National conference approves 18 more states & Adopts rotational presidency

THE national conference, on Thursday, approved the creation of 18 additional states across the country, as a way of meeting the yearning and aspirations of the people.The conference also resolved that the office of the President of Nigeria shall now rotate between the North and South and revolve among the six geopolitical zones of the country.Delegates also agreed that the office of the state governors shall be rotated among the three senatorial districts of each state, while that of the local government chairmen shall be rotated within the local government areas.

How North tried to frustrate new state creation

A lot of horse-trading reportedly went into the deal that eventually culminated in the decision by the national conference to create additional 18 states from the existing 36, Nigerian Tribune has reliably learnt.Delegates from the North had reportedly opposed the idea of creation of new states, particularly the central objective of proportionate representation in all the six geopolitical zones in the country.The idea that led to the decision to create additional states was said to have been premised on the disparity in the number of states in each geopolitical zone, while the idea of just

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ movie edited to remove the truth, now said to premiere in Nigeria

THE film adaptation of a novel by the Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, published in 2006 by Knopf/Anchor, will soon be premiered in Nigeria, Nigerian Tribune has gathered.Sources reaching Nigerian Tribune revealed that the previously restricted ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ movie, which the Nigerian Censors Board stopped it’s Nigerian premiere months ago,‎ has been…

They are all listen to Radio Biafra. Ozekhome proposes name change for Nigeria. Wants Nigeria renamed ‘Airegin’ at national conference

A Federal Government delegate at the ongoing National Conference, Chief Mike Ozekhome has proposed that the name Nigeria should be changed to ‘Airegin’.He made the proposal on Wednesday, while contributing to the debate on the report of the Committee on Political Restructuring and Forms of Government, co-chaired by retired General Ike Nwachukwu and Honourable Umaru Kumaila.

Prof Nwabueze proposes zones, with states as federal units

Legal luminary and frontline constitutional lawyer, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, has again spoken about the on-going national dialogue, proposing a total devolution of powers at the centre to either six or more zones, while the existing 36 states remain basic federating units of government.What Nwabueze called for in effect was the removal the exclusive powers presently retained by the Federal Government, to be subdivided into ‘super zones’ that the 36 states would still be answerable to.