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    Ekweremadu as vice-president ‘will help’ Atiku achieve restructuring

Ekweremadu as vice-president ‘will help’ Atiku achieve restructuring

Majeed Dahiru, a public analyst, says Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, will help Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential flag bearer, achieve restructuring if elected.Dahiru said this on Friday while speaking on Political Platform, a RayPower radio programme, in Abuja.The analyst said Ekweremadu has a wealth of experience, owing to the positions he has held in the past."In the [...]

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    Yakasai: Afenifere conceived restructuring to destabilise the country

Yakasai: Afenifere conceived restructuring to destabilise the country

Tanko Yakasai, an elder statesman, says restructuring was conceived by Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, to destabilise the country.He said this at a public lecture organised by Africa Research and Development Agency (ARADA) in Kano on Sunday.There has been an ongoing debate on the issue of restructuring the country, with some of its proponent expressing different views on what it [...]

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    Now that they all want restructuring

Now that they all want restructuring

BY EMENENA BRIGHTIt is understandable that the Nigerian political terrain has become this charged as it is only about six months to the general election. While all the elections are important, the most significant remains the Presidential. This is because the direction of a nation is akin to the nation's chief executive officer. This is further made so by our [...]

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    In Kano, Atiku clarifies stand on restructuring

In Kano, Atiku clarifies stand on restructuring

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says the All Progressives Congress (APC) must be very ignorant.He said this in reaction to the criticism the party directed at him over his position on restructuring.The party had asked Abubakar why he did not use his office to correct the imbalance in the federation when he served as vice-president.But speaking with journalists on Monday night, [...]

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    APC: Proper restructuring will be achieved under Buhari

APC: Proper restructuring will be achieved under Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says restructuring the country will be better achieved under the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.Yekini Nabena, acting spokesman of the APC, said this while reacting to the debate between Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.Nabena said the ruling party believes that good, sincere and purposeful leadership at all levels "will propel the country [...]

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    Falana: Those who cornered our commonwealth shouldn’t talk of restructuring

Falana: Those who cornered our commonwealth shouldn’t talk of restructuring

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says those who have cornered the country’s commonwealth should not be allowed to talk of restructuring.Falana made the submission on Wednesday when he delivered a paper at the Mike Okonkwo annual lecture in Lagos.According to the lawyer, restructuring would not guarantee unity or political stability without the "democratisation of powers."He said former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar [...]

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    Atiku: Buhari, Osinbajo have different views on restructuring

Atiku: Buhari, Osinbajo have different views on restructuring

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy Yemi Osinbajo have lopsided views on restructuring.Abubakar said this in a tweet on Wednesday while reacting to Vice-President Osinbajo's view on state police."The president and his vice-president have asymmetrical views on restructuring. Thus, explains the lack of forthrightness on the matter by this government. This is a failed promise [...]

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    ‘Make a choice on restructuring and stick to it’ — Atiku fires back at Osinbajo

‘Make a choice on restructuring and stick to it’ — Atiku fires back at Osinbajo

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has asked Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to stop "this continuous prevarication, this approbation and reprobation" and stick to whether he is in support of restructuring or not.The two men have exchanged a series of statements over their understanding of the concept of restructuring.While Abubakar accused Osinbajo of "lacking appreciation of the core tenets of the concept”, the vice-president [...]

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    Your understanding of restructuring is vague, Osinbajo replies Atiku

Your understanding of restructuring is vague, Osinbajo replies Atiku

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar does not have a clear understanding of the concept of restructuring.The call for the restructuring has been on the front burner under this administration, with political bigwigs disagreeing on whether the country should be restructured or not.While the debate had dwindled, Osinbajo raised the dust in a statement on Monday. He had [...]

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    ‘What exactly happened to oil money?’ — Osinbajo tackles Obasanjo, Jonathan, Babangida govts

‘What exactly happened to oil money?’ — Osinbajo tackles Obasanjo, Jonathan, Babangida govts

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has questioned the management of Nigeria's oil resources by previous administrations.Relying on OPEC statistics on oil revenues accruable to Nigeria under successive administrations between 1990 and 2014, the vice-president said not much was done in infrastructure development in spite of the huge oil revenues earned.Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, office [...]

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    Southern leaders ‘prevented’ from flying to Benue restructuring summit

Southern leaders ‘prevented’ from flying to Benue restructuring summit

The Southern and Middle Belt Forum says they were prevented from travelling to Benue state on Monday.They said they were prevented from going to Benue state by one A. Audu, commandant of the state’s airport, from Abuja.Speaking with journalists, John Nwodo (pictured), secretary of the group and president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, described the act as an infringement of their fundamental [...]

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    ‘Mr President, you are wrong’ — Dickson tackles Buhari over comment on restructuring

‘Mr President, you are wrong’ — Dickson tackles Buhari over comment on restructuring

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says a statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari on restructuring is a threat to the country's stability.When he hosted Niger Delta elders at the presidential villa in Abuja two weeks back, the president said those agitating for restructuring have ulterior motive."You mentioned something, which is topical these days; the restructuring of Nigeria. Every group [...]

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    Ohanaeze Ndigbo proposes five vice-presidents, six-year single term for president

Ohanaeze Ndigbo proposes five vice-presidents, six-year single term for president

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, a pan-Igbo cultural group, has proposed a single tenure of six years for presidents in the country.The group made its position known through Chukwuma Soludo, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), at the south-east summit on restructuring Nigeria in Awka, Anambra.It suggested five vice-presidents serving at a time — one from each geo-political zone.According to [...]

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    Nigeria will ‘remain in perpetual misery’ without restructuring

Nigeria will ‘remain in perpetual misery’ without restructuring

The Southern Nigeria and Middle Belt Forum for Development (SNMBFD) says Nigeria will remain in a state of perpetual misery unless urgently restructured.The group consisting of representatives of indigenes from southern Nigeria and the middle belt made the pronouncement at the conclusion of a two-day conference held in Lagos on Thursday and Friday.Speaking at the conference, Banji Akintoye, a senator [...]

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    ‘Every Nigerian is equal’ — southern leaders renew call for restructuring

‘Every Nigerian is equal’ — southern leaders renew call for restructuring

Southern leaders comprising of the south-south, south-west, south-east and middle belt have reiterated the need for the country to be restructured.The renewed call by the leaders was the outcome of a mega rally organised by the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state on Saturday.They said restructuring is the best solution to the current challenges confronting the country.Speaking [...]

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    Jonathan: Implementation of 2014 confab report will end ethnic agitations

Jonathan: Implementation of 2014 confab report will end ethnic agitations

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says the implementation of the 2014 national conference report will end ethnic agitations in the country.He said this on Saturday while speaking at a rally tagged ‘Restructuring the Nigerian federation’, which held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state.The rally was organised by the Pan Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF), Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere and Middle Belt Forum — under [...]

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