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[ Masterweb Reports: Dr. Perry Brimah reports ] - It is baffling why Buhari will go all out to improve Atiku's credibility. Persecution is always an invaluable tool to improve electability. Atiku was doing fine by himself, with his record too crooked to be electable and then suddenly he perhaps purposely pushed Buhari's buttons and Buhari raised him up.
 
The recent glaring hounding of Atiku and his business interests have fulfilled only one thing: helping Atiku look better. Now Atiku can play the victim card and garner sympathy from desperate Nigerians.
 
Does Buhari not know and do his advisers not tell him that Atiku amassed too much and that these flimsy mechanisms can barely scratch his surface?
 
While it has been interesting to realize that Buhari actually knows how to go after the interests and ill-gotten assets of the cabal; that he could only do so when the cabal challenged his reelection is shameful to say the least. Buhari wined and dined with Atiku for all of the last two-plus years; he even sent Atiku as his ambassador to lobby Zuma in 2015 and recently to the south east. Did Buhari not know that Atiku was an implicated and indicted looter at the time (as exposed by former president Obasanjo)? Clearly it was only when Atiku openly declared for the presidency that Buhari realized that he should be pursued. Oh how I wish the Dangotes and other cabal will also run for president so Buhari can persecute them too.
 
So far we see all the corrupt cabal embracing and being embraced by Buhari and the APC and the names of those who returned a fraction of their loot, being jealously protected by Buhari.
 
We @CabalMustGo have however taken a page from Buhari's book. In 2019 when we take over, we will use the same system Buhari deployed on Atiku to shut down corruptly acquired assets of all cabal in the oPDP and nPDP(APC) parties and those of their private sector friends. A little while Nigeria and corruption will finally be stealing.
 
Dr. Dr. Perry Brimah ( Email: drbrimah@gmail.com ) reports.
 
*Photo Caption - Atiku Abubakar

 
[ Masterweb Reports: Dr. David Leffler reports ] - Here is a foolproof, simple, and most expedient method for achieving peace and stability in Nigeria. During these dangerous times, terrorism could quickly end if Nigeria's military were trained to form what is known in Latin American military circles as a Prevention Wing of the Military. This military unit would be comprised of *Invincible Defense Technology (IDT) experts. The purpose of this IDT group would be to practice the non-religious Transcendental Meditation® (TM) and the advanced TM-Sidhi® program in a group twice a day.
 
TM comes from the ancient Vedic tradition of India. The late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi brought out the TM technique in 1956. Maharishi predicted that if 1% of a population practiced the TM program, peace and harmony would increase throughout society. Additionally, he anticipated the same result if the square root of 1% of a population practiced the advanced TM-Sidhi program in groups twice daily. Scientists call the increased societal coherence that results from practice of the TM and TM-Sidhi program "the Maharishi Effect." These predicted results, summarized below, have been seen repeatedly in published, reputable refereed journals such as The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Social Indicators Research, Journal of Crime and Justice, Journal of Mind and Behavior and International Journal of Neuroscience. Much of this research is reviewed in a paper written by the author, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Management & Social Science (JMSS) (Fall 2009, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 153-162), called "A New Role for the Military: Preventing Enemies from Arising -- Reviving an Ancient Approach to Peace." (Available online at: http://davidleffler.com/preventing-enemies.html)
 
The extensive peer-reviewed research and military field-tests worldwide show that proper application of these specific programs bring about measurable decreases in crime, terrorism and war, and improvements in quality of life, which are thought to be tangible signs of the reduction of societal stress. These changes are measurable from such statistics as reduced terrorism and conflict, crime rates, accidents, hospital admissions and infant mortality.
 
In highly stressed areas of the globe, establishment of large groups of IDT experts have also increased economic incentives and growth of prosperity. Entrepreneurship and creativity increase as well. Also, on a global scale when large groups of civilian experts gathered from 1983 to 1985, terrorism-related casualties decreased 72 per cent and international conflict decreased 32 per cent. Moreover, such positive changes in social trends take place within a few days or weeks after IDT is introduced.
 
The IDT approach has been used during wartime, resulting in reduction of fighting, reduced war deaths and casualties, and improved progress toward resolving the conflict through peaceful means. IDT is totally unlike any other defense technology in that it does not use violence in an attempt to quell violence.
 
It is the high collective stress levels in Nigeria that ultimately fuel terrorism and war. If dangerous levels of collective stress and frustration are reduced by applying IDT, then Nigera’s governmental leaders and citizens will be more capable of finding constructive and orderly solutions to the unresolved issues plaguing the nation.
 
With greater civic calm, citizens’ aspirations will rise and a more productive and balanced society will emerge. Then violence as a means for change and/or as an expression of discontent will naturally subside.
 
The powerful brain-based, human-resource Invincible Defense Technology is aptly named. The word invincible means incapable of being defeated, unconquerable. Defense means to defend and to protect. Technology is applied scientific knowledge. The goal of IDT is to prevent enemies from arising. The military that properly applies it can ultimately obtain victory before war. Once this goal is achieved, the military becomes invincible because there are no enemies to fight. No enemies means no war or terrorism and full security, as well as a happy, productive and normal life for everyone.
 
For these reasons, the IDT approach is advocated by the Global Union of Scientists for Peace (GUSP). This non-profit organization hosted an international conference in Kiev, Ukraine (see: https://www.gusp.org/global-peace-summit/). Renowned Ukrainian leaders Lt. General (Ret.) Vasyl Krutov, former chief of the Ukraine Anti-Terrorism Center, as well as Academician Dr. Sergiy Maksymenko, a distinguished Ukrainian research scientist, are among the impressive list of participants who spoke at or voiced their support for the conference. Others included President Joachim Chissano of Mozambique, who applied innovative IDT programs to end that nation’s civil war; retired Ecuadorian Lt. General José Villamil, who also applied IDT to end war between Ecuador and Peru; and Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, former chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
 
IDT is a way for the military of Nigeria to prevent conflict and terrorism by deploying a proven, simple, human resource-based approach, with minimal training and costs needed to implement it. The primary costs would be for training personnel in the IDT techniques. The entire training and implementation would cost about as much as one modern fighter jet.

Recent events show that IDT is desperately needed. There is truly no other solution. Nigerian leaders would be wise to read the proceedings of the GUSP conference and learn how best to rapidly establish perpetual peace.

_________________

 
*Invincible Defense Technology is a brain-based technology which utilizes the Unified Field. For a detailed explanation, see the online video and transcript titled: "An Important Message for All Military Leaders from the Executive Director of the International Center for Invincible Defense," by Harvard-trained quantum physicist Dr. John Hagelin (both available at: http://www.istpp.org/military_science/Hagelin_military_lecture.html).
About the author:
Dr. David Leffler has a Ph.D. in Consciousness-Based Military Defense and served as an Associate of the Proteus Management Group at the Center for Strategic Leadership, US Army War College. Currently, he serves as the Executive Director at the Center for Advanced Military Science (http://www.strongmilitary.org) and lectures and writes worldwide about IDT.
 

*Photo Caption - Dr. David Leffler
 

 
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano has described as unfounded, insinuations that he was planning to dump the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
 
Obiano, who was re-elected on November 11, spoke to State House correspondents yesterday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
 
"No, never! That is totally unfounded. I will never leaver APGA, I’m the leader and the BoT chairman of APGA and again by God’s grace, the governor and governor-elect," he said.
 
The governor said APGA was very strong in the Southeast.
 
He said Emeka, the son of the late Biafra warlord Chukwuemeka Odimegwu-Ojukwu, who quit the APGA for the APC is of no consequence.
 
Obiano denied having a rift with his predecessor, Peter Obi, saying "I don’t have a problem with anybody. I’m doing well, I don’t have a problem with anybody."
 

He said he was at the Villa to thank Buhari for fulfilling his promise of ensuring that the governorship election in the state was free and fair.
 

*Photo Caption - Governor Willie Obiano
 

 
[ Masterweb Reports: Fidelis Nwaka reports ] - The raging media war mounted against the Chairman of ULO Consultants, Chief Uche Okpunor by the Delta State government has taken a new twist, this reporter can authoritatively report.
 
Multiple government house sources has revealed Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa's intention to bring out all the sins of Okpuno to the public using the media, for ease to get him invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) when they start writing petitions against him.
 
We gathered that the governor was angry over ULO pullout from the Asaba Airport project, which caused him serious media embarrassment and has decided to launch same media against Okpunor, even though he had secretly concluded plans to shop for another contractor and push out ULO, before he got the surprise withdrawal.
 
Information available confirms that the Chief Press Secretary, Mr Charles Ehiedu has been directed to reach out to journalists and make available to them documents pertaining to how ULO defrauded the state under immediate past Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan and another N2.5 billion when he was sworn in two years ago.
 
According to our reliable informant, Okowa has directed the State House of Assembly to begin probe of all projects handled by ULO in the state, especially the Airport and Asaba Ughelli Dualization. They will be inviting him anytime in the full glare of the media where he will be embarrassed before the world and label a 'criminal contractor', a powerful government house revealed.                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Fidelis Nwaka ( Email: felixenurdi@gmail.com ) reports.
 
*Photo Caption - Governor Ifeanyi Okowa
 
 
 

[ Masterweb Reports ] - Atiku Abubakar, former Nigeria Vice President today in a press statement said he was dumping All Progressives Party (APC) for People's Democratic Party (PDP).
 
Below is Atiku's statement in full
 
On the 19th of December, 2013, I received members of the All Progressives Congress at my house in Abuja. They had come to appeal to me to join their party after my party, the Peoples Democratic Party, had become factionalized as a result of the special convention of August 31, 2013.
 
The fractionalization of the Peoples Democratic Party on August 31, 2013 had left me in a situation where I was, with several other loyal party members, in limbo, not knowing which of the parallel executives of the party was the legitimate leadership.
 
It was under this cloud that members of the APC made the appeal to me to join their party, with the promise that the injustices and failure to abide by its own constitution which had dogged the then PDP, would not be replicated in the APC and with the assurance that the vision other founding fathers and I had for the PDP could be actualized through the All Progressives Congress.
 
It was on the basis of this invitation and the assurances made to me that I, being party-less at that time, due to the fractionalization of my party, accepted on February 2, 2014, the hand of fellowship given to me by the All Progressives Congress.
 
On that day, I said "it is the struggle for democracy and constitutionalism and service to my country and my people that are driving my choice and my decision" to accept the invitation to join the All Progressives Congress.
 
Like you, I said that because I believed that we had finally seen the beginnings of the rebirth of the new Nigeria of our dreams which would work for all of us, old and young.
 
However, events of the intervening years have shown that like any other human and like many other Nigerians, I was fallible.
 
While other parties have purged themselves of the arbitrariness and unconstitutionality that led to fractionalization, the All Progressives Congress has adopted those same practices and even gone beyond them to institute a regime of a draconian clampdown on all forms of democracy within the party and the government it produced.
 
Only last year, a governor produced by the party wrote a secret memorandum to the president which ended up being leaked. In that memo, he admitted that the All Progressives Congress had "not only failed to manage expectations of a populace that expected overnight ‘change’ but has failed to deliver even mundane matters of governance".
 
Of the party itself, that same governor said "Mr. President, Sir Your relationship with the national leadership of the party, both the formal (NWC) and informal (Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso), and former Governors of ANPP, PDP (that joined us) and ACN, is perceived by most observers to be at best frosty. Many of them are aggrieved due to what they consider total absence of consultations with them on your part and those you have assigned such duties."
 
Since that memorandum was written up until today, nothing has been done to reverse the treatment meted out to those of us invited to join the All Progressives Congress on the strength of a promise that has proven to be false. If anything, those behaviours have actually worsened.
 
But more importantly, the party we put in place has failed and continues to fail our people, especially our young people. How can we have a federal cabinet without even one single youth.
 
A party that does not take the youth into account is a dying party. The future belongs to young people.
 
I admit that I and others who accepted the invitation to join the APC were eager to make positive changes for our country that we fell for a mirage. Can you blame us for wanting to put a speedy end to the sufferings of the masses of our people?
 
Be that as it may be, after due consultation with my God, my family, my supporters and the Nigerian people whom I meet in all walks of life, I, Atiku Abubakar, Waziri Adamawa, hereby tender my resignation from the All Progressives Congress while I take time to ponder my future.
 
May God bless you and may God bless Nigeria.
 

*Photo Caption - Atiku Abubakar
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday decried that the state of education in the country "calls for a serious concern." He listed the effects of decades of neglect suffered by the sector as including an estimated 13.2 million children out of school, high illiteracy level, infrastructural deficit and decay as well as unqualified teachers and inadequate instructional materials.
 
President Buhari was speaking at the Old Banquet Hall of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja at a special retreat of the Federal Executive Council themed: "Education in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects."
 
According to him, it is no longer a secret that the quality of education in Nigeria requires greater attention and improvement, and that the fact that the nation is facing numerous challenges in education and all other sectors as a result of historical abuses, mindless impunity and corruption is not news to anyone.
 
The president declared that Nigeria must get her education sector right, noting that the nation cannot progress beyond the level and standard of its education.
 
He maintained that no nation can achieve economic, social, political and cultural prosperity without a sound and functional education system, emphasising that: "We must get it right in this country. To get it right means setting our education sector on the right path."
 
The president said Nigerians should also "bear in mind that the security and stability of the country hinges, to a large extent, on its ability to provide functional education to its citizens."
 
He said his administration was determined to turn around the sector for the better, stating that "We are already making appreciable progress in this respect."
 
He said while there were numerous other competing demands and responsibilities from different sectors of the economy, his government was committed to confronting and tackling the challenges in the education sector. "This will be part of our deliberate policy of revitalizing education provisioning and capacity building."
 
The president said: "Today, it is those who acquire the most qualitative education, equipped with requisite skills and training, and empowered with practical knowhow that are leading the rest. We cannot afford to continue lagging behind. Education is our launch-pad to a more successful, more productive and more prosperous future.
 
"One of the primary roles of education is to build and sustain individual and society’s development. It renews and improves the economic, social, political and cultural aspects of any nation. Education upgrades the living standard of citizens and enables people to become better and more productive citizens. It is a human right that creates a safe, healthy and prosperous society. It changes the visions and perspectives of individuals, enhances critical decisions and improves democracy. Indeed education is paramount and necessary requirement for all-round development.
 
"Nigeria’s participation in all relevant international education fora together with our investment in education and collaboration with development partners is an indication of high level of commitment towards ensuring that every capable Nigerian receives good quality education. These efforts are justifiable only to the extent that schooling is effective in promoting the realization of national objectives, attaining the Sustainable Development Goals and Education For All by 2030.These targets are, happily, in harmony with the manifesto and the CHANGE agenda of our Party, the All Progressive Congress. It is also in agreement with my campaign promises during the 2015 elections exercise and in pursuit of the yearnings and aspirations of the generality of Nigerian citizens."
 
The president said the summit must sharpen government's strategies for addressing the challenges of basic and secondary education, teacher training and professional development as well as technical and vocational education.
 
He said the summit must also work to enhance quality in, and access to, higher education and other challenges in the sector that could debar Nigeria from attaining the SDGs and be among the top 20 economies in the world.
 
He said he expected that after the summit, the government would come up with feasible, implementable and far-reaching action plans for the ministerial strategic plan that would make education play the pivotal role as the engine that drives national prosperity and development.
 
In a reference to the ongoing primary school reforms in Kaduna State, President Buhari described a situation where those engaged for teaching could not pass their own examinations as very serious and tragic.
 
Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-rufai had in October announced plans to sack about 22,000 primary school teachers who failed a competency test.
 
Buhari stated: "To digress a little bit so that you know that I meant what I read, having been an orphan, I still feel that whatever I did in life so far was built by boarding schools. For nine years, I was in boarding school, three in primary and six in secondary school.
 
"In those days, teachers treat their students or children like their own children. If you did well, they would tell you (that) you did well; if you didn't do well, they never spared the rod. When I finished my secondary school, I didn’t work for a day, I refused to work for a day, I left home, I refused to work in the local government, and then I joined the army. And the army of that time, we went through all we went through upto the civil war.
 
"And then, I listened to one of the Nigerians I respect, he said after his training here in Nigeria and the United States, he went to his alma mater, his primary school, to see what he could contribute. I won’t mention his name, but when he went, he couldn’t differentiate between the students, the children and the teachers.
 
"And what el-rufai is trying to do now is exactly what that man told me about 10 years ago. It is a very very serious situation when teachers cannot pass their exams that they are supposed to teach the children to pass. It is a very tragic situation we are in and this our gathering together, to me, is one of the most important in this administration."
 
Earlier, Education Minister Adamu Adamu suggested ways of eliminating mediocrity in the sector, saying "If we give regulatory agencies the teeth to bite and do their work, mediocre teachers will soon disappear from our classrooms. If we insist on professionalism with appropriate deadlines set for those who teach, the situation will improve phenomenally."
 
He said Nigeria's education system would improve if automatic scholarship is offered to students who take education as well as automatic employment and preferential compensation package to those who take to teaching as a profession.
 
The minister stressed the need to harmonize the learning and teaching in tertiary institutions as well as redefine national goals periodically.
 
Adamu, who urged improved funding for the sector, Said it would take Buhari's administration N1trillion annually for the next four years to fulfill its 13 campaign promises on education.
 
*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari

[ Masterweb Reports: Linus Effiong reports ] - The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) recently arrested a suspected drug baron, Charles Onyenachi, 50, popularly known as Charles Taylor, for allegedly coordinating the distribution of a large volume of hard drugs in the Southeast.
 
Onyenachi was arrested by a combined team of the army and a Special Enforcement Team (SET) of the NDLEA in a shrine in Ubakala community in Umuahia South Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
 
The suspected baron and father of three had been declared wanted by the anti-drug agency three years ago, within the period several attempts were made to arrest him but all failed due to his network of informants. Luck ran out on him following a tip off received by the agency on his arrival in the state.

Speaking with Daily Trust at the detention facility of the NDLEA, Onyenachi said he joined the business in his 30s as an errand boy in Delta State and rose through the ranks to become a major distributor in the Southeast zone. It all started when he was learning carpentry work in a community in Bende LGA 15 years ago. A fellow apprentice introduced him to drug business and he was asked to deliver the ‘goods’ to prospective buyers. As time went on he started selling little wraps of marijuana at N20 before the price was increased to N50. At that point the business boomed.



"I was always at home or in a hotel where my customers came to visit me for their goods," Onyenachi said. “They were mostly politicians and pastors from some of the new churches. They often visited my dealers and sometimes I drop some of the drugs with my wife to sell whenever I suspected security operatives were looking for me.

"I had been in the business for years, built houses and owned properties from money realized from it. I had agents everywhere who ran around for me and I paid them between N200, 000 to N700, 000 weekly.

The drug baron who revealed that he got his supply from an agent he only knew as Sunny (who supplies him 12 bags of marijuana weekly from Delta State) said many of ‘his boys’ had been arrested by the law enforcement agencies, especially the police, severally, but he always ended up getting them out.

A 21-year-old secondary school dropout, Ikechukwu Joseph, who was one of the baron's dealers, was arrested during a major raid by the NDLEA following a confession by the baron about his operational base at Cameron Street in Umuahia. Joseph said he joined the business upon seeing his boss' success and also because he needed money to bury his late mother who was still in the mortuary.

Joseph, whose buyers were between the ages of 20 and 40 (mostly mentally ill men who bought N300 worth daily), said although he didn't relate directly with the boss, a middle man supplied him with drugs worth N2, 000 daily, and he sold them all and got a N500 commission. The transaction usually took place very early in the morning on a daily basis at a designated venue.

"It was easier to get more patronage from mad men because within them they knew who consumed drugs and they circulated information on where to get the products. They talked normally whenever they desired to purchase drugs," Joseph said.

A suspected drug dealer, Nwokechukwu Emeka, 35, who hails from Ebonyi State, said he had been convicted twice by different courts, served jail term for drug related activities before his recent arrest. In 2005 he was arrested and jailed. After serving his term, he returned back to his boss who asked him if he wanted to continue with the business and promoted him to be his distributor. So he joined the drug business in 2003 as a marketer and grew to become a major distributor. The leader often paid him N5000 for selling marijuana worth N50, 000 daily.

Speaking after the operation, Abia State Commandant of the NDLEA, Mr. Akingbade Bamidele, described the arrest as another milestone achievement in Nigeria's fight against narcotics. He said the baron was apprehended after intense undercover operations in connection with illegal sales of 576kgs of narcotics within Abia State and other neighbouring cities within the zone.

Bamidele said the command would build on every information received from the kingpin (the baron) and sustain it to ensure he doesn’t have a safe haven in Abia anymore.

He said money laundering form would be given to all the suspects to fill, where all profits made from their criminal business would be recovered, whether land or cash. "We will commence money laundering investigations against them. Fifty suspected drug dealers are currently in the custody of the agency, following a general raid within the last one week."
*Photo Caption - NDLEA logo
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The Federal Executive Council Wednesday authorised the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to ratify a memorandum of understanding with the Swiss government on the repatriation of the $321m fresh Abacha loot.
 
Briefing State House correspondents after the cabinet meeting, Malami said the council approved his memo aimed at shifting the focus to international recovery of stolen funds and assets having succeeded in local recoveries.
 
The AGF recalled that about a week ago, Nigeria succeeded in recovering $85 million "relating to Malabu issues from the United Kingdom."
 
He stated: "Now, there exists a forum, that is Global Assets Recovery Forum taking place in December in the US and we are looking towards that, we are in agreement substantially with the Swiss for the recovery of additional sum of $321million.
 
"That memorandum of understanding has been substantially agreed between Nigeria and the Swiss. We intend to now execute or sign off the agreement during the global forum on assets recovery coming up December. The intention of the memo is to seek the approval of the council to allow the Attorney-General to sign the agreement on behalf of the government of the Federation of Nigeria. Two, is to develop an instrument of ratification which will now give the Attorney-General the powers to ensure the repatriation of the funds.
 
"It's collectively agreed upon between Nigeria and Swiss that we on own part should seek the approval of council to ratify the MoU as agreed, and they on their own part too, procure the instrument of ratification that will now give the respective officers of the two countries the desire power and effect to now sign off on the agreement.
 
"The memo has accordingly been agreed and approved by the council. The implication of which is that the MoU as negotiated between Nigeria and Swiss has been agreed and ratified by council and then the Attorney-General has been mandated to execute the agreement that will see to the repatriation of the $321m."
 
*Photo Caption - Dollar notes
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is conspicuously absent at the ongoing meeting of the national caucus of the All Progressives Congress.
 
The meeting, which began at 8:30pm, is being held at the new Banquet Hall of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. It is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
 
Senate President Bukola Saraki, House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu and Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan were 10 minutes late into the meeting attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the APC national chairman. John Odigie-Oyegun.
 
The meeting is also being attended by a national leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the former interim national chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande.
 
The governors in attendance include those of Sokoto, Niger, Kogi, Adamawa, Bauchi, Plateau, Katsina, Zamfara, Jigawa, Ondo, Kano, Benue, Oyo, Kebbi, Kaduna, Borno, Imo and Nasarawa States as well as the deputy governor of Osun State.
 
Former governors present are Senator Ahmad Yarima (Zamfara), Martins Elechi (Ebonyi), Olusegun Osoba (Ogun), Olagunsoye Oyinlola (Osun), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (Kano) and Murtala Nyako (Adamawa) as well as a former military administrator of Lagos State, Buba Marwa.
 
The former speaker of the House of Representatives, Patricia Etteh, is also present. The meeting was still ongoing as of the time of filing this report (9:00pm).
 
*Photo Caption - Atiku Abubakar

 

[ Masterweb Reports: Seun Opejobi reports ] - Atiku Abubakar says the agitation for secession spearheaded by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and hate speeches have made present day Nigeria more divided than ever.
 
The former Vice President made the observation at the 40th anniversary of the Federal Government College, Okigwe, Imo State, over the weekend.
 
Represented by his media aide, Paul Ibe, Abubakar stated that all tribes of the country needed one another to achieve their desired goals.
 
Abubakar emphasised the need for unity among the various groups in the country.
 
He said, "This celebration is coming at a critical time in our country’s history.
 
"All of you must be aware of the recent agitations from different parts of the country, with some groups threatening violence and, in some cases, secession. These agitations are the result of a number of factors which I will not bother going into at this time, although since you are all enlightened men and women, I have no doubt that you are well and fully aware of what they are.
 
"As a result of these various forces, the Nigeria of today appears more divided than it has ever been before. Our country is not at war in the sense of guns and bombs, but the level of inter-ethnic discontent, hatred, and hate speech is at an all-time high.
 
"Recently, Nigeria has been embroiled in secession calls particularly from the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in the South-eastern part of the country."
 
The secessionist movement which calls for an independent state of Biafra, a republic that existed for about three years during the Nigerian civil war, was in September designated a terrorist group by the Nigerian government.
 
"To quell the tension which has arisen from IPOB agitation and that of other groups, many Nigerians have called for restructuring of the political system.
 
"You know from personal experience that the Hausa man’s problem is not the Igbo man, that the Igbo man’s problem is not the Yoruba man, that the Yoruba man’s problem is not the Hausa man, etc.
 
"You know the beauty of unity, of living together as brother and sister, in the same dormitory, in the same classroom, of belonging to the same house and working towards the same goal, whether it be winning a medal during inter-house sports competitions or a prize during a quiz competition. You know that, at those critical times when everyone’s eye is on the goal, the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba need one another, must depend on one another to achieve", he said.
 
He traced the establishment of the school and other federal government colleges to a conscious move by the then military administration to promote unity after the civil war.
 
*Photo Caption - Atiku Abubakar