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2019: EU, US, UK, others seek transparent, peaceful Nigerian elections

The European Union, United States, United Kingdom and other foreign governments on Sunday demanded a process that would herald free, fair, transparent and peaceful elections as political parties flagged off political campaigns ahead of the 2019 polls.

APGA reconciles with aggrieved members in Anambra

The leadership of the All Progressives Grand Alliance has commenced reconciliatory moves to bring together all its aggrieved members in Anambra State, ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Police opens investigation against federal lawmaker for alleged forgery

The police have opened investigation into the case of forgery against a member of the House of Representatives, Lawal Idris.

APC: Threats of vote loss, confusion trail National Assembly candidates’ list

The two big parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday led 86 other political parties to submit their lists of presidential and National Assembly candidates for the 2019 general to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Taraba guber: Sani Danladi seeks reconciliation as defeated APC aspirants kick

Sani Abubakar Danladi, a former acting governor in Taraba, who clinched the APC governorship ticket in the Tuesday primary election, has urged other aspirants to support his bid to wrestle power from the PDP.
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Muhammadu Buhari sets out pitch for re-election in keynote speech

Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari on Monday made his final independence day address to the nation before elections next year, effectively setting out his government's manifesto as he seeks a second term.
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Borno guber: Idris Mamman calls for cancellation of APC primary

One of the leading aspirants in the Borno State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election, Alhaji Idris Mamman, has called on the National Secretariat of the party to cancel the exercise, alleging that it was fraught with irregularities.
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Osun election: Ademola Adeleke vows to contest results in court

Sen. Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the just concluded Osun gubernatorial election has vowed to use both physical and legal means to upturn the results in his favour.
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Court orders APC to conduct fresh election

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday ordered All Progressives Congress (APC) to conduct fresh elections for the office of National Organising Secretary (NOS) within 30 days.

APC dares Senator Saraki, dissolves Kwara exco

This was announced in a resolution signed by the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and the party’s National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, at the end of the National Working Committee (NWC) meeting held on Monday in Abuja.

Osun guber: Governor Aregbesola hails APC direct primary system

Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has praised the direct primary system of candidate selection adopted by the All Progressive Congress (APC), which saw his Chief of Staff, Gboyega Oyetola, from Iragbiji emerging as the party’s flag bearer.

Violence, protests mar APC congress in Ondo

Violence, irregularities and protest marred the ward congress of the All Progressives Congress held in different parts of Ondo State.

Senate: N30 trillion revenue leakage report will shock Nigerians

The senator, who alleged that the Nigeria Customs Service had not been generating revenue efficiently, said the probe by the panel would enhance the agency’s capacity.

Liberia’s Supreme Court lifts suspension on presidential run-off election

The Supreme Court of Liberia has lifted its stay order on the country’s presidential run-off election earlier billed for Nov. 7.

Liberia political party calls for halt to vote-counting

One of Liberia's largest political parties called for a halt to counting of election results on Thursday, alleging voting irregularities and fraud, as the country awaited the announcement of the first provisional results.

Kenya faces praise, uncertainty after election overturned

Praise poured in Saturday for Kenya's judiciary after a historic ruling annulling presidential poll results, as attention turned to how discredited officials will organise a new vote in only two months.

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Babatunde Fashola: APC did not promise to transform Nigeria in four years

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday said though the All Progressives Congress (APC) government led by President Muhammadu Buhari promised to turn the fortunes of the country around and bring about change in different sectors, it never attached four-year time frame to totally transform the country.

INEC removes names of 1,931 dead persons from Kaduna voters’ register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has detected and removed the names of 1,931 dead persons from the voters’ register in Kaduna State, ahead of the 2019 elections.

Shehu Sani: I represented Kaduna Central to the best of my ability

The Senator representing Kaduna Central in the red chamber, Senator Shehu Sani has said he has represented the Kaduna central to the best of his ability.
Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.

Micheal Obafemi snubs Super Eagles, debut for Ireland

Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.
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Boko Haram kills 53 in fresh attacks

Boko Haram jihadists have killed 53 soldiers and farmers in three days of attacks in northeastern Nigeria, security sources said Tuesday, in a new show of force ahead of February elections in the West African country.