ECOWAS Reacts to Killing of Niger Soldiers

The Economic Community of West African States has condemned the killing of seventeen Nigerien soldiers by suspected jihadists. The attack happened on Tuesday near the country’s western border with Mali, according to a statement by Niger’s defence ministry. “The provisional toll” is 17 soldiers killed and 20 wounded, six of them seriously, “all evacuated to […]

Tinubu urges diplomacy on Niger political impasse

President Bola Tinubu on Thursday urged his colleagues in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to prioritise diplomacy in the ongoing efforts at resolving the crisis in the Niger Republic. The president made the call in his opening address at the second ECOWAS extraordinary summit on the Niger crisis in Abuja. The ECOWAS […]

Sanusi meets leader of Niger military junta

The former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Mohammed, on Wednesday met with the leaders of the Niger military junta in Niamey. He disclosed this to State House correspondents after a visit to President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He briefed the president on his efforts at resolving the political crisis in Niger. The former […]

ECOWAS imposes fresh sanctions on Niger coup leaders

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has imposed new raft of sanctions on entities, and individuals supporting the military junta in Niger Republic. The deadline given by the sub-regional body for the coup leaders to restore constitutional order in the Uranium-rich West African country expired on Sunday. They junta had since shut the […]