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“Watch 2022, all church restrictions due to Covid will be removed” – Leke Adeboye says Nigerian politicians become strong church members when election is near
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“Watch 2022, all church restrictions due to Covid will be removed” – Leke Adeboye says Nigerian politicians become strong church members when election is near

Pastor Leke Adeboye, son of RCCG General Overseer Pastor E.A. Adeboye, took to Instagram to share his observation about Nigerian politicians and their approach to religion. He said Nigerian politicians only become strong church members when elections are coming. He predicted that as election draws near, he's certain all restrictions placed on church activities due to the coronavirus pandemic will be removed. Read his post below.
Newly Re-elected Chad President, Idriss Deby Killed in Fight with Rebels
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Newly Re-elected Chad President, Idriss Deby Killed in Fight with Rebels

Chad’s newly re-elected President Idriss Deby has died of injuries suffered on the frontline while fighting rebels in the north of the Sahel country. The country's army spokesperson, General Azem Bermandoa Agouna made the announcement hours after electoral officials declared 68-year-old Deby as winner of the April 11 presidential election, paving the way for him to stay in power for six more years after a 30-year rule. Deby had postponed his victory speech to supporters and instead went to visit Chadian soldiers battling rebels, according to his campaign manager. The rebel group Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT), which is based across the northern frontier with Libya had attacked a border post on election day and then advanced hundreds of kilometres south. General Az...
Lara Ademola Wins again as Chairman of 1004 Estate
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Lara Ademola Wins again as Chairman of 1004 Estate

Critics of Barrister Omolara Ademola who has held forte as acting Chairman of the 1004 Estate House Owners and Residents Association (HORA) Lagos, in the last one year, were disappointed on Saturday the 27th of March, 2021 as she emerged the new Chairman in a general election held in the Estate. It would be recalled that last year, a group of residents in the high brow Estate who were reportedly indulging in criminal acts of illegal connection of electricity, non payment of service charge and so on, had teamed up to scandalize Ademola by alleging that she misappropriated about N9billion. The story went viral in most major online platforms, social, print and electronic media and it took the efforts of some residents who were in the majority to debunk the allegation as unfounded. T...
PDP South West Congress Election Was A Scam – Fayose
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PDP South West Congress Election Was A Scam – Fayose

Fayose made the allegation when he featured on Politics Today, a Channels Television Programme, on Wednesday. On Monday, the party held a congress to determine its zonal leaders in the region, after a series of postponements and leadership tussle. The congress was expected to lay to rest the leadership tussle between Fayose and Makinde, who were at loggerheads over who controls the party in the zone. At the much-awaited congress in Osogbo, Taofeeq Arapaja, a former deputy governor of Oyo state who was backed by Makinde, won the PDP south-west chairmanship seat with 343 votes to defeat Eddy Olafeso, the immediate past national vice-chairman (south-west) — and a candidate of Fayose — who polled 330 votes. Speaking on what transpired at the election, Fayose claimed that the el...
Guillermo Lasso wins Ecuador presidential election, Arauz concedes
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Guillermo Lasso wins Ecuador presidential election, Arauz concedes

65-year-old former banker and supporter of free-market policies, Guillermo Lasso has won Ecuador's presidential election. Lasso in his third attempt received over 52% of the vote to clinch the presidency, defeating Andrés Arauz, a 36-year-old leftist economist and protégé of powerful ex-president Rafael Correa. Mr. Arauz conceded after more than 95% of votes were counted. Arauz said; “I congratulate him on his electoral triumph today and I will show him our democratic convictions." Accepting the “challenge” of changing Ecuador’s “destiny", Lasso told his supporters; “For years, I’ve dreamed about the possibility of serving Ecuadoreans, so the country progresses. Today, you’ve made that possible. We’ll build a more just country, with more prosperity for everyone. “On May 24 ...
Supreme Court Dismisses Ruling that Said Trump Violated Constitution by Blocking Twitter Followers
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Supreme Court Dismisses Ruling that Said Trump Violated Constitution by Blocking Twitter Followers

The US Supreme Court has wiped away a lower court opinion holding that then-President Donald Trump violated the First Amendment when he blocked followers from his Twitter account. Ruling on Monday, April 5, The Supreme court dismissed the case because Trump is not in office so there is no longer a live case or any controversy. Trump created his Twitter account in 2009, and in May and June of 2017, while serving as President of the US he blocked seven individuals who had expressed displeasure with him. Lawyers from the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University sued on behalf of the seven individuals, arguing Trump's action violated their First Amendment rights. In court papers, they said Trump's account, @realDonaldTrump, "functions as an official source of new...
Youths Attack Bauchi House of Reps Member over ”Non-performance and Failed Promises”
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Youths Attack Bauchi House of Reps Member over ”Non-performance and Failed Promises”

A member of the All Progressives Congress representing Alkaleri-Kirfi Federal Constituency in Bauchi State, Musa Pali, was over the weekend reportedly attacked by angry youths in his constituency, over alleged fake promises and non-performance after they voted him into office. SaharaReporters reports that Pali was in his constituency for a social function when he came under attack by the youths who accused him of making false promises for many years. It however took the timely intervention of security operatives who whisked Pali away after sustaining minor bruises, to save his life. “He was attacked at the weekend at Pali. It took the timely intervention of security operatives who whisked him away after sustaining minor bruises to rescue him. They said they attacked him becau...
Chief Medical Director Replies Buhari on Why Nigerians Travel Abroad for Medical care
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Chief Medical Director Replies Buhari on Why Nigerians Travel Abroad for Medical care

Dr Mohammed Usman, the Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Bida, on Sunday said that people seeking medical treatments outside the country were the bane of the successes of healthcare policies and operations in the country. Usman, who was the guest speaker at the annual general meeting of the Kutigi Old Students Association (KUOSA) and election, said this while presenting a paper on the theme “Medical Tourism, Matters Arising” in Minna. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had named the unfriendly attitude of health workers across Nigeria as a major reason why prominent Nigerians like himself seek medical care outside the country. However, contrary to the position of President Buhari, Usman said the failure of primary healthcare structures within sta...
Nigerian, Arinzechukwu Onwurah Wins Student Union President Election In Sweden
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Nigerian, Arinzechukwu Onwurah Wins Student Union President Election In Sweden

It's a big one for the entire Nigerian students in Sweden as Arinzechukwu Onwurah emerges winner in the just concluded students union election in Malmo university Sweden. Chukwu as he is fondly called emerged winner after contesting with other students. This is a good news to all Nigerian students in Sweden as people have started jubilating already. Nigerian students are making us proud in diapora and this is just the beginning of more to come. Chukwu whose slogan for his manifesto is FIKA which stands for F- fix what is needed, I- interact to enable understanding, K(C)-compromise(democracy)& A-action to serve. Fika is widely known in Sweden for tea. Congratulations Anrizechukwu.
Congo’s Main Opposition Candidate, Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas, Dies Of COVID-19 A Day After Election
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Congo’s Main Opposition Candidate, Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas, Dies Of COVID-19 A Day After Election

The Republic of Congo's main opposition candidate Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas died as he was being transferred to France for treatment for Covid-19, his campaign director told AFP Monday, a day after presidential elections were held. Kolelas "died in the medical aircraft which came to get him from Brazzaville on Sunday afternoon", said Christian Cyr Rodrigue Mayanda. Kolelas was being evacuated to France for treatment when he passed away. He first tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday and fell seriously ill. He spent election day in hospital. In a video that circulated on social media, 61-year-old Kolelas, who was diabetic, could be seen briefly removing an oxygen mask to tell his supporters that he is "fighting death". "Rise up as one person ... I'm fighting on my deathbed....
INEC suspends bye-election in Ekiti state following violence that left three persons dead
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INEC suspends bye-election in Ekiti state following violence that left three persons dead

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the Ekiti East constituency I bye-election holding today March 20. According to a statement released by the electoral body, the election was suspended following the outbreak of violence in various polling units in the LGA. Three voters were killed by suspected political thugs during the attack. A police officer, an NYSC member, and an INEC staff also sustained gunshot injuries. Read the full statement from the commission below
Infantino Reacts as Pinnick Wins FIFA Council Seat
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Infantino Reacts as Pinnick Wins FIFA Council Seat

  FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, has expressed his optimism that the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, will make a meaningful contribution to the development of football after his election as a member of the FIFA Council. Pinnick won the highly-coveted seat, defeating Malawian FA president, Walter Nyamilandu during the 43rd CAF General Assembly in Rabat. The 50-year-old becomes the third Nigerian to achieve the feat after Oyo Orok Oyo and Amos Adamu. Pinnick will be representing Africa in the highest decision-making organisation of the world football governing body, along with Egypt’s Hany Abou Rida, Morocco’s Fouzi Lekjaa, Mali’s Mamoutou Toure, Benin’s Mathurin De Chacus and Sierra Leone’s Aisha Johansen. “I would like herewith ...
“We Brought In Fulani From Mali But After Election They Refused To Go Back – Kawu
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“We Brought In Fulani From Mali But After Election They Refused To Go Back – Kawu

Abubakar Kawu Baraje has traced the origin of the current insecurity in the country to the influx of Fulani from neighboring countries like Sierra Leone, Mali, Senegal, Niger and Chad brought into the country for election purposes in 2015. He said this in Ilorin as part of activities to mark his 70th birthday anniversary. He also backed self-help initiatives of the south west governors, stating that re­sponses of Sunday Igboho to the herdsman menace were necessary because the Federal Government failed in its prin­cipal responsibility to secure life and property. Baraje said that the ruling party was only wast­ing its time. According to the former PDP chairman, who also once served as the party’s national secretary, chairman of the breakaway faction of PDP that formed the nu...
Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani Served Lawsuit that Accuses them of Inciting the January 6 MAGA riot
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Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani Served Lawsuit that Accuses them of Inciting the January 6 MAGA riot

Former US President Donald Trump and his ex-lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been served in a civil rights lawsuit accusing them and members of far-right extremist groups of inciting the January 6 MAGA riot to prevent Congress from certifying the election. The Daily Beast reported on Wednesday, March 3 that attorneys for Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and the NAACP delivered the lawsuit to the former president at Mar-a-Lago. While Giuliani's lawyer, Joseph D. Sibley, accepted the papers on behalf of the former mayor of New York. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, sued the former US President and his ex-lawyer and two right-...
Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts From its Platforms, Citing Coup
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Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts From its Platforms, Citing Coup

Facebook has banned the Myanmar military from using its Facebook and Instagram platforms with immediate effect, as weeks of mass demonstrations continue in the Southeast Asian country after the military seized power. “Events since the February 1 coup, including deadly violence, have precipitated a need for this ban,” Facebook said in a blog post on Thursday, February 25. “We believe the risks of allowing the Tatmadaw (Myanmar army) on Facebook and Instagram are too great.” The army seized power earlier this month after alleging fraud in a Nov. 8 election swept by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD), detaining her and other party officials. According to reports, at least three protesters and one policeman have been killed during violent protests in the cou...
Election Losers Exploiting Herders/Farmers Crisis In Edo – Obaseki
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Election Losers Exploiting Herders/Farmers Crisis In Edo – Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has blamed the tension in the state over the idea of grazing lands on those he described as the same political opponents he defeated in the last gubernatorial poll in the state. Recall that the governor had been reported to have promised to establish grazing lands for herders, but while speaking to State House correspondents after meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, at the presidential villa, Abuja, weekend, he said his government was only encouraging private citizens to do business with herders for profit. He accused the political opponents of deliberately misrepresenting the position of government for selfish reasons. According to him, “If you will just go through some blogs and some of the narratives ...
Belarus Jails Two TV Journalists for 2 Years for Filming Protests Against the Country’s Leader
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Belarus Jails Two TV Journalists for 2 Years for Filming Protests Against the Country’s Leader

A Belarus court has jailed two TV journalists for two years on charges of fomenting protests, for filming a rally against the country's leader, Alexander Lukashenko . Katerina Andreyeva, 27, and Daria Chultsova, 23, who work with Poland-based Belsat TV were arrested in an apartment block in November 2020 while live-streaming an unauthorised protest, according to Belarus government. Investigators in the Belsat case alleged that the TV journalists, had encouraged disorder that halted 13 bus services and also blocked trolleybus and tram lines. Belsat reports that the transport routes specified did not include the square where the journalists were filming. In August 2020, mass protests took place across Belarus after Alexander Lukashenko who has been in power since 2004 claim...
Myanmar Coup: ‘Protesters Face up to 20 Years in Prison if they Obstruct Armed forces’- Myanmar military warns
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Myanmar Coup: ‘Protesters Face up to 20 Years in Prison if they Obstruct Armed forces’- Myanmar military warns

Myanmar's military has warned anti-coup protesters across the country that they could face up to 20 years in prison if they obstruct the armed forces. According to the military, sentences and fines will also apply to those found to incite "hatred or contempt" towards the coup leaders. The new law was announced as armoured vehicles appeared on the streets of several cities. Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in protests in recent days demanding the release from detention of their elected leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, and the restoration of democracy in Myanmar, after the military carried out a coup on February 1. Her party was elected in a resounding victory last November, but the military has alleged voter fraud without providing proof. In a statement...
Presidency Should be Zoned to the South in 2023 – Governor Ganduje
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Presidency Should be Zoned to the South in 2023 – Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has said that the presidency in 2023 should be zoned to the South. Speaking in an interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today which aired on Friday February 12, Ganduje said that though zoning is not enshrined in the constitution, it is however a strategy for winning elections. He said; “The Southern part of the country but there should be a consensus of the members. “Zoning system even though it is not in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it is a strategy for winning elections.” When asked if the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has done well for Nigerians since coming into power in 2015, the Kano state Governor said the ruling party under President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership improved on Nigeria’s ...
Trump Impeachment Trial 2 : ‘Convict Trump or he can incite capitol riot again’: Prosecutors say as they wrap up argument
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Trump Impeachment Trial 2 : ‘Convict Trump or he can incite capitol riot again’: Prosecutors say as they wrap up argument

Democrats have finished their arguments in Trump's second impeachment trial stating that Donald Trump incited the attack on the US Congress and "he can do this again" if he is not convicted. Impeachment prosecutors argued the January 6 riot incited by Trump has caused long-term harm while they also showed video evidence, accounts from police, congress staff, intelligence officials and foreign media to pursue their case against the former president. Trump's defence team is set to present their arguments today, February 12. Trump's lawyers have previously argued he was using his right to freedom of speech when declaring last November's presidential election fraudulent. The Democratic-led House of Representatives impeached Trump last month, accusing him of inciting the riot on...
Prosecutors in Georgia open criminal investigation into Trump’s alleged attempt to influence election results
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Prosecutors in Georgia open criminal investigation into Trump’s alleged attempt to influence election results

A prosecutor in Fulton County, Georgia, has opened a criminal investigation into former US President Donald Trump's "attempts to influence the administration of the 2020 Georgia general election." In a letter sent Wednesday, February 10, to numerous Georgia state election officials, including Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and obtained by the New York Times, Fulton District Attorney Fani Willis requested that Georgia officials preserve documents related to Trump's phone call last month in which he pushed Raffensperger to "find" votes to reverse his election loss. The investigation comes after Raffensperger's office launched its own probe into Trump's attempts to overturn the election, an inquiry that includes a review of both that call and another phone call the then-Pres...
Republican lawmaker, Ron Wright dies from Coronavirus
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Republican lawmaker, Ron Wright dies from Coronavirus

Republican Rep. Ron Wright of Texas has died at the age of 67, weeks after contracting COVID-19. The lawmaker took office in 2019 and announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on January 21. Wright who is the first sitting member of Congress to die from the virus, had undergone treatment for lung cancer after it was diagnosed in 2018. Wright’s office said; “As friends, family, and many of his constituents will know, Ron maintained his quick wit and optimism until the very end. “Despite years of painful, sometimes debilitating treatment for cancer, Ron never lacked the desire to get up and go to work, to motivate those around him, or to offer fatherly advice.” While Wright is the first sitting member of Congress to die after contracting Coronavirus, Luke Letlow, a Louisiana R...
Gunmen Kill APC Chairman in Benue
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Gunmen Kill APC Chairman in Benue

Unknown gunmen have killed the chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) ward chairman of Gboko south, Tersoo Ahu today Sunday, February 7. Ahu and other APC ward excos were said to be engaged in the training of party officials for membership registration and revalidation exercise when gunmen stormed the venue with clubs, cutlass as well as iron and manhandled him. Confirming the incident, the publicity secretary of the APC, Benue chapter, James Orgunga, said the ward chairman who sustained serious injuries during the attack died later at a public hospital in Gboko. It is alleged that the attack is unconnected with the crisis within the party ahead of the 2023 general elections. Also confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Kate Anene,...
It May be Difficult for APC to Produce a Candidate Like Buhari in 2023 – Ken Nnamani
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It May be Difficult for APC to Produce a Candidate Like Buhari in 2023 – Ken Nnamani

Former senate president and chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Ken Nnamani, has said the party may find it difficult to produce a good candidate like President Buhari to carry on with its legacy in 2023. Nnamani shared this thought during an interview with Channels TV. “Mr. president believes in leaving a strong legacy and I understand from all his actions so far that he wants to live a strong party long after he has left office. We are doing all we can to reposition the party because the party was more of… I wouldn’t like to say the word shambles. The constitution of the party is being reviewed. There is so much to be done. It may be difficult to find a candidate of his caliber because he comes into election with 10 million votes in advance. He has core followe...
“You Lack Jurisdiction to Remove from Office a man who Does not hold Office.” – Trump’s lawyers tell US Senate Amid Impeachment trial 
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“You Lack Jurisdiction to Remove from Office a man who Does not hold Office.” – Trump’s lawyers tell US Senate Amid Impeachment trial 

US House impeachment managers on Tuesday filed their memorandum for the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, laying out claims that he committed impeachable offenses and must be barred from running for federal office again. In the brief, the managers, led by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., argue that Trump was personally responsible for the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. They say Trump incited the attack when his efforts to overturn the presidential election failed. "President Trump's responsibility for the events of January 6 is unmistakable," they write in the 80-page document, stating that his "abuse of office threatened and injured our democratic order." "His conduct endangered the life of every single member of Congress, jeopardized the peaceful tr...
National Assembly Proposes ₦10Bn As Presidential Candidate’s Election Spending
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National Assembly Proposes ₦10Bn As Presidential Candidate’s Election Spending

The Joint Senate and House of Representatives Committees on the Independent National Electoral Commission and Electoral Matters, has proposed an extension to the tenure of Local Government Chairmen, in the Federal Capital Territory, from three to four years. The committees equally proposed an upward review of the amount to be spent by candidates seeking elective public office to N10bn. Our correspondent also learnt in Abuja, on Wednesday, that the panel also recommended that other elected officials of the six area councils which make up the FCT should equally benefit from the proposed amendment. These proposals are contained in recommended amendments to the Electoral Act, which the committee is prepared to submit before Senators and House of Reps members for consideration and ...
Ex President Barack Obama Accuses President Donald Trump of Inciting Violence at the U.S Capitol Building
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Ex President Barack Obama Accuses President Donald Trump of Inciting Violence at the U.S Capitol Building

Former US president Barack Obama has accused president Donald Trump of inciting his supporters who stormed the US Capitol and violently clashed with police in an attempt to stop President-elect Joe Biden's certification on Wednesday, January 6. "History will rightly remember today’s violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation. But we’d be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise," he said. In the statement, he issued via his Twitter page, Obama also slammed Trump and his supporters' baseless claims of election fraud, saying, "For two months now, a political party and its accompanying media ecosystem has too often been unw...
Trump makes furious last-minute bid to block Biden but Pence defies him
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Trump makes furious last-minute bid to block Biden but Pence defies him

Donald Trump on Wednesday launched a furious last-minute bid on the streets of Washington to reverse his election defeat, as Joe Biden was set to be certified president with an added triumph of his Democratic Party on track to win full control of Congress. In a scene unprecedented in US democracy, Trump rallied thousands of supporters outside the White House moments before Congress meets to affirm Biden's November election victory -- traditionally a formality, but one which Trump hopes will overturn the results. Trump, rambling angrily with the occasional aside lauding his four-year tenure, warned "weak" Republicans not to certify Biden's victory and put direct pressure on Vice President Mike Pence, who will preside over the session. "We will never give up. We will never concede,"...
Pennsylvania Republican state senators refuse to seat Democrat who won his election
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Pennsylvania Republican state senators refuse to seat Democrat who won his election

The Pennsylvania State Senate's swearing-in ceremony devolved into a chaotic scene on Tuesday January 5, as Republicans in the state Senate blocked a Democratic lawmaker from taking his oath of office and removed the Democratic lieutenant governor from his role overseeing the proceedings. Republicans in the chamber made a motion to not seat state Democratic Sen. Jim Brewster, whose narrow win in November is being challenged by his GOP opponent even though the Pennsylvania Department of State confirmed his win. When Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman objected to the motion insisting that Brewster be sworn in, the state GOP took the rare step of seizing control of the proceedings from him. GOP state Sen. Ryan Aument introduced the motion to not seat Brewster until "such time as the ...
Trump Pushed Georgia Officials To “Find Votes” To Tilt Election
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Trump Pushed Georgia Officials To “Find Votes” To Tilt Election

President Donald Trump pushed Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to "find" votes to overturn the election results after his loss to President-elect Biden, according to an audio recording of a phone call obtained by The Washington Post. In excerpts of the stunning one-hour phone call Saturday, Trump lambasted his fellow Republican for refusing to falsely say that he won the election in Georgia and repeatedly touted baseless claims of election fraud. "The people of Georgia are angry, the people in the country are angry. And there's nothing wrong with saying that, you know, um, that you've recalculated," Trump said in one excerpt of the call. Raffensperger responded, "Well, Mr. President, the challenge that you have is, the data you have is wrong." In another excerpt, Trum...
Nigerian media to start projecting election results soon – INEC
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Nigerian media to start projecting election results soon – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has disclosed that it will continue improving in ways it carries out its duty to enhance transparency in the country's electoral process.   INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom, Mike Igini who appeared on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on Wednesday November 25, said the Nigerian media will soon start projecting election results just like its counterparts in the United States following the launch of the commission's results portal.   Igini said the deployment of the public viewing portal eradicated electoral fraud in Edo and Ondo governorship election as Nigerians saw the result almost after the ballot was casted.   The Resident Electoral Commissioner also described the political el...
“The Election Is Far From Over” – Donald Trump Statement On US Election 2020
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“The Election Is Far From Over” – Donald Trump Statement On US Election 2020

Text of a statement from President Donald Trump on US election result: “We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed. The simple fact is this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor. In Pennsylvania, for example, our legal observers were not permitted meaningful access to watch the counting process. Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media. “Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to e...
United States Election: US Speaker Pelosi Calls Biden ‘President-Elect’
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United States Election: US Speaker Pelosi Calls Biden ‘President-Elect’

"President-Elect Biden has a strong mandate to lead," Pelosi told reporters after Biden overtook President Donald Trump in the potentially decisive state of Pennsylvania. Washington: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in Congress, on Friday called Joe Biden the "president-elect" of the United States after he pulled ahead in key election results. "This morning it is clear that the Biden-Harris ticket will win the White House," Pelosi told reporters after Biden overtook President Donald Trump in the potentially decisive state of Pennsylvania. "President-Elect Biden has a strong mandate to lead," she said.   View this post on Instagram   Donald Trump Biggest Nightmare, Nancy Pelosi calls Joe Bid...
‘What a spectacle!’: Iran Supreme Leader mocks US democracy amid election uncertainty
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‘What a spectacle!’: Iran Supreme Leader mocks US democracy amid election uncertainty

Iran’s supreme leader has mocked the U.S presidential election and democracy, citing President Trump’s non-evident claim of voter fraud. Recall that President Trump caused a disquiet among even leaders of his own Republican Party by flatly alleging fraud, while his Democratic challenger Joe Biden's campaign team has accused the incumbent of seeking to deny the electoral rights of tens of thousands of postal voters. The Iranian Supreme leader who described the election as a "spectacle" which will be “interesting to watch" in a tweet shared on Wednesday, added that it has exposed the reality of US democracy. He also tweeted;   “What a spectacle! “One says this is the most fraudulent election in US history. Who says that? The president who is currently in office. “...
U.S. Supreme Court May Not Have Final Say In Election, Despite Trump Threat
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U.S. Supreme Court May Not Have Final Say In Election, Despite Trump Threat

While President Donald Trump has promised to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a presidential race that is still too close to call, the nation’s top judicial body may not be the final arbiter in this election, legal experts said. Election law experts said it is doubtful that courts would entertain a bid by Trump to stop the counting of ballots that were received before or on Election Day, or that any dispute a court might handle would change the trajectory of the race in closely fought states like Michigan and Pennsylvania. With vote-counting still underway in many states in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Trump made an appearance at the White House and declared victory against Democratic challenger Joe Biden. “This is a major fraud on our nation. We want the law t...
Electronic Voting May Be Introduced For Anambra Election Next Year, Says INEC Chairman
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Electronic Voting May Be Introduced For Anambra Election Next Year, Says INEC Chairman

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says electronic voting might be introduced in the Anambra State election come 2021. This was disclosed by Chairman of the Electoral body, Professor Mahmood Yakubu after a budget defence session with the House of Reps Committee on INEC. After a closed door session with the legislators, Professor Yakubu said the electoral umpire is looking at better ways to conduct free and fair elections in the country. At an earlier meeting with the Senate Committee on INEC, Professor Yakubu announced that the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise will commence in the first quarter of 2021 ahead of the 2023 general election. He also stated that the sum of N1billion has been earmarked by INEC for the exercise. Professor Yakubu du...
#USElection2020: “Election can give somebody high BP” – Davido
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#USElection2020: “Election can give somebody high BP” – Davido

Nigerian superstar singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has stated that the anxiety associated with the ongoing 2020 US elections can trigger a medical complication. The US presidential race between Joe Biden and Donald Trump is getting even tighter as results are been counted and collated. According to Davido, the pressure and anxiousness during elections can make the blood pressure skyrocket while putting himself in the shoes of the candidates. He however sympathized with the presidential candidates of the States. In a tweet via Twitter, he wrote, “Election can give somebody HIGH BP #USElection2020.”
‘You Can’t Declare The Winner Of This Election’ – Biden Replies Trump
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‘You Can’t Declare The Winner Of This Election’ – Biden Replies Trump

Joe Biden, the United States, US, Democratic candidate, on Wednesday pointed out who would decide the winner of the ongoing presidential election. Biden disclosed that US electorates would decide the winner of the presidential election. He disclosed this while faulting calls by the incumbent president, Donald Trump that he would emerge winner of the ongoing election. Trump had made the remark during his last campaign on Monday and via his Twitter handle on Wednesday respectively. However, Biden in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle wrote: It's not my place or Donald Trump's place to declare the winner of this election. It's the voters' place.  
Donald Trump is 91% certain to win US election’ – Pollster who has successfully predicted elections since 1996 says
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Donald Trump is 91% certain to win US election’ – Pollster who has successfully predicted elections since 1996 says

One of the most accurate pollsters in US political history has stated that incumbent US president Donald Trump has a 91% chance of holding on to the White House even though most polls put his rival, Joe Biden ahead. Pollster Helmut Norpoth correctly predicted Donald Trump's shock election win back in 2016 and four years later his poll model predicts the Trump will win again.     Norpoth, a professor of political science at New York's Stony Brook University, created his prediction model in 1996 by analysing data from every US election going back to 1912.   The model is based around each candidate's performance in their party's Primary Elections, or Primaries, where Democrats and Republicans voted for who their party's presidential candidate should be. &nb...
Caf President Ahmad Ahmad confirms candidacy for re-election
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Caf President Ahmad Ahmad confirms candidacy for re-election

The next election for positions in the African football governing body is scheduled for March 2021 The Confederation of African Football President Ahmad Ahmad has announced his intention to run for a second term in office. Ahmad’s confirmation comes on the back of a reported endorsement from 46 African Federations who are rooting for his success in the elective Extraordinary General Assembly in Morocco on March 12, 2021. Three years ago, Ahmad ended Issa Hayatou's 29-year reign as Caf boss, after defeating the Cameroonian by 34 votes to 20.
Thugs During Election, Hoodlums When They Turn Against You – Femi Falana
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Thugs During Election, Hoodlums When They Turn Against You – Femi Falana

Popular Nigerian Lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has blasted Nigerian politicians over the recent happening in the country. During an interview with Arise Tv, Femi fumed at how quickly the narrative is changing due to the ongoing looting spree in the country blasting Nigerian Politicians, saying they call thugs 'Area Boys' during elections but have now rebranded the name to 'Hoodlums' now that they have turned against them. Watch the explosive interview below https://youtu.be/hAahmgmO1Vg
Governor Obaseki Gives Victory Speech (Video)
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Governor Obaseki Gives Victory Speech (Video)

Governor Godwin Obaseki has said that the outcome of the election in Edo state is a reflection of the will of the Edo People. Reacting to his re-election at the polls which held Saturday, September 19, Mr Obaseki said “The great people of Edo State have spoken and they have spoken loud and clear”. Obaseki in his victory speech from the PDP situation room in Edo State, thanked God almighty for making him triumph over his opponents. He also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for defending the nation’s democracy and “allowing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security services to perform their constitutional functions”. https://youtu.be/e5SzG8CRGoU
Working-class roots, empathy on display as Biden commands town hall
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Working-class roots, empathy on display as Biden commands town hall

Joe Biden on Thursday lashed President Donald Trump over his "close to criminal" handling of the coronavirus as the Democrat fielded questions from voters impacted by the pandemic in a state that is key to his election hopes. Returning to the gritty city of his birth, the former vice president engaged in an outdoor town hall in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he painted himself as the champion of hardworking Americans who he said have been ignored by a president more concerned about boosting Wall Street than helping working families. Biden, appearing energised as he handled participants' questions, also accused Trump of knowing the seriousness of the coronavirus threat early this year and hiding it from the nation. "He knew it and did nothing. It's close to criminal," Biden said...
Kim Kardashian freezes Facebook, Instagram accounts
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Kim Kardashian freezes Facebook, Instagram accounts

Kim Kardashian is starting a pressure movement against Facebook Inc. to stop the divisive hate campaign on its platforms, Facebook and Instagram. Kim, with 188million followers on Instagram and 29 million on Facebook tweeted she would be freezing her two accounts because she can no longer, “stay silent while these platforms continue to allow the spreading of hate, propaganda and misinformation”. She said that this spread of hate only exists to sow division and split America apart only to take steps after people are killed. “Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact on our elections and undermines our democracy”, she wrote. The tweet drove Facebook stock value down by a few dollars. But it went up again to register a $6.27 increase for the day. Read her tw...
Edo Commissioner resigns from Governor Obaseki’s cabinet 10 days to election
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Edo Commissioner resigns from Governor Obaseki’s cabinet 10 days to election

Edo state commissioner for minerals, oil and gas, Joseph Ikpea on Wednesday September 9 resigned from Governor Godwin Obaseki's cabinet.   The Commissioner who resigned from his position 10 days to the governorship election in the state, cited not being able to abandon the All Progressives Congress (APC) which he helped grow in Esan south local government area as the reason for his resignation.   Ikpea who became the third commissioner to resign from Obaseki's government, said in his resignation letter;   “This is to inform you that I am resigning my present appointment. I want to sincerely thank his Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, for the opportunity given to me to serve under his administration as the Commissioner for Minerals, Oil and Gas. “One of the r...
Ondo election: Why I’ll defeat Gov Akeredolu, PDP’s Jegede – Agboola Ajayi
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Ondo election: Why I’ll defeat Gov Akeredolu, PDP’s Jegede – Agboola Ajayi

The candidate of the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, for the Ondo State governorship election, Agboola Ajayi, has vowed to defeat the incumbent, Rotimi Akeredolu and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Eyitayo Jegede. Ajayi, who is the Deputy Governor State gave reasons he will emerge victorious in the October 10 governorship election. According to him, his former party, the APC and the governor had failed the people. He accused the ruling party and the Governor of lacklustre performance, adding that the “PDP had no structure to win election in Ondo State.” He stated this when he received former PDP members in Okitipupa Local Government, led by a former governorship aspirant,Mr. Banji Okunomo and an ex-chairman of the local government, Mr. Solomon Bitire, on Wednesday...
Uganda Seeks To Register Online Bloggers Ahead Of Election
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Uganda Seeks To Register Online Bloggers Ahead Of Election

Authorities in Uganda say bloggers and others publishing or broadcasting online must register with authorities, drawing criticism from some who see it as an attack on free speech ahead of next year’s election. The Uganda Communications Commission in a statement on Monday said bloggers and online news sites must seek the necessary authorization with it by Oct. 5. A spokesman for the agency told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the directive was provoked in part by “an avalanche of people interested in opening online media.” “We know that if these tools are misused, they can lead to trouble,” Ibrahim Bbosa said of social media. With election campaigning effectively banned by orders aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus, Uganda’s social media scene has become e...
Obaseki Assures Of Violence-Free Election, Wants Electorate To Vote PDP
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Obaseki Assures Of Violence-Free Election, Wants Electorate To Vote PDP

The Edo State Governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has urged eligible voters in the state to come out en masse on Sep. 19 and vote for the PDP. He said the call to vote for his party became necessary to “enable him consolidate on his achievements in the first term.” In a statement forwarded to Igbere TV from Office of the Governor, Obaseki also ‘assured’ that the electioneering process will be violence-free. Addressing party faithful during his reelection campaign rally in Urhonigbe wards 7 and 8, Orhionmwon Local Government Area, Obaseki charged the electorate to turn out without fear of intimidation or harassment to vote and stay back to defend their votes. “Come out and vote, don’t be afraid as there would be no violence; nobody will fi...
Kogi election: God has the ultimate say – PDP accepts Supreme Court judgment
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Kogi election: God has the ultimate say – PDP accepts Supreme Court judgment

The Kogi State People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has accepted the verdict of the Supreme Court which upheld the victory of Alhaji Yahaya Bello as Governor of Kogi State. The party also paid tribute to its flag bearer, Engr. Musa Wada and his running mate, Hon. Sam Aro. Reacting to Monday’s Supreme Court’s ruling, the PDP in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Bode Ogunmola, said while it accepts in good faith the ruling of the Apex Court, it leaves the final judgement in the hands of God. The statement said while the higher court in the land has given its verdict, the PDP has no choice than to accept it. The statement appreciated the resilience of members and the teeming supporters of the party. It also appreciated the legal team of the party and paid tribute to...
US 2020 Election: Trump releases agenda for second term if re-elected
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US 2020 Election: Trump releases agenda for second term if re-elected

The Trump campaign has released a 9-point wishlist for President Trump's second term if re-elected. Trump's release of his second term agenda comes ahead of the Republican party's National Convention on Monday night August 24, and comes after Trump has repeatedly struggled to detail what his second term might look like, which has left critics questioning whether he even had an agenda. The campaign team, and Trump himself, plan to promote this agenda throughout the convention which will hold throughout this week. A key criticism of the Democratic National Convention last week is that the Biden campaign failed to substantively lay out the policies Joe Biden would implement if president rather focusing heavily on Biden's character. Here is Trump's agenda below. 1.Health ca...

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