Tag: Federalism

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Op-ed EditorAugust 8, 2017

Opinion: Now that restructuring is dead, Yorubas must leave Nigeria!

by Bayo Oluwasanmi As expected, I met with a barrage of flak mostly from Northerners for my article “Yorubas, think. ...

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Op-ed EditorAugust 2, 2017

Opinion: Nigeria risks breaking up without restructuring

by Prof. Babs Onabanjo   The handwriting is clear. The cloud is gathering. Our dear country Nigeria is sitting on ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 4, 2017

Opinion: Nigeria deserves better

  by Samuel Akinnuga   Dear Nigerians, Please accept this very kindly. It is from the heart of a concerned ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 3, 2017

Opinion: Between El Rufai’s lies and the “Restructuralists”’ realism

by Jude Ndukwe In an interview granted Channels Television recently, El Rufai in his usual manner sounded rash, brash, saucy, ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 1, 2017

Dele Momodu: What exactly are we restructuring?

by Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians, let me say categorically that I’ve never seen a country where the citizens like to ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 23, 2017

Opinion: The type of restructuring Nigeria needs

by Jide Ojo For quite some time now, there has been a clamour for the restructuring of Nigeria. Not a ...

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AzeezJune 23, 2017

Our common enemy is the corrupt political class | Labour unions tell Nigerians

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have said the ruling political elite should be held ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 19, 2017

Peregrino Brimah: Petition for the FG to restore Nigeria’s true federalism

by Peregrino Brimah This petition is initiated in the interest of the progress and prosperity of Nigeria. Restoring Nigeria’s True Federalism is a ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 16, 2017

Opinion: This is why Nigeria should be restructured

by Jide Ojo Rebellion cannot exist without the feeling that somewhere, in some way, you are justified          – Albert Camus ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 10, 2017

Dele Momodu: Before they set Nigeria ablaze again

Fellow Nigerians, let me confess my sadness over the unfortunate, illogical and irrational bickering and grandstanding going on all over ...

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Op-ed EditorMarch 23, 2017

The Thread: Governors are not the problem; it’s our broken system

Everyday, we learn something more shocking than the day before. It might be brutal killings by Fulani herdsmen, or sudden ...

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Op-ed EditorMarch 4, 2017

Pius Adesanmi: Federalism is doing Like This

by Pius Adesanmi One of the more curious consequences of President Buhari’s prolonged medical absence from Nigeria and the criminalization ...

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Op-ed EditorMarch 1, 2017

The Thread: Here’s why our states need to become self-sufficient

Everyone agrees- at least most do- that the current system we are running in Nigeria, where states look up to ...

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Op-ed EditorFebruary 7, 2017

Femi Fani-Kayode: Nigeria, a hell hole for Christians

by Femi Fani-Kayode We will defeat radical Islamic terrorism and we will not allow it to take root in our ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 13, 2016

Restructuring the nation is not synonymous to call for its breakup – Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar says there are legitimate reasons to demand the restructuring of the nation. Atiku, who stated ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 29, 2016

Adeboro Odunlami: Use your legs [NEW VOICES]

Dear Nigeria, All the decades you have lived, there’s only one thing to say to you: you deserve better. On ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 27, 2016

The Thread: Nigerians hate each other

Ever dared to browse through the comments section of any online Nigerian daily? You most likely will be stopped in ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 26, 2016

Cheta Nwanze: This administration has a clear Northern agenda

by Cheta Nwanze A new pipeline is in the offing, from Port Harcourt to Kano. Then three new power plants. ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaOctober 23, 2016

We need true federalism in Nigeria – Bakare

Presiding Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, Dr. Tunde Bakare, says Nigeria should return to true federalism where states are allowed to ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 13, 2016

Opinion: Yorubas will not be used by Hausa-Fulanis in 2019

by Bayo Oluwasanmi “The statement from Yakasai is not surprising. That the Hausa-Fulani feudalists have consciously sought to monopolize power ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 2, 2016

Opinion: Northern Nigeria and the quest for Federalism

by Ugochukwu Amasike Once upon a time, before the era of coups and counter coups in pre-oil Nigeria, there were ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 9, 2016

Opinion: Federalism- the long awaited Messiah

by Ugochukwu Amasike Nigeria and its people can no longer depend on the good will or integrity of politicians, no ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 20, 2016

Opinion: Political and fiscal federalism is the way for Nigeria – here’s why

by Ugochukwu Joseph Amasike One of the tragedies of the current unitary system of governance we practice and the consequential ...

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Isime EseneAugust 7, 2016

Akin Osuntokun: What is true Federalism?

“Initiate action to amend our Constitution with a view to devolving powers, duties and responsibilities to states and local governments ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoJuly 30, 2016

Tunde Bakare slams northerners opposing restructuring

Tunde Bakare, the General Overseer of Latter Rain Assembly and former running mate of President Muhammadu Buhari has slammed the ...

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Op-Ed EditorJuly 12, 2016

Opinion: Federalism and what it truly means

by Ugochukwu Joseph Amasike For many people, #Federalism is interpreted to mean “Resource Control”. They hear the word “Federalism” and they ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoJuly 12, 2016

Opinion: The Yoruba people, Ijaws and true federalism

by Shenge Rahman Akanbi The recent meeting between some Yoruba politicians in old and new Afenifere and some leaders of the ...

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Op-Ed EditorJune 20, 2016

Ayo Sogunro: Nigeria’s shareholding formula

By Ayo Sogunro The Nigerians I compare to corporate Directors in our continuing discussion on the Hierarchy of Nigerian Policy ...

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Op-Ed EditorJune 18, 2016

Opinion: Why Nigerians must agree to disagree on the ‘Nigerian question’

By Ayodele Adio Just recently, former vice president Atiku Abubakar made bold proclamations on restructuring the Nigeria’s socio-political land scape. This ...

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Mazi EmekaJune 13, 2016

Gana, Ekwueme, others agree with Atiku on ‘restructuring’ Nigeria

More prominent Nigerians have added their voices to the call for the restructuring of Nigeria, including former Vice-President, Alex Ekwueme; ...

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