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We’re hearing horror stories about election fraud — Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday night again questioned the integrity of Tuesday’s presidential election and doubled down on his allegation of fraud against Democrats.

UPDATED: Tribunal dashes Atiku, PDP’s hope of inspecting INEC server, dismisses application

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Monday dismissed the application filed by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, seeking to inspect INEC server allegedly used in collating results for the February 23 presidential election.

Intimidation, harassment characterized presidential election in Speaker Dogara’s constituency – REC  

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Bauchi State, Ibrahim Abdullahi, on Monday said voting during Presidential and National Assembly elections in Bogoro Local Government Area was characterized by intimidation and harassment of electoral officials.

INFOGRAPHICS: 2019 presidential election records1,289,607 record high rejected votes

The just-concluded presidential election recorded 1,289,607 rejected votes nationwide, according to the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Wednesday.

10 to contest for presidency in Malawi May 21

A total of 10 candidates, including incumbent President Peter Mutharika, are contesting in the May 21 presidential elections in Malawi. The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC)...

JUST IN: Olu Falae resigns as SDP chairman

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Olu Falae, has resigned from his position as the chairman of the Social Democratic Party, SDP.

Senegal bars popular opposition candidates from presidential race

Senegal’s two top opposition figures have been barred from running in the country’s presidential elections, the Constitutional Council announced, increasing President Macky Sall’s chances...

2019: We’ll announce our presidential candidate this week – Miyetti Allah

Socio-cultural Fulani herdsmen group, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, says it will announce its Presidential candidate this week. The Secretary-General of the group, Saleh Alhassan, said...

Nigerians in Europe react to Buhari’s June 12 declaration

A cross-section of Nigerians in Europe on Tuesday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for recognising June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day and for honouring the late Chief MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 Presidential Election.

New Democracy Day: ‘President’s tenure needs to be extended by 2 weeks’

Kinsmen of the late acclaimed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola, from Gbagura section of Egbaland, has appealed to the Federal Government and the National Assembly to extend the president’s tenure by two weeks.

Disputed DR Congo president in election move

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila, whom critics accuse of seeking an illegal third term in office, has been named as a leading figure in...

Melaye frowns at Buhari’s conferment of GCFR on Abiola, says MKO not Nigerian

However, giving his reasons for the objection, Mr Melaye cited Chapter 43(2) of the National Honours Act, arguing that the act does not allow for conferment of the honours on non-Nigerians.

Ex-CBN deputy gov seeks to replace Buhari in 2019

A former Deputy Governor of the CBN, Kingsley Moghalu, has announced that he was consulting widely to run for the presidency in 2019. Mr Moghalu...

Northern elders in consultations, seek unified front ahead of 2019 presidential election

Some Northern political elite have started consultations preparatory for political alliance with other geo-political zones based on unity, equity and justice. The elite, who converged...

Group commences collection of signatures for Buhari’s 2019 re-election bid

A political pressure group, Nigerian Consolidation Ambassadors Network, NCAN, has begun the collection of signatures of Nigerians to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to...

Brazil’s Lula launches unlikely bid to retake presidency

Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has never taken the easy path but Thursday the onetime shoeshine boy turned political giant embarks...

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