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Ecuadorean banker Guillermo Lasso and his wife Maria de Lourdes Alcivar react after Lasso wins the presidential runoff vote, in Guayaquil, Ecuador April 11, 2021. REUTERS/Maria Fernanda Landin

Ecuador shuns socialism with Lasso’s surprise election

Ecuadorean banker Guillermo Lasso unexpectedly won the nation’s presidency on promises to revive an economy battered by coronavirus as his rival’s vows of a return to socialist largesse failed to win over a skeptical electorate.
Niger’s newly elected President Mohamed Bazoum has been sworn in, a democratic watershed overshadowed by armed groups’ violence and alleged coup bid two days ago.

Mohamed Bazoum sworn in as Niger president after failed coup

Niger’s newly elected President Mohamed Bazoum has been sworn in, a democratic watershed overshadowed by armed groups’ violence and alleged coup bid two days ago.
Niger opposition leader Mahamane Ousmane has claimed that he narrowly won the country’s presidential election, as fresh violence erupted a day after official results gave victory to his rival by a wide margin.

Niger opposition leader alleges election fraud, declares victory

Niger opposition leader Mahamane Ousmane has claimed that he narrowly won the country's presidential election, as fresh violence erupted a day after official results gave victory to his rival by a wide margin.
Mohamed Bazoum sits at his pollitical party headquarters in Niamey, file. REUTERS-Joe Penney-File Photo

Ruling party clinches Niger’s presidential runoff, as opposition protests

Former Interior Minister, Mohamed Bazoum, the candidate of Niger’s ruling PNDS party, has won the presidential elections with 55.75 per cent of the second-round vote, according to provisional figures published on Tuesday.

Oyo sets to hold council election May 15

The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC), Monday, released much anticipated local government election time-table and guidelines into the 33 local government areas in the state.
President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base [Alex Brandon-The Associated Press]

Expert predicts Republican Party breakup over Donald Trump

An American political scientist, Prof. Lara Brown, has predicted a breakup of the Republican Party on account of outgoing President Donald Trump’s actions.
Bobi Wine at Time magazine's100 Next in New York, in 2019. Dimitrios Kambouris-Getty Images

Uganda election: Will Bobi Wine derail Yoweri Museveni’s sixth term bid?

The run-up to Thursday’s vote has been marred by restrictions on campaigning, arrests of opposition figures and deadly violence. At least 54 people were killed in November as security forces put down protests by opposition supporters.
FILE PHOTO - The U.S. Capitol dome is seen at night in Washington, U.S., December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Erin Scott-File Photo

US Democrat Senate wins push stocks higher despite Capitol chaos

Clean sweep by Democrats allows them to enact big-spending policies likely to benefit the economy, investors say.
Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock campaigning in Atlanta. Both defeated their Republican opponents, assuring that the balance of power in the Senate will shift.

Democrats capture US Senate as Jon Ossoff defeats David Perdue

Democrats captured control of the Senate on Wednesday with a pair of historic victories in Georgia’s runoff elections, assuring slim majorities in both chambers of Congress for President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. and delivering an emphatic, final rebuke to President Trump in his last days in office.
Stacey Abrams speaks to the media about the U.S. Senate runoff elections outside St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., January 5, 2021. REUTERS-Elijah Nouvelage

Democrats win one Georgia runoff and lead in second, moving closer to U.S. Senate...

Democrats won one hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Georgia on Wednesday and pulled ahead in a second, edging closer to control of the chamber and the power to advance Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s policy goals when he takes office this month.
Democrat Raphael Warnock has won one U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, the Associated Press reported early Wednesday, leaving control of the chamber in question until the result of the state’s other runoff election is decided.

Democrat Raphael Warnock wins as Senate hinges on second Georgia runoff

Democrat Raphael Warnock has won one U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, the Associated Press reported early Wednesday, leaving control of the chamber in question until the result of the state’s other runoff election is decided.
FILE PHOTO: President-elect Joe Biden points to Democratic Senate candidates from Georgia Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, as he campaigns on their behalf ahead of their January 5 run-off elections, during a drive-in campaign rally in Atlanta, Georgia, January 4, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Georgia voters cast runoff ballots with U.S. Senate at stake, Donald Trump fuming

Voters cast ballots on Tuesday in a pair of U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia that will determine control of the chamber - and with it the ability to block or advance Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda - after a contentious campaign that broke spending and early-turnout records.
The government of the perennially unstable Central African Republic on Saturday accused former president Francois Bozize of an attempted coup ahead of next week's elections, after three main rebel groups merged and threatened to march on Bangui.

Former CAR president under investigation for ‘rebellion’

The Central African Republic has launched an investigation into former President Francois Bozize, whom the government accuses of plotting a coup before last month’s elections.
FILE PHOTO - The U.S. Capitol dome is seen at night in Washington, U.S., December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Erin Scott-File Photo

Narrower majorities set tricky course for new U.S. Congress

The new U.S. Congress faces many uncertainties as it takes office on Sunday, with Senate control undecided, a narrower Democratic majority in the House of Representatives and Republicans planning an immediate fight over the normally routine election certification.
U.S. President Donald Trump visits the key southeastern state of Georgia Saturday to campaign alongside two Republican senators running against Democratic challengers in the January runoff election that will decide which party controls the Senate at the beginning of Joe Biden’s presidency.

Donald Trump campaigns in Georgia for Republican senators

U.S. President Donald Trump visits the key southeastern state of Georgia Saturday to campaign alongside two Republican senators running against Democratic challengers in the January runoff election that will decide which party controls the Senate at the beginning of Joe Biden’s presidency.
Donald Trump at Walter Reed medical centre on Sunday. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows was believed to have also been in the room. REX-Shutterstock

Donald Trump calls on Georgia governor to halt upcoming Senate race

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged the governor of Georgia to halt the state’s upcoming senate race and reiterated his baseless claims that the November presidential election saw widespread voter fraud.
The US state of Georgia said Friday it will recount votes from the election in which Joe Biden has eked out a razor-thin lead over President Donald Trump.

US election: 106 women projected to win House seats

No fewer than 106 women will serve in the 117th U.S. House of Representatives beginning on January 3, according to ABC News projections.
A Nigerian, Mr Gabe Okoye, is on the ballot in a forthcoming Democratic Party’s senatorial primary runoff election in the U.S.

Nigerian-born politician blazes trail in US politics

A Nigerian, Mr Gabe Okoye, is on the ballot in a forthcoming Democratic Party’s senatorial primary runoff election in the U.S.

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EFCC hands over recovered N67.5 million to victim in Enugu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has restituted the sum of N67,523,000 to one Mr. Emmanuel Onyekachukwu Onah, a trader based in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Governor Wike: Nobody can undermine Rivers in quest for Nigeria’s presidency

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that anybody jostling to be president of Nigeria would also need to secure votes in Rivers to combine with either Kano or Lagos to emerge victorious.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Governor Bello: Many PDP governors will join APC soon

Kogi State Governor and Chairman of Contact and Mobilisation Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, has said more governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political bigwigs would soon join the party.

RCCG apologises to minister over Osun road project

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on Thursday, dismissed alleged payment of N151million to a firm for a road rehabilitated by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Osun State.
Over 9000 candidates are jostling for 4000 admission slots in Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano (YUMSUK) for the 2020-2021 academic session.

NUC approves Kano university’s postgraduate school

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of a Postgraduate School and the commencement of 34 postgraduate programmes in Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano.

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Anambra election: Idris Wada chairs PDP screening committee

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) has appointed former Gov. Idris Wada of Kogi as Chairman of Screening Committee for its aspirants in upcoming Anambra governorship election.

APC fixes date for Anambra guber primary, pegs form at N22.5 million

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has fixed its Governorship primary election for Anambra state for June 26, pegging its Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms at N22.5 million for aspirants.

2023: PDP must unite to take over power – ex-Senate presidents

Three former Senate Presidents of the Nigerian Senate have all stressed the need for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to work hard and unite to take over the mantle of leadership of the country come 2023.

Bauchi prison riot leaves five inmates, two officers wounded

No fewer than five inmates and two officers of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in Bauchi State have been injured following a riot in the male section of the facility.
Juventus are reportedly ready to cash in on former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey after just one season in Italy.

Aaron Ramsey ‘happy’ at Juventus despite links with Premier League return

Aaron Ramsey remains ‘happy’ at Juventus despite reports linking the former Arsenal midfielder with a return to the Premier League.