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2023: Nigerians‘ll decide fate of Ndigbo – Igbo groups

Elder Statesman and former Minister of Transport, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, has joined voice with other Nigerians predicting a better future for the country if power is zoned to the South-East in 2023.
John Dramani Mahama in a file photo. REUTERS-Luc Gnago

Ghana presidential candidate selects first female running mate for major party

Former Ghana President John Mahama said on Monday that he had chosen Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman as his running mate for this year’s election, making her the first woman on a major Ghanaian party’s presidential ticket.

Russian firm signs MoU on nuclear power plant

Russia’s Rosatom State Corporation says it has signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with Framatome SAS, France and General Electric on investors’ selection for the Belene Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Bulgaria.

Imo: What Emeka Ihedioha ought to have done

The recent reaction of the sacked governor of Imo state, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, to the Supreme Court confirmation of Senator Hope Uzodimma as the duly elected governor of Imo state, was at best a self-deluding inglorious voyage totally blind to the truth, and at worst a hate speech.
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has expressed concern over the increasing cases of rape and other violence against women and girls in Africa, describing it as alarming.

FIDA: Sodomy, rape on increase in Kano

The International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Kano State chapter, has raised alarm over increase in cases of sodomy and rape recorded in the state.

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.

Tanko Yakasai: Igbos must work hard to get power in 2023

The South-East must work hard and convince other parts of the country to accept its candidate for the presidency come 2023, Elder Statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has said.

Security: Well funded police will curb bail collection – stakeholders

Security stakeholders in Lagos on Wednesday said only a well funded Nigeria police Force (NPF) would curb bail money collection from different police formations in the country.

Lagos ex-commissioner, RULAAC advocate equal fund for police, National Assembly

Former commissioner for lands in Lagos State, Mr. Fola Arthur-Worrey, and the executive director, Rule of Law and Accountability Advocacy Centre (RULAAC), Mr. Okechukwu Nwanguma, have called for equal funding for the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the National Assembly.
Former Ghana Football Association executive Kofi Manu claims he predicted the Black Stars' woes at the recent Africa Cup of Nations, due to major political decisions before the tournament.

Afcon: Former Ghana FA chief predicted Black Stars’ struggles

Former Ghana Football Association executive Kofi Manu claims he predicted the Black Stars' woes at the recent Africa Cup of Nations, due to major political decisions before the tournament.

NPP: We will improve community policing

The Nigerian Policing Programme (NPP), a British Council Funded Programme, is aimed at improving community policing, it was learnt on Tuesday.

Police: ‘Operation Puff Adder’ targets criminals, not innocent civilians

“Operation Puff Adder” commenced in Enugu State on Thursday with Police Commissioner of Police, Mr Sulaiman Balarabe, warning police personnel deployed to the operation to guard against arresting innocent citizens in the discharge of their duties.
The Nigeria Police Force, Enugu State Command has urged students across the country to keep good friends and company to avoid being pressured into joining bad groups.

Cultism: Police urge students to keep good company

The Nigeria Police Force, Enugu State Command has urged students across the country to keep good friends and company to avoid being pressured into joining bad groups.

Zamfara governorship candidate ejects IDPs for voting President Buhari

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Zamfara State, Alhaji Sani Shinkafi, Wednesday confirmed that he has ejected all displaced persons taking shelter in his houses in Shinkafi for voting for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.
Undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas prays with others for his slain colleague Ahmed Hussein-Suale, an investigative journalist who was killed by gunmen on Wednesday, at Madina Central Mosque in Accra, Ghana January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

Dozens attend memorial for slain Ghana journalist

Dozens of people gathered in Ghana's capital on Friday to pay tribute to an investigative journalist who was killed after helping to expose corruption in African football.

Musiliu Smith: Police professionalism a prerequisite for free, fair election

A former Inspector General of Police and Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Alhaji Musiliu Smith, has said that if the forthcoming general election must be adjudged free, fair, credible and widely accepted then personnel of the Nigeria Police Force who are in the forefront of providing security must display a high level of professionalism.
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50 police officers participate in election workshop in Enugu

As countdown to the 2019 general elections begins, 50 senior police officers in Enugu State on Friday participated in a one day workshop on election security strategies, management and assessment.
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Shehu Shagari: Nigeria has lost a true democrat – Balarabe Musa

Former Governor of Kaduna state, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has mourned the death of former president, Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Usman Shagari.

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PFN calls for peace, level playing field in Edo, Ondo polls

Dr Felix Omobude, National President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), has urged the federal government and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure level playing fields during the forthcoming Edo and Ondo state polls.

Cross River council boss urges CFTZ management to tap Bakassi’s aquatic resources

The Chairman, Bakassi Local Government Area, Mr Iyadim Amboni Iyadim, says the Bakassi aquatic littoral resources have economic values to boost manufacturing and export at the Calabar Free Trade Zone (CFTZ).

Court strikes out suit against sovereign wealth authority, chief

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday struck out a suit praying for an order suspending the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, Uche Orji, and an order for a forensic audit of the organisation’s accounts from inception.
New Napoli signing Victor Osimhen has opened up about his time at German Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.

Victor Osimhen apologises for outburst on journalists

The Nigerian international, Victor Osimhen, has apologised for his outburst over the weekend when he described Nigerian journalists as “copy and paste.”
The former England international (left) came before a Magistrate who cautioned her in Barbados

Eniola Aluko picked, reprimanded, released for breaching coronavirus rules in Barbados

Nigeria born former England international Eni Aluko was handed strict warning in Barbados following a breach of her coronavirus quarantine.