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[ Masterweb Reports: Ismail Mudashir reports ] - The Federal Government yesterday justified its bid to take $5.5billion foreign loan to fund capital component of this year’s budget and refinance maturing domestic debts.
 
Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun defended the request of President Muhammadu Buhari to secure the loans during a public hearing organized by the Senate committee on local and foreign debts.
 
Buhari had in a letter dated October 4, requested the National Assembly approval to take the loan. Represented by the Director General of the Debt Management Office (DMO), Patience Oniha, the minister said the loan will help increase the country’s foreign reserve and save N95bn annually on debt servicing.
 
She explained that $3bn of the loan was for the payment of local debts and that the remaining $2.5bn which has been approved in the 2017 budget was for capital projects.
 
On duration of the loan, she said, "From what we gathered it will take us between 5-30 years. If you are borrowing for capital, it should be for long time. The projects and it benefits are going to be for long time. In the 60s, the government borrowed for building of universities. So this is not first time".
 
Committee chairman, Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna) said all actions and decision on the loan will be responsibly done based on merit.
 
"It has become clear that if we must borrow, we must borrow responsibly. We cannot afford to mortgage the future of the unborn generation. If we must bequeath to the future generation a pile of debt, it must be justified with commensurate infrastructural proof of the value of the debt," he said.
 
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[ Masterweb Reports ] - As part of the efforts to develop tourism sites and promote tourism potential in Abia, the state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has pledged N10 million as grant for any film shot in the state.
 
Ikpeazu made the pledge when he received Dr Chidia Maduekwe, the Managing Director, Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), his office in Umuahia.
 
A statement signed by Mr Brian Etuk, the Head of Public Affairs, NFC, in Jos on Friday, quoted the governor as saying that the production `should be 100 per cent shot in Abia.’
 
The statement said that the governor charged film practitioners to improve on the quality of their production so as to compete with the global market.
 
It stated that Ikpeazu promised that his administration would participate in the capacity building offered by NFC, saying that Abia played a key role in the revolution of the market and sales of Nollywood movies which has had multiplier effects on the nation economy.
 
"We have a policy to open up our market to genuine investors, private and public agencies amongst others through promoting `Make in Abia` instead of Made in Abia, proliferating more industries in the state,’’ the statement quoted Ikpeazu.
 
The statement said, Maduekwe had commended the governor for approving office accommodation for the organisation’s South-East Zonal office in the state.
 
It noted that Maduekwe said the gesture would create more employment opportunities for the youths, saying that corporation was also working toward establishing two more zonal offices in the North-East and South-South.
 
 
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that NFC currently has three zonal offices in Lagos, Kano and Abuja with headquarters in Jos, Plateau State.
 
*Photo Caption - Map of Abia State
 
 

[ Masterweb Reports ] - Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has lifted the 10p.m. to 6a.m. curfew imposed on Aba on Sept. 12, as a result of improved security situation in the commercial city.
 
Ikpeazu via a statement issued in Umuahia on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Enyinnaya Appolos, commended Aba residents for compliance during the period the curfew lasted.
 
The governor commended the residents of Aba for complying with the curfew order and urged them to remain law abiding in order to ensure lasting peace in the city.
 
He thanked security agencies for their efforts during the period the curfew lasted and protection of lives and property in Aba.
 

Abia Government imposed the dusk-to-dawn curfew, following clashes between some members of pro-Biafra group and the military.
 
*Photo Caption - Governor Okezie Ikpeazu

 

[ Masterweb Reports: Emma Elekwa reports ] - Anambra State Ministry of Education has sacked two school principals for illegal collection of fees from students. The Commissioner for Education, Prof Kate Omenugha, who gave the revelation in a radio audience participatory programme 'Score Card', said another principal is facing disciplinary action for examination malpractice.
 
Omenugha explained that the measure was part of efforts to promote quality and affordable education in the state.
 
She also disclosed plans by the government to build teacher's quarters in schools in all the rural and riverine areas of the state to ensure the comfort of teachers, as well as motivate them to put in their best in the discharge of their duties.
 
The commissioner called on people to key into the state government's ‘Adopt a school Policy Prgramme', insisting that the business of education cannot be left for the government alone.
 
"We appeal to wealthy individuals to support schools in their communities to ensure that children of poor parents have access to quality education," she added.
 
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[ Masterweb Reports: Tochukwu Ezukanma reports ] - In one of his mournful songs, Sorrow, Tears and Blood, that tireless nonconformist, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, sang: everybody run, run, run; everybody scatter, scatter; police de come, army de come; confusion everywhere; somebody nearly died, somebody just died; ten minutes later, police don go away, army don disappear; they leave sorrow, tears and blood. In that sad song, he lamented official brutality that pervaded Nigeria in the days of military rule. Those days, soldiers and policemen brutalized Nigerians, and readily, murdered the innocent.
 
It was terrible but, by a stretch of the imagination, understandable that under military rule, the police and soldiers left sorrow, tears and blood in their wake. After all, there is a universal and age-long recognition that soldiers, by training and orientation, are ill-equipped for political leadership, and, as such, military rule is an aberration. Centuries earlier, the 18th Century historian and man of letters, Edward Gibbon, in an effusive ridicule of military aptitude for political leadership, wrote: “…the temper of soldiers, habituated at once to violence and (servitude), renders them very unfit guardians of a legal or civil constitution. Justice, humanity, or political wisdom, are qualities they are too little acquainted with, in themselves, and cannot appreciate in others”. Secondly, the soldiers shot their way into power, and could therefore, only hold the people in submission to the gun.
 
So, as Nigerians chafed under military rule and all its aberrations, they were hopeful; they hoped and longed for democracy. Justifiably, we expected that democracy will usher in a new era marked by a palpable reduction in official corruption, more responsible and humane government policies, conspicuous decline in official brutality and an obvious improvement in the quality of life of the majority of Nigerians. From democracy, we   expected social justice, rule of law, elevation of societal morals and ethics and a more equitable distribution of the national wealth. 
 
Disappointingly, after eighteen years of democracy, very little has changed for the better in Nigerian. Like military rulers, the civilian rulers are unimaginably arrogant and shamelessly corrupt. They are just as supercilious – scornfully indifferent – to the plights and woes of the Nigerian masses. They loot the public treasury, maintain perplexingly extravagant lifestyles and treat those they supposedly represent and serve, the Nigerian masses, as the scum of the earth.
 
Unsurprisingly, the hallmarks of Nigeria under military rule, mass poverty, lawlessness, violence, theft of public funds, none payment of workers’ salary, police brutality, etc, remain the defining characteristics of the Nigerian society.
 
We still run, and still scatter in fear of the police and army for they still leave sorrow, tears and blood in their wake. Although, officially confined to barracks, soldiers, periodically, foray into civilian centers to harass, maim and kill civilians. The Nigerian Police Force remains world renowned for its brutality and extra-judicial killings. It behaves as though it is beholden to an occupation power because the Nigerian political elite behave like an occupation power. An occupation power has no sentimental and patriotic attachment to the occupied country. Therefore, in total apathy to the legitimate aspirations of the people and the good of the country, it rides roughshod over the people and mercilessly exploits the country.
  
Ironically, we now have more reasons than in the days of military rule to run and scatter. The different levels of governments added to the list of purveyors of sorrow, tears and blood. In addition to the police and soldiers, we now also, run and scatter because Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corp (NSCDC), Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI), etc are rampaging through, and leaving sorrow, tears and blood in their trail. We also run and scatter because the siren blaring convoys of our civilian rulers are speeding through. Those unable to scamper out of the way of their zooming motorcades are in for big trouble. Their security details break the windscreen of motorists that could not speedily get out of the way, and then, threaten to shoot them for daring to ask why their windshields were broken. In other instances, they were flogged, beaten up, arrested and detained, even when the “offender” was a mother taking her children to church or an elderly priest groggy from an all night prayer session.
 
Our “democratic leaders”, in their unmitigated cruelty, routinely bulldoze the homes and businesses of Nigerians without due process. They do these in complete disregard of the hapless men, women and children they abruptly render homeless and the indigent they dispossessed of their sources of subsistence. Recently, against the relentless objection of the people of Owerri and in defiance of a court injunction, the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, demolished the Eke Ukwu Market in Owerri. In his unequaled wickedness, he bulldozed the market at mid-night when the traders were not around to salvage their goods from their stalls.  
 
As the day broke, traders frantically scrambled to retrieve whatever was left of their wares in their demolished stalls. And quite naturally, they protested the unwarranted destruction of their sources of livelihood. For the demolition exercise, and to contain the expected traders’ protest, Governor Okorocha deplored the army, air force, Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corp (NSCDC), Department Security Service (DSS) and the police. In their harassment of the traders and protesters, they killed three persons, including a 10 year old boy that was helping his father to recover his goods from his demolished market stall. If Okorocha is not a vicious loony, wholly deranged by grasping avarice and untrammeled power, why did he, in addition to the police, deploy the army, air force, NSCDC and DSS to contain a peaceful protest by unarmed traders? 
 
Why is Nigerian democracy devoid of the essence of democracy: social justice, rule of law and subordination of governing powers to the will of the governed? It is because it was twisted and bent to the personal will of an evil oligarchy. An evil oligarchy matchless in its dictatorial and undemocratic methods; electoral fraud; disregard for human lives; and stealing, sharing and salting away billions of dollars slated for the public good. 
 
Tochukwu Ezukanma writes from Lagos, Nigeria.
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[ Masterweb Reports ] - Earlier today, the internet was awash with news of purported injecting of school pupils with Monkey Pox by the military in Anambra State as it carries out its medical exercise. Anonymous internet users, especially on forums, who claimed to have witnessed the goings-on, said that pupils in Nnewi town were seen running helter-skelter with some parents withdrawing their children from schools in the pandemonium. Other social media sources reported that some people have been shot dead by the army when pupils refused to be injected on grounds that they have been told of the military’s intention to kill them via the philanthropic gesture.

 
 

 
However, from the information on Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) Facebook page, the representative of the GOC, 82 division Enugu, Brigadier General J. O Ugwuoke, while addressing the press at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Ozubulu, venue of the Army's free medical outreach in Anambra state, said that the exercise was part of their Coperate Social Responsibility and that the free medical outreach had earlier taken place in Enugu, Imo, Abia and Ebony States respectively.
Furthermore, as ABS reported, the GOC added that, contrary to the rumors in circulation on the social media, the command do not go from school to school or give injection to anybody. He therefore urged the good people of the state to disregard the baseless allegation and rumors.
 
 
Reacting to the rumor and its consequent pandemonium, Governnor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, through the secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, issued a press statement, asking the army to halt the exercise until the people have been adequately sensitized on the exercise of good gesture by the military. Below is the script of the government’s press release as extracted from ABS.
 
 
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT ON ARMY MEDICAL OUTREACH IN ANAMBRA STATE
 
 
The attention of the State Government has been drawn to an ongoing medical outreach being undertaken by the Army in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area.

 
The State has been made to understand that the exercise is part of Army social responsibility to members of the public.

 
However, strong apprehension among the populace has followed the exercise leading to withdrawal of students from schools by parents, misconception of actual motive behind the exercise by stakeholders, community leaders and general reservation by the public for whom the outreach is intended.

 
To this end and to ensure no further escalation of the situation, His Excellency, the Governor, Chief  Willie Obiano, has contacted the Army Authorities and advised for immediate stoppage of the medical outreach until wide sensitization is conducted to reassure the people of its intentions and benefits. The exercise has therefore been put on hold.

 
Parents and guardians are strongly advised to stop withdrawing their wards from schools as the situation has been handled. All schools within the State will remain open as there is no cause for alarm.

 
Community leaders, President General and Stakeholders are hereby reassured of the commitment of the Governor and the State Government of the wellbeing of Ndi Anambra.

 
The State Government also strongly condemns observed rhetorics on social media completely misrepresenting the situation with insinuations of spread of diseases and death of students in schools arising from the exercise. The State categorically refutes these rhetorics and confirms there is no death of any student anywhere in the State.

 
Mischief makers are warned to desist from spreading falsehood. Anambra remains calm and peaceful.

[ Masterweb Reports ] - Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has advocated a single-term presidency of five or six years for Nigeria and other African countries to deepen democracy and good governance.
 
He also suggested a rotational presidency among the ethnic groups or geographical zones to promote loyalty to the nation.
 
Ekweremadu spoke while delivering a lecture ‘Constitutionalism and the Challenges of Leadership in Africa:an Evaluation of Tested Models’ on Tuesday.
 
The event was organised by the Centre for Media and Peace Initiatives, a New York-based NGO to mark its 10th anniversary.
 
"A more modest proposal seeks not the abandonment of the presidential system per se but the re-designing of term limits for political chief executives.
 
"This is in order to reduce the acrimonious conflict, divisiveness and instability arising from partisan or factional competition for executive offices in the federation.
 
"I support the proposals to transform the current tenure of two four-year terms into a single term of five or six years.
 
"Among other advertised benefits, single terms would avoid the distractions, manipulations and divisiveness of re-election campaigns while facilitating a more rapid circulation or rotation of power among the various groups".
 
He said a single term of four years is also less costly.
 
Ekweremadu urged Nigeria and other African countries to learn from the failures and successes of older democracies, particularly, the Latin American democracies.
 

He noted that many of the Latin Americans transited from autocratic regimes to democracies, discovering that the politics of succession, including incumbents’ penchant for self-perpetuation, was overheating the system. (NAN)
 
*Photo Caption - Ike Ekweremadu
 



 

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The annual budget of about N7 trillion can’t build a modern economy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said. He said the desire of the Federal Government to grow the economy was limited by the fact that its annual budgeted expenditure is only a small part of a multi trillion naira economy.
 
The vice president said government’s policy of partnering with the private sector was also borne out of reality.
 
"The private sector is clearly the bigger contributor to the economy. It thus follows that the private sector must be enabled and encouraged to play its decisive role if our development efforts are to succeed," he said.
 
Osinbajo said this in Abuja yesterday at the commencement of the 23rd Nigerian Economic Summit with the theme "Opportunities, Productivity and Employment: Actual is in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan".
 
The vice president’s speech was made available to State House correspondents by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande.
 
Osinbajo said government was concerned with the very high interest rates which, he noted, had to do with government borrowing.
 
He said since the evidence pointed to a crowding out of the private sector, the government would reduce its demand for domestic paper and seek to refinance maturing domestic debt with longer tenor and cheaper external borrowing.
 
He also stated that intervention funds would continue to be made available through the Bank of Industry, and the repositioned NEXIM and the Bank of Agriculture, as well as the newly established Development Bank of Nigeria.
 
He assured that government would continue to sustain the dialogue with the private sector through the National Economic Summit and the Presidential Quarterly Business Forum.
 

Osinbajo also stated that government counted on the continued engagement of the private sector to support its economic policies.
 

*Photo Caption - Nigeria Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

 

 

[ Masterweb Reports: Judd-Leonard Okafor reports ] - A disease suspected to be monkeypox has been reported in six more states, after the first case of the pox emerged in Bayelsa late last month, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said Monday.
 
The discoveries bring the total number of likely monkeypox cases to 31, across seven states—Bayelsa, Rivers, Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Ogun and Cross River.
 

"So far, there have been no deaths recorded," said NCDC chief executive Chikwe Ihekweazu. "It is unlikely that many of the suspected cases are actually monkeypox, but all are being investigated."
 

Two cases emerged in Lagos, where officials have been prompted to raise their "index of suspicion," Lagos health commissioner Jide Idris told a press briefing.
 
Of the two cases under watch for monkey pox, one is confirmed to have visited Bayelsa and eaten "bush meat," Idris said.
 
NCDC centre said samples had been collected for laboratory confirmation and results are yet to return.
 
All 31 cases are hospitalized in respective states and said to be "improving clinically. While there is no treatment for monkeypox, supportive care and management helps patients recover, since the virus is self limiting.
 
An emergency operations centre has been activated to coordinate investigation and response to the outbreak across all seven states. But a notification for "preparedness" has been issued for the entire country.
 
The first case of monkeypox in Bayelsa has been traced to a monkey, but the biology of the virus allows it to be transmitted from human to human once it gets into human populations, Ihekweazu said in a Daily Trust video.
 

 

*Photo Caption - A Nigerian monkeypox patient

 

[ Masterweb Reports: Emma Elekwa reports ] - A primary school teacher in Anambra State, Mr. Okodo Clement Nwoye, has been named as the winner of Nigeria’s 2017 Overall Best Teacher. Nwoye, a teacher in Central School Abagana, in Njikoka Local Government Area, won the award organised by the Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja.
 
Announcing the winner in Awka, Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, represented by the Director, Education Support Services, Mrs J. N. Ibeh, said the award presentation ceremony would hold on October 5 in Abuja during the World Teachers’ Day celebration.
 
Also, Roseline Nkemdilim Obi, a teacher at Federal Government Girls College, Onitsha, was said to have won the maiden edition of Maltina Teacher of the Year Award in 2015.
 

Reacting, the state Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha, said she was proud of Mr Nwoye and all the other teachers because they were perfect examples of all honesty and hard work.
 

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