Sunday, November 18, 2018

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    CAN: Nigeria’s glory fading, restructuring needed

CAN: Nigeria’s glory fading, restructuring needed

Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says there is a need for the country to be restructured.Ayokunle said this on Saturday while speaking at international workers’ retreat of the convention in Abuja.The CAN president said the restructuring must be done without bias or prejudice.He said when Nigeria gained its independence, its glory was bright but that [...]

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    Reflections on the restructuring debate

Reflections on the restructuring debate

BY OKEZIE IKPEAZUOf recent, re-structuring has become the catchword in Nigeria's landscape with key political leaders and socio- political groups pushing forward certain ideas and views. 'What exactly is the idea of re-structuring?' and 'Is a restructured Nigeria feasible?' The answer is simply yes, provided it favours a peaceful, safe, prosperous, virile, united, and indivisible Nigeria that offers every man, [...]

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    Afenifere: We will support any party committed to restructuring in 2019

Afenifere: We will support any party committed to restructuring in 2019

Afenifere, pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, says it will support any party that is committed to restructuring in the 2019 general election.In a statement on Wednesday, Yinka Odumakin, spokesman of Afenifere, said it is clear that the All Progressives Congress (APC) government is not "keen on restructuring".Odumakin said any political party that is not committed to restructuring will be wasting its time. [...]

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    Nigeria needs restructuring, Balarabe Musa replies Buhari

Nigeria needs restructuring, Balarabe Musa replies Buhari

Balarabe Musa, a former governor of Kaduna state,  has called for economic restructuring to ensure the delivery of good governance in the country.Musa made the call in a telephone interview with NAN following President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year broadcast.In the speech, the president had said that the problem with Nigeria was not the structure but the process of doing things.Buhari [...]

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    Soyinka: Like petrol scarcity, Nigeria’s challenges overshadowing calls for restructuring

Soyinka: Like petrol scarcity, Nigeria’s challenges overshadowing calls for restructuring

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka says the many challenges faced by Nigeria have continued to relegate the call for restructuring to the background.He said this on Saturday in an article entitled 'Blame passing — the New Year gift to a nation'.Soyinka said such challenges, including the current petrol scarcity, have monopolised the attention of Nigerians amid other issues."Even before the current [...]

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    North desperate for oil over fear of restructuring, says Ekweremadu

North desperate for oil over fear of restructuring, says Ekweremadu

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says the northern region of the country has no reason to be scared of restructuring as crude oil is fast losing its commercial value.According to Ekweremadu, the north is "desperately searching" for oil because of its fear of restructuring.He explained that the fear is unnecessary, as many countries that patronised Nigeria's oil have also discovered [...]

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    Saraki: What the north must do before talking about restructuring

Saraki: What the north must do before talking about restructuring

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the north must emerge economically strong to be better placed to talk about restructuring.Saraki said this on Tuesday during the annual retreat of northern lawmakers which held in Katsina state.He said the profitable development of the north’s assets poses answers to the question as to what the region would bring to the table regarding the [...]

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    Gowon says restructuring is not possible

Gowon says restructuring is not possible

Yakubu Gowon, former head of state, says the current composition of Nigeria makes it difficult for restructuring to take place.Speaking in Minna, Niger state capital on Friday, the retired general advised the people to have faith in the indivisibility of the country.He wondered why people were agitating for restructuring when Nigeria is made up of over 500 ethnic groups.“Nigeria is [...]

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    Restructuring is a necessity

Restructuring is a necessity

BY ONYEMA OMENUWAAll countries of the world, where altruism is the bedrock of government, thrive on the ideal that seeks to guarantee the greatest good for the greatest number of citizens. This ideal in turn takes cognizance of the constancy of change, thus underlining the universal precept that society itself is dynamic and invariably abhors stagnation. The predominant concept in [...]

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    Every state has studied Lagos’ revenue generation blueprint, says Falana

Every state has studied Lagos’ revenue generation blueprint, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says all the states in Nigeria have understudied the revenue generation initiative of Lagos.He said this while delivering a public lecture held by the Young Lawyers League to mark the 60th birthday anniversary of Obafemi Adewale, former attorney general of the state.Falana who spoke on the theme 'Restructuring By Litigation' urged other state governments to [...]

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    Restructuring by litigation in Nigeria

Restructuring by litigation in Nigeria

I am delighted to congratulate and felicitate with my very good friend, Mr. Obafemi Adewale on the occasion of his 60th birthday anniversary. As an ardent believer in the rule of law Mr. Adewale has used his fecund legal knowledge to promote the devolution of powers from the central government to the state and local governments. I am proud to [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Restructuring will come… this country will be renegotiated

Femi Adesina: Restructuring will come… this country will be renegotiated

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says Nigeria will be "renegotiated, restructured but will not disintegrate".He said this in Abuja during the 8th edition of the 'Change We Need Nigeria Initiative' annual lecture series.He said he was suspicious that the call for restructuring is another form of opposition, especially because it is from "people who have been in power for 16 years".Adesina [...]

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    Tambuwal: North will accept restructuring if no state is cheated

Tambuwal: North will accept restructuring if no state is cheated

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto state governor, says the north will accept restructuring if no state gets a disproportionate share of resources.Some prominent Nigerians including former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar have been calling for a restructuring of the country.The All Progressives Congress (APC) had set up a committee to look into the demands.Speaking at a conference in Kaduna on Tuesday, Tambuwal said the [...]

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    I support Tinubu’s position on restructuring, says Ambode

I support Tinubu’s position on restructuring, says Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, says he is in support of the position of Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on restructuring.Last month, Tinubu said restructuring is the only way for the country to make real progress.Speaking at a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Ambode said Tinubu's position is that of the APC.He said the clamour [...]

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    These figures explain why the north-west is anti restructuring

These figures explain why the north-west is anti restructuring

Aside being classified as regions (North and South), Nigeria is further divided into geo-political zones, namely, North-east, North-west, North-central, South-east, South-west and South-south. The six geo-political zone structures, although not recognized by the 1999 Constitution, is a major division principle for the country’s economic, political, and educational resources.LANDMASS & POPULATION According to data obtained from the National Population Commission, based on [...]

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    Balarabe Musa: Most of those calling for restructuring are hypocrites

Balarabe Musa: Most of those calling for restructuring are hypocrites

Balarabe Musa, a former governor of Kaduna state, says many of the people calling for the restructuring of the country are hypocrites.In an interview with NAN on Friday, Musa said some of the proponents of restructuring are doing so for ulterior motives.He said only very few individuals are calling for the restructuring for genuine reasons.“Some of them are making the [...]

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