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[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The Federal Government has promised to disclose the identities of treasury looters. The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, assured yesterday that this would be done at the appropriate time, "perhaps intermittently."
 
He was reacting to the ruling of a Lagos Federal High Court ordering the government to release information about the names of high ranking public officials from whom public funds were recovered and the circumstances under which funds were recovered as well as the exact amount of funds recovered from each public official."
 
 
Following a suit by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) against the government, Justice Hadiza Shagari had held that "the Federal Government has legally binding obligations to tell Nigerians the names of all suspected looters of the public treasury past and present."
 
Addressing State House reporters yesterday, Malami said: "Let me place it on the record that we have Freedom of Information Act in place. And the government is fully aware of its responsibility. But we have to take into account and consideration, the fact that there are some factors that have to be considered as far as making these disclosures is concerned.
 
"There are matters that are subjudice in court. There are matters of reconciliation, compilations and other associated things."
 
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[ Masterweb Reports: Dr. C. K. Ekeke reports ] - That Nigeria is not yet a nation and that its national sovereignty is 100% negotiable is a fact not debatable. There is nothing sacrosanct about one-Nigeria or its unity. The truth is that Nigeria is already divided. And so, the apologists for one-Nigeria, its sovereignty, unity and non-negotiability are very dishonest and hypocritical individuals. 
 
As a matter of fact, Nigeria is currently held together by a coward and corrupt political elitist sect that do not see or simply ignoring the yearnings and frustrations of the youths and various ethnic groups that were bundled together to form a country that has not worked since its amalgamation 103 years ago. 
 
Unfortunately, since Muhammadu Buhari became president in May 2015, he has missed the opportunity to become a great leader. His misguided leadership, unguarded comments and unwise actions have rather helped to deepen the divide between the various ethnic groups and peoples of Nigeria. His imperialistic leadership style has essentially divided Nigerians more than before.
 
 The escalating call for Biafra independence, the Niger Delta Avengers, jihadist Boko haram call for Islamic State, the marauding murderous above-the-law Fulani herdsmen mayhem around the country, and off-course the hopelessness that pervade the entire nation are mostly due to ethnic and tribal politics of President Buhari and his Fulani brethren.
 
 
Without rehearsing the awful history of Nigeria, the nation was divided long time ago but in principle in 1999 when former military dictators and heads of State, Generals Sani Abacha and Abdulsalami Abubakar assembled political puppets to put together the current Constitution, which does not embrace the common aspirations of every Nigerian citizen or soundly embody the system of governance practiced today.
 
 
The 1999 Constitution was designed to favor the North and promote Muslim aspirations and Islamic interests more than non Muslims and other religious expressions in Nigeria. It was shocking to notice that words and phrases such as Islam, Muslims, Koran, Prophet Mohammad, Sharia, Mosque, etc. were littered all over the Constitution without a single mention of Christian, Christianity, Church, Bible, Jesus Christ, etc. That alone is an eye-opener that Nigeria is not one.
 
 
It is absolutely ridiculous that the nation’s supreme document was written to favor one group of people and religious expression. It is even more ironic a country that boasts of many trained lawyers and constitutional experts at home and abroad could not come up with a constitution that embodies and embraces the common aspirations of every Nigerian citizen and truly reflects and represents the presidential democratic system of government being practiced in Nigeria currently.
 
 
Today, Sharia Law - a religious-political of Islam is practiced in all the Northern states of the federation. And off-course, the North considers Islamic Sharia Law supreme to the Constitution of the Federation. That in itself without other clauses and stipulations in the 1999 Constitution, is sufficient reason to divide Nigeria.
 
 
And so we have such an ignorant, coward citizenry and corrupt legislative Assembly and Senators – especially the ones from the South who continues to talk about one-Nigeria, its unity, indissolubility and indivisibility because of greed, selfishness, or simply afraid of the North. The legislators and senators are suppose to be experts of the law and constitutional matters, yet they look away while the nation and her citizens wobble and flounder into abyss.
 
 
How can a nation that claims to be democratic and practicing presidential system of government have two constitutions: Secular/Common law and Islamic Sharia law? Almost half of the country practices Sharia. And we have people who call themselves leaders! What a joke!
 
By the way, it was former President Olusegun Obasanjo who allowed Sharia when it reared up its ugly head in 1999 in order to pacify the north for allowing and voting for him to be president. This is the same weak and coward leadership that has been destroying Nigeria.
 
 
One-Nigeria is a myth. Nigeria’s unity does not exist in paper and practice. Nigeria is not yet a nation yet and may never be one without fundamental restructuring or out-right division of the country. The apologists for one-Nigeria, who continue to defend Nigeria’s unity with violence and bullets are wasting their time. In fact, it is the corrupt and coward political elitist sect that are holding Nigeria and Nigerians in bondage.
The current agitations for independence coming from many quarters: Islamic State by Boko haram, Biafra State by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and others, Niger Delta, Middle Belt, Oduduwa and even Arewa simply justify that these variant groups of ethnicities held together by colonial amalgamation is not working and will never work without a national identity, new kind of governance and political leadership.
 
 
Today, it is not only appalling but ignorant to read about those wagging their tongues and threatening war against Igbos even when IPOB and Biafran youths are peacefully exercising their constitutional rights of freedom of speech and peaceful assembly. The Biafran Youths are peacefully seeking self-determination as enshrined by the United Nations Charter General Assembly Resolution of September 2007 – articles 1 and 2, and article 20 of the African Charter on human rights recognizing and supporting the rights of all ethnic nations and peoples have the unquestionable and inalienable rights to self-determination of which Nigeria is a signatory to.
 
 
Self-determination is not the same as eviction notice issued by Arewa Youths recently. I'm very concerned that most Nigerians—learned and unlearned continue to ask what "self-determination" means and equating the current agitation for sovereign State of Biafra as the same thing that happened in 1967 when Odemegwu Ojuwkwu declared succession from Nigeria because Gowon and his northern leaders reneged on Aburi accord. Because of that Gowon declared war against Biafra.
 
 
According to United Nations Charter General Assembly Resolution (A/61/295) of September 2007:
 
"Self-determination" is the principle and practice whereby a nation, for example, an ethnic nation is in control of its own people, its own land, its own resources, and its own governance, independent of any other subtending political structure. "
 
Additionally, constitutional freedoms of speech and expression as enshrined in the Nigerian law, do not forbid anyone from canvassing peaceful self-government which in any event is legally permissible under diverse international humanitarian laws including the Covenant on Civil and political Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human rights (UDHR) which Nigeria as a United Nations member signed on to.
 
The agitation for an independent State of Biafra is proper and fulfills the requirements of the United Nations Charter on self-determination.
 
President Buhari himself has called for two-state solution between Israel and Palestine at the UN, AU, ECOWAS, etc. and during his many foreign trips. He also supports self-determination for Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) opting out of Morocco but will torture, arrest, and massacre unarmed Biafran youths who are peacefully demanding self-determination from Nigeria. What a hypocrisy!
 
 
Biafra agitation is an issue the federal government must tackle with dialogue and try to negotiate and talk the frustrated youths out of it rather than killing them and applying force to stop the fire they will not be able to quench.
 
 
Also the Arewa Youth declaration that was issued on June 6th, 2017 from Kaduna House (Seat of Government) threatening Igbos living in the north to vacate their land within 3 months deadline of October 1, 2017, is a clear demonstration of the frustrations and failure of the political leadership especially of the North.
 
 
Even though the eviction notice is ludicrous and outrageous, it must be treated with caution and strong leadership. Although many sensible and wise groups and persons from different parts of the country including the Northern Governors Forum, Northern CAN, SE/SS Governors, SW Governors, Ohanaeze, Afenifere, Middle Belt Youth Council, Niger Delta and several Igbo groups have condemned the Kaduna declaration; the backing of these senseless Youths by Northern Elders Forum led by their spokesperson, Prof. Ango Abdullahi and other northern leaders speak volumes.
Despite the calls that have been made by the governor of Sokoto State, El- Rufai and others to arrest the leaders of Arewa youth groups that issued such a threat, which is treasonable offence, no single arrest has been made or any of them questioned until today.
 
 
Let us assume for a moment, it was Igbo youths that issued such a threat; the army, police, DSS and all kinds of military quad of Nigeria would have been unleashed on Southeast/South-south region to maim, torture, arrest and massacre Igbo youths.
 
 
In as much as I applaud the peace parley initiated by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, however, I think he’s showing weak leadership. He told Igbo elders he met few weeks ago that they should warn IPOB and peaceful Biafran Youths agitating for self-determination; threatening to arrest, jail and even massacre them if they continued with agitation.
 
 
But when he met with Northern elders, he told them that they should plead with Arewa Youths not to evict Igbos from the north. What kind of weak and coward leadership is that?
 
 
Ndigbo must take the eviction order very seriously because of the silence of the former heads of State like Gowon, Abdulsalami, IBB, Emir of Kano, Sultan of Sokoto, etc. It is time Igbos and Biafrans go back to their homeland and country in Biafra land.
 
 
The truth is that Nigeria is not one and will never be without strong political leadership. In fact, Nigeria is rapidly falling apart and disintegrating and the corrupt and coward political elites are ignoring these frustrations and hopelessness that pervade the entire nation.
 
 
It is not an over statement to say that Nigeria is not one and will never be one without a different kind of political leadership and citizenship re-orientation. Nigeria is not working and will never work without fundamental and radical restructuring of the country. In fact, the corrupt political elites are the ones holding the people in bondage with their one-Nigeria myth and false unity.
 
 
How can these despotic rulers talk about Nigeria’s sovereignty when Bakassi region, an oil rich island mostly inhabited by Easterners was ceded to Cameroun?
 
 
By the way, most of what is Southern Cameroun today used to be part of Nigeria before French and British settled their colonized land disputes and handed to French-speaking Cameroun.
 
 
Until today, Cameroon continues to threaten the so-called sovereignty of Nigeria by forcefully taking over mangrove island villages of Effiat clan in Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. Cameroon has taken over 16 mangrove island villages of Effiat clan in Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, all in Nigeria – one report says. This is in addition to the rich oil Bakassi peninsula that was ceded to Cameroon before the beginning of civil war and finally ratified by ex-president Obasanjo during his term in office. In fact the report said those villages have a total of 350 oil wells in addition to other rich mineral resources.
 
 
What about present Borno State that has lost several towns and communities that are now controlled by Boko haram?
 
 
So, there is nothing special or sacrosanct about Nigeria’s unity or her sovereignty. Nigeria is already divided and disintegrating. Nigerian rulers are lairs and hypocrites. They are not truthful with Nigerians. The fact remains that Buhari’s oppressive regime has collapsed and destroyed Nigeria.
 
 
It is time to end the Nigeria’s incivility and stupidity once and for all. It is time to have serious conversation and difficult dialogue on way forward as a nation. Nigeria cannot continue like this while the political elites talk about her indissolubility even when the basis for unity does not exist at all.
 
 
When will these coward and corrupt political elitist stop lying and deceiving the people? It is time for them to muster the courage to do the right thing. Nigeria is already divided. Let us return the nation to pre-colonial state and regional autonomy or go our separate ways peacefully and stop wasting precious lives and destroying destinies.
Dr. C. K. Ekeke is a theologian, author, consultant, and leadership scholar. He is the founder and president of Leadership Wisdom Institute
 
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[ Masterweb Reports: Linus Effiong reports ] - National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Abia State has said women are increasingly abusing drugs in the state. The state Commander of the agency, Mr Akingbade Bamidele, told the Daily Trust in Umuahia yesterday that women between the ages of 15 and 35 were getting more involved in drug consumption and abuse.
 
"Some of the females consume and abuse multiple drugs, especially tramadol, amphetamine and cannabis," he said, calling for partnership with the Abia State government to curtail the trend in the interest of the individuals and the state. "This will have devastating consequences on the future of the state if adequate measures are not taken at the right time," he warned.
 
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[ Masterweb Reports: Ruby Leo reports ] - A suspected human trafficker was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) said.
The suspect is now in the custody after he attempted to facilitate the trafficking of a potential victim of trafficking in persons (PVOT) out of the country.
 
The PVOT, who is in her early twenties and hails from Edo State was rescued and being counselled by officials of the agency. In a statement by the spokesperson of the agency, Josiah Emerole, the arrest and rescue were done during a joint random profiling operations carried out at the MMIA last week by NAPTIP-Joint Border Task Force (NAPTIP-JBTF) operatives, mentors and the United Kingdom border Police.
 
The operations which lasted over 7 hours in 2 days, targeted Airlines like the Emirate heading to Dubai, Turkish Air heading to Istanbul, Egypt Air heading to Cairo; Ethiopian Airline heading to Addis Ababa; Qatar Ailine heading to Doha; Rwand Air heading to Kigali and another Emirate Air heading to Dubai.
"It was in one of such checks that the PVOT was intercepted on the Emirate Airline counter checking in to travel to Dubai, while the suspect facilitating her movement was arrested," the agency said.
 
 
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[ Masterweb Reports: Kehinde Akinyemi reports ] - The European Union (EU) and the government of Ogun State have agreed to partner on provision of electricity supply to communities across the state.
 
The state deputy governor, Mrs Yetunde Onanuga, who also oversees the Ministry of Rural Development, while receiving the European Union delegation, said the partnership would advance the state in power generation through renewable energy sources.
 
She said the development would check rural-urban drift, adding that the state government has commenced installation of electrical facilities in Gbamu Gbamu, the pilot community in Ijebu-East Local Government Area.
 
Onanuga said though GIZ, a German agency was already committed to the project, the support of the European Union would aid timely delivery.
 
The deputy governor assured that electricity challenges confronting most communities in the state will soon become a thing of the past, adding that solar equipment and materials to be provided at the pilot phase include; 45 kilowatt PVL solar hybrid and 60 kilowatt diesel generator for back up, 6.6 kilometre low voltage line with 150 electricity poles and pre-paid meters among others.
 
The Head of unit on Sustainable Energy and Climate Change of the European Union, Mr. Felix Zacheo, said the visit was to assess the level of development in the pilot community and to determine other sectors of the economy requiring intervention.
 
The Baale of Gbamu Gbamu Community, Chief Adekunle Fayomi, appreciated the state government for choosing the community for the pilot scheme, saying the commencement of the project has erased doubts and renewed their confidence in government’s commitment to the welfare of rural dwellers.
 
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[ Masterweb Reports: Tony Adibe reports ] - The Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Enugu State chapter, Rev Dr. Godwin Madu, has faulted the radical approach adopted by leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, in agitating over perceived marginalization of the South-east zone, saying such approach was not in the best interest of the Igbo or Nigeria as a country.
 
Dr Madu, who spoke yesterday in an interview with Daily Trust on Sunday shortly after a special prayer meeting for peace in the country, organized by the Enugu PFN, cautioned the IPOB leader and his group, as well as other pro-Biafra bodies to dialogue rather than engage in activities that could heat up the polity.
 
Madu said: "Nigeria is good as a country. Anywhere we feel aggrieved, the matter could be addressed amicably instead of heating up the polity and creating unnecessary tension in the entire country."
 
The PFN chairman also appealed to Arewa youths to sheath their swords, saying violence will not profit anyone.
 
He said, "Nigeria has no particular landlord, hence no tribe is empowered by the Constitution to issue quit notice to any other ethnic group".
 
But a member of the state PFN, Apostle Nelson E. Israel called on the Igbo in the north not to take the threat by the Arewa youths as an empty one, saying "out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks."
 
Apostle Israel, who claimed that he has three blood relations resident in Nasarawa, Kaduna and Abuja, advised the Igbo to leave the north before the end of August 2017, insisting that they should not wait for September to end in order "to avoid rush."
 
Earlier during the prayer session, 36 persons representing the 36 states of the federation were called to the podium, to offer fervent prayers for God to cause peace to reign in the country.
 
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[ Masterweb Reports: Jibrin Ibrahim reports ] - The demands for political restructuring is once again on the front burner in Nigeria and it would be wise to address the concerns around it. If we can seriously debate what we want to restructure, agree on the modality for restructuring and go ahead and implement it, the outcome would be happiness for Nigerians. The process of restructuring is simple, we should look at our Constitution, agree on what we do not like and go ahead and replace what we do not like whit what we like.
 
In so doing, we should beware of simplistic solutions. I here some demanding for example for a referendum on the secession of Biafra. Leaving aside the absence of constitutional procedures for organising a referendum, which can be inserted if that is what we want, the real problem is doing the heavy lifting of defining what we are talking about. What for example is the composition of the proposed territory? I have seen many maps and each new map is bigger than the previous one as more territory is added. What about the idea of consulting with different groups and getting an agreement of what groups would like to be members of this new community? Rather than sending in security operatives to attack and kill agitators for Biafra, would it not be more useful to discuss with them on what they want, where and how and address modalities for getting there.
 
In 1998, a number of us tried to organise a national conference in the University of Ibadan in collaboration with the French Institute on the imperative of restructuring Nigeria. The security agencies declared that discussing restructuring is a plot to breakup Nigeria and they would not allow the French, who have tried so hard to break up the country in the past, (remember their support for Biafra), to try it again. The conference was cancelled by the Abacha junta but none of the issues have gone away. The papers for the conference were however published, and were edited by Kunle Amuwo, Adigun Agbaje, Rotimi Suberu and Georges Herault. The book published in 1998 is entitled: "Federalism and Political Restructuring in Nigeria".
 
The book far from being subversive has a positive message. Its analytical foundation is to remind Nigerians that since K. C. Wheare’s classic work on federalism, there has been a consensus of opinion that the precondition for federalism is democracy and our history of federalism has been dictated by military fiat rather than by the people through democratic processes. The demands for restructuring is therefore the voice of Nigerians saying they are not happy with what we have, so why should we not listen and allow Nigerians discuss and agree on what they what. If they cannot agree, other options of alternative political futures could then be posed.
 
The First element of the discussion should start with a debate on the First Schedule of the Constitution, which defines the structure and composition of the Federation. The States of the Federation and the Local Government Areas that define them, as well as the Federal Capital Territory are spelt out. The choices are very clear – reduce the number of States in the country by combining or merging them or increase the number by subdividing them as we had been doing since 1963 or 1967 depending on where we define the baseline. Secondly, we may want to dismiss the principle of how the States were constituted in the first place, which was done on the basis of the provinces created by the colonial administration. If we want to change the provincial territorial structure, a new principle has to replace the territorial one - possible choices would include ethnicity, nationality and religion; the passions for which has led to a penchant for killing one another in our recent history. On Local Governments, we have to decide whether it should remain a federal definition or be addressed by federating units of the Federation. This of course poses the issue of whether the federating units should have their own constitutions, as was the case during the First Republic.
 
We should not forget that the assumption during the negotiations leading to Nigeria’s independence was that the adoption of a federal arrangement would provide a flexible arrangement that would satisfy the different components of the society. The central object of federalism, it should be recalled, is the extension and expansion of political space, autonomy and institutions to the benefit of geo-political units in a context in which the political community accepts that ethnic, religious and cultural differences exist and that their management would benefit from differential levels of governance with substantial autonomy to each level.
 
The point of departure of the theory and practice of federalism therefore is that such differences are legitimate and should be accepted and incorporated into the structure of governance. The political systems of federal states are therefore constructed in such a way as to accommodate such differences. Institutions for managing the differences, for seeking compromises and for negotiating conditions for living together are therefore central to federal politics and when they no longer work they should be renegotiated.
 
From the First, we then have to move to the Second Schedule of the Constitution. We have a very long Exclusive Legislative List of 68 items on which only the Federal Government has the competence to legislate on. We need to review these items. Why can’t states fix Federal Truck Roads, arbitrate industrial disputes, join or dissolve statutory marriage or build prisons or have police forces, as is the case in most federal regimes? Let us review the List and refine it to our heart’s satisfaction. Reviewing the list, I notice that Article 52 of the Second Schedule gives the Federal Government has exclusive powers to conduct: "public relations of the Federation." The implication of this is that only one spouse in the union can talk positively of the marriage. Someone should explain to me why only one spouse in the marriage could talk of the union.
 
While the Federal Government has exclusive competence in 68 legislative areas, there is no exclusive list that defines areas in which the State Governments alone have exclusive powers, as is often the case in federations. What we have is a Concurrent List in which the federal and state governments can both act on. The list includes industrial, commercial and agricultural development, health and education. In many federal systems, these areas are for exclusive action by the federating units alone. Yes, lets discuss them and decide what we want.
 
In yesterday’s Leadership newspaper, there is a report that the House of Representatives has started looking closely at the Constitution with the purpose of reviewing them, restructuring and devolving more powers to the federating units. The strategy, which I support, is to decongest the exclusive legislative list through: ‘A Bill For An Act to alter the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to move certain items to the Concurrent Legislative List to give more legislative powers to States; and for related matters’.
 
In the Fourth Republic, we have already had three national/constitution conferences that have addressed many of these issues. Unfortunately, all of them lacked legitimacy because of the hidden agenda that underlined their establishments. Let us for a start compile their recommendations and use that to initiate a formal debate on restructuring and the modalities for doing so. The way forward is the creation of opportunities to talk seriously, to engage in dialogue and to have the results of the dialogue reflected in concrete plans for the restructuring of our polity.
 
I believe that the greatest concern to Nigerians is the search for an alternative approach to politics. An approach that would involve the rehabilitation of the concept of politics and of democracy, as we know it. For too long, the reality of Nigerian politics has been thuggery, violence, political exclusion, ethnic jingoism, religious bigotry, electoral fraud and so on. Very few people benefit from this form of politics. Nigerians are seeking for a more noble conception of politics. Bernard Crick reminds us, that there is an alternative conception of politics as a great and civilising activity. That politics could be practised as: "The activity by which different interests within a given unit of rule are conciliated by giving them a share in power in proportion to their importance to the welfare and survival of the whole community." Yes, let’s restructure and be happy.
 
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[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The Presidency has explained rationale behind parking a presidential aircraft in London as President Muhammadu Buhari continues his medical treatment in the United Kingdom.
 
The Presidency dismissed criticisms that the presidential aircraft in London consumes £4,000 everyday for parking lot and its idleness.
 
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said in a statement yesterday that the presidential aircraft was at the service of President Buhari, who has been in the UK for medical treatment since May 7.
 
He said the Presidency was constrained to decry criticisms on retention in London of the aircraft, NAF 001, as mostly informed by lack of understanding of protocol around foreign trips by heads of state all over the world.
 
He said: "It is important to state that for reasons of protocol, national security, diplomacy and prestige, there is no world leader who travels abroad and is left without plans for immediate return or possible evacuation.
 
"From operational point of view, this country’s Armed Forces as represented by the Nigeria Air Force are not to abandon their Commander-In-Chief in whichever circumstance he is. This is a standard operating procedure."
 
Shehu described claims about outrageous fees allegedly paid by Nigeria as totally untrue, explaining that aircraft conveying heads of state all over the world usually enjoy waivers even where payments for parking are differentiated by aircraft categories.
 
According to the presidential spokesman, even where the waiver was not granted, "payment will not exceed £1,000 which is a quarter of the amount being peddled."
 
He noted that Buhari was not the first to have a presidential aircraft standing by for him as he would "certainly" not be the last.
 
"All past Heads of this country have had this privilege, and the part that surprises the most is that leaders, who in the past travelled with three Nigerian aircraft, did not suffer this trenchant criticism."
 
Shehu appealed to Nigerians to ignore opposition campaign aimed at derailing Buhari’s administration’s "big plans" for the country.
 
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[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The National Economic Council on Thursday agreed that states capable of building prisons should do so, in collaboration with the private sector.
 
Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi said the agreement was reached based on the pathetic situation of prisons painted by Interior Minister, Abdulrahman Dambazzau.
 
Umahi said it was agreed that governors should develop initiatives to manage the prisons and support the Federal Government on prisons matters.
 
He said governors were also asked to either sign death sentences of "those condemned or commit them because it is risky leaving them after their trial had been concluded."
 
The governor said the NEC resolved that there should be emergency situations on prisons.
 
"States that have the capacity to build prisons should go ahead and do so, including the involvement of private sector participation," he said.
 
Umahi, who quoted Dambazzau as saying that 70 percent of inmates were awaiting trial, stated: "Some of them can be converted to labour use. 10% of them are condemned; meaning 20% are true prisoners. Some of the prisoners should be engaged in agricultural programme.
 
"Governors should do a number of things to decongest prisons. Chief Judges of states should frequently visit prisons."
 
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[ Masterweb Reports: Maureen Onochie reports ] - Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu has urged Muslims to use the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr celebration to pray for unity and peace in the country.
 
In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja yesterday, Muhammadu said
has issued signal to all State Commands of the Corps to beef up security and
ensure massive deployment of personnel to strategic locations to prevent
crime.
 

He also urged Nigerians to remain vigilant and report any suspicious movement

to security agencies.
 

He said the operation will cover recreation centres, public places, critical

infrastructure and public utilities.
 
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