Lets Change Nigeria's Name..Professor Tells Natl Conference

Prof. Akin Oyebode yesterday caused a stir at the National Conference when he proposed that Nigeria should change its name to United States of Songhai (USS). The professor, who is representing Ekiti State in the Conference, said that Nigeria should be changed to United States of Songhai just like Kwame Nkruma changed the former Gold Coast to Ghana. He said that it was obvious that Nigeria as the name of the country has outlived its usefuln...ess. He said, “I propose that we change the name of Nigeria to United States of Songhai just like Nkruma changed Gold Coast to Ghana,” adding that the country is operating caricature federation. Oyebode noted that the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, aptly said the country is running ‘feeding bottle’ federalism. The conference, he added, should consider the issue of fiscal federalism, true federalism, resource control or self determination. Ralph Osanaiye, a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, said that problem of the country started when some leaders decided to run down security agencies by starving them of funds and denying them arms and ammunitions. He said that the policy to run down security agencies was deliberate in order to weaken them and incapacitate them from carrying out their primary responsibilities. Michael Olukoya, president of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), traced the challenges facing the country to faulty foundation, saying primary schools have been systematically destroyed by people who benefited from public school system. The NUT boss, who represents the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the Conference, said that in Benue State teachers had been on strike for over six months without anybody talking.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria


  1. to change name is not de problem of Nigeria pls.

  2. I like the name united states of songhai... But we need separation . Northerners should bear the name Nigeria while we take united states of songhai .

  3. I will not be surprised if one day we are been told that nigeria has been sold to china cos this name sounds like theirs

    1. Qi. U no funny. Laugh wan kill me. My broda na true u talk becos dey are selling every thing. Thank you for putting smile and laughter on my face with this comment

  4. Nigerian new name under Jonathan should be corruptia

  5. Is like this people dont know what to discuss again if you dont mind let me flash your mind back to unemployment poeple are dying everyday there massive unemployment if you people can tackle this infact Nigeria will be as peaceful as anything. I dont know what is wrong with the name Nigeria

  6. Prof Akin Oyobode should change his own name to Aki and PawPaw if he has nothing to contribute in that Confab.he is the man that is playing scrables while others are contributing.nonsense

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