Algerians take to the streets to oppose presidential poll
Algerians returned to the streets Friday, protesting proposed presidential elections after parliament passed bills that could pave the way for the announcement of a vote to take place in December.
Cardi B Joins Bernie Sanders For Campaign Video, Talks USA's Future
Grammy award-winning rapper, Cardi B met with US presidential aspirant Bernie Sanders yesterday, July 29 to film a 2020 presidential campaign video. Arriving for the shoot which was shot at the TEN Nail Bar, the 2020 US elections presidential aspirant told CNN that the campaign was aimed at appealing to young voters He said: "We (are)…
Election 2019: Calm after the storm
The fact that Nigeria has not been torn apart following the 2019 elections, as some vicious predictions envisaged, shows that the election was successful. There is peace in the land and people are going about their businesses unmolested. There is cause to celebrate the escape from the election windstorm. No doubt, it was not without…
When soldiers demanded video camera for identification
Sometimes, journalists like a war scenario. I’m one, don’t mind me. Due to the creation of an ‘atmosphere of war’, a colleague and I, decided to drive down to Okrika, the epicentre of an unprecedented violence in Rivers State recent history.
Police arrest 323 suspected electoral offenders
The Nigeria Police Force said it has arrested 323 persons across the country for alleged electoral offences during the Feb. 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections. The force had earlier arrested 128 persons for alleged electoral offences. The Acting Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, disclosed this at a meeting with officers in the…
DRC's Bemba to return to Europe after filing presidential bid
Ex-rebel DR Congo leader Jean-Pierre Bemba will head back to Europe after returning to the African country this week to launch his bid for the presidency in December's long-delayed elections, a leader of his party said Saturday. The former DRC vice president arrived in the capital Kinshasa on Wednesday after 11 years abroad -- a…
June 12 presidential election anniversary - Part 3
Decree two was used in 1992 to detain and silence persons for antigovernment activities or statements. In the aftermath of riots in several Nigerian cities in May, four human rights monitors and a student union leader were arrested under Decree Two. Dr. Beko Ransome-Kuti, Femi Falana, and Baba Omojola, all leading members of Campaign for…
Czechs vote in knife-edge presidential run-off
Czechs returned to the polls Saturday for a second day of voting in a presidential run-off pitting pro-Russian incumbent Milos Zeman against liberal pro-European rival Jiri Drahos that promises to go down to the wire. The election has polarised Czech society, particularly around the issues of immigration and the foreign policy orientation of this former…
Eight in race for Guinea presidential election
Eight contenders including current head-of-state Alpha Conde have been approved as candidates for Guinea's second democratic presidential election, the constitutional court said on Wednesday. The list is a mixture of outsiders and opposition big-hitters including former premiers Cellou Dalein Diallo and Sidya Toure -- but notably omits exiled former junta chief Moussa Dadis Camara. Camara…
Bid to stop Buhari from polls fails
LEGAL attempts to stop the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Major General Muhammadu Buhari from contesting the presidential election this Saturday, March 23, 2015 yesterday failed at the Federal High Court, Abuja Division. This follows the decision of the court to adjourn till April 22 and 23, 2015 hearing in three suits, challenging Buhari’s eligibility to participate at the presidential race as a standard bearer.
2015: Southwest Still Up For Grabs
We, therefore, thought that GEJ was on the verge of losing out in Nigeria’s most sophisticated political zone. But that was months ago and the tide, from many accounts, appears to have changed significantly.
‘Nigerians, Not South West, Will Decide Outcome Of Presidential Election’
Chief Tunde Temionu is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He speaks on the chances of President Goodluck Jonathan and Gen. Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election, and the two leading governorship contenders in Lagos State, APC’s candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode and Jimi Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).