BNW Politics

Gambia’s Jammeh digs in as regional leaders fail to reach deal

Gambia’s Jammeh digs in as regional leaders fail to reach deal Gambian President Yahya Jammeh attends a meeting with a delegation of West African leaders during the election crisis mediation at the presidential palace in Banjul, Gambia December 13, 2016. Gambian President Yahya Jammeh’s ruling party challenged his defeat in a Dec. 1 election at the Supreme Court on Tuesday […]

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Nigeria Reps: Obasanjo Is The Grandfather Of Corruption

The Nigerian National Assembly, responding to being described as “a gang of unarmed robbers,” blasted former President Olusegun Obasanjo, referring to him as the “grandfather of corruption.” Members of the House of Representatives describe Obasanjo as the most corrupt person that ever held public office in the country’s history, adding that ironically, Obasanjo saw himself as only honest person in […]

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National Assembly Says It Will Brook No External Interference

Groups demand immediate release of El-Zakzaky The National Assembly says it will defend the country’s interest and sovereignty. The guarantee comes after concerns where expressed by Civil Society Organizations over what is being called undue interference by the Republic of Iran in the Nigeria’s internal governance. Yesterday, the Ogenyi Okpokwu Emmanuel-led Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiatibr and other […]

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Met Officer Removed From Corruption Post Over Biafra-Nigeria Case

James Ibori is in prison for fraud and money-laundering linked to his time as the governor of Biafra-Nigeria’s Delta state. The Crown Prosecution Service says it has intelligence which “supports the assertion” a Met officer was paid for information. He denies wrongdoing. The CPS previously denied claims it had not handed over all key evidence. James Ibori, a former governor […]

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NIGERIA’S BUDGET GOES MISSING FROM SENATE

Copies of Nigeria’s 2016 budget have gone missing from the country’s parliament, according to reports. The BBC reported that an anonymous Nigerian MP said that hundreds of copies of the budget—which President Muhammadu Buhari delivered on December 22, 2015—had gone missing from the upper house of Nigeria’s parliament, delaying deliberations on the budget that were scheduled to begin on Tuesday. […]

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