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Lesotho votes for new parliament amid continuing political crisis

Lesotho votes for new parliament amid continuing political crisis

Lesotho citizens have voted in a parliamentary election that political analysts said could see the ruling party lose power after years of political instability that the Southern African mountain kingdom’s legislators have failed to resolve. Friday’s election has gone ahead [...]

October 8, 2022 Africa, Government and politics
Reps move to prohibit trial of sitting judge

Reps move to prohibit trial of sitting judge

The House of Representatives has passed for second reading a bill seeking to prevent a sitting judge from appearing before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). The bill, sponsored by Solomon Bob (PDP, Rivers), seeks to amend the Code of Conduct and [...]

October 6, 2022 Law
Court Jails Nigerian Footballer 12 Years For Internet Fraud

Court Jails Nigerian Footballer 12 Years For Internet Fraud

A Federal High Court in Ilorin, Kwara State, has jailed one Jacob Wisdom Chukwuemeka, a professional footballer for six years over offences bordering on internet fraud. The anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin Zonal Command, arraigned the [...]

October 6, 2022 Law
2023 Election: Hon. Ngumah applauds youths’ interest in politics

2023 Election: Hon. Ngumah applauds youths’ interest in politics

Nigerian businessman and Politician, Victor Ngumah has commended the zeal and passion of young persons in Nigeria’s political development especially as the country heads to major election in 2023. Hon. Ngumah, the CEO Lumen Media International, a leading company with [...]

October 5, 2022 Government and politics
PFN To Nigerians: Vote Competence, Not Religion

PFN To Nigerians: Vote Competence, Not Religion

Competence and not religion or ethnicity should be the main consideration of Nigerians in electing President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor next year, President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Wale Oke, has admonished. Oke, who also advised Nigerians against selling [...]

October 4, 2022 Government and politics
Heavy gunfire, soldiers on the streets in Burkina Faso capital

Heavy gunfire, soldiers on the streets in Burkina Faso capital

Soldiers are on the streets and heavy gunfire has been heard near the main military camp and residential areas of Burkina Faso’s capital. A large blast also rang out on Friday near the presidential palace where soldiers took up positions. [...]

October 1, 2022 Military
PDP confirms payment of millions to NWC members

PDP confirms payment of millions to NWC members

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has confirmed the payment of money to some members of its National Working Committee (NWC). The party, however, said it was not a bribe to the members. This was made known in a statement by the party’s [...]

October 1, 2022 Government and politics
Tinubu To Pacify Adamu, Governors With 2,000 Appointments

Tinubu To Pacify Adamu, Governors With 2,000 Appointments

The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is planning to include an additional 2,000 members in the newly constituted Presidential Campaign Council of the party. This, The PUNCH gathered, was to pacify APC National Working Committee members and [...]

October 1, 2022 Government and politics
UN tribunal puts Rwanda’s Felicien Kabuga on genocide trial

UN tribunal puts Rwanda’s Felicien Kabuga on genocide trial

A United Nations tribunal in The Hague has opened the genocide trial of a Rwandan businessman captured two years ago after decades on the run, with judges saying the hearing must go on despite the suspect’s decision to boycott it [...]

September 30, 2022 Law
Ikpeazu promises support for 2023 census

Ikpeazu promises support for 2023 census

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has said that his administration will provide the support necessary for the success of the 2023 Population and Housing Census in the state. Ikpeazu made the promise in Umuahia on Thursday during the Abia stakeholders’ [...]

September 30, 2022 Government and politics
Nigerian Army Sacks Anambra Community In Reprisal

Nigerian Army Sacks Anambra Community In Reprisal

Troops of the Nigerian Army have sacked Umunze community in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State in what appeared as a reprisal attack following the alleged killing of five soldiers and two civilians in the area on Wednesday. [...]

September 30, 2022 Military
2023: Tinubu To Miss Peace Pact Signing - Premium Times

2023: Tinubu To Miss Peace Pact Signing – Premium Times

The APC presidential candidate is currently in the UK where he is meeting with some unnamed groups. The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, will miss the signing of the 2023 election peace pact on Thursday [...]

September 30, 2022 Government and politics
2023: Keyamo Launches Podcast To Sell Tinubu-Shettima

2023: Keyamo Launches Podcast To Sell Tinubu-Shettima

With just four days until the official flag-off of the political campaign, spokesperson of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, has unveiled the first edition of his much-publicised podcast. Keyamo shared a clip of his first podcast on social [...]

September 27, 2022 Government and politics
Dauda Lawal Re-Emerges As Zamfara PDP Governorship Candidate

Dauda Lawal Re-Emerges As Zamfara PDP Governorship Candidate

Dauda Lawal-Dare, who was previously the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for Zamfara State, has been re-elected in the just concluded primary election for the 2023 general elections, earlier held today, Friday. Lawal-Dare on Friday polled 422 votes to [...]

September 24, 2022 Government and politics
Military apprehends 17 oil thieves, dismantles illegal activities

Military apprehends 17 oil thieves, dismantles illegal activities

Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Delta Safe have apprehended 17 oil thieves and dismantled several illegal refineries in the South-South zone in two weeks. The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Musa Danmadami, said this at the bi-weekly news [...]

September 23, 2022 Military
ASUU To Appeal Ruling, Parents Want Strike Ended

ASUU To Appeal Ruling, Parents Want Strike Ended

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Wednesday said it will appeal the ruling of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, which ordered the union to call off its ongoing nationwide strike and resume work. The PUNCH reports that ASUU has been [...]

September 23, 2022 Law
Tigrayan forces accuse Eritrea of launching offensive

Tigrayan forces accuse Eritrea of launching offensive

Forces in Ethiopia’s Tigray region say Eritrea has launched a full-scale offensive and heavy fighting was taking place in several areas along the border in what appears to be an escalation of last month’s renewal of fighting. The Eritreans are fighting [...]

September 22, 2022 Military
Igbos Shouldn't Waste Votes On Peter Obi-Orji Uzor Kalu

Igbos Shouldn’t Waste Votes On Peter Obi-Orji Uzor Kalu

The former governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, has said the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has not chance to win the 2023 election. According to Kalu, Obi does [...]

September 21, 2022 Government and politics
Senegal President Macky Sall appoints first PM since 2019

Senegal President Macky Sall appoints first PM since 2019

Senegalese President Macky Sall has reinstated the post of prime minister, appointing a former economy minister to the job two months after a tense legislative election in which Sall’s ruling coalition lost its comfortable majority. Amadou Ba, a 61-year-old taxation [...]

September 20, 2022 Government and politics
N712million Fraud: Court Okays Trial Of Ex-Jigawa State Governor

N712million Fraud: Court Okays Trial Of Ex-Jigawa State Governor

The Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, has declared that former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, has a case to answer before it in the N712 million fraud trial before the court. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is [...]

September 20, 2022 Law
Lagos APC Faults Jandor For Visiting Traffic Offenders

Lagos APC Faults Jandor For Visiting Traffic Offenders

The All Progressives Congress, Lagos State chapter, has faulted the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Olajide Adediran (popularly known as Jandor) and his running mate, Funke Akindele, over their visit to the owners of vehicles [...]

September 20, 2022 Law
Biden and Ramaphosa vow to strengthen US-South Africa ties

Biden and Ramaphosa vow to strengthen US-South Africa ties

US President Joe Biden praised South Africa as a “vital voice” as he met with the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa at the White House for talks that will touch on efforts to tackle the climate crisis, as well as ending [...]

September 17, 2022 Foreign relations
PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Leaves Nigeria To Visit Family In Dubai

Atiku Leaves Nigeria To Visit Family In Dubai

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Friday would be embarking on a trip to Europe. At the conclusion of his European trip, the former Vice President will also visit his family in Dubai, a [...]

September 17, 2022 Government and politics
Akeredolu, Adebayo Head Reconciliation Teams For Tinubu

Akeredolu, Adebayo Head Reconciliation Teams For Tinubu

What happened to the Southwest during the defunct Second and Third Republics when the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo and the late business mogul, Moshood Abiola, must not repeat itself next year, the All Progressives Congress (APC) said yesterday. The [...]

September 16, 2022 Government and politics
Kingship tussle leads to bloodshed in Ogun community

Kingship tussle leads to bloodshed in Ogun community

The tussle over who becomes the next Oja of Agosasa in Ipokia local government area of Ogun State has led to bloodshed and destruction of properties in the community. At least three persons were killed after violence erupted last Monday. [...]

September 15, 2022 Government and politics
PDP Chieftain, 8 Party Chairmen Defect To APC In Kebbi

PDP Chieftain, 8 Party Chairmen Defect To APC In Kebbi

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Danko/Wasagu Local Government Area of Kebbi State, Alhaji Jinaidu Wasagu, has defected to the All Progressives Congress. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that eight ex-PDP ward chairmen, secretaries, youths and women leaders were [...]

September 14, 2022 Government and politics
Nigeria elected to lead African governors’ forum

Nigeria elected to lead African governors’ forum

President Muhammadu Buhari warmly lauds Governor of Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi who has been elected as President of the Forum of Regions of Africa (FORAF), in his capacity as Chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF). The election was held after a conference [...]

September 13, 2022 Government and politics
Nigerians To Get Their Voter Cards By November For 2023 Polls

Nigerians To Get Their Voter Cards By November For 2023 Polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has assured eligible Nigerians who registered in the just concluded Continuous Voter Registration, CVR, that they will get their Permanent Voters Card PVCs by October. According to a statement released on Monday, in Abuja [...]

September 13, 2022 Government and politics
Nigerian Army Dismisses Soldier For Theft, Fraudulent Activities

Nigerian Army Dismisses Soldier For Theft, Fraudulent Activities

A Nigerian Army officer, identified as Ibrahim Abdullahi, has been dismissed from the service for engaging in theft, SaharaReporters has learnt. The officer was attached to the Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport (NASST), Ugbowo, Benin City, Edo State [...]

September 10, 2022 Military
Burundi president names new PM after coup plot claims

Burundi president names new PM after coup plot claims

Burundi’s President Evariste Ndayishimiye replaced his prime minister and a top aide in a high-level reshuffle on Wednesday after warning of a “coup” plot against him. Security Minister Gervais Ndirakobuca was sworn in before parliament as the new premier of [...]

September 9, 2022 Government and politics