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[ Masterweb Reports: Hameed Oyegbade reports ] - President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said that the Federal Government  was making relentless efforts to end the economic recession ravaging the country and assured that the hardship would soon vanish. He said this during the 42nd convocation ceremony for a total 6,827 graduates of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.
 
Buhari who was represented by the Executive Secretary of the National University Commission (NUC), Professor Adamu Rasheed, explained that the Federal Government has put necessary measures in place to end recession and sought cooperation of Nigerians to succeed.
 
He said, "There is no gainsaying that we live in challenging times. Nigeria is not exempted from the political, security and economic upheavals going on, worldwide.
 
"We have been making good progress, particularly on security issues, and we are relentless in our efforts to ensure that this economic recession is a very temporary experience in our national life. I am firmly convinced that with the measures being put in place and the cooperation of all Nigerians, it will soon be a thing of the past.
 
"This administration is committed to ensuring that as a nation, we are self-sufficient in food staples and thereof no longer dependent on food importation by 2019. Foreign exchange saved in the process will be channelled into reviving our industries, enhancing the hydrology and ecology of the Lake Chad Basin, improving our power generation nd distribution infrastructure and completing all the abandoned rural electrification projects nationwide, among other things."
 
According to OAU acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Anthony Elujoba, 66 students graduated with first class, 15 students graduated with distinction from the faculty of pharmacy. 1305 students graduated with second class upper; 2127 second class lower; 606 third class; and 50 students had pass.
 
The acting VC said 4,646 students were conferred with first degree; 518 postgraduate diplomas; 1,663 got postgraduate degrees.
 
But there has also been concern about the growing rate of unemployment, prompting calls for graduates to develop entrepreneurial skills.
 
He said, "In September, 2016, our unemployment rate reached a high value of 17.9 per cent as compared to 9.9 per cent the previous year. I intend to remind you that although this administration is doing its best to provide jobs for the teeming population of Nigerian youths, our efforts still need to be complemented by the private sector. We have been bringing on board several entrepreneurship initiative that create an enabling environment for job creators to not only thrive, but excel.
 
"Promotion of local products, encouragement of export markets, tapping of indigenous raw materials, etc, are some of the avenues for this to operate. As fresh graduates with multitude of invigorating ideas, you are encouraged to forward your proposals under the appropriate parastatals and agencies."
 
He explained that government has directed the National Universities Commission to chart a new course for curriculum development and review in the Nigerian University System.
 
He said, "‎This administration is concerned with the quality of university education in Nigeria. Government believed that the quality of universities is influenced by a number of factors within the output, process and output domains.
 
"The reality is that every facet of the university, be it academic or non-academic, contributes to its quality. It is expected that universities will embark on strategic capacity building to bring academics up-to-date with the new trends in their respective subject areas in order to achieve the desired impact."
 
The president urged management of the federal institutions to be accountable, saying, "Visitations to universities are statutory requirements for accountability of the institutions to government and citizenry. Visitation to federally owned universities are due and government has appropriately constituted panels to embark on the exercise.
 
"The details of the exercise, which will commence in the new year (2017), will be released in due course. Staff, students, parents and relevant stakeholders are enjoined to seize the opportunity that will be provided by the exercise to submit memoranda for the success of the visitation."
 
The Chancellor of OAU, Dr. Yahaya Abubakar, Etsu Nupe challenged staff of the universities to ensure adequate utilisation of resources made available by the government.
 
*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari

[ Masterweb Reports: Mutiu Ganiyu reports ] - Nigerians schooling in Malaysia have appealed to federal government to assist them by urgently finding solution to foreign exchange challenges and unfriendly bank policies. The appeal was contained in a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari and delivered to officials at Nigeria High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.
 
Writing under the aegis of National Association of Nigerian Student's Community in Malaysia, the students lamented the "precarious situation" being faced by students due to high exchange rate and stoppage of withdrawal with Nigerian ATM card.
 
In a letter signed by the association's Chairman, Abubakar  Hassan, the students appealed  that the ATM withdrawal suspension should be urgently addressed as most students are suffering.
 
He said, "We pray that the government will take care of all government/institutions sponsored students by providing them with foreign currencies deposited in their domiciliary accounts instead of giving BDCs in the name of helping the students. Form A" submitted by institutions on behalf of their staff should be given priority and amount for living expenses should be considered.
 
"Open a reliable access to communicate with students to relay our recommendations/suggestions and complaints. We are very optimistic that a sound feedback mechanism will be established for proper communication. Government should also address the capitalistic style of our banking system by making sure that the regulatory body is checkmating their excesses,” he advised.
 
The Chairman, pledged members commitment towards helping the government to achieve its goal of making Nigeria great, while commending the country's leadership for its determination to make Nigeria greater.
 
Mutiu Ganiyu reports from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
 
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[ Masterweb Reports: Press Release For Immediate Release ] - FOX Sports, the global leader in premium sports broadcasting, today announced a new multi-year partnership with the West African Football Union (WAFU) Zones A and B, providing a long term injection of investment into infrastructure, training and development across 16 countries over the next 12 years. 
This landmark deal will make FOX Sports the home for West Zone A and West Zone B football, and will ensure that for the first time, every Zone West A Cup and Zone West B Cup match will be broadcast for football fans across Africa. The first tournaments are scheduled to take place in the Summer of 2017 and will be broadcast exclusively by FOX Sports.
 
This partnership will expand the reach of WAFU across 24 countries, with the potential for matches and tournaments to be broadcast across the global FOX Sports network.
 
Alongside the revitalised bi-annual tournaments, FOX Sports along with West Zone A and West Zone B will create, produce and broadcast a range of regional quarterly events, focused on the expansion of the entire football ecosystem in West Africa.
 
Events for the U17, U20, U23 and core women’s teams are being planned, along with seminars and workshops on a range of subjects to increase skill development on and off the pitch. These include bespoke training for club doctors and personal finance management training for players with more sessions to be announced in the coming months.
 
WAFU Zones A and B include the majority of top football teams across Africa and the agreement was officially ratified on Friday 9 December at a meeting of the 16 West African football nations in Dakar, Senegal.
 
Frank Rutten, EVP, FOX Sports, Europe and Africa said, “We have a proven track record of creating and delivering premium sports programming for local audiences, that have the potential to travel to a global audience. Football is the most popular sport in Africa, and through our new 12-year partnership, not only are we investing in all areas of the industry, we are ensuring the broadcast of more games from the Zone West Cup tournaments to the millions of fans in Africa, all in our signature FOX Sports quality.”
 
Adam Theiler, EVP, Fox Networks Group, Europe and Africa said, “West African footballers have not only helped to build one of the strongest football regions across the continent, they have also dazzled audiences on the world stage by competing in top tier leagues around the world. West Africa is a fountain of talent and football pride, and as an anchor of our Fox Networks Group portfolio, it is FOX Sports absolute intention to bring the talent of these men and women to football fans in Africa, and the world.”
 
Augustin Senghor, President WAFU Zone A said, “Today is a great day for both WAFU Zone A and B nations and our fans. The support of FOX Sports, as a global leader in sports broadcasting, will help us further develop and promote of our football. WAFU A and its Member Associations/Federations are delighted with this landmark partnership and look forward to creating the best events for the supporters.”
 
Kwesi Nyantakyi, President WAFU Zone B said, “The global FOX Sports network with their broadcast expertise is the perfect partner to support our ambitions in taking West African football to the next level. We are looking forward to working with the FOX Sports team to bring the excitement of our West Zone B football into homes across Africa.”
 
This partnership with the West Africa Football Union joins the growing roster of sports rights including the Eredivisie, Ligue 1, La Liga, Bundesliga, the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR. With over300million viewers worldwide, across 97 countries, FOX Sports is the world’s leading sports television brand.
 
ENDS
 
Notes To Editors
 
ABOUT WAFU
The West African Football Union (WAFU) is an association of nine (Zone A) and seven (Zone B) football playing nations in West Africa. The union organises several competitions including every two years the WAFU Nations Cup.
 
WAFU - Zone A
Cape Verde, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Sierra Leone.
 
WAFU - Zone B
Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Togo.
 
ABOUT FOX SPORTS
FOX Sports is the world’s leading sports television brand, both in terms of distribution and programming rights. FOX Sports is known around the world as an innovator in the areas of live sports broadcasting, news and presentation and has quickly set a new standard of excellence in international markets through its bold production values, engaging commentary and presenters. FOX Sports carries some of the world’s most watched and most sought after sports franchises including the Barclays Premier League, Series A, Bundesliga, the FA Cup, the League Cup, Coppa Italia, the UEFA League, Copa Sudamericana, the NFL, MLB, and premiere tennis, golf and racing events. The FOX Sports multiplex, which currently include FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports 3, FOX Sports International and FOX Sports Eredivisie, reaches 73 million homes in 88 countries and 8 languages outside of the U.S. It is accessible via SD and HD linear feeds as well as through the authenticated FOX Sports Play app. In the US, FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships.  FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FS1, FS2; FOX Sports Regional Networks, their affiliated regional web sites and national programming; FOX Soccer Plus; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com, FOX Sports GO, Whatifsports.comand Yardbarker.com.  Also included in the Group are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing agreement that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network. 
 
ABOUT FOX NETWORKS GROUP
Fox Networks Group (FNG) is a primary operating unit of 21st Century Fox. FNG consists of Fox Television Group, which includes Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television; Fox Cable Networks, which includes FX Networks; Fox Sports Media Group, National Geographic Partners, and Fox Networks Group Europe, Asia and Latin America. Together these units create, program and distribute some of the world’s most popular entertainment, sports and nonfiction programming.
 
For further information:
 
For FOX Networks Group:
 
Daniel Maynard
Director of Communications, Fox Networks Group, Europe & Africa
Daniel.Maynard@fox.com
+44 (0)7971 058864
 
Makhosazana Khanyile
VP, Marketing, Sales and Communications, Fox Networks Group, Africa
Makhosazana.Khanyile@fox.com 
 
*Photo Caption - FOX Sports logo
 
 

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[ Masterweb Reports: Bade Adebolu reports ] - The recession is biting hard; this is no news. The economy is in a state of quagmire and Nigerians are groaning under the heavy burden of skyrocketing cost of basic commodities. What has brought us to this state is the greed and selfishness of corrupt leaders; they have eaten their future and that of their children, that is why Nigeria is where she is today. It is sad, but we are here anyway and we need to find our way out. Thank God one way or the other there is a means of escape. 
 
We need a competent leader; a saviour who can rescue us from the economic doldrums in which we have found ourselves. We need someone who can first lift us out of this pit and then possibly begin to lift us to greater heights. I say ‘begin’because the truth is that to begin to rebuild Nigeria will take considerable time; time and effort. Who better fits into this position than our very own Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala? Yes, Madam Ngozi, by all metrics and measurements is the woman we need at this moment. Time and time again she has proven her stuff; she has shown she knows her onions and can deliver. Obtaining a debt pardon of about $18 billion from the Paris Club is not child’s play; yet she and her team did it seamlessly. That was the beginning of good economic tidings for the country; it was the bedrock of the economic boom that Nigeria began to experience during Obasanjo’s time. 
 
Dr Okonjo-Iweala is not a fluke; over and over again, she demonstrated her skill with the introduction of sweeping economic reforms that catapulted the nation from stalemate to prosperity; inflation was reduced to single digits; ghost worker scams were uncovered. Also, with foresight, she had made provision for Nigeria to save through the Excess Crude Account, which was a buffer the country fell back on.
 
Calls have been coming from several quarters asking Okonjo-Iweala to come and rescue us from this recession. Let us not beat about the bush, she is the kind of person we need right now as president. It would be recalled that a poll taken by Post-Nigeria[1] put Okonjo-Iweala in the lead with a total of 5, 639 (69%) votes, out of a total vote of 8,136, followed by the former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, who gathered 14% (1,138) of the total votes. This is a pointer that good times are around the corner if we allow Okonjo-Iweala to become president. 
 
She has been tried, tested and proven and we have seen her deliver. To paraphrase what the Holy Book says if you have been tested and found faithful in that which is little, more will be committed in your hands. This is the time we need to commit more into Okonjo-Iweala’s hands; she has delivered on a ‘smaller’ scale, she will deliver on a ‘bigger’ scale. 
 
As Finance Minister, she did great exploits; Nigeria will not forget her in a hurry for turning our economy around for good. I believe she will even do better as a President; she seems to have this golden touch for resuscitating a dying or failing economy. What better time than now do we need her to touch our economy which is the area that needs focus the most? We need to wake up to the reality of the moment. 
 
Although, she has no such goals and ambitions and would likely turn down any, if the power to select the next president was vested in me, I would undoubtedly choose Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
 
Bade Adebolu ( Email: badeadebolu@gmail.com ) is an accountant and social commentator based in Ado-Ekiti.
 
*Photo Caption - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala 

[ Masterweb Reports: Olalekan Waheed Adigun reports ] - On my way to work this morning, one man asked: “What does this Soyinka want?” Sitting beside him in the same bus, I couldn’t immediately provide a reply. One thing I was sure of was that this man was really angry with the Nobel Laurette.
 
As he spoke further, I began to understand his problem with Professor Soyinka. His problem with Soyinka dates back many years ago. Soyinka opposed Jonathan. Soyinka writes in indecipherable words. Soyinka opposed Trump. He started cultism on Nigerian university campuses. He plays too much politics, that is why nobody in the world recorgnised Kongi.
 
All these came up after the man hear that the Professor has “threatened to leave Nigeria” in the news. Soyinka is quoted to have said: "I should not be exiting the United States but Nigeria because the people on behalf of whom one has struggled all one’s life can be so slavish in mentality as to start querying the right of their champion to free speech." How dare he say that, this man seems to say!
 
This man’s problem like I said earlier, was not much with Kongi’s unfortunate statement, but with things more personal.
 
In this man’s bitterness, he forgot that Kongi won the Nobel prize for Literature in 1986. He also forgot that Soyinka’s politics transcend Nigeria. Many probably do not know that Soyinka was largely involved in the downfall of Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin Dada. Those that have bothered to read his A Play of Giants, will testify that Kongi chooses his audience carefully and he has never claimed to achieve popularity by simply writing!
 
Famed writers like Eric Blair (better known as George Orwell) wrote on social and political problems. Books like Nineteen Eighty Four, Animal Farm, Homage to Catalonia and Down and Out of Paris are dedicated to addressing specific social problems he saw in his life. What is the big deal in a writer like Soyinka participating in politics?
 
As far as I know the best of writers are those who are brave enough to take sides with what they know as truth. George Orwell fought on the Republican side during the Spanish Civil War. W.B. Yeast never hid his Irish Republican sympathies in his write-ups (see An Irish Airman Foresees His Death and Easter 1916). Chinua Achebe was not only on the Biafran side during the Nigerian Civil War (incidentally Soyinka was imprisoned for visiting the Eastern Region by Gowon), he was National Vice-Chairman of Aminu Kano’s People’s Redemption Party (PRP) in the Second Republic (1979-83).
 
I can go on to list writers and their political beliefs, but for time and space. “What does Soyinka want?” If he tears his Green card because Trump won, whose business is that? To this I will reply: Jero is a social critic who sees the society the way he interprets it like all of us do. On a serious note, what does Soyinka want?
 
Olalekan Waheed ADIGUN ( Email: olalekan@olalekanadigun.com, adgorwell@gmail.com Phone: +2348136502040, or +2347081901080 ) is a political risk analyst and independent political strategist for wide range of individuals, organisations and campaigns. He is based in Lagos, Nigeria.
 
*Photo Caption – Wole Soyinka

 
 
 
 

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[ Masterweb Reports ] - The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) has described as “uncharitable and baseless”, the allegation by a former House of Representatives member, Dr Junaidu Mohammed, that President Muhammadu Buhari had exploited religion in 2015 to gain political advantage and power.
 
The Chairman of the group, Malam Muhammad Labbo, made the remark in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday.
 
 Labbo said the allegations were totally false and misleading because they didn’t reflect the realities of the political career of Buhari in 2003, 2007 2011 and 2015.
 
 According to him, “if Buhari was a religious bigot, he wouldn’t have repeatedly chosen Christians as his running mates and resisted the idea of a Muslim/Muslim ticket’’.
 
He reminded Junaid that Buhari chose Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as his Vice President and appointed another Pastor, David Lawal, as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
 
 He said these facts contradicted Junaidu’s claims which portrayed President Buhari as a religious bigot.
 
 The chairman advised Dr Junaidu to “respect facts and stop spreading falsehood to discredit and undermine the President’’.
 
He said as a respected medical doctor and public figure, he should be a role model for honour and truthfulness.
 
 Meanwhile, the BMSG has praised the APC National Leader, Chief Bola Tinubu, for his commitment to the Change Agenda of the party.
 
 The Chairman of the Group, Muhammad Labbo said Tinubu’s reassurances that he won’t quit the party was a good news for the party.
 
 Labbo said that the “Jagaba’’ was one of the brains behind galvanising Nigerians for change and therefore, his services were always invaluable. (NAN)
 
*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari

[ Masterweb Reports: Dr. Peregrino Brimah reports ] - Kaduna state governor Nasir el-Rufai made a startling revelation last week. He admitted openly to financially sponsoring terrorists in Nigeria and neighboring countries. The governor publicly admitted that he sent emissaries to give money from Nigeria's treasury to Fulani insurgents who had taken to brazen and brutal terror, mass massacring mostly Christian communities in South Kaduna in retaliation for alleged deaths of their members and cows.
 
The governor said:
 
"So many of these people were killed, cattle lost and they organised themselves and came back to revenge. ...There are one or two that asked for monetary compensation. They said they have forgiven the death of human beings, but want compensation for cattle. We said no problem, and we paid some."
 
The state governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai admitted to knowing these terrorists involved in wanton acts of incendiarism and murder with the resulting loss of property worth billions and lives of innocent Nigerians.
 
Nigeria's anti-terror bill as amended is implicit in the implication of aiding and abetting and concealing terror and terrorists and the bill declares arrest of such persons and recommends life imprisonment or the death penalty for those who act in aid of terrorists.
 
The Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2011 and Amendment Bill of 2012 with amendments to Section 17 states;
 
"Any person who does, attempts to do, threatens to do, promotes, assist or facilitates terrorism in any way or manner, or participates in terrorism financing, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to life imprisonment or to a fine of not less than N150Million or to both the term of imprisonment and the fine.
 
"Arranging and supporting terrorist meetings, harboring terrorists, obstructing terrorist investigations, being declared an international terrorist group or individual or failing to report terrorist financial transactions are offences which on conviction carry terms of imprisonment of not less than 3 years and not more than 20 years."
 
Governor Nasir el-Rufai by self admission is guilty of the above violations of Nigeria's anti-terror act.
 
Possibly fearing that he will be exposed for having been in touch with the terrorists and giving them money, the governor made an after the event public announcement of his sinister actions.
 
It must be stated clearly that according to Nigeria's constitution and anti-terror bill, an amnesty for terrorism can only be declared by the Federal government and must be approved by congress.
 
Nigeria’s anti-terror bill, “Terrorism Prevention Act of 2011 as amended in 2013, Part 1, subsection” clearly states that “(2) without prejudice to sub-section (2) of this section, where death results from any terrorist act, the penalty shall be death sentence.”
 
No Nigerian, civilian or state administrator can singularly forgive and pay off terrorists without Assembly approval.
 
We therefore call for the immediate declaration of a state of emergency in Kaduna and the arrest and prosecution of the Kaduna state administrator and all those implicated in this act above the law and in violation of Nigeria's security.
 
All other possible ties of governor Nasir el-Rufai with terror organisations in Nigeria including Boko Haram must be promptly investigated. Did the governor also order financial compensation to Boko Haram terrorists to stop them from attacking Kaduna state after the July 2015 market place bomb detonation? Reports of northern governors paying off Boko Haram terrorists were commonplace during the Goodluck Jonathan past administration. These funds used to pay terrorists to divert them from the governors' states are the reason why Boko Haram was able to acquire its arsenal and inflict severe damage on the northeast.
 
While the past reports of northern governor paying off terrorists must also be investigated, this current payment by the Kaduna state government to terrorists deserves top priority. For how long has Nasir el-Rufai maintained such relationships with perpetrators of terror in Nigeria? The Buhari administration must take this infraction as seriously as it is, recognizing all implications of aiding and abetting known terrorists guilty of deadly crimes against humanity.
 
Nigeria must also know exactly how much money was paid out to these terrorists and who and where they were paid.
 
Apparently as presents from a tweet the governor made in 2012, there is a "Fulani constitution" the governor claims exists and to be betrothed to which he abides by over the Nigerian constitution he swore to, in execution of his administrative actions."We will write this for all to read. Anyone, soldier or not that kills the Fulani takes a loan repayable one day no matter how long it takes." - Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai @ElRufai.
 
While the victims in cities across Nigeria are not regarded and compensated, the governor places priority in paying off self-admitted terrorists.
 
Such an administrator is clearly not fit to remain at the helm of affairs in a polar democratic Nigeria.
 
There is need for urgency of action by the Buhari government as Governor Nasir el-Rufai poses a serious danger to himself, Kaduna state and Nigeria as a whole.
 
A state of Emergency must be declared in Kaduna immediately and/or any means of invoking Nigeria's laws to protect its citizens must get the governor off the mantle and investigated and repudiated for concealing and sponsoring terrorists.
 
Dr. Peregrino Brimah ( Email: drbrimah@gmail.com ) reports.
 
*Photo Caption - Gov. Nasir El-Rufai



[ Masterweb Reports: Press Release For Immediate Release ] - Our attention has been drawn to speculative media stories linking former Minister of Finance, Dr Okonjo-Iweala with the next presidential election scheduled to hold in 2019.
 

 
In an effort to invest their efforts with phony credibility, those behind the project have even gone to the extent of designing a fake campaign poster embossed with her image.
 

 
This is to clarify that Dr Okonjo-Iweala who is busy with important international duties has absolutely nothing to do with these speculations and activities.
 

 
She has neither discussed nor endorsed them with anybody.
 

 
We urge the Nigerian media and public to ignore this mischievous exercise and its sponsors.
 

 
Thank you.
 

 
Paul C Nwabuikwu
Media Consultant to Dr Okonjo-iweala
 

 
*Photo Caption – Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala