“I had to officially complain to General Ibrahim Babangida, when he was the Military President, that I have been excluded from getting a street named after me in Abuja, while all other members of the Military Council who nurtured the idea, had got streets named after them”, he said.

Gowon: How Abuja became capital of Nigeria

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has disclosed that Abuja was made capital of Nigeria, because he refused to choose Jos, which was the first place he got…

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Eba & Egusi: Fit for world champs

Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua commonly called “AJ”; MBE (born 15 October 1989) is a British professional boxer who was born in Watford to a Nigerian mother Yeta Odusanya and a…

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Restructuring: Myth or Reality?

Nigeria is at risk unless it finds the courage to restructure. A nation in dire straits, Nigeria has a choice, to restructure by plan or by default.  A planned restructuring will be collaborative, systematic, and redesign Nigeria, yet keep it whole.   A default restructuring, will happen, certainly not by choice, but definitely like an uncontrolled experiment with attendant risks and indefinite outcome. The challenge confronting Nigeria now is that the long overdue restructuring will happen, when the cost of not restructuring far outweighs the cost of restructuring.   Nigeria’s federalism remains so only in name.  As such, the debate to restructure Nigeria or not is well beyond political rhetoric and ethnic polemics. President Buhari in his campaign manifesto, promised to “Initiate action to amend the Nigerian Constitution with a view to devolving powers, duties, and responsibilities to states in order to entrench true Federalism and the Federal spirit.”

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