their lands.

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...

NIGER DELTA AND THE CALL FOR TRUE FEDERALISM

By Freb Brisibe The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), a militant group which sprang with an avowed mission to negotiate the Niger Delta people out of...

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.

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...

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...

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?

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...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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..

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

#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...

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...

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

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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...

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?

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...

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.

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