Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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    Gowon says restructuring is not possible

Gowon says restructuring is not possible

Yakubu Gowon, former head of state, says the current composition of Nigeria makes it difficult for restructuring to take place.Speaking in Minna, Niger state capital on Friday, the retired general advised the people to have faith in the indivisibility of the country.He wondered why people were agitating for restructuring when Nigeria is made up of over 500 ethnic groups.“Nigeria is [...]

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    Restructuring is a necessity

Restructuring is a necessity

BY ONYEMA OMENUWAAll countries of the world, where altruism is the bedrock of government, thrive on the ideal that seeks to guarantee the greatest good for the greatest number of citizens. This ideal in turn takes cognizance of the constancy of change, thus underlining the universal precept that society itself is dynamic and invariably abhors stagnation. The predominant concept in [...]

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    Every state has studied Lagos’ revenue generation blueprint, says Falana

Every state has studied Lagos’ revenue generation blueprint, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says all the states in Nigeria have understudied the revenue generation initiative of Lagos.He said this while delivering a public lecture held by the Young Lawyers League to mark the 60th birthday anniversary of Obafemi Adewale, former attorney general of the state.Falana who spoke on the theme 'Restructuring By Litigation' urged other state governments to [...]

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    Restructuring by litigation in Nigeria

Restructuring by litigation in Nigeria

I am delighted to congratulate and felicitate with my very good friend, Mr. Obafemi Adewale on the occasion of his 60th birthday anniversary. As an ardent believer in the rule of law Mr. Adewale has used his fecund legal knowledge to promote the devolution of powers from the central government to the state and local governments. I am proud to [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Restructuring will come… this country will be renegotiated

Femi Adesina: Restructuring will come… this country will be renegotiated

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says Nigeria will be "renegotiated, restructured but will not disintegrate".He said this in Abuja during the 8th edition of the 'Change We Need Nigeria Initiative' annual lecture series.He said he was suspicious that the call for restructuring is another form of opposition, especially because it is from "people who have been in power for 16 years".Adesina [...]

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    Tambuwal: North will accept restructuring if no state is cheated

Tambuwal: North will accept restructuring if no state is cheated

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto state governor, says the north will accept restructuring if no state gets a disproportionate share of resources.Some prominent Nigerians including former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar have been calling for a restructuring of the country.The All Progressives Congress (APC) had set up a committee to look into the demands.Speaking at a conference in Kaduna on Tuesday, Tambuwal said the [...]

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    I support Tinubu’s position on restructuring, says Ambode

I support Tinubu’s position on restructuring, says Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, says he is in support of the position of Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on restructuring.Last month, Tinubu said restructuring is the only way for the country to make real progress.Speaking at a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Ambode said Tinubu's position is that of the APC.He said the clamour [...]

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    These figures explain why the north-west is anti restructuring

These figures explain why the north-west is anti restructuring

Aside being classified as regions (North and South), Nigeria is further divided into geo-political zones, namely, North-east, North-west, North-central, South-east, South-west and South-south. The six geo-political zone structures, although not recognized by the 1999 Constitution, is a major division principle for the country’s economic, political, and educational resources.LANDMASS & POPULATION According to data obtained from the National Population Commission, based on [...]

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    Balarabe Musa: Most of those calling for restructuring are hypocrites

Balarabe Musa: Most of those calling for restructuring are hypocrites

Balarabe Musa, a former governor of Kaduna state, says many of the people calling for the restructuring of the country are hypocrites.In an interview with NAN on Friday, Musa said some of the proponents of restructuring are doing so for ulterior motives.He said only very few individuals are calling for the restructuring for genuine reasons.“Some of them are making the [...]

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    Nwodo: N’assembly is a reflection of  deep ethnic divisions

Nwodo: N’assembly is a reflection of deep ethnic divisions

John Nwodo, president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has described the national assembly as a reflection of "deep ethnic divisions".Nwodo said this while delivering a paper entitled 'Restructuring Nigeria: Decentralisation For National Cohesion' at the Chatham House in London on Wednesday.The president-general said the vote against devolution of power clause during the constitution amendment by the national assembly has not helped the [...]

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    Dogara: We’ll revisit constitution amendment to accommodate agitations for restructuring

Dogara: We’ll revisit constitution amendment to accommodate agitations for restructuring

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has promised that the house will revisit voting on the constitution amendment in order to address agitations for restructuring.Speaking during the resumption of plenary on Tuesday, Dogara said it is impossible for restructuring to be achieved outside the national assembly."It may be necessary in due course for the national assembly to have a [...]

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    Tinubu: Without restructuring, Nigeria cannot make real progress

Tinubu: Without restructuring, Nigeria cannot make real progress

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said restructuring is the only way Nigeria can make real progress as a nation.Tinubu said "things will be in a constant state of disequilibrium and irritation" if the clamour and calls for restructuring are not heeded.He lamented the "undue concentration" of power at the federal level, saying it makes [...]

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    El-Rufai: Those who advocate abandonment of existing political structure are unrealistic

El-Rufai: Those who advocate abandonment of existing political structure are unrealistic

Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna says, says those seeking a "wholesale abandonment" of the existing political structure in the quest of restructuring the country are "probably unrealistic" in their expectations.Speaking at Chatham House in London on Thursday, el-Rufai said Nigerians appreciate their diversity but seek a fairer system that puts social justice above everything.The governor explained that this could be [...]

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    Crackdown on IPOB is FG’s ‘tactic to thwart restructuring’

Crackdown on IPOB is FG’s ‘tactic to thwart restructuring’

The Eastern Consultative Forum (ECA) has described the branding of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB ) as a terrorist group and its proscription by south-east governors as an attempt by the federal government to impede the clamour for restructuring.In a statement signed by its secretary, Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko, the group said the military exercise by the Nigerian army tagged 'Operation Python Dance [...]

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    Akinyemi: Right now, the only person who can solve Nigeria’s problem is Buhari

Akinyemi: Right now, the only person who can solve Nigeria’s problem is Buhari

Bolaji Akinyemi, former minister of external affairs, says right now, the only person who can solve the problem of Nigeria is President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking in an interview with Vanguard, Akinyemi said he came to that conclusion based on the current situation of things in the country.Akinyemi said without the north embracing restructuring, there would be no solution to Nigeria’s problem.“People [...]

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    Coming to terms with restructuring

Coming to terms with restructuring

Whether Nigerians like it or not, the restructuring of the polity will be the defining issue in the general elections in 2019. Everywhere you turn now, both offline and online, the conversation is all about restructuring.This discussion has been vigorously amplified such that it has become a buzzword with varying meanings to those who truly know the imperative of [...]

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