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SPONSORED BY YES434.COM: Veteran Nollywood actor, Prince James Uche, who has been battling with Diabetes, Blindness, High Blood Pressure and kidney-related disease for about two years now is dead. The actor died yesterday afternoon while on his way to carry out his routine dialysis in a private hospital in Festac, Lagos.

The Chairman, Lagos State chapter of Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Mr. Don Pedro Aganbi confirmed the sad news to Vanguard. Late Prince Uche. He said, the late Prince James Uche was due to travel to India this Saturday for a kidney transplant before he met his untimely death yesterday. “He sa gotten his visa to travel to India this Saturday. But only few days ago, he started having complication and had to give up this afternoon, while he was being taken to the hospital for his routine dialysis,” he said.

Aganbi described Prince Unche’s demise a rude shock to the industry, adding “we were all hoping that he would recover soon since he was due to travel to India for a kidney transplant.” The actor’s conditioned is said to have worsened last Sunday, as he has been unconscious since then. Footage emerged online of the actor in his unconscious state. Prince Uche who has been in the hospital for about a year and seven months reportedly required N2.6 million to pay his hospital bill and N11 million for kidney transplant and eye surgery in India.

It would be recalled that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State through #SavePrinceJamesUche team led by Rita Edochie and Chioma Okoye the donated N3 million as well as approved N10 million as the state’s contribution to save the actor’s life last month. The tough-talking actor’s ordeal started way back in 2010, after he struck with a strange illness that did not only keep him off the screen for many years, but also impoverished him. A good friend of actor Pete Edochie, Prince Uche has featured in many movies like “Fair Game” “Stubborn Billionaires”, “Big Boys Club”, “Dangerous Mind”, “Dons In Abuja”, “Town In Danger” and “Rituals”among others.

 

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SPONSORED BY KODUGA.COM: The United States Embassy in Abuja said yesterday there was no reason for Nigerians with valid visas to postpone or cancel their travel to the United States.

The Embassy said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday.

It explained that “Nigeria is not named in the Executive Order on Immigration issued on March 6.

“And there is no prohibition against Nigerian lawful permanent residents or persons with a valid visa or other U.S. Government authorisation from entering the U.S”.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Monday advised Nigerians to reconsider their travelling plan to the U.S.

Dabiri-Erewa said Nigerians with no compelling or urgent reason to travel to the U.S. should postpone their travel plans until the new administration’s policy on immigration became clearer.

She said her office, in the last few weeks received a few cases of Nigerians with valid multiple-entry U.S. visas being denied entry and sent back home.

The special adviser said no reasons were given for the decision by the U.S. immigration authorities.

However, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, Foreign Affairs minister’s reaction on Tuesday while fielding questions from reporters in Abuja, corroborated the embassy’s claim.

Onyeama said no Nigerian with full valid entry visa had been denied entry to the U.S., adding that Nigerians are free to travel to U.S. as the country was not on the ban list.

The minister said he was constantly in touch with the Nigerian ambassador to the U.S. and the U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, adding that there is no report on Nigerians being denied entry into the U.S.

“I can tell you to ignore any call or advice to reconsider travelling to the U.S. because there is no basis for that.

“We have absolutely no report whatsoever from the U.S. that people are being turned back from the U.S. or any of our consulate or any Nigerian that any of our people are being turned back,” he said.

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria earlier in February assured Nigerians the executive order on immigration would not affect Nigerians, noting that visa applicants will continue to get two-year multiple entry visas as before.

The mission clarified that the order would not affect the validity of visas held by Nigerians because its visa policy to Nigeria had not changed.

The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington, and the U.S. Consular Chief, Meghan Moore, had explained in Abuja on Feb. 3 that the U.S. visa policy was based on reciprocity.

They promised that Nigerians would not be discriminated against.

The U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 27, barring people from seven mainly Muslim-majority countries from travelling to the U.S. for 90 days.

It also stopped all refugees for 120 days and Syrian refugees permanently.

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SPONSORED BY KODUGA.COM: Hollywood actress Tonto Dikeh in this emotional video bears her mind on issues concerning her life, her son and her ex husband. She said she was and is still a born agin Christian and that she attends Mountain of Fire Ministry.

Tonto speaking on her marriage said ‘It’s a bitter experience for me to talk about. I am here because I will be helping someone somewhere.” ‘I don’t want to say things to bring down my husband I am praying for strength.’

She said that see loved her husband ‘with all of her heart’ and that she did not want to give up on the marriage even though she was abused but … She questioned that if her husband was ashamed of what he was doing why then does he do them.?


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SPONSORED BY YES434.COM: THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday told the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja that the monies recovered from the house of the former Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu were suspected to be proceeds of crime.

The anti-graft agency made the assertion in its counter affidavit, in response to a fundamental rights enforcement suit‎ filed by Yakubu before the court.

EFCC had, in a raid on Yakubu’s house, located at L92, Chikun Road, Sabon Tasha area, Kaduna-South local government area, Kaduna State, recovered the sum of $9,772,800 and another £74,000.

A Kano High Court had ordered the former NNPC GMD, who is presently in the custody of the anti-graft agency to forfeit the said money recovered from his house to the Federal Government.

In the enforcement of fundamental right suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/126/2017 filed by Yakubu through his counsel, Ahmed Raji (SAN), the applicant wants the court to declare that he is entitled to the dignity of his person, personal liberty, freedom of movement, private and family life as enshrined in the Constitution.

The applicant joined the EFCC and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) as first and second respondents in the suit.

When the matter came up on Monday, counsel to the AGF, T.A Gazali prayed the court for a short adjournment to file his response.

In the suit, the applicant also wants the court to declare that his continued detention by the EFCC without charging him to court or allowing him to complete his medical procedure in the United Kingdom (UK) is a violation of his rights and an infringement of his rights to dignity of human person, personal liberty and freedom of movement.

He therefore prayed the court for an order enforcing his rights to personal liberty, dignity of human person, freedom of movement, private and family life by directing his immediate release from the EFCC custody or admitting him to bail on liberal terms and allowing him to proceed to the UK for a completion of the medical procedure which he was undergoing.

Yakubu is also praying for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the respondents from further detaining him unlawfully, whether for suspicion or on account of any purported investigation with respect to the allegation wherewith he was detained.

He also wants the court to compel the respondents to tender public apology to him in two widely published national daily newspapers for the violation of his rights.

In addition, the applicant prays the court to award the cost of N1 billion in his favour as general damages and compensation for violation‎ of his right.

However, in its opposition to the application, the EFCC‎ through a counter affidavit deposed to by one Waziri Adamu, averred that investigation into the allegations against the applicant is ongoing, and that the interim findings revealed that the monies found in his house are not gifts but are suspected to be proceeds of crime.

He also averred that the monies were purportedly given him as gifts within 2010-2014 during which period he served ‎as Group Managing Director of the NNPC.

In addition, he averred that the applicant, in 2015 completed an assets declaration form but did not declare the said monies.

The respondent submitted that the detention of the applicant is lawful by virtue of a valid remand warrant and further added that the applicant is trying to use the application as a disguise to frustrate investigation into his case.

The trial judge, Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed adjourned the matter till Thursday for hearing.

 

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CBN pumps $100m into forex market

•Review of ban on forex for 41 goods
•15.74% inflation target to be achieved in 2017 and 12.42 in 2018
•Better public/private sector efficiency
•A knowledge-based economy
•Privatisation of selected assets

SPONSORED BY KODUGA.COM: A market-driven exchange rate regime is in the works, going by the Federal Government’s economic plan released yesterday.
There has been pressure that the naira should be allowed to float, its worth dictated by market forces.

This, argue some experts, will attract investors. But the government insists that no country surrenders totally its currency to market forces, adding that it will intervene when necessary. It may have changed its mind.

The government will also review and possibly remove the ban on foreign exchange for 41 goods and services, according to the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017 to 2020, which was released by the Budget Ministry.

Nigeria also sees 2017 inflation at 15.74 per cent, and at 12.42 per cent next year, the plan said. Inflation in January hit 18.7 per cent, its highest level in more than 11 years.

The development of the plan went through a rigorous process, including wide consultations, and robust engagements with stakeholders from a range of relevant fields. They include economic experts from the public and private sectors, the academia, the Organised Private Sector, civil society groups, Organised Labour, sub-regional governments, international development partners (including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and African Development Bank), the National Economic Council (NEC) and the National Assembly. The Plan has been approved by the Federal Executive Council.

“The core vision of the plan is one of sustained inclusive growth. There is an urgent need as a nation to drive structural economic transformation with an emphasis on improving both public and private sector efficiency. The aim is to increase national productivity and achieve sustainable diversification of production, to significantly grow the economy and achieve maximum welfare for the citizens, beginning with food and energy security.

The plan envisages that by 2020, Nigeria would have made significant progress towards achieving structural economic change with a more diversified and inclusive economy. Overall, the plan is expected to deliver on five key broad outcomes, namely, a stable macroeconomic environment, agricultural transformation and food security, sufficiency in energy (power and petroleum products), improved transportation infrastructure and industrialisation focusing on small and medium scale enterprises.

Realising that the economy would remain on a path of decline if nothing was immediately done to change the trajectory, the Muhammadu Buhari administration, when it assumed office, embarked on strategic moves to halt the trend and redirect the course of the country’s economy and growth process.
The process started with the development of the Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) for the 2016 Budget of Change as a short-term intervention. The ERGP, a Medium Term Plan for 2017 to 2020, builds on the SIP and has been developed for the purpose of restoring economic growth while leveraging the ingenuity and resilience of the Nigerian people.

The plan seeks to eliminate the bottlenecks that impede innovations and market based solutions, recognises the need to leverage Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to build a knowledge-based economy, and is consistent with the aspirations of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The ERGP differs in several ways from previous strategies and plans as it is anchored on focused implementation, which is at the core of the delivery strategy over the next four years;  outlines bold initiatives, such as ramping up oil production to 2.5mbpd by 2020, privatising selected public enterprises/assets, and revamping local refineries to reduce petroleum product imports by 60 per cent by 2018 and  builds on existing sectoral plans such as the National Industrial Revolution Plan and the Nigeria Integrated Infrastructure Master-plan among others.

The ceremonial presentation of the Plan will take place when President Buhari returns from vacation. Also yesterday, the CBN said it had injected fresh $100 million into the interbank foreign exchange market, bringing the total cash intervention into the market to ease difficulties in accessing foreign exchange.

CBN’s Acting Director, Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor, said the ongoing funding of commercial banks was expected to meet the Personal travelling allowance (PTA), Business Travel Allowance (BTA), medicals and tuition fees for forex users.

The new funding brings the amount so far pumped into the interbank forex market within the last two weeks to $1.14 million for both forwards and invisibles.
Commending the development, a market analyst observed that it would further create problems for currency speculators who are yet to recover from the sudden appreciation of the naira.

Former economic adviser to the President and Minister, National Planning Commission, Prof. Ode Ojowu, said:  ”It appears this time around, the CBN has decided to become smarter than the market manipulators, by putting on its cap of authority to look beneath the market forces.”

The CBN had in February 2017 changed its forex rule supply to guarantee supply to both small and the big end-users. The policy has restored stability and bolstered market confidence which has ultimately boosted the value of the Naira.

Analysts have also commended the efforts of the CBN in ensuring the continuous appreciation of the naira. This they attributed to good policy and effective communication strategy, which has witnessed increased dollar supply to the market.

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SPONSORED BY KODUGA.COM: All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will never stand in any contest against President Muhammadu Buhari or support anyone against him, his Media Office said yesterday.

Tinubu pledged his continued loyalty to the president and the APC in a statement to debunk Thisday’s story published yesterday.
The statement titled: “Response to Thisday false news report” added that the former Lagos State governor was neither planning a team nor holding consultations with the intention of planning any presidential campaign.

It also said Tinubu would never join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or any mega party, having laboured hard to bring the APC to life and power.
The statement said: “The front page story of the February 28 Thisday newspaper alleging that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is actively planning a presidential run is an example of bad fiction masquerading as professional journalism.

“The story is a manufactured tale weaved by its authors to try to create division where there is none.
“Those who wrote this fantasy seek to place Asiwaju Tinubu at odds with President Buhari. Writing such a baseless report is a very foul and wrong thing to do.

“The story carried the headline ‘Tinubu Prepares for Presidential Run, Dumps PDP, Mega Party Alliance’. The headline is remarkable in the fact that every bit of it is utterly wrong.

“First, Asiwaju Tinubu is not gearing up for a presidential run. So there will not be any doubt about this core matter; we shall state Tinubu’s position clearly and unequivocally so that even Thisday reporters cannot misinterpret his position.
“As long as that patriotic and committed man named Muhammadu Buhari holds and seeks to hold the mantle as our president, then Asiwaju Tinubu stands behind him in unwavering support and confidence.

“Asiwaju Tinubu remains faithful to the mission of progressive reform and change that President Buhari, he and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have started.

“Tinubu was instrumental in the formation and success of the APC. His toil and efforts helped establish this government.  He is not one to tear down something he laboured so dutifully to build.

“Instead of trying to convey the truth, the THISDAY report opted to gain false sensation by completely mocking the tenor of the brief banter Asiwaju Tinubu had with journalists at the inauguration of Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. When asked about future political office, Asiwaju said he could not discount that possibility if the nation called upon him for such service, provided, he emphasised, that all political conditions were appropriate; particularly the office in question would have to be vacant, even if it’s local government chairmanship. In our political lexicon, this means the office is not held by a member of the APC in good standing.  We all know this.

“Moreover, if you really listen to his words, Asiwaju did not mention any office or any time-frame.  The conditions he mentioned may not become ripe for years to come and they might not pertain to the presidency. In effect, all Asiwaju said was the position that any political figure would hold.
“As a politician, he cannot preclude the possibility of running for office in the future because no man knows what the future will hold. To translate this general statement of political reality into a tale that he is actively preparing for a 2019 presidential run is reckless in the extreme.

“For that newspaper’s reporters to have engaged in this great leap of counterfeit logic means they purposefully bowed to the pressure to create false headlines instead of following the ethics of their craft to follow the truth even if the truth is more pedestrian and less volatile than what the reporters would have liked to hear. “They have turned themselves into newsmakers instead of remaining true to their calling of being neutral conveyors of events.
“Asiwaju Tinubu has not held any planning meetings for any such presidential campaign and is not contemplating any such meetings. He has no present list of possible running mates because he has no present intention of running.

“The headline also libels Asiwaju by asserting he was going to join the PDP.  This is as shameless as a lie can be. Asiwaju is acknowledged to be the intellectual father and the driving force behind the APC.

“It makes no sense that he would abandon the party that he worked hard to build in order to enter the dilapidated building the PDP has become. Asiwaju worked for over 16 years to break the PDP yoke on the nation.

“After breaking that yoke, it is not in his nature to voluntarily place it back on our necks. Anyone who has followed his career, even his staunchest critics, knows Asiwaju for his partisan consistency. He is not a party hopper. He is loyal and sticks with the party to which he belongs.

“After fighting for so many years to elevate his party to the position of national leadership, he would not give that away in order to join with those who blame him for their currently bleak political circumstance.

“We understand all too well the genesis of this false news report. For their own reasons, THISDAY has joined with those who seek to put Asiwaju Tinubu at odds with our President.

“This scam will fail. Asiwaju supports and stands behind   President Buhari. He wishes the president well and that he returns soon. Whether the president is here or away, he has the full loyalty of Asiwaju Tinubu.

“President Buhari can rest assured on this point: Asiwaju Tinubu will never contest against him nor will he support anyone who does.”

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SPONSORED BY YES434.COM: ABUJA—A Pan Igbo group, Nzuko Umunna, led by former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor, Professor Charles Soludo yesterday, told President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately release the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, saying the federal government must obey court orders even when such orders appeared unpalatable. This came as the group claimed Nigeria was becoming a failed state, despite having the potential to be one of the most prosperous nations on earth.

Other signatories to the statement, read by Prof. Soludo include; Profs. Chidi Odinkalu, Ebere Onwudiwe, Mr Law Mefor, Rev. Fr. Jude C.; Emeka Ugwu-Oju, Ferdinand Agu and Tony Nnadi. Others are Dr Sam Amadi, Mr Innocent Chukwuma, Collins Ugwu and Andy Wabali Addressing journalists in Abuja, Prof. Soludo said: “We demand for the urgent release of Nnamdi Kanu, his colleagues and all prisoners of conscience, as part of the process of the search for national cohesion and building a new Nigeria. There is a legitimate debate among Nigerians on the Biafra question, and there are indeed many Igbos who, like many other Nigerians, do not agree with Nnamdi Kanu’s objective or means. It needs to be stated, however, that no citizen of Nigeria deserves the kind of treatment meted to him and his colleagues. Government has declined to obey the orders of properly constituted courts in Nigeria for his release. Nnamdi Kanu is not above the law; but, nor should he be put beneath it.

”A situation where the state refuses to obey legitimate court orders for his release and holds him until it gets a favourable order; moves the goalposts endlessly through endless amendment of the charges against him; and now seeking to try him in secret clearly constitutes circumstances that would fall well short of the constitutional guarantees of due process. These also would raise questions about our country’s adherence to human rights, the rule of law and transparent judicial process. We worry that there is now a clear design to place Kanu beneath the law and basic constitutional guarantees of due process. Without the rule of law, no sustainable economic progress can take place.

”The treasonable felony charge, which is now levied against Nnamdi Kanu has previously been used against Joseph Tarka and Obafemi Awolowo. His trial reminds us of the travails of these historic figures in our country and, indeed, of the more recent military-era treason trial of President Obasanjo. Not many people believe that Nnamdi Kanu and his colleagues can receive a fair trial based on the law. This makes Nnamdi Kanu and his colleagues political prisoners or prisoners of conscience. “At various times in Nigeria’s history, it became expedient to release such prisoners (e.g. Obafemi Awolowo; Yakubu Gowon and Odumegwu Ojukwu, as well as President Obasanjo) as part of national reconciliation and nation-building. Nigeria is currently a country at war with itself.  Our considered view is that, for taking extraordinary steps to draw international attention to Nigeria’s failing state and the urgency of actions, Nnamdi Kanu and his colleagues deserve to be engaged and not to be held interminably as political detainees.”

Agitation for self-determination, not a crime

Flanked by Prof. Pat Utomi, Dr Udenta Udenta and other Igbo professionals, Soludo, said: “We demand that the right to freedom of association, assembly, peaceful protest, and expression must be accessible to all citizens of Nigeria as guaranteed by Nigeria’s constitution. Trying to criminalize anyone who talks about self-determination or attempts to use brute force to main and kill innocent protesters in a democracy is a strategy for a time that we no longer live in. This is 2017 and Nigeria is supposed to be a democracy! More than 200 years after 11 states in the US failed their secession bid, their Confederate flag still flies in several of them,  even on government buildings.

”Since 2012, no less than 23 U.S. states had thousands of their citizens sign petitions to secede from the U.S. Currently, the State of California is still pressing for Calexit. There were protests all over the US following the election of Donald Trump. Similar examples can be cited in many democracies. But no one is killed, brutalized or incarcerated by the state.

“As a people, we believe that our country is big enough for diverse voices to be heard in the confidence that these voices in their respective ways seek to correct our imperfections; to have a stake in constructing a more perfect union.  We convey our thanks to the Federal Government and the Acting President, Prof. Osinbajo for reaffirming recently that citizens have the right to peaceful protest, and we are happy that protesters were allowed to express themselves in Lagos, Abuja and other venues recently under police protection. Soludo explained that the group was not self-serving but working for the interest of humanity, saying: “We are a delegation of the Nzuko Umunna, a Pan-Igbo group, whose members are individual professionals within Nigeria and the Diaspora, as well members/leaders of most pan-Igbo associations and groups.

”We were sent to pay a visit to Nnamdi Kanu and his associates currently in detention at the Kuje prison as part of a worldwide consultation process on the peace and development of Alaigbo/Nigeria. We visited to hear his own point of view, and we also shared our views with him. Our interactions with Nnamdi Kanu and his colleagues were frank and fruitful.

Upbraids Army for allegedly killing IPOB protesters

“In particular, we condemn the use of disproportionate force and live bullets by law enforcement agencies resulting in the killing and maiming of unarmed protesters generally, especially the killing of IPOB/MASSOB members under whatever guise and call on the law enforcement agencies to take steps to ensure that those responsible are held accountable. We equally call on governors of the states in which these have occurred to exercise their powers under the relevant Commission of Inquiry Laws to investigate these killings through appropriate judicial commissions of inquiry”. The group also urged the judiciary in the affected states to order a coroner’s inquest into the killings. “Additionally, we call on the Chief Judges of the respective states to order Coroners Inquiries into these killings as required by the relevant Coroners Laws.  We affirm our belief that it is better for a democracy that people should express their grievances or agitations peacefully and openly than to force them into more dangerous underground operations.

Nigeria becoming a failed state

According to Soludo; “We believe that Nigeria has all the potential to be great and one of the most prosperous nations on earth. Like most countries of the world, it has its own internal contradictions, challenges of national cohesion and development. Every country that has endured and prospered has devised a dynamic system for dealing with its internal contradictions. No country has prospered by suppressing legitimate agitations or democratic expressions. Nigeria has greatly come short on these counts. Nigeria has never been more divided than now, with the agitations for self-determination becoming more strident and desperate. Most discerning patriots have come to the conclusion that Nigeria as currently structured and governed is unsustainable and drifting to a failed state status. Since 2005, Nigeria has drifted from a rank of 54th position in the global Failed/Fragile State Index to 17th position in 2014 and now to a dangerous 13th position in 2016 (under the ‘Red Alert’ category of countries)”, he stated.

APC has abandoned its manifesto

They also accused the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of abandoning its social contract with Nigerians, as the former CBN governor said: “In 2015, Nigerians voted for change based on a prospectus contained in the manifesto of the party that won the General Elections. That party is the All Progressives Congress (APC), which now controls the Federal Government and 23 out of 36 states of the Federation. As the ruling party, the APC has a duty to deliver on its most fundamental contract with the Nigerian people namely, to restructure the Nigerian federation.”

“So far, APC seems to have abandoned its cardinal contract with Nigeria. It is commendable that it is fighting corruption, fighting Boko Haram, and grappling with a deteriorating economy. However, it is our considered view that without dealing with several of the foundational issues of the Nigerian state in a post-oil economy, much of its efforts will in the end amount to tinkering at the margins.  The current Constitution of Nigeria was designed to consume the oil rents and a system designed for consumption cannot become efficient for production in a post-oil world. But the task of rescuing and rebuilding a new Nigeria must be a multi-partisan and all-inclusive effort.” Soludo described the current structure as unworkable, saying all levels of the Nigerian society were in a state of emergency.

“There seems to be a national consensus that the current system cannot endure. The APC, PDP, APGA and other political parties, as well as all non-partisan actors and statesmen must come together to save Nigeria. We are in a state of emergency at all levels. The National Council of State needs to be convened urgently, and our legislative houses at the national and state assemblies should wake up to the new realities. If the only thing the current administration succeeds in doing is to re-engineer a new Nigeria, agreed to by its constituent parts and citizens, it would have birthed a new country for the 21st century!” they added. Corroborating, Prof Utomi said as one who was part of writing the APC Manifesto, he knew that much of its promises had been abandoned. He said the group’s agitation would continue until the citizens of Nigeria stand in defence of the rule of law. When you incarcerate Nanmdi Kanu, the truth of the matter is that who is incarcerated are all prisoners of conscience. When you incarcerate him, you incarcerate all people who believe in the rule of law. How can you have a secret trial of a citizen in a democracy it has no basis at all”, he stated.


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