Africa Political News
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after refusing to hand power to opposition leader Adama Barrow, who won an election last month.
Jammeh’s defiance has sent the tiny West African country into crisis. As well as the defections from the government, hundreds of Gambians have fled abroad, fearing violence.
Sadly, the political leadership at all levels in Nigeria is made up of people who are not properly trained and ill prepared for leadership positions and who do not understand the importance of their roles.
Khaled Ali, a leading human rights lawyers said, “It is Egyptian land and cannot be given up according to the Egyptian constitution.”
Gen Tukur Buratai said due to the firepower of Nigerian troops which the Boko Haram leader could not withstand, Abubakar Shekau moved to another location
Relatives of King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa have also rejected a declaration by a courtier last week that his successor should be the king’s nephew, who now lives in a modest house in England.
Obama administration’s preliminary decision to ease sanctions on Sudan came with approval of the Trump administration and after months of secret meetings.
Nigerian society is corrupt. The NPF is a product of a corrupt society and system. The Police Service Commission and other law enforcement agencies have been corrupted by politicians and hard criminals like Fatodu.
The violence focused attention on President Buhari, an ex-military ruler who vowed to restore order in Nigeria when he came to power in May 2015.
Yahya Jammeh, whose authoritarian rule began with a 1994 coup, lost the Dec. 1 election to Adama Barrow by a slim margin.
Suicide bombings are common in Nigeria’s northeast, the centre of a bloody campaign by Boko Haram to create an Islamic state. Madagali was hit last month.
Nigerian house of representative member Mohammed Zorro introduced the asylum, saying it is in the best interest of Nigeria to ensure peace in Gambia.
Nevertheless, one may need to sympathise with President Buhari for his long persecution by religious bigots despite being surrounded by Pastors.
“It is no longer a discussion in the ANC whether a woman can take a high leadership position or not,” South African President Jacob Zuma said.
Taiwan urged Nigeria to reconsider, saying: “The foreign ministry seriously objects and condemns the unreasonable actions by the Nigerian government.”
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara named a new and smaller government team on Wednesday, with few changes to top positions, according to a statement read on state-owned television.
All Progressives Congress welcomed development in Senate, which has led to the replacement of the Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume with Senator Ahmed Lawan.
IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu and his co-accused, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuis, are facing an amended 11-count charge against them.
Buhari administration will continue to swing too far in the opposite direction of change: no standards, no structure, no agenda, no vision, safe self-embellishment.