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Akwa Ibom APC elects new executive

The peace pact in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State was concretised on Saturday with the election of a 37-member State Executive Committee for the party by consensus during its state congress in Uyo.

Ex-Governor Bafarawa urged to seek 2019 presidency

Some northern elders in the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have urged former governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, to seek the presidency in the coming 2019 general election.

Shoe polish: Governor Shettima queries commissioner for embarrassing government

Angered by online reactions, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has queried his Commissioner for Higher Education and an aspirant for the House of Representatives in 2019, Usman Jaha (Babawo) for distributing kits with shoe polish and other items to youths in Gwoza as part of his personal welfare programme.

Benue killings: I’m prepared to step down – VP Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said he was prepared to step down from his position at anytime since he did not solicit to become Vice President, noting the position meant nothing to him.

Russian opposition leader Navalny sentenced to month for protests

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was on Tuesday sentenced to 30 days behind bars for organising protests ahead of President Vladimir Putin's fourth inauguration.

Presidential aspirant dumps party over N7.4 million levy

A presidential aspirant on the platform of National Conscience Party (NCP), Thomas-Wilson Ikubese, on Monday renounced his membership of the party.

5,557 APC members defect to PDP in Kaduna

No fewer than 5,557 members of All Progressives Congress, APC, have defected to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kaduna South senatorial district of the state.

2019: Nigeria’s emerging political leaders

A strong indication of both the quality and failure of politics in Nigeria, as the people look forward to the next general elections in 2019, is the manner in which virtually “every” Nigerian believes that he or she is good enough to be President of Nigeria.

Governor Ambode: Draw strength from late Fawehinmi’s legacies

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Sunday urged Nigerians to draw strength from the legacies and exemplary life of the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi.

Hungarians protest premier for second week

An estimated 100,000 took to the streets in Hungary to protest the media policies and campaign against non-governmental organisations by the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, according to organisers.

2023: President Buhari will handover to VP Osinbajo – Chekwas Okorie tells Igbos

The National Chairman of the United Progressives Party, UPP, Chief Chekwas Okorie, has reminded Ndigbo that President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, never promised to hand over power to them in 2023.

2019: Two million-man-match for former Governor Bafarawa

Some groups in Kaduna have resolved to organise a two-million-man-match to the convince former Sokoto State governor, Attahiru Bafarawa to join the 2019 presidential race.

Arrest in India rape case as outrage mounts over assaults

Indian police have made another arrest after the alleged rape of a teenager by a ruling party politician sparked protests across the country, federal investigators said Sunday.

2019: A woman will succeed me – Governor Amosun

The Ogun State governor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, has declared that his successor would be a woman and ‘a whiz kid’.

Brazilian judge denies ex-president Lula da Silva privileges in prison

A Brazilian judge on Tuesday denied former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva the right to receive a visit from nine regional governors and other politicians in the prison where he is staying in the southern city of Curitiba, the newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo reported.

2019: President Buhari’s second term declaration height of insensitivity – CNPP

The Conference of Nigeria Political Party has said President Muhammadu Buhari has nothing to show Nigerians, in terms of concrete achievements, to make him seek re-election.

Senator Baba-Ahmed joins presidential race

A Kaduna State born politician and former senator, Datti Baba-Ahmed, has joined the 2019 presidential race.

Why I was arrested – Ekiti minority leader

The Minority Leader of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Gboyega Aribisogan, has said his arrest on Wednesday by security operatives had nothing to do with his involvement in wrongdoing.

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Brighton sign Nigeria’s Leon Balogun on free transfer

Brighton have completed the signing of Nigeria international defender Leon Balogun on a free transfer.

Sony buys EMI Music Publishing in $1.9 billion deal

Japanese entertainment giant Sony on Tuesday unveiled a $1.9-billion deal to buy industry titan EMI Music Publishing, which has the rights to songs by the likes of Queen and Pharrell Williams.

N400 million fraud: EFCC wants Olisa Metuh tried in absentia

The EFCC on Tuesday asked the Federal High Court Abuja to proceed with the ongoing trial of a former PDP Spokesman, Olisa Metuh, in his absence.

Prophet: 2019 polls will be tougher than 2015

The General Overseer of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry (CMDM)‎, Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, on Tuesday in Kano prophesied that the 2019 presidential election will be tougher than what was experienced in 2015, calling on Nigerians to earnestly pray for peace and unity in the country.