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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Breaking News: President Buhari Return to Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally return to Nigeria after 103 days on medical treatment in the United Kingdom.

The President arrived on Nigeria's President jet with registration number 5N-FGT at exactly 4:35 PM.

He is being received by a delegation led by his Deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. The huge delegation includes governors, ministers, security service chiefs and his aides.


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POLICE ARRESTED UNIPORT STUDENT AND RECOVER HUMAN PART FOR RITUAL

Men of the Okporo Police Station arrested one Ifeanyi Chukwu Maxwell Dike,male,23yrs of Messiah Street Eliozu Port Harcourt, who yesterday abducted one Chikamso Victory,female,8yrs of the same address.

The little girl was abducted, defiled and killed, while her vagina, eyes, tongue and breast were removed and put in a polythene bag.

The suspect was going to dispose of the body, when he was arrested by the local Vigilante that suspected his movement. On being questioned the suspect dropped the bag and took to flight.

Consequently he was given a hot chase and arrested. On further interrogation by the Police, he confessed and took the Police to where the vital organs were concealed.

The body and the organs have been recovered, paraded and deposited in the mortuary. While the suspect is helping us in Investigation.


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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Breaking News: Gunmen attacked EFCC headquarters, ‘threaten to kill top investigator’

Some gunmen attacked the head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja today few hours ago.

Wilson Uwajaren, spokesman of the commission, who disclosed this in a statement hours after the incident, said the gunmen left a death note for one of the anti-graft agency’s detectives.

He disclosed that the intruders could not make their way into the complex because security guards on duty repelled them.

“A major security breach was recorded at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the early hours of Wednesday, August 16, 2017, as unknown gunmen attacked the office located at Wuse Zone 7, Abuja,” he said.

“The group of heavily armed bandits invaded the office at about 05.00 hours and began shooting into the premises, damaging vehicles parked in the premises in the process. However, the attack was repelled by guards on duty.

“The hoodlums escaped in a getaway vehicle but not without leaving a message; a white envelope dropped by the fleeing attackers was found to contain a death threat addressed to Ishaku Sharu, a senior investigator with the commission. Ishaku who heads the foreign exchange malpractices fraud section is in charge of corruption investigation involving several politically exposed persons and retired military brass hats.

“The attack on the zone 7 office which houses the commission’s AMCON desk, procurement fraud and foreign exchange malpractices sections, is coming few weeks after another investigator, Austin Okwor was shot and wounded by unknown assailants in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.”

Uwujaren added that the incident had already been reported to the police for investigation.

Source: The Cable 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Time For Propaganda are Over, It's Time For Proper Agenda - Jonathan

The Presidency's statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on media to President Muhammad Buhari, has only exposed why Nigeria is in an economic recession and is floundering in all spheres.

It is quite sad that Malam Garba Shehu does not know that oil constitutes only 15% of Nigeria's GDP and thus a fall in the price of oil should not lead to a collapse of the Nigerian economy as has been experienced under President Buhari.

If Garba and his boss are willing to learn, the Jonathan Foundation and the Peoples Democratic Party can arrange a course for them to be tutored on the subject-how to grow your economy to be the largest in Africa. We make bold that we are experienced in that area.

When Mr. Shehu says "There is nothing to show for the revenues earned, no major capital project was completed, neither power generation, road development, rail or agriculture benefitted from the windfall earnings" he only further exposes his intellectual laziness and failing memory.

Obviously Garba Shehu has forgotten that when his boss was commissioning the Abuja-Kaduna 187KM fast railway that enables Nigerians work in Abuja and live in Kaduna, he was forced to admit that the project was conceived, built and completed by the Jonathan administration.

At that event, President Muhammadu Buhari said about the $1.5 billion project and I quote "This project was conceived by a previous administration, started by the last government".

My question to Mr. Shehu is this-who is a liar between him and his boss?

I also urge Garba Shehu to take note of the fact that the only Federal University in his boss's home state of Katsina was built by the Jonathan administration in addition to 13 other universities and 165 Almajiri schools built all over Nigeria. For people who don't value education, I am not surprised that they see this as "nothing to show"!

It may also interest Garba Shehu to note that the Jonathan administration revived the moribund Nigerian Railways Corporation to the extent that the loquacious Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi was forced to confess on December 15, 2015 and I quote "In fact, I think we have a problem; most people don’t believe that the railway transport is functioning in Nigeria.

I didn’t even know, until I started this tour, I never knew that the railway was functioning, it was even from his (MD’s) speech that I learnt that there are some coaches or services that go to Kano or Port Harcourt or elsewhere."

These are just a few of the infrastructural legacies of the Jonathan era.

It is quite surprising that Garba Shehu now praises the former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, His Royal Majesty, Muhammadu Sanusi II.

Nigerians have not forgotten that it is the same Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, now Muhammadu Sanusi II who carpeted the economic policies of the Buhari administration, saying that under the Buhari administration, and again I quote, “There is one rate for petroleum marketers, there is interbank rate, there is another for money market operators such as western union, money gram, there is bureau de change rate and there is a special rate you get when you call the CBN for a transaction."

My other question to Garba Shehu is this, how will an economy not collapse when you have multiple exchange rates?

Malam Garba and his boss continues to show that they are in over their necks by their statements. For instance, Garba says "At the inception of the current administration, 21 States were unable to meet their salary bills and the spectre of workers arrears had commenced. The PDP solution was the raid the Ecological Fund and selectively grant N2Bn each to the PDP States."

Is it that Garba Shehu and his boss do not know that Nigeria is a federation and that the Federal Government cannot control the states? No wonder they are against restructuring and want to throw the report of the 2014 National Conference into the dustbin.

We have already proved that the accusation re the Ecological Fund is a lie and it shows desperation on the side of the Presidency to rehash it.

When that notorious liar, Nasir El-Rufai first made the accusation, we showed, with documentary evidence, that core PDP states like Akwa-Ibom, where the then chairman of the PDP Governors Forum comes from and Ekiti state which was the only PDP state in the Southwest, did not benefit from the Ecological Fund. Meanwhile, 10 states which were of the then opposition All Progressive Congress did.

Apparently, when Garba Shehu and Lai Mohammed speak, they speak their native language, lies!

Mr. Garba Shehu would do well to remember that his boss promised Nigerians 3 million jobs every year. Rather, according to the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics, 4.58 million jobs, created by the Jonathan led PDP administration, were lost in his boss's first year.

Laughably, Garba Shehu cites the fight against corruption and the terror war as major achievements of the Buhari administration.

How can Garba Shehu reconcile his so called anti corruption war with the fact that Nigeria has made NO PROGRESS in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index under Buhari and in the latest CPI Transparency International said and I quote "Some other large African countries have failed to improve their scores on the index. These include South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya."

On the alleged terror war, Nigerians will recall that President Muhammadu Buhari said that Boko Haram has been technically defeated.

My question is how can a defeated Boko Haram now have the ability to kidnap policewomen and oil explorers? How can a defeated Boko Haram attack military formations? How can a defeated Boko Haram carry out more suicide bombing a in the last eight months than at any other time in Nigeria's history.

Has Garba Shehu forgotten that on July 6, 2017, the World Economic Forum named Nigeria as the fifth most dangerous country in the world? Or that on the 4th of February 2017, the United States Congress cited Nigeria as "the most dangerous place for Christians in the world"?

Garba Shehu can continue living in his fool's paradise but he should give Nigerians more credit than to issue the pathetic tissue of lies that he called a response to former President Jonathan's comments at this past weekend's non elective Congress of the PDP.

Dr. Jonathan spoke generally about the positive impact of the PDP administrations on the lives of Nigerians and specifically on some of his exemplary achievements that made life better for the citizenry. He spoke about his reforms in the electoral process, transport, rail services, industrial and automotive policy, as well as the transformational impact of many other policies like YouWin, Youth Enterprises with Innovation (YouWin), bank verification number (BVN), the treasury single account (TSA) and the e-wallet system which were all measures designed to fight corruption.

The time for propaganda is long gone. Any body who wants to differ should speak to those issues raised, and not boasts about accomplishments that are not visible. The succeeding administration has been on the saddle for more than half of its four-year tenure.

This is the time for it to display its scorecard, especially since the blame game no longer connects with Nigerians. At some point under the PDP oil price fell to as low as $30 dollars and the party never cited that as a reason for non-performance.

It is up to Nigerians to determine if they are better or worse off today than they were in 2015, when former President Goodluck Jonthan left office.

Finally, I urge Garba Shehu to go back and read Malam El-Rufai's memo to President Muhammadu Buhari where El-Rufai said, and I quote, "In very blunt terms, Mr. President, our APC administration has not only failed to manage expectations of a populace that expected overnight ‘change’ but has failed to deliver even mundane matters of governance outside of our successes in fighting BH insurgency and corruption."

Reno Omokri (Bestselling author of Facts Versus Fiction: The True Story of the Jonathan Years: Chibok, 2015 and Other Conspiracies)
for former Dr. Goodluck Jonathan
President of Nigeria 2010-2015.

Ronaldo face five matches banned

Cristiano Ronaldo face five-match ban by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Monday for pushing the referee after being sent off in Real Madrid's 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg win over Barcelona.

The World Player of the Year received an automatic one-match ban for his dismissal on Sunday and an extra four games for his reaction towards referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea.

Ronaldo was also fined 3,805 euros ($4,500) and has 10 days to appeal the ban.

Should any appeal fail, Ronaldo will miss Wednesday's Super Cup, second leg and Madrid's first four La Liga games of the season against Deportivo la Coruna, Valencia, Levante and Real Sociedad.

However, Ronaldo will be free to feature when Madrid start their defence of the Champions League on September 12 or 13.

Madrid had already signalled their intent to appeal Ronaldo's second yellow card shown for diving eight minutes from time when he went down inside the area under pressure from Samuel Umtiti.

"Ronaldo's sending-off annoys me because even if it is not a penalty, the card is harsh," said Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane after the game.

"We will see if we can do something so that he is available on Wednesday."

Ronaldo was only on the field for 24 minutes after he was introduced as a second-half substitute and fired into the top corner 10 minutes from time to give Madrid a 2-1 lead.

He received his first yellow card for removing his shirt in celebration before being shown the 10th red card of his career two minutes later.

"Once shown the red card, said player (Ronaldo) pushed me lightly as a sign of his disapproval," De Burgos Bengoetxea wrote in his referee's report.

According to the RFEF's rules, such offences are met with a suspension of anything between four and 12 games, but previous cases also resulted in four-game bans.

Despite Madrid's claims Ronaldo had reacted in the heat of the moment, the RFEF judged the push was an "unjustified and disproportionate reaction".

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Rabiu Kwankwaso & ten Kano State Lawmakers Dumps APC For PDP

Former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Tuesday, reportedly defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Senator Kwankwaso, it was gathered, defected with 10 Kano State lawmakers.

His defection may not be unconnected with his ordeals in the APC.

Kwankwaso has been at loggerheads with his successor, Umar Ganduje.

In March last year, the leadership of the APC in Kano chapter had initiated moves to suspend him over what it termed anti-party activities.


source: dailypost

IPOB Deceiving Igbo in the name of Biafra - Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, Monday, said that the Pro Biafra agitators, led by Nnamdi Kanu, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, was deceiving the Igbo using the name of Biafra.

According to the release issued to newsmen in Owerri, by Okorocha’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sam Onwuemedo, the governor stated this while handing over Staff of Office and certificates of recognition to sixteen traditional rulers in the state. The release further captured that IPOB activities would only result to loss of trillions of properties and assets owned by the Igbo in the country. The governor added that no sane person would talk of division in Nigeria.

As captured by the release, “On IPOB, the cloud is gathering storm, nobody is talking even our traditional rulers, Pastors and leaders, this is bad for our people. “If you will remember vividly that few years ago, during the Civil War, it was a similar story. That was how it all started. At that time, we believed that the Ohafia warriors will be able to fight and disseminate the North. “Now we are been deceived that IPOB will drive away Nigeria and give us Biafra. Even our Pastors, men of God and some leaders in the rural areas, nobody is speaking out against this action and the song of war is coming gradually like a desert encroachment.

“We fought the war and it was believed that the Igbos will learn from it but they still went ahead and developing the resources of other regions. “There are 5 million Igbo living outside the shores of Igbo region. Any form of war will cause the Igbo over 3 trillion naira loss in properties and assets.

“No sane person will spread the message of division and war because it does not benefit the Igbo in any way. I urge you traditional rulers to speak against it and educate your people on the true state of things. Igbo need to build bridge of unity across the nation.”

On the issue of pension in the state, Okorocha said: ” Go home and tell the pensioners that you met the governor and he will address there matter and ensure that they get 100% of their pension arrears. “If in any way we are not able to continue paying in future we shall come back to them and also tell them that we cannot afford to pay, we are using the whole Paris Club to pay 100% pension to our dear pensioners.”


source: Vanguard

Edo Lawmakers Fight, Throw Chairs Inside The House Of Assembly (Video)

The Edo state House of Assembly turn to a motorist garage full of tout, The law makers fight over impeachment of the former Speaker and the new elect speaker.


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Borno Commissioner Sharing Money To Politicians (Photos)

Facebook user share this looter and they share money among politicians, in this photo above is Commissioner for justice in Borno StateHon Kaka Shehu Lawan,was allegedly caught sharing money to people in the name of politics.Angela said wrote...

'The Audacious Looter and the Goons
Good Product Indeed
This is Commisioner For Justice Borno State sharing the money among his criminal minded members.
And how do you expect our politicians to stop stealing our collective Commonwealth, when our judiciary is the ATM?

Now you see why Borno State is peculiar.

Now you see why some few will not want what's happening in Borno State to end.
Oh poor masses suffers the consequences of the rich, Criminal minded politicians and Public office holders in Nigeria'.

Ex- DSS Official Nabbed With Sixteen Bags Of Weed

The operatives of the Anti Cultism Unit of the Enugu state command of the Nigeria Police Force on 13th August, 2017 through an intelligence information and a well coordinated operation arrested One Emmanuel Ogbonna who claimed to hail from Okpanam Delta state, Odo Chinedu of Aguabo Enugu with Sixteen Bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

Also recovered from one of the suspects Emmanuel, is a suspected identity/warrant card portraying him as a member of Director of security services with the name Emmanuel Tako and number FCA552447.

Suspects were nabbed when the operatives acting on intelligence information swooped on them at New Market axis of the state and where the bags of the weeds suspected to be Indian hemp was concealed in the booth of their Camry car with registration Number LSR 769 DF hence the bags of the weeds alongside the vehicle were recovered from suspects.


Suspects are helping the police operatives in their investigations just as Emmanuel has revealed that he was dismissed as a DSS Personnel but uses the alleged identity card to ferry weeds suspected to be indian hemp using the said vehicle.



cc; nationalhelm

Monday, 14 August 2017

JUNGLE JUSTICE: A mob roasted for stealing #45,000 Mobile Phone

A mob roasted a yet to be identified middle-aged man alive for allegedly stealing a phone estimated at N45,000 in Mushin area of Lagos.

A female tenant said to have seen him with a Samsung Galaxy phone , raised the alarm which alerted residents.

Eye witnesses said that the suspect initially denied the allegation, stating rather that he lost his way. He later admitted , blaming his indulgence on hunger.

His passionate plea for forgiveness fell on deaf ears as he was beaten to a pulp and set ablaze before the arrival of policemen from Area ‘ D’ command.


Spokesman for the Lagos State Police command, , Olarinde Famous-Cole, who confirmed the incident, said that one person had been arrested in connection with the mob action.

He gave the identity of the arrested suspect as Isiaka Kolawole, adding that he was being interrogated at the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department. SCIID, Yaba.

He said: “Preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased was accused of stealing a galaxy phone from a house, in Mushin. An angry mob lynched him.”

Real Madrid Beats Barcelona 3 – 1 At The Super Cup First Leg

Real Madrid has one hand around the Spanish Super Cup trophy following an impressive 3-1 win over Barcelona in the first leg at Camp Nou on Sunday, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the winner and getting a red card.

It was a Gerard Pique own goal that gave Real the lead in the second half, but Lionel Messi equalized from the penalty kick spot to get the hosts back in it before a wild, unpredictable finish.

Ronaldo came off the bench to score this brilliant winner in the 80th minute, only to then be sent off two minutes later.


Ronaldo took his shirt off after the goal and got a yellow card, then he received another yellow just two minutes later for what the officials deemed as diving, giving the star his first red card in 28 Clasicos.

Despite playing with 10 men, Real wasn’t done scoring. Marco Asensio scored a rocket from almost the same spot as Ronaldo, giving the visitors a 3-1 lead in the 90th minute.

It’s a great result for Real, but Barca still have a little hope considering Ronaldo is suspended for Wednesday’s second leg.

Real is the big-time favorite at home, but so was PSG in last season’s Champions round of 16 second leg.

Watch the Goals Highlights below:-

 

Buhari must sack EFCC Chairman - Akeredolu

The Governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) and replace him with a more competent and generally acceptable candidate. The Governor who made the call when he featured on a radio programme anchored on Saturday by Fresh FM Ibadan stated that his position was based on his rejection by the Senate.

Gov. Akeredolu explained that they are over 1, 001 persons who can effectively discharge the duties of the Chairman of the Commission. He said the legal tussle on whether the Chairman of the Commission needed to be cleared by the Senate was unnecessary since there was an established practice.

According to him “... my take on this is: If the Senate did not need to clear him, why was his name sent there in the first instance? The Presidency must clear the air on that. Then the argument changed that his clearance is in the EFCC Act and not in the constitution. But it is there.Is the Act in conflict with the constitution? If it is not, then you have to apply it. It is a gray area for now and needs the imprimatur of the Supreme Court to decide where we go from there.

The Supreme Court can ask the question: Have you had an EFCC chairman who was not cleared by the Senate? That can be raised. It can say then we have established a convention that he must be cleared. The clearance is provided for in the EFCC Act and so why don’t we go by it?"

“The Supreme Court can also explain if the provision in the EFCC Act is in conflict with the constitution it will explain how that happens. We have wonderful Judges everywhere and the way we give interpretation is different. It may be subjective For me, I know what I believe. I don’t see any reason for instance why the clearance must not be sought. If the Senate decides it will not clear Magu, then the Presidency should pick another person,” he added.

cc: vigil360

Police want Me To Admit To Crime – Robbery Suspect

A man who was arrested by the police in Niger State for alleged robbery, has denied the crime, saying he was being coerced by the police to make a confessional statement.

25-year-old Kingsley Ibe was arrested by the police Special Anti-Robbery Squad on the allegation that he connived with other hoodlums to rob one Yusuf Isah of Gauraka, Sabo-Wuse council.

The police claimed that Ibe and his gang members carted away Gauraka’s properties including a 49-inch LG television, a 32-inch Panasonic television, four wrist watches, one Techno handset, one Samsung galaxy S3 handset, one Infinix Note 4 phone, jewelry, one Jingcheng motorcycle and N200,000 cash.

But Ibe vehemently denied being a robber, saying he would rather die than admit to a crime he did not commit, insisting that the police knew the real culprits but refused to go after them.

Punchng quoted him as saying: “I don’t know why police are keeping me here. I am not an armed robber and they cannot force me to be one. It is better I die for the offence I committed than to die for what I know nothing about.

I am not a thief and cannot admit to what I knew nothing about. The motorcycle they accused me of stealing was not stolen by me, the police knew where it was coming from."

He revealed that it was because he had no one to speak for him that the police were plotting to implicate him. But the police spokesperson in the state, Comfort Olawumi, said the suspect was sighted by the complainant’s sibling, Usman Ithado, with the stolen motorcycle, adding that he was given a chase before he was apprehended by police operatives.

She added that the police recovered the motorcycle from the suspect, noting that he would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.

cc: nairaland

FG has no power Rearrest Nnamdi Kanu - MASSOB, Arewa Youths

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and aggrieved members of the Arewa youths yesterday said that any attempt by the Federal government to re-arrest Nnamdi Kanu, for alleged violation of bail conditions would fuel the agitation for Biafra independence.

In a statement signed by MASSOB leader, Comrade Uche Madu, he criticised the Federal Government over the comments by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazzu, of government’s plan to re-arrest Kanu, noting that they will resist it.

Madu queried government’s plan to re-arrest Kanu whose non-violent activities towards Biafra actualisation and restoration have not been breached.According to him, Dambazzu has defended the Arewa youths that threatened the people of Biafra with an October 1 quit notice, saying the youths were misquoted by the media.


“MASSOB warned that any attempt or plan to re arrest Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will be thoroughly and massively resisted. We can never tolerate it. It is an insult and embarrassment to us.”

Also, the President of the Arewa Youth for Progress and Development (AYPD), Comrade Danjuma Seriki, said that it will be a misplace of justice if the Interior Minister effects his plans without arresting the leaders of the Northern youth coalition who were involved in the Kaduna declaration.

According to Seriki, “I want to make it categorically clear that the Arewa youth declaration should seen as null and void. It was sponsored by some people in the villa. That is why it has been difficult to arrest those who were involved.“The powers that be are trying to use that to bargain for whatever ulterior motive they have. The genuine Arewa youths are against that.

‘’You cannot arrest Kanu and leave the leaders of the northern coalition that made that declaration. I want to say it categorically that Dambazzau too should be thoroughly investigated in this entire saga.”

Meanwhile, a group, Organisation for Global Youth Peace Empowerment and Development Initiative (OGYPEDI), has concluded plans to drag Arewa youths to court over the October 1 quit notice issued to the Igbos to vacate the northern part of the country.

According to a statement signed by group’s National Coordinator, Mr. Japhet Omene, the group said the move is borne out of the organisation’s concern for peace, unity and safety of every Nigerian, irrespective of their location and tribal affiliations.

Also, the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) yesterday condemned the quite notice issued to Northerners and Yorubas by a Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators to leave the Niger Delta by October 1, 2017, as well as the threat by the coalition to attack oil facilities from September 10, 2017.


In a statement yesterday evening by the Coordinating Secretary of PANDEF, Dr. Alfred Mulade, he said the notice was coming at a time when PANDEF leadership and stakeholders had a very useful meeting with Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo.In a related development, an Igbo pressure group, South East Forum (SEF) led by former Presidential candidate, Ezekiel Izuogu, has said that restructuring if allowed would help check rising agitations.

He also described as “enemies of Nigeria”, those currently scripting and circulating hate songs against the Igbo in northern parts of the country.Izuogu told reporters at the end of their meeting in Enugu, that those opposing restructuring of the country “are anti- Nigeria,” stressing that the support the idea has received so far should compel the Federal Government into implementing it.

He stated that the present situation of the country was a clear indication that its leadership needs to adopt measures beyond those currently obtainable for the survival and continued unity of the various segments.


source; guardian

We Are Not Biafrans - Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide has distant itself and the Ijaw nation from that fictitious map claiming Ijaw territories as been part of Biafra for there was never a time we were Biafrans. The Old Eastern region was also a contraption that so much enslaved the Ijaw people that was created by those who created this miscarriage of a State called Nigerian.

It should be noted that the Ijaws are not in any way against the genuine aspirations of all peoples including the IPOB to attain self determination or secession as the case may be.

Ijaws are a distinct ethnic nation even before the 1914 amalgamation that has its own dreams, wishes and aspirations that should not be submerged as footnotes in any other people’s struggle.

We Ijaw people are not Biafrans. Therefore if or when any Ijaw person or group feel a sense of allegiance to Biafra and speak in its favour, let it be known that such statements are the personal opinions of such persons, which does not reflect the thoughts, views and wishes of the entire Ijaw Nation and the Niger Delta
people.

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide through the National Spokesman Daniel Williams  Dasimaka issued this strict warning to all the overzealous and misinformed IPOB members to desist from insulting our respected Elders and critical stakeholders especially our mother in the Niger Delta Madam Annkio Briggs who have dedicated so much of her life, time, resources and energy for the past 19 years agitating for the economic and the environmental freedom of the people of Niger Delta. The drivers of IPOB should therefore call their followers to order for such act of bigotry will no longer be tolerated from any body or group of persons.

For the records, the Ijaw struggle for Self-Determination predates the Biafra agitation. It is a known historical fact that a year before the world got to hear of the term Biafra Republic, Ijaws led by late Major Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro of blessed memory declared a Niger Delta Republic in pursuit of the emancipation of the Niger Delta people which the progenitor of Biafran Late Col Ojukwu of blessed memory fought against as the then Governor of the Old Eastern region when the going was going good with him in the Nigerian State.

It is also on record that a year before MOASSOB was founded; the IYC through the Kaiama Declaration affirmed ‘our commitment to joint struggle with the other ethnic nationalities in the Niger delta area for self-determination.

We expressed our solidarity with all peoples organisations and ethnic nationalities in Nigeria and elsewhere who are struggling for self-determination and justice.

In particular IPOB,   the struggle of the Oodua peoples Congress (OPC), the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (Mosop), Egi Women's Movement etc.’ Thus our struggle cannot be submerged into the Biafra agitation that came after ours.

Our position has not changed. We Ijaws stand for self determination in the  Nigerian federation.



Signed


Daniel Dasimaka
Spokesman, Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide
 
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