The embattled President of Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela on Monday. Played host to Senator elect and former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu at the Miraflores Palace , Caracas as they discussed issue of mutual interest between Venezuela and Nigeria.
While Nigeria and Venezuela are both members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC), they are also member countries of the Non-Aligned Movement.
The meeting according to a Venezuela, online media, Globovision.com was centred on mutual interest of both countries in the area of gas and oil. Aside from that, they also discussed about the existing ties through the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries by looking on how to strengthen the Diplomacy of Peace with the people of the world, especially with Africa.
The senator elect was smart not to drop his business instinct home for the diplomatic trip, as some reports making round claim, Orji Kalu Orji sealed some deals for his Slok Holding, a conglomerate with interests in shipping, banking, oil.
Also at attendance in the meeting are, Venezuela executive vice president, Delcy Rodríguez, the first combatant, Cilia Flores and the deputy minister for Africa, Yuri Pimentel.
Osinbajo reveals what it takes to raise a child
The Vice President, Prof.Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday said it is not the ability to father a child that makes one a father, but the courage to raise one.
Speaking with State House correspondents after celebrating 2019 Fathers’ Day at the Aso Villa Chapel, Abuja in the company of his mother, Mrs Olubisi Osinbajo, Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha among others what make her father is having the responsibility of fatherhood.
“It is not the ability to father a child; the ability to have a child that makes you a father; it is the courage to bring up one; ability to raise one.
“That’s what really makes you a father and I think the responsibilities of fatherhood are so many; whether one is a biological father or whether you are one who wants to take care of other children.
“I think that all of us, as men, have a role to play in the life of so many, not just our biological children but so many of them who have no fathers.”
He further stated that some fathers have to set an example so as to lead an exemplary life and bring up their children in the way of the Lord.
While urging men to love and honour women, the Vice president added that woman are not subordinate to men but created equal to them.
Osinbajo who noted that the responsibility of the father was incredible added that it was important to teach young men growing up that they must honour all women and not just their wives.
2019 Poll: Political parties created logistics problems for us -INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that a large number of political parties that participated in the 2019 general elections created a lot of logistics problem for the commission.
Speaking with newsmen in Ilorin, Kwara state’s capital, Mohammed Haruna, the National Commissioner in charge of Kwara, Kogi and Nasarawa States, revealed that there were 799 litigations from the 2019 general elections across the country.
INEC organised a workshop in Kwara to review the 2019 general elections.
According to the National Commissioner, Jigawa had no petition from the election, Kwara had only three petitions and that Imo topped the list with 77 petitions.
Haruna, who further stated that there were over 800 million pre-election cases across the country that arose from political parties’ primary elections said something needed to be done about the numbers of the political parties registered.
“So you can see that with these kinds of problems we had, there is really a need to look at the number of political parties.
“We really need to do something about the 91 political parties, not just the quantity which generally speaking, the public has begun to complain that 93 political parties are on the high side,” he added.
While noting that 76 political parties contested for the Presidential election, he admitted that this was the source of the serious logistics problem that the commission had.
“We underestimated the kind of logistical problem that implied the size of the ballot papers, result sheets and so on.
“By the time these materials started arriving, we realise that it was a huge logistical problem.
“We are lucky, we had the Nigerian Air Force to help with the movement of the materials, they have always been helping us,” Haruna said.
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