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Yorubas, Igbos and the North are not better off on their own – VP Osinbajo
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Yorubas, Igbos and the North are not better off on their own – VP Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the Yorubas, Igbos and Hausas are not better off on their own and that Nigerians would fare better living together as one in spite of ethnic differences. A statement released by Laolu Akande, spokesperson of the Vice President, said Osinbajo said this when he spoke at an interactive session with top officials of Nigeria’s High Commission, UK, at the Abuja House residence of the High Commissioner in London on Sunday, October 10. Osinbajo who spoke against the calls for the disintegration of Nigeria, said “If you look at all of us sitting here, we represent all the geo-political zones. This is the Nigeria that will succeed, anything else doesn’t make sense. Yorubas are not better off on their own, Igbos are not better off on their own, the ...
Nnamdi Kanu, Igboho should be decisively dealt with – Arewa youths back Buhari
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Nnamdi Kanu, Igboho should be decisively dealt with – Arewa youths back Buhari

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, has said those agitating for Nigeria’s disintegration should be decisively dealt with. Yerima Shettima, National President of the AYCF, made the remark while backing President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to deal with agitators like Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and Sunday Igboho. Buhari had issued the threat during his speech to mark Nigeria’s 61st Independence Day anniversary. The President had vowed to go after violent agitators like Kanu and Igboho, who threaten the cooperate existence of Nigeria. However, speaking exclusively with DAILY POST, Shettima said those whose agitations are endangering the lives of Nigerians should be dealt with in line with Buhari’s directive. He described Kanu as a blind...
Update: FFK says he was led by the spirit to defect from PDP to APC
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Update: FFK says he was led by the spirit to defect from PDP to APC

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said he was led by the spirit of God to defect to the ruling APC FFK was today September 16 presented to President Buhari by the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the APC, and governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Speaking to statehouse correspondents after meeting the President, FFK said that he was led by the Spirit of God in his decision and that he joined the APC to help for the unity of the country, adding that he was against anything that would cause the disintegration of Nigeria. He mentioned that he was instrumental in the defection of three Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors to the APC. The governors he mentioned were Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, Ben Ayade of Cross River State and ...
Igbo People will lose More if Nigeria breaks up – Rochas Okorocha warns
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Igbo People will lose More if Nigeria breaks up – Rochas Okorocha warns

Former Imo State Governor and Senator Representing Imo West District, Rochas Okorocha, has warned Igbos over attempting to break up from Nigeria. There have been increased agitations in the Southern region of Nigeria with groups such as the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, working towards the disintegration of Nigeria. Also, the Yorubas have now started pushing for the creation of Oduduwa Republic, increasing secession calls too . But Okorocha has now warned that the Igbos would be the worst hit if Nigeria breaks up, saying the South-East should push towards fixing the country and not its disintegration. “It is only an Igbo man that goes to a place and remains put in that place, buys a land and b...
At a time we are talking about reintegration of Africa for economic development, disintegration of any country will be almost idiotic – Obasanjo
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At a time we are talking about reintegration of Africa for economic development, disintegration of any country will be almost idiotic – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has condemned calls for disintegration of the country. Obasanjo who insisted that such move will be "idiotic", added that it shouldn't be coming at a time Africa is trying to reintegrate for political, social, and economic development. In his speech at a luncheon and investiture organised by the Nigerian Institution of Surveyor, Ogun State chapter and held at the premises of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Abeokuta, the former President cited Pakistan, Yugoslavia, and Sudan as countries who have broken away but are yet to find solutions to their problems. Asking what will happen to minority groups in the country if the country disintegrates, Obasanjo called on all agitators for the disintegration of the country to shelve the i...
Buhari has a Hidden Agenda for Rejecting Calls for Restructuring, he is Encouraging Secession – Afenifere Leader, Ayo Adebanjo
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Buhari has a Hidden Agenda for Rejecting Calls for Restructuring, he is Encouraging Secession – Afenifere Leader, Ayo Adebanjo

Acting national leader of Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo has alleged that President Buhari has a hidden agenda for rejecting calls for restructuring. Reacting to presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu's dismissal of calls for disintegration and insistence that Buhari won’t be bullied into “settling” secessionists in an interview on Arise TV on Wednesday April 21, Adebanjo wondered why the presidential spokesperson will say the president is not interested in restructuring when the people have said it is what they want. He said; “It’s that sovereign national conference, which was attempted in 2014, that Buhari has refused to do — that is the cause of the problem. If he doesn’t do it, he wants to impose this military constitution on us. And that what’s causing people, who feel cheated, to...
Nigeria Moving Towards Disintegration – Abdulsalami Abubakar Warns
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Nigeria Moving Towards Disintegration – Abdulsalami Abubakar Warns

A former military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has warned that the country may disintegrate if Nigerians do not remain calm and united in the face of recent challenges. While expressing dismay over the recent attacks in parts of the country, Abdulsalami called on governors to take full responsibility for managing the divergent voices and frustration in their states that could fuel disunity, anarchy and disintegration. “As if the continued insurgency in the country, the kidnapping and armed robbery is not cup full, the recent happenings in some part of the country of ethnic attacks are unfortunate and adding to the problems,” he stated. Abdulsalami, who is the Chairman of the National Peace Committee, told journalists on Tuesday at his Minna home that there was ...
I Neever Called President Buhari an Ethnic Bigot in 2003- Bola Tinubu
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I Neever Called President Buhari an Ethnic Bigot in 2003- Bola Tinubu

National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has accused ‘merchants of hate and fake news’ of plotting to sow seeds of discord between him and President Buhari. The former Lagos state governor said this while reacting to a statement credited to him, in which he was alleged to have described Buhari as an ‘ethnic bigot’ and an ‘agent of destabilisation’, who ‘if given the chance would ensure the disintegration of the country”. In a statement released by his spokesman, Tunde Rahman, Tinubu denied ever making such a statement. Tinubu said the concocted statement was the “handiwork of merchants of hate and fake news”. “Let’s dissect it: Yes Asiwaju and GMB as he then was, were not in the same party in 2003. But they were not on each other’s path to war...

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