Asari Dokubo Loses Wife To Road Accident

Zainab Asari Dokubo, wife of Mujahid Asari Dokubo, founder of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF), is dead.

 

She was reportedly involved in a motor accident while on her way to Ibadan, Oyo state capital, for a religious programme. Details of her death are still sketchy, but Rex Anighoro, spokesman of the NDPVF leader, confirmed the tragic incident.

 

I have been at the mortuary all day. I saw so many dead bodies; some very young, some old,” he told TheCable.

 

Life so wonderful, yet like vapor, like illusion. It is due dew! My heart skips. I am speechless. I am tired, I can’t even eat.

 

In a statement issued by the Oyo state Muslim community, Ishaq Sanni, head of the association, described the deceased as a devout Muslim. Sanni said she died alongside one of her friends.

 

She was a member of many Islamic organisations in Ibadan including Oluyole Muslim community under the Imamship of Imam Mudashir Bada,” he said.

 

It is interesting she was coming to her preferred town Ibadan when she met her destiny. She was survived by four children Amirah, Hassan, Hussain and Osama.

 

May Allah accept her multifarious and multidimensional jihad as acts Ibadah and admit her to jannat Firdaous.

Biafra Is Ijaw, Not Igbo- Asari-Dokubo

Leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Front, NDPVF, Alhaji Mujahid Asari Dokubo has said that contrary to the perception in most quarters that the name Biafra which was adopted by the then breakaway Eastern region is Igbo, the phrase is Ijaw.

 He also noted it was an Ijaw man, who suggested the name at a meeting convened by the late leader of the defunct Republic of Biafra, Chief Chukwuemeka Ojukwu to decide on the way forward for the Eastern region after the 1966/1967 pogrom. Dokubo, who said this in a statement stated that the late Niger Delta activist, Maj. Isaac Adaka Boro affirmed that Ijaw is Biafra in chapter six of his autobiography entitled: Twelve Day Revolution. He further said that the ties between Igbo and Ijaw ethnic groups are inseparable, adding that It was another Ijaw Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson, who first played the Biafran national anthem during the proclamation of independence on May 30, 1967. His words: “Ignorance can be a terrible disease but it is curable if the sufferer is ready to humble himself to learn and accept the cure for his sickness. Biafra is a Kalabari Ijaw phrase Bia

 He also noted it was an Ijaw man, who suggested the name at a meeting convened by the late leader of the defunct Republic of Biafra, Chief Chukwuemeka Ojukwu to decide on the way forward for the Eastern region after the 1966/1967 pogrom. Dokubo, who said this in a statement stated that the late Niger Delta activist, Maj. Isaac Adaka Boro affirmed that Ijaw is Biafra in chapter six of his autobiography entitled: Twelve Day Revolution. He further said that the ties between Igbo and Ijaw ethnic groups are inseparable, adding that It was another Ijaw Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson, who first played the Biafran national anthem during the proclamation of independence on May 30, 1967. His words: “Ignorance can be a terrible disease but it is curable if the sufferer is ready to humble himself to learn and accept the cure for his sickness. Biafra is a Kalabari Ijaw phrase Bia

He further said that the ties between Igbo and Ijaw ethnic groups are inseparable, adding that It was another Ijaw Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson, who first played the Biafran national anthem during the proclamation of independence on May 30, 1967. His words: “Ignorance can be a terrible disease but it is curable if the sufferer is ready to humble himself to learn and accept the cure for his sickness. Biafra is a Kalabari Ijaw phrase Bia fulo meaning not properly cooked. The Kalabari of Kula named the estuary of Santa Barbara Bia fulo because of the turbulence of the sea at the estuary. The Portuguese like they did to many other names, words and phrases which they could not pronounce properly named the area Biafra. Later the coastline from the estuary of River Nun to the coast of Gabon was named the Bight of Biafra. “The doyen of our struggle Isaac Adaka Boro clearly affirmed that Ijaw is BIiafra in chapter six, page 57 of his autobiography ‘Twelve Day Revolution’. Col. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, before the declaration of secession, convoked an Eastern Nigerian consultative Assembly to decide on the direction and way forward for the Eastern Region after the 1966/1967 pogrom against Easterners in the north. The assembly debated on many names put forward by delegates and chose Biafra which was put forward by Frank

“The doyen of our struggle Isaac Adaka Boro clearly affirmed that Ijaw is BIiafra in chapter six, page 57 of his autobiography ‘Twelve Day Revolution’. Col. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, before the declaration of secession, convoked an Eastern Nigerian consultative Assembly to decide on the direction and way forward for the Eastern Region after the 1966/1967 pogrom against Easterners in the north. The assembly debated on many names put forward by delegates and chose Biafra which was put forward by Frank Opigo an Ijaw.”

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Bayelsa Polls: Asari-Dokubo Gives FG 7-day Ultimatum To Hands Off Alleged Rigging Plot

Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), has given the Federal Government one week ultimatum to hands off alleged plan to rig the governorship election in Bayelsa State and install the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Timipre Sylva, as winner.

 
Asari-Dokubo in a statement issued in Yenagoa, on Thursday, accused the Federal Government and its agencies of collaborating with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig the election.

 
He warned that except government steers clear of the alleged complicity, ex-militants would return to the creeks to resume agitation with consequences on strategic oil installations.

 
He stated that in furtherance of this, the ex-militants have regrouped under a new formation known as the Reformed Ex-Agitators of the Niger Delta (REND), which he claimed he is now leading to press for a democratic process in determining the outcome of the election.

 
“If by next week the Federal Government does not hands off from the Bayelsa polls by allowing the people to freely choose their leader but still interfering through the observed various guises and deception, then we would have no option than to return to the creeks to press for our rights as patriotic citizens being unduly oppressed and dehumanized all in the name of politics,” he stated.

 
Asari-Dokubo said the new group frowned at the role of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Southern Ijaw election saga, alleging that the military received direct instruction from President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the APC candidate, Timipre Sylva, was declared winner against the wish of the people.

 
He said, “We have said it before that President Buhari is executing an anti-Ijaw agenda and his aim is to steal our God-given resources to rebuild the north destroyed by Boko Haram. That is why he is hell-bent on manipulating the electoral process in Bayelsa State and hand it over to the APC.

 

 

They are exploiting Sylva’s greed and desperation for power and therefore using him to carry out their evil agenda. But we want them to know that this country will go up in flames if they try it. Boko Haram will be a child’s play if President Buhari and his APC think they can upturn the people’s mandate. It would be a grave injustice which can never stand. We are Ijaw people and we have never been conquered”.

 
Dokubo-Asari stressed that going by the results already declared by INEC, PDP’s candidate, Governor Seriake Dickson, had won 6 of the 7 local governments declared with a margin of 33,154 votes and has thus fulfilled constitutional requirement of 2/3 spread and popular votes but without Southern Ijaw as the only local government remaining.

 
He therefore called on the Federal Government to ensure the election is rescheduled and conducted in a transparent process just as he reiterated that his new organization would be watching to see if the government still interferes in the process till next week and would then launch “a full scale agitation to save our people from modern day slavery of intimidation, oppression and dictators.

 

 

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“We Won’t Return To Militancy “, IYC Replies Dokubo-Asari

The Ijaw Youth Council (Worldwide) on Thursday distanced itself from the threats by an ex-militant leader, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, that Niger Delta militants might return to the creeks to protest against the defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan in the presidential election.
IYC, however, said it would cooperate with and closely monitor the incoming administration of Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.) to “see their(its) dance steps.”
The President of IYC, Mr. Udengs Eradiri, made the clarifications in Abuja after reading a communique issued at the end of its meeting held at Tuomo community in Delta State to review the outcome of the March 28, 2015 Presidential election.
He also expressed sadness over what he described as the deliberate efforts by the core North and a section of the South-West “to frustrate the administration of Jonathan and force him out of power through false media propaganda and insurgency in the North in connivance with some foreign
countries.”
Eradiri accused the unnamed foreign countries of displaying “obvious bias during the electoral process.”
He added, “The Ijaw nation, satisfied with the performance and conduct of President Jonathan in office, will warmly welcome him back home from national service.”
Dokubo-Asari, leader of Niger-Delta Peoples Volunteers Force, had in a statement by his spokesperson, Mr. Rex Anighoro, said the voting pattern showed that the South-West and the North “ganged up” against the South-South and South-East geo-political zones.
The ex-Niger Delta warlord believed it was unfair that the minorities were being emasculated by the majority ethnic groups.
But Eradiri said the NDPVF founder was an individual like any other Nigerian, who had a right to his views.
He said, “Well, Alhaji Dokubo-Asari is an individual, who has a right to his views. Being a leader in the Niger-Delta, he may be saying things based on the way he sees it. The fact that we have also taken a decision does not mean that other structures or individuals will not make one or two comments as a result of immediate reactions to the way the Presidential election went.
“But the institution that leads the organisation, we, the youths of Niger Delta, have made our position. Every other person may look at it in their own way, but we have decided to look at Buhari’s administration and see how it will go and we will know the steps to take.
“We don’t have any plan for violence and returning to the creeks. Ijaw and Niger Delta youths should be calm, peaceful and maintain the existing peace in the Niger Delta region.”

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DSS Invites Dokubo Over Inflammatory Statements

Department of State Services (DSS), said on Thursday that it had invited Mr Asari Dokubo, an ex-Niger Delta militant, several times over recent inflammatory statements credited to him.

The spokeswoman of the DSS, Marilyn Ogar, said this on Thursday while responding to a question at a news conference organised by the National Information Centre.

“First of all, whatever is the operational procedures that we take after we have issued out warnings, we do not make them public. And I want you to recollect that Asari Dokubo has been brought into the office – DSS, a couple of times. It is not in the position of the office to begin to tell you who has been brought in or who has not been brought in.

“We still stand by our words that whoever in any way would want to interfere or interrupt the peace that prevails, he or she would definitely be dealt with,’’ Ogar said.

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MEND Doesn’t Exist, Says Asari-Dokubo

The leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Asari-Dokubo, has said the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) is a faceless organisation which no longer existed as far as the struggle for people’s emancipation in the region is concerned.

Speaking against the background of the controversial statement issued last week by MEND endorsing the candidacy of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), the former militant leader described the acronym, MEND, as a pseudonym being used by the imprisoned Henry Okah to deceive ignorant persons.

Asari Dokubo also said the name, Gbomo Jomo, who always signed statements on behalf of MEND, was not known to belong to any nationality in the Niger Delta region.

“Our people say birds of a same feather flock together, it is not strange that this organisation is endorsing  Buhari. First, I have always maintained that there is nothing like MEND.

“When I was in prison, the organisation I lead, NDPVF, the NDPSF and other organisations came together to stop arrest and they formed a faceless organisation, some guys, including Henry Okah, were sent to me in Kuje prison for us to get a name and my opinion on what they were going to do, I accepted though majority of members of NDPV resisted it, I told them that we should be faceless and so they formed MEND.

“General Taminu was supposed to be the head, but it does not exist, Alaibe was supposed to be secretary, it does not exist. Gbomo Jomo, which is not a name known to any nationality in the Niger Delta does not exist,” he said.

On the allegation made by President Goodluck Jonathan that Henry Okah planned to assassinate him, Dokubo said: “What the president said is belated. The president had known since 2007 that Henry Okah wanted to kill him. For saying it, it is the fault of Ijaw leaders including Chief E.K Clark who have been sweeping this thing, it under the carpet. And one day, the debris under the carpet will become too much that the carpet will be undulated.

“Now, it is undulated, the stench is coming out and the President could no longer hold it. He has now come out to say Henry Okah wanted to assassinate him which was true. Henry even said the President and myself are not Ijaw people.

He debunked media reports credited to him that he was going to invade Yoruba land, saying “There was no such statement. Everybody knows that when I make a statement, I own up to it. There is no such thing. I never made it. You know, a lot of times, they ascribe a lot of things to me.”

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I Am An Enemy Of The State To Many Nigerians – Asari Dokubo #Video

Founder of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, NDPVF, Mr Asari Dokubo, has denied himself citizenship of the nation Nigeria.

The former freedom fighter said he couldn’t establish anything in a ‘strange land’ where his enemies abound.

Dokubo stated this while speaking as guest in ‘Rubbin Minds’, a programme on the Channels Television on Sunday.

The Niger Delta indigene who had vowed to make blood flow on the streets of the country if Jonathan loses as president of the nation come February 14, publicly declared that he had no regret dumping Nigeria for neighboring Benin Republic.

When asked why he did not establish his institution in the country, a fire-splitting Asari said: “I am a businessman. My business is mostly centered around education. I have about four schools.

“I have crèche, nursery and secondary school, King Amachree International School in Cotonou, Republic of Benin. I have King Amachree Automobile and ICT Academy and I have King Amachree Arts Academy and King Amachree Sports Academy.

“Its only education that I do. By March, King Amachree African University will come on board”.

He noted that his passion for education, despite not completing his own university education, was because the quality of education being offered in Nigeria was very inadequate as he believes “it just prepares people to speak English, to write and to make noise.

“Any student who graduates from my school is skilled,”.

Asked why, according to reports, he has a university in the Republic of Benin rather than building it in Nigeria, he said, “I don’t see myself as a Nigerian and I cannot establish a school in an enemy territory.

“For over 30 years, I’ve been at loggerheads with the Nigerian Government, first as a Student Union leader, then President of National Union of Rivers State Students, participating in student unionism.

“I have been an enemy of the Nigerian state, so to say. Up till today, there’s a treason trial hanging on

my head and you cannot just put your business in an environment where one person would get up and say ‘I close down this business’.

“I want somewhere where I can express myself and flourish and that’s what I’m doing. We started small but gradually we are becoming bigger and bigger.”

Asari Dokubo, who became a citizen of the neighbouring Republic of Benin in 2013 maintained that he had never been a Nigerian citizen.

“I have never been a Nigerian. Nations are not created by force…they are created by the people. You saw Scotland trying to vote yes or no. Today no Scottish man can say ‘I’m not a Briton’ because majority of Scottish people have accepted to remain in the British Union.”

He also gave his opinion about Nigeria’s 2014 National Conference, maintaining that the existence of a “no-go-area”, among other issues, meant that the country was yet to hold a sovereign national conference, which he had demanded for 30 years.

“We don’t want a situation where somebody will arrogate to himself the power to decide the fate of other people. We want a Nigeria that recognizes that there are different nations no matter how small they are, and they are accorded the same space in Nigeria,” he added.

Of Jonathanian Impunity and Progressive Rascality

Civility, decorum and decency were discarded last week as lawmakers confronted Jonathanian impunity with rascality. When impunity meets rascality, chaos becomes inevitable. The commotion and show of shame that the world was treated to at the National Assembly is an embarrassment to democracy. Impunity is fast becoming an entrenched culture in our society and regrettably, the Nigerian Police as a law enforcement institution is at the forefront of championing this negative trend.

When impunity is not sanctioned, it gains ground and soon becomes a norm. One would have thought that the last has been seen of such unethical conducts, where elected leaders behave like rascals as we witnessed at the River State House of Assembly where lawmakers engaged in a vicious fight that saw one of them nearly clubbed to death with a mace. The world was treated to yet another sordid video that totally ridiculed the country as a nation where impunity trumps the rule of law. Not done with the usurpation of the authority of the Judiciary by withdrawing the Speakers security details, the Police IG and his men overreached their bounds by locking out the Speaker and APC lawmakers to possibly give the ruling party the leeway to impeach the man they had already stopped recognizing as the Speaker of the Federal House. Such act of desperation and obvious partisanship can only occur with the tactic support of the Commander in Chief.

While it has become needful to confront the impunity of the ruling government in a bid to salvage our democracy, actions that ridicules the nation as a society where ethics and good conduct are non-existent, cannot be the best approach. Scaling the fence like errant rascals under the guise of defending democracy is not a good example to the younger generation that see some of these leaders as role models. The leading opposition party is beginning to behave like a party of rascals, an adjective the President Jonathan used to describe the leaders of the defunct ACN.

Before the unfortunate incident of the NASS invasion, the leading figures of the APC had embarked on a mass demonstration to register its anger against the government. Nothing is wrong with peacefully venting your anger against government but when leaders who ordinarily should be decorous in words and action, begin to make statements that threaten ôthe sovereignty of the nation, it calls for serious concern. The Governor of Rivers State is turning to a rabble-rouser of some sorts with his unguarded and statesmanly tirades, the recent one being his vow that the opposition party will set up a parallel government if the election is rigged.

A rascal like the Niger Delta warlord, Asari Dokubo, can be forgiven if he makes such uncultured statement, but coming from a leading political figure and a man whose mandate was retrieved by the court, it is most unfortunate. Recall, that it was this same governor that supervised the beating of five lawmakers in his state that attempted to pull off a coup of some sorts against him. His Edo State counterpart also threatened ‘fire for fire’ if the ruling party attempts to rig the 2015 election. The consequences of such inflammatory statements is still fresh in our minds, the collateral damage occasioned by the 2011 post election violence can never be replaced. One would expect a party that promises ‘change’, to be decent in their pursuit for power.

Elsewhere in Ekiti State, the reign of impunity has begun as the Governor has given his support to 7 lawmakers that unlawfully impeached the Speaker in brazen disregard to the constitution. He probably took a cue from the President who also recognized a faction of the NGF that claimed that 16 is greater than 19. The nation is hanging precariously on a cliff and instead of taking concerted actions to calm the polity; the government is fiddling while Rome burns. Sometimes, I wonder how this government finds time to engage in politics when the troubles in the land are enough to keep them perpetually busy.

This culture of impunity must be halted. It is incumbent on the President as the leader of this nation to lead by example, to defend our constitution and to deepen our democracy.

 

Offor Honest  @honest4change.

Letter to President Jonathan: Deport Asari Dokubo…

Dear Sir,

WHY THE NON-NIGERIAN ASARI DOKUBO SHOULD BE DEPORTED FORTHWITH FROM NIGERIA PURSUANT TO SECTION 30, SUBSECTION (2) (a) OF NIGERIAN CONSTITUTION

I am writing to request you the Executive President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-which I am a native, citizen and resident of – to deport forthwith from the country a certain non-Nigerian going by the name Asari Dokubo pursuant to Section 30, Subsection (2) (a) of the 1999 Constitution Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria.

This non-Nigerian Asari Dokubo was born in Nigeria in 1964 and was actually named Melford Dokubo Goodhead Jnr. but changed his name to Asari Dokubo in 1990 which was the same year he dropped out of a law programme in University Of Calabar, Nigeria (before subsequently dropping out of River State University Of Science and Technology, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria after re-enrolling in that higher institution of learning and consecutively failing woefully in elective posts in both the 1992 and 1998 elections).

According to Section 25, Subsection (1) (b) of the aforementioned Nigerian Constitution, “… every person born in Nigeria after the date of Independence either of whose parents or any of whose grandparents is a citizen of Nigeria… is himself a citizen of Nigeria by birth…” Melford Dokubo Goodhead Jnr. –turned–Asari Dokubo has therefore clearly being a Nigerian Citizen since his birth in 1964 but according to Section 29, Subsection (1) of the Nigerian Constitution “… any citizen of Nigeria of full age who wishes to renounce his Nigerian citizenship shall make a declaration in the prescribed manner for the renunciation …” which was exactly what Asari Dokubo did in 2013 when he officially renounced his Nigerian citizenship and immediately applied for and was granted a full citizenship of Republic of Benin (go to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mujahid_Dokubo_Asari for a documented evidence of Dokubo’s renunciation of Nigerian citizenship and his current status as a citizen Republic Of Benin).

With this act of Asari Dokubo (which is clearly allowed under Nigerian Constitution),he has clearly ceased to be a Nigerian since 2013 and therefore could not be qualified to be involved in any civic responsibility of an average Nigerian citizen (some of which include voting and the right to be voted for). Nothing is really wrong with a non-Nigeria like Asari Dokubo to periodically visit or even reside in Nigeria and plausibly transact legitimate business within the country’s national boundary but my request for his immediate deportation is based on Section 30, Subsection (2) (a) of the Nigerian Constitution which clearly states that “… the [Nigerian] President … [may deport any non-Nigerian] … who has shown himself by act or speech to be disloyal towards the Federal Republic of Nigeria…” Since 2013 that Asari Dokubo became a non-Nigeria, he has consciously or unconsciously embarked on the act of making some highly

inflammatory, society-bifurcating, and inordinately vitriolic vituperations apropos Nigerian society not in his country Republic of Benin but right inside Nigerian territorial boundaries.

Early this year 2014, Asari Dokubo openly stated that residents and indigenes of the south-southern parts of Nigeria should militarily prepare themselves against an impending attack by Northern Nigerians (as if all Northern Nigerians are bloodthirsty terrorists); he subsequently stated in a press conference that if you President Jonathan do not re-contest your seat, you should not “come home” (which was a direct threat to your life because another explanation of this statement is that he would inflict physical injuries on you if you refuse to re-contest and “come home” even though one is not very sure if the “home” he was referring to in his statement is his own home in Republic Of Benin or your own home in Bayelsa State, Nigeria); the self same non-Nigerian rabble rouser Asari Dokubo openly made another nefarious statement sometime this year that people should stop consoling former military head-of-State General Muhammad Buhari (who escaped unscathed) when suspected murderous Boko Haram terrorists attempted to suicide-bomb him because his (General Buhari’s) life was not more important than that of other victims terrorism, a statement which was unarguably an encouragement to the terrorists to re-launch another attack on the gallant ex-soldier General Buhari (and which made many northern Nigerians insist that it was actually the perpetually-blustering Asari Dokubo that planned the assassination attempt on Buhari, not Boko Haram, especially because Boko Haram is yet to announce that it was them that executed the assassination attempt as it is their wont when it was them that executed an act of terrorism) and it is on record that he (Dokubo) requested you President Jonathan in a press conference to apologise (he did not state to whom) for consoling General Buhari; and it should be remembered without an iota of subjectivity that the national publicity secretary of the Nigerian political party named All Progressive Congress, APC Alhaji Lai Mohammed recently wrote a petition to the Inspector General of the Nigerian Police Force to report a threat made during a press conference by the notoriously-obstreperous non-Nigerian Asari Dokubo to “…use his hands on him [Lai Mohammed]…”, a clear euphemism for strangling Lai Mohammed to death.

If it is a Nigerian citizen that is committing all these verbal atrocities, the usual thing is for such a person to be arrested, detained and charged to court for conspiracy, sedition, instigation and direct threatening of lives but for all these felonies to be flagrantly committed by a non-Nigerian like Asari Dokubo shows how deep the disregard some persons can make themselves have for the 1999 Constitution Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria. The aforequoted Section 30, Subsection (2) (a) of the selfsame constitution is clear enough about the appropriate punishment for such a non-Nigerian.

Thanks for your understanding and expected quick action on this issue (or non-issue) of Asari Dokubo

Yours faithfully,

FABIYI,Rotimi (MNIM,

MNSChE, MNSE,COREN Reg)