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LGBT refugees living in Kenya stand behind a rainbow flag as they protest against their treatment by authorities, outside an office of the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Nairobi on May 17, 2019.

Kenyan court upholds ban on same-sex relations

The Kenyan High Court on Friday handed down a landmark ruling banning same-sex relations in what gender activists called “a blow to human rights.”

Abuja club raid: Police to penalise erring officers

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has pledged to mete out stiff penalties on any officer found guilty of the alleged harassment and molestation of women at the Caramelo Night Club raid in Abuja.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: APC, Presidency plotting to vacate 1999 Constitution

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidency of plotting to vacate the nation’s constitution.
US President Donald Trump and his business organisation sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee on Monday to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president's financial records.

Donald Trump sues to block subpoena for financial records

US President Donald Trump and his business organisation sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee on Monday to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president's financial records.
Friends and family carry the coffin with the remains of Peru's former President Alan Garcia, who killed himself this week, during the last of three days of national mourning declared by President Martin Vizcarra, in Lima, Peru April 19, 2019. REUTERS/Janine Costa

Peru’s Alan Garcia denies corruption claims in suicide note

A suicide note in which Peru’s Alan Garcia denied corruption charges against him set the backdrop Friday for the ex-president’s funeral, two days after he put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger as police arrived to arrest him on bribery charges linked to the Odebrecht graft scandal.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar not a Nigerian – APC tells tribunal

The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal that the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is not a Nigerian and therefore not qualified to have stood for the election.
Abba Kabir Yusuf

Governor Ganduje a product of rigged election – Abba Kabir Yusuf

Abba Kabiru-Yusuf is challenging the declaration of Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the March 23 supplementary election in Kano State
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP publicity secretary

PDP: Ministers Amaechi, Malami planning to cause constitutional crisis in Rivers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised an alert of an alleged plot by desperate leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), working with the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, SAN, to cause constitutional crisis in Rivers State.
Pope Francis on March 30 addressed the people, authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

Pope hails Morocco on religious tolerance

Pope Francis has commended Moroccans for allowing people to practice their different religions, “especially Christians in peace without fear, intimidation or harassment”.
Pope Francis and King Mohammed VI walk on the Hassan Tower esplanade in Rabat, Morocco. (Ciro Fusco-EPA-EFE-Shutterstock)

Moroccans defy rain to welcome Pope

The people of Morocco on Saturday defied the heavy downpour to welcome Pope Francis to their country.

INEC: Attack on ad-hoc staff dangerous to democracy

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed worry over cases of harassment, maiming and killing of its ad-hoc staff recorded during the just concluded general elections.

Oyo governor-elect, others get certificates of return

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday in Ibadan presented Certificates of Return to the Oyo State Governor-Elect, Mr Seyi Makinde, his deputy, Mr Aderemi Olaniyan, and the newly elected 32 State House of Assembly members.
Abba Kabir Yusuf

Kano election: PDP’s Kabir Yusuf reject governorship result

Abba Kabir-Yusuf, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State has rejected the result of the election.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says observers deployed to monitor supplementary election in Kano were stoned and disallowed from performing their duty.

CDD: Our observers were stoned in Kano

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says observers deployed to monitor supplementary election in Kano were stoned and disallowed from performing their duty.

Akwa Ibom elections: Our people voted for liberation – Idongesit Nkanga

Akwa Ibom Elders and Stakeholders have commended the people of the state for voting massively for the reelection of Governor Udom Emmanuel, describing their action as a liberation for the state.
APC Nigeria Supporters

Ebonyi elections: APC chieftain calls for probe of INEC

Dr Paul Okorie, a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi has called for the probe of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the just concluded general elections in Ebonyi.

How PDP, INEC, security agencies ganged up against APC in Ebonyi – APC candidates

Twenty-four House of Assembly candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ebonyi State, weekend accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of colluding with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security agencies to compromise elections in the State.
Soldiers block with truck and armoured tank the road leading to the state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019. – Fears has gripped residents of oil-rich Port Harcourt city in Niger delta region as state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission has been condoned off by dozens of fierce looking soldiers, anti-riots policemen and other complementary security agents who are jointly patrolling the city ahead of the much awaited results of the just concluded governorship and state assembly elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

EU, other foreign observers condemn military’s involvement in elections

“INEC did not provide sufficient information on these cancelations, the specific reasons for them, and the precise local government areas affected. This undermines public confidence in the process.”

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President Buhari felicitates with Edwin Clark at 92, describes him as partner for peace

President Muhammadu Buhari has extolled the virtues of Nigeria’s former Information Minister, Chief Edwin Clark, on the occasion of his 92nd birthday anniversary.
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Kaduna election: Tribunal to rule on Isa Ashiru, PDP’s ballot recount motion on Monday

The Kaduna Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has adjourned to Tuesday, May 27, to rule on the motion seeking for a recount of votes cast in the governorship elections in the state.

Governor Ambode inaugurates arts theatre in Epe

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday evening inaugurated the ultra-modern Lagos Theatre in Epe, expressing fulfillment with the projects executed by his administration within the ancient town and the adjoining communities.
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Victor Moses expected to join Inter Milan after confirming Fenerbahce exit

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Adamawa governor-elect fumes over N115 billion debt

Adamawa State Governor-elect, Rt Hon Ahmadu Fintiri, has vowed to ‘step on toes’ over the debt profile of the state under the current administration of Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow.