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Thousands sign petition to stop singer R Kelly’s concerts in Germany

Thousands of people in Germany have signed a change .org online petition calling for two concerts by controversial U.S. singer R Kelly not to go ahead.

Malaysian premier wants review of death penalty for man who sold medicinal cannabis

Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, on Tuesday came to the defence of a man facing the death penalty for selling cannabis oil to patients, saying his sentence should be reviewed.

Sudanese teen bride who killed husband during rape begs for pardon

A 19-year-old girl in Sudan who was sentenced to death by a court on Thursday for murdering her husband after he tried to rape her, has called on President Omar Al-Bashir to pardon her as she was forced into a child marriage, and had acted in self-defence.

Flesh-eating bacteria puzzles Australian health authorities

A spike in Australians being attacked by flesh-eating bacteria has left health authorities puzzled and concerned.

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INEC: Nobody forced us to postpone elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the decision to postpone the 2019 general elections was entirely that of the commission and not due to any external influence.

Shock, disappointment trail election postponement

Many Nigerians have reacted over the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly (NASS) elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). While some have expressed shock and disappointment, others see it as a welcome development that will enable the electoral umpire conduct proper elections. Yet others see it as a distraction and a way of discouraging people from voting.
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has ruled out political influence in the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on February 16 and March 2, 2019.

INEC chairman explains reasons for postponement of elections

The INEC Chairman, Professor Yakubu Mahmood has explained why the commission postponed the Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for Saturday, February 16.

Police officer, 8 others killed in Rivers

At least nine persons including a police officer, have been reportedly killed by gunmen at different locations in three local government areas of Rivers State.

Election postponement: APC manipulating INEC to rig polls – Senator Jang

Former Governor of Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau North, Dr Jonah David Jang, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of manipulating the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to enable them rig the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly Elections.