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INEC registers 73.2 million voters for 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered 73.2 million voters for the 2019 general elections while the exercise continues.

Alaafin of Oyo names Gani Adams as new Aare Ona Kakanfo

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, on Sunday declared the National Coordinator of the Oodua People’s Congress, Gani Adams, as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland.

PRONACO to reconvene conference in January

Barely 24 hours after the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) canvassed a return to the 1963 Constitution, the Pro-National Conference Organisation (PRONACO) has announced plans to reconvene its national confab adjourned in 2007 following calls for the restructuring of the country.

Nwabueze, Anyaoku, others set for national consensus on restructuring of Nigeria

Notable Statesmen and Eminent Leaders of thought across the country have concluded plans to mobilise national consensus and popular harmony on the agitations for the restructuring of Nigeria to forestall possible degeneration of the festering ethnic political acrimony in the country.

Buhari can’t restructure by military fiat – Presidency

The Presidency yesterday declared that President Muhammadu Buhari has no powers to restructure the country ‎by military fiat.

Military’s unitary constitution created problems for Nigeria – Yoruba leaders

A group of Yoruba elders on Sunday blamed the socio-economic woes of the country on the 1966 military intervention, particularly the introduction of the unitary constitution in place of the 1963 Constitution.

Restructuring call, not attack on the North – Mimiko

The former governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has lent his voice to the call for the nation’s restructuring, saying it is not an attack on the North.

Restructure Nigeria, give each region separate constitution – Adebanjo

Chief Ayo Adebanjo, a leader of Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has advocated a restructuring of Nigeria that would allow each region of the country to have a distinct Constitution to reflect the autonomy and differences among the regional units.

Osinbajo denies calling proponents of restructuring political jobbers

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has expressed surprise at the news report, quoting Chief Ayo Adebanjo as saying he described those agitating for restructuring as political jobbers.

APC making fool of themselves on restructuring – Adebanjo

Elder statesman and Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has condemned the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for kicking against restructuring since becoming the ruling party saying it was part of what they campaigned with during the 2015 general elections.

Osinbajo’s vision and the climate of fear

“I was just wondering why you have not said anything since the Acting President proclaimed that those of you who are asking for the restructuring of Nigeria are a bunch of government appointment seekers.”

Southern leaders berate N’Assembly over devolution of powers

The Southern Leaders Forum has condemned the decision of the National Assembly to reject devolution of powers in its ongoing constitution amendment.

Afenifere chieftain faults Osinbajo on restructuring

Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, yesterday faulted the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinabjo, for describing those agitating for restructuring as political jobbers.

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NLC hails President Buhari for sacking ex-pensions chief Abdulrasheed Maina

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Police arrest four NAF personnel for vandalising water pipe in Lagos

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Policemen arrested after killing suspected drug trafficker

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INEC assures on credible election in 2019

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Don urges fed govt to pay more attention to agriculture

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