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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.
A former chief whip of the Sokoto State House of Assembly, Alhaji Bello Yahayya Wurno, three former elected chairmen of Rabah Local Government, a former special adviser to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and a former caretaker councilor have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
The minister in-charge of First Baptist Church, Sabongari, Zaria, Kaduna, Rev. Isaac Gbadero, says that untruthfulness, religious intolerance, unequal treatment, especially by political leaders, were some of the factors fueling crisis in Kaduna State.
Leader of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Professor Ango Abdullahi, has said that the only way Nigeria can end corruption and the numerous challenges standing on its way to greatness is to abolish ‘corrupt and expensive’ presidential system for parliamentary system of government.
Chairman, Kaduna State Peace Commission, Bishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has said for Nigeria to succeed in religious tolerance, it must go back to the era of premier of Northern Nigeria and Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello.
A Chieftain of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, (PDP) in Kaduna State, Muhammad Sani-Bello, says those aspiring to lead the people must be ready to bequeath legacies that would stand the test of time.
To us here in Nigeria, a colony is nothing new. The colony of Lagos established by the British in 1861 has familiarised us to it.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has flagged off Nigeria’s largest school enrolment drive which targets 1.4 million new intakes in the next one year.
A Kabusa Grade I Area Court on Tuesday sentenced an applicant, Stephen Newman, to two years in prison for threatening to assassinate a housewife.
Former President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, Ledum Mittee, has advocated for general overhaul of security personnel deployed to the four local governments in Ogoniland in Rivers State to curb the rising spate of criminality and killings in the area.
A leader of Cameroon’s separatist movement, Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, and nine of his followers have been given life sentences by a military court in the capital, Yaoundé. They were convicted of rebellion, among other charges. Their lawyers accused the judge of bias and withdrew from the proceedings.
The Kwara state police command on Tuesday arraigned a second class monarch from Odo-Owa, Oke-Ero local government area, Oba Joshua Adeyemi Adimula for alleged trespass to land and threat to life.
Zimbabwe former vice president, Phelekezela Mphoko, who fled the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission officers at a Bulawayo police station on Tuesday, is still on the run according to ZACC spokesperson, John Makamure.
The U.S.-China trade war and uncertainty over Brexit pose risks to Africa’s economic prospects that are “increasing by the day,” the head of the African Development Bank (AfDB) told Reuters.
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.
Farmers in Borno are calling for a review of the Federal Government’s Anchor Borrowers’ agricultural loan programme to ensure that its goal to encourage domestic food production is fulfilled.
Kano State Police Command has paraded 116 suspected criminals accused of various crimes that include kidnapping, armed robbery and drug peddling along with arms recovered.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday in Batsari, Katsina State, vowed to fight insecurity and other attendant challenges facing the country to a standstill and ensure that perpetrators of banditry and kidnapping attacks are brought to justice.