Tag: north

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AzeezJune 9, 2017

BREAKING: ‘They always look down on us’ | Northern elders say Igbos should leave

The Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) has supported the call for Igbos to leave the North within three months by Northern ...

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AzeezJune 9, 2017

‘Every Nigerian is a Biafran’ | Ohanaeze replies Northern youth

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has berated Arewa youth leaders for insisting on the ultimatum given to Igbos in the North to ...

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ToluJune 8, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: Saraki’s response to the Kaduna Declaration drama is intriguing

A faceless group of Northerners have managed to cause outrage with the three-month ultimatum it issued to Igbo people in ...

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EditorJune 7, 2017

‘Kaduna Declaration’ is a failed test on the Nigerian question

by Alex O. Onukwue What is the Nigerian Question? To put it in the form of a null hypothesis, the ...

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RoqeebahJune 7, 2017

7 quotes from the “Kaduna declaration” prove it’s the dumbest document ever

While the celebration of the 18th year of Nigeria’s democracy, followed by that of 50th year of the Nigerian Civil ...

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AzeezJune 7, 2017

‘Start returning home now’ | MASSOB urges Igbos in the North

The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB) has urged Igbos in the North to return to ...

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ToluJune 7, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: Here’s how Shehu Sani feels about calls for Igbos to vacate the North

A coalition of Northern youths put out a divisive statement yesterday. Spokesperson for the coalition, Abdulaziz Suleiman said the entire ...

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AzeezJune 7, 2017

Kicking Igbos out of the North will have grave consequences – Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has said violence against Igbos in the North will have “grave consequences”. Fani-Kayide said ...

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AzeezJune 3, 2017

Osinbajo must not contest if anything happens to Buhari – Doyin Okupe

Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe has said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo must ...

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AzeezMay 14, 2017

What North will do if Buhari does not finish his term – Junaid Mohammed

A former member of the House of Representatives, Junaid Mohammed has said the north will insist on two tenures if ...

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AzeezApril 28, 2017

North should blame itself for being most backward – Atiku

by Azeez Adeniyi Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Thursday said the north must stop blaming other for lack of development ...

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RoqeebahApril 24, 2017

Have the Northern elites succeeded in removing Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi?

by Adamu Aderinsola About two weeks ago we got the most “Ludacris” report saying, Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, disowned all ...

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Op-ed EditorApril 22, 2017

Opinion: Some good news about education from the North

By Chinedu E. Okonkwo A silent revolution is taking place in the Seat of the Caliphate, Sokoto State. If it ...

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AzeezApril 18, 2017

North lagging behind despite producing more presidents – Balarabe Musa

by Azeez Adeniyi Former Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa has said the Northern part of Nigeria is 40 ...

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AzeezMarch 21, 2017

2019: PDP Presidential ticket will be zoned to the North – Sheriff

by Azeez Adeniyi The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff has said his political aspiration ...

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Op-ed EditorFebruary 28, 2017

Peregrino Brimah: Pauper polygamy ban- North should rather enforce Islamic women’s rights and empowerment

by Peregrino Brimah Addressing the perceived misuse of polygamy ‘problem’ and abuse of the religio-social instrument in Nigeria’s north requires careful ...

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AzeezFebruary 25, 2017

Why PDP lost 2015 presidential election – Makarfi

by Azeez Adeniyi Factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Makarfi on Friday said the party lost the ...

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AzeezFebruary 11, 2017

Stop relocating from the North, NYSC DG tells corps members

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure has urged corps members to stop relocating from ...

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AzeezFebruary 7, 2017

Convert mosques to schools, Sanusi tells Northern governors

Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi has advised northern governors to convert mosques to primary schools, especially in the villages. The ...

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AzeezJanuary 25, 2017

Northern Governors to begin registration of Fulani herdsmen at Nigerian borders

The Northern Governor’s Forum (NGF) had said it will work with relevant stakeholders to ensure registration of Fulani herdsmen entering ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 17, 2016

Cheta Nwanze: What is the benefit of breaking Nigeria up?

by Cheta Nwanze “Since 1914 the British Government has been trying to make Nigeria into one country, but the Nigerian ...

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ToluDecember 6, 2016

Timeline: NYSC has endangered more lives than you know #NYSCAbuse

The recent deaths of corps members in three separate orientation camps across the country have sparked anger, unending debates and ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 15, 2016

Mubarak Aminu: Looking beyond the challenges of insecurity in Northern Nigeria [NEXT]

by Mubarak Aminu As a Northerner when you travel to the Southern part of Nigeria, the way people view the ...

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AzeezSeptember 12, 2016

It is our intention to right the wrongs of the past – Fani-Kayode

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has said he dreams of a new Nigeria where the North will be separated from ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 28, 2016

Demola Rewaju: For Nigeria, knocking on heaven’s doors

by Demola Rewaju In the aftermath of the loss of Goodluck Jonathan, my pain as one who had supported him stemmed ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 28, 2016

Opinion: Far North and the menace of Almajiri

by Usama Dandare Whoever is familiar with the northern region of Nigeria, especially the core northern states, will agree with ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 20, 2016

Opinion: Why is the North so afraid of restructuring?

by John Danfulani So far, major pan cultural clusters of Southern Nigeria like Afenifere, Ohaneze Ndi Ibgo et al  have ...

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Op-Ed EditorAugust 13, 2016

Opinion: Niger Killings – David Umaru as the lone voice of reason

By Abdullahi Bello Kuta The month of August, 2016, will be remembered by the people of Niger as that of bloodbath and ...

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Mazi EmekaJuly 31, 2016

The top 10 stories that made headlines this week

These are the top ten stories that made headlines this week 1. FIFA President visits Nigeria New FIFA President, Gianni ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoJuly 29, 2016

Opinion: Is the search for oil in the North-East a fool’s errand?

By Ikenna Okonkwo President Buhari recently ordered (if that is the right word) the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) to intensify its search ...

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