Ginger farmers take case to NASS 

October 12, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The Ginger Farmers Association of Nigeria has disclosed that a lot of their members who collected loans for the farming season were now dying of shock in seven states.  Speaking at the National Assembly when the association led a delegation to thank the Senate and Senator Sunday Marshall Katung for sponsoring a motion on the ginger disease that affecting farmers, Read More

Military coupists send UN official out of Niger

October 11, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Niger’s junta has demanded that the head of the United Nations diplomatic mission there leave the country within 72 hours, accusing the U.N. of excluding Niger from its General Assembly last month. The army officers who seized power in a coup in July did not have a representative at the meeting of world leaders in New York. A U.N. spokesperson Read More

Niger: Panic as military Junta gives fresh ‘terrifying’ order

September 24, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

In Niger, the ruling military junta has issued arrest warrants for 25 former leaders. These include former Prime Minister Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou and former Foreign Minister Massoudou Hassoumi. Also on the list are former Trade Minister Alkache Alhada and former presidential staff deputy Daouda Djibo Takoubakoye.Former Ambassador to France, Aichatou Kané Boulama, is named too. Additionally, former Energy Minister Ibrahim Yacoubou Read More

Letter to Governor Bago of Niger state

September 1, 2023 Mukhtar Nasir CPM 0

We, the Niger State First Class Graduates (NSFCG), extend our warm regards and seek your invaluable support for employment opportunities and scholarships to further our education. This appeal is made with great respect and the utmost desire to contribute meaningfully to the growth and development of Niger state under your leadership. It is with great pride and inspiration that I Read More

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

August 29, 2023 Prof. MK Othman 0

Is ECOWAS ready to go to war with our closest ally (Niger Republic) to protect “democracy”? Is ECOWAS prepared to face the armed forces of Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, and Niger Republic backed and trained by Russia’s Wagner? The military governments in Mali and Burkina Faso warned of an armed intervention in Niger and will counter with force. Guinea also Read More

Niger Junta reacts to giving Nigerian, US, other envoys 48 hours quit notice

August 26, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Niger’s military rulers on Friday gave ambassadors from the United States, France, Germany and Nigeria 48 hours to leave the country. This comes amid escalating tension over the possibility of West African bloc ECOWAS’ military intervention to reverse the recent coup in Niger.  ECOWAS had been urging for the reinstatement of ousted President Mohamed Bazoum, who was overthrown on July 26. Read More

No plans to invade Niger Republic – ECOWAS

August 25, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has not declared war on the people of Niger Republic nor is there any plan to invade the country. The president of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Omar Touray, said this Friday in Abuja while interacting with journalists. He, however, described as “unacceptable,” the 36-month transition plan announced by the Brig.-Gen. Abdourahamane Tchiani-led Read More

Why UN Troops are stuck in Mali – Spokesman

August 25, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 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 Solomon Arowolo 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

ASUU distributes relief materials to 1, 000 IDPs in Niger

August 14, 2023 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has distributed assorted grains and other relief materials to over 1,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by incessant attacks by bandits in Shiroro and Munya local governments of Niger state. Disturbing the materials at the IDPs camp at Kuta Monday, ASUU president, Professor Emmanuel Osadeke, said the gesture is aimed at reducing the Read More

Niger coup: Traders, others count loses

August 14, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Northern Nigerian businessmen have lamented the loss of over N13 billion in weekly revenue. The Arewa Economic Forum’s chairman, Ibrahim Dandakata, on Sunday, made the lamentation due to the region’s borders being closed because of the Niger coup. According to him, informal trading in livestock and food items within seven Northern states bordering Niger is worth N177 billion. He said Read More

Breaking: Niger coup leader makes u-turn

August 13, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 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

Ivory Coast, Nigeria ready many troops to confront Niger soldiers

August 11, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 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: It is purely an ECOWAS affairs, by Temitope Ajayi 

August 11, 2023 Temitope Ajayi  0

There is no doubt that the Northern region, especially the people of Fulani ethnic stock share filial, cultural and religious affiliations with the Republic of Niger. The Hausa and Kanuri people also have strong ties with Niger. The attempt by some religious and political leaders from the North and their counterparts such as Afenifere and Ohaneze Ndigbo from the South Read More

Breaking: ECOWAS makes u-turn on Niger, reveals fresh resolution

August 10, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The chairperson of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) has resolved to engage the actors in the Niger coup. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu who revealed this on Thursday during ECOWAS second extraordinary session on the situation in Niger Republic, said the body will engage the military leaders. “More so, in reaffirming our relentless commitment to democracy, human rights, Read More

Niger coup: Popular Pastor drops scary prediction

August 10, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 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

#Live: For the second time, Tinubu hosts ECOWAS leaders *Read his latest speech on Niger coup

August 10, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

President Bola Tinubu has hosted other leaders of the West African state to the second extra ordinary meeting over the lingering coup in Niger. Read his full speech. Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Government; Your Excellency, the President of the ECOWAS Commission; Your Excellency, President of the African Union Commission;Your Excellency, President of the UEMOA Commission;The Special Representative of Read More

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

August 10, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 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 Solomon Arowolo 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 Solomon Arowolo 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