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[ Masterweb Reports: Emma Elekwa reports ] - The Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano has raised alarm over the sudden withdrawal of his security details, saying such action has exposed his life to danger.
 
Obiano who stated this on Tuesday in Awka during an election stakeholders meeting organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), described the act as unacceptable and a dangerous signal on what was to happen ahead of the governorship election.
 
He demanded for the immediate return of the security details in order not to constitute further threats capable of overheating the polity.
 
"I want my security details returned immediately because I am going to start a fight from there. I am the governor of Anambra state and all the paraphernalia of my office must be there.
 
"This is unacceptable and a sign of what will happen. Those behind this would be dissapointed because we are very ready for the election," he insisted.
 
According to the governor, he had wanted to speak with the Inspector General of police who was scheduled to be at the occasion, but said he had to voice it out in the event since he was not aware when he would come.
 
The governor had earlier complained of having not been accorded recognition by the moderator when he worked in, despite several insistence.
 
But reacting, the National Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the event was a stakeholders' meeting, and as such no candidate would be accorded any special treatment regardless of his position.
 
He said the commission insists on equal treatment of all candidates in the election and should not only have equal standing, but must be respected.
 
The Inspector General of police, Idris Mohammed was yet to arrive at the Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre, venue for the event while filling this report.
 
*Photo Caption - Governor Willie Obiano

[ Masterweb Reports: Emma Elekwa reports ] - There was tension on Monday at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Awka Anambra state, following a suspected bomb scare in the area.
 
Daily trust gathered that two substances suspected to be bomb explosives were sighted in the commission's premises, which triggered fears among the staff and visitors alike.
 
It was also learnt that the alleged explosives were planted near the gate of the commission in the early hours of the day before bomb disposal experts came to the rescue.
 
When our correspondent visited the INEC office, there was heavy presence of military personnel deployed to the premises with two trucks positioned at the two entrances to the road leading to the office to forestall any danger.
 
When contacted, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner REC, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, said there was no case of bomb explosives at the commission's office.
 
He said a substance was found outside the premises, adding that it was the duty of the police to confirm whether it was bomb explosives device or not.
 
"You know people can drop anything within the office especially this period just to score some point. The police should be in the position to ascertain whether or not it was such device," he said.
 
On her part, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Princess Nkeiruka Nwode, said she was not aware of the development.
 
She said the presence of bomb disposal unit experts at the INEC office was part of preparations for the Saturday governorship election.
 
*Photo Caption - Map of Anambra State
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday decried that the state of education in the country "calls for a serious concern." He listed the effects of decades of neglect suffered by the sector as including an estimated 13.2 million children out of school, high illiteracy level, infrastructural deficit and decay as well as unqualified teachers and inadequate instructional materials.
 
President Buhari was speaking at the Old Banquet Hall of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja at a special retreat of the Federal Executive Council themed: "Education in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects."
 
According to him, it is no longer a secret that the quality of education in Nigeria requires greater attention and improvement, and that the fact that the nation is facing numerous challenges in education and all other sectors as a result of historical abuses, mindless impunity and corruption is not news to anyone.
 
The president declared that Nigeria must get her education sector right, noting that the nation cannot progress beyond the level and standard of its education.
 
He maintained that no nation can achieve economic, social, political and cultural prosperity without a sound and functional education system, emphasising that: "We must get it right in this country. To get it right means setting our education sector on the right path."
 
The president said Nigerians should also "bear in mind that the security and stability of the country hinges, to a large extent, on its ability to provide functional education to its citizens."
 
He said his administration was determined to turn around the sector for the better, stating that "We are already making appreciable progress in this respect."
 
He said while there were numerous other competing demands and responsibilities from different sectors of the economy, his government was committed to confronting and tackling the challenges in the education sector. "This will be part of our deliberate policy of revitalizing education provisioning and capacity building."
 
The president said: "Today, it is those who acquire the most qualitative education, equipped with requisite skills and training, and empowered with practical knowhow that are leading the rest. We cannot afford to continue lagging behind. Education is our launch-pad to a more successful, more productive and more prosperous future.
 
"One of the primary roles of education is to build and sustain individual and society’s development. It renews and improves the economic, social, political and cultural aspects of any nation. Education upgrades the living standard of citizens and enables people to become better and more productive citizens. It is a human right that creates a safe, healthy and prosperous society. It changes the visions and perspectives of individuals, enhances critical decisions and improves democracy. Indeed education is paramount and necessary requirement for all-round development.
 
"Nigeria’s participation in all relevant international education fora together with our investment in education and collaboration with development partners is an indication of high level of commitment towards ensuring that every capable Nigerian receives good quality education. These efforts are justifiable only to the extent that schooling is effective in promoting the realization of national objectives, attaining the Sustainable Development Goals and Education For All by 2030.These targets are, happily, in harmony with the manifesto and the CHANGE agenda of our Party, the All Progressive Congress. It is also in agreement with my campaign promises during the 2015 elections exercise and in pursuit of the yearnings and aspirations of the generality of Nigerian citizens."
 
The president said the summit must sharpen government's strategies for addressing the challenges of basic and secondary education, teacher training and professional development as well as technical and vocational education.
 
He said the summit must also work to enhance quality in, and access to, higher education and other challenges in the sector that could debar Nigeria from attaining the SDGs and be among the top 20 economies in the world.
 
He said he expected that after the summit, the government would come up with feasible, implementable and far-reaching action plans for the ministerial strategic plan that would make education play the pivotal role as the engine that drives national prosperity and development.
 
In a reference to the ongoing primary school reforms in Kaduna State, President Buhari described a situation where those engaged for teaching could not pass their own examinations as very serious and tragic.
 
Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-rufai had in October announced plans to sack about 22,000 primary school teachers who failed a competency test.
 
Buhari stated: "To digress a little bit so that you know that I meant what I read, having been an orphan, I still feel that whatever I did in life so far was built by boarding schools. For nine years, I was in boarding school, three in primary and six in secondary school.
 
"In those days, teachers treat their students or children like their own children. If you did well, they would tell you (that) you did well; if you didn't do well, they never spared the rod. When I finished my secondary school, I didn’t work for a day, I refused to work for a day, I left home, I refused to work in the local government, and then I joined the army. And the army of that time, we went through all we went through upto the civil war.
 
"And then, I listened to one of the Nigerians I respect, he said after his training here in Nigeria and the United States, he went to his alma mater, his primary school, to see what he could contribute. I won’t mention his name, but when he went, he couldn’t differentiate between the students, the children and the teachers.
 
"And what el-rufai is trying to do now is exactly what that man told me about 10 years ago. It is a very very serious situation when teachers cannot pass their exams that they are supposed to teach the children to pass. It is a very tragic situation we are in and this our gathering together, to me, is one of the most important in this administration."
 
Earlier, Education Minister Adamu Adamu suggested ways of eliminating mediocrity in the sector, saying "If we give regulatory agencies the teeth to bite and do their work, mediocre teachers will soon disappear from our classrooms. If we insist on professionalism with appropriate deadlines set for those who teach, the situation will improve phenomenally."
 
He said Nigeria's education system would improve if automatic scholarship is offered to students who take education as well as automatic employment and preferential compensation package to those who take to teaching as a profession.
 
The minister stressed the need to harmonize the learning and teaching in tertiary institutions as well as redefine national goals periodically.
 
Adamu, who urged improved funding for the sector, Said it would take Buhari's administration N1trillion annually for the next four years to fulfill its 13 campaign promises on education.
 
*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari

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[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The Presidency on Sunday fired back at a former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, for attacking President Muhammadu Buhari. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement, said it was an act of hooliganism for Lamido, who, he noted, was facing criminal prosecution, to be aspiring for the nation's presidency.
 
Shehu described the series of interviews by Lamido, each one stepping up attacks on Buhari over the ongoing anti-corruption war, was a reflection of "the intellectual and moral bankruptcy" of the opposition in Nigeria.
 
Reacting to the latest of the interviews published on Saturday, Shehu warned that there was a grand plan by politicians to destroy national institutions such as the courts, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission "and everything good that the nation stands for."
 
According to him, "it is only in Nigeria that a leader will divert money belonging to the public into his children's account, then turns round to start pontificating on public morals, in the process subjecting the nation's honest leadership to daily attacks based on falsehood."
 
He stated: "It is even worse that such a person, facing criminal prosecution will start going round saying he wants to be president. Is this not one of the reasons why other countries are laughing at Nigeria? This is hooliganism. It is not opposition politics.
 
"As stated by the Buhari Media Support Group, the nation's war against corruption spearheaded by EFCC was incidentally formulated by the past PDP administration. It is a tragic irony that the leaders of the same party are doing their utmost to weaken or destroy it. Watch it, is that why he is seeking to lead the country?
 
"Time and again, President Buhari had lamented that strongmen had destroyed the country's strong institutions and that it will take strong men to rebuild them. He deserves the support of everyone to rebuild such institutions because they serve a common good."
 
Shehu appealed to opposition politicians to give Buhari the support needed to rebuild national institutions such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, which he alleged they "either stifled or destroyed."
 
He challenged Lamido to convince Nigerians that his trenchant attacks against the government and the judiciary were not "a smokescreen to becloud the atmosphere of his criminal prosecution."
 
"In his diatribe published in the Vanguard newspaper last week, it is clear that the former governor not only set out to mock the President but the judiciary and important national institutions as part of an orchestrated plot to divert public attention from his scam related cases.
 
"If President Buhari's war against corruption as he said, was a mockery what does one say of Governor Lamido's sworn efforts to sabotage the country's efforts to rid itself of the cancer of corruption?
 
"If accountability of public officials is the very essence of a mature democracy, it is indeed ironic that a politician seeking the leadership of the country is making a mockery of institutions and leaders seeking to entrench that.
 
"As a country, Nigeria settled for President Buhari not just as President but the watchman of people's wealth. The citizens are happy with that and the whole world is applauding. African Union, the AU just named him as the Champion of the war against corruption. Opposition politicians like Governor Lamido need to come to terms with the fact that their act needs updating."
 
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[ Masterweb Reports: Akinola Ajibola reports ] - One of the governorship aspirants in Anambra State, Mr Osita Chidoka, has explained why he drove Nnamdi Kanu home after the self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was released on bail.
 
This comes amid speculations that Chidoka, a former minister of aviation, drove Kanu home for the sake of popularity and to achieve his governorship ambition.
 
Chidoka, who spoke on Sunday during a governorship debate organised by Channels Television, however, said, "If it was a popularity contest, I’m sure that candidate would have gone for it."
 
"The issue is the fundamental philosophy of the right of individuals in a democracy to freely express themselves within the laws of the country.
 
"Once we have that right as enshrined in our Constitution, I believe we must respect it and if anybody violates the terms of our Constitution or our laws, then the law should take its course," he added.
 
Candidates from five major political parties had a tough debate on Sunday, six days to the Anambra governorship election slated for November 18.
 
The aspirants are Chidoka of the United Progressive Party (UPP); and incumbent governor Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
 
Others include Tony Nwoye of the All Progressives Congress (APC); Oseloka Obaze of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); and Godwin Ezeemo of the Progressives People’s Alliance (PPA).
 
Explaining further why he drove the IPOB leader home, the former minister said any persons or groups found to be expressing grievances against the law should be punished.
 
He said that there was nothing wrong in driving Kanu home after he had been granted bail by the court, stressing that the law had taken its course on him.
 
Chidoka added that his intention was not to gain any form of popularity as claimed by to bridge the gap between the people of the South East and other parts of the country.
 
He said: "The law took its course on him (Kanu). He got bailed from a court, I now participated in ensuring that the bridge of communication between the angry young people in the South East and the rest of the country is a burden I believe I bear as a young minister.
 
"As a young former Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Corps, I believe I serve as a beautiful bridge; I serve as that bridge that connects the dreams of Nigeria with the people of Ndi-Igbo." (Source: Channels TV)
 
*Photo Caption -Osita Chidoka
 

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[ Masterweb Reports: Victor Edozie reports ] - For hundreds of residents of Graceland, Oyigbo West, AP and Mbano Camp of Oyigbo in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State, this year’s rainy season has not been a pleasant time for them.
 
Oyigbo, which is a few kilometres from Port Harcourt, the state capital, is a fast growing city with 28 oil wells and flow stations. The Afam Power Station is located in the area.
 
Over 200 residents of Graceland Oyigbo West and Mbano Camp in Oyigbo were recently displaced by flood. Hundreds of them relocated to other places while some use canoes to get to their houses.
 
Also affected is St. Peter’s Catholic Parish in Oyigbo West. The Parish Priest, Rev Fr. Victor Onyeukwu, called on the state government to come to their aid by creating a canal to channel water out of the area.
 
"This year’s rains have caused a lot of damage to us. The entire compound is flooded. We are appealing to the state government to come to our aid. Now that the dry season is setting in we want the government to assist us and other residents of the area," he said.
 
When our reporter visited the affected area the entire community was deserted. A few residents that cannot afford new houses engaged the services of canoe paddlers who convey them to and from their houses at N100 per trip.
 
A resident of Graceland, John Uche, said they were in a "total mess" as a result of the devastation caused by the flood.
 
He said most of the residents had packed out of the area.
 
"This year’s rainy season has done more harm than good to residents of this community. The rain was so heavy that all the houses in this area are flooded. If you look round you will find out that all the houses here are empty. Residents have reallocated and moved to safer places. We that have no place to go have remained here. We have no option than to use canoes to move in and out of our homes.
 
"That is the only alternative we have to get to our homes because the flood water is very deep. There may be dangerous reptiles here and nobody dares risk his life," he said."
 
He called on the state government to come to their rescue. Another resident, Ajie Chinedu, blamed their plight on people who built houses on water channels.
 
‘’In this area people take laws into their hands and this is responsible for the problem we have found ourselves. People build houses without recourse to urban planning regulations. Almost all the houses here are sitting on water channels and that is the reason why everywhere is flooded each time it rains. We are in real trouble," he said.
 
While calling on residents to observe city development laws while building houses, Uche appealed to the state government to reconstruct the road leading to the area and provide proper drainage channels.
 
Another resident whose house was submerged by flood, Philip George, said: "I am yet to recover from the damage caused by this flood. I lost all my properties to the flood. I completed my house last year and moved in with my family. I did not know that this area was this bad until the rain started.
 
"I did not take it serious until water covered my house. We only struggled to survive but almost all my properties were destroyed. We were able to pick a few things out of the house. I am presently squatting with a relation. My family is also putting up somewhere. We are waiting for the water to dry up so that we can go back."
 
Another resident, Imelda Johnson, said: "The canoe is helping us a lot. This is the only way we can get to our houses. The young boys that are paddling the canoe are of great help to us. Without them I wonder how we would have accessed our houses." One of the canoe paddlers, Gift Onyeka, said: "When I saw how the entire area was flooded I contacted a few friends and we decided to rent canoes which we use to ferry people across the flooded areas. We have about four canoes, human traffic was high at the peak of the rainy season. During that period we made between N3000 and N4000 daily. But as the rain is subsiding, the entire area is drying up and it’s affecting our business. I am not happy that people are living in such a pitiable environment but their suffering has become a blessing to us," he said.
 
Another canoe paddler known as Osas said they made money from ferrying residents from the flooded areas.
 
"The suffering of other people has suddenly put smiles on our faces. But we have been of help to them also because without the canoes how would they enter their houses. It was indeed a good season for us as we took home between N3000 and N4000 daily. But as the rainy comes to an end and the flooded areas are drying up our business is equally going down," he said.
 
The state government early this year awarded a contract for the reconstruction of the major road leading to the flooded community.
 
The project has reached about 80 percent completion but there is no drainage to channel water out of the residential areas.
 
Governor Wike has directed the state’s Ministry of Environment to work on how to tackle the flood. The Deputy Governor, Dr Ipalibo Banigo and the Commissioner for Environment, Dr Roseline Konya, recently went on an assessment tour of the affected communities and promised that the government would work out modalities to avert future occurrence. Some of the areas visited included Eneka and Choba.
 
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[ Masterweb Reports: Linus Effiong reports ] - The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) recently arrested a suspected drug baron, Charles Onyenachi, 50, popularly known as Charles Taylor, for allegedly coordinating the distribution of a large volume of hard drugs in the Southeast.
 
Onyenachi was arrested by a combined team of the army and a Special Enforcement Team (SET) of the NDLEA in a shrine in Ubakala community in Umuahia South Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
 
The suspected baron and father of three had been declared wanted by the anti-drug agency three years ago, within the period several attempts were made to arrest him but all failed due to his network of informants. Luck ran out on him following a tip off received by the agency on his arrival in the state.

Speaking with Daily Trust at the detention facility of the NDLEA, Onyenachi said he joined the business in his 30s as an errand boy in Delta State and rose through the ranks to become a major distributor in the Southeast zone. It all started when he was learning carpentry work in a community in Bende LGA 15 years ago. A fellow apprentice introduced him to drug business and he was asked to deliver the ‘goods’ to prospective buyers. As time went on he started selling little wraps of marijuana at N20 before the price was increased to N50. At that point the business boomed.

"I was always at home or in a hotel where my customers came to visit me for their goods," Onyenachi said. “They were mostly politicians and pastors from some of the new churches. They often visited my dealers and sometimes I drop some of the drugs with my wife to sell whenever I suspected security operatives were looking for me.



"I had been in the business for years, built houses and owned properties from money realized from it. I had agents everywhere who ran around for me and I paid them between N200, 000 to N700, 000 weekly.

The drug baron who revealed that he got his supply from an agent he only knew as Sunny (who supplies him 12 bags of marijuana weekly from Delta State) said many of ‘his boys’ had been arrested by the law enforcement agencies, especially the police, severally, but he always ended up getting them out.

A 21-year-old secondary school dropout, Ikechukwu Joseph, who was one of the baron's dealers, was arrested during a major raid by the NDLEA following a confession by the baron about his operational base at Cameron Street in Umuahia. Joseph said he joined the business upon seeing his boss' success and also because he needed money to bury his late mother who was still in the mortuary.

Joseph, whose buyers were between the ages of 20 and 40 (mostly mentally ill men who bought N300 worth daily), said although he didn't relate directly with the boss, a middle man supplied him with drugs worth N2, 000 daily, and he sold them all and got a N500 commission. The transaction usually took place very early in the morning on a daily basis at a designated venue.

"It was easier to get more patronage from mad men because within them they knew who consumed drugs and they circulated information on where to get the products. They talked normally whenever they desired to purchase drugs," Joseph said.

A suspected drug dealer, Nwokechukwu Emeka, 35, who hails from Ebonyi State, said he had been convicted twice by different courts, served jail term for drug related activities before his recent arrest. In 2005 he was arrested and jailed. After serving his term, he returned back to his boss who asked him if he wanted to continue with the business and promoted him to be his distributor. So he joined the drug business in 2003 as a marketer and grew to become a major distributor. The leader often paid him N5000 for selling marijuana worth N50, 000 daily.

Speaking after the operation, Abia State Commandant of the NDLEA, Mr. Akingbade Bamidele, described the arrest as another milestone achievement in Nigeria's fight against narcotics. He said the baron was apprehended after intense undercover operations in connection with illegal sales of 576kgs of narcotics within Abia State and other neighbouring cities within the zone.

Bamidele said the command would build on every information received from the kingpin (the baron) and sustain it to ensure he doesn’t have a safe haven in Abia anymore.

He said money laundering form would be given to all the suspects to fill, where all profits made from their criminal business would be recovered, whether land or cash. "We will commence money laundering investigations against them. Fifty suspected drug dealers are currently in the custody of the agency, following a general raid within the last one week."
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