Source: BBC - Nigerian officials row over 'plastic rice' - The Nigerian food safety agency has denied claims by the health minister that it has cleared the reported "plastic" rice.
Source: NPP Communications - The President-Elect of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, left Ghana on Sunday, December 18, for a 3-day visit to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Source: starrfmonline. com - President John Mahama is joining his colleague ECOWAS leaders today for a Heads of State summit in Abuja.
The West African leaders are expected to use the three-day meeting to convince defeated Gambian President Yahya Jammeh once more to relinquish power after several attempts by four leaders from Anglophone countries to persuade him on the matter failed.
Source: myjoyonline. com - A number of African leaders including President John Mahama are in Gambia as ECOWAS initiates efforts to get that country’s President Yahya Jammeh to step down after losing the elections.
Jammeh at 29 took over the reins of power in 1994 in a bloodless coup d'etat which removed Dawda Jawara from office.
Source: citifmonline. com - Security Analyst, Dr. Kwesi Anning believes President John Mahama’s concession of defeat in the country’s election puts him in a strong position to ensure the desired resolution to the current political crisis in The Gambia.
Source: starrfmonline. com - President John Dramani Mahama will on Tuesday, December 12, 2016 join other regional leaders to Banjul, The Gambia, to hold talks with the country's leader Yahya Jammeh after he rejected results of that country’s election held earlier this month.
Source: BBC - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has rejected the result of the election which he lost earlier this month.
In a reversal of his acceptance of the result last week, Mr Jammeh cited "abnormalities" in the vote and called for fresh elections.