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Election watchdogs last month ruled that only two parties, both allied to President Patrice Talon, met toughened conditions of admissibility under new electoral laws.

Oppositions urge Benin Republic president to resign

The Alliance for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (ASDA) has called for Benin Republic President Patrice Talon’s resignation, saying he has lost the trust of the people.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Unending ‘war’ between Nigerian politicians and judges

There are three arms of government, no doubt: the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. They are very pivotal to sustainability of any democracy. Other institutions of democracy include the Election Management Bodies such as the Independent National Electoral Commission and State Independent Electoral Commission, Civil Society Organisations, the media and the political parties. Members of political parties are called politicians.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Travel ban: Nigeria descending into Banana republic – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has condemned the travel ban placed on 50 high-profile Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing it as “the height of autocracy, despotism, fascism and a plot to railroad Nigeria into a Banana republic.”
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Matthew Seiyefa takes over as acting DSS chief

An acting Director-General has been inaugurated for Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Security Service (SSS) in Abuja.

Uche Secondus asks UK to expel President Buhari over National Assembly siege

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, has condemned the Tuesday siege on the National Assembly by officials of the Department of State Service (DSS).

Kenya’s chief justice warns government to respect the law

Kenya's chief justice on Wednesday criticised the government's recent defiance of a series of court orders -- actions that he said "threaten the rule of law."

We’re not agents of opposition – Kwara radio

Lukman Mustapha, Chairman of Sobi FM, Ilorin in Kwara State, has explained that the radio station was not out as an agent of the opposition to antagonise the government of the state.

PDP and the long walk to trouble

The PDP recently conducted a convention to elect its national leaders for the first time not as a Ruling Party but as the major opposition party in Nigeria.

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EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu said the commission has also recovered more than N251 billion within the three months.

Report: Ibrahim Magu-led EFCC recovers N939.5 billion cash, sends 1636 to jail in four...

Four years after being named as acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the record of the number of corrupt Nigerians convicted by the commission under him and the value of assets recovered from the convicts has emerged.

Senator Gobir: Border closure has curtailed arms proliferation, improved security

The Chairman, Senate committee on National Security and Intelligence, Senator Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir, on Saturday said the closure of Nigeria’s land borders by the Federal Government has had a tremendous impact on the security, especially in the northern region.
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Bayelsa guber: APC campaigns take-off Monday

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has concluded arrangements to formally commence its campaigns for the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
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Leon Balogun questions VAR in Manchester United vs Liverpool tie

Brighton’s Leon Balogun has questioned the decision of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) to chalk off Sadio Mane’s goal in Liverpool’s 1-all draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

French tourist recounts sleeping with 1,400 African girls, impregnating 600 in six countries

A French tourist has admitted impregnating more than 600 women in six African countries within two years. Forty-year-old Jean Michel made the revelation on an online news site “Africa24”.