Tag: Gambia

Nigeria, Gambia sign MoU to tackle insurgency

A Memorandum of understanding between the Governments of Nigeria and the Gambia on Military Cooperations has been signed to tackle insurgency. The Special Assistance to the Minister of Defence, Mohammed Abdulkadri, in a statement on Friday, in Abuja that the common threats of insecurities were to be jointly tackled. Abdulkadiri[Read More…]

CBN agrees to mint Gambian currency

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has agreed in principle to mint The Gambian Dalasi. CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, agreed to the currency minting proposal from the Governor of the Central Bank of the Gambia, Mr. Buah Saidy, who led a delegation to visit him on Tuesday. Emefiele said[Read More…]

Gambia’s President Adama Barrow in isolation as Vice President tests positive for COVID-19

Gambian President Adama Barrow has gone into self-isolation after Vice President Isatou Touray tested positive for COVID-19. “The Office of the President informs the public that Her Excellency, the Vice President, Dr. Isatou Touray, has been tested positive of COVID-19. Consequently, the President, Adama Barrow, will be on self-isolation with[Read More…]

ECOWAS Military intervention has led to Improved security in Cote D’Ivoire and Gambia

Cote D’Ivoire and Gambia has said that security situation in their countries has improves through the help of multiple security operations and ECOWAS military intervention in Gambia. The countries disclosed this while giving their situation reports at the Second Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament held in Abuja. Hon. Muhamed[Read More…]

Confirmed – How Disgraced Yahya Jammeh of Gambia Used Nigeria’s Bola Tinubu’s Plane

The curtain fell on the 22-year-reign of The Gambia strongman Yahya Jammeh Saturday night when Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s leased Falcon 900 flew Jammeh and his family from the capital Banjul into exile. Jammeh, his wife Zainab, mother and son Mohammed all wore mournful looks as they were being ferried out[Read More…]

US Warns Citizens Against Visiting Gambia

The United States on Saturday warned its citizens against visiting the tourist destination of Gambia. It told those there to conside leaving the country, citing the risk of unrest as President Yahya Jammeh digs in despite losing an election. “The US Department of State warns US citizens against travel to[Read More…]

Jammeh Led Crisis Takes A New Dimension, Gambia’s Electoral Commission Head Flees Country

The Chairman of the Gambian Electoral Commission has fled the country following threats to his life, his nephew said on Tuesday. Alieu Momar Njai had declared Adama Barrow the winner of the Dec. 1 presidential election, but President Yahya Jammeh has refused to relinquish power, challenging the election results in[Read More…]

Buhari Lacks Moral Right To Intervene In Gambia Elections – Ayodele Fayose Says

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s involvement in the meeting to persuade Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, to concede defeat as an aberration. He said Buhari lacked the moral right to preach obedience to democratic principles because free and fair elections no longer exists under his administration.[Read More…]

Ahead of Handover of Power, Gambian Opposition Leaders Freed

The leader of the Gambia’s main opposition party has been released on bail along with 18 other political prisoners following an election that unseated one of Africa’s most autocratic leaders after 22 years of rule. A courtroom packed with supporters cheered and stood to sing the national anthem as Ousainou[Read More…]

Breaking: Gambia’s Jammeh Concedes Defeat, Electoral Commission Says #GambiaDecides

The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh is about to concede defeat, the electoral commission chairman has told the BBC. Mr Jammeh, who has been in power for 22 years, faced estate agent Adama Barrow in Thursday’s election. Electoral commission chief Alieu Momar Njie said it was unprecedented for a Gambian head[Read More…]