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[ Masterweb Reports: Abdullahi M. Seidu reports ] - In Nigeria, it is customary for us to throw stones at government officials when they stray off course; and even when they get it right, we still find stones to throw, while we turn blind eyes to their good deeds. Perhaps this is due to the prevalent perception that most of the public officials that dot our landscape are more concerned about what they stand to gain in office rather than what they can offer the nation.
I recall that during the fuel subsidy crisis, the one official that got much bashing during that period was the Finance Minister, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala. I was part of those who ferociously wrote against the partial removal of fuel subsidy vis-a-vis the role of the finance minister in that debacle.
However, recently I have had cause to reflect on the efforts of the finance minister to tidy up the age-long mess called subsidy payments, which is monies paid to independent oil marketers for bringing in petroleum products into the country, so that they can sell to the Nigerian citizens at a reduced rate rather than the amount sold at the international market. That is what the fuel subsidy palaver is all about. It is the money that the federal government pays to fuel marketers so that they can sell fuel to Nigerians at the rate fixed by government and not the higher rate determined by the market.
Prior to January 2012, payments of subsidy to oil marketers was more like a bazaar, with every Tom, Dick and Harry who could brandish an import paper queuing up to collect money whether they import fuel into the country or not, and with practically no check to ascertain what quantity of fuel they brought into the country. There was little or no auditing done, and there was flagrant disregard for the due process in the disbursement of funds oil marketers.
But then, Okonjo-Iweala came and put her feet down that such era of impunity must stop. No more free money would be paid to those who are already obese from milking our national resources dry; no more jumbo pay to the rich at the expense of the poor; no more unmonitored payment for false claims. Yes, we abused her, insulted her family, questioned her sanity, and called her all sorts. But she was unflinching in her resolve that no more money will be paid to corrupt fuel marketers for unverified vessels of fuel purportedly brought into the country. She didn’t stop at that, she proceeded to investigate the fuel marketers and even their cronies in the accounting firm hitherto engaged to audit their claims, and what we saw were tales of woes. How some individuals in their hundreds have been stealing from a nation of hundreds of millions!
Meanwhile, my heart leapt for joy when i read about the recent savings the government announced it made from the payment of subsidy. Here are the figures: from a whooping payment of N2.2 trillion in 2012, there has been an unbelievable reduction to N971 billion in 2013! That figure represents a reduction of over N1.2 trillion or 56 per cent! Can you beat that?
This came about in response to the outcry from Nigerians about the huge amount paid as subsidy. The Ministry of Finance set up the Aig-Imoukhuede Committee which investigated subsidy payments and came up with the list of indicted individuals and companies that have been cheating on us as a nation. Not stopping at that, the finance ministry also hired new auditors that put in place different checks and balances.
Surprisingly, this great feat by the finance ministry is now being denigrated by critics and hecklers who have hitherto benefited from the corrupt regime of unchecked payments. Worse still are reactions from those who are supposed to be enlightened in the society, as evidenced in a recent editorial by a national daily which went to town with the assertion that there is nothing to celebrate in saving over N1.2 trillion from the oil subsidy payment scheme!
Truth be told, the finance ministry should be commended for its effort at ensuring that sanity is restored to the subsidy payments. I must commend the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Finance, Hon. Abdulmunini Jibrin, who drew the attention of his colleagues to this achievement by the finance ministry.  Speaking to newsmen recently, he called on his colleagues to applaud Mrs Okonjo-Iweala for saving the nation N850 billion from the subsidy program. The lawmaker, who admitted he was one of the critics of the minister of finance, was not sparing in his compliment, saying, “To be honest with you, any savings you see in that area it is by the actions of the minister of finance. I tell you that confidently, if there is any savings, the credit should go to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.”
Quoting him further, the honourable from Kano added, “I’m not a fan of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, but it is time for us to face reality in this country. Everything that goes wrong in this country is being thrown back at her, is she the only person in government? If there is problem with Works Ministry, it is Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, if there is problem in Ministry of Aviation it’s her, if there is problem with Agriculture, it is Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and everywhere there is a problem, the blame is being thrown at her. How real is that, can’t we face reality? Why are Nigerians keeping quiet?”
No doubt, this savings came at the right time when the nation’s revenue base is dwindling as a result of massive oil theft. But, even amidst the mudslinging that is going on, we must separate the wheat from the chaff and give credit to whom it’s due. Ngo has done well!
Abdullahi M. Seidu  ( ).
*Photo Caption - Nigerians queue up to buy fuel at a filling station.

[ Masterweb Reports: Emeka Umeagbalasi reports ] –During the fiery Benin Empire, which existed between 1440 and 1897 AD, the present day Lagos (a group of lakes: courtesy of Portuguese settlement) was named “Eko” (war camp). Today, Lagos is Nigeria’s melting pot and main socio-economic hub of the Southwest of Nigeria. Like Lagos founded by the Benin Empire, Onitsha ( Onuicha or Ado N’ Idu) was a principality of the Benin Empire until 16th century when it migrated back to its present abode-called “Onitsha” ( Whiteman’s corrupted version of Onuicha: people of river bank). According to a part of history, Ado N’ Idu or Onuicha (Onitsha) family had a misunderstanding with the then Oba Esigie of Benin, who reportedly ruled from the middle of 15th to the middle of 16th centuries. The misunderstanding reportedly had to do with the refusal of the newly installed Oba to extend his ritual homage to Onuicha’s Udo Shrine, usually marked with slaughtering of a cow.
The irreconcilability of the differences reportedly forced the Ado N’ Idu or Onuicha family led by Eze Chima to relocate back and settle across the River Niger in the 16th century. Among the settlers living in the area when the Onuicha People came back were Igbo and Igala peoples. The Igala people, as a matter of fact, helped the Onuicha returnees to cross the Niger River. In 1857, the British palm oil traders established a permanent station in the area; followed by the arrival of the Christian missionaries led by Yoruba slave returnee Anglican priest-called Samuel Ajayi Crowder and another missioner, called Reverend John Taylor and in 1884, Onuicha (Onitsha) became a British Protectorate.  Onuicha (Onitsha) is presently a home to over one million people and commercial hub of the Southeast Nigeria.   
Today, the indigenous people of the ancient town are drawn from three settler tribes of Edo (Benin), Igala and Igbo extractions. It also has nine villages, comprising Edo (Benin) immigrants founded by Eze Chima, with four villages in number; namely Umueze Aroli, Okebunabu (includes Umudei and Ogbabu) and Olosi. The two Igala villages of Onuicha are Ogbodu and Obigboru. The four Edo influenced villages founded by Eze Chima are the ruling families. The present Obi of Ado N’ Idu or Onuicha (Onitsha), Igwe Alfred Achebe, is the 21st leader of the Onuicha Dynasty founded over 600 years ago or in the 16th century.
 The Onuicha Dynasty is the fourth in rank in the Igbo traditional dynasties. The first and oldest dynasty is the “Nri “Dynasty in Anambra State, which is over 1000 years; followed by the Aro Chukwu Dynasty in Abia State, which is also over 1000 years.  The Agbor Dynasty in Delta State, representing “pastoral Igbo people”, is up to 900 years. The Ado N’ Idu or Onuicha Dynasty in Anambra State is over 600 years. While the Nri and the Aro Chukwu Dynasties represent “sedentary Igbo people”, the Onuicha Dynasty represents “returnee Igbo people”.
The Obi of Onuicha (Onitsha) is traditionally and nationally rated in the same category with the Emir of Kano in Northwest Nigeria,the  Gwomgwom Jos in North-cental Nigeria. Others are the Emir of Gwandu, the Shehu of Borno, the Alafin of Oyo, the Atta of Igala and the Oba of Benin, etc. This is because of the sacredness of their traditional institutions, which have existed for centuries. Oba Desomu of Lagos, though illiterate, entered into an accord with the British colonialists in 1861 through the Treaty of Cession and this signaled the beginning of the British colonization of Nigeria until October 1960.
On Tuesday, 8th of October, 2013, the All Progressives Congress and its governorship candidate for the November 16, 2013 governorship, Dr. Chis Ngige, in utter desecration of, and disrespect to the ancient Onuicha Traditional Dynasty and institution, staged a flag off of their gubernatorial campaign in Onuicha. The flag off collided with the annual offala festival of the Obi of Onuicha and his people. The campaign flag off brought together the decamped governor of Imo State, who was elected on the platform of one man one vote made possible by his political party, which he unceremoniously abandoned.
 The governors of Edo and Ekiti States and other Yoruba political leaders in the APC including Chiefs Bisi Akande and Bola Tinubu also attended the campaign flag off. The disrespect to the Onuicha traditional institution was worsened by the report that the the said key APC leaders did not pay homage to the Obi of Onitsha and members of his cabinet. The announcement of the 2013 Offala Festival of the Obi of Onuicha and his people has been in the media since 2012. The great Offala festival is sponsored by the GLOBACOM.
The All Progressives Congress is a newly registered political party that collapsed two tribal parties of Hausa-Fulani and Yoruba extractions-called Action Congress of Nigeria for Yoruba and Congress for Progressive Change for Hausa-Fulani extractions. The APC, dominated by the Southwest politicians, also has another political party with strong northern influence- called ANPP as its offshoot. While Igbo people have lost thousands of souls in the CPC’s north through politics oriented killings and terror since the 2011 post general poll’s violence; anti Igbo policies such as internal deportation and hash business environment policies are very high in the ACN’s Southwest of Nigeria especially in Lagos State.  On July 24, 2013, for instance, 72 Igbo-Lagosians were rounded up in their various residences in Lagos and deported after midnight to Onuicha Upper Iweka by the Government of Lagos State.
History, they say, will never stop repeating itself. The same people that chased Igwe Eze Chima and his siblings out of the Benin Empire over 600 years ago are at it again, by technically disrupting their famous Offala Festival. As Eze Chima probably did then by striking his “Udo Shrine’s Offor (Igbo’s dreaded staff of justice) on the mother earth with generational curse against his pursuers, Igwe Alfred Chukwuemeka Achebe has repeated same by invoking the mother earth to pursue her offenders ceaselessly, using ancestral “offor” staff of over 600 years handed over to him from Eze Chima in the 16th century.
 The disrespect of this magnitude is also a collective affront to the entire Igbo race. If this has happened in other non-Igbo dynasties, their peoples would have reacted riotously.  Be that as it may, the mature handling of the ugly incident by the Obi of Onitsha and his cabinet is highly commendable. Indications are emerging strongly day in, day out that the people of the Southeast are most likely to be endangered the more socioeconomically and socio-politically if they put themselves in the political control of Boko Haram and Igbo deportation politicians and political parties.
Having read the APC’s reaction to the traditionally abominable act, which is remorseless and unapologetic; questions that are begging for answers are: if the Obi of Onitsha and his revered cabinet and people were put on notice about the APC’s flag off, how come they are angry to the extent of placing a curse on them with the ancient town’s ancestral offor of over 600 years? Between the Obi’s offala and the APC’s campaign flag off, which one should take precedent over the other? Why did the APC chieftains including its Anambra governorship candidate reportedly not pay royal homage to the ancient dynasty if they claim to respect the traditional institutions especially that of Onuicha?
 Except those that committed the abominations complained of, especially those claiming to be of Igbo extraction, genuinely appease the Igbo gods whose angers have risen to an apogee, otherwise more socio-traditional misfortunes be they electoral or offor curses will never abate. This includes those who get credibly elected by living mass votes and divinely blessed by Igbo gods, but decamped and joined entities belonging to imperial gods and goddesses.
Emeka Umeagbalasi is a social issues analyst and Igbo rights activist based in Onuicha (Onitsha), Nigeria.   
*Photo Caption – Emeka Umeagbalasi (Left), speaking at a conference.

[ Masterweb Reports ] - For anyone who still harboured any doubt about the great lie Nigeria is; the disharmony, oppression, tribalism, injustice, marginalisation, domination, ethno-religious conflicts, “born to rule syndrome,” internal colonialism, corruption, misrule, vandalism and lack of patriotism that all together constitute the grand unravelling of Nigeria should now dispel that doubt. The irony of a lie is that it eventually unmasks itself. 46 years ago, Yakubu Gowon and his collaborators shamelessly lied through their teeth that they were fighting a “war of unity” to bring back into Nigeria those Gowon as head of state refused to protect while they were being massacred just a few months earlier.
To prosecute the so called “war of unity” Yakubu Gowon used the same officers and soldiers who carried out the gruesome pogrom/genocide that caused the war in the first place, and lied to the whole world that his campaign was aimed simply at unifying Nigeria. Even while the evidence of the atrocities committed by his troops in Benin city, Asaba, Onitsha apostolic church, the rape of women, systematic burning of houses and the intentions of genocide borne by the pronouncements of his officers/civilian collaborators and radio Kaduna proved otherwise, Gowon and his goons continued their lie of a “war of unity” to a global audience.
But where is Nigeria today? 46 years after Biafra, the unravelling of the “war of unity” scam has come to rest on our doorsteps. Nigeria is today a failed state and a nation at war with itself; torn by increasing strife, ethno-religious conflicts, Sharia states, institutional injustice, ethnic militia’s, terrorism, monumental corruption, tribalism, unrelenting disharmony and social chaos. The Nigeria the opportunists, bigots, hypocrites, hate mongers, mass murderers, looters and liars like Yakubu Gowon and his infamous goons falsely claimed they fought to unite has increasingly become what it always was; “an impossible nation.”
The same crowd of “soldiers of fortune” and civilians who claimed they fought for Nigerian unity is ironically the same group; singlehandedly responsible for the monumental looting, despoliation and destruction of the nation. They destroyed Nigeria so much that they left us without electricity, without roads, without pipe borne water, without railway lines, without functional hospitals, without functional schools, without functional refineries, without functional steel plants, without jobs, without a national airline, without food, without security, without social justice, without harmony, without peace, without love. The question might be asked; how can a group that claimed to have fought for Nigerian unity turn around and destroy the same nation? The answer is simple; because they were mere opportunists and bigots who never believed in Nigeria. They fought for crude oil and an opportunity to line their pockets and consolidate regional domination.  
Truth is; the vindication of Emeka Ojukwu began soon after the conflict. By 1990 Major Gideon Orkar and his group had seen enough fault lines in Nigeria to attempt a failed coup that removed the core North from the rest of the nation. As Nigeria unravelled further and the contradictions, internal colonialism and injustice became more obvious, the campaign for a sovereign national conference began and has gathered steam since the 90’s. Notably, the likes of late Chief Anthony Enahoro who as minister of information was one of the stalwarts of Yakubu Gowon’s war time regime, spent the last years of his life struggling for the convocation of a sovereign national conference, after having realised much later the deceit of the so called war of unity. Lt General Alanni Akinrinnade, an erstwhile officer who fought on the Nigerian side is one of the arrowheads of a sovereign national conference having also realised the deceit of the one Nigeria scam.
Chief E.K Clark an erstwhile Yakubu Gowon cabinet member amongst others is now in the SNC camp. There is a strident national movement vociferously campaigning for a sovereign national conference that includes the breakup of the nation as one of its aims. What Emeka Ojukwu saw several decades ago, many have come to see now. The widespread campaign for a sovereign national conference is a stinging historical rebuttal of Yakubu Gowon, the North, their allies and the false “war of unity” propaganda. It has exposed the lie of the war and vindicated erstwhile Biafran leader, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu. Paradoxically, Gowon and the North are afraid and opposed to a sovereign national conference, yet these are the same people that falsely claimed years back that Nigeria is a harmonious entity that must not be allowed to break because of a narrow group of rebel leaders. So why would they now be afraid of an SNC? Because they know that Nigeria has unravelled, the truth has become self evident and any opportunity of free dialogue and choice could to lead to the breakup of the so called one Nigeria that most have come to understand as a fraud that only represents in the main, injustice and Northern hegemony. 
Conclusions: The Necessity Of A Sovereign National Conference
In light of Nigeria’s tragedy of nationhood, the necessity of a sovereign national conference cannot be overstated. Sovereignty ultimately resides with the people. Freedom and dignity are the inalienable rights of every individual and group and those rights confer on all the right to self determine. There was no such place as Nigeria before the British imperialists stepped foot on the shores that constitute the geographical area and forced disparate groups into a strange contraption for the sole purpose of servicing her imperial interests. The convocation of a sovereign national conference to self determine their future in or out of Nigeria is thus a sacrosanct fundamental right of every group within Nigeria. 
Preventing, opposing or delaying the exercise of such a fundamental right is a violation of the inalienable rights of every group, the laws of natural justice and an attempt at enslaving or colonising others. Nigeria as presently constituted is unsustainable and rejecting a sovereign national conference only serves to invite an inevitable evil day. No nation built on force, exploitation, injustice, marginalisation, inequality or hostility as is the case with Nigeria can endure. This is a bitter truth Nigeria must contend with. The freedom, dignity and democratic will of all within the Nigerian geographical expression must be respected by convening a sovereign national conference that confers the right to self determination where all ethnic nationalities must dialogue as equal sovereign entities to decide their future in or out of Nigeria. Having travelled through the ravages of a needless war and an aftermath of injustice, misrule, exploitation and internal colonialism, Nigeria has unravelled; and the only solution is the necessary and immediate convocation of a sovereign national conference!
Lawrence Chinedu Nwobu ( ).
*Photo Caption - Chief (aka People's Servant) Charles O. Okereke( left ), Late Chief (General - rtd.) Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu( right ).

[ Masterweb Reports: Dr. James C. Agazie reports ] -  What’s wrong with the Republicans?  They’re being taught by Nigerian politicians. Make no mistake about this, and don’t kid yourself. Mr. Barack Hussein Obama, who has been duly elected to a second 4-year term in office as President and Chief Executive Officer of the United States, is being forced by recalcitrant Republicans to abandon the mandate the people have given him. Like Nigerian politicians, the Republicans are not well-behaved. They are noncompliant, rebellious, and dissenting. 

Recalcitrant is a better choice of words. To be recalcitrant is to be unruly, intractable, refractory, disobedient, wayward, headstrong, and obstinate. This brings to mind my experience as Headmaster of a primary school in West Africa. My students were absolutely as unmanageable as the Republicans President Obama  is dealing with. Why? My primary school children were obstreperous and cantankerous as the Republicans in that they were hostile, bad-tempered, quarrelsome, argumentative, aggressive, or fractious.

Do you need a description of these Republicans Americans and Obama are now dealing with? Aren’t  the Republicans confrontational and more interested in wielding oppressive power over the American people than they are in running  a government that is fair, transparent, equitable and unbiased? Do they remind you of our lackadaisical or apathetic Nigerian politicians?  just as my primary school pupils were spending more time skipping classes than being in class to practice their reading.’riting, and ‘rithmatics , the Republicans of the Grand Old Party are abdicating their responsibility to the American people.

            My primary school  pupils enjoyed being away from classes most of the time. And where were they? Some were on farms planting cassava for the benefit of cash-strapped Papa and Mama. Some were wading in River Okponkwu trapping cat fish to supplement family dinner. Others had climbed into stout mango trees around my classroom to shake down barely ripe fruits.  While my pupils were skipping classes in order to help their families, the Republicans ostensibly went about crippling the economy and down-trodden Americans just to serve special-interest Corporation whose lobbies yield millions of ill-gotten dollars.

            If this doesn’t remind you of bribery paid to Nigerian politicians, you need a special crash course on political corruption Nigerian style. Both Nigerian politicians and their US Republican counterparts have a lot in common. Republicans deny their people basic insurance coverage and decent jobs. Nigerian politicians deny their people healthful living, roads, drinking water, and freedom from darkness. Which politicians are worse than the other? You be the judge.  

WHAT IS OBAMACARE? Obamacare is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The name was created by critics of President Obama’s efforts to reform health care.  America is one of the shocking countries where the poor and average person like you and I are not considered human enough to have good health services provided by hospitals and competent physicians. We might as well die at home or on the floor of hospitals which deny us service because we are not politicians with millions of dollars of insurance coverage. Politicians, both Nigerians and Republicans, do not suffer extraordinary ill health because they can afford the best available medical treatment  money provided by taxpayers can buy.   

WHAT IS GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN? A government shutdown is a situation in which the government stops providing all but "essential" services. A government shutdown is similar to a lockout in the private sector. The US federal government enters a shutdown on October 1 2013 of  those services considered “non-essential as a result of political conflicts  between President Obama, the Democratic - controlled Senate, and the Republican-controlled House of representatives. The conflict centers on funding for and implementation of the Affordable Care Act popularly known as the Obamacare. The 2014 federal fiscal year begins on October 1, 2013, which is also the date many of the Affordable Care Act provisions went into effect. The health insurance exchanges provided by the Affordable Csre Act are scheduled to begin in October, 2013.

WHY DO REPUBLICANS WANT A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN? They do not empathize with the pains of the common man, and appear to be selfish, and blasé. A blasé person thinks he is cool but is in actuality,  unconcerned,   unmoved, relaxed,  carefree, offhand, nonchalant. That’s the nature of the Grand Old Party of the presidencies of Reagan and the Bushes.
         Dr. James C. Agazie (  678-886-1613 ).

*Photo Caption – U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama

[ Masterweb Reports: Lawrence  Chinedu  Nwobu reports ] –   I didn’t remember Nigeria’s unfortunate independence; yes I said unfortunate because it is obvious Nigeria would have been better off without independence; until a friend called me to say, “the so called fatherland is 53 years old today.”  He went further to say “the useless father, the irresponsible father, the father that refused to take care of his children, the father that abandoned and condemned his children to penury, the father that institutionalised corruption and injustice in his own home, the tribal father that thrives on dividing his children, the  father  that couldn’t create harmony, whose children are always fighting and killing each other,  the father that steals money meant for the upkeep of his children, the shameless father that does not care how dysfunctional  his home his, the drunken father that loafs around while his home burns, the yeye  father that has no plans for his children’s future is 53 today. The father that is not worth being called a father, i pray he dies of a heart attack.”
When i reminded him that some refer to a nation as motherland, he snorted derisively and said “that even makes it worse, because mothers are supposed to be more sensitive to their children.” And then he added, “just sum up everything I have said replacing father with mother and include the unconscionable mother that refused to breastfeed her children.”  When a child wishes any of his parents a heart attack, you know there is a serious problem somewhere. This is extent of the opprobrium my friend poured on a nation that has succeeded only in failing.  I am not sure any objective Nigerian would find fault with my friend’s vituperations as it concerns Nigeria and neither do I. The Yoruba call it “Baba Agbaya,” the Igbo call it “Efulefu,”   both of which mean a useless and good for nothing  loafer/father. This no doubt, represents the perfect picture of what Nigeria truly is.

Nigeria is after all a shallow, deceitful nation that likes to take false pride in being a so called giant of Africa, yet once you look closer you discover that Nigeria has only been a giant in failure. A giant in the pioneering of genocide in Africa, a giant of  injustice, a giant of monumental corruption, a giant of  dysfunction, a giant of  lawlessness, a giant of impunity, a giant of  incompetence, a giant  of disharmony, a giant of poverty,  a giant of  tribalism, a giant of  leaders that hate their nation, a giant of  opportunism, a giant of  self destruction, a giant of  shamelessness, a giant  of  joblessness, a giant of mass killings/terrorism, a giant of ethno-religious strife.  This is the sum total of all that has made Nigeria a giant in nothing other than infamy.

53 years after independence,  Nigeria is like a nation without a government, lacking the most basic infrastructure. There is no pipe borne water, no electricity, no motor able roads, no functional hospitals, no functional schools, no social housing, no social security, no national airlines, no railway lines, no functional democracy, and no functional refineries.  In spite of being the 6th largest crude oil producer in the world, Nigeria imports fuel.  After colossal sums expended in building steel plants in Ajaokuta and Aladja, none of them is functional. The industrial base has totally collapsed.  A forbidden nation where children, the youths and the aged are totally ignored and left to their fate by the government.

The institutionalisation of corruption since the General Ibrahim Babangida era has erected a vastly criminal state where every institution and almost every individual is corrupt. The police, the customs, the armed forces, the banks, the ministries, the boards and parastatals, the permanent secretaries, the artisans, the local government councillors, the business men, the local government chairmen, the governors, the contractors, the legislators, the judiciary, the civil servants, the presidency, the schools and even religious organisations all reek of monumental corruption.  @ 53 Nigeria is the ground zero of corruption;  the shame of the black race, the giant of failure!

Lawrence  Chinedu  Nwobu ( ).

*Photo Caption - Map & Flag of Nigeria 

 [ Masterweb Reports: PDP-USA Chairman reports ] –  The Chairman of PDP Nigeria Hon. Dr. Bamanga Tukur has stated that there will be no faction in PDP either in Nigeria or the United States of America.
Dr. Bamanga Tukur made the declaration last week during a meeting he held with the current PDP USA Chairman Dr. Harold Molokwu (picture above) in Washington DC.

Dr. Tukur enjoined all PDP members to join forces with the current executive to move PDP USA forward stating that the current impasse will be resolved quickly to enable the party play its role in the 2015 election.

In his response, the PDP-USA Chairman Dr. Molokwu thanked the chairman and assured him of the total support of the current executive for his leadership, and warned Dr. Tukur of members who were using the name of the chairman to swindle innocent members of their money.  As Dr. Molokwu reiterated to our National chairman, THERE IS NO FACTION IN PDP-USA. An election was conducted with a mandate from the headquarters and the election stays. We appeal to Dr. Tukur to call on all members to join us in rebuilding the image of PDP USA which has been in a coma for over 10 years.

In a similar vein, the members and executive of PDP-USA hereby congratulate the new Secretary of PDP NIGERIA Prof. Adewale Oladipo. The entire PDP USA led by Hon. Dr Harold Molokwu hereby wish him a fruitful  and long stay as the secretary of the most populous party in Africa. We also use this medium to advise innocent members of PDP-USA to be wary of elements parading themselves as factions of PDP-USA.

We also use this medium to bid farewell to the Interim secretary Dr. Charles Akitoye whose tenure ended few days ago. We enjoyed working with him.  We pray that our great party will move forward with the new leadership. We will continue to support and work with the new national executives of our party in Abuja, Nigeria.

Once again we congratulate Prof. Oladipo for his new position and pledge our unwavering support to work with him and members of the PDP Nigeria executive to move our great party forward.

We thank PDpians for their understanding and support for our able leader His Excellency Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s transformation agendas, while appealing for continued prayers for the restoration of peace in Nigeria as there can be no progress in an atmosphere of chaos. The fact remains that we are not only committed to restore peace to our great party, but resolute about it. We enjoin our teeming supporters to be steadfast in their support for our party struggle to enthrone genuine democracy devoid of abuse of the rule of law.

On our part, we as leaders are committed to ensuring that our leader His Excellency Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s current struggle for the rule of law does not end as an exercise in futility but would achieve the set objectives of restoring our party to the path of honor and greatness both in Nigeria and the USA.

Hon Dr. Harold Molokwu
PDP-USA Chairman

*Photo Caption – PDP logo

 [ Masterweb Reports ] - Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko’s journey into politics that took him to the government house sokoto has no doubt been a thorny and trying one. His will and commitment to serve the people of sokoto made him endure the trials and tribulations that he had to go through, though he had the chance to throwing in the towel and working away from the political arena. In politics generally the trouble with mischief makers and other self appointed morality gate keepers starts only when a politician is confirmed as a candidate or even elected into an office. These allegations wither away with time as the individuals are in most cases left alone to face the business of fulfilling the promises they made to the electorates. Wamakko’s political travails started in 2006. As the then deputy governor of sokoto during the administration of Attahiru Bafarawa,wamakko found himself surrounded by plotters who were determined to bring to an end his foreseen ascension to the number one seat in the state. Malam Dahiru Maishanu, in an........ Read More
*Photo Caption - Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko 

 [ Masterweb Reports ] - This is the continuation of part two of our Public Information on how less than 5% of Nigerians continued to corner and pocket close to 80% of her public finances on annual basis especially in areas of spurious allowances and scandalous overheads. This less than 5% Nigerians comprises 17,500 top public office holders including 12,788 elected LGAs’ chairmen, their deputies and councilors from the constitutionally recognized 774 LGAs in Nigeria. Others are 1,695 elected officials at the 36 States and Federal levels including 72 governors and their deputies, 469 federal lawmakers, 1,152 States’ lawmakers and the President and his deputy. Also included in the list of 17, 500 milky Nigerians are 3,062 appointed executives at Federal and States’ levels including about 472 federal executives excluding the president and his deputy already added above, about 2, 664 States’ executives excluding 36 States’ governors and their deputies already added above; 792 States’ judges and 142 federal judges. The 14,445 milky Nigerians with other additions by the Salaries & Wages Commission bring the total number of those milking the Nigeria’s public finances in the names of “allowances” and “overheads” to........ Read More
*Photo Caption - Disgraced and Jailed Delta State Governor, James Ibori. 

 [ Masterweb Reports ] - The leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law is of the firm view that the real solutions to the failed and battered standard of higher education and its institutions in Nigeria including the 124 accredited universities are beyond the 2009 Agreement between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities. The failure on the part of the Federal Government to keep to the terms of the said Agreement especially on “Earned Allowances” for lecturers of the 37 Federal Government owned universities, which had accumulated since 2009 to the tune of between N87Billion and N92Billion, is basis upon which the recent strike action by ASUU members is predicated. The strike action embarked upon by the teachers of 74 Federal and State Governments’ owned universities has been on since 2nd July, 2013. The “Earned Allowances” for the lecturers of the 37 Federal Universities are expected to serve as a benchmark for those of the 37 State Universities in Nigeria. Lecturers of the 50 private universities are not part of the strike action, but are expected to draw some currents from the said Agreement if fully implemented especially the issue of “Earned Allowances” for........ Read More
*Photo Caption - Members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) protesting in Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria in 2010.