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Human Rights lawyer, Chief Malcolm Omirhobo, has filed a suit against the Federal Government before the Economic Community of the West African States (ECOWAS) community court in Abuja over the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria.

Nigerian lawyer sues government for N510 million over Twitter ban

Human Rights lawyer, Chief Malcom Omirhobo, has filed a suit against the Federal Government before the Economic Community of the West African States (ECOWAS) community court in Abuja over the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria.
Muhammad Babandede, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), says the service is planning to limit job opportunities available for foreigners in the country.

Immigration chief: We’ll limit jobs available to foreigners so Nigerians can get more

The comptroller-general of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, says the service is planning to limit job opportunities available to foreigners in the country.
The Comptroller General of the Service, Muhammad Babandede, while in audience with the Emir of Katsina, Dr. Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, said the traditional institution has the vital role to play in curbing illegal migration and insecurity in the country.

NIS engages traditional rulers to tackle insecurity, illegal migration

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has engaged the traditional institution and other relevant stakeholders in communities across Katsina State to tackle illegal migration and insecurity in border towns in the state.

NAICOM partners FRSC on third party motor insurance policy

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has partnered with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to implement third party motor insurance policy across the country.
1. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja said the consequences of a destabilised Chad to the sub-region cannot be imagined. He said it would compound the insecurity in Nigeria and other neighboring countries.

President Buhari to attend ECOWAS summit in Accra today

President Muhammadu Buhari will today participate in the 59th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in Accra, the capital of Ghana.
The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Mohammed Tunis, on Tuesday urged ECOWAS member countries to ensure that they paid their levies promptly to enable the sub-regional body to carry out its programmes.

ECOWAS parliament speaker tasks members on regional integration

The Speaker of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Sidie Mohammed Tunis, has enjoined members of the parliament to improve on avenues of achieving regional integration in their respective member state.
In a statement on Friday signed by its spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, CNG dismissed the news of an impending coup as a smokescreen intended to divert attention from the failure to acknowledge the huge demands been made for the President to address serious shortfalls in the nation’s policing and security institutions.

Northern group asks National Assembly to halt constitution review

The Coalition of Northern Groups has asked the National Assembly to suspend the ongoing review of the 1999 Constitution, describing it as ill-timed and uncalled for.
French soldiers from Operation Barkhane stand outside their armored personnel carrier during a sandstorm in Inat, Mali, May 26, 2016. REUTERS-Media Coulibaly

France announces end of Sahel Barkhane military operation

President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday France's operation battling Islamist militants in the Sahel region of West Africa would come to an end with troops now operating as part of broader international efforts in the region.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 4, 2016, the Twitter logo is seen on a sign at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California. - Twitter reported on October 25, 2018, stronger-than-expected profits and revenues in the third quarter, igniting a strong rally in shares of the key social network. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP)

US calls for immediate reversal of Twitter ban

The United States Government has called for the immediate reversal of the suspension of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria.
Assimi Goita, the Malian colonel who ousted civilian President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane on May 24, has been sworn into office as the new interim president despite facing a diplomatic backlash over his second power grab in nine months.

Mali’s coup leader Goïta sworn in as transitional president

Assimi Goita, the Malian colonel who ousted civilian President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane on May 24, has been sworn into office as the new interim president despite facing a diplomatic backlash over his second power grab in nine months.
FILE PHOTO - The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 28, 2016. REUTERS-Brendan McDermid-File Photo

CSO gives Nigerian government 48 hours to reverse ban on Twitter or …

A Civil Society Organisation, One Love Foundation, OLF, Saturday, gave 48 hours ultimatum to the Federal Government to reverse the ban on Twitter or will be sued on the account of infringing on the constitutional rights of Nigerians to access information.

Mali opposition supporters rally as France warns ruling junta

Supporters of Mali's M5 opposition movement staged a rally on Friday, with the group poised to join the government following the crisis-stricken country's second coup in nine months.
Army colonel Assimi Goita has been introduced as Mali's new military strongman after a mutiny forced President Boubacar Keita out of power.

Few options for Mali’s partners in latest twist to crisis

Mali's neighbours and its ally France have struggled to formulate a firm response to the latest twist in the years-long crisis gripping the key Sahel country.

ECOWAS urged to check trans-border movements of armed herdsmen

A member of the House of Representatives and the Economic Community of West African States Parliament, Mr Bamidele Salam, has called on ECOWAS Parliament to get deeply concerned about the spate of insecurity across the African sub-region, stating that such effort needs to be carried out immediately.

Mali suspended from African Union after second coup in nine months

The African Union announced it was suspending Mali with immediate effect and threatened the impoverished country with sanctions, after a second military coup in nine months.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and Nigeria Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) have announced a $750,000 grant to support the charting of the main channel of the Niger-Benue river in Nigeria, as part of the Regional Sealink Project, which aims to bridge the gap in maritime transport infrastructure and improve trade connectivity in West Africa.

Afreximbank, NEXIM okay $750,000 grant for Nigeria’s inland waterways operations

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and Nigeria Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) have announced a $750,000 grant to support the charting of the main channel of the Niger-Benue river in Nigeria, as part of the Regional Sealink Project, which aims to bridge the gap in maritime transport infrastructure and improve trade connectivity in West Africa.
Colonel Assimi Goita, leader of Malian military junta, attends the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) consultative meeting in Accra, Ghana September 15, 2020. REUTERS- Francis Kokoroko

West African leaders suspend Mali from region bloc over coup

The West African regional bloc ECOWAS has suspended Mali’s membership after coup leader Assimi Goita proclaimed himself president of the crisis-wracked country.

ECOWAS suspends Mali’s membership after coup – minister

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Sunday suspended Mali’s membership of the regional bloc in response to last week’s coup, Ghana’s foreign minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, said after a summit in Accra to respond to the crisis.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

SERAP asks President Buhari to end six years of disregard for rule of law

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “use the sixth anniversary of his government in power as an opportunity to halt Nigeria’s backsliding from constitutional and international obligations, reverse a steady deterioration of the rule of law and persistent breach of human rights, including the rights to a corruption-free society, and to life and security of Nigerians.”
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja after a 17-day medical trip to London, the United Kingdom.

President Buhari to attend emergency ECOWAS summit on Mali in Ghana

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Sunday for Accra, Ghana to attend an emergency Extraordinary Summit of ECOWAS, convened to discuss recent political developments in Mali.
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Mali coup: Ghana to host Extraordinary ECOWAS Summit in Accra

Ghana's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has stated that the country will on Sunday, May 30, host an Extraordinary ECOWAS Summit in Accra.
Photos; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN receives in audience the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, Chief Dr. Jewel Howard – Taylor in the State House, Abuja. 28th May, 2021. Photos; Tolani Alli

Liberian VP visits Prof. Osinbajo

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A 32-year-old man has been stabbed to death by his friend following a quarrel between the two at a funeral in Akyem-Nkwanta, a suburb of Akyem-Oda in the Eastern region.

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