Secrecy and Security and the NBM

Interesting dialogue between members regarding the need for greater secrecy within the organisation to bolster security from police interference. 

Some of the old guard detailing how things were done in the past and some members detailing how to use or how they have used members in government and law makers to stay out of the trouble.

 

 

SECRET CULTISM IN NBM
wariboko:

National Head,
NCOE,
Zonal Heads,
Zonal NCOE,
All Axemen World Wide,

I greet you once again in the African Culture, May i quickly draw your attention to the need for the removal of unethical ethiques, and wrong social conducts that have brought ill names to this movement.

A forthnight ago, over two dozen Axemen were arrested in Port Harcourt for their participation in the Hand Over Jolly in Okemini HT. Held in Etche in Rivers State were over fifty men attended from all works of life to grace an occasion that might be for some as a first time while to some others as a usual IT.

These sets of Strongmen were arrested at about 3-4am on returning from the that IT. Some escaped while others were helpless to the spontaneous response of the Vigilante group conjoint with Nigeria Police men. Which led to the arrest of 28Axemen at this Yuletide season.

May simply ask, why would Initiation always hold in the bush? Would there be any other safe place to hold initiation since we proud ourselves to be incorporated under the Company and allied matter act of 1990? Are we really secret cults? if we are not why do we still allow our temples to hold ITs in the bushes?

I believe we have lots of rebranding projects as stumbled upon one at the airport with the tags “say no to cultism” proudly African. Hence fellow strongmen who might have mounted that billboard are facing cultism charges in Port Harcourt Maximum Prison.

I think the way we sound in collecting Zonal dues, Forum dues,Temple Dues, and anything relating to Monetary terms in this movement should be reciprocated in policy creation that will move this movement forward.

I write with displeasure owing to how the State Anti Robbery Squad(SARS) who might have retrieved my numbered from the cellphone of an arrested axeman seeming to decode the kind of being i look like as to unleash same punishment in similitude of what happened to the rest despite the fact i was not in that IT. Possibly i would have suffered untold hardship from what i know not about. Graciously i was wise enough to scuttle their plans. Likewise might have been done to some Strongmen in Port Harcourt and their response might result them victims of an unknown scheme.

Can we start this reformation and let the world know we are not cultist but Rational Men.

May i leave it open to those who have powers above me to deal with these situation as it concern those languishing in Port Harcourt Prison Now, as it regards positive steps to avert such recurrence in future.

Being Strong Without Wisdom is Foolishness – MZDK

Mbata Mbete
OKHT’07
S’Eastern Zone

Patrice Lumumba:

Mbata Mbete,

NBM has tradition and customs that are imbedded in African tradition Religion, there are certain things that are not meant for the public eye and scrutiny, every organisation has a public side and a private or you can call it secret side that is meant for only members…. does that make them a secret cult?

Even among friends there are things that are only knowledgeable only to the circle of friends and not to people outside it, (talking about juus) does that make them a secret cult?

If you read some of the postings by FF, in the early days after the movement was born, the survival of the movement was largely in part because of the secrecy in which things were done, the members were known only by the members of NBM, and that gave us a edge over the other juu frats that were around at the time

Secrecy and surprise is a very vital weapon for anything, NBM wont be the same NBM again the day everything is done in the open. I am sure if the handing over was done more secretly this problem you mentioned now wont have been there, because the cops and vigilante probably acted on information.

The death of NBM will NEVER be heard of….. iseeee

i greet you
Aye Nelson Mandela
Ada 06′

wariboko:

I greet you lord Nelson Mandela,

I buy your idea on the private and public face of any organisation but it does not remove the fact that what the law abhors should not be a norm in NBM. May i furnish you with this knowledge that almost everything has a skeletal part of it before there was a covering.

Thus we should be done with Skeletal part of the Ini which entails the use of bush system of it. I believe if there is a resolution to better that side of this movement credible option will be out rather than the statusquo.

In this light we should do things that are Afro-Modern.

Lord Mbata Mbete
OKHT’07
South Eastern Zone

kiriji1:

Lord Mbata Mbete

First of all let me salute your courage for bringing up this topic

NBM needs serious reforms as concerns some of our practices and so called traditions.

NBM will never be the “greatest black organisation in the world” if our members are being arrested at 3 in the morning with guns, axes, charms, drugs and other excetera items

I hail

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I hail

Haile Selassie
INI: Kiriji 1991
IND: London 2010
London Zone
Email: kiriji1@yahoo.com
tel: 0044 7898938970
Destination 2012 – Uhuru is achievable…Dodorima to those who believe

uchvega:

Mii lords,

There are several tenets and traditions that have been imbibed in our organization. African culture. We Africans, live in close resonance with nature. We pour alcohol on the soil (not on concrete or marble) to honor our ancestors whose bones now lie beneath our feet. We use plants and have the night sky showcasing the celestial bodies over our heads. We are one with nature. Reason with any true CiPe for more understanding.

Secrecy being another one of the most important. Nowadays, a lot of codes, meanings are widely known and even understood & accepted as normal yarns in some areas. Which beats the whole purpose.

It is lamentable that some Axemen returning from an NBM meeting where arrested by combined units of vigilante and police teams but to call a spade a spade.
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The Eyes, Butchers and Criers are to blame and in effect, the Temple’s Coordination. Period!
Jolly, IT or any NBM meeting’s end does not mean that these above mentioned office functions have ended. First of all, the right (not just the usual) location must be used even if it means going further or paying more. Get better security. If the Butchers are able to maintain strict decorum among attendees of the event then there would be a huge reduction in alerting surrounding vigilante groups or any other kind of aggressive effect. This even applies to Zones in the diaspora.

The Eyes and Criers are most times the first ones out and if there is any kind of trouble; The information gets back to the House on time for any corrective or punitive measures to be undertaken.

NBM is a movement which also has some secret rites and doings. From the Temple to the National. You wouldn’t find any Temple, Zone broadcasting or televising their meetings. So those looking for an organization with everything public would never get it here.

Take a cue from other notable organizations (they are quite different from the NBM in terms of what they stand for, purposes, doctrine, etc) but they have coordinated and organized themselves to a higher degree of status quo.
* Skull & Bones
* Freemasons
* The Bilderberg Group
* Opus Dei
And so many other organizations with secret as well as public doings.

The Nigerian police force is wanting in several areas such as investigative and forensic techniques so hence their seemingly brutish mannerism. They are also easily influenced if one can reach the top brass (If you get me) – You have them performing part of security for some Temples and Zones these days.

Mii Lord from the S’Eastern Zone, I believe your Zone is the closest in relation to geographical distance and that Temple falls under your Zone’s jurisdiction (correct me if I’m wrong, Amigo). So your Zone should be able to tidy this up and those 28 Axemen would be granted bail or released asap.

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Lord Askia Mohammed De 2nd
Bermuda 1 HT ’99
Malaysia Zone (Timbuktu)

wariboko:

Askia Mohammed,

I greet your reasons and input to this subject matter, it implies we can grow and take corrections from the fall of our brother and close up the pits from which the fell into.

Your views were of the NBM conservative views without reference to time and modernity and socio-cultural changes from when the principles were made till now. Have their exist any change in our society from 1977 till this day?

We should be re-informed of things happening in our day to day environment so we don’t become victim of malignant ignorance. Today we’re having gross insecurity issues were every Nigerian is on the high alert and self defensive ranging from the Niger-Delta crisis which I, myself suffered to the resurgence of the Boko Haram incidence. Believe me if we intend to keep IT’s like this were the new Terrorism Bill gives the Police and other security agency permits the arrest of suspected terrorist. May i bring also to you view that it is terrifying for people to walk out from the bush en mass or simultaneously at 4am and you would want to wonder what are the Police doing.

A review at our principles, code of conduct, Belief and practice will elevate us from being victims of circumstances to becoming citizens of Uhuru.

I visited Port Harcourt prison today and reports shows the zones were assisting with all humanly effort.

I believe also that when we start questioning some ethics in our Belief and Practice we would refine them to better and standardize to pass on to the next generation. A wise saying goes this way “all kingdom must expire”. Its time for reformation, the old systems doesn’t work anymore.

Mbata Mbete
OKHT’07
S’Eastern Zone

“ASK AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN, SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND KNOCK AND IT SHALL BE OPEN”- Lord Jesus Christ

donveejay:

Lord Mbata Mbete, I would like to know your proposal on this issue. What you want? Blending on top of rug in a hotel hall? Going to the bush is not for the mild hearted. It is a passage of rites. As Lord Kaduna Nzeogwu puts it, “The Eyes, Butchers and Criers are to blame and in effect, the Temple’s Coordination. Period”

This kind of situation as been happening for a long time where men are arrested after Jolly in fact I ve been in that situation but was lucky to escape and 2 days later we went back to finish the Jolly. Ayes who enter the bush normally goes there knowing the risk and thats why we have Eyes to check and properly validate the grounds and for Butchers to mount guard when Ayes are going and coming out from the bush.

NBM nor be small pikin thing and any Aye wen never enter bush nor fit know the essence of NBM. Weda u decorate am or call am anything na u know.

Lord Jesse Makoko
FJ 1 98
Member COE
Ireland Zone.

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Lord Jesse Makoko
FJ 1 98
Ireland Zone

wariboko:

Lord Jesse Makoko

I furnish you with my proposal below.
wariboko wrote:
A review at our principles, code of conduct, Belief and practice will elevate us from being victims of circumstances to becoming citizens of Uhuru.
I have never thought for a second that NBM was the childish stuff even if it was it should have by now become a mature minds stuff from 1977 till date.
donveejay wrote:
This kind of situation as been happening for a long time where men are arrested after Jolly in fact I ve been in that situation but was lucky to escape and 2 days later we went back to finish the Jolly.
With your statement above i ask must it keep happening? what if the Eyes and Butchers performed outstandingly only to meet an eventuality of possibility which is possible. That’s why I ask if we have been in circumstances like this and it keeps happening the we should change the setting or setup that brings us to premises were it happens.

It is rather unwise to take risk when there is no risk at all to be taken.

Mbata Mbete
OkHT’07
S’Eastern Zone

uhuru147:

Aye Axemen!!

I personally do not see what is wrong with holding Ini in the jungle or ITs in secret locations in Nigeria. We in Austria hold our Jolly in the Jungle and ITs in Locals, and Austria is a Police country. They have not come to boost our IT ground for once even with all the latest technologies at their disposal.

What we should check is the manner in which ayes carry out their activities and this never ending fighting and killings. When there is fighting my brothers, the Police will do everything possible to make sure they wipe out such groups whether be it in Nigeria or diaspora.

Recently the police boosted the Neo-Nazi group in Germany because they are an anti-social group even when they are German citizens, but the same Police have visited the venue where we were having a European Regional IT in Germany, though they know we were axemen, but since there was no crime committed or against us they left the same way they came.

Lord Kaduna Ezeogwu once posted here that NBM items and logos are displayed in Police stations in Benin, Nigeria; there are warnings against members by authorities, my brothers do you think where such alerts exist the police will not arrest members of such groups? Surely they will, it has nothing to do with our traditions but everything to do with fighting and killings that has become the norm in NBM.

So if we want things to go accordingly without the police arresting members, then we have to change this our business as usual attitude. Na so I see am reach.

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The truth did not say we shouldn’t tell it – Etsako Proverb

Jesse Makoko
Austria
KB’98

wariboko:

Aye Axemen!

I have never criticized the holding of Ini in secret place. I only opined that issues of Police arrest in Pre-Ini, Ini, and Post Ini times should not be treated with kid gloves because of the defamation of character of Strong Men Involved. Looking at Austria and Nigeria there is huge differences in Intelligence and understanding between the most country. It is very wrong to place comparison between the both country.

May I suggest. That before an Ini Holds the
1. Zone ought to be aware whether Temples or Kanta Temples.
2. Suggestions of Place of Ini should be Scrutinized by the Chief Butcher of the Zone (which in some Zones Butchers are Government Security Personnel)
3. Name and Total No. of whom to be initiated.
4. Interview on ITJ’s

May criticizing the point of reformation would cause more erection of unethical methodologies going on in this Movement. A review at some of the methodologies of how things are done will elevate the movement and also checkmate the “who is who” in the movement.

I rest my case.

Lord Mbata Mbete
OKHT’07
S’Eastern Zone

The Name of the Lord is a Strong Tower the Righteous runneth to it and they’re saved – Palsmist

uhuru147:

Lord Mbata Mbete

You may not know the meaning of a Police country ( its a place where the police is always on you checking for faults so they can make an arrest), do we have such police surveillance in Nigeria? Its not a fair comparison because we are exposed to greater risk
for partaking in NBM activities than ayes in Nigeria). If we are not arrested for NBM activities or practicing its traditions because we abide to law and orders, I do not see any reason why we should be arrested in Nigeria if we portray what we claim to be and remain law abiding. This is the starting point of cleansing; cleansing the attitude of aye/ Lords and not the tradition of having our Ini in the bush.

Judge for yourself if you were in the shoes of the law enforcement what you would rather have done to a group that never stops to fight? I bet you would look for them any where you hear they are gathered to arrest them. It is a pity that our brothers are arrested but there are issues or backlog of events that led to that decision of arresting them anywhere you find them which holding ini in the bush is the least of them.

Yes reformation is needed but not our ini or jolly procedures but everything to do with our immediate actions which impact the larger society. How to do you see that point?

Would they be arrested coming from ini ground if our actions were peaceful? But they would be arrested even though the ini ground was in a five star hotel in dubai owing to the bitter truth that we are fighting non-stop for years now. This is the problem and nothing else. If you refuse to see my point there is nothing I can do more. But thank God that the Zone is doing what is humanly possible to set them free. I hail you.

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The truth did not say we shouldn’t tell it – Etsako Proverb

Jesse Makoko
Austria
KB’98

orlansky:

Aye axemen,
My regard to all that has contributed to this thread the fact is alot of men has suffered from this police bursting in recent time few months ago my younger broda who was a temple butcher in udi escaped luckily as the police encircled them after jolly got home safely but was identified to the police by the temple head whose hand i believed were tied maybe after enough brutish NPF style and was arrestted as he was about taking his bath at home they were all rimanded to the prison custody at Ubiaja only to get bail in court after a month plus the case is still in court till date despite the cry for help no one responded but Lord Abebe Bikila was who was very inspiring.
Let call a spade a spade i fell bad for any true axeman passing hard times and whether we like it or not until a holistic overhaul is carried out in NBM we will continue to experience this untold bad situation and my opinion is…………

THE NATIONAL BODY MUST WAKE UP FROM SLUMBER TO FACE THEIR DUTY OF FIXING NBM WITHOUT BIASED BY BANNING TEMPLE INITIATION PERIOD.
Any undergraduate intending juus should channel their application through a links-man to the zona that has jurisdiction over the temple in otherwords initiation should be the exclusive preserve of the zone else we will see more arrest because NBM despite the CAC registration we talk about is not yet recognize maybe based on our activities that are inimical to modern safety and societal development.

seriously sad

Lord kaduna Nzeogwu 1
Ikp 97
Italian zone

uchvega:

Mii Lord Mbata Mbete S’Eastern Zone,

Security is off utmost importance in all NBM meetings. Do you think it’s more easier for the Police to burst Axemen in the bush rather than in some fancy hotel? If your answer is No! Then it still boils down to the question of fully functioning NBM offices and capable hands handling such responsibility.

First and foremost is secrecy. NBM in the Temples especially, should get back to the era when everything was secret. Nowadays, we find Axemen who want to display a badge proclaiming their membership, knacking Egede in every bar, pub or road-side joint or those screaming it from the rooftops.

* Date and Location of ITs should always be secret and a need-to-know basis. There is no such thing as”Our usual ground”. That mentality is a serious bane in the Temples as Axemen tend to become overly confident, sometimes out-rightly boastful.

* There should be several “take-off” LZs where Axemen attending should arrive and be coordinated from; to the location. A coordinated Temple should never allow Axemen to just simple waltz into and from the Ground (afterwards) from any direction they feel like. This helps in securing the location to a certain degree.

* Minimal discharge of FOUR should be encouraged, and maintained during Jolly. Excessive use is bound to draw attention especially if the Eyes did not take the time and zeal to locate a remote or secure Ground.

* Efforts must be made to remove stuff from the Ground after the Jolly. That could showcase the area being used for some clandestine purpose. Just incase, curious minds drawn to the strange night sounds wander into the location later – Sound waves travel great distances at night.

These measures and many more could be used to secure attendees.

I remember back in my days in Bemuda 1 HT. We always had atleast a two ring defensive perimeter around our Ground. Plus a steady rotation of the Guards by the Chief Butcher in coordination with the Chief Eye and the Suicide Squad Chairman (an office I noticed was predominating in eastern Temples).
We also located a few of the Biafran War era bunkers deep in the hills and jungles. These locations were used on several occasions to evade combined units of military, police and vigilante teams. I remember one night in 2002 during one of the Temple’s Initiation Jolly; the guards reported sightings of movement which later became a fire-fight. The police fired randomly and constantly because they couldn’t find the exact location. The Jolly was closed and all Axemen moved single file in quiet silence to one of those Biafran War era bunkers. We formed our defensive perimeters again at the new location and maintained vigilance till the morning. No return fire was ever permitted nor was Axemen allowed to drift off on their own, probably to their peril.
The Ground was so secure in terms of, no one would ever suspect that the area was being used that the Buccanners once tried to use the surrounding area for their own operations. They walked right close to one of the perimeter guard units with all their entire lobbers. Needless to say, they were still setting up camp when they were surrounded and flogged – Sea Lord and Lobber. Some were held until our activity finished at another location while some of the late-attending buccaneers chased off and fearing that their entire colleagues were at the mercy of Axemen went to report to the School Security and Anti-Cult Organization. They brought the security teams to the location they wanted to use and the police simply fired off shots into the air, hoping to receive return fire to enable them tag the Axemen’s location were disappointed. Axemen watched from afar!

In a nutshell, security and secrecy is of utmost importance be it, in the Temple or Zone (Diaspora or Homeland). What Lord would fancy having the cops at 3:00am in the morning waving a warrant and busting him infront of his wife and kids or grabbing him at his workplace, tarnishing his career. The need is the same wherever; The Temple or Zone must coordinate it’s activities with utmost decorum so that private lives of Axemen do not affect the common Ground of the Axemen in that Temple or Zone.

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Lord Askia Mohammed De 2nd
Bermuda 1 HT ’99
Malaysia Zone (Timbuktu)

wariboko:

Lord Jesse Makoko

I hail your reasonings that are sensible and conservative. I think your Temple at the then times hard this defensive method that the Nigeria Security Lacks and it was very much impossible for a counter team of any security agency to breakthrough, That must have been very difficult to implement though. But may i bring forth your attention to the present day NBM activities in the Temples, Your strategy or the defense Strategy of your then temple is omni present in most existing temples in NBM.

But One would ask why does this unfortunate circumstance keep resurfacing? and When it does people carrier are sometimes put into jeopardy as a result of the police prosecution and litigation?

when you give the preceding criteria for holding a well organized INI. I saw no difference with the former and existing protocols. Holding an organized Ini does not involve the use of hotel halls. I strongly thing a collective and cumulative input on this issue would bring a refined process that will be security conscious and safe.

I hail.

Mbata Mbete
OKHT’07
S’Eastern Zone

The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. – Che Guevara

Patrice Lumumba:

Mbata Mbete

U have heard it all from seasoned Lords, (jesse makoko, Lord Askia Mohammed, Kaduna Nzeogwu), it bothers on security, secrecy and the attitude of Axemen.

i think it was Lord Haile Selassie (Kiriji) nthat posted back in the days before jolly Axemen use to gather at the bus stop in lagos having fun even with security men, bus drivers, basically everyone there at the stop before heading to the bush, and they know they are going to the bush, how come they were not busted before, during and when coming back from bush? i will tell you, think about what Jesse Makoko, Head Austria Zone said.

Seems to me that you are afraid of going into the bush, because of the busting, but if things are done like the “seasoned lords” said, there is nothing to be scared about, unless u just hate going to the bush

I greet you
Aye Nelson Mandela
Ada 06′

Lord Mikie:

Lord Mbata Mbete,

I salute in the name of Korofo. I feel ur pains as I have suffered such in the past.
There have been a time I was shown on local televison, with the police laying false alligation on me and displaying arms and ammunitions claiming i was caught with them just because I went for an ini J. thanks to Korofo, I was neither jailed nor rusticated due to the timely intervention of a lord who is now a legislator.
Now that nor mean say me go say make we hold J for town or hotel as the case may be.
if you search thoroughly into black history you will find that in most African ethnic groups, as a child develops to an extent, the child is circumcised and subsequently passed through initiation process which where always held at night and in the bush. Men like Jomo kenyata, Nelson Mandela and a whole lot of our African heroes passed through this proccess.

it has been incoporated into our beloved NBM, lets enjoy it.

now, what I can say is that, like a lord i met in Warri, if I’m right, he is the coordinator effurun sub zone, told me that in his temple days, they notify security agents each time an ini is fixed. if all zonal bodies can take it upon themselves and try to alleviate the hardship faced by the temple ayes during ini by notifying security agents, most importantly, the police, i believe it will go a long way.

Lord Mbata,if u can, please reach me on 08035765428. I just relocated to PH and may need your help.

Aye axe men

lord Fayika

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If what you know can not change you, then change what you know!!!

 

Evil Extraordinaire

It’s always been hard to single out any one axeman as been particularly more ‘evil’ than the others.

When a group of individuals contain viscous killers, rapists, robbers, fraudsters, pedophiles, managers in the fields of human trafficking, prostitution and drug smuggling… and when a group of individuals pimp themselves out to politicians for large sums of money to rig elections, intimidate, beat and kill political opponents… and when a group of individuals stab each other, beat each other, steal from each other, kill each other and have been known to bite each other’s ears off during altercations… It would seem to hard to single out any specific individual as been any more evil than their comrades in this “glorious movement” the Neo Black Movement of Africa.

However one such member has now been singled out. Rising head and shoulders above this fellow members as a manifestation of pure and undiluted evil. A “Black Lord” so controversially evil that even some of the Neo Black Movement’s members have spoken out against the initiation of this creature into the NBM.

When killers, rapists, robbers, fraudsters and pedophiles question the character of a man you know you are dealing with a creature like the devil.

When the same killers, rapists, robbers, fraudsters and pedophiles equate the individual in question to be “in the class of Idi Amin, Hitler, Saddam, our Abacha and IBB, Campoare, whitemen who came to Africa to ship away our brothers” you are undoubtedly dealing with: “Evil Extraordinaire’.

This is an NBM member who is not responsible for the deaths of 200, 2000 or even 20,000 innocent people. This highly acclaimed Noe Black Movement member had a hand in the killing of over 200,000 people.

He is one of the most notorious war lords in African history: Prince Yormie Johnson

The initiation of Prince Johnson into the NBM invoked mixed feelings within the organisation. Some were disgusted and protested furiously. However some were impressed to have such a notorious, fearsome and savage killer in their midst.

Ike Bobby Onwubuya of the NBM London Zone rushed to defend the inclusion of this tyrant:

Ike Bobby Onwubuya

“You have to be objective sometimes. Yormie Johnson has never been convicted of any war crimes. He is not even wanted by any war crimes tribunal. He was voted as an independent candidate in a free and relatively fair election” – Ike Bobby Onwubuya (also known as Lord Haile Selassie) of the NBM London Zone.

To scrutinize the value of Ike Bobby Onwubuya’s words it’d require taking some of his advice: “be objective”

If we are to “be objective” we should examine some of the history of Prince Yormie Johnson. Not omit the facts relating to his brutality in favour of simply pointing out Prince Yormie Johnson “has never been convicted of any war crimes”. So let’s go a little deeper than Ike Bobby Onwubuya chooses to go.

In order to understand how Prince Yormie Johnson came to be so infamous, how he came to Nigeria and how he not only crossed paths with the NBM but became a member… it is necessary to understand a little history about him and some of other notable characters in his orbit along and also the geo-political and corrupt backdrop that envelops their history.

These characters are: 1) William R. Tolbert, Jr. 2) Samuel Doe 3) Thomas Quiwonkpa 4) Charles Taylor 5) Former Preseident of Nigeria: Sani Abacha and lastly of course 6) NBM member Prince Yormie Johnson.

1) William R. Tolbert, Jr 

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Born May 13th 1913 Tolbert was the 20th President of Liberia from 1971 until his murder in 1980. He abandoned the foreign policy initiates of his predecessor William Tubman (who held a “strong pro-West foreign policy”) and sought greater political independence for Liberia. This saw him establish diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union, People’s Republic of China, Cuba, and several other Eastern Bloc countries. This, it should go without saying, was not to the liking of the United States of America. To add insult to injury Tolbert brought into question the “24-hour-Right” for the U.S. military to use Liberia’s airspace and severed Liberia’s ties with Israel and spoke in favour of recognising national rights of the Palestinian people.

An ideal candidate to be subject to ‘regime change’

On April 12th 1980, the day of the coup d’état, Tolbert was savagely murdered and reportedly “disemboweled in his bed while he slept”. Evidence given in 2008 before a Truth and Reconciliation Commission by Doe’s former justice minister, Councillor Chea Cheapoo, alleged the American CIA had provided the map of the Executive Mansion, enabling the rebels to break into it; that it was a white American CIA agent who shot and killed Tolbert.

In the following days Tolbert’s government ministers were rounded up, arrested and summarily executed.

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2) Samuel Doe – 

Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger hosts Armed Forces Full Honors Arrival Ceremony for His Excellency, Commander in Chief Samuel Kanyon Doe, Head of State of the Republic of Liberia outside the Pentagon's River entrance.

Born May 6th 1951 Samuel Kanyon Doe was the 21st President of Liberia following the assassination of his predecessor William R. Tolbert, Jr.

Upon becoming President Samuel Doe suspended the constitution which enabled him to free a number of prisoners detained under the Tolbert regime. It also enabled him to process 91 officials of the former regime in military courts without jury trial and any legal representation. His early tenure is marked by the resulting mass executions.

Samuel Doe, been of an minority ethnic group, was not greatly popular. However his foreign policy would see him acquire friends in high places. Not least within the United States government. He realigned Liberia with the west and severed links to the Soviet Union. He reopened ports to US, Canadian and European ships and even granted “staging rights on 24-hour notice at Liberia’s sea and airports for the U.S. Rapid Deployment Forces””

This made him very popular with the USA and an ideal candidate to remain in power. At least while he served a purpose.

In 1984 he abandoned a policy of military rule in the country, announced presidential elections and proposed himself as one of the candidates. The election was heavily rigged; Doe had the ballots taken to a secret location and 50 of his own handpicked staff counted them. Foreign observers (except the USA) declared the elections fraudulent. It is also alleged that he changed his official birth date from 1951 to 1950 in order to meet the new constitution’s requirement that the president be at least 35 years old. Doe was formally sworn in on January 6, 1986.

Doe’s corrupt and repressive government became even more repressive shutting down newspapers and banning political activity. The government’s mistreatment of certain ethnic groups would soon lead to the first Liberian civil war.

Doe would later be captured, tortured, killed (and eaten) at the hands of none other than: Prince Yormie Johnson

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3) Thomas Quiwonkpa –

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Thomas Quiwonkpa was born 1955. At the age of 16 he joined Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL). His career saw him start in a lowly position in the army’s records department. However Quiwonkpa was destined for bigger things (although arguable not better). He gained great prestige within the Doe administration for his part in the 1980 coup. Following the execution of the military commanders under the Tolbert administration in April 1980 by May Quiwonkpa saw himself a major general and made the new AFL commander.

In 1983 differences between him and the president surfaced. He was demoted, accused of plotting to overthrow Doe and had to flee the country.

In 1985 Quiwonkpa returned to Liberia with a group of heavily armed men and attempted a coup against Doe. Commentators at the time attribute USA support for Doe as the main reason the coup failed.

Doe initiated revenge attacks against the Gio and Mano ethnic groups in Quiwonkpa’s Nimba County. This resulted in many thousands of deaths, international concern of ‘genocide’ and contributed to the later onset of the First Liberian Civil War.

Following the failure Quiwonkpa was captured, killed, his body mutilated and eaten.
4) Charles Taylor –

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Born 28th January 1948 in Arthington, a town near Monrovia, Liberia. In 1977 Taylor earned a degree at Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States.

He supported the 1980 uprising by Doe and won the position of Director General of the General Services Agency (GSA), a position that left him in charge of purchasing for the Liberian government. He was caught embezzling nearly one million USD and fled to the USA. He was arrested on 21 May 1984 by US Deputy Marshals in Somerville, Massachusetts. However On 15 September 1985 whilst awaiting awaiting the conclusion of his extradition hearing he managed, mysteriously, to escape from the high security prison he was been held:  Plymouth County Correctional Facility.

Notably in respect to his escape Charles Taylor claimed that “US CIA agents had helped him escape from the maximum security prison in Boston in 1985”. Which would seem outrageous if it wasn’t for a later freedom of information disclosure from the US Pentagon confirming his ties with US intelligence services. The Defence Intelligence Agency admitted: “Mr Taylor first started working with US intelligence in the 1980s, the period when he rose to become one of the world’s most notorious warlords”.

It is thought upon, again mysteriously, escaping from the USA he fled to Libya where he trained under Muammar Gaddafi. Taylor left Libya and traveled to Ivory Coast where he formed the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL). In December 1989, Taylor launched an armed uprising from the Ivory Coast into Liberia to overthrow the Doe regime, leading to the First Liberian Civil War.

Taylor had captured most of Liberia by 1990 using his Gaddafi-funded war machine. However one man stood in his path and prevented him from attaining a full victory. That man was one of his senior commanders Prince Yormie Johnson who broke away from the NPFL and formed his own rebel group: Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPFL)

Taylor served as president of Liberia 1997-2003 after the First Liberian Civil War. In 2003 under mounting international and domestic pressure he escaped to exile in Nigeria. He was later returned (after been captured at the Cameroon border with a land rover full of cash and heroin) to Liberia and forwarded to Sierra Leone where he stood trial for his role in the Sierra Leone Civil War. Ultimately charged on 11 counts of crimes against humanity, war crimes and other serious violations of international humanitarian law: 1) terrorism, 2) murder, 3) Violence to life, health and physical or mental well-being of persons, in particular murder. 4) Rape 5) Sexual slavery and any other form of sexual violence 6) Outrages upon personal dignity 7) Violence to life, health and physical or mental well-being of persons, in particular cruel treatment 8) Other inhumane acts 9) Conscripting or enlisting children under the age of 15 years into armed forces or groups, or using them to participate actively in hostilities 10) Enslavement and 11) Looting and Pillaging.

He is currently serving a 50 year sentence in the United Kingdom.
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5) Sani Abacha – 

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Born 20th September 1943. Abacha was born in Kano, Nigeria. He attended the Nigerian Military Training College and after graduating from Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot, England in 1963 he was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant. Abacha’s military career is most notable for a long string of successful coups. He is regarded as the “the most successful coup plotter in the history of Nigeria’s military”. In 1990, Abacha became the first Nigerian soldier to attain the rank of a full General without skipping a single rank.

On 17th November 1993 Abacha seized power in Nigeria and installed himself as President. He served in this role from 1993 to 1998. Although his term at the time was seen as positive (mainly due to the country’s economic improvement under his leadership) it was later marred with evidence of enormous amounts of corruption and human right abuses.

Investigations after his death by British, Swizz and US authorities estimated that Abacha had looted no less than $2.2 billion USD (although later estimated to be between 2 and 5 billion USD) from Nigerian State funds into offshore banks accounts in Britain, United States, Jersey and Switzerland.

The Swizz in 1999 froze nearly half a billion USD traced to been held in Swizz bank accounts and it was declared ”The greater part of these assets are obviously of criminal origin,”. The British authorities were able to identify 1.3 billion USD of funds that had been handled by British banks but were, in the most part, unable to determine the final location of these funds. In 2002, Abacha’s family agreed to return $1.2 billion that was stolen from the central bank. The US Sate Department announced in 2014 it had frozen $458 million USD also of criminal origin relating to Abacha’s term as president.

Abacha’s exploits would later see him ranked 4th in a list of the world’s most corrupt leaders.

Prince Yormie Johnson

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Prince Yormie Johnson was born 6th July 1952 in Tapeta, Nimba County in the middle east of Liberia. He was raised by an uncle in the capital city of Monrovia. In 1971 at the age of 19 he joined the Liberian National Guard (LNG) where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant and participated in military training in the USA. His brutal attitude enabled him to become the personal assistant and right hand man of Thomas Quiwonkpa, the Commanding General of the Armed Forces of Liberia. Thomas Quiwonkpa later attempted a coup in 1985 against the 21st President of Liberia – Samuel Doe.

Thomas Quiwonkpa coup attempt failed and he was killed and eaten.

Later in 1985 another important figure emerged in an attempt to seize power from Samuel Doe: Charles Taylor.

Prince Yormie Johnson was a senior commander under Charles Taylor during the First Liberian Civil War. In 1990 he created a break-away group ‘Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPFL)’. This splinter group denied Charles Taylor his complete victory by seizing control of Liberia’s capital city Monrovia in the summer of 1990.

In September 1990 Johnson and his men stormed the HQ of the Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) in Monrovia and abducted president Samuel Doe. Johnson then presided over the torture, mutilation and eventual execution of Doe. This disturbing act of barbarism was captured on film and shows Johnson calmly been fanned by his wife and sipping a budweiser whilst his men cut off Doe’s ear.

Further instances of Johnson’s barbarism are evident during the First Liberian Civil War. Many call for him to sent to the Hague for war crimes for his part in the killing of thousands of innocent men, woman and children during his ruthless campaign. Included in those killings were aid workers helping those effected by the civil war.

He proclaimed himself Liberia’s president but this didn’t last for long. Under increasing pressure from rebels loyal to Charles Taylor he eventually fled to the safety of Nigeria.

It is here in Nigeria he made several controversial alignments. One with Sani Abacha with whom he became personal friend (as he did also with fellow human rights abuser and murderer Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida) and another with ‘The Neo Black Movement of Africa’ who initiated him secretly as a member.

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Prince Yormie Johnson and The Neo Black Movement of Africa

Many people who examine the NBM (and this includes even it’s own members) see the NBM has a hierarchical system with three distinct tiers. The first tier is at temple of level (the ‘ayes’ in the university temples). The second tier is that of the Lords at Zonal level. The third tier consists of the National Leadership/Government. This contains the National Head – Oritsebemigho Eyeoyibo and the National Executive Council of Elders (NEXCO).

However there exists one further tier – The 4th Tier.

The 4th Tier is the most secretive of all. This tier consists of the most influential, powerful, corrupt and dangerous members of the NBM. These members are initiated in secret and their membership is often kept undisclosed from many of the NBM’s own members. Such 4th Tier members include members of the federal government, other high ranking government officials, members of the judiciary and law enforcement, high ranking business and banking officials and an assortment of other powerful and dangerous criminals.

Following the arrests this year (2015) in Edo State of many cultists it was these ‘4th tier’ members that came to the aid of the NBM. The Attorney General no less stepped in and ensured the release of many high profile NBM members.

Another such powerful member of the NBM is the former Liberian Warlord: Prince Yormie Johnson

He was initiated (‘blended’) in secret into the NBM some time prior to 2006 after attending a Neo Black Movement convention in 2004 held in Asaba.

His membership was received by mixed feeling within the NBM. Although the leadership saw the advantages of having such a barbaric, evil and powerful character in their organisation. Some members started voicing their objections:

“Prince Johnson is an illeterate criminal. He should be in the gallows. This is the beginning of a new era for NBM.What we are trying to instill is discipline, civility, good conduct. Celebrating a violent criminal like “pastor” prince Johnson is not what NBM is about. Discussing the issue that led to the Liberia crisis for all axemen to learn from would have been more beneficial. This can misled axemen especially those on campus to honor idiots like pastor prince Johnson as a great African leader”

“My Lord na on
this forum last year the whole debate come out say dem don blend Yomi
Johnson as axeman and the divergent views that followed including people
praising those who were responsible for him becoming an Axeman.

My Lord unfortunately he was blended last year by the powers that be and
even attended the 2004 Convention in Asaba.”

“So that murderer is an axeman.If I’m made the national head, my first assignment will be to deaxe the criminal immediately and also those who initiated him.”

“I think this issue should be taking to the national convention in march or to the national COE, I know they will not do nothing about it.”

“You are right! we should talking about responsible people in NBM of today not people like yomi johnson.”

“Yomi Johnson that lunatic who butchered Samuel Doe.It is important to state here that I’m not in support of Samuel Doe. Yomi and Sammy are both murderers and disgrace to humanity.They are in the class of Idi Amin, Hitler, Saddam, our Abacha and IBB, Campoare, whitemen who came to Africa to ship away our brothers and multinational companies like Shell, Chevron etc who are conniving with our political “misfit” to loot our wealth”

“You have to be objective sometimes. Yormie Johnson has never been convicted of any war crimes. He is not even wanted by any war crimes tribunal. He was voted as an independent candidate in a free and relatively fair election.” –  Ike Bobby Onwubuya (also known as Lord Haile Selassie) of the NBM London Zone.

“Haile Selassie,

I should be objective all the times not sometimes.I’m objective all the times.You said”Yormie Johnson has never been convicted of any war crimes.” So what?Does that justify his  crime against humanity.You said “Yormie Johnson has never been convicted of any war crimes.” When does getting away with crime justify the crime itself?Our jail are filled with less than 1% of those who deserve to be there.Does that make the other 99% innocent. Its this type of twisted argument that makes the IBB’s of this world think they are being persecuted when genuine calls are made for them to be thrown behind bars instead of seeking for vote from his victims.

You poured out “He was voted as an independent candidate in a free and relatively fair election.” Yes he was “voted”. Read my last posting on the low of democracy, I didn’t read your posting before I did that.Democracy has been hijacked by thugs in Africa, some axemen are thugs in Benin. In Europe and USA democracy is controlled by special interest group and the “tyranic” majority.

Prince Yomi Johnson is a criminal. He is not qualified to be an axeman and should be deaxed immediately.That’s being objective and fair to all especially the few good people in NBM.”

“The national head of Nbm is bigger than Edo state government even the president of Nigeria….. Nbm electorial system is challenged, it is most like to produce Prince Yomi Johnson the butcher of Monrovia as national head over our founder Ibm Godidi the saddest.”

“Those who initiated Prince Yomi Johnson were only thinking of their personal benefit either in terms of ego,money or power.If I’m the national head, I’ll work for his deaxeation and tell the world we are reformed and peaceful. whereas Yomi is a criminal, symble of violence.Iniatiatin g Yomi is a bad PRO for NBM. Expelling him and making it public will be a very good PRO.”

“personalities like criminal Prince Johnson, our selfish national head, and some moronic ayes whose only qualification is their ill gotten wealth and ability to do evil.”

“The head should not steal the movement money and should not allow any officer to steal our money.He should be ready to “mass-deaxe” all criminal axemen especially murderer Yomi Johnson”

“I initiated Jones,was my ideal axeman.I deliberately made sure we shared the same axe name.He told me he is instrumental to the initiation of that Liberian monster Prince Johnson,for that I’ll not support him.”
“Deaxe murderers like Prince Johnson, many more that are not qualified to be axemen.”
“The movement have initiated people with shady characters and  criminals in the past like Prince Johnson of Liberia and Apa of Nigeria, and even Ogboni members.We’ve seen the rise of criminals to the highest position of authority as head and chairman ncoe.”

“If it is true that Ajakaiye eat someone’s ear, then he is an animal in the mode of his fellow “axeman” Prince Johnson of Liberia that animal who was not satisfied with killing a fellow human being chop off his ear and penis and made him to eat it.They are both axemen, cannibals are members of Neo Black Movement courtesy of greedy leaders on Nbm.”

“The only reason while Prince Johnson was initiated is to boast their ego- we have a killer in our mist”
The Neo Black Movement should look to change their motto given the inclusion of the warlord Prince Johnson
From: “an eye for an eye” to maybe “an ear for an ear”
Or maybe more fitting: “the make an evil omelette you have to blend some bad eggs” 

Unhappy NBM Member – Part 1

Some views on the Neo Black Movement courtesy of one it’s less happy (brainwashed members).

This is his views on the relationship between the NBM and the government in Nigeria.

Some great quotes:

“only in Nigeria such monumental corruption and conflict of interest can take place”

“we celebrate criminals and ridicule good people”

“NBM is in the side of the oppressors and criminals in Nigeria”

“NBM hate the poor, they join with the rulers to rape democracy and cheat the people”

“NBM is now a hate group without direction, we continue to fight a useless cult war instead of challenging the corrupt leadership at all levels in Nigerian.”

“NBM…. are there doing nothing, pretending to be doing something”

Again thank you for your effort to show ayes the direction to go.It ridiculous, only in Nigeria such monumental corruption and conflict of interest can take place.Its a shame.But sometimes I begin to wonder if Nigerians deserve what they  are getting.We seems to be cool with it, we celebrate criminals and ridicule good people.
This is the same thing going on in the movement. NBM is in the side of the oppressors and criminals in Nigeria, the ruling PDP.NBM hate the poor, they join with the rulers to rape democracy and cheat the people.They enable corruption by taking side with the oppressors and keeping silent when our country is duped my few cowards who parade themselves as leaders.
NBM is now a hate group without direction, we continue to fight a useless cult war instead of challenging the corrupt leadership at all levels in Nigerian.
The pyrate did the right thing.They are on the side of the poor.For many years now, they’ve been very consistent.Nigeria has been bought by a small clique led by Obasanjo, the pyrate spoke out again it, they spoke from the top.The Professor who signed the document is the national leader of the pyrate confraternity, he is “mayor” of the PC, not a “rebellous Jambarama”.Some members of the movement told jambarama to “act instead of talking” when he asked the national leadership to do exactly what the pyrates are doing right now.What impact would it had have if the press release by the pyrate was done by an individual member or a branch?The position of the national leadership of pyrate on the issue is very clear, the ideal way for individual members of the PC, their branch or zone or affiliates to “act” is to reecho what the national leadership has directed.But in NBM it is different.Mayor and the NCOE are there doing nothing, pretending to be doing something, sitting on the progress or growth of the movement, struggling to get crumps from the stinking pdp leadership, equating success to number and individual political success that does more harm than good to the movement.
Take a deep breadth, reflect on what the ideas of the movement are.Reflect on the press release by the pyrates.Put both together, see if the pyrate’s press release is against or for what we stand for on paper.
If I’m the national leader of NBM, I’ll make a press statement immediately as a follow-up to the pyrate’s press release congratulating them for the release,pledging the support of the nbm, and I’ll go further warning the government not to underextimate our resolve against corruption and cheating of Nigerians and I’ll conclude by asking the government to return companies back to Nigeria.
I admire the present leadership of pyrate confraternity than the present leadership on nbm.However, I still believe our present short sighted, selfish leaders will one day give way for selfless visionary leaders.
Omar Bongo thank you.You are one great aye I’ll like to meet soon.
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10 Reasons Not to Allow Cultists Into Government

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1. The Maina Pension Scam: There was a probe into pension funds that affected about 141,790 pensioners. Abdulrasheed Maina, the Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, was accused of looting N195billion.

The Senate set up a committee to investigate the matter. During investigation, Mr. Maina alleged that Aloysius Etuk, representing Akwa Ibom State, demanded $100,000 dollars from him as bribe. A former director of pension in the office of the Head of Service of the Federation, Sani Shuaibu Teidi, who was prosecuted along with 31 others, also alleged that Mr. Etuk and other members of the committee collected a bribe of N3 billion from him. Although the Senate seemed furious about the allegation, it did not take decisive steps to investigate.

The National Assembly also did not push the executive hard enough to implement its report on the pension scam and punish offenders.

2. Kerosene subsidy scam: The kerosene scam is considered monumental fraud by the average Nigerian. Kerosene, which is supposed to be sold for N50 to consumer, sells for between N100 and N120 per litre. Many years after a presidential directive ended subsidy for kerosine, the NNPC claimed it had continued to subsidise the product.

Yet, Nigerians are not benefiting from the subsidy as the product sells for far above the official price at the pumps. Several billion naira are believed to have been stolen under the guise of kerosine subsidy. The National Assembly made a feeble attempt to get to the root of the matter. But it issued no indictment and did not take concrete steps to resolve the matter. No official of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, and the petroleum ministry have been sanctioned over the matter.

3. Police Pension Fund Fraud: Five people, including fa ormer Director of Police Pension Fund, Esai Dangabar, were accused of misusing N32.8billion from the Police Pension Fund. Mr. Dangabar accused some committee members of the Senate of benefiting from the loot. The senate denied the allegation without ordering an investigation. The world may never know whether indeed the Senate joint Committee on Establishment and Public Service Matter, and State and Local Government Affairs indeed took bribes from the pension thieves.

4. Stella Oduah: Before her removal as Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah was embroiled in a N255 million armoured car scandal. She was accused of abusing her office by compelling an agency under her ministry to buy her expensive cars. The House of Representatives has so far failed to release a detailed report of its investigation into the matter. Although Ms. Oduah was later dropped as minister, other officials involved in the matter remained untouched till date.

Recently, a Federal High Court in Abuja granted Media Rights Agenda (MRA) leave to apply for an order to compel the House to furnish it with transcripts of the proceedings of the House Committee on Aviation at the hearing of the Committee on the procurement of the two bulletproof BMW cars by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) through Messrs Coscharis Motors Limited.

5. Missing N20billion Naira oil money: In 2013, a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, alleged that the NNPC failed to remit billions of naira in oil proceeds to the state. This caused a huge rift between the CBN governor and President Goodluck Jonathan, leading to the president suspending Mr. Sanusi from office.

The National Assembly investigated the matter but was unable to bring it to closure.

6. $15million private jet/arms scandal: A private jet conveyed $15million in cash to Johannesburg for a purported arms deal between Nigeria and a South African firm. That deal seriously embarrassed Nigeria, but the National Assembly failed to investigate. Attempts by lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress to table the matter at the House of Representatives were frustrated by their Peoples Democratic Party’s counterparts.

7. Abba Morro Immigration Scandal: Despite the death of over 15 individuals who went to write entrance examinations into the Nigerian Immigration Service on March 13, 2015, the Minister of Interior, Abba Morro, has remained in office. Before the entrance test, candidates were made to pay N1,000 for application forms. A private company, Drexel Nig Ltd, was also implicated in the recruitment scam.

Although federal lawmakers commenced investigation into the incident, nothing has been heard of the matter ever since. Nigerians suspect cover-up, especially because the minister involved, Mr. Morro, is a core loyalist of David Mark, the President of the Senate, who doubles as the Chairman of the National Assembly.

8. Malabu Oil Scandal: This was one of the biggest oil scandals that did not receive the kind of attention it deserves. It involves a former Petroleum minister, Dan Etete, who was convicted in France for money laundering.

His illegal company, Malabu Oil, received an illegal $1.1million from the Nigerian government as proceeds for the sale of an oil block. Upon receipt, the money was immediately disbursed to certain individuals.

The National Assembly is yet to bring this matter, which involves officials of the presidency, ministers and business people, to closure. There appears to be attempts to cover up the matter.

9. Ekiti Gate: A leaked tape of the alleged electoral malpractices during the gubernatorial election in Ekiti State caused a major stir in the country. Four principal characters were heard discussing how to manipulate the election. The voices were those of former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro; the Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan; former Deputy governor of Osun state, Iyiola Omisore, and the eventual winner of the election and current governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose. Despite the huge evidence in the public domain, the Presidency said it would not investigate the matter.

The National Assembly has failed to investigate the matter, which is clearly a major assault on our democracy. Mr. Obanikoro indeed went ahead to receive a National Assembly approval for ministerial appointment.

10. Farouk Lawan: House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan, was caught on tape collecting $620,000 out of a $3million bribe while his committee investigated the fuel subsidy scam. He was seen collecting the money from oil mogul, Femi Otedola.

The House of Representative referred the bribery allegation to its committee on ethics. But no report has been issued till date.

Source: http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/182111-top-10-corruption-scandals-nigerias-national-assembly-hasnt-resolved.html