Pick up five different Nigerian dailies any day and the gory tales of killings and orgies of violence ravaging Africa’s biggest economy would stare you in the face. Insecurity has become Nigeria’s biggest nightmare as more and more citizens worry over the safety of their lives and property. Daily, news of kidnapping, insurgency, banditry, farmer-herder […] Read Full Story
A lawmaker, Rep. Chinedu Ogah, says the nation’s development is largely hindered by greed among the political leaders rather than restructuring.
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By Levinus Nwabughiogu The clamour to restructure Nigeria and enthrone fiscal federalism may soon yield positive results as the House of Representatives is already in receipt of bills to realise the dreams. The bills are seeking to tinker with the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and transfer some items from Exclusive Legislative List to Concurrent List
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The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, yesterday, tasked those agitating for Nigeria's break up to dissipate their energy on proper restructuring saying it will be difficult to disintegrate Nigeria.
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Setonji David, a civil engineer, is a lawmaker representing Badagry Constituency 2 in the Lagos State House of Assembly and head of the House Committee on Information. In this exclusive interview with INIOBONG IWOK, he speaks on the state of the nation, offering solutions to the spate of insecurity in Nigeria, among other issues. Excerpts: […] Read Full Story
Kayode Oyero Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says the 36 governors in Nigeria are too timid to demand state autonomy and push for the country’s restructuring. He stated this on Saturday at the virtual 2021 Obafemi Awolowo Lecture with the theme, ‘Whither Nigeria?’ Soyinka said, “There is a consensus that this country whether in terms […] Read Full Story
Despite the worsening state of insecurity in Northern Nigeria, which has grossly affected social and economic activities in the last one decade, majority of the governors of the region have always developed cold feet over the idea of a state police. For whatever reasons, the region’s influential leaders like President Muhammadu Buhari and his political […] Read Full Story
For as long as we can all remember there have been incessant calls for the restructuring of Nigeria along geo-political, socio-economic and fiscal lines, but very little is said about the restructuring that is actually required – a restructuring of the hearts and minds of Nigerians that can only be achieved by a massive investment […] Read Full Story
Peter Dada, Akure THE President of African Development Bank, Dr. Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has thrown his weight behind the call for the restructuring of the country, saying restructuring should not be driven by “political expediency but by economic and financial viability.” Akinwumi, who spoke as the guest lecturer in Akure at the second term inauguration […] Read Full Story
By Hakeem Baba-Ahmed You cannot conquer what you do not confront—Anon I HAVE decided to publish an old material on restructuring in the hope that it will contribute to an understanding of an issue over which Nigerians agree. What is restructuring? Restructuring is the generic term applied to complex and varying demands by Nigerian elite
Gbenga Adeniji The National Chairman, Afenifere Renewal Group, Mr Wale Oshun, has advised the pioneer National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, to lend his voice to the restructuring debate and insecurity in the South-West and not APC’s ongoing registration/revalidation. In a now viral video sent to our correspondent on Monday by […] Read Full Story
A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association and popular legal practitioner, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), shares with TUNDE AJAJA his thoughts on the clamours for a new constitution and how the country can overcome its challenges As a foremost lawyer, what do you make of the clamour for the restructuring of the country? I […] Read Full Story
For a country that has diverse religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds such as Nigeria, there is a need for deliberate policy choices to create unity in diversity, as against the current ones that have resulted in divisive dialogue.
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The former Senator representing Kaduna Central in the Senate, Shehu Sani has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to bailout some of the ailing industries in the country rather than giving unemployed youths pittance in the name of empowering them. Sani, also a human rights activist, was reacting to the Special Public Works (SPW) launched by […] Read Full Story
The issue of restructuring is increasingly getting more traction across the country. It is believed in many quarters that Nigeria may not make the desired progress unless the country undergoes some form of restructuring. More eminent personalities in Business, politics, the academia and other fields of endeavour are converging on this sensitive topic as can […] Read Full Story
…Says many people would have been in prison for corruption if Buhari’s govt hadn’t run out of steam Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, yesterday urged the National Assembly to listen to the calls for the restructuring of Nigeria and take responsibility towards the effect. His call is in consonance with the Presidency which had repeatedly
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John Alechenu, Abuja A former Presidential candidate in the 2019 general election, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), can achieve a lot in the area of restructuring by urgently sending an executive bill to the National Assembly in areas where a national consensus has been built. He said this […] Read Full Story
Segun Adewole Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has urged the National Assembly to listen to the calls for the restructuring of Nigeria and take responsibility towards the effect. He said the National Assembly has the powers and moral authority to respond to the calls if the Presidency is not doing so. Soyinka said this while […] Read Full Story