Continuing, ''In Bayelsa, we deliberately democratise knowledge by sponsoring many Bayelsans and Ijaws
outside the state, by building world-class educational infrastructure, more and more schools across the state and making education free and compulsory with boarding facilities.
1; female: 36 mm) for Ijaws
of Nigeria aged 18-65 years.
The Yorubas, Igbos and Ijaws
are the three largest ethnicities in southern Nigeria.
The autonomy of this area--mostly inhabited by several minority ethnic groups, the largest of whom are the Ijaws
, Urhobos, Itsekiri, Ogonis, Andonis, Annang, Isoko, and many others--from the influence of majority ethnic groups in the country was always a major factor in the demand for state creation even before independence.
Bayelsa is the central home of the Ijaws
who are predominantly fishermen.
This was common among the Ijaws
, isoko, Urhobo and Iteskiri ethnic groups.
Worse yet, the Ijaws
, fed up with being cheated of their birthright, finally took up arms a decade ago and have since been showing up the Nigerian state for what it is: corrupt, inefficient and incapable of engaging with a handful of young men in the creeks--or militants, if you prefer--from which the oil is tapped.
Illiterates are more likely to drink more, especially among the Urhobos and Ijaws
According to Patterson Ogon of the Ijaw
Council for Human Rights, approximately 2,600 Ijaws
were killed in oil-related protests or repression between December 1998 and November 1999.
The Priests for instance with what one can call the circular "halo" over the eye is a representation of sanctity among the Ijaws
Other sources say that the four people were killed and 25 houses burnt in Warri in ethnic clashes between Urhobos and Ijaws
One of the issues in the Warri crisis--violence among the Ijaw
, Itsekiri and Urhobo ethnic groups in the Warri area that flared up in 1997 over the location of a local government headquarters and continues today--is the allegation from the Ijaws
and Urhobos that Shell and Chevron had unfairly directed contracts and other benefits to the Itsekiri community.