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[ Masterweb Reports: Dr. C. K. Ekeke reports ] - I have been reading a number of articles and essays written by so-called Igbo scholars and intellectuals on Biafra and on-going challenges in Nigeria.  Some of them make me sick.  
 
 
I have never wanted to respond to them except on few occasions. However, this piece by Dr. Nicky Okoye warranted such a response.  Even though, I’m not in the business of responding to writers and public commentators, because I believe each person is entitled to his or her opinion; however, it must be based on facts.  Ideas and opinions based on facts not on selfish and self-seeking purposes. 

And so, the article: The Igbo Nation: A Story Of Successes written by Nicky Okoye, is also a case of one single narrative.

First: Dr. Okoyesays that Ndigbo complains ofmarginalization “based on who and who gets Federal Government appointments.” 

Federal appointments is just a small part of the satanic and systemic marginalization against the former Eastern region of Nigeria.  Does he not know that no person from the Eastern region heads any of the 13 major military and intelligence institutions in Nigeria today or serves in Buhari’s kitchen cabinet – out of the 42 appointments he made?

The only time an Igbo man headed the Army unit was during the presidency of Goodluck Jonathan when Major General Iherjirika was pointed as Army Chief. 

I wish Dr. Okoye is reading the series on: “Why Nigeria Must Be restructured.”
 
 
Does it make sense that the State of Kano receives more revenue allocation than all the five States in Southeast combined?  Does he not know that the crude oil that is flowing at my backyard is controlled and owned by a man from katsina, Kaduna, Sokoto, etc.? 

 
I’m posting the series for him to goggle and read.
 

·Oil Resources Revenue: Why Nigeria Must Be Restructured Now! [5]
Written by Elombah.com
 Created: 12 June 2017
·Bloody Religious Crises: Why Nigeria Must Be Restructured Now! [4]
Written by Tim Elombah
Created: 05 June 2017
·Oil Blocs: Why Nigeria Must Be Restructured Now! [3]
               Written by Tim Elombah
               Created: 03 June 2017
·Revenue Allocation: Why Nigeria Must Be Restructured Now! [2]
Written by Elombah.com
Created: 02 June 2017
·Injustice of Revenue Allocation in Nigeria - by Annkio Briggs
Written by Annkio Briggs
Created: 02 June 2017
 
 
 
Second, has Dr. Okoye visited the Southeast region recently assuming he does not live in SE?  Does the region look like rest of Nigeria?  Southeast looks like a conquered region – with army, police and all kind of military checkpoints everywhere on major dilapidated interstate roads and even State as well local roads.
 
 
 
Here is just a short list of infrastructural injustices against former eastern region: These are uncompleted and unfinished federal projects in Southeast region.
 
 
 
·The 2nd River Niger Bridge
·East-West Highway
·Enugu-Onitsha/Enugu-PH Expressways
·Akanu Ibiam and PH International Airports
·Calabar and PH Seaports
·Dredging of River Niger
·Eastern Gas Pipeline network (CAP)
·Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC)
·Ogoni oil spillage cleanup
·Legislative Constituency Projects
·National Conference convened by President Jonathan that adopted, among other things, the restructuring of the country.
·The Constitutional Amendment, initiated under President Umaru Yar’Adua, and funded to the brim to address the concerns for equitable distribution of states and local governments.
·And many others
 
 

Third, does Dr. Okoye not read or hear about the relentless rape of young girls, married women, torture, and massacres being unleashed upon people of Eastern region by Hausa-Fulani and Fulani herdsmen? 

Below is just a recent list and does not include the pogrom and genocide of the 1940’s, 1960's, 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s and continuous massacres of today being committed against the people of eastern region.  This is a list of unarmed young Biafrans rightly agitating for self-determination, which is an international law.
·Onitsha massacre of 30th August 2015,
·Head Bridge Onitsha massacre of 17th December 2015
·Aba High school massacre of 9th February 2016
·Nkpor massacre of 29th and 30th May 2016
·Asaba massacre of 30th May 2016
·Port Harcourt massacre of 1/20/2017
·Asaba Delta State massacre on 12th February 2017
 
 
Does he have an insight into the politics of Boko haram and the global powers behind Chibok girls that dethroned Goodluck Jonathan? Does he know that Michelle Obama, Hilary Clinton and other powerful women and men from the United States of America all tweeted and campaigned about phantom Chibok girls?
 

Forth, Dr. Okoye writes about Igbos are the wealthiest group in Nigeria because of their businesses all over Nigeria, which include, Road Transportation (Buses), Spare Parts, Electronic devices, Pipeline laying, Petroleum Tank Farms, Computer Technology, Cooking Gas, Building materials, Boutique Hotels, International Trade, Wines and Liquor, Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Private Hospitals, Oil Servicing, independent Filling Stations, tyres, watches, office equipment, household fittings, tiles and flooring, shoes and leather products, markets, shopping malls and plazas, medium and low cost housing, SME manufacturing, etc.”
 
 
That assumption is partially correct, because no Igbo or person from Eastern region has ever been listed among the billionaires of Nigeria/Africa.  Northerners and South Westerners (SW) continue to make the list:

Here is a link for him to read:  https://www.forbes.com/africa-billionaires/list/
 
 
Aliko Dangote (North), Mike Adenuga (SW), Folorunsho Alakija (SW), are Femi Otedola (SW) are the billionaires well known in Nigeria/Africa and guess what, they are all in oil business controlling the crude oil that runs from my backyard.  In addition, Dangote has all the import licenses which include cement, rice, sugar, tomatoes and other essential goods that come into Nigeria.

Can Dr. Okoye name one Igbo or anyone from the SE/SS who has such large-scale import license? 

 
There is no doubt that Igbos are industrious and hard-working.  However, they do not control the main source of Nigeria’s wealth – crude oil, which is located all over former Eastern region: Abia, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Imo, and Rivers.
 
 
 
Fifth, division or separating from Nigeria does not mean that Ndigbo will lose all their businesses in the North and SW.  If it is done peacefully through U.N. and global powers, Igbos won’t lose much.  By the way, there is no material possession or wealth that compares to freedom.  When an armed thief or arm-robber comes to your house, do you protect your life and those of your family members or protect your properties?  Nations fight and people die to be free.  It is because of freedom that Christ died for human-beings.
 
 
 
The dishonesty, ignorance, fear, and cowardice of some Igbo intellectuals baffles me.  Does this writer not see what is going on Nigeria?  Does he read at all?  Has he taken time to read and study about the Fulani invaders and radical Sunni Muslims?  Does he know that Fulani were strangers and invaders in Nigeria?  Today not only do they control the entire Hausa/Nupe/Tiv and Middle Belt indigenous peoples and their lands, but they control Kwara State, and recently major part of Ebonyi State.  If we don’t stop them now, one day they will conquer us, enslave and Islamize us all.  That’s the command of Usman Dan Fodio – who fought his way through West Africa into Northern Nigeria inhabited by the Hausas. 

Sadly, Nigeria has two kinds of radical Islam: Sunni and Shiite.  But the most radical is Sunni because of their strict adherence to Koran. There are moderate Muslims – like the Sufi in Senegal and Ibadis in Oman.  They are very peaceful.  Even the Shia Muslims are much more moderate and peaceful than the fundamentalist jihadist Sunni.
 
 
 
Sunni is one of the curses of Nigeria, and the second is crude oil.
 
 
 
Sixth, he suggests that restructuring of Nigeria is the way forward. For years, many wise voices both from SE/SS and SW have been calling for restructuring but the north have adamantly said they don’t want restructuring.  Recently, the AGF said no amount of agitation will lead to restructuring the entire northern elders and leadership do not want restructuring.  So, what do we do?  Continue with the status quo – because it favors the North. Do we continue in a lawless, corrupt and failed Nigerian State for fear of warmongering north or lose our properties in the North?
For me, Nigeria is even beyond restructuring. It must be divided because it is a failed and abominable contraption created by Britain for their economic-political domination of Africa... Even great and civilized empires have come and gone. So, what is special about Nigeria?  There is nothing absolutely special about Nigeria.

 

Seventh, he says that Igbos have produced the Central Bank Governor, Charles Soludo, the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, the Minister of Petroleum (by marriage) Mrs. D. Madueke, the Chief of Army Staff, General Ihejirika, etc.” 
 

But he forgets to mention that for over 50 years since after the civil war, an Igbo has never been allowed to lead the country either militarily or contest for presidency under any major party.  An Igbo has never been president and allowed to head any major military institution until off course General Ihejirika during the presidency of Jonathan.  Why would a major tribe, a major stakeholder of the Nigerian project be forbidden to lead the country?  Does he know that such satanic and senseless agenda exist in addition to other systemic injustices against Ndigbo?  
 
 
 
In the handover notes Lord Lugard wrote to his colleagues, Walter H Lang, on the 25th of September 1918, he said the following:
 
 
 
·The HAUSA-FULANI has no ideals, no ambitions save such as sensual in character.  He is a fatalist, spendthrift and a gambler.  He is gravely immoral and is seriously diseased that he is a menace to any community to which he seeks to attach himself.
 
 
 
·The YORUBA – Lagos has for 20 years opposed every Governor and has fomented strife and bloodshed in the hinterland…., I have spent the best part of my life in Africa; my aim has been the betterment of the natives for whom I have been ready to give my life.  But after some 29 years, and after nearly 12 years as Governor here, I am free to say that the people of Lagos and indeed the westerners are the lowest, the most seditious and disloyal, the most purely prompted by self-self-seeking money motives of any people I have met.
 
 
 
·The IGBO.  These people are predominantly Eastern Nigeria are fiercely rebellious with no regard for authority.  Though industrious and religious, in deference to the objectives of her majesty and the crown, they are highly dangerous to be trusted with power. 
 

Honestly, that seems to be the correct description of the three major tribes of Nigeria.  However, I still take IGBO any day because of their ingenuity, creativity, productivity and true religiosity.  Even though they are rebellious to authority, they can learn and be changed.  Igbos are republican in nature, however, as I have written before: Ohanaeze/Ohacracy do not characterize the best and purest form of leadership.  We must learn to trust and obey those appointed, or selected or elected to lead us.
 



The Igbo distrust for leadership is in fact the main reason colonial Britain ceded power to the North, whom they can control. 

Finally, Dr. Okoye made this atrocious statement:  “So, a young man (referring to Nnamdi Kanu) was given access to a microphone, on a radio station and then he started spreading a hate message which has resonated with a number of his fellow ethnic group. “

I do not know Nnamdi Kanu.  I have never met him.  But after listening to some of his messages and the organization he put together called Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).  I’m bold and unashamed to say that Nnamdi Kanu is not only a great and courageous leader but a prophet.  It is a statement that is open to debate in future.
 
 

Dr. C. K. Ekeke is a theologian, author, consultant, and leadership scholar. He is the founder and president of Leadership Wisdom Institute.
 
*Photo Caption - Igboland map.
 
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Comrade Ahmed Omeiza Lukman reports ] - We must give kudos to Governor Yahaya Bello for taking a bold step in eradicating corruption in Kogi state. His zeal and determination to see a new Kogi state needs to be commended by all. In a time where Nigerians are accusing President Muhammadu Buhari and acting President Professor Yemi Osinbanjo of nepotism, impunity and favouritism, kudos must be given to Governor Yahaya Bello who has stand out in this trial period of our nascent democracy. He has shown signs of detribalize Nigerian, one who can be trusted with power. Even Governor Yahaya Bello opponent's can not deny the fact that his adminstration has been very transparent and magnanimous in appointing his cabinet. The Igala's still have the highest numbers of commissioner's, followed by the Okuns and the Ebira's. We must cherish the new direction government in the state and his effort to remodel Kogi state should be embraced by all. Kogite, must be aware of some selfish politician's who will never see anything good in this government unless it will transcend into money in their pocket. There are ten things Governor Yahaya Bello must do to ensure corruption is totally wiped out of Kogi state;
 
1. Corruption is not only about bribes: People especially the poor get hurt when resources are wasted. That’s why it is so important to understand the different kinds of corruption to develop smart responses.
 
2. Power of the people: Government should create pathways that give citizens relevant tools to engage and participate in their governments – identify priorities, problems and find solutions.
 
3. Cut the red tape: Bring together formal and informal processes (this means working with the government as well as non-governmental groups) to change behavior and monitor progress.
 
4. It’s not 1917 but 2017: Use the power of technology to build dynamic and continuous exchanges between key stakeholders: government, citizens, business, civil society groups, media, academia etc.
 
5. Deliver the goods: Invest in institutions and policy – sustainable improvement in how a government delivers services is only possible if the people in these institutions endorse sensible rules and practices that allow for change while making the best use of tested traditions and legacies – imported models often do not work.
 
6. Get incentives right: Align anti-corruption measures with market, behavioral, and social forces. Adopting integrity standards is a smart business decision, especially for companies interested in doing business with the World Bank Group and other development partners.
 
7. Sanctions matter: Punishing corruption is a vital component of any effective anti-corruption effort.
 
8. Act nationally and locally: Keep citizens engaged in anti corruption crusade at local, national, international and global levels – in line with the scale and scope of corruption. Make use of the architecture that has been developed and the platforms that exist for engagement.
 
9. Build capacity for those who need it most: States that suffer from chronic fragility, conflict and violence– are often the ones that have the fewest internal resources to combat corruption. Identify ways to leverage national resources to support and sustain good governance.
 
10. Learn by doing: Any good strategy must be continually monitored and evaluated to make sure it can be easily adapted as situations on the ground changes.
 
The government must not give up on it mandate to rescue the state from the crunches of corruption, the future of our state can only be great if we all rise up against corruption and clueless leaders. We say never again will Kogi state be held to ransom by some disgruntled politicians.
 
Comrade Ahmed Omeiza Lukman
Former Chairman Nigerian Community In Ukraine.
 
*Photo Caption - Governor Yahaya Bello

 

[ Masterweb Reports: Dr. Perry Brimah reports ] - Nigeria's Acting President Yemi Osinbajo gave a touching speech on he commemoration of Biafra, 50 years after. "Greater together than apart" was the caption. But while the speech was eloquent and intellectually earnestly persuasive as is the character of the "system stabilizer" #2 man, the reality is far less eloquent, and even less persuasive. The truth is, what the Acting president delivered was a speech and an opinion, his opinion. 
 
I'll like to present the Truth and the Reality.
 
The reality is: there is agitation for a referendum. There is agitation for secession. There is also agitation for regionalism. We have seen and heard this in every single confab organised. We hear this on the streets and in the media every blessed day. There are hundreds of thousands if not millions of Nigerians clamoring for the secession of Biafra. There are equal numbers clamoring for an Odudua republic as there are multitudes fighting for republics in the north.
 
The truth is that there is disunity and lack of a sense of patriotism by those decided upon disintegration. Two years of APC has done little but increased and legitimized the call in more ways than one. The truth is, how much better are we together in geographical territory but not at heart? Is there any statistical evidence that we are better together? I am yet to see it.
 
The truth is that we were not amalgamated as one unit. We were created wisely by the British we love to accuse as a conglomeration of several parts. Nigeria was born as a true federation. Aguiyi Ironsi thought he was solving a problem when he decided to stitch Nigeria together as one single unit. Was this a wise move?
 
President Muhammadu Buhari campaigning under the umbrella of the CPC promised to restore true federalism in Nigeria. APC party leader Bola Tinubu has made the same call, predicting doom without it. The truth is that for some reason when in power, paid salaries from the government coffers, everything seems rosy and it is easy to say that we are better together. But for those deprived of all opportunity, is it so?
 
The truth is that correct me if I am wrong, but 95% of the South East did not vote for Professor Yemi Osinbajo and Buhari. As horrible as some of us regard Goodluck Jonathan, including many who voted for him, they would rather have him than have the Buhari-Osinbajo combination. How do we reconcile the fact that a section of us would rather have Jonathan who supervised the deaths of tens if not hundreds of thousands of Nigerians in the north, as leader than have the current regime? These are serious questions that we cannot simply wish away with eloquent presentations of our opinions.
 
Respectfully I listened to the Acting President narrate how he lost his friend Emeka as he described the sorrowful nature of war. But the reality is that we are at war. This is not a country in peace times. I have lost my friends, Ahmed, Murtala and Baba in the northeast. I have lost my friend, Anako in the South south. Many have lost their friends, killed by the Nigerian army in Onitsha and Zaria. And even more continue to lose their friends and loved ones every day, killed by rampaging terror herdsmen who this government sometimes pays to placate. Is this any different from the war Osinbajo recounts? Are these loses any kinder on the heart...because these were lost for no purpose compared to Emeka whose life was lost in a quest for Biafran independence? This is our current reality. This is the truth.
 
While Pastor Osinabajo referenced nations like Italy that have stayed as one, there are examples of others like India that have split into many pieces – Pakistan and Bangladesh– as has the former Soviet Union. Korea into north and south. Indeed Malaysia that we now adore birthed Singapore; both strong nations. As also there are examples of split nations like East and West Germany that have come together. You can find any kind of example you wish in the world. Nigeria's unique path has little to do with the paths of those and everything to do with them perhaps. Perhaps we may split, but also perhaps after we split we may come back together, who knows. Keeping our heads in the sand and stifling agitation is a home recipe for making time bombs.
 
The truth is that so long as the government fails to listen to the opinions of its people, so long as the government fails to listen to the agitations of its people and fails to respond with clear actions to their pains, all we build today may be lost just as Libya and Syria were torn to the ground. According to the universal laws of entropy, disorganization is the natural trend and occurs rapidly. Two years have been dangerously wasted. It's time to get down to this pressing business. The agitations of the peoples of Nigeria must be listened to and hearkened to with the three Rs on the table: Referendum, Regionalism and Restructuring. Or rather than be the ones that prevented calamity, we may be the ones who promoted it.
 
Dr. Perry Brimah ( Email: drbrimah@gmail.com ) reports.
 
*Photo Caption - Nigeria Acting President Yemi Osinbajo

[ Masterweb Reports: Emma Elekwa reports ] - Mrs Christiana Obiano, mother of Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano has passed on at the age of 90. A statement issued on Sunday by the state Commissioner for Information and Communication Strategy, Ogbuefi Tony Nnachetta on behalf of the governor, said Mrs Obiano and matriarch of the Obiano family in Aguleri died on Friday, June 2nd, 2017, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi.

 
"Our thoughts are with the Obiano family at this time as they mourn the passing of their matriarch. May her kind soul Rest In Peace, Amen" he added.
 

Ogbuefi however said further announcements will be made by Obiano's family.
 
*Photo Caption - Governor Willie Obiano

[ Masterweb Reports: Dr. Perry Brimah reports ] - The Buhari government has said through the minister of information, Lai Mohammed in an interview on The Osasu Show, that several court orders disobeyed "were in national security interest."
 
 
“As a government, I will balance national security against human rights; and then I will take a decision. Because (when) there is security, there is stability, that the courts also exist.
 
“What I am saying (is) that the court has ruled but the court does not have the entire picture when it comes to national security,” Mohammed said.
 
Bewilderingly, the Buhari government continues to openly display a "God complex."
 
What if former president Goodluck Jonathan had refused to handover to Buhari when he won the 2015 elections, with the excuse that the handover would constitute a risk to national security as supported by information only the government was privy to?
 
The actions and public defense of them by the Buhari government constitutes a grave danger to Nigeria and serious reason to worry. In 2019 in the event that another party wins Nigeria's presidential elections, would the Buhari government that flouts court orders handover? Would this government not continue its disregard of the law under the excuse of "national security interests?"
 
The United States president Donald Trump is today appealing over-rulings of executive decisions on its proposed "Muslim ban" by the courts, yet though president Trump argues that the ban is in best national security interest, he does not go above the law. This is the A B C of democracy. No individual or government official is above the law. Acting above the law irreparably destroys the judicial system and is in itself an act that is a grave risk to national security. It is the law and courts that guarantee and protect the security of individuals and the State.
 
Lai Mohammed would have immediately been disbarred had he been a government official in the US and made such a statement.
 
We must commend Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), for being upright and advising the Buhari government to obey the law in regards to the courts' decisions on Dasuki and Sheikh Zakzaky. 
 
It is surprising and disheartening that Acting president, Professor and Attorney Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, is presiding over the affairs of the nation in a time like this and involved in the flouting of court orders in what constitutes potentially grave crimes against humanity.
 
Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Mrs Fatou Bensouda last week visited Nigeria and met with Acting president Yemi Osinbajo. She also met with representatives of, and alleged victims of Rome statute human right violations in Nigeria including pro-Biafran protesters and Islamic movement members who have all been reportedly involved in government massacres and mass burial coverup attempts. It beats the imagination that Pastor and Attorney Yemi Osinbajo who understands the legal and moral implications of the violations of the Buhari government continues along this most dangerous path that appears to be only in the interest of ruling party security.
 
The utterance, "if they violate again the dog and baboon will be soaked in the same blood," comes to mind as the frustrations of citizens when they feel the government abuses processes. We are thankful that those violated under this administration have been of the peaceful kind and not in any way attempted to get anyone soaked in the same blood.
 
We demand change. The Federal government must obey the courts. 
 
No one is above the law.
 
Dr. Perry Brimah ( Email: drbrimah@gmail.com ), aspirant in 2019 Presidential elections, reports.
 
*Photo Caption - As seen.

[ Masterweb Reports: Dr. Perry Brimah reports ] - It was welcoming listening to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo declare this Children's Day that the Buhari administration would protect children from violence. We do believe and hope the Presidency knows that in keeping its promise, children must be protected from violence-enabling environments, chief of which is the Almajirinchi system.
 
10 million Nigerian children are prone to violence due to the Almajiri child abandonment education system. The Almajiri system is virtually exclusive to Nigeria and environs and is a cultural aberration that has been hidden under misinterpretations of religion. Its ties to religion are as weak as the so-called "hadith," "seek knowledge even unto China," which has been declared to be fabricated
 
Only the government can make real change. Much advocacy by the conscientious public has done its part to bring an end to the culture. Programs like ENDS' AlmajiriProject, have promoted a change in the thoughts on this practice and the urgent necessity for religious authorities to speak out against it. Gratefully, the highest Muslim authority in Nigeria, Amir-ul-Momineen Sa’adu Abubakar has declared the Almajiri practice “unislamic” with no basis in the faith. There is no better window and no more suitable government to outlaw this social aberration than now and the Buhari-Osinbajo administration.
 
If the photo-op with 80 liberated Chibok girls is a thing to be remembered, then how will Nigeria remember Buhari if and when he liberates millions of exploited and abandoned children of Nigeria, who live unrecognized and die unregistered? 
 
Buhari will permanently change the destiny of the north of Nigeria and Nigeria as a whole if he outlaws this system and commences the depopulating and dismantling of Almajiri boarding, begging "school" shackles.
 
Every child has the right to a family. No child should be exploited to beg to pay for book and board. There is no modification of Almajiri schools. Such an education system is illegal and deprives the child of his right to a family and protection from brutality and exploitation. The laws are there as are the religious condemnations. All that is left is for the Buhari government to make the pronouncement and command the police to do their job. 
 
No child should be abandoned hence forth. All children in Almajiri schools would be registered and reunited with their families. The government social protection department needs support any families of children incapable of taking care of itself. All unidentified children must gradually be transferred to proper orphanages. In the future, families that cannot take care of their children must contact the government who should take it from there. Abandoning the child to the slavery system of an Almajiri shackle must no longer be an option. Quranic education can and should only be obtained on a day-class basis, with children returning home after class.
 
It has been two years and in another two the contract to rule Nigeria will be over. 10 million Nigerian children and more to come deserve the dividends of the new administration. The time to act is now.
 
Dr. Perry Brimah ( Emial: drbrimah@gmail.com ) reports.
 
*Photo Caption - As seen.

[ Masterweb Reports: Ismail Mudashir reports ] - Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, have called on Muslim faithful and other Nigerians to use the Ramadan period to offer prayers for the full recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari and prosperity of the country.
Saraki, in a message, said that the holy month presents another opportunity for Nigerians to show love to the less privileged, especially those currently living in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in some parts of the country.
"Ramadan is also an occasion for Muslims to strengthen family and community ties and share God’s gifts with those in need.
"This is why I invite us to reflect on the conditions of our brothers and sisters in IDP camps across the country, who for no fault of their own, are unable to fast in the comfort of their homes like you and I. This heart-breaking condition therefore remind us all of our common humanity and compel us into positive actions that could bring a permanent end to the situations.
"I like to also use this occasion to pray for the quick recovery of our dear president. My thoughts and prayers are always with him," he said.
In his message, Ekweremadu said Nigeria would overcome the present challenges if citizens are united in prayers.
He said: "No doubt, the nation is faced with huge challenges, but they are surmountable, provided we unite in prayer, commitment, right efforts and the needed sacrifice.
"This holy month of Ramadan, therefore, presents us an opportunity to commit the country into God’s hands".

[ Masterweb Reports: Zakariyya Adaramola reports ] - The Federal Government has set up an inter-ministerial committee to address the technological gap in the country’s security issues, and promote the use of science and technology in the security system.
 
This is part of the commitment of the present administration to ensure that Nigeria produces what it needs in the country, the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu said at the inauguration of the Technical Committee to work out modalities for the cooperation between Science & Tech and Defence ministries in Abuja.
 
Dr Onu said his ministry was partnering the Ministry of Defence to utilise the platform of science and technology to meet natural needs especially in security matters and bridge the technology gaps noticeable in the country.
 
"The mandates of the Committee is to close up technology gaps, develop capacity for the production of security needs in the country and promote science and technology in the security system for the overall benefit of the nation", he said.
 
The Minister of Defence Brig-Gen Mansur Dan Ali (Rtd) noted that the military has recorded more than 85% success in the fight against insurgency.
 
*Photo Caption - As seen.

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[ Masterweb Reports: Dr. C. K. Ekeke reports ] - It is really sad that the West—Barack Obama, David Cameron, Germany, France and off-course Nigerians mostly the North and SW led by Tinubu - elected a man whose past and antecedents are well known.
 
Moreover, most Nigerians know Buhari very well. His ethnic prejudice and primordial policies during his military regime in 1983/84 crippled the economy and the country. This is an ex-military dictator whose unguarded comments, unwise actions, lack of communication skills and leadership etiquette are nothing to write about. So far, his two-year presidency has been a complete disaster.
 
It’s really a shame of a nation that formulates policies designed to strangulate a potential region of the country, a region that has the capacity and wherewithal to develop the entire country.
 
And so, why are Ndigbo hated in Nigeria? I have written on this topic few times in the past including my piece titled: Why does Biafra want separation from Nigeria! Seven reasons (Part 1 &2), published by several Nigerian online newspapers.
 
In the video that Femi Fani-Kayode released recently, President Muhammadu Buhari stated the primary reason why the Hausa/Fulani hate Igbos so much in Nigeria. I have read a number of articles, few books and seen videos on the so-called "Igbo coup" of January 15, 1966, which off-course has been debunked by a number of writers and eye-witnesses. I’m not going to dwell on the awful history of Nigeria’s military period, but luckily we now know why Ndigbo are deeply hated in Nigeria.
 
Having known this, what are we going to do to redeem our history and reclaim our future in Nigeria?
 
Like the Jews, whom Igbos claim affinity with, they were hated by their neighbors – the Palestine, Arabs, Europeans, etc. and persecuted worldwide. Throughout the history, we read how the Jews were persecuted, sent in bondage because of whose they are and who they claimed to be, in addition to their disobedience and not following the commandments of God. Because of those reasons and others, the Jews always found themselves in bondage or enslaved...
 
We can count few nations in the world that like the Jews. But they have always overcome their travails. Each time, they cried out to God and a prophet will be sent by God to deliver them.
 
By divine intervention and providence, in 1948, the Jews finally settled in a tiny Land in Middle East, the size of Abia/Imo State combined. Today, the Jews literally control the globe with their ingenuity, innovation, and creativity. The tiny country of Israel, which has no natural resources, is among the richest nations and the third most industrialized nation on the planet after USA and Japan. Its minimum wage is higher than that of the U.S... Their scientists, innovators, writers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, professors, etc. scatter the globe and lead some of the prominent institutions in the world.
 
The Jews have learned to love and care for one another again, which was destroyed as a result of their travails and history of persecution, bondage and enslavement. Today, a Jew cannot look away while another Jew is struggling or suffering. They have re-established their "beloved community" – no fierce competition among themselves, no greed, no jealousy, no backbiting, none of that, but they work together to transcend adversity and achieve common success in all that they do and touch.
 
That’s what Ndigbo need to learn to do if they are ever going to conquer the adversity and pathological hatred against them in Nigeria. It is going to take the secret of the Jewish people and God’s divine intervention for Igbos to survive in Nigeria.
 
Igbos are fiercely hated by Hausa-Fulani and Yoruba tribes of Nigeria. And that’s one of the major reasons Nigeria cannot advance beyond what it is today—essentially a failed State, a corrupt, lawless and violent nation.
 
Despite her enormous human capital and abundant natural resources—a nation with so much promise of prosperity and greatness, today is a failed State because of ethnic hatred, tribalism, and injustice against Igbos. The Nigerian State sponsors ethnic and religious massacre using Boko haram and Fulani herdsmen as well as military and political motivated killings.
 
The barbaric, murderous state of Nigeria is one the main reasons several groups are agitating for self-determination, which is an international law. Some groups seek restructuring, which the north views as division of the country. Even though, the agitation for the restoration of the sovereign State of Biafra by IPOB is widely felt in Nigeria and globally today, Niger Delta, OPC, Middle Belt, etc. and other variant groups are calling for restructuring or disintegration of the country.
 
Most ethnic groups in Nigeria want freedom and self-determination from the corrupt and failing State of Nigeria, which has been badly managed by a clandestine elitist group for their selfish and self-serving purposes. Moreover, the deep seeded ethnic hatred, severe suffering and marginalization and numerous injustices against Ndigbo by the Hausa-Fulani Caliphate and Yoruba co-conspirators since the amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914 cannot be healed overnight.
 
Some of us who have spent time studying the mechanics—politics of hatred and policies of stagnation of the former eastern region know quite well that Ndigbo have no future in Nigeria. And those who still believe in one-Nigeria are either deluded or protecting the little crumbs they are receiving from their Fulani masters. We are deceiving ourselves in Nigeria. Instead of continuous waste of lives and destruction of destinies, the best thing is for peaceful division of the country if the north cannot agree to true fiscal federalism and regional autonomy.
 
It is time sincere and courageous citizens come together and unite to liberate themselves and their land from this clandestine and corrupt elitist group that have held Nigeria in bondage for too long.
 
All Sincere Nigerians must come together and do whatever is necessary to restructure the country or peacefully divide it — because there is no future and hope for us in today’s Nigeria. Life in Nigeria today is a hopeless one. Apart from the thousands that have been massacred since Buhari came into office, one study recently estimated that 7.4 million Nigerians are mentally depressed due to economic recession and hardship.
 
President Buhari and his northern cabals do not want restructuring. APC/Buhari said that 1300 page report of the 2014 National Conference organized by ex-president Gioodluck Jonathan should be consigned to the dustbin. Within months of coming into power, President Buhari relocated the army headquarters to his State, and appointed his nephew to be the chief of army staff. His cousins, nephews and friends head most of the vital institutions in Nigeria today. All the military institutions are headed by Fulani men who are absolutely loyal to Muhammadu Buhari even in his death bed. Sadly, Islamic Nigeria has become our new colonial master with their network of political prostitutes from Biafra representing their self-interests as long as they are given crumbs that fall under the table.
 
The north want status quo to continue. They want to continue to control the crude oil resources in Biafra land and revenue that accrues from it. They want to continue to control their conquered territories, which sadly today includes several parts of Biafra land. They want to stay on top of the oppressed people simply for their selfish, self-serving ideologies. However, history teaches us that such conquest and oppression do not always survive. Babylon, Assyria, Rome, Greece, Britain, France, etc. all failed.
 
We need courageous, visionary and skillful Nigerians to work together to emancipate the country from this systemic marginalization, political oppression, and satanic subjugation against the indigenous populations.
 
If we do not wake-up from our slumber now to confront the on-going satanic plan and attack carefully orchestrated by the Northern Oligarchy and their British imperial masters to continue the marginalization and subjugation of ethnic populations, the entire Nigeria will be enslaved and Islamized one day. As a matter of fact, the Eastern region is the only remaining territory for Hausa/Fulani to conquer in Nigeria. And it is on-going now. If it is not confronted, Nigeria will become Turkey or Egypt one day. Why not? Nigeria is the absolute desire of Saudi Arabia to become fully Islamized in Africa.
 
The strategy of conquest and enslavement of ingenious populations has always been the same used by colonial powers of the past – Babylon, Assyria, Rome, Greece, Britain, France, America, etc. And that’s exactly what is going on in Nigeria today. I firmly believe the evil British government is behind the oppression of Igbo in Nigeria. We need Godly wisdom and divine strength to overcome their satanic subjugation.
 
Moses, the great Jewish leader and prophet was called by God to deliver the children of Israel from the oppressive regime of Pharaoh and orchestrated policy to exterminate the Israelites from Egypt. Moses was born during the oppression of the Israelites in Egypt (Exodus 2:2). King Pharaoh launched an official policy of oppression against the Israelites because of their population growth, progress and wealth. When the oppression failed to curb the population growth, he announced the new policy (death decree) – "Every boy that’s born to the Hebrew woman shall be thrown into the Nile (Exodus 1:22). Moses was born just during that time. Even though Moses grew in up the Palace and received the best education the world can offer then, he was not a happy child. He grew up to witness the oppression and maltreatment of his people. Moses responded to the act of oppression against his people by killing an Egyptian and will later lead a movement with the help of Joshua, Aaron and divine guidance of God, he brought out the enslaved Israelites out of Egypt.
 
Jesus Christ was born in the middle of Roman conquest of his people and land. As he grew up, he led a movement that rebelled against the social, moral, economic and political injustices against his people. Jesus was murdered by the Romans with the help of his people – the Jewish religious bigots and hypocrites for the primary reason that he rebelled and agitated for freedom of his oppressed people. He remains the greatest moral, human and political activist of all time.
 
Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr. – are just few examples of other human rights activists that agitated for social justice and freedom of their people.
 
Aren’t we tired of living in captivity, bondage, slavery and servitude in this modern times in our beloved country? Isn’t time that we demand to live as free people – to live in freedom, liberty, justice and pursuit of happiness for all? Isn’t time for all Nigerians to live in prosperity and pursue their God-given destiny?
 
By the way, one-Nigeria and unity cannot be achieved by force. Even God did not compel His creation to live in hateful unity and abused relationships. In fact, those were the very reasons divorce was permitted biblically. God the Creator did not continue to share the heavens with Satan, who was the "Angel of Light "after he rebelled and committed idolatry. God does not condone unity with uncircumcised people. Jesus Christ did not ask us to love and live with our enemies. He only told us to love our neighbor. We were not commanded to live with a neighbor who hates and always ready to kill. We don’t have to live with hateful and treacherous neighbors.
 
May God open our eyes, enlighten our minds and give us the strength to forge the unity and foster the love necessary to confront this satanic conspiracy in order to free our people and land from the coming enslavement and islamization of entire Nigeria.
 
C. K. Ekeke ( Email: cfsnl@yahoo.com )., is a theologian, author, consultant, and leadership scholar.
 
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