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Election: Kingsley Moghalu, Tunde Bakare others task media on unbiased reportage

Some eminent Nigerians on Tuesday called on the media to ensure a balanced reportage of electoral activities in order to consolidate the present political dispensation.
Congo's Martin Fayulu

DR Congo’s Martin Fayulu asks ICC to reject top court ruling, declares himself legitimate...

Martin Fayulu, an opposition leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo declared himself as the only legitimate president of the country on Sunday.
Gbenga Olawepo Hashim

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim condemns exclusion from presidential debate

The Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim campaign organisation has condemned her exclusion from the scheduled Presidential Debate by the Nigerian Elections Debate Group and the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) alleging that the selection of candidates is biased, anti-democratic and the agenda of the ruling All Progressives Party (APC)

Yakubu Dogara: Federal government’s cash disbursement is vote-buying, inducement

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, condemns the distribution of cash to the public very close to general election by public officials, saying such endeavours amount to vote buying and inducement, which is a clear case of corruption
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo: Good governance, foundation upon which society is built

Good governance is the foundation upon which a society should be built and is indispensable to development, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, said on Tuesday in Abuja.

You’re an interim governor, lacking legitimacy – PDP tells Gboyega Oyetola

The Osun State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has carpeted the newly sworn in governor of the state, Gboyega Oyetola, describing him as an interim governor whose legitimacy is questionable in the eyes of the public.
Yakubu Dogara

Yakubu Dogara: Goodluck Jonathan resisted temptation to join African demagogues, narcissists

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, said that the decision of former president Goodluck Jonathan to concede defeat after the 2015 presidential election was responsible for bringing Nigeria’s democracy to maturity.

Of defections and 2019 electoral maths

The ruling All Progressives Congress has been gripped by a fever of cross-carpeting. Publicly, the party is saying it will not lose sleep. The most dramatic statement yet was by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, that providence is removing stones from the party’s rice, the same rice they have been eating for three years now.

Cambodian PM hails ‘free, fair’ elections despite criticism

Cambodia’s strongman leader Hun Sen on Tuesday hailed this week’s elections as “free, fair and just” after a controversial vote with no viable opposition drew criticism from Washington and the European Union.
International Republican Institute, IRI, and the National Democratic Institute, NDI

US groups warn of security threats to 2019 Nigeria vote

Widespread violence in Nigeria could affect next year's presidential election, two US pro-democracy groups said on Friday.
Donald Trump

Back in Washington, Donald Trump under pressure to reverse course on Russia

President Donald Trump found himself isolated and under pressure to reverse course Tuesday after publicly challenging the US intelligence conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 election during his face-to-face with Vladimir Putin.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during a joint press conference with US President after a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki, with Donald Trump promising an "extraordinary relationship" and Vladimir Putin saying it was high time to thrash out disputes around the world. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri KADOBNOV

Vladimir Putin: US-Russia ties should not be held hostage to Mueller probe

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday described the probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Moscow's election meddling as "political games" that should not be permitted to interfere with US-Russia relations.

Anambra government plans revalidation of land title documents

Anambra State Government says it will soon carry out revalidation of title documents in some of the Government Layouts in the state.

Budget padding: Group commends court for voiding Rep Abdulmumin Jibrin’s suspension

The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) has commended the court judgment nullifying the suspension of a member of House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin.

The impending implosion of APC

The extent of this implosion became more evident during the party’s recent state congresses. Parallel congresses were held in more than 10 states, there were reports of boycotts, violence and general confusion.

Egypt’s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi wins second term with 92% of vote

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been reelected for a second term with 92 percent of the vote, preliminary results showed on Thursday, but turnout of just 40 percent dented his push for popular legitimacy.

Carter Centre: Kenya polls were a setback for democracy

Kenya's 2017 elections were a setback to this East African country's democratic development, the Carter Centre has said.

Zimbabwe police admits past mistakes, pledges to work for the people

Newly appointed Police chief in Zimbabwe has embarked on an ambitious plan to restore the confidence of the public in the force.

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Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos State governor, has exercised his voting right in his home town, Epe, Lagos State in Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Prisons Comptroller speaks on alleged ballot box snatching in Lagos

The Comptroller of Prisons, Lagos State Command, Tunde Ladipo, says there are no cases of ballot box snatching by political thugs in all the places his team visited during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
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Elections: We’re satisfied with process so far – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it is satisfied with the ongoing conduct of the elections so far from the reports it has received from the 36 states and FCT.

Election: Senator Shehu Sani loses polling unit with wide margin

Shehu Sani is seeking re-election to the Senate under the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) while Uba Sani is vying on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Malfunctioning smart card readers mars voting in llorin

Hundreds of eligible voters’ in several parts of Ilorin metropolis were unable to cast their votes at the commencement of voting on Saturday following malfunctioning of smart card readers.