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Monday, 06 March 2017 08:43

Rivers Ijaw, wake up lest you perish!

By Rivers Ijaw, I refer to the Ijaw clans of Kalabari; Okrika; Nkoro; Ibani-Bonny; Ibani-Opobo; Obolo-Andoni; Bille; Engenni; Abua and Odual.These are people that largely derive their origins from the main Ijaw stock of Central and Western Delta. They share linguistic affinity, same ecology and culture. Rivers Ijaw communities have lived in
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Ongoing investigations into the Malabu oil deals by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, are part of alleged targeted persecution of Ijaw people andthe Niger Delta by the present administration, the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has claimed. The all-Ijaw youth body has therefore described it as “unacceptable”.IYC, which
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The Council Of Organizational Leaders, COOL, and reconciliation committee of the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, have called on the president the Ijaw youth body, Comrade Udengs Eradiri, to suspend any attempt to conduct an election into the central zone (Bayelsa) of IYC.In a letter titled “call to suspend zonal congress to select electoral
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Thursday, 09 April 2015 07:26

Rivers Governorship: Ijaws back Peterside

Ijaws in Nigeria have finally spoken on their candidate of choice for the April 11 governorship election in Rivers State. Under the umbrella of Ijaw National Congress, INC, the Ijaw, which is the 4th single largest ethnic group in Nigeria, yesterday in Port Harcourt, at a press briefing held at the Hotel Presidential, declared their support for
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Monday, 11 August 2014 16:11

Ijaw women insist on Rivers governorship

Speaker after speaker spoke persuasively of the imperative of a governor of Ijaw extraction come 2015 in Rivers State. It was the gathering of Ijaw women under the aegis of Eastern Delta Peoples Assembly, EDPA(Women Wing), who held a convention under the theme of “Equity, Equal Opportunity and Political Leadership: Role of Women in Rivers State”
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Three developments combined to convince me that one of Ijaw’s agenda is to dominate, rule and colonize the Niger Delta. The first was the discussion I had with a fellow passenger (name withheld because I did not take permission from him to publish his name in this article) on 16th August 2013 when I was travelling from Lagos to Port Harcourt
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