President Yahya Jameh now has to find another gambit to stay in power beyond next week, as his court case against Adama Barrow’s election has run into a ditch.
Gambia’s supreme court said yesterday that it cannot rule for several months on Yahaya Jammeh’s challenge against his electoral defeat on the first of December.
The extra judges needed to hear the case were not available.
The Gambia relies on foreign judges to staff its courts due to a lack of trained professionals.

Meanwhile President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday played host to the former President of Republic of Benin, Boni Yayi at state house Abuja 
The former president  of Benin Republic met with President Buhari for several hours behind closed doors.
However, president yayi refrained from disclosing the purpose of his visit to waiting newsmen, describing it as a private one.
There are however speculations that the former president's visit may not be unconnected to the planned closure of land borders by the 
Federal Government.