Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tag "Commonwealth"

    Commonwealth helped Nigeria recover $3bn in one year, says Scotland

Commonwealth helped Nigeria recover $3bn in one year, says Scotland

Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth secretary-general, says the Commonwealth has assisted Nigeria to recover about $3 billion within one year.Scotland said this on Tuesday in Abuja when she visited Geoffrey Onyeama, the minister of foreign affairs. She did not give specifics on when the money was recovered, from whom and how.She said the amount could not be compared to what the nation [...]

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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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    Okonjo-Iweala chairs Commonwealth session attended by world leaders — including 3 African presidents

Okonjo-Iweala chairs Commonwealth session attended by world leaders — including 3 African presidents

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former coordinating minister of the economy, chaired a session of the Commonwealth Business Forum attended by many world leaders.Some of the presidents at the session tagged ‘Is the Africa growth story still alive?’ were Paul Kagame of Rwanda; Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa; and Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.On Friday, she took to Twitter to share highlights of the [...]

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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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    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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    UK announces new scholarships for Nigeria, 51 countries

UK announces new scholarships for Nigeria, 51 countries

The United Kingdom has announced a new scholarship scheme for Nigerian students and other young people from The Commonwealth to study in low and middle-income countries. This was revealed by Prince Henry of Wales, popularly known as Prince Harry, while speaking at the opening session of the Commonwealth Youth Forum at the Queen Elizabeth II centre in London.The Royal, who is fifth [...]

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    Nigerian shortlisted for Commonwealth Youth Awards

Nigerian shortlisted for Commonwealth Youth Awards

Omowumi Ogunrotimi, a Nigerian, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Awards.Ogunrotimi made the 20-man shortlist as a result of her contribution towards the achievement of the fifth sustainable development goal, gender equality, in the country.She is the founder of Gender Mobile, a platform which aims to increase the reportage and reduce the incidence of gender-based violence through coordination of [...]

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    Commonwealth youths rally support for Nigeria Sports Bill

Commonwealth youths rally support for Nigeria Sports Bill

Commonwealth Youth Network is all set to launch #Sport4DevelopmentNG advocacy campaign in Nigeria, which seeks to rally support for the Nigeria Sports Bill, aimed at driving development.John Oluwadero, Africa Regional Representative, Commonwealth Youth Sport for Development and Peace Network (CYSDP) said the campaign will be driven by CYSDP in Nigeria."The advocacy Campaign aims at promoting the instrumentalities of Sports as tool [...]

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    HURRAY! Nigerians may get fast-tracked UK visas after Brexit

HURRAY! Nigerians may get fast-tracked UK visas after Brexit

Forty-five members of the UK parliament are suggesting that the country reconfigure its border control system to give preference to citizens from Commonwealth countries.Nigeria and 51 other Commonwealth countries may get fast-tracked visas to the UK after Brexit if the proposal sails through.According to UK Telegraph, the suggestion was made in a letter addressed to Amber Rudd, home secretary.The letter [...]

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    Mordi, Commonwealth short stories winner, releases new book

Mordi, Commonwealth short stories winner, releases new book

Frederick Mordi, a Nigerian author, who won the Commonwealth Award for Short Stories in 2004, has  released a collection of short stories.Mordi’s debut anthology, entitled: The Familiar Stranger and Other Stories, is a collection of eight short stories that reveal his versatility as a writer.‘The Senator’s Car,’ one of the short stories in the collection, was one of the highly [...]

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    Gambari to Zambians: Credible election is a shared responsibility

Gambari to Zambians: Credible election is a shared responsibility

Ibrahim Gambari, a Nigerian diplomat and Commonwealth’s special adviser on political dialogue, has urged Zambians to contribute their best towards the success of the ongoing presidential and parliamentary elections.Addressing a press conference at the headquarters of the Electoral Commission of Zambia in Lusaka, Gambari advised citizens of the Southern African nation to be conscious of their country’s reputation as a [...]

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    I don’t need your apology, Buhari tells Cameron

I don’t need your apology, Buhari tells Cameron

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is more interested in recovering the stolen assets of Nigeria in the UK than demanding an apology from Prime Minister David Cameron who made a scathing remark about Nigeria on Tuesday.Buhari said this on Wednesday at a meeting hosted by Commonwealth ahead of the anti-corruption summit in London.“I’m not going to demand any apology. All I demand [...]

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    Buhari has put Nigeria on the right track, says Commonwealth

Buhari has put Nigeria on the right track, says Commonwealth

The Royal Commonwealth Society has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for “putting Nigeria in the right shape and uniting African leaders”.Abdullahi Faruk, vice-president of the association, said this on Thursday at the 2016 Commonwealth Day Celebration in Abuja.Faruk said the Commonwealth appreciates Buhari for his dogged determination to put Nigeria on the right track, for his leadership role in the continent [...]

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    I will report Ugandan election without fear, says Obasanjo

I will report Ugandan election without fear, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who is currently in Uganda as head of the delegation of Commonwealth Observers for the country’s presidential election, says he will report what he sees in the East African nation “without fear or favour”.According to a statement which the Commonwealth secretariat in London issued on Tuesday, the Nigerian leader advised stakeholders in the country to ensure [...]

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    Concede election like me if you lose, Jonathan tells Tanzanian presidential aspirants

Concede election like me if you lose, Jonathan tells Tanzanian presidential aspirants

Goodluck Jonathan, chair of the Commonwealth election observer mission to Tanzania, has urged the loser of Sunday’s Tanzanian presidential election to promptly acknowledge it in the interest of the country's peace and unity.Jonathan, who has been briefing a broad spectrum of stakeholders in Dar es Salaam – including chairman of the electoral commission, leaders of political parties, journalists, youth orgasisations and the civil [...]

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