• By Kunle Awosiyan
    Aug 25, 2017
    Arewa youths

    The Coalition of Northern Youth groups that asked Igbos to leave northern Nigeria has temporarily withdrawn its quit notice.

    The groups, under the banner of the Arewa youth consultative forum, issued the quit notice in June , asking Igbos to leave before October first.

    The groups announced a suspension of the quit notice on Thursday at a press briefing at the Transcorp Hotel in Abuja.

    Meanwhile the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar III, has charged the National Broadcasting Commission to punish stations which broadcast hate speeches, disinformation and what he called fake news. 

    His charge came on the same day the Minister of Information Lai Mohammed also called on the NBC to check hate speeches. 

    Both men spoke on Thursday in Abuja at an event to mark the 25th anniversary of the NBC. 

    More reactions are still trailing President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment on restructuring that it is only the National Assembly and Council of States that can legitimately engage in the discourse.

    A Niger Delta activist, Tony Uranta and Coordinator of Oodua Peoples’ Congress, Gani Adams differ with the president, insisting that Nigeria’s unity must be negotiated.

    According to them, Nigeria needs to be restructured, if it must survive.



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