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Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

Governor Tambuwal: Rigging Edo election is ‘coup’ against the people

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has said any electoral victory obtained through means other than the legitimate votes of the people was nothing short of a coup d’état.

Mali: ECOWAS to hold emergency meeting

The Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) will on Thursday hold an Extraordinary Summit on the socio-political situation in Mali.
Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita poses for a picture during the G5 Sahel summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania June 30, 2020. Ludovic Marin -Pool via REUTERS-File Photo-File Photo

President Keita resigns, parliament dissolved in Mali coup d’etat

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has resigned. He announced this in a televised address on Tuesday, as the coup in Mali unravelled.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki: Bid to take over Edo Assembly attempted coup

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has described the failed invasion of the state House of Assembly Complex as an attempted coup d’état that is tantamount to treason and contrary to the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution.
An helicopter carrying Bolivia’s President Evo Morales made an emergency landing Monday due to a mechanical problem, the military said, raising suspicions among his supporters after opponents vowed to oust him.

Helicopter carrying Bolivian leader makes emergency landing

An helicopter carrying Bolivia’s President Evo Morales made an emergency landing Monday due to a mechanical problem, the military said, raising suspicions among his supporters after opponents vowed to oust him.
The foreign minister of war-ravaged Yemen has used his address before the United Nations General Assembly to blame Iran for the years-long conflict in his country, as well as to take aim at the United Arab Emirates for supporting separatists in the south.

Yemen foreign minister blames Iran for war, takes aim at UAE

The foreign minister of war-ravaged Yemen has used his address before the United Nations General Assembly to blame Iran for the years-long conflict in his country, as well as to take aim at the United Arab Emirates for supporting separatists in the south.
Ishaq Akintola

Muslim group blows hot over alleged plot to overthrow President Buhari government

Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has described as unacceptable, irritating, preposterous and ludicrous for anybody of group of people to call for military coup d’etat in the country.
Handout picture taken on January 29, 2019 and released by the Venezuelan Presidency on January 30 shows Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaking at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas. – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said he was prepared to hold negotiations with the US-backed opposition and added he would support early parliamentary elections, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday. (Photo by Francisco BATISTA / Venezuelan Presidency / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO – Venezuelan Presidency / Francisco BATISTA” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Venezuela braces for unrest as Nicolas Maduro clamps down

Venezuela braced Saturday for another day of nationwide protests after President Nicolas Maduro clamped down further on opposition leader Juan Guaido, locking up his deputy in a military prison following a dramatic arrest.
The head of Venezuela's feared secret police has turned his back on disputed President Nicolas Maduro in an open letter made public Tuesday night.

One dead, 46 injured in Venezuela May Day clashes

May Day clashes between opposition supporters and Venezuela’s armed forces in Caracas left a woman dead and 46 people injured on Wednesday, with opposition leader Juan Guaido attempting to rally demonstrators against President Nicolas Maduro.

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.

Senegal votes with incumbent Macky Sall confident of first-round win

Senegal votes Sunday in an election that incumbent President Macky Sall looks confident to win in the first round after his main challengers were banned from running in the West African country's ballot.

General Yakubu Gowon observes election in Abuja

A former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, is currently observing the election process in Abuja.

Legislative election campaigns in Guinea-Bissua commence

The electoral campaigns for the March 10 legislative elections in Guinea-Bissau kicked off on Saturday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 12, 2018 French Renault group CEO and chairman of Japan’s Nissan Motor CO. Ltd and Mitsubishi Motors Corp, Carlos Ghosn poses during a photo session at the Renault headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt. – Renault boss Carlos Ghosn has handed in his resignation, France’s economy minister said on January 24, 2019 ahead of a board meeting at which the French car maker is to appoint his successor. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)

Report: Carlos Ghosn says arrest was result of ‘plot and treason’

Detained auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn believes his arrest and the charges against him are the result of a “plot and treason” at his former employer Nissan, he told the Nikkei newspaper Wednesday.

Uche Secondus: Attempt to remove Justice Onnoghen a recipe for anarchy

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has warned that any attempt to remove Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) would be a recipe for anarchy.
Congo's Martin Fayulu

DR Congo’s Martin Fayulu asks ICC to reject top court ruling, declares himself legitimate...

Martin Fayulu, an opposition leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo declared himself as the only legitimate president of the country on Sunday.
Martin Fayulu

Martin Fayulu defies Congo top court, declares himself president

Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu rejected a court ruling on Sunday that his rival won a presidential election, declaring himself president in a move that could stoke further unrest.

Bala Shagari: Father didn’t leave a will, but he specified his exact burial site

Bala Shagari, the eldest son of late ex-President Shehu Shagari, has said that his father didn’t just want to be buried in Shagari town, he also indicated the specific location where he expected to be interred.

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Tanzania seeks stronger trade, diplomatic relations with Nigeria

Dr Benson Alfred Bana, High Commissioner of Tanzania in Nigeria, on Thursday called for stronger trade cooperation and diplomatic relations between Nigeria and his country.

Tailor ‘rapes’ teenage girl in Osun

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Ondo election: INEC begins recruitment of NYSC members as ad-hoc staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has announced the opening of a special link for the registration of additional National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), members as ad hoc staff for Ondo State governorship election.
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