Tinubu's plane flew The Gambia's sit-tight ruler, Yahya Jammeh, into exile – Reports

Staff, (Punch) - The Gambia’s sit-tight ruler, Yahya Jammeh, reportedly flew out of the country he ruled for 22 years into exile on a plane owned by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress,Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.


Son of Nigerian diplomat jailed for life for rape and murder of prostitute in Scotland

Staff, (NAN) - Nigerian top immigration official's son, Bala Chinda, has been jailed for raping and murdering a compatriot high-class escort at a flat in Aberdeen, Scotland. He was jailed for 26 years for the murder and rape of Nigerian Jessica McGraa, who kept secret her double life as a prostitute.

Man fails to declare $310,000 at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, forfeits cash

Eniola Akinkuotu, (Punch) - For failing to declare $310,500 to the authorities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, a traveller, Efosa Eriamiantoe, has been asked to forfeit the sum to the Federal Government.

Adama Barrow sworn in as Gambian president, demands army loyalty

Staff, (Guardian) - Gambia’s new president Adama Barrow took the oath of office in the country’s embassy in Senegal on Thursday. Barrow, 51, was sworn in days after seeking shelter in Dakar, with Jammeh still refusing to stand down after losing a December election despite international pressure.

West Africa's War for Democracy: Nigerian troops and warship head for Gambia to sack Jammeh

Staff, (Punch) - Nigeria soldiers will, on Wednesday (today), arrive at a base of the Economic Community of West African States troops in Senegal to ensure that President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia steps down on Thursday, January 19.

Military air strike on Borno IDP camp, kills 52 aid workers and refugees

AFP, (Vanguard) - At least 52 aid workers and civilians were killed on Tuesday when an air force jet accidentally bombed a camp in northeast Nigeria instead of Boko Haram militants, medical charity MSF said.

Dangote sets up truck assembly plant in Lagos, creates 3,000 jobs

Victor Ahiuma-Young, (Vanguard) - Africa’s richest man and foremost entrepreneur, Aliko Dangote, is setting up a $100 million vehicle assembly plant in Lagos, to tap the opportunity provided by the scarcity of forex and help tackle employment crisis in the country.

Top politicians hijack, fight over Buhari's N5,000 cash for the poor

Staff, (Punch) - The hope of the poorest and most vulnerable to experience a change in their standard of living since the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari in May 2015 may have been dashed, following an alleged hijack of the Federal Government's monthly stipend meant for them.

Changes at Redeemed Church: Obazee vowed to remove Adeboye – RCCG

Staff, (Vanguard) - THE Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, yesterday, said the sacked Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRCN, Mr. Jim Obazee, had vowed to remove the General Overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.