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Iraqi president visits Iran

Iraq’s new President Barham Saleh made his first official visit to neighbouring Iran on Saturday, calling for “a new order in the region”.

Gabon opposition wants clarity on Ali Bongo’s health

As the Gabonese people demand for tangible proof that president Ali Bongo has ‘greatly improved’ as claimed by the presidency on Sunday, an opposition party has accused the government of peddling a “lie” over the president’s health.
5 President Muhammadu Buhari took time off late Wednesday afternoon to visit the proposed presidential campaign office for next year's election.

2019: Muhammadu Buhari promises to constitute campaign council soon

President Muhammadu Buhari last night said he would soon name members of his Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) to champion the All Progressives Congress (APC) quest for victory in the February 2019 general election.
2 President Muhammadu Buhari took time off late Wednesday afternoon to visit the proposed presidential campaign office for next year's election.

Muhammadu Buhari to constitute campaign council after APC convention

President Muhammadu Buhari will soon constitute the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress for the 2019 general elections.
Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi

Ahmed Makarfi: PDP is party to beat in 2019

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, Sunday said PDP is a party to beat in the forthcoming 2019 elections in the country.A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, Sunday said PDP is a party to beat in the forthcoming 2019 elections in the country.

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.

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