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Burundi court seizes assets of opposition figures

Burundi's chief justice has ordered the seizure of property belonging to jailed army officers and exiled opposition activists accused of supporting a supposed coup plot against President Pierre Nkurunziza.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

Ninth National Assembly: President Buhari takes over lobby for Rep Lawan, Senator Gbajabiamila

President Muhammadu Buhari has personally taken charge of lobbying incoming members of the 9th National Assembly in the bid to install Dr. Ahmad Lawan as the next Senate President and Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir speaks during a rally with his supporters in the Green Square in the capital Khartoum on January 9, 2019. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY - AFP)

It was time for Bashir to go, residents of home village say

Residents of deposed Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir’s home village are still coming to terms with his ouster, but most agree that the time had come for him to go.

On the making of a People’s Constitution

The historical context of this occasion of the public presentation of the Minority Report & Draft Constitution for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1976 is bound to generate hope with an admixture of regrets.
Newly elected Mayor of Istanbul Ekrem Imamoglu of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) addresses his supporters after taking the office in Istanbul, Turkey, April 17, 2019. REUTERS-Huseyin Aldemir

Opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu declared new Mayor of Instabul

Turkish election authorities on Wednesday confirmed opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu’s win over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AKP candidate after a recount of last month’s disputed Istanbul election.

African Union threatens to suspend Sudan over coup

The African Union on Monday threatened to suspend Sudan following last week's coup that saw Omar al-Bashir ousted by the military after nearly three decades in power.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply criticised his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after the recent execution of nine people in Egypt, saying he refused to talk to someone like him.

Recep Erdogan warns Sudan of dangers of military coup

Sudan must solve its problems by peaceful democratic means, Turkish President Recep Erdogan said on Thursday, commenting on the military coup in the African country.
A Sudanese protester holds a placard during a demonstration in front of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 9, 2019. The writing on the placard reads in Arabic / “We have chosen death, hey dancer”, referring to the president. – Thousands of Sudanese protesters massed for a fourth day outside army headquarters in Khartoum today, defying a new bid by security forces to disperse them with tear gas as intervening soldiers fired in the air, witnesses said. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)

Tear gas, gun fire outside army HQ as Sudan protests press on

Sudanese security forces fired tear gas early Tuesday at thousands of anti-government protesters who had been demonstrating outside army headquarters for a third straight night, but soldiers intervened firing in the air, witnesses said.
Jair Bolsonaro. Andre Coelho-Bloomberg

President Bolsonaro fires Brazil’s controversial education minister

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday sacked his education minister, an ultra-conservative who had drawn public ire over a range of controversial proposals including a revision of school textbooks to deny the 1964 military coup.
A woman holds a mobile phone decorated with a sticker featuring an image of Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit during the party’s press conference in Bangkok on March 25, 2019 after Thailand’s general election. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Rising Thai political star hit with sedition charges

The telegenic leader of an anti-junta political party who rose to prominence in Thailand’s election last month was charged with sedition Saturday, drawing hundreds of his supporters onto the streets urging him to “fight”.

AU cautions on violence in Comoros

Amid violence and political crisis, the African Union has called on all sides in Comoros to “show the greatest restraint”.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a pro-government demonstration in Caracas on March 23, 2019. – It is two months since Juan Guaido has asserted he is Venezuela’s interim president. Domestically, he has been unable to shake President Nicolas Maduro from power. (Photo by Juan BARRETO / AFP)

Venezuela’s Maduro announces ban on rival holding public office

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s regime, bolstered by a Russian military deployment infuriating the US, on Thursday announced a ban on Washington-backed self-declared interim leader Juan Guaido holding public office.
Pheu Thai party’s candidate for prime minister Sudarat Keyuraphan (C) shakes hands with her supporters during the party’s final major campaign rally in Bangkok on March 22, 2019, ahead of the March 24 general election. (Photo by Ye Aung THU - AFP)

Thai election complaints mount as junta holds popular vote edge

Confusion and complaints over preliminary results in Thailand’s election mounted on Monday after the first poll since a 2014 coup, with the junta primed to retain its grip on power despite only having a slight edge in the popular vote.

Ousted factional Boko Haram leader Al-Barnawi detained by colleagues

The deposed leader of an IS-backed faction of Boko Haram has been detained by more radical elements who seized control of the group, the AFP has reported, quoting three different sources.

Governor Dickson accuses military of terrorism

Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson on Monday accused military of operating as a terror force, alleging it played ignoble roles in the last Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey refuses accreditation renewal for senior German reporters

Turkey has refused to renew the accreditation of two long-serving German journalists working in the country, triggering protests from Berlin, which said the decision was "incomprehensible".
Yekini Nabena

Yekini Nabena urges APC not to repeat 2015 National Assembly leadership crisis

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Yekini Nabena, has urged the party leadership to urgently put in place an inclusive and fair internal zoning/selection arrangement to enable the APC caucus produce all its preferred principal officers for the incoming Senate and House of Representatives.
President Buhari attends APC Caucus Meeting at the APC Headquarters in Abuja on 18th Feb 2019-4

War of words escalates in Nigeria as rescheduled vote looms

Nigeria's main opposition on Tuesday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of paying "lip service" to democracy, as a war of words escalated before rescheduled elections this weekend.

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Board promotes 18,954 immigration, civil defence, prisons and fire service personnel

The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) has promoted 18, 954 personnel of the four departments.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

Atiku Abubakar calls for Lai Mohammed’s arrest

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said that the Minister of Information Lai Mohammed should be arrested for a breach of security and apologized to him and the PDP.

Federal government takes delivery of two helicopters, 20 speed boats for maritime security

The Federal Government said it has taken delivery of two helicopters, 20 speed boats, and other equipment needed to secure Nigerian waters.
Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

VP Osinbajo, governors raise alarm over increasing population

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and some state governors on Thursday raised alarm over the increasing Nigerian population.
Callixte Nsabimana

Rwandan rebel leader Callixte Nsabimana pleads guilty to terrorism

A rebel leader accused of orchestrating deadly attacks in Rwanda's border regions pleaded guilty Thursday to terrorism and other charges, and admitted to working with foreign governments against Kigali.