Buhari, PM Johnson agree on common future for Commonwealth – Presidency
The Presidency says the stage is set for a new trade regime between the UK and its old partners as well as an alignment with new trading partners following the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
Commonwealth solidarity offers benefits to Africa, Buhari declares
President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that a renewed sense of Commonwealth solidarity offers enormous benefits to Africans in the Diaspora, especially those resident in Britain, Canada and Australia.
A new case for a Commonwealth based on trade
The United Kingdom’s exit of the European Union is now all but certain. Only the passage of time will reveal what their new relationship shall be. But with this new arrangement, I – like many other Commonwealth leaders – also seek a new settlement: not only of closer relations between the UK and my own…
Observers confident in South Africa’s elections, says Jonathan
Head of Election Observer Mission of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA), former President Goodluck Jonathan, has expressed confidence in South Africa’s elections. He stressed that his position was based on what the group has observed so far. Speaking to the SABC News at the Independent Electoral Commission’s Results Operation Centre in…
Nigeria’s elections and international community
There is increasing intentional attention on Nigeria’s general elections, a matter of days away. Given the seeming desperation of political players, there are fears locally and internationally that things could go wrong if politicians throw caution to the winds. For this reason, the pre-emptive notes of warning to politicians to eschew violence or face international…
My dream commonwealth
I have heard of the word Commonwealth before, but right now, it has a new and seriously cool meaning because of my dad. We left our hotel in Lagos last month back to my project site, and he asked the gentleman driving us to pull over because he needed to get more phone cards. I…
Princess Meghan: An ode to the Commonwealth
Just when you thought that things could not get more surprising in global politics, the British monarchy made a volte-face amounting to a seismic shift by accepting Meghan Markel, a biracial woman, as the spouse of Prince Harry, sixth in line to the throne. It is no secret that the Royal bloodline has been zealously…
Commonwealth backs Prince Charles as next head
Commonwealth leaders agreed Friday that Prince Charles should follow his mother Queen Elizabeth II as the next head of the group, the BBC and other media reported.
Queen puts foward son as next head of Commonwealth
Queen Elizabeth II, the Head of the Commonwealth, opened the Commonwealth summit for what may be the last time on Thursday voicing hope that her son would be allowed to carry on her role.
Buhari urges Commonwealth countries to avoid trade wars, canvasses healthier business relationship
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on leaders of Commonwealth countries to avoid trade wars and maintain healthier business relationship. President Buhari specifically stressed the need for them to work collectively if they are to make business easier between member countries and beyond the Commonwealth. In a keynote address yesterday, at the Commonwealth Business Forum at…