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INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu

INEC: We lack capacity to prosecute electoral offenders

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it has challenges prosecuting electoral offenders.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, (C), Britain’s Home Secretary Priti Patel, (L) and Commissioner of the City of London Police, Ian Dyson (R) arrive at the scene of a stabbing, on London Bridge in the City of London on November 30, 2019. A man suspected of stabbing two people to death in a terror attack on London Bridge was an ex-prisoner convicted of terrorism offences and released last year, police said Saturday. SIMON DAWSON / POOL / AFP

UK’s Boris Johnson vows to act as convicted terrorist named in London attack

Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed Saturday to review Britain’s sentencing system after a convicted terrorist released early from prison stabbed two people to death and injured three in a London Bridge attack.
An ice sculpture stands in place of Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the studio before the start of the Channel 4 News' election climate debate in London on Thursday. Kirsty O'Connor - AP

Boris Johnson replaced by melting ice on UK TV climate debate

Britain’s governing Conservative Party complained to the broadcasting regulator after its chosen representative was shut out of a general election television debate on climate change on Thursday.
Liverpool have unveiled ambitious plans to increase Anfield’s capacity beyond 60,000.

Liverpool release first images of proposed £60 million Anfield redevelopment

The £60 million expansion would see around 7,000 seats added to the Anfield Road End of the stadium, with the club hoping to submit a formal planning application as early as spring 2020.
The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 Kogi State governorship election, Musa Wada, has described the election as a coup against the people.

Kogi elections: PPA chieftain joins PDP, backs Musa Wada

The Kogi East senatorial candidate of Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) in the 2019 general election, Comrade Egwu Mathias Paul, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to work for the victory of Musa Wada in the November 16 governorship election.
Senator Buruji Kashamu

Bayelsa/Kogi elections: Senator Kashamu congratulates President Buhari, APC

The Governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State during the 2019 general election, Senator Buruji Kashamu, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) for winning the November 16 governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he attends an art class at St Mary’s and All Saints Primary School in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire on October 11, 2019. (Photo by Alastair Grant - POOL - AFP)

Boris Johnson broke my heart – US businesswoman

A US businesswoman at the centre of controversy over whether Boris Johnson showed her inappropriate favouritism amid an alleged affair said on Sunday she had been left “heartbroken” and “humiliated” by the British prime minister.
The order was given recently by the Commissioner for Housing in Lagos state, Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, during a site inspection of some of the housing schemes at Sangotedo, Ajah and Lekki alongside the Special Adviser to the Governor on Housing, Mrs Toke Benson-Awoyinka, Permanent Secretary, Housing, Mr Wasiu Akewusola and other state officials.

Plateau PDP chairman resigns

Chief Damishi Sango, Plateau State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday formally stepped aside by handing over to his deputy, Mr Amos Gombe.

Bayelsa/Kogi guber: Voters selling PVCs for N500, N1,000 – YIAGA

An election observation group, YIAGA Africa, through its Watching The Vote (WTV) project, says voters in Bayelsa and Kogi states are trading their permanent voters’ cards for N500 and N1,000 ahead of the governorship elections in the two states.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks to members of Britain’s military during a reception for the Armed Forces inside 10 Downing Street in Central London on September 18, 2019. John NGUYEN - POOL - AFP

Official: Britain will not name EU commissioner ahead of election

The British government has informed the European Union that it does not plan to nominate an EU commissioner ahead of a general election next month.
Protesters hold banners reading “All to La Jonquera” as they block the AP-7 highway at the Spanish-French border in La Jonquera northern Spain, on November 11, 2019 during an action called by Tsunami Democratic movement for civil disobedience actions. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)

Catalan separatists block Spain-France highway

Catalan separatist activists blocked traffic on Monday on a motorway linking Spain and France, in a fresh protest against the sentencing last month of nine of their leaders to lengthy jail terms.
Spain holds its fourth general election in as many years on Sunday with renewed tensions over Catalonia’s separatist movement in the foreground, an issue that has fuelled a surge in support for upstart far-right party Vox.

Spain returns to the polls amid tensions over Catalonia

Spain holds its fourth general election in as many years on Sunday with renewed tensions over Catalonia’s separatist movement in the foreground, an issue that has fuelled a surge in support for upstart far-right party Vox.
Pictures- R-L- Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu and Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen during a Courtesy Visit by the Ministers to the Government House Port Harcourt on Wednesday

Governor Wike: Why we’re not happy with Buhari’s government in Rivers

Governor Nyesom Wike has said Rivers people are not happy with he described as ‘high level of marginalisation’ they have been subjected to by the Federal Government under the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
John Bercow departs the House of Commons chamber for the final time as speaker. [UK Parliament-Jessica Taylor-Reuters]

John Bercow resigns after ten years as Britain’s speaker

John Bercow stepped down on Thursday after 10 years as speaker of Britain’s House of Commons — a role that rocketed him into the heart of the Brexit battle, and won him European fans.

INEC to deliver materials in Bayelsa with helicopters

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Wednesday that it had secured the services of some helicopters to deliver sensitive materials to difficult terrains in Bayelsa State as part of its preparations for the November 16 governorship election.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the European Union's decision to delay Brexit had met his demand to remove the threat of a disorderly divorce.

UK braces for election as Labour Party backs early vote

Britain's main opposition Labour Party has said it would support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call for a December election, although the date remains to be fixed.
The Court of Appeal where the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal will be delivered later today.

Appeal Court orders rerun election in Ajaokuta federal constituency

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct rerun elections in 21 polling units of Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Kogi State.
A woman holding a baby casts her vote at a polling station in Gaborone on October 23, 2019. – The general election happens in Botswana on October 23, 2019. (Photo by Monirul Bhuiyan - AFP)

Botswana begins voting in test of a stable democracy

Voting opened on Wednesday in Botswana for a hotly contested general election that could test the country’s traditionally stable politics, as the ruling party faces its toughest challenge yet.

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US visa restriction against Nigerians, commendable – Ex-Lagos deputy governor

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Magnus Abe

Senator Abe: Leadership without sacrifice is meaningless

Immediate past representative of the Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has declared that leadership without sacrifice is meaningless.
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President Buhari: Boko Haram continuous existence surprising

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PDP wins Imo rerun

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Jerry Alagbaoso of the Peoples Democratic Party the winner of the supplementary election held on Saturday in Orlu/Orsu/Oru East Federal Constituency in Imo State.
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US expands health screenings for coronavirus to 20 airports

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