Nigeria beyond the despair, there is hope - Vanguard

You can neither legislate nor decree happiness into existence. It does not work that way; and it can never work that way. Perhaps, that is one of the lessons President Muhammadu Buhari is coming to terms with as President and Commander-in-Chief.

Nigeria at 57: The deep calls unto deep - The Nation Newspaper

IN an analysis by James Wan published in African Arguments last week and posted on the internet on September 28, ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo was at his pontifical and bombastic best railing against everyone and revelling in self-promotion.

'1999 Constitution is illegitimate' - The Nation Newspaper

Akin Oyebode, a professor of International Law and Jurisprudence at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), in this interview with RAYMOND MORDI, Deputy Political Editor, says the country needs a new constitution. Fifty-seven years after independence ...

The journey to nationhood - The Nation Newspaper

Nigeria, the most populous black nation-state in the world, appears to be in a fix. The 'federation' is facing the most challenging test of survival. Its brand of federalism is on trial. To its intended beneficiaries, it is confusing, divisive ...

'Those calling for restructuring should give us blueprint' - The Nation Newspaper

Elder statesman, Alhaji Salihu Abubakar Tanko Yakasai, speaks with KOLADE ADEYEMI on the clamour for restructuring, Nigeria, he insists should be restructured, adding that there is the need to go back to the 1963 constitution which prescribed four ...

Achuzia: I've great hope for Nigeria - The Nation Newspaper

Ogbueshi Joe Achuzia, ex-Biafran war hero and elder statesman, in this interview with OKUNGBOWA AIWERIE, speaks on the imperatives of restructuring. He says a review of the 1963 Constitution by the National Assembly is the best starting point for a ...

'Nigeria will break without restructuring' - The Nation Newspaper

Some Nigerians say the problem facing the country at the moment is not restructuring, but corruption. Do you agree sir? Anybody who says that does not understand the problems of Nigeria; he must be a newborn baby. To get to the root of the matter, we ...

Clark: Those talking about Biafra are talking rubbish - The Nation Newspaper

The Ijaw National Leader and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, in this interview with Bolaji Ogundele, explains his concept of restructuring and what the Southsouth hopes to take out of a restructured Nigeria. Excerpts. The clamour for restructuring ...

Restructuring is a cliché and a slogan- Junaid Mohammed - The Nation Newspaper

As the nation turns 57 today, a Second Republic member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, otherwise called the “Stormy Petrel” of the North shares his views with Managing Editor, Northern Operation, Yusuf Alli, on the journey so far ...

Nigeria can't wish away restructuring -Adiukwu - The Nation Newspaper

Frontline female politician and former governorship candidate in Lagos State, Chief Remi Adiukwu, in this interview with Dare Odufowokan, Assistant Editor, talks about failure of successive governments to address the unending agitation for true federalism.

'Restructuring not the same as true federalism' - The Nation Newspaper

Restructuring in my view means re adjustment, re- alignment, re- positioning or re- designing. Like all man made structures or entities, countries are prone to mal- adjustment and mis- alignment over a period of time, especially multi- ethnic, multi ...

No fanfare - The Nation Newspaper

Merely clocking 57 bears no special significance, whether in numeric or symbolic terms. But Nigeria marks its birthday today amidst a serious fracture in its sense of itself. So, this October One calls for a deep sense of introspection. As soldiers ...

Buhari, save Nigeria from disintegration - The Punch

NIGERIA is 57 years old today and still wobbling. Though, the country, Africa's most populous, is relatively young when compared with some other democracies of the world, it is important to look at the past with clear eyes in view of the corrosive ...

No president since 1960 good enough to transform Nigeria —Ayu - The Punch

Yes, I am very proud to be a Nigerian. I was born before independence. I lived through the colonial era as a kid. I witnessed the difficult crisis we went through in the First Republic. Later, I witnessed the Civil War as a matured young man. In spite ...