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[ Masterweb Reports: Terhemba Daka ] - The Nigerian government has called on the African Union to urgently intervene in the renewed xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Africans living in South Africa. The government yesterday also called on the South African authorities to take decisive and definitive ‎measures to protect Nigerian citizens and other Africans within South Africa’s borders.
 
In a statement issued in Abuja Monday, Senior Special Assistant on foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, described the attacks as an unnecessary setback.
 

While also urging restraint on the part of Nigerians, she warned that further attacks without reprimand may have dire consequences.
 
 
Dabiri-Erewa said the attention of the AU was being called to intervene because she had an information that there will be xenophobic attacks against foreigners on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23.
 
It will be recalled that Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa had two weeks ago met with South African High Commissioner in Nigeria, Mr Lulu Aaron-Mnguni on the killing of Nigerians in South Africa.
 
Mr Aaron-Mnguni then promised that the South African government was investigating the matter.
 
“We have lost about 116 Nigerians in the last two years. And in 2016 alone, about 20 were killed. This is unacceptable to the people and Government of Nigeria, Dabiri-Erewa said.
 
The Nigerian Community in South Africa led by Mr Ikechukwu Anyene confirmed the attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria West on Saturday.
 
Anyene said that the union had reported the incident to the Nigeria mission and South African police.
 
“As we speak, five buildings with Nigerian businesses, including a church have been looted and burned by South Africans,”‎ Anyene said.
 
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African Union seeks financial freedom to steal from Africans after plundering foreign funding - More suffering await Africans if proposal by corrupt and inept African Union (AU) to raise extra funds are adopted. The vulture body as corrupt as the most corrupt country in the world in their next summit holding in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea from June 20–27 would reach decision on alternative funding methods as financial support overseas dwindle. The cost of hotel accommodation, air travel and text messages in Africa would go up upon the adoption and implementation of the proposal put forward by AU Council of Ministers in supporting the body’s budget, growing in deficit yearly. The proposal approved by the ministers include a $5 levy on air tickets originating from or coming into Africa, a $2 levy on member states’ hospitality sectors, 0.1 per cent levy per text message from Africa, and a 0.5 per cent levy on member countries’ budgets. The extra funding as proposed by AU would fall on the heads of Africans most of who are suffering, either from abuse, unemployment, underemployment and non-payment of salary on time. AU Council of Ministers was the same organ that organized an African Union Symbols Competition in 2003 that its budget was embezzled and winners in the competition not duly compensated. All  African Union Symbols can be rightly described as Symbols of Shame and Fraud. Africans must resist any imposition of levy on them by African Union.
 
African Union must -  
(1)   either account for the money budgeted for compensating winners in the African Union Symbols Competition or pay winners according to the rules of the competition;
(2)   return the anthem 2nd prize fraudulently paid to one of the competition judges to the rightful winner and;
(3)   return the anthem 1st prize unpaid since a revised version of OAU anthem which was not entered in the competition was fraudulently assigned the first prize which was not paid out to anybody.
 
 
African Union is free to use Symbols it chooses provided winners in its Symbols Competition are compensated, otherwise AU Symbols are nothing but "Symbols of Shame and Fraud".
 
 
In 2006, AU organized a new flag competition with an entry from Libya's Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. The plan was to unveil a new AU flag, most likely Gaddafi's design at the AU summit in Ghana, the following year. Gaddafi was among the very few entrants in the competition since most prospective entrants boycotted it because of what happened with the first competition where winners chosen by judges were not announced and prizes not paid. It was Chief Charles O. Okereke’s effort, winner in the anthem category of the AU Symbols Competition that embarrassed the organizers from continuing the competition. Muammar Gaddafi as chairman of African Union in 2009 organized another AU flag competition with the requirement that entries should have green background as in Libya’s flag under him, but deceitfully the green background was presented as symbolizing hope of Africa. Entries were examined by a panel put in place by Muammar Gaddafi-led African Union Commission (AUC) and a winner was selected. The new flag (similar to the Libyan flag under Gaddafi) was adopted on January 31, 2010 in Addis Ababa, at AU 14th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government chaired by Gaddafi.
 
 
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[ Masterweb Reports: Austin Oyibode reports ] - Leaders of pro-Biafran organizations across the world met over the weekend to adopt the United Progressive Party (UPP) as Biafra's national party in Nigeria. The groups in a meeting in Enugu, where they were hosted by the UPP, led by its national chairman, Chief Chekwas Okorie, vowed to take over the leadership of the old Biafran region, starting with Anambra.
 
It also announced the formation of its political movement in Nigeria, the Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN).
 
"Since Nigeria has resolved to deny us the right to self-determination, we have also resolved that they can no more continue to decide who runs our ancestral nation of Biafra.
 
“Today, we resolve to take over our territory through political means. We are calling on pro-Biafrans today to join us and run for political positions.
 
“It's our home and we shall win. Never again shall security forces kill our children in our homes because a stooge of the Nigerian state is the governor.
 
“Never again shall our people be subject to underdevelopment and lack of jobs and remain helpless. We shall vote in our own politicians and hold them responsible for quality governance in our land,” said Rita Anigboogu, the Coordinator-General of MOBIN.
 
Chekwas Okorie, chairman of the UPP also said the relationship between his party and MOBIN, which is the mobilization group of pro-Biafran activists has been fully cemented.
 
"This is the only political party, of all the parties registered under the Nigerian law that has a manifesto, a political ideology expressed in its document registered with INEC that is a social contract with the Nigerian people.
 
“The party has made as its cardinal programme self-determination of the ethnic nationalities in Nigeria through federalism, resource control and devolution of power.
 
“That also includes state police, community policing, referendum at any given time, that any section may wish to express its willingness to remain or exit from Nigeria.
 
“The government of UPP will build into the Nigerian constitution the provision for referendum, that is an exit clause as it is today in the constitution of Ethiopia.
 
“That has made Ethiopia more stable today than it was years ago when they were fighting each other. UPP is the only political party that has taken a decision to appropriate all the 660 recommendations of the 2014 national conference, all reached by national consensus, not by anyone side neglecting the other.
 
“UPP has a programme, it is like an expo that cannot be copied by any other party. It's a UPP brand, and that brand is self-determination of any nationality inclusive of the fact of all those who may have been arrested, detained or even sentenced to prison terms.
 
“Only on account of their political beliefs will be granted freedom with compensation, if UPP takes the government of Nigeria in 2019,” Okorie said.
 
London-based Barrister Emeka Emekesiri, solicitor for the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), told journalists that "today is actually the day we came to cement the relationship between the UPP and MOBIN, in which case MOBIN has become the mobilization agency for UPP, so the programme is that MOBIN will mobilize the entire old Eastern region and parts of the North Central and make them to vote Biafran candidates into power.
 
“Our mission is clear-we want Biafrans to take charge of the whole political space of Biafra land. MOBIN is now officially the mobilization agency for UPP.
 
“We have adopted UPP as the national party for all Biafrans. We will mobilize our pro Biafran groups across the world to move into the UPP, and begin to prepare to take over the whole Biafra nation.”
 
Engineer Anthony Aniebue, Administrator of the customary government of the IPOB revealed: "We cemented our relationship of working together with the UPP, in making sure that we enthrone Biafranism in all Biafra land, that we take over Biafran political environment through political process, that from the Biafran angle we have what we call the Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria.
 
“We are Biafrans by indigenous identity, but we are still Nigerians struggling for our freedom. Between now and the shortest possible time when we hope to restore Biafran nation and country, we are still Nigerians.
 
“Within that time, we want to make sure that we have Biafran people representing Biafra, Biafrans in thoughts, Biafrans in action, Biafrans in deed.
 
“What we have come here to do is to have a working relationship with United Progressive Party, a party that has identified itself with the Biafran project-of self-determination, of emancipation and the freedom of Biafran people living in Nigeria.
 
“That political platform which we have endorsed today, with which we have a working relationship is the UPP.
 
“From henceforth, what we want to project are all Biafrans that want to pursue their political ambitions. We want to offer them MOBIN, we want to offer them UPP, and upon UPP we will take over Biafra land politically".
 
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He continued: "We know that as people agitate for freedom, in whichever way you try to actualize it, that even if you are in the forest fighting a war, or leading a violent campaign, that at certain points in time, there must be a round table discussion.
 
“That roundtable is what we call political solution. That political solution is what we are embarking on today, and we want to use it to stop the slaughtering of our fellow Biafrans on the streets.
 
“From the time of cessation of hostilities in 1970 till date, Biafra has lost not less than 3 to 4 million Biafrans that the Nigerian people have killed. It cannot happen if the Biafrans are in charge of our governance.
 
"What we are doing today is to take over our governance, take over the political administration of Biafra land so that our children can no longer be killed.
 
“Where a governor comes out and says he is the Chief Security Officer, yet he is in the office while his citizens are killed and he will say nothing.
 
“Is he really a CSO of that state? So what we are doing is to ensure that henceforth, no one is killed on the streets of Biafra anymore,” he stated.
 
*Photo Caption - UPP Founder, Chief Chekwas Okorie
 
 

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[ Maserweb Reports: Hameed Oyegbade reports ] - A lady suddenly started display madness on the road at Akindeko popular market, near Olaiya junction in Osogbo, capital of Osun state on Saturday evening, Daily Trust correspondent stumbled on the scene.
 
The lady caused confusion in the market for over an hour as there was no vehicular movement owing to the way she took over the road and obstructed traffic which caused traffic gridlock at the time of filling this reports.
 
The passers-by and onlookers including the commercial motorcycle operators, popularly known as okadamen and mini-township commercial bus drivers turned her to entertainer, watching her lunatic display as if it was a movie.
 
The areas boys and street urchins in the area took the advantage of the situation to harass and extort some people as the development led to security threat in the popular market.
 
Daily Trust correspondent notified the Police Public Relation Officer,(PPRO) of Osun State Police Command, SP Folasade Odoro and she assured that policemen would be deployed to the area immediately.
 
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[ Masterweb Reports: Muideen Olaniyi reports ] - The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, says Nigeria has achieved the status of second largest producer of rice in the world. Malam Garba said this in Abuja at the weekend at a special interactive session with the youths organized by Citizens Support for Good Governance in Nigeria (SGGN).
 
The presidential media aide, who spoke on the efforts being made by President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the economy, called for more patience.
 
He said the government met a situation in which the economy had been ravaged, while the people had been used to lifestyles that could no longer be sustained.
He said, “No country will develop when you have to import virtually everything, including tooth pick and tissue paper. All the food we eat in this country was being imported. So, all of the money earned was just going to buy food.
 
“But as I speak to you now, Nigeria just achieved the record of the second largest producer of rice in the world. The rice revolution just started a year ago. Some of you from Nasarawa know the kind of things going on there. A newspaper did an investigation in Kebbi and they found out that there were 48,000 new millionaires in Kebbi state alone last year for growing rice.
 
“This over reliance on oil has killed this country and we cannot continue like this. So, the diversification of the economy means more money will be in the hands of ordinary Nigerians. And there will be widespread prosperity all over the country.”  
 
He said the government intended to reach the target of 500,000 jobs this year, having stopped at over 300,000 last year because the economy could not support it.
 
He expressed happiness that “the economy is getting better, oil price is going up and the policies of government in the Niger Delta are beginning to calm things down”.
 
Malam Garba added that “exploration and exportation of oil is growing, gas is coming back and power is getting better”.
 
“So, all we require of you is to be patient, President Muhammadu Buhari is a long distance runner. He is not looking for short-term gain that people will just clap at him and those advantages just disappear. He wants to build a future of prosperity, a future that will be everlasting -something that will stay for generation upon generation.
 
“And I assure that this is a beginning of the good things to come. We assure you that you support for President Buhari is not misplaced. It is well situated. We encourage you to continue to invest your future in the hands of the government PMB. Change will come to you.”
 
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[ Masterweb Reports ] - The Nigerian Army has accused some of its ex-personnel of sponsoring a campaign of calumny against it on the social media and warned them to desist forthwith or be dealt with accordingly.
 



Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman gave the warning on Saturday in Abuja in a statement.
 
Usman said that the attention of the army had been drawn to the campaign by those “faceless persons.’’
 
He said that they had been making “spurious and unfounded allegations bordering on payment of troops operations allowances, rotation in the North East and comparing troops’ pay to what obtains in neighbouring countries.’’
 
“The fabricators are most probably being sponsored by the categories of people that frustrated themselves out of the army and political self-defeatists.
 
“They are clearly sentimental and lack knowledge of the Nigerian Army of today,’’ he said.
 
Usman, however, said investigation was ongoing to determine the full identity and source of the mischief and all those found connected with it.
 
He vowed that they would be dealt with in accordance with the “extant provisions of the military justice system.’’
 
“We wish to reiterate that the Nigerian Army is a voluntary Service.
 
“We are not running a conscript Army, all those not satisfied are at liberty to apply for voluntary retirement or discharge as the case may be.
 
“We cannot afford to have disloyal or disgruntled elements in the system.
 
“Anybody caught to be involved in this ignominious campaign would have himself or herself to blame.
 
According to him, the Nigerian army of today cannot be compared with that of any other period.
 
“So much has been done in the areas of operations, training, general administration, logistics and general welfare of troops and their families,’’ he said.
 
The army spokesman also said that the families of fallen colleagues were being given adequate attention commensurate with the established terms and conditions of service.
 
He said that in addition, concern on troops’ welfare had been extended to their families through the creation of the Barracks Investment Initiative Programme (BIIP).
 
Usman said that under the programme, officers and soldiers families and dependents actively participate.
 
“The Nigerian Army has an elaborate exit plan for all officers and soldiers involved in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists in the North East this year, subject to operational exigencies.
 
“That is why all efforts must be geared towards mopping up the remnants of the desperate terrorists still bent on causing mayhem wherever they can.
 
“Any soldier who is not satisfied with the professional drive of the Nigerian Army and that of the government can do himself a world of good by voluntarily discharging from the Nigerian Army.
 
“Otherwise all must desist from rumour mongering and outright falsehood which are unprofessional and have no place in today’s Nigerian Army.
 
“Fifth columnists will not succeed in their mischief as they will be fished out and dealt with,’’ he said.
 
*Photo Caption - Nigeria Army banner

[ Masterweb Reports: Hamza Idris reports ] - Shortly after the 2015 general elections, almost everyone in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) angrily went his way following a debilitating defeat, paving the way for a likely a one-party state with the new ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) receiving a horde of defectors. However, in the past few weeks, many in the PDP have gone for reconciliation and realignment ahead of 2019. What do all these mean?
 
Many reports had in recent time chronicled the re-emergence of many PDP leaders, including those that somehow earlier ‘retired’ from politics, coming together again and talking tough, expressing optimism on the party’s chances in the 2019 general elections. 
 
APC stalwarts have equally proved difficult to intimidate as many of them are becoming increasingly confident that any future election would be a walk over for them.
 
Between the two extremes, political pundits hold that while the PDP must have a magic wand to endear itself to the electorate, the APC must also do a lot to have a semblance of the Tsunami-like embrace they received from Nigerians in 2015.
 
But clearly, unfolding events have already suggested that the power tussle ahead of 2019 elections have begun.
 
“No, whether we like it or not, PDP remains a factor in today’s political calculation and will remain same till 2019,” said Umar Sanda, the secretary of the party’s youth wing in Borno State.
 
“Look, we know there’re issues here and there but nobody, I mean nobody, can wish away the influence and dominance of the PDP and  as we approach the 2019 drawing board, the recent realignment we’re witnessing is not accidental,  it would have been disingenuous if our power brokers started making noise after the 2015 elections but now is the time,” Sanda said.
 
Since he left office in 2015, former president Goodluck Jonathan had only softly spoken on some national and international issues but not on the resounding defeat of the PDP until last week when he granted audience to members of the Prof. Jerry Gana-led Strategy Review and Inter-Party Affairs Committee of the party, at his residence in Abuja.
 
Expectedly, what Jonathan said during the meeting, after he had been “AWOL” as far as party politics is concerned, carried weight and reverberated across the land, thus reopening the floodgate of opinions from across the divide.
 
“The PDP will bounce back in 2019,” Jonathan said, adding, “current efforts at reforming the party are a clear sign, the PDP will win in 2019,” he said.
 
“Yes, we lost the presidential election but that doesn’t diminish us. Every other party still knows that PDP is a leading party. Losing the presidency is something temporary. We should be able to get that position back as long as we are able to get our acts together. I am happy that you people are working towards that,” he added.
 
However, the chairman of the National Unity Party, Chief Perry Opara, countered him.
 
“Jonathan woke-up from his political slumber very late in the day. When he lost the election in April 2015, leaders of the PDP went to him severally to re-organize the party but he could not do that until he left office. Even after leaving office he could not do anything for the PDP. Two years after, he has realized his mistakes to re-organize the PDP when things have gone bad. No way. It is late,” Opara said.
 
Besides Jonathan, the committee had presented the report to the erstwhile national chairman of the party, Alh. Bamanga Tukur, a former Board of Trustees chairman (BoT), Chief Tony Anenih, a former vice president of Nigeria, Chief Alex Ekwueme and a host of others with all of them talking tough.
 
Before then, the 115-man committee which was inaugurated in November 2016 by the Sen. Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee of the PDP, and given 90 days to complete its assignment, had presented the report at a forum in Abuja when many missing faces resurfaced.
 
Among those at the event were former governors Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Ramalan Yero (Kaduna), Sule Lamido (Jigawa) and Idris Wada (Kogi).
 
Also, a former minster and one time Central Bank Governor, Malam Adamu Ciroma,  a former Senate president, Adolphus Wabara,  a former deputy senate president, Ibrahim Mantu, a former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, a former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, a former Minister of Aviation, Fidelia Njeze, Amb. Aminu Wali and a host of others graced the occasion.
 
From their utterances and body language, all pointed to the fact that the PDP is still strong but would need to do a lot of home  work to dislodge the ruling APC.
 
When the committee visited him, Chief Anenih, who declared last year that he had retired from active politics, was careful in his choice of words.
 
“I will still show more than a passing interest in issues affecting the nation,” he said.
 
He added that he would no longer be available for night political meetings but would not be hesitant to offer advice to the PDP if the party leaders decide to tap from his wealth of experience.
 
“PDP is where it is today because of selfishness on the part of its leaders, a vast majority of who want to be either presidential candidate or national chairman of the party,” he said.
 
Anenih, popularly known as “Mr Fix It”, also said the PDP should allow President Muhammadu Buhari complete his tenure before thinking of who to bring next- a statement described by analysts as “hanging” on the grounds that it’s not clear whether the PDP chieftain is referring to the end of Buhari’s first tenure in 2019 or second term in 2023.
 
This is indeed a contentious issue because, though the party had since zoned the presidential ticket to the North, many of its chieftains, including Makarfi, Sheriff, Lamido, ex-governor Ibrahim Shekarau  of Kano  among others are all reportedly interested in taking over the Presidential Villa.
 
Also, serving PDP governors in the South such as Nyesom Wike of Rivers and Ayo Fayose of Ekiti among others are all allegedly manipulating their way to get the vice presidential ticket at a time when some power brokers, precisely from the South-west, are sitting on the fence, carefully watching the unfolding events before taking a position.
 
Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, who also announced his retirement from politics, said he was upbeat on PDPs chances in the political equation.
 
“The PDP is not owned by any individual, in every home, village, local government, state and centre, there is no way you will not find a member of the PDP. It is accepted. Don’t relent. PDP is the party to keep faith in democracy and with Nigerians because the constitution recognises this when it said ‘we the people’, the PDP has that belief,” he said.
 
“Some people are jumping the boat. It is just like those who say we want to go and they take the barges through Libya to Europe because they have a promise of better future. It is not true. PDP is the party not just for the zone but it is global,’’ Tukur said.
 
Ex-vice president Ekwueme was sober when the Prof. Gana’s report traveled all the way to Enugu to present him the report.
 
“The story of the PDP makes me to weep sometimes. When our founding fathers said the party would be in charge for 60 years or more, some thought they were just bragging, the PDP was packaged to be a mass movement of all Nigerians just like the ANC of South Africa,” he said.
 
Interestingly, the Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the PDP, which has not been part of the Prof. Gana’s reconciliation move, was favoured in yesterday’s judgment by the Appeal Court in Port-Harcourt, an entirely new development that must be handled with caution.
 
For now, if the Makarfi-led caretaker committee, with all the support they have, refuses to recognize Sheriff as national chairman ahead of its yet to be scheduled convention, it means the title of the cover page of the Gana’s committee report must be changed with a new name- but absolutely not the PDP.
 
The National Legal Adviser of Sheriff faction, Barr. Bashir Maidugu, said, “To tell you the truth, when you’re talking of reconciliation, it means you’re talking to an aggrieved person with a view to addressing injustice that might has occurred as a result of some acts or omissions.
 
 “Anybody who thinks of reconciling the PDP without talking to the aggrieved people is only going on a wild goose chase and therefore wasting his time,” he said.
 
Maidugu said the approach by the Prof. Gana committee would not deliver a legitimate child in 2019.
 
The PDP broke into two factions in May 2016 at the heat of its convention in Port Harcourt and never had peace since then.
 
The national secretary of the APC, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, said the PDP would never recover amidst blame game, lamentation and a heap of credibility deficit.
 
“Why do you want us to keep glorifying the PDP with comments? Is not true, they will never recover; the major obstacle of the PDP is the performance of the present administration. Also, lack of internal democracy at all levels in the PDP. Any party that lacks internal democracy cannot have unity among its members,” Mai Mala said.
 
Indeed, the political space in the country will remain very interesting in the coming weeks and months as 2019 approaches.
 
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Reacting to recent opinion articles by the publishers of YNaija and SIGNAL, Chude Jideonwo and Ohimai Amaize respectively, as well as a follow-up article on Tuesday by Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, former Youth Development Minister and National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Green Nigeria said Nigerian youths have been kept on the wings of leadership for too long.
 

In a statement signed on behalf of the group by Tonye Isokariari on Thursday, Green Nigeria noted that “The combination of institutionalized youth exclusion, poverty, illiteracy, lack of equal access to opportunities and frustration with bad governance have conspired against the emergence of qualified and competent Nigerian youths in politics and governance”.
 
Calling on Nigerian youths to shun the sentiments of political party, ethnicity, religion, peer envy, greed, ‘my hustle is better than yours’ and other attitudes that have kept them perpetually as hustlers at the mercy of any government in power, the group said Nigerian youths must reject the notion among the elite class that the youths are incapable of leadership.
 
“Why are Nigerian youths allowed to vote at the age of 18 and then systematically prevented from running for office until over a decade later? Last year in Ghana, 23-year old Francisca Oteng Mensah was elected as a member of the Ghanaian Parliament. In Nigeria, she would have been told that she is the leader of tomorrow because of our youth-unfriendly laws that would have classified her as under-aged”, the group added.
 
“In Mali, Moussa Mara became Prime Minister in 2014 at the age of 29. In Sweden, Johan Gabriel Wikström was appointed Minister of Health in 2014 at the age of 29. Charles Michel is the Prime Minister of Belgium. He assumed office on October 11, 2014 at the age of 39. Irakli Garibashvili was appointed Georgian Minister of Internal Affairs in 2012 at the age of 30. In Canada, the current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau assumed that office at the age of 43. How old was Anthony Enahoro when he moved the motion for Nigeria’s independence as a member of Parliament? How old was General Gowon when he became Head of State? In 1982, Audu Ogbeh was 35 when he was appointed Minister of Communications. Today, he is now Minister of Agriculture. And they say this generation of Nigerian youths is too young or unqualified?
 
“Enough of a political system that accepts the votes of young Nigerians every election year, pay them peanuts as political thugs and consultants during elections, discard them after elections and keep them in the waiting rooms and corridors of government offices for the next four years is not acceptable.
 
“Our leaders, the older generation and the Nigerian ruling class must come to terms with the fact that in today’s modern world, Nigeria cannot make competitive, real and sustainable development until they begin to acknowledge the role Nigerian youths can play in the leadership of our country.
 
“Our government must begin to see Nigerian youths as innovators, business leaders, thinkers, problem solvers and architects of a new Nigeria, not social media wailers good enough to be hired only as assistants.
 
“Accomplished Nigerian youths must be accorded the same recognition and respect young people like Mark Zuckerberg get whenever they visit Nigeria. Charity must begin at home.
 
“Let it be on record from this day that 2019 will not be business as usual. Nigerian youths will no longer approach the table of leadership on terms dictated to them by a generation that had its time to lead this country since independence. This is our time”, Green Nigeria said.
 
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