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Gambia Government removes Yahya Jammeh’s image from bank notes

The Central Bank of Gambia has successfully removed Yahya Jammeh’s image from its national bank notes. 
The government has also kicked off the distribution of the new 50, 100 and 200 notes of its Dalasi currency.

Yahya Jammeh’s image which was printed on all bank notes in The Gambia, was replaced by a poultry believed to be one of the national birds. 

Other features of the new currency include a farmer in a rice paddy and a fisherman in a boat at sea. This came amid allegation of torturing opponents, executions without trial, forced disappearances and rape against the longest serving President of the country. 

“A national currency is not a personal property and the head of a sitting president should not be on that note,” local rights activist Madi Jobarteh said.
“There are many Gambians who deserve to be on these notes because of their role and contribution in the struggle for independence and development of this country since independence,” he added.

Jammeh who fled Gambia to find refuge in Equatorial Guinea, ruled the West African country for 22 years after seizing power in a bloodless coup in July 1994.

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Kogi Assembly plans to impeach Deputy Governor Simon Achuba

Kogi State Assembly has kicked off plans against Deputy Governor Simon Achuba following his recent face-off with Governor Yahaya Bello. 

An impeachment proceeding has been launched and initiated after 21 members of the House signed a petition which was presented during plenary on Wednesday August 7, by the Majority Leader Abdullahi Bello who represents Ajaokuta constituency. 

The Deputy Governor was accused of criminal indulgence, financial misappropriation and non performance.

 Few weeks ago, Simon Achuba had accused Yahaya Bello of failing to pay an accumulated sum of N819,709,980 owed to him.

Bello backed the impeachment notice by citing section 188 of the 1999 constitution and also called on the House to commence an investigation into the allegations.

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