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Nigeria elections : Police arrest man with 300 voter cards

A middle-aged man, Ozemena Odeta among others have been arrested at Ekawoke Ward in Ikwo local government area of the state while distributing Permanent Voters Cards, PVC allegedly snatched from Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC staff during the last distribution exercise in the area.

Nigeria electoral commission website restored

The website of the Independent National Electoral Commission has been restored after it was hacked by Nigerian Cyber Army earlier in the day.

Nigeria Elections: Electoral Commission site hacked

The official website of the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been hacked.

Jonathan, Buhari in fierce contest today

Nigerians go to the polls today to elect a new President in a contest said to be too close to call. Since campaigns for the highest office of the land began, members of the two main political parties, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressive Congress (APC) have been locked in a contest of their lives.

Boko Haram headquarters in Nigeria 'retaken'

The Nigerian army says it has retaken the north-eastern town of Gwoza, believed to be the headquarters of militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

Nigeria: Robbers attack bank in Owo State ahead of elections

With less than 24 hours to the polls in Nigeria, hoodlums and robbers have added to the rising tension and uneasy calm hanging on the country.

Nigeria election: Jonathan and Buhari sign peace deal

Nigeria's two main presidential candidates have signed an agreement to prevent violence in tightly contested elections due on Saturday.

Nigeria: 68 million voters go to the polls on March 28

The insistence of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Suleiman Abba that voters who stay around the polling area after casting their ballot will be arrested has ruffled feathers in the already politically charged atmosphere in Nigeria.
The Chinese restaurant in Nairobi that has been shut down

'No blacks' Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya

 A Chinese restaurant in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been shut down and its owners summoned by authorities after it emerged it was barring black patrons, reports said Wednesday.

Court sentences man to death for stealing handset, N10,000

For allegedly robbing his victims of a mobile telephone and N10, 000 cash while armed with a gun, a 24-year-old man was on Monday sentenced to death by hanging by a Delta High Court at Akwukwu-Igbo, Oshimili North Local Council in Nigeria.

Nigeria closes borders ahead of elections

Nigeria has ordered the closure of all its land and sea borders ahead of Saturday's tightly contested elections.

Ebola outbreak 'over by August', UN suggests

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa will be over by August, the head of the UN Ebola mission has told the BBC.

Fire ravages Nigeria's Electoral Commission warehouse

A fierce furnace last Saturday night wiped out parts of the warehouse of the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja, with just two weeks to the country’s Presidential Election on March 28.

The fire which lasted well over four hours was brought under control by fire fighters at the ware house which is located at INEC’S Electoral Institute on the airport road in federal capital.

Although eye witnesses who got to the scene before security personnel cordoned off the area claimed that the fire consumed electoral materials, the commission insists that the materials were those used for the 2012 elections. 

Briefing Graphiconline, the Director of Security at the institute, Shettima Ngilladar blamed the fire on the country’s version of “dumsor dumsor”.

He explained that the fire started immediately after restoration of light to the area following one of the usual unannounced power outages, adding that “the incidence occurre

Relations between President Ernest Bai Koroma (left) and Mr Sam-Sumana (right) have long been frosty

Sierra Leone Vice President seeks asylum with US

Sierra Leone's Vice-President Samuel Sam-Sumana says he is seeking political asylum at the US embassy in the capital after soldiers surrounded his house.

A picture from the Nigerian military taken on February 26, 2015 shows troops posing with a flag of Boko Haram after dismantling one of their camps along Djimitillo Damaturu road, Yobe State in northeastern Nigeria (AFP Photo/)

Nigerian troops discover Boko Haram 'bomb factory': military

Nigerian troops discover Boko Haram 'bomb factory': military


Nigeria's military said on Friday that it had uncovered a Boko Haram bomb-making factory in the northeastern town of Buni Yadi after soldiers retook the town from the insurgents.

South Africans perform first 'successful' penis transplant

The world's first successful penis transplant has been reported by a surgical team in South Africa.

Boko Haram bomb factory uncovered in troubled northeast

Nigerian troops discovered a Boko Haram bomb factory this week after they seized a northern town from the extremists, the military said.

Oscar Pistorius

Pistorius loses murder appeal challenge

Oscar Pistorius's lawyers have failed to block an appeal by prosecutors against the South African Paralympian's acquittal on murder charges.

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