Election Campaign Kicks Off In Crisis-Wracked DR Congo…

  After two years of setbacks, broken promises and delays, the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday kicked off the campaign for a crucial election that could alleviate – or perhaps worsen – the decades-long crisis gripping the vast central African nation. “May the best person win,” electoral board chief Corneille Nangaa said. Voters on…

Three Pro-Kabila Activists Killed In DR Congo…

  Three political activists have been killed while canvassing for DR Congo’s pro-government presidential candidate Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, family and party members said Wednesday. The members of outgoing President Joseph Kabila’s People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy had been recruiting supporters in the troubled central province of Kasai ahead of the December 23 election, the…

Two House Of Reps Members Dump APC…

Two All Progressives Congress (APC) members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday announced their defection from the party. The two lawmakers are Babatunde Kolawole who represents Akoko North East/ West Federal Constituency of Ondo State and Mukaila Kazzim representing Abeokuta North/ Obafemi-Owode/ Odeda Federal Constituency of Ogun State. The lawmakers made their resignations known…

Trump Thanks Saudi Arabia For Lower Oil Prices…

n this file photo taken on May 20, 2017, US President Donald Trump (R) and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman al-Saud take part in a bilateral meeting in Riyadh. Trump on November 21, 2018, thanked Saudi Arabia for lower oil prices — a day after pledging the US would remain a “steadfast partner”…

Buhari Cancels FEC Meeting, Meets Members Of NIPSS Course 40…

In the absence of holding the Federal Executive Council Meeting (FEC), President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with the Senior Executive Course 40 of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau State. The meeting was held behind closed doors at the presidential villa in Abuja. The Acting Director-General of NIPSS, Jonathan Juma,…

Facebook: I Have No Plan To Resign Says Zuckerberg…

 In this file photo taken on May 24, 2018 Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers his speech during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris. Embattled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on November 20, 2018, he has no plans to resign, sounding defiant after a rough year for the social platform. GERARD JULIEN / AFP…

Police Seal Off Akwa Ibom State House Of Assembly…

The premises of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly in Uyo, the state capital has been sealed off by the police. Lawmakers and staff of the Assembly were reportedly denied access into the complex on Wednesday as it was cordoned off by armed police personnel. There is also a heavy security presence at all…

Interpol Picks South Korea’s Kim As President Over Russian Rival…

Kim Jong-yang. Interpol announced on November 21 that Kim Jong-yang of South Korea had been chosen as its new president, beating a Russian official whose candidacy had unnerved Western nations. YONHAP / AFP Interpol announced on Wednesday that Kim Jong-yang of South Korea had been chosen as its new president, beating a Russian official whose candidacy had unnerved…

Despite Criticism, Postponement Of 2015 Elections ‘Served Us Well’ –...

Former President Goodluck Jonathan (file)   Former President Goodluck Jonathan believes the decision to postpone the 2015 general elections yielded the desired result for the country. He stated this in his new book, ‘My Transition Hours’, which launched on Tuesday in Abuja. Despite the widespread criticism that greeted the postponement of the polls, Jonathan insisted…

Kashoggi: Trump Admits Saudi Crown Prince Could Have Known Of...

This file photo taken on March 14, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman shaking hands in the State Dining Room before lunch at the White House in Washington, DC.  NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP   President Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed…

Jonathan Accuses Obama Of Working For His Defeat In 2015…

Goodluck Jonathan                                                           Barack Obama   Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has accused Barack Obama of pushing for his defeat in the 2015 Presidential election. Mr Jonathan who…