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2023: 6 Northern Governors Who May Opt Out Of Northern Opposition To Southern Presidency

After what appears like an initial slow response to the series of political developments that have been engulfing the country's political space in recent times, especially in regards to the insistence of the Southern Governors that the South must produce next president, on Monday, the Northern States Governors’ Forum spoke collectively and made known their stance on the contentious national issue.

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2023: 6 Northern Governors Who May Opt Out Of Northern Opposition To Southern Presidency

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Opinion: Permutations Over 2023 Presidential Election Are Rekindling Old North-South Dichotomy

The umbrella body of governors of the 19 states that constitute northern Nigeria, the Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF), at its recent meeting in Kaduna State a few days ago made resolutions on certain topical national issues. The resolutions touched on issues ranging from insecurity to the southern governor’s insistence on power shift to the South to the Value Added Tax (VAT) controversy and many more.

  2 months ago ago
Opinion: Permutations Over 2023 Presidential Election Are Rekindling Old North-South Dichotomy

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Akeredolu reacts to Northern Governors rejection of zoning the 2023 presidency to the southern part

The governors met on Monday at the Kaduna State government house's Council Chamber (Sir Kashim Ibrahim House), according to reports. The governors met with certain traditional rulers and Emirs from the region, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, under the auspices of the Northern States Governors' Forum.

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Akeredolu reacts to Northern Governors rejection of zoning the 2023 presidency to the southern part

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The Southern Governors Should Consult The Northern Governors If They Want Power In 2023 - El-Rufai

The Northern States Governors' Forum is opposed to the southern governors' wording on the question of power shift, not to the presidency shifting to the south in 2023. The word "must," according to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, is at odds with democracy, which is characterized by negotiations and horse-trading between parties engaged, frequently behind closed doors.

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The Southern Governors Should Consult The Northern Governors If They Want Power In 2023 - El-Rufai

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Two Critical Issues Northern Govs Raised About VAT Collection That Southern Govs Should Take Note Of

As the issue of who should collect Value Added Tax, VAT between the states and the federal government agent, the Federal Inland Revenue, FIRS continue to be on the front burner of major Newspapers in Nigeria, the Northern States Governors’ Forum at an emergency meeting on Monday, September 27, in Kaduna State, where issues affecting the nation ahead of the 2023 presidential elections among other issues delineated on the issue of VAT collection by their Southern colleagues.

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Two Critical Issues Northern Govs Raised About VAT Collection That Southern Govs Should Take Note Of

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Anti-grazing Law is Unimplementable- El-Rufai.

Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, has said the anti-grazing law being passed by some southern state governors is not implementable. El-Rufai spoke on Tuesday, September 21, after a visit to the National Secretariat of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the federal capital territory, Abuja.

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Anti-grazing Law is Unimplementable- El-Rufai.

SOCIETY

Northern Governors Devastated over killing of Greenfield University students & Emir's mother

The Northern States Governors Forum says it is distressed with the killing of three of the students recently abducted at the Greenfield University, Kaduna State by their kidnappers.Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong while reacting to the incident, described the murder of the young innocent students as shocking, barbaric and condemnable.

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Northern Governors Devastated over killing of Greenfield University students & Emir's mother

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One Step Gov el- Rufai Is About To Take That May Reduce Insecurity In Kaduna State

Image credit: theecologist.com The fulani herdsmen crises that have killed many people in country was one of reasons southern governors banned open grazing. For quite some time, many northern political leaders have been brainstorming on ideas on how they can also end Fulani herdsmen crises in the northern region of the country.

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One Step Gov el- Rufai Is About To Take That May Reduce Insecurity In Kaduna State

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"Open grazing not sustainable in Nigeria" - Northern Governors

The Northern States Governors Forum held an emergency virtual meeting on Monday 8th February 2021 to discuss issues affecting the region and the nation in general. The meeting was presided over by its Chairman and Governor of Plateau State Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong. The meeting resolved as follows: 1. That some of its Committee reports are at various stages of completion and resolved that all such reports should be turned in before the next meeting scheduled for the end of February in Kaduna where the reports

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2023: Any Candidate With Majority Votes Should become President - Northern Govs Insist

The Northern States Governors’ Forum has stated that any candidate with majority votes should become President in the 2023 elections. The Governors made this known in a statement titled, ‘Resolutions Of The Northern States Governors’ Forum Meeting With Northern States Emirs And Chiefs Held On Monday 27th September 2021’, after an emergency meeting on Monday in Kaduna State.

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2023: Any Candidate With Majority Votes Should become President - Northern Govs Insist

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Babangida Aliyu Discloses Why Northern PDP Governors Failed to Support Jonathan in 2015

An ex governor of Niger State,Babangida Aliyu,disclosed that northern governors of the Peoples Democratic Party( PDP)refused to support the re-election of the ex President Goodluck Jonathan in the year 2015. Aliyu, who was also an ex chairman of the Northern States Governors Forum,revealed that this happened because ex President Jonathan failed to fulfil the promise that he would not contest for a second term. The ex Niger State governor made the revelation in a statement he reportedly approved.The statement

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Babangida Aliyu Discloses Why Northern PDP Governors Failed to Support Jonathan in 2015

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Today's Headlines: Nnamdi Kanu Threatens To Hunt Down Wike Over Obibgo, Buhari Orders War On Bandits

Buhari orders war on bandits, kidnappers, criminals President Muhammadu Buhari promised Nigerians on Thursday that bandits, criminals and kidnappers will continue to be dealt with by security agents.

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Today's Headlines: Nnamdi Kanu Threatens To Hunt Down Wike Over Obibgo, Buhari Orders War On Bandits

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Northerners Should Show Maturity By Not Attacking Southerners In The North - Northern Governors

Following the crisis that happened in Shasha market, Oyo State, where traders from the North were attacked by the residents of Oyo State, killing them and destroying their properties.The  Northern States Governors Forum, called on the people in the North to show maturity and exercise patience by not taking revenge on the Southerners living in the North, because taking revenge will compound the problem instead of solving it. The Governors added that, Northerners should be patient, assuring them that the governor's

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Northerners Should Show Maturity By Not Attacking Southerners In The North - Northern Governors

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Ex-Northern Governor Reveals Why He Lead Some PDP Governors To Work Against Jonathan In 2015

According to a report from Dailytrust, an ex-PDP governor from one of the Northern States in Nigeria disclosed why some of the PDP governor worked against Jonathan in the 2015 general election. Dr Babangida Aliyu, the immediate past governor of Niger, has voiced his thought on why some governors worked against former President Goodluck Jonathan’s second term bid He revealed this in a reaction to his purported suspension by PDP in Chachanga Local Government Area of Niger. According to sources, the former governor

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Ex-Northern Governor Reveals Why He Lead Some PDP Governors To Work Against Jonathan In 2015

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Today's Headlines: Gunmen Abduct Students In Niger, Northern Governors Seek Peace & Others.

Another Prominent Nigerian Dies The Taraba State Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Doris Theman has died, Naija News reports. Theman’s death was confirmed in a statement on Tuesday by the Taraba Deputy Comptroller of the NIS, H. K. Usman. The late Theman was formerly the Comptroller, ICT and worked with the Investigation Unit of the Lagos State Command. Northern Governors Seek Peace  The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF), on Monday, asked people in the North not to take revenge

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Today's Headlines: Gunmen Abduct Students In Niger, Northern Governors Seek Peace & Others.

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Don't Take Revenge On The Southerners In The North - A Message from the Northern Governors

Don't Take Revenge On The Southerners In The North - A Message from the Northern Governors During a meeting on Monday, the Northern States Governors Forum(NSGF) urged people not to attack southerners living in the north in revenge to killing of northerners in Ibadan. The chairman of the forum, Gov. Simon Bako Lalong made this appeal during a meeting with the Northern Elders Forum and NSGF in Abuja. The forum had this meeting in reaction to the Hausa-Yoruba recent crises in Shasha market of Ibadan Oyo State.

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Don't Take Revenge On The Southerners In The North - A Message from the Northern Governors

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Zamfara school abduction: "Enough is Enough" says Northern Governors Forum

The Northern States Governors Forum has condemned another attack on Government Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State where where hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted.

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Zamfara school abduction:

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Nothern Governors Call for the Regulation of Social Media

The intensity of the #endsars protest caught Nigerian Government off-guard, causing alot of tension. The heat of the protest instigated the Northern Governors to make a call to regulate social media. This call was made in a communiqué issued Monday, 2nd of November 2020 with the aim to control the "negative effect" of social media. They claimed social media is a tool that aid conveyance of "Fake News". The governor Narrated the disadvantages of uncontrolled social media and how devastating it is, if not put

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Nothern Governors Call for the Regulation of Social Media

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Gunmen again kidnap students in Zamfara

Barely a week after students of Kagara Government school were kidnapped in Niger state, gunmen on Friday stormed GSS Jangebe, Zamfara state and abducted some schoolgirls, local media reports.

  9 months ago ago
Gunmen again kidnap students in Zamfara

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The Northern States Governors' Forum calls for social media censorship

The Northern States Governors' Forum calls for censorship of social media practice in Nigeria in a meeting held yesterday Monday 2nd November,2020. The meeting which includes his Excellency,the Senate president of the federal republic of Nigeria,the Honourable Deputy Speaker and other members of the National Assembly,the chief of staff to the President,the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Traditional Rulers Council led by His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto amongst others was held in furtherance to its resolution

  1 year ago ago
The Northern States Governors' Forum calls for social media censorship