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Angola faces currency test in economy shake-up

Angolan President Joao Lourenco was elected five months ago promising an "economic miracle".

Brazil’s Lula loses appeal against corruption conviction

A Brazilian appeals court Wednesday upheld ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's conviction for corruption, dealing a body blow to his hopes of running for re-election this year.

Berlusconi throws flat tax plan into election campaign

A promise of a flat tax by former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi Friday sparked sharp reactions from opponents ahead of a general election and head-scratching among economists.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma battling for ex-husband’s seat

Mrs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, estranged wife of South African President, has assumed one of the two front runners for the presidency.

Angola’s opposition rejects ruling party’s ‘big vote’ lead

Angola’s main opposition on Friday rejected provisional election results that gave the ruling party a significant lead, saying the numbers had not been gathered transparently and did not tally with their own count.


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Land Use Charge: Lagosians To Block 3rd Mainland Bridge Monday

Some Lagos residents have concluded plans to block the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos on Monday in a bid to show their displeasure with the recently increased land use charges by the state government.

Olorunleke Ojo: Akwa United luckier than Al Ittihad in penalties

Akwa United were luckier than Al Itiihad of Libya in the lottery of the penalty shootout and that was why they progressed to the CAF Confederation Cup playoffs according to the undisputed hero of the Nigerian club, goalkeeper Olorunleke Ojo.

Rainstorm renders hundreds of residents homeless in llorin

Hundreds of residents in various parts of Ilorin, the Kwara capital, have been rendered homeless by rainstorm, following downpour which lasted for over three hours on Saturday evening.

Restructuring: Group calls for unity of purpose among Igbo leaders

A non-partisan political organization, Take Back Nigeria Association (TBNA), has called on politicians from Igbo speaking states to forge a common ideology in the call for restructuring of the country.

Presidency: Why President Buhari is dilly-dalling on second term ambition

The Presidency on Sunday gave reasons why President Muhammadu Buhari may be dilly-dalling in declaring his ambition in the 2019 presidential election, saying that it is a deliberate ploy to prevent opponents from sabotaging the country.

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Rivers council polls: We will not participate in illegality – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers says it will not participate in the alleged illegality of the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission’s (RSIEC) proposed conduct of Local Government Councils Elections on June 16, 2018.

2019: IFES pledges support for INEC

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems ( IFES ) says it will give every necessary support to the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ) in its quest to achieve credible elections in 2019.

Governor Lalong raises alarm over threats to peace in Plateau

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong says that the peace and stability of the state is under threat by some forces determined to take the state back to the crises of the past.

Governor Lalong declares curfew as suspected herdsmen kill two soldiers, two cops

Two soldiers, two mobile policemen and about 23 others were on Wednesday killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen during a fierce battle at Dung Kasa, Rafiki and Dutse Kura communities in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Herdsmen surrender 30 guns to police in Niger

Fulani herdsmen have surrendered 30 different guns illegally acquired, to the Police Command in Niger.