S’East Leaders Hail Buhari As He Promises Infrastructural Enhancement In The Region

S’East Leaders Hail Buhari As He Promises Infrastructural Enhancement In The Region

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday assured stakeholders from the Southeast that the region will benefit more from roads and coastal rail projects. Speaking at an audience with leaders from the region led by the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, the President declared that 2nd Niger Bridge, the East-West Road and the Coastal rail project, are receiving utmost attention from his administration. Buhari said counterpart funding from the Chinese government would substantially fund these projects, which…

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

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

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…

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Ekweremadu Talks Tough On The Way Forward For Nigeria Unity

Ekweremadu Talks Tough On The Way Forward  For Nigeria Unity

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…

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Restructuring: See The Bizarre Demands Made By Muslims In Nigeria

Restructuring: See The Bizarre Demands Made By Muslims In Nigeria

Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has listed its demands to the All Progressives Congress (APC) restructuring committee. MURIC 6-point demand is contained in a statement on Monday by Professor Ishaq Akintola, its president. It reads: “One: Nigerians enjoy a total of eight (8) public holidays in a year. These are Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Id al-Kabir, Id al-Fitr and Maulud an-Nabiyy. Five (5) of the eight holidays belong to…

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We Don’t Want Biafra Only Restructuring Is Way forward- Ohaneze

We Don’t Want Biafra Only Restructuring Is Way forward- Ohaneze

President-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, has advised Igbos to forget about Biafra and push for restructuring. Nwodo stated this on Thursday while speaking at the 3rd inauguration of the state and local government executives of the Abia state chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo. He said the realisation of Biafra was a “tall order”, which would not be in the overall interest of the Igbo in their socio-economic and political relationships with other Nigerians. “We should…

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Restructuring: Northern Elites Call Advocates Opportunists

Restructuring: Northern Elites Call Advocates Opportunists

I n what could be seen as an affront by  leaders from Southern Nigeria, a former Adamawa senator and gubernatorial aspirant in the state, Sen. Abubakar Girei, has slammed advocates of restructuring, devolution of power and constitutional changes as desperate attention- seekers who had lost their place in the current political sphere. Girei said there was nothing wrong with Nigeria’s Constitution, how the country is structured or any other power or economic arrangements in the…

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Nnia Nwodo Profers Solution To Nigeria’s Problems

Nnia Nwodo Profers Solution To Nigeria’s Problems

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…

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Afennifere Says No To Operation Crocodile Smile In The West

Afennifere Says No To Operation Crocodile Smile In The West

The Yoruba socio- cultural organization, Afenifere has called on the Federal government to halt its plan to launch’ Operation Crocodile Smile ‘in the south west of the country. The operation comes in the wake of Python Dance in the south east. The group said such operation would encourage military takeover. It has also appealed to governors of Ondo and Osun to resolve brewing crisis between their supporters, insisting it doesn’t want war between two Yoruba…

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We No Longer Want To Be Governed Under The 1999 Constitution – Yoruba Leaders

We No Longer Want To Be Governed Under The 1999 Constitution – Yoruba Leaders

The people and leaders of the Yoruba in the South-west, Kogi and Kwara States and the Diaspora have adopted the ‘Ibadan Declaration’ which seeks the immediate restructuring of the country. In a Restructuring Summit held in Ibadan, the Yorubas, after hours of deliberation, agreed that they no longer want to be governed under the 1999 constitution. They demanded for a six-regional structure as a condition for an indivisible country. The implication of the Ibadan Declaration…

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Nigeria Should Not Be Restructured Instead Nigerians Have To Restructure – Obasanjo

Nigeria Should Not Be Restructured Instead Nigerians Have To Restructure – Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has distanced himself from the clamour for the restructuring of Nigeria by some section of Nigerians. Obasanjo, who faulted the call said what Nigeria needs now is not restructuring of the country but that of individual mentality.He made his stance known on the sidelines of the African Leadership Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. The former President said Nigerians should restructure their minds before calling for restructuring of the country. Obasanjo said…

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