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President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Riyadh said new investments and reforms in the agriculture sector in Nigeria hold the key to the target of his government to take 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next ten years.
African leaders led by President of Niger and Chairman of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, Mahamadou Issoufou, and former Liberian President, Amos Sawyer, on Wednesday paid tribute to former President Goodluck Jonathan for leaving office voluntarily and masterminding peaceful power transition, describing it as an exemplary show of leadership that should motivate those in power.
West African leaders meeting in Burkina Faso have announced a one-billion-dollar plan to combat rising insecurity in the Sahel region.
The Economic Community of West African States has said the xenophobic attacks in South Africa had no place in its vision for the continent.
President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic has been elected as the new Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of heads of states and Government and taking over from president Muhammadu Buhari.
Nearly 20,000 migrants have been rescued from the Sahara desert in Niger over the past three years, the International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has accused ethnic, political and religious leaders of sponsoring and inciting inter-communal and inter-religious strife and violence in the country.
Contrary to speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari fell to pressures from leaders of the South-West geopolitical zone to recognize June 12 as national Democracy Day over political interest, the President on Wednesday said his decision was hinged on the need to correct alleged injustice meted out on the entire country by the military government.
None of the former heads of state and presidents was present at the commemoration of the maiden edition of the newly recognised June 12 Democracy Day celebration on Wednesday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised aid to strengthen security in jihadist-hit Burkina Faso. Merkel, who also attended a G5 meeting of Sahel country leaders in Ouagadougou, is due in Mali and Niger.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says that many world leaders are committed towards ensuring that there will never be a repeat of the type of genocide that happened in Rwanda.
Three African presidents have congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election as Nigeria’s leader for a second term following his victory in the just concluded presidential election.
President Muhammadu Buhari and his colleagues of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), have renewed their commitment to end the Boko Haram insurgency.
Leaders from Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon called Thursday for increased international backing in the face of the recent escalation of attacks by Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad area.
Nigeria and Niger Republic are targeting to produce between 100,000 and 150,000 barrels of crude oil per day in the new agreement to build a hydro carbon and pipeline refinery in Katsina State.
The flow of migrants crossing through Niger in a bid to reach Europe fell by 95% last year, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani announced ahead of a visit to Niger this week.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi has upheld the decision of the election petition tribunal affirming the election of Abdullahi Sule as governor of Nasarawa State.
An engineer in the employ of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Emeka Chiaghana, has been abducted.
The crisis rocking the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has got messier with State Working Committee of the party passing a vote of no confidence in the state chairman, Anselm Ojezua.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signalled that he would be open to striking a deal with Democrats on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme if the U.S. Supreme Court were to uphold his decision to repeal the initiative.
Former Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, has said that the restoration of the governing system of the National Sport Commission (NSC) remains the best way of managing sports in Nigeria.
Despite Aruna Quadri’s spirited effort to ignite Nigeria’s comeback against star-studded Chinese Taipei, the Nigerian team lost 3-1 to exit the 2019 ITTF Team World Cup holding in Tokyo, Japan
A Yoruba social-cultural group, Yoruba Youth Forum (YYF), has condemned the recent signing of a bill into law by President Muhammadu Buhari in London, saying the action showed that the powerful cabal in the presidency will stop at nothing to make Vice President Yemi Osinbajo irrelevant.
A ranking member of the House of Representatives representing Ikwuano/Umuahia North/South Federal Constituency of Abia State, Hon. Sam Onuigbo, has reaffirmed his belief in Nigeria’s judicial system, saying he would lose his seat if the judgment was for the highest bidder.
The National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) has debunked reports that some senators were trying to hijack the budget of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development.
The Federal Ministry of Justice owes private lawyers engaged to prosecute a retired judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, and two former co-defendants, to the tune of N164m, the private legal practitioners have alleged.