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Nigeria Will Be On Path To Glory In 2023 If Senator Bala Mohammed Emerges President - Association of West African Monarchs

The Secretary General of the Association of West African Monarchs (AWAM), Comrade Eliot Afiyo has expressed optimism that Nigeria will be on the path to glory in 2023, if Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed emerges president. He expressed this in Accra Ghana on Friday night, while delivering the closing remarks at the AWAM gathering.  "Your Eminences, Highnesses, Majesties and my fellow  Comrades. It is a privilege  to be invited once again to give a closing remarks having done the same last week in Quagadogou. "You will recall that I was with the francophone countries in Quagadogou last week where I told them that a Messiah is coming from Nigeria in 2023 to free the West African sub- region from every form of poverty and slavery," he said.  According to him, despite all pressures from within and outside the West African sub-Region,  he refused to disclose the Messiah.  "But learning from our mistakes and experiences in the past roundtables where our collec

2023 Presidency : We'll Mobiles Voters Against Northern Candidates,Says Group

...Picks Okowa as Preferred Candidate to Fix Nigeria  Ahead of the forthcoming  2023 General Elections, group under umbrella of North West Coalition for Democracy and Good Governance(NWCDGG) has said it has completed plans and strategy to mobilse millions of voters  across the federation  against choice of any candidate from the North, because it is now turn of South to Produce President . The group also said it's working with several political groups across the country  to ensure that all political parties zoned seat of the president to the South , especially the South-South geo-political zone. In a press statement jointly signed by the Chairman and Secretary ; Alhaji Musa Mohammed Ringim and Mal. Ahmadu Shehu , the group which  alleged , "North in collaboration with the Southwest geo-political zone ganged up against former President Goodluck Jonathan and for us this was unfair, said it will be politically fair to allow a candidate from the South-South from an  Ig

Stakeholders Express Renewed Commitment To Sports Development In Kaduna State

BY ISAIAH BENJAMIN Kaduna Relevant stakeholders in the sporting sector in Kaduna State have indicated a renewed commitment towards the development of sports in the State. At a stakeholders meeting convened by Hon. Abubakar Adams Ekene, the former Chairman of Kada city FC and now General Manager of premier league side Remo Stars of Abeakuta basically discussed issues that will bring about a turn around positively in the sports cycle in the State. Notable names present at the stakeholders meeting which equally had grassroot coaches include, ex- internationals such as Dahiru Sani (MFR), Abubakar Aliyu, Ali Nayara, Tajudeen Oyekanmi, Ishaya Jatau, Dr. Alex Mana among others including the Kaduna State Football Association (FA) Secretary, Abubakar Usman. At the meeting, challenges which has bedevilled sports growth in Kaduna State were identified and way forward proferred accordingly. The convener, Hon. Ekene who lamented the deteriorating state of sports in the State particularly football u

Taraba: Enough of Fulanis Land Seizures and territorial expansion -Mambilla Elders warn

A sound of warning by the Elders of Mambilla, Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba was said to be timely and a warning signal to advert a looming crisis through a statement made available to this medium. In a join statement core signed by Elders and vanguards of Mambilla, Hamanjoda Gitaru Nyiwa and Modibbo Yusufu Yerimaru on behalf of Elders and Mambilla Communities worldwide chronicled how the Fulani have marauded their land and going unchecked by the supposed government of the Taraba state that is ought to play a good role in managing the situation. Their statement gave out details of historic attempts of Fulani to take over what they called their land of inheritance  and ancestrally belonging to them not the Fulanis. The Statement is a hit debate over  Maisamari, Ngoroje and Kamkam and other communities to carve out and cede out as Fulanis territory.  The community leaders fingered out a close friend of Governor Ishaku Dickson Darius of Taraba State of working hard t

Group Makes Case For Nigerian Youths

By Bashir Bello, Abuja Grassroots Youth Coaltion on Peace and Security In collaboration with Technoworld Conmunity Foundation Centre for Peace, Dermocracy and Development (UMASS) Boston has enunciated the goals of its' organisations  which is in line with the resolutions of the United Nations on youths as presented by Ban Ki Moon. According to  Mal Umar Farouk Moharmmed- Secretary General of the drafting commitee of the coalition body,  "The youths are the greatest assets, who are regarded as partners of today and also the greatest investment for development of any nation, globaly.  He went futher to say that "youths  are valued possession and without them, there can be no future They serve as a good measure of the extent which a country can reproduce as weli as sustain herself. He also made a case for the youths in the event of conflicts, adding the youths need to be protected  Speaking at the occasion which was held at Nigerian Union of Journalists Abuja,  Ahmadu Haruna

2023 Presidency:We 'll Spend all resources to ensure Ugwanyi becomes President

North Central Women Forum (NCWF)  converged on Kaduna today and  resolved to work with their hard earn  resources to ensure that Enugu State Governor, Mr. Ifeanyi  Ugwuanyi is elected President come 2023. The Women Forum said the decision to declare support for Governor  Ugwuanyi, popularly called "Gburugburu" is the manner he has been able to  entrench peace and  good governance in Enugu as well as assisting women and the downdroden to grow their businesses. The women Forum with members drafted from Niger, Kwara,  Nasarawa ,Plateau,  Benue, Kogi States  and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) held a "Crucial Meeting on Who to Support during the forthcoming 2023 election" at Epitome Hotel ,Barnawa , Kaduna State with a call on all Nigerians  to support power shift to the Igbos , because it is long overdue. According to the Forum, the decision to hold the meeting in Kaduna was strategic for the  mothers,who expressed  worries over  threats of political divisions; insecur

Northern Group Says It is Recanting Call For Sack of NNPC Management, Gives Reasons

Northern Group that had earlierier called for Sack of the management of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC has done a 360 degrees and rescinded their call . In a statement signed by  Mallam Ibrahim Bature Chairman and Comrade Abdulsalam Moh'd Kazeem chairman and Spoke person respectively for Concerned Northern Forum, the group said, Since our call for the removal of the management of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Ltd, NNPC, and the prosecution of importers involved in the contaminated fuel, there have been misgivings and misreading of our demands especially by those who profiteer from crisis situations. It has become inevitable to put the records straight that our position has no political affiliation or influence nor been sponsored by any individual or groups. Our call was borne out of patriotism over the hardship occasioned by the scarcity of premium motor spirit and the huge economic impact of the bad fuel at a time government is battling with dwindling r

Gombi/Hong Man eulogises Pharm Chidama for sponsoring over 300 Youths on skills acquisition

His passion for empowering his constituents through skills acquisition under his humanitarian foundation known as Jesse Chidama Foundation was praised for setting up a new agenda for transforming the lives of over 300 hundred people of his constituency. Pharmacist Jesse Chidam received accolades of thanks to having earned laurels of achievements for investing in human capital development to his constituents who sees him as a saving grace and a role model to many Youths. A testifier, Emmanuel Hassan who was more of the Hong doubting Thomases whose faith "is seeing is believing" said it's real what Chidama is doing to salvage the life of women and Youths despite not occupying any political or elected into any political office. In his words of appreciation, he eulogized the Laude cum pharmacist and the Adamawa Young Business tycoon who is a multi-national business Man and owned an international firm on pharmaceuticals to serve God through serving humanity. Emmanu

In the spirit of fair play Madagali should produce the next Adamawa Northern Senator-APC loyalist appeals

.....I found Hamisu a worthy Son of the area and fit for this position By Tom Garba,Yola An ardent supporter and loyalist of All Progressives Congress (APC), Musa Usman Shuwa who believes in the principles of fair play and natural justice said the political pendulum of the Northern Senatorial District of Adamawa state should this time around swing to Madagali Local Government because the area have never produced a senator. According to him for the sake of equal opportunity and parity in enshrined in modern Democracy, the Five Local Government Constituting the Northern Senatorial zone, only Madagali LGA has not had one of its Son or Daughter to represent the good people of that zone as a Senator since the return of democracy in 1999. Giving his analysis based on political inclusiveness to all parties and stakeholders involved, he said Maiha had Senator Mohammed Mana from that area who was fortune to be Senator, while Mubi South Produced Senator Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindo

2023 Presidency: Gov. Ugwuanyi Can Unite Nigeria, Provide Security, Good Governance

Northern based religious group under aegis of United Muslim Ummah League(UMUL) has thrown it's weight behind Igbo Presidency come 2023 . The Muslim group also said it is high time the other five geo-political zone  in the interest of equity , fairness and Justice agree to support the Igbos for the seat of the President of Nigeria. According to the group, now that out of the three major tribes in Nigeria , two namely; the Yoruba  and Hausa tribes  have had their fair share of taste of power , it would be only fair for all  political parties to equally  zone power to Eastern region to avoid unnecessary tension agitation for secession ahead of the election. The United Muslim Ummah League ,which made this submissions in a  Statement jointly signed by the National Coordinator, National Secretary and Publicity Secretary   of the United Muslim Ummah League ,Mallam Abubakar Mustapha , Sheikh Sanda Almisry and  Mallam Jamil Arafat  explained : "As a religious group with con

Why Nigeria Needs a Research Council - Senator Ibezim

By Bashir Bello  The Senator representing Imo North Senatorial District, Frank Ibezim has explained the importance of  Research Council to the economic and social development of the country. Ibezim who spoke to the press at his office at the National Assembly, said that with the establishment of a research Council in the country, the problems of unemployment, social vices and other malaise bedeviling the country would be solved. "These are perilous times for Nigeria, for the first time in our history, Nigeria is experiencing population explosion amongst our young people .The society is aggravated because there is less employment opportunities for the youths and influx of drugs in the society. "In such a situation, we need to put on our thinking cap and this is where the National Research Council comes in. The lawmaker went on to explain that the National Research Council would be an umbrella body that would co-ordinate and seek for funds  research institutes and b

Abia Cattle Market Attack: Ohanaeze Blames Hoodlums, Commends Northern Leader

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has reached out to their counterparts in the North, Muslim Clerics, traditional rulers, and Arewa Consultative Youth Forum over the killings of northerners in Abia cattle market on Tuesday. In a statement by the Secretary-General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, it blamed hoodlums from neighbouring States for the attack, saying the killers fled back to those States after the bloody attacks.  "We commiserate with the Northern leadership over the death of Northerners in Abia and we sympathize with all the bereaved families and owners of the cows slaughtered. The  Igbos are devoted in providing succor to the families and people affected by what happened in Abia State". "Those who carried out these heinous conspiracies against humanity in Abia are not Igbos, the preliminary investigation revealed that they migrated from neighboring states and fled to their states after the attacks". "We commended the Northe

el-Rufai: 62 Hearty Cheers To An Outstanding Achiever - Zailani

The Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani has sounded out greetings to the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir el-Rufai as he clocks 62 years today. Zailani expressed this in a statement signed by his SA Media and Publicity, Honourable Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani, dated Wednesday February 16, 2022. "Some were born and lived their lives without even impacting on themselves, but our amiable Governor has in his 62 years of existence, impacted on millions in his State and at the national level," Zailani said. The Kaduna Speaker said that even though the governor is yet to attain the age of an elder statesman, he has through his patriotism, replicated the NIgerian spirit in Kaduna State. "As a nationalist, he has opened up Kaduna to all tribes and religions, bringing out the true reflection of a mini NIgeria," he added  According to the statement, his legacies as tenure of Kaduna will be subject of histor

Toxic Fuel: Oil, Gas Accountability Forum Commends NNPC GMD, Management for Swift Response

...Says  actions helped to  avoid disaster  The Oil and Gas Accountability and Probity Forum (OGAPF) has commended the Group Managing Director of  Nigerian National Petroleum Company ( NNPC),Mr. Mele Kyari and his management team for the swift manner they handled the  imported methanol blended petrol from Belgium by some companies. The forum in a statement signed by the National Chairman, Comrade Timi Douglas  noted that  ,"This is the first time NNPC management has been able to rise to a critical occasion that could have caused serious damage and  hazards to innocent  Nigerians. "   The Statement further  read, "We are known to be a very critical partner in the oil and Gas sector, but resolved to  come out publicly to commend the Group Managing Director ,Mele Kyari and his team for taking up the challenge to inform Nigerians immediately , because the swift actions have  helped to avoid disaster and saved lives and properties . "The  damage the  presence

CAN Tackles Presidency over fuel scarcity

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN has condemned the lingering fuel scarcity in the country and has asked those in authority to do something or take responsibility and resign if they can not help ameliorate the situation. In a statement issued by CAN Charman for Kaduna State and the Vice Chairman for the 19 Northern States and made available to the press, Rev John Joseph Hayab said: "The continual scarcity of fuel in Nigeria and the pains of having adulterated fuel in circulation have further increased the hardship Nigerians are going through for about a month now. The Rev further said that  "CAN is worried and wondering who is responsible for this bad product and scarcity. We are compelled to ask who is our Minister of petroleum? What has he and the ministry done to avert and remedy this situation? In the statement, CAN Chairman wondered why the official  in charge of Petroleum Resources haven't tendered a public apology for the lingering fuel scarcity "Do th

NUAAE stages protest at ICPC, calls for arrest of Comrade Anchaver

By Matthew Denis, Abuja There was a mild protest by members of National Union of Agriculture and Allied Employees (NUAEE) at the headquarters of Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) Abuja on Tuesday over corruption allegations against her president, Comrade Simon Anchaver. They protesters were seen chanting unionism songs and carrying placards with various inscriptions such as ' stop the theft and corruption in NUAEE by Comrades Simon Anchaver and Aitokhuehi Edoduan Sunday, N150 million diverted to Anchaver Account is fraud ICPC please investigate', comr. Anchaver must go and ICPC just recover looted funds, justice delay is justice deny your invitation of comr Anchaver four times is questionable among other inscriptions. Speaking to Newsmen, the National Treasurer of NUAAE, Com. Obafemi Oyenubi who led the protest and also the petitioner to ICPC accused the  suspended President, Comrade Anchaver of collecting the sum of N150million loans on behalf of 112

2023 Guber Election: 'Only Senator Shehu Sani Can Rescue Kaduna', Says Southern Kaduna Youths

Southern Kaduna Youths For Greater Kaduna (SKYGK) has come out strongly to  declare  support for Senator Shehu Sani as next Kaduna Governor come 2023.  The group with members across eleven  local government areas of State: Zango Kataf,Sanga ,Kauru Kaura,Jaba,Kachia,Chikun,Kajuru, Kagarko,Jema'a and Kaduna South said Kaduna State under the current APC government is bleeding and needs a vibrant, experience and dogged activist like Senator Shehu to take over and do the needful . "We have  also searched and searched for the right leader with a large heart for yearnings of poor ,deprived and less privileged in the society and discovered it is "Only Senator Shehu Sani that can provide the needed leadership and succour." It stated. . The Southern Kaduna Youths, who disclosed  this in a statement signed by the the "Rescue Kaduna Project" Coordinator, Mr.  Bulus Matthew urged all citizens of the State to join hands with them to embark on a massive campai

POLICE ARREST DCP ABBA KYARI, 4 OTHER POLICE OFFICERS FOR ALLEGATIONS OF TAMPERING WITH NARCOTIC EXHIBITS, OFFICIAL CORRUPTION AND SUNDRY UNPROFESSIONAL INFRACTIONS.

In reply, please quote,  Ref No. CZ.5300/FPRD/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.4/79    Date: 14th February, 2022 The Director of News   ……………………………. PRESS RELEASE As IGP Orders Immediate Transfer of Case to NDLEA,  Charges NDLEA to Investigate indicted officers of the Agency The Nigeria Police Force has arrested DCP Abba Kyari and four other police officers for their involvement in an alleged case of criminal conspiracy, discreditable, unethical, and unprofessional conduct, official corruption and tampering with exhibits in a case of illicit drug trafficking involving a perpetual transnational drug cartel. The arrest of the officers was sequel to pieces of information received from the leadership of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on 10th February, 2022.  In line with standard administrative procedure of the Force, the Inspector General of Police ordered a high-level, discreet, and in-house investigation into the allegations. The interim investigations report revealed tha