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President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria has dismissed two army generals to tighten his grip on power ahead of him possibly seeking re-election next year and to diminish the power of the military, analysts and diplomats said.
Algeria's frail President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke in 2013, returned home Saturday after undergoing a medical check-up in Switzerland, his office said.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika flew on Monday to Switzerland for a medical check-up, his office said, months ahead of an election with no clear successor in sight for the ailing 81-year-old.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said political parties and candidates can resume political campaigns.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning to sack the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday tasked Nigerians to embrace peace and shun violence ahead of the rescheduled general elections.
Lagos State Commissioner of Economic Planning and Budget (MEPB), Mr. Olusegun Banjo has inaugurated the State Operations Cooperating Unit (SOCU), as part of efforts geared towards creating a Single Social Register that would lead to fund transfer to the poor and vulnerable segment of the society in the state.
Over 600 hoodlums have been prosecuted in Kano electoral-related crimes, Commissioner of Police Mohammed Wakil has stated.
Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), an umbrella body of all registered political parties in Nigeria, Thursday, called on all Nigerians to support other stakeholders towards the success of the forthcoming elections in the country.
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress and Co-Chair of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has reinforced the position of the party not to stop campaign ahead of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections as directed by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Wednesday, alleged that the federal government was plotting to forge fake signature and resignation letter of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that the late called-off of the election boycott declared by its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, forced the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Federal government to postpone the scheduled election.
The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has urged Nigerians to shun voting based on sentiments in Saturday’s presidential poll.