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Nigeria

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Location: Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon
Capital: Abuja
Population: 148,093,000
Independence Day: 1 October 1960 (from UK)
Date Joined: 1960
Currency: Naira (NGN)
Total Area: 923,768 sq km
Languages: English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani
Head of the Government: President HE Muhammadu Buhari (since 29 May 2015)
Web site: http://nigeria.gov.ng/
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Name: Blackson  Bayewumi
     
Email: Blackson@yocomm.com
     
 

Biafra’s sit-at-home order paralyzes economic activities in Ebonyi, schools shut down

The sit-at-home declared by the members of the indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in the south east geopolitical zone of the country Wednesday received a high level of compliance, as schools and some markets were shutdown.

News Source:dailypost.ng
News Type:News Published date: 30-May-2018
  

Malian ‘Spiderman’ scales four-storey building to save child

A Malianimmigrant who entered into France illegally is receiving lots of praise for hisact of heroism displayed on Sunday. MamoudouGassama scaled the facade of a four-storey building in the north of the capitalto save a child hanging from a ledge

News Source:Von- Voice of Nigeria
News Type:News Published date: 29-May-2018
  

Nigeria's president Buhari says he will travel to Britain to see doctor

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to Britain to see his doctor, he said on Monday in a surprise announcement that could renew concern

News Source:ewn.co.za
News Type:News Published date: 22-May-2018
  

Glamour as Omu-Aran installs Prime Minister

History was made in the ancient town of Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, on May 11, 2018 when Chief Olaniyi Jide Adebayo,

News Source:thenationonlineng
News Type:News Published date: 22-May-2018
  

US firm to build $10bn high speed rail in Nigeria

Mr Shah Mathias, the Founder of Ameri Metro Inc, based in the United States, said on Monday that the company was ready to invest over $10 billion in the coastal rail project from Lagos to

News Source:vanguardngr
News Type:News Published date: 22-May-2018
  
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A TURNING POINT FOR NIGERIA

 

YOCOMM EDITORIAL


The victory of opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari over President Goodluck Jonathan, represents a turning point for Africa’s most populous Nation. This is the first time in the history of Nigeria,that an opposition party has defeated the ruling party in democratic elections, and taken control of the country through the ballot box rather than through violence. It is a leap forward for democracy in Nigeria; heralds the start of a competitive two-party system; and sets an example for many other nations in Africa.


It is salutary to note that Goodluck Jonathan, who had been in power since 1999, called Buhari to concede defeat and congratulate him, and, whilst thanking Nigerians in his address to the Nation, stated, "I promised the country free and fair elections. I have kept my word."

President Buhari , in his address stated “A new day and a new Nigeria are upon us," "The victory is yours, and the glory is that of our nation." He will be sworn in on May 29th.
  
The challenges for President Buhari are many. He first came to power as a General in the military coup of 1983, ousting the democratically elected government of Shehu Shagari. Thirty years on, after his fourth attempt, he has been elected on a democratic mandate, and has been positioned by his campaign leaders as a “born again democrat” or “repentant democrat”. Those democratic credentials will now be tested.

He will have to unite the country after a divisive election campaign. He has pledged to aggressively tackle corruption, with his catchy election slogan of a “new broom”. His main focus will be to deal with the serious unrest in the country stemming from the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency in the North East. This will also require a comprehensive security strategy, and extensive cooperation with Nigeria’s neighbours, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, whilst also possibly leaning on US Security assistance.

From an economic perspective, President Buhari will need to devise a prudent and sustainable macroeconomic and fiscal policy, in particular in the context of the dramatic fall in global oil prices, which has posed a substantial challenge to the finances of Africa’s largest economy. The imperative is also to address the serious economic divide, and achieve growth with equity.

Both President Buhari and Ex-President Jonathan should be congratulated by the larger Commonwealth family, on their handling of this landmark election, and the peaceful transition of power. Whether in Government or opposition, they both now have a historic opportunity to further consolidate and contribute to the democratic growth of Nigeria, and in turn ensure that the dividends of that growth percolate to its 180 million people.
  
  
What are your views of the recent changes in Nigeria? Please write your comments here.
  
     
  
     
  
  
ONE ELECTION MANY WINNERS!!! No!!! There is no loser in the last Presidential election in Nigeria, not at all. We have three major personalities involved in determining the outcome of the process and they all won the election for the generality of Nigerians. President Goodluck Jonathan won unprecedented honour for displaying high level of statesmanship by conceding defeat and congratulating General Muhammadu Buhari. Professor Attairu Jega won unprecedented respect by ensuring true independence of INEC and integrity of the process while General Muhammadu Buhari won true and genuine mandate of the people. It is important for us as Nigerians to congratulate ourselves for conducting ourselves relatively peaceful during the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections in the country and for the mature manners in which we all accepted the results of the elections. As people, we have proven to the global community that we are peace loving people. It is apparent that democracy has come to stay in Nigeria. This is a victory for all Nigerians. It is a dawn of new era, new phase and new dispensation for our dear country, Nigeria. New era of Truth, Honesty and Integrity. New phase of Peace, Friendliness, Fairness and Freedom. New dispensation of Citizenship Engagement, Citizenship Involvement and Citizenship Participation in governance. We cannot but express our Deep Gratitude and Sincere Appreciation to all Friends of Nigeria, Major Partners, International Organisations and other members of International Community for their support at ensuring this success. Particularly, it is important to mention the Commonwealth, United Nations, European Union, African Union, ECOWAS and National Democratic Institute among others. Work well begun is half completed; it is fully completed when it is well completed. The Nigeria of our dream is ours to build. Future starts from our actions today. God bless Nigeria and all friends of Nigeria. +2348029990655, +2348095408133
By: Blackson Olaseni Bayewumi
Country:Nigeria
On:26-May-2017

YOVOICE OF AFRICA

Blackson Olaseni Bayewumi
Nigeria
An Advocacy for an Amnesty for Commonwealth Citizens in United Kingdom Prisons for immigration offences.
 I was hosted by The Rt. Hon. Lord Howell of Guildford, Chairman of the House of Lords International Relations Committee and President of The Royal Commonwealth Society at Commonwealth House, Pall Mall, London, today, Friday May 4, 2018.

Among other topics, we discussed the possibility of an amnesty programme for Commonwealth citizens in UK prisons for  immigration offences, and a peaceful, credible, transparent, acceptable and successful 2019 General Election in Nigeria. God bless Great Britain, God bless Nigeria and God bless the Commonwealth.
  
By:  Blackson Olaseni Bayewumi
Country: NigeriaOn:  05-May-2018
  
Start Afresh.
No matter what has gone wrong in the past, it is not too late to start afresh. What you need is  not necessarily a 'shutdown' but a 'refresh'. See you at the top
  
By:  Blackson Olaseni Bayewumi
Country: NigeriaOn:  06-October-2017
  
Who are you?
You are who you call yourself.  Yes, that is who you are. You are a star, a shinning light, solution to your world and a blessing to your generation. No, you are not an onlooker, not a spectator, you are here on a mission to impact your generation positively. Nothing can stop you, no, not even all the mountains, hills,  rocks and other barriers on your path, you are unstoppable and undefeatable. You are unique and special. Any other contrary situations around you are false and temporary. Arising, your world is waiting for your full manifestation. See you at the top.
  
By:  Blackson Olaseni Bayewumi
Country: NigeriaOn:  06-October-2017
  
Go out in the rain
Go out in the rain, do not let sunshine stops you. That obstacle can not stop you, that barrier can not limit you. Hardwork does not mean hard life. With proper planning, integrity, deligence, dedication, determination, commitment and prayers, success is inevitable. Today's pain is  the price  for tomorrow's gain.  By the grace of God, we shall make it. See you at the top.
  
By:  Blackson Olaseni Bayewumi
Country: NigeriaOn:  06-October-2017
  
Do the right thing.
BEWARE !!! Like a Computer and Projector, everything done in the secret will be revealed clearly  in the open. Do the right thing
  
By:  Blackson Olaseni Bayewumi
Country: NigeriaOn:  06-October-2017
  
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