NewsExpress advert FCMB banner Fidelity bank banner NewsExpress advert
Niger-Delta group renews agitation over resource control

By News Express on 24/11/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,953


The Niger Delta Self-Determination Movement has renewed the demand for the people of the Niger Delta to control resources in their geo-political zone.

The Convener of the movement, Ms Ankio Brigs, made the appeal in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Monday.

“After due consultations, we came up with the position to control our resources.”

According to her, the demand for resource control is because of the lopsided nature of the revenue sharing formula in Nigeria.

Briggs pleaded with the UN to step in and assist the people of the Niger Delta in conducting a referendum to establish the will of the people on resource control.

“After due consultations with our various peoples, we have come to a conclusion and our position was reached relying on and pursuant to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights.

“We are also relying on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and various bills of rights in the Niger Delta.

“We also rely on the UN address by President Muhammadu Buhari at the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York on the 28th of Sept. 2015.

“The president stated in his address that the unresolved question of self-determination for the Palestinian people and those of Western Sahara, both nations having been adjusted by the UN as qualifying for this inalienable right must now be assured and fulfilled without any further delay or obstacle.”

She noted that being allowed the option of self- determination would enable the Niger Delta people to exercise their right to autonomy in matters relating to their local affairs, religion, education, economic activities, lands and other natural resources.

“Pursuant to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, we the peoples of the Niger Delta had articulated our demand for self-determination through our various ethnic nationalities Bills of Rights.

“These include but not limited to the Ogoni Bill of Rights 1990, the Kaiama (Ijaw) Declaration 1998, the Bill of Rights of the Oron People 1999, Urhobo Bill of Rights 2002 and Efik Bill of Rights 2014, among others.

“Every state has a duty under the UN to refrain from any forcible action which can deprive indigenous peoples their right to self-determination and freedom.”

Briggs said that the sharing of oil and gas revenues from the Niger Delta had always been disturbing and unacceptable to the people of the Niger Delta.

“Over the years, well-meaning Nigerians have drawn attention to the inadequacies in the current Nigerian Constitution.

“The constitution did not take into consideration, the genuine desires, wishes and aspirations of the people of the Niger Delta and other minorities in Nigeria.” (NAN)

•Photo shows Ankio Brigs.          

Source News Express

Posted 24/11/2015 04:51:57 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Live Commentary: Nigeria vs Congo; FIREWORKS in Pointe-Noire...

Africa promises good investment opportunity, Elumelu tells international...

APC chieftain calls for support to enable Obaseki...

10-year-old boy gets $10,000 for discovering security fault...

RIGHTSView: Cyber plagiarism as a national pastime

Cyber criminals hack into 143m accounts

NiMet predicts partly cloudy, sunny weather for Sunday...

Midnight fire consumes property worth trillions of naira...

Sierra Leone’s President presents favoured successor in Abuja...

Nigeria exporting power, gas — Fashola

New PDP: I WON’T ABANDON MY TROOPS —Governor...

37th Kaduna International Trade Fair opens

 

Latest News Violence mars APC meeting; 3 killed during fracas, many wounded 2019: Okorocha vows to crush Madumere •Weeds out loyalists from government 3 soldiers, 2 Civilian JTF die in showdown with Boko Haram •Troops gun down 3 terrorists ‘2,000 medical doctors leave Nigeria yearly’ 3rd Force pitches tent with Nigerian workers ahead of May Day, launches PVC-Ballot revolution for 2019 in Lagos 3 masqueraders in police net over attack on church in Anambra FG not serious about wooing foreign investors — Sanusi Gunmen kill 22 farmers in Ortom’s town World Bank jacks up share capital by $13 billion Who wins Big Brother Naija’s N45m? APC group, PDP, SDP, Obasanjo’s CNM, others to form new party Forex: IMF Seeks Unified Exchange Rate Regime

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (339,202 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (334,095 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (267,350 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (219,796 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (201,831 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (197,771 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (172,552 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (154,916 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (146,860 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (138,607 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (136,622 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (129,346 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (36) Business & Economy (3,065) Business Verdict (40) Columnists (836) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (482) Features (568) Global Business Monitor (262) International (1,920) Interview (149) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (116) News (34,651) Opinion (915) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,800) Religion (722) Sports (1,483) Stock Watch (28) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

NLNG Science and Literature Prize Awards

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Boko Haram commanders surrender

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement