Tag: Northern Governors

Northern Governors’ Forum resolutions in Kaduna

The nineteen (19) Northern State Governors on Monday held an emergency meeting in Kaduna to discuss the progress and major concerns of the region. Below is the resolution of the Forum chaired by its chairman and governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong; RESOLUTIONS OF THE NORTHERN STATES GOVERNORS’ FORUM MEETING WITH NORTHERN[Read More…]

‘Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu Lied,’ – Jonah Jang says Northern governors didn’t work against Jonathan

A former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, has said that there was no iota of truth that northern governors of the Peoples Democratic Party worked against the re-election bid of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan during the 2015 general election as claimed by a former governor of Niger State,[Read More…]

Northern Governors Forum condemns attack on Governor Ortom

The Northern Governors Forum NGF has condemned Saturday’s attack on Benue’s Governor Samuel Ortom’s motorcade by bandits as disturbing. It would be recalled that bandits attacked Gov. Ortom’s motorcade on Saturday at Tyo-Mu community near Makurdi. Chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, said the incident must[Read More…]

Northern Governors say kidnapping across the North is “a deliberate plot to deprive the region of education”

The Northern governors have condemned the abduction of students and staff at Government Science School, Kagara in Niger State by suspected bandits, describing it as “a deliberate plot to deprive the region of education”. In a statement issued in Jos on Wednesday by the Chairman of NGF and Governor of[Read More…]

Governors in the North-East allege region worst hit by terror is short-changed

Governors in the North-East reject the 2021 budget proposal of the Federal Government over what it described as the paltry allocation of N45.3bn, out of a total of N13.02tn, for capital projects in the region. They alleged that the area had been short-changed in the proposed capital projects for 2021[Read More…]

“We’ll sue the Northern Governors” – SERAP threatens, over moves by Nigerian government to ban social media

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has threatened to sue the National Assembly and the Northern Governors’ Forum if any social media bill is passed and signed by the President Muhammadu Buhari. SERAP said this in a tweet on Tuesday while reacting to a proposal by the northern governors for[Read More…]

Northern governors condemn attack on Zulum’s convoy

Northern Governors Forum (NGF), has condemned Wednesday’s attack on the convoy of Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno, describing the act as callous and reprehensible. The Chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, made the condemnation in a statement  by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr[Read More…]

MURIC wants Northern governors sanctioned for flouting COVID-19 directives to pray at home during Eid al-fitr

Several media reports indicated that Kano, Borno, Nasarawa, Jigawa and some other states allegedly defied the Federal Government’s (FG) pray-at-home directive on Id al-Fitr day as well as the advisories of the Jamaatu Nasril Islam (JNI) and the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) which urged Muslims to avoid[Read More…]

APC Northern governors reject Amotekun after FG agreement

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the North have rejected Amotekun, a regional security outfit recently launched by Governors of the Southwest geopolitical zone who are mostly members of the APC. The APC Governors have instead thrown their weight behind community policing as the most effective security[Read More…]

Former Niger Governor, Babangida Aliyu blames northern governors for the problems in Northern Nigeria

Babangida Aliyu, former governor of Niger state, says northern governors are not doing enough to help the region surmount its numerous challenges. Aliyu, who is the chairman, board of trustees of Ahmadu Bello Foundation, spoke in Kaduna at a reception for the new management of the foundation. He charged northerners[Read More…]