‘Northern Nigeria should embrace economic restructuring’ – Veteran broadcast journalist, Sa’idu Carpenter

A veteran broadcast journalist, Sa’idu Carpenter has advocated that Northern Nigeria should embrace economic restructuring as canvassed by some Nigerians. Carpenter stated this during a LibertyTV discussion programme, ‘Guest of the week’ yesterday in Abuja. The veteran broadcast journalist, while sharing his opinion on how the country should tackle the issue of restructuring, said, “Although many political leaders have made several statements on their understanding of restructuring, we shouldn’t forget that a lot of Northerners are the ones facing the brunt of most the challenges facing the nation, whether in…

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FG to begin oil production in North-East, Says Petroleum Minister

…Warns Nigerians to be ready to bear pains of high petrol cost The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has revealed plans by the Federal Government to begin oil production in the North-East. Sylva stated this during a recent interview on a television programme in Abuja, which aired on Monday. “I have said it a few times that we have found oil in the North-East and we have started drilling activities in the Lake Chad Basin”, he said, adding: “I don’t know how the discovery of oil in…

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Insecurity: North under siege, Elders cry out

…Say it‘ll take over 100 years for region to recover  Northern elders have alleged that the region is under siege by Boko Haram, bandits and kidnappers, asking President Muhammadu Buhari to device a new approach in restoring peace in the troubled area, as according to them, the situation has grounded all educational, economic and socio-political activities. Reiterating their position yesterday, under the auspices of ‘Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development’, the elders claimed that it would take the region over a hundred years to recover from destruction, killings…

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INSECURITY: NORTHERN YOUTH LEADERS BRAINSTORM ON SOLUTION

As the insecurity in northern Nigeria worsens, northern youth leaders under the aegis of Joint Action Committee of Northern Youth Association (JACOM) says it is time to proffer solutions to the challenges in Nigeria as other forms of actions has failed. The group is having a two day conference in Kaduna schedule for 13th and 14th December, 2020 at Endwell NUT hotel, Kaduna. Addressing participants of the conference, Muhammed Murtala Abubakar, convener of JACOM said protests, threats, agonising among others has yielded no result, hence the brainstorming to proffer solutions.…

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Insecurity: Bafarawa meets Gbajabiamilia, canvasses compensation for victims

The former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, has requested compensation for victims of insecurity in the country. In a meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja, Bafarawa stressed the need to compensate victims of kidnappings and banditry. Bafarawa said that it was time to take action that would provide relief for affected communities and to come up with solutions to kidnappings and other security threats. The former governor handed over documents containing the names and assets…

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