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A UN expert committee has announced that four countries could soon “graduate” from the ranks of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable nations.
Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) has announced March 27 for run-off in the country’s presidential election as no candidate scored mandatory 55 per cent votes in the March 7 election.
The National Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone on Sunday released 75 per cent of the result of the presidential election held in the country on Wednesday, showing the opposition candidate, Julius Maada Bio is now ahead, with a narrow lead over the candidate of the ruling party, Samura Wilson Kamara.
Catalan President Carles Puigdemont finds himself in a difficult position after the far-left Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) party delivered a letter demanding he declare independence by Monday.
The electoral commission said the postponement, which is due to last a week, was due solely to logistical factors and denied political pressure had played any part in the decision. President Muhammadu Buhari and his rival, former vice president Atiku Abubakar, both urged voters to stay calm.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked government to declare a two or three-day public holiday to enable workers travel to perform their civic responsibility in the face of imminent voter apathy as a result of the shift in the date of the general elections.
A woman, Ms Esther Emiola, has petitioned the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) over alleged child abandonment by former international footballer, Sani Kaita.
Bayern Munich have left Jerome Boateng out of their squad for their Champions League match against Liverpool on Tuesday night, while Franck Ribery will travel separately to Liverpool on Monday.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed a meeting for Monday to review the ban on electioneering during the one week extension of poll.
Coach of Akure based NPFL side Sunshine stars Kabir Dogo has appealed to fans of Sunshine stars and assured them that his team is not one that relies on home form alone to pick points following yesterday’s home draw against Insurance of Benin.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, has ordered sustained patrols and surveillance across the state to maintain law and order.
The electoral campaigns for the March 10 legislative elections in Guinea-Bissau kicked off on Saturday.
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has called on pensioners across the country to vote against any state governor still owing backlog of unpaid pensions in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria has described the postponement of the general elections as pathetic and worrisome.