Saraki, Dogara, Secondus, others protest Osun election result at INEC

Leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party are currently protesting against the outcome of the Osun State Governorship election at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja. PDP leaders including Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and the national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, led the protesters to the commission after they had earlier converged at the national headquarters of the PDP in Abuja. The protesters are demanding that INEC should declare PDP candidate Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the Osun election. Also among the protesters are Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State; former Niger State Governor and presidential aspirant Sule Lamido; Senator Dino Melaye, among others. The protesters are wearing  T-shirts with the inscription  “ the Nigeria Police and INEC are arms of the All Progressives Congress.”

APC releases names of governorship candidates in 24 states [Full list]

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced 24 governorship candidates of the party. They will slug it out with candidates of other parties next year February. Yekini Nabena, APC national publicity secretary, released the list in a statement sent to DAILY POST on Friday. He said: “Following the Governorship Primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held across the country, the Party’s National Working Committee (NWC) at its meeting held on Thursday, 4th October, 2018 ratified the reports of the various Electoral Committees. “The NWC adopted the under-listed as Governorship candidates of the APC for the forthcoming 2019 general elections.” However, flag bearers in 12 others states will be know in the coming days. Full list of the candidates below: 1. ABDULLAHI UMAR GANDUJE – KANO STATE 2. MOHAMMED ABUBAKAR – BAUCHI STATE 3. SIMON LALONG – PLATEAU STATE 4. NASIR EL-RUFAI – KADUNA STATE 5. MOHAMMED BADARU ABUBAKAR – JIGAWA STATE 6. AHMED ALIYU – SOKOTO STATE 7. ABUBAKAR ATI…

Zimbabwe: Did Robert Mugabe finally go too far?

Zimbabwe's military says its actions do not amount to a takeover. It still refers to Robert Mugabe as the commander-in-chief of the country's defence forces. But practically speaking, Mr Mugabe is not in charge if his forces can step in to usurp his authority. This is not a coup d'état in name, but it appears to be in action. The military takeover of the national broadcaster, the presence of troops on the streets and major access points, and even forced entry into the presidential palace are traits of a military takeover - at least as we have seen them in Africa. One thing that is lacking is that the constitution has not been suspended. The cementing of democracy across Africa has led to a general regional and continent-wide aversion to violent takeovers of government Even in the past, coup-stagers often promised a quick handover to civilian government through elections or a negotiated transition.
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Train accident at agege

derailed at the Abbatoir area of Agege, the outskirts of Lagos on Thursday morning. Several death have been recorded, others were seriously injured while many vehicles and propertiy were destroyed.Confirming the incident, the state’s police spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole told the Sun that the train rammed into a trailer, injuring many and leaving unconfirmed number of victims feared dead. “We just got the information. Our policemen and those attached to the railway command are in control of the situation. I cannot confirm any death, but I can tell you that some persons were injured. ” We shall be able to furnish you with details later please.”
Eight Nigerian banks downgraded in new Moody’s report
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Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) has downgraded to B2 from B1 the long-term local currency deposit and issuer ratings of four Nigerian banks. It also downgraded the long-term local and foreign currency issuer ratings of another development bank.

The agency, in its new rating released Friday, listed the banks to include Access Bank Plc (Access), Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank), United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) and Zenith Bank Plc (Zenith) while the Bank of Industry, BOI, was listed as the development bank. Moody’s also downgraded to B3 from B2, the long-term foreign currency deposit ratings of Access, GTBank, UBA, Zenith, Union Bank of Nigeria plc (Union), First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FBN) and Sterling Bank Plc (Sterling). Moody’s Corporation is the holding company that owns both Moody’s Investor Services, which rates fixed income debt securities, and Moody’s Analytics, which provi…

BREAKING: Zimbabwe’s military warns Mugabe, threatens to ‘step in’

Zimbabwe’s army chief has warned President Robert Mugabe to end the purge in the country’s ruling Zanu-PF party, threatening to step in. The warning came a week after Mr. Mugabe fired his deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, a move widely seen as meant to clear the path for Mr. Mugabe’s wife, Grace, to become president. Mr. Mnangagwa, a former defence minister, was once seen as a possible president. He has since fled into exile. On Monday, Army Chief Constantino Chiwenga, a general, told a news conference attended by 90 senior army officers that the removal of people who were involved in the independence struggle, like Mr. Mnangagwa, would not be tolerated, the BBC reports. Although he did not mention the president by name, the warning is understood to be directed at the 93-year-old Mr. Mugabe. “The current purging which is clearly targeting members of the party with a liberation background must stop forthwith,” the general said. “We must remind those behind the current treacherous shenanigan…

Radio Biafra Removes Nnamdi Kanu As IPOB Leader, Accuses Him Of Abandoning Co-Detainees

Radio Biafra Removes Nnamdi Kanu As IPOB Leader, Accuses Him Of Abandoning Co-Detainees The International media arm of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Radio Biafra, has resumed operations, Daily Independent reports. But instead of the fiery rhetoric with which it was associated with, the radio announced the sack of Nnamdi Kanu, as director and leader of IPOB. The Radio Biafra’s programme started between 6am -7am on Sunday, November 12, with the lady announcer, who gave her name as Ifeoma Okorafor, stating that the radio was restructuring. Then the shocking announcement that “Mazi Nnamdi Nwanekaenyi Kanu, the former Director of Radio Biafra is hereby dismissed and removed as Director of Radio Biafra following extensive and intensive consultations” According to Okorafor, one “Mazi Ezenwachukwu Sampson Okwudili is Kanu’s replacement.” She reeled out reasons why Kanu was removed to include: “Personalisation of the Biafran struggle and derailing from the core objectives…