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On Thursday afternoon September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully at her residence at Balmoral Scotland, at the age of (96), she ascended the throne in 1952.

Following the queen’s death, king James III the Prince of Wales will be expected to address the nation, and he did.

King Charles -Charles Phillip Arthur George. The new king of England ascended to the throne on the death of Queen Elizabeth (his mother) on the 9th September 2022, he has been adjudged as the longest serving her apparent in the British chequered history at the ripe age of 73 years.

He was born 19th November 1948 at the Buckingham Palace, London. King Charles henceforth adopted the title of King Charles III, he chooses to keep his name as royals can choose another upon ascending the coveted throne, with this development the prince of the Duke of Cambridge, will then become the Prince of Wales.

Though king Charles III has officially been proclaimed as the British Monarch, there are controversies and challenges he has to grapple with as he settles to face the business of royal leadership.

Though he has spent (73) years preparing for this role under the tutelage of his mother Queen Elizabeth II yet experts projection conclude he would face an uncertain course that took place to the nations under which the British Monarchy rule.

These changes are both at the UK’s home nations. Binding the 14 additional countries in the common wealth, which have changed.

Over the 70 years of the Queen’s reign. His tenure on the throne will be defined by how he respects the new tension -the relationship between sovereign nations and people.

The challenges king Charles III will face could be simply distilled into three -the British or home challenge, A Global king and A Neutral King.


History has revealed that the relationship with countries of the former British Empire has changed over the seven decades of Queen Elizabeth II’s rules. This is a challenge for king Charles III to which he needs to adapt to social, political and generational tension within British itself.

The population of UK’s 70million spread among four divided nations along class, generation, geography, and the economy, this is reflected in London with a parliament representing the four home nations of Wales England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The irony apparently as, the Royal family loves their Balmoral estate, in Scotland where Queen Elizabeth died-their retreat from the affairs of the state. But it remains a billion-sound question whether king Charles this retreat.

Pundits also believes that Charles is not endowed with the qualities that endowed Queen Elizabeth to the Britain of all classes Memoirs and biographies described Queen Elizabeth as special but a good grounder who is “like us” This established the narrative that the royals are inclusive of all people in their realms one wonders whether the new king will follow the act This indeed is a herculean task for king Charles III to present himself as a monarch for all trictons of all race, social class and nationality.


When Queen Elizabeth II assumed the throne in 1952 as the queen-she was Queen of the United Kingdom. She was also a Queen of Jamaica, New Zealand. Papua New Guinea, Canada, Tuvalu, Australia and several other countries and more people live in those nations than in the UK’s 70 million now all are the subjects of the new king Charles III.

The only concern is whether all these countries accept the king in the manner in which they accepted his mother remains kind of a Mystery’ Many attained their independence at the beginning of Queen Elizabeth reign tagged as “Era of Rapid Recolonization “during the 50s and 60s majority of those former colons India, Pakistan, and all Britain’s African colonies (including Nigeria became republic right before this early years of her reign (1952-1955).

The tie of monarchy also held the promise of promoting ongoing economic and political ties with the UK, but this is illusory as the head of the Monarchy resides in Britain and supports primarily British charities and sits at the top of British society.


Finally, the new king Charles III will face the questions about political society. His mother Queen Elizabeth II during her era was tactful not to reveal her personal feelings or political beliefs. She was at this some time the most public and most private individual in Britain during her 70-year reign She was enthusiastic pious and a patron of various charities.

Experts state that despite his cultured up-bringing and finesse -The new king Charles III has a contrary public reputation. He was rated as extrovert and has been out spoken in a range of controversies in farming, health, architecture, and the environment, some of these issues related to political and cultural debates.

A 2015 publication by the Guardian of London about letters as evidences that he lobbied Tony Blair’s government directly on matters of personal interest to him.

This is a contradiction as it will show the risk of compromising his constitutional role as a sterling monarch who reigns but does not rule to be out of those challenges, for king Charles III may be about letting go as much as holding on “as one writer summed it up.

Many observers, however, believe that the definition of Success “for a 21st century British monarch is hard to pen down in terms of influence, harmony, and reflection of society set us a good example or just sheer survival. Only time can tell how King Charles III will struggle with all the above constituencies and sense them well to face the above palpable challenges.

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The Chairman of the APC Defense Coalition, Dr. Suleiman Shuaibu Sarki Shanun Shinkafi had lambasted Sen. Ahmad Sani Yariman Bakura the former Governor of Zamfara state for allegedly backing Senator Gods will Akpabio’s candidature of becoming the Senate President of the 10th National Assembly.

He said the action of Senator Yarima is a clear demonstration of his unending conspiracy against the North and the people of Northern Nigeria by extension.

Sarkin Shanu in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday insisted that it will be an act of conspiracy and mischief for the Zamfara former Governor, Ahmad Sani Yarima to back a southern candidate for the post of Senate President when he already has someone from Zamfara and a fellow Northerner who is buying for the same position.

He noted that the action of Senator Ahmad Yarima is a clear impression that he is an enemy of the North and the people of Northern Nigeria by extension, adding that Northerners need to be awakened and rise to the occasion before people like Yariman Bakura nail the region down for personal self enrichment.

“Yariman Bakura has demonstrated his strong and extreme disregard for the Northern Nigerian by supporting Sen. Godswill Akpabio as against the candidature of the former Governor of Zamfara Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar, and we are ready to fight him to finishing for working against the interest of the North”.

“The North West in particular has produces over 50% of the votes that produces Sen. Bola Ahmad Tinubu as the President during the 2023 election and now that our own from the region is contesting for the post of Senate President we have no option than to stand firmly behind him and enemies of the North like Yariman Bakura will fail woefully when the time comes”.

“Yariman Bakura has never hidden his personal enmity for the progress of Sen. Abdulaziz Yari and this can be demonstrated since what happened in the 2019 political race and now in the 2023 election when he worked openly against the success of the APC in Zamfara state” the statement added.

“It is shameful of Sen. Yarima to show his political solidarity to Godswill Akpabio in the open world and his action is a clear demonstration that he has declared war against the North and Northern Nigeria and by the special will of Allah Yarima he will be humiliated for working against the North” the statement added.

“We implore Sen. Yari to remain firm and focus and continue to mobilize strongly for his candidature for the Senate President, and we assure him he will emerge victorious looking at the dynamics of the way things are going, the APC zoning arrangement will surely fail”.

“For record, the President-elect is from the South, the Chief Justice of the federation who is the head of the judicial arm is also from the South, so there is no way the North will allow the seat of the Senate President who is the head of the legislative arm to shift to the South again”. The statement added.

He called on Senator Yarima to have the fear of God and leave Senator Yari alone, noting that God almighty has already made Yari the political hero of the current generation.

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A Kano Senator-elect under the platform of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) Kawu Sumaila has declared to that APC zoning arrangement was an insult to the Nigerian parliament.

Sen. Kawu Sumaila who stated this on the National Television insisted that, former Governor of Zamfara and senator elect Abdulaziz Yari remain his candidate for the office of the Senate President of the 10th National Assembly.

He stated that, the National Assembly, as an independent arm of the government, should be free from the control of the executive.

“It is an insult for the APC to dictate to me where I will go in the choosing the presiding officers”.

He added that the majority of the lawmakers-elect were already discussing working against the zoning arrangements announced by the APC.

He urged Tinubu not to allow political sycophants to dictate the fortune of things for him.

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The Executive Director Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center Awal Musa Rafsanjani has described the APC zoning arrangements as announced as an attempt to pocket the 10th National Assembly.

Rafsanjani who stated this in an interview insisted that the culture of imposition of leadership on the national assembly has grave danger to the nation’s Democratic process.

Rafsanjani stated “some people endorsed by the party for leadership have corruption allegation against them, having them as presiding officers in the legislatures will neutralize anti-graft fights and will further erode the public image of the parliament.

“What the President-elect and the APC have done is to completely pocket the legislatures and make them not only rubber stamp parliament but also an extension of the presidency” .

While affirming that CISLAC supported equitable zoning of national assembly leadership seats , it condemned the imposition of individuals on the lawmakers.

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