Friday, January 28, 2022

POLITICS

Nigerian Presidency: What actually is the substance of Atiku Abubakar’s touted experience?

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Atiku is touted as the most experienced presidential candidate by his supporters; but what actually is the substance of this experience, others ask By Dr. Rufus Omeire - The PDP Action 2023, a pressure group for good governance within the Peoples...

OBASANJO IS INDEED NIGERIA’S MORAL COMPASS: A REJOINDER TO SIMON KOLAWOLE By Umar Ardo,...

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I just read with consternation in the Social Media the above titled article said to have been written and published in THISDAY Newspaper of 18th January, 2015, by the columnist, Simon Kolawole. Even though it escaped my attention when...

SERAP sues principal officers over ‘missing $10.1m funds’ in Nigeria’s National Assembly

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By Jacob Kubeka (ABUJA) - Two principal officers of Nigeria's National Assembly: Dr. Ahmad Lawan (the Senate President) and Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila (Speaker of the House of Representatives), have been dragged to court over their failure to carry out...

Zimbabwean President sets date for long-awaited by-elections

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Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa has proclaimed March 26 as the date for long-awaited by-elections to fill vacant seats in the National Assembly and various local authorities across the country. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) had in 2020,  suspended the holding...

2023: I have no favourite successor – President Buhari

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By Jacob Kubeka - President Muhammadu Buhari says he does not care about his successor in 2023, saying he has no favourite in the forthcoming general elections. The president stated this in an interview he granted to Channels television on Wednesday...

South Africa’s Parliament expected to pass new bills in 2022: The 4 laws to...

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South Africa’s Parliament is expected to deal with several important pieces of legislation in 2022, including issues around land expropriation and healthcare. Data provided by the Parliamentary Monitoring Group (PMG) shows that 37 bills are currently before parliamentary committees, 33 with the...

Ndayishimiye’s New Year gift to political prisoners in Burundi

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By Kwanta Douglas - Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye has pledged to release and give amnesty to political prisoners as a New Year’s gift. Speaking at Intwari Stadium in Bujumbura on December 29, while responding to questions from citizens and journalists, President...

Prominent Nigerian Presidential candidate, Bashir Tofa, is dead

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By Jacob Kubeka (ABUJA) - Bashir Tofa, the man who contested the infamous June 12, 1993 presidential election in Nigeria against late Chief Mashood Abiola, died early this morning after a protracted illness, according to family sources. The popular Kano...

Gambia court rejects challenge to Barrow poll victory

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By Jacob Kubeka - Gambia's Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea by the country's main opposition to annul the outcome of the December 4 presidential elections, in which incumbent Adama Barrow was declared victor. The United Democratic Party (UDP) of...

Three more steps before Congo joins regional bloc

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By Theodore Jones - Heads of state have endorsed the admission of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the East African Community, making it EAC’s seventh partner state. At the 18th Extraordinary Heads of State Summit held on Wednesday and...

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Kigali meetings could be could disrupted by COVID-19, human rights record

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As Rwanda prepares to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in June, it is walking a tightrope due to the prolonged impact of...

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