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INEC Declares Kano Governorship Election Inconclusive

INEC Declares Kano Governorship Election Inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the outcome of Saturday’s governorship election in Kano State as inconclusive. The announcement was made Monday evening by the state’s Returning Officer, Bello Shehu, a professor. Mr Shehu said the election is inconclusive because the number of cancelled votes is higher than the difference in votes scored […]

People With Albinism Protest In Malawi As Attacks Spike Ahead Of Polls In Malawi

People With Albinism Protest In Malawi As Attacks Spike Ahead Of Polls In Malawi

 Protesters took to the streets in Malawi’s capital on Wednesday to demand the government step up protection for people with albinism following a spate of murders and attacks driven by an underground trade in their body parts for black magic.   The march comes amid fears that people with albinism could be at increased risk […]

Bar Parties Without Enough Women On Tickets From Indian Election – Activists Say

Bar Parties Without Enough Women On Tickets From Indian Election – Activists Say

Activists have criticised political parties for failing to adequately address the concerns of women, despite making pledges in successive national elections Political parties with too few women on their tickets should be barred from participation in India’s upcoming national elections, women’s rights groups said as they launched their “Womanifesto” on Wednesday. The 11-point plan – […]

Macky Sall Wins Another Presidential Term

Macky Sall Wins Another Presidential Term

Senegal’s incumbent president, Macky Sall, has been re-elected for another term. The candidate, standing for the Benno Bokk Yaakar coalition, won 58,27 percent of the votes,  according to provisional results released by the Electoral Commission president, Demba Kandji. This results mean there will be no need for a second-round run-off. The commission said 66.23 percent […]

The Story Corner : We Are Going To Court

The Story Corner :  We Are Going To Court

Ladies and gentlemen of this gist nation, I would like to welcome you to our corner once again. I am sure you are wondering what the gist is about, not to worry, I will break it down as usual. Two West African countries had their election last weekend and the gist was all over social […]

INEC Postpones Nigeria’s Elections To Feb 23, March 9

INEC Postpones Nigeria’s Elections To Feb 23, March 9

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Nigeria (INEC) on Friday night announced a shift in the general elections dates to February 23 and March 9 respectively. The new schedule was announced by the Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, early Saturday morning after an emergency meeting with security officials, election observers and other political […]

Government Orders Closure Of Nigeria’s Borders From 12 Noon Friday

Government  Orders Closure Of Nigeria’s Borders From 12 Noon Friday

The federal government has ordered the shut down of all land borders from noon on Friday to noon on Sunday. This order was contained in a statement by the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, on behalf of the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau. “Further to the presidential election taking place on February […]

Our Election Will Be Peaceful – President Muhammadu Buhari Says In His Broadcast

Our Election Will Be Peaceful – President Muhammadu Buhari Says In His Broadcast

President Muhammadu Buhari in his broadcast to the nation on Thursday promised a peaceful election while enjoining Nigerians to come out to vote. Buhari, who seeks reelection to office on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, assured Nigerians and the international body of a “secure and peaceful atmosphere” during the polls. He noted that […]

Over 4,000 Card Readers Destroyed By Fire In Anambra – INEC

Over 4,000 Card Readers Destroyed By Fire In Anambra – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 4,695 smart card readers were destroyed by fire that razed its facility in Anambra State on Tuesday. The commission’s National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, disclosed this in a statement. “Initial assessment, however, confirms that a total of 4695 of the Smart Card […]

The Race for Nigeria’s Presidency in 2019

The Race for Nigeria’s Presidency in 2019

Nigerians will on Feb. 16 choose between two septuagenarians to lead Africa’s largest democracy: President Muhammadu Buhari and former vice president Atiku Abubakar. The pair have run for president nine times between them. There are more than 60 other candidates, though their chances of winning are slim as the wealth and patronage networks of the […]

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