Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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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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    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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