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Nigeria’s Supreme Court has upheld the victories of Emmanuel Oduaghan and Rochas Okorocha, the governors of Delta and Imo States, in South-South and South-eastern Nigeria respectively.
Health authorities in Nigeria recently raised alarm about an outbreak of Lassa fever in at least 12 of Nigeria’s 36 states, with 40 deaths and hundreds of cases recorded so far.
The African Union-ECOWAS special envoy, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has praised the people of Senegal for their maturity shown during last Sunday’s presidential election.
The run up to the polls was marred by violence, which left some six persons dead.
Nigeria and Cameroon have signed an agreement on establishing a trans-border security committee to crack down on crimes along both countries’ land and maritime borders.
By Martins Martins/WADR Correspondent
“The vibration of the blasts shook most parts of the city,” is what an eyewitness near the church in Nigeria’s central city of Jos told West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR) about the suicide bomb blast at a church.
Hours to Sunday’s presidential election in Senegal, the African Union and ECOWAS special envoy, ex-Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo wants the opposition to abandon their rejection of incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade’s candidacy and allow the polls to go ahead, but some opposition leaders have rejected his “road map”.
Nigeria is trying to take measures to ensure transparency and accountability in the public service.
There are some who it can work in Africa’s most populous nation, but there are cynics who believe implementating a code of conduct in Nigeria is a far fetched dream.
Senegal’s autonomous National Elections Commission Chairman has pleaded with the visiting former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo to go beyond election observation, but mediate between the rival parties in the run up to Sunday’s presidential polls.
With tensions mounting and concerns of serious threat to Senegal’s long political stability looming, former Nigerian President Olasegun Obasanjo has arrived in the capital, Dakar as a Special envoy of the African Union and ECOWAS to observe Sunday’s presidential polls and what he called ''prevent what is preventable.''
Hours after Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara’s election as the new Chairman of the sub-regional bloc, ECOWAS, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for West Africa, Mr. Said Djinnit has ‘’reiterated the commitment of the United Nations to support the efforts of ECOWAS in addressing emerging threats to the stability of the sub-region.’’