Campus siege nears end as Hong Kong gears up for election

A Hong Kong university campus under siege for more than a week was a deserted wasteland on Saturday, with a handful of protesters holed up in hidden refuges across the trashed grounds, as the city’s focus turned to local elections. The siege neared its end as some protesters at Polytechnic University on the Kowloon peninsula desperately sought a way out and others vowed not to surrender, days after some of the worst violence since anti-government demonstrations escalated in June, reports Reuters. “If they storm in, there are a lot of…

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Appeal Court upholds Sanwo-Olu’s election

The Court of Appeal in Lagos on Saturday dismissed an appeal filed by the Labour Party challenging the judgment of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which affirmed the election of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the Governor of Lagos State. According to a statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, the appeal court, in a unanimous decision, held that the appeal lodged by Labour Party lacked merit. The Labour Party and its governorship candidate, Mr Ifagbemi Awamaridi, had appealed the judgment of Election Petition Tribunal delivered on September…

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Court of Appeal affirms Senator Ekweremadu’s election

The Court of Appeal, Enugu Division on Tuesday affirmed the election of Sen. Ike Ekweremadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 Senatorial election for Enugu West zone. In a unanimous judgment delivered by the panel chaired by Justice I.M. Salawu, the court dismissed the appeal filed by Mrs Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for lacking in merit. The court held that the appellants failed to prove allegations of non-compliance to the Electoral Act and as such were not entitled to the reliefs sought.…

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Canada’s Trudeau clings to power, loses some of his luster

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held on to his job in Monday’s election, securing his spot as one of the world’s few high-profile progressive leaders, but tarnished by scandal and with his power diminished. The man former U.S. President Barack Obama privately anointed as a successor in global diplomacy survived a blackface scandal and the disclosure that he sought to interfere with a federal corruption prosecution, but just barely. Trudeau’s Liberals, who won power four years ago with a strong parliamentary majority, were projected by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp to…

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Canada’s Trudeau clings to power, loses some of his luster

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held on to his job in Monday’s election, securing his spot as one of the world’s few high-profile progressive leaders, but tarnished by scandal and with his power diminished. The man former U.S. President Barack Obama privately anointed as a successor in global diplomacy survived a blackface scandal and the disclosure that he sought to interfere with a federal corruption prosecution, but just barely. Trudeau’s Liberals, who won power four years ago with a strong parliamentary majority, were projected by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp to…

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Election: Canada’s Trudeau vows to cut cellphone bills

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised on Sunday to reduce cellphone bills by 25% if his Liberals are re-elected next month and warned major providers he could force them to take action. Affordability is a key issue ahead of the October 21 election and Trudeau said Canadians paid among the highest wireless bills in the Group of Seven industrialized nations. “Canadians shouldn’t have to choose between having a cellphone and heating their homes,” he told a news conference in the Ontario city of Brampton, saying the average Canadian family of…

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Election: Canada’s Trudeau vows to cut cellphone bills

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised on Sunday to reduce cellphone bills by 25% if his Liberals are re-elected next month and warned major providers he could force them to take action. Affordability is a key issue ahead of the October 21 election and Trudeau said Canadians paid among the highest wireless bills in the Group of Seven industrialized nations. “Canadians shouldn’t have to choose between having a cellphone and heating their homes,” he told a news conference in the Ontario city of Brampton, saying the average Canadian family of…

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Election: Canada’s Trudeau vows to cut cellphone bills

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised on Sunday to reduce cellphone bills by 25% if his Liberals are re-elected next month and warned major providers he could force them to take action. Affordability is a key issue ahead of the October 21 election and Trudeau said Canadians paid among the highest wireless bills in the Group of Seven industrialized nations. “Canadians shouldn’t have to choose between having a cellphone and heating their homes,” he told a news conference in the Ontario city of Brampton, saying the average Canadian family of…

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Bayelsa guber: KDI calls for peace during election

*Gives out a toll free number Pauline Onyibe, Yenagoa Ahead of the Bayelsa State 2019 governorship election scheduled to hold on November 16, a nongovernmental organisation known as KINPACT DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (KDI) has called on all the relevant stakeholders involved to work towards maintaining a peaceful atmosphere during the election. KDI also gave out a toll free number 08000001000 to the public to report any incidence of violence in their immediate communities during the election. In a press conference at the weekend in Yenagoa, Bukola Idowu, the Executive Director of…

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Election petitions: Play by the rules or face consequences –DSS

Dss operatives

The Department of State Services (DSS) has advised political parties and candidates before the election petition tribunals, to abide by the rule of law while the hearings of the electoral disputes last.   The DSS, however, warned that the full weight of the law will be brought to bear on anyone or group found to engage in acts that offend the due process of law. The Service handed down the warning yesterday in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Mr. Peter Afunanya.   According to the secret police, the…

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