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2019: NMA tasks politicians, security agents on fair play

“If by acts of omission or commission the nation is thrown into serious political chaos, the poor and vulnerable including women and children will bear the greatest brunt,” they warned.

Jean-Pierre Bemba to return to DR Congo August 1 ahead of polls

Former Democratic Republic of Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, acquitted last month of war crimes, will return to the country on August 1 ahead of end-year elections, his party announced on Monday.
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Nigeria national flag carrier plan gets mixed reaction

Nigeria chose one of the world's top international airshows to unveil its plans for a new national flag carrier, with a glitzy launch aimed at attracting foreign investors.

Group: PDP has no reason to retain Ekiti

Ekiti Kete Good Citizen Association (EKGCA) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has no reason to retain Ekiti State due to the pains inflicted on the people through poor governance.

Senator Hunkuyi: I’ll soon decide whether to remain in APC

The Senator representing Kaduna North in the National Assembly, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, has hinted that he would soon decide whether to remain in the All Progressive Congress or pitch his tent with another political party.

Disputed DR Congo president in election move

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila, whom critics accuse of seeking an illegal third term in office, has been named as a leading figure in a campaign group for the vast African country's upcoming elections.

Official: New interim government in Gabon

A new interim government was installed in Gabon on Friday, three days after the former administration resigned over delays in holding legislative elections, a presidency official told AFP.

2019: Ambassador Nya Asuquo envoy joins Cross River guber race

Nigeria’s Ambassador to Uganda, Mr. Nya Asuquo, has declared his intention to contest the governorship seat in the 2019 election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in Cross River State.

PDP hails former President Obasanjo at 81

The Peoples Democratic Party has congratulated former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, as he turns 81 on March 5.

Gabon’s Ali Bongo pledges ‘radical change’ in New Year message

Gabon's President Ali Bongo vowed "radical change in governance" in the coming year and pledged to foster social cohesion among his citizens in his televised end-of-year speech on Sunday.

Ignoring clamour for restructuring dangerous – Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has warned that it will be dangerous to ignore the agitation for restructuring of the country.

Wike blames nation’s crisis on poor governance, nepotism

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Thursday declared that the current crisis bedeviling Nigeria is because poor governance, nepotism, marginalization and state-sponsored repression continue to do violence to national unity and cohesion.

Stop stoking disharmony, division – Wike tells Lai

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, has appealed to Nigerians to call on the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, to stop stoking the ambers of disharmony and divisions in the polity with his utterances and wild allegations against members of opposition political parties.

DSS links clamour for restructuring to poor governance

The agency stated this in a communiqué signed on behalf of participants at a recently-concluded Seminar on National Unity and Stability organised in Abuja by the DSS.

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A former Lagos state commissioner for Commerce and Industry Jide Sanwo-Olu has joined the governorship race of the state in next year's general election.

2019: I don’t believe Asiwaju Tinubu will stop me – APC guber aspirant

An All Progressives Congress governorship aspirant in Lagos State, Mr Jide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday said he did not believe a national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, would ask him to back down on his ambition.
Mr Bayo Onanuga, the Managing Director, News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), says the anti-corruption crusade being championed by President Muhammadu Buhari is real and yielding results.

President Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade yielding results – NAN chief

Mr Bayo Onanuga, the Managing Director, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), says the anti-corruption crusade being championed by President Muhammadu Buhari is real and yielding results.
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Lionel Messi sobbed uncontrollably after Argentina Copa America Centenario loss – coach

One of Lionel Messi's most difficult moments with the Argentina national team was following the loss to Chile in the final of the Copa America Centenario in 2016, according to Elvio Paolorosso, who was the team's strength coach under Gerardo Martino.
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Trading on NSE closes on positive note, market indices up 0.95%

Trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) closed for the week on Friday on a positive note with Nigerian Breweries leading the price gainers.