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After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by tayebest(m): 2:14pm On Aug 22, 2015
Less than four months after the end of the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, the robust and millionaire lifestyles of known ex-militant leaders from states of the Niger Delta has changed tremendously.

Gone are those days when monetary rewards and multi-million naira contracts in various forms came their way. It was not uncommon to see some of them flying private and chattered flights and living larger than life while Jonathan held sway as president. Theirs was more a replica of the new kids on the block who came into sudden wealth and decided to flaunt it with careless abandon.

A drive to the home of a typical ex-militant leader would reveal the
presence of scores of armed mobile policemen as security aides, escort vehicles and exotic cars in abundance. One was also bound to meet a lot of their boys hanging around their bosses and enjoying choice drinks while elderly people in need of one favour of the other thronged the house. But with the exit of Jonathan from power
following his defeat at the polls, a lot of the
ex-militants’ lavish lifestyle has tapered off, especially those among them who failed to plan for the future; they have seemingly returned to the pre-Jonathan era when they had nothing except their monthly allowances from the Presidential Amnesty Office.

However, few of them decided to plan ahead. Some ventured into businesses like sand dredging while others ventured into
politics. Bayelsa ex-militant leaders such as the
second-in-command in charge of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND), Dr Ebikabowei Victor- Ben, known along the creeks as BoyLoaf; Pastor Reuben Wilson, known as Pastor Reuben; Comrade Eris Paul, known as General Ogunboss, and Africa Ukparisia, known as General Africa, who hitherto enjoyed a robust lifestyle of millionaires, have adopted quieter lifestyles.

Investigation by LEADERSHIP showed that the defeat of the Jonathan administration, which was the major source of revenue and patronage, and the cancellation of the million-dollar pipeline surveillance contracts awarded by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) may have got them to realise that they have to tone down on their lavish lifestyles.




Mujahid Asari Dokubo

The Leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF) has been one of the most prominent latter-day militant leader to champion the cause of the Niger Delta people.

The emergence of the Jonathan presidency was like a payback for the ex-militant leader as a lot of financial windfall came his way through various means. He was a strong advocate for the continuation of the Jonathan presidency beyond 2015.

It got to a stage he and Edwin Clark were competing to be the major voice agitating for Jonthan to win the 2015 elections. However, with the defeat of Jonathan, sources close to LEADERSHIP Weekend said he has almost faded out of the public glare, same with the robust lifestyle he was indulging in.

In fact, it was gathered that he now spends more time in Benin Republic where he owns the Amachree African University, KAAU, in addition to the soccer academy he runs in the West African country.

Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo

Having been reduced financially by
President Muhammadu Buhari through
revocation of most of his lucrative contracts, especially the one to Global West Vessel Specialists Nigeria Ltd (GWVSNL) which he is the chief promoter, Tomplo has also reduced his lavish lifestyle. Though, he’s still being looked at as
“warlord,” sources said hundreds of his
followers have allegedly dumped him as
they search for other means of sustenance.

It was reliably gathered that the ex-militant leader can longer use his private jet because of high maintenance cost.

Unconfirmed sources also said the many
women that flocked around him have thinned out. An aide who did not want his name in print said: “Oga Tompolo is not all that broke as people see him at present, though he has stopped the lavish lifestyle he was used to when President Goodluck Jonathan was there (Aso Villa).”

Ebikabowei Victor Ben, alias Commander Boyloaf

Boyloaf works hand-in-hand with Gen Africa to coordinate MEND activities in Bayelsa State though his area of operations is in the Ekeremor and Southern Ijaw axis of the state.

With his education and exposure, BoyLoaf is said to have gotten a better deal out of the Amnesty Programme and was able to build houses in Abuja and Port Harcourt. He also has business in shipping and dredging.

Even though he has always kept a low profile, the exit of Jonathan has
further forced him to cut down on his public exposure.

High Chief Ateke Tom Ateke,

popularly known as the ‘Godfather,’ was one of the field commanders of MEND. Now a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),

Godfather contested the governorship ticket of the party but later withdrew due to pressures from the former First Lady, Dame Patience Faka
Jonathan. Ateke’s contribution to the success of the PDP in the last general elections, which
led to the emergence of Governor Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, has made him one of the decision makers within the party.

It is an open secret that Ateke’s nominees made the list of members of the newly inaugurated caretaker committees for Port Harcourt City, Ogu/Bolo and Okrika local government councils of the state. He has become an institution of sorts in Ijaw politics, has strong influence in Okrika land, and is a leading figure in the sponsored media campaign which discouraged youths in the state from violence and criminality.

Others that have also toned down are:

Hon Fara Doctor Dagogo,
Eris Paul alias Ogunboss,
Pastor Reuben Wilson alias Gen Pastor and Commander Ukparasa Africa Owei, alias Gen Africa.


Source: http://leadership.ng/news/455546/aftermath-of-jonathans-exit-ex-niger-delta-militants-tone-down-lifestyles

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by HungerBAD: 2:14pm On Aug 22, 2015
Of course their thieving and lavish lifestyle will stop.

And the good thing? they will take it as the will of God , an attempt to make any kind of noise, will see them losing everything they had gathered before.

The Militants now know that *Dem no dey use Power raise blokus*

Buhari is working.

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by alonzoiv(m): 2:14pm On Aug 22, 2015
Good development . The fear of PMB is the beginning of a quiet and less lavish lifestyle. 2nd to comment no be beans. Where LadyF and Introvert nah? You girls are slowly losing your grips and going out of circulation ooo.

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by BeeBeeOoh(m): 2:15pm On Aug 22, 2015
Ok
Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by tayebest(m): 2:19pm On Aug 22, 2015
how i wish the wailing continue, i can bet my left balls that maximum kirikiri will be their final abode






Anyways*
Change is sweet oo grin

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by Pierocash(m): 2:25pm On Aug 22, 2015
I'm stil waiting for Asari who was bragging during Jonathan regime to come do his worst.dem dey tell mad man say rain dey fall?

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by seunmsg(m): 2:28pm On Aug 22, 2015
That's what you see when parade changes gear. If they have another opportunity next time, they should use it wisely. Nothing last forever.

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by tayebest(m): 2:32pm On Aug 22, 2015
Pierocash:
I'm stil waiting for Asari who was bragging during Jonathan regime to come do his worst.dem dey tell mad man say rain dey fall?


I couldnt believe the coward can seize his running mouth

No money to spew trash anymore! grin

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by SFSNIPER(m): 2:36pm On Aug 22, 2015
That's because there's no undeserved flow of corrupt cash coming their way again. Useless drunks.

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by tayebest(m): 2:50pm On Aug 22, 2015
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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by Goke7: 2:55pm On Aug 22, 2015
Its a simple logic, those who made mega bucks during the last administration wants to enjoy their loot in peace while those who are broke or Will go broke later will join APC. Its just the ones on the social media that are making noise

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by tayebest(m): 3:00pm On Aug 22, 2015
Goke7:
Its a simple logic, those who made mega bucks during the last administration wants to enjoy their loot in peace while those who are broke or Will go broke later will join APC. Its just the ones on the social media that are making noise

And you think is easier for you to enjoy loot in peace with this present administration??

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by Abugab(m): 3:04pm On Aug 22, 2015
It was in Jonathan's time criminals were living larger than life.
Had many young ones complaining about wasting their time studying and working hard when being a criminal makes you an instant billionaire.
I can see the pendulum swinging back where there will be dignity in labour and the era of monkey dey work baboon dey chop will be completely eroded.
They just only tonnned down their living standards, they will soon see the other side of the coin fully where it is hard knocks.

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by SeverusSnape(m): 3:18pm On Aug 22, 2015
More propaganda... Coming from Leadership, Owned by an APC card carrying member.

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by ladyF(f): 3:18pm On Aug 22, 2015
The things people are uncovering that happened during Jonathan's era is quite disturbing if true. It is well sha!

Its [size=20pt]LadyF[/size] again grin grin grin

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by Mogidi: 3:18pm On Aug 22, 2015
2 indiscriminate bombs is enough to derail Bubu's "change"

Stop playing with the tail of sleeping tigers, na beg I dey beg. They still control access to our crude oil.

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by tayebest(m): 3:19pm On Aug 22, 2015
Abugab:
It was in Jonathan's time criminals were living larger than life.
Had many young ones complaining about wasting their time studying and working hard when being a criminal makes you an instant billionaire.
I can see the pendulum swinging back where there will be dignity in labour and the era of monkey dey work baboon dey chop will be completely eroded.
They just tonnes down their living standards, they will soon see the other side of the coin fully where it is hard knocks.

grin grin grin

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by Icecomrade: 3:20pm On Aug 22, 2015
Konga
Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by Mentcee(m): 3:21pm On Aug 22, 2015
you fools should leave Jonathan alone.

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by mrlaw93(m): 3:21pm On Aug 22, 2015
One of the reasons we voted Buhari in.. #Expected

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by Flashh: 3:22pm On Aug 22, 2015
Mentcee:
you fools should leave Jonathan alone.

Can you just face the fact and stop wailing.

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by luckman20(m): 3:22pm On Aug 22, 2015
Mentcee:
you fools should leave Jonathan alone.

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by tayebest(m): 3:22pm On Aug 22, 2015
SeverusSnape:
More propaganda... Coming from Leadership, Owned by an APC card carrying member.

Any news against your wish ia always propaganda? SMH

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by spellingcheck(m): 3:23pm On Aug 22, 2015
although i am not a buhari fan, but i agree with this news. i was really not happy during GEJ administration because of the space he gave thugs like askari to threaten and disrupt the peace of this nation using words "there will be no nigeria".

but since buhari came in, all these thugs have being quiet like they all dead.

kudos to buhari

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by realGURU(m): 3:23pm On Aug 22, 2015
No more business as usual

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by ronald4lif(m): 3:26pm On Aug 22, 2015
No, they shouldn't cut down their lifestyle. They should keep spending lavishly and see if they won't go broke soon. The era of empowering touts to secure pipelines with millions of dollars is over. Same people who are meant to secure the pipelines are rumoured to be the vandals.

By the way, I thought they had threaten fire and brimstone if GEJ loses. What are they still waiting for

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by alexlee50: 3:27pm On Aug 22, 2015
tayebest:


Any news against your wish ia always propaganda? SMH
is this news? This one na gossip. Pure beer parlour talk.no facts, quoting an unnamed aid that was called, no investigative journalism.
Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by Splashme: 3:28pm On Aug 22, 2015
The rate anti-GEJ threads are hitting homepage these days hmmmmm . . . . . . . there's God oo

Mod, GEJ is no longer oo . .
Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by Manir9ja: 3:30pm On Aug 22, 2015
Hahahahaha i still can't hear dokubu Asari speaking....... Change indeed.
It's no longer business as usual

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Re: After Jonathan's Exit: Ex-Niger Delta Militants Tone Down Lifestyles- Leadership by PassingShot(m): 3:31pm On Aug 22, 2015
Goats have been separated from yams nah.

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