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15042019 - North now land of bandits, says Northern Elders Forum

15042019 - North now land of bandits, says Northern Elders

External reserves to hit bn as dollar inflow from FPIs continues INSIDE 4,410 SACKED WORKERS: Please free our daughters, Chibok parents 8 beg Buhari Court dismisses el-Rufai’s objection 13 Cameroonian citizenship: APC’s claim diversionary —PDP 13 VOL. 26: NO. 63786 MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019 North now land of bandits, says Northern Elders Forum •Indigenes cry out over secret killings, kidnappings in Taraba; 9 criminals taken out along Kaduna-Abuja highway •NAF deletes bandits’ logistics store in Zamfara; kidnappers of Channels TV Reporter arrested in Abuja WEDDING... By Kingsley Omonobi, Joseph Erunke & Henry Ojelu From left, bride’s parents, Babatunde and Rosemary Fowler; groom’s parents, Frank and Emily Aig-Imoukhuede; the couple, Aigbovbioise and Olufunke Aig-Imoukhuede with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo at the couple’s wedding ceremony over the weekend. SEE MORE PICTURES ON PAGE 14. No removing subsidy, says FG as fuel shortage worsens nationwide 9 ABUJA — As insecurity worsens across the country, the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, yesterday, accused the Federal Government of not showing enough political will to address the situation in the North, saying it (North) has been turned to a land of bandits. Addressing newsmen in Zaria, Kaduna State, Chairman of NEF, Prof Ango Abdullahi said the group demands “for d e c i s i v e , comprehensive and f u n d a m e n t a l governmental action against poverty, underdevelopment and Continues on Page 5 Mr & Mrs •NUPENG, PENGASSAN urge Buhari to ignore IMF, blame it for resurgence of scarcity Kogi West: Why I want election nullified — Senator Adeyemi 13 3 Catholic priests escape death in Owerri 15 ‘9TH NASS: APC not opposed to 8 lobbying PDP senators, Reps' ANTI-CORRUPTION WAR: Election rigging worse than stealing —ONAIYEKAN COLUMNISTS OWEI LAKEMFA 33 SOBOWALE 31 HENRY BOYO 32 8

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