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Militancy: Go After Real Culprits Not Innocent Niger Deltans, Ijaw Youths Tell Buhari

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The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, IYC, has condemned the nefarious activities of the Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group, which has claimed responsibility for recent bombings in the Niger Delta region. The IYC spokesman, Mr. Eric Omare, who condemned the activities of the militant group in an interview on Monday, …

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Dasukigate: Ijaw Youths Vow To Resist FG’s Plan To Arrest Jonathan

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Ijaw youths under the umbrella of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide, have raised the alarm over plans by the federal government to arrest former President Goodluck Jonathan over alleged corruption under his watch. The ex-president has been a recurring decimal in the ongoing probe of alleged diversion of over $2.1 …

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Ijaw Youths To Immortalise Alamieyeseigha With Annual Lecture Series

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Ijaw youths worldwide under the umbrella of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) have announced plans to organise public lecture every year to immortalise the late former governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha. Mr. Alamieseigha, the first civilian governor of Bayelsa, died on October 10, 2015. President of the IYC, Comrade Udengs …

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Ijaw Youths Commend Buhari Over NDDC’s Reorganisation

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The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, worldwide, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for commencing the process of reorganising the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, with the appointment of former Rivers State Commissioner of Information, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, as acting Managing Director for the commission. The IYC President, Udengs Eradiri, who spoke …

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

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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 …

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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 …

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Appointments: Buhari Has No Regards For Southern Nigeria – IYC

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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 …

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

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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 …

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IYC Makes Case For Extension Of N/Delta Amnesty Programme

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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 …

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

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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

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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 …

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IYC Condemns Alleged Diversion Of N600m Compensation For Odi Massacre

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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IYC Commends Jonathan Over Re-Appointment Of NIMASA DG

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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 …

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Asari Dokubo Has No Links With Boko Haram – Ijaw Activist

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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 …

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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 …

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Ijaw Youths Urge FG To Take Drastic Action Against Terrorism Sponsors

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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 …

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