Tag: FEDERALISM

Speaker House Of Reps Tells APC Nigeria Is Not Working- Lets Rearrange

Speaker House Of Reps Tells APC Nigeria Is Not Working- Lets Rearrange

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has said that agitations from various parts of the country are indications that the federation of Nigeria is not functioning properly. He made the remark when he received members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Committee on True Federalism led by governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, in his office on Tuesday. Dogara said, “When you talk about federalism, you are talking about distribution of powers in a given society. Here in Nigeria, government powers are distributed vertically and horizontally; vertically from federal to local governments, horizontally, across the three departments of government and that is the executive, the legislature, in no particular order, and the judi
Ekweremadu Talks Tough On The Way Forward  For Nigeria Unity

Ekweremadu Talks Tough On The Way Forward For Nigeria Unity

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Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has stated that the country is better together and should not be dismembered as some secessionist groups are demanding. The Deputy Senate President said this after delivering a lecture on “Constitutionalism and the challenges of leadership in Africa: an evaluation of tested models”, in New York, United States. Ekweremadu also stressed the need for the country to be restructured from the current over-concentration of power at the centre, which was non-responsive to the citizenry. He noted, “Nigeria does not require to be fragmented at this time. There is joy in being together. There is benefit in being together. “There is advantage that is conferred on us as a country by our large population. What we need is giving everybody a sense of be
Nnia Nwodo Profers Solution To Nigeria’s Problems

Nnia Nwodo Profers Solution To Nigeria’s Problems

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The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nwodo, has said Nigeria must be restructured to “douse the palpable tension” in the country. The pan Igbo cultural group president talks tough as he insists that restructuring Nigerian was the only panacea to the discord ravaging the Nigeria state. Nwodo made the remarks yesterday at Chatham House, in London, when he spoke on ‘Next Generation Nigeria: Participation, Accountability and National Cohesion.” According to him, Nigeria as presently constituted was not conducive for productivity and development, stressing that the imbalance and lopsided resource advantage in favour of the Federal Government had made competition for its control intensely fierce.  He explained that restructuring would ensure peaceful coexistence, stem the s
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