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Sporadic shootings have been reported in Ward 8, Bomu Town in Gokana Local Government, Ogoniland, in the ongoing local government election in Rivers State.

Voter apathy mars Rivers council election

The Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission, RSIEC, had distributed sensitive and non-sensitive material for the elections on Friday to allow for earlier commencement of the process, Saturday.
Sporadic shootings have been reported in Ward 8, Bomu Town in Gokana Local Government, Ogoniland, in the ongoing local government election in Rivers State.

Security agencies prevent plans to disrupt Rivers council poll

Andoni local government area of Rivers recorded peaceful poll in the Saturday council poll as security agencies stop plans by unknown persons to disrupt the process.
Washington state lawmakers have passed a measure that would phase out the sale of gas-powered vehicles starting in 2030. The Clean Cars 2030 initiative passed Thursday as an amendment to a bill that requires state utilities prepare for an electric-vehicle future. The bill now awaits Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature.

US state lawmakers vote to phase out gasoline cars by 2030

The Clean Cars 2030 measure depends on the state approving a tax on vehicle miles traveled, which would help pay for new transportation infrastructure in the state, according to the bill.
INEC Election Nigeria

Rivers council polls: Late Arrival Of Materials Greets Exercise

The chairmanship and councillorship elections holding in Rivers State on Saturday, April 17, 2021, is currently witnessing a hitch due to late arrival of electoral materials.
Security forces in the Republic of Congo were casting their ballots on Wednesday ahead of presidential elections in which veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso is frontrunner.

Congo Republic’s president promises to improve business climate as he starts new term

Congo Republic's President Denis Sassou Nguesso pledged to reform and simplify business and tax laws to help boost economic growth as he was sworn in on Friday, prolonging his 38-year reign over the central African oil producer.
8. The Rivers State Government has launched a new security outfit to help maintain security in the oil-rich state. The security outfit, called C4i, was launched on Thursday in Port Harcourt by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

Rivers council polls: Governor Wike asks security operatives to ‘deal decisively’ with trouble makers

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has asked security agencies to arrest and deal decisively with any person or group of persons, no matter how highly placed, who attempts to prevent the peaceful and orderly conduct of local government election scheduled for next Saturday.
Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera pledged to clamp down on corruption on Monday, as he delivered his inauguration speech in a scaled-down ceremony dampened by a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Malawi opposition party calls for president to vacate office

Malawi's once-ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Thursday called for President Lazarus Chakwera's election to be annulled after the country's electoral commissioners were removed from office.

Somalia condemns ‘threats’ from foreign allies

Somalia has accused some of its foreign backers of undermining its sovereignty after the embattled government was threatened with sanctions over a decision to extend its mandate by two years.

Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has signed a controversial law extending his mandate for another two years, despite threats of sanctions from the international community.
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.

Rivers governor: I haven’t touched one kobo of council funds

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has boasted his administration has not touched one kobo belonging to the local government areas.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Governor Wike: Rivers councils lack excuse not to provide democratic dividends

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said his administration has vigorously addressed security challenges in the State to enable all council chairmen deliver dividends of democracy to people at the grassroots.
Election watchdogs last month ruled that only two parties, both allied to President Patrice Talon, met toughened conditions of admissibility under new electoral laws.

Patrice Talon re-elected as Benin Republic president

Benin Republic’s President Patrice Talon won a second term with 86.36 per cent of the vote in a low turnout, according to provisional results from the electoral commission Tuesday, after a tense campaign.

Nasarawa Assembly denies plan to impeach speaker

Nasarawa State House of Assembly has denied knowledge of any plan to impeach its speaker, Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi.

Rebel attack in northern Chad ‘under control’ – government

The situation in northern Chad is now "completely under control" after rebels entered the area on Sunday, the day of the country's presidential election, the government said.

Nasarawa Assembly: No plan to impeach speaker

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Monday, said there’s no plan by the lawmakers to impeach the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi.
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.
The Legislative Arm of the Suruler Local Government has impeached the elected chairman, Tajudeen Ajide.

Lagos: Councillors suspend council chairman for ‘fraud’

The Chairman, Surulere Local Government, Lagos State, Tajudeen Ajide, has been suspended for alleged financial impropriety.

Delta bye-election: APC, PDP disagree over card reader failure

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) is Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State, Goodness Agbi on Saturday accused the People Democratic Party (PDP) of deliberately manipulating the smart card reader during the bye-election to fill the vacant seat at the state House of Assembly.
Alternative for Germany (AfD) party co-chairmen Tino Chrupalla (L) and Joerg Meuthen (R) speak with AfD’s deputy leader Beatrix von Storch (C) during a congress of far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD – Alternative fuer Deutschland) party in Dresden, eastern Germany, on April 10, 2021. – Members of the anti-Islam, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany gather for a party congress in Dresden this weekend, despite coronavirus restrictions, to finalise their strategy ahead of the general election on September 26, 2021. (Photo by JENS SCHLUETER / AFP)

Germany’s divided far-right AfD to launch election bid

The far-right AfD will firm up its election manifesto this weekend as Germany prepares for the post-Merkel era, with the party seeking to reverse a lag in support amid infighting and an ailing effort to capitalise on the pandemic.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC caretaker committee meets, mum on party convention, congresses

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee yesterday after an emergency meeting held at the party secretariat in Abuja maintained a graveyard silence regarding the party Congresses and convention.
Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh is expected to extend his two-decade rule of the tiny Horn of Africa nation as the country heads to the polls Friday.

Ismail Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

Djibouti’s veteran ruler Ismail Omar Guelleh was re-elected for a fifth term as president with more than 98 per cent of the vote, according to provisional results announced early Saturday, after the election in the tiny but strategically important country was boycotted by the main opposition.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC passes vote of confidence on President Buhari

The All Progressives Congress APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee CECPC has passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari, praising him for his handling of the wave of insecurity in the country.

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NUJ berates media owners owing journalists’ salaries

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Saturday, berated media owners for their continued non-payment of journalists’ salaries in the country.
Paul Pogba has described himself as a bad loser who misses winning trophies at Manchester United, but says that the club's silverware drought only makes them more determined to break it.

Manchester United star Paul Pogba admits he misses winning trophies

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Zimbabwe’s president says ‘fight still on’ to fix broken economy

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Minister: Why I supported al Qaeda, Taliban

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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen kill four as Katsina residents, vigilantes kill 30 bandits in reprisal attack

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed a former Director of Education and Social Service at Danmusa Local Government Service Commission, Alh. Yaro Lawal in his home in Danmusa area of Katsina State.
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC: Twitter’s decision to cite HQ in Ghana a non-issue

The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has countered the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for lambasting President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration over the decision of Twitter to cite the headquarters of its African operations in Ghana.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House to engage governors on autonomy for judiciary

The House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary is to engage the Nigerian Governor’s Forum and all relevant stakeholders with a view to ensuring judicial financial autonomy.
Popular Nigerian television presenter, Rachel Bakam, has passes on.

Popular TV presenter passes on in Abuja

Popular Nigerian television presenter, Rachel Bakam, has passes on
The price of cement has dropped with about 25 per cent in Enugu, a market survey by newsmen has revealed.

Consumers groan as cement price soar in South East

Prices of cement has increased by 67 per cent in the South East states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo, newsmen report.