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Liberia’s Supreme Court halts presidential run-off over fraud allegations

Liberia’s Supreme Court has stayed the Nov. 7 presidential run-off election until it considers a challenge to first round results by a losing candidate who has alleged fraud.

Liberia political party calls for halt to vote-counting

One of Liberia's largest political parties called for a halt to counting of election results on Thursday, alleging voting irregularities and fraud, as the country awaited the announcement of the first provisional results.

Liberians usher in new era with high-stakes presidential vote

Liberians turned out in force on Tuesday to choose a successor to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in a contest set to complete the country's first democratic transition of power in more than 70 years.

Observers under fire for ‘rubber stamping’ Kenya vote

Accused of glossing over flaws in Kenya's election which later caused the result to be overturned, international observers are under a harsh spotlight ahead of a re-run next month.

Enugu govt, Carter Centre to eradicate river blindness

The Director, Public Health Services in Enugu State, Dr Okechukwu Ossai, on Thursday said the state government and Carter Centre had commenced distribution of free drugs to victims of river blindness and elephantiasis in the state.

US rejects allegations of supporting a candidate in Kenya’s polls

The United States has rejected allegations on social media saying it supported the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta to avert violence in the country.

UK, US appeal for patience in Kenya amid poll anxiety

Britain and the United States on Friday appealed to Kenyans to remain patient as the electoral body verify the results and investigate reports of fraud.

Observers have not helped Kenyans – Odinga

Kenya’s main opposition candidate Raila Odinga broke his rule of not speaking till after declaration of results by telling foreign media that election observer missions have confounded the election dispute.

Kenya EC warns opposition over victory claims

Kenya’s electoral commission has warned the opposition that its claims of victory for its presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, could be deemed illegal.

John Kerry warns Kenya opposition against violence

Former US secretary of state John Kerry has stepped into the Kenyan election controversy with an impassioned plea to opposition leader Raila Odinga to stay within the law when protesting against the results.

Jittery Kenya awaits final election results after disputed poll

A jittery Kenya awaits final poll results Thursday, with President Uhuru Kenyatta holding a strong lead after a vote marred by opposition claims of rigging and the death of four people in election-related violence.

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Association holds free medical services for members in Kano

The Ebira People’s Association Kano Chapter on Sunday organised a medical outreach during which it offered free consultations and drugs to 200 of its members.

Automotive council to develop electric car policy

Despite Nigeria’s inability to produce fuel-powered cars to meet the needs of its domestic market and the shortfall in the country’s electricity supply, the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) has indicated that it is strategising and developing an electric car policy to prepare the nation for the production and use of electric vehicles.

Lagos govt pays N61bn in retirement benefits

Lagos State has paid a total of N61 billion to its retirees since commencement of the retirement benefit bond certificate presentations in 2010.

West Ham owner David Sullivan’s transfer claims ‘ignorance’ – Jose Fonte

West Ham owner David Sullivan's claim his kids begged him not to sign Jose Fonte has been labelled as "ignorance" by the player.

Neymar headed to Brazil for ‘personal matters’

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar is urgently travelling to Brazil due to “personal matters”, the Brazilian company that manages the footballer’s career said on Sunday.

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Petrol should sell for N182.17 based on landing cost – DAPAMA

The Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association blamed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation for the scarcity in the country due to the shortfall in supply to depots.

Zimbabwe president names new head of state intelligence outfit

Zimbabwe has named a former diplomat as the head of its intelligence agency, state-owned newspaper The Herald said on Saturday.

VW manager jailed for seven years over emissions scandal

A senior Volkswagen manager has been jailed for seven years in the US for covering up a scheme to evade pollution limits on diesel vehicles.

I allowed Tottenham to self-destruct against Chelsea in 2016 – Mark Clattenburg

Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg says he "allowed Tottenham to self-destruct" when he refereed the 2-2 draw with Chelsea in May 2016 as Spurs conceded the title to Leicester.

Kogi State University alumni drags vice-chancellor to court over alleged N10m fraud

The Kogi State University Alumni Association has dragged the Vice Chancellor of the Kogi State University (KSU), Professor Mohammed Abdulkadir, and the entire institution to court for alleged N10 million fraud and unlawful interference with the alumni activities.