Tag: MEND

MEND Names 7-Member Team To Dialogue With Nigerian Govt While Avengers Continue To Bomb

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) on Monday announced a seven-member team, led by Odein Ajumogobia, a former Minister of Petroleum, to dialogue with the Federal Government. Jomo Gbomo, MEND’s spokesman, said in an online statement on Monday that other members of the group, tagged, “Aaron[Read More…]

“Jonathan Was Directionless” – MEND Disowns Niger Delta Avengers, Backs Buhari

The Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, MEND, Sunday, dissociated itself from Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, the militant group that took responsibility for the blowing up of key oil installations in Delta and others parts of the region, lately. Spokesperson of MEND, Jomo Gbomo, in an electronic mail statement, for[Read More…]

‘I Will Appear In Court At My Convenient Time’ – Tompolo Tells FG

Former General Officer Commanding, GOC, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger- Delta, MEND, Government Ekpumupolo, also known as Tompolo, on Thursday said, he would appear before the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, which issued a bench warrant for his arrest, January 14, but “at the appropriate time.” The[Read More…]

Fresh Facts Emerge How Jonathan, Governors, Service Chiefs Prevailed On Tompolo To Shelve Meeting

Fresh facts yesterday emerged on how former President Goodluck Jonathan and prominent Ijaw leaders, including state governors from the Niger Delta region prevailed on foremost ex-militant leader, High Chief Government Epemupolo popularly called Tompolo to abort a scheduled meeting of ex-militant generals in Bayelsa State. According to Leadership Newspaper reports, though[Read More…]

Armed Anti-riot Policemen In Yenogoa Aborted N-Delta Ex-Militant Leaders Meeting

Armed anti-riot policemen, yesterday, sealed off Ijaw House, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, venue of the meeting of the leaders of former militants in the Niger Delta. The meeting, summoned by the leader of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta, MEND, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo,[Read More…]

Federal Government’s Indifference To The Amnesty Programme Tops Agenda For MEND Meeting

Government Ekpemupolo, former commander of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) better known as Tompolo, says Saturday’s meeting of militant leaders is about calming the tension building among ex-militants who have been putting him “under intense pressure” over the federal government’s indifference to the amnesty programme.[Read More…]

Tension In The Niger Delta As Tompolo Resuscitates MEND, A Meeting To Convene In Bayelsa

There was concern in military circles in the Niger Delta region on Thursday following the planned meeting of leaders of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND). The meeting, slated for Izon House in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, is being convened by MEND leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo. A terse[Read More…]

MEND Urge Buhari To Immediately Offset The Allowances Of Amnesty Beneficiaries

Members of defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) on Sunday in Yenagoa, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently intervene in the Amnesty programme. This was contained in a communiqué issued by the ex-militant leaders after their meeting in Yenagoa. The communiqué was signed by Mr Reuben[Read More…]

MEND Threatens To Resume Hostilities

Outlawed Niger Delta militia group, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has threatened to resume hostilities to force members of the eight National Assembly to make adjustment to their fat salaries and allowances. In a statement issued on Monday by its spokesman , Jomo Gbomo, MEND[Read More…]

Nigeria’s Southern Region (South South & South West) Already Meeting To Shield Itself From Post Election Violence

by Musa Abdullahi Former Commander of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta, MEND, Victor Ebikabowei Ben, alias General Boyloaf and head of the Odua People’s Congress, OPC, Gani Adams, held a secret meeting, Wednesday, in Lagos. According to Vanguard Newspaper, details of the meeting, which lasted several hours, were[Read More…]