Arewa youths make a U-turn, say Igbo can stay in North

Arewa youths make a U-turn, say Igbo can stay in North Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Coalition of Northern Groups has withdrawn the quit notice given to the Igbo living in the North to leave before October 1. The withdrawal of the quit notice was announced in Abuja on Thursday evening by the leaders of the […]

Jonathan has failed the North –ACF (More like the North has failed Jonathan by introducing Boko Haram terrorists)

THE Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has labelled the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan a failure. The pan-Northern organisation, in an open letter to the president, issued to journalists in Kaduna, on Sunday, said the state of insecurity in the region had deteriorated under the watch of the Presidency. ACF said it reached that conclusion at […]

B’Haram: Army chief denies engaging ex-militants, ex-servicemen

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah | credits: www.nigerreporters.com The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, on Friday in Kaduna denied alleged plan to enlist 10,000 former Niger Delta militants and ex-service men to boost the fight against the current insurgency in the North-East. The Northern socio-political organisation, the Arewa Consultative Forum, had […]

2015: Mass rally for Jonathan ill-timed – ACF

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) yesterday kicked against the pro­posed Niger Delta youth rally slated for today in Abuja to support President Goodluck Jonathan’s 2015 re-election bid. A statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim, said the rally was ill-timed and ill-advised, considering the current security challenges facing the country, particularly the North. […]

ACF lambasts FG, says Jonathan, wife disappointed Nigerians

THE Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has said the response of the Federal Government, particularly President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience, to the abduction of over 200 students by the Boko Haram from Chibok, was disappointing. ACF, in a statement signed by the Secretary General, Colonel John Ubah (retd) and made available to newsmen in […]

Arewa Consultative Forum rejects extension of emergency rule (What a surprise)

Ayo Balogun President Goodluck Jonathan has cancelled his much anticipated visit to Chibok, Bornu, Northeastern Nigeria where over 200 girls were abducted by Islamic terrorists, Boko Haram a month ago. Jonathan was supposed to have visited the area this morning, but presidential source said the president has cancelled the visit without appreciable reasons for the […]

North lagging behind in devt says Arewa Forum (This must be breaking news)

IIorin –  Alhaji Yusuf Kawu, the Secretary of Kwara Chapter of Arewa Consultative Forum, has called for the development of  a regional economic agenda for states in the North. He said that this would be enable states in the region to articulate their vision for the development of the region. Daibu made this call in […]

Military campaign won’t end Boko Haram — ACF

Boko Haram The umbrella socio-cultural body of northern Nigeria,  Arewa Consultative Forum, has said the military campaign in the North-East is not designed to end terrorism. It said it was only to reclaim territories occupied by the Boko Haram Sect. The forum said just like a former military Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), […]

Arewa Leaders, Others Fault National Conference Modalities

Say Confab Will Fail  AREWA elders have rejected the modalities released by the Federal Government for the conduct of the proposed National Conference, alleging that from all indications, the national dialogue may eventually snowball into a tool for President Goodluck Jonathan to drive home his Presidential ambition in 2015. Besides, former Governor of Kaduna State, […]

Arewa Consultative Forum’s Capital Punishment Claim:To Be or Not To Be?

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), is not usually known to be a truely ‘national pressure group’ simply because it was setup as a political and cultural association of leaders of Northern Nigeria extraction, whose purpose it was to look into matters of serious concern to the people of the region, arising from the wave of […]

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