North fails to stop National Conference on new states

THE planned showdown between southern and northern delegates at the ongoing National Conference over reshaping the power configuration in the country, turned into an anti-climax, yesterday, after conference chairman, Justice Idris Kutigi ruled against reversion of positions adopted last week.The planned confrontation followed the mobilisation by Northern delegates for a repeal of the conference’s position…

State creation: North wants fresh vote •May insist on head count •Reversal would mean annulment —Southern delegates

AS northern and southern delegates to the national conference held series of crucial meetings on Sunday night to strategise on the vexed issues of state creation and delisting of local governments from the constitution, both sides are also reportedly working on options available to them, including the possibility of another round of voting.ADVERTISEMENTTo this end,…