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A vote for parliamentary system

I have always believed that returning to a parliamentary system would offer us an opportunity to practise a more robust form of democracy. I like presidentialism, which we currently practise, but I love the parliamentary system.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 14, 2018, after holding a cabinet meeting where ministers were expected to either back the draft bexit deal or quit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday before rowdy lawmakers and a splintered cabinet that threatens to fall apart. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

British premier Theresa May faces vote of no confidence

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, faces a leadership challenge on Wednesday that could see her exit her position as leader of the Conservative Party and thus prime minister.
Lesotho Parliament Building

Report: Lesotho lawmakers’ ‘demand 100% pay rise’

Lesotho's Members of Parliament (MPs) are reportedly demanding a 100% pay increase despite being already among the best-paid people in the landlocked African country.
A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May as she makes a statement to MPs in the House of Commons in London on September, 2018, on the progress of the police investigation into the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.British prosecutors said Wednesday they have a European arrest warrant for two Russians suspected of a nerve agent attack on a former spy in the city of Salisbury. Police identified Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov as the men who allegedly tried to kill Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with Novichok in March. / AFP PHOTO / PRU AND AFP PHOTO / HO /

UK Parliament votes on Brexit deal December 11

The parliament in the United Kingdom will vote on 11 December, after five days of debate, whether to accept or reject the Brexit deal agreed with the European Union on Sunday.

Senate to investigate sealing of Akwa Ibom Assembly by security operatives

The Senate, on Wednesday, ordered an investigation into the sealing of the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly by security operatives.
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Kenya lawmakers debate giving women a third of parliament seats

Kenyan parliamentarians on Tuesday debated a bill that would allocate a third of all seats in parliament to women, with campaigners optimistic that it would pass in spite of previous failures.
Jigawa State House of Assembly

Official: Jigawa assembly to pass child rights bill

Alhaji Rabiu Nasoro, the Director of Social Welfare, Jigawa Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development says a new child rights bill is before the State House of Assembly for domestication.
Aisha Muhammadu Buhari

Aisha Buhari: Education will end early marriages

Education has been identified as a solution to the problem of early marriages in Africa. This position was made known by wife of the President of Nigeria, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, while receiving female delegates of the Africa Parliamentary Union, at the State House, Abuja on Wednesday 7th November, 2018.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Nigeria, Guinea Bissau, Rwanda pledge parliamentary cooperation

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the Guinea Bissau’s Parliament and President of the African Parliamentary Union, Cipriano Cassama, and the Speaker of the Rwandan Parliament, Rt. Hon. Bernard Makuza, have pledged to work together to advance the fortunes of their individual parliaments.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

Zainab Ahmed, Godwin Emefiele join economic experts at IMF/WBank meeting

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, will join other economic experts from around the world to discuss issues affecting the global economy.
National Assembly

ANRP: National Assembly resumption postponement insensitive

The Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party on Monday described the National Assembly’s rescheduled resumption of plenary to Oct. 9, as insensitive to pressing national issues.
28 October 2011 - CHOGM, Commonwealth Leaders today at the Perth Convention and Entertainment Centre host to CHOGM, Perth Western Australia. ©Annaliese McDonough-Commonwealth Sectratariat.

Rwanda’s wages below 18% of budget

“Salaries and wages are well controlled and represent only 18 per cent of the budget,” said Uzziel Ndagijimana, Minister of Finance.
5 President Buhari at the Women Political Aspirants Advocacy Summit in Abuja on 30th Aug 2018

President Buhari begs women to vote for him again in 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked the Nigerian women for voting for him in 2015 and urged them to repeat the feat in 2019.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: APC’s blackmail can’t sway Nigerians

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, of engaging in legislative rascality and sabotage of the executive arm of government.
Students hold up banners in support of their teacher, Turkish school director Veysel Akcay, at the airport in Ulaanbaatar on July 27, 2018.Mongolian authorities grounded a Turkish air force jet on July 27, 2018 after unidentified assailants attempted to abduct Akcay, who was associated with a religious group Ankara has branded as terrorists. / AFP PHOTO / BYAMBASUREN BYAMBA-OCHIR

Mongolia grounds Turkish plane after suspected kidnap attempt

Mongolian authorities grounded a suspected Turkish air force jet Friday after witnesses said assailants snatched a Turkish man associated with a religious group Ankara has branded as terrorists.
AU Summit - President Buhari with Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemarian Desalegn and President of Niger H.E. Mahammoud Issoufou ahead of the Closed session of the 31st AU Summit on 1st July 2018

President Buhari pledges to extend anti-corruption crusade across African continent

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday in Nouakchott, Mauritania, pledged to extend his anti-corruption crusade across the African continent as part of deliberate efforts to sensitize Africans on the evil effects of corruption on societies.
Joe Pereira Wroclaw

Priest: Yoga antidote to drug addiction

Fr. Joe Pereira, president of the Mumbai NGO Kripa Foundation, says that practicing Yoga will help to combat drug addiction.

President Buhari: I was compelled to sign 2018 budget

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he was compelled to sign the the 2018 appropriation bill containing budget estimates as approved by the National Assembly into law in other not to keep the economy continuously on standstill.

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[FILE] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech before lighting a stylised-menorah during the start of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, in Ramat Gan in the suburbs of the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv on December 2, 2018. – Israeli police on December 2 recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara for bribery and other offences, the third such move against the premier in recent months. Netanyahu immediately rejected the accusations, but the three cases against him have led to speculation that they could eventually force the long-serving prime minister to step down. (Photo by Jack GUEZ / AFP)

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