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President John Atta Mills of Ghana is dead according to news reaching Masterweb Reports and Masterweb News Desk. Atta Mills aged 68 and serving his first term in office died Tuesday afternoon at the 37th Military Hospital in Accra, Ghana. Details of the cause of his death is pending until the completion of an autopsy. He celebrated his 68th birthday this past Saturday. Atta Mills was elected in a 2008 presidential vote runoff that was described as the closest in the history of Ghana. He was to seek re-election for a second term (full term) in December this year.
 
Atta Mills spent much of his career teaching at the University of Ghana before being elected president. He earned a doctorate from London's School of Oriental and African Studies before becoming a Fulbright scholar at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He travelled to the US in March and April this year as rumours about his health began to circulate amongst Ghanaians both at home and in the Diaspora.
 
On July 4, 2012, a Ghanaian author, Daniel Danquah Damptey ( 0243715297, damptey_daniel@yahoo.com ) wrote:- “Ghana: The President is sick. Take it or Leave it.” The article is republished below and can be read at its original web link at http://nigeriamasterweb.com/blog/index.php/2012/07/04/ghana-the-president-is-sick-take-it-or-leave-it

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Pastor Chris Okotie is the owner of Household of God Church, a unitary church located on a vast expanse of land in Oregun Ikeja in Lagos. This pastor whose edifice has proximity with another edifice belonging to Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Believers Love World Fellowship and Christ Embassy have been enmeshed in controversies dangerous and injurious to the Christian faith bordering on second failed marriage, abortions and abandonment of a little girl allegedly fathered by him.
 
 
Chris Okotie was the first cerebral personality to embrace Christ in the early eighties. His first album ‘I Need Someone’ released in 1980 made him the most celebrated Nigerian pop musician. Himself and Jide Obi’s album ‘’Kill Me With Love’’ released in 1981 made the duo the most popular young musicians of the eighties. Therefore when news went round that the two law students of University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus are now preaching the Bible, it caused a stir and groups gathered to discuss the evil that had descended on the music industry while the church people rejoiced that Jesus had captured a hell bound soul. At that time parents would prefer a drunkard in the family than a born again, bible believing and bible preaching embarrassment. Chris Okotie , Jide Obi and later Felix Liberty’s repentance opened the door for a lot of young men and women, drowned by life of sex, drinks, dance, clubbing and western culture to begin to consider ‘born againism’ as an alternative lifestyle.
 
 
Chris Okotie, after his Law degree programme, proceeded to a Bible School in the US, came back and formed the Household of Love Fellowship in 1987. This pastor equally ventured into the terrain of eschatology where he delved into the unfamiliar terrain of explaining the book of Revelation, The Apocalypse, and related topics in his popular television programme, The Apokalupsis. There is also the Karis Award where he gives One million naira (N1, 000,000) annually to Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in acts of patriotism and national service; the past recipients included late Gani Fawehinmi, Pa Michael Imoudu, Gen Murtala Muhammed, Mallam Aminu Kano, Mrs Magraret Ekpo among others.
 
 
Chris Okotie was the first known Pentecostal pastor to venture into the murky waters of Nigerian politics in the order of late Rev Martin Luther King whose foray into U.S politics was instrumental to the eventual liberation of Black Americans of which Barrack Obama was a beneficiary. This pastor claimed that God told him to vie for the Presidency of Nigeria and went ahead to contest on the platform of Justice Party in 2003 where the ruling party allocated him 119, 547 votes coming eight out of twenty contestants. Independent electoral observers believe that if the 2003 elections were to be devoid of rigging the results, the order of number of votes cast would have looked like Buhari, Ojukwu, Obasanjo,Fawehinmi and Okotie plus 15 others. Therefore, Okotie had some level of political followership in Nigeria. In 2003 he formed Fresh Democratic Party with the intention of infusing fresh ideas into the recycling sickness afflicting Nigerian politics and he came eight out of seventeen contestants with 74,049 votes allocated to him.
 
 
Chris Okotie’s entrance into the political turf was an apostolic move aimed at breaking the jinx of the Pentecostal brand of politics which involves a spirit filled Christian hiding inside the comfort of his wardrobe, staircase or rest room and commanding God to fish out leaders that will transform Nigeria while excluding self from being part of the change makers. Since his foray into politics, a lot of Pentecostals have broken the bondage of timidity and decided to partake in the act of politics and national transformation, a turf earlier controlled by Catholics, Anglicans, Methodists, and Presbyterians and their Muslim counterparts.
 
 
However, it is obvious that an evil arrow had hit Chris Okotie. The Bible said in Ephesians 6 vs 11-16 ‘’Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints’’ Chris Okotie failed to put on all his armour and now we have a case of failed marriage, abortion and abandoned child hanging on his anointed head. The theory of touch not my anointed does not suffice here because a spiritual icon that made invaluable contribution to the expansion of faith in Nigeria have been seriously found wanting and need to be reclaimed back from darkness.
 
 
King David did not know when Bathsheba was planted to rubbish his credentials as a righteous king until he lost four sons, including Amnon, Absalom and Adonijah as a result of the adultery and murder. Samson did not know how Delilah was planted until he lost his sight and subsequently his life in the hands of the Philistines. Reuben lost the right as a firstborn because he got messed up with his father’s wife. Therefore, every Christian who has caused a stir to the kingdom of darkness should be very watchful or else the devil will patiently wait to rubbish all your contributions. The bible said that once the shepherd is struck, the sheep will scatter. Chris Okotie had the honesty to tell his members that his focus on natural beauty was responsible for the failure of the marriage instead of pointing accusing fingers at a witch somewhere. Other pastors in his shoes would have branded the woman a witch sent from the devil to destroy his church. In fact that was the story making rounds in the church but the pastor put the blame on himself.
 
 
Barely two weeks after the announcement of the dissolution of the four year old second marriage, a lady by name Oluremi Adesola surfaced, claiming to have a child for Chris Okotie. This Lady claimed thus ‘’ I was a young Pastor desperately looking for a good church where I could worship and God led me to the Household of God. Then, I had a music ministry, and because he was an ace musician, I took him as my mentor and strongly believed that he would help me one day. Along the line, something happened. We started seeing each other and I’ve done abortion for him three times before I decided to leave the last one’’ . It is only God who knows who seduced the other but it is obvious that the girl’s action could break a home and dry up the anointing and spiritual sensibility of an anointed pastor and as such is inexcusable Every spirit filled Christian knows that abortion is evil. The Roman Catholic Church condemns it in its entirety and this position had brought the Papacy in conflict with a lot of organisations and occultist groups like freemason etc. Pentecostals condemn it and see it as murder.
 
 
Those who had opportunity of being momentarily granted privilege of seeing Heaven and discoursing with Jesus Christ like Choo Thomas, Korean American and author of the bestselling novel ‘Heaven Is So Real’ wrote that in reaction to issue of abortion, Jesus shouted ‘’I do not like abortion’’ Therefore, there is nothing to celebrate in abortion and any woman who desecrated her dignity doing it for any man, or pastor or archbishop have committed murder and need to repent. It is only a Christian who does not know the value of his salvation that will be cajoled into this. Therefore this Lady is as guilty as the pastor in the act of desecrating the name of God and should equally repent from bitterness and follow to redress the negative image their sexual flings had brought to the name of the Lord. If that girl is actually Chris Okotie’s daughter, he should not abandon them in penury.
 
 
The Church belongs to Jesus Christ and whosoever destroys his Church, God will destroy no matter who is in involved. Christian women should deliver the devil out of randy pastors by rejecting indecent sexual overtures and refuse to be used to desecrate the work of God. Pastor Chris Okotie should refute the abortion and paternity claims if it is not true or else he should start the process of repentance as David did to redeem the name of Jesus Christ which has been dragged to the mud. Chris Okotie should go further, he should like David ask God to help him reclaim his life, soul and that of all the members and followers who have returned to the backslidden state as a result of the dangerous bad news . Members of Household of God Church should know that the roaring lion(devil) have struck and while not hiding nor excusing any malfeasance, they should collectively save this man whose humanity is overpowering his divinity so that hell will not have the last laugh.
 
 

 
Obinna Akukwe
 
*Photo Caption - Pastor Chris Okotie

-Masterweb Reports (Submission By Sunday Adegoke)
 
Sir, In reaction to your directive as the Visitor of University of Abuja that political students should be screened out and sent back to you politicians, it is a welcome development.  However the style and manner in which the screening exercise is being carried out in the university will make it fruitless at the end of the day. If you want the right thing to be done, set a committee made up of people with unquestionable characters so that the vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Adelabu James Sunday Adebowale will not have any influence on the screening exercise. As someone who was involved in the screening of new students in the university this academic year, there were cases where applicants have not even written UTME and the Vice Chancellor gave an executive order to register them.  Also, the screening form does not contain anything on Post UME. I know that admission of applicants into University of Abuja since Adelablu’s administration is purely on cash and carry basis.
 
So, if you want proper screening exercise to be carried out, you can ask that people with integrity should carry out the screening exercise possibly from outside the university because the rate in which Adelabu’s administration is giving out bribe to staff of this university is unimaginable. If a student who paid substantial amount of money to be given admission is screened out, then Adelabu knowing the role he played towards such admission will not allow the result of the screening exercise to see the light of the day because he can go to any length to bribe the person who carried out the screening exercise.

 
I am sure the Visitation Panel report was presented to you   as the Visitor, is it not surprising that one university has ninety-seven (97) accounts? Well, some of those accounts were opened for applicants to pay in money towards their admissions by Adelabu’s administration. It is very unfortunate that this university has this character as its Vice Chancellor. After the kangaroo screening exercise by Adelabu’s stooges, he will only bribe them so that no student is screened out. Within the past few weeks, Adelabu has actually spent so much money meant for the university to bribe people to support his administration.

 
Yours Faithfully,
Dr. Sunday  Adegoke

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Gov. Peter Obi has assured that his Government will continue to assist hospitals owned by the Church because, according to him, besides rendering affordable services to the people, they are also better managers. He said this yesterday, during the laying of foundation of hostel blocks his Government is building in many hospitals owned by the Churches. Those visited yesterday are St Charles Borromeo, Waterside and Iyienu Hospital, Ogidi.

 
At all the hospitals, where the Governor laid foundations for one project or the other, the Governor said he was satisfied with the progress of those buildings already begun and asked the owners to pursue with vigour the building of those he laid their foundations, assuring them that money will not be the problem. In his words, "I am happy over the progress of work, if it were Government work, I am sure all manner of variations would have been introduced by now."
 
Speaking at St Charles Borromeo, Archbishop Valarian Okeke thanked God for the Governor, whom he described as God's precious gift to Anambra State. He said that his love for the State and unmatchable efforts to leave the legacy of peace and development for generations yet unborn was not in doubt.
 
In his own remarks, the Anglican Bishop of Onitsha, Owen Nwokolo, at Iyienu Hospitals said the people of the State were delighted at the partnership between The Government and the Church for the moral health of the State. He thanked the Governor for using the resources of the State to work for the people of the State.
 
The Governor had earlier visited St Christopher School owned by Anglican Diocese of Onitsha and Dominican College owned by the Catholic Diocese of Onitsha. At both schools, he vowed to continue visiting schools against the advice of those that want him to visit those that are politically relevant, insisting that those students were the future of the society.
 
It will be recalled that Mr. Chudi Offodile condemned the visit to schools as too pedestal for a Governor.
 
*Photo Caption - Gov. Obi laying the foundation for the construction of a hostel Block by Anambra Government at St Charles Borromeo Hospital, Onitsha. On the left is Archbishop Valerian Okeke.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012: Today, July 19th, 2012 the Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi is 51, but he loathes celebrations, especially when they have epicurean dimension. He would rather preach to you on the futility of presenting to him a gold wrist watch worth millions of Naira when such an amount would equally buy some computers that when donated to schools, will help in moulding the young ones. But since the world is not guided by his own thought process, many people are bound to celebrate him according to their preferences and fancies. In my own case, through this piece.
 

As far as we can pry into his journey on earth since July 19th, 1961, he was puffed out into the world; one can rightly observe that it has been a life where actions that ought to take place in one full life time are clouded into 51. This eventful life started with good education at Christ the King College, Onitsha and the University of Nigeria. He was naturally born with many faculties and he may have acquired more as could be attested to by his wit and cleverness, a ready tongue and inexhaustible and exhausting vivacity.

 
We cannot here recount his achievements, which he stared recording during his days in primary school, where he successfully formulated the famous egg theory, which, though beyond this piece, has to do with the recording of gains in egg business. The climax of it being that at the age of Forty-Two, he won the gubernatorial election in Anambra State, but the victory was denied him. As if Providence has always had interest in his affairs, that denial of victories, which he had always fought and came out unhurt – indeed, triumphant, was the challenges he faced that made him to become a noted name in politics in diverse ways. His fame was accentuated by the fact that Nigerians in similar circumstances either sold out or abandoned themselves to cynical pessimism. Thus, one can say that he is a man capable of taking in his strides the natural difficulties of life.

 
Obi was the first person, who, through pertinacity of will, recovered his stolen gubernatorial victory through the courts. It was from one victory to another victory he always pursued to correct obvious injustice. This was how he ended up being the first person to come back from impeachment, to go for tenure interpretation and to get a second term to govern our great State many think ungovernable.

 
Beyond his trials and triumphs, at 51, he is a life worthy of Homer as the herald of his achievements and the virtues he represents.

 
Writing about him, one of the things that readily come to mind is the reward for hard work. In his private life, he worked so hard to reach where he was, becoming the Chairman of a Bank before entering into public life. There is something about him that seems strange, he has the passion for business and making money and he has made a lot of it, yet he prefers the life of stoic simplicity. As far as he is concerned, money and material acquisition are good but cannot become the epicentre of existence, only as an instrument to solving the problems of life. Thus, buying of private jet, jetties, yachts and houses in choicest parts of the world and flaunting riches in a manner that is offensively conspicuous, do not appeal to him. However, the people he has helped through inconspicuous philanthropy are legion. He believes that money is to solve problems and not to live in a manner inconsistent with rationality. Tell him about the need to have houses in the Maitamas and Ikoyis of Nigeria, and he will remind you that one of the richest men of all times in the World, Warren Buffett has been living in the same house and driving the same vehicle for donkey years. He has no useless taste to burden his life.

 
One annoying phenomenon among the Igbos is the misplacement of values. Today our pristine values have all been bastardised. Looking at our people you will ask where our love for excellence has gone. Igbos cherish excellence and are known to strive to achieve that in any of their chosen endeavours even if it means wearing themselves out . That is why he strives to be dimgba, the master wrestler; diochi, the master wine tapper; dike, the master of strength; di this and di that in many fields. Can we say that about the Igbos today?

 
Today things have all changed. Our people have jumped on the band wagon of those who want to record phenomenal successes through shortcuts punctuated by frauds. Today, kidnapping, 419 and other crimes, foreign to us are all here with us. Today, rather than build public wealth and contribute to the development of the State, our people prefer easy access to the common kitty. Those in Government no longer see governance as public trust and a vocation, a call to serve the people. This is the society Governor Obi met in 2006, amidst fiscal chaos and administrative indolence. Today, he has done a lot trying to restore the values of our people. At first, when he became governor and in his resolve to change the mindset of the people, he turned himself into a preacher, but the people, accustomed to the eroding morals of the time, listened to him in sceptical apathy. Undaunted, he continued. In the 51st year of his life and 7 into his governorship, he can look at his people with happiness on the realisation that his words to them which appeared frozen are now thawing and its meanings are gradually permeating their subconscious.

 
Until Obi became the Governor, Anambra was a battlefield and the war plan was scripted by Bedlam. There is hardly any aspect of life in the State that the touch of confusion was not aglow. At a point, the entire State was burnt down. As an Abuja based Anambrarian at that time, hardly did any good news come out of the State. I recall how we greatly felt dejected reading stories of primitive tortures by the Bakassi group, the people hailed them because they were the lesser of the many evils in the State. Though what we had was a de facto Governor, but it was injurious to our sense of pride that he was slapped and buffeted. We read stories of Okija and generally, rape competed with rapine for supremacy. As a result, the State collapsed.

 
Today as Obi turns 51, part of the achievements that should be credited to him is the restoration of the pride among Anambra people. You need to experience a grim situation where your pride is wounded to understand this. Today, we read of our Governor belonging to many Federal Committees, travelling with the President and parleying with development partners. The other day, after a presentation at the World Bank 2012 Spring meeting on Anambra State, the Bank, impressed, sent some Oxford Professors and other experts to understudy what Obi is doing in the education sector in the State with the aim of presenting it as a model to other African countries. Today, Ambassadors and investors see Anambra as a place to be at. To whom do we credit all this epochal liberation of Anambra? To Governor Obi, of course. At 51, this is his gift to Anambra State.

 
In spite of his achievements, he has not rested. He has continued to search for what will be of benefit to the State with a mind clear, inventive, restless. Like the old Julius Ceasar, counting nothing done if anything remains to be done. With this mindset, he is stimulating, facilitating and multiplying through visionary leadership, industrial and commercial activities in the State. 

 
Today, multinationals are building their facilities in the State as it has not witnessed in the past. It is a mark of Governor Obi’s vision that he identifies those things that will contribute to the expansion of the industrial base of the State and pursue them religiously. One commendable thing is that the state also invests in those businesses. Thus, from deficit on investment, he has, within 6 years, invested over 13 Billion Naira for the State in many businesses.

 
In terms of General development of Anambra State, Obi has unarguably done better than others. In the health sector, Anambra now have accredited health institutions and a teaching hospital. In education, he was courageous to return missionary schools taken from them for 40 years with the grant of 6 Billion Naira. He may not be the most desirous for a developed Anambra State, but his vision is incomparable. Thus, he remains the only Governor that take the Millennium Development Goals into account in whatever he does.

 
But in spite of his giant strides he is more vilified by the people of Anambra State. But this is not surprising. As Nicollo Machiavelli said “It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out nor more doubtful of success nor more dangerous to handle than to initiate a new order of things; for the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order; this lukewarmness arising partly from the incredulity of mankind who does not truly believe in anything new until they actually have experienced of it. ”

 
We have the political class that benefitted from the old order, now they are not benefitting, they see anything happening in the State through negative prisms, the phenomenon has been aptly captured as Offodile Syndrome, that selfish urge in us to support only those things that feather our nest. Because of the governor’s good nature, they do this with a liberty which is unbridled license. When these people write, one is usually amused by their histrionics, confused by their digressions and appalled by their ungracious scurririty.

 
For the sake of those suffering from Offodile Syndrome, that is barbarians waiting for inroads into the State to destroy all what the Governor has built, friends, contrary to his protestations, encourage him to show interest in who comes after him. I cannot join the debate only to add that we must at all times guard against civilisation which normally takes centuries to build, but can be destroyed by barbarians in a day.

 
As our Governor is 51, we thank God for his life, while reminding ourselves that any descent into barbarism will be disastrous for us as a people.



 
Valentine Obienyem sent this piece from Awka

-Masterweb Reports
 
The Power Holding Company of Nigeria nationwide is under lock and key over Nigerian Army’s action of sealing their offices in Abuja, sources said on Friday.
 
The action was taken because of the PHCN anticipated workers' strike action, to protest the Federal Government's plan to privatise the PHCN.
 
In a telephone conversation with one of the junior staff of PHCN (name withheld), source told Master Web reporter that the negotiations between the union and the government has dragged on for so long due to the inability to agree on basic issues in line with the condition of service of employment. Stating that, one of the basic issues is that the PHCN want the federal government to pay them their 50% increment on workers salary before the commencement of PHCN privatisation by the federal government.
 
It was equally observed that during this period, the PHCN still left power on and stable.
 
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) intervened by appealing to the federal government to withdraw soldiers from facilities of the PHCN, and resume meaningful dialogue with the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) towards resolving the stalemate between them.
 
All efforts made by Master Web Reporters to reach with any of the executive staff of PHCN proved abortive, as the whole offices of PHCN were under lock and key, and their environment deserted.  

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Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi has congratulated the Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, on his victory at the gubernatorial election held in the state on Saturday, describing it as a victory for democracy, Edo State and Nigeria.
 
His words: “I knew what Edo State used to be and what it is now due to Oshiomhole’s developmental strides. This is a good lesson of what politics should be – the promotion of the totality of the welfare of the people. I am happy to note that in Oshiomhole’s case, he is doing exactly that and that his work and not the amount of money he was able to share, commended him to the people.”
 

Obi described his victory as a positive commentary on his government. “It is a testimony that you have done well for your people and that they want you to continue,” he said.
 
Obi also congratulated the President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, GCFR for providing the appropriate and needed leadership in ensuring that vote cast now counted unlike in the past that the will of the people were always subverted. By this, He said, the President had demonstrated that he was a true democrat who would not subvert the will of the people on the altar of party allegiance.
 
For the leadership of Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies, Obi was full of commendation, saying that Nigeria has continued to improve on its elections and electioneering processes by the day.
 
Finally, he congratulated the people of Edo Sate for conducting themselves in an orderly manner  

-Masterweb Reports
 
It is unthinkable that the government of Nigeria should order youth to report for civil “service” in areas in Northern Nigeria wracked by perpetual violence when in fact the government and public both experience and recognize the danger; and the government has admitted publicly that it is unable to curtail, let alone eradicate such violence.

 
It is extremely cruel and cynical for the government of Nigeria and its agencies to claim a constitutional prerogative in this matter citing the section of what passes for Nigeria’s constitution-of-the-day, when in fact the same document clearly states and implies that the first responsibility of the government is to provide adequate security for the people. It is a responsibility which the government has woefully failed in, and has made no denials about such failure, where in fact it is quite obvious to the world and to the people that this government has not only failed in this duty, but has no way, plans and or will, to do better.

 
It is especially hypocritical for the Nigerian government or any person to think that the original goal of the NYSC military decree—a decree which was ported into the Nigeria’s subsequent constitutions—was achieved at any time, or would ever be achieved. Such a goal of “national integration” merely served to move masses of youth graduating from universities to serve for slave-labor wherein the areas producing the most graduates suffered most because, by that decree, their graduates could not serve them. When they spent their stipends at their posting area, that, too, amounted to an economic boon for the locality; money obviously denied their own particular areas of origin which had borne the financial brunt of their education. Right from the start, rather than the unachievable goal of national integration for a “country” where it was already known and understood that “there is no basis for unity”, the NYSC edict forced Southern graduates to provide cheap labor for the North, without any parallel benefit for the South, there being comparatively fewer (in orders of magnitude) Northern graduates. The NYSC scheme thus also resulted in the preferential spending of the bulk of the allocated government funds for the program in the North, intended or not. As such, the NYSC was not and is not about national integration.

 
This was made clear by the well-publicized specific targeting of NYSC members for death and destruction by Muslim Northern youth incited by and rooting for Buhari in Northern Nigeria during the last election, an action which Buhari shows no substantive remorse for, based on the preponderance of his later statements and acts, for which he received the support of his fellow Northerners. Predictably, the same government of Nigeria, now ordering the posting of Southerners NYSC members back to the same areas, has done nothing meaningful and corrective about the killing, maiming and terrorization of the NYSC victims.

 
We therefore unequivocally condemn the posting, in the face of obvious danger, of Southern youth to the North by the government of Nigeria in the NYSC scheme. In this matter, we accuse the government of Nigeria (and we hope the world and responsible organizations join us in this) of crimes against humanity and of terrorism against the people.

 
We call on our people to stand up for their rights of survival and right to security against this type of naked insensitivity and wanton cruelty of the government of Nigeria which acts with pernicious impunity against the people. We call on the people to reject all posting to the North and demand and obtain the final and permanent dissolution of the NYSC project: it does not serve the purpose for which it was purportedly rigged up. To this end, we call on the people to prevent the NYSC posting forthwith.

 
It is up to the people to extract full accountability, responsibility and responsivity from the government; after all, Nigeria claims that it is a government of the people by the people: now is the time to test this claim.

 
Biafra Foundation
BiafraFoundation@yahoo.com
July 15, 2012

-Masterweb Reports
 

The State Government is to reorganize and strengthen the State revenue collection machinery for more efficiency. Governor Peter Obi announced this when the Change Team of the Unique Taxpayer Identification Number Programme of the Joint Tax Board paid him a courtesy call at the Governor’s Lodge Amawbia.

Governor Obi said the revenue office had performed below expectations and should be reinvigorate for better results. He noted that the State has enough potential to generate reasonable revenue if people can make sacrifices to carry out their civic responsibility as payment of taxes, which he described as critical component of development of any country or society.
 
The programme Manager, Mr. Chinedu Eke explained that the Unique Taxpayer Identification Number Programme was initiated by the Joint Tax Board to provide effective and innovative solutions to proper tax administration. He explained that the programme will, among other things, provide reliable and centralized data base of taxpayers in the country and automate tax registration activities for all levels of government than will enhance sustainable revenue generation.
 

The Chairman, State Board of Internal Revenue, Mr. Nwanne Ejikeme said the new initiative would revolutionalize Tax administration and collection in the country.
 

Mr. Ejikeme said the programme would help government to plan, eliminate trouble taxation, ensure accurate tax assessment and efficient tax administration as well as boost government revenue profile.
 

He disclosed that five staff of the Board have already gone for training in Lagos.
 

Also speaking the Special Adviser to the Governor on Internally Generated Revenue, Lady Victoria Obinwa said the programme would encourage people to appreciate that payment of tax is a civic responsibility for every citizen. She stressed need to diversify sources of revenue in the country to reduce dependence on oil and mono economy in order to sustain development.

-Masterweb Reports
 

resident Goodluck Jonathan had once again showed that he can bite and this time around the victim was Andrew Azazi, his erstwhile National Security Adviser. President Jonathan understands Southerners so well that when he slowly delivers a killer punch, his victim will know that 'Warsaw saw war'. However, he is yet to master the secret of striking at Northerners.
 
 
The first Southern Nigerian casualty of Jonathan biting exercise was Bola Tinubu, the National leader of ACN. The Code of Conduct Bureau dragged Tinubu to court for maintaining foreign account barely three months after both of them were wining and dining in Lagos and negotiating how to prevent Buhari and Ribadu from making any impact in the 2011 presidential election.
 
 
The next casualty was opposition parties like APGA, Labour Party and others who sold their presidential ambitions to the PDP with the hope of being incorporated into his government. By the time he threw them out of the window, those party chieftains dreaming of being appointed cabinet ministers were left in the cold waiting for the next election.
 
 
His next bite victim was the subsidy protesters especially from the Lagos axis. When he sent fierce looking soldiers to the streets of Lagos to harass protesters and teargas some elder statesmen, Soyinka, Bakare , Falana, Agbakoba and other leaders of the popular Occupy Nigeria protest knew that there is fire on the mountain.
 
 
Still basking in the euphoria of his defeat of these NADECO chieftains fabled to have pressurized Head of State Abacha to his graveyard, President Jonathan turned his full attention on Sylva and finished the suffocation project he earlier initiated. This Governor of his home state of Bayelsa had earlier threatened to snuff life out of his lame duck presidential kinsman and for that his second term governorship ambition was snuffed off despite all the pastors, bishops and seers hired to send fire in the direction of rampaging Jonathan.
 
 
This time around it was the turn of Azazi to receive the bite from Jonathan. He was sacked without the courtesy of prior information. Jonathan was obviously fed up with Azazi. Azazi’s fate was sealed during the long holiday that preceded the May 29 Democracy day celebrations. The public protests that greeted the Mauling of Unilag delayed the announcement of Azazi’s sack. The delay enabled Azazi to get enough intelligence information that Gusau is being drafted to replace him and a worried Azazi made efforts to save his position. He spoke with both the President and some leaders of South South over the issue and was given the impression that the matter has been suspended.
 
 
Azazi’s problem with Jonathan had to do with the tactics of arresting the security situation. Azazi believes that the sponsors of Boko Haram should be fished out and prosecuted for terrorism while Jonathan believes that the names involved are too weighty that a political backlash could occur which is capable of affecting permutations for 2015.There is a reasoning that some of those involved may be handy in the next election. The names that frequently pop up in every security reports as sponsors of Boko Haram included a few from opposition party and majority from the ruling party.
 
 
Azazi had sought permission to quiz people like Buhari, Babangida, Ciroma, some serving and retired senators, ministers and governors who have links with Boko Haram but most of these people were those who helped Jonathan one way or the other in the past. Jonathan wants his NSA to tackle the footsoldiers of Boko Haram and leave the sponsors alone. This position of President Jonathan was a source of frustration for Azazi and he used the occasion of the South South summit in Asaba to vent his frustration.
 
The security chiefs were finding it difficult cutting off the terrorists because the more they are arrested or killed, the more others join the group, and the sect has fragmented in such a manner that they have numerous recruitment, training and logistics centre and more centres are being opened up daily. Though the insurgents looks disorganised, it is obvious that the there are high level coordination of their operations even in their fragmented cells. Malam Shekau, leader of the terrorists have escaped arrest on four occasions in matters of minutes in a manner that evokes suspicion even when his territory was cordoned off by security agents. While some blamed Azazi for poor analysis of real time operations, others still believe that high level sabotage leaked information to the sect leader.
 
 
However, President Jonathan believes that with all the billions budgeted for defence, the security agents have enough to root out members of Boko Haram without touching any elite linked to them. There is fear within PDP that if their culpable members were arrested, they could point embarrassing accusing fingers the manner Senator Ali Ndume recently did in his affidavit before the Federal High Court in Abuja told the court that '' the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Namadi Sambo is also aware that he was in contact with Jammatul Sunna -Walid Jihad-Boko Haram'' This will attract public opprobrium to the party.
 
President Jonathan had always maintained a chummy relationship with Aliyu Gusau despite the fact that Gusau was one of his opponents in the PDP presidential elections. The president believes that Gusau had a sort of magic wand which broke the security strangehold of the cabal that wanted to deny him the full exercise of his constitutional duties when late president Yaradua was sick. Gusau, a three time NSA was one of the few political appointees who wanted to save the career of late Senate President, Chuba Okadigbo when Obasanjo received reports that the former wanted to contest for presidency in 2003, and thus marked Okadigbo out for victimization. This attempt to help Okadigbo earned Gusau a reprimand from his boss.
 
 
The appointment of Sambo Dasuki was a fast dribble on those who were waiting to crucify President Jonathan in the event of reappointment of Gusau. In addition to Dasuki being an in-law to Gusau, it was the later who influenced his rehabilitation with the position of Chairman of Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company in 2002. Gusau does not defer to Babangida, in fact he is never known for pretentions and has always engaged in frank discussions with all the military leaders he served in the past including Obasanjo. His relationship with them was more of mutual respect than servitude. Therefore, if Dasuki were to switch loyalty to Babangida, whom he served as ADC, it would not diminish Gusau's influence over his life.
 
 
The ouster of Azazi and replacement with Dasuki, was a clash of tactics on how best to curtail the insurgency. The changes would have been more sweeping but the political think tanks wanted to gauge the opinion of stakeholders before any further action. The president had already charged the new NSA to reign in his people who are trying to destabilize his government or a break up will ensue. Intelligence strategies could differ but the bottom line is result. Dasuki, being a Sokoto prince is expected to use his knowledge of fellow northerners and muslims to analyse security reports and bring in strategies capable of checkmating the terrorists.
 
Those who still believe in Nigeria are hoping that the new helmsman comes up with fresh ideas to prevent another civil war. This is a narrow escape for Boko Haram sponsors because it is most likely they will never be named nor prosecuted but it may not be so for the footsoldiers because someone who knows them is coming for their head and the north will not blame Jonathan again for not doing enough to protect their region.
 
 

 
Obinna Akukwe