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Kogi NUJ congratulates Yahaya Bello, Edward Onoja on election victory

The Kogi State Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has congratulated Governor Yahaya Bello for his victory at the poll.

Femi Falana calls for action on electoral impunity

Human Rights Lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, has warned that if nothing was done to address impunity in the electoral system, Nigeria would continue to witness decreasing rate of voters turnout in future elections.
The Iranian flag flutters in front the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters in Vienna [Leonhard Foeger-Reuters]

Iran spy agency leaks reveal Tehran’s ‘horrifying’ grip on Iraq

Monday’s reports on a trove of leaked cables expose Tehran’s vast influence in Iraq, detailing the painstaking efforts of Iranian spies to co-opt Iraqi leaders and infiltrate every aspect of political life. Tehran’s influence has fueled ongoing anti-government protests in Iraq.

Bayelsa/Kogi elections: SERAP seeks ICC probe of APC, PDP officials over violence

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) “to investigate whether the persistent crimes of corruption, violence, and killings during elections in Nigeria, most recently in Bayelsa and Kogi states, and the repeated failure of the Nigerian authorities to address the crimes amount to violence against Nigerians and crimes against humanity within the jurisdiction of the ICC.”
YIAGA Africa

Kogi elections: YIAGA Africa reports voter inducement, violence, bribery of INEC and security officers

As results continue to pour in from the November 16 governorship elections in Kogi State, a preliminary report by an independent group of observers has cast a doubt on the credibility of the exercise.
In a preliminary report released by its election analysis centre, CDD said vote buying was recorded in different parts of the state despite the enlistment of anti-graft agencies by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Kogi elections: Vote-buying, electoral violence rife despite heavy security presence – Situation Room

It said attacks on electoral observers, vote-buying and electoral violence happened despite the heavy presence of security officials.

Pat Utomi: Nigeria is dying

One of Nigeria’s foremost political economists and former presidential candidate, Professor Pat Utomi, on Saturday said that the country is gradually dying from the actions of its political class.
Some electorate whose polling units fell in Ayama Ijaw Community Secondary School, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, had to wade through the mud to cast their votes on Saturday. 4

Sporadic violence greets Bayelsa, Kogi guber elections

Sporadic violence marred polls in two key Nigerian states Saturday, despite a heavy security presence after a bloody run-up to the elections.
Nigeria Police

Kogi guber: Fear of arrest drive politicians away from their houses

On the last night before the Gubernatorial election in Kogi State, fear of indiscriminate arrest has forced many members and chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to run away from their houses in Kogi West Senatorial District of the State. They discarded the comfort offered by their various houses to find other places to sleep to evade arrest.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Ex-President Jonathan: Politicians will stop recruiting thugs like dogs when votes begin to count

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says when citizens’ votes begin to count, politicians will stop recruiting thugs.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kogi guber: Governor El-Rufai begs electorate to forgive Yahaya Bello

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Campaign Council on Thursday stormed Lokoja, for the grand finale of the campaign for the re-election of Governor Yahaya Bello in Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
The Japanese government said Wednesday it would scrap next year's annual cherry blossom party after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came under fire amid claims he invited too many of his own supporters.

Japan scraps cherry blossom party amid premier’s cronyism criticism

The Japanese government said Wednesday it would scrap next year's annual cherry blossom party after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came under fire amid claims he invited too many of his own supporters.
Potesters blocked several main roads across Lebanon [Andres Martinez Casares-Reuters]

Man killed as tensions flare in Lebanon after president’s interview

Tensions have flared in Lebanon after President Michel Aoun urged protesters to go home, sparking a new wave of demonstrations during which a man was shot and killed after a soldier opened fire to disperse people blocking roads south of the capital, Beirut.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC chieftain urges politicians to stop campaign for 2023 presidency

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Nduka Anyanwu, has called on political stakeholders to stop the campaign for 2023 presidency to allow President Muhammadu Buhari concentrate on good governance to Nigerians.
BRASILIA - President Jair Bolsonaro launched a jobs program Monday largely based on tax reductions as Brazil struggles to put more than 12 million people back to work.

Brazil launches job program amid mass unemployment

President Jair Bolsonaro launched a jobs program Monday largely based on tax reductions as Brazil struggles to put more than 12 million people back to work.

Kogi guber: Monarch decrees death for irate politicians, trouble makers

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election, in Kogi State, the Olu of Magongo, Obin Sam Bola Ojo, has placed a curse on whoever brings violence to his kingdom, declaring that the person will die a mysterious death before the end of this year.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Delta State has restated his commitment to serve Edo people, insisting that the time for sharing public funds to a few greedy politicians in Edo was over.

Governor Obaseki: I promised 200,000 jobs, I have created 157,000 so far

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki says he has so far created 157,000 jobs out of the 200,000 he promised the state.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC: Only atomic bomb can disrupt Saturday elections

Anyone planning to disrupt Saturday’s governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States would need to use an atomic bomb if he is to succeed, the Independent National Electoral Commission has said.

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The Department of State Services has defended the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow protests.

Brexit: Boris Johnson will probably win this election – Nigel Farage

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will probably win the Dec. 12 election with a small majority but the campaign has so far been uninspiring with a host of unrealistic promises on both sides, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said on Tuesday.
Enoch Adeboye

Pastor Adeboye donates dialysis machine to UCH Ibadan

As the University College Hospital, Ibadan marked its 62nd founder’s day yesterday, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye donated a dialysis machine worth N10m to help patients with kidney problems across the country.

Court adjourns Senator Suswam’s fraud trial till November 26

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, adjourned the fraud trial of former Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam, till November 25 and 26.

Bayelsa guber: Governor Dickson tenders ‘video evidence’ of electoral fraud, violence in Nembe, Ogbia,...

Governor Seriake Dickson has tendered a video evidence in support of the killings and election violence that characterised the conduct of last Saturday’s governorship election in Nembe local government area and some other parts of the state.