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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: 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

[ 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
 

[ 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."
*Photo Caption - NDLEA logo
 



[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The presidency says Nigeria is truly on the path to free and fair elections in 2019. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said Monday that the United Nations' prediction that 2019 elections in Nigeria would be credible and violence-free was yet another indication of the world’s confidence in President Buhari's administration.

 

Speaking a day after a United Nations representative made the prediction in a Channels TV interview, Shehu said: "The Buhari government doesn’t believe in cheap propaganda. It’s not about responding to the attacks, false allegations and insinuations of the PDP or of the still very active media machinery of the previous government.
 
"We believe in taking active steps to ensure that the future of Nigeria is better than it is today and we are glad to see that the United Nations has acknowledged this. Under the government of President Buhari, a number of credible elections have been conducted in states and local governments across Nigeria and, so far, there has been no cause for fear or worry."
 
Shehu said the 2015 elections were credible "simply because of the presence and diligence of Professor Attahiru Jega. At one of its meetings, the Council of State last year put on record the appreciation of the nation for the conduct of the 2015 elections and commended the leadership of Professor Attahiru Jega as Chairman of the Commission for bringing that about."
 
"In addition to the steadfastness of the INEC, the ECOWAS, AU, EU, UN and other international bodies also had to be on guard to ensure that there was no opportunity for the kind of foolishness we saw at the INEC collation center from people in the circle of power to flourish.
 

"But, in 2019, the international community will have nothing to fear, and I am happy that the UN can already sense that several months in advance," the presidential spokesman stated.
 

*Photo Caption - As seen.
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The Federal Executive Council yesterday approved N40.2 billion for rescuscitation and completion of Kotangora/Aura Dam and an irrigation dam in Kotangora in Niger State State as well as N222m for pest control in 11 states.
 
The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, told State House reporters that the dam project had been on since 1985, but was reviewed from the initial N18 billion required to complete it.
 
Adamu, who put duration of the contract at 36 months, said the National Irrigation Master Plan which was launched in 2016 would ensure the provision of irrigation for 100,000 hectares of land.
 
Agriculture Minister Audu Ogbeh said the FEC approved a memo for the usage of aircraft to spray pests destroying farm produce in 11 northern states including Zamfara, Kebbi, Kano, Yobe, Borno, among others.
 
Ogbeh said inspite of efforts towards boosting local production, massive smuggling of rice into the country through land borders had was still challenge.
 

The minister added that the use of drones to spray the pests coming from Niger Republic, saying it would be cheaper.
 

*Photo Caption - As seen.

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - Nov. 1: President Muhammadu Buhari will today present the 2018 budget estimates to a joint session of the National Assembly, Daily Trust has learnt.
 
Multiple sources at the Presidency told our correspondent that the Executive had completed arrangements for the presentation of the fiscal document to the National Assembly.
 
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) had, at its meeting presided over by President Buhari last Thursday, approved the draft budget proposal.
 
A source hinted yesterday that the president had got the nod of the National Assembly's principal officers for the submission of the document.
 
"Yes, arrangements have been completed, the budget will be presented to the legislature this Thursday so that they can begin working on it in earnest," said another source.
 
The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udoma, had last week told State House correspondents that the executive would fulfil its promise of getting the budget proposal ready in October.
 
"We are liaising with the National Assembly because they have to approve the date for the president to come and address them to submit the budget. Before now, we used to submit in December, but now, the budget is ready in October. So, there is a very big difference," Udoma had stated while addressing journalists shortly after last week's FEC meeting.
 
Meanwhile, President Buhari last night, at the new Banquet Hall of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja, hosted principal officers of the National Assembly to a rescheduled dinner.
 
The dinner could not hold last Thursday because the lawmakers refused to undergo personal security checks at the Pilot Gate of the Presidential Villa.
 
At press time yesterday (9:35pm), the dinner was still ongoing.
 
The president was expected to, among other things, lobby the leadership of the National Assembly ahead of tomorrow's presentation of the 2018 budget proposal.
 
Presiding officers of the two chambers of the N/Assembly may read the President's letter on the budget presentation today. (Daily Trust)
 
*Photo Caption - President Buhari
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The Federal Executive Council yesterday approved N40.2 billion for rescuscitation and completion of Kotangora/Aura Dam and an irrigation dam in Kotangora in Niger State State as well as N222m for pest control in 11 states.
 
The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, told State House reporters that the dam project had been on since 1985, but was reviewed from the initial N18 billion required to complete it.
 
Adamu, who put duration of the contract at 36 months, said the National Irrigation Master Plan which was launched in 2016 would ensure the provision of irrigation for 100,000 hectares of land.
 
Agriculture Minister Audu Ogbeh said the FEC approved a memo for the usage of aircraft to spray pests destroying farm produce in 11 northern states including Zamfara, Kebbi, Kano, Yobe, Borno, among others.
 
Ogbeh said inspite of efforts towards boosting local production, massive smuggling of rice into the country through land borders had was still challenge.
 
The minister added that the use of drones to spray the pests coming from Niger Republic, saying it would be cheaper.
 
*Photo Caption - President Buhari
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The Federal Executive Council Wednesday authorised the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to ratify a memorandum of understanding with the Swiss government on the repatriation of the $321m fresh Abacha loot.
 
Briefing State House correspondents after the cabinet meeting, Malami said the council approved his memo aimed at shifting the focus to international recovery of stolen funds and assets having succeeded in local recoveries.
 
The AGF recalled that about a week ago, Nigeria succeeded in recovering $85 million "relating to Malabu issues from the United Kingdom."
 
He stated: "Now, there exists a forum, that is Global Assets Recovery Forum taking place in December in the US and we are looking towards that, we are in agreement substantially with the Swiss for the recovery of additional sum of $321million.
 
"That memorandum of understanding has been substantially agreed between Nigeria and the Swiss. We intend to now execute or sign off the agreement during the global forum on assets recovery coming up December. The intention of the memo is to seek the approval of the council to allow the Attorney-General to sign the agreement on behalf of the government of the Federation of Nigeria. Two, is to develop an instrument of ratification which will now give the Attorney-General the powers to ensure the repatriation of the funds.
 
"It's collectively agreed upon between Nigeria and Swiss that we on own part should seek the approval of council to ratify the MoU as agreed, and they on their own part too, procure the instrument of ratification that will now give the respective officers of the two countries the desire power and effect to now sign off on the agreement.
 
"The memo has accordingly been agreed and approved by the council. The implication of which is that the MoU as negotiated between Nigeria and Swiss has been agreed and ratified by council and then the Attorney-General has been mandated to execute the agreement that will see to the repatriation of the $321m."
 
*Photo Caption - Dollar notes
 

[ Masterweb Reports: Ebuka Onyeji reports ] - The Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to a claim by ex-military head of state, Yakubu Gowon, that late warlord, Odumegu Ojukwu caused the Biafra civil war.
 
IPOB asked Mr. Gowon to stop making "false" statements against the late warlord. The group accused Mr. Gowon of having the penchant of distorting history, especially as it concerned the civil war.
 
Mr. Gowon had recently in an interview with AIT Television said "Ojukwu’s lies caused the civil war in the country between 1967 and 1970."
 
He made the claim while giving insight into what happened at the Aburi Conference, in Ghana, convened to resolve the war.
 
He alleged that the civil war broke because Ojukwu went on television and gave his account of the Aburi Accord, which was at variance with what was agreed upon; thereby deceiving the people of Biafra to go to war against the Federal Government.
 
But IPOB in a statement by its Media and Publicity Officer, Emma Powerful, described Mr. Gowon’s comment as "total falsehood from the mouth of a hater."
 
"At the ripe old age of 83 and with the little window God has left open to him to repent and show remorse, Yakubu Gowon has chosen to continue to deceive himself with his bouquet of falsehood", the statement partly read,
 
"It was the Labour Party government of Britain that cleverly convinced the Arewa North to put pressure on Gowon to feign illness, thereby making it difficult for him to tell the country what was agreed in Aburi because they were not comfortable with the agreement.
 
"Today, Gowon, whom we are led to believe is a prayerful Christian, has said he wasn’t able to speak when he returned from Aburi because he was ill. Question is: Was his information minister also ill? Were all government’s spokesmen in Lagos also down with illness at the same time that made it difficult for Lagos to make a pronouncement on Aburi Agreement several weeks after the meeting?"
 
The group said "Mr. Gowon’s attempt to rewrite history would have worked had IPOB not been in existence."
 
Also reacting to Gowon’s claims, a former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, maintained that late Ojukwu agreed to the terms reached at Aburi.
 
Describing Mr. Gowon’s remark as false, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain stressed that the former head of state reneged on the agreement upon his return to Nigeria from Ghana.
 
In a tweet on his Twitter handle, Mr. Fani-Kayode wrote: "Gen. Yakubu Gowon, an elder statesman said Ojukwu caused the civil war by lying about what transpired in Aburi. This is false. Ojukwu told no lie. Gowon agreed to all the terms in Aburi but when he got home, he reneged on the agreement. This is what led to the civil war."
 
*Photo Caption - Yakubu Gowon