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Sokoto elections: Nigerian Army extends show of force to six violence-prone local councils

The Nigerian Army on Friday extended its “Show of Force Exercise” to six violence-prone local government areas in Sokoto State preparatory to the Saturday supplementary elections in the state.

Supplementary polls: Nigerian Army warns against violence in Sokoto

Ahead of Saturday’s supplementary polls to conclude the governorship elections in Sokoto state, the Nigerian Army on Thursday, expressed readiness to check all forms of lawlessness during the exercise.
Soldiers block with truck and armoured tank the road leading to the state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019. – Fears has gripped residents of oil-rich Port Harcourt city in Niger delta region as state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission has been condoned off by dozens of fierce looking soldiers, anti-riots policemen and other complementary security agents who are jointly patrolling the city ahead of the much awaited results of the just concluded governorship and state assembly elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

INEC: We don’t know if military rigged elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the military intervened in the governorship and house of assembly elections in Rivers state but it could not say if the involvement was to rig.

Adamawa government confirms Boko Haram attack on Michika

The military on Monday chased out Boko Haram insurgents who tried to enter Michika, a commercial town in Adamawa, after a fierce battle that raged for hours.
No fewer than 58 people have been killed in flash floods in the eastern Indonesian province of Papua.

Baby missing due to flood reunited with dad

A baby trapped under rubble after flash flooding destroyed his home in Indonesia has been reunited with his father after the disaster killed the rest of their family, officials said on Monday, as the death toll hit 77.
Atiku Abubakar

Elections: Why Atiku Abubakar should not go to court – Robert Clarke

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Robert Clarke, has given reasons President Muhammadu Buhari votes from the northern part of Nigeria cannot be challenged in court.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC: INEC’s decisions on Rivers, Bauchi elections illegal

The All Progressives Congress has faulted the decisions of the Independent National Electoral Commission on the initial inconclusive elections in Rivers and Bauchi States.
Israeli forces at scene of Palestinian shooting attack near illegal Jewish settlement of Ariel, in occupied West Bank [Ammar Awad-Reuters]

Israeli killed in Palestinian attack in occupied West Bank

At least one Israeli has been killed and two others wounded in a Palestinian attack in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, an Israeli military spokesman said.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Governor Sani Bello lauds military support to internal security

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger state on Saturday applauded the military in complementing the efforts of the police and the civil defence corps in securing lives and property in the state.

Ousted factional Boko Haram leader Al-Barnawi detained by colleagues

The deposed leader of an IS-backed faction of Boko Haram has been detained by more radical elements who seized control of the group, the AFP has reported, quoting three different sources.

Elections: General Buratai inaugurates panel to probe misconduct by soldiers

The Nigerian Army yesterday in Abuja inaugurated a committee to investigate allegations of misconduct against its personnel during the 2019 general elections.

Bayelsa elections: PDP urges General Buratai to probe military role in electoral violence

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, has appealed to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, to investigate the alleged role of the military in the violence that occurred in the state during the last general elections.

APGA rejects Zamfara governorship, assembly polls

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has announced its rejection of the Governorship and state House of Assembly elections held on March 9, 2019.
Soldiers block with truck and armoured tank the road leading to the state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019. – Fears has gripped residents of oil-rich Port Harcourt city in Niger delta region as state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission has been condoned off by dozens of fierce looking soldiers, anti-riots policemen and other complementary security agents who are jointly patrolling the city ahead of the much awaited results of the just concluded governorship and state assembly elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Oba Adekunle: Our military must not be dragged into politics

The Olowu of Kuta in Osun, Oba Hammed Adekunle, has warned those he described as ‘unscrupulous’ politicians to stop politicising the military.
International Republican Institute - IRI

International observers urge electoral reform to check fraud

Two election observer groups have called on the Federal Government to fully implement the recommendations of the Mohammed Uwais and Ken Nnamani led political reform committees to check electoral fraud.
Soldiers block with truck and armoured tank the road leading to the state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019. – Fears has gripped residents of oil-rich Port Harcourt city in Niger delta region as state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission has been condoned off by dozens of fierce looking soldiers, anti-riots policemen and other complementary security agents who are jointly patrolling the city ahead of the much awaited results of the just concluded governorship and state assembly elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

EU, other foreign observers condemn military’s involvement in elections

“INEC did not provide sufficient information on these cancelations, the specific reasons for them, and the precise local government areas affected. This undermines public confidence in the process.”
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algeria judges refuse to oversee vote if Bouteflika participates

More than 1,000 Algerian judges said they would refuse to oversee the country’s election in April if President Abdelaziz Bouteflika contests it.
Activists of the Ukrainian far-right party National Corps stick stickers depicting a pig onto riot policemen standing guard outside the office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, in Kiev on March 9, 2019. – The protesters are demanding strict punishment for Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko’s allies, who they accuse of profiting from the sale of smuggled Russian military parts to state defence companies at inflated prices. Accusations of self-enrichment at the expense of the army are particularly damaging in Ukraine, which has been fighting Russian-backed separatists in the east since 2014. (Photo by Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP)

Tens of police hospitalised after Ukraine clashes ahead of poll

Ukraine’s police said Sunday that 25 officers were injured in clashes with ultra-nationalists who tried to attack a presidential motorcade ahead of elections at the end of this month.

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