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EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Singapore-flagged container ship Kota Singa is docked at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub, on April 8, 2019. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

NIMASA laments spate of insecurity around berthed vessels

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has hinted that owners of port facilities and terminals who do not attend the monthly meeting of the Port Facility Security Officers, PFSO, Forum would be sanctioned.
African National Congress - ANC

ANC loses massive votes in South Africa’s election

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s African National Congress (ANC) is set for a clear victory in South Africa’s election but with a lower vote share, both for it and its main rival, the Democratic Alliance.
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane during a press briefing in Johannesburg on 21 May 2018. Sethembiso Zulu/EWN

South Africa main opposition looks to 2024 as ruling party leads poll

The main opposition leader Mmusi Maimane pledged to “bring change’’ in the next national polls in 2024, as the ruling party led in South African elections on Friday.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa voting on Wednesday. His party ANC projected to win the poll

ANC projected to win South Africa election

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) was in touching distance of election victory Friday but with diminished support, complicating efforts to revive the country’s flagging economy and fight corruption, results showed.
African National Congress - ANC

Early results suggest ANC to retain power in South Africa

Early vote tallies suggest South Africa’s ruling ANC party will retain power after an election on Wednesday, but analysts said its share of the vote could fall below 60 percent for the first time since the end of white minority rule.

Eleven candidates for Enugu North senatorial polls concede defeat

Eleven political party candidates for the just concluded Enugu North Senatorial election have conceded defeat to winner, Senator Chukwuka Utazi of People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Imo elections: INEC suspends announcement of results

Announcement of results has ended in a fight at the Imo state Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, along Port Harcourt Road in Owerri, Imo state.

Lagos elections: APC candidates win Somolu 1, 2, Lagos Island 1, 2 state assembly...

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared Mr Rotimi Olowo of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of Somolu 1, Constituency in the Lagos State House of Assembly.
Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

Adamawa election: 10 governorship candidates step down for Ahmadu Fintiri

With just three days left to the governorship and state houses of assembly elections, more trouble seems to be brewing for APC and Governor Bindo Umaru Jibrilla in Adamawa, as 10 governorship, 16 senatorial and 9 house of representatives candidates have stepped down from their contest in support for PDP governorship candidate Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri ahead of 9th March elections.

Jigawa deputy governor wins senatorial seat

The deputy governor of Jigawa State, Ibrahim Hassan, has been declared the winner of Jigawa North-east senatorial district in the state.

South Africa’s ANC under pressure to repay ‘kickbacks’

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has been challenged to repay the millions of rands it received from controversial management company, Bosasa.
Tito Mboweni

South Africa announces $1.6 billion bailout to keep lights on

South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced Wednesday a $1.6 billion-a-year bailout for the country’s electricity utility in a bid to stave off further downgrades to Pretoria’s credit rating as he unveiled a new budget.
Mohammed Danjuma Goje

Election: Plans thickens to unseat Senator Goje as six parties support PDP candidate

The Media and Publicity Committee chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign organization in Gombe state, Alhaji Dahiru Hassann Kera, says the party is not disturbed by the postponement of the Presidential and NASS election by one week.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma hits back at Cyril Ramaphosa

Former South Africa President Jacob Zuma has hit back at his successor Cyril Ramaphosa for referring to his nine-year tenure in office as the “nine lost years”.
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24 women in Adamawa to contest for governorship, national assembly seats

No fewer than 24 women in Adamawa are contesting for governorship and national assembly seats in the forthcoming general elections.

INEC publishes final list of 73 presidential candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released the names of Nigeria’s presidential candidates and their running mates who will be contesting the February, 2019 presidential elections in the country.
A collection of mixed denomination South African rand banknotes sit in an arranged photo in Johannesburg. Waldo Swiegers-Bloomberg

South Africa launches minimum wage ahead of election

South Africa introduced its first minimum wage on Tuesday, with President Cyril Ramaphosa saying millions of workers would be better paid as he readies for a tricky election in May with the national economy struggling for growth.
President Ramaphosa has prioritised land redistribution as he seeks to win public support ahead of election next year [Themba Hadebe-AP]

South Africa’s parliament backs land reform report

South Africa's parliament has approved a report endorsing a constitutional amendment that would allow expropriations of land without compensation - a decision the main opposition party said on Tuesday it could challenge in court.

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Rangers International Football Club of Enugu on Sunday hammered Star Plus FC of Ngwo 4-1 to reclaim the Enugu State FA Cup.

NPFL play-offs: Rangers rally back to hold Pillars

Kano Pillars maintained top spot in the Nigeria Professional Football League Championship play-offs following a 1-1 draw witj Enugu Rangers at the Agege Stadium Lagos on Monday.

Man arrested in Ogun for robbing Uber driver in Lagos

Ogun State police command said it had arrested one Philip Efosa for allegedly robbing a UBER driver of his vehicle in Lagos.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari signs June 12 bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into the law the Public Holiday (Amendment) Bill, according to his National Assembly Liaison Officer, Senator Ita Enang.
Cristiano Ronaldo insisted he has no immediate plans to retire from international football after helping Portugal lift the inaugural Nations League on Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo: I have no plan to retire soon

Cristiano Ronaldo insisted he has no immediate plans to retire from international football after helping Portugal lift the inaugural Nations League on Sunday.

Governor Akeredolu: Only VIPs are now safe on Nigerian roads

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has decried the spate of kidnapping on highways but assured that the menace would become the thing of the past soonest.