Tag: Restructuring

Buhari’s New Year Broadcast Not For Nigerians- Edwin Clark

Buhari’s New Year Broadcast Not For Nigerians- Edwin Clark

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The Convener of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, Chief Edwin Clark, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year massage was not for Nigerians. He said this was because the President’s address failed to treat the big issue of restructuring. Faulting Buhari’s position on the ongoing agitations for restructuring of the country, Clark described the Presidential speech as not only wrong, but “very” disappointing. The Ijaw leader spoke with reporters at his Kiagbodo home town in Burutu Council Area of Delta State after a delegation from the Olu of Warri paid him a courtesy visit on Thursday. Clark stated that Nigerians were all in one mind on the restructuring of the country, asking Buhari not to draw Nigerians backward. Clark said, “Mr. President was not addressing Nigerians.
Restructuring My Foot! Power Devolution Not Necessary- Governor Shettima

Restructuring My Foot! Power Devolution Not Necessary- Governor Shettima

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The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has described the clamour for restructuring Nigeria’s federation as an effort made towards “treating the symptoms, not the disease.” According to him, restructuring the minds of the people and the quality of governance was more important than the issue of devolution of power. He stated this during a chat with the media at the weekend. Shettima said: “My own take on this restructuring debate is that we are treating the symptoms, not the disease. “Restructuring my foot; let’s restructure our minds, let’s restructure our quality of governance. When people are talking of artificial intelligence, when others are talking of robotics engineering, of nanotechnology, we are talking of restructuring the federation; our problem is not an issue
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

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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 when completed will improve the welfare, well-being and economy of the people in the region. “I know the Chinese are very competent in handling such projects and we will ensure that we get the money for the projects to take off. “I thank you for articulating your d
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
Restructuring: See The Bizarre Demands Made By Muslims In Nigeria

Restructuring: See The Bizarre Demands Made By Muslims In Nigeria

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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 Christians (Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 1st January, i.e, New Year Day, Good Friday and Easter Monday). Only three (3) holidays belong to Muslims, viz, Id al-Kabir, Id al-Fitr and Maulud an-Nabiyy. ”Restructuring should give Muslims 1st Muharram. This will bring the total number of Muslim holidays to four while Christian hol
We Don’t Want Biafra Only Restructuring Is Way forward- Ohaneze

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

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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 forget Biafra and insist on restructuring. We must seek for peaceful ways of resolving the issues,” Nwodo said. Nwodo also urged members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to tone down their words, as hate speeches would not resolve any problem. He said the proscription of the activities of IPOB by the S
Restructuring: Northern Elites Call Advocates Opportunists

Restructuring: Northern Elites Call Advocates Opportunists

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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 country, insisting that Nigeria’s only problem was corruption, and that no power arrangement will solve that. Girei said that those making frantic calls for or against restructuring were just trying to take Nigeria’s attention from the cumulative years of failure in the last 50 years leading to poverty, unemploy
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
Afennifere Says No To Operation Crocodile Smile In The West

Afennifere Says No To Operation Crocodile Smile In The West

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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 states. Briefing newsmen at the end of the group’s meeting, spokesman for the group, Yinka Odubakin said although government has claimed the Crocodile Smile is to confront menace of badoo, Afenifere’s position is that the gang had been decimated by police and Oodua People’s Congress. “We insist that the military has no dut
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