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Frank-Water Steinmeier Voted As Germany President

Frank-Water Steinmeier Voted As Germany President

German politicians elect former foreign minister by an overwhelming majority to be the country’s new president. He on Sunday won 931 out of 1,239 valid votes cast by the members of the Federal Assembly, which is made up of 630 federal members of parliament and an equal number of delegates 16 states. He became the

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Tribunal Says PDP Witnesses Can Testify

The Edo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin ruled this afternoon that witnesses subpoenaed by the petitioners – the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu can testify as witnesses in the substantive petition brought before it. The Ahmed Badamasi-led three-man tribunal had on Monday reserved ruling until today in the

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Edo 2016: INEC Opens Defence Tuesday

It was a case of win some, lose some yesterday at the Edo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin as the petitioners closed their case. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate in the September 28, 2016, governorship election in the state, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, are challenging the declaration of Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki

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AMCON Takes Over Arik Airline

The Federal Government has taken over Arik Airline, which has been experiencing difficulties in recent times.   The decision to intervene, according to the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, “clearly underscores the government’s commitment to instilling sanity in the country’s aviation sector and prevent a major catastrophe.” The airline will now be managed by

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NLC, TUC Protest Against Bad Governance

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress, TUC  are currently staging protests simultaneously in Lagos and Abuja. The organized labour led by Comrade Ayuba Wabba led the protest from Unity fountain via Secretariat Road to Aso Villa. They also marched to the national assembly where they were addressed by the Bukola Saraki,

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Prosecutor Withdraws From Justice Ngwuta’s Trial

The Prosecutor handling the case involving the Supreme Court judge, Justice Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta, Charles Adeogun-Philips has withdrawn from the case. Adeogun-Philips announced his decision to withdraw from the case when the case up for the continuation of the trial earlier today, Thursday. The lawyer, a former International Criminal Court’s [ICC] prosecutor, gave no reason

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Buhari’s Health: No Cause For Alarm

It has been a cause of concern for about three weeks now. No thanks to some unkind rumour about the death in the United Kingdom of President Muhammadu Buhari. But last week, controversy about the state of health of the president reached a crescendo. Nigerians, during rallies and on social media, demanded full disclosure on

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Ballot Recount: Tribunal Favours PDP

It was a major victory Thursday morning for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate in September 28, 2016, governorship election in Edo State as the State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin granted the petitioners’ prayer for the recounting of ballot papers used for the election in four local government areas of the

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Edo: Tribunal Refused PDP Request

The Edo State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin Wednesday evening turned down the oral application by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate in the September 28, 2016, governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu for an extension of the time allotted it to prove their case by half a day. Yusuf Alli, senior advocate of

Abdullahi Mohammed Farmaajo

Abdullahi Mohammed Farmaajo Declared Somalia President

  A former prime minister who holds dual Somali-US citizenship has been Somalia’s new president. Abdullahi Mohammed Farmaajo was named the new leader after two rounds of voting on Wednesday and quickly took the oath of office. Incumbent President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud conceded  defeat after the second rounds of voting and congratulates new leader.

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