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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...
The Average Northerner Marrying two, three, four Women, are Helping the Society – Ned Nwoko
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The Average Northerner Marrying two, three, four Women, are Helping the Society – Ned Nwoko

Ned Nwoko, the billionaire husband of actress Regina Daniels, says marrying more than one wife helps save the society. Nwoko in an interview with BBC Igbo, said the average northerner has at least two wives and this helps the society by preventing women from venturing into prostitution. In his words “The average Northerner marrying two, three, four women, they are helping the society because it is the economic downturn that has affected so many women who you see doing prostitution and all that. But the fallacy of it all is that Christianity does not allow that in the South and yet, the average Southern man has 10 girlfriends.” Speaking further, Nwoko said the polygamist nature of northerners has helped to increase their population and made them the majority in the country. “I ...
Power Should go to South in 2023 – Gov Zulum
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Power Should go to South in 2023 – Gov Zulum

The governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, has lent his voice to the call for power to shift to the South in 2023. Governor Zulum stated this when he spoke at the presentation of a book by Dakuku Perterside, former director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), on Thursday, March 25. “The issue of power rotation is a covenant between us hence the need to shift the power to the south.”he said According to him, it doesn't matter what part of the South the next president comes from. He urged the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to heed his advice and keep to previous agreements made to shift power to the southern part of the country in the next administration. Governor Zulum will not be the first governor to say that the South should t...
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...
Killing Of Hausa Traders Would No Longer Be Tolerated In South – Femi Fani-Kayode
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Killing Of Hausa Traders Would No Longer Be Tolerated In South – Femi Fani-Kayode

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who spoke on behalf of the West and Southern geo-political regions, said the impact of the strike was too heavy to ignore, adding that the killing of any Hausa-Fulani or traders engaged in legal business activities would no longer be tolerated or accepted. “On behalf of the so many people in the South-West, especially Sunday Igboho (Yoruba activist), our commitment to you today is that people of the Hausa- Fulani extraction cannot and will not be attacked in the south.” Fani-Kayode, however, appealed to the FG to address the menace of armed Fulani herdsmen in the forests, whom he said were known to perpetrate all forms of evil, including killing, raping and maiming of Nigerians. Bello, Fani-Kayode presents AFUCDN’s demands to Pr...
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 ...
Traders in Kano Lament as Onion bag Sold in the South for N35k Crashes to N7k in the North
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Traders in Kano Lament as Onion bag Sold in the South for N35k Crashes to N7k in the North

Farmers and traders in Kano are lamenting as farm produce, which can't be sent to the South due to the ongoing strike by sellers of cows and food stuff, are now being sold in the North at ridiculously low prices. In video shared by Daily Trust, the farmers and marketers at the Gun-Dutse onion market, Dawakin Kudu Local government Area of Kano State, are seen lamenting the effect of the ongoing strike by the sellers of cows and foodstuff. Recall that trucks bringing food stuff to the Southern part of Nigeria were turned back at Kara Jebba, the last village between Niger state and Kwara state, to prevent them from bringing food to the South . This strike is connected to an ultimatum given by the national leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MAC...
DSS Invites Cattle Dealers Over Food Blockade Of South
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DSS Invites Cattle Dealers Over Food Blockade Of South

The leadership of Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) are currently with officials of Department of State Service. (DSS). General Secretary of the AUFCDN, Ahmed Alaramma, who disclosed this at a press briefing at Labour House, Abuja, on Monday, said the President of the Association, Mohammed Tahir, is with the DSS. Alaramma also alleged that the military personnel were intimidating members and task force of the union, advising the government to avert looming chaos by stopping the intimidation of their members. The union had earlier vowed to continue its nationwide strike and sustain the enforcement on the blockade of foodstuff and cattle from entering the douthern part of the country. This, ac...
Afenifere, Gani Adams, Igboho To Launch Campaign Against Beef; “Anything But Cow Day”
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Afenifere, Gani Adams, Igboho To Launch Campaign Against Beef; “Anything But Cow Day”

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho; the Are Ona Kankanfo, Gani Adams; and the Odua Peoples Congress under the leadership of Prince Segun Osinbote are set to launch a campaign against cows. This is according to an advertorial published in The PUNCH on March 1, 2021. The campaign which is tagged, ‘Anything But Cow Day’, will launch on Friday, March 5, 2021, and is being held in response to the boycott of the South by northern traders. The boycott has entered its 4th day. The campaign, which is themed, ‘A one-day symbolic beef boycott towards terminating the cow pandemic- End COWVID-21’ is expected to trend on Twitter with the #endcowpandemic.org’ and will be streamed live on Odua Peoples Communications Youtube channel. Meanwhile...
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...
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...
Miyyeti Allah Moves To Stop Cattle Sales To South, Threatens To Sue Ortom
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Miyyeti Allah Moves To Stop Cattle Sales To South, Threatens To Sue Ortom

The Bauchi State branch of the Miyyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has threatened to stop its members from selling and supplying cattle to the South if the planned eviction of the Fulani herders by some governors comes into effect. MACBAN also threatened to drag the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to court if he fails to withdraw statements he made labelling Fulani herders. The Bauchi Chairman of MACBAN, Abubakar Sadiq, at a press conference in Bauchi, told reporters that, “Unless he immediately withdraws his statement, we will be left with no option other than legal means to clear the name of Fulani as an ethnic group.” He said the persecution being faced by Fulani herders started with Benue’s anti-open grazing law. He explained that, “Alth...
Presidency Should be Zoned to the South in 2023 – Governor Ganduje
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Presidency Should be Zoned to the South in 2023 – Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has said that the presidency in 2023 should be zoned to the South. Speaking in an interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today which aired on Friday February 12, Ganduje said that though zoning is not enshrined in the constitution, it is however a strategy for winning elections. He said; “The Southern part of the country but there should be a consensus of the members. “Zoning system even though it is not in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it is a strategy for winning elections.” When asked if the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has done well for Nigerians since coming into power in 2015, the Kano state Governor said the ruling party under President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership improved on Nigeria’s ...
Northern Elders Ask Fulani Herdsmen To Relocate From South
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Northern Elders Ask Fulani Herdsmen To Relocate From South

  Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has urged Fulani herdsmen to return to the northern region if their security could not be guaranteed in their host communities in the southern part of the country. NEF also told northern governors to commence preparation to receive the Fulani communities being ejected from southern states. NEF Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, in a statement yesterday, said the relocation advice became necessary following alleged attack on Fulani herders, families and communities in some states of the south. The forum warned that the nation would be treading dangerous grounds if it continued to tolerate demonisation of entire groups over particular types of crimes. The elders called on President Muhammadu Buhari and state governors ...
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. ...
Kano Kids Rescued From The South Say Their Peers Avoid Them
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Kano Kids Rescued From The South Say Their Peers Avoid Them

In recent years, children from Kano State were kidnapped and sold to willing buyers in the southern part of the country. Some of the victims who were rescued by the police shared their experiences when they were reunited with their families. This week, seven more children purportedly abducted from Kano and sold to other parts of the country were uncovered. The first nine children were found in October 2019. There have been several hues and cries about children missing from the state; hence several pressure groups were set up to ensure their return. Finally, government set up a commission mandated to ensure the safe return of all the missing children in the state. The chairman of Kano Missing Children Forum, Comrade Ismail Ibrahim Mohammed, said from their available records,...
Why Power Should Shift To South In 2023 – Zulum
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Why Power Should Shift To South In 2023 – Zulum

The Governor of Borno State, Prof Babagana Zulum, said on Friday that for the sake of fairness, power should return to the south in 2023. He faulted the suspicion that any part of the country could not be trusted with power, perhaps for the fear of secession. He stressed that there was a need for fairness in the country, adding that marginalisation had become the loudest concern from the citizenry. He spoke in Lagos on Friday at the 17th Chief Gani Fawehinmi annual lecture, themed ‘The constitutional history of Nigeria’s dysfunction: Any pathway to indivisibility and common progress?’ which was an event organised by the Nigerian Bar Association, Ikeja Branch, to celebrate the life and times of the late Fawehinmi. The governor stated that one of the pathways to common progress was...
2023: Shekarau Says The South Should Produce Nigeria’s Next President
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2023: Shekarau Says The South Should Produce Nigeria’s Next President

Senator Ibrahim Shekarau is of the opinion that Nigeria’s next president should come from the Southern part of the country if the nation is to attain a political balance. Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Thursday, Shekarau noted that by 2023, President Muhammadu Buhari who is from the northern part of the country, would have been in power for eight years, and “common sense tells one that we should look at the other side, to the Southern part of Nigeria”. When asked about his position on the growing call for a South East presidency in 2023, he said, “I don’t call it zoning, I would rather call it some balancing. There has to be some sense of belonging. There is what I call the constitution of common sense. “The Constitution of Nigeria or the constitution of an...
Why The South Should Not Believe El-Rufai On 2023 Presidency – Abaribe
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Why The South Should Not Believe El-Rufai On 2023 Presidency – Abaribe

In the second part of his interview with Sunday Vanguard, Senator Enyinnaya Harcourt Abaribe, Minority Leader of the 9th Senate, speaks on the state of the nation and the 2023 zoning controversy. Let’s discuss the state of the nation. The government campaigned on three issues of fixing the economy, tackling insecurity and corruption. Have they met the expectations? I did an interview a short while ago at Radio House in Abuja, it was done before the NBC came up with their five million Naira fine and they became the National Assembly that makes laws and the judiciary that imposes penalty, and so they became a part of everything: The executive, the judiciary and the legislature. So, when I granted that interview and they asked this same question, I said I will answer using an all...
Tinubu Is Best Politician The South Can Offer For 2023 Presidency – Olapade Agoro
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Tinubu Is Best Politician The South Can Offer For 2023 Presidency – Olapade Agoro

r. Olapade Agoro, former presidential candidate and national chairman of the National Action Council (NAC) on Wednesday said Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is qualified to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Agoro, who described Tinubu as the most resourceful politician in the Southern part of the country said the former Lagos state governor has paid his dues and has all it takes to lead Nigeria. He added that without Tinubu’s assistance, President Buhari who had given up after he lost the 2011 presidential election wouldn’t have won the 2015 and 2019 presidential elections. Agoro also said Tinubu has been patient enough and will not step down for anyone in 2023. "Someone...
Zoning: El-Rufai Backs South, Says No Northerner Should Contest In 2023
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Zoning: El-Rufai Backs South, Says No Northerner Should Contest In 2023

Amid controversy over the propriety of rotational presidency between North and South, Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has said no northerner should contest for the presidency in 2023. El-Rufai expressed his personal opinion on what has become a divisive subject, dismissing insinuations that he was interested in the race.The governor, who made the statement in an interview with BBC Hausa Service, had also made a similar remark last year. His latest statement came on the heels of Alhaji Mamman Daura’s assertion that merit should determine who becomes President instead of zoning. Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew aired his views also in an interview with BBC Hausa Service. El-Rufai said: “In Nigerian politics, there is a system of rotation, in which everyone ag...
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...
North Korea Condemns The South For Holding Military Drills
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North Korea Condemns The South For Holding Military Drills

North Korea condemned the South on Friday for holding military drills, saying the situation was returning to before the diplomatic rapprochement of 2018, as leader Kim Jong Un – whose health was the subject of intense speculation in recent weeks – reached out to traditional ally Beijing, Reuters reports. Kim sent Chinese leader Xi Jinping a diplomatic communication congratulating him for China’s “success” in controlling the novel coronavirus epidemic, the state news agency KCNA reported. The nuclear-armed North has closed its borders to try to protect itself from the disease that first emerged in its giant neighbour, and insists it has not had any cases even as the virus has swept across the world. Kim told Xi he was as pleased with China’s successes as his own, KCNA reported,...
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...
Why Presidency Should Return To South In 2023 – El-Rufai
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Why Presidency Should Return To South In 2023 – El-Rufai

As the permutations for the 2023 Presidency begin to dominate political discourse nationwide, Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has said the Presidency should rightly return to the Southern part of the country. Although the governor, acclaimed to be a major strategist of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, did not specify which of the southern geopolitical zones should take the Presidency in 2023, he argued that it would be unjustified for the North to seek to retain the Presidency after President Muhammadu Buhari might have completed his eight years. El-Rufai, who headed the APC’s Restructuring Committee, pointed out that although the party’s constitution does not make provision for rotational presidency, like the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, it was a genera...
Only A Mad Person Will Say North Will Remain In Power For 100 Years – Sagay
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Only A Mad Person Will Say North Will Remain In Power For 100 Years – Sagay

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) on Tuesday said only a mentally slow person will proclaim that the North will remain in power forever. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Sagay said for the sake of peace the unwritten agreement of power rotation between the North and South after eight years must be adhered to. According to him, power must shift to the South in 2023 after President Muhammadu Buhari must have completed his tenure in 2023. He said anyone thinking of truncating that arrangement is interested in the break-up of Nigeria. “No rational mind will say things like that. Only an ethnic jingoist or a person who is mentally slow and who does not have the interest of the country at heart will utter ...
It Is Only Logical To Allow The South To Rule In 2023 – Shehu Sani
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It Is Only Logical To Allow The South To Rule In 2023 – Shehu Sani

Northern political leaders have been warned to resist the temptation of holding on to the nation’s Presidency beyond 2023 as such political adventure would be a recipe for chaos and crisis capable of threatening the unity of the country. Sounding the warning during an exclusive interview with The Nation in Abuja, Senator Shehu Sani said since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power with the support of the south and on the principle of rotation of power, it is only logical for the north to reciprocate the gesture by allowing the south to have the Presidency in 2023. He said northern leaders who had been organising meetings to sell the idea of north holding on to power beyond 2023 should have a re-think and place the unity and interests of Nigeria above personnal interests. San...
“The Problem Of Nigeria Is Not The North But The South” – Femi Fani-Kayode
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“The Problem Of Nigeria Is Not The North But The South” – Femi Fani-Kayode

Femi fani Kayode in a Tweet has revealed what he feels is the problem of Nigeria. He wrote... "The problem of Nigeria is not the north: it is the south. The north has strong, united and courageous leaders who put the northern interest before the Nigerian interest. The south has weak,divided and cowardly leaders who put the Nigerian interest before the southern interest."
Ban Fulani Migration To The South Now – Ganduje
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Ban Fulani Migration To The South Now – Ganduje

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, says states, where Fulani are not indigenes will not be required to implement the RUGA settlement initiative. Ganduje made the clarification shortly after attending the wedding ceremony of the son of Sen. Kabiru Gaya, Ibrahim Khalil in Sokoto on Saturday. The governor told newsmen that the RUGA settlement initiative was for states who could cater for the Fulanis, and was targeted at making herdsmanship a socio-economic investment, not a socio-cultural issue. “So States where indigenes are not Fulani cannot be asked to implement RUGA, as such it is for states that can cater for the Fulanis and wish to improve their herdsmanship. “That is why we are developing RUGA in Kano state, so that Fulani people can be in one place and enjoy all the socia...
North Will Shock South In 2023 Over Presidency – Tony Momoh
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North Will Shock South In 2023 Over Presidency – Tony Momoh

Tony Momoh, former Minister of Information, has said that the North will shock those who think the presidency will be zoned to the South in 2023 by also indicating interest in the office. He also said it is not mandatory for President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over power to his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, when the former’s tenure expires in 2023. Speaking on calls in some quarters that Buhari should hand over to Osinbajo in order to ensure the continuity of the programmes of the current administration, Momoh, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said the president would only hand over to anyone who wins the 2023 presidential election, irrespective of the political party the candidate belongs. According to him, Buhari would not impose anybod...
North And South Has Endorse Tinubu Presidency 2023, Nobody Will Stop That – Oludare Falade
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North And South Has Endorse Tinubu Presidency 2023, Nobody Will Stop That – Oludare Falade

The former national chairman of MPPP, Oludare Falade, has said that nothing would stop Tinubu from becoming Nigeria’s president in 2023.the former chairman said in a statement that North and south has agreed to support the National Leader of the All progressive congress ,APC Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the next president come 2023. According to legit He said: ”Asiwaju is a Nigerian. I believe if he so desires, he will receive the support of his people. In democracy, if you have demonstrated victory and capacity for other, it taken for granted if it comes to personal aspiration. If you deserve it, people will give you the love, the affection, the vote, the confidence, the appreciation and the opportunity.” After his statement about some hour he was asked what if the north is against Tinu...
South Should Forget 2023 Presidency – Junaid Mohammed
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South Should Forget 2023 Presidency – Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, a Second Republic member of House of Representatives has stated that the South should forget 2023 Presidency as the North will present a candidate in the election year. The former lawmaker who claimed that zoning and rotation of power have collapsed and as such any region with the political strength can claim the coveted position, also accused Ohanaeze of collecting millions of naira to support Atiku Abubakar’s presidential bid. Speaking with Vincent Kalu, Junaid Mohammed who stated that the South should forget 2023 Presidency, added that the 2019 election had people who were responsible for maintaining law and at the forefront on mangling the election and upturning peoples mandate. On equity in 2023, he said; I don’t want to hear about this equity and justice...
Over 500 smallholder farmers benefit from CBN inputs distribution in Imo
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Over 500 smallholder farmers benefit from CBN inputs distribution in Imo

The benefitting farmers would be drawn from nine local government areas of the state. A statement by Ms Anne Ihugba, the Head, Corporate Communications of the Nigeria Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), in Abuja on Sunday, said the inputs would be administered through the NIRSAL. Ihugba listed the benefiting council areas to include Mbaitolu, Ideato North and South, Nwangele, Oguta, Ohaji-Egbema, Oru West, Isu and Okigwe. She quoted Mrs Nkechi Osuji, the Head of NIRSAL’s Project Monitoring, Reporting and Remediation Office (PMRO), in Imo State, as saying that the programme would address problems of low-quality inputs, pests and diseases. Osuji said it would also tackle the issue of poor agronomic practices and other challenges faced by smallho...
Sleeping with married men is a service to their wives – Sex worker
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Sleeping with married men is a service to their wives – Sex worker

A sex worker who is also a mother of two has revealed that she pays her bills and supports her family by sleeping with married men who are willing to pay and that her services are to help their wives at home, with their marital duties. Her story is one of the powerful narratives that make up 5Star documentary, Sex On The Streets reported by Mirror Online. Journalist Storm Huntley speaks to a high class call girl operating from her home in south London, a sex worker who has been brutally attacked and finds out what it’s really like to sell your body on the streets. But one mum-of-two, who admits she has several married clients, insists sex work does not end marriages – and can have the opposite impact. The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “I help families and keep th...
2019 Presidency: Peter Obi Has No Influence In South – Ngige
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2019 Presidency: Peter Obi Has No Influence In South – Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said that the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Peter Obi has no influence in southeast. Dr. Ngige also said that Mr. Obi did not do well as governor of Anambra state when he was the number one citizen of the state. Ngige, who spoke with some journalists at his Abuja residence, also said that, he would battle Obi for votes even in Anambra Central Senatorial district where Obi may have more popularity. He said, contrary to the noise being made by the PDP VP candidate of an over N80 billion left for Obiano, that he was the first governor to bequeath reserves of funds to the successive governors. According to him”…the Vice President of the PDP is former governor Peter Obi my successor in Anambra ...
Man Stabs His Girlfriend and Her Friend to Death
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Man Stabs His Girlfriend and Her Friend to Death

A South African man has been arrested after he stabbed his girlfriend and her friend to death after a heated argument in her home. The South African students identified as Anda Beja (20) and Zikhona Mayila (18) were stabbed to death last Thursday. A teacher at Ncuncuzo High School in Cofimvaba, South Africa, said the whole class is deeply affected by the loss. “They were all crying and needed counselling,” said the teacher. Thethinto Mayila, Zikhona’s father said he was shocked to hear she had died in an apparent argument with her boyfriend. “She was a good child and never gave them any trouble. She loved going to church,” he said. Ntombifuthi Mnqibisa (38) said Anda, who was her first-born daughter, died while trying to help. “She was living in a...
Atiku In Enugu, Meets Igbo Leaders
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Atiku In Enugu, Meets Igbo Leaders

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar will, on Wednesday afternoon, meet with prominent Igbo leaders from the five states of the of the South East. He is expected to address the gathering in company with of his running mate, Mr. Peter Obi. A meeting of the Igbo leaders under the auspices of Nkpoko Igbo was already ongoing at the Nike Lake Hotel, Enugu, as at press time. President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo and the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, joined the meeting midway. Those in attendance were, Sen. Ben Obi, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, Sen. Chris Anyanwu, Chief Achike Udenwa, Chief Onyema Ugochukwu, Prof. Anya O. Anya, Emeka Ugwu-Oji, Amb. Frank Ogbuewu, Amb. Lawrence Nwuruku, Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe, Prof. A.B.C....
Barcelona Hit With Major Injury Blow As New Signing Suffers Knee Problem On International Duty
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Barcelona Hit With Major Injury Blow As New Signing Suffers Knee Problem On International Duty

Barcelona is sweating over the fitness of Arturo Vidal after the summer signing was injured on international duty with Chile, Express UK reports. Vidal only signed for Barcelona from Bayern Munich in a £27m deal this summer. The midfielder arrived as a replacement for Andres Iniesta, who left the Nou Camp for Japan during the transfer window. But Barca face a nervous wait for an update on the midfielder after he reportedly suffered an injury this week. According to Mundo Deportivo, Vidal had to abandon training with his Chile team-mates following pain in his knee. The 29-year-old sustained a serious knee injury in April 2015 and then again three years later. He was thought to be back to full fitness and joined up with his Chile team-mates this week. Mundo Deportivo...
2019 Election: Aisha Buhari Speaks On Who She’ll Support Irrespective Of Her Party Lines
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2019 Election: Aisha Buhari Speaks On Who She’ll Support Irrespective Of Her Party Lines

Speaking while receiving members of a political group, the South-East Women for Buhari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday, Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, promised to support female politicians aspiring for political offices across party lines. In a statement released on Thursday by Suleiman Haruna, the president's wife's spokesman, Aisha Buhari said Nigerian women should occupy political offices to make a difference. "Women need to be in political offices for them to make a difference in the lives of their families,’ she said, promising “to support female aspirants across party lines,” the statement read. Aisha commended women members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-East for doing a wonderful job by mobilising women. “It is ...
Mane: Why I Rejected Man United Move
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Mane: Why I Rejected Man United Move

Liverpool ace Sadio Mane claims he held discussions with Manchester United before signed for Liverpool in June 2016. The Senegal forward signed for the Reds from Southampton for £34million and claimed United were the ‘wrong team’ to join after being approached by then boss Louis van Gaal a year before Mane told SuperSport: “Some teams wanted me – Manchester [United], the wrong team wanted me. “Of course, I spoke with Van Gaal, and they even made an offer. But for me it was not the right club, it was not the right moment. To feel this – the right moment, the right coach, the right club.” Mane, 26, has had a very successful career at Anfield so far – scoring 36 goals in 76 Liverpool appearances including three goals in the Reds’ opening three games this season. Reds man...
2019: Fresh Facts On Why INEC Was Robbed of N45.6bn
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2019: Fresh Facts On Why INEC Was Robbed of N45.6bn

ABUJA-BARELY twenty- four hours after the the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC on Tuesday bowed to the National Assembly by agreeing with the approved N143bn 2019 elections budgetary request adopted on Monday by the joint committee of the Senate and the House of Representatives, fresh facts are emerging on why the electoral umpire lost out of N45.6 billion. It is also being revealed why the National Assembly joint committee rejected the entire N189billion 2019 elections budget INEC sought for . According to a member of the committee who pushed for adoption of N189billion budget during the interactive sessions with INEC officials, said yesterday that opponents of the N189bn defeated them at closed door session when question of where to draw the balance of N45.6 bn w...
Students Caught “Doing It” Against A Wall On Campus In Broad Daylight
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Students Caught “Doing It” Against A Wall On Campus In Broad Daylight

Two Asian university students were caught on camera having sex in broad daylight while on campus. The students paid no mind to the fact that they were in public and anyone could see as they leaned against a large concrete building at University of New South Wales. In the video, the female student, in a bright yellow blouse, is seen on top the male student, as they got amorous with each other. <iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.liveleak.com/e/utOJu_1521656832" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Couple Who Met After Mistaken WhatsApp Message End Up Getting Married
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Couple Who Met After Mistaken WhatsApp Message End Up Getting Married

A couple have gotten married after meeting by accident when the man mistakenly sent a message to the wrong woman. Michael Evangelou, 44, accidentally sent a message to Lina Dahlbeck, 37, last September, unaware it was the wrong number. Three months after the message was sent, they got married. The pair soon started exchanging messages after the first accidental chat. They then agreed to meet and when they did, they fell in love. Lina, who lives in Morden, South London, said: “If someone told me I would meet my future husband when he sent me a text out of the blue, I would never have believed them. People are astonished every time I tell them how we met. Some of my friends have even started sending WhatsApp messages to random numbers in the hope of finding romance.” Car salesman...
State Of Origin: Taking Undue Advantage Breeds Revolt
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State Of Origin: Taking Undue Advantage Breeds Revolt

We have to find ways to reduce resentments that have nearly reached a combustible stage. Creation of states is to give most groups a say in running their own affairs. Unfortunately, people still cry marginalization if northern part of that state is getting a bigger pie than the central or the southern part. In order to relieve most of these resentments, more states were created. Some of these states are not only unviable, they are glorified local governments. People have metamorphosized from accommodation to tolerance and finally to resentment if they cannot enjoy opportunities meant for indigenes in their part of the state. It becomes even worse, no matter how small the state, if the resources from their area is used to cater for other areas while they feel neglected. In the case of reso...
China Says Has Agreement With Vietnam On Managing South China Sea Dispute
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China Says Has Agreement With Vietnam On Managing South China Sea Dispute

China and Vietnam have reached agreement on managing their dispute in the South China Sea through friendly talks, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Friday, following an ugly spat over the summer between the two communist neighbors. The countries have long been at loggerheads over the strategic waterway, through which more than $3 trillion in cargo passes every year, with Vietnam having emerged as the most vocal opponent of China’s claims to the majority of the regional sea. A scheduled meeting between their foreign ministers in August was canceled on the sidelines of a regional gathering in Manila amid an argument about militarization in the South China Sea and island-building. Hanoi and Beijing, however, have sought to get relations back on track, with a top Chinese leader telling his ...
2019: Ex-Governor Sule Lamido Declares Presidential Ambition
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2019: Ex-Governor Sule Lamido Declares Presidential Ambition

A former Governor of Jigawa State, Dr. Sule Lamido, has written to members of the Peoples Democratic Party informing them of his decision to fly the party’s flag in the next presidential election in 2019. Lamido, in a letter to all PDP members across the country, said all the party needs to reposition the country is to take over power in 2019 and bring it back to its path of recovery. Lamido lamented that the nation has departed from the dreams of its founding fathers. He said: “Today, 57 years after the independence of our dear country, can we in all sincerity claim to have achieved the dream of our founding fathers? Where did we fail and from where did we begin to fail? Nigeria with its natural endowment and human capacity cannot be forgiven for being otherwise. We cannot even d...
President Buhari Must Justify Appointments, Project – CACOL
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President Buhari Must Justify Appointments, Project – CACOL

The Executive Chairman of the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, Debo Adeniran, has urged people not to be quick in criticising President Muhammadu Buhari on the perceived nepotism in appointments and projects allocations carried out by his administration. The CACOL boss, however, noted that there were adequate reasons for Nigerians to be agitated if Buhari’s government cannot justify its actions. Adeniran, who was speaking against the backdrop of the criticisms that trailed appointments, projects allocations and resource sharing said, “Let us agree that an incipient nepotism is developing or has been growing prior to now. We should not mince words; nepotism is a form of corruption and it contradicts the supposed anti-corruption image of the Buhari-led administration and...
Seven Killed In Kenya High School Shooting During Raid
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Seven Killed In Kenya High School Shooting During Raid

A Kenya police official says seven people, including six students, have been shot dead when herdsmen from neighboring South Sudan raided a high school. Regional criminal investigations chief Gideon Kibunja said Saturday’s dawn attack occurred at Lokichogio Mixed Secondary School near the countries’ border. Kibunja says a key suspect is a senior at the school who was suspended last week after he was found fighting and had vowed to take revenge. The incident comes a month after a high school girl was charged with murdering nine of her colleagues in a fire at a Nairobi boarding school Kenya’s border areas are littered with firearms from neighboring countries that have experienced war. Get more stories like t
Donald Trump Sends Lieutenants To Pakistan With Tough Message
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Donald Trump Sends Lieutenants To Pakistan With Tough Message

President Donald Trump will dispatch his top diplomatic and military advisors to Pakistan in the coming weeks, turning up the heat on a nuclear-armed ally accused of harboring terror groups. Weeks after Trump angrily accused Islamabad of providing safe haven to “agents of chaos,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to depart for Pakistan late this month. He will be followed by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, according to US and Pakistani sources. The one-two punch is designed to drill home Trump’s message that Pakistani state support for jihadist groups has to end, according to officials briefed on the visits. Washington has long been frustrated by Pakistan’s willingness to offer cross-border safe havens to Taliban factions and armed jihadist groups fighting US troops and t...

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