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[ Masterweb Reports: Press Release For Immediate Release ] - Our attention has been drawn to media reports regarding a court judgment alleged to have been entered against the Federal Government of Nigeria and Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in respect of an action by the Socio-Economic Rights Agenda (SERAP) pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.
 
 
The High Court, according to the media reports, ordered the Federal government and Dr. Okonjo Iweala to provide information relating to N30 trillion Naira allegedly unaccounted for.
 
 
Please note the following:
 
 
·      Dr Okonjo-Iweala hastens to state that she was never served with any court processes in relation to the said matter. She has not read the judgment and would therefore defer any comments on the matter.
 
 
·      However from the media reports, the case was instituted in February 2015 but was not served until July 2015 after Dr Okonjo-Iweala had already ceased to be the Minister of Finance.
 
 
·      By the date the said papers were purportedly served Dr Okonjo-Iweala was no longer a public officer and could therefore not be the subject of a request for production of any documents or information under the Freedom of information Act.
 
 
·      The Court processes must have been served on others because the attention of Dr Okonjo-Iweala was never drawn to the matter in which she appears to have been sued personally. She therefore did not engage any lawyer to act for her in the matter.
 
 
 
·      The decision of SERAP to anchor its case on a baseless and unsubstantiated allegation by former CBN governor Professor Charles Soludo that N30 trillion – about seven times the total annual budget during the Jonathan administration – is missing confirms SERAP’s dubious motives and its role as a tool for politically motivated actors.
 
 
·      It is curious that the first time Dr Okonjo-Iweala is being made aware of a matter filed against her in court is in news reports reporting the delivery of judgment. She has instructed her lawyers to take steps to set aside the judgment as it affects her.
 
 
Paul C Nwabuikwu
 
Media Adviser to Dr Okonjo-Iweala
 
*Photo Caption - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

[ Masterweb Reports: Press Release For Immediate Release ] - The attention of Senator Solomon Adeola has been drawn to a radio programme in Abuja tagged “Brekete Family” on Love FM 104.5 as anchored by one Ahmed Isa between 7.30am and 9am on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 where one lady referred to as Amaka alleged that the senator took her father’s land in Ikeja , Lagos State.
 
In the programme Ahmed Isah without hearing from the senator uttered slanderous and defamatory words against the person of the Senator while on air and the senator has since been inundated with several calls and personal visitations from well -meaning Nigerians on the allegation and slander against him.
 
For the records, the Senator denied ever forcefully or otherwise taking possession of anybody’s land without following due process and making payments for such land with necessary documentations with genuine land owners and government agencies. The senator will willingly submit to a legal adjudication for any land or property that he owns as he has always ensured that all such possession are legally backed and free from any encumbrances.
 
In the interim the senator will in this instance explore all legal avenues to seek redress where his name and person has been defamed on a purported allegation of seizing somebody’s land by any individual or organisation.
 
Signed:
 
Chief Kayode Odunaro
Media Adviser to Senator Solomon Adeola
 
 
*Photo Caption - Senator Solomon Adeola
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Press Release For Immediate Release ] - A group, known as Igbo APC in Jigawa State, comprising of Ndigbo in the All Progressive Congress (APC) called for an end to the disunity among Ndigbo in Jigawa State. They also expressed support for the developmental efforts of the Governor of Jigawa State Alhaji Badaru, describing his style of leadership as excellent in prudent management of resources in the State.

 

This was expressed after a stakeholders meeting of Igbos in APC in Dutse, Jigawa State last week.. The Chairman of Igbo APC, Rev Offodile Igwesi Orient while tasking Igbos on unity, oneness of purpose and industry, asked them to throw weight behind the developmental achievements of Governor Badaru. He also expressed optimism that the entire politically motivated crisis tearing Nigeria apart will be resolved on a round table and believes that President Buhari can win the war on corruption if given necessary support. They also released a press statement to that effect.

 

Members of Igbo Mandate Congress IMC in Jigawa State have earlier informed the leadership of the group that the action of Rev Igwesi and Igbo APC have brought some levels of cooperation among the non-indgenes in the State. Rev Igwesi , as leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Jigawa State, was among those earlier mobilized by Igbo Mandate Congress IMC and Ohanaeze in the 19 Northern States to ensure support for some APC Governors in the North on account of their good relationship with the Igbo Communities , Badaru inclusive. However, disunity among Igbos in the state have hampered critical progress and IMC have expressed support for any initiative that will bring back the soul of the people together.
 
PRESS RELEASE FROM IGBO APC

 
A Movement of New Igbo Vision within APC Jigawa State, Igbo APC has called on Ndigbo in Dutse and Jigawa State, in general to re-establish the harmonious relationship, formally existing between the core Igbo States and all State Welfare Associations, as well as the umbrella body, Igbo Community Association (I C A). This call is to enable them enjoy the goodwill of the State Government and their host communities.
 

 
 We urge Ndigbo in Dutse, to eschew bitterness and avoid disintegrating among them, but to be united as a force to be reckoned. The group regrets the acrimony that has created leadership divisions within the organization of Ndigbo in Jigawa State, and the impression that Ndigbo in Jigawa State are at loggerheads within them over leadership.
 

 
The giant efforts of the incumbent State Governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, in his determination to ensure the diversification of Jigawa State economy, through creating support for the poor and vulnerable population has also attracted our attention in Igbo APC. His Vigorous actions geared towards industrialization are borne out of his pedigree, going back to his business management expertise, and as a formal Chairman of Nigerian Chambers of Commerce. This quality accounts for his excellent and prudent management of the State’s economy, without records of unpaid backlog of the State’s civil servants’ salaries as prevalent in many other States in the Federation, despite the current economic challenges in the country.
 

 
With these outstanding qualities of the Governor, Igbo APC Jigawa State, expresses high optimism that the State and its inhabitants will soon begin to reap the benefits of the grass-roots and people-oriented programmes and projects of the State Government. These policies are expected to have positively huge impact on commercial and other key sectors of the State’s economy.
 
 

 
We are proud to be associated with the State Government, because of the Governor’s commitment which is geared towards ending the protracted non-sound industrial base in the State. We pledge our commitment and contribution to supporting these noble objectives of the State Government in anywhere, the Governor deems it necessary towards moving the State to its greater height. Especially, liaising with Igbo business experts within and outside Jigawa State, to come and invest in medium and small scale enterprises in the State, as well as liaising directly with other ethnic nationalities in the State, to strengthening the socio-economic sector of the State and to uplifting the strength of our great party, ALL Progressive Congress (APC).
 
 
Signed
 
 
Rev Offodile Igwesi Orient
Chairman, Igbo APC, Jigawa State
08065407792
 
 
Comrade Ifeanyi Ebebe
Publicity Secretary, Igbo APC, Jigawa
08063319752
 
*Photo Caption - Governor Badaru

[ Masterweb Reports: SKC Ogbonnia reports ] - Many assume Donald J. Trump can not win the US presidential election this November because he is widely viewed as weird for someone aspiring to lead the free world. But often lost in the debate is that America is not new to radical politicians who have found their way to the White House.
 
 
With the exception of George H. W. Bush in 1988, all the candidates who have assumed the presidency—from 1980 to date—exhibited a good measure of unorthodox tendencies. Simply put, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barrack Obama did not win because of mere experience, moral purity, pristine backgrounds or political correctness. They won because of a combination of charisma and how they were able to tap into the pop culture to greater advantage.
 
*Click To Listen to "Trump Up America" dubbed America Solidarity Anthem.
 
Reagan, for instance, was a womanizing movie star, who became the only US President to have been divorced. Dismissed in 1980 as a wacky warmonger, Reagan ended capturing the mantle from a man of urbane character in President Jimmy Carter. That was a similar story with Bill Clinton who prevailed despite a background that evinces weed-smoking, philandering, and draft-dodging. By the time he shocked the political culture by playing the saxophone at Arsenio Hall show in 1992, Clinton was viewed so unpresidential that his opponent, an incumbent President George H. W. Bush, had to dub the democratic nominee a “bozo”. A bozo means a stupid person, a clown, buffoon, nincompoop—the type of nouns commonly equated to Donald Trump today.
 
 
The case of the junior Bush, George W is something else. He was once an alcoholic and generally perceived as having an IQ of bovine nature. But that did not stop Americans from choosing him over a policy wonk and a sitting Vice-President Al Gore. Following Bush is Barrack H. Obama whose background was as queer as it gets. Not only was he of thin political résumé and admitted past use of cocaine and marijuana, the first black president is not the typical black. He was born of a Kenyan father from black Africa. Even more bizarro is his Muslim name: Hussein—namesake to a notorious Iraqi leader toppled by the United States after 9/11. Yet, Obama easily trounced a statesman war hero in John McCain.
 
 
Enter Donald Trump, a xenophobic, race-baiting, street-talking, cavalier, incoherent, unapologetic but charismatic celebrity, who draws huge crowds by parading fantasy as fact. Without any doubt, Trump appears to pose a bigger threat today than any of the candidates mentioned above. But, in hindsight, it is naïve to assume that the radical style will not continue to gain currency moving forward. The American media have a way of elevating eccentric behaviors to pop culture. Moreover, conventional themes do not seem to resonate in the current electoral cycle strikingly driven by demagoguery on both sides of the political space.
 
*Click To Listen to "Trump Up America" dubbed America Solidarity Anthem.
 
On the left is Bernie Sanders, a care-free 74 year-old self-proclaimed socialist, who has captured 45% of the Democratic Party with the bogus promise of free tuition and $15 minimum wage. On the right, of course, is Mr. Trump. Tapping into a visceral anger provoked by 9/11 as well as decades of job flights, the real estate mogul hoodwinks his followers with a pledge of banning Muslims from entering the United States, erecting a wall between the country and Mexico, and deporting 11 million illegal aliens. Having conquered the Republican Party, the entire American electorate is his next target. And he can.
 
 
The scheme has begun with Trump already pivoting to a gullible bloc of the Democratic Party beholden to socialist agenda of soon-to-be gone Bernie Sanders. So far, Trump has embraced the wage increase and won’t surprise many if he also grabs Bernie’s free tuition gambit. For this Republican presumptive nominee is not a true conservative. Mr. Trump has no core beliefs and is set to say anything to get elected. After all, the man has declared that he will begin to exhibit presidential decorum only after he might have packed into the White House.
 
 
What is more, the Republican establishment has eaten its words “bigly”, flip-flopping, and gradually coalescing behind its unrepentant flag bearer. Most significantly, it is no longer news that the almighty media have gone gung-ho with the Trump mania, which is understandable because of the entertainment value. It is also true that many tune in to Trump because of his tendency to spew laughable rhetoric in a flash. Even a hardcore conservative, like me, is equally guilty of the craze. The unfortunate reality is that the unprecedented media obsession is inadvertently stoking the 2016 presidential race as Trump VS Trump—as if he is the lone option. Not surprisingly, his well-crafted campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again”, and some humane aspects of the manifesto are beginning to register with the masses.
 
*Click To Listen to "Trump Up America" dubbed America Solidarity Anthem.
 
Of course, Donald Trump is not the only candidate in the race. The alternative is the obvious Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Though she is by far more rational, experienced, cool, and collected, Madam Secretary might have grown too presidential to have become a bore. The Americans do not care for dull moments. They want action, however feigned.
 
 
SKC Ogbonnia ( Email: SKCOgbonnia@firsttexasenergy.com ) reports.
 
*Photo Caption - Donald Trump

[ Masterweb Reports ] - A new song "Trump Up America" dubbed America Solidarity Anthem has just been released by Charles O. Okereke, a resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. The lyrics of the first few lines of the first verse are as follows: "I am American, center of democracy; Land of freedom, equity; Trump up America; trump all. Trumpet loud in... etc."  The song has both audio and video versions.
 
Trump Up America (America Solidarity Anthem) is a patriotic song composed through inspiration and realities prevalent in the American society. It is a must-listen-to song that combines symphonic orchestra, jazz and a little bit of everything into a beautiful soothing and inspiring patriotic song. Guess who composed it? Share the song widely to friends and contacts after listening to it and do not forget to leave your comment. .........Click To Listen To Song. 
 
*Photo Caption - Trump Up America front CD cover



[ Masterweb Reports: Press Release For Immediate Release ] - We the Igbo Ekunie Initiative, IEI, comprising individuals in Nigeria and the Diaspora; wish to state, that considering Nigeria’s chequered history and the long betrayed ideal for development; driven primarily by the nation’s contradictions, the consequent suspicion/infighting and the destructive policies of marginalisation in place of policies of national development pursued by successive leaders, it has become evident, beyond all doubt that aspirations for regional development can only be actualised through a self driven effort under the auspices of an integrated regional development platform. For 56 years Nigeria has continued to fail. As a distinct people, we have the choice to take the bull by the horn and create a separate, ingenious and audacious part for development or fail along with Nigeria. The later is not an option.
 
We note that the world over, provinces, states, regions and nations are coming together to create economic blocs and integrated development agencies that benefitting from the economies of scale can better aggregate resources for capital intensive infrastructure and projects across their geographical spheres. In the same vein, it’s notable that the last time quantum development was heralded in the East was during the 1st republic when the defunct Eastern Nigeria Development Corporation (ENDC) built many landmark development projects across the then Eastern region. Indeed had the 1st republic not been truncated, the model of integrated development pursued by the ENDC and facilitated by the economies of scale would have delivered an industrialised region with 1st world infrastructure by the turn of the century.
 
We submit that what presently constitutes the Southeast region has more population than Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Taiwan, Belgium, Sweden, Netherlands, Portugal, Denmark, Ireland, Switzerland, Greece amongst others as well as most African countries. It is thus a nation in its own right and accordingly has the capacity to function in like manner and mobilize its population; human and material both at home and in the Diaspora for unprecedented regional development through a public/private/Diaspora partnership under the auspices of a regional investment/development corporation. We hereby call on the governors of the Southeast region to float a regional investment corporation to be capitalised through contributions from each state in the first instance, a consortium of banks and from selling shares, bonds, donations (crowd funding) and Diaspora development funds.
 
The regional investment corporation like the defunct ENDC will then invest in major capacity building generative infrastructure across the region such as super-highways with tollgates, real estate with particular emphasis on high density buildings/skyscrapers (for population management) in commercial ultra modern housing estates that will be built to sell, the establishment of strategic industries such as steel plants, refineries, cement plants and the creation of special industrial parks/free trade zones across states in the region so as to lead in innovative start-ups and industrialisation. In the area of tourism, the corporation will seek partnership with international consortiums in view of establishing major game parks such as Disneyland Park and complementary 5 star hotels across the region.
 
All projects will be “generative” infrastructure that would bring returns as soon as possible so that dividends from revenue earned at the end of every year either from toll gates, sale of houses, operation or sale of steel plants, refineries, hotels and other such infrastructure can be paid to all share and bond owners at the end of every fiscal year. In order to encourage maximum participation by a broad spectrum of South-easterners and other interested parties at home and in the Diaspora, a public enlightenment program should precede the floating of the regional investment corporation possibly to be known as “Oriental Investment Corporation” or “East Niger Investment Corporation” (ENIC). With a 5-10 year development plan, under a framework of accelerated development with active participation of the public and private sectors, the Southeast region can become an “Oases” of development and industrialisation potentially becoming the most industrialised and developed region on the African continent within a 10-20 year period.
 
The 21st century has not only brought mind boggling technologies with many possibilities, theatres of development are spreading and shifting across the globe. With development increasingly moving East from West and China taking the centre stage in development, we have a rare opportunity to take advantage of this new dynamics and place our region within the frontlines of the emerging economic order, so as to build a civilisation: economic, industrial, political and social that will stand the test of time. We hereby urge governors of the Southeast to think outside the box and take ownership of our collective destiny by creating a regional development corporation that will usher in a renascent East. Because dreams are staircases to reality, if we dream it we can do it!
 
 
Maazi Tochukwu Ezeoke
President Igbo Ekunie Initiative
Phone: +44 7748612933
Email: president@igboekunie.org
 

 
Lawrence Nwobu
Secretary Igbo Ekunie Initiative
+353874151329
 
*Photo Caption - Igbo Ekunie logo

[ Masterweb Reports: Intersociety & SBCHROs Drag INEC To International Bodies ] - The leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety); supported by nine other group-members of the Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations (SBCHROs), comprising: Anambra State Branch of the Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), Center for Human Rights& Peace Advocacy (CHRPA), Human Rights Club (a project of LRRDC)(HRC), Forum for Justice, Equity & Defense of Human Rights (FJEDHR), Society Advocacy Watch Project (SPAW), Anambra Human Rights Forum (AHRF), Southeast Good Governance Forum (SGGF), International Solidarity for Peace & Human Rights Initiative (ITERSOLIDARITY) and Igbo Ekunie Initiative (pan Igbo rights advocacy group)  have resolved to write Your Excellencies concerning the subject matter underlined above and it is upon the resolution that this is letter is rested. Our writing Your Excellencies is in recognition of........READ FULL LETTER BELOW.
 

Ref: Intersociety/SBCHROs/NG/002/05/016/Int./Democracies/UN
 
 
1.   The United Nations Secretary General
C/O The UN Special Representative in Nigeria
The UN House, 617/618 Diplomatic Zone
Central Business District, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria
 
 
2.  The Apostolic Nuncio (Pope’s Ambassador to Nigeria)
Vatican Apostolic Nunciature in Nigeria
Pope John Paul Crescent, Maitama
FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
 
 
3. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR)
Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais Wilson, 52 rue des Paquis
CH-1201, Geneva, Switzerland
 
 
4.  The United States Ambassador to Nigeria
Embassy of the United States, Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
 
 
5. The Head, Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria & ECOWAS
Europe House, 21st Crescent, Off Constitution Avenue
Central Business District, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria
 
 
6. The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs & Security (Federica Mogherini)
The European Commission Headquarters
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
1049 Brussels, Belgium
 
 
7. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria
The British High Commission, 11, Torrrens Street, Off Mississippi Street
Maitama, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
 
 
8. The Head, African Research Group/Dep. Head/Research Analyst (Dr. Clare Thomas)
UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, African Directorate
King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AH
 
 
9.  The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Nigeria
Embassy of Germany, 9, Lake Maracaibo Close
Maitama, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
 
 
10.  The Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria
The Canadian High Commission
 15, Bobo Street, Maitama, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
 
 
11.  The Ambassador of the Republic of France to Nigeria
The Embassy of France, 7, Udi Hills Street
Off Aso Drive, Maitama, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
 
 
12.  The Brazilian Ambassador to Nigeria
Brazilian Embassy, 324, Diplomatic Drive
Central Business District, Garki, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
 
 
13. The Swedish Ambassador to Nigeria
Embassy of Sweden, 41, T.Y. Danjuma Street
Asokoro District, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
 
 
14. The Austrian Ambassador to Nigeria
Embassy of Austria, Plot 9, Usuma Street
Maitama District, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
 
 
15. The Ambassador of the Netherlands to Nigeria
Embassy of the Netherlands, the EU Common Embassy Complex
21st Crescent, Off Constitution Avenue
FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
 
 
16. The Ambassador of Switzerland to Nigeria
Embassy of Switzerland, 157, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent
Wuse 11, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
 
 
17. The Belgian Head of Mission/ Ambassador to Nigeria
Embassy of Belgium, 9 Usuma Street
Maitama District, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
 
 
18.  The Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria
Embassy of Japan, 9, Bobo Street
Off Gana Street, Maitama, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
 
 
19.  The Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria
The Australian High Commission, Fifth Floor, Auckland Center
48, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
 
 
20.  The Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria
The High Commission of India, 15, Rio Negro Close
Off Yedseram Street, Maitama, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
 
Your Excellencies,
 
Before INEC Collapses Democracy In Nigeria: Our Case Against The Commission Over Outstanding Parliamentary Polls & Call For Your Urgent Diplomatic Intervention (1)
 
(Onitsha Nigeria, 11th of May 2016)-The leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety); supported by nine other group-members of the Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations (SBCHROs), comprising: Anambra State Branch of the Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), Center for Human Rights& Peace Advocacy (CHRPA), Human Rights Club (a project of LRRDC)(HRC), Forum for Justice, Equity & Defense of Human Rights (FJEDHR), Society Advocacy Watch Project (SPAW), Anambra Human Rights Forum (AHRF), Southeast Good Governance Forum (SGGF), International Solidarity for Peace & Human Rights Initiative (ITERSOLIDARITY) and Igbo Ekunie Initiative (pan Igbo rights advocacy group)  have resolved to write Your Excellencies concerning the subject matter underlined above and it is upon the resolution that this is letter is rested.
 
Our writing Your Excellencies is in recognition of the noble roles of Your Excellencies’ home governments as the world’s leading democracies and great economies under the United Nations System and their immense contributions in the advancement of democracy, rule of law, global security and respect for human rights across the world and Nigeria in particular.
 
As Your Excellencies may be aware, Nigeria is a multi ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious country of estimated 174million people, supposedly governed by democratic constitutionalism and pluralism. For purposes of democratic policies and governance, the country maintains 17, 500 top public offices and their holders, by way of election and appointment. Of the country’s 17,500 public offices and their holders, 4,017 are appointive and 13,483 elective; out of which, 11,788 are made up of elected Local Government Councils’ chairpersons, deputy chairpersons and councilors, while 1,695 others occupy all Federal and States’ elective offices in the country. There are 774 constitutionally recognized Local Government Councils in Nigeria governed by 11,788 supposedly elected officials. Elections into the 11,788 Local Government Councils’ elective offices are constitutionally handled by the States Independent Electoral Commissions (SIECs) created by Section 197 (1) (b) of the country’s 1999 Constitution and spelt out in supplementary Sections 3 and 4 of the Part 11 (B) of the same Constitution; while elections into the 1,695 top Federal and States’ elective offices are constitutionally conducted by INEC in accordance with relevant provisions of the 1999 Constitution.
 
Be further informed Your Excellencies that by virtue of Section 153 (1) (f) of the 1999 Constitution (amended in 2011), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was created. The 1,695 Federal and States elective offices under reference are composed of the president and the vice president, 36 State governors and the 36 State deputy governors, 109 senators, 360 members of the house of reps and 1,152 State legislators.  The powers and functions of INEC as Nigeria’s chief electoral umpire are expressly contained in Section 153 (1) (f) of the 1999 Constitution and supplementary Sections 14 and 15 of Part 1 of the Third Schedule to the same Constitution, alongside INEC Establishment Act of 2004 and the Electoral Act of the Federation of Nigeria 2010.
 
In all, processes and procedures for conduct of the elections above mentioned, their outcomes and judicial resolutions are governed by the trio of the 1999 Constitution, the Electoral Act of 2010 and the decided cases mandatorily rooted in the Nigeria’s Constitution of 1999 and its Electoral Act of 2010, while the functions, dos and don’ts of the INEC staffs and management are provided in the INEC Establishment Act of 2004.  In March and April 2015, Nigeria held its general elections with the exception of its Local Government Councils’ polls which are staggered in shape. The National Legislative or Parliamentary (senate and house of reps) polls were held on March 28, 2015 and the outcomes of such polls in the country are usually followed by post election judicial reviews within stipulated timeframes.
 
Those involving the president and the vice president originally start from the Appeal Court, lasting for six months and appealable at the Supreme Court, lasting for two months, totaling eight months. Those involving governorship and deputy governorship are originally commenced at the Election Petition Tribunal (i.e. High Court), lasting for six months and appealable twice at the appellate (court of appeal) and apex (supreme) courts lasting for four months, totaling ten months. Those involving Senate, House of Reps and State Legislative Assembly are originally commenced at the Legislative Election Tribunal (i.e. High Court) lasting for six months and appealable at the appeal court lasting for two months, totaling eight months. Judicial and procedural counting of these starts 21 days after declaration of the results of the concerned polls. Timeframe for exercising right of appeal if a party is dissatisfied with the judgment of each hierarchy of the named electoral courts is 21 days from the date of delivery of such judgment.
 
Constitutionally speaking, by Section 239 (1) of the Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution, as amended in 2011, the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (i.e. Court of Appeal) is conferred with original jurisdiction to hear and determine legal disputes arising from the conduct of presidential election within or in six months and by Section 233 (2) (i) of the same Constitution, the case terminates at the Supreme Court within or in two months.
 
By Section 285 (1) (a) (b), the original jurisdiction concerning legal disputes associated with Senatorial, House of Reps and State Assembly Polls is conferred on the National/State Legislative Election Tribunal (i.e. High Court) to determine and dispose of same within or in six months and by Section 246 (1) (b) and (3) of the Constitution, the Court of Appeal is rested with final jurisdiction to be determined and disposed of within or in two months. By Section 285 (2) of the same Constitution, the original jurisdiction concerning the resolution of legal disputes associated with the conduct of Governorship Poll is rested in the Governorship Election Tribunal (i.e. High Court), to be determined and disposed of  within or in six months.  By Section 246 (1) (c) of the referenced Constitution, the appellate jurisdiction concerning resolution of same within or in two months, is rested in the Court of Appeal; and by Section 233 (2) (IV), the final determination of the apex appeal, within or in two months, concerning governorship poll legal disputes is vested on the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
 
We wish to further inform Your Excellencies that the decisions of the three hierarchies of the referenced electoral court (tribunal, appeal and supreme courts) with respect to legal disputes arising from the conduct of the referenced elections in Nigeria are constitutionally and mandatorily enforceable in Nigeria by all authorities and persons holding judicial, legislative and executive offices; to be enforced in all parts of the Federation or any part thereof.
 
Specifically, by Section 287 (1) of the Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution: “the decisions of the Supreme Court of Nigeria are final and shall be enforced in any part of the Federation by all authorities and persons, and by courts with subordinate jurisdictions to that of the Supreme Court”. By Section 287 (2) of the same Constitution: “the decisions of the Court of Appeal shall be enforced in any part of the Federation by all authorities and persons and by courts with subordinate jurisdictions to that of the Court of Appeal”. And by Section 287 (3): “the decisions of the Federal High Court, a (State and FCT) High Court; Governorship, National and State Assemblies Election Petitions Tribunals (EPTs) and of all other courts established by this Constitution shall be enforced in any part of the Federation by all authorities and persons, and by other courts of law with subordinate jurisdictions to that of the Federal High Court, a (State and FCT) High Court, EPTs and those other courts, respectively.”
 
The analytical breakdown above, of Nigeria’s electoral processes and code laws guiding them is to fully acquaint Your Excellencies with respect to same. With specific reference to the National Assembly polls, in which elections were originally conducted into 469 federal legislative seats (109 senatorial seats and 360 house of reps seats) by INEC since 28th of March 2015, the Commission has refused and failed, as well, to conduct and conclude elections into six vacant senatorial seats and nine vacant house of reps seats, among pockets of other vacant State Assembly seats following judicial nullifications of their original elections since December 2015. Following legal disputes associated with same, their original elections were nullified by various divisions of the country’s Court of Appeal at different dates in the month of December 2015 and judicial orders were made for rerun elections into them to be conducted and concluded by INEC within or in ninety-days. The judicial orders to that effect had expired since March 2016 and the vacant seats have remained vacant till date.
 
The six vacant senatorial seats are those of Owerri North (Okigwe) Senatorial District and Anambra Central Senatorial District in Imo and Anambra States, Southeast Nigeria; Rivers West, Rivers South-East and Rivers East Senatorial Districts in Rivers State, South-south Nigeria; and the Kogi East Senatorial District in Kogi State, North-central Nigeria; while the nine vacant house of reps seats are all in Rivers State, South-south Nigeria. The affected population of the six vacant senatorial seats and nine vacant house of reps or federal constituency seats is put at over 20million people. That is to say that the referenced population and their senatorial districts and federal constituencies have been denied legislative representation and political rights to choose their leaders democratically since December 2015. In other words, their areas have remained legislatively un-represented since December 2015.
 
 Saddening, too, are INEC’s flagrant violation of the Constitution and other laws of the land particularly the orders of the appellate court directing it to conduct and conclude within or in ninety-days the outstanding parliamentary polls under reference. In Rivers State, for instance, two sets of ninety days court order for the conduct of rerun elections into its three vacant senatorial seats were made by the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal on 10th and 11th of December 2015 and they expired on 10th and 11th of March 2016. Another ninety days court order given to INEC by the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, to conduct and conclude rerun elections into the nine vacant house of reps seats in the State, was made on 12th of December 2015 and it expired on 12th of March 2016.
 
Yours Faithfully,
 
For: International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety)
 
 
Emeka Umeagbalasi, Board Chairman
Mobile Line:
+2348174090052
Email: info@intersociety-ng.org,
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        1.    Senate President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki
2. Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu
3. Speaker of House of Reps, Hon Yakubu Dogara
4. Chairman of INEC, Prof Mahmud Yakubu
5. Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN
 
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[ Masterweb Reports ] - A new song "Trump Up America" dubbed America Solidarity Anthem has just been released. The lyrics of the first few lines of the first verse are as follows: "I am American, center of democracy; Land of freedom, equity; Trump up America; trump all. Trumpet loud in... etc."  The song has both audio and video versions.
 
Trump Up America (America Solidarity Anthem) is a patriotic song composed through inspiration and realities prevalent in the American society. It is a must-listen-to song that combines symphonic orchestra, jazz and a little bit of everything into a beautiful soothing and inspiring patriotic song. Guess who composed it? Share the song widely to friends and contacts after listening to it and do not forget to leave your comment. .........Click To Listen To Song. 
 
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[ Masterweb Reports: Press Release For Immediate Release ] - Washington DC: The Biafran Revolution may be in peril. Not from the Nigerian federal government but from within the movement. Wrecking is a crime that involves the deliberate provision of misinformation and false commands to harm and hinder the Biafran independence movement.
 
OEAS has always supported the many groups and individuals that work towards the national self-determination of Biafra. When Ben Onwuka was arrested for trying to storm the government house in Enugu, OEAS alone called for his release. When the blood of the heroes and martyrs began to flow upon the arrest Nmandi Kanu, OEAS was the first international organization to support Biafra. The OEAS called for the release of all Biafran prisoners, for the Nigerian armed forces to stand down, and for a referendum. The OEAS secured the endorsement of former US Congressman Robert K.  Dornan for the proposed referendum.  The OEAS took the case of Biafra to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and obtained her acknowledgement of the Biafran struggle. The OEAS promoted the formation of Biafran self-defense units now being realized. And finally, the OEAS at the urging of numerous Biafrans, has sent out an invitation for a mass meeting of Biafran independence activists in Ghana on May 30, 2016.
 
Over 90 leaders from Biafra have accepted the invitation and are ready to converge on Accra at their own expense. Their names are known only to OEAS Secretary General, Dr. Ebenezer Akwanga, who as an independent broker, affiliated with no group or faction, stands ready to chair this historic meeting to address forming a united front to free prisoners, provide for self-defense, and coordinate civil disobedience.
 
Unfortunately, the wreckers have been hard at work. The OEAS already knows that Nigerian State Security Services provocateurs and spies are among us and has taken measures to counteract them. But the wreckers are another matter! These wreckers claim to be Biafran patriots but for reasons of ego, incompetence, and disloyalty to Biafra have set themselves with vigor to wrecking the All Biafra unity meeting.
 
The wreckers have spread slander that OEAS works for the Nigerian government. The wreckers have tried to hijack the meeting for this group and that group. The wreckers scorn the idea of Biafran unity while offering no alternatives. But this is not the greatest betrayal.
 
A group of expatriate Biafrans had volunteered to obtain a secure meeting place in Ghana, a church or conference hall. They were charged with bringing Dr. Akwanga to Ghana and arranging for his security as he has survived three documented assassination attempts in recent years.   The budget was set at a modest $10,000; no more than was absolutely necessary.  But the funding has not materialized; are we to believe that Biafrans cannot collectively raise $10,000. Now the May 30 meeting is in doubt. Inexplicably, there is no meeting place and no budget. The only explanation is a deliberate wrecking campaign. But the wreckers must not be allowed to scuttle the Biafra unity movement.
 
The OEAS appeals directly to the people of Biafra to tell your groups and leaders – Not to wreck the Biafran Revolution through petty jealousies and selfish behavior. The All Biafra unity meeting must proceed; the martyrs blood must not have flowed in vain.
 
For a free and independent Biafra in 2016!
 

Dr. Jonathan Levy
Chief Administrative Officer OEAS 
 

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 [ Masterweb Reports: Olalekan Waheed Adigun reports ] - One of the most challenging things to write about is religion. This is because, religion-an institution created by man-has been so abused by the class of animals that created it in the first place. In many cases one is either applauded for a position or chastised depending on the “religious beliefs” of the person who is exhibiting the reaction(s). If you dare remind some Muslims that a verse as violent as this: ''And when the sacred months are passed, kill those who join other gods with Allah wherever ye shall find them; and seize them, besiege them, and lay wait for them with every kind of ambush…' (Quran 9:5) exists in the Holy Quran, the reply you will get will either be, “You have to look at the context Allah reveals that verse” or you are told not to interpret the Quran literarily. Most interpreters of the good Book find no arguments in it for the murder of innocents. But it would be naive to ignore in Islam a deep thread of intolerance toward unbelievers.
 
The use of religion for extreme repression, and even terror, is not restricted to Islam. For most of its history, Christianity has had a worse record. From the Crusades to the Inquisition to the bloody religious wars of the 16th and 17th centuries, Europe saw far more blood spilled for religion's sake than the Muslim world did. Many Christians will deny that Jesus the Christ made a statement such this: “I have brought you not peace but sword” in the New Testament (Matthew 10:34).
 
Questions that this writer often asks himself are: Why is religion so misunderstood by those who should even know better? Why do some people do negative things in the name of religion?
 
At this point let me bring in a quote from foremost Western Philosopher Bertrand Russell who writes: “Religion is based...mainly upon fear...fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death. Fear is the parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion have gone hand in hand.... My own view on religion is that of Lucretius. I regard it as a disease born of fear and as a source of untold misery to the human race.” The truth is that fear often make people turn to “something” other than themselves in the peak of disaster or calamity which they consider “bigger” than them. They look for freedom, often without responsibility. They hope, but not on faith. They believe, but with no faith. This appears to be the case with our so-called religious people in Nigeria.
 
Instead of worship, what we have is warship. The leader is seen as a reincarnation of “God” or something. The leader tells the followers what to do and they accept without question(s). Only the leader’s interpretation(s) of the Holy Books are acceptable. The rivalry between Sheik Gumi and Sheik el-Zakzaky, both preaching Islam but of different traditions, with the former being Sunni and the latter being Shiite, is legendary. Both men’s supporters are reported to have clashed on several occasions in Kaduna.
 
One will wonder why anyone will want to fight for God. If God is so big or massive, who are His creatures to fight for Him? I imagine a situation where a school bully beats up my four-year old cousin and comes home to report for me to come to his aid. This is normal because my boy can be powerless to deal with the bully. Let us look at another case where I was slapped by a bus conductor at the commercial motor park only for me to get home to “report” to my four-year old boy to fight for me. That sounds absurd isn’t it? This is the case with anyone “fighting” for God.
 
To show that most of us, especially in Nigeria, appear to now be more Catholic than the Pope. We will do anything in our power to “fight” for God. Recently, the Kaduna state Government introduced what it calls ‘A Bill For A Law To Substitute The Kaduna State Religious Preaching Law, 1984’ popularly known as Preaching Bill. Inasmuch as bodies representing Islam and Christianity have condemned the bill, professional politicians hiding under the large cover of religion, in their attempt to score a point set up an “us-versus-them” argument. Some of them went as far as saying that el-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna will die if he does not withdraw the bill. The passion with which these people speak one will think they love their religion that much. Their supporters, forming a congregation, believe them so long as it is coming from their ‘father in the Lord”. They take whatever they say as gospels, no matter how false their messages are. The displays of some of these “politicians hearing from God” do not deter their members at all. These ones capitalize on the fears of the people. They mirror their own fears in the minds of the people as “God’s anointed” My own Bible tells me to “…believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1), but not our religious people who have been infected by the disease of religion!
 
Still on the controversial bill, let us be quick to add this writer is no fan of the Kaduna Governor as some might have speculated. To regulate “preaching” is highly needed if we are not to produce “outlaws” like Terry Jones. Many may probably not remember him as the man who, in 2010, threatened to burn over 2000 copies of the Muslim Holy Book, the Quran on the ninth anniversary of 9/11 by calling Islam “a religion of the devil”. The pastor (if not so-called) of the Dove World Outreach Center, Florida, a church with less than 50 members, invited Christians to his Church on the said date to burn the Muslim holy book. Though, he would later cancel the planned event, his congregation did burn the Muslim holy book in March 2011 and in 2012, his Church promoted an anti-Muslim film. All three incidents sparked violence in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
 
Let us be clear at about some points now. Mr Jones, on his own, did not physically attack anyone. He promoted his ideas, his religious beliefs (as he knows it) under existing laws. His Constitutionally-protected freedom of worship is guaranteed to express himself (burning of the Quran), within his Church and on his congregation. Again, at the time, no one could arrest him, other than “appeal’ to him to shelve his planned burning of the Quran since US does not regulate religious expression. The effect of this rascally unregulated behavior, transcend the US border, reached far away Afghanistan!
 
To those who said about regulating or minimizing the effect of a dis-ease, “We do not have a problem, regulate your own people” only proves to me how soon something that is supposed to be a symptom becomes an epidemic. It’s time to put a check on this rampaging dis-ease in our land!

 
Olalekan Waheed Adigun is a political risk analyst and independent political strategist. He can be reached via olalekan@olalekanadigun.com, adgorwell@gmail.com.
 
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