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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 EMADUKUNigeria 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 GADUThe 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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    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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