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North Opposes Restructuring For Selfish Reasons – Gov. Ajimobi

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Abiola Ajimobi

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, during the third annual lecture of Dauda Adegbenro Foundation, in Ibadan, stated that the North opposed the agitation because it wanted the status quo of which it is a great beneficiary, sustained.

It appears the South West of Nigeria is getting ready to play an important hand in the restructuring debate.

The governor, represented by his Chief of Staff, Dr. Gbade Ojo, said there were many things wrong with the present Nigeria’s political system that restructuring would put right.

According to him, the nation’s present political system has robbed states of revenues and unless there is a reform, the second tier of government will continue to depend on handouts from the federation account.

He added that without a constitution amendment or restructuring, the state’s would remain parasites.

He said amending the constitution would make states get involved in the extractive industries and boost their revenues.

He also said Nigerians must decide on the type of federalism they want to practice as no two federalism are the same.

In his lead paper at the lecture, Executive Secretary, NEITI, Mr. Waziri Adio, listed areas Nigeria should focus on to drive sustainable growth and development on the extractive industries and in Nigeria.

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23 Comments

23 Comments

  1. Oge Daniel

    September 28, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    All hail Biafra

  2. Ijeoma Adele

    September 28, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Restricting is the only thing left on the table for Nigeria​.

  3. Ifeanyichukwu Madunagu Frank

    September 28, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Biafrans demand for referendum for biafra now because we can’t continue to live with northern youths terrorist anymore and no amount of terrorist attacks against innocent unarmed biafrans youths by Nigeria military of terro will not stop biafra restoration now let’s get it clear

  4. Anthony Ekenze

    September 28, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    We all know but kept calm and continue to watch

  5. Ik Brown Brown

    September 28, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Zoo

  6. Dimkpa Godwin

    September 28, 2017 at 10:08 am

    True talk

  7. Faddy Valine

    September 28, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Don’t mind them, they think that they’re owner of nigeria. Idiot hausa fulani alamajirs

  8. Edward Alonge

    September 28, 2017 at 9:41 am

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  9. Fineface Frank

    September 28, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Which state governor

  10. Frank Adinkwu

    September 28, 2017 at 8:48 am

    I said it that Nigeria will not be restructured as far as north is concern. This is a very big lesson to the south especially those who open their mouth wide to say unity of Nigeria is not negotiable. A country where a part will be taking advantage of the other, tell me how there will be no agitation or violence.

  11. Biafra Kc Nation

    September 28, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Lol for d zoo all we say is Biafra

  12. Aso Chigozie

    September 28, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Yes oooooo the time is here

  13. Ignatius Igidi

    September 28, 2017 at 8:30 am

    It is time for the south to come together and push them away.

  14. Bg John

    September 28, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Mofos

  15. Golden Heart

    September 28, 2017 at 8:21 am

    It is Obvious that even if south calls for restructuring for another 50 Years they will never want that ……….I hope South west can see what we south east have been complaining

  16. Joshua Sunshine

    September 28, 2017 at 8:18 am

    thanks for the oppose, is either Biafra or death.

  17. Malachi Ifebude

    September 28, 2017 at 8:18 am

    north have no right to oppose restructuring out of this two things one must happen restructure nigeria or divide nigeria we are tired infact i am tired of this rub peter and pay paul sistem of goverment

  18. Ebenezer Fidel

    September 28, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Very soon any body who insist on restructuring will raid by soldiers and label as terrorist by lazy northerners

  19. Chibuike Ugonna

    September 28, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Igbos are not fighting northerners nor Nigeria rather they are requesting for equality, fairness, justice, from the country where they belongs or total freedom to be on their own. Haba!

  20. Daniel Nelson Dike

    September 28, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Date of referendum we BIAFRANS asking for!

  21. Chinyere Eze

    September 28, 2017 at 8:06 am

    That is true

  22. Don Obi

    September 28, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Very set of lazy fools

  23. Engr Okonkwo Noniboy

    September 28, 2017 at 8:03 am

    We Biafrans want an out, the North will never agree to genuine restructuring cos that will be like depriving them of their lifeline… Biafrans say YAY! We are formidable

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Ndigbo Are Not Anti-APC — Lagos Lawmaker

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The belief that Ndigbo are generally opposed to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) lacks a factual basis, the lawmaker representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency II at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Jude Idimogu, has said.

Idimogu, leader of the Igbo in the APC, said he intended to help change the narrative that Ndigbo did not like APC.

“The problem was that the people were not being carried along but my team and I have decided to effect necessary changes,” he said.

He said the Igbo have benefitted immensely from the APC administration and will gain more.

He urged Ndigbo to support the ruling party and the Buhari administration.

“I believe that the government would also respond. Once you have a positive mind towards the party, you stand a better chance of benefiting from APC government,” he said.

He praised President Muhammadu Buhari for granting financial autonomy to state judiciary and legislature.

He said no other president had the will power to do what President Buhari did.

Idimogu spoke when he visited Eze Greg Ezebuadi Ogboroagha, the supreme traditional head of Ndigbo in Iba Local Council Development Area (LCDA).

It is in continuation of his tour of the Local Government Areas and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).

“I believe that before he leaves office, there would be complete local government autonomy. Separation of power is the beauty of democracy.

“Every arm of government operating independently would deliver optimal services, and improve democratic gains,” he said.

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2023: Buhari’s Son Picked For Vice President

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The National Coordinator of the Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, (CAGG), Barrister Olusegun Bamgbose has declared interest in contesting Nigeria’s presidential seat in 2023.

The lawyer while declaring his interest also expressed optimism that the North would support the emergence of a Southerner as Nigeria’s next president.

He said though zoning is unconstitutional, it is only fair for the North to relinquish power to another region in 2023.

Barrister Bamgbose also hinted on picking Yusuf Buhari, son of President Muhammadu Buhari as his running mate for the 2023 presidential election.

The lawyer who is yet to disclose his political party, however, hinted that it is the time for youths to take over the mantle of leadership in Nigeria.

“The South West will forever remember the North for this political gesture,” he noted.

“Even though some political pundits may argue that the North only compensated the South West for the loss of MKO Abiola, who was acknowledged to have won the elections. Whichever way, the North should be appreciated for such a gesture.

“Olusegun Obasanjo handed over power to Yar’adua in 2007, when he died, Jonathan took over. In 2015, the South joined the North to install Buhari.

“It’s therefore politically justifiable for the North to equally support a Southerner to take over power come 2023.

“Obasanjo never disappointed the North and Nigerians, Olusegun Bamgbose will not disappoint Nigerians. As a matter of fact, I’m considering Yusuf Buhari as my running mate come 2023. It’s high time the youths took over power in Nigeria.

“This consideration of mine might look awkward to many Nigerians but it’s because they can’t see what I’m seeing.

“Yusuf Buhari is a material for leadership. I’m blessed with the gift of seeing beyond the physical. I remembered vividly that I once told Jonathan’s Aide that suicide bombing was coming, he doubted me but we all know what’s happening now.

“In 2015 I told Nigerians that Buhari will defeat Jonathan, many thought I was talking nonsense but it came to pass.

“Earlier this year I told Nigerians that a new Chief of Staff will emerge, that has equally happened. Yusuf Buhari is an asset.

“I see him soaring higher politically, other things being equal, he will be my running mate come 2023. He has some hidden potentials which will soon begin to manifest soon to the delight of many Nigerians.

“Whichever you look at it Buhari’s name will be difficult to erase in the political history of Nigeria.”

Bamgbose also noted that even after Buhari’s tenure ends in 2023, the President’s wife, Aisha would still remain politically relevant.

“Even after the exit of Buhari as President of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari will still be prominent and very useful. There is something I’m seeing in her that many Nigerians are ignorant of.

“She is an asset. Nigerians are yet to know the wealth stored in her… I hope to meet Yusuf Buhari soon for some serious political discussions. In all, the North should concede power to the South come 2023. They won’t regret it.”

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Tinubu Is NOT My Man — El-Rufai Declares

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has publicly admitted to having a personal issue with Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

El-rufai admitted to this while speaking at a webinar in commemoration of the 63rd birthday of the former Governor of Osun State, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, on Saturday,

El-Rufai, who didn’t state the kind of differences disclosed that he’s not Tinubu’s “man.”

El-Rufai said: “I want to congratulate my brother, Ogbeni (Aregbesola), on his birthday. You know I’m your man any day.

“I’m not Asiwaju’s man and you are Asiwaju’s man, but I am your man any day. Asiwaju and I have differences but you and I have no differences.”

There are speculations in certain quarters that both El-Rufai and Tinubu are nursing the ambition to become Nigeria’s next president in 2023.

Despite the speculations which have been going on for a while now, both Tinubu and El-Rufai haven’t come out to either deny or admit to such claim.

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