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GHANA’S VIRILE DEMOCRACY AND THE LESSONS FOR WEST AFRICA

By Paddy Ezeala     The presidential and parliamentary elections in Ghana have been won and lost against the backdrop of the rising profile of the country’s democracy. Mr. Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been sworn in as the 5th President of Ghana since ...

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Clarification: President Gave no ‘Orders’ on Use of National ID Cards for 2019 Polls

Our attention has been drawn to some misleading newspaper reports today claiming that the President gave “orders” that national identity cards be used in the 2019 elections. For the avoidance of any doubt, the President has made no such order and the Vice President’s speech (delivered yesterday by the Deputy Chief ...

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APC to security agents: Help! Wike stockpiling arms for Rivers rerun

The All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday, alerted security agencies on reports of a massive arms build-up by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in the build up to the December 10 legislative re-run elections in the South-South state. A statement by the National Secretary, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, said ...

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Obasanjo Gives Condition to Support New Mega Party

  The formation of a new political party by aggrieved members of the PDP and the APC has suffered a challenge as they seek the support of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The proposed mega party by some aggrieved opposition politicians of major political parties in the country may already have ...

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AS GHANAIANS GO TO THE POLLS

Ghanaians are going to the polls this week on Wednesday, December 7 to elect a new president or re-elect John Dramani Mahama for a second term excluding his completion of the term of John Attah Mills who died in office in 2012. Parliamentarians would also be elected. 15. 7 million ...

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Ondo Election: Again Jimoh Ibrahim loses appeal at Supreme Court

It was another victory for the factional Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against Eyitayo Jegede, as the highest court in the land, the Supreme Court in Abuja struck out the interlocutory appeals filed by Jimoh Ibrahim, a factional candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against him. The leading ...

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Ondo Election: Appeal Court Declares Eyitayo Jegede PDP Candidate

A final verdict has been given by the appeal court, declaring Mr Eyitayo Jegede, as the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP), political candidate for the Ondo governorship election holding on November 26, 2016. In a lead judgement by Justice Ibrahim Saulawa, he confirmed that the lower court erred when it replaced Eyitayo Jegede ...

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Buhari Holds Talks With APC Governors

President, Muhammadu Buhari         President, Muhammadu Buhari is holding meeting with the progressive governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital. According to Channels Television details of the meeting have not been made known to journalists at the time ...

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Police, DSS to INEC: To avoid bloodshed, postpone Edo election

        The Nigeria Police and Department of State Services on Wednesday called on Independent Electroal Commission (INEC) to  postponement of the date of the election in Edo State in order to enable security agencies deal decisively with the envisaged terrorist threats. This is contained in a joint ...

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