In this piece, Prince Diran Aladesanmi examines the issues that will shape next Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State. When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. You cannot have your cake and eat it and it is only possible to give what you have. A common slogan says that the journey of a thousand kilometers starts with a step and that exceptionally important step was displayed at the recently concluded APC party primary in Ekiti, which led to the emergence of Dr Kayode Fayemi as the flag bearer for the 2018 Ekiti gubernatorial election slated for July 14. Ekiti people as a matter of urgency and conviction must cultivate the mindset that greatness is not given but earned and earning this all important virtue requires commitment and doggedness. In contemporary Nigeria politics, people tends to assume the confidence that political actors in the forefront of seeking various political offices through people’s vote, most of the time, end up not having … [Read more...] about Fayemi: Is a new dawn imminent in Ekiti?
A new dawn
Jacob Zuma South Africa’s former leader Jacob Zuma is among those said to be impeding efforts by his successor, President Cyril Ramaphosa, to create a “new dawn” for citizens and foreign investors – free of corruption and cronyism which became associated with the Zuma regime. Zuma was ousted as president of South Africa three months ago. It was a humiliating end to his nine year rule. Now Zuma’s shadow is looming large over the Ramaphosa era as his allies launch a fightback within the ANC. “There is bad blood there, and Zuma is feeling betrayed — it is an open secret,” political analyst Somadoda Fikeni from the UNISA university in Pretoria told the French news service AFP. Zuma’s advisors still believe that he is “universally loved” and that the nation shares in his belief and anger that the charges against him are a political plot. Even if that were true, Ramaphosa’s popularity, both inside and outside the ANC, is … [Read more...] about South African Promise of a ‘New Dawn’ Slowed by Infighting
Congressman Michael McCaul Sunday Morning FuturesTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – I joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” to discuss the latest foreign policy issues surrounding Iran and North Korea, as well as the latest threats to the Homeland. You can click here . American Hostages Released from North Korea You can click here to read my full statement on the release of American hostages from North Korea. I spoke with Bill Hemmer on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” about this and Iran. House Passes Resolution in Support of Israel This was especially highlighted today. Seventy years after the U.S. recognized Israel as an independent state, we finally recognized a longstanding reality: Jerusalem is the undivided capital of Israel. Our embassy in Jerusalem is now opened and serves as a concrete example of the unshakeable commitment to Israeli partners as we continue … [Read more...] about A New Dawn for the Iranian People
Nigeria still hold the unenviable position as the second most burden HIV/AIDS nation globally, with little funding from government to address the situation. Mrs Pauline Tallen, the Chairperson of the newly inaugurated Board of the National Agency for Control of Aids Agency, in this interview with our correspondents, Vincent Ikuomola and Oluwasegun Victor, spoke about the board’s determination to turns things around, especially on the need to increase number of people on treatment. Do you have any particular agenda for this position that your in now? As the chairman of the NACA Board, what are you bringing to the table? What we are bringing to the table is a new spirit of advocacy; serious advocacy, serious awareness and to ensure that the spread of HIV- yes we know that AIDS is deadly but people can live with it and survive and love their normal lives, if people accept that their situation and the reality of it. I’m most worried about the status of Nigeria on the … [Read more...] about It’s a new dawn for Nigeria in fight against HIV/AIDS —Tallen
In what was described as a “new dawn for Africa,” leaders from 44 of the 55 countries of the continent ceremoniously signed a trade pact creating a huge single market from Cape Town to Cairo. The national leaders agreed to eliminate cross-border tariffs and make border posts more efficient. Twenty seven countries signed an additional protocol to allow for the free movement of people across borders, European Union-style. If fully realized, its supporters say, Kenyan manufacturers would be able to sell their products in Nigeria without paying tax at every border crossing; a Ghanaian PR firm could open an office in Namibia without going through any regulatory hoops; and all African citizens would have the right to live and work in any African country. “Our peoples, our business community and our youth, in particular, cannot wait any longer to see the lifting of the barriers that divide our continent, hinder its economic takeoff and perpetuate misery, even though Africa … [Read more...] about African Free Trade – A New Dawn for Africa?