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I was almost killed for rejecting underage voters, says ex-INEC Commissioner

A former National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Lai Olurode, says he almost lost his life for refusing to allow underage voters to vote some years ago. He, therefore, called on the Federal Government to ensure that registration officers, who are mostly members of the National Youth Service

Buratai to troops: You must get Shekau dead or alive

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has again charged troops to capture Abubakar Shekau, the factional leader of the Boko Haram terrorists group, alive or dead. Buratai gave the charge at Camp Zairo, the former Command and Control Centre of the terrorist group in the Sambisa forest during an

BREAKING: African National Congress Sacks Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s ruling party decided on Tuesday to sack Jacob Zuma as the country’s president, a senior official said, after a marathon meeting over the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela’s post-apartheid ‘Rainbow Nation’. The decision by the African National Congress’s, ANC, national

ANC chiefs to meet to ‘finalise’ Zuma exit

Top leaders of South Africa’s ruling ANC will meet Monday to “finalise” the departure of embattled President Jacob Zuma after party chief Cyril Ramaphosa promised to bring “closure” to the crisis. Ramaphosa said at a party rally in Cape Town on Sunday he wanted to replace “a period of difficulty, disunity

Religious Leaders will Curse Treasury Looters, Says Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah, Monday said religious leaders will soon pray for God’s wrath on treasury looters who put Nigeria in a state of poverty and deprivation. He also called on the federal and state governments to take decisive actions towards curbing the menace of

Sirleaf wins prestigious Ibrahim Prize for African leadership

Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday won the rarely-awarded Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, the world’s biggest individual prize. The prize only goes to a democratically-elected African leader who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, served their mandated term and left office within the last three years. The award comes

I Do Not Have Constitutional Authority To Create Cattle Colonies – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has categorically stated that he has no constitutional power to create cattle colony in any part of the country. Buhari stated that the constitutional authority to release land for any purpose is constitutionally vested in state governors and local government chairmen. Buhari represented by Ita Enang, his special adviser

Former Minister, John Shagaya, Dies in Road Accident

Former Minister of Internal Affairs, Sen. John Shagaya, on Sunday died in a road accident along Langtang-Pankshin road in Plateau, Mr Dan Dandur, former Chairman, Langtang North Local Government, has confirmed. “Shagaya died in a road crash today; we are right now with the corpse at the Air Force Military Hospital,