Asari-Dokubo establishes university..... Names it King Amachree

According to new reports, former Niger Delta militant and current leader of the
Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force, Asari Dokubo, is now a proud owner of a
university in Benin Republic...
From Premium Times
The leader of the Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force, NDPVF, Muhajid Asari-
Dokubo has joined the swelling rank of private university proprietors with his
establishment of a university in the neighbouring Republic of Benin.
Mr. Asari-Dokubo, who already owns a soccer academy in the West African
country and another one in Abuja, said the university, which will be known as
King Amachree African University, KAAU, had already been accredited to
commence degree programmes beginning September 2014.
He told PREMIUM TIMES in an interview in Abuja that the proposed university,
named after his ancestor, was a product of his two existing institutions in Benin
Republic, namely King Amachree Automobile/ICT Royal Academy and King
Amachree Arts Academy. Both of them, he added, currently award Diploma to their
Mr. Asari-Dokubo said he chose to establish the institutions in Benin Republic
because he does not only live there, but has adopted it as his country.
"What we have now, we are awarding only diploma now. "By next September,
Insha Allah, the university will start," Mr. Asari-Dokubo, who dropped out of
University of Calabar, he said.
"For now we have King Amachree Automobile/ICT Royal Academy and King
Amachree Arts Academy. Two of them were merged. We have merged the two of
them into king Amachree African University.
"King Amachree is my great ancestor. He was king of the Kingdom of new
On his soccer academy, the 50 year old Mr. Asari-Dokubo, an indigene of Rivers
State, who refused to be tagged a former militant, said it was established to train
the youth in soccer free of charge.
"We plan to engage the youths. It is free. We have a soccer academy in Abuja and
we have another one in Republic of Benin," he said.
More Nigerians are forced to go to Benin Republic, Ghana, Togo and other
neigbhouring countries to acquire education due to the incessant labour disputes
and industrial actions within the Nigerian university system as well as the
deplorable state of education in the country.
Currently, students of both the federal and state universities in Nigeria are at home
due to the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU,
over the refusal of the Federal Government to honour its 2009 agreement with the
Other unions within the education sector, including the Senior Staff Association of
Nigerian Universities, SSANU, have also embarked on solidarity strike while the
Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, and Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU, are
reportedly on the verge of doing towing that path.
Students of the over 50 private universities in Nigeria, whose fees can only be
afforded the rich, are however, in session.
Mr. Asari-Dokubo is, like former Niger Delta militants enjoying massive patronage
from the current administration, believe to be very wealthy but his source of
income is largely unknown.
There were speculation he made his fortune stealing crude oil in the Niger Delta.
But he denied engaging in such practices, telling PREMIUM TIMES he had never
been part of any act capable of endangering the Delta.