The Governor-elect of New Jersey, US, has appointed 4 nwa afor Igbo as members of his transition team.
Mazi Polly Ubah – Education, Access amd Opportunity unit;
Mazi Charles Ugo Eke – Technology and Innovation unit;
Mazi Francis Owoh – Environment and Energy unit,
And Mazi Iwuozo Obilor – Health unit
Congrats to them. Make Ndigbo proud.
As of the time Gabe Okoye emerged as party chairman in 2016, Gwinnett was a Republican stronghold, with only five of the 25 elected officials in the county being Democrats.
However, the tide turned when he led the party into the 2018 mid-term elections and recorded historic wins.
They captured 13 elected offices, including the majority of Gwinnett seats in the Georgia state legislature, from the Republicans, who currently hold just 7 positions.
The Democratics swept the two county commission seats that were up for grabs and also took one of the two School Board seats contested for.
In addition, the Democrats reclaimed the office of the Solicitor General of the county after decades in the hands of the Republicans.
“Under my leadership of the party, we elected the first black commissioner, first black school board member, and also the first black Solicitor-General of the county in its 200-year history as of 2018.
“The Democratic Party also produced the first black state judge from this county under my watch,” Okoye told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.
In recognition of these historic achievements in Gwinnett, the Georgia House of Representatives in Resolution 313 of 2019, designated Nov. 6 of that year as Gabe Okoye Leadership Day.
READ ALL ABOUT MAZI GABE OKOYE, THE LATEST POLITICAL GENIUS ON THE BLOCK. Igbo Amaka!
Germany has taken over the EU rotating presidency for the next 6 months. This comes at a time when there is widespread feeling that the US is stepping away from global leadership.
Analysts point to the US withdrawal from ‘compulsory commitment’ to international treaties and norms under President Donald Trump-who sees the United States as its own continent. The global Covid-19 pandemic is also an existential issue at this point.
It is in this backdrop that Shada Islam, a Brussels-based commentator on EU affairs and CEO of New Horizons project, a strategy, analysis and advisory company has called on Germany to take up leadership in all the areas the US is stepping away from.
She also provides a strategic plan of action. In it she lists 4 points of action which she argues will give Germany new leadership-in EU and the world.
For instance she said;
Third, Europe must re-imagine its outdated relationship with Africa, learn from past mistakes and finally give up old-fashioned Eurocentric and paternalistic views of Africa as a junior partner needing Europe’s guidance.
New EU efforts to build “a partnership of equals” with African states will fall flat unless backed up by investment, support for the African Continental Free Trade Area and stronger ties between European and African local and regional authorities, business leaders, civil society, female groups, young professionals and students.
Read the whole thing.
I just wonder what his friend The Donald thinks of it. Does President Trump see Kanye West as a strategic partner or as a rival?
Does Trump feel betrayed with Kanye’s emergence, or is he secretly elated? Did Kanye West inform Trump before making the fateful tweet?
In the age of coronavirus, countries have to consider healthcare workers as part of their defence forces. This is in addition to the regular armed forces – Army, Navy, Air Force, etc.
Whether coronavirus is a biological virus that emerged from a bat or whether it is a biological weapon planted to make China look bad, it is what it is, a powerful army that nuclear bombs are useless against.
Today, US President, Donald Trump hosted some healthcare warriors on the occasion of the US Nursing Day.
We call on the countries and Peoples of the world to join hands in appreciating healthworkers.
These people are working tirelessly these days, and it isn’t easy at all.
Health workers, keep up the great job of trying your best to save humanity.