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Election: Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf departs Nigeria, returns Thursday

The ECOWAS Head of Election Observer Mission, former Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, on Monday returned to her country following the postponement of the February 16 general elections.
Miners at work in a mine shaft. AFP

About 40 people remain trapped in Liberian gold mine

Fellow miners have been using their bare hands to remove debris in an effort to free some 40 gold miners who have been trapped for a week, a spokesperson for Liberia's disaster management agency said on Sunday.

ASUU president, others say polls postponement sad, embarrassing

Some stakeholders in the education sector have expressed disappointment over the sudden postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

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.
Ruphiah B. Banda

Rupiah Banda: Nigeria’s presidential candidates almost size of Zambian parliament

A former President of Zambia, Rupia Banda, has expressed shock at the number of candidates for Saturday’s Presidential election in Nigeria, saying the figure of 73 candidates nears the total number of the Zambian Parliament.

President Buhari thanks Bill Clinton for being Nigeria’s friend

President Muhammadu Buhari has appreciated former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, for his continuous support for Nigeria and the growth of her democracy.

Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf, others for Murtala Muhammed lecture in Abuja

Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as well as her Botswana and Tanzanian counterparts, Festus Mogae and Jakaya Kikwete will, tomorrow in Abuja, deliver goodwill messages at the Murtala Muhammed Foundation Annual Lecture in memory of former Head of State, the Late General Murtala Muhammed.
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WHO increases support on Lassa fever in West Africa

The World Health Organisation, on Sunday, said it has increased its efforts to support West African countries, in the ongoing Lassa fever outbreak.
Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole: PDP’s unsubstantiated allegations, threat to elections

Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has raised the alarm over the series of unsubstantiated allegations and misleading comments by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the ruling party, saying they constitute a threat to the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

Election: General Abdulsalami cautions politicians over violence

A former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd), on Thursday called on key political actors in Nigeria, particularly those seeking elective positions to do everything possible to ensure peace in the forthcoming general elections because “Nigeria is not a stranger to electoral violence.”
Amos Sawyer

Amos Sawyer: Social media threaten Nigerian polls

A former President of Liberia, Prof Amos Sawyer, has raised concerns over the use of social media in inciting violence during the forthcoming elections.

Liberia’s Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf tasks Nigeria Police on credible elections

The Head of ECOWAS Observer Mission in Nigeria, former Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has charged the Nigeria Police on credible elections in country.

Abductors of Taraba governor’s media aide demands N100 million ransom

Abductors of Hassan Miyinyawa, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Taraba state governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku, have demanded N100million ransom for his release.
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Ebola virus found in bat in Liberia

The deadly Ebola virus has been found in a bat in Liberia, researchers and the health ministry said on Thursday.
Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama

Federal government assures EU of credible polls

Federal Government has assured the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) deployed to monitor the forthcoming general elections that the exercise would be free, fair and credible.
Benjamin Netanyahu (right) hosted Chadian President Idriss Deby in Jerusalem November 25 [Ronen Zvulun-Reuters]

Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Chad to restore relations

Israel's prime minister has departed for the central African nation of Chad to officially restore relations.
Muhammadu Buhari

PDP: Another term for President Buhari is invitation to totalitarianism

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday warned Nigerians not to grant a second tenure to President Muhammadu Buhari as doing so is an invitation to totalitarianism.
Paris Saint-Germain's Timothy Weah celebrates after scoring a goal during their International Champions Cup football match Bayern Munich against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on July 21, 2018 at the Worthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt, Austria. / AFP PHOTO / Jure Makovec

Neymar: Timothy Weah joined a big club in Celtic

Neymar believes Timothy Weah will emerge as one of Europe's best-attacking players, insisting the USA international will thrive during his loan spell at "big club" Celtic.

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Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

INEC: 19 states have completed deployment of election materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that 19 states have completed deployment of electoral materials, while other states would complete their deployment by the end of today (Thursday).

Governor Tambuwal: My government is providing basic amenities

Sokoto state governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal while on a campaign in Rabah local government said his government remained committed towards providing basic amenities to the people of the state.
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Neil Warnock: Cardiff will deal with Sala fee ‘in the right way’

Manager Neil Warnock said Thursday he is confident that Cardiff will deal with the payment issue over late Argentine striker Emiliano Sala “in the right way”, admitting the matter could have been better handled.

Court throws out Senator Aidoko’s suit in Kogi senatorial tussle

Efforts by the embattled senator representing Kogi East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Attai Idoko, to retain his seat on Thursday, suffered a setback as a Federal High Court in Abuja struck out his suit seeking to reopen the case decided against him up to the Supreme Court.
MUNICH, GERMANY – OCTOBER 06: Team coach Niko Kovac of FC Bayern Muenchen reacts during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Borussia Moenchengladbach at Allianz Arena on October 6, 2018 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by A. Beier/Getty Images for FC Bayern)

Niko Kovac wants repeat of Bayern Munich’s defensive efforts at Anfield

Niko Kovac wants Bayern Munich to repeat their defensive performance from the Liverpool game when they return to Bundesliga action against Hertha Berlin on Saturday.