Mass resignation looms in INEC

There are indications that some Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs, and National Commissioners of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will resign their appointments following alleged intimidation, harassment and threat to life by security agencies during the February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections. States electoral commissioners and national commissioners alleged that at the height of the[...]

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Tonye Cole: INEC swift to obeying PDP-sponsored judgement

Tonye Cole, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, says the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has been quick in obeying judgement sponsored by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Crises has been on going within the APC in the state over who gets the governorship ticket and in January, a federal high court[...]

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Rampaging APC youths destroy Ortom, PDP billboards in Benue

Youths suspected to be members of All Progressives Congress, yesterday, went on rampage in Makurdi town, destroying Governor Samuel Ortom’s and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, campaign billboards. The said youths, who moved in a motorcade, created tension and fear in the town while people scampered for safety for fear of being caught in a reprisal[...]

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Presidential poll result: NSE loses N85bn in six hours

The market capitalization of the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) shed N85billion in profit taking in reaction to the final results of the presidential election The market, which opened at N12.194 trillion, closed at N12.109 trillion after six hours of trading on Tuesday. Also, the All-Share Index lost 226.30 points or 0.69% to close at 32,473.82,[...]

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Egypt train fire: ’24 dead and 50 injured’

Twenty-four people are dead and 50 injured after a huge fire broke out on a train entering a major train station in Egypt, according to local reports. Horrifying pictures of bodies strewn on the tracks and a platform have emerged after the fire reportedly caused the train to derail. The train was entering the main Ramses[...]

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House OKs Democrats’ bill blocking Trump emergency on wall

Democrats ignored a veto threat and rammed legislation through the House Tuesday that would stymie President Donald Trump's bid for billions of extra dollars for his border wall, escalating a clash over whether he was abusing his powers to advance his paramount campaign pledge. The House's 245-182 vote to block Trump's national emergency declaration fell[...]

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Breaking: INEC declares Muhammadu Buhari as winner of 2019 Presidential election

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has declared Muhammadu Buhari of APC as winner of the 2019 presidential election that held on February 23rd, 2019.   President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled a total of 15,191,847 (56%) votes, winning in 19 of the states while Abubakar received 11,262,978 (41%) of[...]

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3 policemen, 26 others killed in fresh Kaduna Attack

Reports indicate that 29 persons may have been killed in Kajuru communities in an apparent reprisal attack following the killings two weeks ago. Sources in the community as well as military men deployed to the area after the attack said among the dead was a policeman and 26 others while two police inspectors have been[...]

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Oscar winner and Actress Olivia Colman set to Earn £25million

She became the new queen of Hollywood after scooping the Best Actress prize for her role as Queen Anne of Great Britain in The Favourite at the 91st Academy Awards(Oscars) on Sunday. And Olivia Colman is expected to earn £25 million after dominating the awards season with her critically-acclaimed performance in the historical period drama. According to The[...]

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Jumia, Konga list billion dollars IPOs

Jumia and Konga, two major players in the e-Commerce, are creating visible excitement with eye-catching listing of their shares on the international market. Jumia is planning an initial public offering (IPO) in New York this year which will reportedly see the business valued at $1.5 billion. Elsewhere, Konga, Nigeria’s biggest Omni- channel e-Commerce group, is[...]

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Saraki accepts defeat, congratulates winner

The President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki has accepted the outcome of the Kwara Central Senatorial elections which he lost and has congratulated those who emerged. In a statement issued by Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said that he was wishing those who emerged best of luck in spite of[...]

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Botswana offers Zimbabwe $600 million of loans

Botswana has offered to lend Zimbabwe $600 million to support its diamond industry and local private firms, a state-owned newspaper reported on Tuesday, amid a severe dollar crunch in the southern African nation. There are few signs the flow of foreign currency is improving in Zimbabwe after it ditched a discredited 1:1 dollar peg for[...]

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The Kardashians shake off cheating scandal with risque photoshoot (photos)

The Kardashians sure know how to court attention. In the midst of the cheating scandal they found themselves in, the found time to go about their business of remaining relevant in the entertainment industry. While Kylie was absent from the photoshoot, the three Kardashian sisters  took to social media to prove that their bond has[...]

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Shakira charged over alleged £12.5million tax fraud in Spain

Colombian-born Shakira, 42, is being investigated on suspicion of committing six separate counts of tax fraud against the Spanish Treasury totalling more than £12.5 million. Spanish state prosecutors accused her of the fraud in December, saying they believed she had pretended to live abroad and use an existing complex offshore corporate structure to avoid meeting[...]

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