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DOWNLOAD REPORT: True Federalism C’ttee presents report with recommendations

Report by Premium Times The All Progressives Congress committee on restructuring on Thursday presented its report to the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, with the committee making several recommendations it said were based on opinions of Nigerians. Some of the key recommendations are resource control, making local government an affair of states, constitutional […]

Restructuring: When El-Rufai’s APC Committee Visited Dogara’s House

Kolawole Daniel, writes on visit to the House of Representatives by the All Progressives Congress (APC) committee on true federalism. One issue that has continued to dominate the public space is restructuring. The All Progressives Congress (APC), before coming to power  promised to do the needful as far as restructuring of the country is concerned. […]

…APC True Federalism’s Report Ready October Ending – El-Rufai

…APC True Federalism’s report ready October Ending- El-Rufai Only the National Assembly has the power to restructure the country, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara said Tuesday. According to Dogara the Legislature is the only institution mandated to enact laws for the country and the President as the head of the […]

PRESS RELEASE: APC UK Holds Successful Session On ‘Restructuring Nigeria’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the United Kingdom held a successful session on the restructuring of Nigeria as a nation in line with the position of the party in Nigeria. The session which was attended by many Nigerians resident in the United Kingdom deliberated on issues ranging from federalism to policing and resource control […]

‘Let’s Practise True Federalism’ By Leke Salaudeen

United States-based Nigerian university teacher, Prof Toyin Falola, has said true federalism is the panacea for the various agitations across the country. He said it would douse the tension threatening the nation’s stability. Falola, a lecturer in History at the University of Texas in Austin, recalled that in 1950s the constitution allowed each region to […]

A Vote For Restructuring By Sylvia ThankGod-Amadi

The numerous calls by some Nigerians for a restructuring of the federation have generated great concerns and heated debates among analysts and pundits. Many states which derive greater percentage of their sustainability from the federation account have been quick to express their dissenting views. Their fears stem from the economic uncertainty of their states should […]

#TrueFederalism: APC Restates Commitment To Devolution Of Powers

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, disclosed on Tuesday that devolution of powers and resources in the federation was one of the critical issues canvassed by the various political parties that formed the APC in 2013. Mr. Odigie-oyegun said this when he received a delegation of the Nigerian Christian Elders […]

Restructuring: What Must Be Done To Ensure True Federalism – Governor Ahmed

Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has called for special focus on political economy in the quest for true federalism in Nigeria in order to ensure class elevation and egalitarianism. Governor Ahmed who made the call yesterday in Ilorin at the All Progressives Congress, North Central Zonal Public Meeting on True Federalism, maintained that the […]

#TrueFederalism: Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara Support Devolution Of Powers

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States, on Monday agreed to support devolution of powers in the country, saying the federal government should transfer some aspects of health, transport, fire service among others to the states while it focuses on defence, foreign affairs, security and currency. This was the position of […]

El-Rufai’s Speech On Restructuring at Chatham House‎ [FULL TEXT]

Introduction When I concluded plans to visit London this week, it was for the purpose of making a presentation on primary health care at Chatham House. But about a week ago, I received a request to also speak here about the restructuring debate in Nigeria. I accepted with reservations, because I chair the APC’s Committee […]

Political Parties Need Restructuring Too, By Ayisha Osori

If it is true that political processes determine the economic institutions that people live under and political institutions determine how political process works, then something else that requires urgent retooling in Nigeria is our political and leadership recruitment process. 80 percent of the battle for decent leadership is lost before election day because of the […]

True Federalism Will Kick Out Corruption By Morenike Taire

Differences between reforms and restructuring are not only coarse but obvious for all to see; yet they appear completely lost within the unwholesome din of the latest restructuring discourse in the country today. Reasons for this are not farfetched, and are basically due to the present ethnicist contexts that have come to the fore in […]


The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), His Excellency Chief John E. K. Odigie-Oyegun CON, recently constituted a Committee on True Federalism with a mandate to review all the ideas variously referred to as “True Federalism”, “Restructuring”, “Devolution of powers”, “Regionalism”, “Resource control” etc, and articulating and aligning the public position with the […]