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[ Masterweb Reports: Victor Edozie reports ] - Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike yesterday signed into law three bills aimed at fighting insecurity and crime in the state. The bills are the Neighbourhood Watch Safety Corps No.6 of 2018 , the State Anti-cultism Bill and the Rivers State anti -Kidnap (Prohibition) (Amendment) No.2 Law No.7 of 2018.

 

Giving his assent to the three laws passed by the Rivers State House of Assembly at the Government House, Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said that the laws were necessary to enhance security across the state.
 
He said that the Neighbourhood Watch Safety Corps would support existing security agencies with intelligence for them to effectively fight crime.
 
He said anybody who loved Rivers State would not do anything to undermine steps that would enhance the security of lives in the state. He said, "If your hands are clean, you have nothing to fear about the three laws that I have given assent to.
 
He debunked claims by opposition elements that he would use the Neighbourhood Watch to arm youths, saying the corps was a replica of what was already in existence in Lagos State.
 
For the Anti-kidnapping and Anti-Cultism Laws, he said, "If you are a cultist and you are caught, it is life imprisonment. If you are a cultist and you kill during cult activities, you will face the death penalty. If you are convicted of kidnapping and the Supreme Court affirms your conviction, I will sign the death warrant without looking back.
 
*Photo Caption - Governor Nyesom Wike
 

[ Masterweb Reports: John Chuks Azu reports ] - Former Publicity Secretary of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Olisah Metuh has again applied to a Federal High Court for permission to travel for medical treatment abroad.
 
Metuh appeared in court on a wheelchair following his earlier attendance in an ambulance in February.
 
His counsel, Emeka Etiaba (SAN) said Metuh’s his health condition has worsened in the last two months.
 
Etiaba tendered a letter from one Dr Adrian T. H. Kasey, a Neurosurgeon at Wellington Hospital in London, recommending urgent treatment for Metuh in London, United Kingdom.
 
However, Justice Okon Abang asked both the prosecution and defence lawyers to address him on whether the court could grant Metuh’s request considering that he previously dismissed two similar applications on May 25, 2016 and on February, 2017.
 
Justice Abang said Metuh had yet to appeal both rulings, adding that grounds for the present application dated February 23, were similar to earlier ones when he was said to be receiving treatment at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) in Enugu.
 
Metuh and his company, Destra Investment Ltd were in 2016 charged with seven counts of money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after he allegedly received the sum of N400 million arms fund from the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki. Hearing continues today.
 
*Photo Caption - Olisah Metuh
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The Federal Government has said the sack of Rex Tillerson as American Secretary of State will not affect the relationship between Nigeria and the US. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said this on Wednesday while addressing State House reporters after the cabinet meeting.
 
He said all that Tillerson said about Nigeria/US relations when he visited Nigeria on Monday reflected the position of America and President Donald Trump.
 
The minister stated: "Rex Tillerson sack won’t affect us because government is a continuum as we all know.
 
"When he came, it was the United States that was speaking and clearly, we expect that with every expectation that everything he has said as regards US/Nigeria relations reflects the position of the United States, reflects the position of the president of the United States, so we don’t see any change happening at all. "
 
*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari and U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson in handshake at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Monday, March 12 during the visit of the later.
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo as the new Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for former Niger Delta militants. He replaced Brigadier-General Paul Boroh (Rtd).
 
According to a statement yesterday by the president’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, "Prof Dokubo is currently Director of Research and Studies at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs. He holds a PhD in Strategic Studies from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom, and hails from Abonema, Akuku-Toru Local Government of Rivers State."
 
Adesina said the President directed the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno to carry out a full investigation into the activities of the Amnesty Programme from 2015 to date, "Especially allegations of financial impropriety and other acts that are allegedly detrimental to the objectives of the Presidential Amnesty Programme."
 
*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari
 

[ Masterweb Reports ] - A new technique for identifying and diagnosing damage to the human retina has been awarded ‘Best Student Paper’ at the industry-leading BIOIMAGING 2018 conference in Portugal.
 
Nigerian doctoral candidate Bashir Dodo, 29, from Brunel University London’s Department of Computer Science, demonstrated a new algorithm for OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) equipment which can automatically segment images of the retina into distinct layers.
 
It’s hoped the new technique, which can separate the retina into seven distinct layers, could improve the accuracy and speed of diagnosis, and help save the sight of patients by identifying damage earlier.
 
Having taken inspiration from the psychological concept of similarity, Bashir used the ideas of continuity and discontinuity to develop an OCT algorithm that can identify where one layer of the retina transitions to the next.
 
OCT machines are used by ophthalmologists to produce non-invasive three-dimensional photographs of a patient’s retina, which are used in the diagnosis of eye-related disease.
 
"Layer segmentation is one of the early processes of OCT retina image analysis, and already plays an important role in clinics," said Bashir.
 
"For example, the thickness profile of the Retinal Nerve Fibre Layer – which can be calculated directly from the segment layer – is used in the diagnosis of glaucoma, which is one of the most common causes of sight-loss world-wide.
 
"Automatically segmenting the layers could provide critical information for abnormality detection by comparing them to the average population, and monitoring the progress of disease against previous scans."
 
Whilst doctors are currently able to identify the layers manually from OCT images, Bashir’s new technique automatically segments images of the retina, allowing specialists to spot abnormalities quicker and better track the progress of medication.
 
"It is evident that prior knowledge plays an important role in diagnosis," said Bashir. "Therefore, using automated methods to look back through medical records or ophthalmology literature has great potential to influence how this field progresses."
 
*Photo Caption - Bashir Dodo
 



[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed belief that Nigeria’s existence as one united country is a divine arrangement and "nothing should be done to put it asunder."
 
President Buhari, according to a statement by his spokesman Mr Femi Adesina, said this on Wednesday while felicitating with Christians in the country on the solemn occasion of the commencement of this year’s Lenten season.
 
Buhari urged Christian brothers and sisters, as they joined their counterparts worldwide in emulating the worthy example of Jesus Christ who fasted at the beginning of his earthly ministry, to pray fervently for Nigerian unity and progress.
 
President Buhari also enjoined all Nigerians to intensify love, brotherliness and concern for the less privileged members of their communities in order to strengthen the bond of togetherness.
 
As Christians began the period of increased prayers, piety, sacrifice and selfless services, the president wished them and all Nigerians well.
 
*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari & his spokesman Mr Femi Adesina
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Hope Abah reports ] - The police in Benue State yesterday said three people were killed by unidentified gunmen in Anyin community of Logo LGA of the state. The Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said at a news conference in Makurdi that the seven people were attacked in two different incidents by the same gunmen.
 
Owoseni said of the seven victims, three went to fetch water from the Tsokwa stream on Thursday at about 7:30pm when they suddenly heard gunshots as the criminal elements pounced on them, adding that the sound alerted the police special squad in the area to the direction where they found all the three on the ground, wounded.
 
Owoseni noted that the gunmen further attacked four men riding on motorcycles, shot at them, snatched their bikes and killed two on the spot while another later died in hospital, bringing the number of those killed to three.
 
The commissioner said the police pursued the attackers, recovered one of the motorcycles and an empty shell of ammunition even as they immediately launched search for the assailants.
 
According to him, one of the victims, Abraham Tere, was brought to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH) where he is currently recuperating.
 
"We have strengthened our presence in the area to give confidence to the people there and as we speak our DIG Operations has also gone on air surveillance in the areas to detect the routes through which the attackers came," Owoseni said.
 
The commissioner assured people of Gwer West LGA and Makurdi metropolis around Adeke, Adaka and Naka roads among others not to panic, saying the police had established strong presence in the areas following rumours of attacks which led many residents to flee since Thursday night.
 
He added that aside the 105 suspects arraigned over recent disturbances in Makurdi, there were 11 cases in court as a result of what took place in Guma LGA while 32 other suspects were undergoing trial for violating the state’s anti-grazing law.
 
*Photo Caption - As seen.
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Igbeaku Orji Reports ] - The United Progressive Party (UPP), Abia State charpter has taken the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State and Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to the cleaners, describing his administration in the state as a disaster. Abia chairman of UPP, Mr Menelik Ukpai, who addressed journalists at the end of a stakeholders and State Working Committee’s meeting at the Nsukka Street secretariat of the party said the present administration of Ikpeazu had not only toed the line of its predecessors but become the worse government in all indices of government.
 
He said: "Abians have no reason to vote PDP again after years of failure, it makes no sense, there is no logic in that, the people are fed up, Abians are exhausted, any source of relief from what they have now we are very confident that they will grab it. The party (UPP) has positioned herself to offer Abians a better alternative.
 
"The time to correct such anomaly is now by voting them out and the realistic thing here is that by virtue of his failure, he has already made it clear that 2019 is open for every other candidate to come and win except the PDP." If we look at the national posture of the All Progressives Congress (APC), it’s obvious that the party has nothing to offer to the South East, if you look at All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) the level of division particularly in Abia State, they have about four factions, each claiming to be the authentic one, when you look at these parties it becomes obvious that they have nothing to offer to the State."
 
*Photo Caption - Governor Okezie Ikpeazu
 

[ Masterweb Reports: ABN Reporting ] - Chief Okereke who is one of the pioneers of Internet/Information Technology not only in Nigeria but in Africa as a whole with publications such as Nigeria Masterweb and Africa Masterweb, in a press statement made available to Newsmen in Umuahia, decried that Abia, God’s own State, has become a major scapegoat to bad governance, bad choice of leaders and, above all, an atmosphere of nonchalance and passive carelessness from us towards our political future.
 
"Take for instance, the Golden Guinea Breweries, Ulonna Farm Settlement and several other industries which Abia State was formally famed for: they have all gone moribund through several regimes of government. Different governments have ruled the State but the seeming inherent unwillingness in the hearts of hitherto elected leaders has maintained a policy of absolute neglect. Worst, few places of note, like the Ariaria market and the expressway, are gradually becoming dump sites for refuse. The led (people), as earlier said, are equally culpable due to the ‘I don’t care’ posture we adopted towards politics and governance" He enthused.
 
Chief Okereke insisted that there is hope for Abia state despite the many years of darkness if the people will embrace the reality, "At this critical stage in our nation’s polity, especially as it affects our dear own state, Abia, and the several unrests and demonstrations of dissatisfaction by our teeming unemployed youths mostly occasioned by vehement, willful and perpetual bad governance and politics of self, there calls for a deeper reflection on the way we, as a people, perceive and react to politics.
 
Today, thanks to men of good will, democracy which is the government of the people, by the people and for the people has granted us closer access into how we are represented by our elected sons and daughters.
 
It has also empowered us with our basic human rights and the rights to demand their implementation whenever and wherever we feel neglected, marginalized or threatened either by regional/political rivalry or by our very own elected representatives, he declared.
 
He speaks further on the motivation to accept the challenge to serve his people, "As a "son of the soil" and true Abian in every sense and having taken time to study both the political terrain of our dear state and the deficiencies occasioned, not by our inabilities and unworthiness but by sheer neglect and nonchalance, I have, this time and finally, bowed to pressure of cries for help from my Abia brothers and sisters to step out and show true, refined, functional, absolutely productive, enduring and efficient leadership.
 
Chief Okereke declared that his government will be open, transparent with probity and accountability as its watchword. "Reforming Abia and bringing her into the full statue of the State for God takes more than sheer desire to lead, it takes absolute and unflinching resolve to do the needful.
 
All moribund industries to be resuscitated and every meaningful and meaningless excuse against it removed; Agriculture will have its full place and will run in full capacity to enable us produce enough for ourselves and for exportation.
 
Abians have full constitutional right to use the basic resources given them by God – resources like land and waterways. We will process the modalities for and begin the dredging of the Azumini axis to enable it grant, not only Abians but Ndigbo access to the sea. To pilot our dear state to full productive capacity, people will be recognized and employed by merit. We will reconstruct Aba to reflect its true nature: The Enyimba City."
 
He speaks about the all Hail Biafra Anthem, "By His Grace, I am a gifted poet and composer of Hymns/anthems; my composition ‘God Bless Africa’ won the African Union Anthem Competition and one of my other compositions "All Hail Biafra (Cry of A Biafran Child)" is a household song amongst us. Different oppressed or marginalized groups find solace in All Hail Biafra as anthem. I cried for Ndigbo at the end of the Biafran war and I shed tears as I prepare to lead the redemption of Abia State. I have heeded calls to aspire for the number one seat in our dear state.
 
I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the leader of our great party UPP, Chief Chekwas Okorie for giving the people the party platform to choose the best to represent them for posterity. Vote for me as your next governor and you will no longer cry nor suffer in Abia.
 
SOURCE: Abia Breaking News (ABN) - https://www.abnews247.com/2018/02/2019-popular-publisher-composer-biafran-anthem-declares-abia-governorship/
 
*Photo Caption - Chief Charles O. Okereke
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that for now, the 2019 presidential election is not his concern. He emphasized that he was, at the moment, focused on doing the job he and President Muhammadu Buhari were elected to do in 2015.
 
The vice president said this during a media chat he had on the last day of his participation at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
 
Asked if he intended to run with President Buhari in 2019, Osinbajo responded thus: "I am absolutely focused at this time on doing the job that we have been elected to do. That is my concern for now."
 
The vice president said the nation's economy was much better now than it was two years ago, noting that the present administration had emphasised good governance, especially financial prudence.
 
"That is something in the past few years we haven’t seen. That is why we able to work with 60% less revenue, that has improved. We are doing better in terms of managing our finances, and in terms of doing much more with far less.
 
"Our reserves are at $40 billion, the highest it has been in 4 years. Our capital market is set to be the best performing in the world. We have moved up 24 places in the ease of doing business, agriculture is up by over 3%. We are becoming a net producer of rice, 7 million to 11 million tonnes of paddy which has never happened before. We will be self-sufficient in rice production. Investments are also coming in, so economically; I would say that we are doing very well. The critical thing is that the man on the streets must feel the impact, which sometimes takes a while, because when you are talking about growth, there must be jobs, but growth doesn’t immediately translate to jobs.
 
"What we are trying to do is to establish a system of governance that first of all, emphasises prudence in financial spending, which is what we had in mind to do with the TSA and with the general controls in spending. So we are earning 60% less than what was earned in 2014, but we are spending N1.3 trillion on capital expenditure, the highest in the history of the country, with 60% less revenue," he said.
 
Osinbajo said the government was in constant consultations with many groups in the Niger Delta, including the avengers who threatened last week to resume attacks on oil installations.
 
Asked what would be Nigeria's response to the US call for a weaker dollar, Osinbajo said though "we are naturally concerned about currency issues everywhere, a weaker dollar does not necessarily hurt us (Nigeria). We're concerned most about ensuring our exports are cheaper. Our concern is how to make ourselves competitive with our foreign exchange. So we've to deal with our own currency issues, ensure our currency is stable and adequate to meet with the challenges posed to us at this time. We're more concerned about sorting ourselves out and remaining competitive."
 
On what the government's position on allowing the Naira to flow freely, he said: "The issue for us is in ensuring that the currency is stable. What the NAFEX (Nigerian Autonomous Foreign Exchange) window does is, more or less, to provide an opportunity for the Naira to have its real value against the dollar. In some senses, we are there. What works today is some sort of intervention; you can’t just open up and say, let things go the way they want. You just mentioned that the US would like to see a weaker dollar, so obviously there is intervention somewhere. We want the market to dictate as much as possible, but where we find that there may be complications, we are ready to intervene."
 
*Photo Caption - Nigeria Vice President Yemi Osinbajo