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Following the call by an elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakassi, for Igbo presidency in 2023, the former national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, has declared that Ndigbo would join Nnamdi Kanu, to seek Biafra secession from Nigeria if South-East does not produce the president of the country in 2023.
Deposed former Central African Republic President Francois Bozize announced on Saturday his candidacy for the December presidential vote despite being under U.N. sanctions and subject to an arrest warrant for alleged crimes against humanity.
Umbrella organisation of all Igbo, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has said that zoning the Presidency to Igboland by all the political parties in Nigeria and an Igbo succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari will heal the wounds of the civil war.
Ivory Coast’s ruling party may ask President Alassane Ouattara to rethink his decision not to stand for a third term, after the sudden death of his chosen successor, Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, a party official said on Thursday.
Protesters in the US city of Baltimore pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus on Saturday, local media reported, the latest monument to be toppled in anti-racism demonstrations.
Video footage of the Independence Day rally posted on social media showed scores of demonstrators dressed in black – many in paramilitary-style clothing and all wearing face scarves – quietly parading several abreast down a sidewalk at the park.
A joint statement issued Tuesday by U.S. Attorney Jay Town and FBI Special agent Johnnie Sharp said an extensive investigation revealed the noose had been hanging in the garage at Talladega Superspeedway since last October, and that it was a coincidence that Wallace’s team had been assigned that garage.
An urgent meeting of the Arab League Council at the level of foreign ministers would be held soon to discuss the recent developments in Libya, the Arab League announced on Friday.
“The Islamic Republic has always emphasized the need for respecting Libyan people’s right to determine their own political fate free from foreign interference,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi was quoted as saying.
Burundi president has become the first head of state to die of COVID-19, according to medics at the hospital where he was flown to following his death.
Recent weeks have marked a turning point in a complex conflict between two uneasy coalitions that are each backed by an array of foreign states whose competing regional agendas make them unwilling to countenance defeat.
Burundian police detained more than 200 opposition electoral observers during this week’s election, the spokesman for the main opposition National Freedom Council (CNL) told Reuters on Friday, alleging voting irregularities.
Burundians will vote Wednesday in a tense general election, despite a largely-ignored outbreak of coronavirus which is set to be the first major challenge for the new president.
Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio on Friday vowed to crush an act of “terrorism” been allegedly perpetrated against the state and accused the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) of being behind it.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that both N’Golo Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are fit for Saturday’s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich on the road.
National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) and Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) say they are jointly investigating an oil leak from Ship’s Clough Creek-Tebidaba trunkline at Azuzuama community in Bayelsa.
Napoli newboy Victor Osimhen hopes to follow the footsteps of club greats, Diego Maradona, Edinson Cavani and Gonzalo Higuain.
The United States National Counterintelligence and Security Centre has alleged that China, Russia and Iran were interfering in the 2020 electoral process.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been voted Arsenal’s 2019/2020 Player of the Season, finishing ahead of Bernd Leno and Bukayo Saka who were second and third respectively.
Borussia Dortmund have denied holding any transfer talks with Manchester United over Jadon Sancho, casting further doubt on a move back to England for the star winger.
Mr Dan Manjang, the state Commissioner for Information, said this in a statement he issued on behalf of the government, and made available to newsmen in Jos.
The House of Representatives Committee on Power has tasked the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), to ensure completion of two power substation projects in Kano State, within four months.
In line with its established tradition, Kano state government has released 43 inmates from different Kano Correctional Centes in the spirit of the Sallah celebrations.
Super Eagles star Sylvester Igboun has joined Russian club Dynamo Moscow on a two-year permanent deal.