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This Country won’t Stay together Under this Present Constitution, Buhari’s Actions Encourage Secessionists – Afenifere
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This Country won’t Stay together Under this Present Constitution, Buhari’s Actions Encourage Secessionists – Afenifere

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has said the ''failure'' of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the country is fuelling agitations of secession by groups within the country. Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, 93, alleged Buhari's stubbornness to implement federalism will only make secession inevitable while also saying Buhari was hiding in the 'Fulanization' of Nigeria The Yoruba chieftain also said the 2023 election will not happen in Nigeria if the current state of insecurity is not handled while claiming the country's leadership has no clue on how to handle the security crisis in the country. "The people in charge have no clue to manage the country. And as long as you are not carrying every section of the country along with you, you can’t win any ...
2023: Tinubu Won’t Restructure Nigeria If He Becomes President — Ayo Adebanjo
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2023: Tinubu Won’t Restructure Nigeria If He Becomes President — Ayo Adebanjo

Elder statesman and Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, on Tuesday said Ni­gerians should not be fooled by those saying Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former Lagos State governor, will restructure Nigeria if he becomes presi­dent in 2023. President Muhammadu Buhari has refused to imple­ment the report of the 2014 National Conference which was set up by his predecessor former President Goodluck Jonathan, comprising emi­nent Nigerians from across the country. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) also set up the Committee on True Federal­ism in 2017. The committee had submitted its report since January 2018 but the party has failed to implement it. Responding to those claim­ing Tinubu has no powers to restructure the country now but will do so if he becomes president in 2023, Ad...
We Must Restructure Nigeria To Make Progress – Akeredolu
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We Must Restructure Nigeria To Make Progress – Akeredolu

The Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has reiterated his call for the restructuring of the Nigerian federation as the sure path to unlocking and harnessing the nation’s full potential. Akerodolu, who is the Governor of Ondo State, said this in his remarks at the 39th Annual National Scientific Conference of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria, where he was honoured as the association’s “Worthy Ambassador,” in Abuja, late on Tuesday. He said, “There is no doubt that the country experiences serious socio-economic challenges in virtually every part. While a sizeable chunk of these problems is attributable to the global crises, there are others which call our attention, urgently, to an appraisal of the fundamental issues which define...
El-Rufai Insists It’s Time To Restructure Nigeria, Says We Have No Excuse
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El-Rufai Insists It’s Time To Restructure Nigeria, Says We Have No Excuse

Speaking at a public lecture to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Arewa House, held in Kaduna on Saturday, the governor maintained that restructuring the country is in the best interest of ensuring sustainable development. El-Rufai, who cited the 2018 recommendations of the APC committee on restructuring, noted that there was a need to reorganise the country’s constitutional framework in order to give states more control over certain resources. The focus of the APC committee, which was set up in 2017 and chaired by el-Rufai, was to establish the party’s position on restructuring in line with ensuring that all Nigerians benefit from true federalism. Under the proposed restructured framework, el-Rufai explained that states would have more control over the police, oil and gas r...
Buhari Lacks The Powers To Restructure Nigeria – Yakasai
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Buhari Lacks The Powers To Restructure Nigeria – Yakasai

Elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, on Monday said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), lacks the constitutional powers to restructure Nigeria. He advised proponents of restructuring to channel their energies towards ensuring their representatives in the State and National Assemblies perform their statutory functions by providing the necessary legislative structure required to restructure the country. Yakasai who spoke in a telephone interview with our correspondent in Abuja said, “The President does not have the powers to restructure Nigeria. “He can initiate a bill just like every other Nigerian and send the same to the National Assembly for necessary action. “I will urge proponents of restructuring to send proposals to the national assembly and put p...
Restructure Or Risk Breakup Of Nigeria – Pastor Adeboye
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Restructure Or Risk Breakup Of Nigeria – Pastor Adeboye

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has warned of a possible collapse of Nigeria if the Muhammadu Buhari-led government looked on while the country plunged into various insurrections and criminalities. Adeboye disclosed this on Saturday at an event to commemorate the 60th independence anniversary of Nigeria co-organised by the Redeemed Christian Church of God and the Nehemiah Leadership Institute. He said the restructuring of the country must be done “as soon as possible” to forestall a breakup of the various social-ethnic components that made up Nigeria. He proposed the adoption of a merger of the British style of government and the American system of government to pave the way for Nigeria’s future. He said, “Why can’t we have a ...
PFN wants FG to heed calls for restructuring
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PFN wants FG to heed calls for restructuring

As Nigerians celebrate Democracy Day, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has called on Federal Government not to ignore calls by well-meaning Nigerians to restructure the country and its internal security. The body also called on Nigerians to join hands with the Federal Government to fight corruption, strengthen the judiciary and maintain stable democracy. In a telephone interview with The Guardian, PFN’s President, Rev. (Dr.) Felix Omobude said anti-corruption institutions in the country should be keen in fighting corruption and ensure that Nigeria becomes a decent society. He also wants the Nigeria police to be well equipped to fight modern day crimes. Omobude, who is also the General Superintendent of New Covenant Gospel Church in Benin City, Edo State, said until elec...
Senator Abaribe Calls for President Buhari’s Resignation over Rising Insecurity
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Senator Abaribe Calls for President Buhari’s Resignation over Rising Insecurity

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the Senate Minority Leader, has called on President Buhari to resign immediately following the rising insecurity in the country. Abaribe who is of the PDP, made the call when the Senate discussed a motion on national security challenges and the need to restructure Nigeria’s security system during plenary today Wednesday January 29th. While making his contribution to the motion, Senator Abaribe, who was the first to contribute to the motion, faulted the president for failing to tackle the security challenges in the country. ''If you want to treat an issue, you go to the head. We did not appoint the IG or the security chiefs. We will go to the president and ask him to resign.  Nigerians voted APC because they promised to tackle insecurity but they have...
I’ll Fulfil My Promise To Restructure Nigeria – Atiku
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I’ll Fulfil My Promise To Restructure Nigeria – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday said he would fulfil his promise to restructure Nigeria if elected in Saturday’s election. Atiku said, unlike the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) which allegedly failed to deliver on its promises, he would fulfil his promises to restructure Nigeria and create jobs for millions of unemployed Nigerians. He spoke in Lagos during the PDP’s presidential rally held at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos. Atiku who addressed the large gathering of PDP supporters also promised to remove congestion in Lagos state which he said had virtually crippled the economy of the state. He said the ruling party can no longer be trusted having failed to deliver on its promises, noting that Nigeri...
Nigerian Economy Growing at Only 2% Under APC
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Nigerian Economy Growing at Only 2% Under APC

                                                Atiku Abubakar The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has berated the All Progressive Congress (APC) for destroying the country’s economy, saying the economy is crawling at two per cent, as against six per cent under PDP government. Atiku made the comment yesterday at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, capital of Imo State, during the South-east rally of the party, where he urged Nigerians to reject the APC and cast their votes for the PDP for them to have their future guaranteed. At the rally which was attended by the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus; Atiku’s running mate, Peter Obi; Senate President, Bukola Saraki; his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu; governors of Enugu, Ebonyi, ...
Lake Chad Crude Oil Deposits, Arms Sales Denial, Prolonging Insurgency, Says Military Source
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Lake Chad Crude Oil Deposits, Arms Sales Denial, Prolonging Insurgency, Says Military Source

Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin • Nigerian, Cameroon collaborate on insurgency Huge interests in crude oil deposits in the Lake Chad Basin; the refusal of some weapons manufacturers to sell arms to Nigeria and other entrenched schemes of some foreign nations are responsible for prolonging the war against terrorist group, Boko Haram, in North-east region, a top military source has told THISDAY. This is coming as the Nigerian Army and their Cameroonian counterparts agreed to strengthen efforts aimed at eliminating the insurgents within their borders. Also, a group known as Concerned Professionals’ Congress (CPC) has endorsed “the fresh innovative military initiative of the recently launched ‘Operation 777’ being undertaken by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Abayomi G...
As Yusuf Strives To Sanitise NHIS
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As Yusuf Strives To Sanitise NHIS

PEOPLE react to change in different ways especially when introduced by a personality who is convinced about the direction he is headed to. Some oppose change out of fear of the unknown while others who are used to the status quo do so out of worry about losing some benefits they are used to. Also, others respond to that development out of apprehension about the disposition of the change agent especially if he is one who is convinced that what is going on if allowed to continue may not augur well for the establishment. These reactions can and do lead to a chain of activities that can only slow the process of change but not stop it. Yusuf Usman This situation may apply to Professor Usman Yusuf who was, on July 2016, appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari, as the Executive Secretar...
2019: Only Atiku Can Restructure Nigeria- Afenifere
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2019: Only Atiku Can Restructure Nigeria- Afenifere

Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has reiterated its resolve to support the candidacy of former vice president and frontline presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, come 2019, saying that only Atiku can restructure Nigeria. The group made its position known on Sunday when it hosted Atiku in Lagos.       Speaking at the event, a leader of the group and prodemocracy veteran, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, stated that the group has taken time to think through all the aspirants and looking at the dossier of Atiku, that there is a general consensus that his desire for restructuring is genuine.   “You (Atiku) have been writing about restructuring over a decade ago. You gave me your commitment to restructure Nigeria within six months in one of our meetin...
I Will Restructure Nigeria Within 6 Months If Elected – Atiku Abubakar
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I Will Restructure Nigeria Within 6 Months If Elected – Atiku Abubakar

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has said he would restructure Nigeria in six months if elected president in the 2019 elections. Mr Abubakar stated this Wednesday during a question and answer session at the Chatham House in UK after delivering a lecture titled: “The Importance of Strengthening State Economic Management Systems”. He also said he would offer a matching grant of $250 million each to the 36 states of the federation to challenge them to enhance their Internally Generated Revenue. He said he was not surprised by President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that Nigerian youth were lazy because he (Buhari) had never managed a business. “It is doable. In fact, what I’ve told many Nigerians at home is that if you give me six months, I know I will be able to achieve a ...
It’s Time To Restructure Nigeria – OPC
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It’s Time To Restructure Nigeria – OPC

The National Coordinator of Oodua Peoples Congress, Otunba Gani Adams, says it’s time to restructure Nigeria to curb hate speeches currently being experienced in the country. Adams on Sunday said that hate speeches indicated that all was not well with the country politically. “With the present hate speeches, it is an indication that all is not well with us politically and we need to do something fast about it before it degenerates into crisis. “I have been hearing from the government that there are lots of hate speeches in the country from different groups, even from the political players. “I believe that under democracy, the government must learn the civil way of addressing such anormally because of freedom of speech as entrenched in the constitution. “Also, if anyone says ...
APC to PDP: You Were In Power For 16 Years But Failed To Restructure Nigeria
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APC to PDP: You Were In Power For 16 Years But Failed To Restructure Nigeria

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has slammed the former ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, over its ongoing calls for the restructuring of Nigeria. The party wondered why PDP suddenly woke up to realize that Nigeria needed to be restrucutured but failed to do so while it was in power between 1999-2015. Speaking, Hon. Hilliard Etta, the National Vice Chairman (Southsouth) of the party said, Nigerians needed to give the APC time as it would surely fulfill all electioneering campaign promises. He said, “I don’t know if it is essentially about the APC. But some Nigerians are very quick to enter judgement when it comes to APC. The APC has been in power for two years and in these two years, you are aware of what has attended our presidency. It is disingenuous for people to now loo...
Fayose Asks Fed Govt To Restructure, Dialogue With Kanu
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Fayose Asks Fed Govt To Restructure, Dialogue With Kanu

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has called on the Federal Government to consider restructuring to give states and local governments greater powers and responsibilities. He also charged it to dialogue with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and other groups as a step towards dousing tensions in the country. The governor, who spoke on Sunday in Ado Ekiti, said the Federal Government should be fair to all sections of the country, especially, the “marginalized” Igbo people, While condemning the quit notice issued to the Igbos by a northern youth group, the governor charged the federal government to take steps at addressing the varied agitations of the different sections of Nigeria. “As much as secession is not an option, the handlers of our democr...
Awolowo Gave Western Region In 7 Years What British Couldn’t Give Nigeria In 50
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Awolowo Gave Western Region In 7 Years What British Couldn’t Give Nigeria In 50

Professor Banji Akintoye was close to the sage, Pa Obafemi Awolowo, when he was alive. The senator speaks on what papa’s view would have been like if he were to be around now that the country is beset with serious challenges in many fronts, in this interview with BOLA BADMUS. Excerpts: IT is 30 years since Chief Obafemi Awolowo, went to the world beyond. Who was this man that everybody keeps talking about in glowing terms? To us, to people like me, who walked by his side, he was a very special gift to all of us. He was a special gift to our world, the world of a Black man of Nigeria and of the Yoruba nation. The impression I always had about him is that he knew quite early that he was a special gift and he was ready to give that gift fully without looking for anything for himself. He...
Customs Remove HND Dichotomy, Promote 3487 Officers
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Customs Remove HND Dichotomy, Promote 3487 Officers

Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) officers who are holders of Higher National Diploma (HND), on Monday received good news from the Comptroller General, Col. Hameed Ali, who raised their salary grade from 07 to level 08. The Customs boss, who decorated some of the 3,487 senior officers that were newly promoted in Abuja, told them that their promotion was purely on merit and a call for more work. He also announced that the rank structure of the Nigeria Customs Service has been aligned with that of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). The decisions, according to him, were expected to boost the morale of the officers and eliminate confusion in the seniority of officers. His words: “In compliance with circular Ref: HCSF/EIR/CND/100/ST/98 of 8th September, 2016 from Head of Service of the Fe...

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