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Anambra IPAC chair resigns

The Chairman of Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Prince Isaac Onuka, has resigned from the position, following the de-registration of some political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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APC wins Kogi assembly by-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mr Egbunu Atule of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the Ibaji state constituency by-election held on Saturday in Kogi.
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APC wins Lagos assembly bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Femi Saheed of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of Saturday’s bye-election for Kosofe constituency 2 of the Lagos State House of Assembly.
INEC officials sleeping at polling unit 014, Isele in Ikorodu as voters shun poll.

Lagos bye-election: Less than 10% of voters participate in some areas

Sorting and counting of votes have ended in many polling units in the Lagos East Senatorial and Kosofe Constituency II House of Assembly by-elections as some units recorded poor turnout of voters.

By-election: INEC says candidates’ withdrawal in Zamfara a rumour

Zamfara state office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has not received notice of withdrawal of any candidate from Bakura state constituency by-election.
Foreign ministers of Qatar and Australia have spoken for the first time since the controversy over the forced physical examination of female passengers at Doha airport.

Qatar renews apology over Doha airport incident

Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke to his Australian counterpart Marisa Payne on Friday, weeks after the October 2 incident that saw airport staff take women off several planes to examine them to check whether they were the mother of a baby abandoned at Hamad International Airport (HIA).
Mr Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare have pleaded not guilty to a two-count amended charge levelled against them.

#RevolutionNow: Appeal court strikes out Omoyele Sowore’s appeal

The Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Wednesday, struck out the notice of appeal that convener of the 2019 #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, filed to challenge his bail conditions.

Lagos bye-elections: 20 candidates jostle for senatorial, assembly seats

Twelve candidates will be contesting for the Lagos East Senatorial bye-election slated for Oct. 31.

REC: INEC to resume continuous voter registration soon

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it will soon resume its continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise, aborted few months ago by the outbreak of COVID-19.
DR Congo’s civil aviation authority chief has been suspended after authorising a Google internet balloon to overfly the territory “without notifying the government,” an official said on Wednesday.

Congo’s civil aviation chief suspended over Google internet balloon flight

DR Congo’s civil aviation authority chief has been suspended after authorising a Google internet balloon to overfly the territory “without notifying the government,” an official said on Wednesday.
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

CUPP wants INEC to adjust timetable for Ondo, Edo polls

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has called on the electoral commission, INEC, to adjust its timetable for Edo and Ondo governorship elections, following the Court of Appeal judgment that upturned the deregistration of 23 political parties.

Ondo guber: We didn’t substitute name of any aspirant, candidate – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it does not substitute nominated candidates of the African Action Congress (AAC) or any other party’s nominations for Ondo governorship election.
The Zenith Labour Party, on Sunday, confirmed the adoption of Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, as its governorship candidate.

Ondo guber: Zenith Labour Party adopts deputy governor as candidate

The Zenith Labour Party, on Sunday, confirmed the adoption of Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, as its governorship candidate.
African Action Congress AAC

Ondo guber: AAC vows to sue INEC for replacing party’s deputy governor’s name

The African Action Congress (AAC) said it would take legal action against Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for replacing the name of its Ondo deputy governorship candidate with an unknown one.

Ondo guber: INEC releases names of all 17 candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a provisional list of candidates for the Ondo governorship election.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo guber: Opposition parties endorse Governor Obaseki

A coalition of some registered political parties, under the aegis of Coalition of Political Parties (CPP), in Edo on Friday endorsed the re-election of the governor, Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, for another four years.
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Edo guber: Why AAC candidate’s name missing on contestants list – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the African Action Congress (AAC) did not submit its nomination for Sept. 19 Edo Governorship election.
The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria has lambasted Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education, for demanding compensation from China over the Coronavirus pandemic.

2023: Oby Ezekwesili, Femi Falana, Olisa Agbakoba, others launch political movement

Over 30 prominent Nigerian activists, academics, and other professionals, have launched a new political movement ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Benue council conducts councils election in 276 wards

Local government election was Saturday held peacefully across the 276 council wards of Benue state with a large turn out of voters in the urban and rural areas.

Court declares INEC deregistration of political parties valid

The Federal High Court in Abuja has affirmed the Power of the Independent National Electoral Commission to deregister political parties which failed to comply with the provisions of the law particularly Section 225 A of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Patigi state constituency bye-election in Kwara State, Adam Ahmed Rufai, has been declared the winner. The returning officer for the election, Dr Abdulazeez Ishola Musbau of University of Ilorin, declared Rufai the winner having polled 10,354 votes

APC candidate declared winner of Kwara bye-election

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Patigi state constituency bye-election in Kwara State, Adam Ahmed Rufai, has been declared the winner. The returning officer for the election, Dr Abdulazeez Ishola Musbau of University of Ilorin, declared Rufai the winner having polled 10,354 votes
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

INEC releases lists of contestants for March 14 by-elections in four constituencies

The Independent National Electoral Commission has published names of candidates of political parties who are qualified for the March 14,2020 state and federal constituency by-elections in Sokoto, Kwara, Jigawa and Niger States.

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Twitter is looking into adding subscription options to become less dependent on targeted ads, Bloomberg reported Monday. Several teams are apparently in the early stages of researching different approaches.

Twitter opens its audio chat room Spaces to Android users

Twitter introduced a limited version of the Clubhouse competitor on iOS in January. While any users of Twitter’s iOS app can join and listen to Spaces, only a few can host them at the moment.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, brokered a truce between the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom and Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed in Port Harcourt.

Bauchi, Benue governors reconcile in Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, brokered a truce between the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom and Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed in Port Harcourt.
FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will have to cut down the costs of their squads by more than 35 million euros ($42.14 million) following new salary limits imposed by La Liga on Tuesday to cope with the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Barcelona, Atletico Madrid ordered to further tighten belts by La Liga

FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will have to cut down the costs of their squads by more than 35 million euros ($42.14 million) following new salary limits imposed by La Liga on Tuesday to cope with the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Isu said the agency had earlier distributed food items meant for the 2019 flood victims, which was initially kept at its warehouse, following the approval of Gov. Douye Diri two weeks ago.

Bayelsa governor: 2.5% revenue for host communities ‘unacceptable’ to Niger Delta

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa on Tuesday proposed that 10 per cent of derived oil revenue be provided in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for the host communities.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police nab five ‘armed robbers’, recover fire arms in Nasarawa

Police in Nasarawa state Tuesday announced the arrest of two suspected notorious armed robbers who have been terrorising Nasarawa and its environs and recovered fire arms from them.

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Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC urges fuel stations to stop hoarding petrol

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Nigerians to stop panic-buying following what it described as artificial fuel scarcity in the country.
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NAPTIP seeks establishment of rescue station in Kebbi

National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has called for the establishment of a station in Kebbi State and a safe house where the rescued victims can be kept and taken care of.
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Oyo seeks renewed support from UNICEF on strategic nutrition plan

Oyo State government has called on the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to renew its effort at partnering the State towards achieving enhanced economic growth for its citizens.