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Six states to watch in Nigeria’s 2019 elections–Crisis Group

Nigerian elections are high-stakes affairs often marred by street clashes and worse. As the 2019 contests approach, the risk of disturbances is particularly high in six states. The government and its foreign partners can limit campaign-related violence by enhancing security and promoting dialogue among rivals. What’s new? As presidential, gubernatorial and legislative

Alleged N1.4bn fraud: NBA president, Usoro pleads not guilty, gets N250m bail

Godsgift Onyedinefu The President of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Paul Usoro pleaded not guilty in a Federal High Court Lagos, to charges bordering on N1.4billion fraud, preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC. Usoro, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was arraigned at a Federal High Court in Lagos,

Akwa ibom deputy Gov. denies resignation

Akwa Ibom Deputy Governor, Mr Moses Ekpo said he has not resigned his position and is not leaving the Peoples Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress. His Chief Press Secretary, Mr Ekikere Umoh,  debunked the resignation story, triggered on Sunday by a post by @APCNigeria on Twitter on Sunday,  that

INEC discovers 19 illegal polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it has discovered 19 illegal polling units in Akwa Ibom State. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mike Igini, made the disclosure at Enlarged Stakeholders’ Forum in Uyo, the state capital in Monday. The REC said that the illegal polling units were in Obot Akara and

Economic Confidential is ‘Magazine of the Year 2016

...Chukwuma Dike The Economic Confidential Magazine and its 247 online edition published by Image Merchants Promotion Limited (IMPR) has, in Abuja, emerged “Nigeria’s Magazine of the Year 2016” for its incisive, in-depth and effective reportage of Nigeria’s economy spanning a decade. The Managing Editor of the Magazine, Mr. Ewache Ajefu in a

Trump picks ExxonMobil CEO as Secretary of State

Trump picks ExxonMobil CEO as Secretary of State The United States President-elect Donald Trump has picked ExxonMobil CEO, Rex Tillerson, as his Secretary of State. Mr. Trump had praised Mr. Tillerson’s business acumen and “broad experience and deep understanding of geopolitics’’. He cited the 64-year-old Republican as one of the world’s most successful

Soldiers in Gambia streets amid peaceful transition calls

DAKAR, Senegal — Soldiers stood watch on streets in Gambia’s capital and surrounding area on Sunday, as most residents went about ordinary life despite worries after their longtime leader said he would not accept election results that would force him to step down after 22 years in power. International and regional

A/Ibom State Govt Commiserates with Church Building Collapse Victims

•Sets up Investigative panel ...Chukwuma Dike The Government of Akwa Ibom State has commiserated with the families of victims of Saturday's collapsed building at Reigners Bible Church International along Uyo Village road. The Chief Press Secretary/Senior Special Assistant (Media) to the state governor, Mr. Ekerete Udoh, in a statement, acknowledged that Governor Udom