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Composition Of Buhari’s Cabinet Fair And Even – Ijaw Youths


Ijaw youths have hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for a fair and even distribution of portfolios to the newly sworn-in ministers. Speaking under the aegis of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, the youth said after going through the portfolios assigned to each minister, they were confident that it would help in ... Read More »

Buhari’s Anti-Graft War, Fight Against Ijaw People – IYC

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The umbrella body of Ijaw youths, Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of focusing his anti-corruption war on Ijaws from the Niger Delta part of Nigeria. The council also justified the activities of oil bunkers and operators of illegal refineries in the Niger Delta region, charging the ... Read More »

Appointments: Buhari Has No Regards For Southern Nigeria – IYC


The umbrella body of Ijaw youths, the Ijaw Youth Council worldwide, has said the appointments so far made by President Muhammadu Buhari violate the provisions of the country’s federal character principle. In a statement on Sunday by its spokesman, Eric Omare, the youth said Buhari’s lopsided appointments did not respect ... Read More »

Military Invasion Of Ijaw House Reminder Of Dark Days Of Dictatorship, Says IYC


The umbrella body of Ijaw youths worldwide, the Ijaw Youth Council, has condemned the military siege to the Ijaw House in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, venue of a cancelled meeting called by ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo. The Ijaw (Izon) House is a symbol of the Ijaw ethnic ... Read More »

IYC Makes Case For Extension Of N/Delta Amnesty Programme


The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has expressed mixed feelings and concerns over the inaugural address of President Muhammadu Buhari in relation to the Niger Delta region. According to a statement issued by Eric Omare, the spokesman of IYC, and made available to journalists in Yenagoa on Sunday, there is need ... Read More »

Ijaw Youths Laud Jonathan on Relocation of Project from Lagos to Bayelsa, Draws Battle Line With Oil Companies


Ijaw Youths have hailed President Goodluck Jonathan’s directive that the fabrication of Egina Floating Production Storage and Offloading, FPSO, vessel be relocated to Agge in Bayelsa State. The $500 million project had earlier been slated for LADOL fabrication yard in Lagos but was controversially ordered for relocation by President Jonathan ... Read More »

Alamieyeseigha, Sylva, Others eyeing Bayelsa Governorship Seat are ‘Opportunistic’ – ex-IYC President

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A former President of the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Mr. Famous Daunemuagha, has urged the people of Bayelsa State to be wary of those looking to contest the 2016 governorship election in the state. According to him, those currently eyeing the governorship seat are only after their own interests and ... Read More »

IYC Mourns Oronto Douglas, Says He Died When Ijaw Nation Needed His Services Most

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The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide Thursday described the death of Oronto Douglas, Special Adviser on Research, Documentation and Strategy to President Goodluck Jonathan, as a big blow to Ijaw nation. A statement issued by the IYC spokesperson, Comrade Eric Omare, in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, said Mr. Douglas passed ... Read More »

Group Urges Ijaw Youths To Embrace Buhari, Shun Violence In N/Delta


President of the umbrella body of all Ijaw youths worldwide, the Ijaw Youth Council, Comrade Udengs Eradiri, has called on all Ijaw youths in the country to shun all acts of violence, destruction and protests in reaction to the outcome of last Saturday’s Presidential election. A northerner, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu ... Read More »

IYC Condemns Alleged Diversion Of N600m Compensation For Odi Massacre


Ijaw youths under the auspices of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide, has described as “betrayal of trust”, the action of those accused of complicity in the alleged diversion of N600million out of the N15billion compensation paid to Odi Community in Kolokuma-Opokuma local government area of Bayelsa State as a ... Read More »

Warships Acquisition: IYC Warns Itsekiris To Desist From Smear Campaign Against Tompolo, Jonathan


The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide has described as cheap blackmail, the claim that ex-Niger Delta militant, Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo, was awarded a contract by the Nigeria Maritime Academy and Safety Administration, NIMASA, to acquire warships to carryout ethnic cleansing. In a statement issued in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa ... Read More »

Amaechi’s Recent Comment On Jonathan Reckless, Not Befitting Of A Governor – IYC


Ijaw youths, under the aegis of Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, yesterday, berated Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State over his claim that President Goodluck Jonathan was sponsoring the Boko Haram sect in the North East states of Yobe, Adamawa and Borno. The youths described Amaechi’s claim as well as his ... Read More »

IYC Commends Jonathan Over Re-Appointment Of NIMASA DG


The Lagos State chapter of Ijaw Youth Council, IYC led by its Chairman, Mr. Boma Johnbull has commended the re-appointment of the Director-General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Mr. Patrick Akpobolokemi for another term in office. In a statement by Mr. Henry Oyobolo, Information Officer of ... Read More »

Asari Dokubo Has No Links With Boko Haram – Ijaw Activist


An Ijaw activist, Rosebella Jackson, has debunked allegations in some quarters linking the founder of the disbanded Niger Delta Peoples’ Volunteer Force, Alhaji Mujahid Asari Dokubo, to a network of Islamic terrorist organizations, including the Boko Haram. There have been speculations that Dokubo, a Muslim convert, was working for some ... Read More »

Stop Posting Ijaw Youths To North, IYC tells NYSC, Military Authorities

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The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide has asked authorities of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to stop the posting of Ijaw youths to the northern part of the country for the mandatory one year of national service. The IYC also alleged that security challenges in the North was instigated by ... Read More »

Ijaw Youths Urge FG To Take Drastic Action Against Terrorism Sponsors


The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) of Bayelsa on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to adopt a proactive and drastic action against sponsors of terrorism in the country. The council, in a statement in Abuja by its spokesman, Mr Eric Omare, said the strategy should be aimed at preventing further loss of ... Read More »

Ijaw Youth Council Decries Kidnap Of Clark’s Son, Vows To Fish Out Perpetrators


The abduction of Ebikeme Clark, son of elder statesman and Ijaw National Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has been condemned in strong terms by the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), which promised to find and expose perpetrators of the dastardly act. This is contained in a statement Thursday, issued in Abuja by ... Read More »

DSS HQ Shootout: IYC Fingers Moles In Security Agencies, Calls For Sweeping Changes


Sunday’s attempted jailbreak at the heavily fortified headquarters of the Department of State Security by detained members of the Boko Haram sect in which a shoot-out ensued resulting in the death of 21 insurgents and serious injury to two Service operatives, has been described as an act of sabotage by ... Read More »

N10bn Jet Scandal: Petroleum Minister’s Probe Not Selective – Reps


The House of Representatives yesterday denied allegations that its investigation of Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, over allegations of squandering N10 billion on a chartered Challenger 850 aircraft in two years is not selective. The House was reacting to questions by newsmen on suggestions that Mrs. Alison-Madueke was unjustly being ... Read More »

It’s Uncultured And Disrespectful For APC To Insult Jonathan – Ijaw Youths


The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) World Wide has decried the recent attack on President Goodluck Jonathan by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that has described Jonathan as “the most incompetent Nigerian leader ever, clueless and suffering from inferiority complex”. IYC expressed disappointment over the APC’s statement regarding the president as ... Read More »