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National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS)

NANS denies N150 million bribery allegations from presidency

The leadership of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has distance itself from the purported allegations by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) claiming it received N150 million from the presidency.

President Buhari in closed-door meeting with IGP Ibrahim Idris

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently holding a closed-door meeting with the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has warned that a national unity government needs to be formed as the country faces economic malaise after months of political deadlock.

Lebanon’s Saad Hariri urges formation of new government

Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has warned that a national unity government needs to be formed as the country faces economic malaise after months of political deadlock.

Faure Gnassingbe’s party wins majority in Togolese parliament

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe’s party won most seats in parliamentary elections, according to provisional results on Monday, in polls overshadowed by pre-ballot clashes and an opposition boycott.
Deji Adeyanju

CSOs protest Deji Adeyanju’s arraignment for murder in Kano

A coalition of civil society groups on Wednesday protested the arraignment of an Abuja activist and Convener, Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, for attempted homicide and criminal conspiracy before a Kano Magistrates’ Court.
This video grab from footage taken and released on November 14, 2018 by French television channel TF1 shows French President Emmanuel Macron speaking during a televised interview with the channel aboard the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, off the coast of Toulon, southern France. (Photo by Handout / TF1 / AFP) /

Emmanuel Macron’s ratings fall further after month of protests

A month of “yellow vest” protests have taken a further toll on the popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron, a new poll showed Sunday, with analysts saying he will be forced to change his style of governing.

2019: IPAC to organise peace-accord forum for Ebonyi candidates

The Inter-party Advisory Council in Ebonyi says it plans to organise a peace-accord forum for all governorship, state and national assembly candidates in the 2019 election.

Gabon’s Ali Bongo to move from Riyadh to Rabat ‘to convalesce’

Gabon's Ali Bongo, who has spent a month in treatment at a Saudi hospital, will be transferred next week to Rabat to convalesce, a presidential source told AFP on Friday.

BPE denies alleged expiration of Discos licences

The Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) has described a untrue, rumours that the operating licences of 11 electricity distribution companies in Nigeria have expired and needed to be renewed by the federal government.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Mahmood Yakubu: We will not fail Nigerians

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, says the commission will not fail the nation in the conduct of 2019 General Elections.

NERC establishes customers complaint office in Bauchi

As part of efforts to enhance service delivery to electricity consumers in Bauchi State and its environs, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has established a Customer Complaints Forum office in Bauchi metropolis with a charge to customers who are yet to be metered despite paying in advance for their prepaid meters, to properly lodge their complaints at the commission’s forum office rather than vent their anger through violence on electricity workers.

Nigeria pledges to domesticate human rights treaties, address impunity

Nigeria will work to domesticate human rights treaties, take action to address impunity by security agencies and retain moratorium.

INEC charges CSO’s to educate citizens on dynamics of electoral process

As the 2019 general election draws nearer, the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has charged Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to be proactive in educating Nigerians on the dynamics of electoral process.

2019: Group alleges plot to hack INEC database

A coalition of civil society groups, under the aegis of C24, which seeks to promote good governance and electoral integrity, has raised the alarm over threats to the electoral process by sophisticated IT hackers.

INEC to display 1,036,442 voters’ register in Bayelsa

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bayelsa on Monday said it would commence the display of voters’ register of about 1, 036, 442 registered persons in various polling units in the state.

Groups to monitor sharing of $321 million Abacha loot

Some concerned Civil Society Groups (CSOs) have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to live up to the expectations in the agreement reached with the Swiss Bank on the sharing of recovered asset of $321 million linked to the late Gen. Sani Abacha military junta.

Hundreds march in Togo for release of protesters

Over one thousand people marched in Togo’s capital of Lome on Saturday to demand the release of protesters jailed after demanding the resignation of President Faure Gnassingbe.

Bayelsa launches safe motherhood initiative

The Bayelsa State government said it had concluded arrangements to launch its safe motherhood scheme on October 31 2018, with a view to reducing the high incidence of infant and maternal mortality in the state.

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YPP: Ifeanyi Ubah will win Anambra South senatorial election

Hon. Moses Obi, the state chairman of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in Anambra State, has expressed confidence that Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, the party’s candidate for Anambra South senatorial elections, will sweep the polls in next month’s election.

Firms to build $3 million smelting plant, refinery in Plateau

Two firms, D Four Metals and Plastona Limited, have entered into a joint venture agreement to establish a 3 million U.S. dollars ultra-modern smelting plant and refinery in Jos, Plateau.

President Buhari, VP Osinbajo to participate in townhall programme

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will on Wednesday participate in a live televised two-hour presidential town-hall programme.
Pro-Brexit supporters hold up placards outside the UK Parliament as MPs debated.

UK parliament rejects Brexit deal in historic vote

Britain’s parliament on Tuesday resoundingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, triggering a no-confidence vote in her government and plunging its plans to leave the EU into further chaos.
This image taken from an AFP TV footage shows people in a street as a gunfight was underway following a blast at a hotel and office complex in a leafy Nairobi neighbourhood on January 15, 2019. – A blast at the DusitD2 compound, which includes a hotel and several office buildings housing international companies, was heard from AFP’s offices some five kilometres (three miles) away. (Photo by Raphael AMBASU / AFP)

Official: American citizen killed in Nairobi attack

A US citizen was killed Tuesday in an attack by Islamist militants on an upmarket hotel and office complex in Nairobi, a US official said.