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Five people were killed on Monday after a building collapsed in Algiers’ old medina, officials in the North African country said.

Five killed after building collapses in central Algiers

Five people were killed on Monday after a building collapsed in Algiers’ old medina, officials in the North African country said.

Sudan probes ousted Omar al-Bashir after ‘large sums of cash found at home’

Sudan's public prosecutor has begun investigating deposed President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering, the Reuters news agency said, citing a judicial source.
FILE PHOTO- Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki arrives for a news conference at the National Assembly in Abuja, Aug. 8, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

The rise and fall of Saraki dynasty

The leader of Kwara’s crumbling dynasty has reportedly conceded defeat even as he urged his party to fight to the finish, apparently hoping for a political miracle in the gubernatorial and state assembly elections this Saturday.

Criticism over huge fees for Nigerian election hopefuls

Nigeria's two main political parties are asking election hopefuls to pay huge fees for the chance to stand at next year's general election, in a move criticised as favouring the rich and well-connected.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto gives his sixth and final State of the Nation message, at the National Palace in Mexico City on September 3, 2018. Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador takes office on December 1, after winning a landslide victory in Mexico's July elections. / AFP PHOTO / Ronaldo SCHEMIDT

Mexico’s unpopular president defends record in parting shot

Mexico's deeply unpopular President Enrique Pena Nieto defended his record in his final state of the nation address Monday, touting his reforms as "transcendental" even as he acknowledged his tainted legacy.

Malawi vice president attacks president, quits ruling party

Malawi's vice president Saulos Chilima publicly attacked the corruption of the president's government on Tuesday and announced his resignation from the ruling party, leaving the door open for a presidential run.

Making sense of the Nigerian landscape

In an earlier article where I faced the agony of iterating Nigeria’s bleak socioeconomic and political environment, I lay out certain critical elements of social anomie and political listlessness that characterizes Nigeria. And this state of the nation is all the more tragic because it seems to have become aggravated since the democratic experiment commenced in 1999.

2019: I welcome President Buhari’s declaration – Mike Ozekhome

A constitutional lawyer and critic of the current federal government, Mike Ozekhome, says though he welcome’s President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration to seek a second term, he believes the president will be sent packing at the 2019 polls.

Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria’s anti-graft president

Muhammadu Buhari, who is seeking re-election next year, made Nigerian political history as the first opposition candidate to defeat a sitting president at the ballot box.

Bishop Kukah warns President Buhari over leadership style

Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to review his leadership style, lest the nation plunges into deeper crisis.

Tokyo shares gain for third straight session

Tokyo shares climbed Monday for a third straight session as global investors cheered healthy US jobs data, while the impact of a cronyism scandal dogging Japan's premier appeared limited.

Japan premier, finance minister under fire over suspected cronyism scandal

Japan’s finance ministry on Monday acknowledged that documents in a suspected cronyism scandal had been doctored.

Minister, two others resign after journalist’s murder

Slovak Culture Minister, Marek Madaric, a long-time senior member of Prime Minister Robert Fico’s Smer party, on Wednesday resigned following the murder of an investigative reporter that has shocked the country.

Dictatorial tendencies, nepotism endangering African democracies – Senator Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has warned that democracy will be highly imperiled and risked transmuting to civilian dictatorship without respect for key institutions of democracy by African leaders.

Senator Ekweremadu decries dictatorship in Africa

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has decried the widespread coercion of the press, civil society, the judiciary, and parliaments by some African leaders.

Pendulum of history swings against Robert Mugabe

Thirty-seven years ago, Robert Mugabe was feted as a titan who had won Africa's last great war against colonialism.

SGF: Boss Mustapha is Babachir Lawal’s cousin – Junaid Mohammed

A member of the House of Representatives during the Second Republic, Dr Junaid Muhammed, has revealed that the newly appointed Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, is a first cousin to Babachir Lawal.

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Nasarawa governor signs 400 certificates of occupancy in three months

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The Action Alliance in Kogi State on Saturday unanimously adopted a United States-based medical practitioner, Samuel Audu Alfa as its candidate in the November 16th governorship election.

Kogi guber: US-based doctor emerges AA candidate

The Action Alliance in Kogi State on Saturday unanimously adopted a United States-based medical practitioner, Samuel Audu Alfa as its candidate in the November 16th governorship election.
French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his US counterpart Donald Trump for a previously unscheduled lunch Saturday ahead of the official opening of the G7 summit in southwest France.

Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump break the ice with surprise pre-G7 lunch

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his US counterpart Donald Trump for a previously unscheduled lunch Saturday ahead of the official opening of the G7 summit in southwest France.
At the 2-day presidential retreat that preceded the inauguration of new ministers, President Muhammadu Buhari apprised the appointees on the enormity of the tasks ahead.

New cabinet and imperative of delivering on mandates

At the 2-day presidential retreat that preceded the inauguration of new ministers, President Muhammadu Buhari apprised the appointees on the enormity of the tasks ahead.
Vincent Kompany faces weeks on the sidelines after suffering another hamstring injury as his Anderlecht team lost again to continue their winless start to his managerial debut, according to reports.

Vincent Kompany injured as Anderlecht lose again

Vincent Kompany faces weeks on the sidelines after suffering another hamstring injury as his Anderlecht team lost again to continue their winless start to his managerial debut, according to reports.