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Weak Legislature, a threat to democracy-HURIWA

•Lists Imo, Kaduna, Kogi as worst case scenarios Babatunde Opalana  A pro-democracy and civil society organization – Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA) has identified progressive weakening of the legislative institutions of the 36 states of the federation by the governors as one of the greatest threats to democracy in Nigeria. The

Tears in Zarin as El-rufa’I  insists on demolishing shops

•Igbo traders protest, call for lawful procedures Hundreds of Igbo traders on Saturday protested in Zaria against the  demolition of their shops and business premises by the Kaduna State Urban Development Authority (KASUPA) on account of the ongoing construction of Sabon –Gari to Samaru road. KASUPDA  had  earlier  gave last  weekend  as deadline for

Restructuring: Northern leaders sing discordant tunes but…

...vow to negotiate on own terms ·       We’re not opposed to restructuring-Tambuwal ·         We cannot be stampeded-Ango Abdullahi ·         More states will not address imbalance in country-El Rufai   The northern leaders have expressed diverse opinions and views with regard to the heightened clamour for the restructuring of the country. They were however, united

Atiku dares Buhari to fulfill promise to Nigerians on security

Plot to cause bad blood between el-Rufai and I will fail— Alhassan Joan Ejembi   As the dust raised by his declaration of being sidelined by the present administration is yet to settle, former vice president and chieftain of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari’s government

Easter: 12 killed in fresh attack on Southern Kaduna

...Mohammed Uba There seems to be no respite to the people of Southern Kaduna as the residents of Asso Community in Jemaa Local Government Area (LGA) of the North Western state of Nigeria witnessed another killings on Easter Sunday at the hands of suspected herdsmen.  Eyewitness said that about 12 people have been

War against terror better prosecuted by Muslims- Sheikh Gumi

·         El-Rufai calls for tolerance, peace ..Mohammed Uba The outspoken Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad Gumi, has said that only Muslims are crucial to the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations in the country. He insisted that only Muslims can effectively fight terrorism. Gumi made this assertion on Saturday at the graduation of students of