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Ghana's governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has scheduled an Islamic thanksgiving prayer for President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President-elect, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia at the Central Mosque in Abossey Okai.

Ghana: NPP accuses opposition NDC of orchestrating recent market fires

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has accused the opposition National Democratic Party (NDC) of the recent fires that destroyed some markets across the country.
Voting in Ghana to elect a president and members of parliament ended 5 p.m. Monday in an election adjudged by several voters and electoral officials as smooth and peaceful.

Voting ends in Ghana’s presidential, parliamentary polls

Voting in Ghana to elect a president and members of parliament ended 5 p.m. Monday in an election adjudged by several voters and electoral officials as smooth and peaceful.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank, IMF charged on economic transformation

The Development Committee of the World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) for Annual Meetings 2020 has called on the multilateral organisations to support and accelerate a resilient recovery centered on jobs and economic transformation.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday condemned an attempt by protesters to break-in to storm the Reichstag, Germany’s parliament building, as an unacceptable attack on the heart of our democracy.   

German president condemns attempt break-in to Reichstag

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday condemned an attempt by protesters to break-in to storm the Reichstag, Germany’s parliament building, as an "unacceptable attack on the heart of our democracy."   
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

CUPP wants INEC to adjust timetable for Ondo, Edo polls

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has called on the electoral commission, INEC, to adjust its timetable for Edo and Ondo governorship elections, following the Court of Appeal judgment that upturned the deregistration of 23 political parties.

INEC deregisters 74 political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deregistered 74 political parties, meaning that they would not be participating in subsequent elections in the country.
Suriname's President Desi Bouterse has been been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the execution of 15 political opponents.

Suriname president sentenced to 20 years for killings

The decision by a panel of three judges on Friday marked the end of an historic trial that began in November 2007, although it was not immediately clear what happens next.

Imo elections: 47 parties challenge Emeka Ihedioha’s victory

At least 47 of the over 70 political parties that contested the 2019 governorship election in Imo State have signified their intention to drag the winner, Emeka Ihedioha, to the election petitions tribunal.
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2019: Religious leaders urged to vet candidates for elections

A non-governmental organisation, the Legacy Initiative International (LII), has advocated the need for religious leaders to always vet candidates before encouraging electorate to vote for them.

Egypt’s parliament says municipal elections expected in 2019

Egypt's official news agency says the country is planning to hold local council elections next year, the first since the country's 2011 the uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe in key dates

Key dates in the life of Robert Mugabe, who resigned as president of Zimbabwe Tuesday.

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Taraba governor: Senator Alhassan’s demise a personal loss

Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku has described the death of former minister of Women Affairs Senator Aisha Jumai Alhassan as a personal loss to him.

President Buhari mourns Senator Al-Hassan’s demise

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he is deeply saddened by the death of Hajiya Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, “Mama Taraba’’, who was Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development during his first term in office.
Newcastle gave their Premier League survival hopes a huge boost after hammering Leicester 4-2 at the King Power Stadium.

Newcastle boost survival hopes after hitting four past Leicester

Newcastle gave their Premier League survival hopes a huge boost after hammering Leicester 4-2 at the King Power Stadium.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.

Edo to spend N3 billion on economic recovery programme

Edo state government will spend over N3 billion to implement the Covid-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Programme.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC begins work on Port Harcourt refinery

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has kicked off construction work in the Port Harcourt Refinery rehabilitation project with a firm commitment not to fail Nigerians.

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Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Rivers governor places price on head of two gang leaders

Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike has placed a price on the head of two dreaded criminal gang leaders, VIP and Comasi, terrorising communities in Rivers.

Niger NUT declares indefinite strike

The union in a statement made available to journalists in Minna yesterday stated that the declaration of the strike followed the resolution by the state Working Executive Committee of the NUT held on April 30, 2021, during which the inability of the state government to meet the demands of the organisation after it suspended a previous strike that took place last February was considered.
9. The National Security Council (NSC) has reconvened at the State House, Abuja, with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

CDS, service chiefs to appear before Senate over insecurity

The service chiefs who will join the CDS to brief the upper legislative chamber by 10am are the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Ishiaka Oladayo Amoo.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has vowed to go on the offensive against Real Madrid when the pair meet in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tonight.

Chelsea boss: I’ve my opinion on how to improve squad this summer

"I have opinions about what we can add to the group to get better," he said. "This is my job and I will give my opinion because I am asked my opinion. I have my ideas of course and I have ideas of certain profiles.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president: My relationship with Yobe governor cordial

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said his relationship with the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, remained cordial.