A former Minister of Health, Prof. A.B.C Nwosu, has said that Nigeria would no longer exist as a nation if it was not restructured in a way that would weaken the power of the Federal Government.
According to him, the present political arrangement where there is too much pressure and over-concentration of power at the centre was not the dream of the founding fathers of Nigeria.
Nwosu, who also served as Political Adviser to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, bared his mind during the […]
Former Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on National Planning, Economic Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, has warned that Nigeria needs restructuring very urgently, otherwise the country might not exist as a corporate entity any longer.
In an interview with newsmen in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, he said the current socio-economic and political challenges besetting the nation have necessitated the restructuring.
Lanlehin, who advocated the return of the country to parliamentary system of government from the current presidential system, noted that […]
Hon Abdulraman Shuiabu represents Mubi North/Mubi South federal constituency of Adamawa State in the House of Representatives. In this interview, he argues that Nigeria’s problem is corruption and not restructuring as has been widely proposed.
As a member of the committee on aviation, what do you think is the solution to the problem bedevilling the sector?
We need to provide infrastructure and government has to provide these basic things. The regulation has to be properly done. I believe the main complaint of […]
The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has said there would be no peace across the country unless the country is restructured.
Ekweremadu, who frowned at the incessant attacks in Igboland and some other parts of Nigeria by suspected herdsmen, called on affected states to pass legislations restricting cattle rearing to modern ranches, while also setting up Forest Rangers to enforce such laws.
According to him, unless Nigeria was restructured to make it more efficient and productive, it would be […]
A former Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations, UN, Chief Arthur Mbanefo, has lent his voice to the strident call for the restructuring of the country, advising the Nigerian government to stop thinking that the restructuring of the country will lead to the secession of some ethnic nationalities.
He stated this in Lagos on Thursday at the 71st birthday of the Presiding Bishop of the Redeemed Evangelical Mission, Dr. Mike Okonkwo, where he warned the Federal Government against holding […]
Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has said the Nigeria Police is reorganising and restructuring the Police Mobile Force (PMF), the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and the Special Protection Unit (SPU) as well as the Border Patrol Unit, to make them more responsive to the security needs of Nigerians.
He said already, the Nigeria Police ‘X’ Squad, the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU), the Inspector-General of Police Special Investigation Panel (SIP) and the monitoring units have been reconstituted and re-invigorated […]
Against the backdrop of calls for true federalism, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has said restructuring was not the panacea to the nation’s current socio-economic woes.
Instead, Ganduje explained that Nigerians for now needed to restructure their mindsets to return the country to the path of progress.
The governor noted that the United States was more geo-politically fragmented and had more nationalities than Nigeria, yet it remained the strongest nation in the world.
According to Ganduje, the US attained its present […]
Senator Ali Wakili, who represents Bauchi South in the Senate, has questioned the renewed call for restructuring of Nigeria by some prominent Nigerians notably former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka. In an interview with Newsmen in Bauchi, Wakili, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Poverty Alleviation, warned that any attempt to restructure the country would spell doom for its future. Rather than restructuring, he said the country’s leadership should be more engrossed in improving […]
His incarceration in 1984 at Kirikiri prisons following the military coup which aborted the second republic gave him time to think about Nigeria. It was a blessing in disguise as he came out of prison with the idea of six geo-political zonal structures, which he canvassed in the 1994 constitutional conference. It later became a convention, and has taken care of minorities in the South and Northern parts of the country.
The 17th Annual Convention of the Igbo Youth Movement which […]
The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said it had successfully completed the restructuring of its N167.5 billion Programme II, Series 1 and 2 Bonds.
In a statement by Akinkunmi Mustapha, the Commissioner for Finance, the government said the restructuring, which was approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week, was achieved through the finalization of a process through which the state worked to reach an agreement with its bond creditors, on accelerating repayment terms.
Mr. Mustapha said the transaction, which […]