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Anti-Trump Camp Seeks Electoral College Revolt

Many Democrats are looking at the Electoral College vote Monday as the last barrier to keep Republican Donald Trump out of the White House.

Magu’s Rejection: SERAP Alleges Political Vendetta, Petitions UN

In the petition to the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, SERAP alleged that the Senate was working against Magu in concert with other government agencies.
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Alleged Audio Tape: Police To Investigate Gov. Wike

The Inspector-General of Police has set up a panel to investigate and analyse alleged audio comments by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state on the rerun of legislative elections in the state.
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UN Stops Gambia Army Chief From Visiting Darfur

The UN has stopped Gambia's controversial army chief from visiting troops serving as peacekeepers in Darfur, adding to mounting international pressures on President Jammeh.

APC Petitions INEC, Police Over Rivers Polls

The APC has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Police over the conduct of the recently-held rerun elections in Rivers state.
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Mimiko Secretly Recruiting Workers, Selling Properties To Cronies – APC

Ondo APC has raised alarm over alleged secret recruitment of workers by the outgoing government of Mimiko into various ministries and parastatals in the state.

Rivers Govt Descend On APC, Sahara Reporters Over Leaked Audio Tape

The Rivers State government has descended heavily on APC and Sahara Reporters over the leaked audio recording of Gov Nyesom Wike allegedly arranging with INEC officials to rig elections.

PDP Leadership: Appeal Court Adjourns Suit Indefinitely

A three-man panel of Justices, led by Justice Ibrahim Saulawa, suspended hearing on suit to await the outcome of a related case pending before the Port Harcourt Division of the Court.
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Gov Wike Allegedly Caught On Tape Threatening To Kill INEC Official (AUDIO)

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has been caught on tape threatening to kill an INEC official who refuse to cooperate with him. after being paid to rig elections in PDP's favour.

Akeredolu Makes Courtesy Call To Gov. Mimiko

Ondo State governor elect, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday made a courtesy call on outgoing Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko at the Alagbaka governors lodge, Akure.

Unyielding Jammeh Tackles Barrow In Supreme Court

The petition, filed by his party, now raises the prospect that Barrow’s narrow victory, which was poised to end years of Jammeh’s autocratic rule, may be overturned.

Kerry Congratulates Incoming US Secretary Of State Tillerson

Kerry, in a statement he issued on Tuesday, said the U.S. Department of State would provide full support for a smooth transition for the incoming administration’s pursuit of U.S. foreign policy.
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Gambia: Buhari Leads UN Delegation To Pressure Jammeh

The Nigerian leader, alongside his Liberian and Ghanaian counterparts, will on Tuesday, leave for Banjul to put diplomatic pressure on President Yahya Jammeh to transfer power to President-elect Adama Barrow.
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Restructuring Nigeria In The Interest Of All, Says Atiku

The former vice president believes it would be in the interest of the north in particular and Nigeria in general if the country was restructured.

Edo Election Tribunal To Issue Pre-hearing Report On Thursday

The Edo Election Petition Tribunal says it will issue on Thursday a pre-hearing report on the trial in the petition filed by PDP and its governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Rivers Re-run: APC Will Reject Result Of Rivers East, Says Peterside

Dr. Dakuku Peterside, on Monday, said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would reject the result of Rivers East Senatorial District rerun election.

Jammeh ‘Should Step Down Now’, Gambia President-Elect Demands

Barrow is due to welcome a heavyweight delegation of African heads of state and UN representatives Tuesday to persuade Jammeh to go, which he said gave him confidence he would soon take power.

Ban Ki-moon Dismayed By Jammeh’s U-turn After Conceding Defeat

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed dissatisfaction at Gambian President Yahya Jammeh rescinding his earlier decision of Dec. 2, in which he conceded defeat to President-elect Adama Barrow.

Rivers Rerun: PDP’s Sekibo Defeats Uchendu In Rivers East

According to the INEC returning officer for the senatorial district, Sekibo polled 93,098 votes to defeat his rival, Andrew Uchendu of the APC, who polled 34,193 votes.

APC’s Magnus Abe Wins Senate Seat In Rivers Rerun

Report reaching Concise News indicates that Senator Magnus Abe of the APC has emerged winner of the Southeast senatorial district in Saturday's rerun of legislative elections in River state.
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