People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.

In all other cities it was the sight of patrol officers, sniffer dogs and F-16 jet hovering over the skies and watching over thousands of people that marked the hot July 4th celebration.

Dioxin is potentially carcinogenic and is toxic to the immune and reproductive systems. It has been linked to endometriosis and lower sperm counts for men. It also breaks down the immune system.

Let me challenge the Military Chiefs to open a debate amongst their men, women and officers and if the consensus is to strip Abacha of honours, then it is a task that must be done immediately.

The Justice department has fine-tuned the legislation that will make it easier to immediately deport those that stay beyond the period in their visa or fail to report periodically or commit any criminal offence.