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Gov. Peter Obi has advised Nigerians to look beyond oil and inwardly into others areas, insisting that most countries that do not have oil are surviving today because of huge investment in human capital that unleashed their potentials in other areas. He gave this advice July, 29 in Canada at the Convention of Anambra people resident in the place at Toronto, Canada. He was reacting to the jubilation of the people of Anambra State on the news that Orient petroleum has started drilling oil in the State.

Further, Obi called on Nigerians to embrace what he called the commendable policies of the Government of President Goodluck Jonathan, which, according to him, was focusing on other areas that when paid adequate attention to, would compliment oil as the mainstay of Nigerian economy. He gave specific example with the new policy that is paying attention to the revitalization of agriculture as well as conscious efforts to expand the manufacturing base of the country through aggressive efforts to attract foreign direct investment into the country as well as other numerous efforts to empower the youth and improve power situation for the flourishing of Small and Medium enterprises.
Obi condemned the attitude of some people Nigerians that always criticize their country for the sake of criticisms without contributing any things on how it will become better.

Commending Anambra people in Canada, he said was moved to attend their convention because of their support to the State in the form of donating learning equipment worth millions of Naira to the State. He called on other Anambra people elsewhere to emulate them and always be concerned on how to work for the good of the State.

Later at a Town Hall meeting, Obi explained to them what his Government is doing in the State. “We successfully returned schools to the missionaries backed by financial support to them. We are already seeing the result as Anambra came first in NECO Exam of 2012. We are also rendering massive support to health Institutions owned by the Churches. Today Anambra is financially stable, meeting its obligations without borrowing from any financial institution.”

On security, the Governor said his Government was doing everything to overcome the challenges, including creating jobs for the unemployed and taken series of security measure such as massive support to security agencies in the State.
Speaking, the Chairman of the occasion, Dr. Fidelis Ezemenari, former General manger of Ajaokuta Stell Complex, described Anambra as lucky to have a person as Governor Obi at the helms of affairs today. He said that those of them that visited home regularly could attest to the great efforts in the State, starting from return of peace to enabling environment for businesses to thrive

The Convention was attended by Anambra people in the country, the Anambra State Embassy as well as many serving and retired officials of Canadian Government.

*Photo Caption -  Gov. Peter Obi (2nd left), with former Ontario Speaker, Dr. Alvin Curling (1st left), the Ontario (Canadian) Minister of Consumer Services (2nd right) and the former General Manger of Ajaokuta Stell Complex, Dr. Fidelis Ezemenari during the meeting of Anambra people in Toronto, Canada July 29.

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The Okpe Union Worldwide today congratulated His Royal Majesty, Major
Gen. Felix Mujakperuo (Rtd) on the 6th anniversary of his accession to
the throne as Orhue I, the Orodje of Okpe Kingdom.

In a statement issued in Lagos by its secretary general, Mr. Henry
Ebireri, the union said Okpe people at home and abroad are impressed
by His Royal Majesty’s accomplishments.

“Your compassion and your humanity have made you a valued king not
only to Okpe people but to people outside the kingdom. We love you and
wish you great successes in the repositioning of our great kingdom”
the statement said!

Continuing, the union said “in our desire for change, we congratulate
you for every success in your high and noble service to the people and
your role in ensuring a better future for progress, prosperity and
well-being for the people and the kingdom. We want to assure you of
our firm determination to work with you to enrich the kingdom”

“The union wishes His Majesty, all members of the royal family
continued good health and happiness and the people of Okpe Kingdom
much progress and prosperity” the statement added.

Mujakperuo was presented to the Udogun Okpe where he was approved and
ratified as Orhue 1, the Orodje of Okpe Kingdom on July 8, 2004.
However, the installation ceremonies were delayed until July 29, 2006
due to a legal suit brought to bear on the process by AVM Frank
Ajobena (rtd) who contested for the throne but lost.

*Photo Caption - The Orodje of Okpe Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Major
Gen. Felix Mujakperuo (Rtd).

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The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Olusegun Aganga has described Governor Obi as the champion of industry in Nigeria. He made this assertion  Monday, July 30 at the Nigerian Business and Investment Summit at Dorchester Hotel, London.
Speaking on "Investment Opportunities in the Industrial Sector", Aganga who regrettably described Nigeria as import-dependent Country, said it was unacceptable that Nigeria exports most of her raw materials than finished goods. He said the commitment of the Federal Government was to focus on areas of competitive and comparative advantage and encourage local manufacturers to take advantage of opportunities available to a Nigeria.
The Minister noted that the Federal Government has taken note of barriers to industrial growth such as the problem of electricity that jerk up the cost of production by 30% and is certainly working towards removing such barriers. He said the overall aim of the Federal Government was to kick start Nigerian Industrial revolution.
On the progress of recorded in the area of encouraging local manufacturers and attracting foreign direct investment into the country, Aganga said that even the Federal Government should emulate Gov. Peter Obi who, according to him, had shown uncommon commitment. He said he was awed with the progress he saw when he visited. He gave specific example with Innoson Motor manufacturing at Nnewi, where, according to him, the CEO, Mr. Innocent Chukwuma said Gov. Obi had offered tremendous assistance, including building road to the complex and also patronizing them to the tune of Billions of Naira.
Contributing, the representative of SABmiller brewery, Mr. Henry Rudd that just completed their largest brewery in West Africa in Anambra State said that corporations were attracted to invest where there are strong Governments. He said Obi's strong commitment attracted them to Anambra and that once other Government functionaries do likewise, Nigeria will become investment haven.
The summit was attended by the Hon. Minister of Finance, Dr. Okonjo Iweala, who represented the President, Governors, captains of Industry as well as many investors
*Photo Caption - Gov. Peter Obi (middle), flanked by the Minister of Trade and Investment, Dr. Olusegun Aganga ( left) and the representative of SABmiller Brewery, Henry Rudd ( right) at the Nigerian Business and Investment Summit at Dorchester Hotel, London, Monday, July 30.

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Juliana Salzer is an Austrian lady living very comfortably and coming from a very comfortable home. But her sad experience and humiliation in the hands of the Norwegian customs authorities at the airport has made her to ask many questions why people should be treated not based on the content of their character but on race and religion.

She had visited her friend J. E. in Nigeria in December 2011 and in return had invited her to Austria for a holiday and had also planned to travel to Oslo in April 2012 with her as a city she said that she had travelled to many times and had loved so much. But this time at the airport in Oslo she got what she had never bargained because she had a Nigerian friend as a co-traveller and as such was suspected for drugs and money laundry, detained in the name of interrogation for hours and told by a Norwegian customs officer that Nigerians were bad people and liars because of their country.

According to Juliana Salzer, when they were called at the airport for control she thought that it would be a normal routine check that might take 5 or a maximum of 10 minutes to end since they were as pure as snow, but alas, they ended up spending close to 3 hours, humiliated and their egos punctured.

She said that during the interrogation she and her friend had been separated in 2 separate booths at the back of the customs office at the airport where they were told to eat and drink so that they could empty their bowels. The height of their humiliation according to her was when the interrogating officers wore white plastic hand gloves and ordered them to undress completely and bend down. Not done with that they were forced to go to the toilet and to answer the call of nature with the customs officers right inside the toilet collecting and crosschecking the waste papers. At a point it got to a provocation level when one of the customs officers started asking her again “What are your parents doing? What are you doing for a living? Are you married? How did you get to know your friend? At a point it turned into aggression as the customs officer stood up and pointed her finger at her face as if she had committed a crime saying “[…] I am talking about washing money.” Juliana remained calm and said that she had told her that she had enough money and her parents had enough also, so, she did not do such things. The customs officer again threatened her this time as she said to her “Now listen, wherever you go and whatever you do we will see it. Whenever you take or put money in your account we will see it for the rest of your life. You had a Nigerian boyfriend before and now you are in Oslo with a Nigerian, you should know that Nigerians are very bad, they are lying all the time, all the time about everything and this is because of their country.”

Juliana asked rhetorically that if she could be treated like this just simply because she was with a Nigerian, what would happen if she was a Nigerian, and said that Nigeria had got a very, very bad image. She believed that the way she had been controlled as European citizen without any criminal record had been a shame. She also said that she did not care if people were controlled but to treat people the way they had done to her like a common criminal without doing anything wrong than being a friend of a Nigerian was ridiculous. Therefore, she said that Nigerians were targets and advised any Nigerian planning to travel out to be prepared to show a lot of confidence and be well informed about his/her rights and also advised Nigerian leaders to do something on the image of their country.

Uzoma Ahamefule, a concerned patriotic citizen writes from Vienna , Austria
Phone: +436604659620

*Photo Caption - Juliana Salzer: Photo taken in one of the fast foodrestaurants in Enugu during her visit to Nigeria in December 2011

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The recent clamor for subsidy thieves to be prosecuted is as illusionary as hoping that Lucifer will betray the Queen of the Coast. I have reiterated in an earlier piece, 'Shut Up! Nigerian Government Cannot Prosecute Subsidy Thieves' that those who hoped that subsidy thieves will be prosecuted will be disappointed at the crash of their optimism. Recent events have shown that successfully prosecuting those who stole N1.7 trillion naira that belongs to the Nigerian people under a fraudulent subsidy regime as revealed by the Farouk Lawan led Subsidy Probe Committee of the House of Representative reports and the recent Aigboje Aig-Imoukhede Presidential Review Committee is a mirage and can never happen.
The CBN was first contracted to rubbish the report, later the NNPC joined fray. Their attempts to discredit the subsidy probe report failed to impress both the Nigerian people and the Nigerian media. They changed tactics; the Attorney General of the Federation came with his own version of the understanding of the report and was short of calling it an ill prepared document which needs proper reconstruction. Nigerians ignored him and continued with calls for the prosecution of oil thieves. The Lawan $3 million dollars bribery scandal came and Nigerians refused to be distracted from the substance of the matter. Now the government has directed the EFCC to investigate the reports and prosecute offenders. That is where the matter will finally die due to imbecile prosecution.
The EFCC have buried different cases of corruption due to inconclusive investigations or haphazard prosecutions. In some cases there is deliberate collusion between the EFCC, the suspects and the Judiciary to encumber the cases so that nothing will come out of it. What happened in the Erastus Akingbola case where the Judge dismissed the suit for incompetent prosecution is a case at hand.
The only achievement of the subsidy probe is information. This information will be vindictively handy in the day of revolution or reckoning when the Nigerian people will reclaim their commonwealth from the hands of thieving leadership. The second gain is that the thieves will reduce their tempo and this reduced tempo will save the nation billions of dollars of hitherto stolen funds.
The expectation that Goodluck Jonathan will prosecute the fingers that fed his presidential election is wishful thinking. During Obasanjo era, the former president refused to surrender Babangida for prosecution. The Dr Pius Okigbo Committee report on the squandering of $12 billion dollar gulf oil windfall disappeared from all public records during the tenure of Olusegun Obasanjo. All attempts by the Nigerian people to pressurize Obasanjo to prosecute the Babangida fell on deaf ears because the later was the leader of the people who dragged Obasanjo into the State House in 1999.
Umaru Yaradua was not able to surrender James Ibori for trial. He frustrated all earlier attempts by the Metropolitan Police to arraign James Ibori for money laundering charges. He sent a high powered letter and delegation from Aoondoaka, then Attorney General and Minister for Justice of Nigeria to convince the British police that Ibori was a clean man. Ibori had used Delta State funds to bankroll his presidency with the permutations that Goodluck Jonathan will be dropped as Vice President after Yaradua’s first tenure.
There is yet no record in Nigeria where a political godson led the arraignment of the godfather for corruption related matters. Godsons and godfathers quarrel in Nigeria over control of state resources but their disagreement has never degenerated to the extent of the godson and incumbent dragging his benefactor to the courts for fraud related matters. It is a no go area for Nigerian politicians. Goodluck Jonathan cannot be an exception. He cannot be different from the tradition that trumped him up.
Goodluck Jonathan would still have won the 2011 presidential elections without the assistance of the huge funds deployed at the time. The hawks convinced him that without a huge financial chest, his presidential dream is finished, and such reasoning commenced the process of the looting of national treasury unprecedented in the history of Nigeria. Therefore, the people who used different guise to mobilize those funds cannot be victimized through fraud related prosecutions. Funds were mobilized from Fuel Subsidy bills, Pensions, Capital Market, Customs, Federal Inland Revenue, Ministries, Departments and Parastatals of Government. The fronts refused to surrender the privilege even after the elections had been concluded. The presidency preferred to confront the masses by removal of fuel subsidy than face the blood sucking oil mafia.
The earlier this government runs affairs by telling the truth, the better for all. The opposition Action Congress of Nigeria had earlier called on President Jonathan to apologize to Nigerians over the subsidy scandal. This is the best he can do under the circumstances. Let him apologize to Nigerians for allowing his party men and their friend’s costly indulgence in endless sharing of subsidy national cake and promise to block all loopholes whereby such thievery will occur in the future. Nigerians will likely appreciate an admittance of wrongdoing and a verifiable evidence of preventing future occurrence than the current circus show.
The politics of N1.7 trillion naira subsidy thefts is a time bomb which will likely explode on the thieving politicians and their business associates in the not too distant future. Equally, the possibility of Goodluck Jonathan betraying his helpers is rare and such optimism is an expensive mental exercise. This cartel is so oiled and powerful that crumbling the Jonathan administration will take them a few weeks and for a president already frightened by Boko Haram Jihadists, he cannot afford another battle with the oil thieves.
Obinna Akukwe

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This is not about Charles Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities but about two states that grew from the same source. Delta and Edo States were formerly Bendel State. Before then it was Midwest State. Midwest State was so named on May 27, 1967 when Gowon created twelve states. It was the only region that was not split in that 1967 state creation exercise. In 1963, Midwest Region was created. It remains to date the only constitutionally created state in Nigeria. It was not created via any military fiat.

As Midwest State, the state became the pacesetter in Nigeria. The state became synonymous with development. In infrastructure, sports and other areas, the state became number one in the country. When it metamorphosed to Bendel State, the pace never slowed.

When twenty one years ago, Bendel State gave birth to Delta and Edo States one had expected the two states to maintain the pace. The relationship between these two states goes even beyond the 1963 creation of Midwest Region. Nearly all ethnic groups in the two states trace their origin to Bini. The language spoken by nearly all the ethnic groups in both states can be traceable too to Bini language. In folk tales too, most of the stories are about the Obas of Benin Empire.

Politically too, both states have been moving in the same direction. In the second republic, Bendel state joined the progressives in the West by voting in a Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) governorship candidate. In 1983, Bendel State went to National Party of Nigeria (NPN).

During Babangida’s contraption and democratic experiment, both states went to the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Both states have been moving in the same ideological direction way back in time.

In 1999, both states went to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). In both states for a long period of time, they were condemned to bad leadership and corruption. For ten years, Edo state was in bondage. Development was lacking. There was infrastructural decay. Insecurity became the order of the day. The godfathers were busy helping themselves to state fund. It was ten years of disaster in Edo state. No wonder, the former governor was found guilty of corruption.

The case was not different in Delta State. Since 1999, the state has been retrogressing. Roads are in terrible conditions. From Effurun Roundabout to Enerhen Junction, from Enerhen Road to Udu, Refinery Road, there is none to write home about. Asaba is not faring better either. Apart from the new bridge construction going on, Agbor is a forgotten place. Where roads are constructed, it is of very poor quality. Maryam Babangida Way in Asaba is a typical example.

The Health is not left out in this rot going on in Delta State. Asaba General Hospital is an eyesore. If the hospital in the state capital is this bad, one can imagine what obtains in the rural areas.

Corruption has eaten deep into the system. Delta State awards the most expensive projects in the country and in most cases, the projects are never completed. Oghara power project has not left the drawing board several years after it was awarded and paid for. Asaba Airport has become a drain on the state’s purse. The Airport has gulped several billions of naira and is yet to be completed. N7.4billion was the contract sum for the demolition of hills at the airport. It was meant to be done in ten days. Over two months later, the job has not been completed.

Elections in Delta State have been the worst in the country. Results are known even before elections. Thanks to the judiciary, such results are made to stand. Since 1999, those in power have been able to win elections but have not been able to win the hearts of the people.

Like Edo State, the former governor of Delta State has been convicted of money laundering charges. It was ten years of bad governance and corruption in Edo State while Delta State has been thirteen years of corruption and bad governance with no end in sight.

In 2007, the people of Edo State had had enough. They decided to vote against underdevelopment, corruption and bad governance. Though the mandate was stolen, they were resolute and unbowed. Comrade Oshiomole provided the needed leadership - a quality that has been lacking in Delta State opposition. Almost two years after, Edo people reclaimed their mandate. Since then, Edo State has been on the roller coaster of one success story to the other. The people have never had it so good. While Edo State is on the ascendancy of development, Delta State has been on the ascendancy of corruption.

Two weeks ago, Edo people reaffirmed their faith in Comrade Oshiomole by massively voting for him and politically burying the forces of darkness in the state. They defended their votes. They ensured that their votes counted. In spite of some logistic problems in some areas and inclement weather in other areas, the people were never discouraged. They did not want the forces of darkness to eclipse the sun already shinning in the state. Their leader, the Comrade Governor never disappointed them as a leader. He was there with them. The small man with a big heart was like a god to Edo people. He never for once abandoned them. Today, any Deltan that passes through Edo State will be ashamed of his state. With a very small budget Comrade Oshiomole has been able to do what Delta State could not do with its massive budget.

Edo and Delta State are twins. Both states have been moving in one ideological direction until recently. Today, Edo State has overtaken Delta State. While Edo State is a reference point of good governance, Delta State has become a reference point of bad governance and corruption. Delta State must move in the right direction.

In a Press Statement issued by Delta Rescue Mission (DRM), immediately after the announcement of the Edo Election results, the group has this to say:

“The Edo State election is a source of good lesson for the people of Delta State. Since the advent of this democratic dispensation, Delta State has never had it so bad. Some politicians impose themselves through the blessing of the judiciary on the people. Delta State has suffered enough. Seeing the developmental strides in Edo State, one is ashamed to note that Delta State has more resources with little to show for it.

No non performing individual or political party can impose itself on the voters if they are determined and focused. This is the lesson from Edo State. It is the will of the people that determines change in democracy. Unlike the bullet in a military era, it is the ballot that becomes the people's potency against the wicked who want to rule by all means. When people are tired of darkness, their appetite for light cannot be silenced anymore. Deltans, let us move towards the light.

We were once the Midwest and then Bendel. It is wise to move westwards into the club of focused, visionary and development driven governors. We can do it. Delta Rescue Mission has flagged it off, join us. The time to prepare for that change is now.”

I cannot agree more with this statement. Deltans, let us begin to mobilize the people now. Power belongs to the people and not riggers of elections. We must take a cue from Edo State and make our votes count.

Eddy Aghanenu
Delta Rescue Mission

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The People of Ovwor-Olomu Community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State have expressed their appreciation to the state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan for his developmental stride in the community.

In a statement signed by the President General of the Community, Chief Amos Oyoroko, Okpakorere, Ovwor Community, Pa John Efeurhiewe, the Otota, Ovwor Community, Chief Samuel Ichipi, the Otota, Olomu Community, Chief M. P. Ovbagbedia and the Secretary General, Ovwor Community, Mr. Jonathan Ofuyovwi noted that the Uduaghan administration has singled headedly tarred the Nine (9) roads in the community which were in deplorable situation and made access to the area difficult.

“No chronicle of Ovwor Olomu will be complete without reference to Prof Amos Utuama, whose love and effort made the government to singlehandedly tarred all the streets in the community at once” the statement said

They observed that infrastructural development was an impetus to social development stressing that the Uduaghan administration has done a lot to improve the living standard of the people and should therefore be commended.

“We are short of words to thank the governor, before now our roads were eye-sore but today they are motorable. The community wears a new look. The community wears a new look. Your input in attracting development to the community is quite invaluable."

The people also thanked the governor for associating with their son Chief J.U. Oguma and pledged their continuous support for the Uduaghan administration.

“We join others to thank the Almighty God who granted the governor victory in the various courts”

Henry ovie Ebireri

*Photo Caption - Governor Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan of Delta State

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Prince Tonye Princewill the crown Prince of the renowned Amachree

dynasty in the Kalabari Kingdom in Rivers State of Nigeria and the

scion of His Majesty King Prof T.J.T. Princewill, CFR, the Amayanabo

of Kalabari Kingdom, a scholar, an aristocrat par excellence, endowed

with remarkable wisdom comparable only to King Solomon of the Bible, A

Petroleum Engineer and a consummate business magnate with diverse

interest in Oil and Gas, Hospitality, Haulage, IT etc. A Gubernatorial

candidate under Action Congress in the 2007 elections in Rivers State,

a strategic thinker, a philanthropist and an outstanding senior

technical project manager.

A distinguished and selfless politician whose hope and vision for

Nigeria and Rivers State his home State is uncommon and unparallel. As

a strategic thinker, he knew continuing with the challenge of the

results 2007 Governorship elections in Rivers state at the tribunal

would ultimately scuttle the newly installed government of Rotimi

Amaechi courtesy of Supreme Court ruling, Tonye Princewill

unconditionally withdrew his case at the tribunal to the consternation

of many of supporters and even his political party then, the Action


At the National level, he has proved himself as a beacon of hope for

our region and indeed the country when as a member of the Presidential

Committee on Niger Delta; Federal Government Vision 2020 Committee, as

the Chairman of the Subcommittee On the Niger Delta, he resigned his

membership of the committee on 19th May, 2009 in protest of the

bombardment by the JTF of Gbaramatu Kingdom because he feels that his

people were about been annihilated from earth. This singular act of

the Prince set the stage to the eventual declaration of amnesty by the

Federal Government thus bringing the much needed peace to Niger Delta

region. A sustained economic growth of the country through increased

oil export has been recorded since then. Sacrificing personal and

monetary gains for the advancement of the people’s cause is one of the

hallmarks of a good leader; Tonye Princewill has clearly demonstrated

this rare trait leadership.  Princewill whose recent philanthropic

activities at alleviating poverty through micro financing of rural

women commerce in Rivers State, Scholarship to indigent students in

Rivers State, talent hunts among the youths, hope to the orphans and

the less privilege in Nigeria have been described in some quarters as

the road map to a greater and better Rivers State. This great son of

Nigeria took time to address various national issues and Rivers State

politics. He spoke to Chief Eze C. Eze, his Media Consultant on his

way out of the country to Europe on investment and business trip.


[Chief Eze]: You have recently continued to state that both your party PDP and

other political parties in Nigeria does not have ideology, are you not

lacking in principle by jumping from PDP to AC and back to PDP?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: Oh yes, I maintained that both my party PDP and other political

parties in the country lacks ideology if one is to consider what are

obtainable in advanced economies. In Britain for instance the

principal political parties are noted for one ideology or the other.

Conservative and Unionist Party are centrist to right-wing and

traditionally centre-right and pragmatic while Labour Party on the

other are  centrist to Left-wing and traditionally socialist; and

Liberal Democrats, radical-centrist heavily influenced by social

liberalism. In America the two major political parties are Republican

Party and Democratic Party. Republican party is conservative usually

backs limited government and an unrestrained global free market while

the Democratic party  tends to favour greater government intervention

in the economy and to oppose government intervention in the private,

noneconomic affairs of citizens.

In Nigeria, let me ask, what does PDP or ACN, APGA or any of the other

political parties stands on Education, Security, Heath,

Transportation, democracy are? Nothing so definite, to me the

political parties in Nigeria are like Manchester FC in London or

Chelsea or Liverpool all based in Britain where players changes club

in order to achieve victory and not that any of the club stands for

any ideology apart from achieving victory at end of any football

season. The only scenario I can attest about lack of ideology in our

parties are the regimes of our late President, Yar’Adua and our

incumbent President, Dr Goodluck though from the same platform.

Critically observe the approaches of these two leaders and you will

see the different and remarkable differences and total lack of any

common ideology or approach to governance by the two regimes though on

the same platform.

Take the administrations of Sir Peter Odili and Rt. Hon. Chibuike

Amaechi from the same PDP but different approaches to governance. Is

the ideology of PDP in CRS the same with the PDP in Akwa Ibom? Are the

administrations of ACN in Edo and Lagos the same? Of course the answer

is capital NO these administrations are all driven by the thinking and

drive of those at the helm of affairs in these states and not

necessarily because of their different political parties. I have

pleaded with the leadership of my party under the able leadership of

Alh. Bamanga Tukur to ensure that the party is ideologically driven

and I have offered myself to assist in this regard if my services are

required accordingly.

I was in a plane the other day with Ibru and I asked him, ‘is this the

Nigeria that you wanted?’ Recently, a new political movement has

started to resurface, the Peoples’ Democratic Movement, the foundation

structure of the PDP. Now, if the PDM will ultimately meet to think on

how to address the question: PDM, the foundation structure of PDP,

what ideology did they promote?

I remember in the days of NRC and SDP in the aborted third republic,

there was an ideology; the ideology was this party represented this

set of ideology, this other party represented this set of ideology;

which one did you want to belong to? So, in the choice of political

party, we had a message, we had an idea, what do they want? Is it free

education? If it is free education, what exactly does it mean? Is it

free education as per tuition, or free education, as per free uniform,

free sandals as what are doing in Rivers State? Is it free education

at primary level, secondary level or university level? What does it


So, political parties would need to identify an ideology. Now, what am

I saying? I am saying is that we have to ask ourselves in the country,

where are we going and start to define what our ideals are for us to


If you remember Martin Luther dream speech, he was talking about

dreams of their founding father in America. If you look at our pledge,

“the labour of our heroes past” you then ask: What were these people

labouring for? What were the dreams of our founding fathers? I am

afraid that the generation coming behind me, who would recite the

pledge and sing the national anthem sometimes wonder, what they are

talking about.

So asking me if I am principled or rather I lack principles in moving

out from AC to PDP is not a fair question but with what all that I

have stated above both ACN, PDP etc are all the same in implementation

of policies. I moved out from ACN back to PDP because I wanted a

platform that is more nationalistic in outlook than a regional

political party which ACN is at the moment coupled with other factors.

[Chief Eze]: Sir, in that case what are the other factors that caused you to leave

ACN that was capable of making you the Governor of Rivers State?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: I have much respect for the leadership of ACN at the national level

but when I was left alone to sustain and sponsor the activities of the

party in the State and the region at large it becomes a load, I could

not continue to carry besides when it becomes the acts of most of my

followers then to capitalise on my relationship with Gov Chibuike

Amaechi to demand that I must ask Amaechi to empty the Rivers State

treasury for them, I could not hesitate to leave such a crop of people

back to PDP.

Most importantly, I was being threatened and harassed left and right

that if I fail to ask Amaechi to release much money to them they will

turn over the party to Dr Abiye Sekibo and Sir Celestine Omehia to use

the platform to fight Amaechi and I have no interest or intention of

contesting the 2011 general elections to fight against Amaechi seeing

that he needed the second term to consolidate on the good jobs he is

doing in the State so I have to leave the party as I cannot continue

to hold on a party that I have no use of using to contest any


[Chief Eze]: You are involved with a lot of Philanthropic activities recently, are

all these geared towards contesting the 2015 general election?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: It is sad that my involvement recently to assist the orphans through

Melody Shelters by organising the first TV Reality Show for orphanages

in Nigeria which Godswill Orphanage in Kogi State came top and carted

away the sum N10M with the runners up and the third placed Homes

carting home N5M and N3M respectively, releasing funds to

Micro-Finance Agency to intervene in emancipating our rural women,

offer scholarships to our indigent students in Higher Institutions

from Rivers State, talents Hunts and creating and offering jobs to

some of youths in dare need of jobs and other interventions that I

have put on to assist the less privileged are being interpreted that I

want to contest the guber election of 2015!

Those saying all these forgot the role God played in the elections of

Ada George, Peter Odili and Chibuike Amaechi in Rivers State. Those

manipulating and strategising for the 2015 elections which is about

three years ago should please go ahead but why should I be embarking

on projects that are geared at 2015 in 2012? Why don’t I have to wait

till 2014 in order to use all these funds if I have actually wanted to

invest them because of 2015 elections? In one of my billboards in Port

Harcourt, I stated that “If you are blessed, try and bless others” so

what stops me from practising what I am preaching seeing that God has

blessed me by affecting the lives of the less privileged. I am only

interested in what is happening in 2012 while if God gives me life

till 2015 and if the people of Rivers State want to me to play any

role in the 2015 elections, I will make myself available but now,

people should leave me alone to assist our people in their desire for

a purposeful leadership and assistance.

[Chief Eze]: Your Politics is woven around Atiku, Amaechi, Alaibe Asiawaju, what do

you find in these great men that fascinates or rather influences your

style of politics?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: I cannot deny the fact the roles these great men played in shaping my

politics. Atiku stood by me when the entire AC Leadership by 2008

wanted me disgraced because I resolved to withdraw my gubernatorial

case against Gov. Amaechi, and from this misunderstood leader, I have

learnt much on how politics should be played and practised and

learning from such a political institution is an honour only lucky

ones like me are entitled to.

To many people Amaechi is not only a friend but a true brother that no

matter what ever maybe our differences this great political wizard and

strategist has taught me a lot of political lessons that have sharpen

and prepared me for greater task ahead of me. For Asiawju Bola Tinubu,

many people do not know my relationship with this great man. Apart

from Atiku, Asiwaju was the next person I contacted when I decided to

remove my gubernatorial case from the court to support Amaechi

government seeing that he was the one that solely sponsored all the

SANs that handled my gubernatorial case. This great politician and

fearless mobiliser and strategist of the highest repute is one of my

political mentors that I will continue to admire and respect. For my

own brother Alaibe, many people do not know that if not this man there

would not have being Prince Tonye Princewill the business man. It was

this man who decided to influence me to come back to Nigeria after he

visited my home in 2001 and literally moved me to Nigeria and that is

how I started the journey that have taking me this far. Ironically,

all these great men names starts with A and truly they are the ‘As’ in

the politics of Nigeria and I am happy to be their disciple.

[Chief Eze]: You are the crown Prince of Kalabari Kingdom, we do wonder at times

what have you actually contributed towards the development and

emancipation of this area that have suffered untold hardship in

present and previous administrations of Rivers State?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: I am happy about this question as many people have asked me the same.

It may interest you to note that that it was the Buguma crisis of 2003

that turned the Buguma town into a war zone amongst the militant

groups pervading in my area at that time that actually brought me into

politics. After I did the much I could do to bring sanity and peace to

my people I started to ask what actually the essence of governance is

all about while my people are been encouraged to slaughter themselves.

My first achievement to my people was restoring peace to them by 2003.

Apart from offering job opportunity to them, I initiated a scholarship

scheme that I started in the Kalabari Kingdom which has now being

extended to all the other Local Government Areas in Rivers State. I am

only an individual and can only do the much that I am doing.

[Chief Eze]: In this regard, can you kindly educate us accept being a close

associate of Gov Amaechi what your relationship with him has brought

to the Kalabari Kingdom seeing that most of the key projects are not

attended to?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: To Governor Amaechi, I am a riverine politician because of the way I

have continued to plead with him to assist in fulfilling most of his

promises to our people in the riverine areas. I have said earlier, Gov

Amaechi is a friend and brother but there is a limit of what I can do

or influence him about but I am mostly saddened that most of the keep

projects like the Trans-Kalabari Road that would have assisted in

linking the Local Governments in the kingdom is not implemented. It is

only unfortunate that my relationship with the Governor have not

resulted to much development to my area but we should exercise

patience and pray that God will touch him to ensure that this

particular road is attended to and other development brought to bear

in the entire riverine area as obtainable in other areas of the State.

To drive home the plight of my people, let us imagine an area like

Onlega that is the highest oil producing area in the country without

any visible development to show for what all the resources being

exploited from this area that shows you how the towns in the riverine

areas where I came from are treated.

[Chief Eze]: You are the Consultant to the Government of Rivers State on PPP and a

member of the Rivers State Advisory Economic Committee, sir, why are

the PPP programs not working in Rivers State and were you adequately

consulted in implementing the Monorail and other such unprofitable

projects in the State?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: Yes, I am a Consultant to the Rivers State Government on Public

Private Partnership (PPP) and I have in that capacity attracted over

N50B investments to the State and was a member of the Advisory

Economic Team but have stopped attending most of their meetings

recently as the idea behind setting up such a Committee are no longer

attainable as those surrounding the Governor have usurped most of our

activities and they would not have being any need attending a meeting

just to answer present while most of the recommendations are not


My stand on the Monorail no matter the challenges and criticisms is

that the project was well conceived as it was to be a PPP driven

project initiated by a onetime Governor of the State but along the

line after the Government has invested a lot of money in it and sadly

the private partners could not meet up with their own side of the

bargaining and in order not to lose out totally the government

resolved to go it alone. Instead of passing judgement now let us wait

until the Governor leaves office before we can pass any judgement on

this crucial project but to describe it as unprofitable is not a fair

assessment as it will be a legacy that Amaechi will for long be

remembered with. Other PPP driven projects working in the State include the Silver Bird

Cinema and the Call Centre etc.

[Chief Eze]: Sir, would you have done some of these PPP projects a bit different

from what the present administration are doing if you were elected the

Governor in 2007?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: Of course yes, there are certain areas I would have adopted a

different approach but as Sir Celestine Omehia once told me when we

met some time ago, “TP, bear in mind that if this administration

succeeds it will rub on you and if it fails, you should be ready to

bear your cross because you cannot exonerate yourself from most of the

ills or otherwise of the administration” and I agree totally with Sir

Omehia and that is why I am doing my best to guide and assist the

Governor to succeed if those around him will permit it.

[Chief Eze]: Is the Rivers State Government doing enough to create employment

among our uncountable graduates roaming the streets jobless?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: The problem of governance both in Rivers State and the country at

large is the inability of the various governments in the country to

understand the language of business until that is done; the ability of

government to create jobs for our teeming youths will be sceptical and

slim. I don’t believe and support the stand that government should be

disturbing itself to employ people, to me the government should create

the enabling environment for the private sector to thrive to create

jobs for our people, the government should thereafter ensure that

these private driven initiatives employ our people instead of engaging

others from outside the country. I learnt that the government is about

employing over ten thousand Teachers to teach in most of our schools,

this is commendable but the fact remains that we need to do more to

save our your youths from falling into criminalities.

[Chief Eze]: Recently the residents of Abonemna wharf were sacked and their houses

demolished, is this right if we are actually praticising democracy of

government by the people and for the people?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: I don’t support people to be treated as if they are not sons and

daughters of the State. The essence of governance is the people so any

policy and project of the government that does not know bring

happiness and joy to the governed cannot be said to be people driven.

Though I have being outside the State for some time and I have not

been properly briefed on what actually transpired to warrant the

demolition of the Abonemna wharf that housed the down trodden and less

privileged ones. But if the little I heard that instead of the

commercial rate under which Njamanze wharf was demolished a devalued

rate was used in the case of Abonmna wharf then it is sad and

unfortunate. I wish to counsel that next time the government should

handle such an issue with human face but consult extensively to carry

the people along.

On the other hand, the government may have good intentions to arrest

insecurity in the area but we cannot because of the acts of few

miscreants punish the majority from the area in the manner the

community was sacked without much consultation.

[Chief Eze]: Sir, the new National Security Adviser, Dasuki recently told

Nigerians that he has the gsm numbers of the leaders of Boko Haram and

will soon engage them in discussion to find a way of this imbroglio of

insecurity in the country. What is your take on this?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: Many approaches have been adopted to arrest this perennial insecurity

challenge which is threatening to disintegrate this country, so

whatever the new NSA may decide to use to arrest the menace of the

Boko Haram is acceptable to me, though telling us on the pages of

newspaper of whatever strategy they are adopting does not make any

meaning to us, what matters is result and action even as I wish him

the best of luck.

[Chief Eze]: Some people have advanced the logic that the scary security situation

in the country was as a result of loss of power by a certain zone;

they are also of the opinion that if power returns to that section of

the country, we are likely to witness a reduction, or total stoppage

in the spate of bombings. What’s your take on this?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: I have to be honest with you, there is merit in these statements you

have made, but I will like us to dig a little deeper. Why do I say

that? It is human nature to want to simplify, but I want us to desist

from taking that path. I want us to look at the problems and be a

little bit more detailed.

I think the issue of bombings and so on seem to be multi-faceted, I

believe that there is political element to it; I believe there is a

religious element to it. I also believe that there is ethnic element

to it, but I don’t want to rule out the fact that there is a global

element to it.

Now, if I look at each of these elements, independently, and exclude

the others, I simplify it. In fact, just put it down to politics, just

put it down to religion, just put it down to people having a grouse

based on ethnic divide, I forget that there are other issues

associated with it.

I will give you a typical example. In the United Kingdom, we had

bombings under the banner or guise of Irish Republican Army. It had a

political dimension; what people saw as the political wing of the IRA,

Sinn Fein, was denied what you can call political right. Was that the

cause of the bombings? May be, but again, you simplify it.

There was a religious component to it as well, the Catholic versus the

Protestants. But is that the cause of the bombings? Again, you

simplify it. There was an ethnic problem of the Irish versus the

English. Is that the cause of the problem? Again, yes, but you

simplify it. So, we must refrain from the temptation to box our

problem. It is human nature. Oh, he is doing it, because he is an Ibo

man; oh, he is like this, because he is a Yoruba man, or people from

Niger Delta, they are all militants.

We always, by human nature, simplify and I want us to avoid that. The

reason I want us to avoid that is, because the leadership has such

problem and, if you are saddled with the responsibility of solving a

problem, it is important that you understand the problem. It is only

when you truly understand the problem that you can resolve it and

that’s why I said that the solution to Boko Haram isn’t bravado, it is


You need to gather intelligence; it isn’t ‘we are going to crush’. I

remember somebody, somewhere, issued a statement that Boko Haram will

be crushed by June. It isn’t about crushing Boko Haram; as much as a

menace as they are, it isn’t about crushing Boko Haram, just as it

wasn’t about crushing the IRA. There are ways and means and I believe,

strongly that these ways and these means need to be looked into.

[Chief Eze]: So what needs to be done?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: I believe there is a holistic problem that our security agencies, our

government and our leaders need to begin to address. Now, you asked a second question: is it not likely, therefore, that if

Jonathan doesn’t acquire the office of the presidency in 2015 and the

North, for instance, does, that isn’t there a likelihood that we would

see the return to normalcy? Well, I cannot predict, but I do know

that, if we want to avoid it, we can.

There is a common phrase that, if you want to keep getting what you

are getting, keep doing what you are doing. And so, if we want to keep

getting this tit—for-tat ethno-religious violence, then we should

recognize that where we have come from has produced the current


[Chief Eze]: Why must you continue advocating for National Conference?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: We need to sit down and ask ourselves, some basic fundamental

questions, some core truths. I believe that this sovereign national

conference discussion is one that we need to have. I don’t know if the

word, sovereign, applies, because I don’t expect anybody to give up

its sovereignty, but there is a need for a national discourse, where

we can sit down and talk about our ideals: where are we going? What do

we want to achieve as a country? Where do we stand on the issue of

zoning or no zoning?

Aren’t we advanced enough to start to worry about what somebody’s

merits are, as opposed to where the person comes from?

Where does the person want to take off? I think that what we should

do, but to cut the long story short, your question about what would

happen, in a couple of years if power rotates, is a question that many

people are asking. I think that the only answer to that question will

come from the leaders sitting round the table and having a discussion.

If that doesn’t happen, I am afraid that we will continue to rely on

trial and errors, reluctant presidents, people who didn’t want to lead

but are being forced to lead, for whatever reason or the other.

We wouldn’t have a proactive, well thought out Nigeria, but instead we

will have a reactive Nigeria that reacts to circumstances and give

reactions like we saw in Kaduna, spontaneously and negatively.

[Chief Eze]: You are in support of sovereign national conference; should there be

no-go areas?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: No, I am not saying there should be no-go areas, but, unfortunately,

in the past three months, I have been hearing my northern brothers

say, if we should separate, let us separate. I have heard a lot of my

northern brothers echo that sentiment and I believe strongly that

unless we can provide all these sentiments good reason to do

otherwise, this sentiment will continue and maybe even strengthened. I

believe, with my experience, that people who are next door to you

aren’t necessarily people who love you. So, if you have disagreement

with people who live across, that doesn’t mean that we should


I believe that the country as Nigeria can work, but I believe that

people need to sit around the table and have a discussion. So, if you

have a referendum in Nigeria, I believe that the majority will opt for

one Nigeria that is based on equity, fairness and justice; one Nigeria

where the leadership is transparent and accountable. If we can provide

that kind of a Nigeria, then we will stay as Nigerians and continue to

thrive as Nigerians. So, I don’t think there should be no-go areas; I

believe what we should be discussing is how we come together and how

to move forward as a nation. Our generation cannot promote that

discussion, the people who have put us in this mess need to get us out

of it and I think it is their responsibility.

*Photo Caption - Prince Tonye Princewill responding to questions during a live chat on Cool FM


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Anambra State Government has taken delivery of three life ambulances and hospital equipment that filled two trailers donated by the Emma-Bishop Okonkwo Foundation for three hospitals in the State. The benefitting hospitals are St. Charles Borromeo Specialist Hospital, Onitsha, Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital Nnewi and Iyi-Enu Hospital Ogidi. Governor Obi received the vehicles and equipment at the Helipad of the Governor’s Lodge.

Chief Okonkwo who promised that the foundation will equally donate an ambulance and medical equipment to the State Teaching Hospital, Amaku, said the gesture was in response to the commendable achievements of Governor Obi in transforming all sectors of the State economy and sustained efforts in repositioning hospitals and schools for efficient service delivery. He said that the gesture is a way of calling on other wealthy Anambra citizens that now Anambra was enjoying good governance, that the people of the State should support the Governor and not otherwise.

Responding, Governor Obi while thanking the donor for his philanthropic disposition, observed that he has remained consistent in his contributions in building a better society. He charged other privileged individuals to emulate Chief Okonkwo and contribute some of their resources in up lifting the society.

The Governor Obi explained that quality health and education are critical in the drive to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and assured that the ambulances and medical equipment will soon be delivered to the beneficiaries.

Speaking after the event, Chief Fabian Anyadike commended Emma Bishop Okonkwo as an example of how to contribute to building a better society. He counseled against what he called “Offodile Syndrome,” which he explained as people always seeing imaginary wrongs among those in authority, because they do not benefit from the resources of the State.

*Photo Caption - An Ambulance  

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The Government of Anambra State has viewed with concern, the unwholesome acts of some miscreants in various parts of the State who engage in the negative conduct of obstructing, disturbing, impeding and generally preventing the needed development and improvement on land throughout the State.

Government also notes that the rascalities of these deviant groups, who operate under one name or the other, have had the undesirable effect of disrupting the activities of genuineinvestors and developers who wish to invest in the State.

We now have a law that takes care of this ugly situation. The law prohibits and makes criminal, certain conducts relating to land, some of which are:

- Any person selling land not belonging to him, to another person.

Any person selling the same parcel of land to two or more different persons.

- Any person demanding or collecting any fee not approved by law from any person developing or improving an already existing property in the State.

- Any person willfully damaging, destroying, pulling down or removing any beacon or structure on any land belonging to another person.

- Any person harassing, obstructing or assaulting any worker in a construction site with the intent to compel the worker or owner of the land to pay an illegal fee.

The penalties for these offences as provided by the law, range from four to ten years imprisonment or appropriate fine.
Enforcement Committees which will see to the strict implementation of this law are now being set up in all the Local Government Areas of the State.

Let me use this occasion to warn all those who have hitherto involved or engaged themselves in the activities which are now criminalized by the Prohibition of Fraudulent Practices on Land and Property Law, to henceforth desist from or put a stop to such unwholesome acts. Such persons, especially the youths, are advised to find other lawful and productive activities to engage in. It is the desire and determination of this Government to ensure and sustain a conducive and peaceful environment for all those engaged in lawful enterprise in this State.

Finally, the good people of the State will recall that at the early part of this Government, I had cause to proscribe some organizations in the effort to get rid of dangerous and undesirable elements so as to sanitize the State.

Presently, some more groups have emerged with similar negative activities which are inimical to the interest of the State. In this administration’s determination to rid the State of all such undesirable groups and persons who hinder the lawful enterprise of our people, I have today, pursuant to my powers under Section 98(2) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Anambra State, 1991, proscribed some organizations or groups whose activities are deemed dangerous to the good government of the State by declaring them as unlawful societies in Anambra State. Those affected are:

(a) Mpiawa-azu group (or by whatever name called);
(b) Igbo Youths Organization (or by whatever name called);
(c) Ogbaru Youths Organization (or by whatever name called); and
(d) All other Local Government Areas Youth Organizations in the State.

The legal implication of this Order is that it is now a criminal offence for any person to belong to, associate with, manage or assist in the management of any of the concerned groups or organizations. All Community based youth organizations must be registered with, supervised by, controlled and subjected tothe town union and traditional ruler of that community which must take responsibility for the activities or conducts of their youth organizations. This Government is determined and will continue to strive in its constitutional duty to maintain law and order in Anambra State.

Thank you all and may God bless you