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Security challenges loom over President Buhari’s re-election bid

Muhammadu Buhari's pledge to end Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in northeast Nigeria played a large part in his 2015 presidential election victory.

Festus Keyamo: Why I accepted President Buhari’s campaign appointment

Festus Keyamo, Lagos-based lawyer, says he accepted the appointment to be spokesman of the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari because the president is “an approximation” of the values he cherishes and has fought for in his life”.

House of Representatives drop election re-ordering bill

The house of representatives has dropped the bill seeking to amend the electoral act.

Senate reintroduces Electoral Act to override President Buhari

The National Assembly has begun plans to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s Veto on a bill to amend the Electoral Act.

US denies entry to son of former president

A controversial Sri Lankan opposition legislator Thursday said US authorities prevented him from taking a flight to Texas from Moscow where he was an observer for the Russian presidential election.

President Buhari: Why I cannot assent to Electoral Amendment Bill 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday declined assent to the Electoral Amendment Bill 2018 recently passed by the National Assembly.

National Assembly divided over amendment of elections time table

Senator Abu Ibrahim, chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, has described the amendment of the sequence of election in 2019 by the National Assembly as illegal and unconstitutional.

Don’t change 2019 time-table – CDD tells NASS

The national assembly should not change the order of the 2019 elections, Idayat Hassan, director of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), says.

Opposition parties vow to unseat APC in Lagos

Some opposition political parties on Wednesday said they would take advantage of their grassroots strength to capture Lagos State in 2019 general elections.

Senator Saraki sets up Senate c’ttee on Electoral Reforms Bill

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has announced a six-man committee of senators to reconcile the Senate’s version of the amended Electoral Act with the version passed by the House of Representatives.

2019: House of Reps changes order of elections

The House of Representatives on Tuesday amended the Electoral Act to change the order of 2019 general elections’ time table.

2019: INEC deploys website technology for electorates, candidates – REC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deployed a website technology to ease its dealings with electorate, candidates, political parties and other stakeholders in the electoral process.

2019: Analysts urge politicians not to lose focus on governance

Some political analysts on Friday urged elected persons not to lose focus on governance as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released timetable for 2019 general elections.

INEC releases timetable for 2019 general elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the timetable and schedules of activities for the 2019 general elections.

Father Mbaka and the voice of God

Prophecies and predictions by Christian pastors often mark the end of a year and the beginning of another in Nigeria…egged on by the media, looking for juicy material for their overtly religious and superstitious readers, these pastors sometimes overreach themselves as they dish out prophecies as if they were some kind of annual merchandise.

Kenya police ordered to investigate election officials

Kenya’s chief prosecutor has ordered the police and anti-corruption agency to investigate the country’s election commission for alleged “irregularities and illegalities” in the conduct of August’s annulled presidential poll.

African leaders canvass peaceful presidential rerun in Kenya

Six former African presidents, including Nigeria’s Olusegun Obasanjo, have urged the international community as well as local actors to help ensure that the coming presidential rerun election in Kenya is peaceful and credible.

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Facebook sued by US for $9 billion in unpaid taxes

That lawsuit went to trial in a San Francisco court on Tuesday, and the crux of the case is a 2010 deal between Facebook and an Irish subsidiary it uses to shuffle money around internationally. The IRS alleges Facebook undervalued the intellectual property it sold to the subsidiary, thereby dodging billions in taxes.
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Lionel Messi speaks out after Barcelona social media scandal

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The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

BMO: President Buhari fully in-charge of critical affairs of government

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), says President Muhammadu Buhari is “fully in charge of critical affairs of government” in the country