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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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Third suspect arrested over London train attack

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Labour threatens to disgrace govs owing salaries

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Nigerian Air Force joins military operation in Southeast

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Oando Foundation supports ‘girl child’ education in Nigeria

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Telecom masts don’t cause cancer, other diseases – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission has allayed fears that telecommunication masts cause cancer and other health problems.

Alhassan attends FEC meeting with Buhari

Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, was at Wednesday’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

Prices of food fall in Asaba

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Bayelsa PDP storms Abuja on solidarity visit to Makarfi

The Bayelsa State Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stormed the national secretariat of the PDP in Abuja for a solidarity visit to Senator Ahmed Makarfi led leadership.

Lionel Messi playing under new Barcelona contract – Bartomeu

Lionel Messi is already playing under a five-year contract signed on behalf of the player by his dad, according to Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu.