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Just a few days ago, as attributed to the said outspoken Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, these statements were made in response to Boko Haram and the Nigerian military approach in response: “Take them [soldiers and police out from the Boko Haram’s ravaged areas of the north] to the barracks or rooms, and we (the north, Nigerians?) will get peace.” Furthermore, he said, “there was a plot to oppress Muslims since the Chief of Army Staff is a non-Muslim.” Then he fumed, “We are back in the Ironsi days.” The reason these statements made in the height of bigotry and utter hate deserve any scrutiny and response is because they were made, not in any other place by this Sheik, but right on his pulpit as he delivered a sermon to Nigerian Muslims at the famous Sultan Bello Mosque in Kaduna at a largely-attended Ramadan sermon on Friday evening.

 
This man who obviously intends to breed more anti-Igbo/Christian/Southerners northern Muslims went on to say, “What we are saying is in the spirit of peace; they should remove these soldiers and police on the roads and nothing will happen to us in the name of Allah…If the Boko Haram (terrorists) are Muslims, they should leave us with them, and enter their barracks. Muslim cities like Sokoto, Kano, Maiduguri, Kaduna, Bauchi, Yobe and all others should be vacated.” Now, to men of/in his religious and ethnic class and to many other political slaves who lead their people in many Southern States in Nigeria, these statements are harmless and made “in the spirit of peace.” Well, I disagree, and I’m certain that the true Spirit of Peace equally disagrees. Let me tell you why:

 
1. He said that there has been a plot to oppress Muslims since the Chief of Staff is no longer a Muslim. What he actually revealed is that their kind of peace will never be attainable in Nigeria unless a Muslim is the Chief of Staff; in other words, when a Muslims is at the helm of national security, then the Muslims are secure, but, when they are not, their security is not guaranteed and the “peace of a peace-loving people” is threatened. It will be noted that Lieutenant general Onyeabo Azubuike Ihejirika is the first Igbo man who has ever attained to such a position, and that, for over forty years, it has been these bigots who have ruled and claimed Nigeria as their spiritual birthright. For half a century and more that they have ruled and administered their kind of peace, war, deprivation and outright denial of justice are what they have delivered to other Nigerians (and themselves, sadly) as symbol of peace. The emergence of a non-Muslim Chief of Staff and the President from the South-South who is equally a non-Muslim did not bring about violence and all the atrocious and anti-people activities of the northern children.

 
2. Then he claimed that Nigeria (or, specifically, the north) is now back to the times when Ironsi was in power. It will be recalled here that this very Major General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi, an Igbo man, was the most qualified of the army officers after the first coup (which, by the way, has been established to be anything far from being “an Igbo coup,” but the first Nigerian military response to the general chaos, mainly in opposition to the dominance privileges given the north by Britain, Nigeria’s colonial master, as terms to get northern oligarchy into a One-Nigeria for the then sole purpose of serving the British. This dominance by the north made things unworkable for the whole of the South in particular and for the new independent Nigeria in general) and, therefore, rightly assumed the post of the military head of the then Nigeria when he survived the assassination plans by the coup plotters. But just about six months into his leadership as the first Nigerian military head of State, as he moved about trying to make peace and settle every unrest and reasons for unrest, the northern oligarchy then championed a purely religious and ethnic coup in which both Aguiyi Ironsi and his host, Lieutenant Colonel Adekunle Fajuyi, the then Military Governor of Western Nigeria, were ridden with bullets by Theophilus Danjuma (the vagabond who still wanders in the corridors of power in the abominable Nigeria) and his northern soldiers. His crime was that, although he was not a part of the coup plotters which saw to the death of Ahmadu Bello, the then Sarduana of Sokoto, his delay or refusal to punish those behind the coup within the six months of his assumption, brought about his death and the deaths of mostly all Igbo high-ranking military officers. And although these bigots and brutes would neither see reasons with Aguiyi Ironsi when he swiftly did all he could to, firstly, douse tension by appointing the northerners to most of the top positions, nor would they give him time to amend what was lightly fractured, they carried out pogrom and then installed a puppet, Gowon, to perfect their wickedness. By the statement of this Islamic scholar, Sheik Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, he has reawakened the spirit of the 60s and is now telling the northern children that the emergence of President Goodluck Jonathan and General Ihejirika were, in every way, to destroy the Muslims and the northerners. This is the very spirit which brought about the “Araba” pogrom and the genocide. Since this very spirit was wrong then, he is still wrong today because it’s proven to be alien to peace; it’s clearly the spirit of the Antichrist – the spirit of falsehood.

 
3. And, finally, he demanded that the government of Nigeria should leave the northern parts of Nigeria for the terrorist Boko Haram because “they are Muslims.” In saying this, he has moved too quickly and has now blown the cover of their new “northernization policy,” a sequel to that which Ahmadu Bello brought about. He is, in clarity, saying: “These people you call terrorists are Muslims and are doing the works of peace. If the government of Nigeria loves peace, they must take the police and the army off Muslim cities like Sokoto, Kano, Maiduguri, Kaduna, Bauchi, Yobe and others. In other words, he is saying that he, in all he preaches, stands where Boko Haram stands, that is, that a federal government, where Muslims will be a part and where Sharia system will not take over State law, is an abomination. Furthermore, he is affirming that all northern cities should be rid of the Igbo, Christians, Southerners, the police and the army.

 
Having given these few lines, I’m still certain that any other able person could carry out a critical evaluation of these statements of bigotry made by a religious leader to whom many northern youths listen and still arrive at these discoveries:

 
1. He speaks the mind of the north

 
2. He intends to create a 21th-century Araba in the north

 
3. Just as the entire north renounced the good gestures of Aguiyi Ironsi, he has clearly told northerners to renounce both President Goodluck Jonathan and Lieutenant general Onyeabo Azubuike Ihejirika.

 
4. He has, invariably, emphatically and pointedly, through his “Ironsi days” speech, told all Muslim serving in the army to mutiny and to kill Gen. Ihejirika so as to be able to either use Goodluck Jonathan, as the puppet Gowon was used, to carry out further genocides, or kill him as well.

 
The question now is: against which ethnic group, against which nationality do they plot these in vain? The answer may not be as clear as what we must all do to ensure that the reign of evil is cut short. I therefore remind the President, Goodluck Jonathan, that he is not actually far from his enemies and that, a stich in time saves nine. To you, Mr. President, I say: you clearly have two choices to choose from:

 
1. Work towards a so-called second term, and be sure that you may not enter it in one piece.

 
2. Use your position as a South-Southerner and immediately kick in steps for the peaceful dissolution of this country (since we all know that it will be dissolved some day soon).

 
3. If you choose the first, be sure that your generations and your people will become eternal slaves in the new Nigeria (although the Igbo will not be part of it). If you choose the second, you would have created a name for yourself above the names of all who have ever ruled Nigeria; a name which will not only be synonymous with freedom, but will be the pride of your people for generations to come. And you can be sure that supports will galvanize themselves towards you and this noble action. However, as for those who plot wickedness and exult the reign of evil, I say: You will be thrown down into the valley of regrets, and the days of your wickedness are over!

 
The Irish man, Edmund Burke, a onetime statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher who served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party, was quoted as having said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Although many have said that he never used this quote often attributed to him, however, my interest lies in the truth of those words. How true they are! But, then, one is often moved to ask: how much of good deeds and responses can men do and give to stop the reign of evil? And in the case of Nigeria, it would be: how much of these revealed truths can the enslaved, shackled, yoked, used, frustrated, destroyed Nigerians hear, see and take to heart before they can understand that their destinies lie with them? Better still, when will Nigerians, and especially those continually used, understand that our silence, ineptitude and nonchalance approach to issues which bother on us, as a people, and on our posterity will not reduce evil, or at least, apportion it its place by law, but will multiply so much so that even we, ourselves, will eventually get ultimately consumed in our silence?

 
Nevertheless, we will not relent, ignore, treat with kid-glove, or change course in our responses to that spirit which has designed his destiny in the annihilation of our people. Although we have no interest in waging any war or killing people who have not done us any harm or even avenging, blood for blood, the genocide crimes carried against us by the north and Nigeria, we know that the sensitization of our people will eventually set them free from the psychology of the genocide and embolden them to defend, even defend themselves, against further acts of terror, bigotry, hatred and domination; as Dalai Lama (Seattle Times, May 15, 2001) once said, “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun. While we make known to him (the antichrist who brings war and calls it “peace”) that he is a failure from inception, we also remind those who have comfortably worn this spirit of injustice, destruction, bigotry and all manner of evil that there is a time for everything: a time to sow and a time to reap; a time to be arrogantly wicked and callous, and a time to swim in the consequences of such inhume and godless arrogance towards other humans and towards all God’s creation.

 
Reference:

 
Sahara Reporters (2012), “Sheik Gumi: Soldiers Are Fighting Innocent Muslims, Not Boko Haram”, Sahara Reporters, New York, http://saharareporters.com/news-page/sheik-gumi-soldiers-are-fighting-innocent-muslims-not-boko-haram (Accessed on 08/13/2012)

 
Ikechukwu Enyiagu can be reached at ike.enyiagu@gmail.com

 
*Photo Caption - Islamic Cleric Sheik Ahmad Abubakar Gumi

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Nashville,TN-   Nigeria's former Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Hassan Adamu has been appointed as Chancellor of Enugu State University of Science and Technology. His appointment is a step in the right direction by the government of Enugu State and helps in the promotion of the unity and territorial integrity of Nigeria. It is a statement about the need for the peaceful coexistence of all ethnic groups in Nigeria. It also brings the much needed international experience at the apex of ESUT leadership.

 
Who is Hassan Adamu? Hassan Adamu was born in the town of Yola, Adamawa state, on May 25, 1940. He studied in Nigerian schools before travelling to Britain where he earned a graduate degree in economics and transport studies at the University of London. After working with the Nigerian Ports Authority from 1966 to 1968, Adamu joined the Northern Nigerian Development Corporation as general manager. He was a founding member of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and was elected the the first chairman of its Kano branch in 1972. He became chairman of the North Eastern Zone in 1985. He became the national president of the Manufacturers Association in 1990. Before becoming Ambassador to the United States in 1996, he sat on the board of directors of sixteen(16), private companies and held the chairmanship of eight(8) others.

 
He represented the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria as part of presidential delegations to France, Germany and Sudan. He was also Minister of Power and Steel in 1993.  In 1998 when i asked him what he will do when Obasanjo comes to power, he responded, "if he allows me, I will like to create a Ministry of Environment and head it for a while". Indeed one was created and he became the first Minister in 1999.  So it will not be presumptuos to say that Hassan Adamu is the "father" of Nigeria's Ministry of Environment. Later he became the head of NAFCON, state owned  fertilizer company and then, chairman of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation(NDIC). A friend and confidant of current President Goodluck Jonathan, Hassan Adamu has accompanied him on numerous internationl travels.

 
When he arrived in Washington as Ambassador, things were indeed very bleak for Nigeria. Relations between Nigeria and the United States were very strained due to the human rights violations and lax drug interdiction efforts of the Abacha regime. Nigeria was regarded as a pariah state and no U.S officials or officials of Western governments will deal with the Nigerian Embassy or the Ambassador.

 
However, Hassan Adamu moved quickly to change all that. A man of immense charm, ebullience, eloquence, decisiveness and gregariousnes, he worked tirelessly to cultivate both official Washington  and outside the beltway. In a short time, he became not only the most popular African Ambassador in Washington, but the darling of the diplomatic community. Due to the fact that his commercial orientation shaped his approach to diplomacy, Hassan Adamu became the pre-eminent exponent of business diplomacy in Washington. He visited almost all the fifty(50) states, meeting with local politicians, business persons, academics, and Nigerian citizens, while drumming up businees and investments for Nigeria. At an economic summitt I organized, he witnessed a business demonstration by the Tennessee Valley Infrastructural Group (TVIG) of Chattannoga, which impressed him tremendously. He immediately invited them to Yola, and in a few months they were in Yola.  That's vintage Hassan Adamu-quick and decisive.

 
A nationalist as well as an internationalist, Hassan Adamu is a good friend of Haiti's former President Jean Bertrand Aristide and former Liberian President Ruth Perry. As a devout but moderate Muslim, he believes in the equality of all religions and of peaceful coexistence amongst nations and ethnic groups.  A compassionate man with a deep sense of fairplay, Adamu is a consumate philantropist dispensing help to all and sundry. A man who values friendship and loyalty, Adamu knows knows how to take care of his friends and is very supportive of other peoples aspirations, regardless of where they come from.         A billionaire who made his money the old fashioned way, he never accepted a dime as salary from the Nigerian government during his stint as Ambassador in Washington. When he travelled, he not only paid for himself, but for all the diplomatic staff traveling with him. Washington had never seen an envoy like that before. The African Ambassadors told me it was like watching a traveler from the fourth dimension who operated on a planet different from their own. When I asked him why he won't  accept salary from the Nigerian government, he responded "when Abacha asked me to take this job, I gave him two conditions-I will not accept any salary and that I will communicate with him directly not through anybody. I already have enough money to last me many lifetimes". 

 
A man who believes fervently that education is the key to nation building, he also has a nose for history and how to seize an ocassion. I happen to have hosted him twice in Nashville, Tennessee during his tenure as Ambassador.  On one winter afternoon as I drove with him to an event I had organized for him, I ran two ideas before him- a professorial chair at Tennessee State University and an invitation for Dr. and Mrs. Hefner (President of Tennessee State) to attend President Obasanjo's inauguration . He immediately bought the ideas and authorized me to move on both as expeditiously as possible. In three weeks all the necessary formalities were completed and he flew down to Nashville for the official covocation. Today, there is a Hassan Adamu Distinguished Professorship Chair at Tennessee State University. This is historical, because it is the first and only chair named after an African official at any American University. After the ceremonies, he said "this is a great ocassion not only for Nigeria, but for the entire African continent. I will also pursue a partnership arrangement between TSU and University of Yola". And of course, he flew Dr. and Mrs. Hefner to Nigeria as promised, all expenses paid from his pocket.

 
If anybody wants to know why his appointment as Chancellor of Enugu State University is a masterstroke by the Enugu State Government, they do not need to look any further.  A well deserved appointment for detribalized super patriot.
 

DR. LEONARD MADU
PRESIDENT
AFRICAN CARIBBEAN CENTER AND
THE AFRICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE,
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.
 

*Photo Caption - Enugu State University of Science & Technology
 

 

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Pastor Chris Okotie is the owner of Household of God Church, a unitary church located on a vast expanse of land in Oregun Ikeja in Lagos. This pastor whose edifice has proximity with another edifice belonging to Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Believers Love World Fellowship and Christ Embassy have been enmeshed in controversies dangerous and injurious to the Christian faith bordering on second failed marriage, abortions and abandonment of a little girl allegedly fathered by him.
 
 
Chris Okotie was the first cerebral personality to embrace Christ in the early eighties. His first album ‘I Need Someone’ released in 1980 made him the most celebrated Nigerian pop musician. Himself and Jide Obi’s album ‘’Kill Me With Love’’ released in 1981 made the duo the most popular young musicians of the eighties. Therefore when news went round that the two law students of University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus are now preaching the Bible, it caused a stir and groups gathered to discuss the evil that had descended on the music industry while the church people rejoiced that Jesus had captured a hell bound soul. At that time parents would prefer a drunkard in the family than a born again, bible believing and bible preaching embarrassment. Chris Okotie , Jide Obi and later Felix Liberty’s repentance opened the door for a lot of young men and women, drowned by life of sex, drinks, dance, clubbing and western culture to begin to consider ‘born againism’ as an alternative lifestyle.
 
 
Chris Okotie, after his Law degree programme, proceeded to a Bible School in the US, came back and formed the Household of Love Fellowship in 1987. This pastor equally ventured into the terrain of eschatology where he delved into the unfamiliar terrain of explaining the book of Revelation, The Apocalypse, and related topics in his popular television programme, The Apokalupsis. There is also the Karis Award where he gives One million naira (N1, 000,000) annually to Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in acts of patriotism and national service; the past recipients included late Gani Fawehinmi, Pa Michael Imoudu, Gen Murtala Muhammed, Mallam Aminu Kano, Mrs Magraret Ekpo among others.
 
 
Chris Okotie was the first known Pentecostal pastor to venture into the murky waters of Nigerian politics in the order of late Rev Martin Luther King whose foray into U.S politics was instrumental to the eventual liberation of Black Americans of which Barrack Obama was a beneficiary. This pastor claimed that God told him to vie for the Presidency of Nigeria and went ahead to contest on the platform of Justice Party in 2003 where the ruling party allocated him 119, 547 votes coming eight out of twenty contestants. Independent electoral observers believe that if the 2003 elections were to be devoid of rigging the results, the order of number of votes cast would have looked like Buhari, Ojukwu, Obasanjo,Fawehinmi and Okotie plus 15 others. Therefore, Okotie had some level of political followership in Nigeria. In 2003 he formed Fresh Democratic Party with the intention of infusing fresh ideas into the recycling sickness afflicting Nigerian politics and he came eight out of seventeen contestants with 74,049 votes allocated to him.
 
 
Chris Okotie’s entrance into the political turf was an apostolic move aimed at breaking the jinx of the Pentecostal brand of politics which involves a spirit filled Christian hiding inside the comfort of his wardrobe, staircase or rest room and commanding God to fish out leaders that will transform Nigeria while excluding self from being part of the change makers. Since his foray into politics, a lot of Pentecostals have broken the bondage of timidity and decided to partake in the act of politics and national transformation, a turf earlier controlled by Catholics, Anglicans, Methodists, and Presbyterians and their Muslim counterparts.
 
 
However, it is obvious that an evil arrow had hit Chris Okotie. The Bible said in Ephesians 6 vs 11-16 ‘’Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints’’ Chris Okotie failed to put on all his armour and now we have a case of failed marriage, abortion and abandoned child hanging on his anointed head. The theory of touch not my anointed does not suffice here because a spiritual icon that made invaluable contribution to the expansion of faith in Nigeria have been seriously found wanting and need to be reclaimed back from darkness.
 
 
King David did not know when Bathsheba was planted to rubbish his credentials as a righteous king until he lost four sons, including Amnon, Absalom and Adonijah as a result of the adultery and murder. Samson did not know how Delilah was planted until he lost his sight and subsequently his life in the hands of the Philistines. Reuben lost the right as a firstborn because he got messed up with his father’s wife. Therefore, every Christian who has caused a stir to the kingdom of darkness should be very watchful or else the devil will patiently wait to rubbish all your contributions. The bible said that once the shepherd is struck, the sheep will scatter. Chris Okotie had the honesty to tell his members that his focus on natural beauty was responsible for the failure of the marriage instead of pointing accusing fingers at a witch somewhere. Other pastors in his shoes would have branded the woman a witch sent from the devil to destroy his church. In fact that was the story making rounds in the church but the pastor put the blame on himself.
 
 
Barely two weeks after the announcement of the dissolution of the four year old second marriage, a lady by name Oluremi Adesola surfaced, claiming to have a child for Chris Okotie. This Lady claimed thus ‘’ I was a young Pastor desperately looking for a good church where I could worship and God led me to the Household of God. Then, I had a music ministry, and because he was an ace musician, I took him as my mentor and strongly believed that he would help me one day. Along the line, something happened. We started seeing each other and I’ve done abortion for him three times before I decided to leave the last one’’ . It is only God who knows who seduced the other but it is obvious that the girl’s action could break a home and dry up the anointing and spiritual sensibility of an anointed pastor and as such is inexcusable Every spirit filled Christian knows that abortion is evil. The Roman Catholic Church condemns it in its entirety and this position had brought the Papacy in conflict with a lot of organisations and occultist groups like freemason etc. Pentecostals condemn it and see it as murder.
 
 
Those who had opportunity of being momentarily granted privilege of seeing Heaven and discoursing with Jesus Christ like Choo Thomas, Korean American and author of the bestselling novel ‘Heaven Is So Real’ wrote that in reaction to issue of abortion, Jesus shouted ‘’I do not like abortion’’ Therefore, there is nothing to celebrate in abortion and any woman who desecrated her dignity doing it for any man, or pastor or archbishop have committed murder and need to repent. It is only a Christian who does not know the value of his salvation that will be cajoled into this. Therefore this Lady is as guilty as the pastor in the act of desecrating the name of God and should equally repent from bitterness and follow to redress the negative image their sexual flings had brought to the name of the Lord. If that girl is actually Chris Okotie’s daughter, he should not abandon them in penury.
 
 
The Church belongs to Jesus Christ and whosoever destroys his Church, God will destroy no matter who is in involved. Christian women should deliver the devil out of randy pastors by rejecting indecent sexual overtures and refuse to be used to desecrate the work of God. Pastor Chris Okotie should refute the abortion and paternity claims if it is not true or else he should start the process of repentance as David did to redeem the name of Jesus Christ which has been dragged to the mud. Chris Okotie should go further, he should like David ask God to help him reclaim his life, soul and that of all the members and followers who have returned to the backslidden state as a result of the dangerous bad news . Members of Household of God Church should know that the roaring lion(devil) have struck and while not hiding nor excusing any malfeasance, they should collectively save this man whose humanity is overpowering his divinity so that hell will not have the last laugh.
 
 

 
Obinna Akukwe
 
*Photo Caption - Pastor Chris Okotie

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It is unthinkable that the government of Nigeria should order youth to report for civil “service” in areas in Northern Nigeria wracked by perpetual violence when in fact the government and public both experience and recognize the danger; and the government has admitted publicly that it is unable to curtail, let alone eradicate such violence.

 
It is extremely cruel and cynical for the government of Nigeria and its agencies to claim a constitutional prerogative in this matter citing the section of what passes for Nigeria’s constitution-of-the-day, when in fact the same document clearly states and implies that the first responsibility of the government is to provide adequate security for the people. It is a responsibility which the government has woefully failed in, and has made no denials about such failure, where in fact it is quite obvious to the world and to the people that this government has not only failed in this duty, but has no way, plans and or will, to do better.

 
It is especially hypocritical for the Nigerian government or any person to think that the original goal of the NYSC military decree—a decree which was ported into the Nigeria’s subsequent constitutions—was achieved at any time, or would ever be achieved. Such a goal of “national integration” merely served to move masses of youth graduating from universities to serve for slave-labor wherein the areas producing the most graduates suffered most because, by that decree, their graduates could not serve them. When they spent their stipends at their posting area, that, too, amounted to an economic boon for the locality; money obviously denied their own particular areas of origin which had borne the financial brunt of their education. Right from the start, rather than the unachievable goal of national integration for a “country” where it was already known and understood that “there is no basis for unity”, the NYSC edict forced Southern graduates to provide cheap labor for the North, without any parallel benefit for the South, there being comparatively fewer (in orders of magnitude) Northern graduates. The NYSC scheme thus also resulted in the preferential spending of the bulk of the allocated government funds for the program in the North, intended or not. As such, the NYSC was not and is not about national integration.

 
This was made clear by the well-publicized specific targeting of NYSC members for death and destruction by Muslim Northern youth incited by and rooting for Buhari in Northern Nigeria during the last election, an action which Buhari shows no substantive remorse for, based on the preponderance of his later statements and acts, for which he received the support of his fellow Northerners. Predictably, the same government of Nigeria, now ordering the posting of Southerners NYSC members back to the same areas, has done nothing meaningful and corrective about the killing, maiming and terrorization of the NYSC victims.

 
We therefore unequivocally condemn the posting, in the face of obvious danger, of Southern youth to the North by the government of Nigeria in the NYSC scheme. In this matter, we accuse the government of Nigeria (and we hope the world and responsible organizations join us in this) of crimes against humanity and of terrorism against the people.

 
We call on our people to stand up for their rights of survival and right to security against this type of naked insensitivity and wanton cruelty of the government of Nigeria which acts with pernicious impunity against the people. We call on the people to reject all posting to the North and demand and obtain the final and permanent dissolution of the NYSC project: it does not serve the purpose for which it was purportedly rigged up. To this end, we call on the people to prevent the NYSC posting forthwith.

 
It is up to the people to extract full accountability, responsibility and responsivity from the government; after all, Nigeria claims that it is a government of the people by the people: now is the time to test this claim.

 
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resident Goodluck Jonathan had once again showed that he can bite and this time around the victim was Andrew Azazi, his erstwhile National Security Adviser. President Jonathan understands Southerners so well that when he slowly delivers a killer punch, his victim will know that 'Warsaw saw war'. However, he is yet to master the secret of striking at Northerners.
 
 
The first Southern Nigerian casualty of Jonathan biting exercise was Bola Tinubu, the National leader of ACN. The Code of Conduct Bureau dragged Tinubu to court for maintaining foreign account barely three months after both of them were wining and dining in Lagos and negotiating how to prevent Buhari and Ribadu from making any impact in the 2011 presidential election.
 
 
The next casualty was opposition parties like APGA, Labour Party and others who sold their presidential ambitions to the PDP with the hope of being incorporated into his government. By the time he threw them out of the window, those party chieftains dreaming of being appointed cabinet ministers were left in the cold waiting for the next election.
 
 
His next bite victim was the subsidy protesters especially from the Lagos axis. When he sent fierce looking soldiers to the streets of Lagos to harass protesters and teargas some elder statesmen, Soyinka, Bakare , Falana, Agbakoba and other leaders of the popular Occupy Nigeria protest knew that there is fire on the mountain.
 
 
Still basking in the euphoria of his defeat of these NADECO chieftains fabled to have pressurized Head of State Abacha to his graveyard, President Jonathan turned his full attention on Sylva and finished the suffocation project he earlier initiated. This Governor of his home state of Bayelsa had earlier threatened to snuff life out of his lame duck presidential kinsman and for that his second term governorship ambition was snuffed off despite all the pastors, bishops and seers hired to send fire in the direction of rampaging Jonathan.
 
 
This time around it was the turn of Azazi to receive the bite from Jonathan. He was sacked without the courtesy of prior information. Jonathan was obviously fed up with Azazi. Azazi’s fate was sealed during the long holiday that preceded the May 29 Democracy day celebrations. The public protests that greeted the Mauling of Unilag delayed the announcement of Azazi’s sack. The delay enabled Azazi to get enough intelligence information that Gusau is being drafted to replace him and a worried Azazi made efforts to save his position. He spoke with both the President and some leaders of South South over the issue and was given the impression that the matter has been suspended.
 
 
Azazi’s problem with Jonathan had to do with the tactics of arresting the security situation. Azazi believes that the sponsors of Boko Haram should be fished out and prosecuted for terrorism while Jonathan believes that the names involved are too weighty that a political backlash could occur which is capable of affecting permutations for 2015.There is a reasoning that some of those involved may be handy in the next election. The names that frequently pop up in every security reports as sponsors of Boko Haram included a few from opposition party and majority from the ruling party.
 
 
Azazi had sought permission to quiz people like Buhari, Babangida, Ciroma, some serving and retired senators, ministers and governors who have links with Boko Haram but most of these people were those who helped Jonathan one way or the other in the past. Jonathan wants his NSA to tackle the footsoldiers of Boko Haram and leave the sponsors alone. This position of President Jonathan was a source of frustration for Azazi and he used the occasion of the South South summit in Asaba to vent his frustration.
 
The security chiefs were finding it difficult cutting off the terrorists because the more they are arrested or killed, the more others join the group, and the sect has fragmented in such a manner that they have numerous recruitment, training and logistics centre and more centres are being opened up daily. Though the insurgents looks disorganised, it is obvious that the there are high level coordination of their operations even in their fragmented cells. Malam Shekau, leader of the terrorists have escaped arrest on four occasions in matters of minutes in a manner that evokes suspicion even when his territory was cordoned off by security agents. While some blamed Azazi for poor analysis of real time operations, others still believe that high level sabotage leaked information to the sect leader.
 
 
However, President Jonathan believes that with all the billions budgeted for defence, the security agents have enough to root out members of Boko Haram without touching any elite linked to them. There is fear within PDP that if their culpable members were arrested, they could point embarrassing accusing fingers the manner Senator Ali Ndume recently did in his affidavit before the Federal High Court in Abuja told the court that '' the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Namadi Sambo is also aware that he was in contact with Jammatul Sunna -Walid Jihad-Boko Haram'' This will attract public opprobrium to the party.
 
President Jonathan had always maintained a chummy relationship with Aliyu Gusau despite the fact that Gusau was one of his opponents in the PDP presidential elections. The president believes that Gusau had a sort of magic wand which broke the security strangehold of the cabal that wanted to deny him the full exercise of his constitutional duties when late president Yaradua was sick. Gusau, a three time NSA was one of the few political appointees who wanted to save the career of late Senate President, Chuba Okadigbo when Obasanjo received reports that the former wanted to contest for presidency in 2003, and thus marked Okadigbo out for victimization. This attempt to help Okadigbo earned Gusau a reprimand from his boss.
 
 
The appointment of Sambo Dasuki was a fast dribble on those who were waiting to crucify President Jonathan in the event of reappointment of Gusau. In addition to Dasuki being an in-law to Gusau, it was the later who influenced his rehabilitation with the position of Chairman of Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company in 2002. Gusau does not defer to Babangida, in fact he is never known for pretentions and has always engaged in frank discussions with all the military leaders he served in the past including Obasanjo. His relationship with them was more of mutual respect than servitude. Therefore, if Dasuki were to switch loyalty to Babangida, whom he served as ADC, it would not diminish Gusau's influence over his life.
 
 
The ouster of Azazi and replacement with Dasuki, was a clash of tactics on how best to curtail the insurgency. The changes would have been more sweeping but the political think tanks wanted to gauge the opinion of stakeholders before any further action. The president had already charged the new NSA to reign in his people who are trying to destabilize his government or a break up will ensue. Intelligence strategies could differ but the bottom line is result. Dasuki, being a Sokoto prince is expected to use his knowledge of fellow northerners and muslims to analyse security reports and bring in strategies capable of checkmating the terrorists.
 
Those who still believe in Nigeria are hoping that the new helmsman comes up with fresh ideas to prevent another civil war. This is a narrow escape for Boko Haram sponsors because it is most likely they will never be named nor prosecuted but it may not be so for the footsoldiers because someone who knows them is coming for their head and the north will not blame Jonathan again for not doing enough to protect their region.
 
 

 
Obinna Akukwe

-Masterweb Reports (Submission By Ikechukwu Igboanugo)
 
When Governor Peter Obi gave me his CV, and indicated his interest of governorship in Anambra, right from that moment, I knew that he will get there and he will also perform. Then I was running with my friends a political party in Anambra state, he was coming around donating like N100, 000.00 drinks like minerals: coke, fanta, pure water etc, with his black Peugeot 504 salon car without a driver.

 
One day he cornered me when he attended one of our meetings and asked me which political party do I suggest for him to join, our own political party was UNPP. Which was run for Babangida. I advised him to join APGA because APGA was more or less Igbo Party because of the Late Chief Ikemba Nnewi Odimegwu Ojukwu's involvement; I reminded him that Jim Nwobodo was voted by Igbos because of the Late Chief Nmamdi Azikiwe's involvement in NPP.

 
Peter Obi was a very rich business man then, he was in the same line of business with me. We were in the same business category, our category then had fleet of cars with drivers but Peter Obi had only one black Peugeot 504 car.

 
I admired his ways of presentations in public functions, his smart and intelligent speeches were attracting attentions of people. That was why I presumed that this kind of man will deliver, coupled with his ways of life as a chronic miser.

 
His political turbulence initially was as a result of peoples grievances because he closed his door on people. As a governor you don't close your door on people like that, you must help people so that people will pray for you. He eventually opened his door.

 
Coming to my point that Peter Obi is working, I was going to Ifite Ogwari in Anambra state recently, moving up to almost the boundary between Anambra and Enugu State in the northern side of Anambra. All the roads there are cleanly tarred, I asked which Governor did this overwhelming development, I was told that it was Peter Obi.

 
Anytime I am in Anambra I don't enter Onitsha, but recently I was compelled to enter Onitsha to see a sick friend, I could not recognize some areas as a result of the development, my enquiry pointed at Peter Obi, it is to, my astonishment that some unscrupulous people rate poor performance on Peter Obi's administration, like El Rufai who is not even from Anambra state and whom I don't know the last time he visited Anambra state and moved around the state to determine Peter's performance.

 
Before I embarked on this write up, I have done a thorough investigation and I have observed that Peter Obi has done a lot in Anambra State, he has covered all sectors of development viz: education, roads, water, health etc. even to the extent of settling contractor's debts incurred by Mbadinuju's administration.

 
My concern is that I am an Igbo man from Anambra State we must be searching for a credible Igbo man we will position when it is time for Igbo presidency. For sure President Jonathan is constitutionally entitled for second term if he performs which I believe he will. After him it will rotate to the South East.

 
Since after the first republic, the north has ruled for over 25 years, South West 11 years, South South now 8 years so in 2019 it will definitely be the turn of South East. I don't personally believe in zoning but rotation. This is the period we should begin to shop for a credible Igbo man that wilt represent us in Aso Rock in 2019 and we should examine the performance of the present and ex- governors from the South East.

 
Finally, Peter Obi's achievement in Anambra is overwhelming; a very busy governor who has acquired so many awards, a governor who visits schools on monthly basis, the presence of a governor in any school boosts the morale of the children and their teachers. He bought 500 vehicles from a local manufacturer in Anambra; some governors will import and steal money in the process. Peter has built over 200 health centers in Anambra. Every day you open any newspaper you must see Peter Obi attending this or that, in fact, he is the busiest and most popular governor in Nigeria.

 
Since the inception of democracy, Akwa-Etiti my town has not benefited from any state government's key position despite all contributions from Akwa-Etiti. Today Peter Obi has appointed one of the noble sons of Akwa-Etiti as one of the Anambra state commissioners.

 
Your Excellency Gov. Peter Obi, the almighty God who bestowed the leadership cap on your head will never remove it forever and ever in Jesus name, (jide ka iji).

 
Chief IKB Igboanugo
Founder, Nigerians for better Nigeria (NBN)
E-mall: nbngrassroot@yahoo.com

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It has been a confusing time for many Nigerian Christians over the genuineness of the crowd claiming to be Bishops, Pastors, Apostles, Primates, Prophets, Rev Fathers and all who claim to have been called by God to minister spiritual food to his people. The mainstream Catholic, Protestant and Pentecostal churches have always viewed with suspicion the activities of religious leaders like Olumba Olumba Obu (who claimed to be the holy spirit); Eddy Nawgu (who was butchered by Bakassi boys); Rev King (currently in a Nigerian prison for setting a female church member ablaze) ;  Prophet T.B. Joshua  was initially blacklisted as a false prophet since 2001 by the leadership of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) under Bishop Mike Okonkwo  and  Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor. Reports got to the PFN that Rev Chris Oyakhilome have been secretly fraternizing with T.B Joshua and was eventually seen on Television holding anointing service with T.B. Joshua at the latter’s Synagogue Church of All Nations, they called him for clarifications and when he failed to respond, they warned PFN members to beware of the antics of the duo. However, some church members of Olumba Olumba Obu, Eddy Nawgu, Rev King, T.B. Joshua and Chris Oyakhilome claimed that they received some form of relief from financial pressure, sicknesses and depression as a result of the prophesies, revelations, literature materials, holy oil, holy water and spiritual materials from these pastors.

 
The history of false prophets is as old as Christianity. The first named false prophet in Church history was Simon Magnus. This man was actually converted by Philip according to Acts chapter 8 vs 9-22 and when Apostle Peter and John came to Samaria to pray for the Holy Spirit on the new converts, this sorcerer turned Christian offered to buy the impartation for money and was rebuked by Peter. Simon converted to Christianity and was later to introduce all manners of false doctrines which he backed up with miracles to the consternation of the Apostles. He was seen as the father of heresies in the Church. When Simon died around 61 AD, Menander continued as his successor till 111AD.

 
Iraneus, Bishop of Lyonnais, and disciple of Polycarp who was tutored by Apostle John, had to confront a certain Marcus around 135-178 AD. This Marcus was performing some miracles, prophecies and causing a lot of people to commit sexual sin. He drew a lot of followership and caused confusion in the early church that Iraneus had to intervene by writing to religious faithful to beware of the magical antics of Marcus. This earned Iraneus the historical tag of Defender of the Faith.

 
Many Christians who had the privilege of dying and coming back to life like the celebrated case of John Chiedozie who died for some days and miraculously came back to life in the early eighties and Daniel Ekechukwu who was officially certified dead for 42 hours by a medical doctor and came back to life on Sunday, December 2nd 2001 between 3.30-5pm during the Crusade of German Evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke at Grace of God Mission, Onitsha had tales of seeing disobedient Christians in hell fire. The accounts of these two pastors corroborated the reality of heavenly bliss and a burning hell where even some pastors and disobedient Christians were languishing. Daniel Ekechukwu said he saw a pastor who told him that he was in hell for stealing church money.

 
A disobedient Christian is one who wilfully disobeys the commandments of God. A Christian who sleeps with church members, seduces pastors and snatches people’s husband is a disobedient Christian (1 Cor 6 vs 18). One who deliberately lies, slanders and bears false witness is a disobedient Christian. A Christian who visits necromancers, astrologers, native doctors, palm readers, sorcerers and diviners to gain promotion in office, contracts or political appointments is a disobedient Christians.(Deuteronomy chapter 18 vs 9-12). A prayerless and wordless Christian (one without sufficient knowledge of the Bible) is a disobedient Christian because by his laxity and weakness, the devil will strike and turn him into an experiment, bringing shame to the name of God.

 
The first identity of these false prophets is over emphasis on prosperity. The Bible says in 3 John 1 vs 2 ‘’ beloved I wish above all things that you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers’’ This scripture posits that both soul prosperity ( repentance, salvation and sanctification) should be given the same attention as health and financial prosperity.    Matthew 6 vs 33 says ‘’ but seek ye first the kingdom of God and its righteousness, and all other things shall be added unto you’’ this signifies that as the church member seeks constant repentance and sanctification (righteousness) God will equally include all other things, prosperity, health, breakthrough in a measure that will not be injurious to the soul of his child. Therefore a pastor who lays much emphasis on financial prosperity while abandoning spiritual prosperity is a false prophet. That was part of the heresies of Simon Magnus during the era of the early church.

 
A major fallacy from these false prophets is the theory of Once Saved, Always Saved. This theory posits that once a Christian is saved (born again) the person is always saved no matter the atrocities of the person. This fallacy is inconsistent with the scriptures. Judas Iscariot, one of the 12 Apostles, was once saved but lost his salvation due to greed and was called the son of perdition. (John 17 vs 12). Apostle Paul said in Philipians 2 vs 12 to ‘’.... work out our salvation with fear and trembling’’ and he also added in Romans 6 vs 1 ‘’ what shall we say then, shall we continue in sin so that grace may abound, God forbid. How shall we, that have died to sin, live any longer therein’’. Therefore, a pastor who teaches such is a false prophet, encouraging iniquity and leading his flock to hell.

 
Another fallacy is one of God’s Unending Mercy. God is both a Merciful God and a Consuming Fire. The same God that forgave King David his sins was the same that ensured that all the punishment He prescribed for David for committing adultery with Bathsheba and murdering her husband, Uriah, came to pass despite being a man after God’s heart. (2 Samuel 12vs 1-18). David lost four sons, including Amnon, Absalom and Adonijah as a result of the curse.  Absalom killed Amnon for raping the young sister, Absalom plotted a coup against his father, David, dying in the process, while Solomon killed Adonijah . These false prophets give a one sided analogy of David’s forgivingness from God, without adding that David served out his full sentence, thereby encouraging sin in the church.

 
Another fallacy is the use of tithes and offerings to bribe God. The Bible enjoins us to pay tithes and offerings for the upkeep of the work of God but not from stolen funds. A Christian who steals government funds meant for development and provision of essential social amenities have already contributed to hardship in the society. He cannot bribe God by donating a part of the cursed money to the pastor as tithe, offering or seed. God rejected the offerings of Cain in Genesis 1 vs 4-5 , therefore God does not receive offerings obtained by looting national treasury.  These false prophets propelled by greed will be glad to receive stolen money in the name of God without the consent of God.

 
Jesus Christ said that ‘’ and there shall arise false christs and false prophets and shall shew great signs and wonders ; in so much as it is possible, to deceive the very elect..’’ (Matthew 24vs 24) Therefore miracle is not the only proof of genuineness of a religious leader.  Revelation chapter 16 vs 13 describing the prowess of satanic miracles says ‘’ and I saw three unclean spirits come out of the mouth of the dragon, and of the beast, and out of the mouth of  the false prophet . ’’ For they are the spirits of the devil, working miracles ....’’ The devil can do miracles too especially Marine spirits who can give a relief from one side and add a problem from another side. The False Prophet will use miracles to give credence to the Anti-Christ including calling down fire from heaven.(Rev 13vs 13). Paul had to strike a certain false prophet by name BarJesus with blindness for obstructing him while preaching to theRoman proconsul Sergio Paulus. (Acts 13vs 6-12). Bible history had shown that the prophets of Baal were in the habit of calling down fire from heaven until the battle of Mount Carmel where their god could not perform on the all important day.

 
The early church were brought up with mindset of cross checking every new teaching to ensure that it is in tandem with the scriptures. These false prophets elevate their views above the teachings of the scriptures. The Berean Christians were called noble because they searched the scriptures to see whether the teachings of Paul were according to the Old Testament (Acts 17 vs 11). Therefore every Christian have a noble duty to prayerfully evaluate the theories of his Pastor, Bishop, General Overseer  with the teachings of the Bible to avoid a situation whereby according to Jesus Christ in Matthew 15 vs 13-14, a blind man is leading a blind man and all fall into a pit.



 
Obinna Akukwe

-Masterweb Reports

 
In reaction to Mallam Nasir el-Rufai’s uninformed piece on Anambra State entitled: Anambra: Budget of Misplaced Priorities, many people have written by way of further comments on the subject. Quite unusual of the Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi did a rejoinder himself; he sought to correct a misrepresentation of his State. Beyond just telling us that Anambra State has adopted the Millennium Development Goals as its vision, Obi explained that Anambra Integrated development Strategy (ANIDS) is a vehicle for achieving the vision. The Governor took the goals one after the other and clearly showed what the state is doing. At the end of the piece, even skeptics were convinced that his Government is focused and is driven by plan encapsulated in novel methods that are working towards achieving set goals.

 
At the end of the day, and going by what Obi has done in Anambra State, the question on all lips is: ‘Why does he still have apposition?’ The answer is simple: ‘Obi met a State that was in the jaws of lions. Naturally, to retrieve anything from the lions’ jaws will surely entail collateral damage and injuries on any person who so dares embark on such a hazardous enterprises.

 
Today, with Governor Obi bearing the scars of all the instruments used in the battle for the soul of Anambra State, one can say that he has done well. The loosing vocal minority are like the evil spirit, legion, that Christ cast out from a man’s body that entered into a swine and caused damage. This minority have been frustrated in the State, and like legion, they are determined to cause maximum damage on their way out.

 
Today, in Anambra, Obi has not been forgiven by many who consider him an “outsider”, who, not only wrestled power from them, but seems determined to alienate them from Anambra politics by growing a new crop of dedicated political who would forever bench the failed politicians of old. This failed lot have sworn that this ‘dangerous’ move by Obi must be stopped at all cost. This I submit explains the level of opposition massed against the Governor.

 
Anambra has therefore become a State where people deliberately pretend not to know the truth as they pursue some wild and elusive dream. Otherwise, why should somebody like Mr. Chudi Offodile, from Awka, deny Obi the credit of doing anything on health, when a Teaching Hospital built from the scratch stands before him in his home town! Obi erected about 20 new buildings in that complex, equipped the hospital and ensured its accreditation by the relevant professional medical bodies; yet Offodile’s lamentation that nothing is happening around him.

 
In his own piece entitled “Anambra: Further comments on Obi’s misplaced Priorities, one Dr. Chidozie Emenuaga was at it too. Though he pretended to be objective, he ended up showing his true colours. My first reaction on reading him was: ‘Ah, where is this Emenuga coming from?’ A little check however revealed him as once a Personal Assistant to Prof. Charles Soludo when he was the Governor of the Central Bank. It was easy to establish a nexus here: the write up by Mallam El-Rufai was the reproduction of a lecture delivered by Soludo himself on the 3rd of May, 2012 at the faculty of Social Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka with little input by Rufai. During the public presentation of Uche Ezechukwu’s book on Ojukwu, Soludo’s only comment was about the imaginary poverty in Anambra State.  Emenuga was Soludo’s Personal Assistant, while the newspapers reported that the Barnhill Hotel partly owned by Mr. Chudi Offodile was actually used to rig election for the PDP, when Soludo was their governorship candidate in Anambra State.

 
Now to some points raised by Soludo’s Assistant and the mallam that: “The point that Governor Obi and other Anambra people should swallow is that the condition of Anambra State has become such a national and international concern that ‘outsiders’ can no longer be shut out from proffering solutions”. This is at best intellectual dishonesty. I challenge Emenuga to tell us what El-Rufai did at a time Anambra State was really in pathetic condition. At a time when their principal, President Olusegun Obasanjo ensured that Anambra State was a butt of dinner jollity. At that time, Dr. Chinwoke Mbadinuju could not even see the President, while in the full glee of the world Obasanjo agreed that Dr. Chris Ngige was rigged into office. Is it now Obi has restored sanity, peace and progress to the State that somebody should talk of “the condition of Anambra State?”

 
I share what Emenuga said about Philosophy. Let one go on and add that it was not in vain that it was regarded as Regina Scientiarum (the Queen of the Sciences) In fact when you enquire into the history of civilization, you will discover that the epochal liberation of man from barbarism was more the achievements of philosophers.

 
Philosophy is good because it awakens in man the need for critical thinking. However, if what Emenuaga was trying to say is that Obi as a philosopher should have performed better, he is wrong. I challenge him to tell us one Governor that is doing better than him with the available resources? There is no sector in which Obi has not done better than his predecessors.

 
Emenuga gleefully echoed El-Rufai’s view on the poor IGR base of the State and submitted that “only Lagos, Kano and a few other non-oil producing states are not as valuable as Anambra. If he were sincere, he should have named two more states that do not fall within his vulnerable ranking. He knows he may not get any beyond Lagos and Kano. But like a typical home opposition, Anambra must be used as an example. I cannot accuse him of criticizing what he did not understand, because it was evidently out of mischief. Since Obi advent, Anambra’s IGR may not have reached its optimum, but it has continued to increase. Obi says that he has enough money to pay salary for even a year should nothing come from the centre.

 
In 6 years Obi has invested over 10 Billion Naira for  Anambra State in promising businesses and yet he is doing nothing to improve Anambra’s IGR Base. If all the companies, SABmiller, Orient Petroleum , Innoson Motors, Juhel, etc he is supporting or attracting to Anambra pay taxes, would it not improve the IGR base? Surely Emenuga’s understanding of IGR is still within the base category of collecting stallage fees and all that.

 
Coming out more pungently to showcase his real motive, Emenuaga asked: “What are the good works a visitor will see in Anambra State? Peer Review? King Solomon of Israel did not publicize his good works before Queen of Sheba heard of it and embarked on a trip to Jerusalem to see for herself”. If everything Solomon did should be glorified, I advice Emenuga to get 700 concubines for himself. In a State where people like Emenuaga deny what exists, what will happen if such are not shown  to the world? In fact, the antics of people like him call on the Governor to re-double whatever he does to showcase his work. I think Emenuga should rather not concern himself about false claims.

 
In saying that the only solution to poverty and unemployment in Anambra State is to expand economic activities in the State and create enabling environment for the private sector to flourish, Emenuga left many more confused than enlightened. In the past 6 years, economic activities in the State have been expanding. Consequently Bank branches have more than doubled, industries are coming up, hotels grew from about 4 to over 30, and development partners that were not in the State are all here. Emenuga, what do you mean?

 
To show you what Emenuaga set out to do, he denied any development taking place in his part of the State. Even the road he referred to – Igbo-Ukwu – Uga – Umunze – Owerre-Ezukala road was completed by Governor Obi. He does not know that this Government has completely rebuilt the Umunze Cottage Hospital, constructed the longest Bridge – Odor – in his area, did the Ufuma – Enugwu road, is doing  Ajalli- Aguluezechukwu road. In his part of the State, there is no town that did not benefit from a new classroom of five blocks. Most schools for the first time benefited from library, buses, internet, boreholes etc. 

 
Judging from what Obi has done and the recognition that has come his way, it will not be easy to distort the truth here. Thisday best Governor on Financial Prudence; Champion Most Trustworthy Governor; Thisday 4th most performing Governor; a Governor heading a State acclaimed by the Nigerian Senate as Most Stable;  a Governor Debt Management Office acclaimed as leading the  least indebted State; a Governor The Federal  Ministry of Works acclaimed his State as having the best network of roads; a Governor who is beloved by International community/development partners, a Governor who enjoys warm relationship with the Federal Government, cannot by any stretch of imagination be called a failure.

 
In his long and tortuous journey in politics, we must accept that Obi has driven lunatics away from Anambra State, clipped the wings of predatory politicians eying the State treasury, prevented those who saw themselves as readymade to govern  Anambra State from succeeding. But even if he turns Anambra into an Eldorado, this tribe of critics must see him as a failure. Too bad! Too tragic!

 
Dr. Amos Onyedika, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

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Sickness is not something we wish for ourselves, not even for our worst enemies. As long as we remain mortal, sickness and diseases will remain part and parcel of our life. I see nothing wrong with someone falling ill. An Akan axiom says that “Se woton wo yarea a na wonya ano aduro”. Translated literally, it means if you tell people your ailments, you get medicine for it.

 
The prevalent disease in both my maternal and paternal families is diabetes. Almost every sibling of my mother suffered or is suffering from that disease. Two out of my seven surviving siblings are known carriers of that disease. I went for the test and it came out negative. But that was a little over a year ago.

 
The diabetic trait in the family has made us all conscious of how we lead our lives. We have also become each other’s keeper. Personally, I like sweet things and my family is always on me to cut down on the quantity of sweet intake in my diet. But this is something which affects the Damptey family and the ordinary people of Abomoso. I cannot say so about other families.

 
Thus, I find it difficult to comprehend all the secrecy surrounding the health of our President. His health status has become a “No go area” during public discourse, for the moment you broach on the subject the NDC will unleash its attacking dogs, vampires, vultures, sharks, snakes, wolves, foxes and eagles on you as if you were a notorious criminal who should be destroyed at all cost.

 
President George H.R. Bush Vomiting Incident: The President fainted after vomiting at a banquet hosted by the then Japanese Prime Minister, Kiichi Miyazawa and attended by 135 diplomats. The date was 8th January, 1992 at 8.20pm. The incident was widely reported and quickly became a fodder for the nation’s comedians. It caused a wave of late night TV jokes and ridicule in the international community, with the coining of “Bush-suru” which literally meant “to do the Bush thing”. Can you laugh over such an incident involving the President, if it had happened in Ghana? Definitely, not! The Security officials will skin you alive!!

 
The Dick Cheney Shooting incidence: He was the Vice President during the George Bush administration. On February 11, 2006, he shot Harry Whittington, a 78 year old Texas Attorney while participating in a quail hunt on a ranch in Kennedy County, Texas. The first public news was called in to the “Corpus Christi Caller Times” on February 12, 2006 by ranch owner, Katherine Armstrong. The Bush Administration disclosed the shooting incident to the public in the afternoon of February 12, 2006. Local authorities released a report on the shooting on February 16, 2006 and written statements on February 22. Cheney spoke publicly about the incident on February 15, 2006.

 
Could such a thing have happened in Ghana? Definitely not! Any person or newspaper reporter who commented or wrote about the incident would have been hounded and hunted by the BNI. Who born dog?

 
When Kweku Baako’s intelligence unit intercepted a police extract in which the “wayoman” had made some incriminating statements against top members of the government, the NDC Police CID went after the ace journalist, not the criminals.

 
President Woodrow Wilson suffers a stroke in 1919: He had sold the concept of the League of Nations to European Powers. But the US Senate blocked the idea. His attempt to speak directly to the American people ended in a fiasco.

 
On October 2, 1919, the President suffered a stroke. The wife quickly summoned Dr. Grayson, the President’s Personal Physician and the conspiracy began. The two formed a bulwark between the invalid President and the rest of the country, hiding his condition from the rest of the country.

 
President Andrew Jackson was in pain emotionally and physically. He had lost his wife and was also suffering from rotten toothache, chronic headaches, failing eyesight, constant pain and internal bleeding from two bullets lodged in his body.

 
President William Harrison: He faced election rumours that he was unwell. To discredit those rumours, he waged a very active campaign that left him exhausted. The Inauguration Day was bitterly cold but the new President wore neither overcoat nor a hat. His inaugural address lasted almost two hours. He developed a severe chest cold, from which he never fully recovered.

 
President John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills: Truth, though is bitter, it must be told. It is an acknowledged fact that the President has a problem with his sight. Earlier on in his presidency, he had a problem reading from his prepared written addresses. The font sizes of the letters were increased almost five hundred times. The pronunciation of “ecomimi” and “ofumfuo” instead of “economy” and “Otumfuo” stems from the fact that he had problems with his eyesight.

 
Sekou Nkrumah told us that when he met the President for the last time after he had been sacked, it dawned on him that the President did not recognize who he was. A school mate of the President once confided in me that he realized the President was going blind during one of their Old Students’ Re-unions. In earlier times, anytime he shook hands with the President, the latter had one special mantra for him. But the last time they met, the ritual wasn’t performed. It was only when the President heard his voice that he recognized him for who he was and the “usual ritual” was enacted. He then realized the President had not recognized him when he greeted him.

 
He who is healthy does not need physician: Nii Lante Vanderpuye, a Presidential Aide at the Castle told us that the President had the Juju ring made for him to counteract the effect of a spell which a Chief from the Western Region cast on him after the President had shook hands with that chief. He told us that the President received some blisters on his palm after shaking the chief’s hand. If the President is not spiritually sick, why should the juju ring be made for him?

 
And will this perhaps explain the death of the Ghana High Commissioner to Canada who died three days after playing host to the President and shaking his hands? Will it perhaps explain the strange happenings in the country …suicides, murder, ethnic clashes, accidents both on land and on air? Could it perhaps explain why the NPP activist refused to take the outstretched hand of Baba Jamal at Akwatia? Will it also explain why Betty Mould changed everything at the office of the Minister of Education when she was made the substantive Minister? By the way, where are those items that were carted away from the office?

 
Where was the President? For nearly two week before the President went for his so-called “routine medical checkup” he chose to remain “out of coverage area” whilst various parts of the country were engulfed in turmoil. Where was the President? They cannot tell us his whereabouts because the President was indeed sick. The only alternative is that, he like Nero, the Mad Emperor of Rome might have resorted to playing the fiddle whilst most parts of the country were on fire.

 
Routine Medical Checkup: The President told us he was going for a routine medical checkup. Something that is routine but it took nearly two weeks! Okudzeto Ablakwa also told us he was going for a second opinion. Which was which? This same Okudzeto Ablakwa, the Chemical Ali of Ghanaian politics had some time ago told us that the President’ palm had turned dark due to the effect of the drugs used to treat the President’s throat cancer. Has the cancer been cured? Did the routine checkup have anything to do with Cancer?

 
Now listen to the President. “I am able to sit down with the doctors and talk about things” Which things? And then, “I am able to sit down” What does he mean by that statement? The fact that he omitted the word “now” does not alter the meaning. What he was telling Ghanaians was that he was now able to sit down with his doctors; something he couldn’t do before.

 
Now listen to the President and tell me if you could make head or tail out of it. “Let me tell you in six months, we are going to work very very very very very hard. I remember the last time when I came back from the G8. He (VP John Mahama) had been in Sunyani and when I spoke with him, he wasn’t well at all and when I came back from the G8 and as far as I am concerned, this is nothing I will say calls for something by all Ghanaians. I am only going there to make sure that yes, we look at this that … and come back to continue …” Does this speech make any sense to you? And you tell me the President is well!

 
And for the First time in his presidency, the President publicly announced that in his absence, the country would be administered by the Vice President. What do you think was going on in the mind of the President at that time?

 
As I have stated somewhere before that the New Patriotic Party, (Nipa Pa Party) does not wish the death of President Mills. We wish him well. We want him to be alive to witness God’s prophecy about setting a table in the presence of our enemies come true. Yes, the NPP will surely run roughshod over the NDC. We will demolish them. Yes, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo will “maul” John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills on 7th December, 2012. We want the President to be alive so that he will see how God will use Nana Addo to move Ghana to greater heights.

 
Those who do not wish the President well are the very people surrounding and holding him hostage. What was the essence of the physical torture they put the President through by making him jog and trot before his departure and after his arrival at the airport? It wasn’t a wise thing to do. If they believe they are deceiving Ghanaians by giving the president increasing dosage of “steroids” to enable him undergo some physical actions which ordinarily he wouldn’t be able to do, then they have something worse coming. They are putting the health of the president in jeopardy.

 
The President is not well and should call it quit. But for nefarious reasons, those with skeletons in their cupboards and would who might be negatively impacted when there is a change of guards are forcing the man to go beyond his endurance. And it is such people that I am making this passionate appeal to. Please, the life of our President is valuable to us. Do not, in the name of God Almighty and for your own selfish interest do the unthinkable by flogging a willing horse to its death.

 
And if the President loves this nation, he should not allow his “aides” to lead him astray. Mr President, you must be conscious of your health. Call it quits when the ovation is loudest. You will regain the love and forgiveness of Ghanaians. Do not act like the Mohammed Allis and the D.K.Poisons of yesterdays.

 
You may not like me. You may call me all sorts of names. You may even crucify me. But I remain unruffled in my quest to ensure that the right things are done. I am only performing my patriotic duty by alerting Ghanaians to the fact that our President, Professor John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills is seriously ill and must step aside.

 
Daniel Danquah Damptey ( 0243715297, damptey_daniel@yahoo.com

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Anybody who has been following developments in Anambra State does not need a soothsayer to reveal to him that El Rufai is acting a well scripted drama. Recall that at the beginning of the year, a write up circulated on the net warning of impending media war against Gov. Peter Obi, as part of the efforts to pitch him against the President and portray him as being far from what he preaches. This is the Offodile Syndrome!

 
“Peter Obi brought civility and peace to governance in Anambra State at a time politics in the State had degenerated to dangerous and unacceptable levels”, so declared Chudi Offodile.  By this he has admitted that at the time they held sway, Anambra was home to Bedlam as lunatics took over the asylum.  At that time, important institutions of the State were all burnt down; Obi has rebuilt all of them.

 
Chudi Offodile said Obi “engaged in needless propaganda, in pursuit of Federal lucre”. I have maintained that Obi is a “disappointment” to many, who feel that the level of propaganda in the state does not match the projects on ground. Why should we not propagate his good work? Let me ask Offodile if it is Local Government lucre that Obi should pursue?  The man saying this used to be a member of the House of Representatives and at that time, he had so weak a wing for developmental flight; otherwise let him tell us a single thing he attracted to his Constituency. Today Obi is respected in Nigeria and he belongs to many Federal Government Committees thus bringing honour to Anambra State.

 
For the purpose of setting the records straight, on road infrastructure, as at the 19th day of June, 2012, Anambra State Government has asphalted over 600kms of roads. The records are there for everybody to see. Probably intimidated, “Engr.” Offodile suddenly started commenting on qualities of roads; RCC, CCC, Nigercat, IDC, among other reputable companies construct roads for the State.  “Engr”. Offodile's predicament is a classical case of onye amaghi ihe o ga eji koo mmadu onu, o si ya na odi ihu ka nna ya (a person who does not see any valid for castigating another telling him him that he resembles his father). The statistics on roads in Anambra are there for everybody to see.

 
On the issue of contracts not advertised, it is on record that all jobs in Anambra State are duly advertised. Today Anambra has one of the strongest Tenders Board, with a lawyer of repute, Barr. Peter Afuba as Chairman amogst other reputable lawyers, Architects, and Engineers. No contract is awarded without going through that Board and the State Executive Council for approval. I invite Offodile to verify this.   It is those that deal with him, one way or the other, who say he is prudent.  In 2009, he won Thisday prize for the Most Prudent Governor in Nigeria as well as many other awards.  While most of the States are borrowing and issuing bonds, he has not done so. The Senate of Nigeria, Debt Management office, World Bank may be wrong in acclaiming Anambra’s financial stability as against the analysis of a lawyer turned “financial guru.”  

 
Why is Offodile troubled that Gov. Obi has so much money of the State in the bank saying he should spend all in the provision of infrastructure?   This is incestuous analysis and at most shocking.  In a world where lack of savings is one of the reasons for economic recession, somebody says we should not save?

 
Seeking for things to deal a blow on Obi, Offodile was everywhere. He even accused him of not initiating Orient petroleum simply because he was seeking ways to denigrate the fact that Obi was the first and only Governor of Anambra State that investing money – N4 Billion – in it.  Through his efforts, the facility is due for commissioning. Sensing that Obi will get the glory, Offodile started early to distract from that by reference to who initiated what. 

 
Offodile also accused Obi  him of not building schools in the State. It is on record that Obi built five classroom blocks in each town in Anambra State. The one for Awka, Offodile's home town, is at Community Secondary School, Nkwelle Awka. He holds strangely that the Governor visiting schools, handing over computers to them and finally handing them over to Churches is evidence of incoherence. Well, he knows what he means.  I do know that one of the greatest things Obi does today, which people like Offodile have not understood, is visiting primary and secondary schools for which he has been to over 200 of them.   Such visits have long lasting psychological effects on children. I think it was President Clinton who dreamt of being an American President when President Kennedy visited his school.

 
Realizing that one of the strongest point Obi has among development partners is his commitment to immunization and devotion to primary health, for which he has built close to 200 Primary Health Centres in the State.  It is a pity that he does not know at his level that promoting immunization culture is one of the most fundamental in the general health of the people globally. It is a major preventive exercise that has attracted the attention of people like Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, who is committing Billions of dollars into it. Under Obi Anambra’s immunization coverage of Anambra State moved from 45% to over 85%.

 
I find it difficult to understand why Offodile should develop heart attack to hear that Obi attracted Innoson, SABmiller and other companies to Anambra.  When Obi came into office, he invited manufacturers and pleaded with them to invest in the State and assured them of Government support.  One of them, the Chief Executive of  Innoson Motors Manufacturing, Innocent Chukwuma  in his recent remarks, referring to Gov. Obi,  said:  “we vividly recall that just five years ago, you laid the foundation stone of our motor plant and shortly after, when we faced onerous challenges, you firmly stood by us. Only less than two years ago you brought the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR to commission the plant at Nnewi. We also note with pleasant memory that your Government has so far remained the largest single customer to the factory and your good self “the Chief Marketing Officer.” As I write, Anambra State Government has ordered 500 vehicles worth over 2 Billion Naira from the company out of which she has paid 70%, while even still awaiting delivery.

 
Yes, Obi attracted SABmiller and some other companies. SABmiller, the second largest brewer in the world have a relationship with Next International Company for over 20 years. The Global Chief Executive of SABMiller, Mr. Graham Mackay, made it clear that they came to Anambra on the insistence of Obi and because of the presence of a strong government in the state. It is a pity that Offodile is not concerned with the over 1000 direct employment by the brewery and many other ancillary jobs. He is not delighted that Anambra State has 10% shares but he is after the remaining 12% shares owned among prominent Nigerian investors.

 
Next International Company is one of the many companies Obi was part of before he became Governor.  Obi and Next have investments in several corporations. Next started from Onitsha and still retains Onitsha as its head office. Next have warehouses in Lagos   far above the two malls in Abuja that Offodile the Estate Valuer  incredibly over-valued.

 
Pretending to care for the State, Offodile lamented lack of airport in the State. Obi has said it severally that it is not proper fiscal management  to embark on  an airport project for 40 Billion Naira when it is 45 minutes from Enugu Airport to Awka and 35 from Asaba. Much as the building of an airport is guided by necessity, it is not among the Millennium Development Goals.

 
Offodile also talked about Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital as only referral hospital in the state. Obviously, he is not aware that Anambra State Teaching Hospital located in his home town has started functioning.  The first clinical at the College of Medicine by students of Anambra State University was on the 26th of June. But will it be above him to turn blind eyes to such things because Obi made them possible?

 
On the issue of Onitsha Hotel and Convention Centre, one is a bit happy that Offodile appears to know a little about what Obi is doing. He mentioned two contractors over the project. He should have gone ahead to tell us their quotations. I thought that at a certain age and with certain level of exposure some of us ought to have overgrown selective biases. Whilst the initial contract was 5 Billion naira, Obi, working closely with Capital Alliance (Protea partners) was informed that a hotel of that size would not take more than N2.5 Billion Naira. Eventually it was cancelled and re-awarded to Akiota Works at the cost of 2 Billion naira thus saving 3 Billion for the State. Akiota today is one of the best Nigerian construction firms.

 
In saying that Obi did not initiate projects, but merely completed those initiated by others, I believe every elementary school pupil will recognize the folly of this line of thought.

 
Offodile is guilty  of many peccadilloes simply because he is driven by other motives that are not altruistic.

 
Joseph Anarado