Translational inhibition due to CHEAP RETIN-A the fact that the path of the excitation occurs Br neuron. recurrent inhibition     Carried intercalary brake cells (Renshaw). Axons of buy nolvadex online canada motor neurons often give collaterals (branches), ending with Renshaw cells. Renshaw cell axons terminate on the body or dendrites of the motor neuron, forming inhibitory synapses. Arousal that occurs in motor neurons travel in a straight path to the skeletal muscle, as well as collaterals to inhibitory neurons, which send impulses to motoneurons and inhibits them. The stronger the motor neuron excitation, the more excited Renshaw cells and the more intense they exert their inhibitory effect, which protects nerve cells from overstimulation. lateral inhibition    
 

[ 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.
 
Few minutes later, policemen came and took the lady away and the crowd dispatched, paving way for vehicular movement.
 
Hameed Oyegbade reports from Osogbo.
 
*Photo Caption - As seen.

[ Masterweb Reports: Abdullateef Salau reports ] - Professor Ibrahim Gambari is the former Nigeria’s Minister for External Affairs and Founder/Chairman of Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development. In this interview, he explained the reasons the state parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC) should be worried when Africa, the largest group of parties, decided to back massive pull-out from the Court.
 

African Union, during the 28th summit in Addis Ababa, backed mass withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC). What is your view on this?  
 
Fortunately, I was in Addis Ababa during the last AU summit and many decisions were taken. However, people tend to focus only on some of the contentious ones. Let me say, for example, that one of the key achievements of the last summit was that they managed to elect new set of commissioners. Unlike what happened at the previous summit in Kigali, where the AU tried and failed to elect a new set of commissioners, chair and deputy chair.  That was an achievement because if they had failed again to reach agreement, it would have portrayed Africa in a very bad light, considering the fact that the international environment is very challenging for Africa, in particular in view of the election of President Trump. Secondly, we have the massive African migrants seeking asylum and new life in Europe, while the nationalistic movements in Europe are gaining ground. In fact the West is becoming more nationalistic and, frankly speaking, anti-immigrants. 
 
However, there is another opportunity which is that, we have a new Secretary General of United Nations who speaks for all member states, including and especially Africa, the largest regional bloc in the world body with about 53 countries out of a total of 193 member states.
 
The new Secretary General, Antonio Guetteres, attended the Summit and pledged to relate with Africa in a different manner. How? He said he would treat Africa with respect and as partners, not like in the past where the UN took the posture of knowing what was best for Africans. Also, the summit re-affirmed an important programme called “Silencing the Guns”, which puts emphasis on ending conflicts and building the foundation for sustainable development while synchronizing the AU’s agenda 2063 with the sustainable development goals of the United Nations. These are some of the achievements of the Summit. Unfortunately, the media has not put a lot of emphasis on them. What the emphasis has been on is the issue of ICC. It should be recalled that the largest state parties to ICC are African states and therefore the ICC state parties should be worried when the largest group of parties, which voluntarily signed on to the treaty is beginning to question the effectiveness, integrity and impartiality of the court. The Africans believe that if there is one continent that cannot tolerate impunity, it is Africa because Africans have been victims of impunity. 
 
The Constitutive Act establishing the African Union provides inter alia that if a country massively violates the human rights of its people, they can no longer hide under “non-interference in internal affairs of member states” principle. Rather, the Union would intervene to redress the situation. The act even states that any country that changes its government other than through constitutional means would no longer be regarded as part of the African family. The union had acted on this by suspending some countries like Madagascar, Guinea, Mauritania and Egypt. Therefore, Africans have demonstrated their commitment to fighting impunity and massive violation of human rights. The African Peer Review Mechanism is another way of promoting good governance on the continent. So, I think for those reasons, the ICC should be concerned about what the Africans are saying which is that they are regarded as soft target, whose sitting presidents are indicted for genocide and violations of human rights.  May I recall, in this regard that when I was the head of Political Affairs at the United Nations, I spoke with Luis Moreno-Ocampo, former Chief Prosecutor of ICC, and I asked how come the only leaders indicted are sitting African presidents? I told him that I was dealing with many conflicts in the world where there were massive violations of human rights, in Asia, Middle East, in Latin America, and even Europe. How come the ICC was not targeting them? That is not to say that you must not go after any leader unless you go after every leader who may be indictable.
 
Here are my own recommendations for ICC. First, be fair and do not target only Africans. Second, enhance the capacity of the Africans themselves in terms of national capacity to deal with human rights violations and become a real partner in strengthening regional capacities for dealing with violations of human rights. Third, that Africans should then see ICC as court of last resort. 
 
Meanwhile, the UN Security Council (UNSC) referring cases to ICC without any consultations with Africans, is also a problem. In the case of Sudan for example, the UNSC was considering the issue of referring Omar Bashir, a sitting President of Sudan, to ICC on the issue of Darfur. The African Union wrote a letter to the Security Council to argue that President Bashir was part of the plans to bringing peace to Darfur. They asked to be given a chance to see how the African Union could sequence the search for peace and surrendering him for prosecution. The UNSC didn’t even honour the AU with a response.
 
So, by constantly ignoring the views of Africans and not making it a priority to partnering with them is becoming something that is of concern to African state parties to the ICC. May be it is out frustration, in my view, that led them to table a resolution which was adopted to ask for mass withdrawal from ICC. The way I see it is that they are telling the ICC that something is wrong. The AU’s decision is a basis for negotiation and corrective measures. 
 
For the countries that entered reservation, including Nigeria, their argument was that since Africa did not collectively decide to enter into the treaty, they could not ask them to collectively withdraw from it. Therefore, the decision to withdraw should be left to individual countries.
 
Do you think mass pull out from the ICC is the best option for African?
 
My personal view is that the Africans are passing across a message, saying something is wrong with how the ICC is operating. If you want to keep Africans as ICC members you have to address their concerns. If I were ICC, I would now enter into a serious discussion with Africans to hear their complaints and address them and thereby discourage mass withdrawal from the Court. 
 
Nigeria was among the countries that entered “reservation”. Do you think it was a good decision?
 
I’m not in government and cannot speak for the government. My personal opinion is that they were right to express reservation about the process but there are three things they have to consider. One, there are consequences for undermining a collective decision by the African Union. Two, they need to explain clearly that entering reservation, on the AU decision does not mean that Nigeria is totally happy with the way ICC is going about prosecuting only sitting  African presidents, and third, that entering reservation does not mean supporting any effort to weaken the instrument of checking impunity on the continent.  I think these explanations need to be made clearly and in a well-articulated manner so that people can see where Nigeria is coming from. 
 
Nigeria contested for Peace and Security Commissioner of the AU and lost. Do you think this affected the country’s influence on the continent?
 
Well, I don’t think so, though it was quite unfortunate. And this is not the time to cry over spilled milk. Right now, let’s see where we are. The President of the African Development Bank is a Nigerian. Outside our continent, the Secretary General of OPEC is also a Nigerian. The new Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations is a Nigerian.  If we had no influence, I don’t think we would have been able to mobilize the African countries to support us in these critical positions. It is always a win or lose situation. Having said that, it is a fact that Nigeria lost that particular election though we believe we had a good candidate. But then other countries had better and formidable candidates. As I said earlier, I am not in government and don’t speak for any government. But I do not know how these appointments and selections are made. I believe that if we look beyond whatever consideration and search through all the nooks and crannies of our diplomatic circle with the interest of the nation at heart, we have many qualified candidates that can fly and compete favourably with any other candidate from other African countries. It is regrettable that right now, there is no single Nigerian in the entire AU Commission. Nigeria, as you know, is among the major contributors not only to the budget of the AU but also a leading nation in peace and security maintenance in our region. Hence, there are important lessons to be learnt from the failure of the country’s effort to secure a single commissionership in the AU Commission. 
 
What is your advice to the new leadership of African Union?
 
They should do more on preventing violent conflicts and wars. The conventional wisdom is that prevention is better and cheaper than cure. For example, they talk about silencing the guns. The guns should not even start at all. It is more difficult and costlier to silence the guns than to prevent them from starting. 
 
Two, the new leadership should put a lot of emphasis on addressing the challenges facing African youths and women - their education, health and employment. Women and youths are the human capital and the future of our continent depends on their enterprise and contributions. Third, they must insist on true partnership with the United Nations and other international organizations. Africa should be regarded as partners in addressing challenges based on mutual respect, understanding and commitment. 
 
*Photo Caption - ICC logo

 

[ 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.”
 
*Photo Caption - As seen.

 

[ Masterweb Reports ] - Masterweb developed this page in a bid to daily keep you abreast of Nigerian and world news events so you are well informed and do not miss any news occurrence in Nigeria and around the globe. Most Nigerian newspapers are updated daily. Nigeria and World News Headlines are uptaded every ten minutes as events unfold in the world. 
 
This news page is a useful tool to both Nigerians and everybody irrespective of his or her nationality and country of residence in keeping abreast of current news around the world. We have millions of satisfied users of this page, some of who have made financial contributions in supporting the page and its component link sections.  
 
Use the links below to update yourself of today's news events - 
 
=> Click To Read Nigerian Newspapers
 
=> Click To Read Nigerian News Headlines
 
=> Click To Read World News Headlines
 
=> Click To Read Nigeria Radio & TV News
 
=> Click To Read World Radio & TV News
 
To adequately keep abreast of Nigerian and world news events daily, below is a guide to follow so you do not miss any single news event in Nigeria and around the globe. This means that the news guide is important to both Nigerians and everybody irrespective of his or her nationality and country of residence.
 
STEPS TO FOLLOW NOT TO MISS ANY SINGLE NEWS ITEM
 
1. STEP ONE - Start-off by subscribing to Masterweb RSS News Feed - This is a one time action. Subscription to Masterweb RSS News Feed allows for the automatic download of our news updates to your computer - that way Masterweb news updates come to you automatically. Click here to subscribe to Masterweb RSS News Feed
 
_______
 
2. STEP TWO - Start the day by visiting our Newspapers Section ( www.nigeriamasterweb.com/paperfrmes.html ) and read Nigerian and world news from different sources including Nigerian newspapers.
 
_______
 
3. STEP THREE - Visit both our Nigeria News Headlines ( www.nigeriamasterweb.com/NigeriaNewsHeadlines.html/ ) and World News Headlines ( www.nigeriamasterweb.com/WorldNewsHeadlines.html/ ) several times (up to 12 times) daily as the pages are updated every 45 minutes. During a visit, if the news is not updated, hit the F1 key on your keyboard to refresh the page for the latest news update.
 
_______
 
4. STEP FOUR - Check out what are on radio and TV in Nigeria and the world by visiting Nigeria Radio & TV News and World Radio & TV News
 
_______
 
5. STEP FIVE - Check out what our news contributors may have posted for the day at our Citizen News ( www.nigeriamasterweb.com/blog/ ) and Masterweb Reports Section ( www.nigeriamasterweb.com/Masterweb/ )
 
_______
 
6. STEP SIX - Revisit our Newspapers Section ( www.nigeriamasterweb.com/paperfrmes.html ) before bedtime for late updates and/or following day's early updates by Masterweb and Nigerian newspapers.
 
_______
 
7. YOU ARE NOW FULLY INFORMED FOR THE DAY - If you follow the guide above, you will never miss any news event in the world. This means that you will be fully equipped to engage in any news or current affairs discussion anywhere and any place in the world. Best of luck!
 
8. ALL NEWS LINKS ABOVE ORGANIZED ON ONE PAGE - Masterweb has put together a unique page that has all the news links above that you need to adequately keep abreast of Nigerian and world news events - Click here to go to the page ( the Link or URL is http://www.nigeriamasterweb.com/NeverMissNewsEvents.html ).
 
*Photo Caption - As seen.

[ Masterweb Reports: Poem by Pastor Chi ] - Pastor Chi can be reached by phone at +44 (0) 7405870957 or + 34631894093 and email  at chichinwogwugwu@yahoo.com She is author of “The Efficacy of Prayer”, “Breakthrough Deliverance” and “Hidden Secrets To Fulfilling Your Destiny”. Read her poem below.

 
                                                  
                              When the work is done                         

                              When the work is done,
                              Completed in the Lord,
                              We will enter paradise
                              Singing praises to the Lord
                               Amen

                              Let us rejoice,
                              God has spoken in His holiness,
                              It shall be well with you and me

                               We give Glory to God in His mercy kindness,
                               Brought salvation to us  through Jesus His Son
                               Amen

                               The Lily of the Valley

                               The Lily of the Valley
                               Is the Lion of Judah
                               The King of Glory
                               Is the joy of Heaven
                               The Due of Heaven
                                The Laws of Shannon
                                We worship You

                                We lift our hands to worship You
                                We lift our voices together in praise 
                                On our knees we bow down to You
                                You are worthy
                                You are worthy of praise

            
                                 When my enemies arise

                                 When my enemies arise
                                 To take my life away
                                  I lift my yes onto You
                                  Oh, the One who dwells in heaven



                                  Oh believers
                                   Be glad, authority and power belong to Jesus
                                   In His name, receive the power to overcome

                                  Let us rejoice., the chosen one, authority
                                    and power belong to the king
                                    Let us rejoice, the believers
                                    Authority He gave us.
 

*Photo Caption - Pastor Chi

 

 
 

[ 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.
 
*Photo Caption - PDP logo
 

[ Masterweb Reports ] - Masterweb developed this page in a bid to daily keep you abreast of Nigerian and world news events so you are well informed and do not miss any news occurrence in Nigeria and around the globe. Most Nigerian newspapers are updated daily. Nigeria and World News Headlines are uptaded every ten minutes as events unfold in the world. 
 
This news page is a useful tool to both Nigerians and everybody irrespective of his or her nationality and country of residence in keeping abreast of current news around the world. We have millions of satisfied users of this page, some of who have made financial contributions in supporting the page and its component link sections.  
 
Use the links below to update yourself of today's news events - 
 
=> Click To Read Nigerian Newspapers
 
=> Click To Read Nigerian News Headlines
 
=> Click To Read World News Headlines
 
=> Click To Read Nigeria Radio & TV News
 
=> Click To Read World Radio & TV News
 
To adequately keep abreast of Nigerian and world news events daily, below is a guide to follow so you do not miss any single news event in Nigeria and around the globe. This means that the news guide is important to both Nigerians and everybody irrespective of his or her nationality and country of residence.
 
STEPS TO FOLLOW NOT TO MISS ANY SINGLE NEWS ITEM
 
1. STEP ONE - Start-off by subscribing to Masterweb RSS News Feed - This is a one time action. Subscription to Masterweb RSS News Feed allows for the automatic download of our news updates to your computer - that way Masterweb news updates come to you automatically. Click here to subscribe to Masterweb RSS News Feed
 
_______
 
2. STEP TWO - Start the day by visiting our Newspapers Section ( www.nigeriamasterweb.com/paperfrmes.html ) and read Nigerian and world news from different sources including Nigerian newspapers.
 
_______
 
3. STEP THREE - Visit both our Nigeria News Headlines ( www.nigeriamasterweb.com/NigeriaNewsHeadlines.html/ ) and World News Headlines ( www.nigeriamasterweb.com/WorldNewsHeadlines.html/ ) several times (up to 12 times) daily as the pages are updated every 45 minutes. During a visit, if the news is not updated, hit the F1 key on your keyboard to refresh the page for the latest news update.
 
_______
 
4. STEP FOUR - Check out what are on radio and TV in Nigeria and the world by visiting Nigeria Radio & TV News and World Radio & TV News
 
_______
 
5. STEP FIVE - Check out what our news contributors may have posted for the day at our Citizen News ( www.nigeriamasterweb.com/blog/ ) and Masterweb Reports Section ( www.nigeriamasterweb.com/Masterweb/ )
 
_______
 
6. STEP SIX - Revisit our Newspapers Section ( www.nigeriamasterweb.com/paperfrmes.html ) before bedtime for late updates and/or following day's early updates by Masterweb and Nigerian newspapers.
 
_______
 
7. YOU ARE NOW FULLY INFORMED FOR THE DAY - If you follow the guide above, you will never miss any news event in the world. This means that you will be fully equipped to engage in any news or current affairs discussion anywhere and any place in the world. Best of luck!
 
8. ALL NEWS LINKS ABOVE ORGANIZED ON ONE PAGE - Masterweb has put together a unique page that has all the news links above that you need to adequately keep abreast of Nigerian and world news events - Click here to go to the page ( the Link or URL is http://www.nigeriamasterweb.com/NeverMissNewsEvents.html ).
 
*Photo Caption - As seen.

[ Masterweb Reports ] - Green Nigeria, a coalition of young Nigerian professionals cutting across ethnic, religious and political party lines has called on Nigerian youths to take their destiny into their hands by participating more actively in politics and governance.

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.
 
*Photo Caption - As seen.

 

[ Masterweb Reports ] - The United Nations (UN) has directed its agencies to operate an open door policy with the media in Nigeria for the success of the body’s operations in the country. The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, made this known to newsmen at a round table in Abuja.
 
“I am the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator as well as UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria. I represent the UN Secretary General in the country.
 
“Since my arrival to Nigeria, I have come to appreciate the vibrancy and diversity of the local media.
 
“In my meetings with partners, I have emphasised that I will be leading a very transparent and accountable UN System that proactively shares information with its partners and the public we owe it to them,” he said.
 
Kallon, who said media was key to the success of UN operations in Nigeria, stated that he would not be able to achieve his purpose without a strong partnership with the media.
 
“I have asked all agencies to keep their doors open and respond to your queries as quickly as possible.
 
“I will also ensure continuous engagement with you on a regular basis so that together, we can share information and ideas as we work towards the good of this great country.
 
“I count on your support,” he said.
 
The official, who arrived Nigeria in January, said he had engaged with stakeholders including the Senate President, ministers, governors, senior government officials, representatives of development partners and international NGOs.
 
Kallon said he had also visited a number of states including Kaduna, Kano, Borno, Yobe and Adamawa during which he came to appreciate the challenges facing Nigeria.
 
He said that as a strong believer in “being on the ground to know what is on the ground’’, he would continue engaging with various stakeholders in the country.
 
Kallon said he would continue in his pursuit for stronger partnerships aimed at designing evidence-based solutions to the challenges the people continue to face.
 
“The challenges Nigeria faces are numerous – from security to governance and the economy.
 
“During my visit to the three most affected States in North East, I have seen widespread suffering among the survivors of the insurgency.
 
“I saw children with no food, widows with no source of livelihood, idling youths and hopeless communities,” he lamented.
 
According to him, the challenges being faced are enormous, but solvable.
 
“As a UN family, we are providing support to the Federal and State Governments to help in responding to these challenges,” he said. (NAN)
 
*Photo Caption - UN logo