Thursday, 29 January 2015
PDP Lagos State Gubernatorial Candidate Jimi Agbaje Reacts To Tax Evasion Indiction By Governor Fashola
Felix Oboagwina, Jimi Agbaje's media director statement below
It is a curious contradiction that several days later, the Governor himself would express sentiments clearly in contradiction to the spirit and letter of that voluntary and unsolicited commendation from the state
Conflict in Africa, especially the violence of Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgents, and efforts to stem Ebola will top the agenda as African leaders gather for their annual summit this week.
While the official theme of the African Union meeting will be women's empowerment, leaders from the 54-member bloc will once again be beset by a string of crises across the continent when they meet at the AU headquarters in the Ethiopian capital on Friday and Saturday.
AU chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who has said she is "deeply horrified" at the rise of Boko Haram, has said she will use the summit to drum up "renewed collective African efforts" to tackle the Islamists.
Boko Haram are "not just a threat to some countries, it is a threat to the whole continent,"
South Africa Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula "Arrest South African Merceneries Helping Nigerian Army To Fight Boko Haram"
Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
She labelled them "mercenaries" in comments made to reporters on the eve of the African Union's summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Beeld has reported that a multinational team of over 100 private military experts was on its way to Nigeria to help against Boko Haram.
Former soldiers of the SA Defence Force [the predecessor of the SA National Defence Force] formed the core.
"There are consequences when somebody leaves the country and provides any form of military assistance that is not part of the government's deployment," she said.