S-EAST S-SOUTH NETWORK CONDEMNS THE INVASION OF IPOB LEADER’S HOME

The South East-South South network (SESSNet) has vehemently condemned the invasion of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu’s home in Umuahia in Abia State by security operatives, saying the invasion is a threat to the unity of the country.

The group in a statement made available to journalists via email described the development as unfortunate.

The group warned Nigerian Army not to take the patience of South-east and South-south Nigeria for weakness saying that any attempt by Military to repeat what happened in Zaria, Kaduna state in the region will immediately lead to breakdown of law and order in the entire country.

The statement reads, “The South East-South South Network vehemently condemns the military invasion of Nnamdi Kanu’s home.

“The development is a threat to peaceful co-existence of this nation and it is quite unfortunate that security operatives will descend so low by invading the residence of unarmed individual with Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC).

“We put on record that if the security operatives try to repeat what happened in Zaria, Kaduna state to Shiites – where over 300 unarmed civilians were killed by security operatives without any justification – the entire nation will be set ablaze from which the entire nation may not recover from.

“We hereby advise President Muhammadu Buhari and his security operatives not to exacerbate the already rising tension across the country.”

 

PHAROAH INCARNATE: DELTA STATE GOV. OKOWA BANS JOURNALIST FEJIRO OLIVER FROM GOV. HOUSE FOR EXPOSING HIS GOVERNMENT CORRUPT PRACTICES

Secret Reporters

In what came as a bomb to many keen observers in the Delta State Government House on Monday but as jubilation to most allegedly corrupt aides of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, news of banning the Editor In Chief of Secret Reporters, Mr Fejiro Oliver from coming close to the residence spread like wild fire.

According to authentic information at our disposal, Okowa was livid following revelations of how his Chief Security Officer (CSO), one Mr Lawrence diverted security funds meant for Police Divisions into his private pocket as well as the building of Asaba Airport tower with hollow blocks instead of concrete.

Rather than summon his CSO as well as contractors of the airport for their corrupt practices and shoddy job, he keyed into reports of Mr Lawrence who alongside his Executive Assistant on Communication, Mr Fred Latimore, Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah, Commissioner for Economic Planning, Mr Kingsley Emu and his Director of Protocol, Mr Ifeanyi Eboigbe all termed the journalist and Secret Reporters as security threat to the government.

We gathered that Okowa who has been nursing grievances over some false information given to him by the aforementioned persons as well as other aides directed the CSO and the DOP to send a memo to the three gates leading into the government house to ban and arrest Fejiro whenever he is seen near the gates.

A credible source affirmed to us that Okowa has also mandated the security agencies within the State to pick up the journalist whenever he is seen in Delta to explain how he gets the exclusive information the medium reports.

The memo which has the headline of ‘Security Alert’ was signed by the DOP and CSO.

The CSO according to many of our high powered government house sources went to the Chief Press Secretary’s (CPS), Charles Aniagwu Ehiedu’s office to request for the journalist picture to enable him paste alongside the memo but was told that they had none. He told the CPS aides never to allow Secret Reporters staff access again to any information about the government.

Speaking to this newspaper, a senior official in the cabinet wondered “why is Okowa going so petty? How can he be a governor and be listening to rumors from all sides? Is it not the same medium he used in laundering his image during the election and after?”

Reacting to the memo, Fejiro Oliver stated that “Government House is not my father’s house and I have never gone there to pick money, so kini big deal. When Okowa finishes, another person which may be me will enter there. Whatever Okowa like, let him keep doing but his time to leave the place after 2019 has started counting”.

THE PROJECT 55: 5: 55 CODE OF AFRICANIST HUMANISM: THE ONLY FUTURE OF AFRICA’S SURVIVAL

Ambrose Nwaogwugwu

Prehistoric the days of pre-colonial era which erupted and traversed towards all the length of breadth of the African continent; Africa lost her very core values of survival.

For instance, we were condemned to abandoning our very African ways and response to the art of living. Africa lost her religion to that of the white man. We lost our tribal religion to the mission churches of the colonial masters.

As a result of many years of subjection to colonial pressures; we succumbed and accepted the white man’s way of life.

In displaying great humanistic first characteristic to survival which is ‘ability to adapt in any environment one found himself – pragmatic and ease responders to change, Africa embraced the white man’s culture of living.
We answered the ultimate call of nature; of change, as the only constant thing in life.

Since we have embraced the culture of the white man, that means an all encompassing approach and we must be ready to get in or be squared.

The reality before Africa is of daunting proportion; which can only be surmounted by strong and self-willed concurrence to making it against any manner of odd.

And by this? We need to get hold of the white man’s knowledge to living through education.

The world keep getting more and sophisticated by the day and it is evidently clear that only ‘the prepared’ can live, here.

We do not want the modern art of living happen to us but we must be cap in hand ready to happen to it, embrace it with all we have got. We can not afford to be caught panting.

But the reality before us, Africa, is that we must get really smart. Natural intelligence (this, we have in abundance) is not enough but strong and dedicated education.

It was because of that incontrovertible fact that one of Africa’s shining stars posited thus:
“Education is transformational. It changes lives. That is why people work so hard to become educated and why education has always been the key to the American Dream, the force that erases arbitrary divisions of race and class and culture and unlocks every person’s God-given potential”. – Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice, popularly known as ‘Condi’ Rice is an American political scientist and was a professor of political science at Stanford University.
She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State. Condi Rice was the first female African-American Secretary of State.

I have gone this length taking an unusual steps to profile her not because it would do me any favor but to highlight the resounding emphatic reasons why every African kid needs an education.

Education transformed the life of Prof. Condoleezza Rice from obscurity to an exalted personality of the modern corporate America.

The gains of education of the African child cannot be over emphasized.

But here is a greater threat to us Africans; inaccessibility to formal education to our burgeoning and ever rising population is our bane to socio-political cum social-economic and developments of multifaceted dimensions.

Africa’s average population has the youngest in demographic far more higher than any other continent in the whole world.

That means the future of the world lies on the lively hands of mother Africa as the mother of the earth if youths are the futures of tomorrow.

How are we preparing to take over the world?

I am certainly more than convinced that the best way to prepare to rule our world is by actually getting our younger generations prepared through accessible and qualitative education.

If Africa must move forward; every African child must be educated to lead and take part with committy of nations ruling our dear world.

We can not afford to work in isolation.

The noble vision of getting every African kid educated is the overal and all encompassing mission of  project 55: 5: 55.

The Project55555 is a continental call to action; of getting every child in African soil to the class room of learning.

Every African child do no longer deserve education as a privilege but an inalienable right of the 21st century.

The vision behind the drive of mission of #project55555 is to get every African child off the street to the class room of learning.

Project55555 is African humanist call to action; I, Nwaogwugwu Ngozichukwu Ambrose endorse this campaign.

Let’s join the conversation on the possible way to get every African child educated.