PROTECT SOUTHERNERS UP NORTH, SOUTHERN LEADERS TELL FG

• Insist on restructuring • South-south, South-east governors meet in Enugu Tobi Soniyi in Abuja and Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu The Southern Leaders Forum has called on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to, as a matter of urgency, address the nation on measures being taken by the federal government to protect the Igbo and other southerners from attacks by Arewa youths, who weeks ago, gave the Igbo up to October 1, 2017, to leave the North. Rising from a meeting held in Lagos at the residence of Chief Albert Korubo Horsfall,…

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ANAMBRA GUBER ELECTION: WE’VE TAKEN NOTE OF KANU’S THREAT SAYS IGP

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, has said the security agency was aware of the threat by the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to instigate a boycott of the forthcoming governorship election in the Anambra State. Idris, who said the Force had taken note of the threat, gave the assurance that the Police were ready to provide adequate security cover for the election in the state scheduled for November 18. He vowed that the security agency would do everything necessary…

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HOW SECURITY CHIEFS STOPPED ARREST OF NORTHERN YOUTHS WHO ASKED IGBOS TO LEAVE THE NORTH

Following security advice, there were indications yesterday that the Presidency is weighing options on how to tackle the Coalition of Northern Youths and the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for the actualization of the Republic of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Security agencies, sources said yesterday, have advised the Federal Government to embrace dialogue and give the two groups final warning instead of arrest, outright crackdown and revocation of Kanu’s bail. It was learnt that some of the options were presented at the sessions which the Acting President,…

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9 DAYS AFTER EL RUFAI ORDERED ARREST OF NORTHERN YOUTHS OVER ULTIMATUM TO IGBOS, THEY ARE STILL WALKING FREE

Gbenro Adeoye Nine days after Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State ordered the arrest and prosecution of some Northern youths that gave Igbo in the North a three-month ultimatum to leave the region, no arrest has been made by the police. A coalition of Northern groups, including the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, had on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 given all Igbo in the 19 states of the North till October 1 to leave the region or be forced out. The ultimatum was handed down at a well attended press conference…

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ULTIMATUM TO IGBOS: FFK REVEALS REAL PLAN OF AREWA YOUTHS

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said that Northerners want to use Igbos as scapegoat to cover up for President Muhammadu Buhari’s inability to drive Nigeria. He said that the Arewa Youths and the Arewa Consultative Forum want to use the Igbos to cause crisis in Nigeria. The ex-minister made this known in a statement he shared on his twitter handle on Saturday. Fani-Kayode tweeted “They know HIS health status and want to use the Igbo as a scapegoat to cause CRISIS and truncate this democracy. That is their…

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I WILL GIVE MY BLOOD TO PROTECT IGBOS- EMIR OF KATSINA

The Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir, has said that Nigeria will continue to remain one in spite of its multi-ethnic diversity and recent calls for breakup. Speaking at his palace in Katsina on Friday while addressing leaders of Igbo community and other Nigerians residing in Katsina State, he said he would give his blood to ensure peace. “I am responding to the quit notice given to some Nigerians residing in the North by some group of people who are enemies of peace. “Here in Katsina, I am ready to…

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QUIT NOTICE: NORTHERN ELDERS DISOWN ANGO ABDULLAHI

The Deputy Leader of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Elder Paul Unongo has said that Professor Ango Abdullahi is on his own in backing ignorant youths. Unongo said Northern Elders Forum could not have adopted position of ignorant youths, who were not there when Nigeria lost three million of its citizens to the civil war they fought for keep the country as one united nation. According to Unongo, “I am the Deputy Leader of the Northern Elders Forum and Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Sule is the leader. So, only the two…

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DESPITE CONDEMNATIONS, AREWA GROUP INSISTS IGBOS MUST LEAVE THE NORTH

The leaders of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, have said that the threat of arrest by the government of Kaduna State will not stop them from insisting that people of Igbo extraction should leave the north. The group, a coalition of some northern groups, insisted on its stance that Igbos leave the 19 northern states within three months. One of the leaders of the group, who read their declaration on Tuesday, Abdulaziz Suleiman, said they held a meeting in Kaduna on Wednesday after the threat of arrest and decided…

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IGBO QUIT NOTICE: SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS HOLD CRUCIAL MEETING, ALMOST MOBILISED LUXURIOUS BUSES

By Dennis Agbo ENUGU- THE Governors of South east, Wednesday held emergency meeting over the quit notice extended to Ndigbo residing in the northern Nigeria. President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo made the disclosure in Enugu Wednesday night during a night of tributes in honour of the late Ohanaeze chieftain and veteran Biafra soldier, ‎Prof. Ben Obumselu. Nwodo further disclosed that the south east Governors had almost mobilized‎ thousands of luxurious buses and trucks to evacuate Ndigbo from Northern Nigeria, but for the timely intervention of Governor Nasiru…

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NORTHERN GOVERNORS REACT TO AREWA GROUOS THREAT TO IGBOS YO LEAVE THE NORTH

Governors of the nineteen northern States on Wednesday disowned a coalition of Arewa Youths, who reportedly issued ultimatum to Igbos to vacate the northern part of Nigeria within three months or be forced to leave. ‎Borno Governor and Chairman of the Northern States Governors ‘ Forum, Kashim Shettima spoke on behalf of his colleagues in Maiduguri on Wednesday evening. The Governors said they are in touch with heads of their security agencies and have taken measures that will guarantee the rights of all Nigerians to live in of the 19…

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