Nigeria Opens Land, Air Borders With Niger Republic

President Tinubu has directed the opening of Nigeria’s land and air borders with the Republic of Niger and the immediate lifting of other sanctions against the country. In a statement yesterday, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale said the presidential directive complies with decisions of the Economic Community of West […]

ECOWAS lifts Niger sanctions on ‘humanitarian grounds’

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has resolved to lift travel, commercial and Targeted economic sanctions imposed on Niger that were aimed at reversing the coup staged in the country last year. Reading the communiqué after the extraordinary summit on the peace, political, and security situation in the ECOWAS sub-region in Abuja on […]

President Bola Tinubu meets with Gen Yakubu Gowon (Rtd)

President Bola Tinubu met privately yesterday with Former head of State, Gen Yakubu Gowon (Rtd) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja to discuss issues bordering on the crisis in the West African regional bloc. Addressing the press after the meeting, Gen Gowon said he had robust discussions with Mr President, while he clarified the rumors of […]

Federal Government says Nigeria Open for Engagement with Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger

The Federal Government of Nigeria has expressed sadness over the pronouncement by the Military authority in the Republic of Niger indicating that the Republics of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger have withdrawn membership of their countries from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). In a statement on Monday, a spokesperson for the Ministry […]

Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso Quit ECOWAS

The military juntas in West African nations Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger jointly have announced their immediate withdrawal from the Economic Community of West African States on Sunday. The juntas accused ECOWAS of being influenced by foreign powers, and failing to assist the military-led countries in addressing “existential” threats like terrorism.  The juntas in a […]

ECOWAS Leaders Meet in Abuja as Region Struggles With Coups

President Bola Tinubu, on Sunday, implored West African leaders to prioritize good governance and collective prosperity as an essential tool to prevent AUTHORITARIAN TAKEOVERS OF POWER and “unconstitutional changes of government” in the region. The Nigerian leader, who is also the Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, spoke at the […]

Ecowas breaks post-Niger-deadline silence, to reconvene on Thursday.

West African’s regional bloc Ecowas says it will hold a summit in Nigeria’scapital, Abuja, on Thursday to discuss the crisis in Niger following a militarycoup.Ecowas had given the coup leaders seven days to reinstate the elected presidentor face the possibility of military intervention.However the deadline passed on Sunday with no change to the situation.A delegation […]