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Mz MeBiafran:

To me it's refreshing that we don't have here those inconvenient flowing gowns and headgears -- the very symbols of yoroba/awusa incompetence. Yet the pictures of the Industrial City of Aba (below) lying in waste is alarming. They are the visible record of orji uzo kalu the incompetent nigerian "governor" of Aba here dressed in fancy business suit -- a mismatch!
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Amadi.o, meodua,igboblood, chei and other "imo state Borned Anarchist and Fraudster.who started and supported this controversial thread in the first place.b4 u guys should beginn another distraction and Envious guided wicked assertions and fruitless Prayer of Death for Orji kalu, tell me is this all that you have to say for fooling the whole Folks in this forum for so long that orji Kalu will be arrested if he come to USA, LONDON, Japan etc over mysterious and conroversial claim of corruption??. mr amadi.o you can fool some people some times, but you can not fool all the People all the Time. all these hysteric "rewinding and mysterious picture presentation which - is that the explanation or the apology for Dupping us ?
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-In USA, he was receieve like a King. American President send his Top officials to accompany him.!!
-in London, Top officials of british government came to receive him!!

cant you guys offer so many Folks here, who felt dupped by you gangsters some explanations??

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Dummy markus weber:

It feels painful to have to tell the whole wide world that an IINO - Igbo In Name Only is badly tutored both academically and behavioral wise. Your dumb question was loudly and poignantly answered when I wrote and I repost:

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Is there any out there still unconvinced about the little criminal's (weber) quest to line his pocket up with orji's pile and not about seeing good democratic dividend for the people of Abia and the Igbo nation? The criminal minded weber said:

"In USA, he was receieve like a King. American President send his Top officials to accompany him.!! -in London, Top officials of british government came to receive him!!" - wiggler weber

Another idiotic and empty boast apparently the little German based used bottle hustler, the wiggling weber is unaware that most U.S. presidents were in cohort with saddam in the not so distant past. Try 1980s. The current American VP used to bow to saddam. Read boy, read! So also did the current U.S. War Secretary, Donny Rumsfeld, praising guess who, saddam. Not long ago also, osama bin laden was in the U.S. camp. Fedinand Macos of Philipines was at some point hailed for many, many years yet it did not stop them when his time was up. How dull are you really, markus? Let us remember whose camp Charles Taylor of Liberia was on until his favor ran out. Add the congo dictator, Mobutu Sese Seko to the list which is endless then you see how easily kalu could in time be lured away to be picked up like a dumb agric chicken. To the Germans, leave everything to do with the U.S. for those of us who bear the BLUE, if you know what I mean. BTW: From that picture I don’t see any recognizable high powered British government representative’s face so could this 419 governor be pulling another of his media abracadabra? I say yes! - posted February 01, 2006 03:05 PM

Please sir tell us what part of it skipped your memory? Unlike the crook you are with your constant evasive maneuver to all questions, every of your little dumb inquiries have been over replied to. Could you then please tell us those things the Abia thief did for the people of your state? How simpler can a question be was Wacko's answer to your merry-go-round.

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Like I said before, Kalu is looking more Presidential and sounding more like a person capable of the Job: http://www.kwenu.com/moe/2006/kalu_president.htm

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Ednut:

The article by Mr. Ene is quite childish. It looks like the Ene character is looking for a job. It is well known that the British government decided to stop arresting Nigerian officials because they feared reprisals, especially in the "Niger-Delta." After Beyelsa governor was impeached and arrested, Nigeria wanted to extradite him to Britain. But, the British refused to take him back. Indeed, the British facilitated Governor Alamesiegha's escape. The British are also refusing to have any further involvement with Dariye whom Obasanjo wishes to extradite.

Kalu sought and received assurances that he would not be arrested if he made the trip. Thus, that Kalu was not arrested in London is the result of change in British policy, and not a testimony to Orji Kalu's clean hands.

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What is this world turning into that I have to wholly agree with our chief islamist on this one? He hit the bull's eye with his analysis. You go boy!

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I too find myself agreeing completely with Daud's analysis. Maurice Ene has been crawling from one Igbo governor's mansion to the other begging for handouts, picking crumbs, and in return churning out tabloidal kwenu.com articles about the governors he speaks to or visits.

First, it was Governor Chimaraoke Nnamani of Enugu State, who addreses M O Ene as his "subject." After Ene visited Chimaraoke Nnamani in Enugu, Ene wrote a praise-singing article about Nnamani, and later, Nnamani's website became a permanent fixture of kwenu.com. Who knows how much Nnamani pays for the small errands.

Now it is Orji Uzor Kalu of Abia. This is a sign that Maurice Ene has become frustrated with his life in exile and is looking to be appointed an official errand boy for one of the governors in Igboland. I expect phone calls and trips to Achike Udenwa, Chris Ngige, and the Ebonyi Sam Egwu to follow. It is truly shameful.

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ha! ha! ha! are you guys saying you dont know the enormity of the crime you committed as regards to "OUK will be arrested any moment he touches UK and USA soil"??in any civilized Society, if a Person brings out a damaging and publicly alarming Assertions, Allegation and claims which he/she claimed with cock-sure to be authenticand Real and even with evidence on a public sphere or Domain.if it turns out on investigation to be false and catalogue of lies, one could be bagged a max of 15 years prison in most western nations.
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Meodua-no matured person with his head will bring out assertions and alarming allegation against another fellow to the Public just for fun of it without having any concrete evidence.
are you Meodua who claim he is living in USA- atleast ouside only for your inside is still in the deep Jungle " you can take a man away from Bush, but you can not take the Bush away from him" even at that, claim to be ignorance of this??.
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Orji Kalu = Sadam hussein = charlse Taylor
Queen Elizabet = Queen Amina of zaria
George Bush = julius ceaser = king Ahab
tony Blair = tony Montana = adolf hitler
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According to "tareeq Meodua Azeez" that is the reason why " orji kalu will no longer be arrested!! ha! ha! Ha! mein Gott!.
anyway Sir whatever reasons- it can not go. what we are holding against you and your fellow anarchist and radio without batterie, is the assertion and allegation which you guys "made", defended with unbelivable conviction, stood on it untill it becomes lies!.

Lies dont have reasons why they are lies!
truth dont have reasons why they are truth!
Lie is Lie and truth is truth!

so there can never be any reason or reasons why the catalogue of lies you guys asserted here becomes lies!

so again!
biko Amadi.o, meodua,igboblood= K-K-O, chei and other "imo state Borned Anarchist and Fraudster.who started and supported this controversial thread in the first place.b4 u guys should beginn another distraction and Envious guided wicked assertions and fruitless Prayer of Death for Orji kalu, tell me is this all that you have to say for fooling the whole Folks in this forum for so long that orji Kalu will be arrested if he come to USA, LONDON, Japan etc over mysterious and conroversial claim of corruption??.

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Bravo to BNW!

It is telling that Orji Uzor Kalu read a post on BNW and decided that he would visit London to take pictures with the workers in the British foreign office. But, Kalu conveniently waited to make his trip until Britain released the governor of Bayelsa State and Britain stopped entertaining Obj's plans of arresting his political enemies while they are visiting England.

Kalu's propagandists told us that the empty brain from Abia held important talks with british foreign office. But, all that Kalu actually did was praise Obasanjo for his handling of the case of the British oil thieves captured in the Niger-Delta.

Up BNW!

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markus weber:

Click here: Less than three months ago, you told us that M. O. Ene is an image propagandist for a war criminal, Chimaraoke Nnamani. You even put a picture of M. O. Ene and Nnamani in your message. Now, the same M. O. Ene has become a propgandist for another criminal and you are applauding.

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Ednut see chimarokes authentic score Card

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the War criminal and his image propagandist!

Enugu: The limits of propaganda

see http://www.independentng.com/sunday/ppnov130503.htm


Ejiofor Nwokolo Esq.



In one of the most penetrating and provocative critiques yet of liberal-bourgeois democracies, Prof. Noam Chomsky, the United States leading “intellectual dissident” asserts that, “propaganda is to democracy what violence is to dictatorship”. According to this thesis, the so-called democratic governments the world over are locked in a perpetual battle for men’s minds, not as a battle of truths against lies, but rather as the ultimate lie. This, they prosecute through a combination of disinformation and related thought control measures designed to shape public perception of events and the people who shape them.

Chomsky characterized this phenomenon as the “art of manufacturing consent”. He was pre-occupied in his thesis with the palpable deceit of the elite and the political class who feather their own nests at the expense of the common people, while pretending to act as the people’s (elected) representatives. Chomsky’s cold logic, in which he confronts the free market rhetoric issuing from government public relations machines assumes however that only western-style democracies have a compelling need to invent the consent of their citizenry.

In this regard, the task that one has set for himself in this piece is to further elaborate and adapt Chomsky’s thesis to the prevailing political climate in the country. This is without prejudice to the fact that Chomsky obviously did not reckon with Nigeria’s nascent democratic experiment which, more than six years on, has undergone tragic mutations. Our poser: to what extent can it be said that propaganda and the diet of disinformation constitute the health of the state? Enugu, the Coal City State, presents a model for our case study.

The first four years of Governor Chimaroke Nnamani of Enugu State (1999 – 2003) will be remembered for a thick wave of terrorism, political brigandage, gangsterism, and a harvest of serial assassinations that would permanently wean the state of any claims to political innocence. Altogether, the state has witnessed twenty-nine unresolved incidents of political related murder between 2000 and 2005.

Whereas Chomsky’s model precludes the possibility of a bourgeois democracy however illiberal or deformed, degenerating to the point of regular deployment of violence and brigandage as instruments in the quest for the manufacturing of consent, Enugu State, under Governor Chimaroke has witnessed a fusion of violence, oriental despotism, and propaganda as complementary instruments in the state government’s quest to manufacture the consent of its subjects. This fusion carries with it the added implication of an on-going co-habitation of democracy and dictatorship in different parts of the country. Be that as it may, I intend to limit myself in this piece, to how Governor Chimaroke has patented the art of the deployment of propaganda, disinformation, and mass deception as key instruments of manufacturing consent.

The emergence in 1999, from nowhere as it were, of Dr. Chimaroke was greeted with a sigh of relief by the generality of the people of Enugu, whose disillusionment with military rule was matched perhaps by a deep-seated cynicism over the unfolding political process at the time. Cynicism appeared to give way, given the prospects raised by the sight of a complete outsider who was untainted by the compromises and political opportunism of the Abacha years, and who had had in addition the benefit of sound education, coupled with nearly 15 years of first-hand exposure to the dynamics of popular participation and empowerment in the world’s leading democracy, the United States of America. It was little surprising therefore that when the Enugu godfather crisis blew open sometime in the year 2000, the people pitched tent with Chimaroke, who was portrayed as a hapless victim of the caprice associated with the old breed political class. With this, Chimaroke had his job cut out, hence the aggressive developmental strides his administration recorded in the state between 1999 and 2001. A significant proportion of what the state government’s propaganda machinery continues to flaunt to date including claims of 500 kilometers of asphalt road, Nigerian Law School campus, Agbani, various rural electrification schemes, rehabilitation of health institutions and facilities, refurbishment of primary schools, mini-water schemes, the development of two new middle-class housing estates at Otigba junction and GRA golf course, etc, were initiated within this period.

As the protracted godfather crisis in the state took a heavy toll with the attempted impeachment of Chimaroke in 2002, the Governor’s policies and programmes suffered a huge distraction. The indirect impetus provided by the godfather crisis which propelled the man along the path of initial populism evaporated. At the 2003 general elections, Chimaroke succeeded in making political mincemeat of his estranged godfather, Jim Nwobodo. Since then, and to complement a new-found swagger of triumphalism, Chimaroke has recorded further claims of ‘achievements’ and delivery of ‘democracy dividends’ to the people of Enugu State. These include: the partial dualization of Chime Avenue road New Haven, in the Enugu metropolis, a fairy so-called Road Tunnel Crossing, said to be the first of its kind in Africa, a ‘brand new’ ESUT Teaching Hospital, plus the development of a permanent ESUT campus; a touted International Conference Centre complete with a five-star hotel and an auditorium capable of sitting about 5000 persons; some 324 units of three-bedroom flats at Loma Linda medium income housing estate; a digital 17-court room judiciary headquarters; Nyaba Bridge; in addition to the recently commissioned Enugu State liaison office, Abuja.

While commissioning the Nyaba bridge and the uncompleted, dualization of Chime Avenue on in February this year during a working visit to Enugu, President Olusegun Obasanjo praised Chimaroke to the high heavens, a swan song re-enacted by the PDP National Chairman, Dr. Ahmadu Ali, during a visit to the state sometime in July this year. Dr. Ali would go a step further to suggest that whereas Chimaroke’s Enugu State ranks lowest among the thirty-six states of the federation in terms of revenue receipts from the federation Account, the state had much more to show for its monthly allocation than, say, some governors who according to him, “receive ten times more revenue than Chimaroke”. In a similar vein, the Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih, lent his weight to the rising sentiments recently on the occasion of the inaguration of the Enugu State Liaison Office, in Abuja. According to THISDAY Newspaper, of Wednesday, 10 August 2005, (front page), Chief Anenih used the occasion to advise governors elected on the party’s platform to “sit down to attend to development issues for which they were elected”. He said the advice became necessary following the rate at which some governors abandoned their current mandate while searching for higher offices come 2007. Turning to Governor Nnamani, he observed: “You Nnamani, are one of the very few governors who do not go from place to place wanting to be vice president to a non-existent president. Chimaroke has never been quoted, he has never been misquoted, that he is interested in being vice president to a non-existent president.”

Trust Chimaroke, he has been gloating all over the place on the strength of these statements. In the process, he has seized the airwaves, as well as the pages of various newspapers, to re-broadcast and re-advertise the oral testimonials. Suffice it to say that these testimonials were founded on obvious misrepresentations of facts and embellished statistics. The trouble with statistics as such, more so in the hands of politicians, is that statistics are like bikini: what they reveal is interesting, what they conceal probably even more interesting. One is tempted to give Mr. President every benefit of doubt, considering the uncanny ability of many a state government to manipulate presidential visits, relying on official protocol arrangements to serve their own ends. Mr. President will be shocked to learn that several months after he ostensibly “inaugurated” the one-sided dualization of the Chime Avenue, work on the barely two kilometre road is still on-going. As a matter of fact, the 25-footer crossing over the Nyaba rivulet which Mr. President similarly inaugurated amidst pomp and fanfare in Enugu, hardly measures up to a fraction of the 120 metre long Ughoton – Omadino Bridge, least of all, the massive one kilometre-long Bomadi Bridge across the Bomadi River built by the James Ibori administration across the creeks and riverine communities in Delta State and which Mr. President had the benefit of unveiling during his last visit to the state. Projects aside, when next Mr. President visits Enugu (as I am sure he will, soon), I implore him to enquire from his chief host why the line up of dignitaries and VIPs that regularly receive him at the airport always excludes the authentic faces of Enugu leaders of thought, the likes of Anthony Aniagolu, Philip Nnaemeka Agu (both retired Supreme Court Justices), Rear Admiral Allison Madueke (rtd), the first and only service chief produced by Ndigbo since the end of the civil war, past state governors of the state origin, civilian and military, former federal ministers, industrialists, former Vice-Chancellors, add first-class traditional rulers, and an entire community of retired academics and eggheads that can be found in the Enugu metropolis. Governor Chimaroke would rather line up famished and dreary figures that look like characters hauled straight from ebeano concentration camp.

Ahmadu Alli’s testimonial on Chimaroke, on the other hand, is rendered dubious by the deliberate over- exaggerations that attended it. It is not at all true that Enugu State brings up the rear in the standings of allocations from the federation account. For the successive months of July, August and September 2005, Enugu State was placed in the 21st, 24th and 22nd positions in the Federation Account standings. Without mincing words, Ahmadu Alli represents one of the best-known faces of impunity in the annals of the country’s political history. His anti-democratic, anti-people credentials are etched on a legend. Just as well as the infamous “Alli-must-go” crisis, which was triggered by the misery and tyranny the man imposed on the country’s university campuses, we are living witnesses to the greed and insatiable appetite which Alli is capable of.

Chief Tony Anenih, the acclaimed enforcer of the PDP, comes away as an enigma wrapped in a mystery. The tag of “leader” by which he is generally known does not at all underline the high esteem in which he is held either as a statesman or nationalist. On the contrary, the tag is an euphemism for the awe and trepidation in which he is held by all and sundry. The “leader” is by a mile the godhead of all political godfathers; he is to the country’s politics what warlords are to Somalia. One finds it little surprising that the ‘leader’ would muster encomiums on Chimaroke, a notable gadfly of the innermost core of the “nest of killers” and “the axis of evil”, the mainstream political tendency within the PDP.

Sadly, Chief Anenih as a matter of sheer political expediency overlooks the more profoundly despicable fact that whereas Chimaroke was “elected” to govern Enugu to address the state’s myriad of problems, the man elected on his own volition to carry on as an itinerant talk-show guest and intellectual journeyman across the length and breadth of the country. For heaven’s sake, Chimaroke’s mandate does not include the Pay-As-You-Go sham lecture circuit that has bled the state’s coffers endlessly. The missionary fervour that has attended the circus in the face of a mind-boggling frittering of the state’s resources calls into hard question the unstated political motives behind this illicit jamboree, behind what has turned out the longest running campaign (?) of the Fourth Republic.

Against the foregoing background, it has become imperative to separate fact from fiction in the Enugu melee. Owing to space constraints, I shall restrict myself to a consideration of five or six of these projects. Of all the claims made for the Chimaroke administration, I suppose that the oldest and probably the most eye-catching relates to the Nigerian Law School campus situated at Agbani, the governor’s hometown. Although the governor holds it out as a showpiece, the truth of the matter is that what today passes for a Law school campus at Agbani was prior to 1999 a fully built-up site intended originally as a P & T Training School. The contract for the P & T Training School, Agbani, was awarded by the then military administration of General Olusegun Obasanjo in 1978. The training school project was virtually completed by 1984 before it was fatefully abandoned. Chimaroke merely rehabilitated and painted the disused buildings and capped this with road access into the premises.

Or take the so-called ‘brand new’ ESUT Teaching Hospital currently ongoing as another example. Far from a ‘brand new” edifice, it is a well known fact that Park Lane Hospital, which has been in existence since the days of East Central State as a specialist and referral medical institution has merely been re-baptized. It is note worthy that the defunct Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) supervised an extensive rehabilitation and upgrade of the hospital’s facilities and structures between 1997 and 1998. The addition of some five or six structures is not enough to qualify for a “brand new teaching hospital”.

What is more to the point, getting Park Lane Specialist Hospital to host the Teaching Hospital complex is a diabolical design calculated to conceal the huge sum of 1.5 billion Naira that had purportedly been spent on the original site of the teaching hospital at Nsukka, the foundation stone of which was laid by Vice-President Atiku Abubakar in 2001. Like the ‘brand new’ ESUT Teaching hospital, the International Conference Centre facility, touted to harbour in its bowels a five star hotel and a magnificent auditorium is a big make-believe. A cursory visit to the site overlooking the Okpara Square will expose the lies and half-truths that have been woven around the project that was commenced 24 years ago by Chief Jim Nwobodo as governor of the old Anambra State. As yet, the site has not witnessed any significant improvement on the level of construction work prior to its abandonment in 1983 and, certainly there is no sign of any auditorium least of all a five star hotel.

Chimaroke’s free-wheeling rhetoric on ‘democracy dividends’ hit an all time high of vulgarity with the recent claims on the “completion” of a digital judiciary headquarters in addition to 324 units of two and three-bedroom low and medium flats somewhere at a phantom Loma Linda Housing Estate. One has had to visit the sites of these projects again and again in Enugu metropolis to reassure oneself that one is not in a fairyland. My findings are as follows: construction work on the judiciary headquarters has just left the primary stage while the Loma Linda flats are, for the most part, at foundation levels with work progressing at an agonizingly snail speed. Aware of this state of affairs, Chimaroke nonetheless embarks on an ego trip of mass deception by generating before-hand simulated comp graphic visuals and imageries of what these projects are expected to look like upon completion. Shall we call this “anticipatory completion”?

The same ‘anticipatory completion’ antics have been employed with regard to the much-hyped Ebeano Tunnel Crossing, a facility measuring approximately one kilometre in distance. The flipside of the tunnel, cleverly concealed from unwary public is that, the road when completed, will not be a public facility. I contend with all the emphasis at my command that what we have here is a private infrastructure leading to one of Chimaroke’s choice private estates tucked in between the trade fair complex and the AFEX Bank premises. Much similar sinister motive propels the current rush to reconstruct Rangers Avenue. Come on, a man who owns as much as one half of a street, should feel obliged to keep the road in proper shape.

While Chimaroke’s mass deception machine grinds at full blast, no mention is made of the array of abandoned projects under his administration. The catalogue includes the International Market at ninth mile. After fleecing traders of about 280 million Naira over the complex, the state government has not unveiled plans to either refund the sums collected, or otherwise get on with the project. The Ebeano by-pass, conceived in the wake of the inauguration of the Ama Brewery in 2003, and meant to ease traffic bottleneck around the ninth mile industrial district and the Enugu –Onitsha expressway, falls in the same category. Two and half years, after it was flagged off with the state government promising to deliver the 2.5. Kilometres road in six months, the contractor (wait for it) MARLUM, has totally demobilised from site, abandoning the excavation and earthworks to the mercy of soil erosion. In a related vein, more than two – thirds of the verifiable length of asphalt roads built by Chimaroke have failed or have been washed off by rains as a result of poor quality job. The roads include the Ozalla - Agbani – Ugboka road, the Agbani - Akpugo - Amagunze road, Awgu –Ndeaboh road, Aguobu Owa – Umumba road and Ogrute - Enugu Ezike road. In a number of cases, the asphalting of these roads was done without bothering to fix the bridges, culverts, and the gutters. The Ojorowo Bridge on the Ozalla –Agbani – Ugboka - Nara road is a good example as the bridge has turned into a huge death trap.

Despite all the fuss about road construction under Chimaroke, and although it is generally acknowledged that the Coal City boasts an advanced network from the point of view of physical planning, the Enugu metropolis cuts a pathetic picture of abandonment presently. The current state of Enugu roads is at best dismal, if not scandalous. All the important roads in the metropolis are in advanced stages of disrepair and atrophy, including those that service the major business districts notably, Okpara Avenue, Ogui road, Zik’s Avenue, Agbani road, Abakalii road, CPS – Ogbete – Akwata Road, Kingsway – New Market Road, Presidential Road, Union Secondary School - Amechi Road; name them. The inner street roads are in a profoundly sorry state.

Were Chimaroke propelled by any sense of altruism, he ought to have long appreciated the critical need to dualise the eight-kilometer Agbani Road to the point at Gariki where it joins the Port-Harcourt expressway; or the Union Secondary School - Amechi road bypass, and accord them priority over and above the latest road across another of the man’s upscale private sites. Just as it ought to have dawned on him by now that the state of disrepair of most of the roads cited above are deep-seated and require thorough–going rehabilitation to be undertaken by a firm with some track record, as against the habitual practice of covering potholes which inevitably give way immediately to bigger craters.

Meanwhile, the state of roads in the metropolis mirrors the epileptic state of water supply to the entire city. Even with the Federal Government’s funded N2 billion Artesian Water scheme at Oji water taps in the capital city remains dry because of a palpable dearth of logistical backup to ensure constant supply of water to different parts of the metropolis.

A first time visitor to the city will find it rather difficult to come to terms with the reality that, even as a former regional capital, Enugu can hardly boast of any form of public street lighting. It is no exaggeration that there is not a single road or avenue in the city, not even any of the roads leading to the government house, that has street lights. At nightfall, the coal city resembles the epicenter of darkness (not in the sense of Joseph Conrad), the overpowering pall of a ghost capital submerged in a thick fog of insecurity and uncertainty. This is a city sentenced to darkness by the megalomania, the civilizing mission of a “brain drain” democrat.

When we consider the shambolic state of waste management, it is safe to assert that the transformation of a once beautiful city into a jungle of sorts, an ebeano jungle, is complete. Our consolation lies in the knowledge that the king who turns a jungle into a beautiful city will be long remembered as much as the king who, in his time, allows a once beautiful city to be turned into a jungle and desolate land.

Ever since my last piece entitled “Okwomma: The Intellectual As A Dictator” (see The Sunday Sun, July 10, 2005) in which I attempted to expose the cult of mediocrity and cesspool of corruption that have been dressed up in an intellectual smokescreen, Chimaroke had literally embarked on a media blitz in his trademark preoccupation with chasing after “intellectual knick–knacks”. I referred to this psychological tendency to seek intellectual fulfillment in a situation that otherwise dictates deep political introspection and dispassionate realism as “castration complex”. Increasingly, I am afraid, the governor misses the point to think that he can answer to the weighty charges of bad governance, impunity and corruption on a primitive scale levied against his person and that of “Sister Excellency”, the new Jacqueline Onassis of the South East, by engaging in a sustained cover up. Like Mooselvet, my exhortation is plainly this: “when bad men conspire, let the good men combine”. We cannot afford to go back to sleep until we reclaim the heritage and the very soul of the Wawa struggle from the pathologies of power. The latest media blitz surrounding the visit of thirteen European Union envoys to Enugu more than validates our central thesis: Chimaroke’s much hyped achievements are somewhere blowing in the wind.

As a corollary, it is common knowledge that over the past five years, Governor Sam Egwu of Ebonyi State has built up a state university from scratch – the Ebonyi State University (EBSU), and packed it full with the greatest assemblage of eggheads and intellectuals, east of the Niger, next only to the great citadel of UNN. Contrast the EBSU situation with that of ESUT, a campus that was founded since 1982 with existing infrastructure on its present site, but Chimaroke rather than improve and consolidate on this, and with barely two years to the end of his second tenure, elected to haul the entire campus to his village as a trophy; and all hell is let loose proclaiming what the campus would look like upon completion based on simulated computer graphics that seek to better the architectural splendour of the university campus at Ile-Ife. All this razzmatazz tends to ignore the fact that in the past five years, ESUT has become denuded. The Law Faculty has lost NUC accreditation; three out of the five courses in the Faculty of Engineering have similarly lost accreditation in the same period, the erstwhile Geology Department has been shut down and disbanded. Today, ESUT exists as an empty shell, left poorer in terms of men, material, and morale, while the Visitor plays roulette.

The fate of ESUT is largely symptomatic of the regime of bad governance that Chimaroke has instituted in the state. The man busies himself with reform rhetorics and sloganeering, whereas the state legislature, his cabinet, as well as strategic state parastatals are brimming to the seams with non entities, cronies, semi-illiterates and people totally bereft of any specialized skill, talent, or pedigree, in professional life. Consider that Chimaroke nominated a commercial motor driver, a motor spare parts dealer, and a beer parlour manager to the recently concluded National Political Reform Conference. Rather than a conscious quest for excellence and knowledgeable minds, every time that the man has had to bestow appointments, it turns out an abuse of prerogative. Poverty alleviation is another major victim of the man’s vacous rhetorics and sloganeering. Apart from the mass purges from the state civil service between 2001 and 2002, how does any reform-minded person explain the huge salary arrears being owed workers currently by the state government? In most of the regular ministries, workers’ salaries are in arrears of upwards of four months plus. In the case of parastatals such as ESBS Radio/TV, Star Newspapers, Sports Council, the Waste Management Agency (ESWAMA), the arrears are anything between nine and 15 months (see The Guardian, Saturday, April 23, 2003, page3). In comparative terms, Enugu is noted for the most exorbitant school fees among the five southeast states, while Ebonyi brings up the rear. Conversely, over the past six years, Chimaroke’s administration has neither paid bursary nor awarded scholarship to any student of the state origin, including final year students of polytechnics and universities across the country, and particularly the Nigerian Law School and Colleges of Medicine. Ebonyi state, on the other hand, does not only pay bursary yearly to its students since 2000, it has awarded about one thousand scholarships to students of the state origin to pursue post-graduate degrees in specialized fields of study overseas.

We can spend all the time in this world talking about Chimaroke’s roads, or the so-called ‘democracy dividends, it must however be emphasized that the corner stone of democracy is good governance. Good governance consists in the continuous expansion of the available space for democratic struggle and in such intangibles as transparency, accountability, openness, due process, budgetary control of public expenditure etc, liberty, and freedom above all. These ingredients which are the catalysts of development and popular empowerment are regrettably in short supply in Enugu State. The budgetary process is characterized by an opaque public expenditure management profile. Public works contracts and allocation of lands are not subject to any form of competitive tendering process, nor can they stand up to scrupulous benchmarks of integrity and transparency. In the circumstances, it is not out of place to find that one individual probably owns about sixty percent of all the housing estates – Ebeano, Gulf Course, the old Zoological Garden, etc – in the Enugu metropolis.

Good governance consists as well in the ability of a leader to cast a vision and to sow the seeds of long-term socio-economic transformation of the society. These are sadly again, absent in Enugu State under Chimaroke’s charge. Although Enugu is an agrarian state, the governor has failed in the past six years to come up with a single agricultural initiative to either harness the fertile landmass available to the state or tap its potentials in the areas of rice and cassava cultivation. The state’s overall tourism potential ratings, which rank close to Cross River in the entire southern half of the country, lie untapped and unharnessed. To underline the impaired vision at work, the vastly acclaimed Enugu zoological gardens G.R.A. , which used to sit on about twenty hectares of land, was in the year 2000 shut, and all the wildlife liquidated to make way for yet another of Governor Chimaroke’s private estates. A further illustration of the palpable failure of the Chimaroke administration to cast a vision is underlined by the fate of the Coal industry for which Enugu was famous. It is pedestrian to argue that solid minerals are the preserve of the federal government, when it is a trite fact that several states are at advanced stages of developing their own Independent Power Plants (IPP) for the supply of electricity. The coal industry offers one of the best-known cost-effective options to independent energy supply. Besides, the technology is functional and adaptable especially so, given that the disused Oji-River power station offers a veritable take-off platform.

Chimaroke is far too busy chasing after intellectual acclaim to ponder the long-term economic prospects of the state. Let us pose the following question: what is the economic future of Enugu in the face of the inevitability of Resource Control? States like Jigawa, Kwara, Bauchi, and Cross River are thinking far ahead in this regard, even where it is common knowledge that their states chief executives are hardly ones to hanker after intellectual deification or validation of any sort. Worse still, the few state-owned business concerns and establishments that could have constituted a critical base for the future industrial and technological take-off of the state’s economy have, through neglect, mismanagement, cronyism, and sustained assets-stripping, been allowed to go under and waste away by the Chimaroke administration.

The roll call includes, but is not limited to: Hotel Presidential Enugu, Phoenix Hotels Enugu, Ikenga Hotels Nsukka, Aluminum Manufacturing Company Limited Ogbede, Niger Gas Limited Enugu, AVOP Vegetable Oil Plant Nachi, Sunrise Flour Mills Limited Enugu, Niger steel Emene, Oghe Cashew Industry, NCFC, Universal Insurance Company Limited, etc. In consequence, how does one explain for example, the imposing Enugu House recently opened in Abuja? It is surely the case, according to William Shakespeare that, “even among the ruins, there are traces of architecture”

The sustained impoverishment of the state and the ruination of its commonwealth, contrasts markedly with the blossoming fortunes of the family business conglomerate that Chimaroke has managed to put together in the past six years. It is difficult to place a value on this bourgeoning private concern, Ebeano Plc. Suffice it to say that its assets base probably runs into several tens of billions.

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KKO:

M O Ene has removed the link to Nnamani's website from his kwenu.com. I guess your post got to him.

Aside from looking ugly, as the picture shows, M O Ene is developing a reputation as an unprincipled thief, a recidivist who relapses each time he believes he is not being watched. You will all recall that Ene once stole an article from BNW without so much as giving credit. When he got caught, Ene prevaricated for a while. Then, he suddenly removed the article from his site.

I can see how such a man could fit well into the rank and file of hoodlums and thugs who would work for Orji Uzor Kalu.

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ha! ha! ha! enigma = vitalis = igboblood = k-k-0

look igboblood, if you like come 1000 handles markus weber will decode it all!!
i am expecting you to come with a handle camouflaging as "ABIA INDIGEN"! ha! ha! ha!. i will decode them all!

go and fight the Anarchist in your Fiefdom- imo state and leave Abians Alone.! the mundane activities of you intruders and enemy of igbo nation is an Insult to great Abians!
no man can give what he has not!


long live Abia state!
long live igbo nation!
Long reign eze-igbo gburugburu 2!
long live Ikemba of igbere!
long live Orji Uzor Kalu!

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[Smile] Now I know you are getting desperate. You flatter yourself by thinking I need multiple handles to ‘handle’ you. Don’t make me laugh. Perhaps you cannot understand why so many are against your pathetic position. Wake up + smell the poto-poto of Abia roads! On the whole, I am indeed proud to be linked to these gallant Igbo foot soldiers. Soldiers who are not afraid to tell it as it is. I am in great company.


True to type you are now attempting to deflect attention from the point Enigma made. You previously criticized the Ene fellow when he was in support of Chimaroke + now hail him as a demi-god second only to the Abia criminal because he is holding a position similar to yours. Tut, tut, tut. I shake my head at your embarrassment + clap my hands at the visible signs of your desperation. I once advised you to stop digging whenever you find yourself in a hole but it seems you have carried on, have now struck water + are now drowning in the saliva of your own nervous breakdown occasioned by your dodgy support of a trickster, coward + incompetent leader. What a pity.

Ezegburugburu my chocolate behind. Bababoyz is a more convincing Ezegburugburu than Kalu can ever hope to be. Put that in your pipe with all your other ‘fancy’ herbs + smoke it.

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Criminal weber, do you now see your follies or do I have to carve them in? See how easily one looses the little affection he has by defending the indefensible and the sell of lemon to the great Igbo folks? Okuku ukwu nji adighi ere ya n’ulo says one Igbo proverb. What do you have to say about your idiotic post on Ene who is turning out to be a shameless jobber? I knew some was not quite right when he wrote his rubbish on asika then. So is moe ene still what you called him only weeks ago or is Mazi Enigma wrong too? Try an answer this time you comic character! While you ponder another lie to spread around here, here’s daud on why the criminal ventured outside Umuahia, posted February 03, 2006 03:30 PM. I had expected an eductaional challenge to that from you, guess what, none came.

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The article by Mr. Ene is quite childish. It looks like the Ene character is looking for a job. It is well known that the British government decided to stop arresting Nigerian officials because they feared reprisals, especially in the "Niger-Delta." After Beyelsa governor was impeached and arrested, Nigeria wanted to extradite him to Britain. But, the British refused to take him back. Indeed, the British facilitated Governor Alamesiegha's escape. The British are also refusing to have any further involvement with Dariye whom Obasanjo wishes to extradite.

Kalu sought and received assurances that he would not be arrested if he made the trip. Thus, that Kalu was not arrested in London is the result of change in British policy, and not a testimony to Orji Kalu's clean hands.
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Gov. Kalu Spits Fire Over 3rd Term: "There Will Be A Revolution If …"


Gov. Kalu Spits Fire Over 3rd Term: "There Will Be A Revolution If …"


BY Sunny Ofili

DATE : Sunday, 12 February 2006


Governor Orji Kalu is an enigma. He is many things to many people. He is young, resilient and rich. His rise to political prominence took many by surprise when in 1999 he beat all comers to become the governor of Abia at the age of 39. Now, he is up in arms again over the much talked about third term agenda. He vows complete resistance should president Obasanjo not back down. Hear him, “There will be a revolution.” Before he became governor in 1999, he had already an enviable business empire. His company, SLOK, has grown into a formidable conglomerate controlling equity holdings in diverse multinationals within and outside Nigeria. The company owns the fast-growing First International Bank (The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, South Africa, Liberia and Botswana), SLOK Airlines registered in 1994, and the SUN Publishing Limited, publishers of the Sun and Soccer Star Newspapers. It has also managed the fastest-growing shipping outfit in the past 10 years.

On the political front, he has engaged in titanic battles with the President of the country, Olusegun Obasanjo and Anthony Anenih – two politicians feared by many politicians for the godlike powers and ruthlessness with opposition. In both battles, he came out unscathed. TON's publisher and editor, Sunny Ofili, pinned Governor Kalu down last Wednesday in his much talked about residence in the exclusive Potomac part of Maryland.



TON: Let us go straight to the point, what is your reaction to the much talked about 3rd term agenda?


Kalu: Third term agenda is no agenda. People should stop promoting it because we are practicing constitutional democracy and if indeed we are practicing democracy, then the Mr. president’s term is up in 2007.He has to quit. This is all about generational change. He has contributed his quota so he has to quit and allow us the new generation to contribute our quota. In the next 10 years or 15 years down the line, I should be quitting also and allow other people to contribute too. Politics is about the people. There is a covenant between us and God and one between us the politicians and the people we rule. We had a covenant in 1999 and renewed it in 2003. We cannot ask God to continue to extend this covenant and moreover, when this type of thing we are talking about happens in Nigeria then African democracy is doomed.

TON: What do you say to your PDP governors who have given a tacit approval to the 3rd term agenda?

Kalu: PDP governors are not Nigerian people. The voting power to alter the constitution still lies in the hands of the Nigerian people and I believe in the powers of the people. PDP governors are only 28 people. Nigerian people can discipline us and Nigeria is a society where everyone must be respected. Nobody is going to talk us into a 3rd term – me and a few others. Nigerians will revolt. It is going to be bloody. It will not be what people are thinking right now, it will be severe. It is not going to be easy for both the PDP governors. They might lose their office too because it is not going to happen in Nigeria.

TON: Are you saying you are not with the other PDP governors in this?

Kalu: No, no, no. I am running for president my self.


TON: Do you not think it will be better to have a united front from the South instead of having multiple candidates that ends up diluting the political base?

Kalu: There is no other candidate from my zone. I am the only candidate right now. Nobody is coming out so this is good for me and good for the nation. It is good for Nigeria. But, mark my words, today is the 8th of February, I promise you I will be president of Nigeria in 2007 because the divine favor is with me and it is what Nigerian people want. We are tied of people who force themselves on us. I am tired and I am sure you are tired too. I am speaking on behalf of the majority of the Nigerian people who have no avenue or opportunity to talk to newspapers and journalists like you. That is it, we are tired!

TON: You are so confident of becoming the president in 2007, what is behind the optimism on your part?

Kalu: Maybe in the future you will see what informs my confidence. I am building allies all over the world and it is going to be a strong coalition. The world is tired of dictatorship in Africa and I am going to be the instrument that will be used to fight dictatorship in Africa.

TON: What experience do you have that makes you think you can be the president of Nigeria? To govern Nigeria, you have to have the ability to build bridges between the North and South.

Kalu: I am very popular in the North. I have had national experience. I was a member of the federal house of representative. I am a two-term governor. A successful business man, I don’t see that other credential that I need. I am very qualified. President Bush was a governor; Bill Clinton was governor of Arkansas while Ronald Reagan was governor of California. , I don’t know what else you are talking about. Abia state is like a mini Nigeria. We have all the elements of the larger Nigeria in Abia state.

TON: You and Vice President Atiku are very good friend. How do you reconcile your candidacy with his?
Kalu: Sure, he is my good friend. I have a lot of good friends including General Buhari and General Babangida. They are all my friends. The vice president is my friend and if they have ambitions they should pursuer their ambition because I am pursuing mine. This is politics and politics can never make me and my friends to quarrel. That is the most important thing here. Because I am civilized and I want them to have a civilized mind like me.

TON: Some have said that you are just making noise that you are indeed a placeholder for a northern candidate. What is your response?

Kalu: What do you mean?

TON: That you are a front for another candidate

Kalu: I don’t understand what you mean by a front. I am running for president and nothing can change that. I will be the president in 2007 you better believe now.


TON: Your optimism knows no bound

Kalu: I am running to win. It is the time of my generation. Amongst all these people you have mentioned, I am the most qualified because I have democratic credentials. I have been in the private sector before and I have all the qualities of power. If anything, I have better credentials than any other candidate out there. So, I don’t know what you are talking about.

TON: How would you rate your performance in Abia state?

Kalu: Very high. Very, very high. We are very close to our people in Abia state this is why it is difficult for all these things happening in the country to happen in Abia state. Like what happened in Oyo state. Once you are within the law no one can do anything to you. What happened to Ladoja is unconstitutional and can never happen in anywhere where there is democracy.

TON: What is the status of the closure of your airline, SLOK?

Kalu: They did not close it but the license was revoked. It is not just the airline, the other of my businesses that need authorization from the federal government were equally affected. So, it is the same thing. I am not complaining. Rome was not built in a day. I was not born with money and the day I am going I am not going to be buried with money.

TON: Do you think the withdrawal of license from your business was politically motivated?

Kalu: You know that yourself. Everyone knows it is politically motivated otherwise they will not be done.

TON: You have talked a lot about constitutional values, why have you not employed constitutional means to have your licenses back?

Kalu: Because I know that the people in the federal government of Nigeria today do not respect the constitution. So if they don’t respect the law what is the need of going to court to waste my time? I have challenged the federal government in the supreme court more than any other state in Nigeria. We have gotten several judgments against the federal government but nobody respect it so why waste my time. But a time shall come when the people will revolt.

TON: You have been accused by the Federal government of creating a parallel police force. What is your response?

Kalu: No, no, no. I have signed a law and the constitution allows me to do it. Go and open the constitution you will see that it allows us to have a vigilante group. That is what we have and it will stay. Nobody is going to change that. Crime is so much that we have no choice. I have never seen such high rate of crime before. This is why I need to create a vigilante group to defend the people. It is my duty to defend them.

TON: Is the vigilante group operational as we speak?

Kalu: No, not yet. They will be in operation very soon. I have not fully determined the role they will play but we are going to discuss with the police to find a role for them. They are not going to work alone. They will work with the Nigerian police.

TON: What is your reaction on the report of Sao Tome/Nigeria JDZ oil scandal?

Kalu: I have no reaction as long as they do what is right. As long as they follow the law and respect the constitution. I have no problem with people do legitimate business and making legitimate profit. I will only be against it if it is against the law. I don’t have idea what they did in Sao Tome, I live in Abia state and I don’t talk about what I do not know. All I know is that seventy percent of the federal government is corrupt so there is no need talking about it.

TON: Back to the issue of the vigilante, that seems to me a direct indictment of the Nigerian Police?

Kalu: This is why I want to be president. I plan to restructure every part aspect of the economy. Everything in Nigeria needs change. From Nipost, Nitel, Police, schools, roads and every single thing in Nigeria needs change. I am the man that has the courage to bring change.

TON: You realize it is always easier said than done?

Kalu: Hold me by my words. Every part of Nigeria will get uninterrupted light twenty four months after I as elected president. You can quote me on that because it will come to pass.

TON: How come you have not been able to do same in Abia state?

Kalu: Because they are laws that give the Federal government a monopoly over these areas and they is nothing the states can do about it. Some people will say why not IPP? But, that is for people who are not businessmen. IPP, IPP, what is IPP? If you do IPP how are you going to transmit it? How do you sell it to the people? Do you have IPPs in America? The people need electricity that is all that matters. What you need are private companies that will generate and distribute power and make profit.

TON: I am aware that you held meeting with high profile US government officials. What were you discussing?

Kalu: Our meeting has nothing to do with my candidacy. I am always discussing with them whenever I am around.

TON: What specifically brought you to the US this time around?

Kalu: I cannot tell you what I discussed with them. They are government officials so disclosing what we discussed might not be fair to them or to me.

TON: A recent news report speculated that you are one of the candidates the US government has screened for backing for the next election in Nigeria. Is this true?

Kalu: I don’t have an idea what you are talking about. I read it just as you read it on the pages of the newspapers. All I know is that I am working hard to be president and I will be president. I do not need the endorsement of the US government. I need the endorsement of the Nigerian people. What I need is the friendship of the United States government.

TON: So, which US government official did you meet with since you arrived?

Kalu: I have met with almost people from all branches of the US government. From the White House, the Senate to the US State department. I am building bridges and making friends.

TON: What do you have to say about the US Intelligence report on Nigeria as relates to the third term issue and Nigeria’s stability?

Kalu: Mr. Negroponte is an intelligent man. He is a prophet of goodwill and we should listen to him. Whether I know or not, he is a prophet of goodwill. He is well-respected in government circus, ambassador per excellence; he knows what he is talking about. He is a messenger of peace.

TON: Are you saying you agree with Negroponte’s report on Nigeria?

Kalu: You do not need Negroponte to tell you that. I have just told you that there will be a revolution if Obasanjo opens his mouth and say that he is going for a 3rd term. People are still keeping quiet because they assume that by 2007 he will leave. That is why people are still keeping quiet. Nigeria will become ungovernable any day he opens his mouth and say I will like to stay beyond 2007.

TON: Is this not all noise? Nigerians will always make noise and chikenout when the time for action comes.

Kalu: That is not true. Nigerians are more sophisticated than before. I want to assure you. We will not allow anybody to do anything that is unconstitutional. If you violate the constitution, we will help you to violate it more. We will not allow you to do it. We will even violate it more. We will cause unimaginable problems. We want to respect the rule of law and be law-abiding. We will cause problem all over Nigeria and make it ungovernable for him.

TON: What if the 3rd term is done by amending the constitution?

Kalu: If the constitution is amended, none of the current serving government officials should benefit from it. You cannot change the goal post when the match is on. If the constitution is amended, let new people come in and enjoin it. Good luck to them. By 2007, it must be bye bye to us. That is what democracy is all about. Those who amend the constitution should not benefit from it.

TON: Have you told the President about your concern on the 3rd term issue?

Kalu: I sit with him all the time and my advice to him is that he should be a Statesman. I have no personal problem with President Obasanjo. We only disagree on issues. I have great respect for his office.

TON: As a friend of the President, have you personally told him your mind?

Kalu: He has not told me that he is running but the thing that is happening and the people you see around him shows that he want to. Let him come out and say he is running or tell us if he is running. He will either earn or lose respect from the Nigerian people. It is either he earns more respect from the Nigerian people or lose more respect. Like president Thabo Mbeki of South Africa has done. He has said do not amend the constitution because I am not running. He is a great man. He is a source of hope for African, a good direction for Africa. No matter how good you are and the job your doing there must be another person who can do you job and even better. This is all about greed. You must hand over to another person and take a rest. I blame my generation who do not know their right. The people 50 years and under make up the larger part of Nigeria’s population. They should come together and say this will not happen and it will not happen. We must move forward and grab power from the old generation. It is for the common good of our people not for me.

TON: You have talked about changes that are mostly cosmetic. What is your position on the Sovereign national conference and the issue of Niger Delta?

Kalu: What Nigerians need is a president that loves Nigeria. Nigerian needs a president that doe not have Igbo, Hausa or Yoruba. Nigerian needs good governance. No face of Itshekiri or Ijaw, Efik or any ethnic coloration. Once we have a good leader all these problems will go away. Nigeria is the richest country in the world outside of the United States. We are supposed to be right there behind the United states not even Japan. People are talking about petrol, petrol; this economy can over $200 billion dollars without petrol. It is just because we have not been able to manage what we have and our leaders have not shown sincerity of purpose.

I am going make Nigerians to have honor. In all ports of entry in the world, Nigerian passports will be respected. Nigeria will be respected among the committee of nations. We are not respected now. Currently, holding Nigerian passport is like being a criminal. I am going to restore hope and faith both in our people in the external world.

TON: What is your relationship now with Anthony Anenih after the initial riff?

Kalu: I have no problem with him. I never had any problem with Anenih. Nobody is God to each other.

TON: How will you solve the Niger Delta problem if you become president?

Kalu: Justice and fairness is the key. With justice and fairness, Niger Delta problem will be resolved. I have to go catch my flight now. I promise you a detailed interview the next time we meet.

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Hmmm, I hope the Kalu disciples in BNW are dusting off their bows + arrows in preparation for this great Kalu chewing gum revolution.

According to him:

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We will not allow anybody to do anything that is unconstitutional. If you violate the constitution, we will help you to violate it more. We will not allow you to do it. We will even violate it more. We will cause unimaginable problems.
Now that he is seeking higher office he is calling for all to respect the constitution. When he was conniving with the military regimes that turned the constitution every which way he didn’t see the need. Such buffoonery!

I see an apology coming after the revolution.

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who else but igboblood the coward Anarchist and disguised third term spin doctor from Imo state Community may you die ... die of jeolousy and envy!.now tell me what is there in this interview that will attract negatives from any nigerian not to talk of an igbo- real or fake!.so if kalu did not say that that will be bloodshed, if.., you are the only person alive that does not know that? - other nationalities will never never fold their hands and allow Yoruba to misrule them forever - blood must flow!-ouk spoke the mind of nigerians and the world!- it is not ouk revolution as you want to state out of mischief, mindset and hatread! no it will be peoples Revolution! and preparation is on! and i can assure you that your bro & comrade - thief arthur nzeribe and other incurable anarchist and vagabond of no nation will be in the first Row of those that will be killed in the nationwide armed revolts. you never believe that Kalu will go so far- so whats new can you tell us ?

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I seem to have touched a nerve. You are now calling for my death. The truth is not any less true for being brutal, Weber!

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ha! ha! ha!, how can an ordinary Mosquito like you touch a nerve?. with all your maverick and contoversial Antics you display here i wonder whose nerve you think you can touch again- no matter what you said- the truth is that nobody takes you serious again. thats why you resort to clooning! ha! ha! ha! it wont help bro. even your new free Uwazuruike whatever logo- another Fraud in disguised. everybody knows that the day true Biafran overseas including those living in UK- who are mostly Cowards... yes 6 years now since Uwazuruikes Massob, there has been no single public procession of Biafrans in UK!!!???. the same country were Igboblood who claimed he is more Biafra than Ojukwu is hidden and who said he is jostling to overthrow Ojukwu in igboland for endorsing Orji Kalu as the authentic voice of igbos..ha! ha!. in german we have had 2 X, in Holland, Belgium procession have been organised and executed succesfully, but in UK were hundred of thousands of igbos are living, they all afraid of Public protest!! only meeting..meeting!- go 600 years with it nothing will change!
uwazuruike should be free if people comes out and protest like we saw recently from the moslems-atleast something like that- and not hidden under handle and typing Free elu-uwa or elu-igwe zuruike!
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ha! ha! ha! ha!.."xblood", you remind me of "ABN" one of the Anarchist organisation you guys founded and formed to scuttle june 12 Election 1993. they told us that they have gotting 60 million signatries from nigerians (foot Soldiers) calling for IBB to continue to misrule nigeria Forever over night!!. thats unarguably is the fastest signature collection since the history of mankind!. b4 we could ask how? and were?, they went to public news Media sending congratulary message to the 60 millions nigerians Foot soldiers that gave them their signatures!! ha! ha! ha!- and thats exactly what you are reapeting here-but the Antics.. we know already " first fool no be fool, second fool na proper foolish"- Michael Okpara
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first after failing to be objective and substantiate you mysterious allegation of Abia state Fund embezzlement by their Gov- great OUK to skeptical Folks- you told us that you are going on self imposed exile and will never return again on this controversial thread" orji kalu to be arrested". you declared that if you dont, then 6000 of your relations that Falls in the Biafran War will turn in their Graves because of Orji kalu said forgive igbos bla! bla!.
-when Orji Kalu landed in UK, USA and nothing happened contrary to what you and your Yoruba igbo enemies told us here against the truth of markus weber, you igboblood suddenly return back to this thread, which is now "not only obsolet but also overtaking by events since Kalu has come to UK and nothing happen, after several months of self imposed exil. you simple return unannounce and with some handles and names (foot soldiers!) that has never appear in this thread b4- to divert folks attention from the lies you told them maybe.
- and now b4 we could make eemm.. emmm...w..hat? ..how.. you are already congratulating the one man Foot Soldiers!. just like the way ABN anarchist did in 1993.
- but bro, what happen to your 6000 "Umunnas" wont they Turn again in their Graves??!!

ha! ha! ha! ha!

long live Orji Uzor kalu! long reign Eze-igbo gburugburu 2! GOD shall keep you Alive to lead the Ibos, nigerian and Africans to the promise land!

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...and you say I didn't touch a nerve.

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After all the speculation and spreading of LIES by the CLOWNS on BNW, Nigeria's President-to-be, Dr. Orji Kalu returns to Nigeria after meeting with the WHO IS WHO in the international community.

Where does this leave the CHALATANS and self-appointed freedom fighters on BNW who went from thread to thread lying to the world that same man (Governor Orji Kalu) could not travel out of Nigeria before now because according to them he is "wanted" for some imaginary financial crimes.

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"He said he was in U.S.A to brief some world leaders including the US Assistant Secretary of State, Commonwealth Parliament on African Affairs on political development and investment opportunities in the country."
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Kalu: 3rd term, recipe for chaos
COSMAS EKPUNOBI, Abuja

ABIA State governor, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu yesterday warned that the plot to elongate the tenure of President Olusegun Obasanjo and governors could throw the country into a major crisis in 2007.

Speaking to newsmen in Abuja shortly on arrival from the United States (U.S.) and Britain, Kalu urged the President and state governors who would have served out their maximum two terms of four years each by May 29, 2007 to bow out of office.
Kalu’s call came on the heels of recent endorsement of the third term plot by Governor Chimaroke Nnamani of Enugu State and his Rivers State counterpart, Dr Peter Odili.

Reacting to the plot however, Kalu distanced himself from it warning that any attempt to amend the 1999 constitution to achieve this aim would plunge the nation into war.
According to him, it would be more decent for the governors and president to vacate office on May 29, 2007 adding that those working for third term should have a rethink.

"President Obasanjo has done his best and he should allow our (Kalu) generation to continue from where he stops. There may be continuity in policies but there has to be human to human (person) transition. "The two terms of four year each (8 years) for the president and some of the governors, will be over next year, and we should have person to person transition to avoid trouble.
"Governance is like a relay race, you give the baton to the next man for him to continue.

Governor Kalu who asked politician, to play according to the rules of the game however declared that "anybody trying to amend the 1999 constitution this time around is only looking for trouble.
"Nothing is wrong with the 1999 constitution rather something is wrong with the people running the constitution." We can leave the 1999 constitution the way it is until after 2007.
"We must respect the constitution and rule of law because an abuse of that document may result into chaos. This is the covenant we have with our people and we must respect it," he advised.

Governor Kalu who said his presidential ambition cannot be stopped by anybody however warned that any attempt by anybody again to rig election in 2007 would be dangerous.
"Rigging of election in 2007 will cause uproar in the land" even as he said that he has no plan to leave PDP.

Dr Kalu who arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja in the wee hours of yesterday said that he was in USA and Britain to prove a point that he was not afraid of travelling outside the country.

He admitted that some of his colleagues may have fears not to travel outside Nigeria.
He said he was in U.S.A to brief some world leaders including the US Assistant Secretary of State, Commonwealth Parliament on African Affairs on political development and investment opportunities in the country.
Meanwhile, Kalu has promised to run a campaign that would rival that of late MKO Abiola.
"My campaign will be like hurricane and I believe in a generational change," he stressed.

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"Dr Kalu who arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja in the wee hours of yesterday said that he was in USA and Britain to prove a point that he was not afraid of travelling outside the country."
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The above quote more than anything else exonorates Orji Kalu from all the innuendoes and malicious lies writen by fraudsters like 'Igboblood', aka Wacko and co on this USELESS thread.

It wont be asking much therefor if one ask Wacko, aka, 'Igboblood' and co to PUBLICLY apologize both to Dr. Orji Kalu and the world at large for bringing this once respected board to disrepute by steeping so low as using it as a patform to spread their pro-Biafra PROPAGANDA against an innocent Igboman. That is, if those like Wacko who want to bestow the award of "credibilty" on the likes of Nwa Aro understand what that word really means.

I now leave our readers around the world to judge between the COWRDS like Wacko, aka, 'Igboblöood', who hide behind handles or the BRAVE Governor Orji Kalu who truly mean well for Ndigbo, for Nigeria and Nigerians, and for world in general.

I now retire after a well-deserved VICTORY against the forces of darkness who often come in different shape, sizes and disguises.

I remain FIELD MARSHAL NWA ARO, the AGADAGBACHIRIUZO OF THE GREAT AROCHUKCU KINGDOM and the nemesis of the FRAUDSTERS who hide behind the word 'Biafra' to decieve the Igbo people.

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After all the speculation and spreading of LIES by the CLOWNS on BNW, Nigeria's President-to-be, Dr. Orji Kalu returns to Nigeria after meeting with the WHO IS WHO in the international community.

Where does this leave the CHALATANS and self-appointed freedom fighters on BNW who went from thread to thread lying to the world that same man (Governor Orji Kalu) could not travel out of Nigeria before now because according to them he is "wanted" for some imaginary financial crimes.

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"He said he was in U.S.A to brief some world leaders including the US Assistant Secretary of State, Commonwealth Parliament on African Affairs on political development and investment opportunities in the country."
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Kalu: 3rd term, recipe for chaos
COSMAS EKPUNOBI, Abuja

ABIA State governor, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu yesterday warned that the plot to elongate the tenure of President Olusegun Obasanjo and governors could throw the country into a major crisis in 2007.

Speaking to newsmen in Abuja shortly on arrival from the United States (U.S.) and Britain, Kalu urged the President and state governors who would have served out their maximum two terms of four years each by May 29, 2007 to bow out of office.
Kalu’s call came on the heels of recent endorsement of the third term plot by Governor Chimaroke Nnamani of Enugu State and his Rivers State counterpart, Dr Peter Odili.

Reacting to the plot however, Kalu distanced himself from it warning that any attempt to amend the 1999 constitution to achieve this aim would plunge the nation into war.
According to him, it would be more decent for the governors and president to vacate office on May 29, 2007 adding that those working for third term should have a rethink.

"President Obasanjo has done his best and he should allow our (Kalu) generation to continue from where he stops. There may be continuity in policies but there has to be human to human (person) transition. "The two terms of four year each (8 years) for the president and some of the governors, will be over next year, and we should have person to person transition to avoid trouble.
"Governance is like a relay race, you give the baton to the next man for him to continue.

Governor Kalu who asked politician, to play according to the rules of the game however declared that "anybody trying to amend the 1999 constitution this time around is only looking for trouble.
"Nothing is wrong with the 1999 constitution rather something is wrong with the people running the constitution." We can leave the 1999 constitution the way it is until after 2007.
"We must respect the constitution and rule of law because an abuse of that document may result into chaos. This is the covenant we have with our people and we must respect it," he advised.

Governor Kalu who said his presidential ambition cannot be stopped by anybody however warned that any attempt by anybody again to rig election in 2007 would be dangerous.
"Rigging of election in 2007 will cause uproar in the land" even as he said that he has no plan to leave PDP.

Dr Kalu who arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja in the wee hours of yesterday said that he was in USA and Britain to prove a point that he was not afraid of travelling outside the country.

He admitted that some of his colleagues may have fears not to travel outside Nigeria.
He said he was in U.S.A to brief some world leaders including the US Assistant Secretary of State, Commonwealth Parliament on African Affairs on political development and investment opportunities in the country.
Meanwhile, Kalu has promised to run a campaign that would rival that of late MKO Abiola.
"My campaign will be like hurricane and I believe in a generational change," he stressed.

© 2006 @ Champion Newspapers Limited (All Right Reserved).
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"Dr Kalu who arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja in the wee hours of yesterday said that he was in USA and Britain to prove a point that he was not afraid of travelling outside the country."
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The above quote more than anything else exonorates Orji Kalu from all the innuendoes and malicious lies writen by fraudsters like 'Igboblood', aka Wacko and co on this USELESS thread.

It wont be asking much therefor if one ask Wacko, aka, 'Igboblood' and co to PUBLICLY apologize both to Dr. Orji Kalu and the world at large for bringing this once respected board to disrepute by steeping so low as using it as a patform to spread their pro-Biafra PROPAGANDA against an innocent Igboman. That is, if those like Wacko who want to bestow the award of "credibilty" on the likes of Nwa Aro understand what that word really means.

I now leave our readers around the world to judge between the COWRDS like Wacko, aka, 'Igboblöood', who hide behind handles or the BRAVE Governor Orji Kalu who truly mean well for Ndigbo, for Nigeria and Nigerians, and for world in general.

I now retire after a well-deserved VICTORY against the forces of darkness who often come in different shape, sizes and disguises.

I remain FIELD MARSHAL NWA ARO, the AGADAGBACHIRIUZO 1 OF THE GREAT AROCHUKWU KINGDOM and the nemesis of the FRAUDSTERS who hide behind the word 'Biafra' to decieve the Igbo people.

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Nwa Aro,

You are always in a hurry to claim victory. Shame is these victories are solely within the realms of your imagination. I am beginning to worry about you because I see a trend forming. You go on about how Kalu visited the UK + US without arrest yet you conveniently ignore the analysis by Daud:


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It is well known that the British government decided to stop arresting Nigerian officials because they feared reprisals, especially in the "Niger-Delta." After Beyelsa governor was impeached and arrested, Nigeria wanted to extradite him to Britain. But, the British refused to take him back. Indeed, the British facilitated Governor Alamesiegha's escape. The British are also refusing to have any further involvement with Dariye whom Obasanjo wishes to extradite.

Kalu sought and received assurances that he would not be arrested if he made the trip. Thus, that Kalu was not arrested in London is the result of change in British policy, and not a testimony to Orji Kalu's clean hands.

Didn’t you read the above? If the analysis is incorrect, tell us. If you cannot, then please spare us the bother + stop living in the comfort of your suitably padded mind. You want me to apologise to Kalu? Sorry mate… I haven’t acquired the ability to apologise when I shouldn’t. I haven’t allowed Kalu influence me in that manner.

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you simple return unannounce and with some handles and names (foot soldiers!) that has never appear in this thread b4


enigma = vitalis = igboblood = k-k-0

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What now Weber?

I’m waiting for your next lie. You seem to lie much better than most people tell the truth.

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M. Webber,

Welcome to BNW.

I must admit you are quite a prolific debater. any reason for incivility against the mighty Igboblood and fearless MeBiafran? Just asking my brother.

You would have to agree OUK is a public figure, an Igbo one at that.
Going by the plight of the Igboman in Obasanjo's nigeria, and the dismal condition of the Igbo states, is it too farfetched for mere anonymous handles on the internet like ourselves to ask him the same questions we have asked of Ekwueme, Enwerem, late Okadigbo, Anyim, Nwagbara, Nnamani, Ngige, Egwu, Udenwa, Nnamani et al.

What have they done for their supposed constituents, or are they even accountable to their supposed so-called Igbo constituents?

Dont get me wrong, OUK has achieved a lot for himself personally, who can argue against that? but of what use is his Igbo constituency if he can get all the votes he needs from Fulani/Hausa and Yoruba?

None! wont you agree? therefore all that the useless supposed Igbo constituents can do is to question and ridicule his motives till he gets the message.

Are they also not entitled to this? even with anonymous handles?

My brother if they are not, then they deserve every caustic assault you can mount on them.

Speaking for myself, May I ask the following:
What does OUK intend to do as nigerian President to enhance the lot of NdIgbo that Zik, Ojukwu, Mbakwe and co have not done, and how does he hope to attain it without his Igbo constituency (save for the occassional scavenger token here and there representing us through their fattening pockets as usual)?

My brother if this question also offends, I hereby SHUTTUPP!!! in advance.

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Ukaobasi:
Firstly, welcome back and a belated happy new year!
I have decided to revisit this thread after browsing over and reading your mail.

Now to your question. Firstly, let me state categorically that Mr. Weber does not, I repeat does not owe anyone on BNW any direct answer as to what or what Orji Kalu could/should do should he eventulally become as Nigeria's president in 2007.
all this diversion will not wash as far as we are concerned. The term of this thread and the intention of the starter of this thread was not to talk about what Orji Kalu achieved as governor of Abia State. Rather what the so-called Biafrans tried but FALIED to do with this USELESS thread was to help Obasanjo and hios goons in the bad belle politics. So any attempt by you or anyone to turn it to "what has Orji Kalu done" or "what will he do as Nigerian president" is to say the least an indirect way of admitting guilt.

To even imagine Wacko, aka, 'Igboblood' quoting that lunatic who calls himself Daud makes the whole matter more silly and justifies the firm defensive stand I and my good friend Herr weber have taken ever since this CAMPAIGN OF CALUMNY was started with this USELESS thread. Infact, looking back in retrospect,I think I/we would have failed our conscience, my Abia State, my Igbo heritage if I/we hadened done what we did when this brother-on-brother inhuman treatment started. And as we can see, even as at today, events on the ground in Nigeria as it concerns Orji Kalu's presidentila ambition proves us RIGHT!

And specificcaly on your quetion, let me for the last time state that Orji Kalu is NOT vieing to become the president of Ndigbo only. Hence as such, he should nor should anyone try to sell him as a tribalistic leader, or one who intends to make Ndigbo dominate others should he become Nigeria's next president. we are all witnesses to where that ethnic gingoism frustrated the good intions of both Ojukwu and Ekwueme before him.

And talking of Orji Kalu winning national elections without his Igbo local constituency, how and where did you get the notion that Orji Kalu is not as popular in Igboland as he is in other parts of Nigeria? Could you or anyone on BNW give us SPECIFIC and clear-cut datas to prove that point?

Even in the absence of the datas, it might interesst you to know that Obasanjo became Nigerian president in 1999 without the mass vote of his Yoruba constituency. The million dollar is did that stop Obasanjo from turning Nigeria of post-1999 into what Wacko once described as Nigeria being "Yoruba incoporated"?
The answer is a capital NO. So if Obasanjo could do that then also expect Orji Kalu to do that or even more. BUT BEFORE THAT; HE HAS TO FIRST WIN NATIONAL ELECTIONS WITH THE TACIT SUPPORT OF ALL NIGERIANS.
Lest we forget that the Yorubas also called Obasanjo and Abiola of pre-1999 all sort of names, including "traitors."
So history may be about to repeat itself with Orji Kalu becoming the "traitor" later becoming to the beleguered Igbo race what Yoruba "traitors" like Abiola and Obasanjo later became to their Yorubas race!


Bottomline: Let Orji Kalu exercise his right as a Nigerian citizen to contest the 2007 elections and its only when he wins (as it is becoming clearer daily), could any fair-minded or reasonable person judge him, BASED ON WHAT WE SEE AND KNOW, NOT WHAT THE SPECULATORS AND PROPHET OF DOOM WOULD WANT US BELIEVE.

GOVERNOR ORJI KALU UNLIKE THE LIKES OF OJUKWU (we all know where Ojukwu's etnic-based presidential ambition ended) INTENDS TO BECOME NIGERIAN PRESIDENT OF IGBO ORIGIN NOT IGBO PRESIDENT OF NIGERIAN ORIGIN. So you and others should either support him or alternatively LEAVE HIM ALONE. QED.

Is that much to ask?

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now tell me what is there in this interview that will attract negatives from any nigerian not to talk of an igbo.. MW
I’ll tell you what seem to be very bad which falls under what I and others have been pointing out about orji kalu but before I do that, I want to know with your late Imo this, Anambra that, what’s the difference between you and an uninformed Ikwerre villager who due to lack of understanding gave in to the awusa designed agenda to divide and cause confusion within Igbo land? Never did I calculate that the creation of more useless states meant the end of IGBO NATION. Even your defender-in-chief (lol) would agree to this that the separation has no value. As for the question, kalu wanted to be seen as the epitome of democratic ideals in his interview with TON and others who were captivated by his oratory with his lamentation on obasanjo’s antics in changing the rules while the game is on. Just as the applause and ovation was dying down here comes vintage kalu betraying his democratic pretence with the move to cut the terms of councilors in his state in the MIDDLE OF THE GAME! I hope those who questioned why kalu as the governor and not “mayor” should worry about Aba roads are reading? If he’s not the mayor, lord, justice, alfa, omega, councilor, chairman, head security etc, why is he meddling in the affairs of local governments in the state? Personally I think kalu is talking way too much for someone who’s serious about jostling for the presidency if we remember the legend of the fox and the farmer where the fox decided to pack and hurry out of the farm when he came back and asked his kids what the farmer said and was told NOTHING! There and then he decided that some is on and left with his family whereas in the past the farmer hollered and raved about what he gonna do to them yet the fox stayed put until his silence wrecked nerves. This may be considered as my positive contribution to his adventure of becoming president of the awusa land. What this fellow says and does never adds up and this to me is a major flaw that has no cure and reason some of us show distrust towards him. Someone said it right that as a public figure, he deserves public scrutiny which is what we’re doing here to the annoyance of those who may be after something else. $$$?
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TON: What if the 3rd term is done by amending the constitution?

Kalu: If the constitution is amended, none of the current serving government officials should benefit from it. You cannot change the goal post when the match is on. If the constitution is amended, let new people come in and enjoin it. Good luck to them. By 2007, it must be bye bye to us. That is what democracy is all about. Those who amend the constitution should not benefit from it.

Don’t Reduce Council Tenure, PDP Warns Kalu
From Donald Andoor in Abuja, 02.11.2006

The National working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday asked the Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu to rescind the decision to reduce the tenure of local government chairmen from three to two years. A statement signed by the party’s National publicity Secretary, Mr. John Odey at the end of the NWC regular meeting held in Abuja said changing the tenure of elected officials mid way into their tenure “is an affront on the mandate given by the people” adding “it also contravenes the provisions of the electoral law and principles of natural justice.”

So much for the ‘democratic’ kalu and his do not change the rules in the middle of the game he keeps telling obasanjo.
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What can be seen emerging now, looks like what chess players will refer to as an opening move. Sometime they make the difference between victory and defeat. There are persons who are more adept in middle and end games. Governor Uzor Kalu impresses me as a good opening game person. What his middle and end games look like, are hard to decode. But if we have to go by his performance in the years preceding the elections of 1999 and 2003, it will be safe to assume that he belongs to the category of political stake holders whose skills may not be particularly outstanding, but who count on the possibility that the opponent will make costly mistakes along the line. – Elder Harry Nwana

Third, neither Orji Uzor Kalu nor any other Igbo presidential aspirant has done anything to even as much a mention the injustice done to our people by Nigeria. Rather, Kalu is busy "reconciling" Northern leaders, inviting them to our land where they insult us and Kalu turns around and rewards them. You think he will do better for the Igbo as president of Nigeria? Didn't Kalu make it specifically clear that he is the consummate politician, only interested in running and winning political posts, without any concern about the people's conditions and needs? Orji Uzor Kalu's record is open, and we know that it is anti MASSOB, anti-Biafra, anti-Biafra actualization. – ON

Question with all due respect, does the “WHO IS WHO” kalu met all over the world not have names? Let’s have it then. While we wait, this is yet another meeting.

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President Olusegun Obasanjo (L), former military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, and British Foreign Secretary, Mr. Jack Straw, at the 10th Annual Murtala Mohammed Foundation Lecture in Abuja... yesterday PHOTO: Sunday Aghaeze - Thisday 2/15/06
Now that Jack Straw met IBB does this then mean an endorsement for him in 2007? Ah haa, ah haa!


Honorable UKA, kaa oooo!!

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Igboblood:

Only a simpleton would confuse me with you? That is all I will say about weber's handle matching.

What maiweber needs to do is address the issues raised about Kalu. What has Kalu done for the people of Abia that should make non-Abians want him to lead them? That is the primary question a governor is asked to answer when he is running for president. DO YOU WANT HIM TO DO FOR AMERICA (Nigeria) WHAT HE DID FOR MASSACHUSSETTES (Abia State)?

markus weber:

Click here for more issues for you and Kalu to address.

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C/o Human Rights, Justice and Peace Foundation
93, Market Road, first floor, back, Aba, Abia State, Nigeria
E-mail: hrjpfound@yahoo.com, chidicdy2k@yahoo.com, cdsoutheastzone@yahoo.com, leadnigeria007@yahoo.com
Tel: 234-8035056312

Joint Press Release
February 15, 2006
ARREST GOV ORJI KALU AND OTHERS, NOW!
We wish to draw the attention of the Federal Government of Nigeria and the International Community to the resurgence of extra-judicial killings in Abia State by the outlawed Abia State Vigilante Group popularly known as the Bakassi boys.

Recall that the Bakassi boys were, for the second time in three years, dislodged from Abia State by the police, following the suffocation of 32 unlawful detainees in a dark and unventilated 12/12 feet at Orie Ohabiam Market, Aba, on August 5, 2005. Though Gov Kalu denied involvement in the group, a statement credited to one of his ardent followers and former chairman of Aba South Local Government, Dr E.C. Duru, that his (Kalus) aide was to blame for the tragedy because he single-handedly recruited and controlled the group lent colour to the independent report of the Human Rights, Justice and Peace Foundation, to the United States Congress.

But while Abians are still recovering from the trauma they underwent during the dark days of the blood-sucking Bakassi boys, Governor Orji Kalu reconstituted them, thus vindicating Comrade Chidi Nwosus stand as contained in his piece, Menace of Armed Robbery in Abia State…The Orji Kalus Connection. While Governor Kalu supplied them with sophisticated arms of human destruction, all the 17 local government chairmen in the state facilitated the securing of detention centres all over the state, for them.

Though we are not diametrically opposed to the constitution of a vigilance group in the state, we want to make it crystal clear that we are diametrically against one that is not only unilaterally controlled by Kalu or his agents but also usurps the constitutional functions of the judiciary and the police. Events in the past revealed that such a group has the tendency of degenerating to an apparatus for the subjugation of perceived enemies of the state government. It is therefore unacceptable to us and the generality of the Abia people whose cause we champion selflessly.

Following the criminal manner in which Orji Kalu smuggled (and is still smuggling) in sophisticated arms of human destruction into the country, including AK 47, it has become evident that the underlining motives behind the reconstitution of the Bakassi boys are for the protection of his civilian dictatorship and also advancement of his inordinate ambition through the following:
sourcing of human parts for ritual purposes. It should be pointed out that certain parts of suspects extra-judicially killed by the Bakassi boys are chopped off and their remains dumped at the demonic Borough pit, along Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway, Aba;
intimidation of the electorate into voting for his anointed candidates in the forthcoming local government elections in the state. This is a grand ploy to replay the ugly incident of ballot box snatching by members of the Reality Organization Kalus political machinery through the supervision of the Bakassi boys;
trailing, spying and disruption of political gatherings of his political opponents in the state;
kidnapping and killing of opponents and strong critics of the state government; and
waging war against the Federal Government and or the EFCC. Recall that while answering questions on the issue of third terms, in an interview with the Times of Nigeria, Kalu stated inter alia "Nobody is going to talk us into a 3rd term me and a few others. Nigerians will revolt. By implication, Mr President and his supporters would be killed by the Bakassi boys. He also hopes to use them against the EFCC should the Commission makes good its threat to probe the state government over allegations of corruption.

It beats our imagination that Governor Kalu who did not swear to uphold the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria but portrays himself in the eyes of the International Community as an anti-crime figher, would turn around to resort to criminal means of achieving his political ambition.

Following from above, we demand as follows:
the immediate arrest of Governor Kalu, the Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Majority Leader, Minority and other principal officers of the Abia State House of Assembly for reconstitution the Bakassi boys;
freezing of the bank accounts of the Abia State Government and all the local government councils;
deployment of heavily armed soldiers to the state to fish out and dislodge the Bakassi boys and as well retrieve all the weapons of human destruction from them.

We are also calling on Nigerians, particularly Igbos in the Diaspora to work out the modalities to arresting Kalu overseas for sponsoring terrorism and planning insurrection in Nigeria. This is a task that must be done before our hard-won democratic system is truncated.

Comrade Chidi Nwosu,
Southeast Zonal Chairman,
Campaign for Democracy (CD).

Ms Clara Okon,
General Secretary,
Human Rights, Justice & Peace Foundation (HRJPF).

Ms Amaka Biachi,
General Secretary,
League of Eastern Activists and Democratis (LEAD).

Comrade Francis Okeh,
State Deputy Director of Publicity and Publications,
National Conscience Party (NCP), Abia State Chapter.

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Hey Uka,

Welcome back bruv. Perhaps you can help us persuade Weber + Nwa Aro to return to the zoo.


K-K-O,

Brother, you no see me see wahala? Weber thinks that lies will help hide the truth of Kalu’s incompetence. Also, thanks for the link you posted. It shows that Nwa Aro has been avoiding these questions on Kalu’s stewardship for many years now.


Nwa Aro,

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Firstly, let me state categorically that Mr. Weber does not, I repeat does not owe anyone on BNW any direct answer as to what or what Orji Kalu could/should do should he eventulally become as Nigeria's president in 2007.
The truth of it all is that if there were laudable achievements to point to, you + Weber would have been tripping over yourselves to list them. That you have avoided doing so for so many years only goes to reinforce the belief of many on this board that Kalu is as colourless as he is unimpressive. An unrepentant sabo, the bloke is ready to sell his own people down the murky river of Nigerian politics. Yet, instead of ‘manning up’ + admitting you were wrong to endorse him without asking yourself the most rudimentary of questions, you continue blindly down the cul-de-sac of stupidity with your school son Weber as your only companion. Shame on you Nwa Aro. Shame on you.

Igboblood aka Wacko (courtesy Nwa Aro); aka Ordinary Mosquito (courtesy Weber).
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Chei! i can see you are new on this thread. i have seen and treated this over 2 years old chidi nwosu/abaribe 419 letter disguise als human right "report" or so called mysterious "Abia leadership Forum Report" meant to defraud the Presidency and possibily scare away investors by painting Abia state to look like Amageddom to their Victims - like you chei. it is still the same Letter, the only difference is that the 419ners changed the date.
- the "soft spot" the gangsters always show on Obasanjo in the so called "Report" reveals their real intention at first glance. but anyway they are very lucky that abia state is democratic and great and fearless Abians as epitomized by their governor OUK (MON) and indefatiguable UC-chukwumerije ( senator of the Year and Senator of the masses) are peace loving and practice the core igbo culture of Freedom of speech and tollerance to oposing View. if it were to be IMO state, were NZERIBE/UDENWA Terror reign supreme-remember OGB!!, or Enugu state were american local physician turned mass Killer- chimaroke held sway - there wont be ........
-since OUK, and since 1999 unlike other state, nobody have been asassinated or killed because of politics or his political inclination or believe. Kudos!!. i remember clearly in the early days of Massob when Police were chassing around and arresting Abia youths for flying or displaying Biafran Flag. OUK charged at the POLICE and warn them to desist. in that particular broadcast he made to the Abians and the nation: " Abia state is a democratic entity, people are free to fly or Wear whatever flag or cloths or shoe they like"..Gov. Kalu
freedom of speech, asociation and choice is the no 1 basic ingredients of democracy, as long as it is peacefull.
today the freedom of peaceful association or protest that organisation like massob and many enjoys in Abia is not in say IMO state etc.they even held their peacefull procession in open Field- try that in Imo state! a non democratic entity with cowards inhabitants like xblood and Meodua- thats sucide!. from expierence massobians knows that!
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thats the Verdict!
and it shall come to pass
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Nwaro!
man wie geht dir denn?.wirklick eine lange Zeit!.
danke sehr für das Antwort ukaobasi. hoffentlich kappiert er was eigentlich loss hier ist. diese Typen- ich nenne sie Xblood, und MEodua, sie sind complete abgedreht! aber glaub mir sie haben keine Chance!. sie sind ganz weit von realität!
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anders: hey Voggelgrippe erreicht auch unsere saubare deutschland!. man was sollen wir denn noch essen?. Vergammelte Fleish!, Rinder Wahnsinn!, und nun Vogel...! man das wird sehr Hart , aber wir werden überleben!

shonen Abend!

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Markus webber

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Nwa Maazi Nwa Aro,

Ndeewo.

A belated happy new year too. Some of your points are well taken. As for others, and the tone in which they are delivered, I believe I understand where you want all to believe the newest you are now coming from on this and other post-outing threads.

Given the context of the apparent constraints which currently appears to govern your more recent motives on this board, and given the eagerness with which notwithstanding, you saw fit to attend my comment to Marcus Webber, I hereby accord you the following response in Igbo.
Ndi okenye si na:
“Uche bụ akpa; Onyeobụla anyara nkeya”

To translate the saying of our wise elders in English:
“Opinion/Belief/thought is a bag; Upon each man, hangs his own”.

Herr Webber!
Wie gehts! Alles klar?

I don’t blame you if you choose not to answer my question my brother, the waters seem to have indeed been muddied in this thread, hence Anaedo’s saying could apply here:
"Agbalụchaa Ngene, ekulu nwa Ngene ñụọ".

To again translate the saying of our wise elders in English:
“After contaminating the water source, one ends up drinking from same”.

Nnaa gabazienu nihu.

Moving on,

Ich las nicht hinsichtlich der Beeinflussenkuh und Vogelgrippekrankheit, die nach Deutschland kam. Ich hoffe, daß Sie nur scherzen

Guten Morgen.

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