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[ Masterweb Reports ] - Atiku Abubakar, former Nigeria Vice President today in a press statement said he was dumping All Progressives Party (APC) for People's Democratic Party (PDP).
 
Below is Atiku's statement in full
 
On the 19th of December, 2013, I received members of the All Progressives Congress at my house in Abuja. They had come to appeal to me to join their party after my party, the Peoples Democratic Party, had become factionalized as a result of the special convention of August 31, 2013.
 
The fractionalization of the Peoples Democratic Party on August 31, 2013 had left me in a situation where I was, with several other loyal party members, in limbo, not knowing which of the parallel executives of the party was the legitimate leadership.
 
It was under this cloud that members of the APC made the appeal to me to join their party, with the promise that the injustices and failure to abide by its own constitution which had dogged the then PDP, would not be replicated in the APC and with the assurance that the vision other founding fathers and I had for the PDP could be actualized through the All Progressives Congress.
 
It was on the basis of this invitation and the assurances made to me that I, being party-less at that time, due to the fractionalization of my party, accepted on February 2, 2014, the hand of fellowship given to me by the All Progressives Congress.
 
On that day, I said "it is the struggle for democracy and constitutionalism and service to my country and my people that are driving my choice and my decision" to accept the invitation to join the All Progressives Congress.
 
Like you, I said that because I believed that we had finally seen the beginnings of the rebirth of the new Nigeria of our dreams which would work for all of us, old and young.
 
However, events of the intervening years have shown that like any other human and like many other Nigerians, I was fallible.
 
While other parties have purged themselves of the arbitrariness and unconstitutionality that led to fractionalization, the All Progressives Congress has adopted those same practices and even gone beyond them to institute a regime of a draconian clampdown on all forms of democracy within the party and the government it produced.
 
Only last year, a governor produced by the party wrote a secret memorandum to the president which ended up being leaked. In that memo, he admitted that the All Progressives Congress had "not only failed to manage expectations of a populace that expected overnight ‘change’ but has failed to deliver even mundane matters of governance".
 
Of the party itself, that same governor said "Mr. President, Sir Your relationship with the national leadership of the party, both the formal (NWC) and informal (Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso), and former Governors of ANPP, PDP (that joined us) and ACN, is perceived by most observers to be at best frosty. Many of them are aggrieved due to what they consider total absence of consultations with them on your part and those you have assigned such duties."
 
Since that memorandum was written up until today, nothing has been done to reverse the treatment meted out to those of us invited to join the All Progressives Congress on the strength of a promise that has proven to be false. If anything, those behaviours have actually worsened.
 
But more importantly, the party we put in place has failed and continues to fail our people, especially our young people. How can we have a federal cabinet without even one single youth.
 
A party that does not take the youth into account is a dying party. The future belongs to young people.
 
I admit that I and others who accepted the invitation to join the APC were eager to make positive changes for our country that we fell for a mirage. Can you blame us for wanting to put a speedy end to the sufferings of the masses of our people?
 
Be that as it may be, after due consultation with my God, my family, my supporters and the Nigerian people whom I meet in all walks of life, I, Atiku Abubakar, Waziri Adamawa, hereby tender my resignation from the All Progressives Congress while I take time to ponder my future.
 
May God bless you and may God bless Nigeria.
 

*Photo Caption - Atiku Abubakar
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday inaugurated the Audit Committee on Recovery and Management of Stolen Assets within and outside the country.
 
Members of the committee are, Olufemi Jinadu, Chinyere Bibiogha and Mohammad Nami.
 
Buhari said his administration embarked on tracing and recovery of all stolen assets within and outside Nigeria using legal and diplomatic resources at its disposal.
 
He said the gains of his administration’s initiatives over the past two and a half years had been obvious as evident in the level of investigation, prosecution and forfeitures involving both public and private sector officials in the country.
 
Buhari said the message had therefore been passed loud and clear that "Never again as a nation are we going to allow the wanton diversion and embezzlement of public funds to private pockets."
 
He said Nigerians would further recall that pursuant to requisite directives, recovered assets were progressively being returned to designated accounts by the anti-graft agencies and other agencies of government involved with the process.
 
"In the course of implementing this exercise and given the number of agencies who are concurrently pursuing specialized initiatives and making recoveries for government, it has become obvious that fundamental gaps still exist in ensuring that the recovered assets are accounted for, and managed in an accurate, transparent and logical manner," he said.
 
The President explained that it was in realization of this that he directed, earlier in the year, that all agencies should send in detailed reports of all their recovered assets as at March 2017.
 
He said the decision to inaugurate the audit committee was therefore the next step in ensuring that all returns filed by the various agencies were accurate and consistent with actual recoveries made. He said the committee was therefore expected to judiciously undertake an audit of all recovery accounts established by government agencies from the date of opening such accounts up to 10th April, 2017.
 
The president said he looked forward to receiving the committee’s report and recommendations in due course, wishing them the best of luck in their assignment.
 
*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Emma Elekwa reports ] - The Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano has raised alarm over the sudden withdrawal of his security details, saying such action has exposed his life to danger.
 
Obiano who stated this on Tuesday in Awka during an election stakeholders meeting organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), described the act as unacceptable and a dangerous signal on what was to happen ahead of the governorship election.
 
He demanded for the immediate return of the security details in order not to constitute further threats capable of overheating the polity.
 
"I want my security details returned immediately because I am going to start a fight from there. I am the governor of Anambra state and all the paraphernalia of my office must be there.
 
"This is unacceptable and a sign of what will happen. Those behind this would be dissapointed because we are very ready for the election," he insisted.
 
According to the governor, he had wanted to speak with the Inspector General of police who was scheduled to be at the occasion, but said he had to voice it out in the event since he was not aware when he would come.
 
The governor had earlier complained of having not been accorded recognition by the moderator when he worked in, despite several insistence.
 
But reacting, the National Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the event was a stakeholders' meeting, and as such no candidate would be accorded any special treatment regardless of his position.
 
He said the commission insists on equal treatment of all candidates in the election and should not only have equal standing, but must be respected.
 
The Inspector General of police, Idris Mohammed was yet to arrive at the Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre, venue for the event while filling this report.
 
*Photo Caption - Governor Willie Obiano

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday decried that the state of education in the country "calls for a serious concern." He listed the effects of decades of neglect suffered by the sector as including an estimated 13.2 million children out of school, high illiteracy level, infrastructural deficit and decay as well as unqualified teachers and inadequate instructional materials.
 
President Buhari was speaking at the Old Banquet Hall of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja at a special retreat of the Federal Executive Council themed: "Education in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects."
 
According to him, it is no longer a secret that the quality of education in Nigeria requires greater attention and improvement, and that the fact that the nation is facing numerous challenges in education and all other sectors as a result of historical abuses, mindless impunity and corruption is not news to anyone.
 
The president declared that Nigeria must get her education sector right, noting that the nation cannot progress beyond the level and standard of its education.
 
He maintained that no nation can achieve economic, social, political and cultural prosperity without a sound and functional education system, emphasising that: "We must get it right in this country. To get it right means setting our education sector on the right path."
 
The president said Nigerians should also "bear in mind that the security and stability of the country hinges, to a large extent, on its ability to provide functional education to its citizens."
 
He said his administration was determined to turn around the sector for the better, stating that "We are already making appreciable progress in this respect."
 
He said while there were numerous other competing demands and responsibilities from different sectors of the economy, his government was committed to confronting and tackling the challenges in the education sector. "This will be part of our deliberate policy of revitalizing education provisioning and capacity building."
 
The president said: "Today, it is those who acquire the most qualitative education, equipped with requisite skills and training, and empowered with practical knowhow that are leading the rest. We cannot afford to continue lagging behind. Education is our launch-pad to a more successful, more productive and more prosperous future.
 
"One of the primary roles of education is to build and sustain individual and society’s development. It renews and improves the economic, social, political and cultural aspects of any nation. Education upgrades the living standard of citizens and enables people to become better and more productive citizens. It is a human right that creates a safe, healthy and prosperous society. It changes the visions and perspectives of individuals, enhances critical decisions and improves democracy. Indeed education is paramount and necessary requirement for all-round development.
 
"Nigeria’s participation in all relevant international education fora together with our investment in education and collaboration with development partners is an indication of high level of commitment towards ensuring that every capable Nigerian receives good quality education. These efforts are justifiable only to the extent that schooling is effective in promoting the realization of national objectives, attaining the Sustainable Development Goals and Education For All by 2030.These targets are, happily, in harmony with the manifesto and the CHANGE agenda of our Party, the All Progressive Congress. It is also in agreement with my campaign promises during the 2015 elections exercise and in pursuit of the yearnings and aspirations of the generality of Nigerian citizens."
 
The president said the summit must sharpen government's strategies for addressing the challenges of basic and secondary education, teacher training and professional development as well as technical and vocational education.
 
He said the summit must also work to enhance quality in, and access to, higher education and other challenges in the sector that could debar Nigeria from attaining the SDGs and be among the top 20 economies in the world.
 
He said he expected that after the summit, the government would come up with feasible, implementable and far-reaching action plans for the ministerial strategic plan that would make education play the pivotal role as the engine that drives national prosperity and development.
 
In a reference to the ongoing primary school reforms in Kaduna State, President Buhari described a situation where those engaged for teaching could not pass their own examinations as very serious and tragic.
 
Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-rufai had in October announced plans to sack about 22,000 primary school teachers who failed a competency test.
 
Buhari stated: "To digress a little bit so that you know that I meant what I read, having been an orphan, I still feel that whatever I did in life so far was built by boarding schools. For nine years, I was in boarding school, three in primary and six in secondary school.
 
"In those days, teachers treat their students or children like their own children. If you did well, they would tell you (that) you did well; if you didn't do well, they never spared the rod. When I finished my secondary school, I didn’t work for a day, I refused to work for a day, I left home, I refused to work in the local government, and then I joined the army. And the army of that time, we went through all we went through upto the civil war.
 
"And then, I listened to one of the Nigerians I respect, he said after his training here in Nigeria and the United States, he went to his alma mater, his primary school, to see what he could contribute. I won’t mention his name, but when he went, he couldn’t differentiate between the students, the children and the teachers.
 
"And what el-rufai is trying to do now is exactly what that man told me about 10 years ago. It is a very very serious situation when teachers cannot pass their exams that they are supposed to teach the children to pass. It is a very tragic situation we are in and this our gathering together, to me, is one of the most important in this administration."
 
Earlier, Education Minister Adamu Adamu suggested ways of eliminating mediocrity in the sector, saying "If we give regulatory agencies the teeth to bite and do their work, mediocre teachers will soon disappear from our classrooms. If we insist on professionalism with appropriate deadlines set for those who teach, the situation will improve phenomenally."
 
He said Nigeria's education system would improve if automatic scholarship is offered to students who take education as well as automatic employment and preferential compensation package to those who take to teaching as a profession.
 
The minister stressed the need to harmonize the learning and teaching in tertiary institutions as well as redefine national goals periodically.
 
Adamu, who urged improved funding for the sector, Said it would take Buhari's administration N1trillion annually for the next four years to fulfill its 13 campaign promises on education.
 
*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari

[ Masterweb Reports: Akinola Ajibola reports ] - One of the governorship aspirants in Anambra State, Mr Osita Chidoka, has explained why he drove Nnamdi Kanu home after the self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was released on bail.
 
This comes amid speculations that Chidoka, a former minister of aviation, drove Kanu home for the sake of popularity and to achieve his governorship ambition.
 
Chidoka, who spoke on Sunday during a governorship debate organised by Channels Television, however, said, "If it was a popularity contest, I’m sure that candidate would have gone for it."
 
"The issue is the fundamental philosophy of the right of individuals in a democracy to freely express themselves within the laws of the country.
 
"Once we have that right as enshrined in our Constitution, I believe we must respect it and if anybody violates the terms of our Constitution or our laws, then the law should take its course," he added.
 
Candidates from five major political parties had a tough debate on Sunday, six days to the Anambra governorship election slated for November 18.
 
The aspirants are Chidoka of the United Progressive Party (UPP); and incumbent governor Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
 
Others include Tony Nwoye of the All Progressives Congress (APC); Oseloka Obaze of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); and Godwin Ezeemo of the Progressives People’s Alliance (PPA).
 
Explaining further why he drove the IPOB leader home, the former minister said any persons or groups found to be expressing grievances against the law should be punished.
 
He said that there was nothing wrong in driving Kanu home after he had been granted bail by the court, stressing that the law had taken its course on him.
 
Chidoka added that his intention was not to gain any form of popularity as claimed by to bridge the gap between the people of the South East and other parts of the country.
 
He said: "The law took its course on him (Kanu). He got bailed from a court, I now participated in ensuring that the bridge of communication between the angry young people in the South East and the rest of the country is a burden I believe I bear as a young minister.
 
"As a young former Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Corps, I believe I serve as a beautiful bridge; I serve as that bridge that connects the dreams of Nigeria with the people of Ndi-Igbo." (Source: Channels TV)
 
*Photo Caption -Osita Chidoka
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Linus Effiong reports ] - The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) recently arrested a suspected drug baron, Charles Onyenachi, 50, popularly known as Charles Taylor, for allegedly coordinating the distribution of a large volume of hard drugs in the Southeast.
 
Onyenachi was arrested by a combined team of the army and a Special Enforcement Team (SET) of the NDLEA in a shrine in Ubakala community in Umuahia South Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
 
The suspected baron and father of three had been declared wanted by the anti-drug agency three years ago, within the period several attempts were made to arrest him but all failed due to his network of informants. Luck ran out on him following a tip off received by the agency on his arrival in the state.

Speaking with Daily Trust at the detention facility of the NDLEA, Onyenachi said he joined the business in his 30s as an errand boy in Delta State and rose through the ranks to become a major distributor in the Southeast zone. It all started when he was learning carpentry work in a community in Bende LGA 15 years ago. A fellow apprentice introduced him to drug business and he was asked to deliver the ‘goods’ to prospective buyers. As time went on he started selling little wraps of marijuana at N20 before the price was increased to N50. At that point the business boomed.

"I was always at home or in a hotel where my customers came to visit me for their goods," Onyenachi said. “They were mostly politicians and pastors from some of the new churches. They often visited my dealers and sometimes I drop some of the drugs with my wife to sell whenever I suspected security operatives were looking for me.

"I had been in the business for years, built houses and owned properties from money realized from it. I had agents everywhere who ran around for me and I paid them between N200, 000 to N700, 000 weekly.

The drug baron who revealed that he got his supply from an agent he only knew as Sunny (who supplies him 12 bags of marijuana weekly from Delta State) said many of ‘his boys’ had been arrested by the law enforcement agencies, especially the police, severally, but he always ended up getting them out.

A 21-year-old secondary school dropout, Ikechukwu Joseph, who was one of the baron's dealers, was arrested during a major raid by the NDLEA following a confession by the baron about his operational base at Cameron Street in Umuahia. Joseph said he joined the business upon seeing his boss' success and also because he needed money to bury his late mother who was still in the mortuary.

Joseph, whose buyers were between the ages of 20 and 40 (mostly mentally ill men who bought N300 worth daily), said although he didn't relate directly with the boss, a middle man supplied him with drugs worth N2, 000 daily, and he sold them all and got a N500 commission. The transaction usually took place very early in the morning on a daily basis at a designated venue.

"It was easier to get more patronage from mad men because within them they knew who consumed drugs and they circulated information on where to get the products. They talked normally whenever they desired to purchase drugs," Joseph said.

A suspected drug dealer, Nwokechukwu Emeka, 35, who hails from Ebonyi State, said he had been convicted twice by different courts, served jail term for drug related activities before his recent arrest. In 2005 he was arrested and jailed. After serving his term, he returned back to his boss who asked him if he wanted to continue with the business and promoted him to be his distributor. So he joined the drug business in 2003 as a marketer and grew to become a major distributor. The leader often paid him N5000 for selling marijuana worth N50, 000 daily.



Speaking after the operation, Abia State Commandant of the NDLEA, Mr. Akingbade Bamidele, described the arrest as another milestone achievement in Nigeria's fight against narcotics. He said the baron was apprehended after intense undercover operations in connection with illegal sales of 576kgs of narcotics within Abia State and other neighbouring cities within the zone.

Bamidele said the command would build on every information received from the kingpin (the baron) and sustain it to ensure he doesn’t have a safe haven in Abia anymore.

He said money laundering form would be given to all the suspects to fill, where all profits made from their criminal business would be recovered, whether land or cash. "We will commence money laundering investigations against them. Fifty suspected drug dealers are currently in the custody of the agency, following a general raid within the last one week."
*Photo Caption - NDLEA logo
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The presidency says Nigeria is truly on the path to free and fair elections in 2019. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said Monday that the United Nations' prediction that 2019 elections in Nigeria would be credible and violence-free was yet another indication of the world’s confidence in President Buhari's administration.

 

Speaking a day after a United Nations representative made the prediction in a Channels TV interview, Shehu said: "The Buhari government doesn’t believe in cheap propaganda. It’s not about responding to the attacks, false allegations and insinuations of the PDP or of the still very active media machinery of the previous government.
 
"We believe in taking active steps to ensure that the future of Nigeria is better than it is today and we are glad to see that the United Nations has acknowledged this. Under the government of President Buhari, a number of credible elections have been conducted in states and local governments across Nigeria and, so far, there has been no cause for fear or worry."
 
Shehu said the 2015 elections were credible "simply because of the presence and diligence of Professor Attahiru Jega. At one of its meetings, the Council of State last year put on record the appreciation of the nation for the conduct of the 2015 elections and commended the leadership of Professor Attahiru Jega as Chairman of the Commission for bringing that about."
 
"In addition to the steadfastness of the INEC, the ECOWAS, AU, EU, UN and other international bodies also had to be on guard to ensure that there was no opportunity for the kind of foolishness we saw at the INEC collation center from people in the circle of power to flourish.
 

"But, in 2019, the international community will have nothing to fear, and I am happy that the UN can already sense that several months in advance," the presidential spokesman stated.
 

*Photo Caption - As seen.
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The Federal Executive Council yesterday approved N40.2 billion for rescuscitation and completion of Kotangora/Aura Dam and an irrigation dam in Kotangora in Niger State State as well as N222m for pest control in 11 states.
 
The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, told State House reporters that the dam project had been on since 1985, but was reviewed from the initial N18 billion required to complete it.
 
Adamu, who put duration of the contract at 36 months, said the National Irrigation Master Plan which was launched in 2016 would ensure the provision of irrigation for 100,000 hectares of land.
 
Agriculture Minister Audu Ogbeh said the FEC approved a memo for the usage of aircraft to spray pests destroying farm produce in 11 northern states including Zamfara, Kebbi, Kano, Yobe, Borno, among others.
 
Ogbeh said inspite of efforts towards boosting local production, massive smuggling of rice into the country through land borders had was still challenge.
 

The minister added that the use of drones to spray the pests coming from Niger Republic, saying it would be cheaper.
 

*Photo Caption - As seen.

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - Nov. 1: President Muhammadu Buhari will today present the 2018 budget estimates to a joint session of the National Assembly, Daily Trust has learnt.
 
Multiple sources at the Presidency told our correspondent that the Executive had completed arrangements for the presentation of the fiscal document to the National Assembly.
 
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) had, at its meeting presided over by President Buhari last Thursday, approved the draft budget proposal.
 
A source hinted yesterday that the president had got the nod of the National Assembly's principal officers for the submission of the document.
 
"Yes, arrangements have been completed, the budget will be presented to the legislature this Thursday so that they can begin working on it in earnest," said another source.
 
The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udoma, had last week told State House correspondents that the executive would fulfil its promise of getting the budget proposal ready in October.
 
"We are liaising with the National Assembly because they have to approve the date for the president to come and address them to submit the budget. Before now, we used to submit in December, but now, the budget is ready in October. So, there is a very big difference," Udoma had stated while addressing journalists shortly after last week's FEC meeting.
 
Meanwhile, President Buhari last night, at the new Banquet Hall of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja, hosted principal officers of the National Assembly to a rescheduled dinner.
 
The dinner could not hold last Thursday because the lawmakers refused to undergo personal security checks at the Pilot Gate of the Presidential Villa.
 
At press time yesterday (9:35pm), the dinner was still ongoing.
 
The president was expected to, among other things, lobby the leadership of the National Assembly ahead of tomorrow's presentation of the 2018 budget proposal.
 
Presiding officers of the two chambers of the N/Assembly may read the President's letter on the budget presentation today. (Daily Trust)
 
*Photo Caption - President Buhari
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The Federal Executive Council yesterday approved N40.2 billion for rescuscitation and completion of Kotangora/Aura Dam and an irrigation dam in Kotangora in Niger State State as well as N222m for pest control in 11 states.
 
The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, told State House reporters that the dam project had been on since 1985, but was reviewed from the initial N18 billion required to complete it.
 
Adamu, who put duration of the contract at 36 months, said the National Irrigation Master Plan which was launched in 2016 would ensure the provision of irrigation for 100,000 hectares of land.
 
Agriculture Minister Audu Ogbeh said the FEC approved a memo for the usage of aircraft to spray pests destroying farm produce in 11 northern states including Zamfara, Kebbi, Kano, Yobe, Borno, among others.
 
Ogbeh said inspite of efforts towards boosting local production, massive smuggling of rice into the country through land borders had was still challenge.
 
The minister added that the use of drones to spray the pests coming from Niger Republic, saying it would be cheaper.
 
*Photo Caption - President Buhari