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[ Masterweb Reports: Dr. Perry Brimah reports ] - Aare Ona Kakanfo is a title given to the generalissimo, the war general during the Old Oyo Empire. The defacto Field Marshal who leads battles and conquers enemies. It is no little title. The Aare (XIII) before MKO Abiola, Ladoke Akintola died fighting, submachine gun in both hands during the Nzeogwu coup. And before Ladoke, the Aare (XII) Latosha of Ibadan committed suicide when he lost a battle. This is because the Aare tradition it is either victory or suicide. An Eso, of which the Aare Ona Kakanfo is boss, must never be shot in the back –in retreat – his wounds must always be in front. The 6th Aare, Afonja of Ilorin also died fighting. Evidently the Aare title is one of the most powerful in the Yoruba kingdom. The power and ritual invocations of the Aare are second only to the Alafin of Oyo.
 
As described by Hafsat Abiola, the daughter of late Aare Ona Kakanfo MKO Abiola, the inauguration ceremony the Aare goes through involves the complete shaving of his head with 201 incisions made on his occiput with 201 different lancets and specially prepared ingredients from 201 viols then rubbed into the cuts, a different one in each. This is supposed to render him fearless and courageous.
 
Since the demise of Chief MKO Abiola, the 14th General to hold the post, there is yet to be a new Aare Ona Kakanfo.
 
The Aole curse
 
There is a popular Yoruba tradition about the 18th century Alaafin of the Oyo empire, Awole, crowned in 1789. Before killing himself on the request of Oyo mesi (powerful chiefs) who he felt betrayed him, Alaafin Awole brought out ancient palace totems and pronounced a royal curse on Yorubas, that they will never be united. The curse has been attributed to infighting among Yoruba chiefdoms including the loss of Ilorin to the Fulani northern Emirate.
 
Aare Ona Kakanfo Chief MKO Abiola's Political Battle
 
The last crowned Aare Ona Kakanfo, Chief MKO Abiola died under suspicious conditions in prison in 1998, but the death of the last Yoruba battle leader deserves attention. Aare Abiola had indisputably won the famous June 12, 1993 presidential elections with a Kanuri man as his running mate. The elections was declared the freest and fairest in Nigeria's history by international observers. However the then Ibrahim Babangida government denied him of the presidency. The resulting unrest forced Babangida to 'step down' in 1993.
 
Enter dictator Abacha, Chief Moshood Abiola declared himself the lawful president of Nigeria in 1994. General Abacha slammed Abiola in jail and kept him there till he – Abiola – died under suspicious conditions in June of 1998.
 
Betrayed Like Aole
 
General Abdulsalami Abubakar, former president Ibrahim Babangida's foster cousin ruled Nigeria for almost a year, from June 1998 to 29 May 1999. Abdulsamami's 11 month stint was announced from the first days as transitional; with him promising to conduct elections asap. He did, but not until some very high level secret meetings were held in Nigeria with various northern power-brokers involved. During the meetings, the former deputy to former military administrator Muhammadu Buhari, General Tunde Idiagbon who was one of the invited important persons, threw-up all the way back to his hometown in Ilorin and died days after. He was believed to have been poisoned at the Abuja meeting.
 
Not long after the notorious US' Susan Rice visited MKO Abiola in prison on the invitation of president Abdulsalami Abubakar, Nigeria's last Aare Ona Kakanfo Chief MKO Abiola died in prison. Nigerians widely believed that Susan Rice brought a poisonous cup of tea to kill Abiola on the request of the northern leadership cabal. Some believe the northern elite and their chosen candidate, Olusegun Obasanjo who would be made victorious, wished to clean out potential controversies before the transition to an Obasanjo democratic presidency.
 
An Aare Curse?
 
As Aole cursed after he felt betrayed by Oyo chiefs, it is fathomable that Abiola cursed after betrayal by the northern power elite who still struggle to hold on to power. The northern elite are the same people who had benefitted tremendously from his generosity for decades. A top on the list is Ibrahim Babangida whose power grab and coups d'etat the CIA concluded were single handedly sponsored by Moshood Abiola in addition to an alleged conspiratorial move between him and the Saudi king that invited Tunde Idiagbon, thus paving the coup path.
 
As Yoruba empire's Aare Ona Kakanfo Chief MKO Abiola lay writhing, dying in prison, did he place a curse on Nigeria's north and northern elite precisely? MKO Abiola satisfied all conditions of a great victory deserving presidential coronation. An economist and Yoruba nationalist who believes in reparations, he defeated his debate rival in intellectual battle on the way forward for Nigeria. He was a Muslim as would be expected to satisfy the so-called core-north's religious preferences, and he won the elections with a sweep. The only condition Abiola was believed to have failed to satisfy was his not being a core northerner.
 
With the wind of the masses who voted for him behind him, could he have possibly invoked for no core northerner to ever sit on the presidency throne for more than 2 years? For those of us who believe in the power of curses and karma especially from the betrayed, oppressed and murdered, aggressive atonement might well be extremely and urgently necessary.
 
Dr. Perry Brimah ( Email: drbrimah@gmail.com ) reports.
 
*Photo Caption - Ibrahim Babangida - LEFT; MKO Abiola - RIGHT

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The Presidency has debunked the claim by the suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke, that the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, was aware of the $43.4m stashed away at a private apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos.
 
A government official told journalists yesterday that in the first instance, “Oke did not brief the NSA at all about the existence of such funds-$289M- or the projects they were meant for when the Buhari administration took office in May 2015, even though the money had been released in March the same year.
 
The official stated: ‘The NSA office got its first knowledge of the existence of such funds during the work of the presidential committee that audited the Defense Equipment Procurement in the Armed Forces. The Committee had observed certain payments from the CBN to the NIA and raised questions drawing the attention of the NSA.
 
‘When the suspended DG of the NIA discovered that that Committee was raising questions and to forestall the NSA from “blowing the cover,” he then gave his first report to the NSA on the existence of such funds and warned that the Committee’s job does not cover the activities or the spendings of the NIA.
 
“The Presidential Committee on Audit of Defense Equipment Procurement, in the course of its assignment came across information that the NIA received a huge sum of money in early 2015 from the former president. Based on this the NSA carried out a preliminary investigation during which the NIA claimed the money was released for some projects aimed at commencing the agency’s 30th anniversary. This was in January 2017.”
 
‘Subsequently, a team was constituted to ascertain the situation. The first suspicion of a potential abuse was noticed at this stage, according to sources, especially considering the amount of money involved and the purposes stated.
 
“This was how the NSA and the Presidency learnt of the existence of such funds. We were not told by anyone in NIA until the Committee saw something, and raised a red flag. However, when the embattled NIA top spy was now compelled to explain what was happening, “he still did not inform anyone in the Federal Government or presidency that he kept $43m of the said funds in cash at a private apartment anywhere in Lagos or any part of the country.”
 
“This is the issue: the NSA was not told that NIA had this lump cash stashed away in the place it was eventually discovered by the EFCC. In any case, extant rules are clear that such monies ought only to be placed in the NIA headquarters or in CBN vaults.
 
“There are also instances where CBN actually paid out some of the funds directly to some NIA contractors, raising questions on why the suspended NIA needed to put aside such huge cash in a private apartment.
 
“The projects for which the former President approved the funds totalling $289m included two in Lagos whose cost were put at about $28m, which is way less than the $43m cash found in the Ikoyi apartment. Sources explained further that as at January this year, funds for the Lagos projects had actually been released to the tune of $18m, meaning only about $10m was left to be paid four months ago, before $43m was found in the Lagos apartment recently.
 
“So let us even assume that the NIA DG wanted to keep funds in Lagos for the Lagos based projects, he did not need that much for the total of the Lagos projects at all. And apart from that it is completely untenable to stash away agency money in a private apartment instead of keeping it with the CBN or inside the NIA head office where the money would be well-secured and its disbursement well protected”. 
 
Meanwhile, a source close to the NIA, yesterday insisted that the DG of the agency, Ayo Oke,  briefed the president on the issue.
 
“The first briefing was in April, 2015, on the general state of the agency. The funds were itemised as $289 million intervention fund approved and released to the agency by the Jonathan administration in November 2014. The second briefing was in January 2016, in a memo to the NSA, the Director General gave more details of the funds. Based on the second briefing, (memo)  the NSA set up an audit team, headed by a Brigadier General which inspected the projects and submitted a report in February, 2016. The NSA wrote back to the DG, NIA, on May 17, 2016, stating that the detailed report of NIA’s projects and exercises had been presented to the president and that the president was pleased with their work”, the source said.
 
*Photo Caption - As seen.

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The Presidency has debunked the claim by the suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke, that the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, was aware of the N43.4m stashed away at a private apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos.
 
A government official told journalists on Saturday that in the first instance, "Oke did not brief the NSA at all about the existence of such funds-$289M- or the projects they were meant for when the Buhari administration took office in May 2015, even though the money had been released in March the same year.
 
The offifial stated: 'The NSA office only got its first knowledge of the existence of such funds during the work of the presidential committee that audited the Defense Equipment Procurement in the Armed Forces. The Committee had observed certain payments from the CBN to the NIA and raised questions drawing the attention of the NSA.
 
'When the suspended DG of the NIA discovered that that Committee was raising questions and to forestall the NSA from "blowing the cover," he then gave his first report to the NSA on the existence of such funds and warned that the Committee's job does not cover the activities or the spendings of the NIA.
 
"The Presidential Committee on Audit of Defense Equipment Procurement, in the course of its assignment came across information that the NIA received a huge sum of money in early 2015 from the former President. Based on this the NSA carried out a preliminary investigation during which the NIA claimed the money was released for some projects aimed at commencing the Agency's 30th anniversary.This was in January 2017."
 
 
'Subsequently, a team was constituted" to ascertain the situation. The first suspicion of a potential abuse was noticed at this stage, according to sources, especially considering the amount of money involved and the purposes stated.
 
 
"This was how the NSA and the Presidency learnt of the existence of such funds. We were not told by anyone in NIA until the Committee saw something, and raised a red flag. However, when the embattled NIA top spy was now compelled to explain what was happening, "he still did not inform anyone in the Federal Government or presidency that he kept $43m of the said funds in cash at a private apartment anywhere in Lagos or any part of the country."
 
 
"This is the issue: the NSA was not told that NIA had this lump cash stashed away in the place it was eventually discovered by EFCC. In any case, extant rules are clear that such monies ought only to be placed in the NIA headquarters or in CBN vaults.
 
 
'There are also instances where CBN actually paid out some of the funds directly to some NIA contractors, raising questions why the suspended NIA needed to put aside such huge cash in a private apartment.
 
 
'The projects for which the former President approved the funds totaling $289m included two in Lagos whose cost were put at about $28m, which is way less than the $43m cash found in the Ikoyi apartment. Sources explained further that as at January this year, funds for the Lagos projects had actually been released to the tune of $18m, meaning only about $10m was left to be paid four months ago, before $43m was found in the Lagos apartment recently.
 
 
"So let us even assume that the NIA DG wanted to keep funds in Lagos for the Lagos based projects, he did not need that much for the total of the Lagos projects at all. And apart from that it is completely untenable to stash away agency money in a private apartment instead of keeping it with the CBN or inside the NIA head office where the money would be well-secured and its disbursement well protected. "
 
*Photo Caption - As seen.

[ Masterweb Reports: Kunle Olasanmi reports ] - Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was last night finally released from custody. Kanu who was brought to the Federal High Court in Abuja at about 7pm regained his freedom after fully perfecting his bail conditions.
 
Accompanied by family members, lawyers and sureties, Kanu signed his own portion on the bail paper to pave way for his release from Kuje Prisons.
 
The Biafran leader left the court premises around 6:45pm when he was driven away in a Mercedes Benz 4matic GL500 with registration number ABC 46 MU.
 
On April 25, Justice Binta Murtala Nyako had granted Kanu bail in the sum of N100 million, saying the bail was granted to the defendant to enable him attend to his ailing health condition.
 
The judge, in addition, ordered that the defendant produces three sureties with N100m each.
 
The judge, however, noted that the sureties to be provided by Kanu must include a highly respected Jewish leader since, according to her, the defendant claimed Judaism as his religion.
 
Another of the surety, the judge said, should be a senior and highly placed individual of Igbo extraction and in the ranking of a senator, while the last was expected to be a respected individual who is resident in Abuja, with proof of ownership of landing property.
 
In addition, Justice Nyako said Kanu must never be seen in a crowd of more than 10 people, adding that, "no interviews and no rallies".
 
Also Kanu was ordered to deposit his international passport including his British passport with the court, even as the court should on a monthly basis be furnished with a progress report on the health of the defendant.
 
Kanu co-accused were however unfortunate as the court denied them bail on grounds that the charges against them were grievous.
 
The judge also refused to grant their second motion which prayed the court to review it’s earlier ruling on protection of witnesses.
 
Kanu, Onwudiwe Chidiebere, Banjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi were arraigned by the Federal Government on an eleven count charge bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony and illegal possession of firearms amongst others.
 
But, Justice Nyako had struck out six out of the 11 count amended charge filed against the defendants on grounds that the charges lacked competence.
 
*Photo Caption - Nnamdi Kanu

[ Masterweb Reports ] - One of the lawyers representing Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) today granted bail by an Abuja Federal High Court says his client would remain in prison in solidarity with other co-accused whose bail applications were rejected by the court. The lawyer spoke to press under anonymity.
 
Benjamin Madubugwu, Chidiebere Onwudiwe and David Nwawuisi were charged along with Kanu on matters bordering on treasonable felony, publication of defamatory matter, improper importation of a radio transmitter TRAM 50L and illegal possession of firearms.
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Justice Binta Nyako today granted bail to Nnamdi Kanu in the sum of N100 million and three sureties in like sum.
 
*Photo Caption - Nnamdi Kanu

[ Masterweb Reports: Dorcas Daniel reports ] - In a bid to commemorate the world malaria day, over 200 persons have been tested, treated and counseled on Malaria in Mpape by a non-governmental organization, Panacea Health and Awareness Foundation.
 
The chairman of the foundation, Pharmacist Gerald Ndigwe in an Health Outreach tagged, “END MALARIA FOR GOOD” said malaria as an epidemic disease needed to be eradicated and the foundation is to provide free health counseling, prevention, treatment and resistance for malaria with more focus on pregnant women and children.
 
Ndigwe who revealed that there is a 97% death risk of malaria in the country, sought for massive supports from both government and non-government agencies to combat the ugly trend.
 
“When they say malaria kills it does indeed as there is a 97% death risk of malaria in Nigeria, therefore we need to do more in informing the public about preventive measures, treatment and resistance of malaria.”
 
Onyekachi Estelle Mbodine, the country’s coordinator for Global Antibiotics Resistance Partnership (GARP) lamented the alarming death rate of the scourge, urging the government in combating malaria.
 
“We are calling on the government to do more in combating malaria as it has become a global threat which affects about 212million persons globally with death cases of about 229, 000 annually in Africa” she said.
 
Ovo Otarigho, Co-Founder of Impact Driven Young Leaders Initiatives said that enlightenment and provision of basic support are imperative in combating and preventing malaria in the country.
 
The beneficiaries of the Health Outreach expressed gratitude to the foundation, adding that such outreach is an eye opener on preventive measures against malaria.
Sarah Elisha, a resident of Mpape said she was very grateful to the foundation for the test, treatment and awareness on malaria.
 
“I am very happy about the outreach. I have learnt that dirty environment breeds mosquitoes which in turn cause malaria and I am happy about the free test and drugs I got too.”
 
Also, Felicite Godswill, a resident of Mpape said “I know the government is trying to eradicate malaria but I must commend this outreach because I have been ill for two days now and my children and I just got tested and drugs for free. I am very happy.”
 
*Photo Caption - As seen.

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - President Muhammadu Buhari has mandated the presidential panel probing the allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke, to suspend all government officials linked to both cases.
 
A top Presidency source told our correspondent yesterday that Buhari on Friday authorised the three-man investigation panel, headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, to, before the conclusion of its assignment, suspend all government officials involved.
 
The panel, comprising the National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno and the Attorney-General of the Federation Abubakar Malami, is probing the allegations of violations of law and due process made against the suspended SGF in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North-East.
 
The committee, which swung into action on Wednesday, is also investigating the discovery of $43.4 million by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in a residential apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos.
 
The National Intelligence Agency had made a claim to the recovered fund.
 
The panel, constituted on Wednesday, was given a 14-day deadline to submit its report to President Buhari.
 
The source said: “The president has authorised the panel to suspend all government officials linked to the two cases. He has asked the panel to do this even before the conclusion of its assignment. 
 
“The president has been informed of the involvement of other government officials in the two issues being investigated. More officials have been linked to these cases and Mr President has given the panel the mandate to suspend more people.”
 
Another source hinted that president also instructed the committee to do a thorough job. 
 
He said though President Buhari had confidence in the panel’s members, he wanted them “to leave no stone unturned.”
 
The suspended SGF and the NIA Director-General on Wednesday appeared before the investigation panel hours after the Presidency announced their suspension.
 
The acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, on Friday tendered bulky “evidential” documents regarding the recovered fund.
 
The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, said in a statement yesterday that the panel “will conduct its work with utmost diligence and without fear or favour.”
 
According to him, the panel, in the discharge of its work, is expected to invite all relevant officials and private individuals who may be connected to both cases.
 
Osinbajo’s spokesman said the panel would also obtain and scrutinize documents that “may throw some light on the issues raised in both cases.”
 
Akande further stated that all proceedings of the panel “will however be in closed sessions to avoid speculations, allow for full disclosure and enhance the pace of proceedings.”
 



*Photo Caption - Yemi Osinbajo - LEFT; President Buhari - Right.

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The presidential panel probing the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency has pledged fairness.
 
The committee, headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, comprises the National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
 
The panel is investigating the allegations of violations of law and due process made against the suspended SGF in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North-East.
 
The committee, which had swung into action since Wednesday, is also investigating the discovery of $43.4 million by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in a residential apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos.
 
The National Intelligence Agency had made a claim to the recovered fund.
 
The panel, constituted on Wednesday, was given a 14-day deadline to submit its report to President Buhari.
 
The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, said in a statement on Saturday that the panel "will conduct its work with utmost diligence and without fear or favour."
 
Akande said the panel, in the discharge of its work, "is expected to invite all relevant officials and private individuals who may be connected to both cases."
 
Accoding to him, th panel will also obtain and scrutinize documents that may throw some light on the issues raised in both cases.
 
*Photo Caption - Nigeria Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - President Muhammadu Buhari is looking at suggestions to extend the whistle-blowing policy to illegal weapons’ possession by politicians and other public figures. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, told State House reporters yesterday that this was aimed at exposing those keeping deadly arms for ‘communal violence and sinister political motives’.
 
He said: “Yes, it is true; the Presidency has received suggestions that call for the whistle blower policy to be extended to the possession of illegal weapons by powerful individuals in the country. The government will look at all that and make a pronouncement. Nigerians would be encouraged to expose the presence of illegal weapons in the homes of powerful politicians and other public figures, who may use those deadly arms for sinister political agenda.”
 
Shehu quoted Buhari as commending Nigerians for their support and assuring that all recovered funds would be applied to citizens’ welfare and happiness, adding that no country can achieve progress with corruption. 
 
He disclosed that the Presidency had begun efforts towards strengthening the whistle-blowing policy following breakthroughs in the war against corruption and unaccounted wealth. 
 
*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari

[ Masterweb Reports: Comrade Ahmed Omeiza Lukman reports ] - Kogi State is one of the least developed state in Nigeria. Honestly, when the young man took over the mantle of leadership in the State, the challenges were enormous. The State was in total shamble, dwindling revenue allocation from the federal government, huge debt left by the previous government, total decay of infrastructure and lack of basic social amenities.
 
The government of Alhaji Yahaya Bello in a bid to save the state from collateral damage and ensure it future is secured, then decided to embark on the verification of Kogi state civil servant. This was a wise decision, though painful, but things must change for good, at least for once in the history of the State. This bold step by the Governor, must be commended by all well wishers of the State.
 
The truth is that things has never been done in the right way before, so it becomes even very difficult for the most sincere government to achieve anything meaningful
within the shortest period of time. The question most Kogite ask is why has the workers screening exercise lasted for over one year? And when is it coming to an end? Yes, to everything that has a beginning, must surely have an end. I must confess that the first and second screening committee's were compromise and therefore put the good intention of the Governor to a credibility test. The zeal and determination of the Governor, having realized the fact that the report of the committee might had been compromise, immediately set up another committee for a
holistic review of the entire workers verification exercise.
 
We must give credit to the Governor and also appreciate the patience and peaceful manners of Kogi state workers, who will surely reap the reward for their perseverance. To the saboteurs, your days are numbered and God will sure put you all to shame, the truth shall be out in no distant time. One must confess that with the dwindling revenue allocation from the federal government, the state government has been able to make great impact in other sectors. The health sector has been given a face lift, the educational sector is also undergoing massive renovation and new
structure are been erected on a daily basis. There are so many road construction going on in Kabba, Okene and Dekinna axis of the State.
 
The issue of security has been brought under control, as their is no safe heaven for criminals anymore in Kogi State. Finally, we need to commend Governor Yahaya Bello for taking the bull by the horn not to share the state allocation with the cabals. This single act was and still remain the best for the state. If we fail to take critical decision now to move the state forward, we might have to live to regret the future of our dear State.
 
Comrade Ahmed Omeiza Lukman, (Former Chairman Nigeria Community In
Ukraine; Email: lukahmed@yahoo.com ) reports.
 
*Photo Caption - Governor Yahaya Bello