Russian flags flood Niger after coup

August 9, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Nigerien tailor, Yahaya Oumarou, carefully ran cuts of white, blue and red fabric under his sewing machine, assembling them into the three horizontal bands of Russia’s flag. The flags have been in demand since President Mohamed Bazoum was toppled late last month in a military takeover, leading to some Russian support among crowds that celebrated the coup. It echoes similar Read More

ECOWAS dragged to court over planned military intervention in Niger

August 9, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 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: Former rebel leader stages anti-coup campaign to reinstate ousted President

August 9, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 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 Solomon Arowolo 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

Coup: Niger junta defiant, reject ECOWAS ultimatum

August 7, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Niger on Monday awaits a response from the West African regional bloc after coup leaders ignored a deadline to reinstate the ousted president a move the bloc warned could lead to military intervention. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has said it will issue a statement on its next steps, responding to the junta’s refusal to stand down Read More

Niger coupists beg Wagner’s support as ECOWAS deadline expires

August 6, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Niger’s new military junta has asked for help from the Russian mercenary group Wagner as a deadline approaches for the release the country’s ousted president. One of the coup leaders General Salifou Mody made the request while visiting neighbouring Mali. Niger’s junta faces a August 6 deadline set by the regional bloc known as ECOWAS to release and reinstate the Read More

Why Niger coup must not stand – FG

August 4, 2023 Content Administrator II 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

Niger coup: Between ECOMOG and US military base

August 3, 2023 Inwalomhe Donald 0

There is a clash between junta led Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso and democratic countries across the world. United States of America has a military base in Niger Republic. Will the military in Niger close the military base? Will the military in Niger close the United States military base and stop ECOMOG Army? The military junta in Niger is a threat 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

Boot out the Niger coupists now

Last week, the military, otherwise known as gendarmes, in the Republic of Niger overthrew the democratically elected government of President Mohamed Bazoum in what has been described as a palace coup d’etat. This is as despicable as it is reprehensible and condemnable, considering the fact that democracy has become the norm among the comity of nations and any attempt to Read More

Breaking: ECOWAS leaders meet, announce no flight zone in Niger, give soldiers marching order

July 30, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has announced no flight zone in Niger Republic. This agreement was reached during its extraordinary meeting of the heads of states in Abuja on Sunday. The body also issued a seven-day ultimatum to the military coupists in Niger Republic to reinstate President Mohamed Bazoum as a democratically elected President or face a Read More

Niger coup: What US Vice President, UN told Tinubu

July 29, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

President Bola Tinubu has revealed what Vice President of the United States of America, Kamala Harris, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, told him regarding to Niger coup. According to him, the leaders assured him of their support to restore democratic governance in Niger Republic. Recall that a military coup ousted Niger Republic President, Muhammed Bazoum, earlier Read More

Buhari speaks on coup in Niger

July 29, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Former President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over the recent coup that ousted ex-Niger Republic President, Mohamed Bazoum. He further expressed confidence in President Bola Tinubu’s ability to resolve the crisis. While praying that Tinubu would be able to reverse the situation and ensure the safety of Bazoum and his family, he tweeted that, “As to be expected, I, like Read More

Uncertainty as Soldiers take over power in Niger

July 27, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Soldiers in the West African country of Niger have announced a coup on national TV. They said they had dissolved the constitution, suspended all institutions and closed the nation’s borders. Niger President Mohamed Bazoum has been held by troops from the presidential guard since early on Wednesday. He was promised Washington’s “unwavering support” in a call from US Secretary of Read More

Breaking: Anxiety as troops hold President hostage

July 26, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Niger presidential guards are holding President Mohamed Bazoum inside the presidential palace in the capital, which has been blocked off by military vehicles since Wednesday morning, security sources said. The movements have the semblance of four military takeovers that have hit neighbouring Mali and Burkina Faso since 2020. Ministries next to the palace have also been blocked off, and staff Read More

One soldier dies, another injured in Niger gun battle with bandits

May 5, 2023 Aideloje Ojo 0

A soldier has reportedly died of injuries during a gun battle with bandits in Allewa area in Shiroro local government area of Niger state, while another who sustained bullet injuries is responding to treatment in a hospital. Blueprint gathered that the soldiers were shot at by terrorists when they made attempts to secure the release of victims recently captured. The Read More

Fears as killings, kidnapping escalate in Kaduna, Kogi, Kano, Niger

 A sudden surge in security concerns recently came to limelight in Kaduna, Kano, Niger, Kogi, Delta and Osun states with killings and kidnapping dominating the affected states.   In Kaduna for instance, the state government confirmed the abduction of eight students of Government Day Secondary School, Awon and other residents in Kachia local government area by gunmen suspected to be Read More

March 18 2023 governorship election: Fintiri, Binani’s rivalry throws Adamawa into stalemate

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared both the Adamawa and Kebbi state governorship elections inconclusive. This, the commission said, followed the margin of votes at the end of the contest in Adamawa. Before reaching the decision in the case of Adamawa, INEC had announced that Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 421,524, while the All Read More

2023 governorship election: How AbdulRazaq, Makinde, Abiodun, Inuwa, Buni returned as governors 

Results of last Saturday’s governorship elections in 28 states with some incumbent governors returned for a second tenure of an 8-year term. Notable among those returned as at the time of this report are Oyo state Governor Seyi Makinde, Kwara state Governor AbdulRahman A. AbdulRazaq, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state and Governor Read More

Tinubu’s victory is divine, group thanks Nigerians for rejecting PDP

March 7, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Supporters of the President-elect on the aiges of Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Tinubu/Shettima 2023, have thank Nigerians for rejecting calls by opposition leaders to protest against the outcome of last Saturday’s presidential election. On Monday, opposition leaders in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, took a protest to the headquarters of the Read More

Flood: Niger governor inaugurates N779m HYPPADEC 160 housing units

March 6, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger state has inaugurated the N779 million Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) 160 housing units for flood victims in the state. The housing resettlement scheme would cover the six HYPPADEC states of Benue, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, and Plateau. Bello, at the event in Mokwa and Edati Local Government Areas of the state last Read More

2023 presidential election: Tinubu in early lead, Atiku, Obi, Kwankwaso trail 

Kudos and knocks have continued to greet the collation of results of last Saturday’s Presidential/National Assembly Elections as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the outcome of the exercise in some of the states, in Abuja Sunday. This is just as the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate; Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu commended INEC for being on top of its Read More