A recent development report from Sahara Reporters has just disclosed how the Rivers state government has kicked against the recent actions of the Federal government after it excluded Rivers State from states that would benefit from the new loan the FG is set to borrow from World Bank. Photo Credit: Punch
Photo Credit: The Cable The clamour for a Southern Presidency is increasingly polarizing the country even as the 2023 presidential election draws near. The subject was brought to the front burner after the Southern Governors Forum’s resolution that demanded that Nigeria’s next President should be a southerner.
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.
Former Secretary to the Federal Government SGF Ambassador Babagana Kingigbe has said that "the unity of Nigeria is negotiable. He maintaining that even the unity of a family is negotiable. Even the constitution of husband and wife is negotiable,” he was quoted as saying while delivering his speech at the Sun Newspapers’ Awards where he was a recipient.
Concerning the tireless efforts of the Southern governors to impact the system of government we are currently practicing today in such a way that both the economic, infrastructural and leadership sectors of the country would be impacted positively, the Southern Governors Forum (SGF) has already conducted 3 consecutive meetings this year in the quest to achieve their aims.
As the 2023 presidential election draws closer, key regions in the country have already started making plans and permutations on how they could possibly produce the country's next president. Photo Credit: Business Day. In recent times, the South, through the Southern Governors Forum (SGF), called for the zoning of the next presidency to them.
The 2023 Nigerian presidential election has been and is still a major topic of discussion, as the country looks to get a new President by 2023. Arguably, the biggest topic relating to the 2023 presidential election, is the demand that power is rotated among the regions of the country, so as to strengthen the country's unity.
The 2023 general election is getting closer day after day. Many groups and individuals have begun to mobilise the electorate and prepare their minds for the election. Many people have shared their opinions regarding the next election, especially concerning whom and which region is supposed to lead the country after the tenure of the incumbent president.
Certain confusions and loggerheads appear to be consuming the Nigeria's political clime. Presently, the northern and southern parts of the country are into disagreements with respect to national interests. Photo Credit: National Accord Newspaper The farmers-herders clashes can be said to be the genesis of the present political friction.
In the past few months, several issues have hovered around the Governors of the Southern states in Nigeria, over decisions they collectively agreed to. One of the most talked about issues is the ban of open grazing in all Southern states of the Federation, a decision they reached in Delta State on the 11th of May, 2021.
Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, Nigeria's envoy to Chad and the Lake Chad basin region, believes the country's unity is negotiable. The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), speaking at The Sun Newspapers 2020 Awards in Lagos on Saturday, said even the union between a husband and wife is negotiable.
The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has insisted that it is not prepared to accept the second position in the Presidential race in 2023 because as far as votes are concerned, the North has numerical strength. Northern Elders Forum (NEF). Credit: Google. The Statement was made by the Director of Publicity and Advocacy of the NEF, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed while delivering a lecture at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, on Saturday.
Ahead of the upcoming 2023 presidential election, the Southern Governors Forum (SGF), has today come up with a new resolution that the forum wouldn't support any political party that fields a Northern candidate for the 2023 presidency. Photo Credit: Daily Post The SGF which made this known through the Chairman of the forum, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state noted clearly that the resolution of the Southern governors on the 2023 Presidency stands, thus any party that ventures to field a Northern candidate will have to face the whole Southern governors.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) has revealed that last Two years has been the most productive under President Buhari. Photo credit: Google According to a recent report that was made by channels television, they took to their YouTube page and shared video of SGF's speech.
The much talk about 2023 general election has not yet come, but the key actors have started promoting regional interest. Where does one Nigeria emanate when some of the political actors do not care about the culture of fairness, justice, equity and a sense of belonging, most especially, when it comes to where the presidency should go to in 2023?
Senator pius Anyim, who was Senate president between 2000 and 2003 is under going serious questioning by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged corruption and diversion of public funds. It was reported by Sources who spoke anonymously that Anyim arrived at the headquarters of the EFCC in Abuja at about 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 24.
Following the resolution of the Southern Governors Forum (SGF) in May to ban the open grazing system in the whole of the Southern region, some southern governors have already embarked on the process of signing the bill into law while some others are yet to consent to the resolution.
Credit: Punch. For some time now, the Governors of the 17 Southern states, across party lines have been having meetings to deliberate on issues affecting the region. One of the issues the Southern Governors Forum (SGF) unanimously agreed on in one of their meetings is the rotation of the 2023 presidency to the South.
From 1 December 2021, federal civil servants in the country who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19 risk being barred from their offices, the federal government has warned. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha gave the warning at the national briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has stated that, President Muhammadu Buhari's last two years of administration have been productive and remarkable, Newspremises reports. Boss Mustapha who made the disclosure while speaking at the opening ceremony of the Mid-Term Ministerial Performance Review Retreat on Monday, said the last two years of the Buhari-led administration have been most productive.