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Niger Delta militants have insisted that Yorubas and Northerners residing in the region must vacate before Nigeria celebrates its 57th Anniversary A Coalition of militants have warned Yorubas and Hausas residing in the Niger Delta to relocate from the oil-rich region before October 1.

This follows the quit notice by Arewa youths asking Igbos to vacate the North or face dire consequences.

However, Arewa youths have withdrawn the quit notice after claiming to have carried out consultations.

But the agitators insist that the Yorubas and Hausas must go. They also condemned the call for the arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

In a statement on Sunday, the militants insisted that the call for Kanu’s arrest was used to replace the withdrawal of the quit notice earlier issued to Igbo people living in the North.

Those who signed the statement include, John Duku of the Niger Delta Watchdogs and Convener of the Coalition; Ekpo Ekpo of the Niger Delta Volunteers; Osarolor Nedam of Niger Delta Warriors; and Henry Okon Etete of the Niger Delta Peoples Fighters.

Others are Asukwo Henshaw of the Bakassi Freedom Fighters; Ibinabo Horsfall of the Niger Delta Movement for Justice; Duke Emmanson of Niger Delta Fighters Network; Inibeghe Adams of Niger Delta Freedom Mandate and Ibinabo Tariah of the Niger Delta Development Network.

The statement reads in part, “It is our avowed determination to ensure that the Niger Delta remains focussed on our demands for a total overhaul of the basis of our unity.

We have therefore resolved to stand by our previous demands as follows: “That the northerners and Yoruba should leave the Niger Delta before October 1, 2017; return of all the oil blocs own by northerners and Yoruba to Niger Delta people.

Relocation of the oil and gas companies headquarters to their operational base as well as relocation of NNPC headquarters, all other offices that has to do with oil and gas; replacement of the Group Managing Director of NNPC.

“We reaffirm our resolve for the declaration of the Niger Delta Republic on 1st October, 2017. We reaffirm our resolve to resume attack on all the oil blocs that are owned by the northerners and Yoruba in the Niger Delta from September 10, 2017.

“We hereby call on PENGASSAN, NUPENG and international communities to withdraw their members/expatriates from such oil wells/blocs as we shall not spare any person found in such platforms, including NNPC offices in Abuja and Lagos, oil companies’ headquarters outside the Niger Delta region.”

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27 Comments

  1. Johnson C Ugwu

    August 29, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Nobody should mention Yoruba pls , they are peace loving ppl

  2. Emeka Sung Smith

    August 29, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Yeap… There must go…!!!

  3. Charles Aleke

    August 28, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    BETTER…

  4. Ikechukwu Paul Jesomba

    August 28, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Failed country called Nigeria !!!

  5. Seaman Okoye

    August 28, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    LET DEM GO

  6. Ikechukwu Okafor

    August 28, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    They must leave o

  7. Lecturer Chikezie

    August 28, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Any person from the Southeast that is ashamed to identify with Prince Nnamdi Kanu should be taken to the nearest mental retarded home. If northerners can identify with Buhari even in coma with this his disastrous and #tribalistic administration, then why won’t I stand with our liberator

  8. Odah Francis

    August 28, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    This people call zuu are cheating us 2much their must go to hell,Thank u all the United State of Biafra. God pass them.

  9. Akin Omo Akin

    August 28, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Delta self, where are dey standing sef

  10. Tony Nse

    August 28, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    real talk let dem go

  11. Eman Ezeoko

    August 28, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Weep not my people. Watch out Nigeria. We’ve been waiting for this.

  12. Onyeka Ezeji

    August 28, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Ride on

  13. Michael

    August 28, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Ikwerre anu me ka,Diali.This stand and we will not change it.
    They must leave or face the blood shed. We are ever ready for this northern. 1967 war is going to the same thing with this present day. We fight the war from Abuja and no longer from our side East because there is not Southeast or southsouth, we only have one east period.

  14. Junaid Ishaq

    August 28, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    To hell with u people, Most of them are not completely from Nigeria.

  15. Okoye Samuel Ugochukwu

    August 28, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Zoo is down

  16. Chidera Ojukwu Obiechefu

    August 28, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    The truth is that Nnamdi kanu can not be arrested.
    A call to arrest Nnamdi kanu is simply a call for war.
    Then what should be done to arewa youth whom have really showed the world the meaning of severe hate, by spreading hate songs and instructing the igbos to leave north or face mass actions..
    Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gun powder and about to explode…
    The fear of Nnamdi kanu is the beginning of severe wisdom for Nigeria..

  17. Alukah Pedro Stanley

    August 28, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Hausa only should leave our oil well alone

  18. Joe Sapphire

    August 28, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Humans don’t learn from history, that is why it keep repeating itself. Arewa youths were in a haste to issue threats, forgetting that every action have equal reactions, or even far reaching retributions.

  19. Nonso Nsonso

    August 28, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    GOOD

  20. Charles Opara

    August 28, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Final full stop

  21. Paschal Nwankwo

    August 28, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Yes o they must leave whether the like it or not

  22. Omolaja Dax

    August 28, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    After all the noise about Biafra Uwazuruike started in 2000… just a year after the return to democracy; how has it helped the Igbos politically/socially 17years after? Agbacha òsó, agūó mile (an Igbo slang that means: after the race, you count the miles). The supporters of the new merchant in town should continue.

    They are in their second year having started their hate and secession (Biafra or I die) merchandise in 2015. By 2025, when they clock 10years and Uwazuruike’s MASSOB clock 25years in action… we shall take another stock to know how they have advanced the Igbos politically/ socially. We are watching.

  23. Chikezie Nelson

    August 28, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    WHY THE HAUSA-FULANI/ NORTH DOESN’T WANT RESTRUCTURING Adeyinka Grandson Wrote: “In 1976, Niger state split from Sokoto; In 1991, Kebbi state split from Sokoto; In 1996, Zamfara state was split from Sokoto. Niger State consists of twenty-five (25) Local Government Areas; Kebbi State consists of twenty-one (21) Local Government Areas; Zamfara State consists of fourteen (14) Local Government Areas; and Sokoto State consists of twenty-three (23) Local Government Areas. Sokoto, a single state prior to 1976, was divided three times between 1976 and 1996 into four (4) states. These four (4), states have between them 83 Local Governments. Do note that Lagos state and Sokoto state were the same in 1976 in terms of number of local governments. However, while the Lagos state remains just a state with its original 20 local governments, Sokoto state had been split three times into four (4) states with 83 local governments from its original 20 local governments. It will interest nobody if Sokoto State is divided into 100 states tomorrow and funded by the income generated from the area only. We are, nevertheless, concerned that, it is the revenues generated from the Yoruba South-West Region that is funding economic growth and development in states like Sokoto and all other Northern states. Buhari says looters of national resources are to be arraigned shortly. Mr Buhari is just fooling the gullible Yoruba Youths. The looted resources belong to the Yoruba’s and the Niger Delta’s people and not the whole of Nigeria. He recognizes the fundamental cause of corruption in Nigeria is the unitary constitution of the country. He knows that Hausa/Fulani have looted the resources of the Yoruba’s and Niger Delta’s people since the suspension of regional government in 1966. But he is running about with lies and propaganda, grandstanding about curbing corruption in Nigeria. Before Mr Buhari’s second coming, we have had Babangida (8yrs); Shonekan (3mth), Abacha (5yrs); Abdulsalam (1yr); Obasanjo (8yrs); Yar’Adua (3yrs); and Jonathan (5yrs), yet corruption hasn’t been abated. Why? The section below, which is a portion of the constitution of Nigeria, encourages corruption. Buhari knows this, but he is unwilling to change it because it favours the North: C – Public Revenue “162. (1) The Federation shall maintain a special account to be called “the Federation Account” into which shall be paid all revenues collected by the Government of the Federation, except the proceeds from the personal income tax of the personnel of the armed forces of the Federation, the Nigeria Police Force, the Ministry or department of government charged with responsibility for Foreign Affairs and the residents of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. (2) The President, upon the receipt of advice from the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, shall table before the National Assembly proposals for revenue allocation from the Federation Account, and in determining the formula, the National Assembly shall take into account, the allocation principles, especially those of population, equality of States, internal revenue generation, land mass, terrain as well as population density;” The past leaders of Nigeria, including Mr Buhari, who were from the North and who divided Sokoto state, a single state prior to 1976, into four (4) states by 1991 and with 83 local governments from merely 20 local governments in 1976, are the looters of Yoruba’s and Niger Delta’s resources and they are the people who must be prosecuted. Everyone seems to have forgotten that Buhari, who represented the Northern’s interests was against Obasanjo’s National ID Card scheme in 2003. The card could have curbed corruption and fake population census figures. Today, he is grandstanding about curbing corruption by arresting individuals, without addressing the fundamental causes of corruption. Anyone who believes corrupt Buhari will curb corruption must be crazy. Nigeria’s problem isn’t corruption. But the unitary system in a multi-ethnic society. As horrible as Tinubu has become, he will protect and safeguard the interests and welfare of the Yoruba people as Yoruba Regional Premier than 100 Buharis. God is not crazy. He couldn’t have possibly allowed Babangida; Shonekan; Abacha; Abdulsalam; Obasanjo; Yar’Adua; and Jonathan, with none of them able to curb corruption, if indeed our problem is corruption. Nigeria is not just sustainable under a unitary system. The most corrupt country on earth is the United States. The country still works because it has a sustainable political system. There is nothing like the feeding bottle monthly allocation we have in Nigeria in the United States. The Americans don’t have a centralized Police System or Armed Forces. Each state in the United States is in charge of its police, armed forces and other functions. The United Kingdom is more corrupt than Nigeria, yet the country works. It works because of its enduring political system. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, together called themselves the United Kingdom, yet, they go by different football teams, different police systems, different education policies, different currency designs, different healthcare systems, even with different regimental armed forces. The demographics of the US Population is often along racial grouping. That of the United Kingdom is based on ethnicity. But in Nigeria, the people are so fake they don’t want to openly associate anything with their ethnicity. They named their administrative divisions ridiculous names including South-West, South-South, South-East, North-Central, North-East and North-West geopolitical zones. They are so scared of their own identities, including Yoruba, Ibo, Ijaw, Hausa/Fulani and Kanuri. Ghana administrative divisions are given such names as Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo, Central, Eastern, Greater Accra, Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions. In South Africa, the administrative divisions are named after the ethnic groups within the country such as the Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West and Northern Cape. Nigeria’s problem is not corruption. The current unitary system is the cause of our problem. Nigeria must be restructured along regional autonomy or be divided along its natural boundaries. Mr. Buhari must stop insulting our collective intelligence with his stale chorus of corruption, corruption and corruption.” NB: Corruption in Nigeria is the Over Centralized Unitary Nigerian State and Presidential Structure.

    • BiafraUnited

      August 29, 2017 at 5:47 am

      Great write up; I applaud your intelligence.

  24. Emmanuel Nze Ifechukwu

    August 28, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Copied=>Harrison Uyi Godfrey
    THIS IS THE MEANING OF ONE NIGERIA:

    NAMES OF NIGERIA MILITARY SCHOOLS AND STRATEGIC INSTITUTIONS AND WHERE THEY ARE LOCATED.

    NORTH
    * Nigeria Defence Academy. = North
    * Nigeria Defence College =North
    * Army School of Artillery. = North
    * Army School of Armour. = North
    * Army School of infantry. =North
    * Command and staff College = North
    * Deport of Nigeria Army. = North
    * Air force Training school. = North
    * Nigeria Military School. = North
    * Defence Industry corporation = North
    * Air force Institute of Technology = North
    * School of Aviation Technology = North
    * School of Military Engineering = North
    * Army Doctrine and Training command =North
    * National Institute of policy and strategic studies = North
    * Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies = North
    * Army School of Education = North
    * Army School of Military Police =North.

    SOUTH EAST
    * Nigeria Navy Finance and Logistic School.. Owerrinta, South East.

    SOUTH WEST
    * Army Signal School. ==== Lagos… SW
    * Army Intelligence School == Lagos ..SW
    * Army School of Finance and Administration ==Lagos
    * Navy Intelligence School == SW
    * Navy physical Training School ==Sw
    SOUTH SOUTH
    * Naval Engineering College..= =SS
    * Navy Hydrographic School ===SS
    * Navy Basic Training School. =SS

    ONE NIGERIA INDEED.

    Pls Share very widely. I rest my case

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Port Harcourt Hosts 2019 ‘Bole’ Festival

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Port Harcourt Bole and fish

Besides negative narratives of Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital, being ravaged by cult gangs who are making living difficult for many, there are other things to cheer about in the oil city.

For instance, a first time visitor to Port Harcourt, you cannot miss the allure of the roasted plantain popularly known as “Bole” and complemented by specially prepared irresistible pepper sauce at different street corners of the city.

This popular delicacy is now the subject of an annual festival called Bole Food festival which started in 2016.

For this year, the organizers have announced programmes for the 2019 edition themed ‘Our taste, Our Culture’, a one-day event aimed at celebrating the rich heritage of the Niger Delta through food with emphasis on the various creative ways people prepare roasted plantain known as ‘Bole’.

“We expect another successful and fun-filled event that will also set the standard in highlighting the importance of celebrating our culture and local cuisine,” Bole food festival convener, Iwuh Chinonso said.

According to him, “Bole Festival has grown in prestige and attendance over the years and is currently able to compete with food festivals anywhere in the country.”

“This year we want the event to represent that growth creatively and in terms of market appeal as a brand while maintaining the casual fun atmosphere that has endeared us to the people,” Chinonso said.

The event had only 300 people in attendance in 2016 and had over 8,000 people and over 80 food vendors in attendance in 2018.

The festival is usually marked by side attractions such as music performances, comedy, food competitions, indoors and outdoor games with prizes to be won and gaming activities for kids.

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FG Will Do More To Develop Niger Delta – Osinbajo

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The federal government has assured it will do more to enhance the physical development of the oil- bearing communities in the Niger Delta in the next four years.

Giving the assurance on Friday during a courtesy call at the Obotobo, Burutu council area, palace of the Ebenanaowei of Ogulagha Kingdom, HRM, Captain Joseph Timiyan I, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), lamented the inadequacy of the performances the development agencies created to fill gaps in the region.

The Vice President, who was in Delta state to perform some official assignments including the 20.29 KM Obotobo 1- Obotobo 11 – Sokebolou – Yokri Road in Ogulagha Kingdom, Burutu council area and the Main Axial Road in Okerenkoko, Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South-West council area, said the federal government would sit with the state government to determine area’s in need of development.

Osinbajo lamented the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has not been able to meet the expectations of the people of the region, a situation which he said would necessitate a meeting with the state governments to fashion out means of really impacting the people.

“The NDDC in many respect has not met the expectations of the oil producing states; a lot of money is invested in NDDC and the Ministry of the Niger Delta because the real reason they were created is to speed up the development of oil-rich communities. We will sit with the Delta State Governor to look at specific areas to develop in the creeks,” he said.

Meanwhile, while commissioning the road in Ogulagha Kingdom, Osinbajo said: “I want to commend Governor Okowa for his achievements in a neighbourhood and area that has not had this type of road.

“We commend him also on several other initiatives in this kingdom in particular, because this has been a very peaceful community and its a host to several of our oil and gas assets.

“So, its really is a special pleasure to commission these roads and also thank His Royal Highness,(Elder, Capt)Joseph Timiyan, who has maintained the peace in this neighborhood and who has shown true leadership by the way he has conducted the affairs of this area”, he said.

Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, disclosed that the Vice President was invited to commission the projects because he visited the creeks in the pursuit of peace and the enabling environment for oil and gas production.

“it is not just the length of the road that makes this project unique; it is that the road is located right beside the Atlantic Ocean with all the human, material, ecological and financial implications that this difficult terrain presents; we did not know we could get this length of road in the creek until the King drew our attention to it.

“I am happy about the progress we have made so far; this has greatly helped to ensure peace in the State, which bodes well for uninterrupted oil production and the health of the national economy; we are continuing to use various structures and initiatives to ensure that the peace we have enjoyed in the last three years is sustained,” the governor said.

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RUGA: Niger Delta Militants Issue Serious Warning To Northern Youths

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Some Niger Delta militants under the banner of Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators have issued a stern warning to youths from the Northern part of the country over their recent threat and ultimatum to residents from the Southern region of the country.

The militants warned that the Northern youths were worsening the already-tensed situation in the country.

Buhari had announced suspension of the Federal Government’s earlier plan to establish settlement for Fulani herdsmen across the country.

The militants however advised the Buhari-led government to build the settlement in the large expanse of land at the Sambisa forest instead of siting same elsewhere.

The group spoke against the backdrop of a 30-day ultimatum by the youths to President Muhammadu Buhari and Southern Governors to implement the Ruga settlement policy.

This was contained in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Sunday by John Dukku, the leader of the coalition, who said it was unfortunate that the Northern groups would call for the implementation of a policy that had been suspended.

The statement added, “The attention of the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators has been drawn to the recent second round of 30 days ultimatum issued by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) to the Federal Government to forcefully implement the suspended RUGA settlement for Fulani herdsmen across the country or they will resort to self help and destruction of lives and property of Southerners resident in the North.

“The Coalition of Northern Groups further issued an ultimatum to Southerners living in the North to vacate if their various state governments refused to donate lands to federal government for the implementation of its suspended Ruga settlement within the said 30 days.

“We are surprised that in a time like this when killings of innocent citizens is the order of the day by CNG brothers, we thought CNG and Arewa youths would have risen above ethnic sentiments to condemn the unprovoked killings and the high rate of poverty in the land, rather they are bent on worsening the already tensed situation by issuing unwarranted threat.

“While we see the recent RUGA settlement plan by the Federal Government as its plot to Fulanise and Islamise the entire country by proxy. We also want the CNG to note that there is no settlement in the entire Northern part of Nigeria allocated to any tribe or ethnic group of Southern origin by the federal government under any name or guise.

“Therefore the recent threat by CNG is ill-conceived and foolishly advised by their sponsors/war mongers who feel they are super humans.

“We therefore also want to re-echo that the entire South-South and Niger Delta would never part with any of its land to Fulani terrorists no matter the amount of threat.

“We advise the Northern youths and the Presidency to build their planned Fulani settlements in Sambisa forest and stop chasing shadows as forceful implementation of such ethnic plan would only spell doom for the country.

“The Coalition of Northern Groups, Arewa Youths, MACBAN, Northern Elders, the Security Agencies and the Presidency should note that any Niger Deltan or Southerner killed by Northern youths as a result of this threat shall receive severe and adequate response from us.”

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