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APC: the Obstinate Journey to Shame via London, By Pius Adesanmi

Whatever be the case, this London trip is a tragedy on so many fronts. On that medical safari breakfast table was assembled those who promised to change the paradigm by putting an end to medical tourism. The supreme irony was lost on them. Those interested in the dustbin of Nigeria's…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Non-Oil Export Sector and the Quest for Federalism, By Ugochukwu Amasike

The devolution of power to states would serve as a catalyst for the development of non-oil exports, restart Nigeria’s industrialisation drive, create jobs, strengthen the economy, and expand the nation’s income streams, whilst engendering sustainable economic growth through greater exports and The need to diversify Nigeria’s revenue base has continued…
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Opinion

Falana, the Baby and the Bathwater, By Azu Ishiekwene

It’s interesting that while Falana and El-Rufai can hardly be described as ideological soul mates, on the contemporary issue of restructuring, they appear bound by a common contrarian thread. The statement on Sunday by a group led by human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), about “unrealistic” recommendations contained in the…
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Opinion

Atiku’s Road to Damascus on Restructuring, By Moses E. Ochonu

What's his Road to Damascus epiphany story? What or who convinced him to embrace restructuring? Who is writing these beautiful speeches for him about the imperative of restructuring? Are they the same people who authored the APC's now abandoned platform and promise to restructure the country? Atiku Abubakar, former vice…
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Opinion

Restructuring Nigeria for National Cohesion and Good Governance, By Atiku Abubakar

Restructuring will ensure greater accountability. People are more likely to hold their state and local governments to account once those governments are no longer able to convincingly blame the central government for their shortcomings. I have spoken a few times over a long period of time about the need to…
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Opinion

Restructuring Nigeria, How Ready Are We? By Onofiok Luke

...one only hopes that this is not another fleeting national discourse, propelled by the sweetness of its rhetoric narrative than by shared determination. It is hoped that the inundation and preponderance of the argument for restructuring is driven by our solid conviction and collective readiness and willingness to achieve political…
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Opinion

Nigeria: Restructuring By Forward Integration, By Majeed Dahiru

If the Oyo, Ife, Ijesha and Ijebu resolved to unite under the Yoruba identity; the Aro, Wawa and Bende came together under the leadership of a descendant of Benin Kingdom through Onitsha Ado; and the confederation of various ethnic groups in the North assumed a new, unified, Arewa identity, then…
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Opinion

Restructuring Nigeria: the Power-Identity Conundrum, By Jeremiah Angai

It is increasingly important for Nigeria to align power and identity using a narrative that will resonate among the majority of Nigerians. The country might be divided along tribal and religious identities, but the shared struggle of wanting a better future is a strong narrative to build on. The Nigerian…
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