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Northern Elders Meet In Abuja To Decide On Buhari’s Successor

Northern Elders Meet In Abuja To Decide On Buhari’s Successor

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Strong indications have emerged that political leaders from the north, may have commenced moves to endorse President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor. This is even as the leaders, criticised him over what they described as the poor handling of security and ethnic agitations in different parts of the country. The leaders who converged on Abuja, are members of Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF). It’s chairman and former acting chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr, Haliru Bello, said there is loss of confidence and unspoken disquiet on the part of the populace where the leadership is concerned. He called on Nigerians of good standing to come together to arrest the drift. He said the kind of leadership the country requires must be decided by stakeholders. He said: “We must be brutall
Northern Elders, PDP Leaders Attack Fayose Over 2019 Presidential Ambition

Northern Elders, PDP Leaders Attack Fayose Over 2019 Presidential Ambition

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Some Northern elders and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have declared that the Presidential ambition of the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose is of no consequence. Speaking at a meeting held to harmonize their position on the zoning arrangement of the party ahead of the 2019 general elections, on Tuesday in Abuja, former Minister of Information, Jerry Gana insisted that the presidency has been zoned to the North Gana, who convened the meeting declared that the position of the party for 2019 is clear to all concerned He said “I want to appeal to you to give to the party the very best in the positions that have been zoned to us. Let us, therefore, give to the party, men, and women of impeccable integrity. “Whatever the Fayoses of this world may be doing, the party
FANI-KAYODE– BUHARI: COUP LOOMS IN NIGERIA, FORCES WILL PUSH OSINBAJO TO RESIGN

FANI-KAYODE– BUHARI: COUP LOOMS IN NIGERIA, FORCES WILL PUSH OSINBAJO TO RESIGN

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ORBITNEWS Former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has express his worries about an impending coup in Nigeria over the ill-health of President Muhammadu Buhari. He added that powerful force had decided to force Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to resign. In an article on Thursday, titled ‘THE RINGING OF COUP BELLS AND A CAUSE FOR DEEP CONCERN’, Fani-Kayode noted that ever since 1966, the northern ruling class had always effected a coup d’etat whenever they feel sufficiently threatened with the loss of power. “The only time that they failed to do this, to their eternal regret, was when President Goodluck Jonathan succeeded President Umaru Yar”Adua after the latter’s death in 2010. “Up until today they blame my friend and brother Lt. Abdulrahman General Dambazau for that failure a
WHY WE OPPOSE CALLS FOR BUHARI TO RESTRUCTURE NIGERIA- Northern  Elders

WHY WE OPPOSE CALLS FOR BUHARI TO RESTRUCTURE NIGERIA- Northern Elders

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Some northern leaders under the platform of the Northern Delegates’ Forum, NDF have viciously kicked against calls from several parts of the nation for President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure Nigeria. The northern leaders, who were members of the 2014 National Conference, in a meeting in Abuja, said the federal government must vote more resources for exploration of oil in the region. They said the north was not given fair representation in the conference with 189 delegates despite its landmass of 70 per cent and 55 per cent of the country’s population. “Therefore, we were not happy with the report and have come out with this second report and communiqué," they stated. A former Minister of Power and Steel in the Sani Abacha regime, Bashiru Dalhatu, while presenting his keynote
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