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Cleric challenges leaders on transparency, accountability

The nation’s leaders, especially political office holders, religious leaders and those in charge of the economy, have been urged to make transparency and accountability their watchwords for the promotion of good governance and for the good of all Nigerians.
Aminu Masari

Governor Masari inaugurates 28 member committee for May 29

The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, on Saturday inaugurated a 28 member committee headed by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa, and charged with the task of ensuring a smooth transition to his administration’s second term in office
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US recommends ‘faster progress’ in negotiations with Taliban

The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, on Friday said “faster progress’’ is needed in negotiations with the Taliban as another round of talks between the two sides came to an end.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani seems to have been sidelined from the peace process [Qatari MOFA-file photo]

US and Taliban due to resume Doha peace talks in bid to end war

Taliban and US officials are due to begin a new round of negotiations in the Qatari capital Doha, a Taliban spokesman confirmed on Wednesday, as the two sides meet in a renewed bid to restore peace.
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Princess Ubolratana disqualified as Thai PM candidate

Thailand's Election Commission has disqualified the sister of the king from running for prime minister, ending a stunning, short-lived candidacy for a populist party after King Maha Vajiralongkorn called the bid "inappropriate".

Ex-President Jonathan: Bayelsans should die working for Atiku Abubakar

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that people from Bayelsa state, should die working for the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
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Election: SDP to boycott governorship debate in Cross River

The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Cross River, Mr Eyo Ekpo, says he will not participate in the governorship debate billed to take place Saturday.
Abdul Ghani Baradar

Taliban appoint co-founder as top negotiator for talks with US

The Taliban have appointed a co-founder of the movement as the new head of their political office in Doha, where talks have been held since Monday with US officials seeking to end 17 years of conflict in Afghanistan.
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Election: Abia monarchs urge politicians to think about Nigeria’s future

A cross-section of traditional rulers in Abia have advised political office seekers in the country to put the interest of Nigeria above their personal ambition.

Ndigbo allege exclusion plot from Nigeria’s political equation

Ndigbo have said that there seems to be a scheme to exclude them from the Nigeria political equation, stressing that there will be need for them to negotiate with other interest groups, ethnic nationalities to create an enabling political structure, if they will remain relevant in the country.

Ex-Governor Bafarawa: Nigerians joining politics for personal aggrandizement

Former governor of Sokoto State now presidential aspirant, Attahiru Bafarawa, on Thursday, disclosed that some individuals join politics in Nigeria for personal aggrandizement rather than to render service to the people.

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Donald Trump may place new tariffs on French wine

U.S. President Donald Trump has indicated he may place new tariffs on French wine to help bolster the position of U.S. winemakers.

Senate presidency: Senator Ndume’s candidacy gives credibility to the contes – Senator Abdullahi

Chairman, Ahmad Lawan Campaign Group, Sen. Yahaya Abdullahi, on Monday, said that Sen. Ali Ndume’s resolve to contest for the Senate president’s position has given credibility to the entire process.

Six Imo lawmakers defect to PDP

Six members of the Imo House of Assembly on Monday dumped their parties for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
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Presidency hails party for withdrawing of petition against President Buhari’s election victory

The Presidency has expressed delight at the withdrawal of one of four petitions challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 2019 election.
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Huawei denies being bound by Chinese spy laws

Huawei’s cybersecurity chief told the UK parliament Monday that the Chinese telecoms giant has been advised it was under no obligation to spy for Beijing if so asked by the Communist state.