Northern Elders Forum
Carrying our cross
“The initiative is in the hands of the president of the nation, but he can’t do it alone.” These are the words of the ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in his open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari advising him to make hay while the sun shines on security issues....
Northern elders insist on herdsmen return to north, accuses FG of bias
Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum, (NEF) Professor Ango Abdullahi said he has nothing to retract from asking Fulani herdsmen rearing cattle in the south to return to the north if they feel unsafe and unprotected. Professor Abdullahi restated his position when he received the senator that represented Kaduna Central in the 8th senate, Shehu…
Insurgency, kidnapping and banditry- of governance and economic opportunity
North West and North East Nigeria are currently in the throes and stranglehold of unprecedented violent insurgency, banditry, terrorism and kidnapping.
Boko Haram, farmers/herdsmen clashes worry Northern elders
The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has expressed concerns over the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram terrorists, as well as recurring clashes between farmers and herdsmen in parts of the country.
Northern elders back dialogue with Biafra agitators
Members of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) yesterday urged the Federal Government to dialogue with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The leader of the forum, Wantaregh Paul Unongo, made the call in Abuja after an emergency meeting.
Quit notice: Gauging the mood of non-indigenes in the North
Following the recent quit notice by some Arewa Youth Organisations, asking Igbos resident in the North to leave the region before October 1st, there has been palpable tension and fears over the safety of all non-indigenes in the region.
Democracy, the elders and Buhari’s presidency
It is very unfortunate that some elders who ought to be looked up to by the younger ones as towers of strength in a delicate and complicated federation are the ones making regular toxic statements that can destroy the country’s basis for unity.