Welcome to Conservative Friends of Nigeria
A big congratulation to Mr. Emmanuel Finndoro-Obasi for his renowned achievement in Tennis and community volunteering
"It has been a wonderful journey bringing tennis program to grassroots communities where both young and seniors can have a go at the sports, and have fun doing it.
A big thank you to my team of dedicated volunteers, and thank you for Doncaster and Yorkshire authorities who nominated our program, and LTA for funding our activities.
I am looking forward to engaging more communities this year"
Chairman, Conservative Friends of Nigeria
Emmanuel with the chairman of LTA (L) and a colleague (R)
Certificate of achievement
Certificate of achievement
End of the year speech
Mr. Emmanuel Finndoro-Obasi chairman of CFoN
16th December 2022
Historically United Kingdom and Nigeria have a traditional relationship. The United Kingdom has always been a destination for Nigerian immigrants, drawn by its strong economy and opportunities for advancement. However, many of these immigrants have not been active participants in the country's political process, and have been underrepresented in its major political parties. This presents a missed opportunity for the Conservative Party, which could benefit from the talents and perspectives of more Nigerian members. With the right outreach and engagement, the Conservative Party could tap into a rich pool of potential members and diversify its ranks. By doing so, it could better reflect the diversity, increasingly strengthen the UK's political system and strengthen its ability to govern effectively.
The Conservative Friends of Nigeria (CFON) would like to play a key role in encouraging more Nigerians in the UK to join the Conservative Party. As a group dedicated to promoting stronger ties between the UK and Nigeria, CFON can provide a supportive and welcoming environment for Nigerian immigrants who are interested in the Conservative Party. By hosting events and activities that showcase the party's values and priorities, CFON would like to help to educate and engage potential members. Additionally, by providing mentorship and guidance to Nigerian members of the party, CFON would like to help them to navigate the political landscape and become more active and influential members of the Conservative Party. Overall, by fostering a sense of community and belonging, CFON would like to help to attract and retain more Nigerian members of the Conservative Party.
We would not have achieved these without the immense support of many of our Honourable members and Patrons.
We therefore are presenting few award to some key individuals for their great support for our community and CFON
-Andrew Boff AM
Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP
-Helen Grant MP
Rt Hon Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP
RT Hon Kemi Badenoch MP
Jackie Doyle-Price MP
Many of CFON members are working very hard during election to support others, and have worked hard to support CFON, we shall show appreciation to:
Mr Pius Mbadinuju
Mrs Ife Barnes-Christian
Mr Matthias Ovonlen
Mr. Emmanuel Finndoro Obasi at the CFoN award Night
Honourable Members and friends at the CFoN award Night
Mrs Ife Barnes - Christian receiving award for outstanding dedication and commitment to CFoN
Councillor Yetunde Adeshile ( Deputy Mayor of Basildon Council) presenting award to others .
Mr. Emmanuel Finndoro -Obasi receiving award on behalf of other winners
Mr Matthias Ovonlen receiving award for outstanding dedication and commitment to CFoN
From (L-R )Mr. Emmanuel Finndoro- Obasi ,
Councillor Yetunde Adeshile,
Lola Olanrewaju (CFoN Executive member)
CFoN chairman led a team of Executive members to discuss community development matters at CCHQ
8th December 2022
CFoN executives with secretary of states for International Trade Rt Hon. Kemi Badenoch MP at CCHQ
CFoN executives with Scott Grace at CCHQ
CFON Chairman, Mr. Emmanuel Finndoro- Obasi led executive meeting with CCHQ Scott Grace to discuss how to work together for community outreach in preparation for the 2023 local elections.
Ministerial Appointments: 25 October 2022
The King has been pleased to approve the following appointments.
Published: 25 October 2022
The King has been pleased to approve the following appointments:
Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP as Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP re-appointed as Chancellor of the Exchequer
Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP as Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor, and Secretary of State for Justice
Rt Hon Simon Hart MP as Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip)
Rt Hon James Cleverly MP re-appointed as Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs
Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP re-appointed as Secretary of State for Defence
Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP as Minister without Portfolio
Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Rt Hon Suella Braverman KC MP as Secretary of State for the Home Department
Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP re-appointed as Lord President of the Council, and Leader of the House of Commons
Gillian Keegan MP as Secretary of State for Education
Rt Hon Mel Stride MP as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Rt Hon Dr Thérèse Coffey MP as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Rt Hon Michael Gove MP as Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and Minister for Intergovernmental Relations
Rt Hon Kemi Badenoch MP re-appointed as Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade. She also becomes Minister for Women and Equalities
Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP re-appointed as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Rt Hon Chris Heaton-Harris MP re-appointed as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Rt Hon Alister Jack MP re-appointed as Secretary of State for Scotland
David TC Davies MP as Secretary of State for Wales
Rt Hon Lord True CBE reappointed as Lord Privy Seal, and Leader of the House of Lords
Victoria Prentis MP as Attorney General
Jeremy Quin MP as Paymaster General, and Minister for the Cabinet Office. He will attend Cabinet.
Rt Hon Mark Harper MP as Secretary of State for Transport
John Glen MP as Chief Secretary to the Treasury. He will attend Cabinet.
Rt Hon Johnny Mercer MP as a Minister of State (Minister for Veterans’ Affairs) in the Cabinet Office. He will attend Cabinet.
Rt Hon Tom Tugendhat MBE MP re-appointed as a Minister of State (Minister for Security) in the Home Office. He attends Cabinet.
Rt Hon Sir Gavin Williamson CBE MP as a Minister of State (Minister without Portfolio) in the Cabinet Office. He will attend Cabinet.
Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP as a Minister of State (Minister for Immigration) in the Home Office. He will attend Cabinet.
Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP as a Minister of State (Minister for Development) in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. He will attend Cabinet.
Liz Truss stands down as UK prime minister
Guardian: Thu 20 Oct 2022 14.00 BST
Liz Truss has resigned as prime minister and will step down after a week-long emergency contest to find her successor, she announced outside Downing Street on Thursday.
Liz Truss stands down as UK prime minister
Here is her resignation statement:
I came into office at a time of great economic and international instability.
Families and businesses were worried about how to pay their bills.
Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine threatens the security of our whole continent.
And our country had been held back for too long by low economic growth.
I was elected by the Conservative party with a mandate to change this.
We delivered on energy bills and on cutting national insurance.
And we set out a vision for a low-tax, high-growth economy that would take advantage of the freedoms of Brexit.
I recognise, though, given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative party.
I have therefore spoken to His Majesty the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative party.
This morning I met the chair of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady.
We have agreed there will be a leadership election to be completed in the next week.
This will ensure we remain on a path to deliver our fiscal plans and maintain our country’s economic stability and national security.
I will remain as prime minister until a successor has been chosen.