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 -Masterweb Reports
 
Friday, June 15, 2012: In this photo, AFP captures a naked African female migrant described as a prostitute in a series of raids by Israel’s immigration police aimed at rounding up and deporting illegal African immigrants. The scene was recorded on Tuesday near Levinsky Park, in the Mediterranean city of Tel Aviv, where thousands of migrants reside. The question urgently begging for an answer is why was the woman not allowed to put on clothes before her arrest.
 

Israeli authorities on Monday [June 11] rounded up dozens of African migrants slated for deportation, most of them from South Sudan, as the government weighs tough penalties against Israelis who help illegal aliens.
 
The Population and Migration Authority said in a statement that officers arrested 45 migrants from South Sudan, along with three Nigerians, two Ghanaians, two Chinese, one from Ivory Coast, one from the Philippines and one whose nationality is being checked.
 
Israeli public radio said that in at least two cases, during early-morning swoops in the Red Sea town of Eilat, women with young children were picked up as they walked on the streets and were driven away.
 
Journalist and rights activist Toni Lissi told army radio that suspects in the town were picked up on the street, in banks, at their places of work and in door-to-door searches.
 
"The people arrested were taken on buses to detention centres. Their mobile phones were confiscated," she said.
 
"Other immigrants are hiding in their homes, not daring to go out until things calm down,' she said.
 
An Israeli court on Thursday ruled that the lives of an estimated 1500 migrants from South Sudan are no longer at risk in their homeland, clearing the way for their mass expulsion.
 
Israeli daily Haaretz said that a government committee on legislation had approved submission of draft bills which would raise the maximum penalty for Israelis who employed, housed or transported around the country illegal immigrants to five years in prison from two at present.
 
The bill is expected to go to parliament for a preliminary reading this week.
 
The interior ministry says that approximately 60,000 African immigrants have entered Israel illegally, including those from South Sudan, with which Israel has friendly relations.
 
AFP

-Masterweb Reports
 
It is really difficult to understand the motives of Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, the newly assumed do-gooder of the Nigerian polity, for his back page column in the ThisDay of last Friday, June 8th, which he entitled Anambra’s Budget of Misplaced Priorities. According to him, he had previously embarked on the analyses of the 2012 budgets of the other South East states. While it might not be apposite to query what might have warranted this sudden interest of Mallam el-Rufai in the affairs of Igbo people, many of whom he had maliciously and deliberately done in, when he destroyed and appropriated their property and means of existence in the FCT which he re-allocated to himself, his family members and friends, as it is his right and preserve to write on anything that catches his fancy.
 
 
However, querying eyebrows must be raised when he, in the process of discussing the socio and political economy of the area and one of its components, he takes a jolly ride on a road of abuse, distortion of facts and deliberate lies. By tarring Anambra State, its people and governance in such malicious and putrid brushes as he did in his said article, it would be foolish of him to believe that he would go unchallenged.
 
 
On the surface, el-Rufai, gave the impression that he was engaged in an intellectual and analytical treatise, by as usual, employing statistics and data which are not worth the pieces of paper on which they were issued. This is by the very fact that Economics is “a science of the commonsense”, and in daily socio-economic issues that govern human existence, you can tell a blind man that there is no oil in the food, but you definitely cannot tell him that there is no salt there.
 
 
In order to arrive at his real mission of insulting the people and leaders of Anambra State, El-Rufai, back-grounded his treatise with certain tendentious, but highly naive fallacies that he tried to pass off as facts, having laced them with statistics whose veracity fly in the face of commonsense, and which expose at the same time the woeful capacity of the institutions from which such statistics and date emanate. For instance, El-Rufai claimed that the poverty and unemployment levels in Anambra State are crying to the high heavens for deliverance.
 
 
In his words, “unemployment rate in Anambra is among the highest in the South-east zone, at 21.3 per cent, it is higher than the national average of 21.1 per cent”. Because unemployment is always associated with poverty, he then further posits that, “the incidence of poverty in the state is very high – actually disappointing”. He argued further with his weird statistics that, “the South-east has a food poor incidence of 41.0 per cent of which 60.9 per cent is absolutely poor, while 66.5 per cent is relatively poor and 56.8 per cent live under a dollar a day. Anambra has a poverty index of 22.8 per cent, the third highest in the zone, and shares the sixth lowest position in Nigeria with Rivers State which also has 22.8 per cent. About 47.6 per cent of the state’s population is core poor, 45.0 per cent is moderately poor and only 7.4 per cent of the state’s population is classified as none poor.”
 
 
As to Mallam El-Rufai, the spectre of the poverty of Anambra State must be driven home, for whatever reasons, so he lamented what he saw as the paucity of natural resources in the state, and that where they exist in any quantity, they are not exploited, like the oil deposits which he claimed are found in where he described as Ebenebe Ridge. According to him, “Anambra State is not much endowed with mineral resources and the few known to exist are not exploited”. Added to what he saw as the high criminality and dire security situation in the state, El-Rufai, in his copious crocodile tears, urged Anambra and its neighboring Igbo states to “ address the security challenges arising from violent crimes and kidnapping that has scared the elite and investors from the state.”
 
 
El-Rufai’s motives got a bit clearer when he inferred that this ‘sore’ state of affairs in Anambra State are in place or exacerbated by what he saw as the inability of the administration of the Mr. Peter Obi to rise to or overtake those calamitous situations in his state. That motive could not be hidden right from the title of his piece which indicated that the budget made and being executed by the government of the day which places extreme premium on all-round development of the state and its citizens, as misplaced.
 
 
But then, it is not easy to understand Mallam Nasir el-Rufai without understanding the duplicity of his personality and his character as a man whose ego is inversely proportional to his diminutive stature. It beggars understanding as to why el-Rufai suddenly wants Nigerians to start seeing him as the conscience of the public after his dubious performance as the minister of Federal Capital Territory. This is a man who was found guilty of a Senate committee of terrible and unspeakable fraud and told not to hold public office for the next ten years. But then, all that has to wait till the wrap up of this piece, when we shall see what all this has to do to the man’s current quixotic efforts.
 
 
Even if El-Rufai who claims to be a wizard in any new field he blunders into, including when he was undergoing tutelage in development studies during the Obasanjo era when he rubbed shoulders with the likes of Professor Chukwuma Soludo, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili, all who have amply extolled the management capacity of Governor Peter Obi and have often given an imprimatur to his development strategies. In fact, el-Rufai is an artful manipulator who twists any position he finds himself, including writing a column in a flagship newspaper, to claim laurels which he does not deserve in any form. I have no business defending Governor Obi, but being the governor of my state at a time when I am well appraised on the situation in my state, as well as the motives of the writer are suspicious, there is no way I can stand by and watch an El-Rufai drag my state, its government and pride to the mud.
 
 
If El-Rufai had ever physically gone to Anambra State, he would have understood the idiocy of the statistics he employed to interpret what he describes as the ‘poverty’ of the people and the state of Anambra. It has been said that there are three types of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics. El-Rufai has proven to be the master of all the variants of lies. Even while informed Nigerians look on, El-Rufai lies about poverty in the state where the per capita standard of living is about the highest in Africa. He describes Anambra State as a ‘rural state’ with a high level of unemployment even as he refuses to acknowledge that more than three-quarters of communities in that state have installed electricity and other forms of amenities by themselves. These are people who build their own roads, secondary schools, hospitals and cottage industries and where no Anambra indigene has been stopped from going to school on account of financial difficulties.
 
 
This is a state where every village has assumed or is assuming an urban status, even as the entire state is growing into a one-town community. If one is driving through the state, it would be difficult to know when one has entered the next local government area. This has been made even more possible through the network of road which has linked or is linking every hamlet in the state. While it is true that the road construction feat was started by Dr. Chris Ngige, it would be stupid not to acknowledge that it was Mr. Peter Obi who has linked all the parts of the state through his array of road networks and bridges which have reached areas which had never dreamt of road communications in their lives. Incidentally, those areas are mostly the hitherto locked out and obscured food baskets of the nation.
 
 
El-Rufai talks about poverty of Anambra people because in his immaturity, he sticks to the classroom definitions of poverty where he divides the amount someone earns over the number of days in the month. That being so, he himself must have been a very poor man too, because hardly can the take-away pay of any public official in Nigerian take him home, and so, if he could garner estates and mansions all over Abuja and the world with his earnings as a minister, then he needs account to Nigerians. Having said so, my people in Anambra State are very communally minded people and as he even acknowledged, we are among Nigeria’s most successful Nigerians materially and professionally. In our system, we speak of “Aku luo uno” doctrine, which translates into the fact that we export all our fortunes home because that is only where we consider them secure and safe from such haters as el-Rufai and friends. They should understand that unlike where he comes from, Igbo fortunes spread to kinsmen.
 
 
El-Rufai might have thought that he succeeded in his ploy, alongside other Igbo haters like Obasanjo, to impoverish Igbo people by destroying all their properties in Igboland and allocating them to his people and himself. It must have been a very sad fact to him that he hardly succeeded and that must have been why he rued, that ’75 percent of the property in Abuja belong to Ndigbo and that FCT qualified to be described as the sixth South East State”. Does El-Rufai know that Anambra investors own about half of those Igbo investments in FCT, and not any of them had stolen the money with which they invested?
 
 
It is foolish to speak of misplaced budgeting in Anambra State because the government of the day did not put more funds in areas that El-Rufai, in his myopia, was informed by his ‘researchers’ to be more beneficial to the people. How is the man supposed to know where the eyes and priorities of the people lie? While the ANIDS development philosophy of government is geared towards spreading investments to all the crannies and circumstances in the state, Anambra people do not expect to be spoon-fed by any government; that is why the likes of El-Rufai would never understand that the so-called unemployment does not mean to an Anambrarian what it means to el-Rufai’s fellow Kaduna citizen. In fact, an Anambra person is not very hot about being employed by the government, as in fact, the concept of Olu Oyibo is not often a very attractive option. In fact, when el-Rufai believes that the government misplaces its priority when it invests less in agriculture than in education or roads, it clearly means he does not understand the Igbo persona.
 
 
It is needless to inform el-Rufai that our people are entrepreneurs and expect the government not to meddle in their lives more than it should. They just expect the government to equip their schools with good teachers and facilities. I did not say that we expect the government to build schools for us because we, have built them through our missions and communities and up till early this year, when Governor Obi handed over more than 1000 primary schools and many secondary schools to their owners, people had grumbled over government messing up things in those schools. A community that built and equipped secondary schools as out 177 communities had done could not be regarded as poor by any stretch of imagination, no matter what the crooked statistics say. In the same token, we expect the government to build our roads and provide policemen and other security officials to watch over and secure our lives and property. And should the appropriate government believes that means doing us a lot of favour, we strive to provide it for ourselves, as we did with the Bakassi Boys.
 
 
It is those states where beggars move around in droves and constitute a menace to daily life that are really poor. Poor people beg; in Anambra, the only beggars we have speak el-Rufai’s language.
 
 
In the next part of this article, I will strive to educate el-Rufai and his misguided analysts on the true nature of the Anambra person when it comes to industry, commerce and entrepreneurship that has made the state the destination of choice by an array of investors, who are genuine and well-meaning. I will also elaborate on the falsity of el-Rufai’s thesis as it concerns the exploitation of natural resources, so as to show how shallow those analyses have been relative to my state.
 
 
It surprises me that a man who flaunts several exposures forgets that in today’s world, intellectual property avails more than all the coal and gold that is under the feet. For, how did Japan become the world’s second largest economy without any discernable natural resources? It might interest the likes of el-Rufai, whose intellect is often questionable, to become aware that the best resource of Anambra State is their bold and bright people, who dare wherever and whenever the need arises.
 
 
I will also make an expose to debunk the wishful thoughts of the el-Rufais of this world that Anambra could be deterred by such bogus analyses of jaundiced writers who are seeking undeserved relevance and attention. I will do that by exposing the fallacies in El-Rufai’s analyses of Anambra’s political economy, concentrating on such factors as his take on criminality, natural resources and the way our people view the current efforts to open Anambra to the world to which our people have always looked. After that, those who do not know el-Rufai as many of us do, would start to have a clearer inkling into the man whose stock in trade is to run with the hare and chase with the hound…
 
So Nasir el-Rufai, keep your powder dry.
 
 
Uche Ezechukwu
 
*Photo Caption - Mallam El-Rufai

 - Masterweb Reports
 

Masterweb News Desk reliably gathered there were no survivors in Dana Air Boeing MD-83, operating as flight 997 that crash in Lagos on Sunday at approximately 3:43 pm (10:43 am ET) local time in Iju Ishaga, a little over 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) north of the airport. The Dana aircraft with 146 passengers and 7 cabin crew, en-route from Abuja to Lagos, crashed into a three-storey building and exploded into flames. The plane first crashed through a furniture store, then into the three-storey residential building next to it. The crash impact extensively damaged the furniture store, but partially on the three-storey building, as the plane’s nose was the only section that penetrated the later structure. Debris from the plane and badly burnt body parts littered the crash site. Ten people were killed on the ground according to reports. Two fire trucks and 50 emergency personnel were on the crash site an hour after the incident.

 
Thousands watched as firefighters battled the flames; some reported burning bodies in the wreckage. Eyewitnesses said they heard passengers crying for help. One eyewitness said: “They were crying, help, help, help but no one could do anything after the plane had crashed. We all rushed to the scene after the plane crashed but we did not know what to do as the smoke was too much for us. Somebody in the crashed plane, we don’t know whether it was a passenger or the pilot, tried to escape, but was burnt to death.”

 
Search by firefighters, residents and rescue workers for bodies and, hopefully, survivors continued through the night and into Monday. More than 80 bodies had been recovered by 1.00 am Monday local time, 10 of which belonged to residents of the building/area.

 
Though Nigeria aviation authorities are still carrying out investigations to determine the cause of the crash, Masterweb Reports reliably gathered both engines of the plane failed as it prepared landing. It is not clear what led to the failure of both engines at the same time, but aviation experts who spoke to Masterweb Reports on condition of anonymity said they did not rule out poor maintenance. Six Chinese nationals were on board the ill-fated flight. The pilot according to confirmed reports was an American and the co-pilot, an Indian. Many rule out human (pilot) error in the crash.

 
Princess Stella Oduah, Nigeria Aviation Minister on Sunday said she was saddened by the crash; in her words, speaking at a news conference at the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) headquarters said: “Today at 3.43 pm local time , DANA Air flight 0992 from Abuja to Lagos declared an emergency with the Lagos Control Tower at eleven nautical miles to Murtala Muhammed Airport( MMA). A minute later, the aircraft disappeared from the air traffic control radar. The flight was found to have crashed into a residential building at Iju area of Agege with 153 people on board. The police, National Emergency Management Agency ( NEMA), rescue teams from the airport, Lagos State , Ogun State and other agencies were at the crash site within minutes, At this time, no survivor have been found. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the passengers and the people on the ground who lost their lives in this tragedy. The Federal Government will ensure that this incident is thoroughly investigated to determine the exact cause of the accident in order to prevent a similar occurrence in the future.”

 
Dana Air had its maiden flight in November 2008 and now operates 18 domestic daily flights to Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Uyo. In August 2010, U.S. gave Nigeria FAA's Category 1 status, its top safety rating which allowed the nation's domestic carriers to fly directly to U.S. Nigeria’s aviation is not without problems - radar screens may go blank from electric power failure which is rampant in Nigeria, airports inclusive. Sunday crash is the second involving Nigerian planes in two days. On Saturday, a cargo plane belonging to Allied Air overshot the runway in Kotoka International Airport, Ghana, and crashed into a mini bus, killing 10 people. Dana crash is Nigeria's worst aviation disaster since 1992 when a military C-130 went down after takeoff in Lagos, killing all 200 on board.

 
Among the victims of Dana Air flight 997 crash are the Group General Manager, Public Affairs Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Levi Ajuonuma; and Ehime Aikhomu, son of the late ex-military Vice-President Augustus Aikhomu. Below is manifest of Dana flight that crashed in Lagos

 
Onita Jennifer, Ike ochonogo, John Ahmadu, Onyeka Ayene, Hurriya Lawal, Berkisum Yindadi, Ebuka Enuma, Oluchi Onyenyiri, Sunday Enuma, George Moses, Noah Anyene, Kamsi Anyene, Stamford Obruste, Kayinentochi Anyene, Okeke Hope, Rev Ayodeji, Ngozi Cole, Ailende Ehi, Oluwasegun Funmi Abiodun, Shehu Usman, Alade Martins, Onita Josephine, Ike Ochonogo, John Amadu, Aquade Roger, Osunbade Aderoju, Fatokun Anjola, Fatokun Olaoluwa, Ajani Adenike, Ike Abugu, Adijolola Abraham, Otegbeye Adiza, Ehioghae Sonny, Abikale Otatori, Ntoku Charles, Anibaba Tosin, Shobowale Femi, Somolu Oluwafemi, Ariyibi Temitope, Ojugbana Amaka, Ojugbana Xtopher, Muti, Yusuf Ali, Lt Col Chumbo Ochigbo, D Awani, O Awani, N Chidiac, Li Huizhu, Kang Yi, Inuza Ahmed, Fayzal, Mojekwu Adeobi, Ibrahim D, Peter Nosike, Mahmud Aliyu, Nnadi John, Akwezi Elizabeth, Adedunni Dorothy, Maria Okulehi, Jennifer Ibe, Mtshelia Sarah, Onyeagocha Chidinma, Ike Okoye, Amaka Raphael, Garba Abdu, Abdu Aisha, Benson Oluwayemi, Taiwo Lamidi, Awodogan Oluwasanmi, Major Ig Mohammed, Attah Antonia, Li Riu, Ifeanyi Orakwe, Obina Akabueze, Chukwuemeka Okere, Adekunbi Adebiyi, Wasa Ruth, Nabil Garba, Ibrahim Jangana, Okikiolu Olukayode, Komolafe Olugbenga, Dike Chinwe, Olusola Arokoya, Olukoya Banji, Saka Otaru, Yusuf Ibrahim, Ikpoki Abiola, Levi Ajuonuma, Mbang.

 
President Goodluck Jonathan declared a three-day national mourning in memory of the victims of the Dana Air crash. He directed that the national flag be flown at half mast for the three days of mourning. Jonathan also cancelled all public engagements scheduled for Monday. The cause of the Dana Air crash is yet to be determined, but questions are being raised about the age of Dana’s planes. In 2010, Nigeria banned all planes over 20 years old. According to Planespotters.net, the average age of Dana’s fleet of five planes is 21.4 years, its newest plane is 20.9 years old.

 
*Photo Caption – Policemen, firefighters and rescue workers at Dana Air flight 997 crash site, Sunday, June 3, 2012.

-Masterweb Reports (Submission By Obinna Akukwe)
 
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is the owner of Believers Love World Fellowship which metamorphosed into Christ Embassy International Ministries. This Church has a regular membership of over 3 million in Nigeria alone and fans of over ten million people who belong to other denominations but see Pastor Chris as their alternative pastor. Inadvertently Pastor Chris Oyakhilome controls over twelve million people in Nigeria especially the youth and middle aged. His telecast is still the most viewed among Nigerian Christians including Roman Catholics, Anglicans, Methodists and Pentecostal brethren.
 
 
 
This Pastor recently stirred the hornets’ nest in the month of February 2012 when answering a question on how to overcome masturbation said thus ‘’masturbation in itself is not a sin against God. Satan uses it in oppressing the mind and make them feel ineffective and inefficient in the sight of God. But once you understand that it’s got nothing to do with God, its about you and your own body…’’ When people thought that his position was a slip of tongue, He defended it in another telecast weeks later and called it a habit which has nothing to do with God. The same pastor weeks later added that alcoholism and smoking is not a sin, rather it is just a habit.
 
 
 
This theory of masturbation not being a sin is not biblical. Masturbation is a besetting sin. A besetting sin is a habit that sticks to someone as though it is normal. A sin that has become a habit is called a besetting sin. Some people call it entangling sin because it entangles a person, thereby making escape difficult. . In Hebrew Chapter 12 verse 1-2 the scripture says that ‘’ wherefore seeing we are also compassed with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and sin which easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith’’ In Nigeria now, corruption has become a besetting sin, our religious leaders encourage it and release anointing for the corrupt Congregationalist to escape the arms of the law. However, this does not remove the fact that corruption is evil in the sight of God.
 
 
 
Smoking of Cigarettes, Indian Hemps, Cocaine, Marijuana or whatever are besetting sins. They are normalised anomalies. Masturbation is one of them. In Nigeria today, fornication has become so rampant that it has a besetting sin. People now discuss their sexual escapades with different people as a status symbol.
 
 
 
The Bible has a standard. In Matthew Chapter 5 verse 8 Jesus Christ said that ‘’ but I tell you that whosoever looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart’’ This implies that sin starts from the heart. Masturbation definitely involves constant lustful imaginations which the victim indulges in as a means of vitiating sexual pressures. Students of demonology have discovered that those sexual images which follow masturbation are actually pictures from the marine world juxtaposed on the persons’ sub-conscious and he begins to imagine some sexy looking man or woman. Some persons get initiated into the company of a spirit husband or wife after orgies of masturbation. In addition, a masturbator will definitely get tired of the self indulgence and would want to experiment with actual sex, leading to fornication or adultery.
 
 
 
Smoking of cigarettes has become a fanciful habit which a lot of persons want to break away from without success. The late minister of health Professor Olukoye Ransome Kuti said that he quit decades of smoking the day he was appointed as Minister of Health by Ibrahim Babangida in 1985. All his previous attempts to quit the bad habit failed until he made a resolution that as the chief health officer of Nigeria he cannot be a bad example, which was how he secured his freedom. If those referred to as unbelievers want to quit smoking, how can a Born Again Christian justify feeding on what pagans, atheists and animists are struggling to quit. The producers and hawkers of cigarettes warn that the substance is dangerous to health.
 
 
 
Alcoholism is an intoxicant which persons use to feel good and fight depression. A lot of sicknesses are directly related to it and the manufacturers will always warn that it is not for those below the age of eighteen. A lot of family breadwinners have expended all their live savings on alcohol while the wife and children are left unattended to.
 
 
 
Therefore for a pastor who directly influences over three million persons in Nigeria and indirectly influences another twelve million fans that belong to other churches to encourage these habits, the end has really come.
 
 
 
The implications of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s open cheque is that many young men and women running into millions will join the league of masturbators, fornicators, adulterers, smokers of cigarettes, Indian hemp, cocaine and consumers of different brands of alcohol; Whisky, Schnapps, ‘Sapele Water’, ‘Kaikai’, Akpuru-achai’ etc. In these trying seasons for Nigeria and Africa, this pastor has led his congregation and that of others astray. Apostle Paul said in Galatians Chapter 1 verse 8-9 says ‘’ but even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse ! As we have already said now I say again: if anyone is preaching a gospel other than the one you have accepted, let that one be under God’s curse’’
 
 
 
Influential pastors are now blessing masturbation, drunkenness and smoking. Soon others will bless watching pornographic materials, same-sex marriage and marriage to pythons, cobras, dogs, baboons and horses. Later they will begin to sanction occultism, human sacrifice, flying in the night and astral projections in the church. In the height of it they will remove Christ as the centre piece and replace him with the man of sin, the Antichrist, who will exalt himself as God in the temple of God as illustrated in 2 Thessalonians Chapter 2, Verse 3-8. This appearance of the man of sin will precede the second coming of Jesus Christ. The level of hero worship that Christian faithful give their leaders is a dress rehearsal of the level of worship the antichrist will receive in the church when he finally arrives. Replacing the views of God as outlined in the scripture with the views of the Senior Pastor or Archbishop who is prone to mistakes and fallibility could lead a sincere faithful to hell fire while the errant pastor might repent at the last moment and escape to heaven.
 
 
 
This constant replacement of scriptural truth with the doctrines of men is as old as Christianity but somehow the Church have always found its way back to the path. The early church was moving in the right direction, preserving the faith the Apostles until Emperor Constantine and Co-Emperor Lucinius passed the Edict of Milan in 313 which proclaimed religious tolerance for all religions in Roman Empire, signaling the end of the era of brutal persecution of the church. Constantine the Great became a Christian and his conversion made Christianity fashionable and a lot of pagan converts clung to all manners of practices and theories which formed part of their former religion. These paganistic practices quenched the fire of the early church, leading to a lot of schisms, heresies and apostasies and eventually ushered in the period known as the dark ages of the Church.
 
The situation so much deteriorated that the church had to suppress the growing schisms with ecclesiastical proscriptions, anathema, imprisonment and in few cases execution. This schism was so intense that in 1378 a group of Italian Cardinals elected Urban VI as Pope while later in the same year another group of French Cardinals elected Clement VII as Pope who established his seat of papacy in Avigon, France. The two groups were excommunicating each other from the church. The Papacy in the aftermath of the Protestant Reformation restored the rights of the laity to possess, read and translate the Bible. Therefore the views of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome are a modern day replica of the gradual introduction of strange ideas in the early church which nearly suffocated the spiritual efficacy of the church.
 
 
 
The silence of the mainstream Pentecostal leadership towards this theory is dangerous. Our Christian leaders have suddenly lost their voices while a false doctrine is circulating among the church. Other matters are currently occupying their attention. Whether these ecclesiastical authorities condemned it or not is immaterial, what matters is the word of God. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 Verse 19-20 ‘’ do you not know that your body is the temple of the holy spirit who is in you whom you have received from God, you are not your own: you were bought with a price, therefore honour God with your body’’. 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 Verse 18 say’’ flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whosoever sins sexually, sins against their own body’’ while ‘’Isaiah Chapter 5 Verse 11 says’’ woe unto them that rise up early in the morning that they may follow strong drink, that continues until night that wine inflames them’’ and verse 22 says ‘’ woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and .men of strength to mingle strong drink’’
 
 
 
Therefore it is obvious that a Christian has a duty to honour God with his body and not to resign himself to habits injurious to the health of man and the laws of God. These habits and besetting sins are part of why Jesus Christ came, to take away sins and give us power to overcome all these desires. Power over self and sinful habits is more important to the Christian than acquisition of all manners of fame, female and finance but modern days Christianity have elevated prosperity to heights inconsistent with the scriptures. If religious faithful cry unto God for deliverance from bad habits the way they fast and pray for political appointments, marital breakthrough and the death of all their enemies, these besetting sins and habits will leave them and get back to where it came from.
 
 
 
Obinna Akukwe      

-Masterweb Reports 
 
Unemployment in Delta State is becoming abnormally high. This is in spite of the fact that Delta State is one of the richest states in the country in terms of the revenue it receives from the federation account. This has probably led to increase in crime.
 
Recently, during the workers’ day celebration, the state leadership of Nigerian Labour Congress accused the civil service of collecting six hundred thousand naira (N600, 000) from applicants before they can secure employment. The State Governor has vowed to investigate this and assured that anyone found guilty will be dealt with. We hope that this avowal will not be mellowed by party intrigues as it was with a similar promise made by the governor on DESOPADEC some years ago.
 
First, it is surprising that the governor heard of this rumour only during the May Day celebration. This is a rumour that has spread all over the state and appeared consistent with the opportunistic hustle for employment in Delta State where those who do not need the jobs are offered jobs in the first instance by allocation according to hierarchical political importance rumoured to begin with the governor’s interest. It was not hidden. In his attempt at defending his employment record, the governor said that the state wanted to employ only two hundred and fifty workers but had to raise it to one thousand. Only one thousand to be employed from a sea of hundreds of thousands of unemployed youths – any wonder why criminal activities have gone up in the state?
 
Where will the newly employed get such huge sum to pay for the alleged bribe demanded by the state or its agents? How many unemployed can afford to pay such stupendous sum? Does it not show that only the relations of those bleeding the state dry are the ones who would afford this? In a state where minimum wage is little above eighteen thousand Naira (N18, 000), how many years will it take these newly employed to recoup their investment? If such money has been borrowed, how many years will it take them to pay back? What moral lessons are we teaching these newly employed? Are we not telling them that corruption pays? Are we not telling them that once they are employed, they should look for all available means to recoup what they have invested? Are we not telling them that the process of getting money does not matter but that the end justifies the means? Is Delta State now Delta State Corruption Limited? Has the DTHA become so spineless or they secured their own quota in the allocation of the jobs that were eventually traded to the hapless applicants who have received their authoritative baptism of corruption?
 
Setting up an investigating team is not a wrong move but the governor should first and foremost accept full responsibility for this alleged offence by his subordinates. The buck stops at the governor’s table. If a very transparent process has been put in place, this embarrassment wouldn’t have occurred. That the governor can boldly say that he employed one thousand workers goes to show that the state has no plans of reducing unemployment menace in the state. When states like Osun and Oyo are employing twenty thousand workers each, Delta State is employing one thousand and in a controversial manner too. Government and government policies drive the economy. We agree that government cannot employ all but government policies can help in creating that employment. So far, we have not seen the policies that will create employment in Delta the state. All we see are inflated contracts and abandoned projects and drain pipes such as theN7.4billion meant to demolish hills at Asaba Airport. These will not create employment.
 
Let the government honestly and holistically reduce drastically the crime rate in the state. If this is done, investors will troop into the state to invest. Delta State is still a virgin land waiting to be explored and developed. Opportunities abound in the state. Once kidnappings, armed robberies and political crimes are reduced to the barest minimum by using a sociological approach that taked most of the criminally inclined off the street, then Delta State will be a haven for investors. These investments will create employment opportunities and jobs.
 
Energy must be provided to run homes and industries. Once energy is constant, cottage, small and medium industries will begin to grow and in the process reduce unemployment. Delta State has an advantage over many states in the country. It is blessed with gas. This can be utilized in generating power that can even be sold to other states. The gas being flared in Ebedei, Orogun and other numerous communities could be channeled into making Delta State the power state of the country. We are not referring to the haphazard and insincere job at Oghara power project. These power projects will be able to employ thousands of Deltan youths.
 
In the short term, agriculture is another major sector that can reduce unemployment in the state. Agriculture is the greatest employer in the country. Unfortunately, the Delta State government has not done enough in this sector. The only thing it claims to have done is joint venture between the state and Obasanjo Farms for which a curious sum of over N2 billion was paid to Obasanjo Farms a few years ago. This cannot employ more than a hundred workers. Youths want investments that can yield dividends, more jobs and quickly too. They have not got the patience for long term investments hence most of them shun agriculture. Vegetables and tomatoes are quarterly farm products. Within months, anybody farming these will begin to make returns. Our soil is good enough for these products. Who says that Delta State cannot supply the South South need for vegetables, pepper and tomatoes. Our dependence on the north will be reduced. From Umunede to Ogwashi Uku to Jesse and all over the state; the land is there to grow these crops. The youths will gladly embrace this because of the quick dividends. It is only when they have started reaping the fruits that some of them may now venture into other areas of agriculture. All government need do is to provide improved seedlings, fertilizer education and an enabling policy and programme. 
 
Tourism is another source of major employment in the state. Tourism can only thrive if there is peace and security, good roads and a well developed infrastructure and hospitality sector. Countries such as Kenya, Senegal and Uganda have tourism as their major source of revenue. Delta State can develop her tourism sector to be at par with Cross River. Again, sincerity of purpose is needed. The Udu tourism centre that is being planned is a welcome development but the true financiers have to be made known since it has since emerged that the foreign partners have not got the wherewithal to embark on such a gigantic project.
 
The illogically of asphalting the divide of the Express Road from Effurun Round About along the DSC Expressway to Oleri and casing the edge of a road that was not constructed by the Delta State Government at a price that cannot be anything but provocative resonates of the kind of planlessness and waste that that the Asaba Airport symbolizes.
 
Let the Delta State government revive all ailing and dead industries in the state. These industries can yield revenue for the state and also create employment. Beta Glass Company is functioning and making profit while Delta Glass directly opposite it is dead. Why is there no partnership with serious private sector investors to restore Delta Glass Factory, the idle Gold mine that is wasting away, that uses the same principal raw material with Beta Glass Limited just opposite it?
 
While government is embarking on its investigation of the said employment bribery scandal, it must be said that the Uduaghan administration has not scored a pass mark in employment creation in the state. It also shows the rot in the system in the state.
 
In the words of M. Ahweyevu Mukoro Esq, Director General of Delta Rescue Mission (DRM), in a recent press conference, “the unemployment situation in Delta State is alarming and unacceptable. If not urgently tackled, we may have a crisis in our hands which may prove difficult to handle. Government should make judicious use of the people’s wealth to do the best for the majority of the people and not the few that have turned the state’s asset to their personal gold mine. A situation where the budget for Government House and Governor’s Office is more than that of four ministries in the last in the last four years can never create employment”
 
Eddy Aghanenu
Delta Rescue Mission

-Masterweb Reports (Submission By Dr Chukwuma Egemba)
 
Dear General Gowon,

Since you were deposed from power more than 35 years ago, you have understandably been guided in your public utterances, especially about the murdering spree you presided over between 1966-1970. Now you have allowed the euphoria of an award you did not deserve to make unguided remarks about a period in your life that will haunt you for the rest of your life and into judgement day.

In a report/interview in ThisDay Live on 8th May 2012, you were quoted as follows: “It was not my wish or the wish of those serving with me at the time (to prosecute the war). We did everything to make sure it did not happen.”  Haba! Gowon, how can you say this? Were you misquoted? Or were you overwhelmed by an award you did not deserve, or did your memory go into comma? That Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu is late (may his soul rest in peace) does not mean that the war is forgotten nor your 'evil' involvement in it. Millions of people who fought and lived through the war are still alive and still remember it as events of yesterday.

In the same write-up, you were also quoted as saying: “My heart bleeds to see that (film) clip with those kwashiorkor-stricken children. God knows how much effort I made to send food to those children, but it was sabotaged by propaganda that the federal troops had poisoned the food.” (Emphasises are mine.) Oh God! Okay, Gen. Gowon, read these quotations again, did you really say these words? Do you sincerely and honestly believe them to be true? Do you know what, come out of your closet. Calling you a pathological and shameless liar will be awarding you another undeserved award, but that is what you are. You are either suffering from chronic dementia or you are indirectly trying to appease the millions of people you murdered and those mourning them. Instead of you to come out openly and humbly ask God and the people of Biafra for forgiveness for the atrocities you committed; yet you are still wallowing in self pity and self justification. Unfortunately, this will not save you from the catastrophe that will befall you, the wrath of God and haunting spirits of the millions you sent to their early graves.
 
You see Gen Gowon, nemesis is catching up on you and your co-murderous generals of the "Langtang Mafia" - Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, Jeremiah Useni, etc. Your upper north 'masters' are turning against you and your people with Boko Haram. You allowed them to use you and dump you. Today the Hausa/Fulani north is using you and your territory for dress rehearsal of their islamisation agenda which you don't have control over. The insecurity you are complaining about today is nothing compared to what you subjected Biafran people to in 1966-1970.
 
Further to your lies, I hope you are not contemplating writing a memoir as you indirectly hinted - it may turn out to be efforts in futility - as it will be lies and complete distortion of historical facts. If you can lie against the death and the living, against 'Aburi Accord' - the most famous historical document of your genocidal war, everything that will come out of your mind, your mouth will be lies, documented lies and lies with references and footnotes. Anything, everything you write will be an 'own goal' as it may turn out to be self documentary that may be used against you. Biafran people and the literary world are lying in wait for you.
 
As a matter of fact, the best honour and Lifetime Achievement Award you deserve is for being the highest mass murderer of the 20th century - you presided over the total annihilation of more than 3 million people. How dare you say, "...love Nigeria and believe in Nigeria; good or bad, right or wrong. Bring all your grievances to the table for discussion. Let us get together truly and sincerely and find a solution to our differences.”? Really? Is it not you that reneged on Aburi Accord under pressure from your British and Northern masters? Nigerian leaders of the day got 'together truly and sincerely' and found solution to their differences, as expressed in Aburi Accord; but you later turned it down, consigning it into dustbin of history. Where is the guarantee that another agreement will not turn into 'Aburi 2'?
 
Bye the way, Gen Gowon, has it dawned on you or have you been reminded that you are the root cause of the problems of instability and division in Nigeria today? If you had not reneged on Aburi Accord - a document that called for and supported return to true federalism; the civil war could have been averted, there would not have been countless military coups, military perfection of corruption, mortgaging Nigeria to few retired generals and their civilian cronies, Boko Haram, etc. In fact, you do not deserve any award for anything, except as a mass murderer, and for presiding over the terminal division and underdevelopment of Nigeria. On top of that, you are lying against the dead.
 
The purpose of this letter is to cause you to reflect on the burden you are carrying. The burden of the millions you murdered and starved to death; your lies and distortion of historical facts. If you are in doubt, ask yourself, where is Charles Taylor of Liberia, Ratko Mladic of Serbia, holocaust perpetrators and collaborators and all those who had committed genocide crime against humanity? I would be worried, very, very worried, if I were in your shoe.
 
Thank you for your time.
 
Dr Chukwuma Egemba

-Masterweb Reports (Submission By Obinna Akukwe)
 
Following a recent report on the lucrative presidential prayer project which had made a lot of servants of God to be elevated to super rich financial status in the name of prayer, some groups of ministers under the Pentecostal fold held a discreet meeting in the church of one of the senior pastors in Abuja and vowed to expose their members who use the name of God to scam the government of Goodluck Jonathan. Indeed revelations from individual accounts at the meetings showed that probably the nation might have lost up tens of billions of naira to these prayer scammers. Some of them at the meeting confessed that they mobilized their congregation to pray for the success of Jonathan during the election but they never demanded and never received any form of payment for the prayers as they saw it as a divine duty.
 
 
 
Indeed this is a trying moment for the nation because the people who are supposed to spiritually guide the president of the Federal Republic in affairs of delivering the dividends of democracy to the Nigerian people according to the Biblical principles of transparency and accountability are the ones leading the president astray.
 
 
 
This presidential prayer scam actually started during the regime of Sanni Abacha. All manners of marabous were brought in from Kano and Borno to help secure Abacha against Abiola and the anti military coalition. Later their terms of reference included using spiritual powers to discover those about to overthrow the government of Abacha and promptly eliminate them. The spiritualists invited by Abacha told him that the presidential star is hovering around three families, one from Minna, and another from Ota and the last from Katsina. Later these men identified Olusegun Obasanjo, Shehu Yaradua and Lawan Gwadabe as likely beneficiaries of the presidential rulership from the three communities. Abacha, bent on being a live president for Nigeria got these men arrested on trumped up coup charges along with others military personnel. When the heat of the anti military resistance refused to abate, another set of marabous were imported from Mali and Senegal and these men indeed confirmed that something like a presidential throne is still hanging around Obasanjo, Yaradua and a third person from Minna axis.
 
 
 
This confirmation led to the decision to murder Yaradua and Obasanjo . While Shehu Yaradua was finished in Abakaliki prison, a fact which the culprits later exposed each other, Obasanjo escaped by what was a divine mercy. Abacha suspected that his friend Babangida is that third person from Minna and was actually planning how to rope him into a coup mess before death took hold of him. All senior military officers from Niger State were kept under surveillance. The plan to retire Abdulsalami Abubakar on the day Abacha died was in line with the advice of the spiritualists.
 
 
 
When Obasanjo became president, he invested much in prayers, When Pastor Bakare prophesied that the military will not hand over to Obasanjo, he organised constant night vigils at Ota Farm and visited some popular pastors within the Lagos-Ogun axis to help him avert the evil omen. When he finally got sworn in without any bloodshed, he decided to immediately revive the State House Chaplaincy and held morning prayers in his residence throughout the eight year he spent in Aso Rock. President Obasanjo started well but when he noticed tendencies of scam among the pastors meant to direct him, he got so disappointed that he revived his old friend spiritual grandmaster from India and gave him a permanent abode in his Ota farm, He equally started patronizing all sorts of African power to survive his presidency.
 
 
 
The pastors around Obasanjo were busy pursuing contracts in the most indiscreet manner, while others were busy helping to influence their cronies with board appointments that Obasanjo was merely tolerating their presence. It came to a point were those desirous of seeing Obasanjo paid millions to be allowed to participate in the early morning prayers and usually after the prayers Obasanjo attends to some persons and grants some favours. Obasanjo knew all these tactics and pretended not to know. The only persons Obasanjo held in awe then were the ministers from the Roman Catholic, Anglican and Methodist denominations because they are most likely not ask for favour of concessions.
 
 
 
During the Yaradua era it was the same prayer business; they came from Katsina in hundreds and were paid handsomely to secure Yaradua. When the health of Yaradua was heavily challenged, those from Katsina were sacked for inefficiency and others imported from Senegal and Mali. Billions of naira were spent on all manners of sacrifice to keep Yaradua alive until he finally left for Saudi Arabia from where he came back half alive. When it was obvious that the prayers of these marabous failed, some notable Christian and Muslim leaders were drafted at the last moment to salvage the situation.
 
 
 
The situation has been taken to another proportion in this Goodluck Jonathan administration. Funds running into tens of billions of naira have been released to CAN, PFN and numerous splinter groups claiming to be praying for President Goodluck Jonathan. When a young prophet can tell his congregation, friends and other ministers that he received five hundred million naira from the president as breakthrough offering for success in the presidential polls another says he was given hundreds of millions of naira to organise prayers all of which entered into private pocket, then the nation is in trouble.
 
 
 
The same Congregationalists who voted for Jonathan were the same people attending various night vigils, anointing service, breakthrough service and numerous fasting and prayers for God to give them their daily bread. The worst form of corruption in which a subsidy bill which was N388 billion in 2009 during the era of Yaradua have skyrocketed to N2.7 trillion in 2011 and these servants of God cannot see that the prosperity meant for their numerous congregation has been seized by a few set of Nigerians probably not numbering above five thousand.
 
 
 
It is discernible to spiritual watchers that President Jonathan intends to effect change in Nigeria. He however lacks the will power to implement the change. His boldness has been seized by spiritual forces and no sooner does he kick-start a reform process than he abandons it even before it gathers momentum. If after spending billions tax payers money on prayer warriors, the God of those prayer warriors cannot impress it on Jonathan to extinguish Boko Haram, prosecute subsidy thieves, revoke illegal oil block allocations and checkmate electoral fraud then it means that there is something wrong with the prayers or the prayer warriors.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

-Masterweb Reports
 
The Ikemba Nnewi, Late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu has received a Posthumous Award of Grand Commander,  from the Nigerian Red Cross Society. The State Chapter of the organization who presented the award during a ceremony to mark the 2012 World Red Cross Day at its State Headquarters Amawbia, also invested Governor Peter Obi with the Grand Pillar of Solferino Award.
 
Presenting the awards, the state Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Red Cross, Dr. Peter Katchy recalled Dim Ojukwu’s selfless and dedicated service to humanity and remarkable contributions in uplifting the Red Cross Society during and after the Civil War. Dr. Katchy said the late Ikemba’s heroic and exemplary character wasan enviable legacy to Nigeria and Africa.
 
He observed that Governor Obi’s commitment and empowerment of the Nigeria Red Cross has enabled the State Chapter to carry out its activities and responsibilities to the people.
 
Responding, Governor Obi,  while thanking the organization for the honour, said humanitarian services had remained part of his preoccupation and recalled that apart from leading the Nigeria delegation to Haiti, he was equally a member of the united mission to Afghanistan and Rwanda.
 
He  disclosed that he has personally attracted another financial support for the people of Haiti and stressed the need for leaders to take decisions that add value to the society.
 
Another Awardee and Commissioner for Health, Professor Amobi Ilika noted that Governor Obi gave the Nigeria Red Cross a life-line by, among other things,  completing its abandoned State Secretariat building which he said had become a model in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa, provided it with fully equipped life ambulance and regular annual grant-in-aids.
 
The Chairman,  State Local Government Service Commission, Sir Godfrey Moutolu said Governor Obi’s people-oriented leadership reflected the principles of the Nigeria Red Cross.
 
Others honoured at the ceremony include the wife of the Governor, Mrs. Margaret Peter-Obi, who also received the Pillar of Soliferino Award. Governor Obi used the occasion to present a cheque of two million naira to the organization as part of its annual grants-in-aid.
 
*Caption For Article Photo
- Peter Obi with others at a wing outside Enyimba Sports Stadium to receive Ojukwu's body into the stadium Tuesday, February 28, 2012.
 



 

-Masterweb Reports (Submission By Chief Eze C. Eze)
 

 

As the first ever musical reality show for orphanages organised by
Melody Shelters, a collaboration of Adonis Productions and Prince
Tonye Princewill came to a climax this 5th of May, 2012, the Kogi
State’s Godswill Orphanage has emerged as the 2012 champions.

The PDP Chieftain and the Leader of Princewill Political Associates
(PPA) was on hand to present the cheques totalling 20 million Naira to
all the beneficiaries in a star studded event witnessed by an
enthusiastic PH crowd, government officials and chieftains of the
Entertainment Industry amongst others.

The final event saw Godswill Orphanage of Kogi State clinching the
coveted trophy and the Championship Prize of N10M while the
Runners-up, the Lifetime Orphanage of Rivers State got the Prize of
N5M. Rachael Homes, Abuja came in third carting home the N3Mprize. The
Princely amount of Five Hundred Thousand each was given to the other
remaining five Homes as co-champions and what the Prince
called“combined winners”.

Mrs. Elizabeth Opanachi the Matron of the Godswill Orphanage Abuja the
Champion Home in her appreciation thanked Prince Tonye Princewill and
the Directors of the Melody Shelters for embarking on this great
innovative and God inspired project that will surely change the course
and lives of the less privilege in Nigeria. Mrs Opanachi who was
emotional in her presentation quoted the gospel of St. Mathew Chapter
5verse 7 which says “Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain
mercy”assuring the Prince that his investment and concern for the poor
in Nigeria would not go in vain as they would continue to pray for
your upliftment and growth in all aspect of your life. “You are a gift
from God and the poor will surely celebrate you when the time comes”.
She went further to challenge other rich men in Nigeria to emulate the
Prince and invest their funds to alleviate the suffering of orphans
and/or the many, not the few. She concluded by urging the various
segments of government in Nigeria to assist the credible Orphanages in
Nigeria in their onerous task to reduce poverty and provide succour to
the orphans in Nigeria.

Mr. Adonijah Owiriwa the CEO of Melody Shelters thanked all that made
the event possible particularly the Prince who bore most of the
financial burden and concluded by stating;“Give me just three Prince
Tonye Princewills in Rivers State and I will turn Rivers State to the
true Garden City it should be and the envy of all cities in Africa!”
Prince Tonye Princewill who through his Head of Media, Chief Eze C Eze
presented the cheques assured Nigerians that all things being equal
this event has come to stay as he intended to spend the remaining part
of his life attending to the needs of the needy among us. He remarked
that his concern in this regard had nothing to do with politics but is
inspired by God who provided the resources against all odds. Therefore
he said, he would make this show an annual event.

Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, Media Consultant, PPA.
 

 

*Caption For Article Photo - Godswill Orphanage, Kogi State Winners with their cheque of N10m. Left in Photo, Next to the Winners, is Mrs Elizabeth Opanchi, proprietor of Godswill Orphanage and Right -  Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze (with microphone).
 
 

-Masterweb Reports
 

Sunday, May 6, 2012: Governor Peter Obi has received the 2011 Governor of the Year Award of the Business Hallmark publications. The award was presented to the Governor at the People of the Year, 2011 awards ceremony of the media organization at the Golden Gate Restaurant, Kingsway Road, Ikoyi, Lagos on Saturday Night.
 

Speaking at the event, the Publisher of the newspaper, Prince Emeka Obasi said his choice was after painstaking debate and voting among the members of the Paper’s Editorial Board. He said his choice was informed by Obi’s transformational, visionary and people-oriented leadership, which it noted had set a standard and benchmark to access governance in the country.
 

Further, it noted that Governor Obi administration had re-defined governance through comprehensive, integrated and holistic approach that introduced a new order hinged on promotion of fiscal discipline, transparency and accountability. “With what he is doing in Anambra State, she is now one of the most progressive and celebrated state in the country”, he said.

 

The Chairman of the occasion, Chief Abdulaziz Udeh said the award was in recognition of Obi’s commendable difference in governance, adding that performance such as his, had become a beacon of hope for the country.
 

The Special Adviser to the President on Inter-Party Relations, Sen. Ben Obi said that the award had shown that Gov. Obi’s solid achievements and leadership qualities were speaking for themselves. He said the Governor was destined to leave a solid legacy in Anambra State through transparent, focused and committed leadership.
 

The Anglican Bishop of Mbamili, Rt Rev. Henry Okeke said the award was in recognition of the Governor’s giant strides that were being appreciated beyond the bounds of the State and the Country.
 

In his response, the Governor said he saw the award as a challenge and motivation for him to  do more for the uplift of the society.
 
*Caption For Article PhotoGov. Obi  (Middle), being presented with the Business Hallmarks Governor of the Year Award (2011) by Senator Ben Obi (left). On his right is the former Managing Director of Diamond Bank Plc, Mr. Emeka Onwuka in the early hours of yesterday.