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The Abia State chapter of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, and Petroleum Tankers Drivers, PTD, yesterday threatened to embark on strike if the PPMC failed to supply petroleum products to Aba depot.
 
Spokesman for the group (Mr Simple Nwamkpa), told newsmen that the PPMC had failed to pump products to the depot in the last six years.
 
Nwamkpa, who is also Chairman of Aba Depot Reactivation Committee, said PPMC had promised to pump products to the depot in the second week of March, but was not enforced.
 
He further stated that IPMAN and PTD were worried over PPMC several unfulfilled promises, even after it had carried out pressure test on the pipelines and certified them fit.
 
“The pressure test on the pipelines was carried out by PPMC and it recorded closed to 100 per cent success.
 
“Our patience has been over tasked because we no longer know what to tell our teeming members the reasons for PPMC not pumping products to Aba depot ,” he said.
 
Nwamkpa said that the chapter had over 700 marketers who supplied petroleum products to the entire South East and beyond.
 
He said that the unions had had series of meetings with PPMC both at its area office in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and their headquarters in Abuja.
 
Nwamkpa said that at one of the meetings in Abuja on February 15, both parties agreed, among others, that PPMC would do the final pressure test on the pipelines by first week of March.
 
“We agreed that petroleum products will be pumped to the depot by the second week of March.
 
“Out of the three agreements, the pressure testing of the pipelines, which recorded about 100 per cent success, has been done. Now, this is the last week of March, PPMC is yet to pump products to Aba depot,” he said.
 
Nwamkpa said that IPMAN members and PTD would have withdrawn their services to the public on Dec. 23, but for the timely intervention of the government of Abia.
 
He appealed to the governors in the South East and other leaders to prevail on PPMC to supply petroleum products to the depot.
 
Meanwhile, youths in the communities hosting the pipelines on Tuesday protested the delay by PPMC to pump products to the depot.
 
Their Spokesman, Mr Solomon Ohia, said at the depot site at Osisioma near Aba that over 130 youths from these communities were protecting the pipelines.
 

-Masterweb Reports (Submission By Mike Udah)
 
I refer to a news story deliberately planted in many newspapers. According to this story, His Excellency, Mr. Peter Obi, CON does not deserve a Zik Prize because, he has, to quote the very story “obvious hatred” for the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe.
 
The story goes ahead to say that Governor Obi has a vice-Presidential ambition come 2015, an ambition which, according to this newspaper “is now pushing him into doing all sorts of things, including the abomination of acquiring a Zik award”.
 
To buttress Governor Obi’s alleged hatred for the Zik of Africa, this report goes further to state that “in his six years as governor of Anambra State, Obi has never visited the famous Inosi Onira residence of the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe in Onitsha, which is now a shodow of itself”.
 
Nothing can be farther from the truth than the foregoing fallacies and assumptions. For starters, there is no such body as Igbo Integrity Vanguard, to which these allegations were attributed. A cursory search will reveal this easily.
 
It is the myopic view of one person who has a special phobia for Governor Obi that was deliberately published by hired reporters who were simply driven by their desire to line their pockets.
 
How can any sensible person claim that Governor Obi hates the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe? Does that person know how many Anambra State functions organized by the governor which were attended by the widow of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Prof. (Mrs) Uche Azikiwe? For the records, Prof. Azikiwe is a member of Anambra State ’s Elders’ Council constituted by Governor Peter Obi! The late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe was honoured post-humously at the 20th Anniversary of the Creation of Anambra State held on 26th August, 2011. Could a Zik hater do these?
 
Governor Peter Obi had spoken out about the Zik’s Mausoleum: he mentioned this when he led a delegation of elders and Chiefs to Abuja; he has on innumerable occasions inspected the failed portion of road in front of Zik’s Inosi Onira Retreat even though this is part of the Federal road stretching from Bridgehead, Onitsha which the Federal Government is gradually working on following the governor’s entreaties.
 
Anyone who has been following Governor Obi’s activities since 2006 when he became Governor of Anambra State, will gladly agree that he “is an Onitsha man” at heart in all senses of the word even as his parents hailed from Agulu in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State.
 
Not only was he born and brought up in Onitsha, the Governor is a member of an Age Grade in Onitsha where those born within the same period as he belong. He has literally transformed Onitsha – rehabilitating several roads; striving to revitalize the Nkisi Water Works and tackling the erosion menace there; getting the Federal Government to become more serious with the repair of kilometer zero to kilometer five (from Bridge Head to Upper Iweka), etc.
 
In further expression of his love for Onitsha and her people, Governor Obi is planning to relocate to the city where he is building a five Star Hotel and convention Centre even as the gigantic Sab-Miller Brewery which he attracted there is working hard to start operations in July.
 
The truth of the matter is that some people are afraid of Mr. Peter Obi that at the mention of his name, they develop instant fever, and whenever he is honoured, they go bunkers! Has this young Governor announced to anyone that he wants to be Vice-President of Nigeria? Why pre-empt or second-guess him when he is smarting from the splendid burial honours accorded Eze Igbo Gburugburu, the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, a unique burial which could not have been possible without his efforts? What role did this Igbo Integrity Group play in the burial of Ojukwu? What other Igbo causes has it fought?
 
This ‘shoot-him-down project must stop’. It was dead on arrival, to use the phraseology of these hirelings. Peter Obi has already excelled in several ways and no amount of unfounded allegations, innuendos or invectives can bring him down. This man – Peter Obi – has rewritten Nigeria ’s political history as the first man to sack an incumbent governor illegally sworn-in by the enemies of progress. He did this in 2006. He is the first governor to regain his seat after an illegal impeachment was slammed on him in 2007; He is the first governor to prove a gubernatorial tenure must last for four years; first governor to be made an Adviser to the President of the country; first serving Governor to be made a member of the country’s Economic Team. Haba! Can’t these jealous fellows see that they are fighting a lost battle?
 
Mike Udah
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Anambra State
 
 

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All things being equal, Anambra state is set to become the cleanest State in Nigeria. This was disclosed by Governor Peter Obi yesterday during the commissioning of different types (according to function) Refuse Disposal Vehicles, compactors receptacles, ANIDS School buses, at totaling over 500 million naira at the premises of Innoson Motor manufacturing company, Nnewi yesterday.
 
Obi commended President Goodluck Jonathan for his interest in private enterprises as shown by his accepting to commission the motor plant, when he paid a State visit to Anambra State in 2010. He called other Nigerian investors to emulate Dr. Innocent Chukwuma, who is behind the plant. He appealed to wealthy Anambra citizens to invest their money in such project rather than use it to cause confusion in the state. Obi said that he deliberately decided to perform the commissioning at the premises of Innoson to showcase to the nation and other countries of the world, especially in the West African Sub-Region, that such things were now manufactured in Anambra State, Nigeria. “come and buy your wide range of needs at Innoson, rather than travel abroad for the same purpose”, Obi said.
 
Obi, who disclosed that the State would buy more of such vehicles said that ANIDS School buses were meant for some schools that did not benefit from the over 150 buses given to schools earlier. For the refuse disposal trucks, he said that the commissioning represented the change on tactics for the disposal of refuse in the State. Gov. Obi said that part of the tactics was the formation of a new Anambra State Waste Management Agency (ASWMA) and the appointment of an environmental chemist, Dr. Anthony Okoye to head the Agency. “As long as refuse are not seen on Anambra Streets, his work is secured, otherwise the contrary will be the case. Now is not the time for platitudes, but for action and more action”, Obi thundered. Obi also said that the Agency was a bit delayed in taking off because he wanted to provide them with the tools to work with as represented by the event of today.

Speaking during the commissioning, Dr. Innocent Chukwuma said that he had received tremendous goodwill from Governor Obi and that he did not regret investing in Anambra State. He called on other investors to come and invest in the State and enjoy the support of a Governor who understood investment in its totality.
 
Speaking earlier, the State Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Mike Egbebike, who recalled the sacrifices the Governor make for the good of the state, said that the Governor was committed to environmental cleanliness, not just to health, but to create the environment that would allow business to blossom.
 
On her own part the State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Kay Onyechi said that due to revolutionary approach of Governor Obi to education that the sector had changed completely to what it used to be. According to her, Anambra school system now boost of school buses, well equipped science laboratory, computers and other modern learning aids. She said that what was amazing in all these was that he channeled some of the things donated to him for private use into schools.

-Masterweb Reports (Submission By Onyekaba N. Charles)
 
To say that the youths are the greatest asset to any nation will only go a long way to stating the obvious: without the youths, the future hope of any nation is bleak. The vital roles, youths play as torch carriers and banners of both economical and political continuity can never be over-emphasized.
 
Unfortunately, most youths are no longer friends of the bright tomorrow. The pendulum is yet to find an equilibrium position in their lives. Disillusionment, helplessness and the likes have eaten deep into the fabric of many while strike actions, cultism and corruption have wrecked the ship of education, where the type of education given to our children have turned them into an abyss of nothingness and spiritual bankruptcy.
 
It’s little wonder expectations were high in 1973, when the Gowon led administration initiated the National Youths service corps (NYSC).some of the expectations of the program as at then were;

  • Creating a true sense of patriotism among Nigerian youths
  • Affording these youths the basic or foundational experience of what to expect in the labor market or work sector by ensuring that they are posted to organizations and firms related to their disciplines.
  • Ensuring a broad- based understanding of Nigeria as a country and to engender unity.
  • Creating a sort of finishing school for graduates to be disciplined, have an understanding and appreciation of the various cultures in the country and have the mentality to face the pressures of life outside school.

Today, it is no longer a secret that the NYSC has since lost its sense of purpose and value in near all ramifications. The program has not only  being an extension of the inequality, injustice, unfairness, and the likes that has characterized the Nigerian society since time immemorial but has also paved way for other abnormalities such as

  • Corruption and influencing of the posting process
  • Extortions and bribery from students prior to posting
  • Creation of an illicit quid-pro quo sex trade environment among the officials and female corp. members.
  • Frustration and negative influence on the norms and values of honorable corp. members who had truly wanted to serve the nation.
  • Avoidable occasions of death and other misfortunes mostly arising from the need for corp. members to visit their families.
  • Undue expenses usually encountered by sponsors, friends and relatives who most times have had to borrow in order to meet with the service requirements.

I can go on and on. The demerits 0r rather dangers of this program are becoming countless by the day. Only recently, I read two separate articles by Mr. E. O Okwor, (a senior lecturer with one of the Nigerian universities) who lost a child last year to this program and Dr. Sylvester Fadal (a renowned united states based journalist) calling for the abolishment of NYSC. The question is “can anyone boldly come out and talk about the gains of the present day NYSC? NYSC as a scheme has now become an avenue for government officials to mismanage and steal public funds. If you are having a doubt about this, you can take a look at the proposed allocation for NYSC in the 2010 budget. After seeing the figures, the question that comes to mind is “how is the money being spent? Is it on the under-sized and over-sized low quality uniforms or on the poor food given to corp. members in camp, perhaps it is on supposed monthly allowance of nine thousand, seven hundred and fifty naira being paid to corp. members. Let’s not deceive ourselves. It is obvious that there are some beneficiaries of this scheme with unlimited channels of getting money ranging from the supply of under quality uniforms and other NYSC paraphernalia to a completely unnecessary online registration.
 
Having noted all these problems, would I advocate for the scrapping of service? Personally - No! Do I expect the government to improve the NYSC?  Definitely- Yes!, I would never be happy putting on my television set every night, to see and listen to the minister of information preaching about re-branding of the nation, when the supposed finishing school or scheme initiated to prepare our youths for the life after school seems to be one of the worst hits by corruption, unfairness and injustice in this country .However, while we pray that our cries for a new NYSC is listened to,  youths of the country, “privileged” to serve, should seize the opportunity – not to allow their ideas for the country to be stolen or squashed by the hapless present- day custodians but to keep their hopes, dreams, and ambitions alive. The foundational importance of the service; of such an invaluable nation-building institution should not be allowed to be tarnished and brought into disrepute like the many institutions in the country - rather its ideals should be upheld by the youth as the only viable institution that encompasses their ideals, and a vehicle for reclaiming their lost vision of our great country, Nigeria!.
 
ONYEKABA N. CHARLES is a writer and a poet whose first publication “swinging emotion” will be released on 10th march 2012. He wrote this article as a young corp. member serving in 2009. [onyekabaeme@yahoo.com]

-Masterweb Reports (Submission By Rosemary Ogudo)
 
If you are among those that judge Anambra State based on her past, the judgement will be uninspiring. The evidence on ground shows that Anambra has moved on from the era of non-payment of pensions and brigandage that led to the destruction of the State in 2004. Today, what we have under Peter Obi is a new, improved Anambra State that has become one of the envious states in the country. Anambra is today in the news for all the good reasons, in spite of the fierce opposition that prefer the chaotic past because of what they benefitted. Anambra is a story on innovation and substitution of bad with the good.
 
For the first time schools in Anambra have been spoilt with computers by the Obi administration, a luxury the students could only dream of many years back under the likes of Okpala. The same schools have been given school buses for the first time, while the government had equally provided bore holes and transformers for them to ease their problems especially the female students. His regime has promoted teachers four times and lifted embargo on their promotion which a former governor claimed was not their right.
 
Obi then took the bull by the horns by handing over schools back to their missionary owners. He did not just do that but doled out N6b for the infrastructural development of those schools. Now Reverend Fathers and pastors have taken over the administration of the schools while the government takes care of their salaries. This is aimed at restoring sanity and good morals in schools.
 
Under this arrangement, 50 secondary schools and virtually all the primary schools were handed over to their previous owners.
 
Hospitals have witnessed the greatest government intervention ever in the state. For the first time the state will have a teaching hospital that will serve the state and the state owned university which the government has equally turned around and commenced the building of their permanent site. Ambulances have been provided to hospitals for the first time, while mission hospitals were also handed over to them with the government providing money for their infrastructural development.
 
Health centres are within reach of every community in the state and the schools of nursing in Obosi and Nkpor have received great facelifts. The general hospital at Onitsha has been transformed and this led to its accreditation by the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council.
 
Onitsha, the commercial hub of the state, has been witnessing a great turn around by the Obi administration which has built may link roads in the city. The first functional stock exchange in the state and perhaps in the entire east has been built in Onitsha and is contained in a sprawling business centre which has yielded enough money for another business centre which is nearing completion in the city.
 
The city boasts also of an ultra-modern mini-sports stadium in the northern end while a similar one is nearing completion in the southern end. The first one is replete with flood lights, tartan tracks and an under-ground tunnel.
 
Nnewi, another commercial and industrial hub of the state, has equally witnessed massive road network that connects the villages while work is currently going on on the last major road in the town.
 
Workers have been given a befitting workers’ secretariat for the first time in the state’s history. Hitherto, the state’s ministries were scattered across the capital city, making it very difficult for effective coordination. The first two phases of the secretariat have been completed and put to use.
 
Before the Obi administration, the capital city had not been touched in any manner by his predecessor. It was therefore left to Obi to start from scratch to reconstruct the capital city. He started with Zik Avenue which he transformed and put street lights on. He reconstructed the Court Road and opened up a new road that leads to Works Road. He opened up a bye pass from Agu Awka through Nise to Enugwu-Ukwu so that one may not bother to enter the heart of Awka while going beyond it from Enugu.
 
Obi has also opened up the GRA section behind government house with a beautiful road network. He has opened up the Ngozika Housing Estate, turning it into a delight to watch and live in and has begun the tarring of Udoka Housing Estate, both in Awka. He is building the first ever library in the state in Awka. This is coming after the one built in 1966 in Onitsha.
 
Obi’s all sector approach to development was what made him to break the jinx of serving governors in the state not coming back for a second term. He thus became the first governor in the state’s history to have two tenures, having been returned by an appreciative public.
 
It is instructive that the only group that hates Obi’s guts are those who brought the state to its knees in the recent past by their gluttony and squandermania. These are the people Obi sacked from government premises and they have tried to fight back to no avail. It is obvious that they are fighting against the tide of public opinion as the rest of the citizenry are praying God to have somebody like Peter Obi as Anambra governor after his tenure finally expires in 2014.
 
Rosemary Ogudo, Anambra State University, Igbariam



-Masterweb Reports (Submission By Makanjuola Olaleye Ademola)
 
University of Lagos Goes Wireless - The University of Lagos is now going global by the day as wireless network is now been made available for students on the campus. The wireless network started at King JaJa hall of residence which is a male hostel, followed by Mariere hall which is also a male hostel. This wireless network is only accessible by all final year registered students except diploma students.
 
The wireless network has now been shifted to other hostels round the school where Elkanemi hall happens to be one of them. Elkanemi hall is one the first hostels in the school where almost every apartment is made of wood and students now call it ile pako (wooden hall). Interested students are to register their names with the University and their matric no would be used as the username and password would be selected by the student to access the internet.
 
Students in Elkanemi hall as at 11:36pm on the 5th of March rushed out of their room with their various laptops and connected to the internet as the wireless started working then. Fortunately, instead of making use of the internet for research purposes and to aid their studies, most students use the opportunity to chat with the social network known as facebook.
 
During an interview with Shegun, a 200level psychology student, room 33 block 4 said, “Why would the University make the wireless network available to only final year students and not every students? We all need the internet for the same reasons.”
 
“I don’t even understand the wireless network of a thing, and how come the school knows when a final year uses it?” this was a statement by Jeff, a 300 level Sociologist student who was so naïve on how internet works.
 
Squatting In The Hostel - The Dean of Student Affairs, University said that there should be no room for squatting again because there are vacant spaces in the following hostels: Elkanemi, Shodende and Jaja hall.
 
Squatting has been a regular thing done by student since the creation of universities; this is due to lack of adequate spaces made available for students. The universities takes in more students compared to the availability of hostels for them to stay in.
 
These are what students say about the accommodation problem- Sheriff, a 200 level student of Engineering, University of Lagos said: “The students are not aware of the procedure to pass through in getting hostel accommodation.” Sheriff also said that hostels are not made available as at when due for students to pay for them and stay in. For the fact that some students live far away from school, most of them would not want to waste any time staying at home or waiting for hostels that might never come, so for this reason they have no other choice than to squat with a friend who already has one.
 
Sheriff said the school authorities should make proper awareness to new students coming in, and make enough hostel space available to every student those so desires.
 
Emmanuel, a 200 level student of Political Science, University of Lagos has this to say: “squatting is the illegal inheritance of a particular place.” He also said that squatting has been in the school for a very long time, and such a thing would not be stopped easily. He went further saying that drastic measures should be taken to end the tradition of squatting.
 
Emmanuel also said emphasized  saying: “different strokes for different folks;” he said some students actually collects the fees for the hostel from their parent and went as long as striking a deal with a friend who would pay half of the money and squat with him/her. Students prefer to use the money to purchase things like the Blackberry Phone to using it to improve their status quo.
 
Emmanuel gave his experience while he was in Biobaku hall. He said they were eight people to a room at first. Suddenly, the number started increasing and they became close to 22 in one room. He also said. He said the school authorities should find a lasting solution to the squatting problem.
 
Makanjuola Olaleye Ademola (University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba.)

-Masterweb Reports
 
Gov. Obi has appealed to the World Bank to fast track work on erosion sites in the South-East in the interest of the people of the States who are the ultimate beneficiaries. He made this appeal yesterday during a meeting between him and the World Bank team led by its Country Director, Marie Francaise Marie-Nelly.
 
Obi, who  was accompanied to the meeting by the State Commissioner  for  Planning , whose office oversees the relationship with International agencies, Prof. Stella Okunna and the Permanent Secretary in charge of Abuja office, Dr. Beatrice Okonkwo, said he remained grateful to President Goodluck Jonathan for going beyond promises to actual tackling of the menace  through the Federal Government and international organizations’ collaboration with the Governments of the South-East geo-political Zones.  He described the South-East as the worst erosion ravaged area in the sub Saharan Africa,  and said he was optimistic that the intervention by the World Bank would go a long way in ensuring eco stability.
 
In implementing so many erosion work in the Zone, Obi  who said that time was of essence, canvassed for a situation whereby money for the projects would move directly from the World Bank to the contractors since, according to him, passing through Governments  would end up creating what he called “road blocks” that wouldl affect the implementation of the projects.
 
Speaking during the meeting, the Senior Environmental Specialist at the World Bank, Dr. Amos Abu said they were usually delighted to have the Governor among them due to his uncommon passion for  things that would benefit his people. He recalled how the President, following the representation made by the South-East Governors under the leadership of Gov. Peter Obi, approached the World Bank for categorical assistance to control the menace of erosion in the region. He said that as a result, the World Bank set up a strong team working with the Federal and State Governments of the zone. He said that the team was at the appraisal level that would soon see to the implementation stage.
 
In a related development, Mr. Alain Gaugris, a statistician with the world bank commended Anambra State for being the first state that came up with Statistics Master Plan for the State; while the Sector Head, African Region, Mrs. Idah Pswarayi Riddihough announced  the  1 Million Dollars grant for Onitsha city to develop its own Urban Storm water Master plan from Climate Change funds.  She said it was in recognition of Obi’s concern for the environment.
 
The World Bank Country Director assured that she would personally ensure that the projects went on to the satisfaction of all the  parties concerned.

-Masterweb Reports
 
Boko Haram gunmen on Thursday, attacked Nayi in Chikun local government, a mainly Christian village in Kaduna State, killing 10, including a pastor and injuring four others. "Ten people were killed in an attack on Nayi by unknown gunmen. Four people were injured in the attack. The gunmen raided homes of their victims on Thursday night. A pastor was among the dead," state police spokesman Aminu Lawan told newsmen.
 
Security forces have been deployed in the village and neighbouring town of Zonkwa following the killings. Nayi and Zonkwa are in the mainly Christian-dominated southern Kaduna where many were killed in violence that erupted following the April 2011 election victory of President Goodluck Jonathan. The violence spread to much of northern Nigerian, turning sectarian with fighting between Christian and Muslim youths. Leading in the attacks is Boko Haram, an Islamic terrorist group that seeks to impose sharia law across Nigeria through terror attacks in drawing attention to their demands. The group whose name in Hausa language means "western education is sinful" is modeled after Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Human Rights Watch says over 1000 people have been killed since Boko Haram began its terror campaign in July 2009, including over 250 so far in January this year.
 
Boko Haram casualties are from diverse attacks on churches, government buildings, police stations and other targets, including drive-by shootings. Many have fled the north from these attacks.

-Masterweb Reports (Submission By Augustine Togonu-Bickersteth)
 
 
Perhaps, some Mathematicians or Theoretical Physicists would have to formulate some equations to explain developments between the United States and Oyo State, particularly, Chicago and Ibadan.
 
Barack Obama, the United States' President and Abiola Ajimobi, Governor of Oyo State both cut their vacations short to attend to the Disasters from Hurricane Irene (August 29, 2011) and Ibadan flood, (August 26, 2011), respectively.
Barack Obama is from Chicago, capital of Mid-West America, printing capital of America and home of the skyscraper and Abiola Ajimobi is from Ibadan, capital of South-West Nigeria, Publishing Capital of Nigeria and home of the Nigerian skyscraper.
 
James Abram Garfield, a lawyer and classicist, who got his nomination for Presidency in Chicago was assassinated, while James Ajibola Ige, a lawyer and classicist, who lost his nomination as a presidential candidate in Ibadan, was also assassinated.
 
Interestingly, Bola Ige’s son, Muyiwa, was Chairman of the Oyo State branch of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, with Base in Ibadan. Muyiwa studied in Chicago, the Architectural capital of the world. He is currently the Commisioner for Lands and Physical Planning in Osun State.
 
In Chicago and Ibadan, we had Frank Lloyd Wright and Demas Nwoko, respectively, both described as evolving an entirely new Architectural identity for their respective countries.
In Chicago, we have Loyola University, and Ibadan, Loyola College. ( Mr Governor, please, give us back our school. I am an old boy of Loyola College.)
 
At Chicago we had Enrici Fermi, physicist credited with winning World War II for the U.S. President, Harry S.Truman. He was called "the Pope" because he was always right described as being as good a Theoretician as well as an Experimentalist. He tested the first Nuclear Reactor as invented by him in a Squash Court on December 2 1942.
 
Whereas in Ibadan we had Obafemi Awolowo, a Lawyer described as the  Chief strategist to the Nigerian Head of State, Yakubu Gowon. Called "the  Sage" because of his wisdom he has been refered to as a Political Theoretician as well as being a Practical Economist. A son was born to him in Ibadan on December 3 1942 to be maned Oluwole who was to become an avid Squash Raquet Player.
 
Chicago was crucial to the development of Jazz Music in the US, and Ibadan, the Highlife Music in Nigeria. Interestingly, one of the highlife greats, who started out in Ibadan was known as Roy Chicago.
 
In Chicago you had Walt Disney, Cartoonist, Comedian, who studied at the Chicago Art Institute. He had his Laugh-o-Grams and was  an Ambulance Driver whereas in Ibadan we had  Solomon Iguanre, a Cartoonist and Comedian who co-founded Laffomania; he studied at Unibadan. Obama and Ajimobi both do not have a clear cut majority in the US Senate and the Oyo State House of Assembly, respectively.
 
Obama and Ajimobi were fathered by Muslims, both served as senators, both studied in the New York. Also, Obama and Ajimobi both have masters degrees, and both linked with a Citizenship Conspiracy.
Like Obama, Ajimobi might have to observe January 20 and July 4, the two most important days in American History. The day of inauguration of the US President and the US Independence day.
For Lam Adesina, an old boy of the Loyola College, Ibadan, a former governor of Oyo State, and the Chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), of which Ajimobi is a part, was born on January 20, 1939, and his wife Saratu, on July 4, 1944.
 
Lastly, Obama and Ajimobi both lived in Illinois State.
 
Augustine Togonu-Bickersteth, London, England ( atogonub@hotmail.co.uk )

-Masterweb Reports (Submission By Obinna Akukwe)
 
The recurrent killings, bombings and destruction of human lives by the Boko Haram religious sect in the name of Allah and their demands for the Islamization of Nigeria was the greatest justification for the foresyth  of the late Odumegwu Ojukwu, President, Commander-in Chief of the armed forces of the Defunct Republic of Biafra.

Odumegwu Ojukwu, a visionary leader, became the Military Administrator of Eastern Region after the military coup of 1966. It was Ojukwu as Battalion Commander in Kano who foiled the northern axis of the Kaduna Nzeogwu coup of 1966 while Ironsi foiled the Lagos end.
The events that occurred later and the one sided success of the coup created the wrong impression that it was an Eastern agenda. This helped to exhume the age old northern resentment of the industriousness of Nigerians of Eastern extraction. This resentment led to the pogrom, a genocide where Easterners were rounded up and brutally murdered in hundreds of thousands all over Northern Nigeria. This pogrom included even the military barracks. Part of the reasons for the pogrom was the view of the northerner that these easterners should be slaughtered until they leave us alone to secede from Nigeria.
The counter-coup of 1966 which led to the death of Aguiyi Ironsi then military Head of State was to give way for northern secession from Nigeria. The inheritor of the situation, Yakubu Gowon was eager for there to be a separation from these troublesome southerners and he was willing to finish what Sir Ahmadu Bello was agitating for before the independence of Nigeria in 1960.
The north due to no fault of theirs has viewed the southerners with suspicion. The feudal north wanted to preserve their monarchial, theocratic and simplistic culture. They detested all dilution associated with western education, western lifestyles and western radicalism. They wanted a controlled cultural, religious and political environment devoid of radicalism and independence mindedness associated with their southern countrymen.
The north was apprehensive of being forced into a marriage with the south of Nigeria. The British colonial government had a sway time convincing the northern oligarchy that being joined to Nigeria was to their best interest. The north was not convinced citing population, commerce, religious and cultural differences as part of their fears.
The British colonialists had to organize to divide Nigeria into three regional blocks, East, West, North knowing that a balkanized south will be easier to manipulate by divide and rule. They then gave the Ahmadu Bello government tips on how to use the balkanized south to their political advantage by fueling divisions and infightings in the south while maintaining cohesion in the north. This advantage brought about the emergence of Tafawa Balewa as the Prime minister. The north, against the dictates of their intuition, decided to follow the advice of the British Colonial masters to go on with one Nigeria.
With the tensions in 1966, Ojukwu and Gowon met in Aburi, Ghana , where the roadmap for the loose confederacy of Nigeria was drawn. The British advisers convinced sGowon that confederation is as good as secession and as such the Aburi accord should be jettisoned. Gowon, based on British advice, reneged on the agreement and plunged the nation into a civil war.
The rejection of the Aburi accord and the subsequent declaration of war on the Biafrans led to the death of three million people on the seceding side. The federal forces wouldn’t have won that war if not for the high level military and diplomatic support from Britain. The British Government was a major supplier of military tactics, arms and support personnel throughout the duration of the war. The then British Labour Foreign Secretary, Michael Stewart, while regretting the actions of British Government against Biafra agonized that  "It would have been quite easy for me to say: This is going to be difficult - let's cut off all connexion with the Nigerian Government,…. "If I'd done that I should have known that I was encouraging in Africa the principle of tribal secession - with all the misery that could bring to Africa in the future” That was one of Britain’s official reason for supporting the genocide.
 
The fall of Biafra was not a victory by the Federal forces; it was a victory by the British Forces, British Foreign policy and British Government. It is laughable to suggest that the NTC rebels in Libya are responsible for the ouster of Gaddafi. It was foreign powers that aided the NTC rebels to oust Gaddafi. The same foreign powers led by Britain handed victory to the Federal forces.
 
The curse that came upon Nigeria as a result of the 3 million lives wasted  for trying to secede is haunting Nigeria now. Britain would have to grapple with an underdeveloped country whose citizens will be illegally migrating to its shores in search of greener pastures. Britain would have to grapple with the fact that the core north they fought so much to defend will be constantly exporting suicide bombers to British and European territories in the near future. This marriage forced upon Nigeria by the British Government, reinforced during Tafawa Balewa and Yakubu Gowon regimes have created problems of corruption, underdevelopment, murders, diseases, injustice, poverty and the newest addition suicide bombings.
The British Government should admit to mistakes of ill advising Sir Ahmadu Bello to go on with one Nigeria. They should equally admit that it is a mistake to advice Gowon to renege on the Aburi accord. The British Government should also apologize to the Republic of Biafra for aiding and abetting a civil war leading to loss of lives of over 3 million people.
 
It is gladdening that the British government stood by the Nigerian people during the military dictatorship of Babangida and Abacha. They supported National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) during the dark days of Nigeria. They still support Nigeria in areas of human rights, civil society agitations, capacity building for democracy. The British Government has been cooperating with Nigeria’s Government of Goodluck Jonathan in the fight against terrorism. All these are commendable and appreciable. The worst form of terrorism committed in Nigeria is not Boko Haram whose atrocities is yet to claim up to two thousand lives but the extermination of millions of Biafran lives under the supervision and cooperation of Britain.
 
The British Government should do their image a lot of good by offering unreserved apology to Biafrans for that foreign policy gaffe and take urgent steps to undo their mistakes. They should champion the cause of allowing every geopolitical zone to develop at their own pace holding on to the values they cherish most and create an exit strategy if the marriage becomes cantankerous.
 
Obinna Akukwe ( profetobinna@yahoo.com )