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President Goodluck Jonathan

Ex-President Jonathan urges Malians to stop demonstrations, embrace dialogue

Former president, Goodluck Jonathan, returned to Mali on Monday to continue his mediation towards resolving the country’s socio-political crisis.
The first flight, to Ethiopia, left the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 4.05am while the first to arrive in the country from Kigali, touched down at 11.30am.

Kenya resumes international flights

Kenya handled her first international flight Saturday since foreign flights were suspended in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita walks with his Ivory Coast counterpart Alassane Ouattara upon his arrival in Bamako, Mali July 23, 2020. Press Service of Prime Minister-File Photo

West Africa proposes plan to resolve Mali crisis; opposition unimpressed

West Africa’s regional body ECOWAS on Monday proposed a four-point plan to resolve Mali’s political crisis that it says should be implemented within 10 days, and recommended sanctions against anyone standing in the way.
10. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

We’ll do all to resolve political crisis in Mali – ECOWAS chairman

Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, President Mahamadou Issoufou, has said the sub-regional organisation will do all it can to mitigate political crisis in Mali, after many hours of consultations in the nation’s capital, Bamako, on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari attends ECOWAS virtual summit

President Muhammadu Buhari is attending a virtual Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Authority of the Heads of State and Government of the Member States of the West African Monetary Zone. Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant on New...

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: WTO has disappointed in notable trade agreements

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s candidate for the position of the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), has said that the organisation “delivered disappointingly” in major trade agreements.

Coronavirus: Malnutrition could be deepened in Africa – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday warned that the potential impact of COVID -19 on food security in Africa is likely to exacerbate the already existing burden of malnutrition.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, in Abuja said only a collective international approach would mitigate the effect of COVID-19.4

President Buhari: No nation can fight coronavirus alone

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, in Abuja said only a collective international approach would mitigate the effect of COVID-19.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed prompt payment of salaries to all employees. 4

President Buhari reveals measures to tackle coronavirus

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday said only a collective international approach will mitigate the devastating effect of COVID-19, while assuring that the Federal Government will intensify efforts to monitor, test and isolate more people, especially at the community level.
The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has recalled his last encounter with the late Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari.

Femi Adesina reveals last encounter, conversation with Abba Kyari

“Catching COVID-19 (as the inelegant virus has been elegantly codenamed by the World Health Organization) is not supposed to be a death sentence. I had no doubt that Mallam
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

ECOWAS leaders appoint President Buhari to lead battle against coronavirus

ECOWAS leaders on Thursday appointed President Muhammadu Buhari to lead the battle against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the sub-region.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Coronavirus: Goodluck Jonathan-led Council calls for global support for Africa

The International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP)-Africa has pledged support for the efforts of African leaders towards curbing the spread of coronavirus pandemic currently ravaging the whole world.
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO: Coronavirus cases top 200,000 globally, death toll over 8,000

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 200,000 cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have now been reported to WHO and 8,000 people have lost their lives.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Imo guber: Coalition reveals next action against Supreme Court

A coalition of leaders of conscience in the country, under the aegis of the Third Force Movement in Nigeria has vowed to drag the Supreme Court of Nigeria to the United Nations, UN, United States of America, United Kingdom, African Union, European Union among others, over its refusal to review the judgment that sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the Imo State Governor.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Former African leaders to deliver lecture at Olusegun Obasanjo’s birthday event

Two former African leaders, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia and Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, as well as former prime minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, are to deliver keynote addresses and lecture at the 83rd birthday of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Border closure: ECOWAS leaders approve committee

The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government has constituted a committee, headed by President Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso, to study and make a full report on Nigeria’s land border closure with her neighbours.
President Muhammadu Buhari

African countries establish joint intelligence headquarters

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday joined President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, and other African leaders to inaugurate the headquarters of the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services (CISSA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with a pledge to intensify security cooperation.
President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, has said that Nigeria needs to evolve a more effective tariff structure in order to achieve steady electricity supply.

AfDB president worries over rising cases malnourished children in Africa

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank (AfDB) has expressed concern over the rising cases of stunted children caused by malnutrition in Africa.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Gunmen kill Bauchi assemblyman, abduct wives, child

The Nigeria Police, Bauchi State Command has confirmed the killing of a member representing Dass constituency, Musa Mante Baraza in the Bauchi State House of Assembly, by unknown gunmen.

Former PDP chairman, three others docked over alleged conspiracy, theft

A former Chairman of the Plateau chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Yakubu Chocho, and three others were on Thursday docked before Kasuwa Nama Upper Area Court I, Jos, over alleged criminal conspiracy, mischief and theft.
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training with Juventus in Turin on Tuesday after an absence of over two months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Cristiano Ronaldo camp quashes talk of Barcelona move

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has suggested that the Catalan giants have been contacted about an unlikely approach for the legendary attacker.

Edo guber: Ayodele Fayose denies saying Godwin Obaseki will lose

A former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has denied saying Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State will lose his re-election bid.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, Tuesday, at the weekly PTF briefing on COVID-19, said the first set of Nigerians anxious to return to the country would be evacuated soon.

Minister: My three layers of protection didn’t stop me from contracting coronavirus

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, says though he had “three layers of protection,” they did not stop him from contracting the COVID-19 global pandemic.