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 [ Masterweb Reports ] - The average Nigerian does not feel like he is being represented anywhere in the country, whether at the Federal, State, Local Government, and certainly not by his or her elected members of the State House, House of Representatives, or Senate. In fact, most people do not know who their representative is. Nor do most politicians understand that they are there in any representative capacity.
 

The situation is even worse for Ndigbo in Northern Nigeria. Here is my conversation with two prominent Igbo Community Leaders in Kano following the March 18, 2013, suicide bombing at a luxury bus park in Kano which killed over forty people and left well over 40 seriously injured. The interviews were conducted over the weekend.
 
“Sir, Has Governor Kwankwaso called you to offer any condolences and to offer assistance of the government of Kano State?”
 

“No, on the contrary, following the aftermath of the bombing, the Governor insisted on demolishing all stalls belonging to Igbo Patent Medicine dealers in Sabon Gari despite our begging him to punish only those who have been caught doing bad things. We feel humiliated that while the Igbo Community was in mourning, the Governor chose to beat a wide path of destruction through our businesses. It took only court injunction to stop him but he has indicated that he is coming back.”

 
“Did he visit the terror scene to ascertain first hand what was going on?”

 
“No, but his deputy did.”

 
“Did his Deputy call you to offer condolences or visit with you or offer government assistance?”

 
“No Sir. He just visited the scene.”

 
“Do you know the Kano Senator representing the area of the bombing?”

 
“Yes Sir.”

 
“Did he call you to offer any condolences or government assistance or find out how the Igbo community is coping?”

 
“No, Sir.”
 

“Did the Emir of Kano call you?”
 

“No, Sir.”

 
“And you are a well know bona fide representative of Ndi Igbo in Kano?”

 
“Yes, Sir.”

 
“Did any Hausa or Northern elite call you?”

 
“No sir.”

 
“So the Igbo community in Kano is on their own as far as the Kano State Government is concerned?”

 
“Yes, Sir.”

 
“Okay. Did any Governor from the South East call you?”

 
“Yes, Sir. Only one Governor.”

 
“What did he say?”

 
“He said that he has told us to leave Kano and that it is our fault that we are still staying.”

 
“Is that all he said?”

 
“Pretty much, Sir.”

 
“So no other South Eastern Governor called you?”

 
“No sir”

 
“Did any South Eastern Senator call you?”

 
“Yes, Sir. Senator Chukwumerijie and Senator Ekweremmadu.”

 
“And are you satisfied with the nature of their call?”

 
“Yes, Sir.”

 
“Did any Traditional Ruler from the South East call you?”

 
“No, Sir?”

 
“Did any Igbo Organization in Diaspora call you?”

 
“No Sir. Only journalists, but no Igbo organization in Diaspora has called to find out how we are doing or to offer us any support. Are you a journalist, Sir?”

 
“No, I am a victim’s and good governance advocate and I will see to it that the world knows that Ndigbo in Northern Nigeria are an endangered species in their own country.”
 

“Sir, be brutally frank with me, who do you think is responsible for the suicide bombings?”
 

“It is Boko Haram, Sir.”

 
“Who is behind them?”

 
“I don’t know, Sir, but they are well organized. All I know is that the Northern elite does not seem as concerned as we are. When you challenge them, they tell you that Northerners were also killed but the truth is that Ndigbo are the primary targets.”

 
“Sir, last year, there was a coordinated series of attacks in Kano that left many people dead. Knowing that Kano is a hotbed of terrorism, why do you people stay?”

 
“Sir, that is the question we ask ourselves. The truth is that many Ndigbo in Kano are born and raised in Kano. My kids all grew up here, schooled here, went to University here, speak fluent Hausa, have occasionally visited the South East but otherwise have Hausa friends and see themselves as Nigerians first. In fact, they do not think of themselves as Ndigbo. Many Ndigbo have lived here all their lives –30, 40, 50, 60 years. We are Northern Nigerian Igbos not Southern Nigeria Igbos. There are more Igbos in Abuja than in Ebonyi State. Outside Abuja, in the rest of Northern Nigeria, there are more Igbos than in any State in the South East and we intend to live indefinitely outside the South East as Nigerians. Sir, funny enough, people want to blame us for living out the true meaning of one Nation and funny enough, the policy makers and Hausa and Yoruba journalists speak of NdeIgbo as the people who do not want a United Nigeria. I have lived in Kano for a long time, but I can tell you that there are very very few people from the Southwest and South South here. We, Ndigbo of Northern Nigeria should be the pride of Nigeria but instead, they treat us like Hausa goats.”

 
“Sir, what I am saying is that we are Northerners even though we are Igbo by state of origin of our parents. You people in America should make that clear. WE ARE NORTHERN NIGERIANS who happen to be Igbos and we are not running away from our country. The Hausas live peacefully in Igboland and nobody is killing them. Nobody is killing them in the SouthWest. Why are they killing us in the North? Are we not Nigerians? Do we have two countries? Did I come to Kano with my family on a Visa? I came here with nothing and worked very hard for everything I have. I have many Hausa people that I am responsible for feeding their families through my business. I am proud of everything we have done to make Kano look like Nigeria.”

 
“Sir, I am saying that it is a shame that we Northern Nigerian Igbos are treated like a people without a country. Governor Kwankwaso does not treat us like fellow Nigerians who should be protected by his Government. The South Eastern Governments do not treat us like we deserve protection. The Federal Government pays lip service to terrorism. It is only when it comes time to vote that Jonathan will remember that there are Ndigbo in large numbers in the North who can help give him the 25% margin of victory.”

 
“Sir, you in America, does the country protect you or do they treat you like a foreigner?”

 
“Absolute protection guaranteed, but we are talking about Nigeria, not America.”

 
“Sir, you saw that the Northerners own 83 percent of the oil blocs in Southern Nigeria. No one is killing them for that. Why are people telling us to run away from Northern Nigeria just because we are trying to live and work hard as Nigerians within our own country? If they want to divide Nigeria, let them divide it so that we know where we are. At least, if I come here on Visa then I know. But these people cannot be killing us and also be telling us that they are one Nigeria.”

 
“Sir, it is beginning to look like 1966 again. First, the North rejected one Nigeria. Then they killed us all over Northern Nigeria. Then when we had no protection under the government of Nigeria, we formed a country that will give us protection. Then the Whiteman told them that they prefer one Nigeria. Then they came and attacked us claiming that the love one Nigeria and we don’t. Since after the war, Gowon has been telling people how much he loves one Nigeria and that he killed and starved NdeIgbo to keep Nigeria one. Now it is becoming obvious that he lied. It is the same thing like 1966. The Northerners slaughter us like we are not part of Nigeria and when we try to go away, they force us to stay so that they can control the oil in Southern Nigeria. Some people want to make Nigeria ungovernable just because a non-Notherner is the President, but look who is the Vice President, Senate Leader, Speaker of House of Representative. They have every plum position in the country, yet they are not happy. You people should do more to expose the injustice of one Nigeria because we certainly don't feel like we like in a country that values our lives.”

 
“Sir, they cannot continue to kill us like pigeons. You people have to make it clear that we deserve a government that can protect us. If Governor Kwankwaso does not understand that we need his protection, he should resign or be impeached. If Goodluck Jonathan does not realize that his number one job is to provide for the security of all Nigerians, he should be impeached. Never in the history of Nigeria since the civil war has there been this much killing of Ndigbo and it is not like Ndigbo have political power in Nigeria. Imagine how it would be if Ndigbo become the President of Nigeria?”

 
“What I am saying, Sir, is that we are tired of being killed and we are not running away from our fellow Nigerians either. Nobody has a monopoly on violence. If you people in America want to support us, fine. If you want to go and hide and speak English while drinking Oyibo tea, fine. But don’t blame us when you come home and they kidnap you or you become a victim of terrorism in your expensive hotel room in Abuja. This fight is for all of us.”

 
“But some Northerners lost their lives, too, you realize that. Have you called their local leaders to offer condolences?”

 
“Yes, I have. But let me be clear with you, Sir, Ndigbo are the primary target. The hypocrisy of the Northern elite is that they look the other way so long as majority Ndigbo are slaughtered. What they do not consider is the impact of Ndigbo in the economy of Kano State. If we all run away because Kano State is too violent for people to live and do business, terrorists will take over Kano State and businesses will run away from Kano State. With hunger and unemployment, the violence will get worse. Sir, this was how Somalia began. If they think that getting rid of Ndigbo will solve their problems, it will be a huge mistake because the poverty in Northern Nigeria is the reason why people are willing to kill themselves just so they can kill other people. It does not make sense. Some elites are exploiting poor Northerners and it is time poor Northerners open their eyes and stop being used. If somebody tells you to go and kill yourself and go to heaven, you should ask them to go there first. Unfortunately, they promise the suicide bombers that they will take care of their parents and loved ones and brainwash them into committing suicide. Out there in the community, somebody is brainwashing Northern Nigeria youths to go and kill themselves and kill others as we speak. It is a huge moral failure in Northern Nigeria that their elite should hide their faces in shame. It is becoming a way of life in Northern Nigeria and all I am saying is that we Igbos in the North do so much for the Northern economy that it does not make sense for the Northern elite to just throw away their faces when we are attacked.”



 
“Mark my words, eventually the poor Northerners will get some education and turn against the elite who preferred to use them as suicide bombers than giving them proper education so that they can be something in life.”

 
‘Do you have any message for Ndigbo in Diaspora?”

 
“Yes, tell them that the slave that is indifferent to the death of a fellow slave is being indifferent towards his own impending death.”

 
“Do you have any message for Traditional Rulers in Igbo land?”

 
“Yes, Sir. Ask them if the people being killed are not from their towns originally. Why is it that the only time they care is when we are paying homage to them?”

 
“Do you have any message for Igbo Governors?”

 
“Tell them that we are ashamed of them. Ask them if dying in the hands of terrorists is better than dying in the hands of kidnappers. Tell them that when they stop becoming Governors, they will start hiding from kidnappers like the rest of us.”

 
“How about civic groups, lawyers etc?”

 
“Sir, we need people to sue Governor Kwankwaso, the Commissioner of Police, the Federal Government. Everybody knows that Kano State is a hot bed for terrorists. We do not feel that they are doing everything reasonable to protect us. The terror victims are victims of bad government and the government should be responsible. Unfortunately, if you do not come quickly to claim your loved ones, they dump them in a mass grave. Our injured victims are left on their own. No one pays their medical bills. Our country is becoming quite a hell for all of us. Sooner or later, it will touch everyone. “

 
“Thank you for taking the time. Thank you for your leadership. I want you to not forget that the death of a Northerner by suicide bombing is just as bad as the death of an Igbo man. The innocent Northerners selling groundnuts and cigarettes and cleaning shoes to make a living should never be blamed for the violence even though the Northern elite may look the other way. Also, please continue to use your leadership position to work for the welfare of all Nigerians, not just NdeIgbo. Ofor ka ide ji awa ana. Don’t forget that. Oji ofor ga ana? Don’t forget that too.”

 
“Thank you, Sir and God bless.”
 
"Speaking about God, how is God doing these days in Kano?"

 
"Sir, we don't go to Church anymore. You won't find any Igbo man gathering with others to pray. We used to go to the Churches in Army Barracks and Police Stations and they went after Police Stations. We do not feel safe anywhere in Kano State and we certainly do not conduct any form of religious assembly for fear of being killed."

 
"Ok. Thanks."
 
Chris Aniedobe ( chrisaniedobe@yahoo.com ) reports.
 
 
 

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 [ Masterweb Reports ] - The leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law notes with gravest concerns the uncontrollable and systematic killing in recent times+ of Igbos in Nigeria particularly in the northern parts of the country. Less than two months ago, over four dozens of Igbo youths who are in their prime stages of socio-economic productivity were both killed extra-judicially and murdered in cold blood by the Nigeria Police Force and dumped into the Ezu River of Death in Anambra State, Southeast Nigeria. As we speak, the outcome of the sampling autopsy, as seemingly manipulated as its process appears, which was carried out by selected government bodies, is still being awaited many days, if not weeks after it was concluded and reportedly handed to the federal government committee in Abuja, Nigeria. While the snippets of the scientific exercise, corroborated by a top government official in the State, are already in the public domain, clearly showing that the victims were gun-shot, bruised, suffocated, etc, by their captors while in their custodies, we have every reason to suspect that the result of the sampling autopsy is being re-worked on to extricate the culprits and shift the blames to God knows angle. As if the forgoing atrocious act was not enough, up to 108 Nigerian citizens of Southeast extraction popularly called Igbo tribe, including 59 passengers who bought tickets and boarded a modern luxury bus belonging to the Gobison Motors Limited were on Monday evening, 18th day of March, 2013, massacred at the New Road Luxury Park in the Sabon Gari(non-native zone) city of Kano State, Northwest Nigeria(elomba reports 20-03-2013). According to confirmed accounts from the crime scene, corroborated by the Kano State Police Command, a strange Volkswagen golf car drove into.......Read More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Photo Caption - 1st Photo: Bombed buses and their passengers on firie; 2nd Photo: Bombed-out buses

 [ Masterweb Reports ] - The leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law can confirm to the world that most, if not all of those found floating on Ezu River of Death on 19th day of January, 2013, died from suffocation. It is recalled that we had in the part two of our explosive report on Ezu River of Death dated 4th day of Match, 2013, stated clearly that the methods used by Anambra SARS in killing those found in Ezu River were methods not restricted to gun-shots. That is to say that they might have been killed through other means, which include clubbing, lethal strings, strangulation, macheting, poisoning, rubber/tube tying, etc (including suffocation). Our further findings after part one and two of our report clearly indicate that most, if not all of them were killed through manually traceless means-called mass suffocation. This clearly explains why the Anambra State Police Command, having gotten briefing from its SARS leadership on how it killed the victims being referenced, hastily told the world that no gunshot wounds or bullets were found on any.......Read More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 [ Masterweb Reports ] - On 21st day of January 2013, the leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law, released a public statement-titled: The Nigeria Police Force: The Good Versus The Bad & The Ugly-in which the major challenges facing the Force including nefarious conducts of some, if not many of its senior/field officers, such as killing outside the law, torture and excessive use of force, were highlighted. On 19th day of February, 2013, we released another statistically grounded public report-titled: The Return Of Anambra’s Killing Fields (Part-One). Today, part-two of the Report is continued and concluded. For our teeming readers all over the world, the central idea of part one and two of the report is to expose locally and internationally the entrenched culture of extra-judicial killings and torture within the Nigeria Police Force and direct and indirect backing of the locally and internationally atrocious acts by relevant political authorities in.......Read More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Photo Caption - Floating dead bodies in Ezu River

 [ Masterweb Reports ] – Irri community was one of the peaceful communities in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State, until in 1989/1990 when the Late Archbishop Benson Idahosa of Church of God Mission International had a strong altercation with his former second-in-command, Archbishop Apena of Bethseda Church International which almost created a mini-war that resulted into massive destruction of property that worth millions of naira and people were wickedly killed and ostracized from the community. After that similar incident, Irri community is one the largest community in both Isoko South and Isoko North that has over 9 villages which include Ivrogbo, Ada, Uro, Ivori, Ikpide, Idheze, Utwe, Ekenni, Orie and others.
 

In the late 80s, similar leadership crisis on oil dichotomy also resulted in one of the Irri communities, precisely Idheze Irri where High Chief Sergeant Uredi and Late Chief Owajutome fought mercilessly that torn the community apart where some Idheze people went on compulsory exiles and some were grossly ostracized and victimized by powers that be. Though Idheze community was divided into two parts where some weresupported by the former and others for the latter. Most of these notorious crises emanated from the oil companies that were found in these Irri communities where some Isoko power brokers wanted to take all benefits that belong to these suffering communities without considering the community people that owns the land. Idheze community crisis took many years to be totally resolved after many lost of precious lives, intimidation of certain Isoko cabals and ingenious powers in the community.

 
It took the intervention of government and some notable Irri sons and daughters to amicably nail the crisis to the bud. Even as many political elections were conducted in all the Irri communities, no crisis emanated until one Chief Joshua Uturu, a former Irri President- General, ordinarily, a community leader not a registered one almost torn Irri community into a free for all fight trying to incorporate Agip oil under his own name through influence in government circles. The so-called and self-styled Chief Joshua Uturu leadership crisis started in 2009 where over innocent and hapless eighteen persons were killed with no just cause. The fear of living in Irri community under Uturu 1 was the beginning of being killed indiscriminately or publicly without any protection from government security agencies. Even most of the Isoko community crises were caused by the Agip oil, Chevron and others for not pacting with the host communities on MOU.Uzere lingering crisis waas caused by Agip oil by some dubious elements who wereonly interested in enriching themselves and nothing else. Even Emede and Igbide crisis in the late 90s was caused by land dispute while oil companies were not exempted from the issue. In 2007, precisely, Ekpe in Ndokwa East had land dispute with Ivrogbo-Irri which Shell discovered oil that almost made these two communities resulted into fierce war but was intercepted by some eminent sons of the latter.

 
To some large extent, the Irri community lingering communal crisis that has led to the killings of innocent sons and daughters of the peaceful Irri kingdom was pioneered by Uturu 1.Though many people believed much on Uturu because the community was controlled by certain cabals that led to the Lagos based Chief to be nominated as the fearless former President- General that could take the people to the promised land without qualms but abysmally failed to carry the people along when the ovation was the loudest. Despite the efforts of His royal Majesty Oviese Eba Ojenuwe 11, Odiologbo of Irri kingdom to resolve the issue which the then Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 5, Benin City, Edo state, Baba Ahmed was accused of releasing some Uturu boys and collaborators that allegedly involved in the series of murder in the kingdom. Several petitions were sent to the Inspector- General of Police, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, Delta State Governor and President Jonathan Goodluck to arrest Uturu and his boys with no avail until the late Barrister Alex Ofehe personally wrote a petition against him that led to his arrest.Uturu was a fearless leader with high connection from above and a notorious mafia in Irri community. He initially had good intention to integrate Irri community as one but Agip oil brought the total distraction. The problem with the said Uturu is that after completing his second tenure in office as a President- General of Irri community, he dubiously and unconstitutionally opted for third term as the then former President Olusegun Obasanjo wanted to do in 2007, which was contrary to Irri constitution with his maladministration, highhandedness and misappropriation of Irri community funds. The Uturu crisis was even worse than Boko Haram saga in the Northern parts of Nigeria.

 
Those who benefitted from Chief Joshua Uturu has equally denied him since he was incarcerated in the Kwale prison while only few people still pay him visit in the prison. One of the problems that escalated Uturu’s mindset was that some of his faithful and dedicated followers were afraid to advice him rather than supported his infamous moves of eliminating innocent Irri sons and daughters in the land. Several security curfews were imposed by the State governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan to quell the situation but the crisis generated into uncontrollable tactics that Chief Uturu was untouchable together with his sponsored boys. Again, some of these innocent Irri sons and daughters were killed by Uturu’s squad are yet to be interred while some of his political groups are making significant moves to see that Uturu is released from the prison while all aggrieved parties resolved the altercation for future progress of the Irri community. But rumors making round indicated that Uturu was released on bail that his camp was overwhelmed and elated to welcome their mentor only to be told that he was re-arrested by the police and with several court charges of murder case against him of 2011.Chief Joshua Uturu was once a leader with vision who saw Irri community as the only community to influence tangible projects to the youths and others. Some schools of thought assume that Chief Uturu is cooling his feet in Kwale prison pending when the court would grant him bail if the need arises. Though, many people saw Uturu as a wicked leader who created unnecessary problems to Irri community with amidst tears of lost of innocent souls. In spite that government officials paid courtesy visits to make peace in the land, Uturu never care to listen to these advisers rather doing what he liked best in terms of community leadership and others.

 
The fear that Uturu would be released soon has created palpable fears of some of the Irri people that went on compulsory exiles only to return after Uturu’s arrest. Lastly, Chief Uturu only met the crisis which he was sent from Lagos to resolve the crisis amicably over some powerful Irri community cabals that used National Agip Oil Company (NAOC) to manipulate its people without considering its implications. The state of Irri community was an eyesore where people fled to nearby Isoko communities for protection of being killed unjustly by the killers’ gang. Again Uturu intended to incorporate his name on Agip oil as his own property without the notice of the community. Most of the Isoko community crises are caused by oil companies. For Irri community to have glowing serene environment, all the affected families of the slain victims must be compensated and befitted burial ceremonies should be organized to the victims too. These sets of cabals from 2000 to 2002 have been using NAOC to defraud its people which instituted panel set up to checkmate the excesses of some of the past and present Irri community leaders over the activities of Agip oil since it came to the land. It is time for Agip oil and other oil companies to enter into signed Global Memoranda of Understanding (GMOU) with Irri community on how to provide Scholarships for all Irri students to the University level both abroad and Nigeria. Some of the prominent sons and daughters that contributed to the peace of Irri community which must be commended are Hon. Benjamin Essien, Hon Raphael Okelezo, Rt, Major-General Paul Omu, Rt. Gen Alex Ogbomudia, Dr Gregory Akpojene, Senator Stella Omu, Hon Fineboy Dickson, Prof. Ekoko and others.

 
Godday Odidi (08058124798) reports from 20 oro street Ajegunle Apapa Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.

 
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 [ Masterweb Reports ] - Oloibiri, a historic landmark, gave Nigeria its first oil well in June, 1956 and thereafter seemed to have been forgotten. The mother of Nigeria’s black gold was literally sucked dry and left in a state of squalor. Oloibiri, in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, catapulted Nigeria into the prestigious league of major crude oil exporting countries of the world. But Nigeria has not been kind to Oloibiri. Odi, another blur in our history, leapt into the Nigerian consciousness in November, 1999 when soldiers invaded the town in search of a militant group that allegedly killed 9 policemen that had gone into the community to arrest a notorious gang. The then President Olusegun Obasanjo promptly dispatched soldiers to the community and razed it to the ground. The common thread running through these two iconic towns is their.......Read More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Photo Caption - Nigeria's first oil well in Oloibiri

 [ Masterweb Reports ] – It is obvious that all is not well within the fold of the South East Governors Forum over the issue of Igbo presidency project 2015. In Anambra State, Governor Peter Obi is at loggerheads with Governor Rochas Okorocha over who controls APGA and he derides Okorocha’s attempt at uniting the Igbos for his presidential bid either for 2015 or 2019. Peter Obi cannot comprehend how Okorocha can surface from nowhere and be laying claims to APGA political machinery and the presidency when he, a two term governor had been treading softly on the issue.
 

Chief Okorocha of Imo State believes that the Igbo have the potential of becoming president in 2015 if there is unity, hence his attempts to unify APGA and give it a national outlook. He also supported the mega party deal that resulted in the formation of All Progressive Congress. This Okorocha’s interests in the top shot have put him in the bad books of Jonathan apologists and they are making every effort to pull him down.

 
Sullivan Chime of Enugu State never showed any open interest for Igbo presidency project. In August 2012, under the aegis of South East Forum, former chairman of PDP, Okwesilieze Nwodo canvassed support for Igbo presidency at the meeting of South East Forum held at Modotels, Enugu. This stance of Nwodo killed any further interest the fun loving governor had for the Igbo presidency project since his arch-enemy was among the bands seeking support for Igbo presidency. He distanced himself from being part of former Vice President Alex Ekwueme's birthday bash at Okpara Square, Enugu because he suspected the roles of former governors Okwesilieze Nwodo, Chinwoke Mbadinuju and Senator Ken Nnamani in mobilizing for the event.

 
In Abia State, Governor Theodore Orji had shown little commitment to the Igbo presidency project except perhaps, occasional fine speeches without commensurate momentum. The move by former governor Orji Uzor Kalu to form Njiko Igbo, an umbrella organization to unite Igbos for the presidency, further raised Theodore Orji’s suspicion over the entire Igbo presidency project and he has distanced himself from the entire exercise.

 
Governor Martins Elechi of Ebonyi State have maintained silence over the issue, His body language have not suggested a flair or disinterest for the project. However, his attempt to support Aja Nwachukwu for the Ohaneze top post was based on ensuring that an Ebonyi man that can articulate Igbo interest without pressure from the outside is enthroned especially for the rainy day.

 
In the event of all these it is obvious that South East Governors have not formed enough formidable alliance to be able to ask other regions of Nigeria to support their aspirations. While some school of thought believe that Sullivan Chime, Theodore Orji and Peter Obi are jealous of Okorocha’s acclaimed national popularity, others believe that they are afraid of EFCC prosecution and as such must swim with President Jonathan to avoid harassment after they leave office. Others still believe that their interest in the senate seat as retirement benefits after their tenure as governor could be jeopardized if they openly support Igbo presidency.

 
I wrote an article titled "OhanezeCrisis and the Auctioning of Igbo Presidency parts 1 & 2" where I reported that presidential largesse have turned Ohaneze apart and the Igbo presidency project is being auctioned. A week after the part 2 of it was released, the new leadership of Ohaneze made it clear that they are not interested in Igbo presidency 2015. According to the Ohaneze Publicity Secretary Prince Tonnie Ogonna ''If President Jonathan declines to run in 2015, it then makes it quicker for the Igbo. The bottom line is that Ohanaeze supports Jonathan in whatever decision he takes in 2015'' Therefore,Ohaneze support for any Igbo presidential candidate in 2015 is foreclosed.

 
The northern governors are seriously challenging President Jonathan's second term bid, insisting that he promised to run only one term. While reacting on the isue, the leader of Northern Governors Forum and Niger State Governor, Dr Babangida Aliu,speaking on Liberty FM, Kaduna stated that “What will be, will be in 2015. We must remind people of the promises they have made. When he (Jonathan) was going to declare, governors of PDP were brought together to ensure that we were all in the same frame of mind. Some of us, given the PDP zoning, were expecting that the northern states would produce the President for these number of years but God has done His own.

 
“At that discussion, it was agreed that President Jonathan would serve one term and we all signed and when he went to Kampala, he said the same thing. But for now, President Jonathan has not declared his candidacy and we must not be speculating based on who those are benefiting from such a thing. I believe that we are all gentlemen enough and when the time comes, we will all sit down and see what the right thing to do is.''

 
In the South South, apart from Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State and Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State, the rest are not interested in any Jonathan 2015 project. Rotimi Amechi in Rivers State is at loggerheads with the presidency on the issue.

 
The Governors in the South West are reaching out to their counterparts in the North to form an alliance in preparation for 2015,resulting in the new mega party, All Progressive Congress while their South East counterparts are chasing rat while the house is burning .

 
It is obvious that by the actions, inaction and indifference of South East Governors, they have in principle auctioned the Igbo presidency project and any Igbo man hoping for commitment from them will be disappointed.

 
Obinna Akukwe (Profetobinna2@yahoo.com) reports.

 
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 [ Masterweb Reports ] - Anambra State of Nigeria has steadily earned local and international notoriety as a social enclave where the State-actors and non-State actors ceaselessly engage in butchering and maiming members of the human family outside locally and internationally approved and accepted processes. Any killings and maiming not covered by local and international due processes are tagged-extra jus (beyond the law); extra legal (beyond what the written criminal law provides); and extra judicial (beyond court or judicial process). Universally speaking, any killing of human being by a State actor or official security operative without the completeness of subjecting the killed to the processes of arrest, investigation, prosecution, fair trial, conviction and sentencing by a criminal court of competent jurisdiction amounts to extra jus, extra legal or extra judicial killing. Few strict exceptions are governed by the Laws of War and the Principles of Self Defense. Any such killing by a private individual amounts to murder or manslaughter depending on the.......Read More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Photo Caption - Floating dead body in Ezu River.

 [ Masterweb Reports ] - Saturday, January 26, 2013 was a rainbow day in Milwaukee as different communities in different shades of color gathered in a Church hall to honor invitation for the launch of All Hail Biafra, a song the composer’s friends refer to as “Cry of A Biafran Child”. The CD is subtitled “Cry of A Biafran Child” not only because of the reference by people but also for the fact that it was truly an inspired cry at the end of a very bitter armed conflict that wasted millions of innocent lives. The number of the dead in the Biafran conflict ranges from one million to three million, depending on compilers; most of the casualties were from starvation. Nigerians as well as other Africans, Americans, Latinos and Milwaukee business community were present to show their support to Composer Chief Charles Okereke and his Committee of Friend’s maiden invitation. African Diaspora including but not limited to African Americans, Dominicans, Puerto Ricans were well represented. Highly admired Octogenarian Mrs Europa Agwu was chairperson of the event and gave a moving speech recounting her.......Read More
 
 
 
 
 
*Photo Caption - Composer Chief Charles Okereke flanked by the President of Dominicados Unidos Inc. Ms Julia Reyes (Left) holding God Bless Africa CD and Vice President of The United Dominican Association Milwaukee Inc., Mr Julio Delgado (Right).

[ Masterweb Reports ] - Boko Haram whose name in Hausa language means "western education is sinful" is modeled after Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. The group wants to impose Sharia law across Nigeria through terror attacks in drawing attention to its demands. The 2012 New Year gift from Boko Haram to Christians and southerners in the north was a 3-day ultimatum for them to leave Northern Nigeria. They also called on Muslims living in Southern Nigeria to come back to the north because they had evidence they would be attacked. Boko Haram attacks have claimed over 2000 innocent lives since mid-2009. The group recently declared a ceasefire, but killings in the north continue unabated. Recently three North Korean doctors in north-eastern Nigeria were killed with one of them beheaded; this came only a week after nine nurses were murdered in Kano.

Chuks Ibegbu says:

1. There is nowhere in the world that negotiation with terrorists have occurred.

2. The Boko Haram is a terrorist organisation that has inflicted horrible pain on Nigerians. Imagine the number of innocent Nigerians and foreigners living in Nigeria that this faceless group have killed, maimed or wounded.

3. The group is not yet ready for peace as their terror continues.

4. The federal government should therefore continue to wage the war on any form of terror in Nigeria.

Chuks Ibegbu (08035410176), a social analyst reports from Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria.

*Photo Caption - An assault rifle, one of the weapons used by Boko Haram.