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Paul Unongo warns against dropping zoning

A former Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum, Paul Unongo, has said Nigeria should be wary of jettisoning zoning of elective offices, especially the presidency, in 2023 as suggested by the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai.
Balarabe Musa

Balarabe Musa: Ohanaeze, Afenifere, others are separatist groups

Second Republic Governor of Kaduna State, and a leader of the Peoples Redemption Party, (PRP) Balarabe Musa, has described Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere and the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, as separatist organizations
Ambassador Yahaya Kwande

Middle Belt, southern leaders’ alliance unsettles northern elders

The Northern Elders Forum has expressed fears over perceived alliance between some Middle Belt leaders and their southern counterparts on issues of national interests, describing it as dangerous to northern interests.

Northern elders: We’ll resist those trying to detach our communities

The Northern Elders Forum says that it will reject any move by leaders in the Middle Belt Forum to detach communities in North Central Nigeria from the North.
Mujahid Asari Dokubo

Asari Dokubo asks herdsmen to leave Southern Nigeria

Ex-Niger Delta militant leader Asari Dokubo has called on South-South and South-Easterners to return home following threats from Coalition of Northern Groups, asking the herdsmen in South-South to also leave the zone.
President Buhari at the event

We’ll hold you responsible if herdsman are killed in the South – Northern groups...

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has declared that it will hold President Muhammadu Buhari responsible if any northerner is attacked in the south.

Southwest governors flay calls on Fulani residents to leave for north

Governors in the Southwest states on Friday reacted to a statement credited to the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), asking persons of Fulani extraction resident in Southern parts to return to the north.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Ruga: Government restricts sale of land in Abia

Abia State government has begun closing land sale gaps that may let in the suspended rural grazing area (Ruga) policy through the backdoor.
President Buhari receives Salah Homage in celebration of Eid El Filtri in State House on 4th June 2019 1

President Buhari urges herders to ignore NEF’s unauthorised quit order

President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined all Nigerians to ignore the recent call by the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) to Fulani herders, asking them to leave the southern part of Nigeria.

Northern elders urge herdsmen to relocate from south

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has asked herdsmen in the southern part of the country to relocate if their safety is no longer guaranteed.

Full text: Former President Obasanjo’s letter to President Buhari

Since the issue is of momentous concern to all well-meaning and all right-thinking Nigerians, it must be of great concern to you, and collective thinking and dialoguing is the best way of finding an appropriate and adequate solution to the problem.
Comrade Sheriff Mulade

PANDEF blasts Miyetti Allah over call for Fulani youth vigilante in South East

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has tackled the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) over its call for the establishment of Fulani Youth Vigilante in the South Eastern part of the country

NEF: North under threats of bandits

Northern group, Northern Elders Forum (NEF), has lamented that the region is under threats of bandits.

Ango Abdullahi-led NEF slam President Buhari, leaders over northern security crisis

Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has attributed the current state of insecurity in the North to the failure of leadership at the three ties of government to address and arrest poverty and underdevelopment.
Yerima Shettima

2023 Presidency: Ohanaeze Youths warn Arewa Youths to stop instigating trouble

On the backdrop of recent comment by the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum advocating a Northern President ahead 2023, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council have faulted such arrangement, saying that the presidential slot in 2023 still remains for the people of the South East.
Muhammadu Buhari-3

Election: Northern Elders Forum congratulates President Buhari

The Northern Elders Forum, known as Kungiyar Dattawan Arewa Initiative (KDAI), has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, on his “resounding victory” in the Feb. 23 presidential election.
Muhammadu Buhari-3

Northern Elders Forum: President Buhari beneficiary of flawed electoral process

Yima Sen, the Director General of Northern Elders Forum and a lecturer in Baze University, has faulted Nigeria’s electoral process, saying that it is full of flaws.

Junaid Muhammed: Northern Elders’ Forum didn’t endorse Atiku Abubakar

A Second Republic lawmaker and prominent member of the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Dr. Junaid Muhammed, has said the socio-cultural group did not endorse People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

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Southeast governors write President Buhari over Enugu airport closure, herdsmen

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