Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    Edwin Clark says Nnamdi Kanu should be arrested

Edwin Clark says Nnamdi Kanu should be arrested

Edwin Clark, Niger Delta leader and convener of Pan-Niger Delta Forum, has called for the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Clark said the IPOB leader should be locked away for declaring that an election would not take place in Anambra state in November.A governorship election in Anambra has been scheduled for November 18.But Kanu [...]

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    Clark: Jomo Gbomo is a ghost name… MEND attended meeting with Osinbajo

Clark: Jomo Gbomo is a ghost name… MEND attended meeting with Osinbajo

Edwin Clark, Ijaw leader, says the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) was present at the meeting between Niger Delta leaders and Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.He said MEND's withdrawal from the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), as stated by its spokesperson Jomo Gbomo, was untrue.Clark, co-convener of PANDEF, described Gbomo as a non-existent entity, saying it is [...]

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    Niger Delta elders: We’ve withdrawn the ultimatum given to FG

Niger Delta elders: We’ve withdrawn the ultimatum given to FG

The Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has withdrawn the ultimatum given to the federal government to meet the demands it presented in November 2016.On Monday, Edwin Clark, co-convener of the group, had accused the current administration of not being sincere in its negotiation with the stakeholders of the region.He had said if things continued that way by November 1, PANDEF would [...]

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    Niger Delta elders meet Osinbajo — 72 hours after issuing ultimatum

Niger Delta elders meet Osinbajo — 72 hours after issuing ultimatum

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday hosted stakeholders from the Niger Delta region at the presidential villa in Abuja.The meeting took place exactly three days after the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), a coalition of elders and leaders from the region, threatened to abandon peace negotiation with the federal government.Among those in attendance were Edwin Clark, Ijaw leader; Alfred Diete-Spiff, a [...]

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    Edwin Clark to Obasanjo: Say the truth on restructuring or keep quiet

Edwin Clark to Obasanjo: Say the truth on restructuring or keep quiet

Edwin Clark, Ijaw national leader, has told President Olusegun Obasanjo to keep quiet over his condemnation of the calls for restructuring.Clark said the ex-president knows in his heart that Nigeria's structure is flawed but has refused to say the truth.He made this known on Friday while reacting to Obasanjo's criticism of the clamour for restructuring."The ex-president knows the truth and should [...]

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    Edwin Clark slams Obasanjo: You are a hypocrite

Edwin Clark slams Obasanjo: You are a hypocrite

Edwin Clark, Ijaw national leader, has described former president Olusegun Obasanjo as a hypocrite over his criticism of Goodluck Jonathan in 'Against The Run of Play', a book written by Olusegun Adeniyi.Clark, in a statement on Wednesday, said Obasanjo has an agenda to incite Nigerians against Ijaw leaders and the immediate past president.He said: "In your narration in Adeniyi’s new [...]

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    Militants running out of patience, Clark tells FG

Militants running out of patience, Clark tells FG

Edwin Clark, Ijaw national leader, says Niger Delta militants are growing impatient with the federal government's handling of dialogue with the people of the region.Speaking on Thursday at a meeting of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) held at his Delta residence, Clark warned the current administration to act fast or risk watching everything get out of hand.He commended President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    Avengers beg Clark, blame FG for recent bombings

Avengers beg Clark, blame FG for recent bombings

Niger Delta Avengers have appealed to “our fathers, leaders and royal fathers under the leadership of Papa Edwin Kiagbodo Clark” over the continuous attacks on oil assets.The elder statesman had led stakeholders under the umbrella of Pan Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF) to a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.At the end of the meeting, [...]

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    The 16 demands Niger Delta elders made from Buhari

The 16 demands Niger Delta elders made from Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari hosted stakeholders from the Niger Delta region at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday.Speaking at the end of the meeting, Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum, said they had a frank conversation with the president.Below are 16 points which the elders presented to the federal government as part of efforts to restore peace to the [...]

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    MEND disbands Ajumogobia dialogue team, accepts to work with Clark

MEND disbands Ajumogobia dialogue team, accepts to work with Clark

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has accepted to work with Edwin Clark, Ijaw leader, but vowed to closely monitor the group led by the elder statesman.The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) had nominated Clark to negotiate with the federal government, but MEND rejected him, insisting that the team led by Odein Ajumogobia, former minister of foreign affairs, should [...]

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    Clark lacks the moral authority to negotiate for Niger Delta, says MEND

Clark lacks the moral authority to negotiate for Niger Delta, says MEND

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) says Edwin Clark, prominent Niger Delta leader, is unfit to lead dialogue between the federal government and the region's agitators.MEND was responding to Saturday's declaration by Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), another militant group, that it would welcome dialogue with the government only if it is channelled through Clark."We are going to support [...]

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    Avengers: We’re ready to negotiate but only through Edwin Clark

Avengers: We’re ready to negotiate but only through Edwin Clark

Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), a factionalised militant group, has issued conditions under which it can enter into negotiations with the federal government.The Avengers on Saturday, through Mudoch Agbinibo, its spokesperson, indicated its readiness to dialogue through a negotiation team led by Edwin Clark, prominent Niger Delta leader.A statement posted on the website of the Avengers, said: "The struggle has always [...]

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    Clark: Obasanjo left prison with N20,000 but is now one of W’Africa’s wealthiest ex-presidents

Clark: Obasanjo left prison with N20,000 but is now one of W’Africa’s wealthiest ex-presidents

Edwin Clark, elder statesman and Ijaw national leader, says he has always been in support of the fight against corruption, recalling how he challenged former President Olusegun Obasanjo for having just N20,000 when he left prison but is now one of the wealthiest ex-presidents in West Africa.Addressing reporters at his Warri, Delta state residence on Friday, Clark said he confronted [...]

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    Clark: Militants are our children… FG must consult us before any negotiation

Clark: Militants are our children… FG must consult us before any negotiation

Edwin Clark, prominent Ijaw leader, says any dialogue between the federal government and militants in the Niger Delta region would not yield result without the involvement of Ijaw elders.Clark said this in Warri on Saturday during a consultative council meeting, which had in attendance Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa governor, and Kingsley Otuaro, Delta deputy governor.The meeting was aimed at reaching common [...]

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    Military action won’t end militancy, Clark tells Buhari

Military action won’t end militancy, Clark tells Buhari

Edwin Clark, Ijaw leader and ally of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to consider the dialogue approach which his predecessors used to resolve militancy in the Niger Delta region.At a press conference in Abuja, Clark, who condemned the attack on oil installations, said military option was not the best.He also called on ex-militant leaders to break [...]

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    Jonathan never gave me contracts, says Clark

Jonathan never gave me contracts, says Clark

Edwin-Clark, Ijaw leader and ally of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, says he did not benefit any material thing during his tenure.Expressing anger over the reaction that followed some controversial statements he made three weeks ago when he announced his retirement from partisan politics, the elder statesman said his thoughts were misrepresented.Clark had said Jonathan meant well for the country but [...]

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