Insecurity: Killing of Northerners in South-East must stop – NEF spokesman

The spokesman of Northern Elders Forum, (NEF), Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has issued a caution against killing Northerners in the South-East region. Baba-Ahmed, who said targeting and killing Northerners in the region was dangerous, pointed out that such an action could worsen community relations in other parts of Nigeria. In a tweet, the NEF spokesman said politicians looking for votes should openly condemn such acts. He stressed that such action against Northerners must stop. Baba-Ahmed wrote: “Targeting and killing of Northerners, particularly in the South-East, should be condemned, and must stop.…

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2023: APC announces Lalong as Tinubu’s campaign DG

… As Dino Melaye, Bwala picked as Atiku’s campaign spokespersons  The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed the Governor of Plateau State governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, (NGF), Simon Lalong, as the Director-General of its Presidential Campaign Council. The APC Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, disclosed this to State House Correspondents yesterday shortly after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Adamu also announced Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo, as the interim spokesman, and a columnist with the LEADERSHIP newspaper, Hannatu Musawa as the…

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“2023 Kaduna guber elections will be a competition of goodwill” – Sen. Hunkuyi

One of the contenders for the Kaduna State gubernatorial candidates, Senator, Suleiman Hunkuyi, of the New Nigeria People’s Party, (NNPP), has stated that the ruling All Progressive Party (APC) is bound to lose the 2023 elections due to massive failure in the system. Hunkuyi, who disclosed this while speaking to newsmen in Kaduna, stressed that the APC will lose, both at the State and federal levels as a result of their national failure. The political stalwart, who represents Kaduna-North senatorial District in the 8th National Assembly, pointed out that the…

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Kaduna Escalating Insecurity: Terrorists abduct woman on sick bed in Zaria

Terrorists have abducted a woman from a sick bed in Unguwar-Malamai village, in Kakeyi, Zaria local government area of Kaduna State. Unguwar-Malamai, which is the nearest community to the famous Zaria Dam, is about one kilometre away from the Nigerian Television Authority, (NTA), Zaria. The terrorists, who arrived at the village around midnight yesterday, proceeded straight to the resident of Alhaji Shu’aibu Dallatu and kidnapped his wife. One of the villagers interviewed said, “The bandits arrived purposely to kidnap the head of the household, Shu’aibu Dallatu; because on arrival they…

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Insecurity: Northerners in fear as IPOB kills 8 Nigeriens in Imo

Fear among northerners living in Owerri, the Imo State capital, has heightened following the killing of eight Niger Republic indigenes (Nigeriens) by members of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB). According to reports, the attack occurred on Monday, when the assailants attacked a building at Orogwe, Owerri, occupied by mainly Hausa migrants from Nigeria and the Niger Republic. The northerners said the building was attacked because IPOB assumed all of them living in the area to be migrants from the North, not knowing that the victims were foreigners. They…

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Nigeria’s Economic Crisis: Govs. advise FG to pay-off civil servants above 50 yrs

Nigerian State Governors have advised the Federal Government to offer federal civil servants who are older than 50 years a one-off retirement package to exit the service, as part of coordinated efforts to instill fiscal discipline and prevent the nation from imminent economic collapse. It was gathered from sources that the governors made the proposal at a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in July. The proposal also urged the FG to begin implementation of the updated Stephen Oronsaye Report, which suggested merger and shutdown of agencies and parastatals with duplicated…

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Benue State Security outfit: Ortom unveils Community Volunteer Guards; purchase AK-47, others for outfits

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, yesterday unveiled the state’s security outfit known as Community Volunteer Guards. The new recruits were unveiled during the passing out parade held at IBB Square, Makurdi. Ortom pledged that his administration would legally procure AK-47, AK-49, and other sophisticated weapons for the group. He further said that 500 personnel drawn from the 23 local government areas of the state were recruited in the first batch. The governor said that his administration decided to constitute the security outfit due to the failure of the Federal Government…

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Cult Clashes: UAE tightens visa for Nigerians

…Now demands 6-month bank statements, others  The United Arab Emirates, (UAE), has commenced the issuance of visas to Nigerians a week after it imposed outright bans following cult clashes that erupted between rival cult groups Eiye and Aiye, in Dubai and Sharjah areas.  The new requirements for Nigerians seeking travel access to the middle eastern city include confirmed hotel reservations, a six-month bank statement showing both cash inflows and outflows, and a confirmed return ticket confirmation, according to information circulated by travel agencies in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.…

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Kaduna Train Attack: “I’m withdrawing as one-man Army hostage negotiator for kidnap victims 

…Alleges non-govt. support The publisher of a Kaduna-based newspaper, Tukur Mamu, has given reasons he will withdraw from negotiating the release of kidnap victims in the Abuja-Kaduna-bound train attack. Tukur Mamu spoke during a chat on a television programme yesterday. Mamu had helped in negotiating the release of 11 hostages who were abducted from the Kaduna-bound train that was attacked by gunmen in March. He also helped to secure the release of additional seven hostages in July. Mamu also said that he declared his withdrawal from the hostage negotiations nearly…

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