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CONFAB delegate wants �Nigeria” changed to �United States of Songhai”

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A delegate at the ongoing National Conference has stated that the name �Nigeria” has outlived its usefulness and as such should be changed.Akin Oyebode, a professor and lawyer from Ekiti advised that the name of the country should be changed to United States of Songhai..Professor Oyebode stated this yesterday while adding that in doing this, the country would follow the footsteps of the former Gold Coast, which changed its name to Ghana.

He said that it was obvious that Nigeria, as the name of the country, has outlived its usefulness.He said: �I propose that we change the name of Nigeria to United States of Songhai just like Nkruma changed Gold Coast to Ghana.

”He said that the country is operating caricature federation.Oyebode noted that the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, aptly said the country is running feeding bottle federalism. He drew the attention of his fellow delegates to the that the conference is running without legal backing, saying: �We have embarked on a voyage with a compass.”The conference, he added, should consider the issue of fiscal federalism, true federalism, resource control or self determination.

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