President Muhammadu Buhari is back to Nigeria from London where he was on a 10-day working vacation.
While he was away, the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo acted on his behalf as President.
His returns means that he is ready to get into the euphoria of campaigns and politics as the country prepares for fresh elections in February 2019.
Buhari has already declared his interest to run for second-term thereby completing the constitutional mandate of two-terms in office.
In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 18 July “Nelson Mandela International Day” in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.
Their resolution (A/RES/64/13) was based on his values and dedication to serve humanity in the areas of conflict resolution, race relations, the promotion and protection of human rights, reconciliation, gender equality and the rights of children and other vulnerable groups, as well as the upliftment of poor and underdeveloped communities. It acknowledges his contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world.
In December 2005, the General Assembly decided to extend the scope of Nelson Mandela International Day to also be utilized in order to promote humane conditions of imprisonment, to raise awareness about prisoners being a continuous part of society and to value the work of prison staff as a social service of particular importance.