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November 16, 2017 4:12 PM Anambra guber: What Buhari told me about Saturday’s poll – Ohanaeze President, Nwodo

He said, “I have made representations to the President who has assured me that the elections will be free and fair. “Ohaneze notes with satisfaction the resolve of the people of Anambra State and all the political parties in Anambra state to turn out for the elections. Not to do so would be a disservice to Anambra State and Ndigbo.” President Buhari 16

November 2, 2017 5:48 PM Anambra guber poll: Police arrest IPOB members

Operatives attached to Anambra State Police Command on Thursday raided a printing press in Onitsha and recovered thousands of pamphlets printed by the outlawed indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, members. CP Garba Baba Umar, Commissioner of Police, said the IPOB members were planning to distribute same to the public in order to cause apprehension and prevent 30

November 1, 2017 12:43 PM Anambra guber: Monarch threatens to unleash gods against APC

A traditional ruler in Anambra state, Ogirisi Igbo Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka, has threatened to unleash a traditional deity, Ogirisi against the All Progressives Congress, APC, if they attempt to rig the November 18 Anambra governorship election. Ezeonwuka issued the threat while reacting to APC’s boast that the party will unseat the APGA government 19

November 1, 2017 3:27 AM Ekwueme collapses at home, admitted in Enugu hospital

Second republic Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, has collapsed and is currently at the Intensive Care Unit of Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery, by Penok petrol station in Trans-Ekulu, Enugu State. The PUNCH learnt on Tuesday night that Ekwueme collapsed around 2am last Saturday, at his residence in Independence Layout, Enugu. The development comes barely 18

October 31, 2017 11:33 PM Anambra poll: What Nwoye has going for him

OF all the candidates that would contest the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State, the candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Tony Nwoye stands out. Apart from being the youngest candidate among the major political parties (he is 43 years), Nwoye had garnered enough political experience which, perhaps, is what had propelled his ambition 27

October 31, 2017 3:13 PM Catalonia pushes for independence from Spain: What to know

Spanish prosecutors on Monday said they are seeking charges against the ousted Catalonia Cabinet – days after Spain took over the semi-autonomous region that declared itself independent. Spain imposed direct control of Catalonia on Friday after its parliament declared independence. The country invoked a never-before used constitutional amendment to take control 62

October 30, 2017 6:36 PM Uhuru Kenyatta wins Kenyan election with 98% in flawed re-run

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Monday declared victor of the country’s deeply divisive elections, taking 98 percent of the ballots cast in a poll boycotted by his rival Raila Odinga, sparking fears of further violence in flashpoint opposition strongholds. Despite his crushing win, the turnout of just 38.8 percent among 19.6 million registered 16

October 30, 2017 4:20 PM Kenyan President Kenyatta Declared Winner In Repeat Poll

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared winner of the controversial October 26 repeat election. The Daily Nation reports that the chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Wafula Chebukati, on Monday declared the results of the poll free, fair, and credible. According to the electoral commission, Mr. Kenyatta won the repeat 21

October 30, 2017 1:57 PM Spain pushing for rebellion charges against ousted Catalan leaders

Spain's state prosecutor said Monday that he would seek charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement against members of Catalonia's ousted secessionist government, pushing the crisis over the region's independence declaration into an uncertain new phase. Chief prosecutor Jose Manuel Maza said he would ask judges for preventive measures against the politicians 22

October 29, 2017 7:34 PM Mass march for unity after Catalan independence move

Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards rallied in Catalonia’s capital Barcelona Sunday, waving national and European flags and chanting “Viva Espana!” to denounce regional lawmakers’ vote to sever the region from Spain. Crowds of protesters swarmed, singing and clapping, through Barcelona’s streets in a sea of red-and-yellow Spanish flags, brandishing placards 26