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BREAKING: Finally, Gambia’s Jammeh ‘agrees to step down’

Mr. Jammeh is writing a statement to step down.

Donald Trump being sworn in as America's 45th President.

BREAKING: Donald Trump sworn-in as 45th U.S. President

“We will face challenges, we will confront hardships, but we will get the job done,” President Trump said in his inauguration speech.


LIVE UPDATE: Donald Trump assumes office as U.S. President

Mr. Trump takes over from President Barrack Obama.

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N300 million fraud: Trial of ex-NIMASA boss postponed to January 24

The court admitted them to a bail in the sum of N5 million each with two sureties each in like sum.

IDP bomb blast

IDP camp bombing: Death toll could be as many as 170 — MSF

MSF says it will investigate the claims.

Dapo Olorunyomi and Evelyn Okakwu after being released by the Nigerian Police

Outrage as PREMIUM TIMES journalists return to police station after arrests

Nigerians react in anger following the raid and arrests.


Gambia: ECOWAS troops halt advancement, give Jammeh till noon to leave country

Gambian soldiers refused to fight their ECOWAS counterparts on Thursday.

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Nigerian Police bow to pressure, release detained PREMIUM TIMES journalists

The journalists were released on bail.


Senegalese troops enter Gambia to remove Jammeh

The recognition of Mr. Barrow as the president of The Gambia marked the end of Mr. Jammeh’s 22-year reign.


Nigerian Police detain PREMIUM TIMES publisher, journalist on ‘orders from above’

Police raided the newspaper’s office before the arrests on Thursday.


IDP Camp bombing: Death toll hits 54

Five victims were treated and discharged on Thursday.

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Barrow sworn in as Gambian leader

Mr. Barrow demands loyalty from the country’s army.

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Nigerian Senate debates troops deployment to Gambia

Some lawmakers chastised President Buhari for not consulting the Senate before the deployment.

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta

How Nigerian Supreme Court judge accused of corruption paid me N313 million cash – Witness

The witness said the payment was for houses he built for the judge.

FILE PHOTO: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Economic Council Retreat


Buhari writes National Assembly, makes Osinbajo Acting President for third time

Mr. Osinbajo will act as Nigeria’s President from January 23 to February 6.

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Gambia: Jammeh’s lawyer flees, asks him to step down

President-elect Adama Barrow was scheduled to be inaugurated on Thursday.


IDP Camp Bombing: Sad, unfortunate, but not unique – Borno Governor

“As bad as the incident was, nobody tried to hide it, nobody tried to sweep it under the carpet,” the governor said.

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Nigerian govt confirms deployment of fighter jets, soldiers to Gambia

At least 200 Nigerian soldiers have arrived Senegal for the mission.


Senegal moves troops near Gambia as Jammeh remains defiant

Yahya Jammeh insists he will not quit as Gambia’s President.

IDP bomb blast

IDP Camp Bombing: UN, Red Cross, UNICEF, others react

The UN called on the Nigerian government to ensure a thorough probe of the attack.


IDP Camp Bombing: Ministers, service chiefs arrive Maiduguri

At least 52 persons were killed on Tuesday when an Air Force jet mistakenly targeted an IDP camp.

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Senate approves Buhari’s fiscal plans it once rejected as ’empty’

The Senate is prepared to consider the 2017 budget.

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Future starts tomorrow, President-elect Barrow tells Gambians

Mr. Barrow was scheduled to be sworn in as Gambian President on Thursday.


Judge adjourns sentencing of fuel subsidy convicts to January 26

The convicts defrauded the federal government of hundreds of millions of naira.


3 feared dead in fresh Southern Kaduna violence

The state government has imposed a 24-hour curfew in the affected local government.