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Gambia: President Buhari, African leaders meet Jammeh, Barrow for peace talks

Gambia: President Buhari, African leaders meet Jammeh, Barrow for peace talks

Four African heads of state landed in The Gambia on Tuesday with a mission to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to leave office, as the country’s election commission was locked down by police. The Presidency yesterday stated that President Muhammadu Buhari traveled to Banjul, capital of The Gambia to meet with the country’s President, Yahya Jammeh, who lost the presidential election ...

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Photos: 2 feared reportedly killed during rerun election in Rivers State

2 feared reportedly killed during rerun election in Rivers State

Two persons reportedly died in Tia and Bodo City in Gokana and Tia local government areas of Rivers State during the rerun election held yesterday, Dec. 10th. One person lost his life in Tia during a gun battle at Luawii community, Tia Local Government Area. Unconfirmed report said a young man identified as Musa (pictured in red) was killed when ...

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Rivers Election Updates: Party supporters protest, accuse INEC of bias, INEC allegedly cancels election in Ward 9 over violence, material snatching

Rivers Election Updates: Party supporters protest, accuse INEC of bias, INEC allegedly cancels election in Ward 9 over violence, material snatching

Party Supporters Protest, Accuse INEC of Bias Some political party supporters in Ahoada-West council area on Saturday protested against alleged bias by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the conduct of the legislative rerun elections in Rivers. The supporters claimed that the election materials sent to polling units were fake and would not be allowed to be used for ...

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Photos: Kaduna governor, Nasir El-Rufai, in Ghana as an election observer

The Ghanaian presidential election is holding today. Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai is there as an observer See photos below:

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Court dismisses Pres. Buhari’s defamation suit against AIT

Court dismisses Pres. Buhari’s defamation suit against AIT

Justice John Tsoho of a Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the defamation suit filed by President Buhari against DAAR Communications, owner of the African Independent Television AIT. President Buhari filed the lawsuit against the TV station after it aired a “hate” document against him during the buildup of the 2015 presidential election. Justice Tsoho dismissed the case at ...

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Wike, PDP behind killings in Rivers state – Amaechi

Wike, PDP behind killings in Rivers state – Amaechi

Few days to the December 10 re-run elections in Rivers State, former governor of Rivers State and Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has alleged that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike cannot deny his involvement and sponsorship of the killing of innocent Rivers people and stalwarts of the APC in the 2015 general elections and the March 19 ...

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Rivers re-run: Wike declares three days fasting

Rivers re-run: Wike declares three days fasting

The Rivers Government has declared a three-day fasting to seek God’s intervention for peace and order in the state, ahead of the Dec. 10 rerun elections Mr Austin Tam-George, the state Commission for Information, stated this in a statement he issued on Monday in Port Harcourt. According to the commissioner, the fasting will span between Wednesday, Dec. 7 and Friday, ...

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I will not abandon a Party that I “laboured with others to build” – Bola Tinubu

I will not abandon a Party that I “laboured with others to build – Bola Tinubu

Former Lagos State governor and APC Chieftain, Bola Tinubu, has said that he will not abandon the party, that he “labored with others to build” for another. He made this known in a series of tweets on Monday. The former governor said: In our Journey to national betterment, plans and policies will be made, then amended. Mistakes will occur and ...

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Judge Orders Michigan Officials to begin U.S. Election Recount on Monday

Judge Orders Michigan Officials to begin U.S. Election Recount on Monday

Election officials in the U.S. state of Michigan have been ordered by a federal judge to begin massive hand recount of the nearly five million ballots cast in the presidential election. U.S. District Judge, Mark Goldsmith, on Monday, issued a ruling instructing state authorities to start the recount at noon (1700 GMT) in order to meet a December 13 deadline ...

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Suspected thugs invade APC Secretariat in Kaduna with weapons

Suspected thugs invade APC Secretariat in Kaduna with weapons

Alleged thugs claimed to be loyal to Senator Shehu Sani have, Sunday, attacked the APC secretariat in Kaduna with local weapons. Reports indicated that the alleged displeased supporters of the Senator stormed the Party’s Secretariat to register their displeasure over the disciplinary action taken against the Senator by the party few days back. The thugs numbering about 50 and chanting ...

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Why I joined APC – Orji Uzor Kalu

Why I joined APC – Orji Uzor Kalu

Former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, who recently joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has revealed why he made the move. He made this known in a Facebook post on Saturday. He said: “As an Igbo man who have seen it all, trained in business by the Hausa Fulani and started business in the South West. I sincerely ...

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#GambiaDecides: Yahya Jammeh accepts Defeat in Poll after 22 years rule

#GambiaDecides: Yahya Jammeh accepts Defeat in Poll after 22 years rule

Adama Narrow (pictured right) has been declared winner of Gambia Presidential election after defeating President Yahya Jammeh, who has been in power since 1994. According to a Tweet by @GambiaDecides the IEC, Gambia’s Electoral Commission, has declared Barrow as the elected candidate in the poll Adama garnered who was a former security guard, had 263,515 votes while Jammeh won 212,090 votes, ...

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My suspension will not increase your physical height – Shehu Sani slams El-Rufai, APC over his indefinite suspension

My suspension will not increase your physical height - Shehu Sani slams El-Rufai, APC over his indefinite suspension

Senator Shehu Sani has released a statement reacting to his suspension from APC in Ward 6, Kaduna Central which he represents in the Senate. The party yesterday placed him on indefinite suspension for his continuous attack on the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai’s policies among other offences. He said: “My “Indefinite suspension” by Governor Nasiru elrufai controlled,Induced and misinformed self acclaimed ...

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Policemen Protest in Ondo over Non-Payment of Allowance for Guber Poll

Policemen Protest in Ondo over Non-Payment of Allowance for Guber Poll

Police officers who participated in last Saturday November 26th governorship election in Ondo state, this morning staged a protest over the non-payment of their election duty allowance. The officers staged their protest at Fagun street in Ondo town. Investigation by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Okitipupa revealed that the security agencies involved included the police, Nigeria Security and ...

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Former Minister of Transport in GEJ’s administration, Idris Umar, defects to APC

Former Minister of Transport in GEJ's administration, Idris Umar, defects to APC

Former Minister of Transport during the Jonathan administration, Idris Umar and his supporters over the weekend announced their defection from PDP to APC. Umar announced their defection to APC at his hometown in Dadin Kowa, Yamaltu/Deba local government of Gombe State. “After several deliberations and consultations, we decided to join the APC, in other to join our friends and brothers ...

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#OndoDecides: INEC declares Rotimi Akeredolu winner of Ondo election

#OndoDecides: INEC declares Rotimi Akeredolu winner of Ondo election

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has declared the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) as the winner of the Ondo governorship election. This was made known on Sunday after the election was fully collated at the collation centre. APC wins by 244,842 votes. The candidate for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede, scored 150,380 ...

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#OndoDecides: Official INEC result update in 13 LGAs

#OndoDecides: Official INEC result update in 13 LGAs

In the Governorship election which held on the 26th of November, 2016 in Ondo state, official result by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is being collated and announced as at the time of filing this report today, 27th November, 2016. The state has a total of 18 local government areas. According to Vanguard, below is the results according to ...

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Anenih retires from politics

Anenih retires from politics

Former Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih, has retired from partisan politics. The former PDP BoT Chairman who announced his disengagement ‎from active politics on Saturday at the presentation of his autobiography, “My Life and Nigerian Politics,” also urged Nigerians to drop partisan politics and support efforts by President Muhammadu Buhari to ...

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#OndoDecides: Differing reports from polling units

#OndoDecides: Differing reports from polling units

Following the Governorship election that is ongoing in Ondo state, differing reports from the polling units across the state have continued to trickle in. Voting began as early as 8am. Many voters trooped en mass to exercise their franchise and decide who becomes the next Governor of the state. There was mild drama on Saturday in Ondo town as the ...

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#OndoDecides gets bloody as Gunmen kill APC Chieftain in Owo

#OndoDecides gets bloody as Gunmen kill APC Chieftain in Owo

Afolabi Olaposi, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Owo, Ondo State, was killed by unknown gunmen on Thursday night in Owo. The Party said in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Adesanya, on Friday in Akure that Olaposi was shot dead on his way home after attending a meeting of the party in preparation for the governorship election. ...

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