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“Given the death threats against me and my bodyguards, I have decided to give up the role of interim president for which I was nominated, to avoid a bloodbath in Guinea-Bissau,” said Cipriano Cassama.

Guinea Bissau interim president quits after death threats

The man appointed interim president of Guinea-Bissau by the side beaten in the December presidential election has stepped down because of death threats, less than two days after being nominated.
Faure Gnassingbe

Togo’s Faure Gnassingbe wins fourth term, as rival claims fraud

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe has won a fourth term in power, the national electoral commission declared on Monday, as his main rival accused authorities of fraud.
Opposition leader Umaro Sissoco Embalo has won presidential elections in the volatile West African state of Guinea-Bissau, picking up 53.55 per cent of votes, the National Electoral Commission (CNE) announced Wednesday.

Opposition leader wins Guinea-Bissau presidential election

Opposition leader Umaro Sissoco Embalo has won presidential elections in the volatile West African state of Guinea-Bissau, picking up 53.55 per cent of votes, the National Electoral Commission (CNE) announced Wednesday.
Mohammed Danjuma Goje

Senator Goje: I won’t contest election again

A former Gombe State Governor Muhammadu Danjuma Goje has announced his intention not to contest election again.
Guinea Bissau President José Mário Vaz remains defiant in the face of condemnation from the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas).

Guinea Bissau leader invokes The Virgin Mary in defiance to Ecowas

Guinea Bissau President José Mário Vaz remains defiant in the face of condemnation from the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas).
Felipe Nyusi after voting in Maputo, Mozambique, on Oct. 15. Gianluigi Guercia-AFP via Getty Images

Partial Mozambique election results show big win for ruling party

Partial results for Mozambique's high-stakes general election were released on Friday, showing President Filipe Nyusi and his ruling Frelimo party headed for a dominant victory.

Alaafin petitions President Buhari over insecurity in South West

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the negative effect of insecurity in Nigeria, especially in the South West, warning that the pre-colonial military structures of the Yoruba have not been totally collapsed.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Tribunal: I was shocked by results from areas under herdsmen attack – witness

A Ward Collation Agent, Aliyu Abdullahi, on Wednesday, told the presidential election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja that he was shocked when he heard results the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, released in two Wards in Nasarawa State where voters ran away owing to attacks by herdsmen.

Osun, Supreme Court and the Violent Senator

The Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered the final judgment on Friday, July 5, in the matter of the September 22 Gubernatorial election, and the September 27 re-run in Osun State.
Mauritanian voters are headed to the polls in the country’s first election without an incumbent presidential candidate since the 2008 coup.

Mauritania votes in first democratic transition of power

Mauritanian voters are headed to the polls in the country’s first election without an incumbent presidential candidate since the 2008 coup.

Democracy Day: Enugu residents urge President Buhari to honour Humphrey Nwosu

A cross-section of Enugu residents on Wednesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to honour Prof. Humphrey Nwosu, former National Electoral Commission (NEC) Chairman during the June, 1993 presidential election.

ECOWAS sad over political situation in Benin

Members of the ECOWAS Parliament have expressed displeasure in the political situation in Benin following the presentation of the Country Report from the Beninese delegation of the parliament.

The staggering election burden

In 1999, the Independent National electoral Commission, under Justice Ephraim Akpata, spent over 32billion naira to conduct the 1999 general elections. At that time there was no National Assembly. The approving authority then was the 33 man Provisional Ruling Council headed by General Abdusalam Abubakar, GCFR.
Plateau Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyode, has said that INEC supplementary election in the state was so far going on peacefully.

Nigerians return to vote in governorship, state assembly elections

Nigerians returned to vote in governorship and state elections on Saturday after polling a fortnight ago was declared invalid in some areas because of violence.
Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama

President Buhari dispatches top envoy Geoffrey Onyeama to Benin Republic

President Muhammadu Buhari has again in his capacity as the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government, dispatched the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, as special envoy to the Republic of Benin.
Ayogu Eze

Senator Eze: Why we boycotted Enugu governorship election

Senator Ayogu Eze yesterday explained why his party boycotted last Saturday’s governorship election in Enugu State.

INEC leaves out Rivers APC candidates from list

The Independent National Electoral Commission has released the list of governorship and State House of Assembly candidates in Rivers State with the absence of candidates of the All Progressives Congress in the state.
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

Ebola, violence-weary DR Congo region proudly stages unofficial vote

Thousands of voters, weary from frequent armed attacks and an ongoing Ebola outbreak, proudly cast ballots in a northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo -- even though they will count for nothing.

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Transport firm, Peace Mass Transit, has announced that it will be shutting down operation in Enugu and Ebonyi states from Sunday.

Peace Mass Transit announces shutdown

Transport firm, Peace Mass Transit, has announced that it will be shutting down operation in Enugu and Ebonyi states from Sunday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three policewomen detained for allegedly assisting rapist escape

A suspected rapist, simply identified as Kelechi, has escaped from police detention at Ajiwe Police Station, Lagos State.
Prof. Babatunde Salako, the Director-General of the institute, made this known to newsmen on Saturday in a telephone interview in Lagos.

Institute begins free virus screening, gives criteria

As the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research begins a free screening for COVID-19 on March 30 in Lagos, only invited individuals will be tested.
It was sequel to the directive of Gov. Ben Ayade and the resolution of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)

Cross River bans religious gatherings

The Cross River State Government on Saturday banned all religious gatherings of more than five persons in the state.

US prepares emergency evacuation of citizens from Nigeria

The United States government is preparing emergency flights to evacuate its citizens in Nigeria over fear of escalation of Coronavirus in the country.