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President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Senator Lawan: African free trade agreement must be backed by adequate policies, robust implementation

Speaking yesterday in Abuja when he received a visiting delegation from the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat, led by its newly elected Secretary-General, Wamkele Keabetswe Mene, the President of the Senate described the African Continental Free Trade Agreement as “a step in the right direction for the growth of African economies, through limited restrictions, leading to the stimulation of trade, commerce, and industry.”

ECOWAS: Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram exploiting West Africa endemic poverty

The President of Ghana and Chairperson of the ECOWAS Authority, Nana Akufo-Addo, has described the activities of Al-Qaeda and the Boko Haram sect in the Lake Chad basin as worrying.
Residents walk through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal September 8, 2020. REUTERS-Zohra Bensemra-File Photo

Severe floods hit 760,000 people in West and Central Africa

Nigerien student Hachimou Abdou has had to catch a boat to classes since river water swamped his route to university in the capital Niamey - one of about 760,000 people hit by severe flooding in recent weeks in parts of West and Central Africa.
The coup in Mali was a direct result of the protests and mass marches that have been raging through the capital Bamako since 5 June. Getty Images

ECOWAS: Mali military junta must name president by September 15

The West African regional bloc ECOWAS called on Mali's new military government that seized power last month to appoint a civilian to head a transition government by 15 September.
The President of Ghana, Prof. Nana Akufo-Addo, has emerged as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States.

Ghana president emerges new ECOWAS chairman

The President of Ghana, Prof. Nana Akufo-Addo, has emerged as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to leaders of the Economic Community of West African States not to elongate their tenure in office beyond constitutional limits.

President Buhari urges ECOWAS leaders to resist temptation of tenure elongation

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to leaders of the Economic Community of West African States not to elongate their tenure in office beyond constitutional limits.
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Plateau United coach seeks financial support to achieve Champions League Semi final target

Plateau United coach Abdu Maikaba has stated that they need the required support to meet the target of semi-finals of the 2020/2021 CAF Champions League.

Presidential elections in Ghana, others top agenda at ECOWAS meeting

The 44th Ordinary Meeting of the Mediation and Security Council of the Economic Community of West African States has called attention to the ongoing insurgency in Nigeria, Gambia and Guinea Bissau as well as the political crisis in Mali.
Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou (C) walks with Mali's ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (R) at the Bamako-Senou International Airport September 18, 2013. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon-File Photo

Mali’s neighbours tell junta to transfer power to transitional government

Mali’s West African neighbours on Friday told the military junta which seized control 10 days ago that it must transfer power to a civilian-led transitional government immediately and hold elections within a year.
A three-month-old Malaysian infant has been diagnosed with polio, the first case reported in the country in nearly three decades, a top health official said on Sunday (Dec 8).

Wild polio sufferers reflect as Africa set to be declared free of the disease

Nigerian Gbemisola Ijigbamigbe’s right leg was virtually paralysed after she contracted wild polio aged 11 months. Now the 28-year-old leads an active life as a wheelchair basketball player and also enjoys swimming and kayaking.

French prosecutor to probe aid worker killings in Niger

France’s anti-terror prosecutor’s office said Monday it would probe the killing of eight people, including French aid workers, by gunmen in Niger.
Nigerien and French troops have carried out a military operation that has killed 120 ‘terrorists’ in south-west Niger, the country’s defence ministry said. Ludovic Marin-AFP via Getty Images

Nigerien forces kill four Libyan arm suppliers en route Nigeria

About four terrorist arm suppliers on their way to Nigeria have been killed by officials of Niger Republic army.
The Nigerians are now onboard a Royal Air Maroc (RAM) B737 -800 series aircraft, which has departed King Mohammed V Airport, Casablanca for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Nigeria evacuates 98 stranded nationals in Morocco

The Nigerians are now onboard a Royal Air Maroc (RAM) B737 -800 series aircraft, which has departed King Mohammed V Airport, Casablanca for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
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Nigeria evacuates 158 stranded nationals from Niger

Nigeria has evacuated 158 migrants from Niamey, Niger Republic who had been stranded as a result of the novel Coronavirus pandemic.

Jihadists abduct 10 aid workers in Niger

Armed jihadists abducted 10 humanitarian workers as they were distributing food in a village in southwestern Niger, their NGO said Thursday.
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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s WTO nomination violates AU rules – official

The Office of the Legal Counsel of the African Union has said that the candidature of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the World Trade Organisation’s director-general position is not in line with extant rules.

Terrorists attack Niger military base, scores killed

A military outpost in Niger’s Diffa region that has long been a target of jihadist fighters came under major attack overnight, local sources said on Tuesday, with an unknown number of troops killed.
Mahamadou Issoufou (born January 1, 1951) is a Nigerien politician who has been the President of Niger since 7 April 2011.

Niger lifts coronavirus night-time curfew, allows mass worship

The Sahel state of Niger has announced the end of a night-time curfew on the capital Niamey and reopening of places of worship that had been closed since late March under measures to contain the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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Gunmen abduct Catholic priest in Delta

A Catholic priest, Jude Onyebadi, has been kidnapped by gunmen in Delta state.
Mason Mount and Declan Rice played five-a-side in London on Sunday. Joe Toth-BPI-Shutterstock

Joe Cole: Selling Declan Rice to Chelsea a big gamble for West Ham

West Ham have been warned that selling Declan Rice to Chelsea would be a “big gamble”, with Joe Cole calling on under-fire owners David Sullivan and David Gold to resist any advances.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation has said its suspended Lagos-Ogun mass transit train service would resume operations on Thursday.

Nigerian government prioritises security in rail sector, introduces scanners

With the inauguration of the Warri Itakpe rail station in Agbor, Delta State, due in a few days, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Transport, Honorable Rotimi Chibuke Amaechi, have prioritised the security of passengers and others with the introduction of top notch security baggage scanners in railway transportation across the country.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Archbishop Obinna lauds Governor Uzodinma’s programmes

The Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, has commended Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State for his pro-people programmes, despite the teething challenges the government faced in the early days of the administration.
Former Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan has defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Ex-Governor Uduaghan officially returns to PDP

Former Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.