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North is financially marginalised: ACF writes CBN

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has written to Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), complaining about alleged financial exclusion of northern states. In the letter signed by Audu Ogbeh, its national chairman, the ACF said the north is “unserved and underserved” despite its status as the most populous region in the country. The former minister of

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Gunmen Kill Two, Injure Many In Imo Market Attack

Also, many others sustained injuries from stampedes as the hoodlums shot indiscriminately while chasing a man believed to be their gang member. uspected gunmen have killed no less than two persons at Afaor Awo market in Awo Omamma community in the Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State. Also, many others sustained injuries from stampedes as the hoodlums shot

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Ethnic war to be ignited under my watch – Gov. Makinde insists

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says he will not allow anyone to start an ethnic war in the state under his watch. Taiwo Adisa, the governor’s chief press secretary, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday after Makinde held a meeting with leaders in Ibarapa area. The area has been the centre of reported kidnapping, killings and clashes between

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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

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Buhari did not pick Tinubu as his running mate in 2015 because of Obasanjo – Oyinlola

Olagunsoye Oyinlola, a former governor of Osun state, says ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo prevented Bola Tinubu, former Lagos governor, from becoming Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in 2015. Buhari contested for the presidency in 2015 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The idea of a Muslim-Muslim ticket was Obasanjo’s worry, the former governor said. Buhari and Tinubu are Muslims.

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Only grazing reserves can end farmer-herder crisis – Shehu Sani to the North

Shehu Sani, former senator representing Kaduna central, says the solution to the crisis between farmers and herders in the south-west is the setting up of grazing reserves and agro-allied industries in the north. Speaking on Arise Television on Friday, Sani said it is not possible for herders to move around with cattle and not clash with farmers. The former senator

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Gani Adams: Nigeria’s 1999 constitution is ‘satanic’

Gani Adams, Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, says the 1999 constitution (as amended) is “satanic and wicked”. Adams said this on Wednesday when he featured on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme. The Aare Ona kakanfo of Yorubaland said the country is being run on the basis of a wrong structure. “The major problem now is that Nigeria is being

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Dancing In Military Barracks Over Sacking Of Buratai, Others

A 20-second video captured the moment some personnel of the Nigerian Navy in their barracks believed to be in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, screamed and danced over the development. here was jubilation in some military barracks across the country, when the news of the sacking of the former service chiefs filtered in on Tuesday and the announcement of their

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Sunday Igboho: Tinubu gave me N2m during elections time

Sunday Adeyemo, a youth leader better known as Sunday Igboho, says he only met Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), once in Lagos. Igboho was reacting to a claim by Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, that he met with Tinubu in Akure, Ondo state capital, in 2009, over the

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2023: Tinubu returns to Nigeria after one-month absence

Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state, has arrived in Nigeria after a month absence. Tinubu returned to the country on Sunday, about a month after he left. He was sighted at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, in company of some of his aides. TheCable had reported on January 3 that he was hospitalised in Paris, France, after

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