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Syria blame game continues after failed Geneva talks

The United States has urged the Syrian government to "participate fully" in negotiations with the opposition, while a Syrian official blamed opposition preconditions for yet another failed round of talks in Geneva.

Ugandan parliamentary committee approves age limit bill

A Ugandan parliamentary committee has approved changes aimed at scrapping presidential age limit.

Massive reception in Kano ‘clear message’ to opposition – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night declared that the massive reception that greeted his arrival in Kano for a two-day working visit “is a message to the opposition’’ that his popularity in the region remains unshaken.

Emmerson Mnangagwa to head Zimbabwe – Zanu-PF chief whip

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe resigned as president with immediate effect on Tuesday after 37 years in power, shortly after Parliament began impeachment proceedings against him.

I wish President Buhari greeted me on my birthday – Governor Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said one of his greatest wishes on his 57th birthday was to have woken up in the morning to receive a congratulatory message from President Muhammadu Buhari or read such message in the media.

Ex-Governor Sule Lamido is intellectually, morally bankrupt – Presidency

The Presidency on Sunday described a former Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, as intellectually and morally bankrupt for daring to criticise President Muhammadu Buhari’s ongoing anti-corruption war in recent media interviews.

2019: Ex-Governor Sule Lamido’s ambition making Nigeria laughing stock – Presidency

The Presidency on Sunday observed that former Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido’s ambition to be president of Nigeria in 2019 is making Nigeria be a laughing stock among other countries.

Unveiling President Buhari’s strongest opponent

The only no-go area is when the nation’s security is threatened. All the parties bury their differences and ambitions and come together to fight a common enemy. It is a sign of patriotism that the lives of the people should not be used for politics.

Uganda MPs reject ‘bribe’ linked to age-limit bill

Some Ugandan MPs have rejected the cash released by Parliament to facilitate consultations on a bill seeking to scrap presidential age limit.

Kenya awaits election results, but legal questions persist

Amid legal uncertainty, Kenyans are awaiting final results of a presidential election in which President Uhuru Kenyatta ran without a significant challenge because the main opposition leader boycotted the vote.

Deadly election-related violence continues in Kenya

At least one person was killed and several businesses burned down as opposition protesters and pro-government supporters clashed in the Nairobi neighbourhood of Kawangware.

Police kill one protester in Kenya opposition stronghold

A young protester was shot dead in western Kenya on Monday as hundreds of opposition supporters again took to the streets demanding reforms ahead of a presidential election, witnesses told AFP.

Ignoring clamour for restructuring dangerous – Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has warned that it will be dangerous to ignore the agitation for restructuring of the country.

Boy killed at huge protests over Togo president’s tenure

A 10-year-old boy was killed and 10 others injured in Togo's capital as hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters demonstrated Wednesday against a vote by the West African nation's parliament on a bill they fear will allow the president to run for more terms, the security minister said.

Opposition lawmaker shot in Tanzania’s capital – official

A prominent opposition figure in Tanzania was shot near his home in the capital, a government official said Thursday, in an attack that shocked the East African nation known for its relative peace and stability.

Rwanda arrests leaders of two opposition parties

Several leaders from two Rwandan parties not recognised by the authorities have been arrested, police and opposition officials said Thursday.

‘Peace wanted alive’ – Kenyan graffiti artist’s post-election message

When Solomon Muyundo went out to paint messages of peace during the violence that followed an election in Kenya – he took an immeasurable risk as the sound of gunfire rent the air and police helicopters flew overhead.

Why Buhari met PDP, APC leaders, 36 govs in Aso Rock

The Presidency, on Friday, explained that President Muhammadu Buhari has been meeting political leaders and interest groups across the country in order to build national consensus for peace and unity.

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Former Edo state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Osagie Obayuwana, has urged the National Assembly to repeal the law setting up the Department of State Services (DSS), saying it has outlived its usefulness.

Former Edo attorney-general urges National Assembly to repeal DSS law

Former Edo state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Osagie Obayuwana, has urged the National Assembly to repeal the law setting up the Department of State Services (DSS), saying it has outlived its usefulness.
A senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Nicholas Tofowomo, on Saturday condemned the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore by the personnel of the Department of State Services inside the courtroom on Friday where Justice Ojukwu was presiding

Ondo lawmaker decries DSS court room invasion

A senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Nicholas Tofowomo, on Saturday condemned the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore by the personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) inside the courtroom on Friday where Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu was presiding.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police nab man for allegedly killing neighbour in Niger

The Police in Niger have arrested one Mohammed Isa, 27, of Dogon Ruwa village of Bosso Local Government Area of the state, for allegedly shooting and killing his neighbour, Umaru Abubakar, 30, with a Dane gun.

Federal government files appeal against $9.6 billion P&ID judgement

Nigeria’s Federal Government (FG) on Friday filed a new and substantive challenge in the English Courts in the ongoing fight against the vulture-fund-backed P&ID.
Thobile Mbopkwa from South Africa has emerged the champion of the IAU African Championship held in Remo on Saturday.

South Africans emerge winners of Remo marathon

Thobile Mbopkwa from South Africa has emerged the champion of the IAU African Championship held in Remo on Saturday.