Tag: North

Nigeria: Why the North dominates the South

By Jude Obuseh The plethora of arguments centering on the unjust structuring of the Nigerian federation by the British Colonial masters, which has given the north unfair advantages over the south in the distribution of national resources and allocation of political power, have refused to go away several years after[Read More…]

Farooq A. Kperogi: Arewa and Oduduwa More Alike than Unlike

The past few months have ignited impassioned and frenzied political brickbats between the elites of the South and those of the Muslim North. Plus, over the years, the differences between the people of the regions are often magnified and their similarities papered over. In today’s column, I show how this[Read More…]

CNG boasts of ‘human resources’ to resist zoning of presidency to South

The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has boasted of the regions “human resources” and vowed to use it to resist plans by political parties stakeholders to zone the presidential ticket to the South. Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the spokesman of the Coalition which consists of 52 groups, in a statement on Monday[Read More…]

Law Mefor: 2021 and Audacious South Versus Arrogant North

By Law Mefor The discordant tunes coming from Southern Governors Forum and Northern Elders Forum do not augur well for the unity and harmony of the country. It will be recalled that the southern governors issued a communique at the end of their Enugu meeting, stating, among other things, that[Read More…]

Northern Nigeria and Nigeria’s quest for true federalism

By Ugochukwu Amasike Once upon a time, in pre-oil-dependent Nigeria, before the era of military coups, there were three (3) productive regions, namely: Northern Region, Western Region and Eastern Region. These three (3) federating units all harnessed and maximised their unique comparative advantages for the socio-economic development of their respective[Read More…]

Fredrick Nwabufo: Food blockade of south by north

by Fredrick Nwabufo No region in Nigeria is a self-sufficient archipelago. None is more fortunate in human and material assets than the other. Each region has its unique quality and contributes a consequential substance to Nigeria. None is greater than the other. We are like geopolitical sextuplets sharing one umbilical[Read More…]

Olu Falae says allowing the North retain power in 2023 will be provocative to the South

Chief Olu Falae, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, and a one time Finance Minister has said Nigeria was amalgamated in 1914 and it was done between the North and South – and it will be provocative to the South should the North continue in 2023.[Read More…]

Northern Nigerian Governors of 19 States Summoned To Washington DC

Governors of all 19 states in northern Nigeria are expected to spend three days in Washington DC next week at the invitation of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). They will be participating in the Northern Nigeria Governors’ Symposium from October 18 to 21 with civic leaders from the[Read More…]

Nigeria Railway Begin Moving Cows By Rail From Northern Nigeria To The South

The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) on Saturday resumed its Cattle Cargo Services, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Mr Jerry Oche, Lagos Railway District Manager (RDM), NRC, told NAN that 510 cattle were moved from Gusau in Zamfra to Lagos. NAN also reports that cattle traffic refers to the[Read More…]

“Oil Blocks Were Shared To One Group” – Ijaw Youths Want ‘Unfair Allocation’ of Oil Blocks Probed

The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide on Monday warned that there would be more hostilities in the Niger Delta region unless President Muhammadu Buhari probes unfair allocation of oil blocks in the country. The IYC President, Mr. Udengs Eradiri, gave the warning at a news conference at the Ijaw House, Yenagoa,[Read More…]