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Nigeria’s unity is negotiable – Nigeria’s envoy to Chad and the Lake Chad basin, Babagana Kingibe
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Nigeria’s unity is negotiable – Nigeria’s envoy to Chad and the Lake Chad basin, Babagana Kingibe

Nigeria’s envoy to Chad and the Lake Chad basin, Babagana Kingibe has said that the country's unity is negotiable. In his speech at The Sun Newspaper awards for 2020 in Lagos on Saturday October 17, the former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) stated in spite of what his colleagues say, every union is negotiable. According to him, when a party is trying to opt out of a union, he/she must consider the pros and cons of his/her choice before making a final decision. Kinigbe said; “I was born in Nigeria. I was groomed in Nigeria. I believe in Nigeria. People of my generation believe in Nigeria. We have no doubt about the fact that we have no option, but Nigeria. “However, I think that a few of my colleagues believe that the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable. O...
How Nigeria can overcome its present challenges – Osinbajo
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How Nigeria can overcome its present challenges – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the only way Nigeria can overcome its present challenges is when Nigerians unite as one people. Osinbajo said citizens at home and in the diaspora should promote the message of one country, noting that “anybody who looks at how Nigeria operates will recognize that we are better off in this system, and that is the truth.” The Vice President stated this on Saturday during an interactive session with top officials of Nigeria’s High Commission in the United Kingdom, held at the Abuja House residence of the High Commissioner in London. According to the VP, “Yorubas are not better off on their own, Igbos are not better off on their own, the North is not better off on its own. We are better off as one nation, that is why we are strong and that i...
Rochas Okorocha advises Nigerians to engage in inter-ethnic marriages
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Rochas Okorocha advises Nigerians to engage in inter-ethnic marriages

Imo Senator, Rochas Okorocha has appealed to Nigerians to engage in inter-ethnic marriages as a means of promoting peace and unity in the country. The former Imo State governor, who was the chairman of an annual public lecture organised on Culture and the Management of Diversity in Nigeria by the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), said inter-tribal marriage is a way of building cross-cultural understanding among Nigerians. Represented by Professor Sunny Ododo, the General Manager, National Theatre, on Thursday, October 7 in Kano state, Okorocha argued that with over 400 languages and over 200 ethnic groups, Nigerian’s cultural diversity was certainly an asset . Okorocha who is the Senate Committee Chairman on Culture and Tourism insisted that the Federal Governm...
Northern Govs never opposed power shift to the South- Gov El-Rufai
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Northern Govs never opposed power shift to the South- Gov El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has clarified the position of the Northern governors over the power shift controversy, saying his colleagues in the north never opposed the presidency going to the South in 2023, but were only against the language used by their Southern colleagues.   The Northern Governors Forum, in a communiqué read by their chairman and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, after their emergency meeting on Monday, September 27, had said   “The Forum observed that some northern states governors had earlier expressed views for a power-shift to three Geo-Political Zone in the south to promote unity and peace in the nation. Notwithstanding their comments, the Forum unanimously condemn the statement by the Southern Governor’s Forum that ...
NBA Chair asks Buhari for certified amalgamation treaty, confab report
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NBA Chair asks Buhari for certified amalgamation treaty, confab report

Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ilesa Branch, Barrister Kanmi Ajibola has requested certified copies of the 1914 amalgamation treaty and 2014 confab report from President Muhammadu Buhari. The lawyer asked the Federal Government to convey a National Conference where Nigerians will be given free and fair opportunities to discuss issues relating to the unity and harmony of one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign country. Ajibola, a human rights lawyer, in a letter dated September 22, 2021, said he looked forward to receiving the said vital documents within seven days. He gave the presidency seven days ultimatum to respond to his request or sue President Buhari to court. In the said letter titled “Re: Request for information in respect of some government’s activ...
Update: FFK says he was led by the spirit to defect from PDP to APC
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Update: FFK says he was led by the spirit to defect from PDP to APC

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said he was led by the spirit of God to defect to the ruling APC FFK was today September 16 presented to President Buhari by the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the APC, and governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Speaking to statehouse correspondents after meeting the President, FFK said that he was led by the Spirit of God in his decision and that he joined the APC to help for the unity of the country, adding that he was against anything that would cause the disintegration of Nigeria. He mentioned that he was instrumental in the defection of three Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors to the APC. The governors he mentioned were Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, Ben Ayade of Cross River State and ...
Nobody safe in Nigeria – Lamido says after meeting Obasanjo
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Nobody safe in Nigeria – Lamido says after meeting Obasanjo

Former Jigawa Governor, Sule Lamido on Sunday said no one is safe in Nigeria. He spoke at a meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his OOPL Presidential Library residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun capital. Lamido said the country is bleeding and appealed to Obasanjo to continue to contribute his quota to peace and unity. “How do we remain safe is the biggest problem and challenge now in this country. Nobody is safe again. ‘Imagine, kidnapping three workers of Baba, a former President of the country? Who is safe again? he queried. Lamido said his visit to the ex-leader was normal and that he met him “in a very high spirit and good health”. “He told me that he’s now ageing and I responded that he’s not. We still need him in this country. “He said, Sule,...
Catholic bishops take position on agitation for Nigeria’s break-up, insecurity
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Catholic bishops take position on agitation for Nigeria’s break-up, insecurity

The Catholic Bishops of Nigeria, CBCN, has taken a stand on the rising insecurity, electronic transmission of results and call for Nigeria’s break-up. The Catholic bishops, in a communiqué issued at the end of the Second Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Enugu, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to adopt inclusion of all ethnic groups in decision making and policies of the nation in order to avoid a break-up. The clergy admonished Nigerians and the government to toe the path of unity and dialogue in order to unite the nation and not cause break-up. CBCN also demanded that the government ensures a just and fair trial of the arrested key players in the struggles to curb cases that trigger off further avoidable unrest and calls fo...
Oyo declares Tuesday Public Holiday for Hijrah
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Oyo declares Tuesday Public Holiday for Hijrah

The Oyo State Government has announced Tuesday, August 10, 2021, as a public holiday to celebrate the new Islamic year, Hijrah 1443 AH. This was contained in a circular signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, in Ibadan, the state capital, at the weekend. According to the circular, Governor Seyi Makinde "enjoined all and sundry to use the occasion to pray for the peace, unity, and sustainability of the state in particular and the country in general." The Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) in Oyo state lauded Makinde for the declaration of the holiday. MMPN Chairman, Alhaji Ridwan Fasasi, commended Makinde for his magnanimity and also in redeeming his pledge that Hijrah holiday will henceforth be declared in the state. Fasas...
‘It’s better Nigeria remains united’ – Buhari tells youth corpers
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‘It’s better Nigeria remains united’ – Buhari tells youth corpers

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated it is more beneficial for Nigeria to remain united, notwithstanding the differences among her nationalities. He made this known in Daura, Katsina State when corps members deployed to the town paid him a Sallah visit on Tuesday, July 20. While giving the advice of unity, the President also threw his weight behind the National Youths Service Corps scheme, insisting the scheme had helped in promoting unity in Nigeria. Buhari said; “Not only the cultural differences but also physical differences and this is what makes Nigeria. That is why I feel strongly about NYSC and I will always wish you the best of luck. And I thank you for your service to the country. "It’s better Nigeria remains united" “I assure you that, there is much better of ...
‘It’s Better Nigeria Remains United’ – President Buhari Tells Corp Members
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‘It’s Better Nigeria Remains United’ – President Buhari Tells Corp Members

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that despite the setbacks in the country, Nigeria should remain united. He made this known in Daura, Katsina State when corps members deployed to the town paid him a Sallah visit on Tuesday, July 20. While giving the advice of unity, the President also threw his weight behind the National Youths Service Corps scheme, insisting the scheme had helped in promoting unity in Nigeria. Buhari said; “Not only the cultural differences but also physical differences and this is what makes Nigeria. That is why I feel strongly about NYSC and I will always wish you the best of luck. And I thank you for your service to the country. "It’s better Nigeria remains united" “I assure you that, there is much better of a Nigeria and rather than a fallout.” Af...
“We convey our disappointment” Canada, EU, Ireland, UK, USA release joint statement condemning Twitter ban in Nigeria
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“We convey our disappointment” Canada, EU, Ireland, UK, USA release joint statement condemning Twitter ban in Nigeria

The Diplomatic Missions of Canada, the European Union, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America have issued a joint statement in reaction to the ban on Twitter by the Nigerian government. On Friday, June 4, two days after Twitter deleted a tweet from the president of Nigeria for violating its rules, the Ministry of Information and Culture announced that the Nigerian government has "indefinitely suspended" Twitter. The Nigerian government also proposed registration requirements for other social media. Canada, UK, USA, Ireland, and the European Union expressed disappointment in a joint statement that reads: "The diplomatic missions of Canada, the European Union (Delegation to Nigeria), the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States of Ameri...
Nigerians react after journalist Jaafar Jaafar asked President Buhari to pick a new Chief of Army Staff from South-East
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Nigerians react after journalist Jaafar Jaafar asked President Buhari to pick a new Chief of Army Staff from South-East

Some Nigerians have reacted to journalist, Jaafar Jaafar's call for President Buhari to pick a new Chief of Army Staff from South-East to replace late COAS Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a plane crash on Friday May 21, alongside other military officers. Jaafar in a Facebook post he shared, said Buhari should chose Major General Benjamin Ahonotu who led the first major crackdown against Boko Haram and captured its leader, Mohammed Yusuf. He further said that picking Ahonotu as the new COAS will also give the ailing unity of the country a little elixir. The journalist wrote; My choice is Major General Benjamin Ahonotu, who led the first major crackdown against Boko Haram and captured its leader, Mohammed Yusuf. To also give the ailing unity of the country a little elixir, this...
El-Rufai is a Sycophant, Ethnic Champion and Religious Bigot who Hates anyone who does not share the same faith with him – Ortom Fires back
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El-Rufai is a Sycophant, Ethnic Champion and Religious Bigot who Hates anyone who does not share the same faith with him – Ortom Fires back

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has fired back at Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state after the latter described him as a failure and someone he doesn't take seriously. Ortom in a statement released by his media aide Terver Akase, alleged that the Kaduna state Governor is a sycophant, ethnic champion and religious bigot who hates anyone who does not share the same faith with him. He also claimed that El-Rufai’s attack on his person is merely to make him look good before the Presidency, after he fell out of favour at the Villa. The statement read; We read the statement credited to Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai in which he accused Governor Samuel Ortom of using the insecurity in his state to attack the Federal Government in order to cover up what he termed as t...
Osun government suspends 3 principals for allowing secessionists preach to students
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Osun government suspends 3 principals for allowing secessionists preach to students

The Osun state government has suspended three principals for reportedly allowing a group of secessionists to preach to students in their respective schools. Commissioner for Education in the state, Folorunsho Bamisayemi noted that the viral video showed the group talking to the students about the plan of the Yoruba nation to secede from Nigeria. He said the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was not aware and never gave consent to the group to speak with public school students in the State. Bamisayemi reiterated that Nigeria is one entity and will continue to remain so. The statement read; “A viral video showed the group talking to the students about the plan of the Yoruba nation to secede from Nigeria. “The administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was not awa...
Pray for Nigeria, leaders – Emir of Kano
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Pray for Nigeria, leaders – Emir of Kano

  The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado, has urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the country’s leadership and peaceful co-existence for nation’s development. The Emir made the call on Friday night at the Tijjaniyya Islamic Religious Movement national prayer for peace and unity in Nigeria held at the Abuja National Mosque. He said all hands must be on deck in order for Nigeria to develop and achieve good results. “I am extremely delighted to be in this town and in this place, the National Mosque Abuja to put our heads together to pray for the unity, peace, harmony and progress of our nation. “We are gathered together here today for the purpose of peace, unity and stability of the country,” he added. The Emir, however, appealed to Nigerians to be patient with thei...
We Are For United Nigeria, Southern Senators Declare
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We Are For United Nigeria, Southern Senators Declare

Senators from the southern part of the country on Wednesday resolved to work towards the unity of Nigeria despite the various challenges threatening the nation’s continued existence. Their position came on the heels of the growing calls for secession among some Yoruba and Igbo groups who are accusing the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), of nepotism and gross incompetence in handling the insecurity in the country. The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, told journalists after the southern senators elected Opeyemi Bamidele as Chairman on Wednesday that his colleagues remained committed to the unity of Nigeria. He said, “Let me make it very clear that we are united, both the northern and southern senators. “We are united behind the l...
Nigeria’s Unity Is Non-Negotiable – Buhari
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Nigeria’s Unity Is Non-Negotiable – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his conviction in the indivisibility of Nigeria. He reaffirmed the country’s unity is non-negotiable. The President restated his conviction to Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello on Thursday during a visit to brief him of progress so far made in resolving the north/south food blockage crisis. The Governor, who called on Buhari in the company of the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, also said the President also expressed concerns over the issue of insecurity in the country. Governor Bello had been at the forefront of efforts to resolve the ethnic misunderstanding between northern traders, under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Food and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AFUCDN) and their southwestern compatriots, whic...
Uzodimma, Okorocha Feud: Senator Kalu Sues For Calm, Calls For Unity
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Uzodimma, Okorocha Feud: Senator Kalu Sues For Calm, Calls For Unity

Former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr. Orji Kalu has sued for peace and harmony between Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma, and his predecessor and Senator Rochas Okorocha (representing Imo West Senatorial district). Stressing the imperative for both prominent personalities to sheath their swords, the Senate Chief Whip urged supporters, followers, and associates of the duo of Uzodimma and Okorocha to guide their utterances in order not to polarize the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Imo state in general. Kalu, who acknowledged the contributions of Uzodimma and Okorocha to the social, economic and political development of Imo state, called on the former Governor and  Governor to embrace peace for the sake of the people of Imo state. In a p...
Act now to Prevent Another Civil War – Arewa Youth Forum tells Buhari
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Act now to Prevent Another Civil War – Arewa Youth Forum tells Buhari

Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) has urged the Federal Government to take urgent actions to douse the tension across the country caused by activities of armed Fulani herdsmen. The group pointed out that another civil war could break out if the government doesn't act. The northern youths said this in a statement signed by its National President, Alhaji Ibrahim Gambo Gujungu, Wednesday, Feb 17, in Kaduna. They said: "The Arewa Youth Forum is worried by the prevailing impasse and rising tension across the country precipitated by the quit notice given to Fulani herdsmen by the Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and the actions that had trailed that incident. "As it stands, owning to the actions of non-state actors and inaction of state actors, mainly the Federal Government and the sta...
Shasha Represents Unity, Recent Mayhem Unfortunate – Osinbajo
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Shasha Represents Unity, Recent Mayhem Unfortunate – Osinbajo

( Below are comments by the Vice President today in Lagos when reporters asked him about the situation in Ibadan. He had just paid a condolence visit to the Jakande family in Ilupeju.) I have heard about the unfortunate mayhem and the tragic loss of lives at the Shasha market in the past few days. Shasha market  has been a melting  pot for traders bringing foodstuff from the North to the Southwest for decades. For decades traders from the North have done business with their brothers from the Southwest  and  they have lived in peace  and even inter-married. Shasha is a place of unity. So when a disagreement arises between individuals or a criminal act is committed by one against the other we must ensure that we see it for what it is,  a criminal act, which must be punished a...
Without Unity, Restructuring Won’t Work – Goodluck Jonathan
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Without Unity, Restructuring Won’t Work – Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has on Thursday said restructuring the country had its benefits but the elites must de-emphasize issues that polarised the people. He said, “We cannot restructure without solving issues that polarize us which are nepotism, ethnic and religious differences and lack of patriotism. “Also, discussion on restructuring will not help except we restructure our minds. Some of the challenges faced at the national level are still there at the state and local government levels, and sometimes even in our communities. “From Independence, the struggle was that politics was based on regions and there was this tension. It’s a dynamic blow between the regions who will produce the national leaders and that is still hunting us till today.” Drawing morals less...
We Are In Trouble, Nigeria’s Unity Questionable – Goodluck Jonathan
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We Are In Trouble, Nigeria’s Unity Questionable – Goodluck Jonathan

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has said the unity of Nigeria is questionable. Jonathan stated this while speaking during an exclusive command performance by the Port-Harcourt Male Ensemble International tagged ‘Peace for All Nations’ at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja. He stated that Nigerian youths sometimes engaged in all kinds of confrontation, recalling his conversation with one of his friends. “And I was discussing with somebody, one of my friends and I said look, in Nigeria, they appear not to even have a national youth body. Because in most cases, the regional youth bodies are stronger than the national youth body. “Ordinarily, the national youth body is supposed to be stronger than the regional youth body. If you go to my state, Bayelsa state for...
Lagos state government lifts curfew
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Lagos state government lifts curfew

The Lagos state government have lifted the curfew imposed in the state following the outbreak of violence days ago.   Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Lagos State on New Media, Gawat Jubril who made the announcement however stated that the 12am to 4am curfew imposed by the Federal Government to curb the spread of COVID19 remains.   The statement read;     The curfew imposed on Lagos State after the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS  protests has been lifted immediately. The 12 am to 4am curfew imposed by the Federal Government to curb the spread of COVID19 remains. Lagosians are free to go about their businesses without any hindrance whatsoever. Security agencies will continue to discharge their duties. Lagosians are urged to co-oper...
Igbo Believe In One Nigeria – Sen Okorocha
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Igbo Believe In One Nigeria – Sen Okorocha

Former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha has said that the South East region of the country believes in one Nigeria. Sen. Okorachi who spoke to journalists after a meeting of South East leaders in Enugu, maintained that the whole Ndigbo believed in the entity called Nigeria, adding that the meeting was for peace and unity of Ndigbo and Nigeria in general. “This is a very timely meeting and the whole essence is for peace and unity in our Igbo land and Nigeria. We believe in the unity of this country and we believe in the entity called Nigeria and all Igbo do believe so”, he said. He reassured the youths of the South East leader’s commitment to attend to their demands and correct what has gone wrong before now. “We are deeply touched by the recent happenings and we nev...
Buhari Storms Kebbi State For Argungu Fishing Festival 2020
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Buhari Storms Kebbi State For Argungu Fishing Festival 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari attended the 2020 Argungu International Agricultural Show and Cultural Festival in Kebbi State. The Argungu Fishing Festival is an annual four-day festival in the state of Kebbi. Also, the main purpose of the Argungu fishing festival is for fishing and unity.
Coronavirus:Stop all Flights from Affected Countries- Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar tells President Buhari
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Coronavirus:Stop all Flights from Affected Countries- Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar tells President Buhari

As Nigeria records its first case of Coronavirus, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has asked President Buhari to stop all flights from affected countries. Atiku made the appeal in a statement released this afternoon. Read below Now that Nigeria has had her first confirmed case of the Corona Virus infestation, via a citizen of Italy, who visited Lagos and Ogun states, I would want to offer my patriotic counsel to the government of General Muhammadu Buhari, on how best to tackle this issue. We must call upon our experience with the Wild Ebola Virus, of which we were the first nation in the world to defeat that scourge in 2014. How did Nigeria do it? We achieved it by showing unprecedented unity. The federal government of the day worked closely with the Lagos and Rivers sta...
Serving Corps Members Marry in NYSC Uniform
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Serving Corps Members Marry in NYSC Uniform

Mohammed Alhaji-Musa and Hauwa Yahaya-Bagudu, the two serving corps members who began a romantic relationship after meeting in NYSC's 2019 Batch 'A' Orientation Course, have finally tied the nuptial knots. The couple got married on Friday February 7, at the Nigeria Air Force Base Central Mosque in Kano. A major highlight of the event was the couple exchanging their marital vows in NYSC uniform. Kano State's NYSC coordinator, Malam Baba Ladan led other NYSC Staff and Corps Members to the wedding reception. He commended the new couple for maintaining their relationship which blossomed into marriage and fulfilling one of the objectives of the NYSC Scheme which is to achieve national unity and integration. Recall LIB reported earlier that the bride is from Niger State whil...
Amotekun: Wike, Dickson Quarrel Disturbing Unity Of South South Governors
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Amotekun: Wike, Dickson Quarrel Disturbing Unity Of South South Governors

Governors of the six South-South states are, at the moment, disordered and ineffective to hold a meeting to take a joint decision on the setting up of a regional security outfit like the South West Security Network, ‘Amotekun’ launched, last week, by South-West Governors to enhance security in the region, Vanguard investigation has revealed. The investigation revealed the rift between Governor Wike of Rivers State and Governor Dickson of Bayelsa state is one of the main contributing factor to the inability of the south-south governors to converge. Governor Wike, a powerful governor in the region is not prepared to attend any meeting with Governor Dickson, who is handing over next month (February) to the newly elected All Progressives Congress, APC, Governor-elect in his state, Mr...
Amotekun Will Affect Nigeria’s Unity – Arewa Consultative Forum
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Amotekun Will Affect Nigeria’s Unity – Arewa Consultative Forum

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), northern Nigeria’s foremost socio-cultural group, on Thursday said establishing regional security force such as South West security outfit, ‘Operation Amotekun’, may affect Nigeria’s unity and cohesion. In a statement by Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, its National Publicity Secretary, the body said while it agreed that the military and other security agencies are overstretched owing to security challenges across the country, it is concerned that several tribal organisations set up in the past have been used to harass and intimidate non-indigenes. The statement reads: “The governors of the South-West states recently inaugurated a regional tribal security outfit known as Operation Amotekun with the sole aim of complementing the efforts of the Nigeria poli...
‘Fulanis Are The Greatest Danger To Nigeria’s Unity’ – Femi Fani-Kayode
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‘Fulanis Are The Greatest Danger To Nigeria’s Unity’ – Femi Fani-Kayode

A former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, has alleged that Fulanis pose a danger to Nigeria's stability, peace and unity. Fani-Kayode made the claims on his verified Twitter handle, @realFFK, on Saturday (yesterday). He accused the group of having insatiable lust for power, alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari has Islamisation agenda for the country. “The greatest danger to Nigeria's stability, peace and unity is the insolent and rappacious disposition and insatiable lust for power of the Fulani hegemonists coupled with the Fulanisation and Islamisation agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari”, he said. “You cannot possibly comprehend the mindboggling mess that our country is in, let alone get us out of it, until you fully appreciate this fundamental and basic po...
Cassper Nyovest Hails Nigerian Music Industry For Their Unity
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Cassper Nyovest Hails Nigerian Music Industry For Their Unity

South African Rapper Cassper Nyovest Hails Nigerian Music industry, Wish to be a nigerian. South african popular rapper Cassper Nyovest wished to be a nigerian after hailing nigerian musicians and our oaps, radio and televisions stations for promoting 90% of nigerian artist songs on their channel unlike other countries. Is this true about us??
Kogi Monarch, Obobanyi is Dead
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Kogi Monarch, Obobanyi is Dead

The Obobanyi of Ohionwa in Ihima, Okehi Local Government of Kogi State, Chief Jeremiah Akaava, has died at the age of 116. A statement issued by the Ohionwa clan in Lokoja on Saturday said that the monarch died in the late hours of Friday, NAN reports. It said the deceased spent 36 years on the throne. The statement, signed by Mr Yusuf Itopa on behalf of the Ohionwa Clan, described the late monarch as a man who stood for peace, unity and progress of Ohionwa, Ebiraland and Kogi and Nigeria as a whole. The clan expressed its gratitude to men and women of goodwill who appreciated the late Obobanyi’s role as a unifying force in the land and consequently showed love and respect to him while alive.
Pope kisses feet of South Sudan leaders
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Pope kisses feet of South Sudan leaders

Pope Francis on Thursday knelt to kiss the feet of South Sudan’s previously warring leaders, in a dramatic gesture after an unprecedented retreat at the Vatican. Pope however urged them to not return to a civil war. He also appealed to President Salva Kiir, his former deputy turned rebel leader Riek Machar, and three other vice presidents to respect a peace agreement they signed and commit to forming a unity government in May. “I am asking you as a brother to stay in peace. I am asking you with my heart, let us go forward. “There will be many problems but they will not overcome us. Resolve your problems,” Francis said in improvised remarks. The leaders appeared to be stunned as the 82-year-old pope, helped by aides, knelt with difficulty to kiss the shoes of the two main opposing lead...
Shina Peller’s Mom And Wife Attacked By Political Thugs in Oyo State
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Shina Peller’s Mom And Wife Attacked By Political Thugs in Oyo State

Shina Peller’s mom and his wife were yesterday attacked by political thugs during a campaign in Oyo state. The owner of Quilox has taken to his gram to condemn the attack, asking why politicians go violent on opposition. Stating that events like this is bound to discourage many like himself – who are driven to serve the people – from venturing into politics. Since I got actively involved in politics, I have preached against political violence, and this is often reflected in my utterances and acts. The ugly incidence that occurred yesterday during the Oyo State APC campaign in Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency saddened my heart. After touring the three other local governments in my constituency, we returned to Iseyin with our leader, Governor Isiaka Abiola...
National Sports Festival: Ambode Receives Torch Of Unity
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National Sports Festival: Ambode Receives Torch Of Unity

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday received the Torch of Unity, ahead of the forthcoming 19th National Sports Festival, slated to hold in December at the nation’s capital, Abuja. Governor Ambode while receiving the Torch of Unity at the Lagos Huse in Alausa said, he was glad that the Festival after the last edition which was hosted by the state in 2012 was staging a grand comeback. He disclosed that the state would send a strong contingent of athletes and coaches to the Festival, assuring that the representatives would be given all the adequate welfare to excel at the games. “It is my pleasure to receive the festival Torch of Unity and this signals the commencement of the 19th National Sports Festival that would take place in Abuja. “Just like what we ...
Atiku Emergence: A Necessary Evil
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Atiku Emergence: A Necessary Evil

The 2019 presidential election in Nigeria is about to get interesting with Vice President Abubakar Atiku is set for a showdown with President Muhammadu Buhari in February, 2019.   Atiku Abubakar I have to defile all the obstacles,because of the military worrisome disturbance of our people at Du, Dura, to make some remarks over the political state of the nation. Many watchers of international politics have described the United Nations as a necessary evil. That's, despite it limitations, the system is very necessary for global peace building and peace keeping among other services it renders. The PDP has chosen a good path. The party has conducted one of the most transparent primaries in the world.  New initiatives and perspectives introduced in the process made it to have a ...
Nigerian DJ Reportedly Slumps And Dies During Charity Football Match In Jos
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Nigerian DJ Reportedly Slumps And Dies During Charity Football Match In Jos

A Nigerian DJ has suddenly collapsed and died while he was playing a friendly match in the city of Jos. DJ silver has died It has been reported that a Nigerian DJ, Silver Apeh aka DJ Silver has lost his life during a charity football match in Jos, Plateau. The married father of one, died, yesterday, during a friendly match with the inmates of a prison in Jos, Plateau State. Local reports show that the Unity 93.3 FM guest DJ was said to have led his fellow DJs to the prison for the match and led them in prayers before kickoff. However, Silver, who was the goalkeeper, slumped during the match and was rushed to Faith Alive hospital, where he was declared dead.
#Nigeriaat@58 : SGF, HOS Urge Peaceful Co-Existence Among Nigerians
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#Nigeriaat@58 : SGF, HOS Urge Peaceful Co-Existence Among Nigerians

As Nigeria celebrated its 58th Independence Anniversary, Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), called on citizenss to live in peace in spite of their religious and ethnic differences. Mustapha said this in an interview on the sideline of the 58th Independence Parade at the Eagle Square on Monday in Abuja. Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) He said that the parade of Nigeria’s Armament by the Military and Paramilitary showed the effort President Muhammadu Buhari was putting into ensuring that peace returned to the country. “I want all Nigerians to be united; we should be grateful to God that we have been able to celebrate in the manner that we did today. “We lined up activities for one week telling Nige...
I’ll Teach You How To Defeat Tinubu In Lagos, Saraki Tells Lagos PDP
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I’ll Teach You How To Defeat Tinubu In Lagos, Saraki Tells Lagos PDP

Senate President and presidential aspirant of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Bukola Saraki, yesterday, excited members of the party in Lagos as he assured them that he will do everything within his reach to ensure PDP produced the next governor of the state. Saraki, who spoke at the PDP secretariat in Lagos State, where he was endorsed as favourite candidate, said he had the medicine of the man terrorizing Lagos State. He said: “What you have been fighting for many years, you will have it during the coming election because you now have somebody that has intention and charisma to deal with those disturbing you.   Saraki “I have a medicine of the man who regards himself as godfather terrorising Lagos State. We have their formula, come next year, PDP will take over Lagos....
2019: Resist Inordinate Pressure From Politicians, Okowa Tells NYSC Members
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2019: Resist Inordinate Pressure From Politicians, Okowa Tells NYSC Members

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, yesterday,  told National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members who may be recruited as ad-hoc workers for the 2019 general election to resist inordinate pressure by unscrupulous politicians to engage in sharp practices that could truncate the unity and peace of the country. Okowa Okowa, who spoke at NYSC Orientation Camp in Issele-Uku during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Batch ‘B’ (Stream II) combined orientation course for corps members deployed to Delta, Bayelsa and Edo states, advised corp members to avoid temptations that would  compromise the outcome of the election. Represented by his Commissioner for Higher Education, Mr Jude Sinebe, the governor said Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, may have need to engage the ser...
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2019: Ex NYCN President Garba Joins House Of Reps Race

Comrade Murtala Garba, the immediate past President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN,) has joined the race for the House of Representatives seat for Tatun Donga, Ussa and Yangtu Federal Constituency in Taraba State. Garba spoke with newsmen shortly after purchasing the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms at the All Progressives Congress(APC)’s Secretariat in Abuja. He said that, as a matter of priority, he would sensitise youths in his constituency on the importance of self-reliance, peace and unity. “`We have lost some youths and brothers to crisis and it cannot be allowed to continue; peace is paramount. “We will industrialise the constituency and encourage our youths to go into agriculture, farming; fishing, education, entrepreneurship –that is our first line...
I Have Forgiven Those That Searched My house – Clark
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I Have Forgiven Those That Searched My house – Clark

Elder statesman, Edwin Clark, says he has forgiven those that invaded his house over alleged stockpiling of firearms. He made the statement when Sen. Shehu Sani (APC- Kaduna) visited him in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some policemen on Sept. 4, searched Clark’s house for alleged firearms. Clark said he decided to forgive them in the interest of peace and the fact that the Nigeria Police had apologised. “I have forgotten all that since the Inspector General has apologised to me through a very powerful delegation; I have forgiven them in the interest of Nigeria. “If I do not, there are people who are very willing to cause trouble and I do not want that to be done in my name. “I have also appealed to my youths, my children at home who gathered at Yenagoa in Bayelsa,...
No Nigerian President Can Succeed Without Ndigbo’ – Presidential Aspirant, Attahiru Bafarawa
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No Nigerian President Can Succeed Without Ndigbo’ – Presidential Aspirant, Attahiru Bafarawa

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential aspirant, Attahiru Bafarawa has said that nobody can rule Nigeria without tapping the education and business ingenuity of Ndi Igbo. Bafarawa, a two time governor of Sokoto State, made this known when Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi hosted him in Enugu on Tuesday. He was in Enugu to consult and intimate the party in the state about his intention to vie for the country’s president. “Ndi Igbo are partners in Nigeria unity, cohesion and political stability; nobody can govern the country without Ndi Igbo,’’ he declared. He appealed to President Buhari to ensure that the 2019 general elections were free, fair and credible. Bafarawa said that Buhari had no alternative than to allow for credible poll in the forthcoming elections because “he is a benefici...
Eid-EL-Kabir : Embrace Sacrifice, Love, Unity, Ambode Urges Muslims
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Eid-EL-Kabir : Embrace Sacrifice, Love, Unity, Ambode Urges Muslims

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday called on Muslims in Nigeria to embrace the values of sacrifice, love and continue to foster unity as they join their counterparts worldwide to celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir festival. Akinwunmi AmbodeAmbode In his Sallah message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, Governor Ambode said the period of the celebration was a clarion call for Nigerians to imbibe the lessons of the season such as selfless service to God and humanity, sacrifice and sincere commitment to righteous conducts in their private and public life. He explained that the significance of the season should be beyond feasting, adding that as Muslims prepare to offer animal sacrifice in the prescribed days of the festival, the real essence should be...
‘Buhari Loves Nigeria More Than The Way He Loves Himself’— Ganduje
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‘Buhari Loves Nigeria More Than The Way He Loves Himself’— Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is a true patriot who loves Nigeria more than he loves himself. According to Abba Anwar, chief press secretary to the governor, Ganduje said this at an event of the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the South-East organized for the president in Owerri, Imo State. “We have in him a true and committed leader. Buhari is a symbol of unity. Buhari loves Nigeria more than the way he loves himself,” Anwar quoted Ganduje as saying. “He is too much committed to bringing sustainable development to our dear nation. This dinner in his honour is timely and apt. “Before our dear president came in, we had series of bomb attacks all over the north-east. So also in places like Kano, we had terrible e...
Poverty Rate in Nigeria Worrisome—Entrepreneur
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Poverty Rate in Nigeria Worrisome—Entrepreneur

The Citizens’ Colloquium An entrepreneur, Gbenga Olawepo Hashim, says that the high rate of poverty and social inequality in Nigeria is worrisome. Hashim was the guest speaker at The Citizens’ Colloquium organized by the Citizens Communications and Advocacy Centre on Monday in Abuja. The topic of his paper is “Understanding Democracy as Instrument of Development, Integration and National Cohesion.’’He regretted that in spite of the obvious gains of democracy over the years which had led to the unprecedented development, there had been serious challenges to national integration and social cohesion in Nigeria. “Since Independence in 1960, we have battled with the idea of national unity. No wonder then that some of our past leaders have even described Nigeria as ‘a mere geographical...
Workers Shutdown Kwara Over Unpaid Salaries
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Workers Shutdown Kwara Over Unpaid Salaries

Commercial activities in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital were paralyzed on Wednesday as union leaders and members of the Kwara State College of Education, as well as members and supporters of Good Governance Forum staged a protest in the state. Members of the College of Education Academic Staff Union protested at the gate of Kwara State College of Education, while members of the Good Governance Forum marched on many streets in Ilorin, including Taiwo and Unity roads. COEASU Chairman, Dr Mamman Saba, said members of the union were being owed many months of salaries. He also complained of dilapidated offices, toilets, hostels, classrooms, lack of water and electricity supply, as well as unsafe environment. He said, “The management is financially incapacitated to run the college w...
Continue To Pray For Peace, Unity In Nigeria – Cleric
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Continue To Pray For Peace, Unity In Nigeria – Cleric

The Resident Pastor of Living Faith Church, Osogbo, Mr Dapo Olumuyiwa, has called on Nigerians to continue to pray for the unity and progress of the nation. Olumuyiwa made the call in his sermon at the Church service in Osogbo on Sunday. The Cleric, who read from Luke 11 verse 17, said those who were clamouring for the division of the country should have a change of mind. ‘‘Our differences are our beauty and that is why we must continue to be united because this nation will not fall. ‘‘If you know the effects of war, you will appreciate the value of peace,’’ he said. Olumuyiwa also advised Nigerians to pray fervently for stability, to ward off bad intentions of people who were planning to cause problems for the nation. ‘‘What is happening in the country is spiritual. Sata...
Acting President Calls For Unity At Burial Of Akande’s Wife
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Acting President Calls For Unity At Burial Of Akande’s Wife

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday called on Nigerians to be united, saying this was the only way the nation could attain greatness. Osinbajo made the call in Ila-Orangun at the fidau held for the late Mrs Omowunmi Akande, the wife of a former Osun governor and elder statesman, Chief Bisi Akande. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deceased, aged 73, died on Tuesday evening at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, following a brief illness. Osinbajo was in the Ila-Orangun country home of the Akandes to commiserate with the former Interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). “I assure you all that the present administration is not just poised at giving leadership in the country but to give quality leadership built on morals and integrit...

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