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Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his emergence as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

NBA elections: Olumide Akpata, others receive certificates of return

The Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association on Sunday presented Certificates of Return to the winners of the just-concluded association’s national officers’ elections.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Edo guber: APC asks security agencies to halt PDP’s ‘rigging plans’

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has asked security agencies in the country to halt what it described as plans by the Peoples Democratic Party PDP to rig the September 19 governorship election in Edo State.

NBA Elections: ECNBA clarifies issue of ‘undeliverable’ on voting platform

The Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (ECNBA) on Thursday clarified the cause of undeliverable that might have been experienced by voters during the ongoing NBA National Officers Elections.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

Edo guber: APC raises alarm over destruction of its billboards, posters by government agents

Signs that the Edo State September 19 gubernatorial election is heading for violence emerged yesterday, with the All Progressives Congress (APC), raising the alarm over the destruction and removal of its outdoor billboards and campaign posters ‎and those of its candidates, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and his running mate, Mallam Gani Audu, erected at strategic points in Benin City and beyond.
Malawi’s constitutional court on Monday ordered new elections after annulling the results of a vote that reelected President Peter Mutharika in May, citing widespread irregularities.

Malawi ruling party cries foul over presidential vote re-run

Malawi's governing party has called for a third presidential election, citing irregularities and intimidation in this week's re-run vote as unofficial tallies show incumbent President Peter Mutharika losing to the opposition leader.

Yaya Toure backs Didier Drogba’s bid for Ivorian FA presidency

Yaya Toure is backing former Ivory Coast team-mate Didier Drogba’s bid to become president of the Ivorian Football Association (FIF).
A refrigerated trailer serving as a temporary morgue at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday. Demetrius Freeman for The New York Times

New York’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 9/11

As New York City faced one of its darkest days with the death toll from the coronavirus surging past 4,000 — more than the number killed on 9/11 — the Chinese city where the global pandemic began lifted its final restrictions on movement Wednesday as deaths there plummeted.

US: Nigerian Army, DSS intimidated voters, electoral officials, observers

A report by the United States Government suggests that security operatives in Nigeria intimidated voters, officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and election observers during the 2019 general elections.
Former vice-president Joe Biden speaks at a campaign stop on Monday at Berston Field House in Flint, Michigan. Jake May-AP

Joe Biden overruns Bernie Sanders in mini Tuesday

Joe Biden was quickly declared the winner in US Democrats nominating contests in Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho on Tuesday
Former vice-president Joe Biden speaks at a campaign stop on Monday at Berston Field House in Flint, Michigan. Jake May-AP

US election: Voting in six states as Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders compete for presidential...

Voters in Michigan and five other states headed to polls early Tuesday in the latest slate of primaries that will decide whether Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders will face President Donald Trump in November.
Cameroonians began voting in crunch presidential polls on Sunday, with octogenarian leader Paul Biya seeking a seventh term against a backdrop of unprecedented violence in the country's English-speaking regions.

Cameroon elections overshadowed by boycott and violence

Voters in Cameroon will cast their ballots Sunday in a country where the mood has been darkened by separatist violence and calls for an election boycott.
YIAGA Africa

YIAGA to deploy 114 observers in four states for re-run polls

An election observer group, YIAGA Africa, has announced the deployment of 114 local observers to four states ahead of the rerun elections.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Elections: How security agencies encourage thuggery – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the failure of security agencies to act decisively and collaborate with one another encourages thuggery during elections.
Voters in Croatia were casting ballots Sunday to choose a new president in a fiercely contested runoff, with a liberal opposition candidate challenging the conservative incumbent while the country presides over the European Union for the first time.

Croatia holds tight presidential runoff

Voters in Croatia were casting ballots Sunday to choose a new president in a fiercely contested runoff, with a liberal opposition candidate challenging the conservative incumbent while the country presides over the European Union for the first time.
Voters in Uzbekistan head to the polls on Sunday for parliamentary elections seen as a test of the state’s commitment to democratic reforms following the death of the country’s long-time authoritarian leader three years ago.

Uzbekistan’s parliamentary elections to test democratic reforms

Voters in Uzbekistan head to the polls on Sunday for parliamentary elections seen as a test of the state’s commitment to democratic reforms following the death of the country’s long-time authoritarian leader three years ago.
ZAGREB, CROATIA - Voters in Croatia on Sunday cast ballots in a tight presidential election, with the ruling conservatives seeking to keep their grip on power days before the country take over the European Union’s presidency for the first time.

Croats pick president in tight test for ruling conservatives

Voters in Croatia on Sunday cast ballots in a tight presidential election, with the ruling conservatives seeking to keep their grip on power days before the country take over the European Union’s presidency for the first time.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson focused his campaigning efforts on a slogan to Get Brexit Done.

Future of Brexit at stake in Britain election

Voters in Britain are casting ballots Thursday in an early general election that may bring a long-awaited resolution to the departure from the European Union they approved in a 2016 referendum.
INEC officials arrived as early as 7a.m. at various polling units visited by our correspondent in Mopamuro, while accreditation and voting commenced at exactly 8a.m.

Kogi bye-election: CDD deploys observers, tasks stakeholders on credible process

As voters in Kogi West Senatorial District and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency vote on Saturday, CDD has called for a credible process reflecting the democratic will of the people.

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213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

327 Nigerian nationals depart London for Abuja

A total of 327 stranded Nigerians successfully evacuated by the Federal Government have departed Gatwick Airport, London, and are expected to arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
The order was given by the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, during a public hearing on the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court. According to the lawmakers, all parties must submit a written account of what happened within 24 hours, adding that their memorandum would enable them to give report to the Senate.

Edo Assembly crisis: Senator Bamidele condemns action, slams Governor Obaseki

Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele (APC EKiti Central), Sunday condemned in strong terms, the alleged invasion of the State Assembly Complex in Benin City last week.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest cleric for ‘raping, impregnating two teenage sisters’

The police in Ogun State have arrested a cleric, Ebenezer Ajigbotoluwa, for allegedly raping and impregnating two underage sisters and defrauding their mother of two million naira.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC spends N36 billion on pipeline repairs, loses N8 billion petroleum products in five...

Unending vandalisation of oil and gas assets and petroleum products theft continue to impact the country negatively, as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, weekend, disclosed that it spent N35.74 billion on pipeline repairs and management in five months, between January and May 2020.
Manchester United are ready to step up their pursuit of a fourth-place Premier League finish following the Premier League's winter break, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Winning Europa would be my proudest moment

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would love Manchester United to round off the coronavirus-affected season by winning the Europa League which he says will be the proudest moment of his life.