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    Confab Won’t Be A Waste Of Time, Resources – Jonathan

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    President Goodluck Jonathan has assured Nigerians that the 2014 National Conference will not be a waste of time and resources. He gave the assurance yesterday while receiving the report of the conference from its chairman, Hon Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, former chief justice of Nigeria. The president, who formally declared the conference closed, said “As…

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    Northern Delegates React To Final Report

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    Leader of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and delegate to the concluded National Conference, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomasie has commended delegates from the North for coming together and standing firm in support of Northern Nigeria and its teeming population. He also reiterated the importance of coming together as a team and having recorded a lot successes…

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    As Confab Ends: Delegates Adopt Final Report

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    The National Conference inaugurated by President Goodluck Jonathan on March 17, 2014 finally ended yesterday with delegates congratulating themselves for a job well done. Contrary to apprehensions arising from issues contained in the three volumes of the prepared reports, the delegates unanimously adopted the final report of the conference. The session opened, shortly after the…

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    Confab: Ondo Delegates Deny ‘Third Term’ Agenda

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    The delegates representing Ondo State at the National Conference have distanced themselves from any plot to guarantee “Third Term” for President Goodluck Jonathan or any other political office holder in the country as alleged by the Northern Delegates Forum. Leader of the delegation and the State Commissioner for Vocational and Technical Education, Remi Olatubora in…

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    Confab Doused ‘New Constitution’ Tension

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    The leadership of the National Conference may have put to rest the allegation by the Northern Delegates Forum (NDF) that it planned to force a “New Constitution” down the throat of delegates outside the purview of the confab. At a resumed sitting yesterday, the chairman of the conference, Justice Idris Kutigi, read out a prepared…

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    Confab Delegates Receive ‘Draft Constitution’, Other Reports

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    The issue of a new Constitution re-echoed yesterday at the resumed sitting of the National Conference when delegates received draft report of the conference ahead of its consideration. Although the brief sitting was adjourned till tomorrow Wednesday in order to consider the 3-volume 906-page draft report by delegates. The conference secretary, Dr. Valerie-Jennet Azinge, who…

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    Confab Ends Plenary, Fixes August 4 For Adoption Of Final Report

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    The plenary session of the National Conference ended yesterday following the completion of debate and adoption of the 20th and the last report of the conference by the delegates. Also, delegates decided to relinquish decision on the contentious issue of derivation while asking the federal government to set-up a technical committee which will look into…

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    Consensus Does Not Mean Unanimity – Ajibola Ogunshola

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    Ajibola Ogunshola is a delegate representing the south-west geo-political zone at the ongoing national conference and a high chief of Ibadan, south-west Nigeria. A former chairman of Punch Nigeria Limited as well as a distinguished actuarial scientist and mathematician, Chief Ogunshola clocks 70 today and shares his thoughts with the LEADERSHIP team of Joe Dudun…

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    Intervention Fund: 5% Demand By N’West, N’Central Divides Confab

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    For the third time in a row, the plenary of the National Conference was forced to end abruptly without final decisions on the contentious issues of derivation principle for oil-producing states and revenue-sharing formula. Earlier, delegates at plenary had voted on other recommendations of the Committee on Devolution of Power while waiting for the “consensus…

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    Confab: South-West Delegates Reject Consensus Group’s Report

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    The South-West delegation to the ongoing National Conference has rejected the report of the Consensus Group of the conference on the derivation principle and others presented by Prof. Ibrahim Gambari at plenary yesterday. The delegation in a statement signed by its secretary, Dr. Kunle Olajide and obtained by LEADERSHIP yesterday evening, said it took the…

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