Monthly Archives: September 2018

Osun Election: The Triumph Of Tyranny Is Only Temporary, Says Atiku

The result just declared today in Osun by the Independent National Electoral Commission in favour of the All Progressives Congress and its candidate is a travesty of justice, says former Nigeria’s Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar. In a statement made available to NewsProbe Friday, Atiku, who is a frontline presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic, said what transpired in Osun was not ...

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APC Congratulates Gboyega Oyetola On Osun Governorship Victory 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) warmly congratulates the Party’s candidate, Gboyega Oyetola on his victory in the Osun State Governorship re-run election. In a statement, the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the APC,  Yekini Nabena, said it was truly a tough contest and a hard-fought win. “We also hail the Osun electorate for bravely defending their votes despite the spirited ...

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APC Updates List Of Cleared Gov Aspirants

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has updated the list of its cleared governorship aspirants across the 36 states of the federation. Kaduna and Kano States were erroneously omitted from the previously released list. Also, the name of a cleared governorship aspirant from Ogun State (South West) was misrepresented in the previous list. The correct name is Hon. Bimbo Ashiru as reflected in ...

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BREAKING: PDP Calls Emergency NEC Meeting Over Convention Venue 

The Peoples Democratic Party has summoned its National Executive Committee meeting to discuss the venue for its national convention. The emergency NEC meeting holds in Abuja later today (Friday). The Punch recalls that the convention was slated to hold in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on October 6. However, some members of the party had kicked against Port Harcourt, claiming that ...

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Obi To Lead SSRC Africa Initiatives

Nigerian-born United States’ based scholar, Dr Cyril Obi, has been appointed by the New York-based independent nonprofit organisation dedicated to advancing research in the social sciences and related disciplines, Social Science Research Council, to direct its Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa programme. Obi will combine this new role with that of Programme Director of the SSRC’s African Peacebuilding Network which ...

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Plane Crashes Into Sea After Overshooting Runway

A plane carrying dozens of people sunk into the sea after the aircraft came off the end of the runway at Chuuk Airport in the tiny South Pacific nation of Micronesia. The Air Niugini passenger aircraft overshot the runway as it came into land and crashed into the water. Dramatic pictures shared on social media show the Boeing 737 partially submerged with ...

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US, EU, UK Allege Voters’ Intimidation, Harassment In Osun

The missions of the United States, European Union and the United Kingdom that were on the ground to monitor the Osun State governorship rerun said there were incidents of harassment and intimidation of voters. The US Consul General, Mr John F. Bray, who read the missions’ joint report, said, “The missions of the United States, European Union and the United ...

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US Bodies Predict Electoral Violence In Lagos, Rivers, Kano, Others

The United States Institute for Peace and the International Republican Institute have said Lagos, Rivers, Anambra, Adamawa, Ekiti, Plateau, Kano and Kaduna, may erupt in electoral violence during the 2019 elections. The institute in a report co-sponsored by Fund For Peace, Middle East and Africa Centre and other international organisations, stated that social and economic inequalities, ethnic and religious divisions, ...

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The world’s major powers must not ignore Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis

Cameroon is in crisis. It needs an intervention. Shutterstock Julius A. Amin, University of Dayton Cameroon’s Anglophone region is rapidly becoming a no-go zone. Thousands of residents fled to the country’s French speaking cities of Douala, Yaoundé, and Bafoussam, during August and September, anticipating more bloodshed before the country’s October presidential elections. English-speaking Cameroon makes up roughly 20% of the ...

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Nigeria must wake up to the changing role of state governments

Nigeria needs to review existing structures to drive growth. xtock/Shutterstock Ohio Omiunu, De Montfort University There have been sustained efforts to diversify Nigeria’s economy since the country returned to democratic civilian rule in 1999. Successive governments have made foreign direct investment a priority to achieve this aim. Originally, the organised private sector was intended as the primary driver of investment-led ...

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