Restructure or dissolve Nigeria now! – New Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo President

The new Ohaneze Ndi Igbo President, Prof (Amb), George Obiozor, has advocated for the restructuring of the country or allow it to dissolve. According to the Ohaneze president, “Most of the Diasporans here live in Europe, can you show me one multi-ethnic state in Europe where one group is positioned to dominate the rest that hasn’t broken up? The new Ohaneze Ndi Igbo President added that, “For those who may not know, what you call ethnic groups in Nigeria are called nations in Europe. There’s nowhere in the world where the…

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‘Why Nigeria can’t remain together’ – Wole Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has again said that there is no hope of Nigeria continuing together as one nation if the Federal Government fails to do the needful. According to the playwright, Nigeria cannot continue as one country unless it is decentralised as a matter of urgency. Asked during an interview on a television programme if he thinks that Nigeria can continue as one, Soyinka said, “Not if it continues this way. Not if it fails to decentralise. Some people use the word restructure, some people use the word…whatever. Not…

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Nigeria may not survive beyond this year’ — Afenifere

The pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has said the signs of the end of Nigeria is very clear, but said the Buhari administration still has the chance to avert the looming catastrophe by yielding to the demands of agitators in the country particularly, the demand to restructure the country. Afenifere, which made this known on Sunday, as part of the resolutions of its Executive Council, after reviewing recent developments in the country, at its meeting held at the Lagos residence of its acting leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, said Nigeria may not…

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Restructuring: ‘Why we want to meet southern socio-cultural groups’ — ACF

…Puts Northern lawmakers on alert The Arewa Consultative Forum, (ACF), has enjoined northern members of the National Assembly to be on the lookout for a Bill seeking to restructure the country. Chairman of the ACF, Chief Audu Ogbeh, said this during a retreat organised by the Northern Caucus in the House of Representatives, in Niger State, on Monday. The one-day retreat was organised by the Northern Caucus of the House of Representatives, themed: ‘Petroleum Industry Bill and the Future of Nigeria’. Ogbeh, who spoke alongside other northern leaders, urged the…

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Restructuring: “I’m waiting for National Assembly” – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that he is waiting for the outcome of the National Assembly’s consultations on the restructuring of Nigeria. The President gave the hint when he received the leadership of the Ijaw National Congress, (INC), at the State House, Abuja, yesterday. The meeting was attended by Ijaw elders, including monarchs, while the  National Executive of the body was led by Professor Benjamin Okaba. He addressed restructuring, creation of States, allocation of operational licenses for marginal fields to Ijaw people, the inauguration of the Board of the Niger Delta…

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‘Nigeria must decentralise now or risk disintegration’, Soyinka warns

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, yesterday stated that Nigeria cannot remain one country if it fails to decentralise as fast as possible, adding that analysts, retired generals and others have maintained the same position. Soyinka spoke on a television programme, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to be more sensitive to the agitations of secessionists rather than bully them. Soyinka explained that people are no longer intimidated by Buhari’s threat that ‘we will talk to you in the only way you understand.’ “It doesn’t wash with anybody any longer because if a…

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You’ve mismanaged your opportunities to initiate restructuring – PGF DG tells PDP

By Godwin Amunde The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum, (PGF) – an umbrella body of Nigerian governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) – Dr. Salihu Lukman have challenged the governors of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to engage the leadership of the National Assembly to speed up the processes of constitutional amendment instead of playing politics on a matter that is beyond media campaign. Dr. Lukman made this known in a statement which was made available to newsmen on Tuesday in…

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“We should restructure governance system to make Nigeria better” – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has stated that there is a need to change the structure of governance to ensure development in Nigeria. The governor stated this in Lagos at the premiere of ‘Unmasked’, a documentary feature film co-produced by Kadaria Ahmed and Femi Odugbemi, structured around the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, adding that the lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic can be used to improve the welfare of the people. According to him, “The lessons are certainly not lost on me personally and my government. I know that indeed…

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Northern groups declare readiness for restructuring

…Rejects rotational presidency Several groups under the aegis of the Northern Peoples Summit declared on Friday that the North was ready for restructuring of Nigeria but it would not succumb to any blackmail to rotate the presidency with the South. The decision was taken in Kaduna, after what they described as two days of deliberations. They issued a 12-point communique emphasising the political advantage which the North currently enjoys over the South. “The North will not be stampeded or blackmailed into taking major decisions around rotating the presidency”, they said.…

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