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Post Jonathan Nigeria - The Federal Republic by mandarin: 9:54am On Jan 07, 2014
Nigeria is at a cross road over its political class fighting themselves more for reasons unknown to many and gaining supports from the masses in ,pursuit of their interests. Imagine sometimes ago when John CAMPBELL former U.S Ambassador who said he was aware Nigeria has at least 115 billionaires in dollars, now many of them actually got such money through cheer handwork?
I want to discuss a post Jonathan Nigeria after all the conferences and Nigerians demand for change in the polity of the country in which a federal structure will emerge to keep the country together instead of outright disintegration. This will be necessitated by the desire of the rich and mighty to keep their interests intact and access to a huge market.
Let me state that the political structure will be a lot different from what is obtained today and constituent parts will operate more like semi independent countries controlling a whole lots of their socio economic life and funding their own institutions even internationally. Not all will be at the same level but some parts will form strong economic blocs while some will leverage on their strength to make themselves relevant in the new order.
1. The current states structure will be dissolved, the unitary decree of Ironsi will be annulled and a fresh structure will be negotiated based on various factors including ethnicity, religion, geography, economic interests etc
2.Many new states will emerge which will be equal under the law irrespective of size and population and will have total control politically and economically operating with other states of Nigeria in a commonwealth system.
3.The following states will emerge but the list is not exhaustive:

Arewa - Hausa/Fulani and kinsmen of northwest and parts of northeast covering Sokoto,Zamfara, Katsina,Kano,nothern Zaria,Northern Bauchi, Northern Gombe,Jigawa,Kebbi, northwes Niger

Omoluabi/Oduduwa - Yoruba and their kinsmen in south-west and south-south covering most part of Kwara, western Kogi, Akoko- Edo, Itsekiri areas of Delta, Ondo, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Lagos

Ndigbo/Alaigbo - Igbo and their kinsmen in South-east covering Imo,Abia,Enugu,Anambra,Ebonyi and kinsmen in Rivers and Delta. However, oil will play a whole lot of politics as to the claim and counter claims in deciding the extent of this state/country

The oil rich belt - Many states and autonomous communities will emerge here including the Ogoni, Ikwere,Efik/Ibiobio forming one large prosperous state,Ijaw in Bayelsa and parts of Delta south and Rivers forming a state, and because of its energy resources many small groups will be accommodated as self sustaining states.

The Middle Belt - The Tiv, Igala in Kogi, northern Anambra and Enugu will have their states and the majors among the minorities forming autonomous areas within their own states after a wider consultations in coming together for economic reasons. For the fist time we will see the Nupe and Gwari , southern Kaduna and many minorities becoming assertive.

The federal republic will be a commonwealth of countries some large some very small in size and having many states more than what it presently have may be more than seventy but widely different from what is currently have with these states having absolute control over their internal government and systems.
Let me stop at this general summary by saying that Abuja will remain the federal capital but with some recognized citizens and will be funded by a commonwealth of all the states and its functions will be the external relations of Nigeria states and defence.
Re: Post Jonathan Nigeria - The Federal Republic by ijawcitizen(m): 10:49am On Jan 07, 2014
I like this!

Good job OP.
Re: Post Jonathan Nigeria - The Federal Republic by khamas19: 10:59am On Jan 07, 2014

..a very big AMEN!!!....

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