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NINAS CONSTITUTIONAL FORCE MAJEURE WORLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON WEDNESDAY MARCH 17, 2021 AT THE EXPIRATION OF THE 90-DAY ULTIMATIUM GIVEN TO THE GOVERNMENT
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On December 16, 2020, the MNN, an alliance of the Middle Belt, Yorubaland, and Lower Niger issued a PROCLAMATION of the CONSTITUTIONAL GRIEVANCES, DECLARATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL FORCE MAJEURE AND DEMAND FOR TRANSITIONING PROCESS FOR ORDERLY RECONFIGURATION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL BASIS OF THE FEDERATION OF NIGERIA! The proclamation is titled: CORRECTING THE MISTAKES OF 1914.
Dec. 11, 2020 International Criminal Court (ICC) Update:
“Following a thorough process, I can announce today that the statutory criteria for opening an investigation into the situation in Nigeria has been met.”
Dec. 7, 2020 Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State
Nigeria, a U.S. ally was designated a “Country of Particular Concern” for religious freedom, alongside nations that include China, Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
Sept, 3, 2019
Nigeria is a pressure cooker of internal conflicts and generalized violence that must be addressed urgently, an independent United Nations expert said on Tuesday, following a fact-finding visit to the country.
She pointed out that if ignored, the ripple effects of unaccountability on such a large scale, had the potential to destabilize the sub-region if not the whole continent.
Oct. 5, 2020
The Presidency has reacted to the renewed calls by some individuals and socio-ethnic groups to restructure Nigeria.
Buhari in a statement signed by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, said his administration will not succumb to threats and undue pressure over the matter.
November 28, 2020
RESTRUCTURING, TRUE FEDERALISM: How South South spoke with one voice
Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/11/restructuring-true-federalism-how-south-south-spoke-with-one-voi
The governor Okowa left no one in doubt about the resolve of South-South governors to stand with their people when he announced at the consultative meeting that the country was not at peace because it had failed to practice true federalism.
In a speech that itemized the seven-point demand of the region, he stated: ”The region demands true federalism and devolution of powers to the states, including creating and managing their own police and security architecture, true fiscal federalism guided by the principle of derivation, revenue sharing and control of resources by each state.”
He decried the deliberate lack of understanding, empathy and uncompromising attitudes of some Nigerians, who refused to understand the peculiar challenges of the South-South region, especially the degradation of the environment and the pollution of our waters. “All we demand and ask for is fairness and equity and as we await actions to restructure the country, we hereby renew our demands for: ‘The relocation of the headquarters of major oil companies in Nigeria to the region; relocation of several NNPC subsidiaries from Lagos and Abuja to the region,” he said.
Marginalisation of Nigeria’s minorities fuelling calls for restructuring –Wike
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said the age-long relationship between the people of Tiv ethnic nationality and the State emboldens them to support each other when such situation arises.
Governor Wike said based on that conviction, he visited
Benue to offer goodwill and supports of other forms to the Benue State Government, when there was massacre of Tiv farmers by herdsmen in the State minority tribes in the country, which has continued to strenghten the call for a restructuring of the country. “I felt that what affects you also affects us. So, when that massacre took place in TiV land, we believed that anybody in TiV land that dies, an Ikwerre person will have to commiserate with that particular family.
Wike stated this when he received a delegation of Tiv people living in Rivers under the aegis of Mdzough U. Tiv, who were led by Mr. Caleb Yashi to Government House, Port Harcourt. The leadership of Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organisation worldwide accompanied the delegation of the TiV people.
Governor Wike said people of both states also bear similar weight of the several shades of marginalisation meted against
Thirty six militant groups under a new coalition, Continuous Emancipation of Niger Delta, CEND, have threatened to launch continuous attacks on oil and gas facilities in the region following similar attacks on crude oil pipelines in Bayelsa State, in the last two weeks.
The militant groups in an electronic email on Friday, listed six demands the Federal Government must quickly meet, or face
“destructive attacks” on oil and gas facilities. Saturday Sun recalls that CEND’s demands tally with all the seven-point demands of South-South governors and leaders, Tuesday, in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, except the call on the federal government to pay 13 per cent derivation directly to oil and gas producing communities.
Another coalition of nine militant groups in nine states of Niger Delta, Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA, headed by self-professed “Major General” Johnmark Ezonbi, had on Wednesday, night disowned the seven-point demands of South-South governors, saying they were politically motivated, urging the federal government to reject them. RNDA also maintained that 13 per cent derivation should be paid directly to the oil and gas producing communities and not the present situation where governors collect the money.
CEND, in an electronic mail by General Officer Commanding, GOC, self-styled “General River Lord, aka Adaka Bor, Stated: “Our demands include the relocation of the headquarters of all oil and gas companies operating in the Niger Delta; Federal Government should pay 13 per cent derivation directly to oil and gas communities; demilitarization of the entire Niger Delta and fiscal and true federalism.
November 22, 2020 - 75 Yoruba elders vow to pull yoruba nation out of nigeria
NOVEMBER 20, 2022 - HERITIAGE TV INTERVIEW ON ENDING 1999 CONSTITUTION