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Riala Odinga’s movement an organised criminal group – Kenyan govt

The Kenyan government has declared the opposition coalition’s C’s wing, the National Resistance Movement (NRM), as an organised criminal group.

Kenya Police fire teargas to disperse opposition supporters

Kenyan police fired teargas on Tuesday to disperse thousands of opposition supporters gathering in central Nairobi to celebrate the planned swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Kenyan govt shut down TV, radio station over opposition coverage

Independently-owned Citizen Television and Radio stations said on Tuesday that government authorities forced them off the air over plans to cover a gathering in the capital where opposition leader Raila Odinga plans to swear himself in as president.

Kenya opposition to swear-in leader as ‘president’

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga is planning to have himself sworn in as an alternative president on Tuesday, seen as a final push to challenge Uhuru Kenyatta's election.

Kenya opposition leader Odinga rejects calls to swear him in

Kenya opposition National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga on Saturday turned down a concerted push by the coalition’s hardliners to swear him in on Tuesday, the day President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to take the oath of office for his second and final term.

Kenya police use tear gas on supporters welcoming Odinga

Kenya police used tear gas and water cannon on Friday on a large crowd of supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga who gathered to welcome him from a trip overseas.

Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga vows to form ‘resistance movement’

The leader of Kenya's main opposition party urged his supporters to boycott a rerun of the country's disputed presidential election scheduled for Thursday amid rising political tensions and fears of violence.

Kenya electoral board says repeat elections will go ahead

Kenya's repeat presidential elections will be held Thursday as planned, the electoral board announced, as tensions mounted across the country.

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Atiku Abubakar: Why I shunned the 2019 elections peace pact signing

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EFCC detains ex-Skye Bank chief Tunde Ayeni for alleged fraud

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VON chief, others call on mainstream media to counter fake news

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has called on mainstream media organisations in the country to establish ‘Social Media Desks’ that would track and counter fake news disseminated on social fora.

Plateau PDP accuses APC of buying voters cards

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of buying voters cards especially in the PDP strongholds as part of its plan to win 2019 election at all levels even as the governor stated that PDP was merely playing to the gallery and engaging in diversionary tactics to misinform and mislead the public.