Opinion – Exactly eight years ago this month scores of Ijaw youths met at Kaiama, the hometown of the late Isaac Idaka Boro, the Ijaw warrior. On December 11, , 5, Ijaw people representing over 40 Ijaw clans, chose the town of Kaiama to articulate their aspirations for the Ijaw people, and to . But it s having a running battle with security agents over a planned meeting of Ijaw youths worldwide, today, on the Kaiama Declaration.
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If they are so convinced that the dialogue can continue, then, we have no choice than to oblige them that position.
I can categorically tell you that they are the major bunkerers. It is our hope that there will be room for the passionate as well as the objective voice, the visionaries and pragmatists as we evolve strategies, brainstorm and deliberate in this forum.
Security alert as Ijaw youths revisit Kaiama declaration
Being a maritime people, many Ijaws were employed in the merchant shipping sector in the early, with the advent of oil and gas exploration in their territory, some are employed in that sector. Dfclaration youths and Peoples will promote the principle of peaceful coexistence between all Ijaw communities and with our immediate neighbours, despite the provocative and divisive actions of the Nigerian State, transnational oil companies and their contractors.
kaixma AllAfrica publishes around reports a day from more than news organizations and over other institutions and individualsrepresenting a diversity of positions on every topic. And in the course of calling the elders and leaders of the Niger-Delta, the Ijaw Youth Leaders Forum was also invited and we made it very clear why we pulled out. Royal Benin ivory maskone of Nigeria’s most recognised artefacts.
On July 27, just hours after being taken to prison, in AprilAlamieyeseigha pledged a donation of 3, naira declaratiom the Akassa Development Foundation.
The council said what the Ijaws want is a control of their natural resources with which we as a people can carry out programmes and projects which suit our culture, our custom and our aspirations as human beings.
It is laiama, if the President of the Federal Republic said cease hostilities, no army officer of whatever ranking should go and give counter order. That the recent revelations of the looting of national treasury by the Abacha junta is only a reflection of an existing and continuing trend of stealing by public office holders in the Nigerian state.
This is a repeat of history: They have been so much crisis, are you saying that they are no cultists in Ogbokoro, Ubima and all those places.
Ijaw Youths will take necessary political action to protect our people, our waters and our land as the economic colonisation advances Sea wards. You might also like. The magazine also features interviews with celebrities, including a monthly Proust Questionnaire.
Conference pointed out that these electoral conflicts are a manifestation of the undemocratic and unjust nature of the military transition programme. That the division of the Southern Protectorate into East and West in by the British marked the beginning of the balkanisation of a hitherto territorially contiguous and culturally homogeneous Ijaw people into political and administrative units, much to our disadvantage.
Ijaw youths and Peoples will promote the principle of peaceful coexistence between all Ijaw communities and with our immediate neighbours, despite the provocative and divisive actions of the Nigerian State, transnational oil companies and their contractors.
The youths deliberated on the “continuous survival of akiama indigenous people of the Ijaw ethnic nationality of the Niger Delta within declaratikn Nigerian State”, for an entire day and afterward adopted a document known as the “Kaiama Declaration”, a 1,word text, which, inter alia narrates the history and distinct cultural identity of the Ijaw people, recounts the resilience of the ancestors in the face of British imperial epoch, recapitulates the terrible conspiratorial pattern of oppression and exploitation foisted on them by the Nigerian State and oil transnational corporations TNCsdocuments the environmental and socio-economical challenges facing them, and expresses their commitment to a peacefully campaign to reclaim their destiny within the Nigerian Federation.
Gbaraun, probably is one of the only communities in Ijaw land that does not have a camp. We, Ijaw youths drawn from over five hundred communities from over 40 clans that make up the Ijaw nation and representing 25 representative organisations met, today, in Kaiama to deliberate on the best way to ensure the continuous survival of the indigenous peoples of the Ijaw ethnic nationality of the Niger Delta within the Nigerian state.
That the degradation of the environment of Ijawland by transnational oil companies and the Nigerian State arise mainly because Ijaw people have been robbed of their natural rights to ownership and control of their land and resources through the instrumentality of undemocratic Nigerian State legislations such as the Land Use Decree ofthe Petroleum Decrees of andthe Lands Title Vesting etc. It is a very sad commentary on the State of Ijaw nation that after the very recent pronouncement of the epochal Kaiama Declaration KD coupled with the heroic and brave struggles of our youths against our oppressors in its aftermath the Ijaw nation is still engaged in a battle to chart a self-sustaining course for liberation.
Their neighbours are the Isoko to the South East, the Itsekiri to the West, the Urhobo territory consist of evergreen forest with many oil palm trees which provide the lucrative palm produce industry for which the Urhobo have some technological preserve.
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Kaiama Declaration – Premium Times Opinion
Family members of military personnel stationed in Ijawland should appeal to their people to leave the Ijaw area alone. The federation should be run on the basis equality and social akiama.
The Niger Delta, as now defined officially by the Nigerian government, extends over about 70, km2, historically and cartographically, it consists of present-day Bayelsa, Delta, and Rivers States. That the recent revelations of the looting of national treasury by the Abacha junta is only a reflection of an existing and continuing trend of stealing by public office holders in the Nigerian state. Nevertheless we are gathered here today to dialogue, engage in serious self-introspection, mend fences, consider going back to the declaation board, and above all get organized.
The name Nigeria declwration taken from the Niger River running through the country and this name was coined in the late 19th century by British journalist Flora Shaw, who later married Lord Lugard, a British colonial administrator. We reject this labeling. We, therefore, demand that all oil companies stop all exploration and exploitation activities in the Ijaw area.