Annkio Briggs responds to Prof Usman Yusuf's reaction about northern elders not being consulted over anti-open grazing agreement reached
Prof Usman Yusuf After a Professor known as Usman Yusuf faulted the southern governors for not inviting fulani leaders to their meeting before reaching a resolution to ban open grazing across all the southern states, a renowned Niger Delta activist, Annkio Briggs has labelled some of the remarks made by the professor a threat to the three geopolitical zones of the South.
Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio is allegedly fingered in the death of Iniobong Umoren, a job seeker from his Ikot Ekpene senatorial district.Umoren who was physically molested, raped, killed and buried in a shallow grave, the prime suspect Uduak Frank confessed to the acts when he was being arrested and interrogated by the Men of the Nigerian Police Force, Ikot Akpan Abia, aided by Uruan Divisional Police officer.
1.IPOB attacks are unacceptable A Niger Delta group has threatened IPOB to leave them and their communities out of heir agitation for the Republic of Biafra.They said that they are not Igbo people and so they cannot be coerced into joining IPOB.They further went on to describe the attacks as unacceptable and that it was wrong of the Igbos to want to merge their communities into their nation.
In Nigeria, which region was the first to practice kidnapping?The first kidnapping in Nigeria occurred in 2006 when militants from the Niger Delta took hostages to protest unfair treatment and inequality in the region.The militants believe that Nigeria is being built at the expense of the region, which serves as a cash cow for the entire country.
People have long assumed that the people of the southeast were the first to declare themselves an independent republic, but this is not the case; they were only the second to demand emancipation.In 1966, the Niger Delta region was the first to call for a separate nation from Nigeria, resulting in the twelve-day revolution.
The popular Nigerian comedienne, Real Warri Pikin, took to her social media platform to show her displeasure, after she saw a picture of herself, that was drawn by one of her fans.The Niger Delta born comedienne, Real Warri Pikin, didn't really like the picture that she got from the fan.
Akpabio Speaks As part of measures to support the security infrastructure to sustain peace and socio-economic development within the region, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has unveiled plans to establish the “Special Operation Unit” of the Nigerian Police Force, NPF, for the region.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, paid a courtesy visit to the Acting National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Senator John James Akpanudoedeghe.Senator Akpabio who paid the courtesy visit to the National Secretary at his Abuja office earlier today, said that the rationale behind his visit was strengthen the party, and also used the medium to chart a new course for the unity of the party's members in the state level.
Contrary to the misconception which majority of Akwa Ibom people might have about the relationship between the two key political leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Senator Godswill Akpabio and Senator John Akpan Udoedehe, the two have had on Thursday this week proven to the public that they have no lingering or sour issues between themselves.
...Urge Urhobo Youths to Embrace Initiative By Fidelis Onakpoma A renowned opinion leader and Urhobo Youth President Worldwide, Amb.(Comr.)Umukoro Kelly Efemena has expressed interest in the Urhobo nation in the advocacy against drug abuse and suicide prevention.The assertion was made in correspondence to the Niger Delta Coordinator of the International Human Rights Commission Fidelis Onakpoma, a co-host organization anchoring the Drug-Free Delsu Project organized by Delta State University and Wisdom Class Organization in collaboration with Delta State Orientation Bureau.
Today's Headlines: "Insecurity Is Politically Motivated"- Akpabio, "Ebubeagu" Makes First Appearance
(1) Senator Akpabio Speaks The issue of insecurity in Nigeria has taken a wrong turn, as kidnapping is becoming rampant in this country on daily basis.However, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio have joined other politicians who believes insecurities in Nigeria are politically motivated.
For the past few months, an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has come under the spotlight because of his mediation role between the government and bandits.On several occasions, the renowned cleric has called for the Federal Government to grant amnesty to repentant bandits, using the case of the Niger Delta militants as a reason why amnesty should be given to repentant criminals.
Hon.Emmanuel Chinye Bazem ...Applaud Convener, Reaffirm Readiness to Promote a Sustainable Advocacy By Fidelis Onakpoma The Chairman, Delta State Waste Management Board, and also a former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism Delta State; Hon.Emmanuel Chinye has ascribed to the flagship of the “Drug-Free Delsu" Project which comes up on 18th May 2021 in Delta State University Abraka.
Niger Delta must register uncommon development — Akpabio Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio has made a statement, declaring that Niger Delta must encounter uncommon development again.The Governor made the statement through Anthony Ekene Onwuka, who is his Special Assistant on Project Monitoring and Special Duties.
A joint Niger Delta group from the South South part of the country has issued a stern warning to members of the Indigenous People of Biafra over their incessant violent attacks in the region and to stop adding the region to its Biafra struggle.The group known as Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, and Cross River Coastal Aborigines (BRAC) warned IPOB to stay away from its region, stating that they are not of Igbo origin and that their culture, characters and way of life are quite different from that of the Biafrans as such IPOB should stop adding them to its agitation.
A group of Niger Delta aborigines from Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River States (BRAC) has warned the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to stay away from their land and stop involving them in Biafran Republic agitations.The group clearly stated that they were not Igbo but a completely set of people with unique culture and lifestyle entirely different from those of the Igbo people.
Insecurity has been a major challenge to the Nigerian government in recent times.The activities of the Islamic sect (Boko Haram) had led to the loss of lives and properties in the country especially in the Northern part of Nigeria.Some of these activities include bombing, suicide bomb attacks, sporadic shooting of unarmed and innocent citizens, burning of police stations, churches, kidnapping of school girls and women, etc.
In recent times, the existence of Nigeria is being threatened by the problem of kidnapping.And it has been singled out from among the trio which include insurgency and banditry because the urchins who are involved in them do use it as their last resort to register their grievance and also to acquire money.
Insecurity has been rapidly escalating in the country; there have been high incidences of insecurity from the herdsmen under the Hausa Fulani group which brought about kidnapping and violence.Other security incidents include the persistent tension between the north and the south of Nigeria, growing unrest in the Niger Delta area and other parts of the country resulting in violent incidents and kidnapping, ethnic tensions, religious differences, unemployment and numerous social and political grievances are all fuelling the unrests in Nigeria and contributing to flashpoints for violence and creating insecurity challenge in Nigeria.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the Department of State Services (DSS) to invite Godswill Akpabio for questioning.The opposition party stressed that the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs appeared to be privy to certain terrorism-related information which apparently prompted him to say that acts of terrorism in the country are “politically motivated”.