Nigeria: Probe Campaign Spending By Saraki, Others, Serap Asks INEC

[Vanguard] Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), requesting him to “promptly, thoroughly and effectively investigate allegation that Senate President Bukola Saraki spent between N200m and N400m in every state, except the six South-West states, to influence the outcome of the 2015 elections for the All Progressives Congress (APC).”

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Nigeria: Atiku Condemns Buhari’s Alleged ‘Divisive’ Tendencies

[Guardian] Former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has described as unfortunate and condemnable the bid by President Muhammadu Buhari to introduce divisive strategies in the Nigerian polity as a means of realising his reelection ambition.

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America turns the screws on Iran

JUST IN TIME for Halloween, the waters around China are filling with ghosts. The Dino I, a Panama-flagged tanker, disappeared on October 13th outside Dalian, a big oil terminal. When it switched its transponder back on days later it was near Taiwan—and riding higher on the water.

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Malawi:Who Should Resign – Chilima or Mutharika or Both?

[Nyasa Times] At the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-led government has turned the screws on Vice-President Saulos Chilima – with backing from its sponsored groups -calling for his immediate resignation as he seeks to challenge President Peter Mutharika in the May 21 2019 presidential race, the matter has triggered debate with analysts and opposition giving mixed views.

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