BUHARI ALREADY RESTRUCTURING NIGERIA SAYS APC

Lanre Issa Onilu Cites direct allocations to local council accounts Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja Amid sustained campaigns for restructuring nationwide, the All Progressives Congress (APC) saturday claimed that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari had already started taking actions to restructure Nigeria. The APC noted that the Buhari administration had few months granted financial autonomy to 774 local government areas (LGAs), thereby giving credence to its action to reorganise the country’s lopsided governance structure. The APC National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Lanre Issa-Onilu disclosed this in response to THISDAY inquiry on…

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ADEBOYE ADVOCATES RESTRUCTURING, SPECIAL PLACE FOR TRADITIONAL RULERS

Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, has said that restructuring of the country must include special recognition for traditional rulers.Adeboye said this yesterday at the commissioning of the Enoch and Folu Adeboye Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Redemption Camp Health Centre, Ogun State. That was the third ICU commissioned by the church under its charity organisation, His Love Foundation (HLF). The first one was commissioned in 2017 at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, and the second…

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INSECURITY, HERDSMEN: RESTRUCTURING MAY NO LONGER SAVE NIGERIA, REFERENDUM IS SOLUTION- ANNKIO BRIGGS

Insecurity, Herdsmen: Restructuring may no longer save Nigeria, referendum is solution – Annkio-Briggs …Osinbajo must dissociate himself by resigning By Clifford Ndujihe FIERY human rights, environmental rights and Niger Delta activist, Ms Ann-Kio Briggs, 66, is pained by the state of affairs in Nigeria and wants urgent action to avert what she described as a dangerous ride on the path to disintegration. Briggs Ms Briggs, who is the founder and executive director of non-governmental organization Agape Birthrights, as spokesperson of the Ijaw Republican Assembly, IRA, the United Niger Delta Energy…

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EMIR OF KANO REVEALS THOSE WORKING AGAINST RESTRUCTURING

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, says political elites have manipulated restructuring for their selfish interest. Sanusi II, represented by Dr Bashir Umar of the Ado Bayero University, Kano, said this on Friday at the 9th Triennial National Conference of Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria in Abuja. The theme of the conference is “Justice, Equity and Peaceful Coexistence: Ideas and Reality in a Multi-Religious Nation.“ According to him, the manipulation of fault lines by elites has been the source of communal violence and insecurity in the society. He said…

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WHY NORTHERNERS HATE RESTRUCTURING- PROF. ITSE SAGAY

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, speaks on latest issues in the polity. Excerpts: Given the kind of debate it generated before the just concluded elections, do you think President Muhammadu Buhari should pay attention to the issue of restructuring in his second term? Yes, I think so. In his first term, restructuring was not something that was of priority to him. He was more focused on process, doing things in accordance to laid down procedures and…

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RESTRUCTURING: REPS TO ACT ON APC PANEL’S REPORT

By Andrew Essien, Abuja The House of Representatives has assured that it will act on the report of the committee set up by the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) to articulate the party’s position on the contentious issue of restructuring. This is even as the House reechoed the clamour by Nigerians for devolution of power at the centre as a panacea to some of the teething problems currently faced by the states. House spokesperson, Hon Abdulrazak Namdas, who disclosed this in Abuja on the sidelines of a public hearing by…

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PRESIDENCY BLAMES PDP FOR RESTRUCTURING AGITATIONS

By Senator Iroegbu in Abuja    The presidency has blamed the growing clamour for the restructuring of the Nigerian federation on those opposed to the Muhammadu Buhari administration, particularly the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), despite the fact that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is not antagonistic to restructuring. The Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina made this known at the weekend while speaking on the theme, “Disintegration or Restructuring,” at the 8th Annual Lecture series of a civil society group, The Change We Need Nigeria…

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NIGERIA WOULD BE BETTER IF RESTRUCTURED INTO REGIONS

Chief Emeka Anyaoku. Former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, says Nigeria will fare better if the ongoing call for restructuring of the country into regions is heeded. Anyaoku stated this in Benin on Friday when he visited Edo governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, at Government House.   He said that Nigeria’s economy was more viable and rate of development faster when it operated regional system of government.   The elder statesman, described Obaseki as a visionary governor, saying “the state is fortunate to have him”.   On his part,…

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RESTRUCTURING : SOUTHEAST, SOUTH SOUTH LEADERS MEET TODAY

GOVERNORS from the South-South and South-East geopolitical zones are poised to take a common position on issues of inter-regional cooperation at a joint meeting coming up today in Owerri, the Imo State capital. A notice of the meeting was, however, not explicit on the main issues that would top discussions by the governors, as it only said it was meant to be a regular consultation. The notice, which was signed by the Akwa Ibom governor, Udom Emmanuel, the interim chairman stated: “This meeting will provide an avenue for deliberation on…

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ONLY NATIONAL ASSEMBLY CAN ACTUALISE RESTRUCTURING – DOGARA

Only the National Assembly can actualize the ongoing agitations to restructure the country, Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara has said. The speaker, while delivering a speech to welcome lawmakers back from annual recess yesterday in Abuja, said the National Assembly would revisit the constitution amendment in order to accommodate the issue of restructuring. Daily Trust recalls that the House had rejected the issue of restructuring (devolution of powers) during the voting on constitution review late July. Dogara said the National Assembly would not be intimidated in carrying…

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