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[ Masterweb Reports: Obinna Akukwe reports ] - TB Joshua, a popular prophet in Nigeria, has indirectly murdered eighty five citizens of South Africa who came to Nigeria looking for God and solutions to their problems through acts not far from witchcraft. These eighty five South Africans are among the over one hundred and sixteen persons who perished when his guest house collapsed in September 2014.
 
 
TB Joshua is a man whom the mainstream Pentecostal body in Nigeria has declared a false prophet. I was in Sokoto many years preparing for a foreign mission ago when signals came that this man was among those blacklisted by Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN). Another person also blacklisted was Prophet Samson Ayorinde. Their blacklisting was based on the fact that those who have spiritually discerning powers have noted that they use strange powers in their operations, and those who fled from their fold, including ex-pastors claimed that the man disappears into the waters beside the church from time to time, among many other allegations.  Weeks later I also attended a PFN briefing in Sokoto while preparing for Bishop Wale Oke’s Prayer Crusade which held at Trade Fair Complex and the National Vice President of PFN, North West  also briefed gospel ministers on this TB Joshua issue.
 
 
The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has also said that he will not preach in TB Joshua’s Church. When asked whether he could worship in Joshua’s church, Adeboye retorted, “No! Definitely not! If he wants me to come and minister in his church, we will sit down; we will discuss the issue of salvation the way I understand it, according to the scriptures. If we agree on that and he now wants me to come and preach the same message of salvation in his church, then I will go.”
 
 
The then President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, and current leader of Nigeria’s Christian Community ,echoing the mind of PFN members said that before Joshua could even qualify to be a PFN member, he should show who tutored him as a pastor in the first place.. According to Oritsejafor  “If T.B. Joshua can show me his pastor who pastored him before he said he was called into the ministry; if T.B. Joshua can tell me when he got converted and how he got converted, then we would consider him” He added that “ Anybody who is a Christian is a Christian because he received Jesus Christ at a point.  I gather he said he was converted in his mother’s womb”
 
 
Despite the fact that mainstream Pentecostals have distanced themselves from this man, foreigners have continued to troop to his Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN)  drinking miracle water and doing all manners of things in search of solution to problems. Whatever TB Joshua and his followers do in that their Synagogue is entirely their business, but charming and hoodwinking the entire Christendom to the heinous murdering foreigners and Nigerians in his church, bringing international embarrassment to Nigeria, is not applicable to me. A lady who was rescued from the rubbles is now paralyzed and on wheel chair from the incidence and the God of TB Joshua and SCOAN have abandoned the lady to her fate.
 
 
Among these 115 persons are 85 South Africans who came to see the God of TB Joshua and them all ended up in the graveyard of TB Joshua. Yes the graveyard of TB Joshua swallowed some persons, and initially I thought that this prophet will respect himself after the incidence, and allow rescue workers to come to salvage as many people as possible. Rather, while his congregants were busy crying from within the rubbles, his bouncers and thugs, who have already intimidated the residents of Ikotun area of Lagos to submission, were busy harassing and beating up rescue workers, while another group were spraying miracle water. Is the harassment of rescue workers, including those from NEMA a script to ensure that more persons die and the number of blood needed obtained before help can be sent to the victims? Had TB Joshua allowed a quicker response to the tragedy, probably the death toll would have been less than twenty.
 
 
This man, not done with delayed rescue of trapped victims, made an unfortunate statement alluding that terrorist sabotage was responsible for the collapse of his church. Some of us know that Boko Haram has not yet reached the sophistry of using an aircraft to create a demolition of a church in far away Lagos. What TB Joshua said was a white lie and liars are liable to hell fire.
 
 
A video of a hovering aircraft has been shown as evidence that Boko Haram or any form of terrorist group deliberately flew over his building. I wonder why Boko Haram will leave Canaan Land, Ota where Bishop Oyedepo led a straight six week long prayer against the insurgents between May and July of 2014, replicated in all their Churches and go after TB Joshua. How can Boko Haram leave Pastor Adeboye at The Redemption Camp, Shagamu Express, near Lagos  where their Convention of August 2014 devoted more time to pray against the insurgents, and before then , their Thursday prayers devoted time to pray against the terrorists , and be looking for TB Joshua.  How can Boko Haram leave Pastor Paul Enenche, Dunamis Gospel Centre, Abuja, which embarked on a six week of anointing to terminate terrorism, between May and June and then proceed to fly over Synagogue in far away Lagos.  What has Synagogue done specifically against Boko Haram to warrant attacks on him.
 
 
In order for this white lie to fly, journalists were assembled and bribed with sum of N50, 000 naira each. A journalist friend of mine told me that he collected ‘anointed money’ from TB Joshua and all my efforts to convince him that that money is not anointed money, rather it is ‘anointed bribe’ fell on deaf ears. The purpose of the bribe is to give soft landing to the murder of innocent people. However, God used a Premium Times reporter by name Nicholas Ibekwe , to expose the corruption and the rest is history.
 
 
The Lagos State Government has instituted a coroner’s inquest as is the practice in developed countries, to discover why such an incidence took place in Nigeria. To the best of my knowledge, this inquest is not targeted at TB Joshua as a person. It is probably to prevent future reoccurrence yet this prophet has been fighting the proceedings at the court. The situation became so shameful that the Lagos State High Court fined TB Joshua and his Synagogue the sum of N25, 000 naira for delaying proper investigations. Justice Lateefa Okunnu, while awarding the cost, berated the prophet for “wasting the time of the court and tax payers’ money.” Joshua had earlier filed a case to stop the proceeding at the Federal High Court and it was dismissed. Why is TB Joshua afraid of coroner’s inquest into circumstances surrounding the death of 115 persons? These dead people are not 115 donkeys.
 
 
I have asked various structural engineers both in Nigeria and the US and they have told me that the type of collapse of that building is not possible without placing all the materials used for the controlled demolition around the vicinity. There is no Thermite Shape Charges on the site and other controlled demolition aids. Their conclusion is that a structural defect might have occurred.
 
 
The South West Coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA) Ibrahim Farinloye, while debunking the terrorist suggestion told AFP that “If it were an act of terrorism or sabotage, it would have gone into rubble,” He went further to say that” "For the first three days of the incident, the church people were very hostile and prevented rescue officials' access to the site," Three days that would have been used to save lives was use to obstruct rescue workers and sprinkle miracle water amidst shouts of praise to God of TB Joshua , and the trapped victims were witchcrafted unto slow premature death.
 
 
 The Lagos state building control agency also complained that its officials were obstructed from moving to the sites and believed that this led to loss of more lives. The State Government had explained that the uncompleted building, which was originally two floors, was increased to six without approval.
 
 
Rafiq Arogunjo, of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), again dismissed a theory advanced by Joshua and his supporters about aerial sabotage. According to Arogunjo, “The aircraft was no longer in flight when the building collapsed. I don’t see any nexus between the aircraft and the collapse. I think the investigators should look into the structural integrity of the building.” The church is alluding that it was the Nigerian Airforce C-130 aircraft, which flew past the building, caused the collapse.
 
 
Bisi Adedire, the building consultant over the collapsed building has admitted before the Coroner that the building contravened the law. He said that lack of approval did not mean the building was unsound but told the coroner that he warned church officials they were ignoring regulations “I told the church they have contravened the law in a way by building without approval but they said they could regularize it.”
 
 
 This prophet is unknowingly fighting what could have helped him escape the blame of Nigerians. TB Joshua is not the only person whose building has collapsed in Nigeria. Few years back, in Jabi District of Abuja, a shopping complex under construction collapsed, killing about thirty persons and one of the engineers at the site told me that the supervising engineer and the owner never adhered to specifications he gave as advice. . Therefore, TB Joshua is not the first to cut corners in Nigeria. He should admit his mistakes and ask for our forgiveness.
 
 
However, this Prophet bent on self destruct, is proving that it was a terrorist attack that brought down his church. Who then are the terrorists? Many year ago, I did a deliverance on a particular man who claimed that he was among some occult group contracted to collapse a building at the Chime , New Haven are of Enugu. The building under construction killed nothing less than twenty persons. It was alleged that the building was owned by a big man who later became a chieftain of the ruling party in Nigeria by name Chris Uba. This Uba of a person is a member of BoT of the ruling PDP in Nigeria. This man narrated how they spiritually pulled down the building and siphoned blood through spirit realms. However, he did not say that it was the PDP chieftain that contracted him.
 
 
From TB Joshua’s treatise, I can conclude that it is either he corruptly erected a poor quality building, leading to the death of foreigners, or he made alliance with some witches to plan the collapse of this building for spiritual empowerment purposes. Since this building collapsed TB Joshua’s God had not named the very enemy that pulled down the building. He is probably hiding the witches that helped pull down the building. Why must he hide the spirits, are they working for him. Why did TB Joshua refuse emergency assistance to the victims when the collapse was very fresh? Why did he claim it was terrorist attacks? Why did he bribe journalists? Why is he fighting coroners inquest meant to probably help forestall future occurrence.
 
 
It is unfortunate that South Afriica lost such precious souls who came to our shores for spiritual succor. The Bible said that we should take care of strangers, therefore, any stranger in your midst, you have extra duty to ensure their safety and that is why I am concerned about the loss of lives of strangers. . TB Joshua should come clean on the witchcraft murder of visiting South Africans. It is either his alliance with witches caused the attacks or his unethical behaviors-let him apologize for that witchcraft murder and save Nigeria further embarrassment.
 
 
Obinna Akukwe ( Email: prophetobinna2@yahoo.com ) reports.
 
*Photo Caption - T. B. Joshua

[ Masterweb Reports: Obinna Akukwe reports ] -Reports reaching me from various camps of PDP candidates for Saturday’s governorship elections shows that President Goodluck Jonathan has abandoned his party men to their fate , following his shocking defeat in March 28th presidential polls. From Lagos to Abia, Imo, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Kaduna, Jigawa and Sokoto, the story is the same. The complaints of party men is that Jonathan had not deployed enough logistics to help secure a victory for the PDP in the forthcoming polls. There is also another complain that Jonathan had not called many of the aspirants to know the extent of their preparations. This is not good for democracy.
 
 
Goodluck Jonathan should not despair beyond measure over his failure at the polls. At least he got more glory in defeat than the five years he assembled and surrounded himself with some praise singers, sycophants and looters masquerading as aides, friends, relations and cronies.  Jonathan had also lost over N1 trillion naira between February 14th and March 28th when he deployed lots of state and privately stashed resources to rescue his sinking presidency.
 
 
He should take solace that he did not make the mistakes of Babangida, also the entire nation is celebrating him even in defeat. Therefore, it is time for him to ginger up his party men, stem the gale of defections, and ensure that they are given enough support for Saturday’s polls. This support should not include rigging of elections and harassment of voters.
 
 
It is unfortunate that even the PDP National Chairman Adamu Muazu have not deemed it fit to call a properly constituted NEC meeting where the party should energize themselves for the polls. This is happening to Jonathan because he has nobody in that party that can rally people round at this point in their evolution process.
 
 
After the PDP defeated the then APP in 1999, and Obasano formed a Government of National Unity, the National Chairman of All Peoples Party, Mahmud Waziri, who has eleven governors under him, stupidly resigned to take up the post of a Minister of Inter Party Affairs. Years later when Don Etiebet became APP Chairman, he was more interested in working for the PDP than building his party.
 
 
In contrast Bola Tinubu re- built Alliance for Democracy (AD), after his fellow governors were deceived by Obasanjo and rigged out in the South West. He formed Action Congress (AC) which later became ACN as governor when AD was infiltrated by the ruling party. He singlehandedly built ACN from a party in charge of Lagos State to one in charge of seven States. Buhari abandoned the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and formed his own Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in 2010 and the alliance of Tinubu and Buhari  between 2013 and 2014 was the beginning of the fall of the ruling PDP.
 
 
It is highly irresponsible for Jonathan’s party chieftains, including Buruji  Kashamu, Tony Anenih, Adamu Muazu, Bode George, Edwin Clarke to despair and abandon the party to her fate.
 
 
Apart from Jigawa State where Governor Sule  Lamido is trying to install a successor at all costs,  Akwa Ibom State where Governor Akpabio, is putting in all efforts to ensure victory for PDP, Kaduna State where Vice President Sambo is deploying all arsenals to ensure that Governor Yero is not disgraced, and Sokoto State where former governor Bafarawa and current NSA Sambo Dasuki are working tirelessly to ensure that Senator Wali defeats Tambuwal, and Enugu State where the opposition has no chance against Uguanyi, the rest of the states have been abandoned to the APC. In Lagos State, Timi Agbaje is not getting enough boost to make the election victorious for him. This is irresponsible from a ruling party. It shows that PDP is just an assemblage of charlatans and fair weather men who cannot stand for anything when the chips are down.
 
 
Since 2003, I have always supported a Buhari Presidency because I believe that corruption is Nigeria’s greatest problem. I have also known that this theory of his Islamizing Nigeria is a grand lie which originated under Obasanjo in 2003 and elevated to the highest height in the just concluded presidential poll. This does not mean that the ruling party should not show character in the remaining election and secure significant victories.
 
 
I advise President Jonathan, Party Leader Muazu, Bot Chairman Anenih and all the big wigs in PDP to rally round for a final fight because to the best of my knowledge, their mass defections to APC will not stop them from the judgments that is coming. This support should not include rigging and harassment of voters using the armed forces. Let Jonathan not abandon his party men, at least they worked for him, though the Nigerian people thought otherwise.
 
Obinna Akukwe ( Email: profetobinna@yahoo.com ) reports.
 
*Photo Caption - President Goodluck Jonathan
 
 
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Mohammed Seidu reports ] -Yusuf Alli’s piece titled ‘What becomes of Jonathan’s Women’ and his narrow-minded and unsubstantiated conclusions and barefaced lies about the performance of Okonjo-Iweala is indeed only a classic example of how a ‘Managing Editor’ of a national newspaper should not write. The write-up is but an unfortunate representation of the many tired lies and speculative attacks that have been consistently hurled at the Minister with the singular malicious objective of dragging her unassailable professional reputation to disrepute. But a lie will forever remain a lie no matter how often it is repeated and many a good natured Nigerians will never cease to rise up in strong defense of truth especially when it faces abuse by those who it is their professional duty to protect and defend.

Ordinarily, a Managing Editor of a National newspaper should be someone who has amassed several years of experience, understands clearly the defining and central role that the media plays at forming public perception – for good or bad. He should be a person who is at home with the guiding principles of professional journalism and is aware that he occupies a position that places on him the onerous responsibility to ensure that what is published stays within the limits of fairness, equity, justice and truth. This in the very least should be the pre-requisite qualification of an editor, and even more for a Managing Editor.

It is on this basis that I find it highly disturbing that Yusuf Alli, a so called ‘Managing Editor’ could publish damaging conclusions about a respectable figure like Okonjo-Iweala that are not based on proven facts. It is the height of unprofessionalism for a person of such media standing to resort to citing rumors, lies, gossips and unsubstantiated facts peddled by disgruntled individuals to malign the integrity of the Minister. Such a tendency by one so highly placed speaks to either a sad combination of crass ignorance and incompetence or just plain deceit that is anchored on a penchant to misinform the public. 

Considering the position that Yusuf Ali holds, I am strongly inclined to believe his case is not ignorance or incompetence but that of a deliberate ploy to deceive and misinform Nigerians. And my reasons are simple. If not plain deceit why would Yusuf Alli still be throwing up the long settled matter of the alleged missing $20 billion? How could a Managing Editor of a national newspaper like the Nation not know that this issue has been settled and rested? Is he so overwhelmed with spite that he has lost track of current events?  Is he not aware of the PwC audit and the Senate Committee report which have attested that there was no $20billion missing? But of course, Yusuf Alli is not simply ignorant of these facts, they just do not help his objective which is to malign the person of Okonjo-Iweala. That is the only reason why he has deliberately elected to play deaf and dumb and throw them up as facts. Thank God, Nigerians know better and are not as vulnerable as Yusuf, his paymasters and their minions would want them to be.

For the many Nigerians who our editor friend intends to mislead, I will yet again re-state the facts to set the records straight once again. The issue of the missing $20 billion started when the then CBN Governor now Emir of Kano Mr. Sanusi alleged that as much as $49 billion was diverted by the NNPC. He later reviewed the amount to $20 billion. The Senate Committee on Finance chaired by Senator Makarfi conducted an open probe into the matter which the former CBN Governor also participated and eventually established that no money was missing as alleged. However to put the matter to a definite rest, it was the Minister of Finance, Okonjo-Iweala who suggested the appointment of a reputable international accounting firm to conduct an independent audit of the accounts of NNPC. PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PwC) was eventually contracted and they have done their work and submitted their report stating clearly that no $20billion is missing. PwC only asked the NNPC to refund to the treasury, the sum of $1.4billion and this has also been long done.

With all these facts in the public space, it is curious and suspect that the ‘Managing Editor’ would still be fronting the outlandish claim that under the watch of Okonjo-Iweala ‘about $20b oil cash could not be accounted for’. If an ordinary reporter, an inexperienced journalist were to do such a job, we could excuse him for immaturity but for a ‘managing editor’, it is shamefully unfortunate and suggestive of an unholy agenda.

The likes of Yusuf Ali should know that as much as they hate to admit, Okonjo-Iweala has already written her name in gold on the economic landscape of Nigeria. This fact cannot be obliterated by their many lies. Contrary to what they never tire of projecting, her name is in no way connected to any existing ‘financial sleaze’ that she will have to clear. She has conducted herself creditably well and has in very tough working conditions kept her name and her reputation which after over twelve years of being under ferocious attacks remains strongly unassailable. If there was any iota of evidence that proves otherwise, her manic detractors like Yusuf, who nurse an obsessive desire to destroy her would have latched onto it and dragged her to EFCC or ICPC already. The truth is, from the missing $20billion to the missing $30 trillion, these figures only exists in their creative imaginations and are as empty as air. So try as hard as they can, they will continue to fail in their evil enterprise.

For Yusuf Ali to describe Okonjo-Iweala’s performance as ‘‘lackluster, riddled with controversies, and largely a disaster’ simply goes to show how unprofessional, unbalanced and base media criticism has sunk. How could Yusuf ignore the unprecedented landmarks that dot her years as the driver of the Nigerian economy as Head of the economic team under Obasanjo and coordinating minister for the economy under the Jonathan administration? How could our friend fail to give due and complete credit to the visionary and effective coordination of the economy, a consequence of which Nigeria now boasts of being the largest economy in Africa and the 26thlargest in the world surpassing not just South Africa (with a GDP of $356 billion as of 2013) but also Austria, Venezuela, Columbia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore? Yusuf should tell us what is ‘disastrous’ about the fact that she has supervised over an economy that is more diversified now more than ever before with the non-oil sectors overtaking oil as the major drivers of the economy and contributing even more to the GDP.

Yusuf Alli should also point out to Nigerians what is ‘lack-luster’ about the fact that our economy has actually been growing at an impressive average of 7% per annum in the past four years and is projected to be among the top economies in the world. The arguments that this growth has not impacted the most number of Nigerians does not take away the positive in the fact that our economy is growing. The Minister is not unaware of the inequality that exist and has openly admitted to this trend which is a product of decades long of insipid growth. However, growth is a necessary factor for judging our economic wellbeing and to ensure that more people are touched the Minister has for one being instrumental to the policies that are meant to stimulate growth in sectors that have the most potential to impact more Nigerians. Yusuf Alli cannot deny the revolution that is going on the Agricultural sector which has kept food prices relatively stable and inflation at single digit in spite of the drastic fall of oil prices. He cannot claim ignorance of the revival of the manufacturing industry with the partial implementation of the National Industrial Revolution Plan which led to the growth of the sector at over 22% in 2013 and now contributes over 13% of formal sector jobs. He should tell Nigerians again, what is ‘disastrous’ about the unprecedented fact that under her watch, our economy has doubled cement production capacity from 16.9 million tons to 39.5 million tons with Nigeria now a net exporter of cement.  
 
This approach of ensuring inclusive has been commended severally by renowned economists worldwide as an effective strategy which will in the long term surely build growth on a sustainable basis. The setting up of the Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Bank and the Development Bank of Nigeria is a strategic way to ensure that there are strong private sector led institutions with the financial muscle to power those sectors long term and cause the unleashing of their economic potentials. So Yussuf is being shamefully economical with the truth when he ignores these developments in his prejudiced analysis to create the impression that the economy is in ruins.

In addition to these private sector-led institutional measures, direct government intervention programs like YouWin, GIS, MCH, CSWYE are all hugely popular and impactful projects which the economy under her watch have promoted.  Thanks to the brilliant coordination of Okonjo-Iweala, young Nigerians are now being encouraged via a multiplicity of smartly thought-out and Government funded initiatives to be their own bosses. For instance, the unprecedented Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YouWin) program has so far enabled about 3,900 young Nigerians with bright ideas and with grants ranging from five – ten million naira to start and run their businesses. Tens of billions have so far been committed to this transparent program where merit is king and you do not need to know a Senator to win. These beneficiaries are Nigerians. The over 22,000 people they have employed are also Nigerians who have names, locations and businesses and can proudly attest to the fact that this government and this economy under the strong and competent coordination of Okonjo-Iweala is working.

Even in the area of governance and corruption, while it remains a challenge dating back several decades and over many administrations, Okonjo-Iweala has been behind the systems-approach to tackling the problem, especially through the deployment of several electronic platforms, and these have shown good results.

These are the truths about the performance of Okonjo-Iweala that the likes of Yusuf Ali do not want Nigerians to know. But sadly, the more they try to malign her name, question her integrity and create this façade that the economy is not working, the more Nigerians are poised to rise and put a lie to their deceit. Okonjo-Iweala has worked hard, stayed strong on her principles and built a strong name and reputation in the world of development economists. This is a fact that cannot be challenged or destroyed. The Yusuf Alis of this world should know this and cease trying.

 
Mohammed Seidu (Email: mohammed.s.seidu@gmail.com ) reports from Kaduna state where he works as a civil servant.
 
*Photo Caption - Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

[ Masterweb Reports: Obinna Akukwe reports ] - Those who antagonized the use of INEC Card Reader from the just concluded election which has been described as the freest and fairest presidential poll in Nigeria, have been just proved not to be agents of Jesus Christ, even if they preach in their churches. The leader of CAN, Pastor Oritsejafor is among the clerics who opposed the use of card reader, some Muslim clerics also opposed it. MASSOB, OPC, and some other faceless groups opposed it, obviously because they wanted a particular candidate to win. I wrote this piece titled ‘INEC Card Reader: Antagonists not Working for Jesus Christ’ on the 20th of March, eight days before that historic election, where card reading technology minimized incidences of electoral fraud in Nigeria. I wish to represent the piece prophetically written to help Nigerian politicians deliver the nation from the self-destruct of rigging, electoral fraud and electoral criminality, calling upon the incoming government to improve upon this technology for future use..
 
 
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 Antagonists of the innovative method of curbing electoral corruption and rigging in Nigeria in the form of INEC Card readers cannot be working for Jesus Christ even if some of them bear Christian names and even preach in their churches. I have also been informed by some Muslim clerics who reacted to my recently released write up on INEC titled ‘Prof Attahiru Jega, Hero of Nigeria’s Democratic Innovations: Needs International Support Now, and Why Progressives Should Support Him’ that though the Quran did not specifically mention rigging, however, it is against any form of robbery, if it is applied puritanically.
 
 
Therefore, all these Pastors, Bishops, Imams, Mallams who have enlisted in the campaign to stop Nigeria’s electoral umpire, Attahiru Jega from using card readers to stop electoral fraud in Nigeria probably because he is a Hausa Man and Muslim, are just agents of Lucifer, Asmodeus, and Leviathan and will soon face the judgments of God.
 
 
In the Bible, Jesus Christ was obstructed on his way by a top government official by name Zaccheaus who have stolen lots of money from tax payers and converted such to private use. Jesus went to the house of Zacchaeus and in the course of conversation this man promised to return all that he defrauded, even four times. Our own religious leaders go to the house of thieves and pray for them to continue stealing. I opined in the said write-up that “Jesus forced Zacheaus in Luke 19 vs 8 to return his loot back and the later said to Jesus, “Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much.” Jega led INEC is returning back the people’s mandate stolen through years of successive rigging, especially from the Shagari to the Obasanjo era back to the people.”
 
 
Continuing, I said that “He is a hero of democracy; he should be supported and not vilified. INEC must insist on the use the card reader or else let the military postpone the election and go on with their Interim Government option”.
 
 
For many years many pastors, bishops, reverends, and priests in Nigeria including myself have prayed and led our congregation and flock to pray for a better Nigeria where there will be equality, social justice, transparency, peace and tranquility. I have fasted numerous times for this purpose and even undergone various prayer tours with some of my staff around the countryside. .Today God of Abraham had answered us and used a Muslim by name Attahiru Jega. God can even use an atheist or even a chain smoker, I do not care. All I care about is that HE answered our prayer and this man at INEC decided to employ a technology that will curb electoral malfeasance.
 
 
In the same write-up on Jega’s Heroic Innovation I posited that “Jega can be a devout Muslim, I do not give a damn. He could even marry four wives, I do not care so much. Jega can make his beard to be longer than that of Osama Bin Laden and he can even do his own Sallat twenty four times daily which is his business. Jega, though a Muslim, has proven to be a better follower of Jesus Christ than Prof Maurice Iwu, a knight of the Catholic Church”
 
 
The nation has probably over $ 142 billion dollars of oil revenue stolen in five years, and about the same amount stolen from other sectors because the thieves are not accountable to anybody. If Prof Maurice Iwu had insisted on doing what is right like Prof Jega, Nigeria would not have elected Yar’adua in the first instance. Probably Buhari would have won the election and handed over to another by now. All these criminal governors who stole the people’s mandate would not have been elected. All these stealing of public funds by irresponsible leaders who are accountable to nobody would have been curbed since 2007. Prof Iwu, though acclaiming to be a Christian, betrayed Jesus Christ by superintending over the worst electoral robbery in Nigeria not minding that some Catholic Bishops attended his thanksgiving Mass after the election. Iwu lost a golden opportunity to stand by Jesus Christ, Prince of Righteousness, and institute electoral fairness. God, in disappointment, threw him out there and brought in another man from the other faith to do the same work. The Jesus Christ that I know cannot clap hands for riggers of elections, even if they are backed by ‘anointed pulpits’ and it is time for Nigeria to move from permissible to the perfect will of God.
 
 
With Jega’s Card Readers as means of authenticating voters, the electorates can decide to elect performing public servants like Sullivan Chime, Raji Fashola, Adams Oshiomhole, Onyebuchi Chukwu or the present Minister for Agriculture, Akinwnmi Adesina as president in 2019 even if they join a party called ‘Jonas Savimbi Party of Nigeria’ . This means that the electorate is in charge and no more the criminal political riggers of elections who easily transmutation to political thieves. They can remove any governor, senator, representative member, local government chairman or counselor that uses their money to fly private jets around at their expense.
 
 

God has answered our prayer and we Christians who want our congregation to prosper in a prosperous Nigeria, not fettered by corruption, should not fight the same measures invented through the Finger of God (Exodus 8 vs 19). We pray so much and when He answers, we fight the answers and get back for a second round of prayer. The Bible said that “the labor of the foolish weariest him” (Ecclesiastes 10 vs 19). Our prayer among others should include “ Father, let the use of card readers as means of stopping electoral criminality in Nigeria be perfected, and let those fighting it be consumed by fire in Jesus Name”.

 

 
Obinna Akukwe ( Email: profetobinna2@yahoo.com ) reports.
 
 
*Photo Caption - INEC Card Reader

[ Masterweb Reports: Ikechukwu Enyiagu reports ] - Oh! Sometimes my heart just sings. There have been times when I wake up with songs of praise in my spirit, and my mouth singing - mostly new songs of praise to God. Sometimes it comes as an awakening shudder in the day. At such times, I've come to master for myself that, my spirit usually hangs in the balance of spiritual judgement: while the prince of fleshy desires strives to draw downward unto perdition on the conscience of my soul, the Spirit of God puts me to remembrance of my settled portion above. And I jump to a sudden,  silent awakening! "Who's there"? My spirit would ask in opposition to the Knight of darkness. But, often by then, the devil had flown away. At some point, especially at the depth of my spirit's travail, all the Spirit had to do was to offer me quick access through praise; praise to God. It often comes without much persuasion because, if your spirit knows the voice and character of the Spirit of God, it triggers itself on and flows alongside. This also is a time of clean and clear revelations from above - of things above, within or beneath. Such is the grace of a praise-filled life.
 
It's often said that praise moves God. But the better truth is that praise - deep, passionate and true praise - aligns our spirit with the Spirit of God to enable us to see, hear, feel, experience and participate in the blessings of God's constance and in the things He reveals. If the angels in heaven stopped praising, they would wither off; if the elders in worship reclined to rest from praise, they would never have been made worthy. Therefore the angels and saints above feed on praise; praise to Jehovah.
 
There is a world of difference between praising God and living a life of praise: whereas a person who praises from time to time taps from the secret of blessings above, that soul which dwells in praise worships at all times. To praise enough and to offer true worship which effect one can rely on, one has to actually "dwell" in God's house, as the psalmist says. It is hardly maintained through physical participation alone because praising God the true way leaves a hole of desires for more in you that, unless your spirit opens to it, it may either be veiled from those graces given to the eyes of praise or you may find yourself struggling with reasons to truly praise. You need no longer wonder why the sad news often emanating from the sections of the levite in today's ministries.
 
Being in a church choir is a good thing and learning to praise is commendable. However, these physical endeavours are not enough to admit your spirit into the realm of praise-consciousness. Living a life of praise takes more than physical appearances; it's an actual living. Praise is where your spirit lives secure; praise is a home and, until your spirit finds a home in praise, you will struggle as a believer. One now no longer wonders why the enemy fights against the consciousness of praise. The reason he may affect the praise part of the church is not because people do not praise, it's because most who do praise do not live the life of praise. Praise has its life! Praise has its spirit! The spirit of praise understands the spirit of the prophet because both see clearly what matters to them.
 
To live a life of praise, one has to unclench oneself from mundane rights and lay hold on the rights above which can never be denied him whose spirit aligns. To live a praise-life, you can be the 'yes' man for God even when every other thing yells 'no!' To enter the praise realm, there is need to often die to self - dropping below all you may have known as final, and stretching upwards for what your spirit sees while he praises. Living a praise life may require that you make conscious efforts to keep the will of God (letting His will alone in matters which concern you, thereby setting free your spirit away from worries and focusing unto praise) enthroned in your subconscious and conscious living. To live a praise-live, you may have to thread the lonely path of the prophet...until a sea of convincing whispers remind you, again and again, that God never changes and that, rather than you moving Him, your heart's constance in praise will actually draw you closer to Him - to His wholeness. That's when nothing else moves you until the spirit of praise moves. Since praise is deeply spiritual, one may often praise without singing out or appearing to soliloquize. True praise filters your words and releases edifying responses. Desire to live in that praise consciousness from today!
 
Ikechukwu Enyiagu ( Email: ike.enyiagu@gmail.com ) reports.
 
*Photo Caption - As seen

[ Masterweb Reports: Ikechukwu Enyiagu reports ] - It's usually ( so I heard) easy to associate the 'first person singular' with pride because, as it appears, when a man makes himself a reference to a point, he tends to give undue credence to himself. But it's also true that, to drive home truths that have inference on the individual involved, using the 'I' may moderately come in handy. I previously often wondered why people shuddered at asking me "Why?" Now I know: They know the truth by its peculiar brightness. Believe it or not, y'all know my silence. I hold it on none even as I submit my confidence unto Jehovah. 

Although I intend to observe the protocol of being general and generous in speech, I will opt for the better option; I introduce myself again: My name is Ikechukwu Enyiagu and I am a Biafran. As fair and true as the Spirit of God is, I know I have a witness in Him that unto Him have I submitted all - because of my love for Him, myself and my people, and my land in Him.

The desire of the spirit of the Igbo and indeed Biafrans is freedom. Biafra remains the only taste of freedom in this world of gross matter for us; and don't even begin to dabble into redundant checks and balances of words; you do have understanding.  Here is what I am saying: people of diverse faith abound and you well know what happens when the foundation is destroyed. Without the freedom we all seek, you may only sing and dance in praise but, because you still feel bound, you often will suddenly stop feeling. And now you look at the society and wonder, over again, what may become of posterity. Therefore you get impatient and furious; some have even gone violent against selves. What seek ye?
 
What seek ye?  I know you have great desire to enlarge your coast and expand your territory; ye, your desire for growth is a mandate - or, at least, your right to be human. You want Biafra, but what do you need? What seek ye?

I've also had desires for posterity and my passion for Biafra has made me desire no less - therefore have I plunged myself to the depth of the messenger's creed: may your word be heard oh Lord! But woe is me when I depended on man as a true light! May I always remember that only Jehovah is faithful!
 
What seek ye? Now I can boast - but in God: I worked on my spirit to work out love for my people even while my flesh suffered! What more could I have given? Selling my personal peace only so my message for my people could be heard more has taught me that, for those whose reverence for Christ's suffering and glory meant nothing but a tale, nothing else could be sweater a medicine - whether to prevent or to cure man's ignorance, that what Christ has brought: the truth.
 
 
What seek ye? Those who boasted of strength to sustain and will to offer became desperate and self-centered: while some feared the truth, others denied it even when they know it's the only way out. Once, twice and more times have I tried to reason with Biafrans whose passion drive but, at every point of judgment, deep-rooted hatred and satanic passion to impose self-will on God have often covered my fellow compatriots as shield from self. How then can we advance? Where have hatred and injustice ever mixed with freedom? Permitted, one may reserve heavy hearts against his oppressors but, if one's heart is true, a healing love always gets birthed.  But nay! Those for whom I've gone below nothing to stand for still mope as in the dark; they rush at unresolved actions without first resolving their thoughts. As a result, we match a step forward, two steps back.

What seek ye? If Biafrans have not separated themselves with the heart and rush of injustice at the whims of the spirit of impunity, then I can only wonder what we seek. If we hasten to condemn our own - even those for whom we have professed the truth in the moment of truth - then I wonder what justification we assume as we "demand" freedom.  Indeed we need freedom and it's our birthright as humans but, for the freedom we need to manifest, we must - as a matter of mandate - renounce injustice. The costliest of injustices is the one done against oneself. As Biafrans, we must stop cursing and abusing injustice if we must not do so in the love of justice and in the spirit of true sacrifice and love. If we are not ready to follow justice to its logical conclusion amongst us seekers, if we shy away from every moment of mark, then I will continue to ask every Biafran, especially those violently self-destructive ones: what seek ye? Biafra...or self?
 
Ikechukwu Enyiagu ( Email: ike.enyiagu@gmail.com ) reports.
 
*Photo Caption - Map of Defunct Republic of Biafra

[ Masterweb Reports: Osita Ebiem reports ] - Nigeria is going to the polls to elect a president in less than one week. Understandably, there is a high level of apprehension, hence President Obama’s intervention in calling for a fair and peaceful election. This fear has remained a permanent feature in Nigeria since the inception of the country fifty something years ago. The country has never been a united country. It is a forced marriage of incongruent peoples with irreconcilable cultural and religious differences. The fear of disintegration remains a permanent scepter that continues to pervade and dog every social fabric and all events of nationwide proportion. The truth is that one (united) Nigeria is a fluke while a divided Nigeria is more realistic.

 
In less than ten years after its independence from the British in October 1, 1960 Nigeria descended into a bloody war of genocide and ethnic cleansing of its Igbo population. The war was fought along ethnic/religious divide. It was known as Biafra-Nigeria war or Biafra War. Before the war began in 1967 there was a pogrom. The Nigerian government in the year preceding the war directly through its military, paramilitary establishments and a mobilized citizenry carried out the mass murder of a section of its citizens; the Igbo population and the other easterners. In this 1966 massacre more than 100,000 Igbo people and some other easterners were killed. They were killed simply for who they are and not for any crimes committed by them.



 
The massacre forced the people to embark on the quest for self-determination and independence since they had been driven out of every part of Nigeria back to their ancestral homeland. They determined that since they were no longer accepted in Nigeria and their safety was no longer guaranteed by the Nigerian government therefore they should be able to find safety and a home within their own place. So they seceded and declared their homeland, the former Eastern Region independent from Nigeria and called the new country Republic of Biafra. The ethnic people that made up the majority of the new country are the Igbo. And they were the people that the other Nigerians wanted to exterminate from the face of the Earth.

 
Unfortunately, Nigeria declared a war of aggression against Biafra after their secession. But it was actually something like swiping a fly with a sledge hammer because the Nigerian government was armed to the teeth and well supplied with weapons by the British government of Prime Minister Harold Wilson and the USSR. Biafrans were practically unarmed and only fought back because they were faced with imminent total annihilation.

 
Nigeria went into the war with a central slogan – “To keep Nigeria one is a task that must be done.” And this is the same slogan that President Obama borrowed to use in his address when he was urging Nigerians to conduct a fair and peaceful election. The President was misled by whoever that let him use that slogan. The slogan was born out of crisis, how can anyone call for peace while using a phrase that stinks of blood, hatred and destruction? The President may have meant well but he got it all wrong using the slogan. That phrase is a genocidal slogan that led to the unjust slaughter of more than 3 million Igbo people some fifty years ago.

 
"To keep Nigeria one is a task that must be done" was used by the Nigerian state and its citizens to commit genocide against Igbo people and the other Biafrans. For every Igbo person alive today the sound of that phrase opens up an old festering wound and it’s very painful. Igbo people will demand for an apology from President Obama for hitting them at their weakest point. For President Obama to have used that slogan it shows that he is either insensitive about a people's pain or that he was being plain ignorant of their pain. Whichever way, the impact is the same, President Obama pricked the Igbo wound and it is only right that the President of the United States of America should correct this mistake. The President must convince the Igbo and Biafrans that he does not support genocide or any other form of crime against humanity as was committed by Nigeria against Igbo people. That slogan reminds every Igbo person about the genocide and war crime they suffered through and it does not befit the use of by any world leader, and not the President of the United States of America.
 
Osita Ebiem ( Email: ositaebiem@yahoo.com ) reports.
 
*Photo Caption - President Barack Obama

[ Masterweb Reports: Obinna Akukwe reports ] - Antagonists of the innovative method of curbing electoral corruption and rigging in Nigeria in the form of INEC Card readers cannot be working for Jesus Christ even if some of them bear Christian names and even preach in their churches. I  have also been informed by some Muslim clerics who reacted to my recently released write up on INEC titled ‘Prof Attahiru Jega, Hero of Nigeria’s Democratic Innovations: Needs International Support Now, and Why Progressives Should Support Him’ that though the Quran did not specifically mention rigging, however, it is against any form of robbery, if it is applied puritanically.
 

 
Therefore, all these Pastors, Bishops, Imams, Mallams who have enlisted in the campaign to stop Nigeria's electoral umpire , Attahiru Jega from using card readers to stop electoral fraud in Nigeria probably because he is an Hausa Man and Muslim, are just agents of Lucifer, Asmodeus, and Leviathan and will soon face the judgments of God.
 

 
In the Bible, Jesus Christ was obstructed on his way by a top government official by name Zaccheaus who have stolen lots of money from tax payers and converted such to private use. Jesus went to the house of Zacchaeus and in the course of conversation this man promised to return all that he defrauded, even four times. Our own religious leaders go to the house of thieves and pray for them to continue stealing. I opined in the said write-up that “Jesus forced Zacheaus in Luke 19 vs 8 to return his loot back and the later said to Jesus, “Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much.” Jega led INEC is returning back the people’s mandate stolen through years of successive rigging, especially from the Shagari to the Obasanjo era back to the people.”
 
 

 
Continuing, I said that “He is a hero of democracy; he should be supported and not vilified. INEC must insist on the use the card reader or else let the military postpone the election and go on with their Interim Government option”.
 

 
For many years many pastors, bishops, reverends, and priests in Nigeria including myself have prayed and led our congregation and flock  to pray for a better Nigeria where there will be equality, social justice, transparency, peace and tranquility. I have fasted numerous times for this purpose and even undergone various prayer tours with some of my staff around the countryside. .Today God of Abraham had answered us and used a Muslim by name Attahiru Jega. God can even use an atheist or even a chain smoker, I do not care. All I care about is that HE answered our   prayer and this man at INEC decided to employ a technology that will curb electoral malfeasance.
 
 
In the same write-up on Jega’s Heroic Innovation I posited that “Jega can be a devout Muslim, I do not give a damn. He could even marry ten wives and divorce six to balance it four, I do not care so much. Jega can make his beard to be longer than that of Osama Bin Laden and he can even do his own Sallat twenty four times daily which is his business, providing he doesn’t disrupt public peace.  Jega has proven to be a better follower of Jesus Christ than Prof Maurice Iwu, a knight of the Catholic Church.”
 

 
The nation has probably over $ 142 billion dollars of oil revenue stolen in five years, and about the same amount stolen from other sectors because the thieves are not accountable to anybody. If Prof Maurice Iwu had insisted on doing what is right like Prof Jega, Nigeria would not have elected Yar’adua in the first instance. Probably Buhari , Atiku,Odili or Duke  would have won the election and handed over to another by now. All these criminal governors who stole the people’s mandate would not have been elected. All these stealing of public funds by irresponsible leaders who are accountable to nobody would have been curbed since 2007. Prof Iwu, though acclaiming to be a Christian, betrayed Jesus Christ by superintending over the worst electoral robbery in Nigeria not minding that some Catholic Bishops attended his thanksgiving Mass after the election. Iwu lost a golden opportunity to stand by Jesus Christ, Prince of Righteousness, and institute electoral fairness. God, in disappointment, threw him out there and brought in another man from the other faith to do the same work.  The Jesus Christ that I know cannot clap hands for riggers of elections, even if they are backed by ‘anointed pulpits’ and it is time for Nigeria to move from permissible to the perfect will of God. 

 

With Jega’s Card Readers as means of authenticating voters, the electorates can decide to elect performing public servants like Sullivan Chime, Raji Fashola, Adams Oshiomhole, Onyebuchi Chukwu or the present Minister for Agriculture, Akinwnmi Adesina as president in 2019 even if they join a party called ‘Jonas Savimbi Party of Nigeria’ . This means that the electorate is in charge and no more the criminal political riggers of elections who easily transmutation to political thieves.  They can remove any governor, senator, representative member, local government chairman or counselor that uses their money to fly private jets around at their expense.
 

 
 
God has answered our prayer and we Christians who want our congregation to prosper in a prosperous Nigeria, not fettered by corruption, should not fight the same measures invented through the Finger of God (Exodus 8 vs 19). We pray so much and when He answers, we fight the answers and get back for a second round of prayer. The Bible said that “the labor of the foolish weariest him”( Ecclesiastes 10 vs 19). Our prayer among others should include “ Father, let the use of card readers as means of  stopping electoral criminality in Nigeria be perfected, and let those fighting it be consumed by fire in Jesus Name”.
 

 
Obinna Akukwe ( Email: profetobinna2@yahoo.com ) reports.
 
 
*Photo Caption - INEC Card Reader

[ Masterweb Reports: Ann Sylvester Nwufo reports ] - Despite the vast resources in Nigeria, She faces a high level of inequality. The gap between the have’s and the have not is growing wider by the day considering its Gross National Income (GNI), human assets (classification based on indicators like nutrition, health, education, adult literacy) and Economic vulnerability (stability or instability of agricultural products, export of goods and services) among other countries designated developing, but most people are unconcerned. Whereas the rich fret about the way the economic pie is divided, nevertheless every Nigerian want to join the rich, not soak them. A country is categorized rich or poor based on the calculation made on poverty line of its nationals bearing in mind that the poverty line threshold varies from one country to another according to World Bank.
 
The exact size of that gap depends on how you measure it. Look at wages, the main source of income for most people, and you understate the importance of health care and other benefits. Look at household income and you need to take into account that the typical household has fallen in size in recent decades.
 
Look at statistics on spending and you find that the gaps between top and bottom have widened the more. Look at the abuse by those in power, institutions disempowerment, excluded locations, gender relationships, lack of security, limited physical capabilities. But every measure shows that, over the past years, those at the top have done better than those in the middle, who in turn have outpaced those at the bottom. Whichever explanation you choose for the signs of growing economic inequality, poverty and wealth can be measured, statistically.
 
Human Development Index (HDI)
 
Human development index is about allowing people to leave the kind of life they choose or value, expand their choices and providing them with the tools and opportunities to make those choices. It is about creating an environment in which people can develop their full potential and leave productively, creating lives in accord with their needs and interests.
 
Educated people are the real wealth of a nation.

Fundamental to enlarging this pie, is building human capabilities, the range of things that people can do or be in life. The most basic capabilities for human development are the combining major indicators to calculate index according to the United Nations. The indicators include:
 

  • Life expectancy for healthy lives
  • Knowledge ability
  • Access to the resources needed for a decent standard of living and to be able to participate in the life of developing the community.

The HDI makes it possible to track changes in development levels over time and to compare development levels in different countries as it combines all major social and economic indicators that are responsible for economic development. The United Nation further points out that the HDI accounts for more than income and productivity, unlike Gross Domestic Production (GDP) per capita or per capita income. HDI takes into account how income is turned into education and health opportunities and therefore into higher levels of human development. Every year UNDP ranks countries growth based on calculated HDI released in their annual report.
 
Nigeria’s HDI value and rank
 
Nigeria’s HDI value for 2012 is 0.471, in the low human development category, positioning the country at 153 out of 187 countries and territories. Between 2005 and 2012, Nigeria’s HDI value increased from 0.434 to 0.471, an increase of 9 percent or average annual increase of about 1.2 percent. The rank of Nigeria’s HDI for 2011 based on data available in 2012 and methods used in 2012 was 154 out of 187 countries. In the 2011 Human Development Report, Nigeria was ranked 156 out of 187 countries. Life expectancy in Nigeria is placed at 52 years old while other health indicators reveal that only 1.9 per cent of the nation’s budget is expended on health.
 
For further details on how each index is calculated please refer to Technical Notes 1-4 and the associated background papers available on the Human Development Report website.

 
It is economically said that Nigeria’s economy is robust and resilient, but the big question is, what is the future of a Nigerian student?
 
We can create value or expand the size of the pie by finding joint gain, a common and conflicting interest that can improve our individual lives, and not apportioning blames.
 
Creativity or creating value can expand the size of the pie in contention.
 
Value creators see the essence of human development and capacity building as expanding the pie, while value claimers on the other hand tend to see this drive for joint gain (common and conflicting interest) as the governments obligation. An essential tension exists between cooperative moves of creating value and competitive move of claiming value, but they are linked parts of achieving our dreams. Value that has been created must be claimed, and if the pie is not enlarged, there will be less pie to divide. There will be more value to be claimed if someone has helped create it first. I hereby call on every Nigerian student or youth to concentrate more on creating value thereby enlarging the pie.
 

 

Ann Sylvester Nwufo ( Email: annarinze9883@yahoo.com ), Peace Educator at Silvercee for Peace Movement, Bangkok, Thailand reports..
 
*Photo Caption - Map of Nigeria

 [ Masterweb Reports: Lawrence Chinedu Nwobu reports ] - Time flies by stealth and demands a reckoning sooner than we expect. Looking back, it seems just weeks away that on the 17th of March 2014 Peter Obi winded up his chequered tenure, being the first governor in the history of the state to complete an elusive eight year tenure amidst the turbulence and intrigues of that era. He was duly replaced by Chief Willie Obiano who was sworn in on the same day after a gruelling election. Yet the significance of the end of the Obi era and the beginning of the Obiano era which has now stealthily clocked one year is hinged on what has been done and what needs to be done. As Obiano reflects on the last one year it must be obvious that there needs to be deliberate speed in actualising critical infrastructure projects that can justify the passage of time. Like every clime, Anambra needs a visionary and audacious leader that will unlock the abundant human and material resources of the state for revolutionary economic and infrastructural development. Obiano seems to be that man, but the jury is still out to determine if he really is that man. That definitive decision would come with the infrastructural, economic, social and cultural development he is able to implant in the state in record time.
 
 
 
Given the intrigues, injustices, dishonesty, contradictions and prejudice in Nigeria it is obvious that appreciable development can only come to a state or region through aggressive self efforts and initiatives. We simply cannot develop except we act as agents and drivers of our own development through the initiation of infrastructure that will propel it. Many projects have long been conceptualised for the rapid opening and development of the state; chief among them an international cargo/ passenger airport, dedicated industrial parks and others such as real estate, Nollywood home entertainment village/park, innovation/adaptation technology parks, Awka capital territory development, football academy amongst others all of which can be undertaken at minimal cost to government through public private partnerships. All that is needed being to initiate and drive the projects with the necessary incentives.

 
Many governors have come and gone without actualising capacity building infrastructure such as the Airport project and the special industrial parks that has been top on the list. For an upwardly mobile people with significant presence in commerce and industry, an airport to service the mobile population and to ferry goods is a long stated necessity that has unfortunately been ignored by past administrations. Both foreign and local travellers, businesses and industries, arts and entertainment amongst others will be significantly boosted by an airport that services their critical needs with the attendant significant multiplier effects.

 
Special industrial parks to boost expand and consolidate commerce and industry which should come naturally must count as one of the most tragic omissions of previous administrations in the state. With the predominance of people of Eastern origin in the revolutionary Nollywood entertainment industry, the construction of a modern Nollywood village/park is a long overdue necessity. While the real estate sector to house a growing elite and returning Diaspora in modern estates has been overlooked. The direct and multiplier effects of these initiatives and infrastructure amongst others would have opened up the state and helped to address the apocalyptic youth unemployment crisis. As he celebrates one year in office, Obiano has a renewed opportunity to break the jinx and urgently commence the long proposed construction of an Airport, a veritable legacy project that should ideally be operational before his second or third year in office. While there are already some industrial clusters, Obiano should urgently take it further by creating special industrial or business parks with modern infrastructure that can accommodate businesses and industries with an international scope. These special parks can be located in the three senatorial zones for spread and in Nnewi, Awka, Onitsha and other urban settlements. These initiatives alongside others in real estate, Awka capital territory development, urban renewal, Nollywood, sports etc will justify the passage of time and the inevitable reckoning as Obiano approaches his fourth year and seeks a new mandate.

 
A simple lesson of leadership as Napoleon Bonaparte once said is that “a leader or government must dazzle and astonish”. This clearly establishes the necessity of a government or leadership to continuously dazzle and astonish his subjects through breathtaking economic and infrastructural projects, a strategy for which Napoleon Bonaparte, Ramses and all subsequent great leaders are noted. Obiano should inculcate the basic lessons of Napoleon Bonaparte’s creed of leadership, dazzling and astonishing his subjects through monumental infrastructural projects that will stand as physical testimonies of his stewardship as his regime contends with the speed of time. Given the stealth and speed of time, his third and fourth year are just around the corner and deliberate haste is doubly required if his declared vision and task of building a first class state of international standards can be accomplished.

 
Lawrence Chinedu Nwobu ( Email: lawrencenwobu@gmail.com ) reports.
 
*Photo Caption - Governor Chief Willie Obiano