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Madagascar presidential candidate Andry Rajoelina casts his ballot in Antananarivo, on November 7, 2018. - Madagascar was voting for a new president in unprecedented polls in which the three front-runners are former heads of state facing-off amid efforts to defuse a political crisis. (Photo by MARCO LONGARI / AFP)

Top Madagascar presidential hopeful alleges vote ‘manipulation’

The frontrunner in Madagascar's presidential race accused election officials of "manipulation" on Monday after they published results that showed him short of the absolute majority needed to avoid a second round run-off vote.

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.

Senate wades into NHIS, NPHCDA crisis

The Senate on Wednesday resolved to investigate the raging crisis in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).

Plateau polls: PDP kicks as APC wins 11 local councils

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the outcome of the local government elections in Plateau State after candidates of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) were declared winners of 11 out of the 13 chairmanship seats.

Plateau council polls: Angry youth block roads, insist on results

Angry youth in Mangu have blocked the only road leading to Jos to protest the alleged refusal of electoral officers to release the results of the Plateau local government elections held on Wednesday.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

WHO: ‘Perfect storm’ of risks threatens DR Congo Ebola response

The struggle to contain the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is facing a "perfect storm" of challenges, including rebel violence and pre-election manipulation, the UN said Tuesday.

Ali Ndume: Direct primaries good, needs adequate planning

The direct primaries of All Progressives Congress (APC) has been described as good initiative, but could be hampered by the lack of updated membership register and improper planning.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP publicity secretary

PDP demands Kemi Adeosun’s arrest, prosecution over certificate forgery

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded the immediate arrest and prosecution of the former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, for deserting and forging her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Exemption Certificate.

2019: Ebonyi APC chairman commends peaceful conduct of delegates

Chief Eze Nwachukwu, the Ebonyi Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), has commended the conduct of party members that elected the 39 ad-hoc national delegates for the party’s 2019 presidential primary.

2019: Ebonyi APC urged to adopt direct primaries

A group known as `Dozie Ebonyi’ has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi, to adopt direct primaries in choosing the party’s candidates for the 2019 general elections.
Senator Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna)

Shehu Sani: What APC must avoid in 2019

Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna central district in the National Assembly has expressed his dislike for the proposal by some All Progressives Congress, APC, governors that the ruling party should adopt indirect primaries as the mode of picking its flagbearers ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Eid el-Kabir: Senator Ekweremadu urges prayers for peaceful 2019 elections

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has called on the Muslims to work and pray towards the peaceful and successful conduct of the 2019 general elections.

Ondo to conduct council election on December 1st

The Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) has said it would conduct the local government election into the eighteen Local Government Areas which made up the state by December 1, 2018.
President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki

Federal government planning to frame-up, arrest us – Senators Saraki, Ekweremadu

The leadership of the Senate yesterday raised the alarm over alleged plans by the federal government to arrest the principal officers of the Senate and their families by next week.
Tokyo Medical University

Medical school admits it altered tests to keep women out

A Tokyo medical school on Tuesday admitted entrance test scores for female applicants were routinely altered to keep women out and apologised for the discrimination after a probe.
A supporter of Zimbabwean opposition MDC Alliance push a barrel in front of a fire in Harare on August 1, 2018, as protests erupted over alleged fraud in the country's election. Protests in Zimbabwe's historic elections turned bloody on August 1 as a man was shot dead during demonstrations over alleged vote fraud and the president appealed for calm. The man died after soldiers fired live ammunition during opposition protests in downtown Harare, AFP reporters saw./ AFP PHOTO / Luis TATO

Tense Zimbabwe awaits election results after troops fire on protestors

Zimbabwe was Thursday on edge awaiting the results of its historic presidential election after troops opened fire on protests against alleged electoral fraud, denting hopes of a new era for the country following the ousting of Robert Mugabe.
Former Colombian president and current senator Alvaro Uribe of Democratic Center Party, speaks during the installation of the new Congress, for the legislative period 2018-2022, at the Capitol in Bogota on July 20, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Diana Sanchez

Colombia’s ex-president Uribe reverses resignation from Senate

A week after resigning from the Colombia’s senate, influential former president Alvaro Uribe changed his mind on Wednesday, asking his colleagues to ignore his previous request.
Former Colombian president and current senator Alvaro Uribe of Democratic Center Party, speaks during the installation of the new Congress, for the legislative period 2018-2022, at the Capitol in Bogota on July 20, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Diana Sanchez

Colombia ex-president Alvaro Uribe resigns from senate to fight probe

Colombia's former president Alvaro Uribe said Tuesday he was resigning from the senate after he was formally placed under investigation for alleged bribery and fraud.

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