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The world is democratising and Nigeria finally joined the league of other democratic nations 16 years ago after our previous attempts collapsed like a pack of cards. Under a despot who died with his boots on, we saw the ghosts of late dictators hovering over Nigeria like Ismail Enver Pasha, leader of the Ottoman Empire during the Balkan Wars and World War I, North Korea’s Kim II-Sung's dictatorial leader who led the country in a dreadful direction.

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“Have you congratulated our new Ministers?” “I am still thinking about it, actually. I don’t know whether to congratulate them or to commiserate or to pity some of them. They have merged Ministries that need not be merged. Some Perm Secs are now floating. Six months and this is it?” “What kind of talk is that? You have come again oh”. “I wonder too. At least you can see that round pegs have been put in round holes, and shame on all you doubting Thomases, our government is good to go.”

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London: African Woman of the Year 2012, Justina Mutale has launched a global Foundation to inspire future female world leaders. The Foundation was launched in the House of Lords at the UK Houses of Parliament to commemorate the 2015 United Nations International Day of the Girl on Thursday 29 October 2015.

Justina Mutale Spekaing in the House of Lords

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Over half of Nigeria's qualified voters, you will agree with me, are disenfranchised and live under autocratic or partly free governments and in consequence of this are denied full liberties and subsequently unable to participate in Nigeria's political life. Nigeria can not be said to be truly democratic until its citizenry are given the opportunity to freely choose their representatives through party primaries and elections that are free and fair.

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On May 29, 2015, there was a change of government in Nigeria. That day at Eagle Square, Abuja Nigeria's capital the world witnessed a peaceful handover of power by the iconic former President Jonathan who saved our beloved country from degenerating into another Syria.

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President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates President Alassane Ouattara of Cote D'Ivoire on his re-election for a second term in office.
President Buhari also commends the people of Cote D'Ivoire for putting the unity, stability and progress of their country above all other interests.

Alassane Ouattara

The President applauds the peaceful conduct of the election, which President Ouattara won with almost 84% of the votes.
President Buhari believes that the relatively high turnout of voters, despite calls for a boycott, was a clear testimony of the commitment of the people of Cote D'Ivoire to peace, unity, stability and progress in their country.
The President trusts that in his second term, President Ouattara will continue to do his best to foster national unity and faster socio-economic development for the benefit of all Ivorians.
He looks forward to continuing to work with President Ouattara to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and Cote D'Ivoire, and accelerate the pace of economic integration in the West African Sub-region.
By Garba Shehu
SSA to the President(Media & Publicity)

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A global Foundation featuring a 107-year-old female model and a teenager living with HIV/Aids is being launched in London this week. The Justina Mutale Foundation which aims to empower and inspire women and girls to become future leaders in the workplace is being launched at the Houses of Lords on Thursday 29 October 2015 from 5 – 7pm.

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Nigeria will soon expand its diplomatic relationship with Ukraine, exploring new areas of mutual benefit to both countries.
This indication was given earlier today by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, while receiving the Ukrainian Ambassdor Mr. Valerii Aleksandruk in his office at the Presidential Villa.

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I have tried delaying the writing of this piece in the honest expectation that someone probably misquoted Chief E.K. Clark, when he reportedly publicly disowned former President Goodluck Jonathan. I had hoped that our dear father, E.K. Clark, would issue a counter statement and say the usual things politicians say: “they quoted me out of context!” “Jonathan is my son”. That has not happened; rather, some other Ijaw voices, including one Joseph Evah, have come to the defence of the old man, to join hands in rubbishing a man they once defended to the hilt and used as a bargaining chip for the Ijaw interest in the larger Nigerian geo-politics.

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The National Secretary of the Labour Party, Barr. Kayode Ajulo has described the much anticipated list of persons nominated for ministerial appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari as “a huge disappointment while insisting that President Buhari owes Nigerians youth an explanation.

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Recognition for contribution of DSCT Apprenticeship Training Centre

 

The South African Minister of Trade & Industry, Dr Rob Davies MP, recently visited Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) to review some of the facilities that have received support from his department, and to present certificates to nine apprentices who have achieved Artisan status.

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President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday in Abuja that significant improvements in national security remains the topmost priority of his administration because other socio-economic initiatives cannot be successfully implemented without adequate security in the country.
Speaking at an audience with Britain's Chief of Defence Staff, General Sir Nicholas Houghton, President Buhari reaffirmed his administration's determination to end the Boko Haram insurgency as quickly as possible.

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*Review of Foreign Currency Restrictions not imminent

 

Until there is stability in the power sector, electricity tariffs cannot remain at the levels they are currently, according to Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

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*Review of Foreign Currency Restrictions not imminent

 

Until there is stability in the power sector, electricity tariffs cannot remain at the levels they are currently, according to Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

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Some three decades ago, The Netherlands African Business Council was formed to harness Dutch support towards boosting economic growth, trade, and investment in Africa. The NABC promotes trade and investments in African countries. The council consists of Dutch companies and organisations with an interest in Africa and promotes The Netherlands’ private business, trade and investment programmes on the continent.
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Irene Visser: NABC Managing Director

The Dutch government has allocated almost €600 million for the next two years to the Dutch Good Growth Fund to promote development-related investment in and trade with developing countries. The main focus is to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in both developing countries and the Netherlands.

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President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed Monday in Abuja that the 2016 National Budget being prepared by his administration will include fresh policies and measures to encourage the rapid diversification of the Nigerian economy away from its current over-dependence on the oil and gas sector.

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President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja applauded the renewed support from Britain and Switzerland for the recovery and repatriation of public funds stolen from Nigeria.

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It was with great joy and happiness that I received the news of the recent delisting of Nigeria from the embarrassing club of countries (Nigeria and the ravaged countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan) with gold, silver and bronze medals in Polio endemicity by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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The 55th Independence Anniversary Broadcast delivered today, October 1st, 2015, by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, stands out as one of the most abridged in recent times, and which left a lot to be desired.

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There has been an influx of refugees and migrants across the Old World to western Europe partly from crisis-ridden regions of the Dark Continent. The ongoing crisis from war-torn Syria compounded the problem as Europe unavoidably has to open its doors to fleeing Syrians from the bloodshed that has engulfed the embattled country under President Assad.

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