Northern youths as Solomon’s heirs apparent
I woke up the other day to the news that certain youths from the northern side of the country are allegedly blocking food trucks from ferrying goods down south.
Cleric trying to stop northerners from taking COVID-19 vaccine should be arrested — Gumi
As Coronavirus continues to kill people globally, popular Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Mahmoud Gumi has called for arrest and punishment of any Muslim cleric preaching to people
Group moves to reclaim jobs from Southerners in North
The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNGs) has hinted that it had concluded arrangements to reclaim job opportunities in the North occupied by southerners in the northern part of the country.
Pathway to end Boko Haram insurgency, kidnapping, other crimes in north
Disturbed by the security challenges in the north which have spread to other parts of the country with destructive effects on lives and property, Arewa intelligential and other leaders have resolved to chart a pathway to end the regime of fear and uncertainty in Nigeria.
Lessons from RUGA controversy
Creativity is ‘thinking up new things’, innovation is ‘doing new things’. In any society, there is no shortage of creativity or creative people; what is in short supply are innovators. These scarce people are the ones, who have the know-how, energy, daring and staying, power to implement ideas’—Professor Thomas Riskey Odhiambo.
Igbos in Kano rejects call on Fulani to relocate from South to North
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje alongside Igbo leaders in Kano, has rejected calls by some Northern political leaders that Fulani herdsmen in the Southern part of the country relocate to the North.
North backward, uneducated, unhealthy, says El-Rufai
Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasiru El-Rufai, on Saturday described the Northern part of Nigeria as backward, uneducated and unhealthy. El-Rufai said during the Northern Youth Summit organized by Northern Hibiscus Initiative in Kaduna, that the region has made Nigeria a country of nations. “Looking at the statistics, Nigeria appears to be a middle income country,…
The RUGA controversy
The controversy that trails the RUGA resettlement scheme begins with the word RUGA itself. Some say it is an abbreviation of the title given to the scheme—Rural Grazing Area; others argue that there is no difference between it and Ranching. While others say it is generally regarded as Fulani settlement which in Hausa language is…
U.S. navy, others to tackle illegal maritime activities
Top leaders from the United States Africa Command, Nigerian Navy, representatives of maritime forces from the Gulf of Guinea, Europe, North and South America as well as regional and international organisations gathered in Lagos yesterday for the opening ceremony of the 2019 multi-national sea drills tagged ‘Exercise Obangame Express.’ The yearly event is to improve…
Southern Kaduna wants PDP stalwarts to explain party’s failure in North
The Southern Kaduna has asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and political juggernauts from Kaduna North to, within 24 hours, explain what led to the party’s woeful performance in the northern part of the state during the presidential election, or they might be left with no option to align with another party, possibly All Progressives Congress…
2019: ‘You can’t ban Igbo from travelling’
A Pro-democracy and non-governmental organisation, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned the reported ban from travelling for the 2019 election by Igbo speaking Nigerians resident in the 19 Northern states as disclosed by a socio-cultural club – Igbo Delegates Assembly (IDA) in Kaduna. HURIWA accused the socio-cultural club of displaying either crass…