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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office with 58.6 percent of the vote, in an election disputed by his main rival Bobi Wine who trailed with 34.8 percent, the electoral commission announced on Saturday.

Uganda eases internet shutdown imposed over election

Internet was partially restored in Uganda on Monday almost five days after a near-total blackout was imposed across the country ahead of elections the opposition says were rigged.
Election posters for presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, otherwise known as Bobi Wine. EPA

Ugandans vote in charged election under internet blackout

Ugandans began voting in a tense election Thursday under heavy security and an internet blackout as veteran leader Yoweri Museveni pursues a sixth term against a former pop star half his age.
A voter prepares to vote at a polling station in Ouagadougou on November 22, 2020, during Burkina Faso’s presidential and legislative elections.Issouf SANOGO - AFP

Burkina Faso goes to the polls in shadow of jihadist threat

The people of Burkina Faso began voting in a general election Sunday in the shadow of a growing jihadist insurgency, and with opposition candidates warning of a “massive fraud” at the polls.
Guinean President Alpha Conde declared Wednesday that he would seek a third term in elections on October 18, confirming long-expected plans that have already triggered deadly unrest.

Guinea’s president wins controversial third term

Guinea’s President Alpha Conde has won 59.49 per cent of votes in a hotly contested election where he sought a controversial third term, according to provisional results announced by the country’s electoral authority Saturday.
A man prepares to cast his vote at a polling station in Libreville during the first round of the country's legislative and municipal elections on October 6, 2018. Oil-rich Gabon, ruled by the same political dynasty for nearly half a century, votes in long-delayed legislative and municipal polls after a presidential election two years ago that was marred by deadly violence and allegations of fraud. / AFP PHOTO / Joel TATOU

Gabon votes for first time since violence-marred 2016 election

Oil-rich Gabon, ruled by the same political dynasty for nearly half a century, started voting Saturday in long-delayed legislative and municipal polls, the first since a presidential election two years ago that was marred by deadly violence and allegations of fraud.

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Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi governor vows to prosecute officials linked to communal crisis

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has vowed to arrest and prosecute people, including government officials, linked to the communal crisis involving Effium and Ezza Effium indigenes of Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state.

NOA advises Nigerians to disregard conspiracy theories about coronavirus vaccine

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has advised Nigerians to disregard conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines and the various rumours being attributed to them.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

PTF: Nigeria records four cases of UK coronavirus variant strain

Mr Boss Mustapha, Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said Nigeria recorded four cases of COVID-19, B117 variant strain, first reported in the UK.
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Imo workers oust state NLC chairman

Workers in Imo State have kicked out the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Austin Chilakpu, after a resolution reached on Monday at the meeting the workers held at the state secretariat in Owerri.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti government inaugurates law reform commission board

A statement made available to newsmen by the commissioner indicated that the exercise was in line with the provisions of the state Law Reform Commission Law, 2014 (as amended).