Gambia Tests Region’s Defence of Democracy

[The Conversation Africa] The Gambia is an opportunity to reinforce election quality norms for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The 15-member regional group was initially set up as a trading bloc. But it has increasingly pursued …

[The Conversation Africa] The Gambia is an opportunity to reinforce election quality norms for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The 15-member regional group was initially set up as a trading bloc. But it has increasingly pursued an agenda of trying to ensure that countries apply principles of democracy, the rule of law and good governance.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

I6-Year-Old Emerges ‘Miss Virginity’ in Lagos

[Premium Times] Sixteen-year-old Dolapo Makunjuola was all smiles on Saturday as she was crowned the “Queen of the Virgins” at the 2017 Miss Virginity beauty pageant held in Lagos.

[Premium Times] Sixteen-year-old Dolapo Makunjuola was all smiles on Saturday as she was crowned the "Queen of the Virgins" at the 2017 Miss Virginity beauty pageant held in Lagos.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Eagles Will Give Everything to Make Next Afcon – Mohammed

[Daily Trust] Super Eagles defender Musa Mohammed says Nigeria’s senior national team will do all it can to make an appearance at the next African Cup of Nations in Cameroun to make amends of missing out on the last two tournaments.

[Daily Trust] Super Eagles defender Musa Mohammed says Nigeria's senior national team will do all it can to make an appearance at the next African Cup of Nations in Cameroun to make amends of missing out on the last two tournaments.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

The Gambia, Jammeh and the Proverbial Bull in a China Shop

[Guardian] The Gambia, a small West African country with some 1.9 million people is an agriculturally fertile land famous for tourism, especially its attractive beaches. But from 1994, the country became notorious under the repressive and brutish gover…

[Guardian] The Gambia, a small West African country with some 1.9 million people is an agriculturally fertile land famous for tourism, especially its attractive beaches. But from 1994, the country became notorious under the repressive and brutish government of an eccentric army lieutenant who transmuted to a civilian President, through four controversial multi-party elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Buhari Asks France to Help Africa Overcome Its Challenges

[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari has said the partnership between the African continent and France has yielded fruits in so many positive ways but that France can do more to help Africa overcome its challenges.

[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari has said the partnership between the African continent and France has yielded fruits in so many positive ways but that France can do more to help Africa overcome its challenges.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Army Kills 10 Suspected Boko Haram Members

[Guardian] Ten terrorists were at the weekend killed by the Military, while the Niger State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) arrested two suspected terrorists. However, three soldiers lost their lives in the battle, with …

[Guardian] Ten terrorists were at the weekend killed by the Military, while the Niger State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) arrested two suspected terrorists. However, three soldiers lost their lives in the battle, with 27 others sustaining injuries.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Harmattan Haze – Lagos Urges Motorists to Drive Carefully

[This Day] The Lagos State Government yesterday reiterated the need for all road users particularly drivers to drive carefully on the road by observing the speed limit and other road/traffic signs on highways in order to reduce accidents to the barest …

[This Day] The Lagos State Government yesterday reiterated the need for all road users particularly drivers to drive carefully on the road by observing the speed limit and other road/traffic signs on highways in order to reduce accidents to the barest minimum, especially during the current Harmattan haze which definitely limits the broad view of drivers to see far distance on the road.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria