This was disclosed on Sunday by SERAP’s deputy director, Kolawole Oluwadare.
The president spoke during a bilateral meeting on Thursday with the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, on the sidelines of the Global Education Summit holding in London, United Kingdom.
The organization asked Ms Scotland to “urgently consider recommending the suspension of Nigeria from the Commonwealth to the Heads of Government, the Commonwealth Chair-in-office, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as Head of the Commonwealth to push the government to take concrete measures to respect and promote the Commonwealth’s values of human rights, transparency, accountability and the rule of law.”
Abubakar described the late Duke of Edinburgh, who died on Friday at the age of 99, as a man whose life was one of service and a pattern of good works
The organization asked Scotland to “urgently consider recommending the suspension of Nigeria from the Commonwealth to the Heads of Government, the Commonwealth Chair-in-office, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as Head of the Commonwealth, to push the government to respect the Commonwealth’s values of human rights, transparency, accountability and the rule of law.”
The move will see over 100 finance professionals from Commonwealth governments funded to attend online fintech courses offered by the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.
The Secretariat has teamed-up with the non-profit organisation, JET Education services, to launch the #OpenUpYourThinking project.
Today, March 9, 2020, the Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni Association, Nigeria (COSFAN) join the globe to celebrate the Commonwealth day 2020. The theme for the 2020 Commonwealth Day is Delivering a Common Future:
The United Kingdom’s exit of the European Union is now all but certain. Only the passage of time will reveal what their new relationship shall be. But with this new arrangement, I – like many other Commonwealth leaders – also seek a new settlement: not only of closer relations between the UK and my own nation, but of unleashing trade within the club in which we together shall remain.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed have formally committed their organisations to work more closely together.
Commonwealth Secretary-General, Hon. Patricia Scotland, will deliver the keynote address at the 3rd Africa Summit, which is set to take place in the prestigious Dorchester Hotel, London.
A former Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has said the standing of Nigeria in the Comity of Nations after the 2019 national elections will be determined by how the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Federal Government in general are perceived to have handled the polls.
The Prince of Wales and his wife, Princess Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, are expected in Nigeria from November 6 8 in a high profile visit during which the royals would also have audience with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
The Commonwealth Secretariat, in a statement by its Media Division, said Secretary-General Patricia Scotland would deploy Abubakar to lead other eminent persons from across the Commonwealth regions.
Mnangagwa, who became president following the military take-over, has promised to deliver on free and fair elections to win over Zimbabwe’s critics at home and abroad.
The proposal came in a letter dated May 15, to Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland from Zimbabwe’s President, Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Scotland said this on Tuesday in Abuja when she visited the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
Among the notable invited observers are the EU and the U.S, which have not observed Zimbabwe’s elections since 2002, when relations soured over alleged human rights abuses by Harare.
The Games will hold between April 4 and April 14.
Both leaders of Nigeria’s National Assembly spoke in Yenagoa on Saturday at the opening of the 74th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Executive Committee meeting.