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The devolution of power to sub-national governments and a review of the constitution are measures that can address Nigeria’s growing insecurity as proposed by Bayelsa senator, Seriake Dickson. According to Dickson, some cases of imbalance and distortion in the country exist only as a result of a constitutional crisis. The Bayelsa west senator who featured in Africa Independent Television (AIT) on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari is holding powers that should be decentralized. “Now, we...

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OWERRI — Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) network, a United States Government initiative for African youth, has urged Nigerian youths to resist being used as tool to perpetrate crime. YALI Regional Ambassador for Africa, Mr. Abah Ikwue, said this to newsmen in Owerri on Friday while baring his mind on the current spate of insecurity in parts of the country. Ikwue, a lecturer in the Department of English and Literature of the Alvan Ikoku Federal College...

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ABUJA — ICT experts have urged the Federal Government to effectively utilise the recent Microsoft collaboration to build strong foundations for a digital economy in Nigeria. Some of the experts said on Thursday, in interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja, that the collaboration should be well leveraged to ensure creativity, innovation, and digital penetration. The experts said that the company’s investments in Nigeria’s future would offer an immense opportunity to put...

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IBADAN — Sen. Teslim Folarin (APC-Oyo Central) has said that the 9th Senate would achieve restructuring by expunging `Exclusive List’ from the Constitution to allow devolution of powers. Addressing newsmen on Sunday during a Ramadan Lecture/Iftar in Ibadan, Folarin said that devolution of powers would allow states to develop at their own pace. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Folarin, a former Senate Leader, is a member of the Constitution Amendment Committee at the...

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Nigeria has been ranked the third-worst governed country in the world by the Chandler Good Government Index. The report ranked the West African Country very low in governance, leadership, and foresight, scoring Nigeria 102 out of 104 countries with a score of 0.319 points ahead of Zimbabwe and Venezuela. The 2021 report was released in Singapore on Monday by the Chandler Institute of Governance. It added that the ability to handle corruption properly is the...

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The South East Governors, clergies and traditional rulers on Sunday affirmed their support for restructuring the country’s socio-political and economic operational system as a panacea to the nation’s recovery. This is stated in a communiqué issued after the closed-door security meeting held in Government House Enugu, “The meeting is in support of restructuring, setting up of state police and other national issues as discussed in the last NEC meeting.” They further revealed that a committee...

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The UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in collaboration with the Government of Japan has inaugurated a project to empower women and girls in marginalised communities in three states within one year. The project would be implemented in Delta, Gombe, and Bauchi states by UNESCO with funding from the Government of Japan. The project tagged: “Japan-UNESCO project on Empowerment of Women and Girls in Marginalised Communities for Better Well-being through Education and Advocacy’’ was...

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By John Campbell, Guest Columnist & Blogger ______ Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland Gani Adams, in a speech at a book launch in Lagos on April 14 said that the Yoruba people have “graduated from restructuring to self-determination.” He continued by saying that Nigeria is dominated by a “main powerful bloc” that, he implied, makes restructuring impossible. Specifically, he is advocating autonomy for Nigeria’s regions, in which “70 to 80 percent” of political power would be exercised by the regions...

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Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has advised Nigerian youths to reflect on the differences between politics and governance as they lend their voices to the Nigeria polity. The former Presidential aspirant gave the advice during a summit organized by the Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation on Saturday evening. The virtual summit which was conveyed by Moghalu was tagged “Elevating Youth Voices.” It features youths from different...

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IBADAN — Gov. Babangana Zulum of Borno says Nigeria will continue to be united in spite of its many challenges. Zulum said this on Saturday in Ibadan during a courtesy visit to his Oyo State counterpart, Gov. Sheyi Makinde. The governor appealed to those fomenting trouble in parts of the country to desist forthwith and allow peace to reign, adding that nobody could predict what would happen in times of crises. He called on the...

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