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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures to supporters as he addresses a campaign rally in Istanbul on June 23, 2018, one day before presidential and parliamentary elections. Turkey is preparing for tight presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24, while many analysts say the incumbent President wants a major foreign policy success to give him a final boost. Aris MESSINIS / AFP

Turkey’s Recep Erdogan faces resurgent opposition in twin election test

Turks were voting Sunday in dual parliamentary and presidential polls seen as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's toughest election test, with the opposition revitalised and his popularity at risk from growing economic troubles.

2019: Professor Soyinka, Femi Falana others call for vigilance

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Sunday called on Nigerians to be careful about the people they intend to trust their votes with in the 2019 general elections.

Those seeking to scrap NGOs are enemies of democracy – Group

The Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants, a justice reform and human rights organisation, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to shun the proposed Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, regulation bill in the works at the National Assembly, describing it as “draconian, wicked and dangerous.”

Zambia presidency slams police for halting opposition prayers

The Zambian presidency on Saturday condemned as "regrettable" a police decision to halt a prayer meeting this week at which the main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was due to appear.

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President Buhari lauds quality of Nigerian professionals in Netherlands

Saying he was quite pleased with their intellectual and professional achievements, the President in a statement by his special adviser media, Femi Adesina, lauded them for representing Nigeria well, and for always being in touch with their motherland.
A woman is removed from the pitch during the World Cup final between France and Croatia. Michael Zemanek-BPI-Rex-Shutterstock

Pussy Riot protesters charged over World Cup pitch invasion

Russian authorities have charged four members of the punk activist group Pussy Riot for disrupting the World Cup final by running onto the pitch.

Plateau community holds town hall meeting on electoral violence

Nasarawa Gom community in Jos North Local Government area of Plateau on Monday held a town hall meeting to fashion out ways of curbing electoral violence in the area.

Indian woman gang-raped, burned to death

Indian police arrested two men on Monday over the gang rape and burning to death of a woman, the latest shocking crime against females in the country, officials said.

Ex-Governor Lamido: Nigeria is under siege, we no longer sleep with our eyes closed

Former Governor of Jigawa state and presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Sule Lamido, took a swipe at the security situation in the country and declared that Nigeria is under siege.