Thursday, April 4, 2019

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    Southern leaders of thought: 1999 constitution should be abolished, not restructured

Southern leaders of thought: 1999 constitution should be abolished, not restructured

The southern leaders of thought, led by Ben Nwabueze, elder statesman, says Nigeria needs a new constitution for it to be effectively restructured.Rising from their meeting in Lagos on Thursday, the leaders said the 1999 Constitution should pave way for a new constitution approved by the people.The constitution is currently being reviewed by the national assembly. Pundits believe its review [...]

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    Watch your tongue, Garba Shehu warns those criticising Buhari

Watch your tongue, Garba Shehu warns those criticising Buhari

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has advised those criticising President Muhammadu Buhari over restructuring to exercise restraint in their choice of words.In a statement on Wednesday, Shehu said issues are resolved through "established processes, not by abuses, insults or irresponsible statements".He was reacting to opinions expressed over Buhari’s speech. The president had said [...]

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    Nigeria’s unity not negotiable, says Buhari

Nigeria’s unity not negotiable, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the unity of the country is not negotiable.Buhari said this in his first address to the nation since he returned from London, where he had been receiving medical attention for over three months.Revealing that he was in touch with major developments in the country while abroad, Buhari said some those who questioned our collective existence as [...]

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    Confusion or confederation?

Confusion or confederation?

BY TOLA ADENIYI We are talking of Confederation based on the current 6 regional zones which the Abacha government bequeathed to Nigeria and some people are talking of something totally irrelevant to the end goal. We are talking of a peaceful political solution that will terminate the humongous funds being currently squandered on cost of governance and the so-called National Assembly [...]

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    Stop and ponder on what Atiku Abubakar is saying

Stop and ponder on what Atiku Abubakar is saying

BY EMENENA BRIGHT Atiku Abubakar, Waziri Adamawa, a former Vice-President of Nigeria and a former presidential candidate, no doubt may be one of the most maligned high ranking former public office holders from the North. In addition to the public perception that everyone who has been in government has stolen government money and is corrupt, the experience and challenges Atiku Abubakar [...]

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    Nigeria and the need for pluralism of centers

Nigeria and the need for pluralism of centers

BY  FRANCIS ANEKWE OBORJI “Which way Nigeria… which way to go? I love my father’s land. Oh yes, I want to know, which way Nigeria is heading to?” (Sunny Okosun).At a time like this in Nigeria, the above citation from the musical lyrics of one of the country’s greatest musicians of our time, late Sunny Okosun, needs remembering. I have chosen [...]

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    The danger of restructuring without a referendum-approved constitution

The danger of restructuring without a referendum-approved constitution

BY FRANCIS OBORJI “Watchman, what of the Night” (Isaiah 21:11):  “Nobody pays attention to what we say. No one listens to us. We are there to wait at their door. Those who have papers pass in front… taken care of … for us nothing.” (Jean Marc Ela in the epigraph in his book, “L’Afrique des Villages” (1982).The above citation from “ L’Afrique des Villages”, the immortal work of Jean-Marc Ela, a Catholic Priest and African theologian from Cameroun, is a fitting introduction to the theme of this article. It is a bird’s eye view of the lamentations of African masses against their so-called political leaders and [...]

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    15 political parties back restructuring

15 political parties back restructuring

At least 15 political parties on the platform of the Coalition for New Nigeria (CNN) have expressed support for the restructuring of the country.Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, CNN’s national chairman, who addressed reporters on Monday in Abuja, said the coalition was determined to chart a new course for Nigeria.According to him, CNN is committed to the unity, indivisibility and progress of Nigeria.He [...]

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    APC sets up committee to articulate party’s position on restructuring

APC sets up committee to articulate party’s position on restructuring

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday set up a ten-member committee to articulate the party's position in restructuring.A statement issued by Bolaji Abdullahi, the party's spokesman, said the decision was reached after the regular joint APC national working committee (NWC) /APC governors meeting which held in Abuja. on Wednesday"The All Progressives Congress (APC) notes that with various agitations on [...]

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    Repackaging — not restructuring — is what Nigeria needs, says Okorocha

Repackaging — not restructuring — is what Nigeria needs, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, has said Nigeria does not need restructuring as being demanded by some Nigerians, but that the nation only needed to be repackaged.Okorocha said this on Monday while declaring open the 67th annual conference of Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON).He said BON as critical stakeholders must be in the forefront of the campaign against restructuring, but [...]

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    Anyaoku: We’ve been moving backwards since we departed from true federalism

Anyaoku: We’ve been moving backwards since we departed from true federalism

Emeka Anyaoku, former secretary-general of Commonwealth, says Nigeria has been moving backwards since it departed from true federalism.The elder statesman said this while speaking at a forum organised by Arise TV.Leaders from various parts of the country spoke on the clamour for restructuring, addressing whether the nation needs to restructured or not.Some of the dignitaries at the event were Supo [...]

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    Southern, middle-belt leaders say restructuring will end ethnic agitations

Southern, middle-belt leaders say restructuring will end ethnic agitations

Southern and middle-belt leaders on Saturday restated their demand for Nigeria's restructuring.While stating that restructuring is the only solution to current ethnic agitations, the leaders also called for the implementation of the recommendations of the 2014 national conference.This was contained in a communiqué issued after their meeting - convened by Edwin Clark, Ijaw national leader - in Abuja on Saturday.In the [...]

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    Edwin Clark to Obasanjo: Say the truth on restructuring or keep quiet

Edwin Clark to Obasanjo: Say the truth on restructuring or keep quiet

Edwin Clark, Ijaw national leader, has told President Olusegun Obasanjo to keep quiet over his condemnation of the calls for restructuring.Clark said the ex-president knows in his heart that Nigeria's structure is flawed but has refused to say the truth.He made this known on Friday while reacting to Obasanjo's criticism of the clamour for restructuring."The ex-president knows the truth and should [...]

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    ACF: Calls for restructuring lack clarity of definition

ACF: Calls for restructuring lack clarity of definition

Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has said the apologists of the restructuring of Nigeria are yet to clearly define the meaning of the concept in the present democratic setting.According to the ACF, the calls for restructuring appear to have varying meanings to different groups.A statement released after its national executive counci meeting on Wednesday in Kaduna said the only acceptable restructuring is [...]

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    Restructuring Nigeria, how ready?

Restructuring Nigeria, how ready?

By Onofiok Luke The growing ethnic-based political tension and the seeming political despondency have in in recent times heightened and pushed to the front burner the need for Nigeria’s long overdue political and economic restructuring. From a renewed distasteful secessionist agitation, agitation ostensibly incongruous with reason, to the affront and threat to our bond of unity by some elements in the [...]

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    Osinbajo: Clamour for restructuring will be addressed soon

Osinbajo: Clamour for restructuring will be addressed soon

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government will soon address the call for restructuring.Osinbajo said this on Thursday at the presentation and launch of a book entitled: 'Nigeria: The Restructuring Controversy' authored by Mike Okiro, a former Inspector-general of police (IGP).The acting president who was represented by Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the president on political matters, said equity, [...]

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