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Vote counting begins in tight Angola election

Vote counting begins in tight Angola election

Ballot counting has begun in Angola on after polls closed in what was widely seen as the most competitive vote in the country’s democratic history, with incumbent President Joao Lourenco squaring up against charismatic opposition leader Adalberto Costa Junior. The People’s Movement [...]

August 25, 2022 Africa, Government and politics
Wike raises stake, leads PDP govs to meet Tinubu

Wike raises stake, leads PDP govs to meet Tinubu

As the crises in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) linger, some governors loyal to the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, have moved to Paris, France, for further deliberations and strategies. The governors travelled on Sunday to meet the Oyo State [...]

August 25, 2022 Government and politics
Nigerian Senate President Calls For Speedy Justice For Murdered Yobe-based Islamic Cleric

Nigerian Senate President Calls For Speedy Justice For Murdered Yobe-based Islamic Cleric

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan has urged the relevant authorities, particularly the police to ensure speedy justice for the Yobe-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Goni Aisami who was killed last Friday. Lawan made the appeal on Wednesday while [...]

August 25, 2022 Law
Anambra Lawmaker, Nnamdi Okafor, Slumps & Dies In South Africa

Anambra Lawmaker, Nnamdi Okafor, Slumps & Dies In South Africa

A Member of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon Nnamdi Okafor has been announced dead. DAILY POST reports that Okafor, who represents Awka South State constituency 1, is also the majority leader of the State Assembly. The Two-time lawmaker reportedly [...]

August 25, 2022 Government and politics
The economy still centre stage ahead of Angola’s elections

The economy still centre stage ahead of Angola’s elections

Angola will vote for a new president and parliament on Wednesday, in what looks set to be the closest election in Africa’s second-biggest oil producer since the country won independence from Portugal in 1975. President João Lourenço of the governing [...]

August 24, 2022 Africa, Government and politics
US signs agreement to return $23 million Abacha loot to Nigeria

US signs agreement to return $23 million Abacha loot to Nigeria

United States (US) government has signed an agreement to repatriate $23 million looted by a former military head of state General Sani Abacha to Nigeria. Nigeria’s attorney-general and justice minister Abubakar Malami at the signing of the agreement in Abuja [...]

August 24, 2022 Law
Burundi sends troops to DRC for regional peacekeeping force

Burundi sends troops to DRC for regional peacekeeping force

Soldiers from Burundi have deployed to the troubled eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo as the first part of a recently created East African regional force to respond to crises. “As you have seen, our soldiers have been received officially. [...]

August 23, 2022 Africa, Military
Police arrest two soldiers over murder of Islamic cleric

Police arrest two soldiers over murder of Islamic cleric

The police in Yobe have arrested two soldiers over the murder of an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Goni Gashua. Mr Gashua was killed on Friday night near Jaji Maji in Karasuwa Local Government Area of Yobe State. The Police Public Relations Officer in Yobe, [...]

August 22, 2022 Military
2023 Election Results Will Be Collated Manually – INEC

2023 Election Results Will Be Collated Manually – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said the collation of results of the 2023 general elections will be done manually despite the adoption of electronic transmission of results. INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus [...]

August 22, 2022 Government and politics
South Africa’s Zulu nation to coronate new king amid tussle

South Africa’s Zulu nation to coronate new king amid tussle

South Africa’s ethnic Zulu nation is preparing to host a coronation event for its new traditional king amid internal divisions that have threatened to tear the royal family apart. On Saturday, King Misuzulu ka Zwelithini, a son of the late [...]

August 20, 2022 Africa, Government and politics
Wike Asks Court To Declare Him PDP Presidential Candidate

Wike Asks Court To Declare Him PDP Presidential Candidate

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has sued the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar; the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal; and the PDP over the conduct of the presidential primary of the party that was held [...]

August 13, 2022 Government and politics
Wike remains boastful as cracks emerge in his camp

Wike remains boastful as cracks emerge in his camp

The internal strife rocking the nation’s major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) six months to presidential election did not show signs of abating yesterday as peace talks between the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, [...]

August 11, 2022 Government and politics
Enugu Communities At War Over N5Million Government Grant

Enugu Communities At War Over N5Million Government Grant

There is tension among communities in Enugu State following N5m grant given to each community in the state by the state government. Owerreze vs Isi-Ugwu: Fight Over Alleged Fraud The people of Owerreze community in Igboeze North LGA are ruing [...]

August 11, 2022 Government and politics
At least 15 soldiers killed in northern Burkina Faso blasts

At least 15 soldiers killed in northern Burkina Faso blasts

At least 15 soldiers were killed in northern Burkina Faso when a transport vehicle drove over a hidden explosive, killing several troops before a second explosion killed those who rushed to their aid, the army has said in a statement. [...]

August 10, 2022 Military
X-raying issues in contentious water resources bill

X-raying issues in contentious water resources bill

Despite its earlier unfavourable transit-to-assent experience, the Water Resources Bill is currently before the National Assembly. Since it was presented, the bill has elicited negative responses from Nigerians. The drafting process of the bill began in 2004 and was completed [...]

August 10, 2022 Law
Soldiers Gun Down 7 Shiites In Kaduna & Injure 40

Soldiers Gun Down 7 Shiites In Kaduna & Injure 40

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria, on Monday, said security agents killed at least six of its members and injured about 40 other followers of its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky. In a short statement, IMN stated that the incident occurred during the group’s [...]

August 10, 2022 Military
Ex-Governors Dariye, Nyame regain freedom

Ex-Governors Dariye, Nyame regain freedom

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command has released two former governors, Joshua Dariye and Jolly Nyame, as well as three others from custodial centres. The Public Relations Officer, FCT command, Chukwuedo Humphrey, disclosed this to the News Agency of [...]

August 9, 2022 Law
Nigerian Monkeypox Patient Faces Jail Sentence, Deportation In Cambodia

Nigerian Monkeypox Patient Faces Jail Sentence, Deportation In Cambodia

Twenty-seven-year-old Nigerian, Osmond Chihazirim who fled from Phuket, Thailand to Phnom Penh, Cambodia after being infected with monkeypox will be charged with immigration offences in Cambodia and later deported.  According to Khmer Times, General Keo Vannthan, spokesman for the Immigration [...]

August 9, 2022 Law
From al-Shabab to the cabinet: Somalia’s move fuels debate

From al-Shabab to the cabinet: Somalia’s move fuels debate

Somalia’s appointment of a former al-Shabab leader to the cabinet is fuelling debate. While some are critical of Hamza Abdi Barre’s administration for naming Mukhtar Robow as the minister in charge of religious affairs, others laud the move as a step towards [...]

August 6, 2022 Africa, Government and politics
Car dealers importing drugs, NDLEA alleges

Car dealers importing drugs, NDLEA alleges

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), yesterday, in Abuja, confirmed growing use and importation of hard substances in Nigeria. Addressing the maiden Auto CEO Forum, sponsored by GSCL Transport Media Group, NDLEA Chairman, Buba Marwa, said about one ton of [...]

August 6, 2022 Law
Senators To Remove Lawan If He Blocks Buhari’s Impeachment

Senators To Remove Lawan If He Blocks Buhari’s Impeachment

Nigerian Senators are currently scheming to Impeach President Muhammadu Buhari over the lingering Insecurity in the country. It can be recalled that some days ago, several Senators staged a walk-out from Plenary after Senate president, Ahmed Lawan blocked attempts to discuss President [...]

August 6, 2022 Government and politics
2023: PDP Crisis: Atiku, Wike in closed-door meeting

2023: PDP Crisis: Atiku, Wike in closed-door meeting

As part of the process of reconciling aggrieved party members, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday, met with Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State governor. The meeting which held behind closed doors, took place [...]

August 5, 2022 Government and politics
Mompha Accuses EFCC Of Blackmail, Intimidation

Mompha Accuses EFCC Of Blackmail, Intimidation

Social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, known as Mompha, has reacted to being declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as he accused the agency of blackmail and intimidation. The PUNCH had reported on June 30 2022 that Mompha’s [...]

August 5, 2022 Law
Burkina Faso army admits to killing civilians in air raid

Burkina Faso army admits to killing civilians in air raid

Burkina Faso’s army has said it accidentally killed civilians during a military operation in the country’s southeast earlier this week. The West African country has been battling an armed uprising by rebel groups, some linked to al-Qaeda and ISIL (ISIS), [...]

August 4, 2022 Military
Atiku May Sacrifice Ayu To Assuage Aggrieved Wike’s Camp

Atiku May Sacrifice Ayu To Assuage Aggrieved Wike’s Camp

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, may give up on his support for embattled national chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu, as loyalists of Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, are adamant on his removal as a [...]

August 4, 2022 Government and politics
Nigeria adds 10.5 million young voters ahead of 2023 election

Nigeria adds 10.5 million young voters ahead of 2023 election

Nigeria has added more than 10 million new voters to its election register, most of them youths, ahead of a presidential vote next February, the electoral agency has said. Voters in Nigeria will pick a new president to succeed Muhammadu [...]

August 3, 2022 Government and politics
Security Forces Have Been Given Freedom To End 'Madness' Of Terrorists

Security Forces Have Been Given Freedom To End ‘Madness’ Of Terrorists

President Muhammadu Buhari says that the nation’s security forces have been given full freedom to deal with the terrorists and bandits wreaking havoc in the country. Buhari was reacting to a series of attacks and killings by terrorists in the [...]

August 3, 2022 Military
Nigeria missing as BRICS moves to cut Western domination

Nigeria missing as BRICS moves to cut Western domination

Though Nigeria is listed as one of the countries that have expressed interest in joining BRICS, a bloc of five major economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – whose focus is to reduce Western dominance and build [...]

August 2, 2022 Economy, Foreign relations
Oby Ezekwesili opposes water resources bill

Oby Ezekwesili opposes water resources bill

Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education, has opposed the Water Resources bill, saying the legislation has the potential to deepen over-centralisation of resources at the centre. In a thread of tweets via her verified Twitter handle on Thursday, Ms [...]

July 30, 2022 Law
Nigerian senators urge Buhari impeachment over insecurity

Nigerian senators urge Buhari impeachment over insecurity

Nigerian opposition senators are pushing for President Muhammadu Buhari to face impeachment, less than a year before the end of his second term in office, over the country’s spreading security problems, the Senate minority leader said on Wednesday. In February [...]

July 29, 2022 Government and politics