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 […]

Tinubu nominates Keyamo as minister

President Bola Tinubu has nominated a former Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, into the soon to be constituted Federal Executive Council (FEC). This followed his withdrawal of Maryam Shetty as a ministerial nominee. The president confirmed Keyamo’s nomination in a letter sent to the Senate and read by the Senate President, […]

Tinubu promises Port Harcourt refinery will become functional by December

President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday night promised that the Port Harcourt refinery would come on stream by December this year. The President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Festus Osifo, disclosed this to journalists after the organised labour met with the president at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), […]