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Akwa Ibom government has no alliance with REC – Commissioner

The Akwa Ibom State Government has described as false and baseless, an allegation that there was an unholy alliance between it and the State’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) to the extent of influencing the placements of ad-hoc staff among other malicious allegations.

Mob burns suspected robber to death in Aba

An angry mob lynched and burnt to death a suspected armed robber who was among a gang of seven that invaded Eziama area in Aba on Monday.

Lagos PDP urges INEC to ban APC from 2019 polls

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ban the All Progressives Congress (APC), from participating in the forthcoming elections in the state, accusing the party of militarising the polity, recruiting thugs and notorious criminals into its fold as members.

Six suspected touts face trial for alleged display of firearms

Six suspected touts, on Thursday, appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly causing terror to inhabitants of Ojo area of the metropolis.

Several persons injured as violence disrupts Lagos APC governorship campaign flag-off

The flag-off of the All Progressives Congress campaign in Lagos on Tuesday ended abruptly as violence broke out mid-way into the well-attended programme.

Four killed in Plateau cult clash

No fewer than four persons were killed on Wednesday night when some cult groups clashed near a night club at Kwata in Zawang district of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Police in Kano record 337 crimes, 105 rape cases

Kano State Police Command recorded 337 crimes and 105 rape cases last year, spokesman Magaji Majia said yesterday. He added that 22 robbery cases and 21 kidnap cases were reported at the Command.
Bangladeshi voters wait in line outside a polling station while security police officials watch over in Dhaka on December 30, 2018. – Bangladesh headed to the polls on December 30 following a weeks-long campaign that was dominated by deadly violence and allegations of a crackdown on thousands of opposition activists. (Photo by Munir UZ ZAMAN / AFP)

12 killed in Bangladesh election day violence

At least 12 people were killed in election-day clashes in Bangladesh Sunday, after a bloody campaign overshadowed by a crackdown on the opposition by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is expected to win a historic but controversial fourth term.

CUPP raises alarm over alleged plot to derail 2019 polls

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), an umbrella body of over 45 opposition parties, disclosed on Wednesday that it had uncovered a plot by President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to subvert the 2019 polls.
Special Adviser to the President on Media, Femi Adesina (left); General Superintendent, Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi; his wife, Esther; Wife of former Head of State, Mrs. Victoria Gowon, her husband/Covener, Nigeria Prays, General Yakubu Gowon, and Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Elenamah at the Special National Prayer Service at Deeper Life Bible Church, Gbagada in Lagos…yesterday.

‘Nigeria will overcome her challenges’

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari; former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon and the General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi on Sunday expressed optimism that the nation will overcome her numerous challenges.
Jair Bolsonaro, far-right lawmaker and presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party (PSL), gestures to supporters during the second round of the presidential elections, in Rio de Janeiro CREDIT- AFP

Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil’s presidential election

Former army captain Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil on Sunday, promising a fundamental change in direction for the giant Latin American country, the latest to take a turn to the far-right.
An earthquake-affected child drinks water at a makeshift camp in Palu in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 4, 2018, following the September 28 earthquake and tsunami. A total of 1,424 people have been confirmed dead and over 2,500 injured after the monster earthquake struck, sending destructive waves barrelling into Sulawesi island. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD

Indonesia quake kids traumatised as rescuers race against clock

Many children have been separated from their families and are "in shock and traumatised" following Indonesia's devastating quake-tsunami, aid workers said Thursday, as much-needed supplies trickled in to shattered communities.

2019: Crisis hit Osun PDP over senatorial ticket

The choice of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate in Osun-west for the 2019 general elections has resulted in a conflict of interests among contenders.
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Helicopter jailbreak gangster arrested in France

A gangster who made a Hollywood-esque helicopter jailbreak was arrested in northern France on Wednesday after three months on the run, sources close to the case said.

Police ban offensive weapons from political campaigns in Kebbi

The Kebbi State Police Command has banned political aspirants and their supporters from bearing offensive weapons, such as swords, guns and cutlasses among others during the political party primaries and campaigns.

One dead, 17 kidnapped in new militia raid

One person was killed and 17 were kidnapped in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo late Monday in a raid blamed on a notorious Ugandan militia accused of a massacre in a regional city two days earlier, sources said.

One killed, three injured as soldiers, Shiites clash in Yobe

One person was reportedly killed and three others injured in a clash between the military and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria in Potiskum, Yobe State on Friday.
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Monarch urges federal government to disarm herdsmen in Jigawa

Isa Adamu, the Lamido of Zugobia in Guri Local Government Area of Jigawa State, has appealed to the state and federal government to collaborate in disarming nomadic herdsmen allegedly unleashing terror in the area.

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Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Algerians protest against President Bouteflika’s bid for fifth term

Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Elections: Rivers APC kicks as INEC chairman claims every judgment has been obeyed

The Director of Strategic Communications for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, Prince Tonye Princewill, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, over the claim that all court judgments have been obeyed by the electoral umpire as regards the state.

Elections: Police summon APC Reps member over Kano violence

The police in Kano on Friday ‘invited’ a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his alleged role in a bloody clash between members of the PDP and APC in Bebeji Local Government Area.

Elections: Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf urges politicians to maintain peace, adhere to rule of law

Head of the ECOWAS Election Observetion Mission (EOM), former Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has urged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to sustain the peace that characterised the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and also conduct themselves according to the laws of the land as they go to the polls Saturday.

Policeman, thugs arrested for branding private vehicles in police colours

An unidentified police inspector was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate for aiding some people to brand two private vehicles in police colour.