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Photos: Jammeh now in Malabo

Jammeh going to board the plane taking him to Malabo Gambia’s former leader Yahya Jammeh has landed in Malabo, capital of Equatorial Guinea to begin a life in exile. He left Banjul on Saturday night after stepping down under pressure from West African nations to accept that he lost a December election to President Adama Barrow. His exit ends rising tension as thousands of troops from Senegal and Nigeria who entered the tiny country on Thursday were poised to swoop on the capital Banjul. It also paves the way for…

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ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE – Guardiola questions late penalty call

Media playback is not supported on this device Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he does not understand why his side were denied a late penalty in their 2-2 draw with Tottenham. Spurs defender Kyle Walker admitted after the game that he pushed Raheem Sterling in the box with the score at 2-1, but referee Andre Marriner let play continue. Guardiola said: “We missed a lot of chances and when that happens the influence of the referee is higher. “But the rules here are the rules.” The Spaniard added: “Maybe…

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Breaking: Jammeh leaves Gambia for exile

Jammeh: leaves Gambia into a probable oblivion Alhaji Yahya  Jammeh, former president of Gambia has left Banjul, the capital  to begin an indefinite term in exile. He left just after 10.00pm for Conakry, along with President Alpha Conde. To rub his large ego, he was  given a full ceremonial honour  by the military brass band and a red carpet treatment. Hordes of journalists and a battery of photographers had camped all day at the Banjul International Airport waiting for his departure, after an agreement was reached Friday night with President…

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Barrow promises transparent government

Barrow, right, with his host President Macky Sall praying for Gambia on Friday By Yahaya Isah/Dakar While still awaiting the departure of Yahya Jammeh from The Gambia,  President Adama Barrow, on Saturday promised the citizens of his readiness to operate transparent and all-inclusive administration. Barrow said this while addressing newsmen in Dakar, Senegal. He said it was about time the country was repositioned to achieve greatness and development. “The time is now. There cannot be a better time because Gambians had waited for too long for this opportunity to come….

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Barrow promises transparent government

Barrow, right, with his host President Macky Sall praying for Gambia on Friday By Yahaya Isah/Dakar While still awaiting the departure of Yahya Jammeh from The Gambia,  President Adama Barrow, on Saturday promised the citizens of his readiness to operate transparent and all-inclusive administration. Barrow said this while addressing newsmen in Dakar, Senegal. He said it was about time the country was repositioned to achieve greatness and development. “The time is now. There cannot be a better time because Gambians had waited for too long for this opportunity to come….

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Women march against Trump in Washington

Women lock down Washington in Day 2 of protests against Trump Hundreds of thousands of women, many wearing bright pink hats, marched in Washington on Saturday in a mass show of opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump’s agenda the day after the Republican businessman-turned-politician took office. The Women’s March on Washington was one of a series of street protests throughout the country and the world against the new president’s often angry, populist rhetoric. Trump has angered many liberal Americans with comments seen as demeaning to women, Mexicans and Muslims, and…

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Nigerians stronger united, says Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila: Preaches Nigerian unity By Bolaji Buhari The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, has urged all Nigerians, regardless of ethnic or religious backgrounds, to live in unity with one another for a stronger, better nation. Gbajabiamila spoke in Lagos on Saturday at the“New Year Luncheon`he organised for members of the Igbo communities in his Surulere 1 Constituency. He said the dreams and aspirations of the country`s founding fathers would be realised if all citizens put their differences aside and work in unity for the…

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ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE – West Ham’s Ogbonna out for season

West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna is set to miss the rest of the season as he requires surgery on a knee injury, according to manager Slaven Bilic. The Italy international, 28, has featured in 19 of the Hammers’ 22 Premier League games this season. But after the arrival of defender Jose Fonte from Southampton this week, Bilic will allow Ogbonna to have surgery. “I have to praise Angelo Ogbonna, because he has played the whole season with an injury,” said Bilic. Ogbonna played in West Ham’s 3-1 win at Middlesbrough…

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ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE – Rooney ‘a true great’ says Charlton

Media playback is not supported on this device Sir Bobby Charlton says Wayne Rooney is “a true great for club and country” after the striker broke his Manchester United all-time goal-scoring record. Rooney’s injury-time equaliser at Stoke on Saturday was his 250th for United, breaking Charlton’s 44-year-old record. “I would be lying to say that I’m not disappointed to have lost the record,” Charlton, 79, told the United website. “However, I can honestly say that I’m delighted for Wayne. He deserves his place in the history books.” “He is a…

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Rooney goes into United’s record books

Rooney: goes into Manchester United goal scoring record By Victor Okoye Wayne Rooney on Saturday became Manchester United’s all-time leading goal scorer with a sensational stoppage-time free-kick that rescued a point at Stoke City. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that substitute Rooney curled in from the left-hand corner of the penalty box for his 250th United goal, one more than Sir Bobby Charlton. Stoke looked set for a third straight Premier League win, clinging to a lead given to them when Juan Mata poked Erik Pieters’ cross into…

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