Monday, June 18, 2018

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    Buhari back in Nigeria after CHOGM 2018

Buhari back in Nigeria after CHOGM 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari is back in Nigeria, after attending the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) in the UK.The presidency earlier informed Nigerians via Twitter, that the president left London for Nigeria on Saturday morning, after meeting with British Prime minister, Theresa May, and other world leaders at CHOGM.Buhari was welcomed by Abba Kyari, his chief of staff; Boss Mustapha, [...]

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    Fashola: Buhari’s govt has reduced out-of-school children by 2m, recorded 6.3m new farmers

Fashola: Buhari’s govt has reduced out-of-school children by 2m, recorded 6.3m new farmers

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, says the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration has reduced number of out of school children by over two million.Speaking on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018), Fashola said the administration, in 36 months, has also recorded 6.3 million new rice farmers.The minister, who was speaking on transforming Nigeria's [...]

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    Same-sex marriage, $2trn intra-Commonwealth trade, Ban on plastics… highlights from CHOGM 2018

Same-sex marriage, $2trn intra-Commonwealth trade, Ban on plastics… highlights from CHOGM 2018

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting came to an end on Friday night as the secretary general, Patricia Scotland and leaders from four regions of the Commonwealth addressed the press.Scotland was joined by UK Prime minister Theresa May; President Nana Akufo Addo of Ghana; Keith Mitchell, Prime minister of Grenada; and Tuilaepa  Malielegaoi, Prime minister of Samoa.They shared the conclusions of [...]

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    We’ve been particularly inspired by our youths, Theresa May tells Commonwealth leaders

We’ve been particularly inspired by our youths, Theresa May tells Commonwealth leaders

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the young people of the Commonwealth, leading the youth forum and participating in other activities, have inspired the heads of government.The prime minister said this while speaking at the first meeting of Commonwealth heads of government at Queen Elizabeth's home in Windsor, United Kingdom."Good morning everyone and welcome to Windsor castle. I think in [...]

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    PHOTOS: Aisha Buhari meets the Queen at Commonwealth dinner

PHOTOS: Aisha Buhari meets the Queen at Commonwealth dinner

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, met with Queen Elizabeth II at the Commonwealth dinner held at Buckingham Palace on Thursday night.At the dinner, the wife of the president was seen having a brief conversation with the Queen, who is also the head of the Commonwealth, and a strong voice for the rights of women and girls across the Commonwealth."It [...]

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    Queen officially declares CHOGM 2018 open — hints Prince Charles will succeed her

Queen officially declares CHOGM 2018 open — hints Prince Charles will succeed her

Queen Elizabeth II, the head of the Commonwealth, has officially declared the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) open.The Queen said in her remarks that she wishes her son, Prince Charles, the prince of Wales, will succeed her as the head of the Commonwealth and continue the work her father handed over to her."My family and I have been [...]

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    VIDEO: Biafra protesters at CHOGM ask Buhari to release Kanu

VIDEO: Biafra protesters at CHOGM ask Buhari to release Kanu

Biafra protesters took to Pall Mall Street, less than a kilometre away from Buckingham Palace, to ask President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian government for the release of Nnamdi Kanu.The protesters, who were being monitored by the British Police, led the protest to make a statement at the Commonwealth Head of Government Meetings  (CHOGM 2018) was officially declared opened by [...]

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    PHOTOS: Biafra protesters storm Westminster as Buhari meets the Queen

PHOTOS: Biafra protesters storm Westminster as Buhari meets the Queen

Some Biafran protesters are currently demonstrating at the Pall Mall Street, Westminster, about 650  metres from Buckingham Palace as President Muhammadu Buhari meet British Prime minister Theresa May, Queen Elizabeth II, and other heads of state.The protesters are, among other things, requesting the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) and a referendum on [...]

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    Chimamanda: Blame malaria for my poor grasp of mathematics

Chimamanda: Blame malaria for my poor grasp of mathematics

Chimamanda Adichie, distinguished Nigerian writer and literary icon, says malaria is to blame for her poor grasp of mathematics, highlighting how the mosquito-borne infectious disease keeps children out of school across the world.Speaking at the Malaria Summit in London, holding on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018), Adichie shared her experience with malaria, and how it [...]

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    VIDEO: Many Nigerian youth don’t want to do anything, says Buhari

VIDEO: Many Nigerian youth don’t want to do anything, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says many Nigerian youth have not been to school but they want education, health and housing free.Speaking at Westminster on Wednesday, the president said a lot of the youth just want to sit down and do nothing, banking on the notion that Nigeria is an oil-rich nation.[...]

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    Buhari: Nigeria is safe for business — Shell is preparing to invest $15bn

Buhari: Nigeria is safe for business — Shell is preparing to invest $15bn

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria is safe for business, urging foreign investors to come to the country and invest.Fielding questions at the business forum of the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) in Westminster, the president said Shell Group is preparing to invest $15 billion in Nigeria."On security, certainly, both in the northeast and in the southsouth, there has been [...]

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    Buhari: Many Nigerian youths haven’t been to school — they want to sit and do nothing cos of oil money

Buhari: Many Nigerian youths haven’t been to school — they want to sit and do nothing cos of oil money

President Muhammadu Buhari says many Nigerian youths just want to sit down and do nothing, banking on the notion that Nigerian is an oil-rich nation.Speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday, the president said a lot of Nigerian youths have not been to school and they want everything free."About the economy, we have a very young population, our population [...]

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    Fashola: I’ve never spoken against the gay community

Fashola: I’ve never spoken against the gay community

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power works and housing, says he has never spoken against the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community in Lagos or elsewhere.Fashola made the clarification on Wednesday while speaking at the Commonwealth Peoples Forum, ongoing at the Commonwealth Head of Governments Meeting (CHOGM 2018) at Westminster.The minister who was speaking on governance through the eyes of current and [...]

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    Bill Gates: Nigeria one of the world’s most difficult places to end Polio — but it’s achievable

Bill Gates: Nigeria one of the world’s most difficult places to end Polio — but it’s achievable

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, says Nigeria is one of the most difficult places to wipe out polio in the world.Speaking at the joint forum of the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting in Westminster on Tuesday, Gates said India, Nigeria and Pakistan have proven to be the most difficult places to wipe out the disease, [...]

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    Theresa May calls to end laws against same-sex marriages in the Commonwealth

Theresa May calls to end laws against same-sex marriages in the Commonwealth

Theresa May, Prime minister of the United Kingdom, has called for same-sex marriages in Nigeria and all other countries within the Commonwealth.While speaking at the first joint forum at Commonwealth Head of Government Meetings in Westminster on Tuesday, the minister said there should be no laws criminalising same-sex relationships across the Commonwealth.She said she understands that most of the laws against [...]

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    Rank countries on electoral violence against women, Jega advises Commonwealth

Rank countries on electoral violence against women, Jega advises Commonwealth

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says countries should be ranked according to the level of electoral violence recorded, especially against women.Speaking at the Commonwealth Women Forum in Westminster on Monday, the professor recommended the creation of an index for ranking countries on violence against women in election (VAWIE)."From the presentations we have listened to [...]

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