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“Restructuring the way forward for Nigeria” – Atiku Abubakar

The former Vice President and presidential aspirant under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has said that restructuring of the country is the only way forward which will guarantee equity.

Abubakar said that the north which has been against restructuring has taken up the gullet to ensure that the country is restructured for the benefit of all and for the good of all.

Speaking in Umuahia when he visited the PDP Abia state chapter, to seek their support during the upcoming national convention of the party, Abubakar said that restructuring was the way to go to keep the country intact and on the path of progress.

Abubakar noted that the north has been doing all it can to ensure that restructuring takes place in the country which will go a long way to unify the diverse people and also stop the continuos agitation going on across the length and breadth of Nigeria.

He said, “The North has already announced that restructuring is acceptable to them.So it’s a question of what the northern leaders and southern leaders meeting together to agree on the issues”.

The former Vice President said that the problem of agitations in the country like the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) arose because of the lopsided nature of the federation which favors one section of the country against the others.

Abubakar said that one of the ways to stop the several agitations goings on across the country is to ensure the equal distribution of both political and social appointment so that every section of the country will be satisfied.

He explained that the agitations going on in the country such the IPOB and others like them arose because they are all children of disequilibrium in the political set of the country in recent time.

Abubakar said,“When you restructure this country and you give more resources to empower the component units of this country you will not have the problem of IPOB and their likes”.

“IPOB, Agenifere, Niger Delta groups and others like them are looking for self-determination and when you devolve more powers and resources the issue of self-determination will be a thing of the past”.

On the issue of security, the former VP said, “Security is one of the fundamental challenges of the country, I have been an advocate of either local or community policing to deal with local issues”.

“We have one single polices which is not good and also not working as I do not know of any country that practices a federation and have this kind of policing, a centralized, one single police, I don’t know”.

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Nigeria FG closes Mile 2 on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway for 72Hrs for repairs

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The Nigeria federal authorities on Friday appealed for cooperation of road customers because the Mile 2 to Tin-Can Island segment of the Apapa-Oshodi-Ojota-Oworonsoki Expressway mission undergoes seventy two hours partial closure for rehabilitation. The Director of Federal Highways, South West, Funso Adebiyi, made the attraction for the duration of an inspection of the street in Lagos. Mr Adebiyi said heavy rainfall slowed down rehabilitation works on Apapa roads. He said it led to horrible avenue degeneration, causing injuries.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Dr Taiwo Salaam, within the assertion by way of the general public affairs unit of the ministry, stated the closure might allow the development organisation working in the region to hurry up palliative restore works on the corridor. Salaam explained that the development become due to habitual accidents experienced by way of motorists on the road. “The permanent secretary advised all vans to avoid the corridor to permit the restore works that is being executed within the interest of motorists. “He stated the upkeep and so many others inside the offing are in consonance with the top rated plans of the administration of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu to make Lagos site visitors loose for its teeming citizens,” the assertion brought.

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Former 2019 presidential candidate of nigeria (Omoyele Sowore) detained hours after release

The Former 2019 presidential candidate of nigeria former presidential candidate and founder of the news site Sahara Reporters ( Omoyele Sowore ) was first detained detained hours after release

The Former 2019 presidential candidate of nigeria former presidential candidate and founder of the news site Sahara Reporters ( Omoyele Sowore ) was first detained detained hours after release

in August after he called for revolution Despite being granted bail in October, authorities have continued to hold him, sparking an outcry from his supporters and also his defendant Olawale Bakare was also detained.

In videos shared by Sahara Reporters, several men attempted to drag Mr Sowore from an Abuja courtroom where he had been summoned for a hearing.

It comes a day after a court ordered that the pair be released by Nigeria’s Department for State Security (DSS).

The reasons for their detention have not yet been disclosed, Their lawyer, Femi Falana, told AFP news agency that crowds had resisted attempts to arrest the pair and, in order to prevent further violence, he had personally driven them to the DSS’ headquarters.

Mr Falana said the DSS had told him Mr Sowore was needed for questioning and would be released later in the day.

 

“I can assure you what is happening now will not go away unchallenged,” Mr Falana told reporters. “We either run this country on the platform of the rule of law or we resort to gangsterism which is what is going on.”

Earlier this year, Mr Sowore called for revolution because he said Nigeria’s elections were not credible. That followed the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“All that is needed for a #Revolution is for the oppressed to choose a date they desire for liberty, not subjected to the approval of the oppressor,” he tweeted on 2 August.

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