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Soldiers block with truck and armoured tank the road leading to the state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019. – Fears has gripped residents of oil-rich Port Harcourt city in Niger delta region as state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission has been condoned off by dozens of fierce looking soldiers, anti-riots policemen and other complementary security agents who are jointly patrolling the city ahead of the much awaited results of the just concluded governorship and state assembly elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

2019 polls: How we saved Rivers from destruction – Nigerian Army

Brig.-Gen. Felix Omongue, Acting Director of Operations, Nigerian Army, has disclosed that Rivers would have burnt to ashes, if not for the military’s quick intervention during the 2019 General Elections.
Activists of the Ukrainian far-right party National Corps stick stickers depicting a pig onto riot policemen standing guard outside the office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, in Kiev on March 9, 2019. – The protesters are demanding strict punishment for Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko’s allies, who they accuse of profiting from the sale of smuggled Russian military parts to state defence companies at inflated prices. Accusations of self-enrichment at the expense of the army are particularly damaging in Ukraine, which has been fighting Russian-backed separatists in the east since 2014. (Photo by Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP)

Tens of police hospitalised after Ukraine clashes ahead of poll

Ukraine’s police said Sunday that 25 officers were injured in clashes with ultra-nationalists who tried to attack a presidential motorcade ahead of elections at the end of this month.
Images of the celebration of President Muhamadu Buhari’s victory in the February 23 presidential elections-7

Elections: Ohanaeze congratulates President Buhari

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, on Thursday congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory in the Presidential election of February 23.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has petitioned France, Germany, European Union, United States of America and United Kingdom over alleged undemocratic actions and infractions of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Atiku Abubakar: Polls didn’t reflect will of Nigerian people

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has explained why he rejected the results of Saturday’s presidential elections which saw incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) returned for another four year term in office.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

‘Ballot box’ to decide if ailing Algeria president gets 5th term – premier

Algeria's prime minister on Monday insisted voters would determine if ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika gets a fifth term at the ballot box, after major protests against his candidacy.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, has re-affirmed his commitment to restructuring if elected on Feb. 16.

Atiku Abubakar: We’ll begin restructuring Nigeria after May 29

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections has re-affirmed his commitment to restructuring if elected on Feb. 16.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC: Opposition parties planing to attack our leaders, members

The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday raised an alarm that some members of the opposition political parties in the state have concluded plans to attack some of its leaders and members in the next few days to the election.

Primate Ayodele: Atiku Abubakar cannot win 2019 presidential election

Primate Babatunde Ayodele Elijah of the Inri Evangelical Mission, has predicted that the boasts of the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), notwithstanding, the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), will still win the 2019 presidential polls in the country.
Cameroon's President Paul Biya (C), accompagnied by his wife Chantal Biya, greets the military forces upon arrival at Maroua airport during his electoral visit in the Far North Region of Cameroon, on September 29, 2018. At the head of the Cameroonian state since 1982, Paul Biya is a candidate for his own succession for a seventh term, during the election that will take place on October 7, 2018. ALEXIS HUGUET / AFP

Cameroon opposition says ‘massive fraud’ planned for polls

An opposition contender who will seek election in Cameroon's impending presidential polls alleged on Friday that a "massive fraud" is underway to ensure the sitting president wins a seventh term.

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Troops invade Bayelsa community, raze houses over killing of soldiers

Troops of the 16 Brigade of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday allegedly invaded the Azagbene community in the Ekermor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State and burnt down houses after chasing away residents.
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Ini Umotong scores as Brighton thrash Crystal Palace in preseason opener

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Presidential panel summons NNPC boss over ExxonMobil underpayment

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property has summoned the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Mele Kyari, over alleged $1.8bn owed the Federal Government by Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (ExxonMobil).
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Troops kill 132 bandits, arrest 25 others

The Defence Headquarters yesterday said its operations launched to wipe out banditry, kidnapping and robbery in the North West part of the country have killed 132 armed bandits, recovered 39 firearms and 2,437 rounds of ammunitions between May and July.

Central bank chief defends planned restriction of forex for milk importation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday confirmed that its planned policy to restrict allocation of foreign exchange (FOREX) for milk importation and other diary products into the country will soon become effective.