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[ 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.

 

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[ 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.
 
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[ Masterweb Reports: Emma Elekwa reports ] - Leader of Biafra Independence Movement and founder of Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, BIM-MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike has disclosed that preparations for the celebration of 5th memorial anniversary of the demise of Biafra warlord, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu had commenced.
 
He said the ceremony is expected to hold on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Ojukwu memorial library (Auditorium) in new Owerri, Imo State capital.
 
Assistant, Mazi Chris Mocha, said Uwazuruike paid a glowing tribute to the late Ikemba Nnewi whom he described as the greatest Igbo man of our generation as well as a mentor whom he had so much respect for.
 
"Ojukwu is one of the three heroes that ever existed on this planet earth, including Mahatma Ghandhi of India and Dr. Nelson Mandela of South Africa.
 
"Since 2013, we had always remembered Ojukwu on an annual basis and although he has died, we still believe that he lives on.
 
"I must made bold to state that Ojukwu deserves the memorial anniversary celebration because whenever the issue of Biafra was reflected, the late Biafra icon’s name must be mentioned first.
 
 
"So, we are keeping a date with November 26 for such an epoch-making annual event," the statement quoted Uwazuruike as saying.
 
*Photo Caption - Map of Defunt Republic of Biafra
 
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Tochukwu Ezukanma reports ] - In one of his mournful songs, Sorrow, Tears and Blood, that tireless nonconformist, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, sang: everybody run, run, run; everybody scatter, scatter; police de come, army de come; confusion everywhere; somebody nearly died, somebody just died; ten minutes later, police don go away, army don disappear; they leave sorrow, tears and blood. In that sad song, he lamented official brutality that pervaded Nigeria in the days of military rule. Those days, soldiers and policemen brutalized Nigerians, and readily, murdered the innocent.
 
It was terrible but, by a stretch of the imagination, understandable that under military rule, the police and soldiers left sorrow, tears and blood in their wake. After all, there is a universal and age-long recognition that soldiers, by training and orientation, are ill-equipped for political leadership, and, as such, military rule is an aberration. Centuries earlier, the 18th Century historian and man of letters, Edward Gibbon, in an effusive ridicule of military aptitude for political leadership, wrote: “…the temper of soldiers, habituated at once to violence and (servitude), renders them very unfit guardians of a legal or civil constitution. Justice, humanity, or political wisdom, are qualities they are too little acquainted with, in themselves, and cannot appreciate in others”. Secondly, the soldiers shot their way into power, and could therefore, only hold the people in submission to the gun.
 
So, as Nigerians chafed under military rule and all its aberrations, they were hopeful; they hoped and longed for democracy. Justifiably, we expected that democracy will usher in a new era marked by a palpable reduction in official corruption, more responsible and humane government policies, conspicuous decline in official brutality and an obvious improvement in the quality of life of the majority of Nigerians. From democracy, we   expected social justice, rule of law, elevation of societal morals and ethics and a more equitable distribution of the national wealth. 
 
Disappointingly, after eighteen years of democracy, very little has changed for the better in Nigerian. Like military rulers, the civilian rulers are unimaginably arrogant and shamelessly corrupt. They are just as supercilious – scornfully indifferent – to the plights and woes of the Nigerian masses. They loot the public treasury, maintain perplexingly extravagant lifestyles and treat those they supposedly represent and serve, the Nigerian masses, as the scum of the earth.
 
Unsurprisingly, the hallmarks of Nigeria under military rule, mass poverty, lawlessness, violence, theft of public funds, none payment of workers’ salary, police brutality, etc, remain the defining characteristics of the Nigerian society.
 
We still run, and still scatter in fear of the police and army for they still leave sorrow, tears and blood in their wake. Although, officially confined to barracks, soldiers, periodically, foray into civilian centers to harass, maim and kill civilians. The Nigerian Police Force remains world renowned for its brutality and extra-judicial killings. It behaves as though it is beholden to an occupation power because the Nigerian political elite behave like an occupation power. An occupation power has no sentimental and patriotic attachment to the occupied country. Therefore, in total apathy to the legitimate aspirations of the people and the good of the country, it rides roughshod over the people and mercilessly exploits the country.
  
Ironically, we now have more reasons than in the days of military rule to run and scatter. The different levels of governments added to the list of purveyors of sorrow, tears and blood. In addition to the police and soldiers, we now also, run and scatter because Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corp (NSCDC), Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI), etc are rampaging through, and leaving sorrow, tears and blood in their trail. We also run and scatter because the siren blaring convoys of our civilian rulers are speeding through. Those unable to scamper out of the way of their zooming motorcades are in for big trouble. Their security details break the windscreen of motorists that could not speedily get out of the way, and then, threaten to shoot them for daring to ask why their windshields were broken. In other instances, they were flogged, beaten up, arrested and detained, even when the “offender” was a mother taking her children to church or an elderly priest groggy from an all night prayer session.
 
Our “democratic leaders”, in their unmitigated cruelty, routinely bulldoze the homes and businesses of Nigerians without due process. They do these in complete disregard of the hapless men, women and children they abruptly render homeless and the indigent they dispossessed of their sources of subsistence. Recently, against the relentless objection of the people of Owerri and in defiance of a court injunction, the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, demolished the Eke Ukwu Market in Owerri. In his unequaled wickedness, he bulldozed the market at mid-night when the traders were not around to salvage their goods from their stalls.  
 
As the day broke, traders frantically scrambled to retrieve whatever was left of their wares in their demolished stalls. And quite naturally, they protested the unwarranted destruction of their sources of livelihood. For the demolition exercise, and to contain the expected traders’ protest, Governor Okorocha deplored the army, air force, Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corp (NSCDC), Department Security Service (DSS) and the police. In their harassment of the traders and protesters, they killed three persons, including a 10 year old boy that was helping his father to recover his goods from his demolished market stall. If Okorocha is not a vicious loony, wholly deranged by grasping avarice and untrammeled power, why did he, in addition to the police, deploy the army, air force, NSCDC and DSS to contain a peaceful protest by unarmed traders? 
 
Why is Nigerian democracy devoid of the essence of democracy: social justice, rule of law and subordination of governing powers to the will of the governed? It is because it was twisted and bent to the personal will of an evil oligarchy. An evil oligarchy matchless in its dictatorial and undemocratic methods; electoral fraud; disregard for human lives; and stealing, sharing and salting away billions of dollars slated for the public good. 
 
Tochukwu Ezukanma writes from Lagos, Nigeria.
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[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) last night held an emergency meeting at Aso Rock in Abuja. The closed-door meeting, which began at 8:30pm and ended at 10:15pm, was presided over by the chairman of the forum, Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State.
 
Addressing State House correspondents later, Yari said the meeting discussed the ongoing amendment of the constitution by the National Assembly.
 
Yari said the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, would be invited to brief the forum in two weeks’ time.
 
Those in attendance included Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Aminu Masari (Katsina), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Mohammed Abubakar (Bauchi), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Simon Lalong (Plateaeu), Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Abubakar Sani Bello (Niger), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Nasir el-rufai (Kaduna) and Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo).
 

The deputy governors of Benue, Nasarawa, Imo, Enugu, Anambra, Akwa Ibom and Ekiti States represented their bosses.
 

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[ Masterweb Reports: Emma Elekwa reports ] - Nigeria’s ex-Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, yesterday, threw his weight behind the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Oseloka Obaze, ahead of the November 18 Anambra election.
 
The endorsement of Obaze’s candidature by the elder statesman has laid to rest speculations in the media of the endorsement of the second term bid of the incumbent governor, Chief Willie Obiano.
 
Addressing PDP faithful in his family house at Oko, Orumba North Local Government Area of the state, Ekwueme said time had come to unseat the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to pave way for a PDP government in the state.
 
He noted that Anambra had been a PDP state, regretting that APGA was able to steer the affairs of the state for 12 years as a result of the protracted crisis in PDP.
 
"Anambra State is a PDP state from inception; we shall henceforth continue with PDP. Time has come for us to take away power from APGA," he said.
 
Ekwueme, whose first daughter, Chidi Onyemelukwe, is the running mate to Obaze in the governorship race, insisted that the November 18 poll would bring to an end, the fame of APGA in the state.
 
On his part, Obaze described Ekwueme’s endorsement of his candidacy and that of his daughter as "eloquent testimony of his position in the party."
 
He said the choice of his daughter as running mate was to compensate him for the enormous job he did in the transformation of Igboland.
 
*Photo Caption - Oseloka Obaze

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The annual budget of about N7 trillion can’t build a modern economy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said. He said the desire of the Federal Government to grow the economy was limited by the fact that its annual budgeted expenditure is only a small part of a multi trillion naira economy.
 
The vice president said government’s policy of partnering with the private sector was also borne out of reality.
 
"The private sector is clearly the bigger contributor to the economy. It thus follows that the private sector must be enabled and encouraged to play its decisive role if our development efforts are to succeed," he said.
 
Osinbajo said this in Abuja yesterday at the commencement of the 23rd Nigerian Economic Summit with the theme "Opportunities, Productivity and Employment: Actual is in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan".
 
The vice president’s speech was made available to State House correspondents by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande.
 
Osinbajo said government was concerned with the very high interest rates which, he noted, had to do with government borrowing.
 
He said since the evidence pointed to a crowding out of the private sector, the government would reduce its demand for domestic paper and seek to refinance maturing domestic debt with longer tenor and cheaper external borrowing.
 
He also stated that intervention funds would continue to be made available through the Bank of Industry, and the repositioned NEXIM and the Bank of Agriculture, as well as the newly established Development Bank of Nigeria.
 
He assured that government would continue to sustain the dialogue with the private sector through the National Economic Summit and the Presidential Quarterly Business Forum.
 

Osinbajo also stated that government counted on the continued engagement of the private sector to support its economic policies.
 

*Photo Caption - Nigeria Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

 

 

[ Masterweb Reports: Don Silas reports ] - The Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Egbu, Rt. Rev Geoffrey Okorafor has admonished Igbos to be realistic about Biafra agitation. Okorafor said this Sunday during a Eucharistic service of confirmation, admission and induction for Emeabiam Parish, at Christ Anglican Church Emeabiam in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State.
 
The Bishop said Igbos must come to terms with present realities confronting the zone in the Nigeria context. The cleric implored Igbos to squarely address their problems or else, they will not succeed.
 
 
He stressed that not even the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)’s agitation and its leadership can solve problems of Ndigbo.
 
The prelate lamented lack of unity among Ndigbo and berated some groups championing the secession struggle for being at each other’s throats.
 
He, however, advised that they should not dissipate energy fighting each other, but appreciate the fact that "they are pursuing common goals, which are to confront their oppressors, marginalisation and subjugation, as a race, in the national polity."
 
Okorafor maintained that until Ndigbo become united, they would continue to be denied their position as a vital component in the Nigerian polity.
 
"Besides craving for unity, Igbo should embrace economic ventures in which they have comparative advantage in their zone.
 

"Igbo should return to agriculture because we have good and arable land in the South East, rather than looking up to the North," he said.
 

*Photo Caption - Rt. Rev Geoffrey Okorafor

[ Masterweb Reports: Emma Elekwa reports ] - A primary school teacher in Anambra State, Mr. Okodo Clement Nwoye, has been named as the winner of Nigeria’s 2017 Overall Best Teacher. Nwoye, a teacher in Central School Abagana, in Njikoka Local Government Area, won the award organised by the Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja.
 
Announcing the winner in Awka, Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, represented by the Director, Education Support Services, Mrs J. N. Ibeh, said the award presentation ceremony would hold on October 5 in Abuja during the World Teachers’ Day celebration.
 
Also, Roseline Nkemdilim Obi, a teacher at Federal Government Girls College, Onitsha, was said to have won the maiden edition of Maltina Teacher of the Year Award in 2015.
 

Reacting, the state Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha, said she was proud of Mr Nwoye and all the other teachers because they were perfect examples of all honesty and hard work.
 

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