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Nigeria’s ruling party wins election in key oil state

Yenagoa, Nigeria | AFP |  Nigeria’s ruling party on Monday won the key oil-rich state of Bayelsa, the electoral body said, a sign of President Muhammadu Buhari’s growing influence in opposition strongholds. Forty-five candidates had taken part in the gubernatorial election on Saturday which was marred by sporadic violence, including killings, …

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Quest for joint Opposition candidate dominates DP block retreat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The need for a joint opposition candidate dominated the DP block retreat that ended yesterday in Kalangala District. The Block is an alliance comprising the Democratic Party, People’s Development Party-PDP and the Social Democratic Party. The group which has been in a retreat at …

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Questions over Mao, Bwanika coalition

Abed Bwanika is a mainstay on the Uganda presidential election ballot and 2021 will be no exception. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | What motivates him in spite of failing to score even 1% of the vote is unknown. However the three time presidential candidate with his party, People’s Development …

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Buhari scores first gains as concerns mount over Nigeria vote

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari scored early gains on Monday in his bid for re-election after dozens died in weekend violence and monitors voiced concern about polling-day problems. The 76-year-old candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party won 57 percent of the vote in the southwestern state of Ekiti, …

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