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Cross River elections: SDP candidate accepts defeat, congratulates Governor Ayade

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate in Cross River State, Eyo O. Ekpo, has accepted defeat in the March 9 election in the state and promised not to go to elections tribunal.

Gombe election: Jubilation as INEC declares APC governorship candidate winner

Party supporters jubilated on the streets of Gombe as the Independent National Electoral Commission declared Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya of the All Progressives Congress the winner of the governorship election in state on Sunday.
FILE PHOTO- Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki arrives for a news conference at the National Assembly in Abuja, Aug. 8, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

The rise and fall of Saraki dynasty

The leader of Kwara’s crumbling dynasty has reportedly conceded defeat even as he urged his party to fight to the finish, apparently hoping for a political miracle in the gubernatorial and state assembly elections this Saturday.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

APC presidential campaign council condemns postponement of elections

Festus Keyamo, the spokesman of All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, has condemned the postponement of the general elections, but urged its supporters to remain resolute, patient and determined.
President Buhari inaugurates APC Women and Youth Campaign Team at the State House on 3rd Dec 2019-5

President Buhari: This is my last contest

President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, in Saturday’s election has said, this will be the last time he would be contesting for elections.

PDP: Religion will play no role in Kaduna governorship race

Ben Bako, Director (Media) of the PDP Campaign Council in Kaduna State, has said that religion will play no role in determining the direction of the state’s governorship race.
Edward G. Pwajok

Election: Governor Lalong’s aide, Rep Pwajok dumps APC for PDP

Chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business and member representing Jos South/Jos East federal constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Mr. Edward Pwajok (SAN), has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with his supporters.
Pat Asadu

Enugu lawmaker kicks off youth football tournament

Member representing Nsukka/Igboeze South in the National Assembly and People Democratic Party (PDP) 2019 flagbearer for the constituency, Hon. Pat Asadu, has kicked-off the 2018 football competition.

2019: Money politics worries IPAC, others

The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has expressed worry over the rate of money politics in Nigeria and call for an Electoral Act stipulating a realistic benchmark for campaign spending.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Bukola Saraki: Peaceful National Assembly, panacea for national progress

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, says peace in the National Assembly is necessary for the growth of the legislature and cordial relationship with other arms of government as well as ensuring national progress.

2019: Davies Ikanya urges politicians to shun campaign of calumny, hate speech

Politicians have been urged to dwell more in selling themselves and their party manifestoes, and avoid campaign of calumny and hate speech during campaigns.
Patrick Ekpotu

Committee pledges to address grievances of Akwa Ibom PDP members

The Integration and Harmonisation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Akwa Ibom State, recently constituted by Governor Udom Emmanuel has reaffirmed its commitment to address the concern of all the aggrieved members of the party.

2019: List of presidential candidates and their political parties

On Friday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said a total of 79 candidates will be contesting the 2019 presidential election.

2019: Police warn politicians against electoral thuggery, violence

The Cross River Police Command has warned politicians and party supporters against thuggery during the 2019 general elections, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.g

Federal lawmakers: We’ve resolved to work in unity

Contrary to widespread premonition of a likely rancour between members of the two major leading political parties in the House of Representatives — the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) — the lawmakers have noted that they have resolved to work in unity.
Mr Kunle Oyatomi, the All Progressives Congress (APC) spokesman in Osun, on Friday, said governor-elect, Gboyega Oyetola, would build on the legacies of Gov. Rauf Aregbesola.

Osun election: Gboyega Oyetola vows to work for interest of all

As the election into the Office of the Governor of Osun State was concluded last Thursday where Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was announced winner, he has pledged to work for all interests.
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Osun election: Go to court, stop issuing threats – APC tells PDP

The APC Campaign Council for the Osun governorship election has expressed satisfaction with the outcome of Thursday’s supplementary election in the state, saying with the result, the people have emphatically pitched their tent with the ruling party.
Britain's opposition Labour party Brexit secretary Keir Starmer addresses delegates on the third day of the Labour party conference in Liverpool, north west England on September 25, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Oli SCARFF

Britain’s Labour party keeps door open to staying in EU

A key figure in Britain's main opposition Labour party said Tuesday that remaining in the European Union should not be ruled out if there is a second Brexit referendum.

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The Zimbabwean government says it is appealing to the international community for help with medicine, food and infrastructure, as victims of Cyclone Idai push for expedited aid.
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SDF: ISIS totally eliminated in Syria

Kurdish-led forces pronounced the death of the Islamic State (ISIS) group’s nearly five-year-old “caliphate” Saturday after flushing out diehard jihadists from their very last bastion in eastern Syria.

Federal government, IFAD hail value chain implementation in Niger

The Federal Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Friday commended the implementation of the Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) in Niger State.

World Water Day: Diarrhoea kills more children than violence In conflict countries – UNICEF

To mark this year’s World Water Day on Friday, the United Nations International Children’s Fund has lamented that children under the age of 15 in conflict countries die more of diarrhoeal diseases than direct violence, in a new report it released on Thursday.
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

Congo faces largest outbreak of Ebola

Democratic Republic of Congo is facing the second largest outbreak of Ebola in history as attacks on clinics pose a further challenge to the government and humanitarian organizations struggling to fight the virus.