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Elder statesman and founding member of the Arewa consultative Forum (ACF), Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, has said tha the north will vote for candidates in 2019 based on their capacity to perform.
Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd), has advised the federal government to spare no effort in ensuring peace in the country, noting that politics cannot take place in an atmosphere of chaos and unrest.
Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd), Thursday cautioned against the removal of elected officials particularly the President, saying doing so would not augur well for the nation’s fledging democracy.
Former Minister of Police Affairs, Dr Yakubu Ibrahim Lame, has denied a report that he is among prominent northern leaders and intellectuals shopping for a replacement for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 General Elections.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday faulted a position by elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, on the conduct of 2015 general election.
Northern leaders on Wednesday said they would assess candidates of all political parties before supporting any contestant for the 2019 presidential election.
A former governor of Jigawa State and Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido, on Saturday kicked off his electioneering campaign by declaring at a rally that he was confident of becoming Nigeria’s president after the 2019 general elections.
Taking measures to produce a consensus presidential candidate for the 2019 elections, some elders of the north have also constituted some committees to find solutions to the challenges facing the region.
An elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, and General Secretary of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Anthony Sani, have said it will not be a bad idea if senior citizens intervene to bring an end to violence and the spate of killings in the country.
The Middle Belt Youth Forum has declared that the time had come for the Middle Belt to produce the president of Nigeria, saying the geopolitical zone had contributed enough to the unity of the country and its development.
Jose Mourinho has said that he believes Zinedine Zidane is the right man for the Real Madrid managerial position.
Studying England ahead of Monday's European Championship qualifier was a hard watch for Montenegro coach Ljubisa Tumbakovic, who says the Three Lions have no weaknesses.
Boko Haram jihadists killed at least seven villagers in a series of attacks in South-Eastern Niger near the border with Nigeria, a local official and an NGO said Sunday.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Paikoro local government of Niger state has suspended the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Barrister Amina Musa Gua’ar.
Mr Issa Aremu, a former Governorship candidate in Kwara State on Sunday called on Nigerian leaders to promote the values and legacies of late Maj.-Gen. Babatunde Idiagbon.
The Management of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) said on Wednesday that it had begun enumeration of its customers in its franchise areas of Edo, Delta, Ekiti and Ondo.
Nigeria’s effort at ensuring local sufficiency in refined petroleum products was bolstered Thursday with the formal commencement of the first phase of the rehabilitation of the 210,000 barrels per day capacity Port Harcourt Refinery complex that comprises the 60,000 barrels per day old Refinery built in 1965 and the 150,000 barrels per day, new Refinery, commissioned in 1989.
Lionel Messi will start Friday’s friendly against Venezuela in Madrid as he makes his return for Argentina following a self-imposed eight-month exile, coach Lionel Scaloni confirmed.
Like the proverbial elder in the market place, the Lotto magnate, Sir Kessington Adebutu, has reconciled the Ogun State Governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun, and the governorship candidate recognised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recently conducted 2019 elections, Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu.
Thirty-five years after retirement from military service, former Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Col. Peter Obasa (retd), has made a passionate appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to pay his gratuity and pension.