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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.
Bayelsa State Governor Senator Douye Diri has expressed the confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidates will be victorious in the Saturday senatorial Bye-elections in the state.

Bayelsa bye-elections holds amidst ballot box snatching, voter apathy

Saturday’s bye-elections in Bayelsa Central and West was characterised by snatching of ballot boxes and ballot papers in some parts of the two senatorial districts.
INEC officials sleeping at polling unit 014, Isele in Ikorodu as voters shun poll.

Lagos bye-election: INEC officials decry poor turnout

The Dec. 5, Lagos East Senatorial and Kosofe state Assembly by-elections recorded poor voter turnout as the elections progressed.

Lagos bye-election: Hoodlums accost INEC officials at Mile 12, demand money

Some hoodlums accosted INEC officials as they prepared to commence voting during Saturday’s by-election at Unit 13, Kosofe council area of Lagos State.
The former Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, has cast his vote during the ongoing Senatorial bye-election in his country home of Toru-Orua, advising INEC and security agents to be professional.

Bayelsa by-election: Seriake Dickson votes in Toro-Orua

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and former Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, has cast his vote during the ongoing Senatorial bye-election in his country home of Toru-Orua, advising INEC and security agents to be professional.
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Bye-elections: Yiaga scores INEC average on preparation, predicts low turnout

An election observer, Yiaga Africa, Friday, ahead of bye-election across the six geopolitical zones of the country, scored the Independent National Electoral Commission’s preparedness on average while it predicted low voter turnout.

APC sets agenda for reappointed INEC chairman, tasks him on fairness

Following the Senate’s clearance of reappointed Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the ruling All Progressives Congress APC has set an agenda for the chief electoral umpire, urging him to be unbiased and apolitical.
The local government elections in Borno State on Saturday recorded a low voter turnout across Maiduguri, the state capital and Jere.

Low voter turnout in Borno council polls

The local government elections in Borno State on Saturday recorded a low voter turnout across Maiduguri, the state capital and Jere.
A Nigerian-American, Yinka Faleti, has failed in his bid to become the Missouri Secretary of State in the 2020 US election.

US election: Nigerian-American loses bid to become Missouri secretary of state

A Nigerian-American, Yinka Faleti, has failed in his bid to become the Missouri Secretary of State in the 2020 US election.
Cameroon's Incumbent President Paul Biya, of the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement party, wait to casts his vote during the Presidential elections in Yaounde, Cameroon. Sunday Alamba-AP Photo.

Cameroon’s Paul Biya sworn in for seventh term after disputed poll

Cameroon's 85-year-old President Paul Biya was sworn in on Tuesday for a seventh term after disputed elections and amid mounting unrest in an English-speaking region.

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Enugu governor leads rescue operation at accident scene

Enugu State Governor, Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, yesterday rescued anaccident scene at Ekulu Bridge, Abakpa Nike, Enugu East Local Government Area, where a petroleum products truck lost control and fell into a ditch.
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The interest of Stefano Pioli’s AC Milan in trying to keep Brahim Diaz, their loanee from La Liga club Real Madrid was heightened when the 21-year-old turned up a brilliant display in Sunday’s unwinding of Serie A former champions Juventus.

AC Milan plots to keep Brahim Diaz after putting Juventus in danger

The interest of Stefano Pioli’s AC Milan in trying to keep Brahim Diaz, their loanee from La Liga club Real Madrid was heightened when the 21-year-old turned up a brilliant display in Sunday’s unwinding of Serie A former champions Juventus. Pioli intends to open a negotiation with Real Madrid, about keeping Spanish forward, who has plugged comfortably into the Milan team.
At least 31 Nigerian soldiers were killed when IS-aligned jihadists ambushed a military convoy escorting weapons and overran a base in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, military sources told AFP Monday.

Igbo group: Shoot-on-sight order will worsen insecurity in South-East

A think-tank of Igbo intellectuals and professionals, Nzuko Umunna, on Tuesday, wrote an open letter to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, over the alleged shoot-on-sight order against Igbo youths to the soldiers in the South-East and South-South.
Japan's vaccination programme chief Taro Kono attends a news conference on the country's preparations to begin vaccinating health workers, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan February 16, 2021. REUTERS-Issei Kato

Japan vaccine chief blames drug approval system for slow inoculation drive

Japan's COVID-19 vaccine chief has blamed a rigid drug approval system for a slow inoculation campaign that is relying on only one approved shot, as a fourth wave of infections raises worries amid preparations for the Summer Olympics.

10 ‘cultists’ killed in Cross River

An unspecified number of cultists have been killed in a renewed cult war in the Akpabuyo and Bakassi local government areas of Cross River State.
The African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (Avatt) – established by African Union (AU) chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa – has secured a provisional 270 million vaccine doses for African countries.

South African president warns of ‘vaccine apartheid’ if rich countries hog shots

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, said on Monday that if wealthy nations hogged COVID-19 jabs while millions in poor countries died waiting for them, it would amount to “vaccine apartheid”.