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Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Claudia Jordan Claims Kanye West Tried to Date her while still Romantically Involved With ex Kim Kardashian
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Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Claudia Jordan Claims Kanye West Tried to Date her while still Romantically Involved With ex Kim Kardashian

Real Housewives of Atlanta alum, Claudia Jordan  has claimed that Kanye West tried to date her while he was still romantically involved with his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian. The 48-year-old talk show host and reality star made the claims during an appearance on The Domenick Nati Show this week. When asked directly if she would consider dating the newly single father-of-four, she replied: 'No. Kanye tried to already, so no, thank you.' 'He tried years ago. Me and Nikki Chu were in the club. They shut the door... I told you that whole story,' she added. Jordan who did not give more details made it clear Kanye and Kardashian were still in a relationship when he made the unwanted advance. 'I met him before and, you know what, I hung out with Kim as well. And [because of] Girl Co...
North Is The Safest Place For Igbos – Ohanaeze
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North Is The Safest Place For Igbos – Ohanaeze

The Igbo apex socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has described northern Nigeria as one of the safest places for Igbos to live in and do their trades. The chairman of the group in the 19 northern states, Augustine Amaechi, yesterday in Abuja, stated that the region has accommodated Igbos beyond measures, saying that accounted for their prosperity. Amaechi while acknowledging that there have been some skirmishes with their host communities noted that it is unavoidable as “it is expected in a developing economy.” On the call for secession in the South East, he said the agitation was due to lack of jobs and employment in the region; stressing that since Igbos are traders, they need the North to maintain their financial strength. “Our elders are saying that even if the youth...
APC Denies Zoning Presidency To The South, National Chairman To North
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APC Denies Zoning Presidency To The South, National Chairman To North

The Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has distanced itself from a zoning arrangement list in circulation. The zoning arrangement for major national elective offices and for positions in the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) allegedly released by the party went viral on social media. The purported arrangement was titled: “BREAKING: APC announces zoning arrangement ahead of 2023 election year. APC 2023 presidential ticket zoning and National Working Committee.” By the list the presidential ticket is zoned to South, Vice President – North, Senate President – South, Deputy Senate President – North while Speaker – North and Deputy Speaker – South. For the National Working Committee zoning, the list...
Kanye West Files Divorce Documents, Seeks Joint Custody of Children in Kim Kardashian Divorce
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Kanye West Files Divorce Documents, Seeks Joint Custody of Children in Kim Kardashian Divorce

Kanye West is seeking joint legal and physical custody of his four children with Kim Kardashian in their ongoing divorce. On Friday, April 9, the rapper's attorneys filed his response in Los Angeles superior court to Kardashian West’s February divorce filing to end their six-and-a-half-year marriage. According to TMZ, Kanye's response to Kardashian’s February divorce filing is “basically a mirror image” of his estranged wife’s petition,  agreeing that the marriage should end over irreconcilable differences and that the two should share custody of their children: North, age 7, Saint, age 5, Chicago, age 3, and Psalm, who turns 2 next month. And like Kardashian West’s filing, West’s asks that the court’s right to award spousal support to either person be terminated. According...
North Has Sunk Lower Under Buhari, NEF, ACF, CNG, Others Lament
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North Has Sunk Lower Under Buhari, NEF, ACF, CNG, Others Lament

Seventeen famous Northern groups, including the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) have lamented the region is worse off under President Muhammadu Buhari. This was one of the major outcomes after a two-day Northern People’s Summit in Kaduna. The groups, in a communiqué read by Professor Doknan Sheni, said: “The North invites the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari, Northern Governors and legislators to the fact that under their watch the North has sunk lower in all indices of human existence.” They lamented the region has been overtaken by insurgents, bandits and poor governance, urging political actors to change the narratives. The group added: “Delegates at the summit commit to continuously engage in searc...
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If Zoning Presidency To North Will Make PDP Win In 2023, I Support It – Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says if zoning the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential ticket to the North will cause the party to win the 2023 general election, he will support the decision. The governor has meanwhile ruled out the possibility of him supporting any All Progressives Congress presidential candidate even if the person is of Rivers State or Southern Nigerian extraction. Governor Wike shared this view during an interview with BBC Pigin at the Government House, Port Harcourt. The Rivers state governor explained that the reason why the PDP has not taken a final decision on whether its presidential candidate for the 2023 general election should be from the North or South of the country is because stakeholders are still strategizing the best opti...
Igboho: Arewa Youths Give Yorubas 72 Hours To Leave North
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Igboho: Arewa Youths Give Yorubas 72 Hours To Leave North

The Arewa Youth Assembly, AYA, has given Mr. Sunday Igboho 72 hours to move his Yoruba people from the north or be forced to take necessary actions by personally taking the responsibility of getting them back home. The group explained, “We are hereby giving him the ultimatum of 72 hours to move his people out or we will be forced to take necessary actions by personally taking the responsibility of getting his people back home.” Mohammed Salihu Danlami, Speaker, Arewa Youth Assembly, in a statement, noted that the entity of Nigeria is nonnegotiable and called on all stakeholders in the country to reject anything that would cause confusion in the land. He lamented, “One Mr. Sunday Igboho issued a press statement in which he was quoted as saying enough is enough that the time for...
Insecurity: Killings, Destructions In North Going Out Of Hand, Elders Cry Out
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Insecurity: Killings, Destructions In North Going Out Of Hand, Elders Cry Out

Northern elders have again, cried out over the deteriorating security situation in the region, saying the ugly development was going out of control if nothing urgent was done to arrest it. Alleging that killings of both security personnel and civilians since the beginning of the ongoing year was alarming, the elders claimed that actual situation of developments in the region was being downplayed. They lashed out at those they said, were entrusted with maintaining security in the region for allegedly not giving President Muhammadu Buhari the necessary briefings and true situation of security development in the region. But the elders, operating under the aegis of Northern Elders for Peace and Development, in a statement by their national coordinator, Engr. Zana Goni, declared th...
Outcome Of Food Blockage Shows North, South Need Each Other – APC
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Outcome Of Food Blockage Shows North, South Need Each Other – APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday said the outcome of the blockade of foodstuff from the North to the Southern part of Nigeria has demonstrated the fact that Nigerians need each other to survive. Northern traders lost millions of naira and sold their farm produce at ridiculously low prices as a result of the four-day blockade while the amounts of foodstuffs such as cattle, yam also skyrocketed in the South. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Yekini Nabena, the APC’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary said the event has underscored the need for unity between the north and south. According to him “It is a two-way thing. Everybody needs each other. The north needs the south and the south needs the north. Yes, cattle and agricultural products co...
Northern Traders To Resume North To South Movement As Yahaya Bello Intervenes
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Northern Traders To Resume North To South Movement As Yahaya Bello Intervenes

After about six days, the Leadership of Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, on Wednesday, agreed to resume the movement of food supplies from the northern part of the country to the southern region. It was gathered that the agreement was reached when the leadership of the trade union met with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State in Abuja. Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode was also at the meeting. About a week ago, northern traders had embarked on strike over the alleged killing of their members in the southern part of the country. Prices of food commodities like pepper, tomatoes, beef, yam, garri, amongst others, had gone over the roof with many southerners groaning and complaining about the incr...
ACF Asks Union To Lift Ban On South-bound Food
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ACF Asks Union To Lift Ban On South-bound Food

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has called on the leadership of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers in Nigeria (AUFCDN) to put a halt to the blockage of foodstuff from the North going to the South. The Chairman of ACF, Chief Audu Ogbe, in a statement issued in Kaduna, said: “Nigeria is not at war with itself and such a drastic action is not necessary, but will only further complicate the socio-economic and political problems facing our country today. “ACF shares the concerns of Nigerians over the decision of the AUFCDN to stop movements of needed food from the North to the South. “We call on the leadership of the union to put a halt to their so-called embargo and blockade.” Ogbeh further said, “The members of the union were said to have suffered severe ...
Southern States Dismiss Blockade While North Food Traders Insist On Strike
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Southern States Dismiss Blockade While North Food Traders Insist On Strike

Some southern state governments and farmers have dismissed blockade by northern food suppliers, saying it is an opportunity for the South to boost its food production capacity. Officials of the states including Lagos, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Enugu and Ondo in separate interviews with The PUNCH on Monday explained their actions to ensure self-sufficiency in food and animal production. But Ondo and Cross Rivers states went further to take a swipe at the northern food suppliers, saying they would not beg the traders to end their blockade, which entered the 4th day on Monday. Recall that cattle and foodstuff dealers under the aegis of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria on Thursday stopped supplies to the South. Their action followed the FG’s failure...
Withdrawal Of Foodstuffs From South By North, A Blessing In Disguise – Afenifere
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Withdrawal Of Foodstuffs From South By North, A Blessing In Disguise – Afenifere

Pan- Yoruba socio- political or­ganisation, Afenifere has said the Northerners cannot threaten the South with with­drawal of cattle and other food produce as there are other al­ternatives where the items can be purchased. There have been fears that acute shortage of beef, vege­tables, tomatoes and onions, among other essential edibles from the North may soon hit Southern Nigeria as foodstuff and cattle breeders, under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Deal­ers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) had four days ago threatened to withdraw their services. However, Yinka Odumakin, the organisation’s National Publicity Secretary, who spoke in a chat with Saturday INDE­PENDENT listed countries such as Togo and Benin Repub­lics as friendly countries where the South can purchase catt...
FFK Reacts To Blocking Of Food Supplies From The North To The South
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FFK Reacts To Blocking Of Food Supplies From The North To The South

Former aviation minister, Femi Fani Kayode has reacted to the blocking of food supplies from Northern Nigeria to Southern Nigeria by the Almagamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers in Northern Nigeria. Taking to his Twitter handle, he wrote; "If the north blocks food supplies to the south, the south will block the supply of oil, refined products and oil money to the north. You touch me, I touch you! You do me, I do you! You Tarka me, I Daboh you! It's called the law of reciprocity! Never start a dance you can't finish!" Members of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria across the Northern part of the country have begun blocking trade routes to the South by stopping food item-laden trucks from going south. They have started diverting t...
Kanye West ‘Spent Whopping $13.2 Million’ on his Failed Presidential Campaign
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Kanye West ‘Spent Whopping $13.2 Million’ on his Failed Presidential Campaign

American rapper, Kanye West reportedly spent a whooping $13.2 million including $12m of his own money on his failed Presidential bid in 2020. The 43-year-old announced his 2020 United States presidential election campaign through Twitter on July 4, 2020, Independence Day, and on July 16, 2020, the campaign filed a Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Election Commission. Kanye reportedly received around 57,000 votes across the 12 states in which he was in the running. According to a new report from People, Kanye West spent an eye-watering amount of money on his failed 2020 presidential attempt. In a Federal Election Commission report, the rapper contributed $12.5 million of his own money and raised a little over $2 million from outside contributions to fund his President...
Those Bent On Power Shift To South Behind Security Challenges In North – CNG
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Those Bent On Power Shift To South Behind Security Challenges In North – CNG

Members of the Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, have blamed the country’s security challenges on those they called “desperate southern political power seekers”. The group also sensed a weakness in the Federal Government’s will to deal decisively with the instigators of the insecurity being felt, especially by Northerners in their region and elsewhere across the country. CNG spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, stated this at a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday. The group didn’t give specific details on how the southern politicians instigated the security challenges, but maintained that the North was not unaware of their design and would not succumb to any form of power shift under threat. Therefore, Suleiman stated that the North’s response to the situation was an unwilling...
Kim Kardashian Steps Out Without Wedding Ring after Filing for Divorce From Kanye West
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Kim Kardashian Steps Out Without Wedding Ring after Filing for Divorce From Kanye West

Kim Kardashian has been spotted without a ring after filing for divorce from Kanye West to end their nearly seven-year marriage. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star stepped out for dinner without her wedding ring at Beverly Hills hotspot Matsuhisa on Tuesday February 23. It was her first night out as a single lady just days after officially filing paperwork to end her marriage. The mother of four, 40, showcased her banging body in a skintight dress neon dress which she rocked with a pair of strappy lime green heels for girls' night out with sister Kourtney, her best friend La La Anthony, and former assistant, Stephanie Shepherd. The outing comes just six days after Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kanye West, who she wed in May 2014. They are seeking ...
Kanye West Reportedly Tried to Sell Jewellery he Bought for Kim Kardashian Days Before She Filed for Divorce
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Kanye West Reportedly Tried to Sell Jewellery he Bought for Kim Kardashian Days Before She Filed for Divorce

Rapper, Kanye West reportedly tried to sell some of the jewellery he had bought for his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, just days before she filed for divorce. According to the Sun, Kanye, 43, visited two jewellers to get quotes for the items he was considering selling. A source told The Sun: 'In the last two weeks, Kanye was attempting to sell jewellery he had purchased for Kim to at least two top jewellers. 'Kanye recently said, "I don't want to be connected to the Kardashian brand anymore" but he was so torn because he still very much loves Kim. 'Although he never ended up selling the jewellery he was talking about how he didn't want to be reminded of the past.' The insider added that Kanye 'really wanted to stay together but she was done'. During their marriage, t...
Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa Are Real Beneficiaries Of Banditry – Governor Bala Mohammed
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Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa Are Real Beneficiaries Of Banditry – Governor Bala Mohammed

Bala Mohammed, the Governor of Bauchi State has said that bandits terrorising the North are not only from the Fulani ethnic group. According to him, there are the Igbo, the Yoruba and the Hausa who are the real beneficiaries of the illicit trade. Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Friday, the Governor said, “These bandits are not only Fulanis. “In fact, they are terrorising the Fulanis but they have Fulani miscreants within them; they have Hausa, they have Igbo suppliers; they have Yorubas. They’re people really benefitting from the illicit trade.” Speaking further, Mohammed said he has not changed his mind on his recent comment that herders have no option but to carry AK-47 for self-defence because they are being attacked and killed by cattle rustlers. “...
Ethnic Crisis: Don’t Attack Southerners In The North – Northern Governors
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Ethnic Crisis: Don’t Attack Southerners In The North – Northern Governors

The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF), on Monday, asked people in the North not to take revenge on Southerners living in any part of the North, saying such action will not solve the current problem the country is facing. The forum said no provocation should make anyone attack people in the region, assuring that it was doing everything possible to address the problem that happened to Northerners in Oyo State. Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State who is the chairman of the forum, made the appeal during a meeting between the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and NSGF at the Plateau State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja. The forum was reacting to the recent crisis between Yoruba and Hausa traders in Sasha Market, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Gov Lalong said, “This meeting bec...
‘She’s not in Contact With him’: Kim Kardashian West is ‘Planning a Valentine’s Day Celebration Without Kanye West’ amid ‘Divorce’
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‘She’s not in Contact With him’: Kim Kardashian West is ‘Planning a Valentine’s Day Celebration Without Kanye West’ amid ‘Divorce’

Kim Kardashian West is reportedly planning a Valentine's Day celebration without her husband, Kanye West amid divorce rumors. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is said to not be in contact with her husband, 43, and is expected to spend Valentine's Day with their kids, North, seven, Saint, five, Chicago, three, Psalm, 21 months, and other family. An insider told PEOPLE: 'Kim is great. She has a Valentine's Day celebration planned with her kids and family. She likes to make it special for the kids. 'She doesn't have any contact with Kanye. It's obvious that she is just focused on the future.' It was recently claimed that Kanye is 'less than thrilled' that his divorce from the reality star, 40, will be broadcast on TV. Kim will reportedly discuss the end of her marri...
For The North To Secede From Nigeria, Is Not A Bad Thing – Adamu Garba
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For The North To Secede From Nigeria, Is Not A Bad Thing – Adamu Garba

Former Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba says with all that the North has going for it, it will not be a bad thing for the region to secede from Nigeria. In a post shared on his Twitter handle, Adamu listed the benefits the Northern region has over other regions. According to him, if the North secedes from Nigeria today, many regions in Nigeria will suffer. He added that no single person is afraid of a breakup of the country. He pointed out that the ''hatred'' towards the Fulanis and everything North can be the greatest undoing of the secessionist groups once the North pulls out of ''the Union called Nigeria''. Read his post below. Looking at everything, it’s not all together a bad thing for the North to secede from Nigeria. The North is the only region in Nigeria that pr...
Movement Of Cattle From North To South Should Be Banned – Ganduje
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Movement Of Cattle From North To South Should Be Banned – Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says there should be a law banning the movement of cattle from the north to the south. Speaking with journalists after he and All Progressives Congress (APC) governors met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina state, Ganduje said if the movement of cattle is not stopped, there will be no end to farmer-herder conflicts. The governor said his administration is already constructing a settlement for herders in a forest near Kano’s border with Katsina. He said the settlement will have houses, a dam, an artificial insemination centre, and a veterinary clinic. “We are building a Ruga settlement in Samsosua forest, our border with Katsina and we have succeeded in curtailing the effect of banditry in that area,” Ganduje said. ...
Power To Leave The North – Apostle Suleman’s 38 Shocking Prophecies For 2021
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Power To Leave The North – Apostle Suleman’s 38 Shocking Prophecies For 2021

During a live church service on the 30th December 2020, God's Servant, Apostle Johnson Suleman released a Prophecy about Nigeria and the Government. As revealed by God, Apostle Johnson Suleman also released 38 Prophecies for the year 2021. "Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." - Amos 3:7 I. Fire outbreak in the eastern part of Nigeria. 2. Covid 19 casualties not as worse as expected. 3. 1 sec police protesting against police. 4. Black day in Aso Rock. 5. Foreign Society intervening in National crisis. 6. Serious conspiracy against Prof, Osinbajo. 7. 1 saw a liquor company losing staff. S. Saudi Arabia will experience an attack. 9. New faction of Terrorist breaking out of Boko I taram. 10.House...
Femi Adesina Insists Security Has Improved Despite Sultan’s Claim
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Femi Adesina Insists Security Has Improved Despite Sultan’s Claim

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, says the security in the North has improved despite a claim by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, that the North had been overrun by bandits. Adesina said the Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, would attest to the fact that security had drastically improved. The President’s aide said this on Channels Television’s ‘Sunday Politics’. Adesina had boasted that the Federal Government had been able to tackle insecurity. When confronted with the Sultan’s statement, and if it was not proof that Buhari had failed, Adesina said, “You are using that failure too broadly. You don’t take one, two, three events and then you conclude that it is all failure. “You will get to some other pa...
Davido accused of celebrating recent Northern killings, he reacts
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Davido accused of celebrating recent Northern killings, he reacts

Nigerian music superstar, David Adeleke alias Davido has reacted after some fans accused him of celebrating recent Northern killings in the country. Recall the singer had taken to his page with a tweet celebrating the week just hours after news broke that he bought loads of gifts for the children of Kogi state first lady, Rashida Yahaya Bello, at a mall in Dubai. However, after posting the tweet, one of his Twitter followers accused him of being in a celebratory mood despite all that is going on in the northern part of the country. He was accused of not showing any bit of sympathy for his fans who hail from the north even as they were mourning scores of lives lost in the region. The Twitter user wrote, “Can’t believe you are doing this @davido you have a huge amount of fa...
PDP Already Committed Its Presidential Ticket To The North – Junaid Mohammed
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PDP Already Committed Its Presidential Ticket To The North – Junaid Mohammed

Dr. Junaid Mohammed, elder statesman and Second Republic federal lawmaker on Monday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has already committed its presidential ticket for the 2023 general elections to the North. Prominent northern candidates likely to contest the 2023 presidential election on the PDP platform are Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the party's candidate in the 2019 presidential election, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, Ahmed Makarfi former Kaduna state governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa and Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, former Gombe state governor. Junaid who also said President Buhari lacks the capacity to lead the APC to victory in 2023 said any politician who realises that his ambition cannot be realised in the political party he belongs to s...
You Can’t Dictate To Us – PANDEF, Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Middle Belt To North
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You Can’t Dictate To Us – PANDEF, Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Middle Belt To North

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, SMBLF, on Wednesday, warned that it will no longer allow a section of the country to play any supremacist role over others. The forum said this, in a communique, after an emergency meeting held in Abuja. The communique was signed by Chief EK Clark (PANDEF Leader), AVM Idongesit Nkanga, Chief Broderick Bozimo, Mr. Solomon Asemota (SAN), Senator Bassey Henshaw, Prof GG Darah and Chief T k O Okorotie. Others are Chief Ayo Adebanjo (for Afenifere Leader), Mr Yinka Odumakin, Senator Kofoworola Akerele-Buknor, Oba Oladipo Olaitan, Senator Femi Okunrounmu, Chief Supo Sonibare, Chief Demola Folarin, Dr. Akin Fapohunda. Chief John Nwodo (President General, Ohanaeze), Chief Guy Ikokwu, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Mr. Chuks Muomah SAN, Mr. Mike ...
EndSARS: Protest In Kano Against Insecurity In The North
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EndSARS: Protest In Kano Against Insecurity In The North

Hundreds of young men and women, Monday morning took to the streets in Kano demanding an end to the already disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force. The protest walk which took off from Sarki Yaki by Court Road apparently beat the tight security arrangements put in place to discourage the demonstration in the state. The protesters moved peacefully through the Court Road, France Road, down Festing Road and rounding up at Sarki Yaki Junction. It was observed that the demonstrators were initially unaccompanied by any security agency, many of which had no clue of the take off point of the protest. However a detachment of police officers appeared on the scene of the demonstration about 30 minutes after the youths took to the street while two pick SUVs be...
NBA CRISIS: South-west May Likely Follow North
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NBA CRISIS: South-west May Likely Follow North

THE crisis rocking the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is not going away any time soon. Apart from the formation of a splinter group in the North, the South West NBA with the highest number of lawyers has also not abandoned its threat to break away from the national body. In protesting the outcome of the just-concluded election of the association, South West Lawyers’ Forum known as Egbe Amofin, unequivocally said it would likely lead its members elsewhere, if the election that produced new president, Olumide Akpata, is not voided. In a letter to the Trustees of the association, Egbe Amofin, which supported the candidacy of Deacon Dele Adesina, SAN, alleged electoral fraud and demanded wholesale cancellation of the election. Responding to the petition from Adesina who lost the pre...
We Must Make Peace Or We Lose The North – Says ACF Chairman, Audu Ogbeh
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We Must Make Peace Or We Lose The North – Says ACF Chairman, Audu Ogbeh

Chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and former minister of agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh spoke on the security challenges facing the North today and the search for solution, backwardness of the region in education, industry and agriculture. He also said the North cannot make progress in the midst of the mindless attacks and killings, which have enveloped many communities in the geographical region. He spoke with SAXONE AKHAINE in Kaduna. Is the ACF disturbed over the killings in the country, particularly in the North?  Of course, ACF is disturbed over the incessant killings in the North. As the chairman of the forum, am equally disturbed too over the mindless killings. It is totally baffling when criminals enter a village to kill women and children, sometimes, old pe...
Killings In The North Now Like Civil War Era – Audu Ogbeh
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Killings In The North Now Like Civil War Era – Audu Ogbeh

As  Nigeria’s  security crisis bites  harder, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has decried the spate of killings in the North, urging all stakeholders to come together to save the region from the spate of killings in the region.  Newly elected ACF chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh, who raised the alarm in Kaduna Wednesday, charged the federal and northern state governments to improve security in the North and create job opportunities for the teeming northern youths.Ogbeh is the immediate past minister of agriculture during the first tenure of the Muhammdu Buhari administration. He urged northern leaders and elite not to make utterances that could aggravate the security situation, just as the group tasked the northern states to avail t...
Solomon Dalung Blasts President Buhari’s Government Over Killings In North
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Solomon Dalung Blasts President Buhari’s Government Over Killings In North

Former Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, Attacks President Buhari's Government Over Killings In North, Calls For Sack Of Service Chiefs Former Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, has while lamenting the persistent killings in Nigeria's Northern region described the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government as the worst in the country's history. Dalung, in a trending video on his verified Facebook page, decried how innocent citizens were being killed across the Northern region despite huge security expenditure. He reminded President Buhari that more Nigerians residing in the North were being killed under his watch than at any time other time in history. Speaking in Hausa language, Dalung, who served as a minister under Buhari from 2015 to 2019, described the regime as a failure. ...
North Will Not Cede Power To South In 2023 — Arewa Youth Consultative Forum
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North Will Not Cede Power To South In 2023 — Arewa Youth Consultative Forum

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, has reiterated that the North still wanted the presidency in 2023 and would not cede power to the South. President of the AYCF, Shettima Yerima, said in an interview on Tuesday that it irritates the entire North for some southern politicians to think Northerners will leave power for them in 2023. “How can you think we will cede power to the South in 2023? The North still want the presidency. The south is in charge of the economy and they have everything, so why would they want to take away the only thing we have. “What would you call that? Even if we are ceding power to the south in 2023, we should be considering people like Orji Uzor Kalu. He is someone the north trusts and the Northern elders will give him their full support. Most Nig...
2023: Sagay Fumes Over Clamour For Presidency To Remain In North
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2023: Sagay Fumes Over Clamour For Presidency To Remain In North

Renowned Professor of Law, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof Itse Sagay, is a die-hard optimist and firm believer that President Mohammadu Buhari-led government is on right track. In this interview with Sunday Sun, he gave reasons the North should forget about strategizing for the 2023 presidency, his worry on the level of indiscipline among Nigerians, the awkward position of Kogi State to COVID-19 response, review of ECOWAS protocols on herdsmen migration, among other issues. Excerpts: What is your assessment of the Federal Government efforts on COVID-19 so far? Given our resources, I can say that I am very impressed by the amount of concentration and resources and time devoted by the Federal Government...
Why I Stopped Taking Kissing, Hugging Roles In Movies – Ali Nuhu
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Why I Stopped Taking Kissing, Hugging Roles In Movies – Ali Nuhu

Popular Hausa born Nollywood actor, Ali Nuhu has opened up on why he stopped taking movie roles that involved intimate scenes. According to him his religion and culture are what is making him take the decision. The actor made this known in a recent interview with the BBC. Speaking, he said: “I come from the North, and I’m a Muslim. My culture and religion do not allow for that, so I stopped acting in scenes like that. “People talk about it all over but I personally think it out as an ambassador of my culture and religion and stopped.”  
Ali Nuhu Reveals Why he  Stopped Kissing and Hugging in Nigerian Movies
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Ali Nuhu Reveals Why he Stopped Kissing and Hugging in Nigerian Movies

Nollywood actor, Ali Nuhu has revealed why he stopped kissing and hugging in Nigerian movies. In an interview with BBC, the movie star said he stopped kissing and hugging in Nigerian movies because of his religion and culture. Ali Nuhu said; “I come from the North, and I’m a Muslim. My culture and religion does not allow for that, so I stopped acting in scenes like that. People talk about it all over but I personally think it out as an ambassador of my culture and religion and stopped."
We Can’t Lock Down North — Northern Governors
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We Can’t Lock Down North — Northern Governors

The Northern States Governors’ Forum on Monday met to discuss the impact of coronavirus in the region. The meeting, which was conducted via teleconference and chaired by the forum’s Chairman, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, shared experiences on measures adopted by individual states to deal with the disease. A statement by Lalong’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Macham Makut, on Monday stated that after receiving reports from various states, the governors resolved to strengthen preventive measures against the pandemic through enhanced boundary controls and surveillance, as well as greater collaboration to ensure that there was a synergy among them in restriction of movement. The statement said, “They (northern governors) agreed that at the moment, each state ...
2023: North Will Lobby Southeast For Presidency – Arewa Youths
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2023: North Will Lobby Southeast For Presidency – Arewa Youths

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, has disclosed that the North would lobby the Southeast into voting the region’s preferred presidential candidate in 2023. AYCF President-General, Yerima Shettima in a chat with DAILY POST explained that the North will lobby the Southeast because Igbos were not prepared to produce Nigeria’s next president. Shettima noted that Nigerians can trust the Southeast to become president due to the clamour for the sovereign state of Biafra. He said: “I’m sure within them, in all honesty, they know that they are not prepared for that if they were prepared we would have seen the sign. The time has come when people will no longer be intimidated by one cult group funny character who is talking on their behalf to intimidate the country and because of...
2023 Presidency: Buhari Has Agreed Power Should Return To South – Sagay
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2023 Presidency: Buhari Has Agreed Power Should Return To South – Sagay

President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly agreed that power should return to the Southern protectorate at the completion of his second term in 2023. The chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) Professor Itse Sagay, made this known in an interview with Sun Newspapers. Mr Sagay stated this while reacting to the resolution of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) led by Professor Ango Abdullahi, that the Northern protectorate will retain power at the expiration of the president’s tenure. The NEF is not the only group clamouring for power to remain in the North, Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) has advised political parties to ensure they field candidates of Northern extraction in the next presidential election or regret not doing so after the 20...
‘Women In The North Are Mixing Maggi And Coke To Get High’, Nigerian Man Laments
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‘Women In The North Are Mixing Maggi And Coke To Get High’, Nigerian Man Laments

A Nigerian man, identified has Kolokk with username, @KoloKennethK, on Twitter has revealed the new method Arewa women allegedly use to get high. He claimed that women in the north are mixing maggi, a cooking seasoning, and Coca-Cola, a soft drink, in a bid to get high. Kolokk added that women in the region now get high with just N120. He wrote: “Wow. I just learnt something today. Arewa women are getting high on ?20 Maggi dissolved in ?100 coke (in plastic bottle). With ?120, they get the same feeling tramadol or cough syrup gives.” Shocked Twitter users asked how this is possible, while some revealed what other northerners are doing See reactions below..  
Kim Kardashian Shows Off her Children’s Playroom that looks like a Toy Store and has Everything a Child Could Ever Dream of
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Kim Kardashian Shows Off her Children’s Playroom that looks like a Toy Store and has Everything a Child Could Ever Dream of

Kim Kardashian has shared a video of her children's playroom and it's the dream of every child. Kim and Kanye West have four kids: North, 6, Saint, 5, Chicago, 2, and Psalm, who is 9 months old. Kim took her followers on a tour of her children's playroom. "I’m cleaning up for the night and just because you guys always say my house is so minimal, you haven’t seen my playroom," Kim began in the video as she went around showing her Instagram followers a tour of the room. The room has a concert stage, a projector where the kids watch movies, unlimited toys, a section complete with educational stuff where they do their homework, a doll house, a slide... "We have a stage here where our kids often have a band, and a projector so they watch movies while they sit in the playroom," Ki...
Over 1 Billion Barrels Of Crude Oil Discovered In The North – Minister, Timipre Silva
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Over 1 Billion Barrels Of Crude Oil Discovered In The North – Minister, Timipre Silva

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, said that about one billion barrels of crude oil have been discovered in Northeastern part of Nigeria. Mr Sylva made the disclosure at a news Conference to end the 2020 Nigeria International Petroleum Summit, NIPS, in Abuja on Wednesday. “The figure we are getting, the jury is not totally out yet but from the evaluation results we are getting the reserve that has been discovered in the northeast is about a billion barrels. “Those are the kind of figures we are seeing and we are beginning to understand the geological structure of the region,” he said. According to him, a lot of oil is yet to be found in the country. He added that there was need for more exploration in the country as more oil would be discovered...
87% Nigeria’s Poverty Rate In North – World Bank
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87% Nigeria’s Poverty Rate In North – World Bank

The North accounted for 87 per cent of all the poor people in Nigeria in 2016, the World Bank has disclosed in a new report. The report titled ‘Advancing social protection in a dynamic Nigeria’, released on January 28, 2020, was described as a ‘detailed analysis of the social protection sector’ in the country. The report noted that social protection measures implemented by the government in Nigeria had not been able to address the high level of poverty, as well as the negative impact of conflicts and natural disasters. In the comprehensive report, obtained by one of our correspondents, the World Bank observed that although Nigeria was a richly endowed country, it had a larger proportion of the world’s extreme poor than any other nation. The report further noted that most of...
Kim Kardashian Releases new Photos of North and Saint West Getting Along From Being a Rival
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Kim Kardashian Releases new Photos of North and Saint West Getting Along From Being a Rival

Kim Kardashian has made no secret the sibling rivalry between her first two kids, North and Saint West. She has told in the past of how North barely tolerates Saint. However, when Chicago and Psalm were born, she took to them and got along well with her much younger siblings. The kids have now grown past the sibling rivalry phase and now get along, Kim has revealed. She shared new photos of North and Saint West getting along and she wrote: "They get along now." See more photos below.
Amotekun: Yerima Shettima Says North Should Be Ready For Their Own Version
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Amotekun: Yerima Shettima Says North Should Be Ready For Their Own Version

As controversy continues to trail the formation of a security outfit to tackle rising threats in the Southwest, a northern group has thrown its weight behind the group, known as Amotekun. The National President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, said in an interview with Vanguard that they were in full support of Amotekun given the rising wave of insecurity and violence across the country in recent times. Shettima said that rather than dismissing Amotekun as illegal and vilifying the Southwest governors for their ingenuity in setting up the security outfit, the federal government should team up with the governors and ensure the workability of the new outfit. “Shettima said: I am a strong supporter of community policing given the state of insecurity in...
Let Us Break If North Retains Power In 2023 — Gbadamosi
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Let Us Break If North Retains Power In 2023 — Gbadamosi

The governorship candidate of the African Democratic Party in the 2019 election in Lagos State , Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi , speaks with MUDIAGA AFFE on the need to expand roads in the metropolis and other national issues How can the government tackle the problem of gridlock in Lagos? The gridlock has always been with us, it is just that it has become far more intensive now. During the 1970s , the military tackled the gridlock the best they could. They expanded the roads from the original two -lane express to the 10 lanes that it was from Jibowu to Ketu , among others, to be more precise . I think that subsequent regime in Lagos, starting with the late Gen Mobolaji Johnson did a sterling job and after him , many other governors did theirs . They did the best they could under the circums...
‘There Is Nothing Called The North’ — Senator Abaribe
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‘There Is Nothing Called The North’ — Senator Abaribe

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe representing Abia South has declared there is nothing called the North, noting that “if you go there, there are so many divisions going on.” In an exclusive interview with Vanguard, the Senate Minority Leader said that there are two classes of people in Nigerian politics, “those who are in power and those who are not.” Senator Abaribe while answering Vanguard reporter’s question on “But the North generally does not show inclination for restructuring…”, he replied; “No, it is not true. There is nothing called the North. This is part of the problems we have. We also have a general fear (of the so-called North). If you go there, there are so many divisions going on. “What you ought to say is that whoever has the levers of power today and he is sitting there...
ISWAP Executes 11 Christian Captives On Christmas Day In North, Army Keeps Mum
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ISWAP Executes 11 Christian Captives On Christmas Day In North, Army Keeps Mum

THE Nigerian Army has maintained sealed lips hours after reports emerged that 11 captives in the den of Islamic State of West Africa Province, (ISWAP) were executed on Christmas Day. Neither the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) nor the Nigerian Army could react to the development when Vanguard sought their reactions on Thursday. The acting Director of Defence Information, Brig. Onyema Nwachukwu, while responding to Vanguard’s inquiry on the veracity or otherwise of the report, referred the matter to the Nigerian Army, saying it was the army’s place to react. But several calls made to the known mobile phone line of the acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, were not answered. A follow-up text message sent to the number was yet to be responded to at the time of fili...
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Illiteracy In The North Has Negative Impact On Nigeria – Senator Rochas Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District in the red chamber has raised an alarm over the high level of illiteracy in the northern part of the country. The former Imo State Governor who expressed fear of having lawmakers from the North who cannot address the senate chamber in English, asked for an intervention in the educational sector in the region. Okorocha also stated that the illiteracy in the northern region has a direct impact in other parts of the country.

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