Malian opposition leader, Cisse, dies of Covid-19

Malian opposition leader Soumaila Cisse has died of coronavirus aged 71, his family and party said Friday, after being held hostage for six months by jihadists earlier this year.Cisse “died in France, where he had been taken for Covid-19 care,” a member of his family told AFP.“I can confirm this terrible news. He’s dead,” a[...]

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Protests in Abuja over issuance of certificate of return to Buhari

Members of a group known as Occupy Nigeria yesterday protested at the Unity Fountain, Abuja. They demanded that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) reverse the issuance of a certificate of return to President Muhammadu Buhari who was declared the winner of the recent presidential election.The protesters alleged that assessment by observers on ground during[...]

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Dying minute: Yobe PDP chairman Decamps to APC, Buhari

Less than two days to Saturday's presidential and National Assembly polls, the Chairman of the People's Democratic Parry In Yobe Statehas dumped the party and switched to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Chairman, Alhaji Sani Inuwa Nguru was in Aso Rock earlier today to pledge his allegiance to the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari's[...]

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Trump’s former lobbyists helped Atiku Gain U.S. Access

Until last month, Nigerian presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar had a problem. He was persona non grata in the U.S. after cropping up in connection with several corruption investigations. Abubakar surfaced in Washington in January. He held court at the Trump International Hotel. He met with members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Congress. The[...]

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President Maduro ‘tries to illicitly transfer $1.2 BILLION of public money into a Uruguay bank’ says Self acclaimed president Guaido

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has been accused of trying to secretly transfer up to $1.2 billion from public funds to a bank in Uruguay as he warns a civil war could break out.   Opposition leader, Juan Guaido, alleged President Nicolas Maduro today of trying to illicitly transfer billions of dollars in cas from public coffers to a[...]

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2019 Elections: Sokoto APC alerts INEC on voting buying activities in the state

Sokoto state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission and relevant security agencies in the state to take urgent steps to stop alleged activities of voter cards buying from unsuspecting prospective voters. The opposition party also called on the citizens of the state to rise against and resist[...]

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Onnoghen: PDP suspends Presidential campaign for 72 hours

Following Friday’s suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council, PPCO has announced suspension of campaign for 72 hours. The PDP Campaign Council premised the suspension of its campaign activities as a mark of solidarity with Nigerians “in our collective rejection of[...]

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Latin American countries side with Trump against embattled president Maduro

Latin American power countries have given support to the self imposed interim president, opposition leader Juan Guaido. They took the stance against incumbent president Nicolas Maduro, who refused to cede power after protesters demanded that he step down, calling his presidency unconstitutional and a fraud. Under Maduro's rule, the country is enduring one of the[...]

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Trump recognizes Venezuela opposition leader as ‘interim president’

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president. Venezuela's National Assembly head Juan Guaido declares himself the country's "acting president" during a mass opposition rally against leader Nicolas Maduro, on the anniversary of 1958 uprising that overthrew military dictatorship in Caracas. Trump described hard-left President Nicolas[...]

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Fayose received $5m from Dasuki’s imprest, Obanikoro tells court

A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, on Monday told a Federal High Court that money was given to former Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State from the imprest account of a former National Security Adviser in June 2014. Obanikoro gave evidence in the trial of Fayose before Justice Mojisola Olaterogun in[...]

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Breaking: Court restrains EFCC, Police, DSS from arresting Fani-Kayode, Odumakin

Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court Abuja, has restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Police from arresting or detaining former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode and politician, Yinka Odumakin. Justice John Tsoho gave the order today while delivering judgement in an ex parte application filed[...]

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Russian watchdog launches ‘administrative proceedings’ against Facebook, Twitter

Russia’s media watchdog Roskomnadzor launched “administrative proceedings” Monday against US social media giants Facebook and Twitter, accusing them of not complying with Russian law, news agencies reported. “Today, Roskomnadzor begins administrative proceedings against both companies (Facebook and Twitter),” the watchdog’s head Alexander Zharov told the Interfax news agency. The state regulator has repeatedly warned the[...]

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PDP rejects N7bn budget for Obaseki’s foreign trips

The Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State has opposed the N7bn allegedly allocated to Governor Godwin Obaseki for foreign trips in the state’s 2019 budget. The state chairman of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, said this a during a campaign rally held on Friday in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state. He described the[...]

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”Democracy in Nigeria is dead” – FFK says as he reacts to the planned arraignment of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the news of the Federal Government's plan to arraign the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen before an Abuja court on Monday January 14th, over his alleged refusal to declare his assets. FFK says Onnoghen's planned arraignment shows that democarcy in Nigeria is dead. He listed a[...]

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Troops kill three suicide bombers, recover RPG, suicide vest

Troops on Sunday neutralised three female suicide bombers, while on patrol around Kubtara village in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno. A statement by Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole on Monday said the troops also recovered one Rocket Propelled Grenade and a suicide vest at the[...]

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