Translational inhibition due to CHEAP RETIN-A the fact that the path of the excitation occurs Br neuron. recurrent inhibition     Carried intercalary brake cells (Renshaw). Axons of buy nolvadex online canada motor neurons often give collaterals (branches), ending with Renshaw cells. Renshaw cell axons terminate on the body or dendrites of the motor neuron, forming inhibitory synapses. Arousal that occurs in motor neurons travel in a straight path to the skeletal muscle, as well as collaterals to inhibitory neurons, which send impulses to motoneurons and inhibits them. The stronger the motor neuron excitation, the more excited Renshaw cells and the more intense they exert their inhibitory effect, which protects nerve cells from overstimulation. lateral inhibition    

Why I Left AC in 2010 (Interview) –Princewill

Why I Left AC in 2010 (Interview) –Princewill

-Masterweb Reports

Prince Tonye Princewill the crown Prince of the renowned Amachree

dynasty in the Kalabari Kingdom in Rivers State of Nigeria and the

scion of His Majesty King Prof T.J.T. Princewill, CFR, the Amayanabo

of Kalabari Kingdom, a scholar, an aristocrat par excellence, endowed

with remarkable wisdom comparable only to King Solomon of the Bible, A

Petroleum Engineer and a consummate business magnate with diverse

interest in Oil and Gas, Hospitality, Haulage, IT etc. A Gubernatorial

candidate under Action Congress in the 2007 elections in Rivers State,

a strategic thinker, a philanthropist and an outstanding senior

technical project manager.

A distinguished and selfless politician whose hope and vision for

Nigeria and Rivers State his home State is uncommon and unparallel. As

a strategic thinker, he knew continuing with the challenge of the

results 2007 Governorship elections in Rivers state at the tribunal

would ultimately scuttle the newly installed government of Rotimi

Amaechi courtesy of Supreme Court ruling, Tonye Princewill

unconditionally withdrew his case at the tribunal to the consternation

of many of supporters and even his political party then, the Action


At the National level, he has proved himself as a beacon of hope for

our region and indeed the country when as a member of the Presidential

Committee on Niger Delta; Federal Government Vision 2020 Committee, as

the Chairman of the Subcommittee On the Niger Delta, he resigned his

membership of the committee on 19th May, 2009 in protest of the

bombardment by the JTF of Gbaramatu Kingdom because he feels that his

people were about been annihilated from earth. This singular act of

the Prince set the stage to the eventual declaration of amnesty by the

Federal Government thus bringing the much needed peace to Niger Delta

region. A sustained economic growth of the country through increased

oil export has been recorded since then. Sacrificing personal and

monetary gains for the advancement of the people’s cause is one of the

hallmarks of a good leader; Tonye Princewill has clearly demonstrated

this rare trait leadership.  Princewill whose recent philanthropic

activities at alleviating poverty through micro financing of rural

women commerce in Rivers State, Scholarship to indigent students in

Rivers State, talent hunts among the youths, hope to the orphans and

the less privilege in Nigeria have been described in some quarters as

the road map to a greater and better Rivers State. This great son of

Nigeria took time to address various national issues and Rivers State

politics. He spoke to Chief Eze C. Eze, his Media Consultant on his

way out of the country to Europe on investment and business trip.


[Chief Eze]: You have recently continued to state that both your party PDP and

other political parties in Nigeria does not have ideology, are you not

lacking in principle by jumping from PDP to AC and back to PDP?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: Oh yes, I maintained that both my party PDP and other political

parties in the country lacks ideology if one is to consider what are

obtainable in advanced economies. In Britain for instance the

principal political parties are noted for one ideology or the other.

Conservative and Unionist Party are centrist to right-wing and

traditionally centre-right and pragmatic while Labour Party on the

other are  centrist to Left-wing and traditionally socialist; and

Liberal Democrats, radical-centrist heavily influenced by social

liberalism. In America the two major political parties are Republican

Party and Democratic Party. Republican party is conservative usually

backs limited government and an unrestrained global free market while

the Democratic party  tends to favour greater government intervention

in the economy and to oppose government intervention in the private,

noneconomic affairs of citizens.

In Nigeria, let me ask, what does PDP or ACN, APGA or any of the other

political parties stands on Education, Security, Heath,

Transportation, democracy are? Nothing so definite, to me the

political parties in Nigeria are like Manchester FC in London or

Chelsea or Liverpool all based in Britain where players changes club

in order to achieve victory and not that any of the club stands for

any ideology apart from achieving victory at end of any football

season. The only scenario I can attest about lack of ideology in our

parties are the regimes of our late President, Yar’Adua and our

incumbent President, Dr Goodluck though from the same platform.

Critically observe the approaches of these two leaders and you will

see the different and remarkable differences and total lack of any

common ideology or approach to governance by the two regimes though on

the same platform.

Take the administrations of Sir Peter Odili and Rt. Hon. Chibuike

Amaechi from the same PDP but different approaches to governance. Is

the ideology of PDP in CRS the same with the PDP in Akwa Ibom? Are the

administrations of ACN in Edo and Lagos the same? Of course the answer

is capital NO these administrations are all driven by the thinking and

drive of those at the helm of affairs in these states and not

necessarily because of their different political parties. I have

pleaded with the leadership of my party under the able leadership of

Alh. Bamanga Tukur to ensure that the party is ideologically driven

and I have offered myself to assist in this regard if my services are

required accordingly.

I was in a plane the other day with Ibru and I asked him, ‘is this the

Nigeria that you wanted?’ Recently, a new political movement has

started to resurface, the Peoples’ Democratic Movement, the foundation

structure of the PDP. Now, if the PDM will ultimately meet to think on

how to address the question: PDM, the foundation structure of PDP,

what ideology did they promote?

I remember in the days of NRC and SDP in the aborted third republic,

there was an ideology; the ideology was this party represented this

set of ideology, this other party represented this set of ideology;

which one did you want to belong to? So, in the choice of political

party, we had a message, we had an idea, what do they want? Is it free

education? If it is free education, what exactly does it mean? Is it

free education as per tuition, or free education, as per free uniform,

free sandals as what are doing in Rivers State? Is it free education

at primary level, secondary level or university level? What does it


So, political parties would need to identify an ideology. Now, what am

I saying? I am saying is that we have to ask ourselves in the country,

where are we going and start to define what our ideals are for us to


If you remember Martin Luther dream speech, he was talking about

dreams of their founding father in America. If you look at our pledge,

“the labour of our heroes past” you then ask: What were these people

labouring for? What were the dreams of our founding fathers? I am

afraid that the generation coming behind me, who would recite the

pledge and sing the national anthem sometimes wonder, what they are

talking about.

So asking me if I am principled or rather I lack principles in moving

out from AC to PDP is not a fair question but with what all that I

have stated above both ACN, PDP etc are all the same in implementation

of policies. I moved out from ACN back to PDP because I wanted a

platform that is more nationalistic in outlook than a regional

political party which ACN is at the moment coupled with other factors.

[Chief Eze]: Sir, in that case what are the other factors that caused you to leave

ACN that was capable of making you the Governor of Rivers State?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: I have much respect for the leadership of ACN at the national level

but when I was left alone to sustain and sponsor the activities of the

party in the State and the region at large it becomes a load, I could

not continue to carry besides when it becomes the acts of most of my

followers then to capitalise on my relationship with Gov Chibuike

Amaechi to demand that I must ask Amaechi to empty the Rivers State

treasury for them, I could not hesitate to leave such a crop of people

back to PDP.

Most importantly, I was being threatened and harassed left and right

that if I fail to ask Amaechi to release much money to them they will

turn over the party to Dr Abiye Sekibo and Sir Celestine Omehia to use

the platform to fight Amaechi and I have no interest or intention of

contesting the 2011 general elections to fight against Amaechi seeing

that he needed the second term to consolidate on the good jobs he is

doing in the State so I have to leave the party as I cannot continue

to hold on a party that I have no use of using to contest any


[Chief Eze]: You are involved with a lot of Philanthropic activities recently, are

all these geared towards contesting the 2015 general election?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: It is sad that my involvement recently to assist the orphans through

Melody Shelters by organising the first TV Reality Show for orphanages

in Nigeria which Godswill Orphanage in Kogi State came top and carted

away the sum N10M with the runners up and the third placed Homes

carting home N5M and N3M respectively, releasing funds to

Micro-Finance Agency to intervene in emancipating our rural women,

offer scholarships to our indigent students in Higher Institutions

from Rivers State, talents Hunts and creating and offering jobs to

some of youths in dare need of jobs and other interventions that I

have put on to assist the less privileged are being interpreted that I

want to contest the guber election of 2015!

Those saying all these forgot the role God played in the elections of

Ada George, Peter Odili and Chibuike Amaechi in Rivers State. Those

manipulating and strategising for the 2015 elections which is about

three years ago should please go ahead but why should I be embarking

on projects that are geared at 2015 in 2012? Why don’t I have to wait

till 2014 in order to use all these funds if I have actually wanted to

invest them because of 2015 elections? In one of my billboards in Port

Harcourt, I stated that “If you are blessed, try and bless others” so

what stops me from practising what I am preaching seeing that God has

blessed me by affecting the lives of the less privileged. I am only

interested in what is happening in 2012 while if God gives me life

till 2015 and if the people of Rivers State want to me to play any

role in the 2015 elections, I will make myself available but now,

people should leave me alone to assist our people in their desire for

a purposeful leadership and assistance.

[Chief Eze]: Your Politics is woven around Atiku, Amaechi, Alaibe Asiawaju, what do

you find in these great men that fascinates or rather influences your

style of politics?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: I cannot deny the fact the roles these great men played in shaping my

politics. Atiku stood by me when the entire AC Leadership by 2008

wanted me disgraced because I resolved to withdraw my gubernatorial

case against Gov. Amaechi, and from this misunderstood leader, I have

learnt much on how politics should be played and practised and

learning from such a political institution is an honour only lucky

ones like me are entitled to.

To many people Amaechi is not only a friend but a true brother that no

matter what ever maybe our differences this great political wizard and

strategist has taught me a lot of political lessons that have sharpen

and prepared me for greater task ahead of me. For Asiawju Bola Tinubu,

many people do not know my relationship with this great man. Apart

from Atiku, Asiwaju was the next person I contacted when I decided to

remove my gubernatorial case from the court to support Amaechi

government seeing that he was the one that solely sponsored all the

SANs that handled my gubernatorial case. This great politician and

fearless mobiliser and strategist of the highest repute is one of my

political mentors that I will continue to admire and respect. For my

own brother Alaibe, many people do not know that if not this man there

would not have being Prince Tonye Princewill the business man. It was

this man who decided to influence me to come back to Nigeria after he

visited my home in 2001 and literally moved me to Nigeria and that is

how I started the journey that have taking me this far. Ironically,

all these great men names starts with A and truly they are the ‘As’ in

the politics of Nigeria and I am happy to be their disciple.

[Chief Eze]: You are the crown Prince of Kalabari Kingdom, we do wonder at times

what have you actually contributed towards the development and

emancipation of this area that have suffered untold hardship in

present and previous administrations of Rivers State?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: I am happy about this question as many people have asked me the same.

It may interest you to note that that it was the Buguma crisis of 2003

that turned the Buguma town into a war zone amongst the militant

groups pervading in my area at that time that actually brought me into

politics. After I did the much I could do to bring sanity and peace to

my people I started to ask what actually the essence of governance is

all about while my people are been encouraged to slaughter themselves.

My first achievement to my people was restoring peace to them by 2003.

Apart from offering job opportunity to them, I initiated a scholarship

scheme that I started in the Kalabari Kingdom which has now being

extended to all the other Local Government Areas in Rivers State. I am

only an individual and can only do the much that I am doing.

[Chief Eze]: In this regard, can you kindly educate us accept being a close

associate of Gov Amaechi what your relationship with him has brought

to the Kalabari Kingdom seeing that most of the key projects are not

attended to?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: To Governor Amaechi, I am a riverine politician because of the way I

have continued to plead with him to assist in fulfilling most of his

promises to our people in the riverine areas. I have said earlier, Gov

Amaechi is a friend and brother but there is a limit of what I can do

or influence him about but I am mostly saddened that most of the keep

projects like the Trans-Kalabari Road that would have assisted in

linking the Local Governments in the kingdom is not implemented. It is

only unfortunate that my relationship with the Governor have not

resulted to much development to my area but we should exercise

patience and pray that God will touch him to ensure that this

particular road is attended to and other development brought to bear

in the entire riverine area as obtainable in other areas of the State.

To drive home the plight of my people, let us imagine an area like

Onlega that is the highest oil producing area in the country without

any visible development to show for what all the resources being

exploited from this area that shows you how the towns in the riverine

areas where I came from are treated.

[Chief Eze]: You are the Consultant to the Government of Rivers State on PPP and a

member of the Rivers State Advisory Economic Committee, sir, why are

the PPP programs not working in Rivers State and were you adequately

consulted in implementing the Monorail and other such unprofitable

projects in the State?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: Yes, I am a Consultant to the Rivers State Government on Public

Private Partnership (PPP) and I have in that capacity attracted over

N50B investments to the State and was a member of the Advisory

Economic Team but have stopped attending most of their meetings

recently as the idea behind setting up such a Committee are no longer

attainable as those surrounding the Governor have usurped most of our

activities and they would not have being any need attending a meeting

just to answer present while most of the recommendations are not


My stand on the Monorail no matter the challenges and criticisms is

that the project was well conceived as it was to be a PPP driven

project initiated by a onetime Governor of the State but along the

line after the Government has invested a lot of money in it and sadly

the private partners could not meet up with their own side of the

bargaining and in order not to lose out totally the government

resolved to go it alone. Instead of passing judgement now let us wait

until the Governor leaves office before we can pass any judgement on

this crucial project but to describe it as unprofitable is not a fair

assessment as it will be a legacy that Amaechi will for long be

remembered with. Other PPP driven projects working in the State include the Silver Bird

Cinema and the Call Centre etc.

[Chief Eze]: Sir, would you have done some of these PPP projects a bit different

from what the present administration are doing if you were elected the

Governor in 2007?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: Of course yes, there are certain areas I would have adopted a

different approach but as Sir Celestine Omehia once told me when we

met some time ago, “TP, bear in mind that if this administration

succeeds it will rub on you and if it fails, you should be ready to

bear your cross because you cannot exonerate yourself from most of the

ills or otherwise of the administration” and I agree totally with Sir

Omehia and that is why I am doing my best to guide and assist the

Governor to succeed if those around him will permit it.

[Chief Eze]: Is the Rivers State Government doing enough to create employment

among our uncountable graduates roaming the streets jobless?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: The problem of governance both in Rivers State and the country at

large is the inability of the various governments in the country to

understand the language of business until that is done; the ability of

government to create jobs for our teeming youths will be sceptical and

slim. I don’t believe and support the stand that government should be

disturbing itself to employ people, to me the government should create

the enabling environment for the private sector to thrive to create

jobs for our people, the government should thereafter ensure that

these private driven initiatives employ our people instead of engaging

others from outside the country. I learnt that the government is about

employing over ten thousand Teachers to teach in most of our schools,

this is commendable but the fact remains that we need to do more to

save our your youths from falling into criminalities.

[Chief Eze]: Recently the residents of Abonemna wharf were sacked and their houses

demolished, is this right if we are actually praticising democracy of

government by the people and for the people?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: I don’t support people to be treated as if they are not sons and

daughters of the State. The essence of governance is the people so any

policy and project of the government that does not know bring

happiness and joy to the governed cannot be said to be people driven.

Though I have being outside the State for some time and I have not

been properly briefed on what actually transpired to warrant the

demolition of the Abonemna wharf that housed the down trodden and less

privileged ones. But if the little I heard that instead of the

commercial rate under which Njamanze wharf was demolished a devalued

rate was used in the case of Abonmna wharf then it is sad and

unfortunate. I wish to counsel that next time the government should

handle such an issue with human face but consult extensively to carry

the people along.

On the other hand, the government may have good intentions to arrest

insecurity in the area but we cannot because of the acts of few

miscreants punish the majority from the area in the manner the

community was sacked without much consultation.

[Chief Eze]: Sir, the new National Security Adviser, Dasuki recently told

Nigerians that he has the gsm numbers of the leaders of Boko Haram and

will soon engage them in discussion to find a way of this imbroglio of

insecurity in the country. What is your take on this?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: Many approaches have been adopted to arrest this perennial insecurity

challenge which is threatening to disintegrate this country, so

whatever the new NSA may decide to use to arrest the menace of the

Boko Haram is acceptable to me, though telling us on the pages of

newspaper of whatever strategy they are adopting does not make any

meaning to us, what matters is result and action even as I wish him

the best of luck.

[Chief Eze]: Some people have advanced the logic that the scary security situation

in the country was as a result of loss of power by a certain zone;

they are also of the opinion that if power returns to that section of

the country, we are likely to witness a reduction, or total stoppage

in the spate of bombings. What’s your take on this?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: I have to be honest with you, there is merit in these statements you

have made, but I will like us to dig a little deeper. Why do I say

that? It is human nature to want to simplify, but I want us to desist

from taking that path. I want us to look at the problems and be a

little bit more detailed.

I think the issue of bombings and so on seem to be multi-faceted, I

believe that there is political element to it; I believe there is a

religious element to it. I also believe that there is ethnic element

to it, but I don’t want to rule out the fact that there is a global

element to it.

Now, if I look at each of these elements, independently, and exclude

the others, I simplify it. In fact, just put it down to politics, just

put it down to religion, just put it down to people having a grouse

based on ethnic divide, I forget that there are other issues

associated with it.

I will give you a typical example. In the United Kingdom, we had

bombings under the banner or guise of Irish Republican Army. It had a

political dimension; what people saw as the political wing of the IRA,

Sinn Fein, was denied what you can call political right. Was that the

cause of the bombings? May be, but again, you simplify it.

There was a religious component to it as well, the Catholic versus the

Protestants. But is that the cause of the bombings? Again, you

simplify it. There was an ethnic problem of the Irish versus the

English. Is that the cause of the problem? Again, yes, but you

simplify it. So, we must refrain from the temptation to box our

problem. It is human nature. Oh, he is doing it, because he is an Ibo

man; oh, he is like this, because he is a Yoruba man, or people from

Niger Delta, they are all militants.

We always, by human nature, simplify and I want us to avoid that. The

reason I want us to avoid that is, because the leadership has such

problem and, if you are saddled with the responsibility of solving a

problem, it is important that you understand the problem. It is only

when you truly understand the problem that you can resolve it and

that’s why I said that the solution to Boko Haram isn’t bravado, it is


You need to gather intelligence; it isn’t ‘we are going to crush’. I

remember somebody, somewhere, issued a statement that Boko Haram will

be crushed by June. It isn’t about crushing Boko Haram; as much as a

menace as they are, it isn’t about crushing Boko Haram, just as it

wasn’t about crushing the IRA. There are ways and means and I believe,

strongly that these ways and these means need to be looked into.

[Chief Eze]: So what needs to be done?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: I believe there is a holistic problem that our security agencies, our

government and our leaders need to begin to address. Now, you asked a second question: is it not likely, therefore, that if

Jonathan doesn’t acquire the office of the presidency in 2015 and the

North, for instance, does, that isn’t there a likelihood that we would

see the return to normalcy? Well, I cannot predict, but I do know

that, if we want to avoid it, we can.

There is a common phrase that, if you want to keep getting what you

are getting, keep doing what you are doing. And so, if we want to keep

getting this tit—for-tat ethno-religious violence, then we should

recognize that where we have come from has produced the current


[Chief Eze]: Why must you continue advocating for National Conference?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: We need to sit down and ask ourselves, some basic fundamental

questions, some core truths. I believe that this sovereign national

conference discussion is one that we need to have. I don’t know if the

word, sovereign, applies, because I don’t expect anybody to give up

its sovereignty, but there is a need for a national discourse, where

we can sit down and talk about our ideals: where are we going? What do

we want to achieve as a country? Where do we stand on the issue of

zoning or no zoning?

Aren’t we advanced enough to start to worry about what somebody’s

merits are, as opposed to where the person comes from?

Where does the person want to take off? I think that what we should

do, but to cut the long story short, your question about what would

happen, in a couple of years if power rotates, is a question that many

people are asking. I think that the only answer to that question will

come from the leaders sitting round the table and having a discussion.

If that doesn’t happen, I am afraid that we will continue to rely on

trial and errors, reluctant presidents, people who didn’t want to lead

but are being forced to lead, for whatever reason or the other.

We wouldn’t have a proactive, well thought out Nigeria, but instead we

will have a reactive Nigeria that reacts to circumstances and give

reactions like we saw in Kaduna, spontaneously and negatively.

[Chief Eze]: You are in support of sovereign national conference; should there be

no-go areas?

[Prince Tonye Princewill]: No, I am not saying there should be no-go areas, but, unfortunately,

in the past three months, I have been hearing my northern brothers

say, if we should separate, let us separate. I have heard a lot of my

northern brothers echo that sentiment and I believe strongly that

unless we can provide all these sentiments good reason to do

otherwise, this sentiment will continue and maybe even strengthened. I

believe, with my experience, that people who are next door to you

aren’t necessarily people who love you. So, if you have disagreement

with people who live across, that doesn’t mean that we should


I believe that the country as Nigeria can work, but I believe that

people need to sit around the table and have a discussion. So, if you

have a referendum in Nigeria, I believe that the majority will opt for

one Nigeria that is based on equity, fairness and justice; one Nigeria

where the leadership is transparent and accountable. If we can provide

that kind of a Nigeria, then we will stay as Nigerians and continue to

thrive as Nigerians. So, I don’t think there should be no-go areas; I

believe what we should be discussing is how we come together and how

to move forward as a nation. Our generation cannot promote that

discussion, the people who have put us in this mess need to get us out

of it and I think it is their responsibility.

*Photo Caption - Prince Tonye Princewill responding to questions during a live chat on Cool FM