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Ayodele Fayose - Nigerian Headline News

Fayose alleged that policemen were reported to be supervising ballot snatching as well as providing cover for those engaged in the distribution of money on the election day. According to him, all attempts to personally report the alleged incidents to police high authorities were rebuffed.Read More →

Kayode Fayemi - Nigeria News Headline

Kayode Fayemi who arrived his Polling Unit 009 in Isan Ekiti at 10.20am accompanied by his wife and members of his household, promptly took his place on the queue, but one of the Presiding Officers approached and offered him the opportunity to cast his vote immediately. However, Fayemi weighed the option for a while and consulted with his wife. Thereafter, he asked the voters, if they would permit him to vote ahead of them. Their response was an overwhelming, ‘yes’. After casting his vote.Read More →

INEC, Independent National Electoral Commission Nigeria News Political Stories Election - Elections

Voting has started in most of the towns in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State. As early as 6.30 am, voters were already at their polling units awaiting election materials. At Ayegbaju Ward 4, unit 002, the European Union Ambassador in Nigeria, Mr Keti Karlsen, hailed the peaceful manner the election commenced.Read More →

Isaias Afwerki and Abiy Ahmed - Eritrea News - Ethiopia Headline Story

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed hugged Isaias after he arrived at the airport, before they left together in the same armoured four-wheel drive car, the latest sign of rapprochement between the Horn of Africa neighbours.
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“Welcome home President Isaias!!” Abiy’s chief of staff, Fitsum Arega, wrote on Twitter, saying the Eritrean leader “received a heartfelt warm welcome” from the Ethiopian prime minister on his arrival. Read More →

Cyril Ramaphosa and Muhammadu Buhari - Nigeria, South Africa News in Politics

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa: “These are acts of criminality. When we were involved in our struggle we said the South Africa that we are fighting for is the South Africa which will regard everyone who lives in South Africa on the basis of equality, respect for human rights.”Read More →

Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) - Nigeria News Headline

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi said, “What I heard happening in Ekiti State during this electioneering period does not make me happy as their father. Enough of the crisis; we do not want any crisis in Yorubaland. Where there is violence, progress and tranquillity will be deprived, but where there is peace, there is progress.”Read More →

Ayodele Fayose - Nigerian Headline Story Today

The head-spinning Ekiti governor’s election is on Saturday. The race has drawn to itself the unusual attention reserved for presidential elections. The candidates – John kayode Fayemi and Ekiti State deputy governor, Professor Kolapo Olusola Eleka are drab, uninspiring, and empty sacks. Read More →

Muhammadu Buhari - Nigeria Headline News in Politics

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit bill (NFIU) 2018 into law, creating a body that will henceforth monitor illegal money transfers and money laundering.

“The Act creates NFIU to be domiciled in the Central Bank but to work autonomously and independently. The Act is intended to allow this agency to collate and disseminate financial intelligence to security agencies, intelligent agencies and other agencies which are entitled to receive it.!Read More →

Cyril Ramaphosa and Muhammadu Buhari - Nigeria, South Africa News in Politics

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa said: “These are acts of criminality. When we were involved in our struggle we said the South Africa that we are fighting for is the South Africa which will regard everyone who lives in South Africa on the basis of equality, respect for human rights. “They can never be targeted on intentional basis as people who must either be attacked or killed.”Read More →

Ayodele Fayose - Nigerian Headline News

President Muhammadu Buhari received the defectors today at the grand finale of the governorship campaign of Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the All Progressives Congress, APC gubernatorial candidate in Saturday’s election. The mega rally took place at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado Ekiti.Read More →