[ Masterweb Reports: Sam Ejirika reports ] - I invite you to read and comment on the following article. I will come later to render my opinions and analysis based on the events described in the article. We have people like the villain among us - they carry themselves like they know what they are talking about, but when you look closer you find that they are........ Read More.
*Photo Caption - Emeka Uduh (aka Chukwuemeka Uduh), pathetic delusional NIWI anti accountability thug used by NIWI criminal power bloc.
[ Masterweb Reports ] - The United Nations has commended Nigeria for her seriousness in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals. Speaking at one of the side events to the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on the theme of "Localising the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Lessons from Inter-Governmental Partnership in the Implementation of the MDGs", the Director of United Nation's Millennium Campaign, Carinne Wood commended the Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs (SSAP-MDGs), Dr. Precious Gbeneol for her commitment to the Project. The former SSAP-MDGs who is now the Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General on Post 2015 Development Agenda , Ms Amina Mohammed was also commended for laying the the initial foundation for
Relying on various reports about the Project, Ms Wood commended the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi for his innovative vision of mainstreaming the MDGs into Governance in Anambra State during his tenure as Governor.
Speaking at the event, Dr. Gbeneol said that whatever achievements Nigeria recorded were due to the resolve of Mr. President to change the face of governance in Nigeria by concentrating on things that would hasten the development of the country. She expressed her gratitude to Mr. President for his deploying the resources that made the effective implementation of the MDGs programme possible.
The former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, who was invited to speak at the event in recognition of the remarkable performance of Anambra State in the MDGs programme in Nigeria, shared his experience on how he was able to marry the policies of his Government to MDG goals. "On coming into office, we adopted the MDGs as our vision as a State and formulated a multi-sectoral approach for delivery of all the MDGs goals simultaneously. Although road construction was not part of the MDGs strictly speaking, roads are necessary for the delivery of the MDGs, starting with goal one-poverty alleviation. We constructed a lot of roads to creat access for rural communities. Recognizing that we could not on our own achieve everything, we went into strategic partnership with international and local partners. A case in point was our collaboration with the Church which led to the return of their schools and government's continued funding of those schools. This is the reason why Anambra State now comes first in external examinations. We also supported their health institution. Using St. Joseph Hospital Adazi-Nnukwu for example, I can tell you that it now handles heart operations, Obi said.
Obi explained that for Post MDGs agenda to be fruitful, that the people must be at the centre of its planning and implementation. He said that even in the budgeting process, the people must be encouraged to be part of it.
Ms Amina Mohammed who described Obi as the " MDGs' Nigerian champion,"
encouraged other governors to understudy him and replicate what he has done in their States.
John Cardinal Onaiyekan, who represented the Catholic Bishops of West Africa thanked the United Nation for the continued concern for the plight of the peoples of the world, commended Dr. Gbeneol for her work in the MDGs. Further, he said he was a witness to Obi's achievements in a Anambra State, and insisted it was because of his close collaboration with the Church. He urged other Governments to see the church as partners in progress and collaborate with her for the good of the
society and to the Glory of a God.
*Photo Caption - The Senior Special Assistant to the the President on MDGs (SSAP-MDGs), Dr. Precious Gbeneol ( middle) with the former Governor of Anambra
State, Mr. Peter Obi (left), and the rep of Catholic Bishops of West Africa, John Cardinal Onaiyekan (right) at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York
[ Masterweb Reports: Mr. Patrick Okpomu reports ] - It came like a thief in the night, unannounced but deadly. And since its secret arrival, death has been stalking the land, leaving fear, sorrow and tears in its wake.
Yet only a few days ago, a fellow African country, who shares no immediate border with us and whose health infrastructure is no where as developed as ours, has banned Nigerian passengers and Nigerian flights into its territory. A Nigerian proverb states that we should keep our eyes open while we shed tears.
It took an errant and unfortunate visit of the late American-Liberian Patrick Sawyer to Lagos for the scourge to register its presence in Nigeria. The man collapse and need hospitalization immediately on arrival on our shores, had he spent a few more hours in town or made it to his conference city the consequences would have been devastating.
HOW AND WHY EBOLA KILLS FAST
Investigation and research carried out by INITIATIVE FOR NATIONAL REBIRTH complementing President Goodluck Jonathan’s TRANSFORMATION AGENDA OF HEALTH CARE REFORMS through sensitization workshops and awareness campaigns reveals that this worm-like virus has a devious way of working. Once it gets in the body, the virus attaches itself to the surface of the cells. Then it invades them, replicates and causes the cells to explode, sending infectious particles flying. From there, Ebola overpower the immune system. It uses the very cells that are meant to fight infection to travel to other parts of the body including the liver, spleen, kidneys and brain. It attacks almost every organ and tissue. The particle explosion also sets off an overwhelming inflammatory reaction. That’s what causes the sudden flu-like symptoms that are the first sign of Ebola. Inside the blood vessel, the virus causes abnormal clotting and bleeding at the same time. Bleeding into the skin causes a red rash that appears all over. With the ability to clot normally destroyed, bleeding occurs internally as well as from the eyes, ears and nose. This whole cascade of events causes the organs to fail. The loss of blood, along with organ failure, is what makes Ebola so deadly. But if doctors can keep the organs working with intravenous fluids, blood transfusions, a ventilator and other treatments, there’s a much better chance they can save lives. The infection moves fast and it can kill in one to two weeks. In the current outbreak, about 60-70 percent of the people who caught the virus have died. Many more could likely be saved with better access to medical care.
SYMPTOMS OF EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE
The signs to look out for the deadly Ebola virus are many and varied. They are high fever, headache, joint and muscle pains, sore throat, general body weakness, stomach pain, red eyes, loss of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea, bleeding from eyes, ears, nose, mouth and skin.
PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE
Our investigations reveal that there is no vaccine and there is no cure for Ebola virus in Nigeria for now. Survival rates can be as low as 1 in 10: so far in West Africa, just over 60 percent of recorded cases have ended in death. So “prevention is better than cure” as the saying goes. INITIATIVE FOR NATIONAL REBIRTH have a responsibility to play its part to ensure that the public are enlightened about this disease and how it’s transmitted, prevented and controlled because during an out-break, those at higher risk of infection are health workers, family members and others in close contact with sick people and deceased patients. It is advisable to ensure higher level of personal hygiene such as hand washing with soap, use of sanitizers and protective gears when dealing with all patients dead or alive, environmental hygiene such as fumigation, regular cleaning of surfaces with disinfectant and bleach and avoid contact with person severely ill with Ebola. Also avoid coming in contact with the urine, excreta and blood of Monkeys, Bat, Gorilla among others, and throw away food eaten partially by Rat.
COMMENDATION TO FG AND LASG
The Lagos State Government and the Federal Government deserve some praise for the coordinated response for containing the Ebola virus and initiating measures against its spread. They put out a massive and coordinated public education and awareness campaign. All officials pushed the same message with the same emphasis, factual and unemotional irrespective of political affiliations and beliefs.
NOTE: What we would want to emphasize is the leadership from the Federal Government of Nigeria to tackle this epidemic. The presence and leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan being proactive, calling on all Governors and Commissioners of Health in order to understand the current level is quite commendable.
INITIATIVE FOR NATIONAL REBIRTH RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
The present scourge of Ebola virus should have been taken care of if there were appropriate support for research in Nigeria.
We are advising the Federal Government to strengthen the drive to ensure that researchers are supported by Government and if supported the outcome will be very useful to Nigerian Pharmacists and the society at large, in terms of making efficacious medicines available. The Nigerian Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) laboratory need to be upgraded as a matter of urgency, to be able to produce necessary drugs to cope with the threat being posed by Ebola Virus Disease. NIPRD requires P4 laboratory to complement what they have in stock to be able to meet the current challenges triggered by the EVD. A P4 laboratory is a high containment laboratory facility that can safely handle deadly pathogens such as the Small Pox and the Ebola Viruses. This laboratory is needed urgently to enable the agency to fast-track research into drugs that could be used as palliative for the Ebola Virus Disease.
Government should step up adequate counseling for Ebola patients in order to mitigate the fear of Ebola Virus. And people should subject their selves to regular checks.
Though, in the interim, INITIATIVE FOR NATIONAL REBIRTH with its extensive global network seeks technical support and collaboration with Western Nations including the British Secretary of State for Health, RT. HON. JEREMY HUNT (MP) in the areas of treatment, prevention and control of the Ebola Virus Disease with the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria, as collaborative effort is required to achieve these objectives.
We urge fellow Nigerians and Nigerians in Diaspora to join support the TRANSFORMATION AGENDA of Mr. President and the 2015 re-election project.
Thank you for the courtesy of your attention. God bless you.
INITIATIVE FOR NATIONAL REBIRTH.
*Photo Caption - An Ebola patient
[ Masterweb Reports ] - Some critics say Prophet T. B. Joshua, leader and founder of Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) is not genuine but fake. In the first video below, former devotees of SCOAN level wide range of accusations against him including deceitful healing, adultery, sexual abuse, hypocrisy and........ Click to Read More & Watch Videos.
*Photo Caption - Prophet T. B. Joshua
[ Masterweb Reports: Obinna Akukwe reports ] - Anita Oyakhilome, the frustrted wife of Nigeria’s most flamboyant preacher, Chris Oyakhilome has obviously passed through 15 years of adulterous endurance and what she needs is our prayers and protective respect and defense of her choices to forget all the anti-rhapsody of heartbreak she endured all these years.
Fifteen (15) years of being abandoned by a preacher husband is not an easy way of life for a preacher’s wife. Fifteen (15) years of hearing that some mini skirted daughters of Jezebel have taken over your possession is not a joke. Fifteen years of a husband not staying with the wife for up to a week on a stretch, while spending time with some double breasted figure eight(ed) daughters of eve is not an easy thing to swallow. 15 years of being used as a showcase to make church members believe in Rhapsodies of Blissful Union, while dying in silence, is not a palatable experience for any woman.
Fifteen years of being called Mama, Mummy, and other glorified names of Senior Pastor’s wife while some domestic harems sneer at the same Mummy behind is not a sweet experience. For goodness sake, this woman never probably had a good kiss in fifteen years and yet she is being accused of carnality for crying out loud. She was continually being led into temptation of seeking for sexual satisfaction from outside for fifteen years and she managed to escape the traps of sin.
Fifteen years when their two lovely daughters would wake up and ask their mother why Dad had not cared to visit, and she would have to release a lie to stave off the frequent probing questions. Above all, fifteen years when Anita had to fake that all is well with their marriage, while she is actually dying emotionally. Every person she complained to among the pastoral cadre sided with the man, and she was left alone to bear her cross.
I warned some pastor friends with Christ Embassy early 2013 that they had better settle this marriage rift between Oga and his wife before it destroys the church. The same pastors have called me to express regret that a national embarrassment has ensued.
This woman has been called Jezebel by some pastors and members of the church. Some claimed she was disrespectful while others claimed she was always bitter of recent. They have tried to castigate her before members of the church who came in private to ask for the way out. She was described as unreasonable and insubordinate.
Her husband, according to news reports has even followed to cast her in bad light. According to Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, “Bitterness is prolonged and accumulated anger. My wife is always angry and bitter,” Going further he told his members to “Be careful of the friends you keep. My wife keeps friends who bring out the worst in her and help her see the worst in people, instead of keeping friends that will help her vision, especially as the wife of a global pastor like me.”
Please, which preacher woman who has been abandoned for fifteen years will not be bitter and angry? Was Anita expected to clap and dance while some hot legs are parading around the White House?
This pastor’s wife was also disclaimed by her husband who told his congregants in reaction to the divorce saga that Anita is not necessarily a Woman of God. According to Pastor Oyakhilome “Don’t act like those people. If you are married to a man of God, it doesn’t make you automatically mature. You can make mistakes; you can do something that is wrong. But some people expect the wife of a minister to definitely be at the level of that minister and so they may be looked upon and the expectation may be like that, but it’s a positional thing”. He clarified his theory by saying that “If a man of God is married, it doesn’t automatically mean that the wife of a man of God is therefore a woman of God. That’s not the way it is in the Bible.” Pastor Chris also added that “That’s why you don’t really find the wives of men of God mentioned in the Bible. How many of them? Who was Peter’s wife, did you ever know her name? You never find that out. Who was John’s wife? Did you ever read the name? What about all the other Apostles? How many of their names are written in the Bible. You never find their names.”
Anita Oyakhilome actually proved that she has fear of God in the manner she worded her divorce plea. She opted to use the word “inappropriate relationship with female staff members” instead of out rightly accusing her husband of adultery. According to the statement, “the wife has discussed with the husband his appropriate relationship with some of his female staff members. She has explained that this has given her cause for concern. The husband has minimised her worries and taken no step to alleviate her grievances.”
Anita Oyakhilome could have said that her husband abandoned her and ran into the arms of sister A or B, or gospel singer C or D and left her roasting and murmuring in the house. Anita could have said that her husband is a hypocrite who says a thing and means another, but she veiled her grievances of years of abandonment by saying in the divorce file that “The wife feels that she has been used to portray and enhance the husband’s image as a family man when the reality is that there is no existing relationship between them. She feels that she has been present for official functions simply for his convenience. On occasions she has been copied into his travel itinerary which has been given to him by his staff on a need to know basis”. “The wife has tried to discuss her concerns with the husband. He claims that she is carnal and he is insensitive to her feelings and her needs.”
Thus Anita had acted with much restraint in order to preserve the integrity of Christ Embassy and the work of evangelism, and all she got for her discretion was hate messages all many sections of church members who wanted her to sacrifice her marriage to keep them in a rhapsody of deceit.
This woman, according to the testimony of many British residents who attend their church, is one person who is always willing to give gifts to the needy. She is ever ready to counsel people and does not breed class. She is a patient listener who laboriously introduced many things in the church for which the glory goes to her husband. Londoners believe that she is not that demon they want to portray her as. Those who know her closely have attested to an affectionate good naturedness and stickler for details.
Whatsoever thing some misguided church members want to think, Anita had lived a lie for many years. Anita was said to have became born again at believers Loveworld campus fellowship at Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, while Chris was the pastor. She had probably paid her dues as a Christian and knows what it is to deceive the congregation. She cannot deceive herself and the church anymore thus she opted for divorce. Divorce, according to scripture is unbiblical, but between deceiving a congregation that already knows the truth but pretends otherwise and staying in unfulfilled marriage, which is better. It is a matter between her and her conscience.
Last year, a Nigerian personality blogger by name Ese Walter was lured by her Senior Pastor in Abuja into a cozy hotel bed space in London and after two weeks of adultery, the man cleaned up, returned to Nigeria and told his congregation to shout some Hallelujah. The sin partner was arrested by the Holy Spirit and she sought a meeting with the COZA Chief to resolve the burden of guilt. She was continually shunned and described as agent of satan even by other senior pastors in the church until she turned the internet into the confessional. Ese Walter freed her conscience and probably escaped eternal damnation but the entire Christendom took the brunt of the exposure.
Pope Benedict made several attempts to stop the incidences of homosexual pedophiles among priest and leaders in the Vatican. His attempts were rebuffed by a cabal of officials who resisted probe and pious change. In exasperation, the Pontiff abandoned the Papacy and triggered the change that is being forced down on the resisting cabal. Pope Benedict freed his conscience and left with clean records before his God.
Anita has chosen to free herself from a life of deceit and lies. The truth had set her free. However, I still counsel her that if the misbehaving preacher husband demonstrates a verifiable change of heart, she should consider him back and so that somebody can shout some more Hallelujah. Fifteen years of adulterous endurance in the midst of charismatic rhapsody is not easy and Anita Oyakhilome sure needs all the defense and understanding she can get.
Obinna Akukwe ( Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ) reports.
*Photo Caption - Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and estranged wife Anita
[ Masterweb Reports ] - There are critics that say Prophet T. B. Joshua, leader and founder of Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) is not genuine but fake. In the first video below, former devotees of SCOAN level wide range of accusations against him including deceitful healing, adultery, sexual abuse, hypocrisy and........ Click to Read More & Watch Videos.
*Photo Caption - Prophet T. B. Joshua
[ Masterweb Reports: Ihechukwu Njoku reports ] - On Sunday 14th April 2014, Prophet T.B. Joshua played to his congregation and Emmanuel TV viewers worldwide shocking footage captured by security cameras of the horrific moment a guest-house collapsed within the church premises.
Joshua, speaking to a packed auditorium of worshippers seemingly undeterred by the tragic incident that transpired days earlier, began by thanking officials involved in the extensive rescue operation, as well as supporters worldwide for their prayers.
He then recounted the events that preceded the building collapse at exactly 12:44pm on Friday afternoon. “I know this is not the right time to talk,” the cleric started. “I will just say a little because I don’t want to interfere with the job of security personnel.”
Joshua narrated how on Friday morning at approximately 8am, he left the ‘prayer mountain’ where he ‘lives’ to return to the church, only to be alerted by phone that “there was a jet hovering, moving around at very close range at the mountain which I had just left.”
Shortly afterwards, he was informed the plane in question was flying dangerously low over a particular building within the church premises. “We are going to show you the video,” he then announced.
Church members reacted with gasps of shock and disbelief as a video containing security footage of the ‘strange airplane’ and its multiple flights was shown, followed by the building collapse in less than three seconds of horror.
Joshua went on to state that after thirty years residing in Ikotun, Lagos, he had never witnessed an incident of this nature. “This is to tell you we have a stable terrain in this area. I have been in this community for the past 30 years and no building has collapsed,” he insisted.
He went on to assure congregants that no effort was being spared in rescuing the victims of the tragedy. “As a minister of the Gospel, our first priority is life – life saving,” he stated. “There is no compromise in what we do at all. I am going to leave this for you to judge.”
He then released a warning that another similar incident would occur within the country if proper precautions were not observed. “Let us believe, educate our people and be alert. Why? So that our country will not witness a similar incident in another place.”
Seeming to speak the minds of congregants, Joshua went on, “I know you will ask me – why Synagogue? Don’t forget the spiritual blessing that God has bestowed on us? A big head wears a large hat.”
He proceeded to decry the attitude people had exhibited towards a much-publicised confession of an alleged Boko Haram member in The SCOAN in March 2014. “No matter how long a lie is sustained, truth will someday prevail,” the cleric admonished. “We should remember the militant that came with his group to this church with a bomb. Upon televising it, they said it was a lie – but later discovered it to be true. The case is still with the security.”
He added that the multiple rumours peddled about Ebola victims dying at The SCOAN and the alleged ‘salt-water’ cure ascribed to him that went viral were all attacks against the church. “They were trying to scare you from coming to this church. Don’t be scared – you are not the target, I am the target.”
Joshua stated however that his ‘job’ on earth was still unfinished. “I knew my hour had not yet come. I have not yet finished my job.”
He reminded congregants of a message he had given several weeks earlier that the last few months of 2014, which he had already termed ‘The Year Of Crossing The Bridge’, would contain tragic and calamitous events as if ‘it were 10 years’. He declared that in the midst of the unfortunate incident, “God is on top of the matter”.
Joshua then stated that Divine judgement would befall the perpetrators of the attack. “I want to assure you that our God will get back to them – the agents of satan,” he authoritatively declared.
Joshua went on to shock congregants the more by reading out a message he had received concerning another foiled Boko Haram plot against The SCOAN. “Man of God, my name is Emmanuel,” the message stated. “I have a confession to make. I want to give my life to Jesus Christ. I am a Boko Haram member. I came to SCOAN to plant a bomb but could not do it because of the God who called you. I went back to Jos with the bomb which I still have with me now.”
“The reason I am showing you this is for you to know the God you are serving,” Joshua explained. “God wants to reveal to you what He has been doing that you don’t know about,” he continued, adding that he knows ‘faithless’ attendees may likely stop visiting his church.
Joshua concluded by saluting the ‘martyrs’ who lost their lives in the tragic incident, describing them as people of faith who ‘knew the God they are serving’.
He insisted that truth would prevail amidst the conflicting reports arising concerning the cause of the building’s collapse. “Right from the beginning of my life, people have been lying but they still come back to the truth. That is a good life – for people to lie against you first before they realise the truth. Here I am – I leave it for you to judge. I am a prophet. The security have a job to do.”
Ihechukwu Njoku, a freelance Nigerian journalist reports.
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*Photo Caption - Prophet T. B. Joshua
[ Masterweb Reports ] - It has come to the notice of the International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has concluded plans to embark on the creation of additional polling units of 30,029 for Nigerian electorates. Using the existing six geopolitical zonal arrangement, the Commission says it would allocate 21, 615 polling units to the north and 8, 414 to the south. The total figures were further broken down per geopolitical zone as follows: Northwest 7,909 polling units, North-central 6, 318 polling units, Northeast 5, 291 polling units, Southwest 4, 160 polling units, South/south 3,087 polling units and Southeast 1, 167 polling units. The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is to be given 1, 120 polling units. The Commission has gone further to give reasons why the creation of the additional polling units is necessary as well as justification of its distribution formula. Having carefully listened to the INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega and critically analyzed the contents of his Press Conference in response to wide criticisms trailing the proposed exercise, we write to your important public offices to reject in its entirety the said proposed exercise. Our rejection of the exercise under reference hugely has to........ Read More.
*Photo Caption - Nigerians casting their vote in an election.
[ Masterweb Reports ] - The Igbos in Valencia Spain recently organized a colorful cultural carnival on August 23, 2014 in the city of Valencia Spain. The festival which was organized by the Igbo Union in Valencia was used to display a variety of Igbo cultural dances. The event which was a delight to watch attracted many Igbo personalities in Spain, Europe and Nigeria. The highlight of the occasion were the children presentation in Igbo language, the scintillating Abriba war dance of Abia state in Valencia which held the guests spell bound with their wonderful display. Other groups that performed in the occasion include........ Read More.
*Photo Caption - Amb. Bianca Ojukwu poses with others in a group photo at the carnival.
[ Masterweb Reports ] - Ndigbo In Wisconsin, Inc. (NIWI) is a non-profit, cultural association of Nigerians of Igbo extraction residing in Wisconsin, USA. The association has been in existence for sixteen years without an audit of its account. Efforts to audit its account in the past amidst accusations of misappropriation/embezzlement of funds, unleashed the wrath of certain group and was never carried out. Members of the group would hound, shake-up and threaten anybody calling for audit. This is how serious it was. Chief Charles O. Okereke, Masterweb CEO/Founder and a member of the association was one of those that withstood the intimidation by the group opposed to an audit. He consistently........ Read More.
*Photo Caption - Emeka Uduh (aka Chukwuemeka Uduh)