The Gambia Press Union (GPU) is pleased to announce that the Government has agreed to exempt media workers from the curfew orders. Media practitioners MUST carry a valid press card either from the GPU or a bonafide news and information media outlet. Media houses are encouraged to put up stickers on the vehicles for identification purposes. We urge journalists toRead More
According to Standard, police in the Central River Region have taken into custody 11 people at Sami Karantaba Tenda,including 2 DJs from Sare Sambel for having a music show in the villages against Public Health Regulations 2020. Standard make known of a police statement that the men were arrested after they staged a music show and gathered children to forRead More
Nigeria has confirmed 443 more cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its toll of infections to 45,687. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Friday night via Twitter. The new infections were recorded Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory and 17 other states of the federation. According to Channels TV, unlike previous cases, Plateau overtook Lagos by 33Read More
The national leadership of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has enforce petroleum tanker drivers to take away their services from Lagos from Monday, August 10 2020.
According to Channels TV the directive comes on the heels of a failure to address three major issues causing tanker drivers pains in the state for months. The statement titled “NUPENG leadership directs withdrawal of services by petroleum tanker drivers in Lagos State with effect from Monday, August 10, 2020”, was signed by National President Williams Akporeha and General Secretary,Read More
BBC said, an explosion took place at a military base in the Somali capital Mogadishu and has killed at least eight people and injured 14 others, a military official disclosed to them. According to BBC, it was not yet known what led to the explosion but witnesses told local media a car loaded with explosives attacked the compound near aRead More
At least 18 people dead in Air India Express plane with 190 people on board at an airport in the southern state of Kerala. The Boeing 737, on the way from Dubai, shift off the runway in rain and broke in two after landing at Calicut airport, aviation officials said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was “pained by theRead More
…Obaseki, Police assure of security ahead of guber poll The Edo State Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo, has refuted claims that he endorsed members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who visited him in his office on Thursday, warning that anyone caught using his office to heat up the polity will face dire consequences. The Commissioner gave the clarification afterRead More
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES IZE-IYAMU, URGES APC TO AVOID RIVERS, ZAMFARA EXPERIENCES
President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja received the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, urging party leaders and campaign team to do all that is necessary, following legal and constitutional means, to win the election. President Buhari received the governorship candidate at the State House alongside Caretaker Committee Chairman of the APCRead More
George S. Madi, a successful Lebanese-Gambian businessman and chairman managing director of Shyben A Madi & Sons Ltd, was among thousands of people killed following huge blast in Beirut, capital of Lebanon on Tuesday. Mr Madi and his family established a business empire in The Gambia running for three decades, dealing in cars and food. George, 77, was also theRead More
The Gambia has been placed under a night curfew for the next 21 days which started yesterday as part of measures put forward by President Adama Barrow to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
The curfew will start from 10pm to 5am each day. As part of the measures under a new state of emergency, all congregational prayers in mosques and churches are closed for now, land and air borders remain tightly closed. This measures were disclosed in a statement from Government Spokesman Ebrima Sankareh, also said the army could be stationed to enforceRead More