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Tanzania's main opposition party, Chadema, has nominated national vice chairman Tundu Lissu as its presidential candidate for the October 28 General Election, pending approval by the national delegates conference slated for Tuesday.

Tanzania’s opposition picks Tundu Lissu to battle President Magufuli in 2020 polls

Tanzania's main opposition party, Chadema, has nominated national vice chairman Tundu Lissu as its presidential candidate for the October 28 General Election, pending approval by the national delegates conference slated for Tuesday.

No plot to block opposition in Edo, Ondo guber polls – APC governors

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has said there is no plot to block or stifle opposition in the September 19 and October 10 governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states.
Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has described as shameful revelations by the daughter of Mamman Daura, Fatimah, that they have been living in the Presidential Villa for over three years.

2023: Arewa youths reject Mamman Daura’s call to jettison zoning

Northern youths under the aegis of Arewa Youths for Peace and Security (AYPS) have rejected a call for political parties to jettison zoning in the choice of presidential candidates for the 2023 general election.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: President Buhari, APC owe Nigerians apology

Former vice president and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, Atiku Abubakar, Sunday said that the President Mohammadu Buhari led government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) must apologise to Nigerians and make an admittance of guilt for taking the country through the throes of subjugation to another country.

Former PDP national chairman decamps to APC

Senator Barnabas Gemade of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, has again decamped to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
A Nigerian, Mr Gabe Okoye, is on the ballot in a forthcoming Democratic Party’s senatorial primary runoff election in the U.S.

Nigerian-born politician blazes trail in US politics

A Nigerian, Mr Gabe Okoye, is on the ballot in a forthcoming Democratic Party’s senatorial primary runoff election in the U.S.
Somalia's Parliament has ousted Prime Minister Hassan Khaire, throwing into confusion the country's electoral plan.

Somalia parliament impeaches premier in no-confidence vote

Somalia's Parliament has ousted Prime Minister Hassan Khaire, throwing into confusion the country's electoral plan.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo guber: PDP chieftain vows to work against Governor Obaseki

Prince Kassim Afegbua, a chieftain of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and former Commissioner for Information in Edo state, has vowed to openly work against Governor Godwin Obaseki, the party’s candidate for the September 19 governorship election in Edo state.

Pat Utomi seeks new movement to rescue Nigeria from collapse

Nigeria’s leading political economist, Prof Pat Utomi, Saturday explained the need to build a new national political movement to rescue Nigeria and address burning issues that put its corporate existence under threat.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has described as unfortunate the silence of security agencies in apprehending those that ‘want to destroy the state.’

Governor Wike: I’m not running for presidency

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says he is not nursing an ambition of running for the office of the President of Nigeria in 2023 general election.
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Supreme Court rules in Zamfara judgment review motion Friday

The All Progressives Congress (APC) will Friday, March 27, 2020, know its fate in its bid to have the Supreme Court set aside the consequential order that made the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) beneficiary of all elective positions in the 2019 general election in Zamfara State.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Danjuma Kashimu, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of Magama-Rijau Federal Constituency of Niger, in Saturday’s bye-election.

Global pandemic forces INEC, APC, PDP shutdown

Nigeria’s political scene, already in overdrive over the 2023 general election, though most of the current elected leaders are yet to mark their first year in office, has effectively been shut down as cases of coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, increase in the country.
PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi before the opening statements of the Chairman 2019 Presidential Election Appeal Panel, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachawa during the opening of the hearing for the petition against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Court of Appeal, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

Peter Obi reacts as Atiku Abubakar’s son tests positive for virus

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general election, Peter Obi, has prayed for recovery of Atiku Abubakar’s son who tested positive for Coronavirus.
Tulsi Gabbard during a Democratic presidential primary debate on 20 November 2019. Derek White-Rex-Shutterstock

Rep Tulsi Gabbard ends presidential bid, endorses Joe Biden

US Representative Tulsi Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran who campaigned to end “forever wars,” dropped her long-shot bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday and endorsed front-runner Joe Biden in a video posted on Twitter.

Another Kano emirate official quits following former emir’s ouster

The ‘chief singer’ of Kano emirate council, Naziru Ahmad, popularly known as Naziru Sarkin Waka, has resigned his appointment following the dethronement of Muhammadu Sanusi as Emir of Kano.
Adams Oshiomhole and Bola Tinubu

APC crisis: Asiwaju Tinubu declares support for Adams Oshiomhole

A leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has declared support for the embattled national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, over the crisis rocking the party.
Former vice-president Joe Biden speaks at a campaign stop on Monday at Berston Field House in Flint, Michigan. Jake May-AP

Joe Biden overruns Bernie Sanders in mini Tuesday

Joe Biden was quickly declared the winner in US Democrats nominating contests in Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho on Tuesday
Fatemeh Rahbar, 55, was a conservative MP and had recently been elected to the parliament from the capital Tehran, the agency said.

Iranian lawmaker dies of coronavirus

An Iranian lawmaker died from the novel coronavirus on Saturday, state news agency IRNA reported, one of several officials to succumb to the illness in the epidemic-hit country.

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Super Eagles forward, Henry Onyekuru will be on the sidelines for the next two weeks after getting injured in training for French Ligue 1 side, Monaco.

Henry Onyekuru rejoins Monaco after loan stint at Galatasaray

Nigeria winger Henry Onyekuru rejoined Ligue 1 club Monaco on Tuesday ahead of the new season.
Petroleum dealers in Anambra have threatened to shut down operations in 21 days over alleged government multiple levies and indebtedness.

Petroleum dealers in Anambra threaten shutdown over multiple taxes, gives ultimatum

Petroleum dealers in Anambra have threatened to shut down operations in 21 days over alleged government multiple levies and indebtedness.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Nigerian government raises hate speech fine to N5 million

During the unveiling of the Reviewed Broadcasting code, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, said the amendments were necessitated by a presidential directive in the wake of the 2019 general elections.

Why Edo schools haven’t reopened – official

The Edo State Government has said secondary schools in the state will resume August 10 as against August 4 that was announced by the Federal Ministry of Education for graduating students.
Speaking in Port Harcourt, the new President of IYC, Peter Igbifa, while describing the conditions of the affected students in abroad as pitiable, said the youths of Niger Delta are agitated to see their kinsmen carrying placards abroad to protest their neglect by the NDDC and the Federal Government.

IYC: Non-payment of NDDC students’ fees, embarrassing, shameful

The Ijaw Youths Council, IYC, Worldwide, has described as shameful and embarrassing the delay in the payment of fees and stipends of students under the scholarship scheme of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.