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High Chief Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo)

Date of Birth: 1969
Place of Birth: Okerenkoko, Warri


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Militants pick their party

Most rebel leaders from the 2003-09 phase of the conflict – including Bibopre Ajube 'General Shoot-at-Sight', Victor Ebikabowei Ben 'Boyloaf', Government Tompolo and Ateke Tom – have turned on their old patron Goodluck Jonathan, the former President, and rallied around Buhari...


Militants turn the screw

As the Niger Delta's number one gangster, Government Ekpemupolo, lies low to avoid arrest and an appearance before a Lagos court, community leaders from his power base in Gbaramatu, near Chevron's facility in Warri, Delta State, are losing patience with the federal government's slowness to renew an amnesty with militant fighters (AC Vol 57 No 16, Juicier carrots, heavier sticks)...


An avenger unmasked

George's death changed the balance of power in the Delta, greatly benefiting Government Ekpemupolo 'Tompolo' and traditional Ijaw leaders such as Chief Edwin Clark...


Health checks

This year, Osinbajo has visited the Niger Delta thrice: the first time to the Gbaramatu Kingdom in Delta State, the base of militant leader Government Ekpemupolo aka 'Tompolo', who is thought to have been behind last year's upsurge in attacks on oil installations; then to Bayelsa State, home base of defeated President Goodluck Jonathan; finally to oil capital Port Harcourt in Rivers State...


No oil, no money, no deal

There is a new wave of anger in the Delta, following the death of Chief Thomas Osen Ekpemupolo, the Tunteriwei of Gbaramatu Kingdom and father of the militant leader, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo...

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Anniversary ambushed

It also seemed to rule out the involvement of High Chief Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo as he was on the run and locked in to his own stand-off with the military Joint Task Force (JTF) around Chevron's Escravos base...

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Avengers assemble

Its targets are the government and the older generation of militants, such as High Chief Government Ekpemupolo ('Tompolo'), who were well rewarded by President Goodluck Jonathan's government for joining the amnesty programme...


The great militant chase

The search is on for the militant kingpin High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo, who has disappeared since a court warrant was issued last month for his arrest on corruption charges (AC Vol 56 No 25, Taking down Tompolo)...

Twelve angry militants 'With oil prices slipping below 40 dollars a barrel, if the government of President Buhari is willing, we will help to reduce its price of barrel to 15 dollars […] Nigeria will collapse under the watch of All Progressive Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari as we will do everything necessary to actualize the American prediction', thundered twelve 'retired' Delta fighters as they warned the government off arresting their comrade, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo...

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Taking down Tompolo

One of the shrewdest and wealthiest militant leaders in the Niger Delta, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, faces a legal battle that could provoke a new political showdown in the region...

The core claim is that two years ago, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo acquired a fleet of seven decommissioned Hauk-class Norwegian naval vessels, some of which were partly paid for with state funds...


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