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President Buhari and the rule of law

This is 20 years of Nigeria’s experiment with civil rule which aspires to be a full-blown democracy. The current dispensation is founded on the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), being the fundamental norm as all laws, actions and policies which are inconsistent with it are void to the extent of their inconsistency
Ifeanyi Ejiofor

Police declare Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer wanted over death of cops

Police in Anambra State have declared Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu wanted.

Afe Babalola: No need for hate speech bill, there are enough laws

Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) on Wednesday described the hate speech bill as a slide to dictatorship and that there was no need for extra laws in Nigeria.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC NEC meeting: Protesters demand Adams Oshiomhole’s immediate sack

The headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was a battleground on Thursday, as protesters grounded activities, demanding for the sack of the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, ahead of Thursday National Caucus meeting and Friday’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.
Health workers protest in Santiago on the fourth week of protests against the government of Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on November 11, 2019. – Chile has announced it will move to draft a new constitution and replace one dating back to the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship — a key demand of protesters who have rocked the country for three weeks. (Photo by RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP)

Chile to amend constitution, a key demand of protesters

Chile has announced it will move to draft a new constitution and replace one dating back to the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship — a key demand of protesters who have rocked the country for three weeks.
Bolivian President Evo Morales denounced what he called a coup by violent groups on Saturday, as police officers joined opposition protests amid a weeks-long standoff over a disputed election.

Protests: ‘Coup’ risks democracy in Bolivia – Evo Morales

Bolivian President Evo Morales denounced what he called a coup by violent groups on Saturday, as police officers joined opposition protests amid a weeks-long standoff over a disputed election.
Aerial view of people demonstrating with a Chilean national flag next to a bonfire against the government of Chilean President Sebastian Pinera in Santiago, on November 8, 2019. – Unrest began in Chile last October 18 with protests against a rise in transport tickets and other austerity measures that descended into vandalism, looting, and clashes between demonstrators and police. (Photo by Martin BERNETTI / AFP)

Anger at out-of-touch elite stoking Chile protests

They send their children to the same schools, vacation in the same lakeside resorts, and marry into each others’ families.
More than one million people took to the streets in Chile Friday for the largest protests in a week of deadly demonstrations demanding economic reforms and the resignation of President Sebastian Pinera.

Protesters in Chile demand President Pinera’s resignation

More than one million people took to the streets in Chile Friday for the largest protests in a week of deadly demonstrations demanding economic reforms and the resignation of President Sebastian Pinera.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku group frowns at delay in presidential elections appeal panel composition

Democracy Vanguard of Nigeria in Diaspora (DVND), an ally to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate for the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed concerns over the delay in constituting the seven-man Presidential Elections Appeal Panel.
Photo released by Aton of demonstrators lighting bonfires in Vaparaiso, Chile, on October 19, 2019. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced Saturday the suspension of the increase in the price of metro tickets which triggered violent protests.Sebastián CISTERNAS / ATON CHILE / AFP

Three dead in Chile protest violence

Three people died in a fire in a supermarket being ransacked in the Chilean capital early Sunday, as protests sparked by anger over social and economic conditions rocked one of Latin America’s most stable countries.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Bayelsa guber: APC inaugurates campaign council

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Bayelsa State chapter, Tuesday inaugurated its 2019 Governorship Campaign Council ahead of the November 16 election in the state.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

#RevolutionNow: 90-day detention must be challenged – Femi Falana

Is it constitutional for a judge to order the detention of a citizen for 90 days as provided under the Terrorism Prevention Act? Activist-lawyer Femi Falana SAN said yesterday that it is time to find out.
Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the open letter written to President Muhammadu Buhari by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo.

Coalition warns against arresting Femi Fani-Kayode over trumped-up charges

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CCSO) has warned the federal government to shelve alleged plans to arrest a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi-Fani Kayode over trump-up charges, saying such is capable of further denting the image of the country before the international community.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: June 12 cannot be public holiday when Nigerians are hungry

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has said June 12 remained a threshold in Nigeria’s national life and demanded some soul-searching from Nigerians.

Adams Oshiomhole destroyed APC – ex-minister

Immediate past minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has again taken the embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, to the cleaners, alleging that his dictatorship has destroyed the ruling party.
Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole’s dictatorship has destroyed APC – ex-minister

The immediate-past minister of Communication, Adebayor Shittu, has again taken the embattled national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, to the cleaners, alleging that his dictatorship has destroyed the ruling party.
Emmanuel Onwubiko

HURIWA: President Buhari ‘witch-hunting’ opposition

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari was using security agencies, especially the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to “witch-hunt” members of the opposition.

The people’s revolt in Algeria and Sudan

Young people are leading a people’s revolution in Algeria and Sudan, both developments remind us forcefully of the wages of mis-governance, the power of the people to seize control of their own destiny, and the role that the youth can play in a country’s development process.

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Governor Sanwo-Olu begins redevelopment of Lagos Island

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday began moves to redevelop the Lagos Island with the taking over of the over 100-year-old Jankara Market in order to give it a facelift and total revitalization.

Nine killed as female suicide bomber attacks western Chad

Nine civilians died in Western Chad after a female suicide bomber detonated explosives in an area targeted in the past by the Boko Haram armed group, officials said on Monday.
This handout picture taken and released by the Ukrainian presidential press service on January 20, 2020 shows the President Volodymyr Zelensky (3L) during his talks with Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development (not seen) in Kiev. – Ukraine insisted on Janaury 20 that Iran hand over the black box flight recorders of a Ukrainian passenger plane mistakenly shot down by Iranian forces during a spike in tensions with Washington. (Photo by HO / UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / AFP) /

Iran confirms two missiles fired at Ukraine airliner

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Angola vows to bring back Isabel dos Santos after ‘Luanda Leaks’ release

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Niger Delta militants attack PANDEF over refusal to negotiate with President Buhari

The Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA, has condemned the decision of the Pan Niger Delta Elders’ Forum (PANDEF) to stop all forms of negotiation with the Federal Government on behalf of the Niger Delta region.