The North-West is as backward as Afghanistan – El-Rufai

The Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai has likened some states in Nigeria’s north-west region were as backward as Afghanistan. Speaking at the Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit, he said such states were backward in terms of education, health care and opportunities. El-Rufai said the northern region had major challenges which its leaders have to tackle.……

Open Letter to President Muhammadu Buhari

Dear President Buhari,   I hope you’re feeling better now. Me, my family and majority of the Benue people wish you a full recovery.   It breaks my heart to write this letter to you. My inward person is torn to tatters that it has come to this, but make no mistake it has come……

Man In Jail For Insulting A Northern Governor

A man identified aas Gambo Saeed has been arraigned before the Kastina State magistrate court by men of the Nigerian Police Force, NPF, represented in court by Police Prosecutor, Insp. Isa Liti on grounds that the accused intentionally insulted and defamed the state governor. The arraignment came in pursuant of a complaint filed by Mr……

Buhari Has Disappointed Us But the North Is Unstoppable Right now – Yerima

The president of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, lhaji Shettima Usman Yerima has in a recent interview declared that the presidency slot belongs to the Northerners till 2023. Yerima in a recent interview with Vanguard warned Nigerians against the repeat of the ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s Doctrine of Necessity which ushered him into office following……

DHQ Gives Support To Presidential Committee On North East (PCNI)

Rabe Abubakar, Abuja: The Nigerian Armed Forces have reassured the Presidential Committee on the North-East Initiative (PCNI), of its unflinching support and collaboration in line with the Committee’s action plan of ensuring a coordinated framework for lasting peace and stability in the North East. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin made…

Northeast Development Plan Ready

Northern Part of Nigeria   (NAN) The Presidential Committee for North East Initiative (PCNI) has developed a framework of action for the rehabilitation of the victims of insurgency. Tagged “Buhari Plan’’ , the framework is designed to also ensure the reconstruction of the communities destroyed. Mr Mohammed Danjuma, Head of Programme, Management and Coordination, of…

NNPC Using Latest Technology Begins Oil Exploration In The North

Bauchi State Governor and NNPC GMD Meet to Discuss Oil Exploration in the North Garba Deen Muhammad, Abuja: As part of concerted efforts to shore up the Oil and Gas reserve base of the Country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has embarked on a more rigorous exploration of the Gongola and other frontier inland…

How northern, Igbo, S’South Senators frustrated Tinubu’s bill

The political fortunes of‎ the Tinubu dynasty, today at the Senate, took a hit, as lawmakers, frustrated a bill seeking to give Lagos state a special status. ‎The bill sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC, Lagos Central). was shot down by her colleagues predominantly drawn from the north, South-east and South-south. She had sought the…

Meet The Only Nigerian Female Barber In Sokoto

In this interview with ANKELI EMMANUEL, she bares her mind on why women should be enterprising rather than depending on men or waiting for any government to employ them. EXCEPT Ordinarily, barbing in salons, especially in some regions, is considered an exclusive job for the male folk. However, in the seat of the Caliphate, one…

That Search For Oil In Benue

Reports credited to the Group Manag ing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Maikanti Baru recently suggests that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered for a fresh search for crude oil and other hydrocarbons in the Benue Trough. The NNPC boss, who was receiving a delegation of the Benue State Government in Abuja…

Aircraft Debris Found Off Mozambique Shore – Expert

Mozambique aviation expert confirmed that debris that appear to come from an aircraft have been found in Mozambique, while declining to say whether the two pieces were part of the Malaysia Airlines jet that went missing in March 2014. Director, National Institute of Civil Aviation, Joao Abreu said on Tuesday, in Maputo, that the pieces…