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Polling station workers count the votes at Kaduna Capital School in Kaduna on February 23, 2019. Nigeria began counting votes in presidential elections, even as many people had yet to even cast their ballot because of delays in the opening of polling units and problems with staffing and technology. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week announced a one-week delay to the election, just hours before it was due to get under way. The presidential contest will see incumbent Muhammadu Buhari (APC) seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar (PDP). CRISTINA ALDEHUELA / AFP

Nigerians await winner of presidential vote after polling problems

Nigeria on Sunday awaited results from its presidential election as civil society groups warned that disorganisation and violence may have undermined the polls.
Marylin Amobi

Coalition seeks federal government’s action against NBET chief

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.
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CSOs urge federal government not to stagger the elections

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 accuses INEC of tampering with materials in Kwara

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
Gbenga Olawepo Hashim

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim writes INEC, seeks further extension of polls date

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.
Zubairu Halilu

Lagos CP: Election day offenders will face immediate prosecution

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.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

EFCC decries looters’ new tactics to escape justice

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.
Jennifer Atiku Abubakar

Jennifer Atiku: Nigeria can’t afford war now

Mrs. Jennifer Atiku Abubakar, wife of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has warned that Nigeria could not afford to go to war despite all provocative tendencies from the presidency.
Muslim Brotherhood members are seen behind bars during a court session in Cairo [Amr Abdallah Dalsh-Reuters]

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood calls for a unified opposition

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.
National Judicial Council | NJC

Justice Onnoghen: NJC holds emergency meeting

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has summoned an emergency meeting to brainstorm on the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen, as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) last Friday by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Peter Obi

Peter Obi: Another four years of President Buhari will finally sink Nigeria

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.

INEC solicits cooperation of stakeholders for peaceful election in Imo

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.
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.

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Ex-ICPC chief takes over wages commission

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.

Josh Okogie: D’Tigers can go all the way at the 2019 FIBA World Cup

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

Ekiti governor asks youth to build good character by delaying gratification

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says teenagers should build good character by delaying gratification.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB says risks to growth ‘increasing by the day’

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.

Oghenekaro Etebo make cameo appearance in Stoke City’s draw against Derby County

Super Eagles defensive midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo came on as second half substitute in Stoke City’s 2-2 with Derby County on Saturday.