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Pope names 14 new cardinals, warns against ‘palace intrigues’

Pope Francis appointed 14 new cardinals in a ceremony at St Peter’s Square on Thursday, while warning the newly named dignitaries against internal wrangling within the church.

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Election postponement: IPAC urges INEC to secure electoral materials

The Inter-Party Advisory Commission in Oyo State, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure that all electoral materials distributed before the election was postponed are secured.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Pre-thumbprinted ballots may affect election credibility

A former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday expressed apprehension over the alleged discovery of pre-thumbprinted ballots in some parts of the country, saying it may affect credibility of the election.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

PDP asks INEC boss to resign over shift in election dates

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to resign following the Commission’s postponement of the 2019 general election at the 11th hour.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has petitioned France, Germany, European Union, United States of America and United Kingdom over alleged undemocratic actions and infractions of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Atiku Abubakar: President Buhari instigated shift in election dates to disenfranchise Nigerians

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has accused his APC counterpart, President Muhammadu Buhari, of being behind the postponement of this year’s general elections.

Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf upbeat on Nigeria elections

The head of the ECOWAS Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Nigeria, former Liberian president Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has expressed confidence in Nigeria’s ability to successfully go through the general elections.