Monarch advocates restructuring to ensure true federalism

November 29, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The need for total restructuring of the nation as a way out of the current quagmire bedeviling the nation is one of the best options for the country to move forward, the chairman of the Ondo State Council of Obas, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi has said. He stated this at the 14th Public Lecture and Presentation of Essays in honour Read More

Afenifere’ll lead Yoruba to demand restructuring before 2023 elections – Adebanjo

November 11, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

National leader of the Pan Yoruba Socio political organisation, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Thursday said the organisation is ready to lead the Yoruba nation to demand substantial restructuring, before the 2023 general elections. Chief Adebanjo who stated this at a press conference held at wheat hotel Ikoyi in Lagos on the state of the nation emphasized that Nigeria ” is Read More

Akeredolu gives reasons for restructuring

November 10, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has said the hue and cry about restructuring which has continued endlessly across the country is about devolving power to the states to make them function effectively. Governor Akeredolu declared that he doesn’t believe in the disintegration of the country, but said the fiscal policy and over-centralisation of power in the hands Read More

Arewa Youth identifies restructuring as panacea to Nigeria’s challenges

November 7, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has identified restructuring, by reverting back to concentrating power at the states and reducing power at the center, as panacea to the myriad of challenges bedevilling Nigeria. Nigeria has had to grapple with insurgency, insecurity, corruption, underdevelopment and a host of other challenges that has contrived to hold the country back from achieving its huge Read More

Unions allege Total oil targeting Nigerians for retrenchment

October 22, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Some unions in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector have alleged that Nigerians are being targeted for retrenchment in the ongoing organisational restructuring carried out by TotalEnergies Marketing Nigeria Plc, formerly known as ‘Total Nigeria Plc’. In what seems to be a preparation for a showdown, the employee unions continue to exert pressure on Total Nigeria’s management on the organisational restructuring, Read More

Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

Restructuring won’t solve Nigeria’s political problems’

October 8, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

A former member of the National Assembly, Dr. Usman Bugaje, has advised against restructuring, arguing that it “will not solve Nigeria’s political quagmire.” According to him, only competent leadership would address the challenges facing the country. Bugaje gave the advice Friday while speaking at the Maitama Sule Leadership lecture series organised by the Students Wing Coalition of Northern Groups in Read More

Only restructuring can restore Nigeria’s lost glory – Makinde

October 3, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Governor Seyi Makinde has said that only a restructured Nigeria will help the nation regain her past glory among the comity of nations. The governor stated this Saturday at the launch of SATVIEW Network digital broadcast channel, held at the SATVIEW Network headquarters, Ring Road, Ibadan. He pointed out that with the present situation in the country, it is clear Read More

Akeredolu calls for urgent restructuring of Nigeria

October 3, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Following rate of criminality and security challenges facing the nation, Govenor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, of Ondo state has called for urgent restructuring of the country in the best interest of all. Governor Akeredolu, speaking over the weekend in Akure, Ondo state capital during the commemoration anniversary of the 61st  anniversary of the country said the current system adopted in the county does Read More

UPDC targets improvement in cash flow, payment of dividends to shareholders

September 29, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

In order to ensure that maximum value and return on investment is derived on clients’ properties and estates, the Board and Management of UPDC Plc, has set plans in expanding its asset management subsidiary, improving its cash flow and ultimately start paying dividends to shareholders. The company disclosed this to capital market stakeholders during its Facts behind the Figures platform Read More

The triumph of loyalty over competency

August 25, 2021 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

Despite Sir Frederick Lord Luggard’s unification of Nigeria as a single entity in 1914 Nigeria is still battling with imbalance in representation. This development has precipitated agitation from different ethnic nationalities and regions that presumably feel short-changed in the running of their country’s affairs. Nigeria, as a united territory, has failed to move to the peak of development owing to Read More

APC govs celebrate Buhari’s assent of PIB, economy restructuring

August 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has celebrated the assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the current administration has demonstrated unwavering commitment to change Nigeria democratically. The APC governors also said the new PIB present a convincing credential and commitment of the party to restructure Nigerian economy through democratic process in line with provisions of Read More

Underwriters intensify awareness with new retail strategy

August 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Underwriters have keyed into the market development and restructuring initiative (MDRI) to rewrite and create more awareness on the relevance of insurance to the economy. Stating this in a paper delivered at the launch of a new office in Ogun state, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, African Alliance Insurance Plc, Joyce Ojemudia, restated the importance of viable retail presence in Read More

UNIFEMGA reunion: Oòni, Bugaje to speak on Nigeria at a crossroads

August 11, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

A Special Adviser on Political Affairs to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Dr Usman Bugaje is to deliver the 2021 annual national reunion lecture of the Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim Graduates Association (UNIFEMGA), slated for Saturday, August 21 in Ile-Ife, Osun state. A statement by the chairman planning committee of the reunion, Mohammed Buari and Samsudeen Adenopo, public relations officer, Read More

Secession agitations: Address hunger, injustice, Okorocha tells leaders

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Imo state and Senator representing Imo West, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has called on Nigerian leaders at all levels to quickly address the issues of hunger and injustice for the agitators of secession to stop. For him, the former Senate President Ken Nnamani, has also demanded restructuring in the country to address what he called injusticeswhich responsible for Read More

2023 Presidency: It’s the turn of North-east – COPJA

July 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition for Peace and Justice Advocates (COPJA) has called on the political class and all political parties to ensure the Presidency of the country is rotated round the six-geo-political zones of the country, rather than only North and South, as a way of ensuring inclusion and national unity. It, however, said North-east should be allowed to produce the next Read More

South-west govs demand 6 regions, states as federating units

July 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Governors from the southwest geo-political zone have asked for the constitutional validation of Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones and converting same to federating units.They also called for the weakening of the nation’s administrative centre and made a case for the allocation of more powers to the federating units and states. The governors, who also sought an amendment to Section 44 (3) Read More

Presidency vs governors: Era of frosty relationship ended under Buhari – APC group

July 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), under the aegis of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), said the era of frosty relationship between President and state governors has ended under President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC group said the Buhari’s administration had rather strengthened national and sub-national governments’ relations. In a statement made available to newsmen Tuesday in Read More

Unpatriotic Nigerians championing secession – Osun monarch

July 4, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A traditional ruler in Ayedire local government of Osun state, Oba Hameed Oyelude Makama, has faulted the call for secession, describing the agitators as unpatriotic separatists.  This is just as the monarch advised the leader of Yoruba Nation’s agitators, Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho, to surrender himself rather than being chased around by security operatives.  Speaking with newsmen Read More

Between marginalisation and hallucination

June 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

It is better to understand Nigeria first, then proceed in talking about the modern but yet old word marginalization; this word is hardly likely to examine itself fully well, because those who may be able to grasp certain privileges might pretend to fall within the centre of gravity to that much chanted word marginalization; modern dictionary fail woefully to express Read More

Implementation of state legislature/judiciary autonomy begins

May 25, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigerian government has said the implementation of financial autonomy for the state legislature and judiciary would commence this week. Minister of Labour and Employment Senator Chris Ngige disclosed this in his office after a conciliation meeting to resolve the ongoing strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN). Ngige said the Read More

Electricity

BEDC woos customers with discounts, longer repayment period

May 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

Benin Electricity Distribution Company Plc (BEDC) has said it has developed a debt restructuring scheme for customers to enjoy discounts in a bid to address growing outstanding electricity consumption debts. The company also announced an extension period of debt contract up to a maximum of 60 months, depending on customers’ debt profile in combination with the down payment. BEDC said Read More