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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.
Niger’s Minister of Employment and Labour, Mohamed Ben Omar, died on Sunday, his party said, without stating the cause of death.

Niger labour minister died of coronavirus

The novel coronavirus caused the death of Niger’s minister of employment and labour, Mohamed Ben Omar, public television announced Monday.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Abdullahi Sule, are meeting right now.

President Buhari phones Nigerien’s Issoufou over minister’s demise

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday telephoned President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic to commiserate with him on the death of the country’s Minister of Employment and Labour, Mohammed Ben Omar .
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

Coronavirus jolts West Africa, push Ecowas to uplift region

The West African regional bloc, Ecowas, is choosing collective action to save its nearly Sh400 million people from the spiralling effects of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
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 Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Abdullahi Sule, are meeting right now.

President Buhari attends virtual ECOWAS Summit

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari today (Thursday) in Abuja via teleconference participated in the Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS).

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 on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari mourns 89 Nigerien soldiers killed by terrorist

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sympathy and condolence to the families, friends and colleagues of the 89 Nigerien Soldiers that were killed by a terrorist gang.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari condoles with Niger over terrorist attack

President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken to Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou on the telephone to commiserate with him, the government and people of Niger Republic, over the terrorist attack of January 9, 2020, in Chinagodrar, which killed scores of soldiers in a military base.

Scourge of terrorism dominates ECOWAS summit in Abuja

How to deal with the rampaging terrorists in West Africa dominated discussions by leaders at their summit, with hosts President Muhammadu Buhari, stressing the need for an enduring security partnership among member countries.
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech to honor Japan’s architect Arata Isozaki at the Elysee Palace in Paris on May 24, 2019. Isozaki is the laureate of the 2019 Pritzker architecture prize.-br --Francois Mori - POOL - AP - AFP

French president postpones G5 Sahel meeting after deadly attack

French President Emmanuel Macron and Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou on Thursday agreed to postpone a summit on France’s military involvement in the Sahel region after a deadly attack on Nigerien forces, the Elysee Palace said.
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 1

President Buhari: Agriculture key to poverty reduction in Nigeria

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.
President Mohammadu Buhari says Russia is a partner because it is “visibly helping” Nigeria in all the priority areas of his government, including security, economy and the fight against corruption.

President Buhari: Why Russia is Nigeria’s friend

President Mohammadu Buhari says Russia is a partner because it is “visibly helping” Nigeria in all the priority areas of his government, including security, economy and the fight against corruption.
Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

VP Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting in Aso Rock

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Niger’s Mahamadou Issoufou, others praise Goodluck Jonathan as good example for African democracy

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.

West African leaders pledge $1bn to fight armed groups

West African leaders meeting in Burkina Faso have announced a one-billion-dollar plan to combat rising insecurity in the Sahel region.

ECOWAS: Xenophobia a threat to economic cooperation in Africa

The Economic Community of West African States has said the xenophobic attacks in South Africa had no place in its vision for the continent.

Niger’s Mahamadou Issoufou takes over from President Buhari as ECOWAS chairman

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.

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Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Ondo doctors withdraw services from infectious disease centre

The National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP) in Ondo State has directed its members to withdraw their services from the state’s Infectious Disease Centre with immediate effect.

Lagos, Abuja, Kano airports ready for operations

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, says that Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, are ready for recommencement of domestic flights.
Bad news for President Trump and his younger brother, Robert Trump, who has been trying to block an unflattering tell all book by the President's niece, Mary Trump, that Simon & Schuster is set to publish in July.

Donald Trump’s niece to release memoir on July 14

Donald Trump’s niece will release her unflattering book on the US president on July 14, her publisher announced Monday, after a judge lifted a temporary ban on publication.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Gernot Rohr: I have the team to qualify for 2022 AFCON, World Cup

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has predicted that 2022 will be tough for Nigeria’s senior national football team because of the loaded qualifiers his team would have to negotiate to qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations and the FIFA World Cup.
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Edo guber: Pastor Ize-Iyamu’s confession shows he is unfit to be governor ― PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the confession by the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the September 19 Edo governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is a vindication of the position of the APC former national chairman, that he is unfit to hold office as governor of the state.