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Kogi guber: Governor Bello assures of violence-free, credible poll

Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has assured stakeholders and citizens of the state of rancour-free and credible governorship election in the state on November 16.

Wole Soyinka: #RevolutionNow protest not treasonable

Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has faulted the Department of State Security’s (DSS’s) classification of the planned protest of the #RevolutionNow group as treasonable.
DAAR Communications

Court grants DAAR, NBC leave to settle out of court

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court Abuja, on Thursday, granted DAAR Communications and the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) leave to settle their dispute out of court.

Beyond the lifting of licences of AIT/Raypower

The closure of media houses was a common phenomenon under the defunct military dictatorship in Nigeria. Since the restoration of civil rule 20 years ago, the dangerous trend has continued under succesive regimes either through military invasion of media houses or seizure of copies of newspapers.
Pravin Gordhan

South Africa’s Pravin Gordhan accuses Julius Malema of inciting violence

South Africa’s respected former finance minister Pravin Gordhan reported leftist opposition leader Julius Malema to police on Monday for allegedly inciting violence following inflammatory remarks he made last week.
Michelle Bachelet

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet demands apology from Burundi

The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, is demanding the government of Burundi apologize for its inflammatory, personal attacks against members of the Independent Commission of Inquiry, impugning their credibility.

Ibikunle Amosun: I stand by Abiodun Akinlade’s mandate

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has reiterated his support for his anointed governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abiodun Akinlade, ahead of the 2019 general election.

Osun guber: INEC’s ban on phones will reduce vote buying, selling – CSO

YIAGA Africa, a Civil Society Organisation, said the Independent National Electoral Commission’s ban on phones in voting booths during the Osun governorship election would reduce vote buying and selling.

President Buhari not sympathetic to violent herdsmen – Presidency

The Presidency on Wednesday dismissed as wicked and unfounded the conclusion by a media house that President Muhammadu Buhari is sympathetic to the activities of violent herdsmen.

PDP: President Buhari’s comments promoting violence in Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has attributed the spate of violence in the country to inflammatory and anti-democratic comments by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kaspersky publishes open letter revealing Twitter banned its ads

Twitter Inc. said on Friday that it has banned ads from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, saying the cyber-security company’s business model conflicts with advertising rules and citing U.S. government claims that Kaspersky has ties to Russian intelligence agencies.

Israel, US slam Abbas for calling American ambassador ‘son of a dog’

U.S. and Israeli officials lambasted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday after the premier called the American ambassador to Israel a “son of a dog” and a “settler” in a fiery speech the day before.

PACAC chair Itse Sagay denies threatening judges

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has denied threatening judges who ignore the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta says polls must be this week, despite doubts

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said the re-run of the presidential election must go ahead as planned on Thursday, despite the chief electoral officer's recent statement that he cannot guarantee that the polls would be credible.

Obiano inherited N185bn debt from Obi – Umeh

Ahead of the November 18, Anambra governorship election, former National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Director-General Willie Obiano Campaign Organisation, Chief Victor Umeh, said in Awka yesterday that Governor Willie Obiano inherited a whooping N185 billion from his predecessor, Peter Obi.

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Dirk Kuyt: Premier League title success coming for Klopp’s Liverpool

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Border closure: Death of rice smuggler heightens tension in Babura

As government continues strict implementation of border closure across the country, tension has risen in Babura Local Government area of Jigawa State as a rice smuggler was shot dead by patrol team in the area.

ICPC chairman inaugurates NAVC in Enugu, attributes poverty to corruption

The Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practice Commission (ICPC), Prof Bolaji Owasanoye has attributed corruption as reason for the rising level of poverty in the country.

PSC dismisses list released by Police on recruitment

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has dismissed a list of newly recruited Police officers by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

Minimum wage: Federal government, labour shift ground, negotiations continue today

The meeting between the organised labour and representatives of the Federal Government has been moved till Wednesday, Oct. 16, to allow for sorting out of all grey areas of contention.