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Igbo Presidency Won’t Solve Nigeria’s Problems – Alex Otti
Politics

Igbo Presidency Won’t Solve Nigeria’s Problems – Alex Otti

Former Group Managing Director, Diamond Bank Plc and two-time governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti, has asserted that handing the Igbo Nigeria’s presidency would not solve the problem of Nigeria, insisting that some fundamental structural problems must first be dealt with for an egalitarian society to be institutionalised. The renowned economist also averred that insecurity would persist in the country until the issue of poverty among the citizens is addressed. He said: “A situation where close to 90 million people, representing 43 per cent of our population, live below the poverty line of less than 1.90 dollar per day, makes the country a veritable candidate for insecurity of the highest order.” He explained why Dia...
Atiku Tells APC, Presidency To Focus More On Nigeria’s Problems Than Him
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Atiku Tells APC, Presidency To Focus More On Nigeria’s Problems Than Him

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has enjoined the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidency to seek ways of solving the problems they created for Nigerians instead of focusing on him. The former Vice President noted that the governing APC “has validated the assumption that the major reason the condition of living has been deplorable under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is on account of the fact that the party focuses more on playing petty politics than in actual governance.” The APC had speculated that the plethora of goodwill messages sent to the former Vice President on the occasion of his 74th birthday anniversary was a precursor to his early campaigns for the 2023 presidential election. But in a statement through his Special As...
I Knew Buhari Can’t Fix Any Of Nigeria’s Problems – Yakassai
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I Knew Buhari Can’t Fix Any Of Nigeria’s Problems – Yakassai

Elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has explained that his reason for not supporting any of President Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential ambitions was borne out of his long-held conviction that Buhari lacks the ability to fix Nigeria’s problems. He added that the past five years of Buhari administration has proven him correct. Yakasai made this known while appearing at the video Conference organized by Governance index on Friday which was attended by close to 100 participants across the globe. He said President Buhari is yet to prove him wrong that he is competent to coordinate the affairs of the country. Yakasai said, “I have never supported Buhari. I have been against him because I felt he was not competent to handle the job, and I have been proven right. Yakasai said:...
1999 Constitution Can’t Solve Nigeria’s Problems – Afe Babalola
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1999 Constitution Can’t Solve Nigeria’s Problems – Afe Babalola

Legal icon and founder of Afe Babalola University(ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola, says the current Nigerian constitution is inadequate to solve the myriads of problems confronting the country. Afe Babalola He spoke on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti during his conferment with the Africa Role Model and AU Agenda 2063 Ambassadorial Award by the African Union. Babalola said the 1999 constitution was antithetical to the development and progress of the country considering the loopholes inherent in its operational legal framework. He said it would be an herculean task for any leader to succeed in making spectacular accomplishments with the 1999 Constitution. Accordingto him, the constitution is not suitable for the peculiar nature of the country. He said unless bold steps were taken to chan...
Break-up Not Solution To Nigeria’s Problems — Osinbajo
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Break-up Not Solution To Nigeria’s Problems — Osinbajo

The Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has said there is no truth in the thinking that the different regions of the country would prosper individually if the country breaks up. He said Nigeria needed to learn from the example of Sudan, which split into northern and southern Sudan in the belief that that was the solution to the country’s internal strife. Also citing the case of Somalia, the Vice-President argued that the fact that people speak the same language and practice the same religion was no guarantee that they would live in harmony. The Vice-President spoke in Lagos on Tuesday at the 70th anniversary lecture of the Lagos Country Club. He spoke on the theme, ‘Promoting national cohesion as a means of promoting progress and prosperity.’ Osinbajo, while pointing out...
Falana, Balarabe Musa Blame Obasanjo For Nigeria’s Problems
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Falana, Balarabe Musa Blame Obasanjo For Nigeria’s Problems

Human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), and Balarabe Musa, elder statesman and former governor of Kaduna State, on Tuesday, said former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s rejection of the Minority Report of the Constitutional Drafting Committee of 1976, co-authored by Drs. Segun Osoba and Yusufu Bala Usman, is one of the major reasons Nigeria is facing multiple crises today. The late Bala Usman was the father of Hadiza Bala-Usman, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). Both men and others spoke at the public presentation of the Minority Report and Draft Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1976) at the University of Lagos auditorium on Tuesday. The event had in attendance dignitaries such as Comrade Hassan Sunmonu, former President of Nigerian La...
Yaw, Sound Sultan Address Nigeria’s Problems Through Stage Play ‘Apere’
Entertainment

Yaw, Sound Sultan Address Nigeria’s Problems Through Stage Play ‘Apere’

Widely celebrated OAP-comedian Steve Onu otherwise known as Yaw alongside veteran singer Sound Sultan addressed an array of issues plaguing the country through their recently concluded stage play titled ‘Apere’, which held on May 28, 2017 at EKO Hotels Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The duo through their commendable acting skills in the comic stage play were able to address some of today’s social vices which include the disconcerting MMM Ponzi scheme, failed youth empowerment system, celebrities social media antics, economic recession, among others. The mammoth audience in attendance also witnessed Yaw and Sound Sultan address matters of national concern in a satirical manner, including Buhari’s infamous disapproval of late president Yar’Adua back in 2010, Chibok girls, E...

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