Friday, January 20, 2017

Yahya Jammeh of Gambia finally agrees to step down for President Adama Barrow

Gambia’s new President, Adama Barrow, has announced that defiant Yahya Jammeh has agreed to finally step down.

"It’s been the honor of my life to serve you" - Obama signs off president’s official twitter account

President Barrack Obama has signed off the official twitter account of the President, @Potus ahead of inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States in less than three hours.

'Biafra for Trump' solidarity rally turns violent in Rivers, IPOB claims 11 killed (VIDEO)

Security forces on Friday reportedly opened fire on members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) during a rally in support of US in-coming President Donald Trump.

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Biafra members hold Trump inauguration rally in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Friday, 20th January, held a rally at Igweocha to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect of the United State of America, Mr Donald Trump.

Gambia's Jammeh asks for deadline extension to leave power

The Gambia’s strongman Yahya Jammeh has asked for an extension of deadline for him to leave power from midday until 4pm, government sources have said, as the leaders of Guinea and Mauritania arrived in the capital, Banjul, in a last-ditch diplomatic effort to get him to cede power.

Political uncertainty: Over 45,000 people have fled The Gambia - UN

Chaos at Banjul airport. Photo credit: Ruth Maclean

More than 45,000 people have fled a political crisis in The Gambia this month, the United Nations said Friday, as veteran leader Yahya Jammeh faced a midday deadline to leave office.

VIDEO: Meet Abimbola Alale, the woman taking Nigeria to space while raising 10 children

Meet Abimbola Alale, the CEO of Nigerian Communication Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT). She is the only female boss of a major satellite company in Africa. 

Her company operates in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Abimbola is also raising 10 children, nine of whom are adopted.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Pastor 'heals' woman's vagina problem with his 'holy shoe' (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Bloemfontein - A pastor has claimed he has cured a woman's 'vaginal warts' using just his shoe.

Cameroon cuts Internet in English-speaking regions

Cameroonian government has disabled Internet connections in the major towns of the English-speaking regions. This comes as the ongoing months-long strike by the Anglophone lawyers and teachers intensifies.

Educate girls, stop building mosques, Sanusi tells northerners

The Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II, on Thursday called on wealthy individuals in the North to use the wealth Allah blessed them with, not only in building mosques but to also educate girls and discourage their early marriage.

Gambia's Jammeh sacks remainder of his cabinet, to announce new ones

Gambia's strongman Yahya Jammeh on Thursday night devolved the remainder of his cabinet after mass resignations.

Troops halted, another mediation team expected in Gambia Friday

African troops were on Thursday night told to halt operation in The Gambia to give defiant Yahya Jammeh until Friday noon as another mediation team is expected in Banjul.

Troops enter Gambia to back Adama Barrow as president, remove Jammeh

Senegalese troops on Thursday entered The Gambia to back Adama Barrow as president as Yahya Jammeh refuses to stand down, army spokesman said.

UK congratulates Adama Barrow on his inauguration as Gambia's president

British foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, on Thursday congratulated Mr. Adama Barrow on his inauguration as Gambia's President, adding that former President Jammeh must now stand aside to allow an orderly transition.

Adama Barrow sworn in as Gambia's president

The Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow on Thursday took the oath of office at his country's embassy in neighbouring Senegal.

Jammeh’s wife, children reportedly flee Gambia

Photo credit: Ruth Maclean

Yahya Jammeh’s wife of 17 years, Zeinab Suma Jammeh, and his children have reportedly fled The Gambia as regional forces threatened to forcefully evict the 51-year-old from office.

Botswana becomes first African state to announce it no longer recognises Jammeh as Gambia's president

Botswana has become the first African country to announce that it no longer recognises Yahya Jammeh as The Gambia's president following his refusal to hand power after being defeated by Adama Barrow in elections on 1 December.

Gambia's Adama Barrow 'to be inaugurated in Senegal'

Gambia's president-elect Adama Barrow says he will be sworn in to office Thursday at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal, as his country's political crisis continues.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Gambia's President Jammeh refuses to leave office as deadline passes

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down despite efforts to persuade him to leave office ahead of a deadline set by Senegal.

Gambia army chief says troops will not fight intervention

Photo by SEYLLOU (AFP)

Gambia’s army chief said Wednesday he would not order his men to fight other African troops if they enter Gambian territory, speaking as Senegalese and other troops massed on his nation’s borders.

Ghana sends troops to Gambia to remove Jammeh

Ghana on Wednesday sent 205 combat troops to Gambia in an effort to force President Yahya Jammeh to accept electoral defeat and step down.

"Please step down, life is short": Jammeh's lawyer quits, begs president to leave power

President Yahya Jammeh's personal lawyer, Edward Gomez, has fled to neighbouring country Senegal and wrote a letter to the Gambian president to step aside in the interest of peace and love of his compatriots, adding that "life is short and everything comes to an end."

Gambia's Vice President resigns

Gambia's Vice President Isatou Njie-Saidy resigned on Wednesday, family sources told AFP.

Mauritanian president arrives Gambia to persuade Jammeh to step down

In what might be the latest mediation effort to persuade Jammeh to step down to defuse a political crisis, Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz arrived in Gambia on Wednesday to talk to President Yahya Jammeh, Gambian state TV said.

Keeping It Real With Adeola - 246 (Governor Owing 10 Months Salaries Demands Respect; Nigeria To Shut Down Abuja Int. Airport)

Keeping It Real With Adeola - 246
This week on Keeping It Real, a Nigerian governor demands respect from protesting students whose school was shut down due to 10 months of unpaid salaries.

Nigeria wants to close down the Abuja International Airport for 6 weeks in order to renovate the runway.

Senegal troops head for Gambia as Jammeh mandate expires

Photo by Seyllou Diallo (AFP)
Columns of Senegalese troops moved to the Gambian border on Wednesday, threatening military action against President Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to accept a December election defeat, military sources and residents of towns near the border said.

Gambia's minister for Higher Education resigns from Jammeh's government

The Gambia's minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology and Religious Affairs, Dr. Aboubacar Senghore, has resigned from President Yahya Jammeh's government.

Adorable PHOTOS: Obama and his children playing in the snow

With just two days left until Barack Obama leaves the White House, his official photographer has shared some intimate pictures of the US President.

Gambia’s Parliament extends defeated President Jammeh's term by 3 months

Gambia’s Parliament has voted to extend President Yahya Jammeh’s term in office for three months, even as his mandate was set to end Thursday, state television said Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

No voter ID, no sex - Kenyan lawmaker tells women

A Kenyan opposition MP has urged fellow women to impose a sex boycott until their men register to vote in August’s general election.

President Buhari regrets accidental bombing of IDP camp, condoles with families of the dead

President Muhammadu Buhari has received with deep sadness and regret, the accidental bombing of a civilian community in Rann, Borno State, by the Nigerian Air Force, engaged in the final phase of mopping up insurgents in the North-east.

Gambia's President Jammeh declares 90 days state of emergency

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared a 90-day state of emergency.

Nigerian warship heads for The Gambia

Nigeria’s newest warship, the NNS Unity, is sailing towards The Gambia ahead of possible military intervention over President Yahya Jammeh's refusal to accept election defeat and step down when his term expires on Thursday.

Nigerian jet mistakenly drops bomb on IDP camp, many feared dead

Several people are feared dead after a military plane mistakenly dropped a bomb inside the Rann IDP camp in Borno State.

My husband removed my womb without my consent, woman tells court

A housewife on Thursday asked an Ibadan Customary Court to dissolve her five-year-old marriage because her husband rendered her barren by conniving with doctors to remove her womb without her consent.

4 Ministers resign from Jammeh’s govt; West African countries preparing to invade Gambia

Gambia's ministers of finance, foreign affairs, trade and the environment have resigned from President Yahya Jammeh's government, state television said, as regional forces prepare to oust the veteran leader unless he steps down by Thursday.

Gambia’s Chief Justice pulls out of injunction to stop Barrow’s inauguration

Nigerian-born Gambia's Chief Justice, Emmanuel Oluwasegun Fagbenle, on Monday pulled out of hearing a bid by President Yahya Jammeh to halt the inauguration of president-elect Adama Barrow later this week, as the country's political crisis rumbles on.

Monday, January 16, 2017

"I can't serve under current circumstances" - Gambia's Foreign Affairs Minister resigns

Gambian Foreign Affairs Minister, Neneh Macdouall Gaye, on Monday resigned from the regime of President Yahya Jammeh and reportedly fled the country.

Zimbabwe arrest pastor for prophesying that Mugabe will die on October 17, 2017 (VIDEO)

A prominent pastor in Zimbabwe, Patrick Mugadza, was arrested on Monday after prophesying that President Robert Mugabe, 92, will die on October 17, 2017, police and the pastor’s lawyer said.

Dog bite kills Gambia President-elect Adama Barrow's 7-year-old son (PHOTOS)

Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow has lost his 7-year-old son, Habib Barrow, to dog bite.

Boko Haram bombs mosque at University of Maiduguri; Professor, 4 others killed (PHOTOS)

At least five people were killed in a suspected suicide bomb attack on a university campus in northeast Nigeria on Monday.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Gambia: I've filed injunction to stop Adama Barrow from being sworn in - Jammeh

Gambia's President Yahyah Jammeh on Sunday night announced on state radio and TV that he has filed an injunction to restrain President-elect Adama Barrow from being sworn in by the chief justice or any other party.

VIDEO: Gambia's Jammeh calls ECOWAS leader to provide him Judges

Following the failure of the mediation team to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to step down, the Gambian leader has telephoned ECOWAS Chairperson, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, to release judges to come to the country and "help resolve the crisis constitutionally."

Gambia’s Adama Barrow to stay in Senegal ‘until his inauguration’

Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow is in neighbouring Senegal and will remain there at the request of west African leaders until his planned inauguration this week, Senegalese sources said Sunday.

Ajimobi’s daughter labels protesting LAUTECH students “Generation of Mannerless Students”

As reactions continue to trail the outburst of Governor Abiola Ajimobi at a protest organized by students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technolgy, LAUTECH, the governor’s daughter has gotten involved in the controversy.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Nigeria invites #BringBackOurGirls members into Sambisa forest to search for Chibok girls

The Federal Government has invited members of the Bring Our Girls Back (BBOG) to a short trip in a military operational flight into Sambisa forest in search of the missing Chibok girls.

Live video of 12-year-old girl's suicide goes viral

Video of a 12-year-old US girl's suicide broadcast live has gone viral around the world, and local police say they're unable to do anything about it.

ECOWAS to take all necessary actions in Gambia to remove Jammeh

The Gambia’s political crisis dominated a Mali summit on Saturday as Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow appealed to west African leaders for help ending the impasse.

Gambian crisis takes centre stage at Mali summit, French president “intends to meet” Barrow

Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow was due to meet world leaders Saturday at a summit jointly hosted by France in Mali as the international community strives for an end to The Gambia’s political crisis.

Friday, January 13, 2017

VIDEO: "If you catch any Islamic jihadist kill him, pull off his neck" - Bishop Oyedepo

The founder and presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide International, David Oyedepo, has ordered his church members to kill any Boko Haram terrorist caught, saying "There is no reporting to anybody. Kill him! Pull off his neck! And we'll spill his blood on the ground. What nonsense."