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World Bank: 12 states miss out of N1.37 billion fiscal transparency grant

The World Bank on Tuesday said 12 states missed out of its $4.5 million (N1.37 billion) State Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Programme for Results 2018 grant for not meeting the eligibility criteria.

NECO releases November/December 2019 SSCE result

The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2019 November/December Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE).
Enyimba’s Usman Abd’Allah is in awe of newly promoted Nigeria Professional Football League (NFL) side, Dakkada FC.

Usman Abd’Allah: I wish Enyimba the best

Coach Usman Abd’Allah said he left Enyimba International FC of Aba on his own volition, adding he was least perturbed over the purported claim that he was sacked by the management of the club.
Enyimba’s Usman Abd’Allah is in awe of newly promoted Nigeria Professional Football League (NFL) side, Dakkada FC.

Enyimba sack Usman Abd’allah after 4-0 defeat at Plateau United

Enyimba have sacked their technical adviser Usman Abd’allah following Sunday’s 4-0 defeat to Plateau United in a Nigeria Professional Football League matchday-12 encounter in Jos.
Under-fire Arsenal boss Unai Emery has insisted that he has the full backing of the club's board despite a poor run of form leading to calls for the three-time Europa League-winning manager to be sacked.

Unai Emery: I wish I could have achieved better results

Unai Emery says he wishes he could have achieved “better results” for Arsenal, after being sacked by the Premier League club on Friday.
Former Prime Ministers Domingos Simoes Pereira and Umaro Sissoco Embalo will face each other in a December 29 runoff election to decide who will be the next president of Guinea-Bissau.

Guinea-Bissau presidential elections head to second round

Guinea-Bissau voters go to the polls for a second round of voting in December to decide on their next president. Results of the first round show that no candidate garnered the 50 percent needed to win outright.
Preliminary results from Afghanistan’s presidential elections have been delayed for nearly a month, officials announced Sunday, a lengthy postponement likely to stoke political uncertainty and allegations of fraud.

Afghan election results delayed again

Preliminary results from Afghanistan’s presidential elections have been delayed for nearly a month, officials announced Sunday, a lengthy postponement likely to stoke political uncertainty and allegations of fraud.
A woman holding a baby casts her vote at a polling station in Gaborone on October 23, 2019. – The general election happens in Botswana on October 23, 2019. (Photo by Monirul Bhuiyan - AFP)

Botswana begins voting in test of a stable democracy

Voting opened on Wednesday in Botswana for a hotly contested general election that could test the country’s traditionally stable politics, as the ruling party faces its toughest challenge yet.
Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur players blame Mauricio Pochettino’s training for poor start

Tottenham Hotspur players have reportedly blamed Mauricio Pochettino’s intensive training schedule for the club’s poor start to the season.
Felipe Nyusi after voting in Maputo, Mozambique, on Oct. 15. Gianluigi Guercia-AFP via Getty Images

Partial Mozambique election results show big win for ruling party

Partial results for Mozambique's high-stakes general election were released on Friday, showing President Filipe Nyusi and his ruling Frelimo party headed for a dominant victory.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Tribunal listens to audio tape of INEC staff confession

The National and State House of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Benin City Friday listened to audio tape of an alleged confession of an adhoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of how the 2019 general elections were rigged in the state.

Rights groups alerts security agencies on protests in Rivers

Rivers State Civil Society Organisations has alerted the state Government, Security Agencies and the general public over what they described as threat to law and order by party surrogates and protest consultants in the guise of civil societies.
Fertility app Dot

Fertility app ‘Dot’ found effective as other family planning methods

Results of a first-of-its-kind prospective study with a family planning app find it to be as effective as other modern methods for avoiding an unplanned pregnancy.

Bauchi elections: We were denied fair hearing by INEC – APC

The All Progressives Congress in Bauchi State has alleged that the fact-finding Committee sent by the Independent National Electoral Commission to probe the irregularities in the governorship election of March 9 denied the party fair hearing.

Kaduna elections: PDP alleges fraud as Governor El-Rufai leads

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state has alleged fraud and irregularities as Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of the All Progressives Congress (APC) leads from the results released so far in Saturday’s gubernatorial election.

Anambra elections: APGA wins 24 seats, PDP 6 in assembly poll

Results from the 30 state constituencies for the Anambra State House of Assembly have been released, with All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, winning 24, while the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won six.
YIAGA AFRICA's WatchingTheVote (WTV)

Elections: YIAGA asks President Buhari to call military to order

YIAGA AFRICA has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to call the military to order.

PDP: Why Muhammadu Buhari refused to sign Electoral Act

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has revealed why President Muhammadu Buhari refused to assent the Electoral Act.

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The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian soldier kills four colleagues, self in Borno

A corporal of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Lafiya Dole has opened fire on his colleagues, killing four personnel and injuring two others.
Mauricio Pochettino has calmed fears that Tottenham ace Dele Alli will not be fit enough for the Champions League final, after the midfielder was subbed at half-time during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Everton.

Dele Alli charged by FA over coronavirus Snapchat video

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been charged by the Football Association after posting a video on social media mocking the coronavirus outbreak.
Newly appointed Assistant coach and former Captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, says he cannot wait to start in his new position.

Celestine Babayaro faults Joseph Yobo’s Super Eagles appointment

Celestine Babayaro has shared his thoughts on the appointment of Joseph Yobo as Nigeria’s senior national team assistant coach.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Senate president to lead delegation to burial of deceased Plateau lawmaker

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, will lead a delegation of Senators to the funeral service of Late Senator Longjan Ignatius Dantong slated for March 2, 2020, in Plateau State.
Kabiru Baleria

Enyimba pay tribute to late Kano Pillars coach

Baleria passed on Tuesday and has since been buried in Kano. The club chairman, Surajo Shuaibu, declared a three-day mourning after a contingent from the club paid a condolence visit to the grieving family.