Why North lost its industries, wealth – Sanusi, others

THE industrial edge of the North is long gone! It’s like an earthquake struck and wiped away all the blossoming industries that used to dot the length and breadth of the region and produced enormous wealth for the natives. From footwears industries to fabrics manufacturing and essential goods-producing entities, the North is now bereft of […]

Banditry: Buratai updates Buhari on military operations in N/west

Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai   By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja received an update from the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on military operations against bandits in the North West zone of the country. Addressing State House correspondents after the closed door meeting, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. […]

FG excludes Lagos, Borno, Delta from cash transfer as North West gets biggest share

  Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi (left); Attorney General/Commissioner for Justice, Moyo Onigbanjo; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso; Commander, Nigeria Navy Ship, Beecroft, Apapa, Commodore Ibrahim Aliyu Shettima; Commander, 9 brigade, Ikeja Army Cantonment, Brigadier General, Etsu Ndagi; Commander, 651 Base Services Group, Nigerian Air Force Base, […]

You’re a blatant Liar, Peddler of Falsehood, ex EFCC Chair, Waziri tells Obasanjo

…says his real age blurs his memory Defending her integrity, the Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mrs. Farida Waziri on Wednesday blasted ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo describing him as a blatant liar and a peddler of “arrant falsehood.” Obasanjo had in an interview attacked the integrity and the tenure of Mrs […]

Editorial: Cutting Off The North

WHOEVER worked out the 2013/14 cut off marks for admission to federal government colleges is cutting off the North from developing its capacities. It is a practical indication of ordained backwardness for a part of Nigeria – it should not be allowed, for the dangers it portends for the whole country.It is bad if some […]

Opinion: Should power return to the North in 2015?

By Bayo Olupohunda – The drumbeats of presidential politics among the major ethnic groups that have dominated political equation in the country are gathering momentum.  The discordant tunes will reach a crescendo in the coming months as the country races another electoral cycle in the quest to elect the nation’s president in 2015. As it […]

North strategizes for 2015 (When will they strategize for education, jobs, etc?)

By EMEKA MAMAH & SONI DANIEL, Abuja Apparently worried over the inevitability of the north losing power in 2015 due to lack of peace and unity among the people in the region, the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has called for political strategies that would put the area in strong position of strength to secure some […]

North may drag Nigeria backward – Maku (May?)

The Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, has said the insecurity problems in the northern part of the country may not help Nigeria to move forward. He also said it was regrettable that the northern part of the country, which he said was once leading in peace and tranquillity, had become the theatre of war. […]

North to build on top security positions

The current insecurity challenges in Nigeria might be playing into the hands of desperate Northern politicians who are eager to exploit the situation to win back the Presidency from Goodluck Jonathan in 2015. SATURDAY PUNCH investigations on Friday showed that top politicians of Northern origin are scheming to build on the appointment of Sokoto State-born […]

Shocker for Jonathan: Northern govs defend Buhari

May 18, 2012  by David Attah and Uzoma Ubabukoh 252 Comments The 19 northern governors on Thursday rose in defence of the Presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari’s party on Wednesday had described the Jonathan administration as the “most corrupt ever,” in response to the Presidency and the Peoples […]

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