Egbema Monarch Returns To Ajakurama After 30 Years of Conflicts

The traditional ruler of Egbema Kingdom in Delta and Edo states, HRM Sir, King Oro E. Tiemo, Bini Pere III, the Agadagba of Egbema Kingdom has returned to Ajakurama, his ancestral home after 30 years of conflicts.

The monarch who made this known while delivering an address during a reconciliation ceremony of Egbema communities, said he was delighted by the epoch-making gathering which marks the attainment of the long sought-after peace in Egbema kingdom.

He said, “It is almost thirty years ago that I left this ancient town of Ajakurama where I was installed and crowned as Bini Pere III, the Agadagba of the great Egbema Kingdom. I blame this long period of my absence on the judicial system in the country; which made the case I had with my late younger brother over the kingship lasted till about end of 2016, and there were still moves to take the case to the Supreme Court but thank God the matter has come to an end”.

According to the monarch, the creation of Delta state from the defunct Bendel state also necessitated that he had to temporarily move to Ogbudugbudu in Delta state for reasons best known to the people of the kingdom.

“It is historic that I have now returned to Ajakurama, my ancestral home and the entire people of Egbema kingdom are in jubilant mood that their king is back home. I and my chiefs and the entire people of Egbema Kingdom are happy. May the good name of our Lord our God be exalted”, he added.


Ukori Commends Electorates Over Election of Manager, Pondi, Eriyetomi | MainNews.Blog

Ukori Commends Electorates Over Election of Manager, Pondi, Eriyetomi

Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta South District of Delta state, Ambassador Jude Ebitimi Ukori has commended electorates in Delta South Senatorial District, Burutu Federal Constituency and Warri Federal Constituency over the election of Senator James Manager, Rt. Hon. Julius Pondi and Chief Thomas Eriyetomi respectively.

Ukori who made this known yesterday in a statement, said the re-election of Senator James Manager and Rt. Hon. Julius Pondi will enable them consolidate on their achievements which spans beyond their constituencies.

Ukori who is also the Executive Chairman of Egbema and Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation, EGCDF said their re-election was in appreciation of their contributions to the development of the long neglected region.

“Their sterling transparent leadership qualities had earned them several local and international awards as the most outstanding performed parliamentarians in the Niger Delta region. So, it wasn’t news when they were declared winners of their various elections”, he added.

On Chief Thomas Eriyetomi who won the House of Representatives, Warri Federal Constituency seat, Ukori said his election was a new down for the people of Warri South, Warri North and Warri South West Local Government Areas because of his generosity towards the people.

“The people of Warri Federal Constituency needed a change, proactive and positive change that will bring for them their aspirations, hence they voted for Chief Thomas Eriyetomi and I know he will not disappoint them”, he said.

IYC Condemned The Killings Of About Thirty Ijaw Youths In Different Parts Of Nigeria, During The Last Saturday Presidential Election

The National President of the Ijaw youths council (IYC) world-wide, Barr. Oweilaemi Pereotubo has condemned the killing of about thirty Ijaw youths in different parts during the last Saturday presidential election.

Barr. Oweilaemi made the disclosure in a press statement made available to daily Watch in Yenagoa, said ‘‘As the Ijaw Nation mourn the deaths of over thirty Ijaw people that were killed during the 23rd February Presidential and National Assembly elections, it is pertinent for our great President, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, winner and President-Elect of the last Saturday election to be magnanimous and gracious in victory.

‘‘The President as father of all Nigerians irrespective of political party affiliations need to demonstrate his fatherly position by extending a hand of fellowship to even members of the opposition so that collectively, they can join forces and resources in the building of a greater, united and more prosperous country devoid of ethnic and religious sentiments.

‘‘Election in the right sense is supposed to be like the game of football where winners and losers still embrace and congratulate each other at the end of the game as against the present deep divided, division, hatred and enmity the 2019 general elections has created which is very inimical and dangerous to our corporate existence.’’

Continued ‘‘It is also important to call the attention of Your Excellency once again to the killings that took place in Rivers and Bayelsa States especially at Abonnema in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area and Bassambiri in Nembe Local Government Area where over thirty Ijaw people were killed in cold blood by security agents mostly men of the Nigerian Army excluding the hundreds of people that were wounded. One of the most painful death was that of Mrs. Amakiri Ibisaki, a mother of three that was hit by stray bullet that was fired by the military. Till this very moment, a number of young men from Abonnema are still missing and their whereabout remain unknown.

‘‘The further militarization of the Niger Delta in the countdown to the Saturday 9th March Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections is not a healthy development. This sad development is sending a very negative signal to Nigerians and even members of the International community especially since the Niger Delta region is relatively peaceful without prevalent security threats compared to the North East that is under heavy threat and attacks by members of the Boko Haram terrorist group.

‘‘While we are condemning the deaths including that of the Army Lieutenant that died during the ugly incident at Abonnema, I wish to join other law abiding, peaceful and well meaning Nigerians to appeal to Your Excellency to call the military command to order because Nigeria is not at war with itself.’’ He said.

According to the 2010 Electoral Act, INEC was supposed to be solely responsible for the engagement and deployment of security personnel including men of the Nigerian Army who are on election duty but that was not the case. Contrary to the case of 2015 that INEC was fully in their control, we witnessed a situation where the soldiers were under the direct command of the various brigade, divisional and threatre commanders that portrayed a war like situation and scenario.

‘‘In concluding this unbiased, objective and dispassionate position to Your Excellency, I wish to advice the APC led federal government to take the lead in the peace and reconciliation process already initiated by the National Peace and Reconciliation Committee under the chairmanship of General Abdulsalami Abubakar (Rtd). The APC led federal government has to show a very high level of maturity and restraints by cautioning it’s leaders like Adams Oshiomhole it’s National Chairman from provocative statements that are capable of setting this great country on fire’’ he admonished.

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Bandits Abduct 35 Persons in Niger State and Killed five | MainNews.Blog

In Niger state, Thirty-five persons have been declared missing in 17 communities in the Rafi and Shiroro Local Government Areas of Niger State, which were plundered by bandits.

It was learnt that five persons were killed during the attack.

Reports state that a victim of the attack in Shiroro, Aliyu Shuaibu that the bandits were cattle thieves, who were in the habit of raiding communities in the affected areas, “but this time, they kidnapped our people in large numbers.”

“The armed men stormed our village in broad daylight and shot repeatedly in the air; we had no choice but to flee into the forest. Some of the families of my community members kidnapped by the bandits have paid ransom to secure their freedom. At times, we go the extra mile to source for money to free some of the villagers held hostage by the bandits,” Shuaibu stated.

Another victim, Hafsat Ibrahim, said the attackers abducted women, children and men, and took away their valuables.

Hassan Garba, who was abducted alongside his siblings, said he was asked to provide N11m as ransom for their release.

“They released me to go and look for N11m ransom for the release of my siblings, but I got only N1m and they released all of us. I sold all our belongings to raise the N1m to secure the freedom of my siblings, otherwise, they would have been killed by now,” he said.

Governor Abubakar Bello has vowed to tackle the menace of the hoodlums, promising that his administration would provide adequate security for the people.

Governor Bello made the vow when he visited the over 4,600 persons, who were displaced by the attackers and camped in the Kagara and Pandogari primary schools.

He said that machinery was being put in place to ensure the quick return of the victims to their communities.

“We are here to assess the situation and to do whatever we can so that our people can return to their homes. We are taking actions that will further improve peace and security in the affected communities,” the governor said.

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello Challenges President Buhari, On Fulfillment Of His Promises During Campaigm

The Governor of Niger state, Abubakar Bello, says the people of his state now await the fulfillment of the campaign promises of President Muhammadu Buhari following his victory at the poll last Saturday.

Governor Bello pointed out one of the major needs of the state as the establishment of the Bobi Grazing Reserves which is expected to help tackle the problem of farmers/herders clashes in the state.

“There are so many activities which we have lined up in the next level, partnering with the federal government to ensure that we do it,” the governor told journalists “One of such interventions would be the flagging off of the Bobi Grazing Reserve.”

He futher said“As you are aware, the herdsmen/farmers crisis has been on the front burner for a while now. We have invested some money to see that we start off a very functional grazing reserve, hoping that it would reduce some of these conflicts between farmers and herdsmen.”

He expressed confidence in the ability of the Federal Government to intervene in the state in the form of projects.

“He has made promises, with regard to Niger State, especially with regard to the rail line between Minna and Abuja which is very important to the economic activity of the state, and so many other interventions that the federal government, under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, has extended to us here in Niger State,” the governor recalled.

He congratulated President Buhari for his victory, describing it as a victory for Niger State in view of the people’s expectations from him.

The governor also commended the people of the state, particularly the youths, for their peaceful conduct during the elections, and urged them to sustain the same spirit during the Governorship and House of Assembly elections on Saturday, March 9, 2019.