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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 BRIGHT It 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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