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Malawi votes in tight three-way election

Malawi polls opened on Tuesday after a closely-fought election campaign, with President Peter Mutharika battling to hold off two serious rivals in a race that has focused on corruption allegations and economic development.

Abuja club raid: Police to penalise erring officers

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has pledged to mete out stiff penalties on any officer found guilty of the alleged harassment and molestation of women at the Caramelo Night Club raid in Abuja.

Ekiti APC suspends ex-Governor Segun Oni for anti-party activities

For allegedly getting involved in anti-party activities, the Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has suspended the former state Governor Segun Oni from the party.
Zainab Aliyu

Official: President Buhari directs AGF Malami to intervene in Zainab Aliyu’s detention in Saudi

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation, to immediately intervene in the case of Zainab Aliyu, an official has said.
Félix Tshisekedi

Felix Tshisekedi struggles with security issues in DR Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo’s president Felix Tshisekedi is struggling to fulfil the pledge he made to crack down on rebel and militia groups in the troubled North Kivu province.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Okon Efut, who led the former Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen’s defence team at Thursday’s judgment proceedings of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, has indicated that the conviction of the former CJN would be appealed at the Court of Appeal.

South-South governors to beg President Buhari to accept Justice Onnoghen’s resignation letter

The South-south governors may have resolved to intervene in the resignation saga of the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
India Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi

India chief justice accused of sexual harassment

India’s Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has been accused of sexual harassment by a former Supreme Court employee.
Julian Assange gives a thumbs up to onlookers from inside a police van in London on Thursday.

Lawmakers urge UK to cooperate with Sweden in Assange case

More than 70 British lawmakers have urged their government to prioritise any extradition bid Sweden might make for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is also wanted in the United States.
Leonardo Bonucci​ has taken steps to clarify his remarks on the racist abuse reportedly suffered by Moise Kean during Juventus' match against Cagliari.

Maurizio Sarri: Leonardo Bonucci made a mistake over Moise Kean comments

Maurizio Sarri says Leonardo Bonucci's comments in the aftermath of alleged abuse towards Moise Kean by Cagliari supporters were a "mistake" but insists the Juventus defender is "not racist".
Gboyega Oyetola

Osun government warns PDP not to incite judiciary against Governor Oyetola

Osun State government has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of plots to incite the judiciary against Governor Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola through frivolous allegations.
The Football Association has launched a formal investigation into Peter Beardsley, the former England international who left his position as Under-23s coach at Newcastle United last week following bullying complaints made against him by a player.

Football Association to investigate ex-Newcastle coach Peter Beardsley

Allegations of racism and bullying made against former Newcastle coach Peter Beardsley are being investigated by the Football Association.
Alex Otti

Abia elections: Alex Otti, Uche Ogah, others reject gubernatorial result

The governorship candidates of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and All Progressives Congress in Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti and Chief Uche Ogah, have jointly rejected the result of Saturday’s poll.

Election: Governor Ortom accuses security agencies of intimidation

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday expressed worry over reports of intimidation of the masses by security operatives at polling stations in the state.

Asiwaju Tinubu: I have no relation to or interest in Act Technologies

All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has condemned an online report incorrectly linking him with a company called Act Technologies Limited.

Akwa Ibom REC: I can’t be compromised

The Akwa-Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mike Igini, has described as “misrepresentation, lies and innuendos” allegations which had been on for three weeks that he and other officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), have been compromised.
APC Nigeria Supporters

Appeal Court Justices withdraw from Zamfara APC case

Justices of the Sokoto Division of the Court of Appeal on Monday disqualified themselves from hearing the case on the qualification of Zamfara All Progressives Congress (APC) to field candidates for the upcoming general election.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti election: Tribunal set to deliver judgment on PDP’s petition

The Ekiti State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja will on Monday deliver judgment on a petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party challenging the election of Dr Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress.

In the name of democracy

If you are a lover of competitive democracy, you must have been worried by the pronouncements and demeanour of Alhaji Lai Mohammed, minister of information, on Friday. Lai, speaking in a very bitter tone, told State House correspondents that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), could spend as much time as he wanted in the US but he would be quizzed on his return over his role in the collapse of Bank PHB

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140 IPOB members arraigned for allegedly plotting to overthrow President Buhari

An Enugu East Magistrates Court presided by Magistrate A. N. Chioke has remanded 140 members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) over an alleged treason.

Federal government disburses $22.216 million on Tradermoni, other empowerment schemes

Part of recovered looted funds of late Head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha, was expended on various empowerment initiatives of the government, Senior Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments, Maryam Uwais, disclosed in on Thursday
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on their election victory.

President Buhari congratulates India’s Narendra Modi on election victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on their election victory.

N2 billion fraud: Court revokes bail, orders arrest of ex-Governor Aliyu

Justice A. B. Aliyu of the Federal High Court in Minna, Niger State on Thursday revoked the bail granted to the former Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu and the former state governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Umar Gado Nasko.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC recruitment: Applicants to undergo computer-based test

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has revealed that the third phase of its ongoing recruitment exercise will involve a computer-based test, which comes up on June 1.