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Brazil's top electoral court has barred jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in October's presidential because of his corruption conviction.

Brazil’s Supreme Court rejects latest Lula’s appeal to run for presidency

A Brazilian Supreme Court justice on Thursday rejected the latest appeal by jailed former president Lula da Silva that he be allowed to run in next month’s election.

SERAP condemns ‘harassment of Kassim Afegbua’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has “strongly condemned the intimidation and harassment by the police of Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of General Ibrahim Babangida over a statement he issued on behalf of the former military president”.

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Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana advises EFCC to stop sealing up suspects’ assets

Senior lawyer Femi Falana advises Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop sealing up assets belonging to suspects of financial crimes

Electoral Bill: Don’t override Buhari’s veto – Solomon Adeola

Lagos APC Senator Solomon Adeola kicks against any attempt to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018
Israeli security forces and emergency personnel work at the scene of what the Israeli army said was a shooting attack, near the Israeli settlement of Ofra in the occupied West Bank [Ammar Awad-Reuters]

Six Israeli settlers wounded in drive-by shooting in West Bank

At least six Jewish settlers wounded in drive-by shooting in occupied West Bank
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Bukola Saraki: How PDP will defeat APC in 2019

Senate President Bukola Saraki says People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has all it takes to win next year’s general elections
John Owan-Enoh

John Owan-Enoh: APC will sweep polls in Cross River

Cross River governorship candidate John Owan-Enoh says the party will sweep polls in 2019 general elections in the state