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Nigeria on Sunday awaited results from its presidential election as civil society groups warned that disorganisation and violence may have undermined the polls.
A coalition of civil society groups has called on the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to act on the corruption allegations against the director-general of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC (NBET), Marilyn Amobi, and the alleged victimisation of the whistleblowers at the agency.
A coalition of civil society groups in Rivers State has called on the Federal Government and the Independent National Electoral Commission not to consider staggering the rescheduled elections.
Group known as Kwara Advancement Initiative has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of tampering with sensitive election materials meant for the conduct of the rescheduled presidential and national assembly elections in Kwara state
Third Force Presidential candidate running on the People’s Trust (PT) platform, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has written the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu, requesting a further extension of the Presidential and National Assembly elections because the one week extension is rather too short to conclude the stated enormous logistics requirement for the polls.
The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu, says the security agency is working with the judiciary to ensure that persons arrested for offences on election days are tried immediately.
Mr Ibrahim Magu, Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Committee, has decried the new tactics being used by looters of the nation’s commonwealth to escape the long arm of the law.
The Muslim Brotherhood has called for the establishment of a united Egyptian opposition group abroad to help regain control of the country after a military coup in July 2013 put Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in power.
The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Peter Obi, said Thursday in Benin-City, the Edo State capital, that Nigeria was ‘’collapsing’’ and warned that another four years of President Muhammadu Buhari/APC-led government will finally sink the country.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has solicited for full cooperation of various stakeholders involved in the electoral process in Imo for a peaceful, free and fair election.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr Ekpo Nta, former Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission (ICPC), has taken over the leadership of the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission (NSIWC).
20 year old Josh Okogie who plays for Minnesota Timberwolves has expressed his enthusiasm in playing for Nigeria’s D’Tigers over the United States National team, saying the decision wasn’t a hard one as it was influenced by his passion in seeing the Nigeria’s team return to her past glory.
Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says teenagers should build good character by delaying gratification.
The U.S.-China trade war and uncertainty over Brexit pose risks to Africa’s economic prospects that are “increasing by the day,” the head of the African Development Bank (AfDB) told Reuters.
Super Eagles defensive midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo came on as second half substitute in Stoke City’s 2-2 with Derby County on Saturday.
Nigeria Under 23 international, David Okereke, has revealed that he is living his dream after he notched another goal last weekend to race to the top of the Belgian Jupiler League with four goals.
Oyo State has warned business organisations that built on the mandatory setbacks on major roads to pay for the spaces or have them taken over.
The Federal Government has changed the name of its handle on micro blogging site Twitter.
The Kuwaiti Embassy in Nigeria has said that less privileged Nigerians in 14 states across Nigeria benefited from its gesture of putting smile on the faces of Nigeria during celebrations.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has released guidelines for the disbursement of lower denominations of the naira through microfinance banks (MFBs) across the country.