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[ "He means well" is useless, unless he does well. -- Plautus, 254-184 B.C. ] - When the Peter Obi administration assumed office in the year 2006, its programme of action is tagged Anambra Integrated Development Strategy [ANIDS]. It is a novel initiative; a multi-sectoral model predicated on the internationally-acclaimed Millennium Development Goals [MDGs] of   Eradication of Extreme Poverty & Hunger, Gender Equality & Women Empowerment, Reduction of Child Mortality, Boost to Maternal Health, Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other Diseases, Environmental Sustainability and Global Partnership in Development.
 
Even as noble as the intents were, the Governor’s critics scoffed at how on earth he thought he could effect progress in all sectors simultaneously in Anambra State – a State without oil resources; a State literally under the steel grips of brigands who had held the apparatuses of governance hostage. Many of his admirers also wondered if he was not going too far in blending dreams with reality. But most people did not take Almighty God into consideration; that He selects leaders and empowers those who revere Him to make positive impact on their societies.
 
Now in its second term and some six years in office, the Obi administration has made tremendous impact on the polity, economy and society of the State with its ANIDS model. Across board, there are impressive and evidence-based outcomes with testimonials coming from the people whose welfare the purpose of governance is.
 
First are heavy investments to enable institutional structures. These include instilling transparency in the management of public affairs; boosting confidence and efficiency in the three arms of governance [Executive, Legislature & Judiciary and their apparatuses]; strengthening the infrastructural base of the State [best & most extensive road network in the country today with over 500 kilometres of urban and rural roads majority of them with dual drainages; water schemes; waste and emergency management, generating Master Plans for three major cities [Awka, the State Capital, Onitsha and Nnewi]; housing development; concrete support for primary, secondary & tertiary healthcare and educational services, and many others.
 
With the broad theme, “Towards a Sustainable Youth Development Culture in Anambra”, the Obi administration is steadily firming up the Youth Foundation through the Anambra State Youth Re-Orientation & Empowerment Programme [ANSYREP], now in its third phase. Incorporating character development and moral values into vocational training, the Governor reveals that “ANSYREP reinforces the basic industrious inclinations of our people and will lead to renewed growth of cottage industries and private initiative”. Towards the end of 2011, some 1,500 youths were given grants ranging from N25,000 to N100,000 as support in their chosen vocations which skills the Government had sponsored them to acquire. It is planned as an on-going programme.
 
In sync with today’s best practices, the Government is collaborating with national and international organizations to inculcate Information and Communication Technology competencies in various sectors and sub-sectors to enhance competitiveness and corporate governance. Today, every Local Government Area of the State now has a Microsoft Academy and virtually all secondary schools have computer equipment.
 
Anyone familiar with pre-2006 Anambra State would appreciate the steady return of peace and stability in the area. Today, citizen involvement is at the heart of community policing in the State. As far back as its first tenure, the administration was providing support to the Nigeria Police and Nigerian Army in the sums of N10 million and N15 million monthly respectively. Similarly, the Governor encouraged all town unions in the State to set up security committees and vigilante groups which, of course, are being supervised by the Nigeria Police Force and provided relevant equipment for clear identification. The Government funds them!  It is also pertinent to note that as part of collective responsibility for security, traditional rulers and Presidents-General of communities experiencing violent crimes frequently would  sacked and handed over to the Police for prosecution.
 
One of the unique aspects of the ANIDS model is that it cuts across public and private sectors. This has been especially telling in educational and health services. In the third week of November, 2011, the Government formally returned over 1,000 schools to their initial Missionary-owners. Beyond the hand-over, Government also committed solid financial support for the Missions to the tune of N6 billion, spread over 15 months and subject to satisfactory submission of work plans. Interestingly, Government will continue to cater to the schools’ staff salaries, while the Missions will be in charge of general administration. Discerning Nigerians would note that prior to the forceful take-over of these educational institutions in 1970, they easily take credit for the grooming of most of the cream of society – in terms of morals, character, discipline, academics and maturity -- who could hold their own anywhere in the world. The Governor put it succinctly: “Our Government's commitment to delivering quality education for the good people of Anambra State is total.  That is why I have decided that our State shall henceforth be speaking only of acceptable global standards in education, instead of minimum standards. This bold measure of the Obi administration should be commended a giant stride towards educational restoration.    
 
 
Private health services in the State have also received regular support from the Obi administration. More recently, Governor Obi disbursed N1 billion [of pledged N3 billion] to selected missionary healthcare providers. The funds would cover money is to be utilized by the hospitals to improve their infrastructural improvements, including hostels and Accreditation exercises. On the same occasion, MDG medical equipment worth N135 million were distributed to over 105 Government and Mission health establishments in the State. 
 

These unusual gestures – supposedly spending public funds on private establishments – have continued to confound the erstwhile predators on the State Treasury and self-styled social critics. In their selfish considerations, they fail to recognize that the generality of the pupils, students, patients and personnel of these educational, health and related institutions are indigenes of Anambra State!
 
This Yuletide, the Obi administration launched a N4 billion Security Trust Fund, and also disbursed N354 million to ensure decent security and road maintenance. It is the second State in the Federation, after Lagos, to launch such a Fund. Similarly, the Government launched a Youth Employment Fund, which has a lot of emphasis on Agriculture and Agro-Business. The Government provided N300 million in seed money, while individuals and private organizations are steadily donating to the Fund. The Governor himself pledged to reach out to eminent indigenes and friends of Anambra to contribute to the worthy cause.
 
The Obi administration is also actively exploring and exploiting partnerships with the private sector. In the same vein, the State has attracted support and collaboration with Development Partners, including the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme [UNDP], International Fund for Agricultural Development [IFAD] and European Union [EU], and has not defaulted in payment of  its counterpart contributions.
 
Peter Obi is the first Governor of Anambra State to be elected for a second term. Under his management, Anambra State has not borrowed money from any quarters and is not indebted either. And this covers salaries & emoluments, pensions and payments to contractors.
 
No less significant also is that the Obi administration has restored confidence and self-worth to the generality of the people. Quoted in Sun Newspaper, the Governor asserted that “People who used to command the old order have been put out of business by us … It is no longer possible for you to be a red cap chief without a day-time means of livelihood”.
 
In spite of efforts to vilify him, people and organizations with a sense of propriety have acknowledged Peter Obi’s attainments in the management of public trust. Could the following, among many others, be flukes?: SUN Newspaper Man of the Year; Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Governors’ Forum as well as Chairman of both the Southern Governors Forum and South-East Governors’ Forum; Commander of the Order of the Niger [CON]; ThisDay Newspaper award as Best Governor on fiscal management; Honorary Presidential Adviser on Finance and active Member, Nigeria Economic Management Team.
 
Under his competent and prudent management, the Ship of Anambra State is being steered to safe shores in the development scheme of things. Indeed, with his ANIDS model, Peter Obi has earned a place in as a national leader of clear vision, humane purpose and integrity.
 
Onukwugha Osuji writes from Lagos

 
 
 
 

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Auctioning is a process of disposal of tangible goods to the highest bidder at the time the auction cry is over. The highest bidder takes the goods except if a higher bid comes up before the bid is closed. I do remember with nostalgia my early years when after every annual harvest and thanksgiving church service the parishioners gathers for the bazaar sales.  The goods offered to The Lord as thanksgiving offerings were usually gathered together for disposal to the highest bidder. The items include tubers of yam, livestock, cattle, clothes, kitchen utensils, bicycles, motorcycles and whatever item the parishioners came to church with. A goat could be sold for twenty times the market value to the cheering   of parishioners or  in rare cases at the market price especially minutes before the end of the bazaar. The money realized is used to further the work of the Gospel.
 
The Nigerian Northern Elites have auctioned their greatest chances to reclaim the presidency they lost during the Obasanjo era. Some northern militaricians led by former military president Ibrahim Babangida repackaged Obasanjo for a puppetist agenda in 1998 banking on their knowledge of the former Head of state - fearful, loyal, subservient and they never bargained that Obasanjo would want to be his own man. Years in Maidugeri prison have turned the former Head of State to another personality  as he saw himself as the second Mandela of Africa. Since then the north lost grip of power. The greatest chance for the north to regain power back since 2003 was in the personality of former head of state General Muhammadu Buhari.
 
In 2003 presidential elections the ruling party agreed to allocate Buhari 11 million votes in an election the foreign media had already reported Buhari as leading other aspirants with Ojukwu and Obasanjo trailing . Buhari saw votes coming to him and suddenly the votes disappeared in a twinkle when the ruling PDP rigging wonders appeared. When Nigerians wanted to revolt against the presidential charade called elections, the ANPP governors-elect from the north led by Adamu Aliero of Kebbi state  campaigned  that the aggrieved should go to court for redress. He was supported by The Nigerian Labour Congress of Oshiomhole ,who contrary to earlier affirmations, refused to bring workers out for protests.
 
The court process was another judicial exercise as all the Justices saw a most wonderful elections with just a few hitches . His own Katsina kinsman and the then Chief Justice of Nigeria, Muhammadu Uwais and his seven man panel blessed the electoral  fraud with holy piousness.
 
In 2007 Buhari came again for the presidency. His greatest enemy was Sanni Yerima , the governor of Zamfara State who introduced Sharia to Nigeria. Governor Yerima with his counterparts in the ANPP so much ganged up against Buhari’s presidential ambition that it took only intelligence reports that the PDP would prefer a Yerima candidacy to that of Buhari for the former governor to step down.  Yerima then took a pound of flesh by imposing Edwin Ume-Ezeoke as the running mate against Buhari’s preferred choice of Mike Ahamba. Immediately after the fraudulent 2007 election was over Yerima and Ume-Ezeoke abandoned Buhari and scrambled to submit names to the Yar’adua government for patronage and appointments to the cheering of his northern brothers in the ANPP. Seven man panel of Justices of the Supreme Court handled the case , the three from the north namely Justice Idris Kutigi, Katsina-alu and Dahiru Mustapha and Niki Tobi from the south south saw nothing wrong in the fraud while George  Oguntade led other two justices from the south to reject the forgery in a minority judgment. In fact it was the justices from the south that always made futile attempts to salvage the case of  the general while their northern colleagues followed the ruling party starting from rtd Justice Nsofor.
 
In 2011 , a man that rode on Buhari’s back to become governor in kano state, Ibrahim Shekarau, started challenging him. In fact Shekarau drove Buhari out of ANPP and the general had to form his own party , months to the presidential elections. During the presidential campaign eighty percent of funds of the Goodluck –Sambo campaign organization went to the pockets of the northern elites including traditional rulers, opinion leaders and religious leaders. They helped President Goodluck get the mandatory 25% votes in 2/3 states of the federation. It was a charade of securing 25% votes for Goodluck in core northern states. In fact most states of the core north  did not display the posters of Goodluck except on the eve of every President campaign  and the posters disappeared  as quickly as Goodluck leaves the states. There was no radio jingles, nothing to show that another candidate existed but when the results was coming President Goodluck was getting 25% and above in many areas. The northern elites colluded with the ruling party to avoid a run-off election and as such securing the 25% in as many northern states as possible was the major task. Those purchased for the assignment did it without caution and the voter’s suspicion of high level collusion triggered the post election violence.
 
The funds to used to purchase northern elites were drawn from PPMC, PPPRA, FIRS, Customs, MDAs. Ministers were ordered to mobilize money from their ministries for the purchase. The FCDA released the N7billion naira meant for the vice presidents mansion for this merchandise. When the senators led by Smart Adeyemi recently raised hell about the whereabouts of the money and were told how it vanished, the case died off as a family affair. Northern elites in the past have accused the Igbo politicians of being money conscious but the 2011 presidential elections showed that abundant greed resides in the north more than any part of the country.
 
Buhari’s attempt to get justice again was truncated by northern justices in the Supreme Court. They initially plotted the removal of uncompromising Salami, from the south west as the President of the Court of Appeal and went on to bury the general in their subsequent judgments which refused to admit audit  of electoral materials.
 
The problem of the north is the north. Had Shekarau availed Buhari of the funds he used to prosecute his presidential campaign, the general would have penetrated the south. General Buhari’s campaign organization suffered severe cash crunch that they couldn’t even pay for party agents to represent them in the polls in some states in the south . where they paid agents, the sum was paltry that the ruling party had a field day inflating votes. Shekarau chased Buhari out of the ANPP and appointed himself a presidential candidate and all his party could get was 917,000 votes while the man he chased away got 12, 214, 000 votes in his new party, CPC. What an irony.
 
If the northern elites had supported  Muhammadu Buhari , the election wouldn’t be that easy for the ruling PDP, but alas they elected to fill their pocket to the brim at the expense of the north.  Like Judas Iscariot in the Bible who sold his master Jesus Christ for thirty pieces of silver and later on returned the money and committed suicide in Matthew chapter 26:vs 14-16 the northern elites have sold their political future for a mess of billions of dollars, pounds, euro and naira and as such have led the north into a state of political hara-kiri .
 
Obinna Akukwe
Financial/ IT consultant.
 

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Nigeria Security Forces could not stop Boko Haram from bombing Kano again after they unleashed terror on the city last week Friday, resulting in the death of over 180 people. The attacks that day after Friday prayers, targeted mainly police buildings, including the police headquarters. Five of the attackers were suicide bombers and twenty-nine of the victims were police officers, according to Kano State Police Commissioner, Ibrahim Idris.

Again on Tuesday, Boko Haram coordinated several attacks in an area housing a mobile police headquarters. Witnesses reported hearing Tuesday morning between 12 to 15 explosions and several gunshots in the vicinity of the mobile police headquarters. The attacks were carried out even with a dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on the city after Friday's attacks. "I was awoken from sleep by explosions and gunshots coming from the mobile barracks and police station opposite," one resident told reporters.

The picture emerging is one of Boko Haram fighters eluding detection, simultaneously with military precision attacking government targets, including police stations. "Certainly, everybody is surprised at the kind of sophistication they have because even the police couldn't have the weapons that can fight back. People are wondering from where and how they are getting their weapons and the kind of training they are having," Salisu Fage, Leadership Newspaper reporter in Kano said in a statement. Yunus Zakaria Ya'u, a staff at Kano Center for Information Technology and Development said police officers now wear plain clothes (mufti) to avoid detection by Boko Haram, their unseen enemy. "There is less visibility of police on the streets, I guess it is largely strategic. They probably are using plain clothes since the uniform has become the target of the Boko Haram," Ya'u told newsmen.

In another development the same Tuesday morning, security forces killed a man and his pregnant wife in an assault on a residential home in Kano. Witnesses said security forces surrounded the home and gun battle lasting several hours eschewed. The male victim was a retired civil servant from the Federal Ministry of Education, according to his relative, Musa Ibrahim Fate. The walls of the home were punctured with bullet holes, so also were the doors and furnitures. A sedan car in the compound bearing federal government license plates was also riddled with bullet holes. Security forces took away with them the two dead bodies. Evidence linking the victims to the dreaded Boko Haram Islamic terrorist group is yet to be revealed at the time of this report. Kano Police Commissioner acknowledged the attack and said it was part of government's effort in rooting out Boko Haram. The dead man's relative, Fate said the deceased was not a member of the terrorist group. "He didn't belong to any religious group. Is it because of his beard? That means you cannot dress the way you are. Is it good? Is this how government is going to treat us?" Fate said in a statement. Residents of the neighborhood pressed shoulder-to-shoulder inside the victims' home saying the army and police killed the man and his pregnant wife for no reason.

On Monday police discovered six cars and four vans loaded with explosives in Kano. "The police were on a stop-and-search today and in two of the checkpoints, the Boko Haram members on sighting the checkpoints abandoned their vehicles and ran. The vehicles were later checked and the cars were loaded with explosives. Two brand new Hilux open pick-up vans were also found packed with explosives in the Bompai area of Kano," a senior police officer speaking on condition of anonymity told newsmen.

On Sunday in Maiduguri, home base of Boko Haram, a policeman was shot dead by members of the terrorist sect. "The policeman was on patrol along with his colleague in a vehicle when the Boko Haram opened fire and shot him dead. As usual the killers just disappeared into the crowd," Simeon Midena, Maiduguri Commissioner of Police told reporters. The same Sunday, the army killed four Boko Haram gunmen in the city and found explosives in their car. "Four members of Boko Haram sect involved in killings in Maiduguri and environs have been under surveillance of security agencies and have been shot dead in Pomomari area of Maiduguri yesterday (Sunday). Various IED (improvised explosive device) materials prepared for detonation were recovered from their car," Colonel Victor Ebhaleme, an officer in the Joint Military Task Force (JTF), said in a statement. JTF has increased its surveillance and patrols in Maiduguri in a bid to defeat Boko Haram in the city.

Human Rights Watch issued a statement Tuesday calling Boko Haram's recent bombings “an indefensible attack on human life." The rights group said 935 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 whose name in Hausa language means "western education is sinful" is modeled after Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. It wants to impose sharia law across Nigeria through terror attacks in drawing attention to their demands. Outside the current attacks in Kano, the group had in the past launched attacks on churches, government buildings, police stations and other targets, including drive-by shootings resulting in casualties. Many have fled the north from these attacks

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Why Dim Ojukwu Should Be Immortalized In All The Five States Of Ndigbo And Why Igbos All over the World Should Wear Black Armband On The Day Of His Burial. 
 
Chief Dim Ojukwu is an icon, he is the symbol of Ndigbo, he is irreplaceable in Igboland the very way Mahatma Gandhi  of India, Martin Luther King Jnr. of USA and ( king of pop) Late Michael Jackson is in pop music. Ojukwu is God’s sent and all Ndigbo in unity must give him his due humble respect , as a fearless, humble, truthful, loving and caring great leader of Ndigbo. We Oganiru Ndigbo  Ukrainian branch are very proud of Dim Ojukwu and even in his death we will continue to be proud of him forever and ever-Amen. Why shouldn’t Ndi Igbo be proud of him? Is it in educational background? Is it in having vision? Is it in caring, experience, love, wisdom or in action (even at old age he still used his last strength to fight Umaru Diko for the sake of  Ndigbo). There is nothing that  Ojukwu lacks that will make Ndigbo not to immortalize him.
 
  He stood for Ndigbo till his death, As other tribes always say that “Igboman likes money”, that is not so with Ojukwu, the great Ikemba.  He never for one day sold the interest of  Ndigbo nor keep quiet over the oppression of his people because of money or contract. He was a fearless leader  that regarded the welfare of Ndigbo as his eternal priority in life. In his autobiography “Because I Am Involved”, he wrote: “I HAVE HAD MY BELLY FULL OF WAR. I WILL ALWAYS FIGHT FOR THE WELFARES OF THE IGBOS, THOUGH THIS TIME AROUND ON THE TABLE OF  DIALOGUE, AS A PEOPLE WHO LOST WAR,WE THE IGBO ELITE, OWE THE IGBOS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF LEADING THEM OUT OF THEIR DEFEAT TRAUMA, OUT OF THE SIEGE MENTALITY THEY HAVE DEVELOPED OVER THE YEARS. AT ABURI, I STATED THE IGBO CASE AND I WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO WHEREVER NECESSARY”. Oh God, what a loving and caring words from him! People like him are born once in a century, if not millennium.  
 
 His death should not end up like Ironsi’s, which Ndigbo including his own town Umuahia could not give him proper honour. Ojukwu is for the whole Igboland ( OJUKWU BU OJUKWU NDIGBO) and not only for Anambra and Enugu states. All Igbo states, including Abia, Imo, Ebonyi,  Enugu and Anambra should immortalize him one by one in a big way in their various states, as the north did for Tafawa Balewa  by having Tafawa Balewa square. If we have Ojukwu square is there anything wrong with it? We have Awolowo University, Murtala Muhammed Airport, etc. If they have landmarks with Ojukwu’s name will it cause earthquake in Igboland? Did others so honoured loved and fought for their tribes more than Ojukwu?  We should not forget that the problem some people in Nigeria had with Ojukwu was simply because of the true and pure love from deep bottom of his humble heart and soul which he had for us (his people-Ndigbo). Many tribes in Nigeria envy Ndigbo because of him and they keep on saying “how we wish we have somebody like Ojukwu in our tribe, and that is why he is seen as THE AHA EJI AGA MBA of IGBOLAND.
 
We encourage all good sons and daughters of Ndigbo in all parts of the world, including Nigeria, those who appreciate good things, and well wishers and friends that want God to give Ndigbo someone that will love, care and even do greater things for Ndigbo than Ojukwu, let all together with  Ndigbo worldwide put BLACK ARMBANDS on their left hand the day Ojukwu will be buried as sign of honour, thereby  surprising other tribes of Nigeria who feel Ndigbo have no regard for their Leader or Eze and to show  Nigerians and the world in general that we, the Igbos have regard and respect for our faithful leader and Eze that served us well like CHIEF DIM CHUKWUEMEKA ODIMEGWU OJUKWU, THE EZE  IGBO GBURU GBURU 1 OF IGBOLAND. Dim – La na udo. God Bless Igboland.
 
Signed 
 

Ukadike Chinemere
For Oganiru Ndigbo Ukraine
Email: oganirundigboukraine@yahoo.com

 
 
 

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Coordinated attacks on Friday by Islamic militants in Kano, Nigeria killed over 160 people. The number of casualties are expected to be higher as some of the injured may die during treatment. Mortuaries and hospitals are struggling to cope with the number of casualties. Boko Haram, an Islamic terrorist group seeking to impose sharia law across Nigeria, claimed responsibility for the attacks which is their bloodiest to date. Boko Haram spokesman, Abul Qaqa, told reporters they carried out the attacks because the authorities refused to release their members arrested in Kano. The city has been placed under a 24-hour curfew; no arrests have been made at the time of this report. Red Cross teams were reported collecting dead bodies and the injured from the streets and taking them to mortuaries and hospitals.

Boko Haram whose name in Hausa language means "western education is sinful" is modeled after Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. It wants to impose sharia law across Nigeria through terror attacks in drawing attention to their demands. Outside the current attacks in Kano, the group had in the past launched attacks on churches, government buildings, police stations and other targets, including drive-by shootings resulting in casualties. Many have fled the north from these attacks. The Kano attacks is the group's most coordinated and deadly assault. Four police stations in the city, State Security Service (SSS) headquarters and passport and immigration offices were hit in the attacks. There was shoot-out between police and 'Boko Haram' gunmen at the headquarters of the state police in Kano's eastern district of Bompai. According to witnesses, a bomber who attacked one of the police stations rode to the station on a motorcycle, dismounted and ran inside the compound holding a bag.



A local resident, Andrew Samuel, reporting what he witnessed, said: "I was on the roadside and I just heard a boom. As I came back, I saw the building of the police headquarters crashing down and I ran for my life." Channels TV in a news report said one of its reporters, Enenche Akogwu, was killed in the attacks. According to the report, Akogwu was "shot by unknown gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect", outside state house.

In a related development, an explosion rocked residents around Tombia bridge in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State, Friday night at 11.00 pm. The colonial bridge, close to the popular Tombia roundabout and around the corner from Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)’s Gbaraun-Ubie gas pipeline sustained minimal damage. The blast awoke residents of the area that had gone to bed. A section of the concrete used in the construction of the 30 year-old bridge’s tail end broke-off. No life was lost in the blast. According to police, the explosion was from the detonation of dynamite about 40 metres from SPDC gas pipeline, which apparently was the target. Market stalls near the scene of the blast were shattered. At about the time of the blast, a car was set ablaze by unknown group near the roundabout by the Creek Haven Government House.

Speaking to newsmen on the incident, Bayelsa State commissioner of Police, Hilary Opara, said "some mischievous persons last night wanted to embarrass us by creating false impression of insecurity through the detonation of dynamites. We are lucky it did not damage the bridge. You can see that vehicles are still passing. Our bomb disposal unit was here last night to comb this area and they confirmed that it was dynamite. Immediately we finish our investigation, we will brief the media. What we have been doing before now is the adoption of proactive measures against all forms of sabotage." Bayelsa State governor, Timipre Sylva, commenting on the incident said "it is worrisome that these things are happening at a time the nation is faced with critical security challenges."

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The Federal Government through the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has given Capital Oil owned by Ifeanyi Uba 60 days to pay back N5 Billion being rogue proceeds he made from Kerosene subsidy or risk arrest and prosecution. Capital made N22.4 Billion from petrol subsidy. Sources told Pointblanknews.com that NNPC allocated to Uba’s Capital Oil 75% of kerosene supplies to distribute to the entire country at N50 pump price.

But the cheapest of the product at the depot is N120 per litre & N135 at the filling stations while Capital Oil makes more than N70 on each litre of kerosene sold. Pointblanknews.com learnt that Uba illegally made over N60 billion from payments from kerosene subsidy with his Capital Oil as the major player in the kerosene deals. Sources hinted that Uba who made a payment plan of N2 Billion with AMCON reneged severally and started playing hide and seek anytime the Mustapha Chike Obi led agency approaches him to pay up his debts.

Capital Oil is one of the firms which received dodgy payments running into billions of naira from the Petroleum Products Pricing and Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) on kerosene, petrol and diesel subsidy.
Government paid a total sum of N3.655 trillion to beneficiaries of fuel subsidy between 2006 and 2011, while amount jumped to a whooping N1.426 trillion between January and August last year.
Investigations reveal that Uba, one of the most notorious subsidy scammers, has several collaborators at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and Petroleum ministry, with the arrow head being, Petroleum Minister, Deziani Allison-Madueke.

Pointblanknews.com learnt that Uba also benefited immensely during the tenure of Odein Ajumogbia.He was later invited to fund the Jonathan/Sambo campaign organization by Deziani Allison-Madueke.
President Goodluck Jonathan who is insisting that there must be no sacred cows is spearheading the Hunt for all those who have defrauded Nigeria through subsidy. Sources hinted that some members of Jonathan's kitchen cautioned that going after the subsidy cabal could hurt his Petroleum Minister, but the President maintained that whoever was involved should be taken down.

The EFCC has already been mandated to investigate all the subsidy beneficiaries, which include Oando, Integrated Oil and Gas, MRS, AA Rano. A-Z Petroleum, ASB, Arcon Oil, African Petroleum, Aminu resources, Con Oil, Avante Guard, Avido, Boffas and Brila Energy. Other are D Jones Petroleum, Downstream Energy, Dosil Oil Inco Ray, Eternal, Folawiyo Energy, Frado International, First Deepwater, Heden Oil, Honeywell Petrol, AMP, Channel Oil, Fort Oil, Bovas, Obat Oil, Ipman Investment, Atio Oil, AMP, and Ernac Oil.

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(Submission By Rev. Dr. C. Kingston Ekeke)
 
 
It has been more than 40 years since the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was abruptly and tragically assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, yet his exemplary short life, moral leadership and nonviolent philosophy continue to inspire and guide millions of people around the world in addressing critical human and social issues such as poverty, racism, inequality, injustice, violence, war, peace and freedom.   There is no doubt that the so-called ‘Arab Spring’, which is a call for change against authoritarian and dictatorial governments and a quest for freedom that began in the spring of last year in Tunisia and now spread to a dozen nations in Middle East including Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, and Syria gained their inspiration and courage from the nonviolent philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   Similarly, the ‘Occupy Wall Street’, which began in New York City last fall, as a peaceful protest and civil disobedience against corporate greed, capitalism, economic injustice and political callousness at Washington D.C. gained its inspiration from Dr. King’s philosophy as well. 
 
The “Occupy Movement” has become a global movement and has spread to many nations around the world including the so-called ‘Occupy Nigeria’, which unfortunately has been  hijacked by CPC, SNG, Boko-Haram, gangsters, mobsters and other hoodlums that are opposed to President Jonathan and his administration.  Frankly, the so-called “Occupy Nigeria” protest should have been directed against the incessant bomb explosions and state of insecurity in the nation rather fuel subsidy removal.   The ‘Occupy Nigeria’ should not only be directed against fuel subsidy removal but must be utilized to demand for change and restructure of the nation.  The ‘Occupy Nigeria’ campaign should be directed to flush out corrupt, visionless, and incompetent politicians parading themselves as leaders.  The ‘Occupy Nigeria’ movement should be properly organized  and utilized to end bad leadership, corruption, ineptitude, myopic and visionless leaders that have doled poor leadership upon the nation and reduced the Giant of Africa to shame and hopelessness.
 
I’ll return to Occupy Nigeria, but for the moment, let’s examine briefly the nonviolent movement of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s, his philosophy and how the principle of nonviolence campaign helped him and the civil right organization, he led, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), to overcome insurmountable obstacles and to obtain very notable achievements. 
 
Every January 16, since 44 years ago, the King’s family and the Kings’ Center in Atlanta organize series of events to honor the life, leadership and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to inspire young people to continue the dream of Dr. King.  His dream and the 1963 dream speech have not been fulfilled yet.  The fact that the United States elected the first black president, President Barack Obama does not mean that Dr. King’s dream is fulfilled.  So, across America and well over 100 nations around the world, series of events are organized to celebrate and honor his life, love and leadership.  The King’s Center in Atlanta is always the center of action and this year, the 44th Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta was not different. 
  
 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Philosophy
  
 The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is widely regarded as America’s pre-eminent advocate of nonviolence and one of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history.  Drawing inspiration from both his Christian faith – both as a theologian and prophetic preacher and from the  peaceful teachings of Mahatma Gandhi of India, Dr. King led a nonviolent movement in the late 1950’s and 60’s to achieve legal  equality for African Americans in the United States.  While other civil rights organizations were advocating for freedom by “any means necessary,” including violence, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used the power of words and acts of nonviolent resistance, such as protests and grassroots organizing, to achieve seemingly impossible goals.  Dr. King prophetically and courageously inspired the United States of America and the world to judge people by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin.  His powerful oratory and courageous leadership freed an entire nation from hate, bigotry and self-destruction and gave millions freedom and hope around the world. 
 
Dr. King’s philosophy was centered on what he called the ‘Triple Evils’ of society namely – Poverty, Racism, and Militarism.  According to Rev. Dr. King Jr., the “Triple Evils of poverty, racism and militarism are forms of violence that exist in a vicious cycle.”  They are interrelated, all-inclusive, and stand as barriers to humans living in the Beloved Community.” 
 
Dr. King believes that the contemporaries of the Triple Evils are as follows:
 
      ·         Poverty – Unemployment, Homelessness, Hunger, Malnutrition, Illiteracy, Infant Mortality, and Slums.  Dr. King believed that there is nothing new about poverty.  What is new, he said, is that humanity has the resources to get rid of it. He believed time has come for all-out world war against poverty.  The well-off and the secure have too many often become indifferent and oblivious to the poverty and deprivation in their midst.  Ultimately, a great nation is a compassionate nation.  No individuals or nation can be great if it does not have a concern for “the least of these.”
 
      ·         Racism – Prejudice, Apartheid, Ethnic Conflict, Ante-Semitism, Sexism, Colonialism, Homophobia, Ageism, Discrimination against Disabled Groups, Stereotypes, etc.  Dr. King believed that, “Racism is a philosophy based on contempt for life.  It is the arrogant assertion that one race is the center of value and object of devotion, before which other races must kneel in submission.  It is the absurd dogma that one race is responsible for all the progress of history and alone can assure progress of the future.  Racism is total estrangement.  It separates not only bodies, but minds and spirit.  Inevitability it descends to inflicting spiritual and physical homicides upon the out-group.”
 
      ·         Militarism – War, Imperialism, Domestic Violence, Rape, Terrorism, Human Trafficking, Media Violence, Drugs, Child Abuse, Violent Crime, etc…  According to Dr. King, ‘A true revolution of values will lay hands on the world order and say of war – this way of settling differences is not just.  The way of burring human beings with napalm, of filing our nation’s homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into the veins of peoples normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battle fields physically handicapped  and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love.  A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”
 Source:  “Where Do We Go From Here:  Chaos or Community?” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Boston: Beacon Press, 1967. 
 

 
Dr. King’s Leadership and Notable Achievements
 
During the less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s moral leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement – from December 1955 until April 4, 1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial inequality that the previous 350 years had produced.  In 1955, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was recruited to serve as spokesman for Montgomery Bus Boycott, which was a campaign by African American population of Montgomery, Alabama to force integration of its city’s bus lines.  In 1957, Dr. King was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), an organization meant to provide new leadership for the now burgeoning civil rights movement.  He served as the head of SCLC until his assassination in 1968, a period during which he would emerge as the most important moral and social leader of the modern American Civil Rights  movement.  In 1963, Dr. King led a coalition of numerous civil rights groups in a non violent campaign aimed at Birmingham, Alabama, which at the time was described as the “most segregated city in America.”  Sadly, the State of Alabama, with Arizona and Georgia remain the most racist states in the Union because of their intolerance of immigrants in their states. 
 
In 1963, at the March on Washington D.C., which drew over a quarter-million people to the National Mall, Dr. King delivered his famous “I have a Dream” speech, which created his statute as a moral leader and helped inspire the United States to act on civil rights.  Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech, Nobel Peace Prize lecture and ‘Letter from Birmingham jail’ are among the most revered orations and writings in the English language.  In 1964, at 35 years of age, Martin Luther King, Jr. became the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace prize.  Also in 1964, partly due to the March on Washington D.C., the Congress passed the landmark Civil Rights Act essentially eliminating racial segregation in the United States.  The legislation made it illegal to discriminate against blacks or other minorities in hiring, public accommodations, education and transportation.  The next year, 1965, Congress went on to pass the Voting Rights Act, which eliminated barriers to voting for African Americans, who in some locales had been almost completely disenfranchised. 
 
Even though Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. marched against racial inequality, poverty, economic injustice and public policy aimed at marginalizing the African Americans in the United States, he also spoke against violence, wars, and international conflicts.   Between 1965 and 1968, Dr. King shifted his focus toward international conflict and peace.  He spoke strongly against Vietnam War.  His work against poverty culminated in the ‘Poor Peoples Campaign,” which was a broad effort to assemble a multiracial coalition of improvised Americans who would advocate for economic change.  In all these, Dr. King maintained fidelity to his principles that men and women everywhere, regardless of color or creed, are equal members of the human family.
 
Dr. King’s Legacy and Modern Day “Protests”
 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. devoted his life to demand for equality, social justice, economic advancement, and opportunity for all.  Through organized peaceful protests and non-violent civil disobedience, Dr. King challenged the powers of institutions and United States of America government to build a more perfect union and taught that everyone has a role to play in making America and the world what it ought to be.  With his leadership, the U.S. and most nations made great strides against racial discrimination and toward increased civil rights for the oppressed.  Dr. King’s accomplishments are now taught to American children of all races, and his teachings are studied by scholars and university students worldwide.  He is the only non-President to have a national holiday dedicated in his honor and the only non-President memorialized on the Great Mall in the nation’s capitol.  He is also memorialized in statues, parks, streets, squares, churches, and other public facilities around the nation and around the world as leader whose teachings are increasing relevant to the welfare of humankind. 
 
Dr. King’s life was abruptly and tragically ended by an assassin bullet that shot him in front of his hotel room at Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968.   Later in 1968, Dr. King’s wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, officially founded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Atlanta, Georgia for Nonviolent Social Change, which she dedicated to being a “living memorial” aimed at continuing Dr. King’s dream, philosophy and work on important social and moral ills around the world.  The late Mrs. King also fought for Dr. King’s national holiday to be instituted for his birthday and initiated the move that led to memorialize her husband’s stature at the Great Mall at the nation’s capital.  More than four decades after his death, Dr. King’s life, leadership and legacy continue to guide people around the world in peaceful protest and non-violent civil disobedience in addressing their nation’s most social, economic, political and even religious challenges. 
 
What can the Arab Spring and Occupy Movements learn from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., non-violent and peaceful protests?  First, Dr. King was a very compassionate and loving human being.  He loved everyone irrespective of creed, color or race.  Second, he stood for the truth, love, justice and righteousness.  Third, Dr. King was not a politician, but a moral leader, a preacher and a prophet.  He was not interested in being famous and popular; he wanted to do the will of God by fighting the wrongs and injustices against the less privileged and downtrodden of the society.  Fourth and finally, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a true prophet of God.  He was deeply religious, godly and a genuine man of God.
 
Today, the “Occupy Movements” – protest and civil disobedience against social, economic, or political polices must have leaders and led by men or women of character and integrity.  For instance, the “Occupy Movements,” especially in the United States is a leaderless movement.  It has been hijacked by all sorts of people including the so-called “Anonymous”, liberalists, hoodlums, and gangsters.  The same can be said about the Arab Spring – the Middle East quest for freedom has also been hijacked by those who want to kill Christians, Jews and ‘all-out-war’ with Israel. 
 
Similar the Occupy Nigeria movement, which officially began on January 9 after President Jonathan’s administration announced the removal of petroleum subsidy on January 1, 2012, has been hijacked by CPC, SNG, Boko-Haram, gangsters, mobsters and other hoodlums.  It is really interesting to see CPC and SNG working with Boko Haram against Government fuel subsidy removal policy but will not condemn the incessant killings of women, children and innocent citizens in Northern Nigeria.  What a bunch of hypocrites! 
 
It is sad that Pastor Tunde Bakare, whom most of us admired when he started “Save Nigeria Group,” has now become a politician rather than a preacher and advocate for peace, justice and righteousness.  Initially, I did not perceive him as a politician but a moral leader, who is using his wit, wisdom and powerful rhetoric to inspire, motivate, encourage and to emancipate the masses of people - socially, morally and economically.  Surprisingly, today, he’s worse than most politicians.  After he and Alhaji Buhari lost the presidential election to President Joanthan & VP, Sambo, Pastor Bakare has been indirectly inciting the terrorist sect – Boko Haram and supporting other dangerous groups in Nigeria to destabilize the Federal government.  His utterances are hateful, negative, and poisonous.  Recently, he called on the president to resign and even called on the National Assembly to impeach the president.  Can Pastor Tunde Bakare explain and give Nigerians the reasons why the president should be impeached.  It seems to me that Pastor Tunde Bakare is now anxious and ambitious for political power.  Pastor Bakare must be made aware of the implications of his utterances, actions and behaviors.  As a man of God, and a preacher of the Gospel, I expect him to speak power to truth, justice, love and righteousness and not the blatant rhetoric and behaviors he has put on since he and Alhaji Buhari lost the presidential election. 
 
However, President Jonathan’s decision to remove petroleum subsidy on the first day of the year when most Nigerians are returning from their Christmas holidays and end of year celebrations was unwise, callous and ill-timed.  Furthermore, the nation was still mourning the despicable Christmas Day bomb blasts at the Saint Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger state by the radical Islamic sect known as Boko-Haram that killed more than fifty parishioners and injured many.  There were also series of other bomb blasts, suicide explosions around the country in churches and Mosques and ethnic communal killings in Ebonyi State, in which many innocent people lost their lives.  The nation ought to be outraged, angry and protesting at such vile, barbaric, and satanic massacres of innocent Nigerians at a church premises rather than fuel subsidy removal.   
 
Nevertheless, President Jonathan and his economic team should not have announced the removal of fuel subsidy without clearer explanation to the Nigerian people and serious dialogue with the labor unions.  Putting the burden of fuel subsidy on the poor masses has monumental socio-economic impact.  Even though, in the long run, it is a good public policy, however, the government must find the means to placate the huge economic and social consequences of such policy.  It is not just the price of petroleum products that are tripled in some many regions of the country but everything – transportation, food items, cost of goods and services, inflation, etc – and yet this is a country that can’t pay 18k Naira minimum wage.  There are teachers and other workers, who have not received their salaries for months – some up to 6 and 9 months.  The government should go after the beneficiaries of fuel subsidy – owners of oil wells and all kinds of oil bunkering beefcake business people and ask them to cough-out the 480B naira annually need to cushion the fuel subsidy removal. 
 
The president should simply rescind the fuel subsidy removal policy to save his presidency.  Even though President Jonathan means well with the policy, it's being introduced at a very wrong time.  Bad leadership, corruption and insecurity are Nigeria’s biggest cankerworms not fuel subsidy.  The president should be fighting for the people who overwhelmingly voted him into power rather than inflict them with hardship. 
 
Many experts on the subject matter have listed very urgent things for the president to do:  (1) fight the endemic corruption in the oil sector, (2) refurbish existing refineries, (3) build more refineries, (4) privatize petroleum refining products, etc.   This deadlock dialogue with Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) president and Trade Union Congress (TUC) is not good for the president – you cannot win this NLC.  Moreover, the Senate and House are not in full support of the president and his administration over the petroleum subsidy removal.  Worse still, the opposition - CPC, SNG, Boko Haram and those who still didn’t believe Dr. Goodluck Jonathan won the presidential election are capitalizing on fuel subsidy removal to fight the president and attempt to discredit and destroy his presidency.  President Joanthan must simply do what is exigent and fitting to save his presidency and legacy.  
 
Let me conclude by saying that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a giant, a global icon, an indomitable spirit, and a champion for justice and a prophet who showed us best way to fight against injustice and inequality and for the dignity of every human being.  He was a drum major for justice, an exemplary human being and a prophetic leader.  Like other leaders, they would have used their position of influence, power, prominence and authority to enrich themselves and amass millions of dollars for their children and great grand children, but he never did.  Today, his children walk the streets of America like children of ordinary citizens.  Dr. King’s life epitomized the true essence of pure and godly leadership.  He sacrificed his life for the betterment of those he led. Remarkable, genuine, true, pure, moral, courageous, legendary, and supernatural are not enough words to encapsulate his life, leadership and legacy.  What a remarkable life, legendary leadership and lasting legacy he left behind for this country and for the whole world.  In a nutshell, Dr. King was a man of wisdom, compassionate leader and a visionary.  He sacrificed to serve humanity in order to make this world a better place and in the process made history and left a lasting legacy.  Dr. King exemplified my long life call and cry for supernatural leaders – God led and Spirit empowered leadership.
 
Each of us can contribute to strengthening our own communities, cities and nations by serving in Dr. King’s honor on the King Holiday and throughout the year.  Together, we can work to create opportunities for all Nigerians, to be tolerant of each other and to love your neighbor as you love yourself, to strengthen economic opportunities for all, to ensure that credible people are elected into positions of leadership, and to assure our young people graduating from colleges and universities are guaranteed work and employment. 
 
That’s the dream of MLK, Jr.   Happy birthday to Martin Luther King, Jr. and May your dream, life, leadership and legacy live on forever. Amen.
 
Rev. Dr. C. Kingston Ekeke is a theologian, author, consultant and leadership scholar. He is the president of Leadership Wisdom Institute.

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(Onitsha Nigeria, 18th day of January, 2012)-On Friday 9th day of December 2011, we in the International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety), Onitsha, Anambra State of Nigeria, sent to Your Excellency two copies of our reports titled: “How Over 54,000 Nigerians Died Outside The Law Since 1999” and “Police Corruption As Human Rights Abuse: How Corrupt Personnel Of The Nigeria Police Force Illegally Enriched The Force With N53.48Billion ($336.5Million) Arising From Roadblock Extortion In Three Years-2009-2011”. The two reports were attached with eleven pictures each and a covering letter. The “proof of delivery” returned to our Secretariat (41, Miss Elems Street, Fegge, Onitsha) indicated that Your Excellency’s office received the reports on Tuesday, 13th day of December 2011, two days after they were launched. We also posted the reports on Your Excellency’s “facebook wall-page”. Unfortunately and sadly too, Your Excellency neither commented on the serious complaints raised in them nor acted on any of their far-reaching recommendations. Innocent Nigerians particularly Igbo Christians have continued to be slaughtered like fowls in their fatherland on daily basis and the 371,000-person (Wikipedia Encyclopedia 2011) Nigeria Police Force that ought to protect them is busy molesting and extorting other living Nigerians on Nigerian roads especially the roads leading into......Read More

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The peaceful yuletide season in Anambra State which has continued into the New Year 2012 has not gone unnoticed by citizens of the State. Many residents are quick to attribute the absence of crime within the period to Governor Peter Obi’s effective strategies on security. A community leader, Chief Anthony Agidigbo Oguejiofor and a publisher, Mr Ethel Uyanna conveyed this mood when he congratulated the Governor on giving the people ‘another peaceful Xmas season.’
 
In a Press Release on Thursday, Chief Oguejiofor and Uyanna said that the Governor’s extra ordinary attention to security of lives and property in the State had resulted in decreasing crime rate over the years. ‘However, this state of protection is better appreciated in this festive period.’
 
‘In December every year, the Governor gives two million naira to each of the 177 communities in Anambra State for security arrangements and palliative work on rural roads. By sustaining that arrangement, he has achieved results.’
 
The opinion leaders observed that this was consolidated with the Governor’s empowerment of unemployed youths. ‘Those who would have been idle and a threat to society have been meaningfully engaged in vocational works. We commend the Governor not just for this sense of security but also for restoring confidence in government.’
 
‘It is clear to us that businesses are growing in the State. More companies are opening shops and employing people. The number of hotels in Awka alone have tripled in the past two years. These would not be possible in a climate of insecurity.’
 
They therefore called for increased citizen support for the administration, noting that with the people playing their civic part, Governor Obi would be encouraged to even do more for the people.  

 
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(Submission By Johnson Eze )
 
 
Today, it is no longer a secret that the Anambra Oil magnet, Chief Ifeanyi Ubah is set to replace Gov. Peter Obi as the Governor of Anambra State. He has been telling his friends that he was ready to spend whatever it will take to achieve his ambition for which he had set aside the initial N20, 000,000,000 Billion and he is working seriously towards that. To get the support of the people, he has floated a foundation through which he is supporting the poor, building churches, subsidising kerosene, helping the widow and all manner of philanthropy.
 
Chief Austine Ndigwe, (Uzu Awka and Ozo Gidigbam Gidigbam) his right hand man said that Ubah had already secured the support of Rochas Okorocha, whom he made the Governor Single handedly. He said that the Oil magnet is unhappy that his own Governor is not supporting him, but he said they had a good weapon they would use against him if every effort to get his support failed.
 
Uba has the support of the following, who are also on his monthly pay roll for the project:
 
a. Chief Victor Umeh (APGA National Chairman) N10,000,000
 
b. Chief Austine Ndigwe, Uzu Awka N10,000,000
 
c. Mr. Alfred Nwosu N5,000,000
 
Others he feels that may be in a position to help are also on his pay roll, including some vociferous clergy men of all denominations.
 
NOW THE WAR
 
Uzu Awka said Ubah confided in them how Obi would kneel down and beg him at the appropriate time. How he paid N25, 000,000 (Twenty-Five Million Naira) to the former Lagos State Commissioner for Police, Mr. Marvel Apkoyibo to set Obi up. Do you still remember the $250,000,000 (Two hundred and Fifty Million Dollars) and N250, 000,000 (Two hundred and Fifty Million Naira) his people were apprehended with while transporting it from Awka to Lagos.
 
Uzu Awka said that Obi did not know that the ADC in question, was the one Ubah used to do dirty deeds in Lagos and that it was Ubah who planned for him to be sent to Anambra as Obi’s ADC. "The man think he is clever not knowing that Anyi had already paid his former ADC, N3, 000,000 (three Million Naira) for him and his boys to spy at his every move and he succeeded." he said.
 
What will Obi Need him for?
 
According to Uzu Awka, Ubah informed him that Akpayibo had already given him the entire video of the $250,000,000 (Two Hundred and Fifty Million Dollars) and N250,000,000 (Two Hundred And Fifty Million Naira) episode containing:
 
a. When the money, local and foreign currencies, were loaded in Awka
 
b. When the money was being of-loaded in Lagos
 
c. Where Governor Obi was kneeling down and begging the Police Commissioner to only disclose the Naira component and allow him keep the $250, 000,000 Dollars, (Two Hundred and Fifty Million Dollars), which he agreed after he was given $10,000,000 (Ten Million Dollars) out of it.
 
Uzu Awka boosted that the tape is with Governor Rochas Okorocha, himself, victor Umeh and Alfred Nwosu.
 
Uzu Awka further revealed that they had got the Accountant General of Anambra State, who confirmed that Gov. Obi has one of the cheque books of Anambra State Government in his possession , which he uses to withdraw the money he changes into dollars.
 
He said they also heard how Obi withdrew the sum of 5, 000, 000 Pounds (Five Million Pounds) he said was for the payment of Ojukwu’s hospital Bill, When the actual bill was just 500,000 Pounds (Five Hundred Thousand Pounds).
 
Ubah, according to Uzu Awka, has documentary evidence of all the properties Obi bought in different parts of the world. He went on to name some:
 
a. Block of flat at Dubai bought for $10,000,000 (Ten Million Dollars)
 
b. Block of flats at Singapore bought at $12, 500,000 (Twelve Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars)
 
c. A detached building at Atlanta, Georgia at $6,500,000 (Six Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars)
 
d. A flat at Manhattan, New York, $8, 250,000 (Eight Million, Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars)
 
e. A Holiday Resort at Bahamas for which he paid $4, 500, 000 (Four Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars)
 
Uzu Awka said the moment Obi knew that Ubah has a lot on him, he quickly visited him in his Abuja home knelt down and begged him not to expose him. Ubah, Uzu Awka said further, was particularly angry that Obi, in spite of his hands of friendship, is bent on handing over to a known drug courier.
 
Ubah’s Plans
 
Uzu Awka revealed how Ubah had concluded arrangement working with the Presidency and EFCC of how Obi’s immunity would be waived for his arrest if he does not support Ubah. He also talked about the arrest of his wife and Commissioners by the EFCC.
 
Uzu Awka talked of how they got Obi’s Commissioner for Finance, Eze Echesi to support them, because he had been promised that he would be retained and made the coordinating Commissioner for the Economy of Anambra State. Anambra’s version of Nigeria’s Okonjo Iweala. He said he had been quite helpful, giving then photocopies of sensitive documents that they will use ti nail Obi’
 
As for the SSG, who wants to be the Governor, Uzu Awka said the poor man saw the force Ubah was coming with and had already agree to serve as his Deputy instead. Though the man is old, he said it would be strategic to use him and placate his people who were promised to produce the next Governor.