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Customers talk against a backboard with signs of cryptocurrency during 2020 Taipei International Finance Expo in Taipei, Taiwan, November 27, 2020. REUTERS-Ann Wang-Files

India proposes law to ban cryptocurrencies, create official digital currency

India plans to introduce a law to ban private cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and put in place a framework for an official digital currency to be issued by the central bank, according to a legislative agenda listed by the government.
Some hoodlums have vandalised the Plateau State Secretariat, the Plateau Publishing Company (PPC), publishers of the Nigerian Standard Newspaper, and the State Water Board, all located in Jos.

Hoodlums vandalise Plateau secretariat, others

Some hoodlums have vandalised the Plateau State Secretariat, the Plateau Publishing Company (PPC), publishers of the Nigerian Standard Newspaper, and the State Water Board, all located in Jos.
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

CUPP wants INEC to adjust timetable for Ondo, Edo polls

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has called on the electoral commission, INEC, to adjust its timetable for Edo and Ondo governorship elections, following the Court of Appeal judgment that upturned the deregistration of 23 political parties.

N4.6 billion fraud: Trial of Nenadi Usman, Femi Fani-Kayode stalled

The money laundering trial involving a former Minister of Finance, Nenadi Usman, and Femi Fani-Kayode, was stalled at the Federal High Court, Lagos, on Monday due to the absence of the presiding judge, Justice Rilwan Aikawa.

PPC urges tribunal to cancel NASS election results in Oyo

The Providence Peoples Congress, PPC, Oyo State chapter has filed petitions at the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, calling for the cancellation of results of the election.

34 political parties, 20 candidates form coalition against Governor Abubakar

A coalition of 33 political parties and 20 governorship candidates in Bauchi State have promised to support the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, against Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar.

Jigawa deputy governor wins senatorial seat

The deputy governor of Jigawa State, Ibrahim Hassan, has been declared the winner of Jigawa North-east senatorial district in the state.
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Postponement of elections disappointing – PPC candidate

Victor Okhai, the presidential candidate of the Providence Peoples Congress on Saturday, expressed disappointment over the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

INEC publishes final list of 73 presidential candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released the names of Nigeria’s presidential candidates and their running mates who will be contesting the February, 2019 presidential elections in the country.

Simon Lalong, Jeremiah Useni, 19 others jostle for Plateau governorship

As the 2019 General Elections draw closer, 21 candidates have been cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to contest for the Plateau governorship seat.

2019: INEC releases names of candidates cleared for Niger governorship

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released names of candidates for the Niger state governorship election billed for next year.

2019: 41 candidates in race to become Lagos governor, 589 eye Lagos Assembly seats

The INEC in Lagos State on Friday published details of 41 candidates of various political parties in the state for the 2019 elections jostling to become Governor.

2019: INEC clears 39 senatorial candidates in Plateau

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Plateau State office has displayed the names of 39 cleared to contest for the Senate seats from the three Senatorial districts of the state and as well as 66 candidates contesting for the House of Representatives seats across the eight Federal Constituencies of the state.

2019: List of presidential candidates and their political parties

On Friday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said a total of 79 candidates will be contesting the 2019 presidential election.

2019: INEC releases names of presidential, national assembly candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday released its provincial list of candidates for presidential and national assembly elections.
The governorship candidate of the Providence People’s Congress, Prof Ife Adewumi, has said he has no complaint about the election yet.

Osun guber: PPC’s Ife Adewumi votes, says I have no complaints yet

The governorship candidate of the Providence People’s Congress, Prof Ife Adewumi, has said he has no complaint about the election yet.

2019: PPC presidential aspirants to pay N500,000 for nomination form

Aspirants seeking to be President on the platform of the Providence Peoples’ Congress, will pay N200,000 for the nomination form, the party announced on Wednesday in Jos.

Osun: INEC publishes final list governorship candidates, deputies

The Independent National Electoral Commission has published the names of the 48 political parties that are contesting the governorship election in Osun State on September 22, 2018, with the names of their governorship candidates and deputies.

Ekiti guber: INEC disqualifies candidate

The Providence People’s Congress (PPC), has threatened to sue the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for disqualifying and expunging the name of its governorship candidate, Stephen Obasola, from the list of candidates for the July 14 Ekiti State election.

Report: Israel detains 2,000 Palestinians since start of 2018

The Palestinian Prisoners Club (PPC) said, on Tuesday, that Israel had arrested about 2,000 Palestinians since the beginning of 2018.

INEC registers 21 new political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday in Abuja presented certificates of registration to the 21 newly registered political parties.

INEC registers 21 new political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered 21 new political parties, taking the number of registered parties in Nigeria to 67.

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South Africa signs J&J vaccine deal, eases restrictions

South Africa has signed an agreement with Johnson & Johnson to secure 11 million COVID-19 vaccine doses and will ease restrictions due to a decline in new cases, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.
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Manchester United rages at penalty talk as team draw another blank

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United are being negatively influenced by opposition managers referring to their penalty record after being denied a spot-kick in a 0-0 draw at Chelsea on Sunday.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Zamfara governor: Abducted schoolgirls will be released soon

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said that the abducted students of Government Science Secondary School, Jangebe, will be released very soon.

Primate Ayodele: President Buhari has broken Nigeria’s unity

The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has once again knocked the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, over the unsecured state of the country.
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NANS asks Nigerian government to declare abductors of students terrorists

Following the gale of abductions of school children in the Northern part of the country, the National Association of Nigerian Student (NANS), has advised the federal government to list bandits perpetrating such horrendous crime as terrorists.

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Oando: Court stops SEC from infringing on shareholders rights

The disgruntled shareholder, filed that the directive of the SEC suspending Oando's Annual General Meeting is in breach of his right to freedom of association as guaranteed under Section 40 of the Nigerian Constitution and Articles 9, 10 & 11 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Unity essential to rebuilding Lagos

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Friday harped on the need for unity among the arms of government to rebuild Lagos.
A former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, on Sunday alleged that the governor of the State, Hope Uzodinma, attacked him with “more than 1000 thugs”.

South East group tasks Governor Uzodinma, Senator Okorocha to tow peace path

A group under the ageiis of Ndi Igbo Good Governance Initiative (NGGI) has urged the governor of Imo state, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, and the senator representing Imo West in the National Assembly, Sen. Rochas Okorocha to resolve their crisis in the interest of the state.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arresting Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who demanded for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over his failure to handle insecurity in the country.

DSS: Why we arrested Kano governor’s ex-aide

“This is to confirm that Salihu Tanko-Yakasai is with the DSS and he is being investigated over issues beyond the expression of opinions in the social media as wrongly alleged by sections of the public,’’ he stated.
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Armed group denies killing Italian ambassador in Congo

An armed group in eastern Congo, accused by the government of carrying out an ambush on a United Nations convoy in which Italy’s ambassador and two other people were killed, has denied any involvement in the attack.