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    Ex-NHIS ES describes restructuring as ‘big nonsense’

Ex-NHIS ES describes restructuring as ‘big nonsense’

Usman Yusuf, former executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme ( NHIS), has described restructuring as a "big nonsense" which politicians plan to use to carve out their empires. There have been calls and agitation for restructuring, which will grant more powers to the regions. Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, anchored his [...]

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    Abused decree 34 and the demand for restructuring

Abused decree 34 and the demand for restructuring

Sunday May 24th was the 54th Anniversary of the Promulgation of decree number 34 by Major General Johnson Thomas Umanakwe Aguiyi Ironsi (3rd March 1924- 29th July 1966). Few people remembered. It was the decree that transferred all the autonomous power of the four regions then to the centre. The regions then were Northern Region, Eastern Region, Western Region and [...]

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    Obasanjo: Nigeria won’t make any progress if not restructured

Obasanjo: Nigeria won’t make any progress if not restructured

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigeria will not make any progress if the country is not restructured. Obasanjo, who spoke on Friday at the year’s edition of the Sobo Sowemimo annual lecture organised by Abeokuta Club, said insecurity is one issue common to all regions and no part of the country is safe from the menace. He said the way forward is restructuring, [...]

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    Nwodo: Delay in restructuring, constitution amendment a threat to Nigeria’s unity

Nwodo: Delay in restructuring, constitution amendment a threat to Nigeria’s unity

John Nwodo, president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, an Igbo socio-cultural group, has warned that delay in restructuring Nigeria and amending its constitution is a threat to the country's unity. Nwodo spoke during a BBC Igbo programme, which held on Tuesday to commemorate Odumegwu Ojukwu's Biafra declaration that plunged Nigeria into nearly three years of civil war. Addressing talks bordering on how the current 1999 [...]

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    Mimiko: Politics in Nigeria is monetised

Mimiko: Politics in Nigeria is monetised

Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo state, says Nigeria's politics is monetised.  Mimiko spoke at the opening ceremony of the birthday celebration of Odia Ofeimun, a poet. Themed "Taking Nigeria Seriously: A Conference In Honour of Odia Ofeimun", the  event held at the University of Lagos, on Monday. Commenting on Ofeimun's foray into politics, he said Nigeria's politics is monetised and sadly, there [...]

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    Restructuring the Nigerian mindset

Restructuring the Nigerian mindset

Were you as disgusted as I was on Monday when the Cross River house of assembly voted against confirming Justice Akon Ikpeme as the substantive chief judge of the state for purely ethnic reasons? In the wisdom of the state lawmakers, Ikpeme had to be rejected because — and I am not joking! — she is “naturally” from “rival” Akwa [...]

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    Restructuring must be addressed now, says Obasanjo

Restructuring must be addressed now, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says the country must address the issue of restructuring in order to prevent a serious problem. Obasanjo said this at the first memorial lecture Fredrick Fasehun, founder Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), in Lagos state, on Saturday. The elder statesman, who added that the country could not afford another war, said he would keep fighting for the country until [...]

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    Yakasai: APC promised change but nothing has changed

Yakasai: APC promised change but nothing has changed

Tanko Yakasai, a founding member of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) , says there has been no significant change in Nigeria since APC took over power. Yakasai spoke on Tuesday when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme. Giving his assessment of Nigeria during the 59th independence anniversary, the elder statesman said the nation has not progressed. "What I am saying is [...]

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    Nigeria: Restructure or rupture

Nigeria: Restructure or rupture

BY AUSTIN EMADUKU Nigeria is standing on the edge of a dangerous cliff. It is just a matter of time before it tips over. Rather than the current emotional and politically driven call for a “Revolution”, we all really need to calmly analyse and situate the cause(s) of our problems. In any case, a revolution without a vanguard is a recipe [...]

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    Buhari is a civilian autocrat, says Adebanjo

Buhari is a civilian autocrat, says Adebanjo

Ayo Adebanjo, a leader of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political organisation, says President Muhammadu Buhari is a civilian autocrat disguising under the guise of a democrat. In an interview with Tribune, the elder statesman said the power Buhari enjoys is preventing him from changing the constitution to suit the current demands of the country. He also said Buhari has not been active in solving [...]

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    Segun Adeniyi: Nigeria is living on borrowed time

Segun Adeniyi: Nigeria is living on borrowed time

Segun Adeniyi, chairman of THISDAY editorial board, says Nigeria is living on borrowed time. Speaking on Wednesday, Adeniyi said oil earnings are already not enough to meet recurrent expenditure and things may get worse for many states in the country. The 'Power, Politics and Death' author made this statement at The Platform, an annual conference organised by Covenant Christian Centre. "The reality is [...]

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    North and the imperative of restructuring

North and the imperative of restructuring

BY ILIYASU GADU The take off point for this article is on the call by Professor Itse Sagay, Presidential Adviser on Action against Corruption (PACAC), on the North to desist from its negative stance against the trending calls for the restructuring of the country. Last week perhaps in response to that ,His Royal Highness Lamido Sanusi Lamido, the Emir of Kano at [...]

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    ‘I can feed their households’ — Clark blasts those saying he collected money to endorse Atiku

‘I can feed their households’ — Clark blasts those saying he collected money to endorse Atiku

Edwin Clark, convener of Pan-Niger Delta Forum, has taken a swipe at those who said he and other south-south group collected money to endorse Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Ohanaeze Ndigbo, an apex Igbo socio-cultural group; Afenifere, a socio-cultural organization of the Yoruba, Middle Belt Forum (MBF) are among the five groups which endorsed Atiku last [...]

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    APC to Ndigbo: Atiku will use and dump you

APC to Ndigbo: Atiku will use and dump you

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Igbo will not gain anything if Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is elected. The ruling party said this in reaction to the endorsement of Atiku by Ohaneze Ndigbo. The Anambra state government has since distanced itself from the endorsement of the PDP candidate. Speaking with journalists on Friday at the party's [...]

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    North would be the biggest beneficiary of restructuring, says el-Rufai

North would be the biggest beneficiary of restructuring, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says the north is ready for restructuring and the region would be its biggest beneficiary. The governor said this on Wednesday in Ibadan, capital of Oyo state, while delivering a keynote address at a colloquium organised to mark the 80th birthday anniversary of Bisi Akande, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC). El-Rufai said the northern [...]

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    Restructuring will force states to be viable, says Edwin Clark

Restructuring will force states to be viable, says Edwin Clark

Edwin Clark, an Ijaw national leader, says restructuring the country will force states to look for means to be viable. Clark said this when the Christian Campaigners of Nigeria (CCN) paid him a courtesy visit at the weekend. The elder statesman said the need to survive will make the states think out of the box. Commenting on the alleged lopsided appointments of the [...]

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