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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during his Likud party meeting in Jerusalem on September 18, 2019. Netanyahu has cancelled his planned visit to the United Nations General Assembly due to the “political context” in Israel, sources in his office told AFP. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP

Benjamin Netanyahu’s rule threatened by deadlocked Israeli polls

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s long grip on power appeared in jeopardy on Wednesday after elections left him tied with his main challenger Benny Gantz raising the prospect of tough negotiations to build a unity government or even the end of the premier’s long rule.
Fulani elders have distanced themselves from Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore president, Alhaji Bello Bodejo, for attacking All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over 2023 presidency.

Asiwaju Tinubu bags African democracy award

The National Stalwart of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has won African Democracy Award for his efforts to grow democracy and good governance on the continent.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

ICC prosecutor appeals acquittal of Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court appealed on Monday against the shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence that killed around 3,000 people.

Aisha Alhassan: Why I’m returning to PDP

Former women affairs minister Aisha Alhassan who suffered massive defeat in the 2019 Governorship election in Taraba, says she has completed arrangements to return to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Senator Sani: Birnin Gwari killings will end soon

Senator Uba Sani representing the Kaduna Central zone has assured that, the security challenges bedeviling Birnin Gwari area of Kaduna State will soon become history.
Tunisians began casting votes in an unpredictable presidential election on Sunday, where there is no overwhelming front-runner, with the young democracy’s economic ills dominating the agenda

Voting in presidential election begins in Tunisia

Tunisians began casting votes in an unpredictable presidential election on Sunday, where there is no overwhelming front-runner, with the young democracy’s economic ills dominating the agenda, Reuters reported.
Ghana's next Football Association president will be decided on October 25, the nation's sport Normalisation Committee has announced.

Official: Ghana to elect new FA chief in October

Ghana's next Football Association president will be decided on October 25, the nation's sport Normalisation Committee has announced.
U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced Friday that the three-member board, which will start work on September 30, will be led by Lt. Gen. Chikadibia Obiakor and include Janet Lim of Singapore and Maria Santos Pais of Portugal.

UN chief selects Nigerian general to lead Syria inquiry

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected a Nigerian general to lead a U.N. Board of Inquiry to investigate a series of attacks on hospitals in Syria’s last opposition stronghold in the northwest.

INEC: 52 parties to contest Bayelsa, 49 for Kogi guber elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that 52 political parties had submitted the lists of candidates that would partake in the forthcoming Bayelsa governorship election, adding 49 would do the same in Kogi State.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained outside his home in Moscow, according to his spokesperson who linked the arrest to plans to hold anti-government demonstrations next month. Reuters

Russian government clamps down on opposition after election loss

Russian investigators on Thursday raided dozens of regional offices of top protest leader Alexei Navalny, as well as the homes of his supporters, after mass opposition rallies this summer.

Ekiti PDP hails Senator Olujimi’s victory at tribunal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has commended the judgement of the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal which declared the PDP candidate in the February 21, 2019 National Assembly election, Biodun Olujimi, as the winner.
Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya

Gombe governor lauds President Buhari’s tribunal victory

Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has described the tribunal judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal as an affirmation of the president’s overwhelming victory at the 2019 elections.

Tribunal upholds Kano APC Reps member’s election

The National and State Legislative Houses Elections Petition Tribunal in Kano has affirmed the election of Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the Bebeji/Kiru federal constituency of Kano State in the February 27, 2019 elections.

Senator Adeyeye kicks as tribunal declares Senator Olujimi winner of Ekiti South senatorial poll

The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, on Tuesday nullified the election of Senator Dayo Adeyeye of Ekiti South.

Appeal court upholds Gombe Reps member’s election

The Court of Appeal sitting in Plateau State has upheld the election of Hon Usman Bello Kumo, member of the House of Representatives from Akko Federal Constituency of Gombe State.
Gboyega Oyetola

Governor Oyetola: Our achievements’ll erase opposition to APC in Osun

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has reiterated the administration’s commitment to stimulate the economy of the state and bring about development that will make it difficult for opposition parties to contest future elections.
[FILE] Conservative MP Boris Johnson leaves his home in London on June 11, 2019. – The contest to replace Theresa May as Britain’s next leader formally has begun, with candidates lining up to define themselves against the “bluff and bluster” of frontrunner Boris Johnson. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP)

Brexit: Boris Johnson loses second Commons vote

Boris Johnson has suffered another humiliating Commons defeat after his second bid for a snap general election was rejected by MPs.
The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has blamed the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for being vicariously responsible for the attack on a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu by members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB in Germany.

Enugu West: Tribunal upholds Ex-DSP Ekweremadu’s election

The State and National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in Enugu has affirmed the election of Ike Ekweremadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the February 23 general elections.

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Five burnt to death in Lagos-Ibadan highway bus explosion

At least five passengers died on Friday after a commercial bus they were travelling in crashed into a median and went up in flames at Onigari, a border town between Ogun and Oyo states on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
In a bid to create access to quality education, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has announced the abolition of all forms of fees and levies in public primary and secondary schools across the state.

PDP governors meet in Port Harcourt

According to Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant (Electronic Media) to Gov. Nyesom Wike, the meeting was attended by Govs. Umaru Fintiri (Adamawa), Emeka Ihedioha (Imo); Seyi Makinde (Oyo); Samuel Ortom (Benue); Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto); and Mohammed Mattawale (Zamfara).

Minister reiterated federal government’s commitment to human, capital, infrastructure development

Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola has said the Federal Government is committed to human capital, economic and infrastructure developments to boost Nigeria’s global competitiveness.

Woman commits suicide three months after boyfriend killed self

An apprentice at a tailoring shop in Lagos, Adenike Fatai, reportedly committed suicide just three months after her boyfriend identified as Bayo Atanda also killed self.
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone. Jenny Kane-AP

Facebook suspends thousands of apps in response to Cambridge Analytica row

Facebook Inc said on Friday it has suspended tens of thousands of apps on the social networking platform, as part of the company’s ongoing app developer investigation it began in March 2018 in response to the Cambridge Analytica row.