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Governor Ambode: Fiscal federalism only path to true nationhood

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has said Nigeria’s democratic experience would never be an ideal model without entrenching fiscal federalism, noting that a true federal system “is the only path to nationhood”.

June 12: Governor Dickson urges President Buhari to restructure Nigeria

Bayelsa State Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for immortalizing the winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola with the highest award of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, GCFR.

IYC: Water Resources Bill may renew hostilities in Niger Delta

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide has said the Water Resources Executive Bill currently on the floor of the National Assembly (NASS), is capable of renewing hostilities between the federal government and people of the Niger Delta region.

Labour Party, NCP, others disagree over 6-year single term proposal for presidency

Some political parties in the country, on Tuesday, disagreed over the proposed six-year single term for president and governors as a panacea to the country’s political problem.

APC restructuring report is Nigeria’s biggest scam – PDP chieftain

A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ken Okolugbo, says the document brought forward by the All Progressives Congress (APC) committee on restructuring is Nigeria’s “biggest scam”.

APC’s false hope on restructuring

I applaud the effort of the APC but is it not too little too late? Why did the party wait for over two years, and for the lawmakers to vote against the party position, before embarking on this exercise? Are those recommendations already not contained in the 2014 National Conference report?

2019: We’ll only back presidential candidates that believe in restructuring – Ijaw leaders

Ijaw leaders on Tuesday after a crucial strategic meeting at Kiagbodo, country home of its leader, Chief Edwin Clark, have vowed to only support presidential candidates who genuinely believe and support a restructured Nigeria.

Ohanaeze calls on Igbo to reject grazing colonies

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has called on the people of the South East region of the country to rise up to reject vehemently the proposed grazing colonies.

President Buhari’s position on restructuring disappointing – Edwin Clark

The Convener of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, Chief Edwin Clark, has faulted the position of President Muhammadu Buhari on the ongoing agitations for restructuring of the country.

Governor Ikpeazu urges Ndigbo to unite with other ethnic groups

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has urged Ndigbo to programme their relationship with other ethnic groups in the country in a manner that it would achieve unity and love among the people of Nigeria.

Restructuring: Time running out on oil – Senator Ekweremadu

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has ascribed the continued resistance to restructuring to fear of the unknown, especially that of survival in the absence of free oil money.

Ethnic agitations: True federalism non-negotiable – IYC’s Roland Pereotubo

He noted that there was never a time that the Nigerian people sat together to adopt both the 1979 and 1999 constitution as the constitutional conferences that reviewed them prior to adoption were the creation of military rulers then to fulfilled all righteousness as the input made were never taken into cognisance by the dictators in power.

Southern Governors’ Forum reconvenes in Lagos after 12 years

The plan is contained in a statement the Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, issued saturday.

ADP urges President Buhari to clear air on $25bn NNPC contract

One of the newly registered political parties in the country, Action Democratic Party (ADP), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to clear his name over the controversies surrounding $25 billion contract award scandal at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Clark urges c’ttee on restructuring to consider confab report

Elder Statesman Edwin Clark has called on the 12-man Northern Committee on Restructuring to consider 2014 National Conference Report while considering other previous documents, conferences and position papers.

Letter to Nnamdi Kanu

We have never met. I only know you by reputation and I have had cause in the last year to write on your activities within the public arena and offer my own views about you, your persona, and your interventions in the Nigerian debate. I sincerely hope you would get to read this letter wherever you may be, that is assuming you are still alive.

Restructuring: Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara support devolution of powers

The position of Sokoto as presented by former deputy governor, Chiso Abdullahi, rejected the creation of new states, saying many states in the country at the moment are not viable.

North-East APC govs express divergent views on restructuring

Governors of Bauchi, Yobe and Borno states have expressed divergent views over the current agitation for restructuring of the country at the on-going north east zonal meeting on federalism held, in Bauchi, on Monday.

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Assemblyman constructs bridge in Nasarawa

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