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A Tunisian appeals court on Wednesday freed presidential candidate Nabil Karoui from prison days before Sunday's second-round runoff election.

Tunisia presidential hopeful walks free from jail in time for runoff

Tunisia's presidential candidate Nabil Karoui received a hero's welcome as he walked free from jail on Wednesday, just days ahead of a runoff against a political newcomer.
A preliminary count of voter participation in the first round of Afghanistan's presidential vote indicates a sharp drop in turnout, in an election held amid Taliban threats to disrupt the process.

Voter turnout falls sharply in Afghan presidential election

A preliminary count of voter participation in the first round of Afghanistan's presidential vote indicates a sharp drop in turnout, in an election held amid Taliban threats to disrupt the process.
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Report: Algeria’s embattled president to resign within days

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is preparing to announce his resignation this week, local media said, after weeks of popular mobilisation against his rule and calls by the military that the ailing leader is removed.

Eight killed in Cameroon’s anglophone region

Six civilians and two police officers were killed in Cameroon’s volatile English-speaking South West Region, where violence has mounted ahead of next month’s presidential vote, sources close to security services and locals said.

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The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.

Minister: Effective metering will tackle liquidity challenge

The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.
Popular Nigerian musicians, Teni, Mr Eazi, and Burna Boy have been nominated alongside Cardi B, Drake and Nipsey Hussle for the 2019 BET awards.

Review: Teni’s music personality evolution draws mixed feelings

Popular singer Teniola Apata, a.k.a Teni as a songwriter and an entertainer has evolved in character and so has her music in the last year.

Abia sets up committee to verify NDDC projects in the state

Abia State government will on Monday in Umuahia, the state capital inaugurate a committee that will verify ongoing and completed projects of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) across the 17 local governments in the state.
Co-founder of Global Citizen, Michael Sheldrick, during: “Global Goal Live: Nigeria Policy Forum,” in Lagos on Thursday noted that the movement has created millions of positive citizens’ actions across the world to hold leaders accountable in the fight against hunger and poverty.

Global Citizen mobilises private sector philanthropy to end poverty improve healthcare

In line with the United Nation’s agenda to end extreme poverty by year 2030 under the Sustainable Development Goals, Global Citizen, a global movement for citizen-led actions to eradicate poverty and improve human living conditions, is working with the Nigerian private sector to harness resources to achieve the objective of ending poverty.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday in Abuja, congratulated Gov. Nyesom Wike of River, over the Supreme Court judgement that affirmed his election.

More pensioners enrolled into Rivers state monthly payroll

Following the completion of their bio-metric data capture, Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike has approved the inclusion of 2,673 additional retirees into the monthly pension payment scheme of the State Government.