Banditry primarily affects rural communities, which are responsible for food security, and has disrupted socio-economic life in the North West. Nigeria has a long history of violent conflicts, dating back to the Middle Belt ethno-political conflicts of the 1960s. [Photo Credit: Daily Post]
It was reported earlier today that the National President of the Middle Belt Forum disagreed with the Northern Governors, after the governors agreed that power must remain in the north beyond 2023. According to report, the President of the Middle Belt Forum, Dr. Bitrus Pogu described the position of the Northern Governors as a threat to the unity of the country.
I am saddened by the passing of my dear friend and brother Mr. Obadiah Mailafia who was one of the most powerful and progressive voices in our country. I was informed that he passed this morning. He was a great nationalist, a believer in Nigeria, a kind and gentle soul, a devout and practising Christian, the leading voice of the Middle Belt zone, a former Deputy Gov.
picture.credit.nation.ng The UN General Assembly is set to commence any moment from now. Many world leaders are converging in the US to participate in the high-profile UN event that is going to feature things that would make the world a better and safer place for people. The Nigerian president, Buhari, has left Abuja for the US.
The ambition of the former Vice Presidnt and flagbearer of the PDP in the 2019 Elections, Atiku Abubakar, to fly the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 general elections is gradually taking shape as the middle belt region has just secured the position of the National Chairman of the party.
The Nupe, traditionally called Tapa by the local Yoruba, are an ethnic group located primarily in the Middle Belt and Northern Nigeria. They are the dominant ethnic group in Niger state and an important minority in kwara state and present in kogi state as well. The Nupe people trace their origin to Tsoede who was born in 1465, he was said to have fled the court of the Idah and established a loose confederation of towns along the Niger in the 15th century.
Southern Kaduna is an area inhabited by various non-Hausa people, South of Zaria Emirate of Kaduna State. It is located in the Middle Belt region of Nigeria. Southern Kaduna consist of 12 local Government, including Chikun, Jaba, Jema'a, Kachia, Kaduna South, Kagarko, Kajuru, Kaura, Kauru, Lere, Sanga, Zangon Kataf, out of Kaduna State 23 Local Government.
As the 2023 presidential election is getting closer day by day, the zoning of the presidency has always been one of the most talked about issues in the country. It usually sparks reactions and arguments in Nigeria. Furthermore, Afenifere, Ohanaeze, and the southern governors have declared their stand on the matter, in which they make it known that the 2023 Presidency should shift to the south.
Today's Headlines: Middle Belt is Not Part Of Biafra —BNL Warns; Crises Loom as Herdsmen kill Father And Son
Middle Belt is not part of Biafra — BNL arns.￼ The Biafra Nations League, BNL, has said that Igala and entire Middle Belt, should not included in the map of Biafra unless they show interest to be part of it. Some groups in the Middle Belt are agitating against being included in the Biafra map and are warning Biafra separatists to delist Igala from the map.
It is no longer news that the outlawed IPOB has asked Benue and Kogi residents to join their unlawful sit-at-home protest. However, Middle Belt people should listen to the stern warning issued by Arewa Youth against the outlawed IPOB. What did they say? The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has kicked against the appeal by the outlawed IPOB for the Middle Belt people to join its sit-at-home campaign, warning that anyone caught would regret it.
Today's Headlines:"Middle Belt Not Part Of Biafra" -BNL, APC Confirms Anambra Primary Election Date.
Middle Belt Not Part Of Biafra,They Supported Nigeria During Civil War-BNL. Photo Credit: Daily Post Nigeria The Biafra Nations League, BNL, has said that Igala and entire Middle Belt, should not included in the map of Biafra unless they show interest to be part of it.
A popular group in the Northern region of Nigeria known as the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), had reportedly warned members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), over its call that the Middle Belt and Oduduwa Nation agitators should join in the sit-at-home directive, stating that, the Southeast can sit-at-home for 10 years, but they should stay away from the North.
Nigeria is definitely at war with itself, tangled up between ruthless terrorists in the woods and a weak government at the top. The war is likely most visible in Nigeria's Middle Belt, particularly in the states of Benue, Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa, Niger, and Zamfara.
The Middle Belt Forum of Presidents of Youth Organizations has called on the Federal Government to officially denounce the atrocities carried out by armed herdsmen across the country. The youth presidents also want the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore and other Fulani socio-cultural groups arrested and prosecuted, since they have repeatedly admitted to indiscriminate killings and destruction of villages across the country.
Southern Kaduna Peoples Union,SOKAPU, has given its support to the call by southern governors that the South should produce the President of Nigeria in 2023. SOKAPU through its President, Comrade Jonathan Asake, said," We wish to categorically declare that we align with the position taken by the Southern Governors for power to shift to the Southern part of Nigeria after the eight years of President Buhari in 2023.
The agitation from different regions to produce the next president of Nigeria is almost creating an unsurmountable level of crises within the political ranks and between Nigerian citizens as a whole. Recall the Northern Governors and elders had recently rejected the idea of zoning the presidency to the south amid the agitations and demands of the southern governors to do so.
Forum of Middle Belt Youth Presidents honours Gov Ortom as leading voice of the voiceless in Nigeria
By Benjamin Ngutsav Forum of Presidents of Youth Organization in the Middle Belt has honoured the Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom as the leading voice of the voiceless in the middle belt region and Nigeria. This was contained in the communique the forum issued after its conference which took place in Abuja on Friday.
MBY: The Middle Belt Forum of Presidents of Youth Organizations has called on the Federal Government to officially denounce the atrocities carried out by armed herdsmen across the country. The youth presidents also want the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore and other Fulani socio-cultural groups arrested and prosecuted, as they have repeatedly admitted to indiscriminate killings and destruction of communities across the country.
Youths from the Middle Belt region of Nigeria have challenged Federal Government to use the same intelligence and aggression it used in arresting Nnamdi Kanu far away Nigeria to arrest killer herdsmen who are in Nigeria. In a statement signed by the President of Benue Youth Forum/Coodinator Forum of Middle Belt Youth President's, Terrence Kuanum urged Federal Government to direct security agencies to arrest the leadership of the Miyetti groups and FUNAM with the same zeal they apprehended Nnamdi Kanu.
According to a report from Sahara Reporters, it was gathered that Nigeria’s Self-Determination Groups would storm the United Nations General Assembly in New York. According to a report, NINAS is an Umbrella sect of self-determination movements in the South-South, South-East, Middle Belt, and the South-West (Ilana Omo Oodua).