Sunday, July 21, 2019

Tag "North"

    ‘It doesn’t represent Islamic doctrine of learning’ — ACF backs FG on Almajiri

‘It doesn’t represent Islamic doctrine of learning’ — ACF backs FG on Almajiri

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), apex northern sociopolitical organisation, has declared support for the moves by the federal government to overhaul the Almajiri system.On Thursday, Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, said the federal government is considering proscribing the Almajiri system of education in order to tackle insecurity and ensure that no child is deprived of basic education.Monguno said Almajiris were becoming a [...]

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    Group to establish peace clubs in schools across the north

Group to establish peace clubs in schools across the north

Search for Common Ground (SFCG), an international nongovernmental organisation, has announced plans to establish peace and security clubs across schools in the north.Speaking at a meeting in Abuja, Fatima Madaki, senior project coordinator of the organisation, said the club will advance peace education especially among the younger generation.She added that it is part of the organisation's efforts to tackle insecurity, [...]

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    Moghalu: Selfishness of political class is major cause of poverty in the north

Moghalu: Selfishness of political class is major cause of poverty in the north

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in the 2019 elections, has accused northern elite of failing to address poverty in the region.Speaking on Sunday at the Ra'ayi Initiative for Human Development (RIHD) annual lecture in Kano, Moghalu wondered why the region remains "the headquarters of poverty in Nigeria" despite producing most of Nigeria's leaders.He said rather [...]

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    UNICEF: 67% of schools in eight northern states have no female teacher

UNICEF: 67% of schools in eight northern states have no female teacher

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) says 67 percent of schools in eight northern states in Nigeria have no female teacher.The UNICEF made this known in a research report it tagged “What is the effect of female teachers on girls enrollment and retention in Northern Nigeria” and presented in Abuja on Wednesday.It said the research was conducted in eight northern states [...]

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    Northern  Stakeholders Forum dumps Buhari for Atiku

Northern Stakeholders Forum dumps Buhari for Atiku

Northern Stakeholders Forum (NSF), a socio-political group, says it has withdrawn its support for President Muhammadu Buhari and endorsed Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Speaking at a zonal town hall meeting in Kano state, Aminu Adam, NSF's director of action and mobilisation, said the group opted for Atiku because Buhari disappointed Nigerians.According to him, the group supported Buhari [...]

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    PDP suspends deputy national chairman in the north

PDP suspends deputy national chairman in the north

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended Gamawa Babayo, its deputy national chairman (north).Kola Ologbondiyan, the party spokesman, announced this in a statement on Monday night.He said the party's national working committee (NWC) suspended Babayo over allegations of derelection of duty and anti-party activities."The National Working Committee (NWC), in its extra-ordinary session of the 5th of January 2019, among other [...]

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    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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