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Gambian President Gets New Title

Gambian President Gets New Title

The Gambia’s long-serving President Yahya Jammeh has had the title of Babili Mansa added to his name. The Mandika-language phrase can be translated as “chief bridge builder” or “conqueror of rivers.” A statement from the presidency said Jammeh should now be known as “His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa.” He

President Jonathan Congratulates Cameron

President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated David Cameron, United Kingdom Prime Minister and the Conservative Party on their victory in the country’s general elections. In a statement released on Friday, Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity quoted the presidePresidentnt as giving assurance that Cameron and the Conservative Party have the best

Covenant University VC urges Buhari to invest in ICT

Charles Ayo, vice chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, has advised Muhammadu Buhari, the President-elect of Nigeria, to invest in Information and Communications Technology, ICT infrastructure and manpower training at all levels in order to improve education in Nigeria. This, he said, at the 2015 Hayford Alile Foundation annual lecture held at the Julius

NGE Re-elects Femi Adesina as President:

Femi Adesina, president of Nigeria Guild of Editors has been re-elected as president of the body for another two years. Adesina and other members of his former executive, with the exception of Victoria Ibanga, who was newly elected for the office of general secretary. She defeated Mustapha Isah, who was on the executive until afternoon

Venezuelan Legislators Grant Decree Powers To President

Venezuelan National Assembly has granted President Nicolas Maduro the power to govern by decree until December 31, 2015. The president requested the approval of the Enabling Law after the United States issued new sanctions against Venezuelan officials. He said he needed the special powers to deal with the threat posed by the United States, which

Yemen President, PM Resigns

Yemen President, Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, has resigned from office along with the Prime Minister. The duo resigned in protest following the takeover of the capital, Sanaa by Shia Houthi rebels. President Hadi said he could not continue after the Houthi’s failed to honour a peace deal. Parliament refused to accept the resignations. However, Houthi rebel

French President Vows To Protect All Religions

President Francois Hollande has vowed that France will protect all religions, adding that Muslims are the major victims of fanaticism. While thanking the Arabs for their solidarity over terrorism in Paris at the Arab World Institute, Hollande said Islam was compatible with democracy. Attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine, a jewish supermarket and a policeman, left

Afghanistan Unveils Unity Government

Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, has announced a unity cabinet, three months after he was sworn in. The names of twenty five ministers were unveiled at a ceremony in Kabul presided over by president Ghani and government chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah. The announcement followed heated negotiations between the two former opponents who decided to work together

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