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A coalition of the Niger Delta militants held a meeting in Port Harcourt on Friday and have called on the Federal Government to return all oil blocks being controlled by northerners to the people of the oil producing states within three months.

According to PUNCH, the militants explained that their action is based on the ultimatum given by the Coalition of Northern Youths for Igbos to leave the region.

They have warned that all companies operating such oil blocks must vacate within the stated period of 3 months; as they will resume attacks and bombings of all oil and gas pipelines, especially the exporting lines to ensure zero production if ultimatum is not yielded.

They have also asked the Federal Government to immediately replace the Inspector General of Police, he Director-General of the Department of State Services and the National Security Adviser with an indigene of the South-West, South-East, South-South respectively.

The coalition comprises Niger Delta Watchdogs, Niger Delta Volunteers, Niger Delta Peoples Fighters, Niger Delta Warriors, Bakassi Freedom Fighters, Niger Delta Movement for Justice, Niger Delta Fighters Network and Niger Delta Freedom Mandate.

The militant leaders include; John Duku (Niger Delta Watchdogs); Ekpo Ekpo (Niger Delta Volunteers): Osarolor Nedam (Niger Delta Warriors), Henry Okon Etete (Niger Delta Peoples Fighters), Asukwo Henshaw (Bakassi Freedom Fighters); Ibinabo Horsfall (Niger Delta Movement for Justice); Duke Emmanson (Niger Delta Fighters Network) and Inibeghe Adams (Niger Delta Freedom Mandate)

The statement read:

A coalition of the Niger Delta militants met today in Port Harcourt to review the recent call by Arewa youth groups that the Ndigbo should vacate all the northern states within three months.

We see the declaration by Arewa youths as a consultative declaration, which the northern elders, leaders, political elite, security heads from the North and governors were fully aware of.

We demand 100 per cent control of our resources. We demand that the Federal Government should hand over all oil blocks owned by the northerners to Niger Delta indigenes. All the companies operating in such oil blocks/wells should vacate within three months.

The Federal Government should immediately relocate the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and all the offices that have to do with oil/gas sector back to Niger Delta states and immediately replace the Group Managing Director (of NNPC) with an indigene of Niger Delta.

All northern indigenes working in NNPC and any other board that has anything to do with oil/gas should be sacked with immediate effect.

We demand an independent and sovereign Republic of Niger Delta. We are tired of living with the North under Nigeria. We are tired of the President’s sentiments to the Niger Delta people.

The President can have time to receive the Chibok girls, but could not have time to meet with the Representatives of the Niger Delta agitators. Our money has been used to fund Boko Haram, a problem created by the northerners in order to use it as a conduit to siphon off the resources of Niger Delta.

On October 1, 2017, we shall declare our independence, come rain, come shine. We shall take our destiny in our hands and free ourselves from the slavery of the North as they are tired of one Nigeria.

From October 1, 2017, we don’t want to see any northerner close to (the) Niger Delta; any attempt to penetrate shall meet fierce resistance. This time, we are not going to play defence, but attack.

We also demand that the Federal Government should immediately replace the Inspector General of Police with an indigene of the South-West, the Director-General of the Department of State Services with an indigene of South-East, and the National Security Adviser with an indigene of South-South.

53 Comments

  1. Kosi

    June 10, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Ok our leaders should better get on top of things real quick, this is fast spiralling out of control.

    • truth

      June 11, 2017 at 12:47 am

      The north wants to build a country where only northerns will live in, work,sleep and suffer in…..unlike other countries where foreigners can work and not be citizens .so people cannot live in arewa and do business…I see suffer in the north….i see the other part of republic of Niger loading…(60%) …yoruba are receiving sense now

  2. KPOMKWEM

    June 10, 2017 at 11:35 am

    IT’S ALL COMING TOGETHER NOW…

  3. me again

    June 10, 2017 at 11:44 am

    OK……. it is finally coming together, Lagos asked for special status which is pseudo wanting to pulled out of the love hate relationship, then Biafra and here come republic of Niger delta, the Union is getting fragmented because of some irresponsible
    greedy people………oya north take the name Nigeria and let the other parts have their name and independence………

    • Anonymous

      June 10, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      Don’t connect unrelated issues in order to buttress your point.

      The special status Lagos requested for was in view of taxes generated in the state. Lagos being the economic capital of the country generates over 70% of VAT collected by the federal government. However, the state gets less than 1% of the total VAT from the federal government. The special status would allow Lagos to receive 13% of the total VAT, which is similar to the 13% derivation oil producing states presently enjoy.

      However the bill did not sail through due to objections from senators majorly from the south east and the north.

  4. Ezinne o.

    June 10, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Yay!!! Let’s decentralize!!! To your tents o Nigeria! Lmao

    • #Proudnigerian

      June 10, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      Is this a joke to you you? Just curious

  5. Art

    June 10, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Time for restructuring is now, cos this country is no longer united, the earlier we all discuss our staying together as one​ united country the better, before things spiral out of control in quick succession. Our leaders should stop playing the ostrich.

  6. Andre Cooper

    June 10, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    ?

  7. David

    June 10, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    I’m anti-war, I’m all for peace, but I’m sorry I love this. ? Violence begets violence. Respect begets respect. Through out history, humans have always revolt when pushed beyond the limit and mostly won! A lot of tribes have been pushed beyond breaking point in this country.

    Unless we being serious conversations on restructuring this country (like practising true federalism for starters and ending Northerner Muslims supremacy), we will keep going around this endless circles with an inevitable end. I hope it doesn’t end in war and break. If it be a break, then so be it! We need to restructure Nigeria!!!

    • David

      June 10, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      Revolted when…

    • Anonymous

      June 10, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      Since the beginning of democratic rule, Nigeria has been led by a Christian president for 14 years, compared to less than 4 years of having a Muslim president. Good Leadership is not a function of religion. Some Christian leaders are even more corrupt than the so called Muslim leaders. I don’t mind having an atheist president as long as he gets the job done.

    • David

      June 10, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      Anonymous, I’m not talking about the religion of any given president. Actually, I don’t give a hoot about religion generally. You can be whatever you want, just don’t be asshole. What I’m talking about is a group of people who believe Nigeria belongs to them! And, if we are to go the religious root, may I ask why Northern Nigeria became a prevalent terrorist region within same 14 years a Christian leader, who didn’t belong to the quota system, was sworn in?

      Northern supremacy, btw, isn’t about the presidency.

      Are we trying to pretend or turn blind eyes to the fact that northern muslims own most of the oil blocks in Nigeria which is gotten from a region where they may have never visited or give two f*ck about, and that they occupy highest positions in major government agencies and parastatals in this country regardless of their qualification? Damn, we can’t progress if we hide truths. Let’s not change the narrative here.

      I want Babatunde Fashola to be president of Nigeria someday (like tomorrow) and he is a Muslim, you know? I also very much want Pat Utomi and Donald Duke to be presidents, but sadly with the current Nigeria, that may never happen! And, that hurts my soul.

    • Anonymous

      June 10, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Here are the list of oil rig or wells in Nigeria. Please, how did the North dominate it

      1 Alfred James Petroleum OPL 302 1991 Adewunmi Sijuade, Goke Sijuade, Adedeji Sijuade, Olayinka Sijude, Adeyemi Osiyemi and Femisola Awosika, with A.O Adeyinka as Chairman

      2 Soglas Nigeria Limited OPL 226 1991 Oscar P. Udoji, P.E Udoji, E.E. Nwosu, with J.O. Udoji as Chairman

      3 NorthEast Petroleum OPL 215, 840 &902 1991 Kommer Complex Limited, Nwokema Ngozi Mbu, Abubakar Jubril and Ashiru B. Aliu, A. Ayankoya with Saleh Jambo as Chairman

      4 Optimum Petroleum OPL 310 1992 R.D. Adelu, Yusuf N’jie and O.A. Aremu with Ibrahim Bunu as Chairman

      5 Sunlink Petroleum OPL 238 & OPL 311 1993 Olaniyi Olumide, Hayford Alile, Samuel Bolarinde, Richard Adelu, Martins Olisa, John Brunner and Emmanuel Ojei

      6 Express Petroleum OPL 108 & 227 1995 Ahmade Rufai, Tajudeen Dantata, Dalhatu Gwarzo, Lawan Omar with Aminu Alhassan Dantata as Chairman

      7 Dubril Oil Co. Nigeria OPL 96 1987 B.N. Itsueli, C.A. Itsueli, O.O. Itsueli, A.E. Ihuegbu with U.J. Itsueli as Chairman.

      8 Amni Int. Petroleum OPL 112 &117 1998 &1999 E.C Edozien, Tunde Afolabi with Sanni Bello as Chairman

      9 Atlas Petroleum Int. Nig Ltd OPL 109 1996 Umaru Ndanusa, Ikechukwu Joseph, Mohammadu Murtala with Arthur Eze as Chairman

      10 Consolidated Oil OPL 103, 458, 136 1993, 1998 &2006 O. Adenuga and Ebi Omatsola with Mike Adenuga as Chairman

      11 Oriental Energy Resources OPL 115 1999 Usman Danburan, Jibril Mohammed Indimi with Senior Mohammed Indimi as Chairman

      12 Cavendish Petroleum Nig. Ltd OPL 110 1996 Gambo Gubio with Mai Deribe as Chairman

      13 Allied Energy Resources Nig. Ltd OPL 120 & 121 2001 Mickey Lawal as Director with Kase Lawal as Chairman

      14 Peak Petroleum OPL 122 2001 Adekunle Olumide, W. Bolaji, Florence D. Oluokun and Ayodeji Oluokun with M.A. Oluokun as Chairman

      15 Summit Oil Nig. Limited OPL 205 and 206 1990 L.K.O Abiola, Radio Communications Nig. Ltd with M.K.O Abiola as Chairman

      16 Crownwell Petroleum Ltd OPL 305 AND 306 1993 S.K Adejumo with Sair Kuashi as Chairman

      17 Famfa Oil Ltd OPL 216 (OML 127) 1993 Folorunso Alakija wit Modupe Alakija as Chairman

      18 MoniPulo OPL 114, 239, 234, 231 1999, 2008, 2008, 2007 F.A. Agama with O.B. Lulu Briggs as Chairman

      19 Yinka Folawiyo Pet. Company OPL 113 1998 S.T. Folawiyo, T.B Folawiyo with W.I Folawiyo as Chairman

      20 Zebbra Energy Limited OPL 248 2004 S.A. Oloko, Boni Madubunyi, Zimako O. Zimako with A.B.C. Orjiako as

      Chairman

      21 Oil and Gas Limited OPL 249 and 140 2003, 2006 M.O. I drisu with Reggie Uduhim as Chairman

      22 Continental Oil and Gas Limited OPL 59 1998 Agbolade Paddy, Subair Shefiu with Mike Adenuga as Chairman

      23 Emerald Energy Resources OML 141 2001 J.O. Amaefule, P.L. Caldwell, A.C. Uzoigwe, Amos NUR, C.N. Chieri,

      Femi Akingbe, F.A. Njoku with Emmanuel Egbogah as Chairman

      24 Oranto Petr. Limited OPL 320 2002 Arthur Eze as Chairman

      25 Dajo Oil Limited OPL 320 2004 R.B. Domingo, M.O. Domingo, U.R. Domingo with Domingo Obande as Chairman

      26 Malabu OPL 245 Dan Etete as Chairman

      27 Orient Energy OPL 915, 916 N. Nwawka with Emeka Anyaoku as Chairman

      28 Sahara Energy Exploration OPL 284, 228, 332 2005, 2006 Buba Lawal, Cole Tonye, Odunsi Ade as Directors

      29 Enageed Resources Limited OPL 274 2007 Buba Lawal, Cole Tonye, Odunsi Ade as Directors

      30 Seplat OPL 4, 38, 41 2010 A.B.C. Orjiako and Austin Avuru

      31 Ekcrest E & P Limited OPL 40 2012 Emeka Offor as Chairman

      32 First Hydrocarbon OPL 26 2011 O.A Azazi as Chairman

      33 Neconde OPL 42 2011 Amesi Azudialu, John Umeh, Nnenna Obijesi

      34 Niger Delta Western OPL 34 2012 Olayiwola Fatona, David Richards, P.O. Balogun, T. Omisore

      35 Transcorp OPL 281 2011 Jim Ovia, Tony Elumelu, Femi Otedola, Funso Lawal, Jacob Ajekigbe, Tony Ezenna, Ndi Onyiuke Okereke, Fola Adeola and Nicholas Okoye

      36 Starcrest, Cross River Energy & NPDC OPL 242 2011 Emeka Offor, Chris Garuba

      37 Starcrest OPL 291 Emeka Offor, Gidado Idris, Yzoni Yaw

      38 South Atlantic (SAPETRO) OPL 264 (130) 1998 Miguel Guerrero, Joy Ikiebe, Guerrrero, with T.Y. Danjuma as Chairman

      39 Oando OPL 278, 236 2005, 2006 Magoro, J.A. Tinubu, O. Boyo, M.O. Osunsanya, O. Adeyemo, O. Akpata, Oba Gbadebo, A. Peppe and Appiah Korang

      40 Ashbert OPL 325 Albert Esiri, Ifeoma Esiri

      41 Oil World OPL 241 2007 Gbenga Olawapo, Adekunle Akintola, Ibukun Olawepo, Rachael Akintola

      42 Pan Ocean OPL 98, 275 1976, 2007 F.A. Fadeyi, M.D. Yusuf, S.D. Adeniyi

      43 Cleanwater Consortium OPL 289 2007 Arumeni-Ikhide Joseph, Okey Nzenwa, Abu Ibrahim.

      44 Afren Global Resources OPL 907, 917 2005, 2008 Rilwan Lukman, Osmah Shahenshah, Evert Jan Mulder, Peter Bingham, Guy Pass, Bet Cooper, Constantine, Egbert Imomoh

      45 Centrica/CCC/All Bright Consortium OPL 276, 283 2005, 2006 Jake Mirica, John Sheers

      46 Gas Transmission & Power Ltd OPL 905 2005 Ahmed Joda, Babangida Hassan Katsina, Makoji Aduku, Abubakar Joda

      47 Global Energy Company Limited OPL 135 2005, 2010 S.A. Onabiyi, M.A. Koshoni, T.T. Anyansho, J.N. Obiago

      48 New Nig. Devt. Company OPL 733,809, 810,722 Northern State governors

      49 Tenoil Petroleum Energy Services OPL 2008 2007 Jim Ovia, Tony Elumelu, Femi Otedola, Funso Lawal, Jacob Ajekigbe, Tony Ezenna, Ndi Onyiuke Okereke, Fola Adeola, Nicholas Okoye, with Elumelu as Chairman

    • nene+

      June 10, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      When did chairmanship become oil bloc owners? Go and read company and allied matter act . Even the North are not denying owning oil bloc. Who are You fooling?

      Tony Elumelu ke? So buying shares in Oando etc now mean owning oil bloc?

      You are a liar from the pit of hell.

    • Anonymous

      June 10, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      @Nene
      Even though chairmanship does not indicate ownership, in Nigeria, you will hardly see a Hausa man own an oil block with a Yoruba or Igbo man as the chairman. Most oil bloc owners don’t have the engineering know how to drill the oil, all they do is to get the oil well mostly through under table dealings, sign it out to a foreign operator but assign their family or close kinsmen as the chairman. The list of marginal field owners was not posted as it’s quite lengthy. That particular category may have a lot of Hausa owners than other tribes.

      Lastly, the name calling is totally unnecessary. You come across as a very angry lady. Go easy on the bile and be matured enough to read through opinions that do not align with yours without resulting into name calling. It’s not hard to be a decent lady.

    • David

      June 10, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      Anonymous, so you KNEW that chairmanship doesn’t mean ownership yet to you presented that quasi-block owners list to engage me, but not entirely? I’m sorry Nene+ resulted into insults, vut quite frankly, it took a lot grace and years of practising kindness, understanding and tolerance not to give you a middle finger in response to your list.

      The moment I saw that brought into Ngozi Okonjo Iweala as a beneficiary of ethnic bias you regretted responding to you at all. That woman was qualified for her position!!! That woman is an inspiration!!! We need tons of her regardless of ethnicity!!!

    • Anonymous

      June 10, 2017 at 10:17 pm

      I think you don’t understand the basic logic. A Hausa oil block owner will almost never install a man from another tribe as the chairman. He would not even give key appointments to people from other tribes except in rare cases. Therefore, the chairman of a particular block gives you an idea of the tribe the owner comes from. The Alakija’s and Indimi’s are good example. All the top echelons of the Nigerian political class are well represented in ownership of oil blocks, the noise about Northerners owning everything only emanates to ignite public attention for personal political reasons especially when new blocks are to be awarded. The Nigerian political class is not divided by ethnicity.

      Secondly, can you read again and tell me where I insinuated that Okonjo Iweala did not deserve her ministerial appointment. All I described was how job postings are conducted in the federal service which eventually leads to the domination of a ministry by an ethnic group. An Igbo minister will have the parastatal dominated by Igbos. At the time when Okonjo was the Finance Minister, Igbos dominated the ministry of finance. The same applies to Yorubas and Hausas (for example, the Yorubas dominated the ministry of Agric because the minister was a Yoruba man, Dr Akiwunmi). That has been the norm in federal service and all ethnic tribes have benefited from the ineffective system. You may even be oblivious of the fact that as a new entrant to the federal civil service, your posting depends on your ethnicity. Irrespective of your qualification, you will only be posted to a ministry where you share the same ethnicity with the presiding minister.

      Lastly, if you feel like giving a middle finger then find an appropriate place in your body to shove it. Hope you enjoy the feeing!

  8. survivor

    June 10, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Speak with action..well I trust the Niger deltans

  9. That other African jounalist

    June 10, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Very good! The Northerners be always feeling superior. You pretend to love Yoruba because they voted the old ostrich. Igbos even though boostfull are not sell outs. Niger Deltans are action packed.
    I am watching from Harare

  10. Honestina

    June 10, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    I believe west African nations should start allocating lands for Nigerians cos something really bad is looming.
    I believe the northerners will carry out their threat cos their hate is real and the delta militants will respond.
    Everyone should be prepared and armed with whatever you can find
    Jesus, take the wheel while we watch the rear

  11. Lacey

    June 10, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Yeah!!! Let the show begin!!!All the top positions in all parastatals are headed by the North, still they are not satisfied!!!All top positions in the oil Companies and NNPC belongs to them still, they want blood !!! I was waiting for the Niger Delta Militants to say this!!! and they did not disappoint!!! Let the North export cow, agricultural produce to develop their region after the separation!!! Why are they all waiting until October 1st sef?
    The South, the West , and the East are tired ? of this forced marriage called Nigeria!!! Nigeria is better off, without the North!!! Yes Shell, Chevron, Total , Exxon Mobil better relocate to the Niger Delta or stop operations completely!!! Let everyone bear the stress!!! The North should go their way and anyone that wants to practice radical Islam should follow them!!! The Yoruba,Igbo and Niger Delta can still stay together unless otherwise!!!
    Let’s treat the f..,,,up of this northerners once and for all. They keep pumping our resources into their northern black hole and their youths keep blaming everyone in Nigeria, instead of their greedy northern elites!!! No time for nonsense!!! A disrespect to one group of people,is a disrespect to all of us.

    • Anonymous

      June 10, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      The Igbos dominated NNPC, ministry of finance and other top parastatals during the tenure of Jonathan. In fact, in the federal service your posting is dependent on your ethnicity and that of the sitting minister. Case in point, during GEJ tenure, the ministry of Agriculture was dominated by Yorubas ( Minister of Agriculture: Dr Adesina), the Igbos dominated Ministry of finance and NNPC (Minister of Finance Dr Okonjo Iweala and Minister of Petroleum resources: Denziani). The system does not enhance efficiency but it is hypocritical to act as if other tribes have not been a beneficiary of the system.

    • Lola

      June 10, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      We the yorubas will rather be on our own than stay with the South South and South East.

  12. nene+

    June 10, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    I still blame people who voted hegemony in Nigeria.
    People who voted a divider of all time. An inelelctible nepotistic leader. A historical tried and tested bigot. An unrepentant tyrant. He came on-board and divided Nigeria. Cries from all angle, no single Igbo man in his entire National security. Who does That? Police,Navy, Air force, Army, customs, DSS, NIA, EFCC,Nig Prisons nothing for the Igbos absolute sideline. On top of that he called them 5%.
    Not like he love the Yorubas, he is simply playing along for his southern vote. He hates Niger Delta unfortunate he love their oil no wonder he militarized ND before Osibajo applied wisdom when God gave Buhari an assignment in London hospital.
    Niger Delta thank you for reformatting their brain.

    • nene+

      June 10, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      Blame Tinubu who sold this destruction to the yet gullible people. God shall judge ye all!
      Yaradua didn’t divide us, abdusalam didnt divide us no wonder he freed OBJ, Babagida didn’t even divide us, he fought to restitute his ways by installing OBJ.
      When you all
      voted PMB what where you expecting from his teeming extremist followers? Peace????

      Wake up and smell the coffee.

    • For nene+

      June 10, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      See nene+ declaring her undying love for bubu. I can’t but notice your love and passion for buhuri. Continue!

  13. Remi

    June 10, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    the problem created by greedy violent fulani …apart from being a migrant people but very.selfish and.backward. primitive and lazy. let all south break off from present evil unity

  14. I will not say more

    June 10, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    If Nigeria does not kill the hypocrisy, wickedness and parasitism of Hausa/Fulani muslims, the hypocrisy, wickednedness and parasitism of Hausa/Fulani muslims will kill Nigeria. I will not say more……

  15. Tee

    June 10, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    This is bigger than grammar and intellectual analysis, every man must return to his land and his people. The returnees from over 11 countries since last year is symbolic to the event at hand. Nigerians should wake up!!!!

  16. Moniker

    June 10, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    These Northerners forget this isn’t 1966. The 19Northern states they claim isn’t more than 13.
    I sincerely hope the whole zone stick to it word. Let us know which way to go. If we don’t face our fears now, we will continue to push the day of doom. Let’s fight the fight of our lives for our generation unborn

  17. Mywifeisfiiiiiiiiine

    June 10, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Now that the Niger deltans have in solidarity with the Igbos asked all them abokis chopping oyel money to waka, I don’t see all the Yoruba bigots on BN that were celebrating with the Northern youths, coming out to celebrate and show support for the Niger deltans.You hate Igbos even though we are not the ones that have put you in your situation. I spit on you guys

  18. sharon

    June 10, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Oh yes!! Thank you Niger Delta!! The northerners think they have monopoly of violence.

  19. Deedee

    June 10, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Aren’t we as Africans tired of these endless civil wars. Two wrongs don’t a make.

  20. Akon

    June 10, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Wao!!! It’s getting interesting, right? Northerners needed to be thaught a little lesson. Great moves our Niger Delta brothers. One love!!!

  21. Daniel

    June 10, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Nigeria tho… Lol

  22. Mrs chidukane

    June 10, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Things are getting out of hand oh. I’m not ready to be a refugee please. This should be addressed squarely please. It’s not funny

    • The Midnight Rambler

      June 11, 2017 at 6:29 am

      @Mrs C.Franky speaking, nobody wants war. In any relationship, people just want justice, fairness, plus a dose of respect. When a certain section of the country dominates others and carries on like everyone else is either plain dumb or have no balls, it’s only a matter of time before it begins to rankle. That’s where we’ve now found ourselves. When people want this situation addressed peacefully, they are insulted, harassed and threatened. As they say, those who who are opposed to peaceful change, make violent change inevitable. I hope sanity and good sense will prevail in the end and we can still pull back from the brink. That annoying bluster from Ango Abllahi and his band of ***** is just what we need to ignite a maelstrom. We in the South need peace but statement emanating from the North, such as the Attorney-General’s remarks, are hardly great confidence-building options. We want peace but not “at all cost” Thank you.

  23. nnenne

    June 11, 2017 at 12:45 am

    The end to any agitation is Justice ,equity and fairness. Simple.
    Treat others as you would like to be treated. Nigeria belongs to all of us. Give Tom what belongs to him and Dick what belongs to him.

  24. Lady d

    June 11, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Been reading the comments and the Igbo’s seem excited about the way the Niger Delta youths are trying to take bk what rightfully belongs to them , just a remainder to the Igbo’s ,This war is not about the Igbos and they are not doing this to defend the Igbo’s excit from the North but actually using this opportunity to get back what rightfully belongs to them and secondly The Igbo’s need to work on their Domineering spririt , cos that’s the genesis of these problems and as a Rivers lady I can actually tell how the Igbo’s have been trying to take over lands in PH and our villages and all the noise abt Biafra is to use Rivers state and Bayelsa to get their sea ports but I feel for u guys cos never will Rivers state be a Biafra and soon ! Just soon we will chase all the Igbo’s from our land.

    • sam

      June 12, 2017 at 11:31 pm

      Lady D, you are not the only one from rivers state, why not speak for yourself, i don’t know how the igbos that you claimed their properties after the war came back and bought back in ten folds what you took away from them and your jealousy cannot be contained anymore that your hatred is killing you like a cancer. please talk for your self i don’t know the part of rivers state that an imposter like you came from maybe a freaky yoruba you could be disguising as a rivers state indigenes just to expose your usual jealousy and hatred towards the igbos, we in rivers states cannot tolerate your hypocrites , even if we do not want to share same country with igbos, you are the worst that we can trust because your hypocrisy is an epic. please talk for your self imposter.

    • ookkoossiissii

      June 13, 2017 at 12:59 am

      You forget that majority of those currently residing in the Niger Delta and SS are Igbos followed by Ijaws then Urhobo/Isokos. How can the minority chase out the majority?

  25. Jay

    June 11, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    I don’t understand why the igbo’s are agitated by the ultimatum given to them. For many months the igbo’s have been pro- Biafra. Why complain now. If the referendum takes place and Biafra becomes a new country, do they expect their properties in other states to be included in Biafra? Absolutely not!! The least they can do is to get a Nigerian visa so that they can travel to “Nigeria” to continue their business or better still look after their property. Let the igbo’s go!! Rivers state is not included in Biafra. Many years ago before the amalgamation, we had the Eastern Region, Northern region and western region. The capital of the eastern region was ” Calabar”. The igbo’s decided to move the capital to “Enugu” for reasons unknown.
    The first coup was carried out by the igbo’s, citing corruption of the then government. Ironically, the newly elected leader of the eastern region who was Igbo by the way, became corrupt too. After the amalgamation, how did the Biafra war start? Oil!! Yes you read right, oil!! The igbo’s wanted to have control over the newly discovered wells located in the south south.
    The igbo’s dominated the south south, that is why we have so many igboid languages. If you visit portharcourt township, most of the street are named after the igbos. The igbos colonized we the southerners.
    Back in the days, if someone is employed as a teacher in Ogba- Egbema local govt, the person would have to travel to “Enugu”to collect the letter.
    Ojukwu declared war with Nigeria, General Yakubu Gowon was having none of it. They were fighting to control the oil rich Niger delta.
    Ojukwu abandoned the igbo’s and went into exile, millions died, Igbo children were recruited to fight the war.
    Being outnumbered, Ojukwu went into exile, abandoning the igbo’s.
    It’s interesting how the igbo’s declared war without consulting the southerners who had no inkling of what was going on.

    • ookkoossiissii

      June 13, 2017 at 1:05 am

      We like to pretend that Nigeria’s problem is complex, whereas it is explainable in 4 short sentences:
      I: Unless a society runs a merit-based system, every sector deteriorates.
      II: Nigeria tried a partial merit system before and ended up having Igbos leading ALL sectors (economy, arts, education, military, science, trade etc).
      III: Nigeria rejects merit and insists on ‘quota’ because of the ”risk of Igbo dominance”.
      IV: Nigeria cannot improve, because it cannot run a merit-based society.
      Solution: Igbo autonomy or independence. Otherwise neither Igbos nor Nigerians can make much progress.
      Action: Referendum on Igbo autonomy or independence

  26. Lady d

    June 11, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    jay thanks for the information, Igbo’s are greedy and want to take over PH but the day is coming when they shall vacant Rivers state

  27. Jay

    June 11, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Even if the oil blocs are returned to the Niger Delta s, nothing will change.
    For example, the monies gotten from rehabilitation of militants/ Amnesty program during Goodluck’s tenure wasn’t put into good use.
    Asaru dokubo, a native of Buguma didn’t use any money for his people ( Ogoni’s: because they were affected by oil spillage the most). Instead, Asari Dokubo used the money to open a school in Benin Republic and relocated there.
    Tompolo’s use of the money is story for another day.
    All these agitators are fighting for their own pockets, trust me. Corruption has eaten deep.
    If after 2 years in office, the so called people’s Governor ” Nyesom Wike” is yet to provide jobs for the youths but is acting as a contractor, commissioning all the roads despite the allocations any IGR of Rivers state, I feel sorry for Southerners, Rivers and Bayelsa in Particular.

    • ookkoossiissii

      June 13, 2017 at 1:16 am

      We know your type. You are a Yorobber posing as a Rivers person. No Rivers person will mistake Asari for an Ogoni man. Asari is Kalabari. Your Hausa-Fula-Yoro lies have expired!

  28. Jay

    June 11, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    *and IGR*

  29. Lady d

    June 11, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Jay thanks for the information, Igbo’s are greedy and want to take over PH but the day is coming when they shall be driven from Rivers state , they havt realised it yet but the war has already started from the different villages in Rivers state as they have abandoned their properties in different villages and fleeing to their states.

    • sam

      June 12, 2017 at 11:35 pm

      you are not from river state bloody imposter i challenge you to state your family name and compound if you are one. you are a typical hypocrite yoruba jealous freak . be yourself and air your hatred as usual. you are free be bitter as the igbos already knew that you are dying with jealousy against them.

    • ookkoossiissii

      June 13, 2017 at 1:18 am

      Jay and Lady D are the same person! Shame!!

    • ookkoossiissii

      June 13, 2017 at 1:20 am

      Unlike Yorubas and you their Hausa-Fulani overlords, Igbos are divinely gifted in MANAGING DIVERSITY.
      You may compare how the Yorubas treated Western minorities to how Igbos treated Eastern minorities.
      As long as the Western Region lasted, a non-Yoruba was never allowed to be the Governor or Head of Govt or Premier or Deputy Leader or Head of House of Chiefs or Mayor in Ibadan. (The non-Yorubas in Western Region were the Itsekiri, Edo, Ishan, Urhobo, Isoko, Western Igbo, etc).
      The Igbos were so egalitarian that they allowed non-Igbos to occupy most of these positions FIRST. Eyo Ita was the very first Head of Govt of Eastern region at the same time when Adaka Boro was elected first SUG President of UNN (the only University in the Region); Alhaji Umaru Altine (who arrived Enugu as a Fulani cattle rearer!) was first Mayor of Enugu; the Obong of Uyo was first leader of the Eastern house of chiefs and Margaret Ekpo was the first woman to be elected into Eastern House of Chiefs and also the leader of the NCNC women’s wing; The first Governor of the Eastern Region was an Ebonyi man; the last leader of Biafra was Phillip Effiong, and all the Provinces in Biafra had governors from the indigenous people.
      The first Eastern industrial estates were sited in PH and Calabar (none sited in present SE); the first Eastern university was sited in Nsukka – one of the Northern-most parts of Eastern Region with its other campus in Calabar (now the University of Calabar); the only cattle ranch created by Eastern Region was sited in Obudu. The first post-primary institution in Eastern Region was sited in Calabar and had an Igbo as its first African principal
      (In contrast, the Yorubas of Western Region sited EVERY MAJOR institution in the core Yoruba areas. Awo even discriminated among the Yorubas themselves. Sardaunda did the same in the North. He sited nothing of importance in the ‘minority’ areas)
      Ndiigbo treated the Eastern minorities so well, that Gowon and the British were sure that if a plebiscite were conducted in Eastern minority areas, less than 1/3 of the minorities would vote against Biafra. So, Gowon rejected all calls made by Ojukwu for plebiscite in the Eastern minority areas.
      If a referendum were held today, the Eastern ‘minorities’ would vote overwhelmingly in favour of aligning with the Igbos rather than remaining in zooNigeria with the deeply tribalistic and chameleonic Yorubas or the feudalistic and murderous Hausa/Fulani.
      The pedigree of the incredible Igbos shows that they will be fair to all and Biafra could become the most successful black nation on earth.

  30. saide

    June 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    I just shudder when i hear statements like this? Is it that our parents failed or that we refused to be taught? Why are people sounding happy about the news of conflict we hear nowadays? Tell me lady d,will you become a billonaire when you chase all the igbos? Goodness me! so much hatred nowadays! and I am almost sure you worship in the same church or mosque as that next person you are in a hurry to kill!.When did Nigerians become this self-centered?

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