Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "North"

    PMB: The first president of northern Nigeria

PMB: The first president of northern Nigeria

Those who blindly approve and endorse everything Buhari does are doing a good job, provided it is putting food on their table and tossing some coins into their pocket, but if nothing is coming from it, then they are not wise, because even Mr. President—who professes to love Nigeria more than all of us is not in power, serving pro [...]

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    UNICEF: 50 percent of pupils in north drop out of school for marriage, child labour

UNICEF: 50 percent of pupils in north drop out of school for marriage, child labour

The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) says 50 percent of pupils in the north do not further their education.Azuka Menkiti, UNICEF education specialist, said this at a recent media dialogue organised by the organisation in collaboration with the ministry of information.The programme took place in Gusau, Zamfara state.Menkiti said findings from a new study conducted by the organisation also [...]

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    Yakasai: How 2015 elections were rigged in the north 

Yakasai: How 2015 elections were rigged in the north 

Tanko Yakasai, an elder statesman, says the 2015 elections were rigged in the northern part of the country.Speaking when he led the northern leaders stakeholders assembly to meet with Ibrahim Babangida, former military president, in Minna, Niger state, Yakasai said some southerners based in the north were disenfranchised in 2015.He described that as “a form of rigging”, citing other instances.He said: [...]

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    ACF: Nigeria can’t survive without the north

ACF: Nigeria can’t survive without the north

The Arewa Consultation Forum (ACF) says Nigeria “can never survive” without the north.Ibrahim Coomassie, chairman of the forum, said this on Tuesday when the Jammiyar Matan Arewa (JMA), a northern women group, visited the secretariat of the forum in Kaduna.Coomassie said northern leaders need to work together to change the “negative narrative” portrayed about the region in over the years.He said [...]

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    Kukah tackles el-Rufai: You’re ignorant of the causes of Kaduna crisis

Kukah tackles el-Rufai: You’re ignorant of the causes of Kaduna crisis

Matthew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, has tackled Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, over the crisis rocking the state.Speaking at the burial of Joseph Bagobiri, former Catholic bishop of Kafanchan diocese, Kukah accused the governor of betraying ignorance on the causes of the insecurity in the state.From kidnapping to sectarian crisis, Kaduna has recorded different acts of violence [...]

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    MURIC to northern govs: Curb Almajiri if you want Boko Haram to become history

MURIC to northern govs: Curb Almajiri if you want Boko Haram to become history

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has asked northern governors to put checks on the Almajiri system if they want Boko Haram insurgency and "gangsterism" to become history in the region.In a statement by Ishaq Akintola, director of the group, MURIC described the system as "escapist, retrogressive, counter-productive and inhuman".Akintola estimated the number of Almajiri chidren to be over 10 million, [...]

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    North desperate for oil over fear of restructuring, says Ekweremadu

North desperate for oil over fear of restructuring, says Ekweremadu

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says the northern region of the country has no reason to be scared of restructuring as crude oil is fast losing its commercial value.According to Ekweremadu, the north is "desperately searching" for oil because of its fear of restructuring.He explained that the fear is unnecessary, as many countries that patronised Nigeria's oil have also discovered [...]

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    Saraki: What the north must do before talking about restructuring

Saraki: What the north must do before talking about restructuring

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the north must emerge economically strong to be better placed to talk about restructuring.Saraki said this on Tuesday during the annual retreat of northern lawmakers which held in Katsina state.He said the profitable development of the north’s assets poses answers to the question as to what the region would bring to the table regarding the [...]

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    Masari: North is not poor… we aren’t afraid of restructuring

Masari: North is not poor… we aren’t afraid of restructuring

Bello Masari, governor of Katsina state, says northern Nigeria is not poor and should not be afraid of restructuring.Masari, who addressed the retreat of northern senators forum in Katsina on Tuesday, advised the north not to be afraid of restructuring.He advised the senators from the region against opposing restructuring.“We have resources. We are not poor,” he said.“We should not be [...]

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    Sanusi: Until we implement Sharia in marriages, problem of almajiri will persist

Sanusi: Until we implement Sharia in marriages, problem of almajiri will persist

Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, says the problem of poverty and almajiri in the north is as a result of the neglect of the Sharia law.Sanusi was quoted to have said this while responding to an article written by Bala Mohammad on Daily Trust.The article was entitled ‘Memo to Sultan's commiittee on Almajiri (V).’Sanusi said it is high time Nigeria [...]

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    The scramble for oil in the north

The scramble for oil in the north

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has become a beautiful bride, with state governors visiting or receiving its Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru, at a frequency that seems to ignore legacy and new questions about oil exploration in the Northern part of the country.The questions include the prospects of a commercial oil find and the justification of the exercise at [...]

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    Shettima says Okorocha, Ajimobi witnessed Buhari’s meeting with World Bank president

Shettima says Okorocha, Ajimobi witnessed Buhari’s meeting with World Bank president

Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor, says President Muhammadu Buhari's meeting with Jim Kim, president of the World Bank Group, was witnessed by three southern governors.Shettima said it was at the meeting that the president asked the World Bank chief to focus on "the northern regions".Kim said on Thursday that Buhari asked him to focus the intervention efforts of the bank [...]

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    Is Buhari president of Nigeria or the north?

Is Buhari president of Nigeria or the north?

I believe everyone has a redeeming quality. Yes, nobody is impervious to change and influence. This is the reason I have always given President Muhammadu Buhari the benefit of the doubt. I think he deserves it.Before I go into the entrails of my opinion, let me take a traipse in the past.Responding to a question from Dr Pauline Baker, the [...]

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    No Nigerian promotes disunity like you, Fayose slams Buhari

No Nigerian promotes disunity like you, Fayose slams Buhari

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says President Muhammadu Buhari is the "number one promoter of disunity in Nigeria".Fayose alleged that Buhari's "one-sidedness" has stoked the embers of hate and division in the country.He spoke in reaction to the comments of Jim Kim, president of World Bank, who said Buhari asked the institution to focus on the northern part of [...]

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    Tambuwal: North will accept restructuring if no state is cheated

Tambuwal: North will accept restructuring if no state is cheated

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto state governor, says the north will accept restructuring if no state gets a disproportionate share of resources.Some prominent Nigerians including former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar have been calling for a restructuring of the country.The All Progressives Congress (APC) had set up a committee to look into the demands.Speaking at a conference in Kaduna on Tuesday, Tambuwal said the [...]

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    Atiku: The Igbo rebuilt their region after the war but north still has mud houses

Atiku: The Igbo rebuilt their region after the war but north still has mud houses

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says despite fighting a civil war the Igbo have been able to rebuild their region, but that the north still has mud houses.He spoke on the background of the need for Nigeria to be restructured.Addressing a coalition of youth groups under the aegis of Play Forum in Abuja, Abubakar said those afraid of restructuring were lazy.He said [...]

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