Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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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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    Sowunmi: If elected, Atiku will restructure Nigeria within one year

Sowunmi: If elected, Atiku will restructure Nigeria within one year

Segun Sowunmi, spokesman of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, says the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will restructure the country within one year, if elected.Sowunmi said this while speaking on a programme on Arise Television.He said Nigerians would have seen practical restructured activities that government would have embarked on within one year.Sowunmi added that the Nigerian constitution was [...]

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    Restructuring and its frenemies

Restructuring and its frenemies

Back in the Athenian garden where the tradition of public debate was first documented in antiquity, the danger had long been recognized. Logicians call it red herring.Those in the habit of artfully diverting an argument in order to obfuscate the question prefer this kind of fallacy.Such, it would seem, is the clear and present threat now encroaching the national gallery over the issue [...]

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    Osinbajo: Geographical restructuring isn’t the answer to our problems

Osinbajo: Geographical restructuring isn’t the answer to our problems

Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo says good governance is what Nigeria needs to put an end to its socio-economic challenges.Osinbajo said this on Monday while delivering the 40th anniversary lecture of the Association of Friends in Lagos.Speaking on the theme "Restructuring and the Nigerian Federation",  the vice-president said stronger state governments, not geographical restructuring, is what Nigeria needs.He added that he has [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Buhari’s government deceitful about restructuring

Shehu Sani: Buhari’s government deceitful about restructuring

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says the current government is deceitful about restructuring.Sani said this in a tweet on Monday. The senator said the governments of the past ignored restructuring."The government of the past ignored restructuring; The government of the present is deceitful about restructuring," the lawmaker tweeted.https://twitter.com/ShehuSani/status/1056843382679592961?s=19Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential flagbearer, has been an [...]

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    ‘Nigeria not yet a nation’ — Moghalu makes case for restructuring

‘Nigeria not yet a nation’ — Moghalu makes case for restructuring

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of Young Progressives Party (YPP), says Nigeria is not yet a nation.Moghalu said this on Monday while speaking at the sixth annual conference of the Nigerian Political Science Association (south-east).The conference held at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Enugu state.The former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said Nigeria is a nation waiting [...]

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    How to restructure Nigeria: Why, what, how and when

How to restructure Nigeria: Why, what, how and when

Nation-building is hard, but it need not be as difficult as we make it in Nigeria. Nation-building is also intentional. It doesn’t happen by accident. The real test is in the leadership and the actions that create a real spirit of nationhood, and the willingness of every stakeholder to build a united, stable and cohesive nation. Fifty-eight years after independence, [...]

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    Osinbajo: I’ve gone to supreme court 12 times to fight for restructuring

Osinbajo: I’ve gone to supreme court 12 times to fight for restructuring

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says he has been fighting for the restructuring of Nigeria for many years.He said some of those presently clamouring for it had opposed it years ago.Osinbajo made the comment on Saturday during the ninth public lecture of Sigma Club at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan.He said: “Let me explain my position clearly. I am not [...]

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    Bisi Akande: Military might have given the north an unfair advantage in revenue allocation

Bisi Akande: Military might have given the north an unfair advantage in revenue allocation

Bisi Akande, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says military intervention in governance is to be blamed for the “lopsided” political structure in Nigeria.He said while in power, the military created states and local governments “by fiat for selfish reasons rather than through any scientific political reasoning”, thus necessitating a restructuring of the country.He said the military might [...]

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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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