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See How Everyone is Reacting to Alleged Proposal to Replace Nigeria’s Name with United Africans Republic (UAR)

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The Nigerian National Assembly has reportedly received a proposal to change the country’s name from Nigeria to the United Africans Republic (UAR).

According to The Cable, the proposal was submitted to the committee by Adeleye Jokotoye, a tax consultant in Lagos state on Wednesday.

Adeleye’s reason for proposing this change is because the name “was not coined by a citizen but given to the country by Flora Shaw, wife of Lord Lugard, a colonialist.” He also believes it will promote peace and unity in the country,” The Cable reports.

Read the proposal below:

First and foremost, I want to recommend a name change from Nigeria to the United Africans Republic (UAR).

The significance of name change cannot be overemphasised. Even God our father, in the Holy books, changed names of prophets e.g. Saul to Paul, Jacob to Israel, etc. The reason for name change is to physically and psychologically reflect a new beginning.

Thus, at this crossroads in our history, it is mandatory that we change our name to reflect a new beginning which will be ushered in with a new constitution. The word ‘Africa’ is a Greek word meaning ‘Without Cold’. Africa was originally called ‘Alkebulan’, meaning ‘Mother of Mankind’ (Garden of Eden).

Alkebulan is the oldest and the only word of indigenous origin used by Moors, Nubians and Ethiopians. So, if we like, we can go a step further and name our nation, United Alkebulan Republic (meaning ‘United Mother of Mankind Republic).

The new constitution should also give room for continuous review as and when due, and future referendum if required also want to suggest the following.

The constitution should provide for a council for each of these offices where six members from each geo-political zone will be represented to take collective unanimous decisions for the office, instead of one man holding all the powers of the office.

These council members will attain the position by seniority and numbers of years in service, and they will each need a department in the service as well as being council members.

Nigerians have since taken to social media to express their opinions concerning the proposal and here’s how everyone is reacting:

 

31 Comments

  1. Damosco

    June 3, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    What we really need to change is not the name Nigeria,but sweeping the bad eggs from Nigeria will make the country very great,so focus on changing those bad leaders

  2. Huzzycash

    June 3, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    She-Where are you from?

    Me-I’m from United African republic 🤣🤣

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  3. Huzzycash

    June 3, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Changing Nigeria to United African republic is not the solution

  4. Eunice Eunice

    June 3, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    Where are we heading to in this country self? Does changin d name Nigeria to United Africa Republic d problem of our leaders now? Why cann’t we put 2geda t find solutions t our problems dan t think of a new name to give d country.is a pity dat we don’t have a good leaders dat cn stand for an average Nigerians.well i know dat God wil vendicate christian i.e if we are serious in prayer.

    1
  5. Victor oluwatosin

    June 3, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    What Nigeria’s need is working governmental system eg, adequate water supply, electricity, infrastructural development and employment opportunities.

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  6. Inosedndyou

    June 3, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    We have alien tropin into Nigeria killing people causing insecurities now changing it to United Africa will give legal ground to move in more. Ruga failed. Open grazing failed now United Africa. Hiummmmm… Sponsored work underneath. Watch out ….

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  7. Sammy

    June 3, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    Mad ooo so m not a Nigerian again now

  8. Omenka jairus

    June 3, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Na wao Nigeria with another name, which one be United African republic

  9. Amidu samad adekunle

    June 4, 2021 at 6:05 am

    To Me is A great idea let we citizen form a name for our own country,since 124year we have been named Nigeria by flora shaw in 1897,Nigeria doesn’t have any changes,let try this named also it might be great for all citizen,the name united Africa republic UAE the name sound great may Almighty Allah will let things be change from bad to good.Ameen

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  10. Owo confidence

    June 4, 2021 at 6:47 am

    They no get work aje,United Republic of Nigeria ko

  11. Adewale

    June 4, 2021 at 10:22 am

    Changing Nigeria to UAR can not still change the bad leader so don’t let’s us fool ourselves,this country is a scam let us be pushing it like that till God intervene or scrabs us out completely.

  12. Dakaa Richard

    June 4, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Stop trying to change what reconsign you.them have their own reasons of naming our country”NIGERIA”show us your creatives.🙄

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  13. Activate Nigerians

    June 4, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    To my own point of view in this situation, I would love we the Nigerians to give head and attentions to the top head leaders this time and see what’s this sudden change of this name will bring to Nigeria 🇳🇬 if it’s good or bad to add in Nigeria problem.
    According to me we all Nigeria’s have been suffered for long and times, even some of us have been suffered since right from when we where being given birth to. So what’s there for us not bear now and give the leaders a chance on this proposal and see what change it might looks like or be to we the Nigerians.
    If I where all Nigerians I’ll give the leaders a chance once more on this proposal and see how it works and benefit us all…

    1
  14. Taslim

    June 4, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    Mr Tax man. Naira don tire you to collect abi. Now you dey find another currency make you want collect as tax man. For still this same Nigeria.

    Has you school reach sense no dey your head but under your feet and ass. That’s why when you stand you don’t think well neither when you sit with your ass.

    I’m really ashamed of this Mr Tax man for Lagos. Simple thing to fix A great lovely nation Nigeria is infrastructure. All the Tax money you’ve collected since the past years in office if you can use it to put one infrastructure into place to be working you won’t think of changing the name of the Nation. You could have changed your names instead of the country name. Bloody civilians and you called yourself civilized human.

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  15. Peter

    June 4, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Changing the name of the country is not bad but you Nigerians are only looking at the name instead of the Constitution that will come with the name

  16. abel

    June 4, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    Hmmm, they think how suffering we are in this country, na to change name be the solution abi? Sorro

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  17. abel

    June 4, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    Hmmm, they Don’t think how suffering we are in this country, na to change name be the solution abi? Sorro

  18. De Finger Kraft

    June 4, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    We should not work on changing the name Nigeria, we should work on changing our governance.
    The name Nigeria is a perfect name..
    Does changing the name Nigeria bring Security? Or does changing the name gives us light and road??

    What were they even thinking that brought about the discussion of changing the name Nigeria
    Does that stop insecurities??

  19. Edet

    June 5, 2021 at 6:56 am

    The country’s name isn’t the issue, the people, our leaders, are who really need change.

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  20. talkertive

    June 5, 2021 at 9:35 am

    We don’t have a bad Nigeria, but bad and some corrupt and selfish politicians leading us.
    Meanwhile, changing the name is not bad atall. United African Republic of Africa.

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  21. talkertive.com

    June 5, 2021 at 9:48 am

    The problem to Nigeria is leadership, which means chief servant, in Nigeria, chief servant operate as ruler of the people.

    President Buhari should humble himself, and give an executive order for true Federalism to take place and allow all state to have their state police.

    Then in the case of the military Interventions in internal crisis, he should make it a mandatory to send only indigenious army and police to their own state of origen to help comb out and calm the insecurities in their own way than sending non indigenous army and police to places that they know nothing about, and this non indigenous military men end up abusing and assaulting the indigens when sent on a peaceful Interventions.

  22. Joseph promise

    June 5, 2021 at 11:11 am

    Changing the name Nigeria, is a good things; it means burying the old flag for the Dawn of a fresh start.

  23. Salehjnr Jurgoi

    June 5, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Not every improvisation worth approval. There is nothing with the name Nigeria as a name, the only problem is Nigerians not Nigeria. Our focus should be on changing our lives not our name…. I like the name Nigeria pass Untied….. regardless of who gave the name

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  24. Askdem

    June 5, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    So Nigeria problem now is our name, our leaders are the problem Nigeria has bunch of idiots.

  25. Aju-obi

    June 5, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    Country wey no get head!…
    does changing of name change anytin in d country?…..

    we only need good governance nt changin of name

    papa de play settle matta 4 mark house wen him own house de for fire rubbish

  26. AGBER GABRIEL

    June 6, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Names are characters or identity of an individual.your name is your future blessings.your negative name can ruine your destiny.when God wanted to bless Abraham,jacob,he first change their names.if you want change,first consider the name

  27. Ashlee

    June 6, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Changing Nigeria’s name to what is that again UAR?! Is just a waste of time cause it just like a restaurant serving bad food and later changing its name to attract costomers with the same bad food… What a waste, if they want nigeria to be great, give the youths a chance at politics!

  28. Zavage

    June 7, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    Am missing Nigeria 😭
    They is snow here in United African Republic(UAR)😫😩

  29. Tosin

    June 7, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    I really like some things about the name,
    and I really appreciate learning the meanings/histories of Africa and Alkebulan. Thank you to the person who wrote the proposal.

    I’m sure if the proposal comes up again at a better time, people would be interested in the “baptism” / rechristening / what to call it. What is a republic? I actually have to read that up – federations, republics, etc.

    I don’t know how to lift up the old brand again, and I guess as a words person I saw this headline and thought the responses would be full of praise for the idea, looool.

  30. [email protected]

    June 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    I dont think changing the name will actually chang the issues nigerias are faceing,

  31. Myina

    June 9, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    No way!

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