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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).
 
 

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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.
 
 

-Masterweb Reports (Submission By Obinna Akukwe)
 
 
 
The recent revelations by  the National Security Adviser at the South-South Economic Summit in Asaba, Delta State that the PDP politicians are responsible for the Boko Haram continuous atrocities has become a bone in the neck for the PDP. Recent information revealed that that there is pressure on President Goodluck to sack Patrick Azazi.The comments of Azazi is nothing new because many people who are monitoring the activities of Boko Haram from a discreet distance including the writer have already made all these observations between the time of UN headquarter bombings and the Madalla Christmas Bombings. It was the  frustrations at how government was foot-dragging on the issue of naming and exposing the sponsors of Boko Haram inside the PDP that led to the above article  first published on the 2nd of February by thenigerianvoice.com.and by other media organisations. Azazi only reiterated what all informed sources including the PDP, CPC, ACN chieftains are aware of .By the time you are through you will understand that the ruling party actually has a syndrome of perpetual deception of which probably the Mountain of Fire Ministry (MFM) need to be contacted to conduct proper 21 day deliverance on them from the spirit of lies, pretentions and deception. Below is the replication of the article.
 
 
The Boko Haram as presently constituted has three wings. The pro-sharia Boko Haram which is the offshoot of the one led by late Alhaji Yusuf, the All Queda Boko Haram which is sponsored by Arab support and the Peoples Democratic Party Boko Haram which wants to prevent President Goodluck from contesting for a second term in 2015 or stifle his seven year tenure elongation bid. My analysis is to dissect the PDP Boko Haram and the lies they have fed Nigerians.
 
 
This party called the PDP is a bundle of deceit. The name Peoples Deceptive Party actually depicts them. When a criminal is in a locality and visits theft on the unsuspecting locals, the only way to avoid detection is to point in another direction as the search for the criminal ensues. The criminal blames the stranded traveler who lodged in a nearby motel or the stranded trader who slept in the market square or even the mentally deranged who lives near the sewage pit. This is the formula the PDP have used to make Nigerians look the other way while seeking for sponsors of Boko Haram.
 
 
Senator Ali Ndume is PDP, Inspector General of Police  Ringim that supervised the escape of principal suspect bomber in Suleija on Christmas day  is PDP, Zakari Biu the Commissioner of Police who executed the escape plan is PDP, the Christmas bomber is PDP registered in his village. PDP governors pays tithe to Boko Haram . The gun runner, Comrade Nuhu Mohammed , arrested for supplying arms to Boko Haram militants is PDP. His phone contacts revealed affinity with members of the Federal Executive Council, National Council of State and other PDP chieftains. The list is endless and it all points to the same source , the ruling party.
 
 
The opposition especially Congress for Progressive Change and Action Congress of Nigeria have asked the ruling party umpteenth times to unmask those behind Boko Haram. It is common knowledge within the opposition parties that the ruling party is using the Boko  Haram to get at each other. The problem is that it gets far deeper than meets the eye. The PDP cannot afford to expose their Boko Haram members for fear of political recession. The entire nation is fed with lies while the bloodletting continues.
 
 
Immediately after the bombings of the United Nations headquarters in Abuja, intelligence reports indicted high level friends of government in the executive, legislature, senior party officials, elder statesmen and security officers including retired ones. It is expected that President Goodluck will seize the opportunity of the uproar and outrage against the bombings to confront the indicted senior members of the party. Instead he chose to appeal to some of them to turn a new leaf. Emboldened by presidential timidity the murderers recruited more high level personalities, hitherto sitting on the fence, into the murderous chess game.
 
 
Their strategy is to make the nation state unsafe, ungovernable for president Goodluck until he forgets his ambition of either a second term in office or the seven year tenure elongation plot. The PDP politicians in the North merely tolerated President Goodluck during the months and weeks to the presidential elections. There was so much funds to be shared in 2011 that they elected to stuff their pockets first before thinking of 2015.With hundreds of billions of naira used to purchase the northern PDP and with their pockets filled to the brim, they decided to start where they stopped. Where did they stop? They stopped when they sensed that the failure of President Goodluck to win the party ticket will likely result to his being non-partisan and thereby conducting  a free and fair election at all levels. With the political realignment and discontent in the core north, a free and fair election will favor the opposition CPC. This will drive them into political oblivion and irrelevance and as such the option of free election is not desirable. Secondly the PDP politicians are not sure yet of what a Buhari presidency will do to the thieving elites. The only safe option was to swim or sink with Goodluck. Having secured their position, relevance and offices, they have resumed the zoning battle with a new coloration. The agenda is that this ‘Goodluck should not be given a breather until he wipes off any ambition beyond 2015 from his Ijaw mind’. They are yet to come to terms that a shoeless Nigerian would lord over their aristocratic birthright.
 
 
The Nigerian security forces especially the State Security Services and the Directorate of Military Intelligence have shown rare professionalism in tracking and monitoring the sponsors of Boko Haram. The problem is that the number of high profile personalities involved is such that only a presidential order would close up the matter. The President is yet to give the much awaited orders because of fear or religious, ethnic and sectional twists and propaganda. In such cases you cannot blame the monitoring agencies when the authority to enforce is not appropriately delegated. The escapist option is to blame the opposition parties.
 
 
Governors Babangida Aliyu and Rabiu Kwakwanso of Niger and Kano respectively deserve commendations because they have refused to accept Boko Haram insurgents hanging around their political space. Part of the attacks on these two states was to hit back at the intransigence of the duo over what others are condoning.
 
 
Their 2015 succession politics is not my headache because only God knows what would happen in 2015. The problem is that their succession chess game is leading to the death of numerous shoe and shoeless Nigerians and creating a pathological hatred between the Christians and Muslims of this country and the north and south of Nigeria, a trend which if not arrested, will lead to a civil war.
 
 
The Sharia Boko Haram could be checkmated by security agents, the Al-queda  Boko Saram is containable by foreign military collaboration but the PDP Boko Haram could only be checkmated by northern elders or the leader of the party itself, President Goodluck. Feelers from the state House suggests a presidential helplessness and as such I deem it fit to suggest that PDP elder statesmen like Olusegun Obasanjo, Atiku Abubakar, Shehu Shagari, Alex Ekwueme, Joseph Wayas, Theophilus Danjuma and others who came to his rescue during the Yar’adua cabal face off should be invited to talk sense into their party men before they drag us all into Armageddon.

Obinna Akukwe
 
 
 
 
 

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Nigerians and the world woke up on December 7, 2004 to read a news article titled ''Internet encounter strands Nigerian woman" by Roselee Papandrea, a news reporter with Jacksonville Daily News ( www.jdnews.com ), a local newspaper based in Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA. The same news article was republished by different news media days after the original publication, either with the same title or slightly modified, for example "Nigerian deported after US Marine dumps her on arrival ".  Masterweb News Desk received two phone calls early last week to alert her that Folashade Adebere, the Nigerian woman at the center of the news article by  Roselee Papandrea was complaining that the write-up was biased and prejudiced. Masterweb Reports caught up with Adebere who now lives in U.S. in Virginia, to get her own side of what transpired in Jacksonville,  North Carolina in 2004. The Nigerian woman who now stands tall with a promising career told our reporters that the article by  Roselee Papandrea was nothing but a fabrication based on distorted facts, bias and prejudice. She said it was a case of the criminal running to press through a media associate to save face and discredit the weak and innocent.
 
Below is what Folashade Adebere had to say when Masterweb interviewed her on the incident.
 
Masterweb Reports - We took time to read the article by Roselee Papandrea before this interview and would like to hear your own side of the story regarding the incident.
 
Folashade Adebere - Thank you for the opportunity of reversing this great injustice on the innocent, weak and gullible.
 
Masterweb Reports - Why do you say weak and gullible?
 
Folashade Adebere - This is because at that time, I was a student in UK and invited by one Tyran Jay Loggins to the U.S. to visit while also doing some aspect of my research work. My research professor at that time was aware of my trip and he had given me a letter to take to another professor at the University of North Carolina, so I could work closely on some aspect of my proposed topic, while in the US. It was my first trip to the U.S. and that made me to be weak and gullible because I was in a new environment. I was innocent and trustful.
 
Masterweb Reports - That makes a lot of sense. Now what is your side of the story to the first paragraph of Papandrea's article which reads as follows: "A 27-year-old Nigerian woman was stranded in Jacksonville this weekend after a Marine she met on the Internet decided he didn't want her to visit."
 
Folashade Adebere - This is not true because Tyran Jay Loggins invited me and gave me a letter of invitation which enabled me get visa from the U.S. Embassy. It is untrue he didn't want me to visit, in fact he initiated the visit knowing fully well of my status as a student to enable me do part of my research work in the U.S.
 
Masterweb Reports - That also makes a lot of sense. One cannot invite another to a foreign country and after the invitee clears customs and immigration, the host claims his guest is unwanted. Then how was the invitee able to obtain a visa for the visit? Interesting. What do you say about the paragraphs that read: [ Jacksonville police on Sunday helped Folashade Adebere return to England, where she is attending school. Adebere was brought to the Jacksonville Police Department at 1:30 a.m. Saturday by a shuttle driver who picked her up at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, said David Shipp, deputy chief of the Jacksonville Police Department. When Adebere arrived in Raleigh, she called the Marine she had been corresponding with via e-mail for the past two months, Shipp said. "He advised her to get back on the plane and go back home," Shipp said. Adebere decided to come to Jacksonville anyway. She negotiated a $150 fare with the shuttle driver, even though she only had $80. When they arrived in Jacksonville, the Marine was called again to get directions to his house, Shipp said. "According to (Adebere), the Marine said again that she should go back home," Shipp said. "He wasn't going to pay for her fare."  The shuttle driver wanted his money, so he took Adebere to the Police Department.  "He said he wanted his money and would prosecute her if she didn't pay," Shipp said. Police officers negotiated with the shuttle driver and he reduced his fare to $125. Adebere was still $45 short, so several officers chipped in money and paid the shuttle driver the remainder of the fare, Shipp said. Throughout the day Saturday, officers worked to get Adebere home. They called several agencies, including the U.S. State Department and Nigerian Embassy. While she was at the Police Department, officers used their own money to buy her several meals, Shipp said. The Marine was called by an officer, and he eventually showed up at the Police Department. He didn't want to see Adebere, but he did want to pay the officers back for the portion of the shuttle fare that they paid, Shipp said. The officers allowed him to pay some of it, and the remaining $20 was given to Adebere so she would have some money when she arrived back at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Sunday, Shipp said. ]
 
Folashade Adebere - When I arrived in the US, I had with me a suitcase, a handbag and a purse where I had kept some cash of about 320 pounds an equivalent of about $600. I had even made some purchases earlier on the aircraft, where I had bought a wristwatch and perfume in flight. So, definitely, I had no cash problem on that trip at all. When we got off the aircraft I asked someone on the queue with me if I could use his phone to call my friend ( Tyran Jay Loggins ) who was to come pick me up. I used this man’s phone to place the call. Loggins then spoke to me and told me he will be coming in about an hour. I knew Loggins for about six months (and not 2 months as alleged in the article) before my travel. I could not use my UK cell phone because the battery was dead and I could not recharge it on US electrical outlet, the voltage of which is half that of UK (220 volts). I did not realize until when I got to the bureau de change area that my purse and a few documents were missing either on-board the plane or in getting through the checks at the airport. However, I took some of the other change I had and converted them to US currency and coins, and started calling the guy on the pay phones, so that he can come and help me with the trouble I had encountered here. I made a complaint to the customer services manager as well but I was told they will look into the matter and that was it. I had to go by what she told me because I was a visitor and I did not know what to do. At this time, my charger would not work with the wall units, so I could not retrieve numbers of contacts I had on my cell phone and time was far spent. Everything was different unlike when I left Nigeria for England, where I continued using my phone and charger without any problem. All I had to do when I arrived in London then was to get a new sim card and continue the use of my handset. So, not being able to use my phone, was one unexpected difference for me that day. I waited for an hour and did not see Loggins, so I called him that I could take a taxi if he was running behind schedule. Finally, I got the number for a taxi and I told the driver to take me to  Loggins' address. The taxi driver did not tell me it was that far away, and how much it would probably cost to get there. I remember Loggins was going to come from work and pick me within an hour, so I thought it couldn’t have been that far away. I placed series of calls to Loggins on our way with the taxi driver's cell phone. The cab driver heard some of these conversations but did not know the antecedents to the conversation. When we were getting close to the address Loggins suddenly stopped answering his phone. It was already very late and dark; we couldn’t see anything.  The driver started to get impatient and actually started acting out about his money, saying he has to go. I told him to take me to an ATM so I can use my credit card. He took me to a store like a 711 (I am not sure) with an ATM inside. This was unsuccessful for obvious reasons, it was a Barclaycard issued in London and this was 2004. When the trouble became too much I told him to take me to the police station as the police will be able to help me. I was the one who told the cab driver to take me to the police station as I needed to tell the police what has happened since I arrived at the airport. When I got to the station, the cab driver was just shouting and screaming for his money, so I told them I have been in trouble for hours, I lost my wallet, could not use my phone, now am in this area - middle of nowhere because a friend of mine whom I met online that is a Marine officer had abandoned me for no just reason and I obviously needed his help as my only contact there. So they promptly took his phone number and address from me, and in their database they pulled his information out and told him to come to the station and pick me up. Loggins showed up hours later but then I had already seen some stuff (bad records) about him on the computer in the police department that were unsavory and coupled with his shifty and unstable behavior that day, I decided not to have anything to do with him any longer. When he came in, he paid the fare and wanted to take me with him, but I refused to go with him. Note this, I was the one who told the officers that I am not going anywhere with Loggins and that once I get to the airport, that I can find my way from there.  I later got help to go back to the airport in the morning were I used the airport internet portal to reach some friends via e-mail. I later checked into a hotel for the next three days before I returned to England.
 
Masterweb Reports - Did the police give you $20 so you could have some money when you got back to the airport? Did the police contact Nigerian Embassy?
 
Folashade Adebere - The police did not give me $20 nor any money. They did not tell me they contacted Nigerian Embassy and they did not put me on the phone to talk to any Nigerian Embassy official.  
 
Masterweb Reports -  Nigerian Embassies and Consulates do not open weekends as far as we know, unless the police called and did not get a response. If that was the case, they would have indicated so. What do you say about the last paragraphs that read: [ An officer managed to get the return flight date on her round-trip ticket changed, and another officer drove her to the airport, Shipp said. "They did a good job accommodating her and getting her back home as soon as possible," Shipp said. "The officers went out of their way to help her."  ] 
 
Folashade Adebere - My return flight date was not changed by police, I returned at my convenience. The police did a good job in providing me security; I thank them for that. However, it is ridiculous what was reported because I did call them from England when I heard about this news and they denied ever doing anything in connection with this story. Officer Shipp himself denied having said what he was quoted as saying.
 
Masterweb Reports -  How will you describe your 2004 U.S. experience and how does it feel being a U.S. resident now?
 
Folashade Adebere - It was a horrible experience; I thank God for seeing me through it. It was shocking to read of being deported, knowing it was just impossible. In addition, to be maligned as a desperate woman looking for an American spouse cannot be furthest from the truth about what I stand for. I do not believe in being with a man because he is a citizen of a particular country, -that means absolutely nothing to me. I only associate with highly intelligent people who are committed to using their influence and substance to advance humanity positively; wealth or status without these attributes is inconsequential to me. I still demand an apology for the conduct of all those involved, however, it is hard not to wonder at how silly and childish the whole plot was. Like, I always tell people, America is a great country and I am glad to be part of it. I am very happy with my career as a project manager and a budding entrepreneur.
 
Masterweb Reports -  Thank you for granting us this interview.
 
*NB: Masterweb contacted Jacksonville Daily News and was told Roselee Papandrea no longer works with the newspaper. When we told them that Folashade Adebere refutes the article on her on their paper, they said they would like to hear her own side of the story.  Masterweb also contacted Jacksonville Police Department and was told David Shipp (Jacksonville Police Department Deputy Chief at the time of Adebere incident) was no longer with the department, neither did they have records of the incident. The staff we spoke to said that apparently a report was not filed in the case, otherwise it would have been in their system since they keep files 20 years before destruction. Masterweb Reports later gathered David Shipp retired from service in 2009.
 

-Masterweb Reports (Submission By Obinna Akukwe)
 
 
Theophilus Danjuma is not a person the Biafran people will forget in a hurry. He supervised the brutal killing of General Aguiyi Ironsi, the first military head of state of Nigeria. He was among the troops that invaded the  Biafran territory during the civil war and was fabled to be heartless in the discharge of his duties towards Nigeria.
 
Theophilus Danjuma became a general in the Nigerian Army and it was said that he convinced Obasanjo to become Nigeria’s head of State after the assassination of fellow Biafran killer man, General Murtala Mohammed in 1976.
 
During the Obasanjo recycling presidential jamboree, Danjuma posited that if Obasanjo fails to win the 1999 presidential election, he will run away from Nigeria. Obasanjo won the election and rewarded him with the post of Minister for Defence and charged him with dismantling the military structure capable of truncating his democracy.
 
The sharing of national cake of oil block to PDP party men in the most non transparent manner is one of the  fallout of the Nigerian brand of dictatorial democracy. Oil blocks worth about $2billion dollars auction value could be sold to a party faithful for as low as $500million dollars  .The facilitators share the difference  between the auction value and the real value among themselves  in the ratio of 50:50. Or 60:40 in favor of the awarder, the facilitator or the government middleman who could be fronting for the strongman  in the state house.
 
Theophilus Danjuma  got his on a platter of gold. Late Head of State  Sani Abacha awarded the Oil Prospecting License (OPL) 246 to SAPETRO in February 1988. The block covers a total area of 2,590 square kilometers .SAPETRO partnered with Total Upstream Nigeria (TUPNI) and Brasoil Oil Services Company Limited (Petrobas) to start prospecting on OPL246.  Akpo, a condensate field was discovered in April 2000 with drilling commencing in 2001. In 2006 Danjuma divested his investment in Akpo oil field to China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) for $1Billion dollars. However, Danjuma still had some conscience left in him. He paid tax of $500million dollars to the Nigerian state and had about $500 million dollars remaining. He then released $100 million dollars to the Nigerian people in the form of foundation for social responsibility projects. This sum as  paltry as it seems is better than nothing. General Danjuma should do well to bring out more for the impoverished Nigerians.
 
This is where this former Biafran killer man towered above his fellow oil block commandeers. There are so many Nigerians from all the six geopolitical zones who have oil blocks. They include former presidents, former governors, former ministers, party chieftains, friends of government, serving and retired military officers especially service chiefs etc .To date there is no record of what they did with the proceeds of their oil blocks. They are building more estates, more refineries, factories etc outside the shores of Nigeria, especially Europe, America and the Middle East and recently South Africa. The rest of their proceeds they use to purchase INEC officials, impose candidates on the electorates, rig elections and throw fabulous victory dance and thanksgiving services. Others engage in frivolous constant reburials of long dead ones, constant acquisition of new wives, concubines , jets, private mansions all to the mockery of impoverished and ‘ancestrally cursed‘ fellow countrymen.
 
If all the people who cornered the nation’s resources in the name of oil blocks decide to bring twenty percent of their loot, the nation could raise about $40 billion dollars in a week. This amount translates to N6trillion naira, which is more than the entire Nigerian budget of $31 billion dollars for 2012.
 
How can a few set of Nigerians be so heartless, wicked and insensitive to the hungry faces around them that they  cannot device a veritable means of giving back to the impoverished  suffering ‘son of a bitch ‘countrymen what they obtained through processes that is far from transparent, it is shortof being called fraudulent. Danjuma received knocks when he announced what he did with his own commandeered resource. Nigerians called him a thief, but if Danjuma is a thief, what of the others who sat on their own oil proceeds never considered returning any back to the people. A friend of government who owns oil block took a young girl friend to Dubai in 2010 and gave her a gift of $1million dollars just to prove his everlasting love for the nagging babe. That is the kind of expenditure they do with their oil loot.
 
A lot of Nigerians have died in hospitals because they cannot pay medical bills, others have taken to robbery because they cannot see any gainful thing to do while another group takes to prostitution to raise money to pay school fees. Others are seeking for academic sponsors for educational improvement but cannot find. The list is endless and there is frustration palpable everywhere in Nigeria, yet a few Nigerians are so insensitive that they cannot surrender part of their loot back to the Nigerian masses from which they fraudulently commandeered their resources.
 
Danjuma had the  conscience to surrender a part of what belongs to Nigeria which Obasanjo gave him when they were sharing the never ending national cake. Others should follow suit. They should repatriate these loots back home and use them to establish affordable universities, hospital services and other ventures capable of reducing frustrations on the streets. Others should equally build roads in their villages, provide transformers, pipe borne water for communities across Nigeria. There is equally need for scholarships for indigent students, sponsoring medical trips for acid victims and other traumatic and life threatening victims.. Some could fund sports and build sporting facilities for recreational and sports development purposes. Others could   sponsor activities that brings up talents in the people. The list is endless. Farmers need to be given free or highly subsidized fertilizers; seedlings and storage facilities need to be built.
 
These oil block commandeers should as a matter of urgency borrow a leaf from  Theophilus Danjuma , repent from insensitivity and take urgent steps to give back to the impoverished, frustrated Nigerians what they collected through the back door. Failure to do so and urgently too, a time will come when even God will engineer the people against them and there will be no end to their calamities.
 
Obinna Akukwe
 

-Masterweb Reports
 
Eight people were killed  Thursday night around 11:30 GMT when Boko Haram, an Islamic terrorist group carried out coordinated attacks on two offices of  Nigerian ThisDay Newspaper and two other papers.  Three people were killed in the Abuja ThisDay office attack and five in Kaduna blasts. Witnesses, including ThisDay's Editorial Board Chairman said the attack in Abuja involved a suicide bomber in a jeep. A suicide bomber in a black Isuzu jeep according to witnesses  forced his way through the back gate of ThisDay office and rammed his truck into the main building housing the printing press and other facilities. The whole place was ablaze as the bomb went off. Some sections of the newspaper building were completely destroyed. The impact of the blast also destroyed nearby commercial and residential buildings and caused panic and commotion at Jabi Motor Park which is directly opposite ThisDay building. Police and security forces cordoned off the area  while paramedics and emergency workers evacuated the injured and removed bodies of the dead. Samson Oliver, a ThisDay employee was sleeping after a night shift when the blast occurred. Oliver told reporters: "When I woke up with shock and fear, I saw everywhere was so dark, something like smoke everywhere, and I ran out and saw that it was a bomb explosion." "The roof of the building was blown off, company and staff vehicles were also destroyed. I am certainly sure of the death of the two security men at the gate," a ThisDay reporter told newsmen. In contrast to accounts by witnesses,  a spokesperson for Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency said the Abuja blast appeared to have been caused by a bomb planted inside the building.
 
The Kaduna attack was carried out  outside a complex housing several newspapers. Media offices that were affected by the blast included ThisDay, Daily Sun and Moment newspapers. A smaller explosion was reported in the city shortly before 16:00 GMT, some distance from the newspapers building complex, which according to sources wounded two people. Witnesses told reporters an explosive device was thrown by a passenger on a motor bike at the junction of a highway. A man suspected to be a member of Boko Haram has been arrested in connection with the blasts and is still being interrogated at the time of this report. Hardest hit was ThisDay whose office in Jabi, Abuja, was almost brought down by the impact of the blast.
 
Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the newspaper offices bombing. The group in a statement published on Premium Times, a news website claimed the media was not reporting them accurately. It said that Boko Haram attacked ThisDay to send a strong message to the media that it would no longer condone reports misrepresenting her or blaming her for acts she knows nothing about. Abul Qaqa, spokesperson for the group told Premium Times in an exclusive interview that Boko Haram was fed up with the deliberate misinformation about her both in Nigerian and foreign news media. "The media in Nigeria are not a problem to us if they do their jobs professionally without taking sides," Abul Qaqa said, adding that each time they say something, it was either changed or downplayed. "But when our enemy says something even without logical proof, it is blown out of proportion. We have repeatedly cautioned reporters and media houses to be professional and objective in their reports. This is a war between us and the Government of Nigeria; unfortunately the media have not been objective and fair in their report of the ongoing war, they chose to take sides," Qaqa added. He identified three instances he claimed his group was deliberately misrepresented by the press. The first was the rumour of his capture by Nigerian intelligence agencies.
“Some reporters are aware that I am Abul Qaqa, they know my voice through our long interactions and they also know the role of Abu Darda who heads the enlightenment committee and sometimes facilitates interviews; yet they (media) go by the unsubstantiated view of government that Abul Qaqa is in custody and I am the new spokesman or number two,” he said.
 
The second media misrepresentation according to Qaqa was the report on the kidnappings of foreigners in Northern Nigeria. He said: “Another issue was the recent kidnappings in the north; we were clear with our position as a group during a teleconference with reporters but we were shocked the next day when newspaper headlines added a lot of things which I never said during that interview.” The third misrepresentation according to him was the mistranslation of the video the group posted recently on YouTube. “Another example is the recent video posted on YouTube by our Imam; I challenge every Nigerian to watch that video again. There is no place our imam either said he will crush President Jonathan or issued an ultimatum to the government in Nigeria; but nearly all papers carried very wrong and mischievous headlines,” he said to support the assertion.
 
When asked why ThisDay was primarily targeted, Qaqa said ThisDay’s sins were more grievous. “It is not only THISDAY that has been engaged in negative media campaign, fictional stories and constantly promoting fake stories by the JTF to give an impression that they are making headway against us yet there is no time the media investigated further as an objective and responsible bystander in this war. They once insulted the Prophet Mohammed in 2001 and we have not forgotten. They recently said our Imam executed me which is false. Here I am speaking to you, I am alive and healthy. The sins of THISDAY are more,” he said. He warned of more attacks on media.  "We have just started this new campaign against the media and we will not stop here, we will hit the media hard since they have refused to listen to our plea for them to be fair in their  reportage," Qaqa warned. Last month the group issued stern warning to Nigerian journalists not to misrepresent its views.
 
Boko Haram whose name in Hausa language means "western education is sinful" is modeled after Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. It wants to impose sharia law across Nigeria through terror attacks in drawing attention to their demands.  Human Rights Watch says over 1000 people have been killed since Boko Haram began its terror campaign in July 2009, including over 250 so far in January this year. Boko Haram casualties are from diverse attacks on churches, government buildings, police stations and other targets, including drive-by shootings. Many have fled the north from these attacks. The recent attacks, approximately a year after Osama bin Laden was killed by US Navy SEALs in Pakistan, were a bloody reminder of Al-Qaeda's growing "Africanization". Boko Haram of Nigeria, al-Shabaab of Somalia, Ansar Dine of Mali and similar Islamic African groups fly  Al-Qaeda flag but autonomous from her.  They receive little or no direct support from Al-Qaeda, but motivated by its idealogy. Boko Haram draws support from segments of Muslim northern Nigeria who see the current  Nigerian administration as a Christian government. Some of their fighters are recruited from Muslim North African countries.
 
Boko Haram has announced its official name to be Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Liddaáwati wal-Jihad which in English means People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad.
 

-Masterweb Reports (Submission By Chuks Ibegbu)
 
 
It is disheartening that Igbo Political leaders and actors have kept
pernicious mum over the issue of the structural disadvantage of the
group in Nigeria, a situation that is affecting the ordinary citizens
of the zone. Outside the governors and political office holders in the
zone, the ordinary citizens of the South East are the greatest victims
of the structural imbalance in Nigeria.
 
Since everything in Nigeria is shared on the basis of states and local
Governments, the densely populated South East zone will continue to
trail behind in all indices of development in Nigeria. Kano state alone
has 44 local government areas, nearly what all South East states
have. It is bizarre that political leaders in the zone are not doing
enough to correct this imbalance now. They ought to be shouting,
talking, protesting, and pushing for the rest of nation to listen to
them.  It is all about the future of the Youths and children of the
zone.
 
They are the ones that are not having the unfettered opportunity to be
recruited in the army or security agents because of the restrictive
quota system based on states and local governments. They are the ones
affected by limited opportunities in the federal civil service,
federal institutions, etc since all these are based on the number of
states and local governments a zone has. With only five states and
ninety seven local government areas, the South East is at the butt of
everything in Nigeria despite a dense but unfairly assessed
population.
 
The national political reform of recent time approved an extra state
for the south east to bring it at par with other zones. Since then
nothing has happened and when the zone renew their demands other
zones that have been favoured all these while will also clamour for more
states. Is that how we have a sense of fairness in Nigeria? Today
there are policies that address the problems of the Youths of the
Niger delta. We have the amnesty program, NDDC, Ministry of Niger
Delta, etc. Now the federal government has begun the almajiri
program for the youths of the north. There is also the nomadic
education for the north.
 
What is there for Igbo Youths who have borne the trauma of a distorted
nation for long? What is there for our Youths that trade in all the
streets of Nigeria? What is there for our Youths that criss-cross all
parts of Nigeria in the nights with all the attendants risks when
other Nigerians sleep? What is there for thousands of Igbo youths that
are economic slaves in different parts of the world due to limited
opportunity in Nigeria?
 
If a militant from the Niger Delta is now a pilot in South Africa,
courtesy of the amnesty program why should a MASSOB activist not
have the same opportunity to better their lives. This is food for
thought to our selfish political leaders. JONATHAN GOODLUCK must
address the structural problem affecting Ndigbo now. He is in a
better position and have the moral ground to do it . If he does not,
who, except an Igbo can do it. THE TIME IS NOW
 
Chuks Ibegbu
Political And Social Analyst
08035410176

-Masterweb Reports
 
The authorities of the Nigerian Air Force in Port Harcourt have confirmed that a rocket flew out of the Nigerian Air Force helicopter and destroyed a building at no 98 Woji  Street, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
 
The Commander of the Nigerian Air Force Base, Port Harcourt, Air Vice-Marshall Abba Zannah, gave the confirmation, when he briefed journalists in Port Harcourt on Friday.
 
The helicopter was said to be on routine patrol of the Niger Delta creeks, and the Commander did not disclose if it had completed its mission or not when the rocket fell off.
 
He said the incident occurred about 6:30am on Friday, and that no life was lost.  
 
"It was a technical error which was unusual in the system. But we are glad that no life was lost in the incident.
 
"It was not a normal thing in the Air Force system and the outcome of the investigation will allow us take certain measures,'' Zannah said on Friday.
 
The commander said the incident should not raise fears among the residents and appealed to them to go about their normal businesses.

-Masterweb Reports (Submission By Obinna Akukwe)
 
Biafra was the name given by a people on the verge of extermination, to the newly seceding republic. A peoples aspiration to be left alone to renegotiate how they want to exist away from a structure which wanted to swallow them. A dream that would have turned an African nation into an African Japan in terms of technological advancement. A people whose republican nature would have made models of federalism all over Africa. A nation that probably would have been the true giant of Africa.
 
All these were stillborn because the British establishment with their Russian and Egyptian conspirators provided covert and overt military support while the middle belt region especially the Benue Plateau axis provided the gallant, brave and daring foot soldiers who executed on the behalf of the entire north the killings of 3million Biafrans to keep Nigeria one.
 
History is a reminder of past events which has the prospects of a future repeat. A Biafran proverb says that "a fowl that gloated over the butcher of the guinea fowl knew not that the fate that befell the guinea fowl will soon befall it" The Middle Belt Region especially the Benue Plateau axis , predominantly Christians, were the people who fought the actual war. Over seventy five percent of soldiers who executed the war came from this axis. The officers were spread round the rest of Nigeria but the file came from the plateau. The Benue-Plateau people gloated over the destruction of the Biafran dream.
 
Their first shocker was when General Murtala Muhammed led a coup that ousted General Yakubu Gowon as Head of the Nigerian State. The Dimka counter coup was repelled by forces loyal to the northern oligarchy and officers of Middle-Belt minority extraction were killed and since then the ethnic cleansing of the minority Middle Belt especially Benue –Plateau axis begun.
 
Despite the Dimka failed coup, the middle belt region continued to enjoy a commanding place in the Nigerian military establishments until General Ibrahim Babangida used the excuse of Mamman Vatsa coup to clear a lot of them from the military circles. Babangida then moved to dismantle the Langtang Mafia. Langtang is a town in Plateau State that has produced brave soldiers in the Nigerian Army. Generals Domkat Bali, Joshua Dogonyaro, Jerry Useni and John Shagaya among others are officers from Langtang town who at one point or the other held positions of trust and importance in the military-political environment of the Nigerian State. Other nearby towns equally boasts of senior military officers whose records in bravery and loyalty is solid.
 
Babangida, from Niger State, comes from a middle belt  area that identifies more with the northern oligarchy than the northern minorities, found it difficult to stomach the presence of Benue-Plateau people around his political space and he started the gradual decimation of their people. The first casualty was Mamman Vatsa, from minority Nupe in Niger state. Having checkmated the Nupe threat, he moved to checkmate the Benue-Plateau threat. The first casualty was General Domkat Bali. Bali was the Minister of Defence, Chief of Defence Staff and Chairman Joint chiefs of Staff. He was the second most powerful man during Babangida regime and the third most powerful under Buhari. By the time Babangida finished with Bali, he ran to his village to recover from the shock. Babangida removed Bali as Minister for Defence, Chief of Defence Staff and Chairman Joint Chief of Staff on the 29th of December, 1989 and handed him the Ministry of Interior, then occupied by fellow Langtang kinsman, General John Shagaya. This demotion was meant to spite and humiliate Bali and whatsoever he represents. He was promptly replaced by General Sanni Abacha who later became Nigeria’s military ruler. The shoving aside of Bali was to remove the last vestiges of Gowon’s influence from the Nigerian Army and to pave way for the northern oligarchy to completely control the military establishment. At that time other officers of Benue Plateau extraction were retired without reason.
 
The Langtang Mafia was the most powerful caucus in the Nigerian Army. It was an informal kindred gathering of officers of plateau extraction where matters of interest were discussed covertly. They exerted lots of influence in the military and political settings. Another mafia known as Kaduna Mafia was there to serve the interests of the northern oligarchy. Babangida, with the humiliation of Bali, started the process of dismantling the Langtang Mafia. The creation of Jos North Local Government in 1991 by Babangida, without consultations with the indigenes of Jos was to cannibalize the influence of the Langtang Mafia.
 
What Nigerian students and activists of southern extraction saw especially the South East  in the early nineties was the return to bondage of minority north and yet the chicken had come to roast. In the order of marginalization in Nigeria now, Middle Belt geopolitical zone comes is the number two, after the South East. This is what the Benue-Plateau had as reward for fighting the Biafran war and killing their Christian brothers.
 
Jos was the capital of Middle Belt or Benue Plateau region. Jos was home to all Nigerians, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Efik, Ijaw, Kanuri until the sectarian violence started in 1991. Since then Jos had known no peace. The indigenes have been waylaid in the dead of the night and slaughtered like guinea fowl. All the presence of the entire armed forces of Nigeria has not stemmed the serial killings. All the prayers and fasting have not helped either. A police commissioner who gave support to their exterminators in the hey days of the conflict, against all opposition and indictment, is now their Inspector General of Police. This is just an indication that their enemies will lord it over them.
 
What is happening in Plateau albeit Jos is curse in operation. In 2 samuel chapter 21, The Bible illustrates about David the King of Israel who suffered serious famine for three years under his anointed leadership .When the famine failed to stop he inquired of the Lord and was told that his predecessor Saul broke covenant by killing the Gibeonites in his zeal to please God. Therefore the Israelites are suffering as a result of the misdeeds of King Saul who was long dead. The constant urination and defecation on the socio-political space of the Plateau people is as a result of their complicity in the Biafrfan genocide. General Gowon, the military ruler who led the war on Biafra, have since the past ten years led a prayer group called ‘Nigeria Prays’’ This prayer though laudable and commendable has not worked. The reason is the same mistake of King David. David’s prayers failed to work for three years of austerity measures, structural adjustment, subsidy removal and power sector reforms until he made prayers of enquiry and was told the source of the problem. Gowon and his prayer group should change their prayer topic and ask for forgiveness for the extermination of innocent blood. They should equally send an appropriate delegation to the Biafran Headquarters to interact with the representatives of the people and the clergy and extract a covenant of forgiveness and the curse will be lifted. Failure to do so, the Benue Plateau and the rest of the minority middlebelt will soon be relegated again into the most marginalized zone in Nigeria.
 
Obinna Akukwe