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US praises Sudan, sends envoy to Khartoum

The United States on Thursday praised orders by Sudan's new military leader to free political prisoners and end a night curfew as it dispatched an envoy to Khartoum to encourage a transition to democracy.
Newly elected Mayor of Istanbul Ekrem Imamoglu of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) addresses his supporters after taking the office in Istanbul, Turkey, April 17, 2019. REUTERS-Huseyin Aldemir

Opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu declared new Mayor of Instabul

Turkish election authorities on Wednesday confirmed opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu’s win over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AKP candidate after a recount of last month’s disputed Istanbul election.
The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has cautioned politicians against overheating the polity ahead the general elections.

Senator Saraki: Education crucial for peace, security, rule of law

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has reiterated the importance of education in ensuring peace, security and rule of law in any society.
Kayode Fayemi

Governor Fayemi’s victory: APC commends Appellate Court

The Ekiti state Chapter of the All Progressives Congress(APC), has commended the Appeal Court for upholding the Ekiti Election Petition Tribunal, which affirmed the victory of Dr Kayode Fayemi, in the July 2018 governorship election.

Criminal Justice: NGO trains 100 journalists on fact finding

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), an NGO, on Monday began the training of 100 Journalists on fact-checking, to expedite service delivery in the criminal justice system.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

US warns China meddling in Hong Kong hurting business confidence

The United States warned in a report on Friday that increased meddling from China in Hong Kong had adversely impacted the city, straining international business confidence in the Asian financial hub.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana asks INEC to deregister unqualified political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission has powers to reduce the number of political parties in Nigeria, says senior lawyer, Femi Falana, decrying what he calls “unprincipled proliferation” of parties.
President Buhari swears In Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in State House on 25th Jan 2019-3

Elections: Justice Tanko urges judges to protect interest, rights of citizens

Ahead of litigations that will arise from this year’s general election, Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, yesterday, urged judges across the federation to protect the interest of the citizens.
Young Progressive Party YPP

Abia YPP candidate begs APC to zone Senate presidency seat to South East

Candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) for Bende federal constituency, in Abia State, in the last Presidential/National Assembly election, Charles Obinna Chukwunaru, has appealed to the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) to zone the seat of President of Senate to the south.
Tanzania Chadema Freeman Mbowe

Tanzanian opposition chief released from detention

The head of Tanzania's main opposition party was freed on bail Thursday after more than three months in detention on allegations that he took part in an illegal protest.

Dele Momodu advises Atiku Abubakar to congratulate President Buhari

The publisher of Ovation Magazine and one of the supporters of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, Dele Momodu, has advised Abubakar to concede defeat and congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari.
Shamima Begum flew to Syria to join Islamic State in February 2015. Laura Lean-AFP-Getty Images

Minister: Shamima Begum is British, has no claim to Bangladesh

Shamima Begum, a British teenager who who ran away from home to live in ISIL's so-called caliphate, will not be allowed to enter Bangladesh, the South Asian country's state minister for foreign affairs has told Al Jazeera.

Election: PDP urges military to disobey presidential order on ballot box snatching

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, have urged the military and other security agencies to disobey the presidential order asking them to deal ruthlessly with would-be ballot box snatchers.

DSS denies former chief still controls its affairs

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied that the former Director-General of the service, Mr Lawal Daura, is still in control of its affairs.
President Buhari swears In Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in State House on 25th Jan 2019-3

Justice Tanko urges election petition panels to be guided by rule of law, not...

The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, has appealed to chairmen and members of the Election Petition Tribunal that would handle cases arising from the 2019 general election to be guided by the Rule of Law and not sentiment.

Court orders EFCC, two banks to pay Benue N100 million as damages

A Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), United Bank of Africa (UBA) and Fidelity Bank to jointly pay the sum of N100 million to the Benue State government for freezing its accounts last year.
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.

NBA: Courts boycott over Justice Onnoghen to uphold rule of law

The decision of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to embark on a two-day boycott of the nation’s courts and its call on the federal government to stop its purported removal and trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter S N Onnoghen, was underpinned by the imperative of upholding the rule of law in the country and not based on any partisan or parochial premises.

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A federal lawmaker, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, has called on National Assembly members-elect, particularly those of the All Progressives Congress(APC), to respect the position of the party in choosing their leaders for the Ninth Assembly.

Imo guber: APC elders back Senator Uzodinma’s petition against Governor-elect Ihedioha

Imo State APC Elders’ Council Wednesday said that it will support the governorship candidate of the party, Senator Hope Uzodinma, in the pursuit of his mandate at the Election Petition Tribunal.

70-year-old man arraigned for allegedly defrauding church members N2.2 million

A Senior Magistrates’ Court, Ilorin, Kwara State, on Wednesday ordered that a 70-year-old man, Ibrahim Akande, be remanded in Okelele in Oke-kura Prison over alleged N2.2 million job scam.

SON confiscates fake products worth N300 billion

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) said on Wednesday that it confiscated fake and substandard products worth more than N300 billion across the country within the past few months.
Comrade Sheriff Mulade

Mulade Sheriff: Bad leadership responsible for Niger Delta’s underdevelopment

A Niger Delta-based environmentalist, Mr Mulade Sheriff, has said that bad leadership is responsible for the slow national growth and development, especially in the Niger Delta.
Hsieh Su-wei

Hsieh Su-wei sets up rematch with Naomi Osaka in Stuttgart

World number one Naomi Osaka will have a chance for revenge on Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei this week when the two meet in the second round of the WTA tournament in Stuttgart.