Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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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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    The hypocrisy in the hue and cry for restructuring

The hypocrisy in the hue and cry for restructuring

BY ABDULRAZAQ BN BELLO The most popular mantra in Nigeria today is “restructuring”. Check the dictionary, and what you will find will certainly not give you the Nigerian understanding of the term.To many Nigerians, restructuring means decentralising the government at the centre and devolving more powers to the states which constitute the federating units. Some prefer to call it true federalism [...]

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    Forum writes Osinbajo, says Igbo being killed ‘for what they know nothing about’

Forum writes Osinbajo, says Igbo being killed ‘for what they know nothing about’

The Igbo are tired of being used as “Nigeria's scapegoats and canon fodder” and should be accorded equal treatment with other ethnic groups in the country, a group of professionals has said in a letter to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.The Igbo Intelligentsia Forum (IIF), a worldwide forum of Igbo professionals, in a statement signed by Joseph Chukwuma Ikunna, its national [...]

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    South-east leaders, stakeholders express support for restructuring

South-east leaders, stakeholders express support for restructuring

South East leaders and stakeholders have thrown their weight behind the call for a full restructuring of the country on the platform of fairness and equity.Dave Umahi, the chairman of the south-east governors’ forum, made the position known in the early hours of Sunday in Enugu while addressing journalists on the outcome of an interactive forum of stakeholders.Umahi, who is [...]

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    El-Rufai: Many of the politicians calling for restructuring are opportunists

El-Rufai: Many of the politicians calling for restructuring are opportunists

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says most of the politicians calling for restructuring are "opportunists".Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Thursday, el-Rufai said those who have presidential ambition were exploiting the restructuring call.The governor said majority of the people who are clamouring for restructuring do not have "concrete ideas about what it really means"."For many people, when [...]

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    Restructuring Nigeria not Buhari’s priority, says Lai

Restructuring Nigeria not Buhari’s priority, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says restructuring the country is not a priority for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.The minister said this in an interview on an Africa Independent Television (AIT) programme on Thursday.He said with the high level of corruption, economic downturn, insecurity and the activities of Boko Haram, the government could not have contemplated restructuring.He [...]

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    Malami: Restructuring Nigeria is a tall order

Malami: Restructuring Nigeria is a tall order

Abubakar Malami, the minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, has said the restructuring of Nigeria will require an amendment to the constitution for it to come to fruition.He said restructuring cannot be achieved in one fell swoop as being clamoured for by several eminent Nigerians, noting that "change is a gradual process".Malami gave his position on the debate [...]

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    Atiku: I know why southerners want restructuring and northerners don’t

Atiku: I know why southerners want restructuring and northerners don’t

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has renewed his call for restructuring, saying he understands why many of those calling for restructuring are from the south, while the bulk of the opposition to it comes from the north.Speaking at an annual public lecture at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on Monday, Abubakar listed fear of losing oil revenues as reasons why some [...]

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    Atiku: This economic hardship has exposed FG’s fundamental weaknesses

Atiku: This economic hardship has exposed FG’s fundamental weaknesses

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, says the current economic situation has exposed the weaknesses in having a central government.An advocate of restructuring, Atiku said the responsibilities of the federal government needs to be reduced to avoid it collapsing “under the weight of too many responsibilities it burdens itself with”.He questioned the rationale behind having a central government that can “no longer [...]

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    Tambuwal rejects restructuring, says Nigeria’s unity non-negotiable

Tambuwal rejects restructuring, says Nigeria’s unity non-negotiable

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, says the unity of Nigeria is non-negotiable.Speaking on Wednesday when he received members of various professional groups who paid him Sallah homage, the governor advised the country to focus on fiscal restructuringThe groups included Sokoto Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture; Association of Resident Communities; Coalition of non-governmental organisations, among others.“Dialogue is also [...]

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    Ekweremadu: ‘Feeding bottle federalism’ responsible for Nigeria’s problems

Ekweremadu: ‘Feeding bottle federalism’ responsible for Nigeria’s problems

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, has reiterated his belief in the fact that restructuring can solve Nigeria's economic challenges.The debate on restructuring has been raging in the country over the past few months.Speaking on Tuesday at the second annual conference of the Young Parliamentarians Forum, Ekweremadu said Nigeria's "feeding bottle federalism" is the bane of her problems."I disagree with those [...]

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    Osinbajo: Buhari has adopted 2 recommendations from confab report

Osinbajo: Buhari has adopted 2 recommendations from confab report

Yemi Osinbajo, the vice president, says Nigerians require a deeper and better understanding of the restructuring debate, following widespread criticism of his recent comments on the subject.He also said President Muhammadu Buhari had already adopted two of the recommendations in the report submitted after the national confab convened during the administration of Goodluck Jonathan, his predecessor.In a statement released on Tuesday [...]

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    You’ve missed the entire debate on restructuring, Afenifere tells Osinbajo

You’ve missed the entire debate on restructuring, Afenifere tells Osinbajo

Afenifere, a socio-political organisation has criticised Yemi Osinbajo, the vice president, for allegedly opposing the clamour for Nigeria's restructuring.In a statement released on its behalf by Yinka Odumakin, Afenifere said the vice-president must have been "pressured" to utter the comments credited to him.The Pan-Yoruba group asserted that Osinbajo probably has a myopic understanding of the calls for restructuring."While we understand that [...]

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