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Uganda: Bobi Wine alleges “widespread fraud and violence”

Uganda Presidential Candidate Bobi Wine, with real name Robert Kyagulanyi, claimed there were “widespread fraud and violence” as counting gets underway after polls closed in a hotly contested election. However, the 38-year-old singer remains hopeful of victory over 76-year-old Yoweri Museveni. In a statement released on his Twitter handle last night, Bobi Wine wrote; “Hello, Uganda! Despite the widespread fraud ...

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Court dismisses certificate forgery case against Obaseki

A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the alleged certificate forgery suit brought against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and one of its members, Edobor Williams.   Justice Ahmed Mohammed, in a judgment a moment ago, held that the plaintiffs failed to prove their claim that Obaseki forged the academic certificates that ...

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Buhari’s New Year address, empty, directionless – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has described the 2021 New Year address by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), as empty, directionless and a confirmation that Nigeria is leaderless. The PDP lamented that the speech by the President addressed nothing but only provided lame excuses and empty promises. The party said the speech is an indication that compatriots need to ...

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By 2022, Nigerians will get to know whether it is restructuring we need or a Yoruba presidency – Governor Makinde

  Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has said that by 2022 Nigerians will be able to determine whether they need restructuring or a Yoruba presidency.   Some Nigerians have been clamouring for power to be rotated to the Southern region of the country come 2023.   While some have called for the Igbos to be given a chance, others have insisted ...

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I received vision that I would be Osun state Governor in my dreams – Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has said he received a vision from God that he would be Governor long before he joined the race. He said this while addressing a congregation at a service held to commemorate the second anniversary of his administration at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Osun Province 1 Headquarters, Osogbo, on Sunday. Oyetola explained that ...

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Sex shop assault Senator, Elisha Abbo defects to APC

Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo, who represents Adamawa North, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Senate President, Ahmad Lawan made the announcement on the floor of the Senate. Abbo, a first- term lawmaker, was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). According to his letter to Lawan, he dumped PDP due ...

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Wike reveals another PDP Governor will follow Umahi to APC

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says another Peoples Democratic Party governor is planning to join Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, in the All Progressives Congress.   Wike said this on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme on Wednesday. The governor said, “I can tell you there is one PDP governor that will leave. He is not leaving because of anything ...

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No regrets leaving PDP for APC -Governor Dave Umahi

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, said he has no regrets leaving the Peoples Democratic Party to join the ruling All Progressives Congress.   He was reacting to criticism of his political switch to the APC on Tuesday. The governor who said he will be quitting partisan politics in 2023, said he quit PDP to protest the injustice against the South ...

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Akeredolu blasts Jegede over allegation of threat to life… says stop seeking attention

  The Akeredolu Campaign Organisation has condemned a recent statement credited to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last governorship election,  Mr Eyitayo Jegede, saying some people were after his life . Jegede in a statement by his campaign organization, alleged that some people were being threatened by his petition challenging Akeredolu’s victory at the Election Petition ...

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I won! Why would the media assume Joe Biden would ascend to the presidency? — Trump

  President Donald Trump has accused the mainstream American media of taking sides and not reflecting on his side of the story, asking as to why does the “Fake News Media” continuously assume that President-elect Joe Biden will ascend to the presidency next January. Last week, the mainstream media declared Democratic presidential candidate Biden as the winner of the November 3 ...

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US 2020: Obama says fraud claims undermining democracy

Former President Barack Obama has said senior US Republicans are undermining democracy by going along with President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of election fraud.   In an interview with CBS News, due to air on Sunday, Mr Obama said President-elect Joe Biden had “clearly won” this year’s race for the White House. The result was projected by US media on ...

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I will become President of Nigeria just like Joe Biden — Pst. Tunde Bakare

  Pastor Tunde Bakare, the General Overseer of the Citadel Global Church, has expressed hope of becoming Nigeria’s President. Bakare said just as Joe Biden emerged as the United States, US, President-Elect, he would also become president. The clergyman, who has never hidden his aspiration to become president, disclosed this in an interview with journalists, on Tuesday in Lagos State. ...

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Biden beats Trump in Republican stronghold of Arizona

Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump in Arizona to become the second Democratic presidential candidate since 1948 to win the longtime Republican stronghold.   According to AP, Biden has been declared the winner of Arizona and its 11 electoral votes, just announced. With Arizona in his column, Biden could potentially afford to lose Pennsylvania and still win the election ...

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No going back on vying for 2023 presidency – Tunde Bakare

Pastor Tunde Bakare, founder, The Citadel Global Community Church, on Monday said there is no going back on his plan to vie for the 2023 presidency.   Bakare had said in September 2019 that he would be crowned the next president of Nigeria after President Muhammadu Buhari. “Take it to the mountain top if you have never heard it before. ...

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Abdulrazaq imposes 24-hour curfew in Ilorin over violent protest, looting

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed 24-hour curfew in Ilorin following violent protest and looting of properties by hoodlums.   The governor announced the curfew late Friday night in a statewide broadcast. He said he just had an emergency security meeting with commanders of various security agencies in the state to assess the situation in the state. “Over the ...

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Buhari’s address disappointing, completely disconnected – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s yesterday’s speech on the protests rocking the nation, as disappointing and completely disconnected from the realities of the tragic occurrences in our country in the last two weeks.   Disclosing this in a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary, the party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to ...

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APC expels only female lawmaker for anti-party in Ondo poll

         The Ondo State All Progressives Congress has expelled a member of the state House of Assembly, Mrs. Favour Tomowewo, over alleged anti-party activities during the last Saturday’s governorship election in the state.   Tomowewo, who is the only female lawmaker in the Assembly, was among the nine members who opposed the impeachment notice of the state deputy governor, Agboola ...

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Akeredolu meets Buhari, asks deputy governor to resign

                                                    Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Tuesday visited the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.   Akeredolu, who secured his second term by winning last Saturday’s governorship election in ...

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