Tag: Northerners

Northern Group alleges Nnamdi Kanu responsible for the ‘killing’ of more than 1,230 northerners in the East

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has rejected Igbo leaders call on President Muhammadu Buhari to release Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Igbo leaders had visited the president at Aso Rock on Friday, demanding that Kanu should be released. Buhari, who described their request[Read More…]

Emir Sanusi Tells Northerners “To Stop Producing Children Like Commodities”

  Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has called on Northerners to give birth to only the number of children they can cater for. The Emir gave the advice while speaking at the 60th Anniversary, Founder’s Day Lecture and Magazine Launch of Kaduna Capital School. He said, “You are allowed[Read More…]

“Your Appearance Is Not Acceptable In Islam” – Northerners Criticise Aisha Buhari’s Outfit To US

Some fans of the First Lady of Nigeria, Mrs. Aisha Buhari are not happy with her outfit to the United States on Thursday. Mrs Buhari who is visiting the US for the first time, more than a year after she became first lady, dressed in a black and white patterned[Read More…]

Buhari Denies Favouring Northerners And Muslims In Appointments

The Presidency on Monday said contrary to claims by some individuals and groups, President Muhammdu Buhari has treated all Nigerians without bias for ethnicity or religion in his appointments and policies since he assumed office on May 29, 2015. It said claims that the present administration was targeting Christians and[Read More…]

Buhari In Daura Promises Not To Marginalize Any Section of Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he would be fair to all sections and tribes of Nigeria, assuring that he would never marginalize anyone. The President gave the assurance at the palace of the Emir of Daura, Dr. Farouk Umar Farouk during the breaking of Ramadan fast. Accompanied by the Governor[Read More…]

Sheikh Gumi Says Boko Haram Is “100% A Muslim Problem”, Accused Northerners Of Protecting The Insurgents

Ahmad Gumi, a prominent Muslim cleric, has described the preaching bill that has been generating controversy in Kaduna state as unconstitutional. Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, had said the bill was an updated version of an existing law required to curtail inflammatory sermons by faith leaders. But in an interview[Read More…]

Niger State Governor Laments Over The Rising Level Of Street Begging By Northern Women And Children

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger on Tuesday in Abuja expressed concerned over the rising level of street begging by children and women in the Northern region. The governor stated this at a two-day Conference on Promoting National Stability Through Constructive Social Relations with Constituted Authority, organised by Zaymar Islamic Research[Read More…]

Senator Shehu Sani Slams Northerners For Using Late Sardauna’s Name For Political Gains

Senator representing Kaduna Central District under the umbrella of All Progressives Congress (APC), Shehu Sani says the name of the late Sardauna of Sokoto has come under use for political gains and very little to preserve his legacies. On Monday, Sani visited Ali Sarki, the 89-year-old official driver of the[Read More…]

“Northerners Must Not Take All Positions” Top 10 Tweets As Nigerians React To Buhari’s Appointments

Nigerians have started reacting to the new appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in the following offices: SGF, Chief of Staff among others see here for full details on appointments. I am perfectly happy for us to abandon federal character, quota system and for us to adopt devolution[Read More…]

“I Supported Jonathan Because Some Northerners Vowed To Destabilise Nigeria Should He Continued” – Yakassai

Tanko Yakasai, a prominent northern leader, says he supported President Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28 election because some northerners threatened to make the country ungovernable if he won. Speaking to reporters on Friday, he denied rumours that his support for Jonathan was based on pecuniary interest, TheCable Online reports. “People[Read More…]