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The political economy of restructuring the Nigerian federation (1)

No issue commands a greater, broader consensus in Nigeria today than the need for restructuring the Nigerian federation.

Almost the entire Nigerian socio-cultural-political groups (South West /Yoruba Nation; South-South; South-East /Ndigbo; Middle Belt, and the former Northern Region) have either produced or are working to announce their template for restructuring. Even some political parties, led by the All Progressives Congress (APC), have either announced details of their position on restructuring or made “true federalism” the centre piece of their manifestos for a better Nigeria. It is fair to admit however that there is still reasonable disagreement regarding the consistency of the case for restructuring and the nature and content of restructuring.

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What does it mean to be a Nigerian?

Seven years ago, I took an official trip to Kenya to represent the firm I worked for at the maiden edition of Airtel International Partners Conference. As soon as I walked out of the arrival hall at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, I earnestly began to look for place to charge my phone in order to make a call to my host.

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Onuoha calls for ethnic diversity on Nigerian campuses,

Dr.  Kalu Mosto Onuoha  was formerly Petroleum Technology Development Fund Professor of Geology, at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). At 70, he is now Emeritus.Onuoha—who  has been president of the Nigerian Academy of Sciences (NAS), since January, 2017—explicated current issues, and highlighted his priorities, during a late-night interview with  J.K. Obatala,  at Warri’s Casa De Pedro Hotel. An early achievement, was the attainment of a long-sought certificate of occupancy for NAS—paving the way for its eventual relocation, from Lagos to Abuja.

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