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[ Masterweb Reports: Linus Effiong reports ] - The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) recently arrested a suspected drug baron, Charles Onyenachi, 50, popularly known as Charles Taylor, for allegedly coordinating the distribution of a large volume of hard drugs in the Southeast.
 
Onyenachi was arrested by a combined team of the army and a Special Enforcement Team (SET) of the NDLEA in a shrine in Ubakala community in Umuahia South Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
 
The suspected baron and father of three had been declared wanted by the anti-drug agency three years ago, within the period several attempts were made to arrest him but all failed due to his network of informants. Luck ran out on him following a tip off received by the agency on his arrival in the state.

Speaking with Daily Trust at the detention facility of the NDLEA, Onyenachi said he joined the business in his 30s as an errand boy in Delta State and rose through the ranks to become a major distributor in the Southeast zone. It all started when he was learning carpentry work in a community in Bende LGA 15 years ago. A fellow apprentice introduced him to drug business and he was asked to deliver the ‘goods’ to prospective buyers. As time went on he started selling little wraps of marijuana at N20 before the price was increased to N50. At that point the business boomed.

"I was always at home or in a hotel where my customers came to visit me for their goods," Onyenachi said. “They were mostly politicians and pastors from some of the new churches. They often visited my dealers and sometimes I drop some of the drugs with my wife to sell whenever I suspected security operatives were looking for me.

"I had been in the business for years, built houses and owned properties from money realized from it. I had agents everywhere who ran around for me and I paid them between N200, 000 to N700, 000 weekly.

The drug baron who revealed that he got his supply from an agent he only knew as Sunny (who supplies him 12 bags of marijuana weekly from Delta State) said many of ‘his boys’ had been arrested by the law enforcement agencies, especially the police, severally, but he always ended up getting them out.

A 21-year-old secondary school dropout, Ikechukwu Joseph, who was one of the baron's dealers, was arrested during a major raid by the NDLEA following a confession by the baron about his operational base at Cameron Street in Umuahia. Joseph said he joined the business upon seeing his boss' success and also because he needed money to bury his late mother who was still in the mortuary.

Joseph, whose buyers were between the ages of 20 and 40 (mostly mentally ill men who bought N300 worth daily), said although he didn't relate directly with the boss, a middle man supplied him with drugs worth N2, 000 daily, and he sold them all and got a N500 commission. The transaction usually took place very early in the morning on a daily basis at a designated venue.

"It was easier to get more patronage from mad men because within them they knew who consumed drugs and they circulated information on where to get the products. They talked normally whenever they desired to purchase drugs," Joseph said.

A suspected drug dealer, Nwokechukwu Emeka, 35, who hails from Ebonyi State, said he had been convicted twice by different courts, served jail term for drug related activities before his recent arrest. In 2005 he was arrested and jailed. After serving his term, he returned back to his boss who asked him if he wanted to continue with the business and promoted him to be his distributor. So he joined the drug business in 2003 as a marketer and grew to become a major distributor. The leader often paid him N5000 for selling marijuana worth N50, 000 daily.

Speaking after the operation, Abia State Commandant of the NDLEA, Mr. Akingbade Bamidele, described the arrest as another milestone achievement in Nigeria's fight against narcotics. He said the baron was apprehended after intense undercover operations in connection with illegal sales of 576kgs of narcotics within Abia State and other neighbouring cities within the zone.

Bamidele said the command would build on every information received from the kingpin (the baron) and sustain it to ensure he doesn’t have a safe haven in Abia anymore.

He said money laundering form would be given to all the suspects to fill, where all profits made from their criminal business would be recovered, whether land or cash. "We will commence money laundering investigations against them. Fifty suspected drug dealers are currently in the custody of the agency, following a general raid within the last one week."
*Photo Caption - NDLEA logo
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The Federal Executive Council Wednesday authorised the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to ratify a memorandum of understanding with the Swiss government on the repatriation of the $321m fresh Abacha loot.
 
Briefing State House correspondents after the cabinet meeting, Malami said the council approved his memo aimed at shifting the focus to international recovery of stolen funds and assets having succeeded in local recoveries.
 
The AGF recalled that about a week ago, Nigeria succeeded in recovering $85 million "relating to Malabu issues from the United Kingdom."
 
He stated: "Now, there exists a forum, that is Global Assets Recovery Forum taking place in December in the US and we are looking towards that, we are in agreement substantially with the Swiss for the recovery of additional sum of $321million.
 
"That memorandum of understanding has been substantially agreed between Nigeria and the Swiss. We intend to now execute or sign off the agreement during the global forum on assets recovery coming up December. The intention of the memo is to seek the approval of the council to allow the Attorney-General to sign the agreement on behalf of the government of the Federation of Nigeria. Two, is to develop an instrument of ratification which will now give the Attorney-General the powers to ensure the repatriation of the funds.
 
"It's collectively agreed upon between Nigeria and Swiss that we on own part should seek the approval of council to ratify the MoU as agreed, and they on their own part too, procure the instrument of ratification that will now give the respective officers of the two countries the desire power and effect to now sign off on the agreement.
 
"The memo has accordingly been agreed and approved by the council. The implication of which is that the MoU as negotiated between Nigeria and Swiss has been agreed and ratified by council and then the Attorney-General has been mandated to execute the agreement that will see to the repatriation of the $321m."
 
*Photo Caption - Dollar notes
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is conspicuously absent at the ongoing meeting of the national caucus of the All Progressives Congress.
 
The meeting, which began at 8:30pm, is being held at the new Banquet Hall of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. It is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
 
Senate President Bukola Saraki, House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu and Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan were 10 minutes late into the meeting attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the APC national chairman. John Odigie-Oyegun.
 
The meeting is also being attended by a national leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the former interim national chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande.
 
The governors in attendance include those of Sokoto, Niger, Kogi, Adamawa, Bauchi, Plateau, Katsina, Zamfara, Jigawa, Ondo, Kano, Benue, Oyo, Kebbi, Kaduna, Borno, Imo and Nasarawa States as well as the deputy governor of Osun State.
 
Former governors present are Senator Ahmad Yarima (Zamfara), Martins Elechi (Ebonyi), Olusegun Osoba (Ogun), Olagunsoye Oyinlola (Osun), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (Kano) and Murtala Nyako (Adamawa) as well as a former military administrator of Lagos State, Buba Marwa.
 
The former speaker of the House of Representatives, Patricia Etteh, is also present. The meeting was still ongoing as of the time of filing this report (9:00pm).
 
*Photo Caption - Atiku Abubakar

 

[ Masterweb Reports: Seun Opejobi reports ] - Atiku Abubakar says the agitation for secession spearheaded by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and hate speeches have made present day Nigeria more divided than ever.
 
The former Vice President made the observation at the 40th anniversary of the Federal Government College, Okigwe, Imo State, over the weekend.
 
Represented by his media aide, Paul Ibe, Abubakar stated that all tribes of the country needed one another to achieve their desired goals.
 
Abubakar emphasised the need for unity among the various groups in the country.
 
He said, "This celebration is coming at a critical time in our country’s history.
 
"All of you must be aware of the recent agitations from different parts of the country, with some groups threatening violence and, in some cases, secession. These agitations are the result of a number of factors which I will not bother going into at this time, although since you are all enlightened men and women, I have no doubt that you are well and fully aware of what they are.
 
"As a result of these various forces, the Nigeria of today appears more divided than it has ever been before. Our country is not at war in the sense of guns and bombs, but the level of inter-ethnic discontent, hatred, and hate speech is at an all-time high.
 
"Recently, Nigeria has been embroiled in secession calls particularly from the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in the South-eastern part of the country."
 
The secessionist movement which calls for an independent state of Biafra, a republic that existed for about three years during the Nigerian civil war, was in September designated a terrorist group by the Nigerian government.
 
"To quell the tension which has arisen from IPOB agitation and that of other groups, many Nigerians have called for restructuring of the political system.
 
"You know from personal experience that the Hausa man’s problem is not the Igbo man, that the Igbo man’s problem is not the Yoruba man, that the Yoruba man’s problem is not the Hausa man, etc.
 
"You know the beauty of unity, of living together as brother and sister, in the same dormitory, in the same classroom, of belonging to the same house and working towards the same goal, whether it be winning a medal during inter-house sports competitions or a prize during a quiz competition. You know that, at those critical times when everyone’s eye is on the goal, the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba need one another, must depend on one another to achieve", he said.
 
He traced the establishment of the school and other federal government colleges to a conscious move by the then military administration to promote unity after the civil war.
 
*Photo Caption - Atiku Abubakar
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Linus Effiong reports ] - The Abia State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Donatus Nwankpa, has said that machinery has been set in motion with the inauguration of a special committee for the first mega rally of the party in the state.
 
He said President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other top APC national leaders are expected to attend the rally scheduled to hold in November.
 
Speaking at a joint stakeholder meeting/fundraising ceremony in Umuahia, yesterday, Nwankpa, a former commissioner, said people of the state were yearning for change and good governance which the party was ready to provide.
 
Nwankpa said the APC possesses the reach and strength to meet the desires of the people, adding that the rally would serve as a veritable platform to unveil those who have joined the party in the state.
 
He said: “We are aware of the challenge before the people of the state and that is why the APC apparatus has thrown in everything to woo credible and very distinguished sons and daughters of the state to join the party.
 
The chairman of the rally committee and a former member of the House of Representatives, Iheanacho Obioma, said given the calibre of politicians in the party and the number identifying with it every day, there was no doubt that the days of the present PDP administration in the state were numbered.
 
*Photo Caption - APC logo
 



[ Masterweb Reports: Temidayo Akinsuyi reports ] - An Igbo group has thrown its weight behind the anticipated re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. While calling on all Igbo sons and daughters to give the president their mandate in 2019, they said that re-electing the president was the only way to reciprocate his love for Igbos.
 
To this end, the group says it had set up a platform called "Ndigbo for PMB 2019", to mobilise the rest of the people for the task ahead.
 
Addressing newsmen on Wednesday, Prince Paul Ikonne, the National Coordinator of the group, and a chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abia State, said that the time had come for the South-East people to re-launch themselves in the mainstream of Nigerian politics.
 
He said that the people had a political miscalculation in the last general election in 2015 and had decided to right the wrongs of the past.
 
He said: "Some of our South-East brothers and sisters did not do too well in the last general election especially in the presidential election. So, in 2019, the Igbos must be properly positioned and physically seen to be supporting the president of Nigeria in the person of Muhammadu Buhari.
 
"So, our mission is very simple: to bring Igbos together from wherever they are for them to throw their weight behind the re-election of President Buhari. That’s what we would be championing.
 
"As you can see, we don’t have any other group so far calling on Mr. President to run for a second term. But this group, Ndi Igbo for PMB, will kick-start that project, the second term project of Mr. President so that Igbos will regain their rightful position in Nigerian politics. It is our responsibility.
 
"So, this first meeting we are holding is to have our state coordinators and national officers and then, map out our action plan, having in mind that our principal responsibility is to mobilize Igbos in order to vote for the President in 2019.
 

"We will first of all ask him to run and in asking him to re-contest, we all assure him that Igbos will vote for him massively because if you look at him very well, the President believes in Igbos more than any other zone in this country considering his political calculation in previous year," he said.
 

*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari
 

[ Masterweb Reports ] - Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, has called for more time for Nigerians in Diaspora to obtain their Bank Verification Number (BVN).
 
Dabiri-Erewa also urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) to put modalities and logistics in place to make it easier for Nigerians abroad to obtain it.
 
"I hereby appeal to CBN to look into the challenges Nigerians living abroad are facing in getting their BVN done and extend the deadline for them to get the BVN done,’’ she said.
 
Dabiri-Erewa, in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja by her media aide, Alhaji Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said that the request for extension of deadline was to prevent forfeiture of their savings.
 
The presidential aide also pleaded with the commercial banks to make the procedure easier for their customers living outside the country to be able to meet up with the new deadline.
 
She said that the appeal became imperative in view of an interim order of forfeiture granted by a Federal High Court in Abuja on Oct. 17 over the matter.
 
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja had ordered 19 commercial banks to show cause within 14 days why the balances in such accounts should not be forfeited.
 
The court had also directed them to file an affidavit of disclosure before the court, stating the names of the accounts as operated, account numbers and outstanding balances.
 
She recalled that the Federal Government had on Sept. 28 instituted an action in court for the forfeiture of any balance in a bank account without a BVN.
 
"This is why the Attorney-General of the Federation should intervene in this matter to assist Nigerians living abroad who are at disadvantaged by allowing them more time to comply with the BVN directive.
 
"The present practice is that banks only permit deposits into such accounts. No withdrawal is allowed. Should the Federal Government succeed, the money is forfeited permanently," Dabiri-Erewa said.
 
She said that Nigerians in the Diaspora had been remitting billions of U.S. dollars back to the country on yearly basis, being the highest on the continent of Africa.
 

According to her, this has been contributing to the socioeconomic development of the country. (NAN)
 

*Photo Caption - As seen.
 

[ Masterweb Reports ] - The European Union (EU) has denied favouring President Muhammadu Buhari above other candidates during the 2015 Presidential Elections in Nigeria.
 
Santiago Fisas, the former Chief Observer of the 2015 EU Election Observation Mission ( EU EOM), and Member of the European Parliament, said this in Abuja on Sunday while making clarification on EU assessment of the 2015 Elections.
 
Fisas said that the EU was more interested in deepening democracy and the electoral process than who emerged as the President.
 
"The international community is not in favour of any candidate above others,’’ he said.
 
He, however, commended former President Goodluck Jonathan for accepting defeat and sacrificing his personal ambition for the interest of Nigerians.
 
"The election was done in a proper way and I praise former President Goodluck Jonathan for accepting defeat.
 
"I think it has proved that he is a man of the state, that he put the interest of Nigeria before his own interest.
 
"That is an example in Nigeria and for many countries in Africa to follow, he accepted that he lost election to another party’’, he said.
 
Fisas said that the mission was in Nigeria to assess the present electoral reform process and the extent to which previous EU Election Observation Mission recommendations had been addressed.
 
He commended the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) for what it described as its increasing initiatives, including an improved continuous voter registration and the merging of accreditation and voting process for off-cycle elections.
 
The Mission Head, however, identified areas of failures which he said required urgent attention.
 
The areas according to him, include, provisions empowering INEC to sanction campaign violations, increase transparency in the publication of results and reinforce policies to better integrate women and youths into political life.
 
"We know to run for election in Nigeria is quite expensive. We also know that campaign is costly so I believe that political parties should help women in campaigning.
 
"It is very important to promote the participation of women in politics from the local election.
 
"Security is important and the people must be free to go to vote.
 
"It is important that Nigeria merge the accreditation and voting on the same moment, this is important for the comfort of the people,’’ he added.
 
He also advised political parties to ensure internal democracy by ensuring that their primaries were done in a democratic way.
 
According to him, it is important to know the background of the candidates and be sure they are the right people to run for election.
 
He commended the National Assembly for the progress made so far in constitutional and electoral amendment.
 
He, however, called for expedited action of the amendment process, noting "for election reform to be effective, amendments need to be adopted as soon as possible’’.
 
Fisas said that there was the need for the implementation to start well before 2019 general election.
 
Fisas also harped on the need for an inclusive, transparent and credible election, to ensure public and political confidence. This according to him is crucial for Nigeria’s democracy.

 

*Photo Caption - As seen.
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday hit back at his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, for alleging that his administration had failed in governance. Through his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, he dismissed Jonathan’s assertion that for more than two years the All Progressives Congress had been in power, it had not recorded any achievement, and that the party had continued to feed Nigerians with lies and had deployed hi-tech propaganda to cover up its misrule.
 
The former leader had Thursday while receiving a chairmanship aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party, Tunde Adeniran, said those who criticised his administration for leaving fuel price at N87 per litre were quiet now that Buhari had hiked it to N143.
 
Jonathan stated: "When the price of crude oil was going for over seventy something dollars per barrel, we brought down the pump price of fuel to N87. Now that the global price of crude oil goes for $53, the pump price is N143. Those who attacked us did not say anything because they have seen it."
 
But via Twitter yesterday, President Buhari’s spokesman stated that trust made the difference between both incidents which were recalled by Jonathan.
 
According to Adesina, Nigerians held their peace when the present administration increased the fuel price to N145 per litre because of the trust they have in Buhari unlike when they shut down the nation in January 2012 when Jonathan’s government increased it from N65 to N141.
 
"When petrol went to N145 under PMB, Nigerians held their peace, unlike when they shut the country in 2012. The difference is trust. Simple," the presidential spokesman tweeted.
 

*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari
 

 

[ Masterweb Reports ] - Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has lifted the 10p.m. to 6a.m. curfew imposed on Aba on Sept. 12, as a result of improved security situation in the commercial city.
 
Ikpeazu via a statement issued in Umuahia on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Enyinnaya Appolos, commended Aba residents for compliance during the period the curfew lasted.
 
The governor commended the residents of Aba for complying with the curfew order and urged them to remain law abiding in order to ensure lasting peace in the city.
 
He thanked security agencies for their efforts during the period the curfew lasted and protection of lives and property in Aba.
 

Abia Government imposed the dusk-to-dawn curfew, following clashes between some members of pro-Biafra group and the military.
 
*Photo Caption - Governor Okezie Ikpeazu