We can make Commonwealth a real global power – Muhammadu Buhari
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Nation (Nigeria)

Why should our 54 countries not lend weight to each other in international bodies, compounding our influence as the EU does? What becomes of the Commonwealth should one of its 15 members that is not a republic join those 39 others which are? With Jamaica considering such a move, this question is being asked. But it is misplaced: the modern Commonwealth was constituted in 1949 specifically to accommodate a republic – newly independent India – precisely after such constitutional change. Still, it is right to debate the Commonwealth’s future. Though perfectly sustainable in its current form, it w…

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