Uneasy Gambians wait as ECOWAS heads meet with Jammeh, #Barrow

In The Gambia, the political crisis caused by President Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to accept results of the December 1 elections continued Tuesday, but none of the day’s developments appeared to bring the West African nation any closer to a resolution. A delegation of regional heads of state, including Nigerian President…

Nigeria: the missing gaps in the new budget

On December 22 2015, the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari presented his inaugural N6.08 trillion budget proposal to the joint session of the Nigerian National Assembly. For an administration which ascended to presidency on the change mantra, Nigerians were not surprised at the modestly reflationary budget geared towards the spluttering domestic…

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Will Buhari ban the veil?

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president stated on Wednesday during the country’s presidential media chat, that a ban on the hijab could be implemented due to the threat of Boko Haram. Female suicide bombers have been known to use their hijab to conceal bombs. “Hijab would have to be banned if suicide…

Has Nigeria “technically defeated” Boko Haram?

President Muhammadu Buhari announced that Nigeria has “technically won the war” against the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, reported the BBC. “Boko Haram, as an organized fighting force, we have dealt with them. Boko Haram cannot now march their forces and attack towns or attack military installations. Technically, we’ve won…

Nigerian Air Force refresh air campaign against Boko Haram

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) have re-started their air-strike campaign against the militant Islamist group Boko Haram. A statement released by the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Commodore Dele Alonge, stated that the strike missions, which were carried out by F-7NI and Alpha Jet fighter aircraft,…

Blast kills at least 47 in northern Nigeria

An explosion has killed at least 47 people in a crowded market in Borno state, northern Nigeria, officials said. A military source told Reuters news agency that as many as 52 people are believed to have been injured in the attack. BBC sources said that the explosion hit Jebo livestock…