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The battle to change Africa does not only exist in Africa, says Chude Jideonwo

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Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams, StateCraft Inc. co-founders and authors of the new book How to Win Elections in Africa: Parallels with Donald Trump, continued their tour around the United States of America with stops at the Harvard University, University of Massachusetts, Boston, and in Atlanta, Georgia on the 25, 28, and 29 November respectively.

With the book already becoming a resource material on issues connected with democracy, elections and campaigns globally, the authors shared their thoughts about the parallels between America, American events and the rest of the world, especially in the context of development.

Speaking in Boston, Chude described it as “essentially about all the things that make elections happen globally and the order in which they matter or otherwise in sub-Saharan African contexts, as seen through our experience in four national elections in three countries”.

Joining the hosts of the AfroBuzz podcast, Bebe, Nunoo and James, Remi Makanjuola, and Toks Ogun for a chat, Chude also shared the unique experiences of StateCraft Inc. and its work on elections in Africa, the business of nation-building, and the urgency for a newer generation of Africans who are directly involved in the politics of the continent in their respective countries.

“To determine the future of this wonderful continent, it is important to get involved. This is not just about Africans living in Africa. There are strong voices and minds in diaspora driving change for Africa, so the battle does not only exist in Africa”, he said.

The interview preceded two further discussions, with the first at the University of Massachusetts’ Center for Peace, Democracy and Development at the UMass Boston Campus Center in Boston and another at the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession where Jideonwo was interviewed by Kenneth Ononeze Okwor for the Harvard African Policy Journal.

‘How to Win Elections in Africa: Parallels with Donald Trump’ United States of America book tour will continue in the coming days with book discussions in Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. on Monday, 4 and Tuesday, 5 December, 2017.

The discussion in Pennsylvania will be about governance and politics in the context of building businesses and creating value in and for Africa at Lafayette College, Pennsylvania while the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies will host the discussion in Washington D.C.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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