Tag: Northern Elders

‘Nigeria should not stand in the way if Igbos want to secede’ – Northern Elders Forum

The Northern Elders Forum say the country should not stop the Igbo people if majority of people from the region want to secede from the country. The forum advised that the country should learn from history and not make a repeat of fighting wars in order to let Nigeria remain[Read More…]

Northern Elders say groups including the Yoruba Council of Elders fueling tension for selfish aims

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has alleged that some groups are fuelling tension in the country in order to achieve their selfish aims. In a statement on Friday in Kaduna, spokesman of the forum, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, said the country was under imminent threats from those bent on pushing the[Read More…]

Northern Elders condemn ‘ejection’ of herdsmen from southern states

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has expressed worry over reports of ejection and attacks on Fulani herders, families and communities in some states of the south. It warned that those ejecting Fulani herdsmen in the states in the south should desist from doing so. The Forum’s Director of Publicity and[Read More…]

Tunde Bakare Slams Northern Elders Against Nigeria’s Restructuring

The General Overseer of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has flayed Northern elders who are opposed to the call for Nigeria’s restructuring. Bakare spoke on Friday in Ibadan at an event organised to mark the 50th year anniversary of the assassination of the first military governor of the defunct[Read More…]

Again, Buhari’s Health Condition Panics Northern Elders

The health condition of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari again panics Northern Elders even as the Presidency had denied online reports claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari was ill . Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, dismissed the report as false. Adesina said the President, was fine and discharging[Read More…]

Northern Elders Want Buhari To Probe And Send Ex-President Jonathan To Prison

The Deputy National Leader of the Northern Elders Forum, Dr. Paul Unongo, has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan should be probed over the $2.1bn arms deal. Unongo, who was power and steel minister in the Second Republic, said the former President should be jailed if found to have corruptly[Read More…]

Northern Elders Fire Back At The South For Slamming Buhari Over Lopsided Appointments

A group, Concerned Elders of the North, CEN, in answer to the accusation of lopsided appointments by President Muhammadu Buhari, made by some aggrieved people from the South, has released a list of some appointments made by the Goodluck Jonathan government. It claimed that what Buhari has done is that[Read More…]

Simon Kolawole: Re-election And Talks Of Armageddon

The countdown to the 2015 general election reminds me too much of 2003. They are as alike as they are different. On both occasions, an incumbent was seeking re-election. On both occasions, people predicted Armageddon. On both occasions, the importance of the south-west to the outcome was a major pre-election[Read More…]

Northern Elders Vow To Frustrate Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan’s 2015 Re-election

As President Goodluck Jonathan declares his intention to run for second term in 2015, leaders of the North, under the auspices of the Northern Elders Forum, have expressed their decision to support any presidential candidate presented by the All Progressives Congress in the 2015 election. Nigeria’s PUNCH Newspaper reports that[Read More…]

Femi Aribisala: #Bring Back Our Northern Domination “The North Is Born To Rule”

The Northern Elders Forum, the apostles of “the North is born to rule,” finally played their joker. They maintained that if the government does not #Bring Back Our Girls by the end of October, 2014, Jonathan should forget about running for re-election. This again reveals that there is more political[Read More…]