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Not only are the manufacturers of these red, black and green with the rising sun, products selling strong, but so is the culture of live, breath and wear Biafra. This is already a success tale as far as that trait goes. It reminds me of Ghana where the national colors and cloth is proudly embraced and there is faith in the nation.
 
It is this love of nation that makes a man clean-up and not litter; give and not take, volunteer and not clamor for pay, assist and not deprive, serve and not exploit; donate and not loot. This love turns a nation into a family and not a farm.
 
Nigeria lacks this. We've not had it since FESTAC 77. I had hoped the Buhari government will rekindle it, but alas, in two-plus years it did nothing of such. At the start of the Buhari administration, like many others I had hope in a new awakening for Nigeria. I tweeted "A New Nigeria" and launched "MadeInNigeria.ng" platform on behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, but the Buhari government had other priorities...like paying off the cabal that got it into office with the cabal FOREX subsidy and other cabal prioritizations including preferred appointments, import bans and immunity assurances among other measures, that crippled the masses further and diminished our evaporated nationalistic fervor. 
 
When I am president of Nigeria in 2019 by God's grace, we will consider rebranding Nigeria as a whole as I have suggested in my earlier writing. I cited the role of a good name in Islam and Christianity. What does "Nigeria" mean and mean to us? The name Nigeria was not coined by us anyhow and has today been connoted with so much pain, anguish and unfair advantage for only a select group, the Nigeria PLC plunderous cabal, it should perhaps better be scrapped. 
 
If we cannot spark  true nationalistic love and fervor for Nigeria, it is better we come up with a new name and brand to spark off the necessitous patriotic love of nation and culture that will directly translate into social and economic raw capital.
 
In addition, if the Buhari government fails to, as a next government we must decide to restore regionalism. Thus, where the collective fails to optimize nationalistic fervency, each region can proudly achieve it, flaunting and touting its regional colors, culture and prowesses. 
 
Dr. Perry Brimah
drbrimah@gmail.com
 
*Photo Caption - Map of Defunct Republic of Biafra

[ Masterweb Reports: Dr. Perry Brimah reports ] - The positive and progressive force of healthy, faithful nationalism has no adversary. Nigerians can only feel envious watching pro-Biafrans douse their "national" colors in all sorts of garbs, ornaments and devices not just within Nigeria but all over the world.
 

 

[ Masterweb Reports: Press Release For Immediate Release ] - With the effective date of this declaration, which is today, Monday, July 10, 2017, all looter cabal currently residing in any part of Nigeria are hereby served notice to relocate within two months and all masses partnering with them are hereby advised to find real work.
 
All Nigerian civil society and pressure groups are by this declaration mandated to mobilise for sustained, coordinated campaigns at their respective State Government Houses, State Houses of Assembly, Local Government Council Secretariats and Traditional Palaces to mount pressure for steps to be taken to ensure enforcement of the directives contained herein.
 
Nigeria and all linked territories and Nigerians abroad hereby openly call on all and sundry, including all national and international stakeholders to acknowledge this declaration by taking steps to facilitate the final eradication of the dangerous Nigeria PLC cabal and the total decontamination of Nigeria from these co-conspiring jackals who have held Nigeria to ransom since inception.
 
From today, Monday, July 10, 2017, when this proclamation is signed, the Nigerian masses, the owners of the nation, hereby declare that we will no longer be disposed to coexisting with the Nigeria PLC cabal and shall take definite steps to end the partnership by moving deliberately and taking premeditated actions as individuals and groups toward reclaiming our looted moneys, looted assets and looted land from Nigeria PLC and intimidating them to set out of Nigeria on self-exile.
 
This conclusion is necessitated by the realisation that it since ceased to be comfortable or safe to continue sharing the same country with the ungrateful, uncultured, stupidly greedy and insatiable Nigeria PLC vultures, who have exhibited unending and un-abating reckless disrespect for the life, property and promise of hard working men, women and children of Nigeria and see us only as objects to be looted and exploited by government-imposed and sustained monopolies including of cement, power, telecommunications, food, security and every other facet of life. These raptorial cabal have stained the integrity of the entire nation and torn it apart, fueling and fostering bloody fights and riots between groups since its inception with their insatiable criminal obsessions and brazen quest to make money on the lives of the masses in a continued ponzi-like scheme.
 
These cabal continue to enjoy and make billions from Fuel-subsidy scam, FOREX subsidy scam, tax free, duty free, free land, oil wells, and all sorts of government scams till date.
 
Rather than a handful of persons holding the whole country to ransom through all times and at every stage, owning all assets and exploiting all resource, every Nigerian will from the effective day of this resolution, have his right to life, love and the pursuit of happiness and prosperity without being subject to money-dependent political systems built to enable a cabalized selection of and imposition of candidates who are obligated to continue to feed the gluttonous Nigeria PLC cabal.
 
We hereby advice that all stake-holders in the Nigeria project advice the looter cabal in all three arms of government and the private sector to relinquish their loot, assets and lands within and outside Nigeria purchased from looted funds, and go their way far from Nigeria, while the masses of Nigeria are allowed to go our way too and begin to pick the pieces of our plundered lives and nation(s).
 
Concerned by this persistent Nigeria PLC threat to national peace, prosperity and hope, we have reviewed the conditions of our existence with the following observations:
 
The persistence to remain in and around government by the unruly and insatiable cabal who gather together to re-plot at every inter-wedding of their children, has lately assumed another alarming twist as Nigeria's Attorney general, in spite of losing to SERAP in court has yet declined to release the names of his looter Nigeria PLC friends and the Buhari administration continues to openly fight to shield the looters with the AGF promising to only release their names "piecemeal," which will keep the main ones who Malami and Buhari have on their speed-dial, unreleased indefinitely, in clear and categorical violation of court's orders.
 
To add on the deadly insult, the brazen and desperately plunderous Nigeria PLC have shamelessly sponsored a bill in the National Assembly to grant full Amnesty from inquiry and prosecution for looters. While the Bible says thieves must pay back as much as seven-fold and the Quran tells to cut their hand, shielded and endorsed by the government, Nigeria PLC have legitimized looting and even made it a thing of prestige.
 
These latest actions and similar oppressive and violently exploitative conducts which amount to a brutal encroachment on the rights of the masses with the sparing of nothing from looting, including the air the masses breathe, are downright unacceptable and shall no longer be tolerated.
 
Nothing works in Nigeria because of the Nigeria PLC cabal. They continue to sabotage the refineries because of fuel subsidy largesse and then because they are building their own and want high stocks. Also in partnership with their co-conspirators in the government, they sabotage Nigeria's refineries so they can buy and own them as they did in the past before cabal-killer, late Yar'Adua of beloved memory overturned the sales to them.
 
They have PhD graduates drive their heavy trucks on the roads and damage them while flying around smoothly in their private jets. 
 
The cabal do not care about the security of Nigeria because they ride in bullet and bomb proof vehicles and plunder money meant for securing the nation through military Procurement officers while helping them buy homes in Dubai and exotic farms in Nigeria.
 
Nigeria PLC have created a society where kidnapping is rampant and in partnership with state security agencies, they pay to free their loved ones on day one of kidnap while the Nigerian masses like the Lagos Epe kids remain at the mercy of well financed kidnappers, who have made money from Nigeria PLC and received arms from their trade.
 
The cabal do not care about power and partner with sequential governments to loot Nigeria silly, because they sell generators and use the most expensive systems at home promoting noise and air pollution while the masses continue to cower in darkness in this century.
 
The cabal who the Nigerian government sold NEPA to, now charge Nigerians the most expensive rates in the world for no service. This is just a latest of the many other services the cabal have used looted money to own and now again use to exploit the masses in ponzi schemes. Others are cement, internet, mobile networks and even the ".ng" domain which is sold at $100/year compared to all other domains sold worldwide which go for as little as $10/year.
 
There is no pipe-borne water today, in 2017!, while Nigeria PLC operate and sell bottled water for profit, which they even bathe with.
 
Every single one of their children receives their education abroad while Nigerian schools are allowed to be eye-sores. Fresh-looking Saraki is an example of how their children turn out. Schooled abroad by his cabal dad. Their kids will again have all the opportunity while we and ours compete for scrap. They give their kids CBN jobs while ours wait for NPower handouts. They go to treat headaches abroad and park presidential private jets in wait, while Nigerian hospitals are worse than Babalawo traditional centers.
 
The Nigeria PLC cabal protect personal interests and oppose the choice of the masses by ensuring that there is no restructuring of Nigeria and that there is no devolution of power because the present deadlocked and regressive state of existence serves their nationwide blood-sucking partnerships and aids their nationwide investments of looted cash. 
 
The Nigerian judiciary has now been weaponized against the Nigerian masses and whenever Nigeria PLC has cases, dozens of SAN attorneys are chattered in a typical format to assure of permanent delay of the cases, intimidation of the opposition and eventual immunity. We saw that in the Buhari certificate case where hundreds of attorneys were engaged to intimidate the court. We have saw it with the case against the senate president and we have seen the travesty justice has become with all other recent cases that remain eternally delayed and with justice served only in the interest of Nigeria PLC and against Nigeria. This status-quo has now become totally intolerable.
 
Nigeria PLC has sat on the political system and stopped necessary reforms to completely ban political spending which is the only avenue for the emergence and and success of true intellectual and forthright candidates. Nigeria PLC works with successive governments to block such reform where all parties will be equally sponsored by the government and only the true best candidate can win. Nigeria's fate can no longer be determined in Minna and Otta.
 
Millions have died in the north due to Boko Haram, sponsored by Nigeria PLC. Nigeria PLC continues to allow the terrorists thrive as it remains a conduit for amassing billions in military supply and services contracts. Nigeria PLC have continued to use Boko Haram and the rebuilding of the northeast as an avenue for looting and even those caught in the act are shielded by the Nigeria PLC president and acting president.
 
Again to distribute GMO altered seeds for their foreign partners, Nigeria PLC sponsors Boko Haram and Fulani herder terrorists to destroy farming in the nation so the cabal can not only buy up the land but also help force GMO and Monsanto and other poisonous seeds that cannot be re-planted and keep farmers dependent on big corp and in effect on Nigeria PLC, as we see happening in the desperate northeast currently.
 
Our Recourse
 
Since Nigeria PLC have clearly abused the unreciprocated hospitality that gave them unrestricted access to, and ownership of wealth, landed properties and assets all over the Nigeria, our first major move shall be to reclaim, assume and assert sole ownership and control of these assets and landed resources currently owned, rented or in any way enjoyed by the ingrate Nigeria PLC looter cabals in any part of Nigeria.
 
The French revolution where the famous phrase, "the poor will be left nothing to eat but the rich," and the American Trade-union revolution against the Robber barons happened for the same reason that we are having our revolution this October 1st: to break up a deadly government-private cabal monopoly that has deprived the majority of all hope and their right to life.
 
Consequently, all Nigerians are immediately mandated to commence immediate inventory of all properties, spaces or activity in the nation currently engaged by the looter cabal for forfeiture at the expiration of the ultimatum contained in this declaration. In specific terms, the good citizens and co-victims of the plunderous cabal are directed to compile and forward an up-to-date data of all locations occupied by any Nigeria PLC cabal in any part of Nigeria as well as their properties abroad including schools, markets, shops, workshops, residences, refineries, farms, industrial plants, oil wells and every other activity-spaces.
 
We are hereby placing the Nigerian authorities and the entire nation on notice that as from the 1st October 2017, we shall commence the implementation of visible actions to prove to the whole world that we are no longer part of any federal union that should do with the predacious Nigeria PLC cabal. From that date, effective, peaceful and safe mop-up of all the remnants of the stubborn thieving cabal that neglect to heed this quit notice shall commence, to finally eject them from every part of the Nigerian state.
 
Signed: Dr.  PerryBrimah.com
drbrimah@gmail.com
 
*Photo Caption - As seen.
 
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Press Release For Immediate Release ] - Our attention has been drawn to a systematic and calculated attempt by political spin doctors and their partners in the media to tarnish and discredit the image and enviable reputation of Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, the Distinguished Senator representing Yobe East Senatorial District in the National Assembly.
 
Since last week, we have seen how a section of the media have being trying hard to use the fabricated sex scandal story of last week to harass and extort large sums of money from the Distinguished Senator.
 
Of great concern is the condescending of respected household names in the media industry in to the blackmailing business.
 
Having failed to achieve their aim, the same 'blackmailing coalition' have now resorted to sponsoring false news report in some print and online newspapers against the Senator, claiming that Senator Bukar Abba has gone in to hiding because the Senate has barred him from entering the National Assembly Complex. This is false!
 
The planted news report is totally fake because Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim is currently on a tour; visiting the people in his Senatorial District which is what is expected of a responsible APC Senator and not those who will be in Abuja playing dirty politics of 2019.
 
We are therefore warning those who have collected millions of Naira to blackmail Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim to desist from their shambolic business ventures.
 
Any attempt by group or individual to further harass, blackmail, extort, intimidate and distract Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim from delivering democratic dividends to Nigerians and the people of Yobe East Senatorial District would be strongly resisted by members of our group.
 
There are other pressing issues in the country challenging the foundation of Nigeria which a responsible media and practitioners should devout greater attention to and not on a fabricated sex scandal story between two adults.
 
Signed:
 
Mr. Collins Edwin
National Secretary
APC Youths Renaissance
ekesy2k9@googlemail.com
 
*Photo Caption - APC logo

 [ Masterweb Reports: Press Release For Immediate Release ] - Former Aviation minister and leading face of the United Progressive Party (UPP) in the November 18, 2017 Anambra governorship election, Chief Osita Chidoka says his government will avail traders in the state, financial facilities and international business connections as part of his economic agenda to reposition the state as the commercial nerve center of the nation. 
 
 
Speaking on Monday while commissioning his campaign offices in Ihiala and Ekwusigo Local Governments respectively, Chidoka lamented the level of neglect suffered by the masses in the areas and vowed to ensure fast-tracked interventions through accelerated development, adequate government presence and equal representation of the areas in the government.
 
 
Restating that Anambra people are very hard working and highly creative but have been impeded due to lack of financial assistance and appropriate business environment, Chief Chidoka said they only need the right encouragement to excel as global players in their various fields of endeavor.
 
 
 
"Our target is to turn around the fortunes of our people. We will therefore run a government that pays attention to the actual needs of the citizens and apply the resources of the state to projects that have direct bearing on the masses. Anambra people are known for their prowess as traders and business people, we will therefore do all it takes to make them excel in their businesses. 
 
 
"In our first year in office, government will create a special financial package to provide our traders with the resources to upgrade their businesses. We will then step in to modernize our existing markets and open new ultra modern markets in other strategic parts of the state, including Ihiala. We have perfected plans to relocate and modernize the Nkwor Ogbe market here in Ihiala and to empower the traders to upgrade their businesses.
 
 
 
"We must make our traders in Anambra to become global players by availing them with facilities and platforms that directly connects them with their business partners in other parts of the country and the world, so that they will explore new, faster and more profitable ways of doing business and ultimately excel as individuals and groups", he said.
 
 
In Ekwusigo, Chidoka said his government will ensure that the fortunes of the people are turned around through access to equal opportunity, infrastructural development and special government interventions in critical sectors of economic and social lives.
 
He said the time has come to establish a government that will not place the burden of running the state on small business owners, the artisans, the okada men who are already struggling to find their daily meals; but a government that would be able to harness the abundant resources available to the state for the welfare of the people. He therefore promised to review all extortionate taxes and ensure that that people are no longer harassed or burdened by such levies.
 
 
Signed:
 
 
 
Viola Ifeyinwa Okolie 
Director Media,
Osita Chidoka Campaign
media@ositachidoka.com.ng

 
 

 
 
*Photo Caption - Osita Chidoka 

 

[ Masterweb Reports: Dr. C. K. Ekeke reports ] - That Nigeria is not yet a nation and that its national sovereignty is 100% negotiable is a fact not debatable. There is nothing sacrosanct about one-Nigeria or its unity. The truth is that Nigeria is already divided. And so, the apologists for one-Nigeria, its sovereignty, unity and non-negotiability are very dishonest and hypocritical individuals. 
 
As a matter of fact, Nigeria is currently held together by a coward and corrupt political elitist sect that do not see or simply ignoring the yearnings and frustrations of the youths and various ethnic groups that were bundled together to form a country that has not worked since its amalgamation 103 years ago. 
 
Unfortunately, since Muhammadu Buhari became president in May 2015, he has missed the opportunity to become a great leader. His misguided leadership, unguarded comments and unwise actions have rather helped to deepen the divide between the various ethnic groups and peoples of Nigeria. His imperialistic leadership style has essentially divided Nigerians more than before.
 
 The escalating call for Biafra independence, the Niger Delta Avengers, jihadist Boko haram call for Islamic State, the marauding murderous above-the-law Fulani herdsmen mayhem around the country, and off-course the hopelessness that pervade the entire nation are mostly due to ethnic and tribal politics of President Buhari and his Fulani brethren.
 
 
Without rehearsing the awful history of Nigeria, the nation was divided long time ago but in principle in 1999 when former military dictators and heads of State, Generals Sani Abacha and Abdulsalami Abubakar assembled political puppets to put together the current Constitution, which does not embrace the common aspirations of every Nigerian citizen or soundly embody the system of governance practiced today.
 
 
The 1999 Constitution was designed to favor the North and promote Muslim aspirations and Islamic interests more than non Muslims and other religious expressions in Nigeria. It was shocking to notice that words and phrases such as Islam, Muslims, Koran, Prophet Mohammad, Sharia, Mosque, etc. were littered all over the Constitution without a single mention of Christian, Christianity, Church, Bible, Jesus Christ, etc. That alone is an eye-opener that Nigeria is not one.
 
 
It is absolutely ridiculous that the nation’s supreme document was written to favor one group of people and religious expression. It is even more ironic a country that boasts of many trained lawyers and constitutional experts at home and abroad could not come up with a constitution that embodies and embraces the common aspirations of every Nigerian citizen and truly reflects and represents the presidential democratic system of government being practiced in Nigeria currently.
 
 
Today, Sharia Law - a religious-political of Islam is practiced in all the Northern states of the federation. And off-course, the North considers Islamic Sharia Law supreme to the Constitution of the Federation. That in itself without other clauses and stipulations in the 1999 Constitution, is sufficient reason to divide Nigeria.
 
 
And so we have such an ignorant, coward citizenry and corrupt legislative Assembly and Senators – especially the ones from the South who continues to talk about one-Nigeria, its unity, indissolubility and indivisibility because of greed, selfishness, or simply afraid of the North. The legislators and senators are suppose to be experts of the law and constitutional matters, yet they look away while the nation and her citizens wobble and flounder into abyss.
 
 
How can a nation that claims to be democratic and practicing presidential system of government have two constitutions: Secular/Common law and Islamic Sharia law? Almost half of the country practices Sharia. And we have people who call themselves leaders! What a joke!
 
By the way, it was former President Olusegun Obasanjo who allowed Sharia when it reared up its ugly head in 1999 in order to pacify the north for allowing and voting for him to be president. This is the same weak and coward leadership that has been destroying Nigeria.
 
 
One-Nigeria is a myth. Nigeria’s unity does not exist in paper and practice. Nigeria is not yet a nation yet and may never be one without fundamental restructuring or out-right division of the country. The apologists for one-Nigeria, who continue to defend Nigeria’s unity with violence and bullets are wasting their time. In fact, it is the corrupt and coward political elitist sect that are holding Nigeria and Nigerians in bondage.
The current agitations for independence coming from many quarters: Islamic State by Boko haram, Biafra State by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and others, Niger Delta, Middle Belt, Oduduwa and even Arewa simply justify that these variant groups of ethnicities held together by colonial amalgamation is not working and will never work without a national identity, new kind of governance and political leadership.
 
 
Today, it is not only appalling but ignorant to read about those wagging their tongues and threatening war against Igbos even when IPOB and Biafran youths are peacefully exercising their constitutional rights of freedom of speech and peaceful assembly. The Biafran Youths are peacefully seeking self-determination as enshrined by the United Nations Charter General Assembly Resolution of September 2007 – articles 1 and 2, and article 20 of the African Charter on human rights recognizing and supporting the rights of all ethnic nations and peoples have the unquestionable and inalienable rights to self-determination of which Nigeria is a signatory to.
 
 
Self-determination is not the same as eviction notice issued by Arewa Youths recently. I'm very concerned that most Nigerians—learned and unlearned continue to ask what "self-determination" means and equating the current agitation for sovereign State of Biafra as the same thing that happened in 1967 when Odemegwu Ojuwkwu declared succession from Nigeria because Gowon and his northern leaders reneged on Aburi accord. Because of that Gowon declared war against Biafra.
 
 
According to United Nations Charter General Assembly Resolution (A/61/295) of September 2007:
 
"Self-determination" is the principle and practice whereby a nation, for example, an ethnic nation is in control of its own people, its own land, its own resources, and its own governance, independent of any other subtending political structure. "
 
Additionally, constitutional freedoms of speech and expression as enshrined in the Nigerian law, do not forbid anyone from canvassing peaceful self-government which in any event is legally permissible under diverse international humanitarian laws including the Covenant on Civil and political Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human rights (UDHR) which Nigeria as a United Nations member signed on to.
 
The agitation for an independent State of Biafra is proper and fulfills the requirements of the United Nations Charter on self-determination.
 
President Buhari himself has called for two-state solution between Israel and Palestine at the UN, AU, ECOWAS, etc. and during his many foreign trips. He also supports self-determination for Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) opting out of Morocco but will torture, arrest, and massacre unarmed Biafran youths who are peacefully demanding self-determination from Nigeria. What a hypocrisy!
 
 
Biafra agitation is an issue the federal government must tackle with dialogue and try to negotiate and talk the frustrated youths out of it rather than killing them and applying force to stop the fire they will not be able to quench.
 
 
Also the Arewa Youth declaration that was issued on June 6th, 2017 from Kaduna House (Seat of Government) threatening Igbos living in the north to vacate their land within 3 months deadline of October 1, 2017, is a clear demonstration of the frustrations and failure of the political leadership especially of the North.
 
 
Even though the eviction notice is ludicrous and outrageous, it must be treated with caution and strong leadership. Although many sensible and wise groups and persons from different parts of the country including the Northern Governors Forum, Northern CAN, SE/SS Governors, SW Governors, Ohanaeze, Afenifere, Middle Belt Youth Council, Niger Delta and several Igbo groups have condemned the Kaduna declaration; the backing of these senseless Youths by Northern Elders Forum led by their spokesperson, Prof. Ango Abdullahi and other northern leaders speak volumes.
Despite the calls that have been made by the governor of Sokoto State, El- Rufai and others to arrest the leaders of Arewa youth groups that issued such a threat, which is treasonable offence, no single arrest has been made or any of them questioned until today.
 
 
Let us assume for a moment, it was Igbo youths that issued such a threat; the army, police, DSS and all kinds of military quad of Nigeria would have been unleashed on Southeast/South-south region to maim, torture, arrest and massacre Igbo youths.
 
 
In as much as I applaud the peace parley initiated by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, however, I think he’s showing weak leadership. He told Igbo elders he met few weeks ago that they should warn IPOB and peaceful Biafran Youths agitating for self-determination; threatening to arrest, jail and even massacre them if they continued with agitation.
 
 
But when he met with Northern elders, he told them that they should plead with Arewa Youths not to evict Igbos from the north. What kind of weak and coward leadership is that?
 
 
Ndigbo must take the eviction order very seriously because of the silence of the former heads of State like Gowon, Abdulsalami, IBB, Emir of Kano, Sultan of Sokoto, etc. It is time Igbos and Biafrans go back to their homeland and country in Biafra land.
 
 
The truth is that Nigeria is not one and will never be without strong political leadership. In fact, Nigeria is rapidly falling apart and disintegrating and the corrupt and coward political elites are ignoring these frustrations and hopelessness that pervade the entire nation.
 
 
It is not an over statement to say that Nigeria is not one and will never be one without a different kind of political leadership and citizenship re-orientation. Nigeria is not working and will never work without fundamental and radical restructuring of the country. In fact, the corrupt political elites are the ones holding the people in bondage with their one-Nigeria myth and false unity.
 
 
How can these despotic rulers talk about Nigeria’s sovereignty when Bakassi region, an oil rich island mostly inhabited by Easterners was ceded to Cameroun?
 
 
By the way, most of what is Southern Cameroun today used to be part of Nigeria before French and British settled their colonized land disputes and handed to French-speaking Cameroun.
 
 
Until today, Cameroon continues to threaten the so-called sovereignty of Nigeria by forcefully taking over mangrove island villages of Effiat clan in Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. Cameroon has taken over 16 mangrove island villages of Effiat clan in Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, all in Nigeria – one report says. This is in addition to the rich oil Bakassi peninsula that was ceded to Cameroon before the beginning of civil war and finally ratified by ex-president Obasanjo during his term in office. In fact the report said those villages have a total of 350 oil wells in addition to other rich mineral resources.
 
 
What about present Borno State that has lost several towns and communities that are now controlled by Boko haram?
 
 
So, there is nothing special or sacrosanct about Nigeria’s unity or her sovereignty. Nigeria is already divided and disintegrating. Nigerian rulers are lairs and hypocrites. They are not truthful with Nigerians. The fact remains that Buhari’s oppressive regime has collapsed and destroyed Nigeria.
 
 
It is time to end the Nigeria’s incivility and stupidity once and for all. It is time to have serious conversation and difficult dialogue on way forward as a nation. Nigeria cannot continue like this while the political elites talk about her indissolubility even when the basis for unity does not exist at all.
 
 
When will these coward and corrupt political elitist stop lying and deceiving the people? It is time for them to muster the courage to do the right thing. Nigeria is already divided. Let us return the nation to pre-colonial state and regional autonomy or go our separate ways peacefully and stop wasting precious lives and destroying destinies.
Dr. C. K. Ekeke is a theologian, author, consultant, and leadership scholar. He is the founder and president of Leadership Wisdom Institute
 
*Photo Caption - Dr. C. K. Ekeke

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - Hundreds of Nigerians today on Facebook pilloried Senate President Bukola Saraki and the entire red chamber for asking Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to respect rejections of nominees.
 
The Senate had also on Tuesday suspended all issues relation to the confirmation of nominees and urged Osinbajo to respect the constitution and laws as they relate to nominees' confirmation
 
The Presidency is yet to react to the development as Osinbajo's spokesman, Laolu Akande, neither answered phone calls nor replied a text message sent to him by our correspondent.
 
The social media frenzy was sparked by Saraki's explanation in his Facebook post that the Senate's resolutions were meant to "ensure that the rule of law and the doctrine of separation of powers is upheld in Nigeria...It is important that we build a society wherein all laws, not just some laws are obeyed. We must build a nation of laws, not a nation of men. Hence, it is not for us to choose which laws to obey, and which laws not to obey."
 



Commenting on Saraki's post, Eni Olorunfe said: "You guys are toying with fire in the National Assembly. You are suspending confirmation of nomination on what basis? You now see yourselves above national interest abi? You guys will soon have a lifetime unforgettable experience in the hands of angry Nigerians."
 

Auwal Umar, in his post, said: "Only people of integrity can say this not the Senate under your fraud leadership. The biggest joke in this country is Saraki we are watching and very angry. This your prayer is as useless as the Senate you are leading."
 
Anyaegbu Wisdom posted: "You and your group are on revenge mission on the presidency for appealing against you .That's where I miss OBJ. I blame the executive arm for treating you all with kid gloves .What is democracy with people who feel above the law? What type of democracy that the legislature wants to check other arms but do not want other arms to check balance them? The legislative arm will be stupid to cut short their tenure by provoking the Nigerian masses against themselves at this period of numerous agitations. For attempting to impeach the president and Vice, No security agency will protect you against violent attacks from the masses if it sets in."
 
Michael Ogua commented thus: "If the senate can be this lawless, then where lies our hope? Cant you approach the Supreme Court for adjudication? Why are you all shameless and full of selfishness? Don't try our might if not revolution is in the offing and you and your cohorts will be the first victims."
 
For Megbeach Ernest, "When Buhari was around, did you senators adopt those prayers?The games that senators are playing won't help our democracy grow oo."
 
Chika Maduka said: "Every legislator ought to quietly bring his or her personal ego right under the public interest and make sure the Legislature does not tacitly become a clog on the wheel of the State. What ever personal interest of anyone irrespective of office, Public interest of the Nigerian citizenry should override such personal interest."
 
Fadilat Amanesi posted: "Did you ever think of death at all?..God is watching you..."
 
Adegbohungbe Adewale wrote: "Saraki Evans, the executive has veto power over all arms of government. It is like this assembly wants to hijack government. Wants to turn d executive to dummy. The decision of d presidency remains d supreme.... Magu as a case study, doesn't need confirmation, he's covered by d constitution, to renewing his term in acting capacity, that doesn't in anyway offend separation of power. Only shows supremacy of the executive."
 
Abdulrahman Bello queried: "Do you obey all the laws laid to you by your creator? Had it been you did, you won't come up with these laws that will favor only you and your colleagues with quationable characters... You guys are laughing stocks... Keep introducing these laws and GOD will introduce you into the hell fire if you continue like this.... GOD is watching. There is a day of reckoning!"
 
Hassan Cissey said: "It baffles me most often seeing those who are law themselves trying to create ambiguity in law. The constitution of our nation is very clear without or with little ambiguities and I think on the issue of the little ambiguities, the national assembly can provide permanent solutions to them and with this, the laws of our land can be obeyed...."
 
Certa Kara said: "But in the event the law is used to cover up for your atrocities, I think the law should be disregarded in such instance. You knew confirming Magu spells doom for you and your fellow thieving colleagues. The people of Nigeria that made u senator want Magu; is the law more powerful than the will of the people the law is meant to protect and guide? We are wiser, Mr Saraki... trumpeting the rule of law to cover for your insecerity and corruption is unacceptable. I support the executive on the issues of people nominated to serve in this government."
 
*Photo Caption - Bukola Saraki, Nigeria Senate President 

[ Masterweb Reports: Jibrin Ibrahim reports ] - The demands for political restructuring is once again on the front burner in Nigeria and it would be wise to address the concerns around it. If we can seriously debate what we want to restructure, agree on the modality for restructuring and go ahead and implement it, the outcome would be happiness for Nigerians. The process of restructuring is simple, we should look at our Constitution, agree on what we do not like and go ahead and replace what we do not like whit what we like.
 
In so doing, we should beware of simplistic solutions. I here some demanding for example for a referendum on the secession of Biafra. Leaving aside the absence of constitutional procedures for organising a referendum, which can be inserted if that is what we want, the real problem is doing the heavy lifting of defining what we are talking about. What for example is the composition of the proposed territory? I have seen many maps and each new map is bigger than the previous one as more territory is added. What about the idea of consulting with different groups and getting an agreement of what groups would like to be members of this new community? Rather than sending in security operatives to attack and kill agitators for Biafra, would it not be more useful to discuss with them on what they want, where and how and address modalities for getting there.
 
In 1998, a number of us tried to organise a national conference in the University of Ibadan in collaboration with the French Institute on the imperative of restructuring Nigeria. The security agencies declared that discussing restructuring is a plot to breakup Nigeria and they would not allow the French, who have tried so hard to break up the country in the past, (remember their support for Biafra), to try it again. The conference was cancelled by the Abacha junta but none of the issues have gone away. The papers for the conference were however published, and were edited by Kunle Amuwo, Adigun Agbaje, Rotimi Suberu and Georges Herault. The book published in 1998 is entitled: "Federalism and Political Restructuring in Nigeria".
 
The book far from being subversive has a positive message. Its analytical foundation is to remind Nigerians that since K. C. Wheare’s classic work on federalism, there has been a consensus of opinion that the precondition for federalism is democracy and our history of federalism has been dictated by military fiat rather than by the people through democratic processes. The demands for restructuring is therefore the voice of Nigerians saying they are not happy with what we have, so why should we not listen and allow Nigerians discuss and agree on what they what. If they cannot agree, other options of alternative political futures could then be posed.
 
The First element of the discussion should start with a debate on the First Schedule of the Constitution, which defines the structure and composition of the Federation. The States of the Federation and the Local Government Areas that define them, as well as the Federal Capital Territory are spelt out. The choices are very clear – reduce the number of States in the country by combining or merging them or increase the number by subdividing them as we had been doing since 1963 or 1967 depending on where we define the baseline. Secondly, we may want to dismiss the principle of how the States were constituted in the first place, which was done on the basis of the provinces created by the colonial administration. If we want to change the provincial territorial structure, a new principle has to replace the territorial one - possible choices would include ethnicity, nationality and religion; the passions for which has led to a penchant for killing one another in our recent history. On Local Governments, we have to decide whether it should remain a federal definition or be addressed by federating units of the Federation. This of course poses the issue of whether the federating units should have their own constitutions, as was the case during the First Republic.
 
We should not forget that the assumption during the negotiations leading to Nigeria’s independence was that the adoption of a federal arrangement would provide a flexible arrangement that would satisfy the different components of the society. The central object of federalism, it should be recalled, is the extension and expansion of political space, autonomy and institutions to the benefit of geo-political units in a context in which the political community accepts that ethnic, religious and cultural differences exist and that their management would benefit from differential levels of governance with substantial autonomy to each level.
 
The point of departure of the theory and practice of federalism therefore is that such differences are legitimate and should be accepted and incorporated into the structure of governance. The political systems of federal states are therefore constructed in such a way as to accommodate such differences. Institutions for managing the differences, for seeking compromises and for negotiating conditions for living together are therefore central to federal politics and when they no longer work they should be renegotiated.
 
From the First, we then have to move to the Second Schedule of the Constitution. We have a very long Exclusive Legislative List of 68 items on which only the Federal Government has the competence to legislate on. We need to review these items. Why can’t states fix Federal Truck Roads, arbitrate industrial disputes, join or dissolve statutory marriage or build prisons or have police forces, as is the case in most federal regimes? Let us review the List and refine it to our heart’s satisfaction. Reviewing the list, I notice that Article 52 of the Second Schedule gives the Federal Government has exclusive powers to conduct: "public relations of the Federation." The implication of this is that only one spouse in the union can talk positively of the marriage. Someone should explain to me why only one spouse in the marriage could talk of the union.
 
While the Federal Government has exclusive competence in 68 legislative areas, there is no exclusive list that defines areas in which the State Governments alone have exclusive powers, as is often the case in federations. What we have is a Concurrent List in which the federal and state governments can both act on. The list includes industrial, commercial and agricultural development, health and education. In many federal systems, these areas are for exclusive action by the federating units alone. Yes, lets discuss them and decide what we want.
 
In yesterday’s Leadership newspaper, there is a report that the House of Representatives has started looking closely at the Constitution with the purpose of reviewing them, restructuring and devolving more powers to the federating units. The strategy, which I support, is to decongest the exclusive legislative list through: ‘A Bill For An Act to alter the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to move certain items to the Concurrent Legislative List to give more legislative powers to States; and for related matters’.
 
In the Fourth Republic, we have already had three national/constitution conferences that have addressed many of these issues. Unfortunately, all of them lacked legitimacy because of the hidden agenda that underlined their establishments. Let us for a start compile their recommendations and use that to initiate a formal debate on restructuring and the modalities for doing so. The way forward is the creation of opportunities to talk seriously, to engage in dialogue and to have the results of the dialogue reflected in concrete plans for the restructuring of our polity.
 
I believe that the greatest concern to Nigerians is the search for an alternative approach to politics. An approach that would involve the rehabilitation of the concept of politics and of democracy, as we know it. For too long, the reality of Nigerian politics has been thuggery, violence, political exclusion, ethnic jingoism, religious bigotry, electoral fraud and so on. Very few people benefit from this form of politics. Nigerians are seeking for a more noble conception of politics. Bernard Crick reminds us, that there is an alternative conception of politics as a great and civilising activity. That politics could be practised as: "The activity by which different interests within a given unit of rule are conciliated by giving them a share in power in proportion to their importance to the welfare and survival of the whole community." Yes, let’s restructure and be happy.
 
*Photo Caption - As seen.

[ Masterweb Reports: Dr. David Leffler reports ] -  Russia, Ukraine and the United States are all suffering the effects of too high levels of collective stress. US President Donald Trump recently met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in hopes of reducing tensions between Russia and Ukraine and said "a lot of progress has been made" between them, and that the two had "very, very good discussions" (Reuters: “Trump says he wants peace in Ukraine but no mention of peace accord” http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-crisis-usa-idUSKBN19B22M ). However, during these dangerous times of high tensions, lasting peace could be rapidly and more easily obtained if the leaders of all these countries were to implement a new approach. Conflict and terrorism could quickly end if their troops were trained to form what is known in Latin American military circles as a Prevention Wings of the Military. Each country’s military unit would be comprised of Invincible Defense Technology (IDT) experts. The purpose of each country’s IDT group would be to practice the non-religious Transcendental Meditation (TM) and the advanced TM-Sidhi program in groups twice a day.
 
Extensive peer-reviewed research and military field-tests worldwide show that proper application of these programs bring about measurable decreases in crime, terrorism and war, and improvements in quality of life, which are thought to be tangible signs of the reduction of societal stress. These changes are measurable from such statistics as reduced terrorism and conflict, crime rates, accidents, hospital admissions and infant mortality.
 
In highly stressed areas of the globe, establishment of large groups of IDT experts have also increased economic incentives and growth of prosperity. Entrepreneurship and creativity increase as well. Also, on a global scale when large groups of civilian experts gathered from 1983 to 1985, terrorism-related casualties decreased 72 per cent and international conflict decreased 32 per cent. Moreover, such positive changes in social trends take place within a few days or weeks after IDT is introduced.
 
The IDT approach has been used during wartime, resulting in reduction of fighting, reduced war deaths and casualties, and improved progress toward resolving the conflict through peaceful means. IDT is totally unlike any other defense technology in that it does not use violence in an attempt to quell violence.
 
It is the high collective stress levels in each country that ultimately fuel the never ending terrorism and war. If dangerous levels of collective stress and frustration are reduced by applying IDT, then governmental leaders and citizens will be more capable of finding constructive and orderly solutions to the irresolute issues that have kept them at odds for generations.
 
With greater civic calm, citizens’ aspirations will rise and a more productive and balanced society will emerge. Then violence as a means for change and/or as an expression of discontent will naturally subside.
 
The powerful IDT human-resource-based defense technology disallows negative trends and prevents enemies from arising.
 
No enemies means no war or terrorism and full security, as well as a happy, productive and normal life for everyone.
 
For these reasons, the IDT approach is advocated by the Global Union of Scientists for Peace (GUSP). This non-profit organization hosted an international conference on 14-15 June 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine (see: https://www.gusp.org/global-peace-summit/ ). Renowned Ukrainian leaders Lt. General (Ret.) Vasyl Krutov, former chief of the Ukraine Anti-Terrorism Center as well as Academician Dr. Sergiy Maksymenko, a distinguished Ukrainian research scientist are among the impressive list of participants who spoke at or voiced their support for the conference. Others included: President Joachim Chissano of Mozambique, who applied innovative IDT programs to end that nation’s civil war; retired Ecuadorian Lt. General José Villamil, who also applied IDT to end war between Ecuador and Peru; Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, former chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize; and Mr. Mohd Khalid Naseemi, the founder and Director-General of the Afghanistan Environmental Society.
 
IDT is a way for the military of all countries to prevent conflict and terrorism by deploying a proven, simple human resource-based technology, with minimal training and costs needed to implement it. For most countries it would cost about as much as one modern fighter jet.
 
Recent events show that IDT is desperately needed. There is truly no other solution. Leaders in every country would be wise to read the proceedings of the GUSP conference and learn how to best rapidly establish perpetual peace, for everyone.
 
About the author:
 
Dr. David Leffler has a Ph.D. in Consciousness-Based Military Defense and served as an Associate of the Proteus Management Group at the Center for Strategic Leadership, US Army War College. Currently, he serves as the Executive Director at the Center for Advanced Military Science ( http://www.strongmilitary.org/ ) and lectures and writes worldwide about IDT.
 
*Photo Caption - Dr. David Leffler (insert)
 
 
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Eugene Agha reports ] - Idoma people of Benue State residing in Lagos have called on those agitating for the sovereign state of Biafra to leave Idoma people out of their agitation.
 
The Idoma National Forum (INF) expressed the position in a press statement on Sunday.
 
The INF President, Amali Adoya Amali, who signed the statement, said the Idoma wanted the Biafran agitators to leave the ‘peace-loving Idoma people of Benue State’ from the fight for Biafra.
 

The statement reads, "We the people of Benue State continue to be embarrassed every time a section of those agitating for an independent state of Biafra make claims that Benue State or some of parts of Benue State are Biafrans. Most of these misguided elements are either completely ignorant of what transpired during the civil war or had not been born then, otherwise they will not be including Benue State in their map of Biafra. While we believe that you reserve the right to agitate, we reject any attempt to be conscripted into your agitation without our consent and without any form of consultation with our people. Idoma land and Benue State in extension have never been and is up till this moment not a part of Biafra and is not in a hurry to become one. Therefore leave us out of your agitation."
 

*Photo Caption - Map of Defunct Republic of Biafra

 

[ Masterweb Reports: Dr. C. K. Ekeke reports ] - On June 6, a coalition of sixteen northern youth groups gathered in Kaduna house (Seat of Government) and issued what has been called "Kaduna Declaration," in which the group gave an eviction quit order to Igbos residing in the northern states.
 
The quit notice order essentially states:
 
"We are hereby placing the Nigerian authorities and the entire nation on notice, that as from the 1st of October, 2017, we shall commence the implementation of visible actions to prove to the whole world that we are no longer part of any federal union that should do with the Igbo."
 
According to Arewa Youth groups, the eviction notice to Igbos to vacate the north within 3 months deadline of October 1, 2017, was in retaliation of the on-going agitation for sovereign State of Biafra and recent "Sit-At-home" Shutdown of SE/SS region on May 30, 2017 ordered by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to honor their fallen heroes and heroines who perished during the genocidal war between Nigeria and Biafra from 1967 to 1970.
 
Abraham Lincoln, who created the "Medal of Honor" to honor soldiers who fought America’s civil war between the North and South for abolition of Slave trade, once said, "Any nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure."
 
Every nation that has fought civil war and genuinely reconciled, made efforts to rebuild their peoples and land without injustice and marginalization. It’s only in Nigeria that former Eastern region and its people are still treated like conquered people because they lost the war. Nigeria thinks she can move forward and make progress treating Biafrans – a potential segment of the nation as slaves. Let me leave this subject for another time.
 
The Kaduna declaration went in detail to insult the Igbo people calling them unruly, uncultured, criminals and accusing Igbos of all manners of illicit dealings, evil and the cause of conflict and lack of peace that exist in Nigeria today.
 
No matter the reason for this eviction notice, it is ludicrous, senseless, and outrageous. And many sensible and wise groups and persons from different parts of the country including the Northern Governors Forum, Northern CAN, SE/SS Governors, SW Governors, Ohanaeze, Afenifere, Middle Belt Youth Council, Niger Delta and several Igbo groups have condemned the Kaduna declaration.
 
But surprisingly, the Northern Elders Forum led by their spokesperson, Prof. Ango Abdullahi backed Arewa youths while condemning the Northern Governors who disowned the Youths’ declaration.
 
Despite the calls made by the governor of Sokoto State, El- Rufai and others to arrest the leaders of Arewa youth groups that issued such a threat, which is treasonable, no single arrest has been made or any of them questioned until today. Also the silence of the presidency, including president Buhari, former heads of State like IBB, Emirs, and especially the Sultan of Sokoto, is an indication that these senseless youths are being used and Igbos should take the eviction order very seriously.
 
Ndigbo and in fact, Biafran people residing in the North should heed the call to come back to their homeland and country in Biafra land.
 
Let us assume for a moment, it was Igbo youths that issued such a threat; the army, police, DSS and all kinds of military quad of Nigeria would have been unleashed on Southeast/South-south region to maim, torture, arrest and massacre Igbo youths.
 
The Arewa Youth declaration is a remarkable arrogance of the North. And it is time, this incivility and stupidity be stopped once and for all. We cannot continue like this and talk about unity. Where is the unity and one-Nigeria here? The basis for unity does not exist at all. In fact, the world is watching at our childishness and foolishness.
 
The truth is that Nigeria is faced with serious challenges of nationhood that needs difficult conversation and dialogue. Nigeria is on shaky ground and rapidly falling apart and disintegrating and the rulers and politicians are not bothered about it.
 
It is not an over statement to say that Nigeria is not working and will never work without fundamental and radical restructuring of the country. Nigeria is not one and will never be one without a different kind of political leadership and citizenship re-orientation.
 
But the troubling aspect is that the political elites are ignoring these frustrations and hopelessness that pervade the entire nation. The political elites and rulers are not helping matters at all. In fact, the corrupt political elites are the ones holding the people in bondage with their one-Nigeria myth and false unity.
 
It’s very sad indeed that Nigeria with so much promise of greatness and potential is hastily degenerating into anarchy and disintegration because of its false foundation. And sadly, most Nigerians don’t want to hear about them or even talk about them. But it is time to have these painful conversations and difficult dialogue.
 
There are at least seven structural flaws of Nigeria’s foundation.
 
The First Foundation Flaw: Nigeria’s Amalgamation.
Many reasons have been written that Nigeria’s problems and challenges are bad leadership, corruption, ethnicity, tribalism, religion and others. I agree with all those as symptoms; but the more I read and study the nation’s origin, the more I come to conclude that the root problem of Nigeria is its founding (foundation).
 
It is an established fact that Nigeria is a creation of the British Empire during the 19th century. When the Europeans especially the British, French and Portuguese invaded the continent of Africa in search of slaves and mineral resources during the later part of 19th century, the kingdoms of Oyo, Bornu, Hausa, Benin, Bonny, Jukun, Idah, Aro and Ibo in the Western Coastline of Africa lived in peace and traded among themselves.
 
These peoples and kingdoms had existed hundreds of years even before the coming of the Europeans. The peoples of these kingdoms and empires had deep political, social, religious, tribal and linguistic differences. By the later part of 1890’s when the British invaded and conquered these kingdoms, they created a monstrous nation for their political and economic interest and power rivalry with the French. Nigeria is an evil union created by the British for their selfish and political hegemony in Africa.
 
And so, the peoples of Hausa, Fulani, Kanuri, Ibo, Yoruba, Kalabari, and Ijaw were forced to live together without a well-defined set of core values that addressed national unity, patriotism and parameters to discourage social, cultural, religious and linguistic differences between the peoples of this new nation. Flora Shaw, the wife of Lord Lugard, Nigeria’s second governor general suggested these variant groups of kingdoms and territories around the Niger River over which Britain had established a Protectorate to be called Nigeria.
 
Today, there is evidence that the document ratifying the amalgamation of January 1914 was an experiment designed to last 100 years and if any group was not happy can pull out of the union. The amalgamation experiment of 100 years expired in January 2014, it has failed and it needs to be re-negotiated.
 
But why was the amalgamation document hidden from Nigerians and from history books which is rarely talked about or taught in schools?
 
The amalgamation of variant groups of people with distinctly deep religious beliefs, values, customs and way of life to form Nigeria by the British colonial empire is one of the worst crimes in human history. Amalgamation and conquest of nations and empires of Africa by the British, French, Portuguese, and Arab nations remains one the worst crimes of humanity – and Nigeria’s amalgamation and colonization is as evil as slavery and holocaust.
 
The Second Foundation Flaw: Nation’s Constitution.
The constitution is the most important document in any democratic institution. The constitution supposed to govern the affairs of the state and its people. It should provide defense, administer justice, and order, in which people could go in safety about their business. It should have checks and balances, that provide more realistic safeguards — constraining absolute power of the federal government, security if its citizens and welfare of all. The constitution supposed to set a well-defined set of core values that will shape the lives and especially those who are called to lead. Core values are constant and passionate beliefs that drive people lives, business decisions or nation's priorities.
 
Nigeria’s first constitution was put together by the British people in 1922. These are people who do not understand our culture or social systems. Why do we think these colonial and slave masters will give us a document that is capable of creating a peaceful and prosperous society. Since then, the nation’s constitution has been revised few times yet the constitutional experts could not come up with a constitution designed to accommodate the social, cultural, religious and tribal norms of all the variant groups that make up Nigeria. The fundamental rights as defined in our constitution today are not one-sided and favor mostly the North.
 
Most of the national conferences that have been organized to deal the nation’s challenges have dealt mostly on how to divide, distribute and allocate oil revenue rather than how to establish basic core and patriotic values that will help unite the nation.
 
The current constitution of 1999 was put together by some foreign commission assembled by a military and murderous dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha and Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar. It is absolute ridiculous that a country with so many trained lawyers and constitutional experts at home and abroad cannot come up with a constitution that embodies and embraces the common aspirations of every Nigerian citizen. And yet, these military dictators’ tuned politicians continue to play dirty and tribal politics to the detriment of the entire Nigerian people.
 
The constitution ought to be a cherished document as the basis for sound democratic government. We don’t have that today and we are almost 20 years in our democratic dispensation.
 
The Third Foundation Flaw: Lack of National Value System.
Nigeria does not have national and patriotic value system like other nations around the world. We are mostly driven by ethnic, tribal and religious sentiments. Developing a national core value system and national passion will help to inspire citizens to love their fellow countrymen and women, treat each with respect and work together to achieve common success.
 
Core values determine and shape daily actions of people. Core values ask the question, why do I do what I do? Developing national core values and the passion for why we as a nation do what we do is the secret to nation’s success. Well-defined strong national core values will not only contribute to any nation's success but also will also inspire citizens to reach their fullest potential, embrace good change, communicate what is important and enhance credible leadership.
 
Core values are not only applicable to individuals or business organizations, families or churches, but also to nations, states and cities. Without a strong national value system, no nation can be very successful. Patriotic laws, national decisions and patriotic passionate national actions determine and drive nation's priorities. Nigeria lacks it and it is a fundamental flaw.
 
Corruption is a decay and lack of ethical, moral, national and societal value system.
 
The Fourth Foundation Flaw: Corrupt Political Elitist Sect
Governance in Nigeria for the last fifty-five years has been hijacked by a satanic leadership cult —a group of corrupt political elitist sect, who are so selfish, greedy, egoistic, visionless malicious, mischievous, treacherous, and tyrannical.
 
Since Nigeria gained independence in October 1st, 1960, she has not had good leaders to pilot the affairs of the country. Nigeria as a nation has not really enjoyed any genuine political peace and national prosperity despite enormous blessings that God endowed on her. Instead, the country has been ruled and governed by military and political dictators that denied the people of Nigeria security, order, peace and basic needs of livelihood. For fifty-five years, what we’ve had is a military dictatorship, political hypocrisy, idolatrous religious system, and extravagantly indulgent corrupt judicial system that oppressed the poor, children and minority members of the family. In a nutshell, Nigeria’s rulers have failed to fulfill their obligation to the nation and its people.
 
The eminent scholar international literary giant and iconic poet, Prof. Chinua Achebe in his famous book entitled: The Trouble with Nigeria, writes, "The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership."
 
The pandemic poverty, diseases, corruption, violence, ethical and moral decadence in our society are mostly attributed to lack of good and genuine leadership.
 
The late Dr. Joseph Nanyen Garba, the erudite scholar and Nigeria’s former permanent representative to United Nation in his classic book - Fractured History - Elite Shifts and Policy Changes in Nigeria, wrote,
 
"In our thirty-four years of nationhood, we have made an unprecedented turnaround; going from a nation of hope, strength, abundance, economic prosperity and high aspirations to a nation which has become the embodiment of a degenerate society…" he further added, "Nigeria, to my mind, does not lack real men and women. The ingredients for creating a formidable nation exist. What is lacking is leadership with the political will and the selfless dedication to galvanize the entire nation."
 
I concur with the late Dr. Joe Garba and the eminent poet and scholar, Dr. Chinua Achebe. For Fifty-five years, Nigeria has truly become a degenerate, a complete lawless, corrupt and callous nation. Despite her enormous human potential and abundant natural resources, Nigeria has remained underdeveloped, improvised and continue to flounder simply because the nation has been ruled and governed by fools, idiots, nonentities and a corrupt political elitist sect.
 
The Fifth Foundation Flaw: Tribalism and Injustice.
Lack of genuine, strong and courageous leadership led to this flaw — ethnic hatred, tribalism and injustice that exist in Nigeria today. It is a well-known fact that before the white men came as missionary workers with pretense to colonize the territory known today as Nigeria; the various inhabitants of that vast area lived in peace and traded with each other. To subjugate and dominate this vast area for their economic and political purposes, these variant groups of people with profound linguistic, cultural, religious and even political differences were coerced to amalgamate into one country.
 
A name was chosen for the people without due consultations. Since then this marriage of inconvenience has been very problematic and difficult to manage especially after they were granted freedom and independence to live together and govern themselves. The marriage became more turbulent following the 1960’s political crisis, tribal and religious killings that led to unforgettable genocidal civil war of 1967-70 in which more than more than three million lives were massacred. That bitter civil war left an unforgettable anger, bitterness and hatred among the peoples of Nigeria. Even the end of war slogan "No Victor No Vanquished" could not bury the tumultuous and fractured history of a people that had been traumatized and to live peacefully and to trust each other became a very serious issue and challenge to fix.
 
The systemic injustices in Nigeria led some courageous men to form peaceful groups and some militant groups to battle against the biased, discriminatory and satanic system that they live in. Today, we have MASSOB, OPC, MEND, Niger Delta, IPOB and several other separatist groups across the nation – fighting to be free from Nigeria. It is shameful for a nation that has surplus cake to share according to former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, denied the region that is producing the national cake.
 
The Sixth Foundation Flaw: Ethnic Hatred, Religious Ignorance, Violence and Senseless Killings
Religious conflict, violence and killings are a major flaw of Nigeria’s amalgamation. It is a huge challenge and a major threat to the security, unity and national progress of Nigeria. Religious ignorance and intolerance breed violence. Religious violence and war have decimated more lives in Nigeria in the last fifty years than hunger, disease, and accidents combined together. Northern Nigeria especially has been a battleground between Islam and Christianity. Since 1960, Nigeria has had some many incidents of religious extremism and Islamic fundamentalism in its attempt to Islamize the nation. Islamic fundamentalism, fanaticism, terrorism and jihads are a big threat and huge foundation flaw. This flaw alone is enough reason to divide Nigeria.
 
The Seventh Foundation Flaw: Pogrom of the 1960’s that led to Genocidal Civil War
As some people have written, second genocide is silently going on in Biafra region today. The first genocide and starvation of Biafrans during the civil war of 1967-1970 remains one of the worst war crimes of humanity.
 
Way Forward: The Solution to these Structural Flaws—Fundamental Restructuring or Peaceful Division
 
Many in the past had written on the economic and political amalgamation of Nigeria. The late visionary leader, Chief Obafemi Awolowo once observed that Nigeria is not a nation, but merely a geographical expression. Other notable visionaries and leaders of thought have also referred the Nigerian nation as merely a political expression for the economic and political interest of the colonial master - Britain.
 
The amalgamation of Nigeria as a nation is an issue that must be addressed if we really desire to live in peace and fulfill the assignment that God, Allah or the Divine Creator has put us together to accomplish for mankind and especially for the oppressed Black race of this planet. I believe that without genuine forgiveness and reconciliation, there cannot be order, unity and peace in Nigeria. We cannot move forward as a nation and fulfill our common purpose and destiny if ethnicity, tribalism and injustice are not addressed in the country. We truly need a national identity that harbors ethnicity and discourages tribal identity.
 
Nigeria is a corrupt, lawless, and failed country. It needs to be restructured or allow indigenous and variant groups that make up Nigeria to decide their futures.
 
The amalgamation of variant groups of more than 400 people and ethnic groups to form Nigeria in 1914 remains one of the worst atrocities of the British Empire and they know it.
 
It’s time Britain and international community peacefully dismantle Nigeria to avert another waste of human lives. The indigenous peoples want to live in freedom, liberty, justice, peace and prosperity for all. They are sick and tired of oppression, marginalization, ethnic hatred, religious violence, and killings.
 
Note: The commentary on these structural flaws are fully discussed in my forth-coming book: "The Problem with Nigeria: Reasons Nigeria Continues to Flounder and Way Forward." The book was supposed to be released in 2015, but due to Buhari’s victory and other extenuating circumstances, it was delayed. It’ll be published later this year and you can read in details the flaws of Nigeria and solution to fix the country.
 
Dr. C. K. Ekeke ( Email: cfsnl@yahoo.com ) is a theologian, author, consultant, and leadership scholar. He is the founder and president of Leadership Wisdom Institute.
 
*Photo Caption - Dr. C. K. Ekeke