“Keep off Nnamdi Kanu’s case” – Coalition of 52 Northern Groups tell UN

A Coalition of 52 Northern Group, (CNG), has warned the Federal Government to be wary of the United Nations (UN)’s interest in the case of the detained leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.  The CNG equally cautioned officials of the UN to keep off Nigeria’s internal affairs, particularly Kanu’s case. This is even as the 52 organisations accused the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) of deception, saying that its failure to execute the threat to embark on a 3-day nationwide strike two weeks after its public…

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Alleged Corruption: Northern elders to summon region’s govs over worsening insecurity

…Says region won’t vote along religious, tribal lines Worried by the height of insecurity, northern elders under the aegis of the Coalition of Northern Groups, (CNG) have resolved to meet with governors from the region on how to end the menace. This was contained in a communiqué issued after a 2-day retreat in Bauchi State, and signed by its spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman. According to the CNG, the meeting will also investigate growing concerns over what they called “rampant security, defence corruption” running into trillions of Naira. The group added that…

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Insecurity: ‘Nigerians have lost hope in democratic system’ – Coalition of Northern Groups

The Coalition of Northern Groups, (CNG), yesterday said Nigerians have lost hope in the nation’s democratic system because of security challenges and economic hardship besetting them. The Chairman, Board of Trustees of CNG, Dr. Nastura Ashir Sherif, disclosed this in Katsina, during a one-day sensitisation lecture on permanent voter’s card (PVCs) registration with the theme: ‘Get Your PVC to Rescue and Rebuild Nigeria’. He said: “The problem is that a lot of people had lost hope in the democratic system because of what they had gone through from 2015 to…

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Banditry: “We’re in support of citizens bearing arms” – CNG tells Defence Chief

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has suggested to the Chief of Defence Staff, Lucky Irabor, that there was nothing wrong with citizens bearing firearms against bandits terrorising the country. CNG’s Director of Strategic Communication, Sama’ila Musa, in an issued press statement yesterday, challenged the CDS to explain to Nigerians how many personnel armoured tanks and other necessary weaponry he supplied to the war theatre in Zamfara State and other conflict-ridden areas. Musa argued that if a regional security outfit like Amotekun could bear firearms, there was nothing wrong with…

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2023 General Elections: Voter apathy looms in North – CNG warns

The Coalition for Northern Groups, (CNG), has warned that unless urgent measures are taken, there is a likelihood of voter apathy in the Northern part of the country in the 2023 general elections. Addressing newsmen in Kano yesterday, the spokesman of the coalition, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, said its observations indicated that there is lower participation in the ongoing update of voter registration in the North compared to other parts of the country. This, the coalition said, is not unconnected to the huge disappointment of Northerners in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.…

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APC Presidential Primary: ‘Posterity‘ll judge them’ — CNG accuses Northern Govs. of betrayal

The Coalition of Northern Groups, (CNG), has expressed displeasure with the Northern Governors under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for “their late minute concession of the right of Northerners to seek party’s presidential ticket”, describing it as treacherous. “For the APC governors from the North to take such a weighty decision at the expense of the collective interest and future of the North, amounts to arbitrary treachery and blatant abuse of privilege”, the CNG said, in an issued statement by its Spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman. The Group further…

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Northern Groups threaten to retaliate killing of kinsmen in South-East

The Coalition of Northern Groups, (CNG), says it might resort to self-help regarding the killing of its kinsmen in the South-East region. In an issued press statement by the Spokesperson of CNG, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the group vows to retaliate against the killing of Nigerians of northern extraction who are domiciled in the south-eastern part of the country. The group also accused the media of prejudice in reportage of the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), and Eastern Security Network, (ESN), noting that the killing of northerners had been…

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Fuel scarcity, plot to force Nigerians to accept subsidy removal ― CNG

…As scarcity worsens across nation, grounds economic activities The Coalition of Northern Groups, (CNG), has alleged that some persons created the lingering fuel scarcity to force Nigerians into accepting the failed fuel subsidy removal of the federal government. The Coalition also alleged that some influential people in the Presidency, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Ministry of Petroleum Resources as well as some marketers, have been orchestrating chaos in a coordinated manner in the petroleum sector after they failed to remove fuel subsidy. In an issued statement signed by the…

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Godfatherism, intra-party rivalry destroying Nigeria’s democracy’ – CNG

The Coalition of Northern Groups, (CNG), has warned that godfatherism and lack of internal democracy are among the challenges poisoning the country’s democratic process. The CNG, in an issued statement yesterday, in Abuja, by its Spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, noted that the men who manipulate the nation’s political parties for their dubious political agenda had previously won elective offices, or controlled a group of office-holders who distributed positions, public contracts and other material benefits to their cronies. Suleiman, who was a guest speaker at the Benue State edition of Maitama Sule…

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“We will work against Northern candidates in 2023 Presidential Poll” -Niger Delta leaders vow

Leaders of the Niger Delta, under the aegis of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, (PANDEF), have re-echoed the warning that any political party that fields a northern candidate will not enjoy the support of four regions – the South-South, South-West, South-East and the Middle Belt – in the 2023 presidential election. The Niger Delta leaders’ warning was in a reaction to the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG’s) description of the chairman of the Southern Governors’ Forum and governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, as a threat to democracy for warning…

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