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Atiku Abubakar

Minimum wage: Stiff judgment awaits you at polls – Presidency tells Atiku Abubakar

The Presidency has criticised the concocted controversy over President Muhammadu Buhari’s position on proposed N30,000 by some political actors to score cheap political goals, saying “stiff judgment awaits them at the polls’’.
Donald Trump speaks during an Ohio Republican Party State Dinner in Columbus, Ohio. MADDIE MCGARVEY-BLOOMBERG

Donald Trump ousts Jeff Sessions, vows to fight Democrats if they launch probes

President Donald Trump forced out his attorney general on Wednesday and threatened to fight back if Democrats use their new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to launch investigations into his administration and finances.

Emir Sanusi urges federal government to channel trillions you spend on petroleum subsidy to...

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has urged the Federal Government to channel trillions of naira spent on petroleum subsidy to education.
Adams Oshiomhole

90% of APC members against you – Abubakar Gerei tells Adams Oshiomhmole

A leader of the All Progressives Congress in Adamawa State, Senator Abubakar Gerei, has told the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, that over 90 per cent of party members were against him.
FILE PHOTO- Cameroon's President Paul Biya is seen at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, U.S. September 22, 2017. REUTERS-Stephanie Keith - RC1A35221360-File Photo

Cameroon’s Paul Biya wins seventh term

Cameroon's President Paul Biya has won a seventh term in office in polls marred by low turnout and voter intimidation.

Malnutrition: Kaduna government urged to increase budgetary allocation

To address the growing rate of malnutrition among children, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC) on Wednesday urged the Kaduna State Government to improve on its budgetary allocation.

INEC ban: APC consulting lawyers for response on Zamfara

The All Progressives Congress is consulting its lawyers in its legal department to file a reaction on the eligibility of its candidates to run in Zamfara state in the 2019 election.

Controversy trails APC national, state assembly primaries in Bauchi

Controversy has continued to trail the conduct and results of the National Assembly and State House of Assembly primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi State.
A man prepares to cast his vote at a polling station in Libreville during the first round of the country's legislative and municipal elections on October 6, 2018. Oil-rich Gabon, ruled by the same political dynasty for nearly half a century, votes in long-delayed legislative and municipal polls after a presidential election two years ago that was marred by deadly violence and allegations of fraud. / AFP PHOTO / Joel TATOU

Gabon votes for first time since violence-marred 2016 election

Oil-rich Gabon, ruled by the same political dynasty for nearly half a century, started voting Saturday in long-delayed legislative and municipal polls, the first since a presidential election two years ago that was marred by deadly violence and allegations of fraud.

Pius Anyim meets Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors

Mr Pius Anyim, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation under PDP’s administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday held a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

David Mark: I want to be remembered as agent of peace, prosperity

Former Senate President, David Mark, says wants to serve and be remembered as the agent that brought peace, unity and prosperity to all Nigerians.

Gabon holds first vote since violence-marred 2016 election

Oil-rich Gabon, ruled by the same political dynasty for nearly half a century, votes Saturday in long-delayed legislative and municipal polls after a presidential election two years ago that was marred by deadly violence and allegations of fraud.
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

Aminu Tambuwal: PDP must present candidate with comparative advantage over APC

Ahead of next week’s national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has advised the party to ensure that it produces a ticket that has comparative advantage over that of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming presidential election if very must be achieved.
Yekini Nabena

APC: National Assembly must reconvene to address crucial legislative business

The All Progressives Congress has re-emphasised that the National Assembly should reconvene immediately to attend to crucial and pending legislative business.

2019: Senator Jonah Jang joins presidential race

A former Governor of Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, Jonah David Jang, has purchased and submitted his nomination form to contest 2019 presidential election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ugandan lawmakers appeal law allowing President Museveni re-election bid

A group of Ugandan legislators have petitioned the supreme court to overturn a lower court decision that upheld a constitutional amendment allowing long-serving leader Yoweri Museveni to seek re-election.

Mauritania votes in legislative and municipal elections

Voters in Mauritania are casting ballots in legislative, regional and local elections that will test President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz's record before next year's presidential vote.

Mauritania: UN chief urges peaceful, credible elections

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged "all parties" in Mauritania to contribute to "peaceful and credible elections" the following day.

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2019: Group warns against further delay in INEC funding

The Movement for Transparent Elections (MTE), a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) has warned that further delay in release of the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) portends great danger to Nigeria’s democracy.
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Court refuses to transfer Jumoke Akinjide’s alleged N650 million fraud case

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday dismissed applications for case transfer filed by Sen. Ayo Adeseun and Olanrewaju Otiti, seeking transfer of a criminal charge against them to the Ibadan Division of the court.

NDIC investigates management, directors of defunct Skye Bank

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), says it is monitoring investigations of directors and management of the failed Skye Bank Plc being carried out by law enforcement agencies.