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VP Osibanjo Graces 48th Commonwealth Parliament in Imo

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The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , Yemi Osibanjo attends the Commonwealth Parliament in Imo state.

Parliamentarians across Africa are in Owerri, the Imo state capital for it’s 48th summit of the Commonwealth Parliament Association, Africa Region. The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo graces the event as a special guest of honor as he is expected to flag the event open.

The event is scheduled to hold at Imo Trade and Investment Centre.

 

The 48th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Africa Region Conference  is slated to commence from 13th to 26th of October, 2017. Delegates from 18 Branches and 44 Sub-National Branches are expected to attend and participate.

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) was founded in 1911 and formerly known as the Empire Parliamentary Association. The CPA is an organization which works to maintain good governance, democracy and human rights.

The Association adopted its current name CPA in 1948 and it has nine geographical regions including the Africa Region.

The Commonwealth Parliament event which is done every year is meant to focus on a Future Master Plan for Africa.

They also intend to deliberate on a number of issues pertaining to the affairs of the region and will also share experience on gender mapping Africa’s Agenda for 2063, as well as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Africa ready for a Common Market and Single Customs and Monetary Union.

It is also worthy to note, that other topical issues they intend to brush and would be of concern will be Parliamentary Agenda for peace and conflict resolution and development Agenda of new security architecture by the year 2020, as well as resource mobilization for funding the Agenda 2063 to mitigate programmes and projects.

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Africa Region is an organization of national parliaments and provincial/state legislatures of member countries of the Commonwealth on the continent of Africa, committed to respect for human rights and freedom and the ideals of democracy and good governance; building understanding and unity between countries of the region and continent; and promoting the interest/perspective of Africa in the Commonwealth and beyond.

It is presently made up of 16 national branches and 64 sub-national bodies as members.

The CPA Africa Region, organizes her Conferences or Annual General Meetings each year and hosted within its member branches where regional parliamentary issues and developments are analyzed in a conference debate among parliamentarians across the Region. Resolutions reached at each annual Conference and the major views expressed in the meeting are sent to the respective parliaments and legislatures to help the facilitation of such resolutions.

This year, Nigeria is hosting it’s 48th conference, which is presently on-going.

The major participants at the conference include national and state lawmakers of commonwealth countries in Africa.

Parliamentarians across Africa are in Owerri the Imo state capital for the 48th summit of the Commonwealth Parliament Association, Africa Region.

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India Unveils World’s Tallest Statue, “Statue Of Unity”

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India unveils the world’s tallest statue named the “Statue of Unity.”

The statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who was one of the country’s independence leaders has been unveiled. The “Statue of Unity,” located in India is 182 meters tall, making it the tallest statue in the world. The Indian president, Narendra Modi officially unveils the statue at an event attended by more than 5,000 police officers.

The president describes the statue as ‘an answer to all those who question the existence of India,’ saying that “the height of the statue is to remind the youth that the future of the country will be as huge as this.”

According to reports, the bronze-clad statue cost $430 million to build. The statue also houses a memorial garden and a museum at its base.

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Kanye West Is Taking A Break From Politics

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American rapper Kanye West is now breaking from political talk, saying he was used as a pawn and that his “eyes are now wide open.”

The rapper who once referred to the President of the United States as his brother takes to his Twitter page with a series of tweets declaring that his eyes are now wide open. On Tuesday, 30th October, Kanye West wrote a series of tweets breaking himself from President Trump’s beliefs.

He writes:

“My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in,” he wrote. “I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative !!!”

Kanye who had earlier said Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hat made him feel like a superhero, also declaring “I love this guy” has said he is done being a messenger of beliefs that doesn’t appeal to him personally.

He also writes:

“I support creating jobs and opportunities for people who need them the most, I support prison reform, I support common-sense gun laws that will make our world safer.

“I support those who risk their lives to serve and protect us and I support holding people who misuse their power accountable. I believe in love and compassion for people seeking asylum and parents who are fighting to protect their children from violence and war.

“I would like to thank my family, loved ones, and community for supporting my ACTUAL beliefs and my vision for a better world.

“I introduced Candace to the person who made the logo and they didn’t want their name on it so she used mine. I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it.”

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Abuja Violence: Wuse 2 Witness Senseless Killings

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Abuja suddenly becomes unsafe as senseless killings are becoming the order of the day.

Gunshots are reportedly been fired in the Federal Capital territory again. This time, Wuse 2, also in Abuja is the location as members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clash with authorities. The shots are not being fired by the Nigerian Army this time around; the security agency behind the fired shots is the Nigeria Police Force.

Members of the Islamic Movement classified as the Shiites were fired at Zuba and on Monday, shots were fired at these same sects at Nyanya – by the Nigerian Army after claims that the movement aimed at stealing ammunitions and attacked the soldiers. Even though, the public claim that the movement was unarmed peaceful protesters.

Social media users, once again share videos from the scene of the shootings in Wuse 2 warning people to stay off the area.

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