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In a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA alleged that some lawmakers were conniving with armed terrorists to introduce “satanic legislation.”

HURIWA condemns invasion of Edo Assembly

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has condemned the invasion of Edo State House of Assembly, describing it as unconstitutional.
Former Central African Republic President Francois Bozize addresses a congress of the party Kwa na Kwa (Work, Nothing But Work) in Bangui, Central African Republic July 25, 2020. REUTERS-Antoine Rolland

Deposed Central African Republic leader announces presidential bid

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.
Guinea-Bissau had two presidents and two prime ministers as of Saturday, after Umaro Cissoko Embalo, the inaugurated winner of December’s election, swore in a new premier, but parliament appointed a rival interim president.

Guinea-Bissau crisis deepens with two rival presidents and prime ministers

Guinea-Bissau had two presidents and two prime ministers as of Saturday, after Umaro Cissoko Embalo, the inaugurated winner of December’s election, swore in a new premier, but parliament appointed a rival interim president.
Interim Foreign Minister Yerko Nunez, criticized a tweet by his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez, who on Thursday accused Anez of having staged a coup and of “servility” toward the U.S.

Bolivia cut-off diplomatic relations with Cuba

Bolivia’s Interim Government, on Friday broke off diplomatic relations with Cuba, accusing the Caribbean island of having shown permanent hostility toward the Andean country.

Gambian government warns Yahya Jammeh not to return home

The Gambia on Sunday warned its ousted leader, Yahya Jammeh, not to try to return home from his exile in Equatorial Guinea.
Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua

Isa Funtua: Why Igbos, Alex Ekwueme lost Presidency in 1999, will lose again in...

Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua, the Life Patron of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigerian (NPAN), a politician, businessman and a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the Igbos and deceased former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, lost the presidency in 1999 because the late politician refused to play politics of inclusiveness, saying the Igbos are doing the same thing today.

Plateau PDP chieftain cautions mischief makers over ‘crisis’ in party

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Barrister Caleb Mutfwang, has cautioned those giving the impression of crisis in the Party in the State to desist.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrives at the news conference room at Huber Mansion in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by BULENT KILIC - AFP)

171 detained in Turkey over suspected links to coup – state media

Police in Ankara detained 171 people for alleged links to a 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, state news agency Anadolu reports.

Asiwaju Tinubu: What Mobolaji Johnson told me about ex-President Obasanjo

Former Governor of Lagos State and National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Tuesday revealed what the late Brigadier General Mobolaji Johnson told him when former President, Olusegun Obasanjo seized the statutory allocations of Lagos State some years ago.
President Jose Mario Vaz, who is seeking a second five-year term, is the only president since independence to survive a full term without a coup or assassination.

‘Peaceful’ presidential election in Guinea-Bissau

The voting process Sunday of Guinea-Bissau's presidential election was "peaceful, calm and orderly," said Oldemiro Baloi, who heads international observers of the Community of Portuguese speaking countries. Results of the balloting are expected Thursday.
The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 Kogi State governorship election, Musa Wada, has described the election as a coup against the people.

Musa Wada: Kogi election a coup

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 Kogi State governorship election, Musa Wada, has described the election as a coup against the people.
Bolivia's second Senate Vice President and opposition politician Jeanine Anez, center, wearing the Presidential sash, addresses the crowd from the balcony of the Quemado palace after she declared herself interim president of the country, in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Juan Karita—AP

Bolivia: Senator Jeanine Áñez declares self interim president

Bolivian opposition senator Jeanine Áñez has declared herself interim president of the South American country following Evo Morales’ resignation.
Bolivia’s President and presidential candidate Evo Morales speaks during a press conference at the Casa Grande del Pueblo (Great House of the People) in La Paz, on October 23, 2019. – President Evo Morales of Bolivia on Wednesday likened a general strike called to protest his apparent re-election victory a right wing “coup d’etat.” (Photo by AIZAR RALDES / AFP)

Bolivia president Morales says rivals preparing ‘coup’

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales claimed on Sunday his political rivals were preparing to overthrow him next week as strike action and protests against his controversial re-election continued.
California senator and 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris has formally asked Twitter to suspend President Donald Trump’s account, following Trump’s attacks on a whistleblower and his claim that impeachment would start a civil war.

US senator asks Twitter to suspend Donald Trump for ‘civil war’ and whistleblower tweets

California senator and 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris has formally asked Twitter to suspend President Donald Trump’s account, following Trump’s attacks on a whistleblower and his claim that impeachment would start a civil war.

Robert Mugabe died a ‘very bitter’ man – nephew

Robert Mugabe’s nephew has said the former Zimbabwean leader died a “very bitter” man.
Boris Johnson is said to have formed a ‘war cabinet’ of six ministers to deliver Brexit in October ‘by any means necessary’. WPA Pool-Getty Images

Court bids launched to stop British premier from suspending parliament

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament weeks before Britain’s EU departure date faced legal challenges on Thursday following a furious outcry from pro-Europeans and MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during the closing ceremony of the the Sao Paulo Forum at Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas on July 28, 2019. – Sao Paulo Forum is a conference of leftist political parties and other organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)

Venezuela government, opposition reopen Barbados talks

Representatives for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido reopened talks in Barbados on Wednesday to resolve the country’s political crisis.
Sudanese protesters walk between barricades on a road leading to the defense ministry compound in Khartoum, April 30, 2019. Reuters

Sudan protest leaders call for marches on June 30

The Sudanese Professionals’ Association has called for marches next week demanding the handover of power to civilians.

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The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has come up with solutions to reduce the waiting time of vessels berthing at Lagos terminals.

Nigerian seaports to commence 24-hour operation

Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this on Tuesday in Lagos while briefing the media after the second edition of the monthly meeting of heads of maritime parastatals, held at the NIMASA headquarters.

China achieves progress in battle against cyber crimes – report

China said it has made headway in cracking down on illegal online businesses, said a report on the country’s cybersecurity in 2019.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Kwara records eight new cases of coronavirus

Kwara has recorded eight new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as at 11.45p.m on Monday, Aug 10.

Obadiah Mailafia: Serving northern governor a Boko Haram leader

Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says repentant terrorists revealed that a serving northern governor is a Boko Haram leader. Mailafia said this on ‘Morning Crossfire’ programme on Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1FM on Monday.