Coup: Lift sanctions on Niger, ECOWAS parliament begs Heads to States

November 22, 2023 Admin III 0

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament has urged the Heads of States and Governments in the region to lift the sanctions imposed on the Niger Republic. The Heads of States in ECOWAS had last July imposed sanctions on the Niger Republic to protest the ouster of President Mohamed Bazoum by certain military officers led by erstwhile Presidential Read More

Gambia: Soldier jailed for plotting coup against Barrow

November 1, 2023 Admin III 0

Gambia’s high court has sentenced a soldier to 12 years in prison for leading a foiled coup last year against President Adama Barrow’s administration. The judgment was passed on Tuesday. Eight soldiers were charged with treason and conspiracy in January for their role in a Dec. 21, 2022 coup attempt in the West African nation of 2.5 million people almost Read More

Breaking: Fresh coup thwarted in Burkina Faso

September 28, 2023 Admin III 0

Burkina Faso Military junta has said it has stopped a coup attempt in the country. The country’s intelligence and security services thwarted the coup attempt against its military government. “Officers and other alleged actors involved in this attempt at destabilization have been arrested and others are actively sought,” junta spokesman Rimtalba Jean Emmanuel Ouedraogo said in a statement without providing Read More

Breaking: Government speaks over ‘fresh coup’ in Congo

September 17, 2023 Admin III 0

The government of has denied rumours of a coup attempt. The Congo Brazzaville Government headed by President Denis Sassou Nguesso in a tweet denied any move of coup against it’s government. Several media outlets had on Sunday reported coup attempt was ongoing in the country while the president was away. A tweet by the Minister of Communication and Media, Thierry Read More

Why UN Troops are stuck in Mali – Spokesman

August 25, 2023 Admin III 0

The situation in Niger has made the withdrawal of UN peacekeepers from neighboring Mali more complicated, said a UN spokesperson. “The current developments in the region are making an already complex operation even more complex. “And the time frame is quite short, said Florencia Soto Nino, associate spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.  “So, obviously, we are looking at how Read More

Coup: Abdulsalami, Sultan lead another delegation to Niger

August 20, 2023 Admin III 0

Former Nigeria’s military leader, Abdulsalami Abubakar, and Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, have led another ECOWAS delegation to Niamey, Niger’s capital. The delegation arrived in Niamey on Saturday, a day after ECOWAS defence chiefs agreed on a date to militarily intervene in Niger. The delegation was firstly denied access into the city and could not meet the junta leader Read More

Niger coup: Burkina Faso, Mali deploy warplanes to wage war against ECOWAS

August 19, 2023 Admin III 0

Burkina Faso and Mali on Friday, August 19, 2023, deployed warplanes to Niger Republic in a show of solidarity against possible military intervention by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). In a report aired on Niger’s state television, joint efforts by Mali and Burkina Faso in support of Niger Republic and the deployment of warplanes within Niger’s borders Read More

Niger coup: UN condemns junta’s move to prosecute Bazoum

August 18, 2023 Admin III 0

The United Nations (UN) human rights chief, Volker Turk, has noted that the move by Niger’s military junta to prosecute deposed president Mohamed Bazoum for high treason has no legal basis. According to Turk, the very notion of freedom in Niger was at stake.Recall that on August 13 2023, the Niger junta said it will prosecute ousted Bazoum for high Read More

Coup in Niger: ECOWAS, don’t stir the hornet’s nest

August 15, 2023 Prof. MK Othman 0

Coup d’état is a bad omen to any country, no matter the situation. It means the destiny of a nation and its people is placed squarely in the hands of regimented armed personalities who, more often than not, suspend the nation’s constitution and severe the democratic structure with alacrity. They do and undo, make and unmake as they please without Read More

Breaking: Niger coup leader makes u-turn

August 13, 2023 Admin III 0

After refusing to meet the leadership of the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS), the Niger Republic coup leader, General Abdourahmane Tchiani, has yielded to dialogue. This decision was reached after meeting with Nigerian Islamic scholars led by the national leader of Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Iqamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS), Sheikh Abdullahi Bala Lau, in Niger Republic The country’s Prime Minister, Read More

Coup in Niger: Nigeria must observe ‘C’ Caution

August 12, 2023 Oba Olufemi Ogunleye, PhD 0

About 49 years ago, precisely on April 15, 1974, I was ordered out of my beat as Daily Times Correspondent in Kano by my Editor, Segun Osoba, as he then was, to proceed to Niamey in Niger Republic, to report the first military insurrection which had overthrown the first post-colonial government of the country. Malam Haroun Adamu, the Political Editor of Read More

Ivory Coast, Nigeria ready many troops to confront Niger soldiers

August 11, 2023 Admin III 0

West African nations on Friday worked on gathering troops for a possible military intervention in Niger as the leaders of an army coup resisted international calls for them to step down and restore the ousted president to office. The regional bloc ECOWAS ordered the activation of the standby force on Thursday, two weeks after generals ousted President Mohamed Bazoum in Read More

Niger coup: Popular Pastor drops scary prediction

August 10, 2023 Admin III 0

The leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has opened up on the lingering coup in Niger Republic. The priest who is popular for his predictions about nation issues also predicted a Third World War.  Ayodele warned president Bola Tinubu who is also the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) that declaring war on Read More

Happening now: Again, West African leaders meet, discuss junta’s firm stand on Niger

August 10, 2023 Admin III 0

West African heads of state are discussing their response to last month’s military takeover in Niger at closed-door talks in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Thursday after the junta defied their earlier threat to use force to restore democracy. The meeting is taking place hours after Niger’s coup leaders named a new government, forcing their agenda before the summit. Since the Read More

Breaking: Niger coupists name Ministers

August 10, 2023 Admin III 0

Niger’s coupists have named a 21-man list of Ministers in the new government. Recall that the military leaders had earlier formed a new government despite ECOWAS sanctions. Mahamane Roufai Laouali, who was cited as the “secretary-general of the government,” read out the names on state television on Thursday, without specifying any further plans. Amongst those newly announced ministers are three Read More

Breaking: Niger’s coupists form new government amidst ECOWAS moves

August 10, 2023 Admin III 0

Niger’s coupists have formed a new government despite the directive of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS). The military leaders announced 21 new ministers in a decree read out on national television. This comes ahead of an emergency summit by leaders from West African bloc ECOWAS on the coup in Niger, after the country’s military chiefs defied an Read More

Coups d’état surge after years of relative calm

August 10, 2023 Kassim Muhammad Ibrahim 0

It is disheartening to witness the recurring cycles of coup d’états in some African countries. From January 1, 2020, through December 2022, there were a dozen coup attempts on the continent. Of recent, the coup in Niger makes it the sixth in the sub-region since 2020 following earlier coups in Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea, Mali and Niger. These not only Read More

Niger: Former rebel leader stages anti-coup campaign to reinstate ousted President

August 9, 2023 Admin III 0

An International Civil Right Group, Egalitarian Mission for Africa (EMA) has dragged the Economic Community of West African (ECOWAS) to the bloc’s court over the proposed military intervention in Niger. The group prayed the court to invoke ECOWAS protocols to stop the planned military action against Niger. The suit was instituted on its behalf by a Nigerian lawyer, Kayode Ajulo. Read More

Niger coupists dare UN, US

August 8, 2023 Admin III 0

Niger’s junta on Tuesday rejected the latest diplomatic mission from African countries aimed at restoring constitutional order after a July 26 coup. The junta resisted pressure from the United States and the United Nations to come to the negotiating table. Heads of state from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are preparing for a summit on Thursday to Read More

Why Niger coup must not stand – FG

August 4, 2023 Admin III 0

The federal government has explained why the international Community should support the regional body in its efforts to restore democratic governance in Niger Republic. It said should the military forceful takeover is allowed, it would dampen the reputation of the regional body The federal government however said the use of force would be the last resort. Briefing the Diplomatic Corps Read More

The coup de’tat In Niger

July 31, 2023 Yusuf Nagi Ahmad 0

Niger Republic military forces were forced to take over power because after French forces were ostracised following the military coups in Mali and Burkina Faso, they relocated to Niger Republic and immediately the insurgency in Niger Rep worsened, and the wanton killings of the Niger Republic military forces escalated to a scandalous degree. Meanwhile, the insurgencies in both Mali and Read More