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Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, has re-affirmed his commitment to restructuring if elected on Feb. 16.

Atiku Abubakar: We’ll begin restructuring Nigeria after May 29

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections has re-affirmed his commitment to restructuring if elected on Feb. 16.
President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Moses Mabhida Statdium in KwaZulu-Natal where he delivered the ANC's 2019 election manifesto on January 12 2019 . Twitter-@myanc

South Africa’s ANC vows to restore democracy, growth, as it kicks off campaign

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday launched the ANC’s campaign for legislative elections in May, acknowledging the party’s past mistakes and promising to restore democratic institutions and economic growth.
Iraq's President Barham Salih

Iraqi president visits Iran

Iraq’s new President Barham Saleh made his first official visit to neighbouring Iran on Saturday, calling for “a new order in the region”.
Zingiswa Losi

South Africa’s top trade union gets first woman president

South Africa’s largest trade union federation on Tuesday elected a woman president, a first for the 33-year-old labour movement that helped lead the fight against apartheid.

Report: Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau critically ill

Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the terror group Boko Haram, is said to be weakened by ill health, prompting questions about his ability to lead the militants, the AFP reported on Friday.

Jacob Zuma admits South Africans ‘not happy’ with ruling ANC party

South African President Jacob Zuma on Saturday blamed infighting and a failure to tackle corruption for the troubles of the ANC party, which risks losing power for the first time since the end of apartheid.

Robert Mugabe threatens to sack VP as wife booed at rally

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe openly pilloried his deputy and possible successor Saturday, saying he might sack him, in a combative speech at a rally where his wife Grace was booed by some in the crowd.

‘No one owns Zanu-PF’ – Zimbabwe war veterans tell Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s ex-freedom fighters have reportedly described President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace as being "misguided", following attacks on Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

Governor Sani-Bello sets up strategic committees for Inauguration

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

Senator Wamakko attends Muslim World League Ramadan meeting in Saudi Arabia

The Muslim World League, has invited its member and the Chairman, Northern Senators Forum, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, to its meeting scheduled to hold in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, during the forthcoming Ramadan fast, 1440 AH.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 19, 2019 A recent but undated handout picture released by Lyra McKee’s family via the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) on April 19, 2019 shows journalist and author Lyra McKee posing for a photograph. – The killing of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry on April 18, 2019 marked the latest upsurge of violence in Northern Ireland — where fears grow that a fragile and hard-won peace is increasingly at risk. (Photo by HO / POLICE SERVICE OF NORTHERN IRELAND (PSNI) / AFP) /

Funeral for young journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland

A journalist killed by a dissident republican paramilitary in Northern Ireland is to be laid to rest on Wednesday at a ceremony celebrating her life to be attended by British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Chelsea Italian head coach, Maurizio Sarri - AFP PHOTO - Oli SCARFF

Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri charged with misconduct following sending-off against Burnley

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been charged with misconduct following his sending-off against Burnley, the FA have announced on their official website.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

National Assembly leadership: Plateau APC lawmakers-elect endorse party decision

Lawmakers-elect from Plateau have resolved to support Sen Ahmed Lawan and Rep Femi Gbajabiamila as Senate President and Speaker, House of Representatives, as directed by the All Progressive Congress (APC).