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.

Prof. Wole Soyinka condemns Buhari, El Rufai's handling of Southern Kaduna killings

Emma Ujah, (Vanguard) - Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has condemned the manner President Muhammadu Buhari and Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el Rufai, handled the mass killings in Southern Kaduna.

Nigerian dentist, Dr. Oluwatoyin Solarin, dupes US Medicaid

Bukola Adebayo, (Punch) - A Nigeria dentist, Dr. Oluwatoyin Solarin, has pleaded guilty to committing health care fraud in the United States.

Malabu scandal: Jonathan and Diezani shared $466m bribe, named in Italian probe involving oil giants ENI and Shell

Staff, (Vanguard) - Nigeria's former president Goodluck Jonathan and his oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke received kickbacks as part of a $1.3 billion deal involving oil giants ENI and Shell, Italian prosecutors have said.