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A man standing outside a mosque in the Iranian capital Tehran on February 14, 2020 hands out electoral leaflets showing candidates campaigning in the upcoming Iranian legislative election due to take place on February 21. (Photo by – - AFP)

Iran’s parliament: what you need to know

Conservatives are expected to make a resurgence next Friday when Iranians elect a new parliament, a legislative chamber that shapes debate in the Islamic republic.
President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined Nigerian youths to be prepared for huge responsibilities as they will eventually take over the leadership of the country in the future. 4

President Buhari has failed Nigeria – Northern elders

The Professor Ango Abdullahi-led Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has risen from its meeting in Zaria on Sunday with a verdict that President Muhammadu Buhari has failed Nigeria.
Cameroon voted Sunday in polls overshadowed by a partial opposition boycott and separatist violence that has displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

Violence, boycott overshadow Cameroon elections

Cameroon voted Sunday in polls overshadowed by a partial opposition boycott and separatist violence that has displaced hundreds of thousands of people.
Alliance for New Nigeria - ANN

ANN protests de-registration

Alliance for New Nigeria, ANN, one of the political parties de-registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said the action of the electoral umpire was illegal as it contravened the provisions of the 1999 Constitution.
Cameroonians began voting in crunch presidential polls on Sunday, with octogenarian leader Paul Biya seeking a seventh term against a backdrop of unprecedented violence in the country's English-speaking regions.

Cameroon elections overshadowed by boycott and violence

Voters in Cameroon will cast their ballots Sunday in a country where the mood has been darkened by separatist violence and calls for an election boycott.

Farida Waziri: Ex-President Jonathan sacked me because I went after oil thieves

A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mrs. Farida Waziri, has said that she was sacked by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for trying to arrest some oil racketeers.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has sarcastically wished for more crises in the party to enable it beat the opposition in elections.

Adams Oshiomhole: I wish APC had more crisis to win elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has sarcastically wished for more crises in the party to enable it beat the opposition in elections.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia and Anambra on Sunday marched round the major streets of Umuahia and Awka capital cities to protest against the Supreme Court’s judgment that sacked Chief Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo.

Fresh protest rocks Imo over Supreme Court judgment

Thousand of Imo indigenes, yesterday, continued their protest over the January 14 Supreme Court’s judgment which sacked Emeka Ihedioha and declared Hope Uzodinma as Governor.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Ex-President Jonathan: I am worried over spate of kidnapping, killings

Jonathan also said he was worried over the state of insecurity of Nigerians, if his residence at Otuoke, Bayelsa State could be attacked.

What does the surprise exit of Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza mean?

President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision not to run in Burundi's elections in May has come as a surprise.

PDP says no to name change

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has ruled out propositions by some politicians for a change in the party’s name, noting that the name PDP remains the best political brand in the country.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Akwa Ibom re-run: INEC says dissapointed at disruptions in polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, in Akwa Ibom state, has expressed disappointment over the disruptions reported in Ukana West (Ward 11), Units 5, 8, and 9 as well as Ikpe Annang (Ward 5), Unit 12 in Essien Udim local government Council during Saturday re-run election.
Bauchi REC, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi (middle) speaking to newsmen in Gamawa on the Gamawa and Zaki Federal Constituencies’ supplementary-rerun elections.

REC: Bauchi rerun polls an improvement over 2019 exercise

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bauchi State, has described the ongoing supplementary and rerun elections in Zaki and Gamawa councils as an improvement over 2019 polls.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Sokoto reruns: Governor Tambuwal sues for peaceful conducts

Ahead of the January 25 re-run and supplementary elections scheduled to hold in Sokoto state, Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has urged the supporters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), to shun violence and exhibit high sense of maturity.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Mahmood Yakubu: INEC ready for rerun elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Tuesday said it is ready for the Saturday court-ordered rerun elections across in 11 states of the country.
Senator Hope Uzodinma as Governor of Imo State

Governor Uzodinma to conduct fresh council elections

Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, on Tuesday announced plans to conduct fresh elections into the twenty-seven local government councils in the state
Senator Godswill Akpabio

INEC rejects Senator Akpabio’s withdrawal from senatorial rerun election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rejected Senator Godswill Akpabio’s withdrawal from a scheduled rerun election for the Akwa Ibom North-West District which takes place this Saturday.
Senator Hope Uzodinma as Governor of Imo State

Imo election: The dissenting appeal court judgment that gave hope to Senator Uzodinma —...

The supreme court judgment upholding the election petition of Hope Uzodinma and installing him as the elected governor of Imo state on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, has been very controversial, especially as the full text of the verdict is yet to be made public.

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People watch waves and rough seas pound against the harbour wall at Porthcawl in Wales, as Storm Dennis sweeps across the country, Saturday Feb. 15, 2020. AP

Man dies as Storm Dennis slams UK, power cuts hit France

A man died after falling into a river on Sunday as Storm Dennis swept across Britain with the army drafted in to help deal with heavy flooding and high winds.
Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, visited the Inspector General of Police, IGP Adamu Mohammed in Abuja on Wednesday, declaring that his administration would not condone violence in Oyo.

Oyo governor threatens to jail union members who foment trouble

The Oyo State Government, on Sunday, warned some leaders of the suspended National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state to desist from carrying out the threats of violence issued in a video, which has gone viral in the last 24 hours.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police nab Aiye cult kingpin in Ikorodu

The Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants, inaugurated by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, has arrested the leader of Aiye Confraternity, Sikiru Samuel.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Nigerian troops overpower Boko Haram in attempt to infiltrate Damaturu

The Nigerian Army has confirmed an attempt by Boko Haram insurgents to infiltrate Damaturu, capital of Yobe State and cause havoc in the city.
Ten-man Plateau United defeated former league champions, Enyimba FC of Aba 4-0 in MatchDay 12 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture at the Jos New Stadium on Sunday.

NPFL: Plateau United regain top spot

Plateau United are back at the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League log following a 2-0 win over Dakkada at the New Jos Stadium on Sunday