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Ex-British Ambassador, Paul Arkwright urges inclusion of women, youths in Nigerian politics

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By Barbara Kalu - One-time British Ambassador to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, has called for proper presentation of young people and women in politics in Nigeria, especially in elective positions. Arkwright made the call on Saturday at a webinar on Democracy Day...

Gbajabiamila urges dialogue in resolving political challenges

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for dialogue in resolving all the challenges facing Nigeria’s democracy. In a statement on Saturday, Gbajabiamila said since the return of democratic governance in 1999, Nigeria had witnessed...

Constitution Review: Group demands additional special seats for women in Federal, State Legislative Houses

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By Grace Audu (ABUJA) – As the National Assembly carries on the task of amending Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution, the Women Political Participation Technical Working Group (WPP-TWG), has called for new provisions in the Constitution to include Gender as a benchmark...

June 12: APC chairman urges support for government

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Chief Mercillinus Nlemigbo, APC Caretaker Committee Chairman, Imo, says a collective and unconditional support for government at all levels is imperative for stronger democratic process in the country. Nlemigbo made the call at the occasion of Nigeria’s Democracy Day Celebration...

Projecting democratic legacies for Buhari beyond June 12 recognition

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By Josephine Babatunde - After 22 years of uninterrupted democracy in Nigeria, there are certainly good reasons to celebrate, but there are also many good reasons to reflect and ponder over the failure of leadership at all levels, particularly at...

New York City Mayoral candidate hails Nigeria’s endorsement

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Leading New York City Mayoral candidate, Eric Adams, has praised the Nigerian community for endorsing him, and expressed the hope that the gesture will increase his chances of emerging victorious in the November election. Adams, in his acceptance speech...

Nigerians in Diaspora endorse Gov. Yahaya Bello for 2023 Presidency

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Nigerians in Diaspora, under the aegis of Nigerians in Diaspora Network and Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, have endorsed Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi as their candidate for the 2023 Presidency. The group made this known during a world press conference...

Angola: Sweeping changes to security leadership amid corruption probes

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Angolan President João Lourenço fired Minister of State and Head of the Security House General Pedro Sebastião on 1 June amid an ongoing corruption scandal involving the country’s senior security leadership. Sebastião was promptly replaced by former Chief of...

New Israeli coalition underway as Anti-Netanyahu party heads meet

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Rivlin's legal adviser rejects challenge to Bennett becoming prime minister The heads of Yesh Atid, Yamina, and New Hope are meeting at Ramat Gan's Kfar Hamaccabiah Hotel on Tuesday, in an effort to work out their remaining differences ahead of...

Akufo-Addo wants ECOWAS Heads of State to meet over Mali’s political crisis

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President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, has called for an immediate convergence of the Extraordinary Summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS for decisive action in the face of the recent military coup in Mali. Akufo-Addo,...

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Al-Fadhel: Recognition of accomplishments in Africa key to continued development

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By Tom Chiahemen -Newly appointed Director-General of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), Dr. Khaled Ali Al-Fadhel, has identified...

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