Wednesday , January 24 2018

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Obasanjo attacks Buhari,Apc asks president not to run in 2019

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday, in a blistering and excoriating 13-page statement, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019. Mr. Obasanjo, in a special press statement entitled, “The Way Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement” said Mr Buhari has performed far below …

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Reekado Banks manager is reportedly held at police station

Reekado Banks’s manager, is held at a Police Station in Lagos due to a disagreement over the singer’s failure to show up at a wedding reception, according to reports. Linda Ikeji reports that Reeky’s manager and brother, Solomon Temioluwa Seth, popularly known as Temi, is at the Ogba Police Area Command …

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GAMBIA: JAMMEH’S MOM AND A FEMALE STEWARD ARE DUE IN BANJUL!

As dictator Yahya Jammeh is increasingly isolated and getting lonelier by the day in Equatorial Guinea, family sources have it that his own mom Asombi Bojang, has also communicated to Jammeh her intention of returning to the Gambia not in the too distant future, the FREEDOM NEWSPAPER can reveal. The …

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Nigerian scientist Dr Tolullah Oni shines at World Economic Forum 2018

Dr Tolullah Oni will be giving five presentations on approaches to infectious disease prevention, urban health, healthy ageing, and precision health at this year’s World Economic Forum annual meeting. The annual event, held from 23-26 January 2018 brings together business leaders, international political leaders, economists, and journalists to Davos, the …

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Ex-President’s Bodyguard, Commander Detained At Yundum Barracks

Brigadier General Umpa Mendy and Brigadier General Ansumana Tamba, who fled with former President Jammeh to Equatorial Guinea, were arrested and detained at the Yundum Barrack since Sunday, 21st January 2018, around the hours of 12 noon, military sources can confirm. Sources indicate that Gens. Mendy and Tamba with a former …

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Egypt presidential hopeful Sami Anan halts campaign after arrest

The former head of Egypt’s armed forces, Sami Anan, has suspended his run for the country’s presidency, a campaign spokesperson has confirmed. The decision comes only hours after the Supreme Committee of the Armed Forces (SCAF) in Egypt arrested Anan on accusations he had committed violations that “warrant official investigation”. …

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RIP: Hugh Masekela’s train comes to a halt

South African jazz legend Hugh Ramopolo Masekela has died, aged 78. Masekela lost his battle with prostate cancer, for which he had been treated since 2008. In October, he cancelled a scheduled performance at the Hugh Masekela Heritage Festivalin Rockville, Soweto to dedicate himself to battling the disease and called on all …

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2 South African Policemen Arrested For Killing Nigerian

The Nigerian Mission in South Africans says indigenes responsible for the violent attack on Nigerians in Durban and other areas have been apprehended and arraigned in South African Court on Monday, Jan. 22. The Nigeria Consul General in Johannesburg, South Africa, Mr Godwin Adama, disclosed this in a statement made …

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Jammeh made people take his bogus HIV cure

The Gambia’s former leader, Yahya Jammeh, who left the country a year ago after two decades in power, has been accused of many crimes. But one of the strangest was forcing thousands of people with HIV to undergo treatment with a concoction of herbs he had invented himself. An unknown …

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I’m disappointed in Buhari – Falae

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Chief Olu Falae, on Monday expressed disappointment over continued silence of President Muhammadu Buhari on incessant attacks by Fulani herdsmen on farmers in the country. Falae’s farm, located at Ilado Community in Akure North Local Government area of Ondo State, was …

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THE OTHER SIDE OF PRESIDENT GEORGE WEAH THAT WILL INTEREST YOU

George Weah, Liberia’s newly elected president and former soccer star is a dynamic person.  He used his lack of education as a catalyst to climb higher; he returned to school and earned a bachelors and master’s degree to further his political aspirations. Now, as he has been sworn-in to take …

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GAMBIA: PRESIDENT BARROW DOESN’T TRUST THE GAMBIAN ARMY-MA BAH

Gambia’s former Interior Minister Momodou Lamin Bah AKA MA Bah has described what he calls “the current mistrust between President Adama Barrow and the Gambian military, as rather sad and very unfortunate.” Mr. Bah, speaking in an exclusive interview with Freedom Radio Gambia said it is his fervent belief that …

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Olamide Calls For End To Drug Abuse

Nigerian musician Olamide Adedeji aka Baddo, has called for an end to drug abuse following criticism currently trailing his song ‘science student’. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the song with the hastag #Sciencestudent is a Young John and BBanks produced track released by Olamide in 2018 after …

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President Weah to Strengthen Ties with European Union

Despite the long-standing bilateral relationship between Liberia and the USA, which goes as back as the 1820’s, and the country’s support for the one-China policy, there are indications that President George Weah may encourage improved ties with the European Union to get more financial and technical support. On Monday, January …

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Tribute to Sir Femi Peters, Gambia’s Malcom X

The ability to feel sympathy for each other is one of the most beautiful traits that we possess as human being. The human condition is one of fundamental isolation. When we reach out and share our sympathies with another human being in pain, we are offering a great benevolence to …

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Civil Society Organizations Call For “The Gambia We Want”

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) convened a major national conference of stakeholders in the Non-State Sector, on Friday 19th January 2018 at the TANGO Conference Hall. The event was meant to reposition and refocus Gambian Civil Society for Effective Participation in Building The New Gambia and to set the stage for a …

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