Politics

Special voting kicks off in South Africa

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has appealed to political parties to reduce political activities to allow space for voting to take place peacefully. The plea comes as 770 000 voters are set to cast their votes in the country’s 22 924 voting stations today and tomorrow and Election Day on 8 May. “At all times, any hindrance […]

Politics

Libyan rivals agree to Dec. 10 elections

PARIS (AP) — Rival Libyan leaders meeting in Paris on Tuesday tentatively agreed on a roadmap leading to parliamentary and presidential elections on Dec. 10, but the plan faces major obstacles in the North African country, where rival authorities rely on an array of unruly militias. In an early sign of trouble, the Libyan leaders […]

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House of Reps Manipulating Order of 2019 Elections

The House of Representatives on Tuesday amended the Electoral Act to change the order of 2019 general elections’ time table. This came barely a month after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released the time-table for the general elections. With the amendment, the National Assembly election is to hold first, followed by gubernatorial and state […]

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Tinubu to Nigerians: Vote your conscience in 2019

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged Nigerians to resist all appeals to ”unthinking passions and old prejudices” and instead follow their conscience in picking their next crop of leaders in 2019. At the annual Daily Trust Dialogue in Abuja today, he implored Nigerians not to allow politics […]

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Farmer, Footballer to contest Iceland parliamentary election

Farmers, Poets, Opera Singers and a Footballer are among 682 men and 562 women to contest for the 63 seats of Iceland’s parliament, according to reports released on Wednesday. Icelanders are set to go to the polls on Oct. 28, after the government of conservatives and liberals fell apart in September due to a sex-crime […]

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PDP set to dislodge ruling party

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senate Caucus on Wednesday, met with the party’s, minority leaders of State Assemblies, assuring that the party was stronger and set to dislodge the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), from power in 2019. Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio made this known while briefing newsmen shortly after the meeting, which […]