2018 – Joining APC Is Like Leaving Jesus Christ for Satan – Fayose

[Vanguard] Former Senate Deputy Chief Whip between 1999 and 2003, Gbenga Aluko on Sunday accused Governor Ayo Fayose, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ forum of making surreptitious moves to join the All Progressives Congress(APC), ha…

[Vanguard] Former Senate Deputy Chief Whip between 1999 and 2003, Gbenga Aluko on Sunday accused Governor Ayo Fayose, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors' forum of making surreptitious moves to join the All Progressives Congress(APC), having realized that the PDP can't win the impending election.

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Mugabe May Resign Today – CNN

After sending the world into shock with a national address that many thought would end in a resignation on Sunday night, Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is expected to tender his resignation today, according to news channel CNN. CNN reports that … Continued

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After sending the world into shock with a national address that many thought would end in a resignation on Sunday night, Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is expected to tender his resignation today, according to news channel CNN. CNN reports that a draft letter of resignation is ready for president Mugabe to to sign. It’s understood President Mugabe and his wife flamboyant Grace will be granted immunity. BELOW IS THE FULL CNN REPORT Zimbabwe’s long-time president Robert Mugabe has agreed to the terms of his resignation and a letter has been drafted, an official source with direct knowledge of negotiations told CNN The source said that the generals had given into many of Mugabe’s demands including full immunity for himself and his wife Grace, and that he would keep his private properties. According to the source, the aim of Sunday’s televised address — in which Mugabe appeared to resist calls to step aside — was to ensure the veteran leader openly declared the military’s actions to be constitutional. For the resignation to formally take place, however, a letter must first be sent to the speaker of Parliament, added the source. Mugabe had stunned the nation on Sunday when he refused to say in a live televised address if he was stepping down. His party had given Mugabe, who has been under house arrest since the military seized power, 24 hours to resign or be impeached. On Saturday, thousands of Zimbabweans had taken to the streets calling for him to go. But in a bizarre and rambling speech, Mugabe instead insisted he was going nowhere, and that he would see his political party Zanu-PF through its congress in a few weeks. Zimbabweans who’d been glued to state television to watch the speech live came out into the streets afterward, some in shock. Harare resident Tina Madzimure called the speech “an embarrassment really. He made a fool out of the generals.” “This man will go to his grave with Zimbabwe in his hands,” she told CNN. The post Mugabe May Resign Today – CNN appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Mainagate – Pension Fraud Syndicate After My Life, Office – AGF

[Vanguard] The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, currently facing scrutiny from the Senate for allegedly spearheading the recall of wanted pension fraud suspect, Abdulrasheed Maina, yesterday, raised the alarm…

[Vanguard] The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, currently facing scrutiny from the Senate for allegedly spearheading the recall of wanted pension fraud suspect, Abdulrasheed Maina, yesterday, raised the alarm that masterminds of the multi-billion pension fraud and their beneficiaries were behind the ferocious media onslaught against him and his office.

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Opportunity for a New Political Culture

[Fahamu] The political crisis offers citizens an opportunity to examine the path Zimbabwe has traveled since independence. Zimbabwe needs to build a new democracy. Citizens must ask themselves whether they want to join the rat race towards self-enrichm…

[Fahamu] The political crisis offers citizens an opportunity to examine the path Zimbabwe has traveled since independence. Zimbabwe needs to build a new democracy. Citizens must ask themselves whether they want to join the rat race towards self-enrichment of a few or work towards solutions that benefit all. That requires a new leadership that is totally accountable and dedicated to the people.

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Stress-Testing Liberia’s Democratic Resilience

[ISS] Over 1.6 million Liberians voted in twin parliamentary and presidential elections on 10 October, registering a record participation rate of 75.2%. Ten days later, Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) announced that former footballer Geor…

[ISS] Over 1.6 million Liberians voted in twin parliamentary and presidential elections on 10 October, registering a record participation rate of 75.2%. Ten days later, Liberia's National Elections Commission (NEC) announced that former footballer George Weah's Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) had scored 38.4% and outgoing vice president and ruling Unity Party (UP) standard bearer Joseph Boakai won 28.8% of the vote. Charles Brumskine of the Liberty Party (LP) came third with 9.6% of votes cast.

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Before an Education Plan Becomes a Missed Opportunity

[Guardian] Education may, at last, be receiving some attention in Nigeria. In Kaduna State, Governor Nasir El-Rufai is wielding the broom of his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), against teachers in a controversial proposal to sweep away an estim…

[Guardian] Education may, at last, be receiving some attention in Nigeria. In Kaduna State, Governor Nasir El-Rufai is wielding the broom of his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), against teachers in a controversial proposal to sweep away an estimated 22,000 of them who're apparently unfit for the vocation. The supply line for competent replacements on this scale is unclear. President Muhammadu Buhari's 2018 budget proposes N605.8 billion to education, with N435.1 billion for recurrent, N61.73 billion for capita

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Son of PDP Ex-Chairman Stabbed to Death By Wife

[Daily Trust] Bilyamin Muhammed Bello, son of a former People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chairman, Bello Haliru Mohammed, has allegedly been stabbed to death by his wife, Maryam Sanda.

[Daily Trust] Bilyamin Muhammed Bello, son of a former People's Democratic Party (PDP) chairman, Bello Haliru Mohammed, has allegedly been stabbed to death by his wife, Maryam Sanda.

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