By: on November 19, 2020
In deconstructing the burning issue of restructuring the political and administrative framework of Nigeria in the context of federalism we have been contextualising here, the major question we need to address today is: how can we effectively manage ethnic and religious plurality and diversity in our federation of many fault lines? Added to this is question on whether the political architecture of Nigeria is truly reflective of the federalist principles, which the founding fathers of Nigeria once...
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By: on November 12, 2020
The flurry of activities in the country in the last couple of weeks underlines the fact that Nigeria is enmeshed in a crisis of state, in other words, drowned in systemic contradictions. Denying this reality will be at its peril. We believe we are capable of providing solutions to the contradictions, and all that is required is the political will of the incumbent state actors to act – before it is too late. This newspaper attaches a great deal of importance to the peaceful resolution of what we ...
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By: on November 5, 2020
As this newspaper specifically noted here on September 1, 2016, restructuring and federalism have become the most misrepresented words even by those who should understand and work for their actualisation in the interest of peace and progress of Nigeria. To some political commentators, it is an idea whose time has come. To some others, it is a secret weapon by a section to break up the country so that others would not have access to the oil and gas resources, invariably the mainstay of the eco...
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