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Ekiti PDP: We’ll return to power in 2022

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has called on the Senator representing the Ekiti South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Abiodun Olujimi to demonstrate a sincere concern for reconciliation within the party by putting an end to litigation.
Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Monday came hard on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, calling on what they termed incompetent and rudderless All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government to take bold and deliberate steps to deescalate and lower tension in the country.

PDP governor endorse state police, restructuring, ban on open grazing

Governors elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately begin the processes towards the creation of state police.
Governors of the 17 southern states under the aegis of the Southern Governors Forum have called on the federal government to convoke a national dialogue as a matter of urgency to address widespread agitations among Nigerians for greater inclusiveness in governance.

Group demands national referendum to Southern governors’ resolution

The South-South Study Group, (3SG) has called for a national referendum to give political stimulus to the recent resolution of Southern governors on restructuring and unanimity against open grazing among others.

NetBlocks: Service to several social media platforms in Ethiopia restored after being restricted

Service to social media platforms Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram has been restored in Ethiopia after they were restricted earlier on Monday, internet blockage observatory NetBlocks said.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering asking a court to stop Facebook from moving ahead with plans to integrate its WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger subsidiaries, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

NetBlocks: Social media restricted in Ethiopia

Social media platforms Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram have been restricted in Ethiopia, internet blockage observatory NetBlocks said on Monday.
FILE PHOTO - A woman wearing a protective face masks casts her ballot for the general election at a polling station in Yangon, Myanmar, November 8, 2020. REUTERS-Shwe Paw Mya Tin

Myanmar’s election reflected people’s will – monitoring group

Myanmar’s election last year reflected the will of the people and the army was unjustified in using alleged flaws as a reason to seize power, an international monitoring group said on Monday in its final report.
Poll workers sort through and count the votes after polls closed during the elections for governors, mayors, councillors and constitutional assembly members to draft a new constitution to replace Chile's charter, in Valparaiso, Chile, May 16, 2021.

Chile’s government in shock loss as voters pick independents to draft constitution

Chile’s center-right ruling coalition suffered a shock loss on Sunday night after failing to secure a critical one-third of seats in the body that will draft the country’s new constitution.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar urges governors to convene national summit to save Nigeria

Former Vice President Abubakar Atiku last night called on Nigerian Governors to stop waiting on the federal government to make changes that may not happen anytime soon to solve the myriad of problems bedevilling the country.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Ogun council polls: APC members protest ‘imposition of candidates’

Some aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress have staged a protest against the party’s adoption of consensus candidature in some local government areas.

Archbishop Kaigama: INEC’s shoddy conduct of polls raises doubts about credibility of election results

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Grace, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, on Sunday, said for Nigeria’s elections to be perceived as credible, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, must deploy technology to drive efficiency and transparency.

PDP: 82.9 million Nigerians starving under President Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sunday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC-led government to address what it called the worsening food insecurity now threatening millions of Nigerians under his watch.
Ejike Mbaka

Father Mbaka urged to dwell more on spiritual matters not partisan politics

A Lagos cleric, Apostle Peter Oboh, has called on Christian faithfuls to pray for controversial Enugu cleric, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, even as he advised the fiery man of God to engage himself in the things of God rather gambling into politics.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Electoral Act: Group to protest at national assembly, 36 states

The Alliance of Civil Society Organisations for Expansion of Democratic and Electoral Space says it is planning a protest march to the National Assembly and 36 states in Nigeria on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.
National Assembly member, Senator Biodun Olujimi, on Sunday alleged that the camp of former Governor Ayodele Fayose was trying to take advantage of her gender to sideline her from the management team of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State.

Senator Olujimi: PDP may lose Ekiti governorship election

Biodun Olujimi has called on the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to reconcile contending groups in Ekiti State or risk losing the 2022 Governorship election.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Ogun council poll: APC to adopt consensus, direct, indirect primaries

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State says it will adopt consensus, direct and indirect primaries to choose its chairmanship and councillorship candidates for the forthcoming local elections in the state.
Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala

PDP: Ex-Governor Alao-Akala a political prostitute, desperado

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogbomosho has described the former Oyo state governor, Adebayo Alao-Akala as a political prostitute, desperado.

INEC: Online voter registration doesn’t automatically imply electronic transmission of results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said its decision to embark on an online registration of voters next month does not guarantee an automatic transmission of election results.
National Electoral Board of Ethiopia Chairperson Birtukan Mideksa addresses a news conference on the upcoming election in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 8, 2021. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri-File Photo

Ethiopia postpones June 5 parliamentary elections

Ethiopia has postponed parliamentary elections due on June 5, the country’s electoral body said on Saturday, adding it did not foresee a delay of more than three weeks
Screenshot from a tweeted video by username @LoveWorld-Peopl showing transpired events during the Algeria protests. Screenshot from tweed video - @LoveWorld-Peopl

AFP photographer among those detained at Algeria protest

Algerian police prevented a pro-democracy protest rally from taking place in the capital Algiers on Friday and detained several people including journalists, among them an AFP photographer, AFP correspondents said.
World Athletics is set to rewrite the 2020 season calendar, following disruptions to sports schedules by the unfolding coronavirus drama worldwide.

World Athletics rejects Ibrahim Gusau’s congress, upholds 2017 constitution

World Athletics has rejected the affirmation of the 2019 constitution by a purported virtual congress of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) held on Wednesday May 12, 2021 and re-affirmed that the 2017 constitution adopted at the AFN Congress of November 16, 2017 remains the working document for the federation and will be used to conduct elections into the executive board of the AFN on or before June 14, 2021.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa governor: Only e-voting will ensure rancour free polls in Nigeria

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, says the hitch-free conduct of the recent Ijaw National Congress (INC) election through electronic voting indicated that Nigeria can hold rancour-free national elections by adopting such measures.
FILE PHOTO- Matteo Salvini, Italy's Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the far-right League Party, speaks as he launches campaigning for the European elections, in Milan, Italy April 8, 2019. REUTERS-Alessandro Garofalo-File Photo

Italy’s premier cannot pass promised reforms – rightist leader

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi will not be able to enact key reforms demanded by the European Union because his unity government is too divided over the issues, rightist leader Matteo Salvini said on Saturday.

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (fifth from the left) and his colleagues during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Ibadan Oyo State on Monday.

APC: PDP governors’ meeting ‘mere jamboree’

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has described Monday’s meeting of governors of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP as a jamboree and a complete waste of time, accusing the state executives of engaging in name calling and abuses.
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (fifth from the left) and his colleagues during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Ibadan Oyo State on Monday.

PDP governors asks President Buhari to summon Police Council meeting

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has unanimously has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately summon the meeting of the Nigerian Police Council...
Activities in Kaduna State have been paralysed as the five-day warning strike directed by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over irregular sacking of civil servants began on Monday.

Kaduna strike: Nigerian governors appeal to NLC to exercise restraint

Governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to exercise calm and restraint in its engagement with the Kaduna State government.
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Harry Kane tells Tottenham he wants to leave this summer

The 27-year-old has grown frustrated over the club's inability to compete at the highest level, having seen his side fall out of contention to secure Champions League football for next season.
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The Chief Judge of Edo state, Justice Esther Edigin, will be bowing out of office on Monday, 17th May, 2021.

Edo chief judge retires

The Chief Judge of Edo state, Justice Esther Edigin, will be bowing out of office on Monday, 17th May, 2021.
The Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (PAPDAN) has said that the Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos, creates no fewer than 8000 job opportunities for Nigerian youths.

PAPDAN: Over 8,000 employed in Lagos computer village

The Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (PAPDAN) has said that the Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos, creates no fewer than 8000 job opportunities for Nigerian youths.
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NLC kicks against removal of petrol subsidy

The Nigerian Labour Congress on Thursday insisted that petrol subsidy must not be removed and that it would not shift grounds on this position until Nigeria’s refineries were fixed.
The United Kingdom has placed a travel restriction on travellers from Nigeria and other countries in order to contain the spread of COVID-9 in the country.

Nigerian travellers to UK listed for isolation, testing in new rules

The United Kingdom has placed a travel restriction on travellers from Nigeria and other countries in order to contain the spread of COVID-9 in the country.
FILE PHOTO - A woman wearing a protective face masks casts her ballot for the general election at a polling station in Yangon, Myanmar, November 8, 2020. REUTERS-Shwe Paw Mya Tin

Myanmar’s election reflected people’s will – monitoring group

Myanmar’s election last year reflected the will of the people and the army was unjustified in using alleged flaws as a reason to seize power, an international monitoring group said on Monday in its final report.