Nigerian tribunal rejects bid to overturn Buhari’s election Sep 12, 2019 0 538 12345 ABUJA: A Nigerian election tribunal on Wednesday rejected a bid by the main opposition candidate to overturn the February presidential election. The widely expected defeat for opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar means there is no further challenge to President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election. The 76-year-old former military ruler first took office as an elected leader in 2015. The tribunal rejected all three of Atiku’s claims: that the election was marred by irregularities, that he received more votes than Buhari and that the president did not have a secondary school certificate. (Reuters) RELATED ARTICLES UN officials link US, Syrian & Russian forces to war crimes Sep 12, 2019 0 242 Mugabe’s body arrives home in a divided Zimbabwe Sep 12, 2019 0 1238 Netanyahu’s West Bank annexation pledge faces widespread condemnation Sep 12, 2019 0 272 Iran denounces ‘US-Israeli plot’ over N-programme Reuters VIENNA Iran has denounced a “US-Israeli plot” to put pressure on the UN nuclear watchdog, after the IAEA called in recent days for more cooperation from Tehran following what diplomats say was the detection of .. Hundreds of displaced children died at Syria’s Al-Hol camp: UN Geneva: At least 390 children have died this year amid the inhumane conditions of the Syrian Al-Hol refugee camp, where 11,000 family members of foreign Islamic State fighters are housed, UN rights investigators .. ‘You will never break our will’, Palestinians say to Netanyahu West Bank: Palestinians tilling the fertile Jordan Valley said on Wednesday they have been rooted for generations to the West Bank land that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to annex, and they vowed never .. Israel strikes Hamas after new Gaza rocket fire: Army AFP Jerusalem Several rockets were fired Wednesday from the Gaza Strip at Israel, which responded by striking Hamas military positions in the enclave, the Israeli army said. The afternoon exchange came a day after .. Sudan’s ruling council, rebel leaders agree on peace talks roadmap JUBA: Sudan’s ruling council and rebel leaders have agreed on a roadmap for peace talks that are expected to begin in October and last about two months, officials from both sides said on Wednesday. The council, a .. S Sudan rivals to keep to deadline for unity govt Juba: South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar on Wednesday vowed to stick to a November deadline for creating a long-delayed power-sharing government, during a rare meeting in the capital Juba. .. China envoy raps Germany over meeting with HK activist BERLIN: A meeting between Germany’s foreign minister and Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong will damage its relations with China, Beijing’s ambassador to Berlin said on Wednesday in an unusually direct verbal attack on an .. Kim supervised test of ‘super-large’ rocket launcher: N Korea Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un personally supervised the test-firing of a “super-large” rocket launcher, state media reported on Wednesday. Kim “gave field guidance to the test-fire of [a] super-large ..