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Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a rally in Bulawayo on June 23, 2018. An AFP correspondent reported multiple injuries but could not immediately give a precise toll after a blast at a ruling ZANU-PF party rally today. Images broadcast on Zimbabwean TV showed scenes of chaos and medics fighting to save those wounded by the blast at the White City stadium in the country's second city Bulawayo. / AFP PHOTO / ZINYANGE AUNTONY

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa pledges reforms to promote democracy

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday pledged to reform his party and promote democracy in his closing address to the ruling Zanu-PF party's annual conference.

A vote for parliamentary system

I have always believed that returning to a parliamentary system would offer us an opportunity to practise a more robust form of democracy. I like presidentialism, which we currently practise, but I love the parliamentary system.
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PDP: INEC special centres a plot to allocate fictitious votes for Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday said that the alleged special centres for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) within the country by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was a plot to allocate fictitious votes and also to stuff ballot boxes in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Elections: UN cautions DR Congo against ‘excessive use of force’

Deadly pre-election violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sparked by police reportedly firing live ammunition at opposition supporters, has been condemned by the UN’s rights chief, Ms Michelle Bachelet.

Abducted Nasarawa APC candidate regains freedom

The Police Command in Nasarawa state has confirmed the release of Mr David Ayele, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Obi II state constituency in the 2019 election, abducted on Sunday in Lafia.
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Theresa May wins confidence vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May will retain her job at least till next year, after she won a confidence vote triggered by 48 Conservative rebel MPs, who hate the Brexit deal she worked out with EU in November.

Where’s the devil in the electoral bill?

Exaggeration is the most common strain of fever at election period. Politicians make voters – and the general public – believe that the world might end on ballot day, when in fact what they are playing for is their own survival.
1 Gboyega Oyetola, APC candidate in Osun governorship election, Governor Rauf Aregbesola and President Muhammadu Buhari

2019: Afenifere, Gboyega Oyetola back Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid

Afenifere chieftains led by Senator Ayo Fasanmi last night canvassed President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection during a visit to Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola.

Electoral bill: House of Reps may begin process to override Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari’s communication rejecting the Electoral Act Amendment Bill for the fourth time sparked anger on the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday following the reading of the letter by Speaker Yakubu Dogara.
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Group calls on National Assembly to override Muhammadu Buhari on electoral bill

A Group, the Peter Obi Support Network (POSN), has charged the National Assembly to save the nation’s democracy by immediately overriding President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the amendment of the Electoral Act.
Zenith Labour Party (ZLP)

Zenith Labour Party urges political parties to engage security agencies

The National Chairman of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Mr. Dan Nwanyanwu, has urged political parties to engage security agencies in order to achieve credible, free and fair elections in 2019.

Court dismisses Segun Oni’s suit challenging Kayode Fayemi’s eligibility to contest Ekiti election

A Federal High Court in Ado-Ekiti on Monday dismissed the suit filed by a former governor of Ekiti State, Chief Segun Oni, challenging the eligibility of Governor Kayode Fayemi to contest the July 14 governorship election in the state.
President Olusegun Obasanjo, side by side with Atiku at a recent visit

2019: Atiku Abubakar will be defeated roundly – Lai Mohammed tells Olusegun Obasanjo

The Federal Government says though it is the constitutional right of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo to support a candidate for an election, his endorsement, however, does not guarantee victory.

INEC: Nigerians don’t follow us on social media

The Independent National Electoral Commission has decried what it called the very poor followership of its activities in the social media by eligible voters for the 2019 general elections.
Aides and supporters of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar watched in disbelief as the Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant wept at his campaign office on Friday in Abuja.

2019: Afenifere, CUPP’s adoption won’t ensure your victory – Labour Party tells Atiku Abubakar

Labour Party says the adoption of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, by the Coalition of United Political Parties will not guarantee his victory in the 2019 election
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Bukola Saraki: PDP has all it takes to win 2019 elections

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state have all what it takes to win next year’s general elections

INEC: 140,000 voters’ cards unclaimed in Sokoto

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Sokoto says no fewer than 140,000 permanent voters’ cards are yet to be claimed by the electorate in the state
Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. AFP

Bangladesh party says hundreds of supporters held before polls

Bangladesh’s opposition party says nearly 2,000 of its supporters arrested on trumped-up charges in crackdown aimed at derailing its campaign just weeks from general election

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