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The legal huddle has been cleared for seventy-three-old Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, to seek a sixth term of office in 2021.

 

The Constitutional Court in Uganda upheld a constitutional amendment approved by parliament in December, to scrap a seventy-five-year presidential age limit.

 

Uganda formerly had a limit of two five-year presidential terms but that was removed by parliament in 2005 also in favour of the President Museveni.

 

Museveni has already been in power for more than thirty years, since he assumed office in 1986, but he remains silent on whether he would seek re-election.

The legal huddle has been cleared for seventy-three-old Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, to seek a sixth term of office in 2021.

 

The Constitutional Court in Uganda upheld a constitutional amendment approved by parliament in December, to scrap a seventy-five-year presidential age limit.

 

Uganda formerly had a limit of two five-year presidential terms but that was removed by parliament in 2005 also in favour of the President Museveni.

 

Museveni has already been in power for more than thirty years, since he assumed office in 1986, but he remains silent on whether he would seek re-election.

 

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 The war threats between the United States and Iran are intensifying, with the Chief of Army of the Islamic Republic daring President Donald Trump.

 

Major General Qassem Soleimani vowed that if President Trump started a war, the Islamic Republic would end it by destroying all that the US possessed.

 

The Commander of the Quds Force of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards was quoted in state media report saying it was his duty as a soldier to respond to threat by Trump.

 

The United States President in a spat with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, warned him never to threaten the United States or risk consequences, the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before.

 

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Some stakeholders in the civil society community in Nigeria have expressed concerns about the 2019 elections running into hitches due to the delay in approving the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

 

The CSO stakeholders under the umbrella of The Situation Room expressed their fears during a media briefing in Abuja, where they also presented a report on the recent governorship election in Ekiti State.

 

The Convener of The Situation Room, Clement Nwankwo observed that the delay of INEC’s budget could frustrate the conduct of the general elections.

 

Nwankwo urged the National Assembly to suspend its annual recess in order to consider the ‎supplementary budget for the general elections, which was presented to them by President Muhammadu Buhari.

 

Also speaking at the event; INEC National Commissioner in charge of the South West, Adedeji Shoyebi‎ reported that the Ekiti State governorship election was credible.

 

However; Shoyebi acknowledged the problem of vote buying and advocated such practice by politicians to be made a criminal offence.

 

That was INEC National Commissioner in charge of the South West, Adedeji Shoyebi.

 

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The Nigerian Army has approved a shakeup in the top hierarchy of its formations, with Major General Ahmed Dikko stepping in as the new Commander of the anti-insurgency operation in the North-East code-named Operation Lafiya Dole.

 

Major General Dikko is to be assisted by Brigadier-General A.O. Abdullahi and Brigadier General U.U. Bassey as Acting Commanders of Sectors Two and Three of Operation Lafiya Dole.

 

A statement released by the Director of Army Information, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu disclosed that Major General C.O. Ude was deployed to the Multinational Joint Task Force stationed at Ndjamen, Chad, as the Force Commander.

 

Also, Major General J. Sarham is to resume as General Officer Commanding Six Division of the Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt.

 

Major Generals E.B. Kabuk, M.S. Yusuf and B.A. Akinloye were also appointed as General Officers Commanding Eighty-Two, Eighty-One and Three Divisions of the Nigerian Army.

 

Furthermore; Major General L.E.O. Irabor was deployed the Defence Headquarters as Chief of Training and Operations, while Major General L.O. Adeosun takes over as Chief of Training and Operations at the Nigerian Army Headquarters.

 

The statement released by the Army spokesman, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu contained other names and posting, all of which are to take effect from 1st of August.

 

He said the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai approved the postings as part of efforts to reorganize the operations of the Nigerian Army in line with the vision of the current leadership.

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 Lawmakers on the platform of the All Progressives Congress who are expecting an automatic return ticket in the 2019 elections may be in for a big disappointment.

 

This was part of signals that emerged from a meeting between the National Working Committee of the APC and members of the APC Caucus in the House of Representatives.

 

The National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, who presided over the meeting, gave the impression that the party had no regret with those who defected to other parties.

 

After their private meeting; the APC lawmakers led by Femi Gbajabiamila from Lagos State, assured the leadership of the party of the commitment of their members.

 

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