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Nigeria has been ranked 148th among 163 countries in the Global Peace Index (GPI).

Nigeria ranks 148th in the world in global peace index

Nigeria has been ranked 148th among 163 countries in the Global Peace Index (GPI).

General Olonisakin defends deployment of soldiers for general elections

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen Abayomi Olonisakin, on Thursday defended the militarisation of the just-concluded elections saying if military personnel were not deployed for the elections, the security of the country would have been jeopardised, adding that the crisis could only be better imagined.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: President Buhari must put a stop to militarisation of election process

Human rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN, on Wednesday challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the militarisation of the electoral process in the country.

Senate in rowdy session over alleged militarisation of 2019 elections

The Senate on Wednesday went into a rowdy session following a motion moved by Sen. Dino Melaye and co-sponsored by seven other lawmakers on alleged militarisation of the 2019 elections.
Onofiok Luke

Akwa Ibom to spend over N673 billion for 2019 fiscal year

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Wednesday passed into law the 2019 state appropriation bill, increasing it by over N2billion.

IYC: Suspension of Rivers election targeted at frustrating Ijaws

The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide has alleged deliberate militarisation of Rivers state to prevent an Ijaw son from emerging winner of the governorship election in the state.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the results of 16 constituencies and declared one inconclusive in the Bayelsa Assembly poll held on Saturday.

Elections: Don ask INEC to improve on performance

A don, Prof. Aloysius Okolie, has expressed concern over the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC’s) declaration of governorship elections in some states as inconclusive.

PDP decries killings, violence, militarisation of elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the heavy militarisation, violence and killing of innocent Nigerians allegedly by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 9, 2019 Governorship and state assembly elections.

Election: We’re satisfied with President Buhari’s votes – Rotimi Amaechi

The All Progressives Congress presidential campaign council on Tuesday expressed satisfaction with the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari in last Saturday’s election.

PDP: Military exercise, a smokescreen for election rigging

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Akwa Ibom State has described the recent military exercise tagged ‘Operation Show of Force’ carried out in some local governments across the state as a ploy by the Army to rig elections for the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
Uche Secondus

Uche Secondus: Court will give us victory

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Uche Secondus, has expressed confidence that the court would overturn the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Transparency International expresses fears over militarisation of 2019 elections

Transparency International on Wednesday raised fears over the militarisation of the 2019 general elections by the Federal Government.
Colombia's leftist ELN rebels claimed responsibility for the bombing of a police academy in Bogota that killed 20 people as well as the attacker and derailed peace talks being held in Cuba.

Colombia’s ELN rebels claim deadly police academy attack

Colombia's leftist ELN rebels claimed responsibility for the bombing of a police academy in Bogota that killed 20 people as well as the attacker and derailed peace talks being held in Cuba.

Where’s the devil in the electoral bill?

Exaggeration is the most common strain of fever at election period. Politicians make voters – and the general public – believe that the world might end on ballot day, when in fact what they are playing for is their own survival.

Osun election: Iyiola Omisore tells supporters how to vote in rerun

Senator Iyiola Omisore, the candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the last Saturday’s inconclusive Osun gubernatorial election has asked his supporters to vote for any candidate of their choice in the rerun election scheduled for tomorrow.

Anambra guber: Federal govt tightens security ahead election amidst IPOB boycott call

Voters in Anambra state go to the polls to elect a new governor this weekend, with security tight after a call from a pro-Biafran group for people to boycott the polls.

President Buhari should not see Biafra agitators as enemies – Archbishop Nwosu

The Archbishop of Aba province, Anglican Communion, Ikechi Nwosu, has said President Muhammadu Buhari should not consider Biafra agitators as enemies of his government.

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Protest on Sunday rocked Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, over the death of two brothers at Agudama area while trying to cross the flooded Epie Creek that stretched from Igbogene to Yenagoa.
Shanghai Shenhua forward. Odion Ighalo, has scored his first goal in the Chinese Super League since May when he left to represent Nigeria at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Odion Ighalo keeps Shanghai alive in China

Shanghai Shenhua forward Odion Ighalo has scored his first goal in the Chinese Super League since May when he left to represent Nigeria at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Kogi West elders endorse Governor Bello’s second term bid

Some leaders from the Kogi West Senatorial district have declared supporting Governor Yahaya Bello’s second term bid will better position the zone for the governorship position in 2023.

Purveyors of hate speech should not expect rest – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says no amount of attacks, sponsored or otherwise, will stop the implementation of approved recommendations on reform of broadcasting code.

No Nigerian bank is distressed – central bank chief

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, yesterday, allayed fears on speculations of alleged insolvency in about seven banks following their failure to scale through a recent stressed conducted by industry regulators.