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Circle of Diplomats to Honour Goodluck Jonathan in Switzerland

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (right) gestures to Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in admiration of his hat and clothing with French President Nicolas Sarkozy at left patting Jonathan on the shoulder at the Outreach country leader's working session at the G-8 Summit in Huntsville, Ont. on Friday, June 25, 2010. G-8/G-20 Host Photo/Peter Bregg ~ ~ ~ ~ Les prÈsident du conseil des ministres de l'Italie Silvio Berlusconi gesticule en direction du prÈsident du NigÈria Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, alors que le prÈsident de la RÈpublique franÁaise Nicolas Sarkozy l'accueil lors d'une session de travail au Sommet du G-8 ‡ Huntsville, Ont., le vendredi 25 juin 2010. HÙtes Photo G-8 G-20/Peter Bregg

Kingsley Kanayo

Nigeria’s former president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has been selected as guest speaker for next Diplomatic Circles in Geneva, Switzerland.

Jonathan, who is being honoured for his democratic credentials and “upholding human rights in Africa” becomes the first African President to be so honoured.

He is to receive his honour on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the group’s annual dinner in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Diplomatic Circle, which is a group of diplomats globally, have also scheduled Dr. Jonathan to deliver a keynote address at the event.

Earlier in the year, a public policy organisation on African affairs, the Africa Political and Economic Strategic Center (AFRIPOL) had also nominated Dr. Goodluck Jonathan for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The organisation stated the peaceful way he conceded victory to President Buhari in the general election as one that deserves the attention of Nobel Peace Prize committee.

The group noted that although Jonathan’s act might have not promoted “fraternity between nations” as required of a Nobel Peace Prize winner but he promoted fraternal peace among Nigerians by conceding power.

Source: The Trent


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