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Senate approves 45 ambassadorial nominees, rejects 2

The Nigeria n Senate has approved the nomination of 45 out of 47 non-career ambassadorial nominees presented for  approval by President Muhammadu Buhari in January. The unlucky nominees were rejected on Wednesday, based on the report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. They include the 82 year old Justice Sylvanus Nsofor

$11 million missing from Gambian treasury

Following the departure of the long term president of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, an official of the country has said more than $11 million was missing from the country’s  treasury ,. Mr. Jammeh left the country on Saturday for Guinea to begin his exile after initially refusing to cede power to

Troops enter Gambia, as Barrow is Sworn-in

•Nigeria’s fighter jets ready to strike •Troops ready for action. Senegalese troops have entered The Gambia to ensure Adama Barrow assumes power as the country’s new president, a Senegalese army spokesman has said. Nigeria’s fighter jets have, meanwhile, been flying over The Gambia as West African regional forces continue to flex their muscles

Gambian Army abandons Jammeh

Gambia’s army chief Ousman Badjie said he would not order his men to fight other African troops if they enter Gambian territory. He spoke Wednesday as Senegalese and other troops massed on his nation’s borders. The Senegalese troops backed by Nigerian Air Force and other African troops were on standby to move

NAF prepares for war, deploys 200 troops to Senegal ahead of Barrow’s inauguration

...Jude Johnson  The Nigerian military has mobilised troops ahead of Gambia President-elect Adama Barrow's inauguration. The military's move in deploying troops is in readiness to enforce a power transition between President Yahya Jammeh and Barrow. Global Sentinel gathered that the Nigerian military moved into Senegal in  preparation in case the incumbent president carries