Guinea election commission chief dies ahead of run-off

The head of Guinea’s election commission has died, amid speculation that Sunday’s presidential run-off could be postponed. Last week election chief Ben Sekou Sylla was convicted of fraud during the first round in June, raising the first serious doubts about the second round. Following a weekend of violence in the capital, the prime minister has […]

2011:Jonathan Begins SMS Campaign

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan of Nigeria began his campaign for the 2011 Presidential election with Short Message Service, SMS, campaign today by sending messages to millions of Nigerians on phone. The terse message reads: “From Jonathan: We are on the road to rebuild our nation. Stand with me. Stand for transformation.” Jonathan became Nigeria’s leader […]

2011 ELECTION: No Payment For Election Observers Says Jega

Signs that the forthcoming 2011 general elections will be a clear departure from what obtains in the recent past became very visible as Prof Jega has stated that the electoral; body will no longer fund the activities of civil society groups engaged in monitoring of election exercise. The INEC boss made this statement today during […]

Accused airline bomber Abdulmutallab fires lawyers

DETROIT, Sept 13 (Reuters) – A Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a U.S. airliner with a bomb in his underwear last year fired his court- appointed lawyers on Monday and raised the possibility of pleading guilty to some charges. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who pleaded not guilty in January to trying to blow […]

About our errant cousin (1)

Our friend, Jerry Needam seems to have found his voice on the Internet nowadays. At this moment, he is celebrating a supposed victory of Dr. Abiye Sekibo over Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the governor of Rivers State. Needam’s point is that governor Amaechi ‘cut and run’ after throwing a challenge to any Rivers person […]


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