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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 »

IYC Vows To Rid Ijawland Of Kidnappers, Joins Manhunt To Free Jonathan’s Uncle


The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Saturday vowed to help secure the release of President Goodluck Jonathan’s uncle, Chief Inengite Nitabai, who was abducted last week in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State by gunmen. Vowing to work with security agencies to secure the release of the septuagenarian from ... Read More »

Ijaw Youths Tackle Obasanjo Over Letter To Jonathan

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Ijaw youths on Friday frowned at the controversial letter written to President Goodluck Jonathan by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, saying it was capable of heating up the already heated polity. The youths under the aegis of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) also accused Mr. Obasanjo of writing his letter – ... Read More »

Why We’ve Not Intervened In Jonathan-Amaechi Feud – Ijaw Youths


The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) on Tuesday explained the reason for its indifference to the lingering political feud between the Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi and the President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, saying the feud is a distraction from the sufferings of the Ijaw Ethnic group in the state. ... Read More »

Pakistani Oil Workers Kidnapped Off Bayelsa Coast Regain Freedom In Nigeria


Five Pakistanis who were members of a crew kidnapped by suspected pirates a fortnight ago off Bayelsa coast, have been released by their captors.They were reportedly freed early hours of Wednesday after members of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) helped to approach their abductors. The youth leaders led by former ... Read More »

Dokubo-Asari’s Threat Of War Over 2015 Not An Act Of Treasonable Felony – IYC


The leadership of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has condemned calls for the arrest of its former president, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari over his recent comment that there would be no peace in Nigeria if President Goodluck Jonathan was not re-elected in 2015, adding that the statement was not an act ... Read More »

2015 War Threats: Resign If You Can’t Call Asari To Order, NLC Tells Jonathan


Nigeria Labour Congress  on Thursday advised President Goodluck Jonathan to ‘resign’ if he cannot check the ‘unguarded utterances’ of ex-militant, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari. Making this stance known in Kaduna against the backdrop of comments by the former Ijaw Youth Council President that Nigeria will not know peace if Jonathan is not ... Read More »

2015: We’re Ready For North – Dokubo-Asari


Leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, has dared the authorities and leaders of northern Nigeria to arrest him if they can. Dokubo-Asari, who last weekend warned of dire consequences for Nigeria if President Goodluck Jonathan is not reelected in 2015, told journalists on Wednesday evening in Abuja, ... Read More »

There Is Nothing Like MEND – Dokubo-Asari


Former Niger Delta militant leader, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, has described the Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) as a “faceless” organisation. He also dismissed the group’s reported plan to resume fresh hostilities to save Christians from Boko Haram violence. “There is nothing like MEND,” Dokubo-Asari said while fielding questions ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Amnesty Programme Can’t Be Funded With N/Delta Resources, Says Fmr Ijaw Youth President


Dr. Chris Ekiyor, has described plans by the Federal Government to grant amnesty to members of Boko Haram sect as a fraud, warning that the people of the Niger Delta will resist any attempt to use resources from the region to finance such amnesty programme. Ekiyor, who was a former ... Read More »