Tag: Northern Elders Forum

VAT Collection: The North is rich and can sustain itself – Northern Elders Forum

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has reacted to the ongoing controversy between states over the collection of money generated via Value Added Tax (VAT).  Recall that while Lagos and Rivers State have enacted laws to collect VAT generated in their states, some other states especially from the northern part of[Read More…]

“We are running a democratic government” – Northern Elders reject 2023 Presidency zoning to South

Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has rejected the position of the Southern governors that the 2023 presidency should be zoned to the Southern part of the country. The Forum maintained that the region should not be compelled to accede for a democratically elected office that can be sought by any person[Read More…]

Northern Elders Forum says Nigerians have lost faith in the Federal Government

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) says Nigerians have lost faith in the Federal government. The forum said in spite of assurances from the federal government that it will end banditry and kidnapping, the lives of Nigerians are becoming more endangered by the day. In a statement by the director of[Read More…]

Fulanis should stay, Akeredolu has no power to deny them the right to live in Ondo – Northern Elders Forum

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has asked herdsmen to stay put in Ondo State because the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu does not have the right to send them away from the community. Akeredolu had on Monday issued a 7-day vacation order to unregistered herdsmen who graze their cows along the[Read More…]

Call for unconstitutional regime change is irresponsible – Northern group responds to Rev Kukah

The Northern Elders Forum, NEF has called out popular clergyman Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah for his recent statements on President Muhammadu Buhari. NewsWireNGR reports that in his Christmas message on Friday, the bishop said there could have been a coup if a non-northern Muslim president does a fraction of what[Read More…]

‘We will no longer tolerate attacks on northerners in the south’ – Northern Elders Forum

The Northern Elders Forum says it would no longer tolerate further attacks on members of the northern community in the southern part of the country. The Chairman, NEF, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, said this on Tuesday in Port Harcourt at a town hall meeting with members of the northern community in[Read More…]

Northern Elders Forum says a constitutional review is a ‘jamboree’ and not needed now

 The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) says the Senate’s call for memoranda on review of the 1999 Constitution, is a waste of time, resources and energy The forum’s Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, said at a press conference in Abuja on Sunday that Nigerians should not to support[Read More…]

“President Buhari’s administration has woefully failed” – Northern Elders Forum declare

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has observed that the North is at the mercy of armed gangs who roam towns and villages at will and cause havoc to the unarmed and helpless residents. The Forum noted that it appears the President Buhari and the governors have lost control. This was[Read More…]

“Igbos Must Leave The North” – Northern Elders Forum Backs Arewa Youth Group

The Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), on Friday expressed support to the call by the Coalition of Northern Youth Groups for Igbos to leave the region within three months. The group made its position known despite widespread condemnation that followed the ultimatum earlier handed by the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum. The[Read More…]

“The Amalgamation By Lord Lugard Was A Mistake” – Former Minister Calls For “Nigeria’s Seperation”

A former Minister of Education and member of the Northern Elders Forum, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, has said if Nigerians has found it difficult to live together in peace, the component units should find it convenient to go their separate ways. Accusing the elite of being the cause of the nation’s[Read More…]