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    World Jammeh Softens Position On Gambia's Political Crisis, Reopen Talk With Opposition

    President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia has partially softened his position not to step down, calling for forgiveness and reopened talks with coalition that won last month’s elections. Jammeh, 51, suffered a shocking defeat in the hands of real estate developer Adama Barrow, who is backed by seven...
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    World Yahaya Jammeh Shifts Buhari, ECOWAS' Visit To Friday

    The High Level ECOWAS mediation mission led by Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has pushed forward its visit to Banjul, the capital of Gambia, to Friday. This is at the instance of Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, a statement from the Presidency said. "In accepting to postpone the visit...
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    World 5 Nigerian Judges Hired By Jammeh To Shun Supreme Court Sitting

    Nigerian judges reportedly hired by Gambian dictator, Yahya Jammeh, to help him with election case won't be going to Banjul, The Gambian city for the Supreme Court sitting. A Nigerian and Gambian legal experts told AFP on Monday that although five Nigerian judges and one from Sierra Leone had...
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    Politics Gambia: Buhari To Host ECOWAS Leaders Tomorrow

    President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday host West African leaders on the political situation in The Gambia. Mr. Buhari in Abuja will performed his role as ECOWAS mandated mediator aimed at finding last solution to the political turmoil brewing in The Gambia after Yahya Jammeh refused to step...
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    Politics West African Leaders Will Take "Major Decision" On Yahya Jammeh Tomorrow - Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari has said that West African leaders, will take a “major decision” on the political impasse in The Gambia, at a meeting in Ghana on Saturday. This was revealed by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, on Friday. “A major decision on the impasse is expected to be taken at that...
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    World Gambia's Dictator, Yahya Jammeh Prepares For War, Hires Mercenaries

    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has hired mercenaries in preparation for war as he promised not to step down after losing last month's election. The West African group of nations Ecowas has threatened to oust Mr Jammeh by force if he does not step down when his mandate ends on 18 January. It...
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    World Gambia: 'I Am A Man Of Peace', Yahya Jammeh Lambasts ECOWAS Mediators

    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has hit out at regional mediators urging him to step down, saying he will not be intimidated. The West African regional bloc Ecowas had called on him to honour his initial pledge to accept electoral defeat. Mr Jammeh, who subsequently said the 1 December poll was...
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    World Gambia: I Will Not Step Down Unless... – Yahya Jammeh Vows

    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh said he would not step down and nobody can deprieve him of power except Almighty Allah. He also condemned mediation by West African regional bloc ECOWAS that aims to get him to leave power after he lost a Dec. 1 election to challenger Adama Barrow. The comments...
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    Politics ECOWAS Names President Buhari ‘Chief Mediator’ to Gambia

    The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS has appionted President Muhammadu Buhari and his Ghanaian counterpart, President John Mahama as Chief Mediator and Co-Mediator respectively in the Gambian political impasse. According to a communiqué presented at the end of the 50th...
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    Metro Biafra: Justice Binta Nyako Takes Over Nnamdi Kanu’s Case

    A new judge, Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja Federal High Court, has taken over the case filed by the Nigerian government against leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, made this known to newsmen on Friday. Justice Nyako has fixed...
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    World African Union Elections Inconclusive As Nigeria, 28 Others Abstain

    African Union leaders at a summit in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, yesterday failed to elect a replacement to South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The voting for a new chair for the African Union Commission was inconclusive as the results could not produce a two-thirds majority for any of the...
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    Politics Obasanjo Warns Buhari, Others

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday issued an important warning to President Muhammadu Buhari and other African Presidents. Hosting the newly appointed president of ECOWAS Commission, Marcel Alain de Souza, who led a four-man delegation to his residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun state...
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    World ECOWAS Court Fines Nigeria $3.3m For Apo Killings

    An Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) court, on Tuesday, ordered Nigeria to pay a fine of $3.3 million for the extra-judicial killing of eight persons in the Apo District of Abuja. The court mandated Nigeria to pay a sum of $200, 000 each to the family members of the persons...
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    Politics Stella Oduah Elected President Of ECOWAS Female Parliamentarians

    Senator Stella Oduah, lawmaker representing Anambra North Senatorial District and former Minister of Aviation, has been elected as the President of ECOWAS female parliamentarians. She made the announcement via her Twitter handle, @StellaOduah.
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    Politics ECOWAS Is Broke, Nigeria is Owing Over $600,000

    The President of the Economic Countries of West African States, ECOWAS, Mr Marcel De Souza, on Thursday, expressed frustration over the paucity of fund being experienced by the commission. De Souza, a Béninoise, was speaking in Abuja when he led a delegation from the commission to a courtesy...
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    Politics Biafra: Dismiss Nnamdi Kanu’s Case – FG Urges ECOWAS

    The Federal Government of Nigeria has told the ECOWAS community court sitting in Abuja to hands off a matter brought before it by the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, over his continued detention and trial. The government accused Kanu of threatening the...
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    World ECOWAS Commission Gets New President, Vice President, 7 Commissioners

    Outgoing President of the ECOWAS Commission, Amb. Kadré Ouedraogo, has officially handed over to his successor, Mr Marcel Alain de Souza of Republic of Benin following the completion of his four-year tenure. This formed part of activities of a handover ceremony for the incoming president and...
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    Politics Buhari Hosts Outgoing President of ECOWAS Commission [See Photos]

    President Mohammadu Buhari, today received the outgoing President of Economic Community of West Africa States, Ambassador Kadre Desire Ouedraogo, in the State house... See Photos:
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    Metro Nigeria, Other West African States Should Ban Full Face Veils – ECOWAS

    Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) leaders have been urged to ban the wearing of full-face veils by Muslim women as part of an effort to limit the growing number of Boko Haram female suicide bombings. ECOWAS President Kadre Desire Ouedraogo told Vanguard at the close of a...
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    World 7,436 Nigerians Entered Europe Through Back Doors In 2015 - EU

    The European Union Deputy head of Delegation to Nigeria and Ecowas said on Monday that 7,436 Nigerians crossed into Europe from Nigeria illegally in the second quarter of 2015. Young explained that the figure was the number of irregular migrants that were officially recorded by the EU Border...
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