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Gambia President-Elect Barrow To Remain In Senegal Until Swearing-In

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Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow will remain in neighbouring country Senegal until his swearing-in ceremony, the state-owned Senegalese news agency APS reported Sunday.

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The swearing-in is due to take place on Thursday, but supposed outgoing President Yahya Jammeh has challenged the result of the December 1 election at the Supreme Court.

Barrow arrived in Dakar shortly after midnight on Sunday according to APS.

The agency said Senegalese President Macky Sall had accepted to host Barrow at the request of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at a Franco-African summit in Bamako, Mali’s capital, on Saturday.

ECOWAS had set Thursday as a deadline to try to resolve the Gambian political crisis.

Jammeh’s refusal to concede defeat has sparked fears of violence in the West African country.

A statement from Barrow’s office said Jammeh’s meeting with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and other ECOWAS representatives was “unproductive.”
The talks with ECOWAS came several hours after Gambia’s ruling party filed a motion with the Supreme Court to prevent Barrow from being sworn into office on Jan. 19.

ECOWAS earlier pledged to send troops to ensure a peaceful transition of power if Jammeh persists in his refusal to step down after ruling Gambia for over two decades.

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Nigerians React As Festus Keyamo Shades Youths Over #EndSARS Protests

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Nigerians have expressed their distaste for the tweet posted by Festus Keyamo over the #EndSARS protests that has led to lives and property being destroyed by hoodlums.

The Minister of State, Labour & Employment took to his Twitter page on Friday morning to post a tweet that reads thus:

“This morning, I woke up and remembered the African proverb: WHAT AN OLD MAN CAN SEE SITTING DOWN, A YOUNG MAN CAN’T SEE EVEN IF HE CLIMBS THE HIGHEST IROKO TREE. Good morning, Lagos. Good morning, Nigeria.”

Read AlsoMinister Of Labour, Festus Keyamo Backs #EndSARSProtest

A Twitter user identified as Adesina Oluwafemi berates the SAN for being a part of bad governance. “Mr. Keyamo. I am astonished at your statement. I am equally as old as you are if not older and I feel the pain of this our youth. I even have classmates that I can’t boast of. All these is because of bad governance which u are a part of“, he wrote.

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Nigerians React As Army Says Videos Of Lekki Shooting Are Photoshopped, Fake

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Nigerians React To Defence Spokesperson's Statement That Videos Of Lekki Shooting Were Photoshopped

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Nigerians have reacted to the video of Nigeria’s defence spokesman, John Eneche, saying that the videos of the Lekki Tollgate shooting were photoshopped. In the video, he said it was analysed and the analyst concluded that they were all doctored.

His statement has generated reactions from Nigerians. Taking to Twitter, many Nigerian users on the micro-blogging platform have dismissed his statement as false because it is impossible to photoshop a live video on Instagram.

Read AlsoEnd SARS: Gen. John Enenche Reacts To Lekki Toll Gate Shootings

Information Nigeria recalls DJ Switch was hailed by Nigerians for her bravery as she waited at the scene of the incident to give everyone a live footage via her Instagram page.

A user identified as Tolani tweeted:

“Dear generation old Nigeria… you cannot photoshop Instagram live. Your ‘analyst’ has 419’d you sir.”

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Hoodlums Looting At Bode Thomas Street In Lagos (VIDEO)

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In a video making rounds on Twitter, hoodlums were captured looting at Bode Thomas street in Lagos.

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The video revealed that some hoodlums are currently looting some properties on the street.

Following the unrest that has swiped through the streets of Lagos, hoodlums have taken over the street to cause mayhem in several parts of the state.

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What started as a peaceful protest has led to the death of many lives and the propaganda of private and public properties.

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