Tag: MEND

“Mr President You Lied” MEND Said It Was Untrue That The Group Planned To Kill Jonathan

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, deny statements by President Goodluck Jonathan that the group wanted him killed. President Jonathan had said at a PDP rally in Lagos Thursday that MEND tried to assassinate him on two separate occasions, pointing out that the leader of the[Read More…]

Presidency Warn Buhari To Be Weary Of The Endorsement Of His Candidacy By MEND

The Presidency on Thursday alleged that members of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta made attempts to kill President Goodluck Jonathan on two occasions. It said on the two instances, members of the group launched “murderous assaults” on places where the President was present. The Presidency made[Read More…]

“What Exactly Does APC Have In Common With MEND?”

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday, challenged the main opposition, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its leadership to explain to Nigerians and the world their relationship with the disbanded Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND). The party, in a statement made available to news men[Read More…]

MEND Endorses Buhari, Accuses President Jonathan Of Failing Nigeria & The Chibok Girls

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, on Tuesday threw its weight behind the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari, at the same time, launching a scorching attack on President Goodluck Jonathan. In a three-page statement signed by a spokesperson, Jomo Gbomo, MEND[Read More…]

Stephen Davis: When I Met Asari And Agreed A Peace Deal, Australian Negotiator Pens Op-ED

By Stephen Davis I read with interest Asari Dokubo’s comments published on September 14 in the Daily Post. Asari is quite correct in saying that he knows me well and has met members of my family. In 2004, the Niger Delta was aflame with conflict. Asari, Ateke Tom and Tompolo[Read More…]

Opinion: Prepare For Boko Haram Generals’ Coup D’etat

Is there a power struggle going on in the Army to kill National Conference outcome? There are potential and phantom coup d’état whenever the polity is restless in most developing countries. It will be gross malpractice if General Badeh is not prepared after calling off the bluff of retired Boko[Read More…]

MEND Demands Prisoner Swap For The Release Of Abducted School Girls

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) supports a prisoner exchange initiative with Boko Haram towards the release of the Chibok School girls as the only viable safe option and the threshold towards maintaining contact, further ceasefire and eventual long-term peace and security in that region. In[Read More…]

Alkasim Abdulkadir: MEND Terrorist Organization Or Violent Agitators?

Citizen Mayowa Adeniran, 28, woke up in a joyous mood on the first of October in 2010. His mirth had a tinge of patriotism to it, it was another independence day, Nigeria’s 51st. He left home and alongside his friends went to Eagle Square to celebrate the Independence Day. However, a[Read More…]

Nigerian Military Plagued By Incompetence & Corruption, MEND Condemns Abduction Of Chibok Girls

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) condemns in the strongest terms the abduction of over 200 school girls by the Boko Haram group. In a statement issued Sunday by Jomo Gbomo, the recent revelation from credible security sources of the advance warning given to the Nigerian[Read More…]

Opinion: Hypocrisy To Blame Boko Haram On The Army & Jonathan

By Farouk Martins Aresa It is dishonest for anyone to pin the Boko Haram terror on the Army or Jonathan. On the other hand, credit Yar’Adua for using South-south governors to tame MEND. Many of us have called on Northern leaders, especially in Borno State to rise up against Boko[Read More…]