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IYC Threatens To Drag FG, Military To Court Over Invasion Of Bayelsa Community

IYC Threatens To Drag FG, Military To Court Over Invasion Of Bayelsa Community

NEWS
  Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has threatened to drag the Federal Government and the Nigerian Military to Court over the invasion and burning down of over 50 houses at Toru-Ndoro community, Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The ministry had reportedly set the houses ablaze during the search for the deceased militant leader, known as Karowei, who was alleged to had beheaded a security operative and killing of four other soldiers. A statement signed by its President, Eric Omare, the group called on the Federal Government and the Nigerian Military to commence the rebuilding of the destroyed community or face a court action from the Ijaw youths and communities. Omare, in the statement after a meeting with some youth leaders of Toru-Ndoro in Yenagoa, gave the fed...
BREAKING! Army Rains Bombs On Ijaw Villages In Bayelsa

BREAKING! Army Rains Bombs On Ijaw Villages In Bayelsa

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
Several Ijaw villages lining the coastal part of Bayelsa state have been razed down allegedly by rampaging soldiers, reports reaching BigPen Online say. Sources said that soldiers had torched several houses in the Toru-Ndoro community, in Ekeremor Local Government Area of the state where a military official was killed last week by suspected militants. Our source said that soldiers shelled the community for about ten hours between 10:pm on Saturday and 7:am on Sunday morning. About 50 houses was said to have been burnt by the rampaging soldiers, who were claimed to be on a reprisal attack over the beheading of their colleagues last week by some ex-militants operating in the Ndoro axis. Although, the details are still sketchy at the moment, several lives were said to have bee...
IYC Calls For Creation Of Autonomous Ijaw Council In Edo State, Seeks Creation Of Toru-Ibe State

IYC Calls For Creation Of Autonomous Ijaw Council In Edo State, Seeks Creation Of Toru-Ibe State

NEWS
  The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide has called for the creation of autonomous local government area for the Ijaw people of Edo State. The group says the people of Egbema, Olodiama, Gbarain, Furupagha and Okomu Ijaw Kingdoms in Edo state deserved to be under one Ijaw local government council. President of the IYC, Eric Omare made the call at Sabomi, Ijaw Apoi Clan in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State at the weekend while addressing a press conference along with Ijaw traditional rulers and the Ijaw Apoi traditional council of chiefs, Ondo State. The IYC leader asserted that the creation of autonomous local government area is the panacea to the growing tension between the Ijaw people of Edo State and the Binis in Edo State. According to Omare, the reason...
IYC Petitions UN Over Human Rights Abuses, Niger Delta Detainees In DSS Custody

IYC Petitions UN Over Human Rights Abuses, Niger Delta Detainees In DSS Custody

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
Foremost Ijaw youth organisation, the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide has petitioned the United Nations Human Rights Council over human rights abuses in the Niger Delta region by security agencies particularly Directorate of State Security Services (DSS). The petition which was addressed to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland; Mr. Zeid Raiad Al Hussein, alleged the continued detention of Niger Deltans by various security agencies in Nigeria especially by the DSS. The petition which was obtained by BigPen Online on Monday was also copied the Africa Commission on Human and Peoples’ Right and the National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria.   In the petition  letter dated the 10th of December, 2017 and signed by the President of IYC, Mr. Eric Omare
IYC Calls On Governor Okowa To Construct Burnt Ogbe-Ijoh Market 

IYC Calls On Governor Okowa To Construct Burnt Ogbe-Ijoh Market 

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
  The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide has called on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State to construct the Ogbe-Ijoh market, Warri in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State to avoid the perennial fire outbreak in the market. The President of the IYC, Eric Omare made the call when he visited the market to sympathize with traders who lost their goods and properties to the market inferno in the early hours of Wednesday November 22, 2017. While briefing the IYC Leader, Vice Chairman of the Ogbe-Ijoh Market Committee, Mr. Richard Numa and Mr. Bundle Fupu, a member of the Warri South Vigilante explained that the make-shift type of structures in the market mainly accounts for the incessant fire outbreak in the market. The Ogbe-Ijoh market leaders stated that ...
IYC Condemns Killing Of Briton, Ian Squire, Call For Thorough Police Investigation

IYC Condemns Killing Of Briton, Ian Squire, Call For Thorough Police Investigation

METRO, NEWS
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide has condemned in the highest terms, the death of a Briton, Mr. Ian Squire in the hands of kidnappers in parts of Delta State.  The group, however, while describing the death of the abducted victim as "unfortunate and highly condemnable", call on police authority to investigate and fish out the perpetrators. "This incident does not reflect the character of Niger Deltans, President of IYC, Mr Eric Omare (eqs.) said in a statement on Tuesday, adding, "It is a case of criminality and should be treated as such" . According to him, the people of Niger Delta are peaceful and hospitable as evidence by the centuries of missionaries from foreign countries having peaceful sojourn in the region. "We call on the security agents to bring the perpetr
IYC Raises Alarm Over Alleged Plans To Sack, Demote N’Deltans In NIMASA

IYC Raises Alarm Over Alleged Plans To Sack, Demote N’Deltans In NIMASA

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide has raised the alarm over alleged continuous persecution, discriminatory treatment and threat to sack and demote staffs of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) of Niger Delta origin by the Board of the agency led by Retired General India Garba. The group warned that such an action would pose grave danger to the relative peace and security in the Niger Delta region. IYC's factional President, Eric Omare, a lawyer said that since the assumption of office of President Buhari; people of Niger Delta origin who were recruited into NIMASA during the tenure of President Goodluck Jonathan with Mr. Patrick Akpobolakaemi as Director General of the agency have been under constant threat of sack and all sorts of discriminatory ...
Nigeria@57: We Can’t Celebrate When Ethnic Minorities Are Still Under Internal Colonialism – IYC

Nigeria@57: We Can’t Celebrate When Ethnic Minorities Are Still Under Internal Colonialism – IYC

NEWS
Ijaw Youth Council, IYC worldwide has said that Nigeria cannot celebrate true independence until the "1999 military Constitution" is dump for a people-oriented constitution which recognizes political autonomy, self-determination, devolution of power to the component States as against the quasi-federal system currently in practice in the country.  IYC's factional President President, Barr. Roland Oweilaemi Pereotubo in a statement by his Special Assistant Media, Barr. Alaowei Cleric, said that Nigeria have nothing to celebrate with the "military Constitution" which it terms as the worst democratic gift given to Nigerians by the last military junta still being enforced. According to IYC, the 1999 Constitution set the tune for internal colonialism where some Nigerians are subjected
Army Vs. IPOB: IYC Decry Violation Of Human Rights In Southeast, Says Dialogue Is The Answer

Army Vs. IPOB: IYC Decry Violation Of Human Rights In Southeast, Says Dialogue Is The Answer

NEWS
Foremost Ijaw youth organization, the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC worldwide has condemned the ongoing human rights violations in the name of operation "python dance 11" in the Southeast geopolitical zone of the country. The group said that it would amount to self-deceit for the federal government to think that the demands of Independent People of Biafra, IPOB, which according to him are not in any way different from the demands of other groups and organizations in Nigeria, can be resolved through military might IYC's factional President, Eric Omare stated this on Thursday in a statement made available to newsmen in Warri, Delta state. According to him, the deployment of soldiers in the form of operation python dance would only succeed in escalating the already tense situation in t...
Address 16-Point Agenda Of PANDEF And We’ll Be At Peace With You, IYC Tells FG

Address 16-Point Agenda Of PANDEF And We’ll Be At Peace With You, IYC Tells FG

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), led by factional President, Barr. Roland Oweilaemi Pereotobo has told the Federal Government that the Implementation of the 16-point agenda of the Pan Niger Delta Forum is the only panacea for peace in the region. IYC's factional President stated this on Tuesday at the 2nd Regular Meeting of the National Council on Niger Delta held in Akure, the Ondo state capital. Pereotobo in his address at the occasion, emailed to BigPen Online said that the peace required in the Niger Delta is anchored on the development of the region. He said to attain peace the Federal Government should address the teething issues of resource control, true federalism, political autonomy and self-determination within the Nigerian federation. Hear him, "The people want to exerc...