Sunday, October 17, 2021

West Africa

Nigeria to bar unvaccinated civil servants from offices

Nigeria will compel federal civil servants to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 before gaining access to their offices from December 1. The move, the government says, is to encourage the vaccination rate across the country. Boss Mustapha, the chairman of the...

ECOWAS appoints Ghana’s President to champion universal suffrage campaign

The Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has appointed President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana to champion its drive to achieve direct election of members into the parliament. Dr Sidie Tunis, Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, made...

Nigeria military kill 32 fleeing bandits as five policemen die

Nigerian military has killed 32 bandits who crossed into Niger while fleeing an army onslaught in northwest Zamfara state. The bandits were murdered in Bangu Gari on Sunday night, a few hours after attacking a police station and killing five...

President Buhari approves N13.3bn for take-off of Community Policing Initiative

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N13.3bn to kick start Community Policing initiative across the country. The president made this known at the opening of a two-day Mid-Term Ministerial Performance Review Retreat organized to assess progress made towards the achievement of...

Ecowas elects Gambian diplomat Omar Touray as president

The Economic Community of West African States has elected Gambian diplomat Omar Touray as Ecowas Commission president. Dr Omar Touray was elected at the just concluded Extraordinary Session of the Ecowas Council of Ministers on Institutional Reform in the Ghanian...

Buhari to present NASS with the 2022 budget on Thursday

President Muhammadu Buhari is likely to propose the 2022 budget before a joint session of the National Assembly on Thursday, according to Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege. When he presided over the Senate plenary on Tuesday, Omo-Agege made this clear. According...

Akpabio, Saraki to lead discourse on African “Blue World”

Sen. Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, and Sen. Gbemisola Saraki, Minister of State for Transportation, will lead maritime stakeholders and industry professionals in the African "Blue World" discussion. In a statement issued in Lagos, Dr Felicia Mogo, Founder,...

No record of Nigerian in Guinea Bissau’s prisons – Envoy

Nigeria Ambassador to Guinea Bissau, Mr John Usanga says there is no record of any Nigerian in any prison in Guinea Bissau. The Envoy disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the inauguration...

Nigeria responds as banditry overwhelms states, causes hardship

President Muhammadu Buhari stated on Friday that the past 18 months have been "some of the most challenging moments in Nigeria's history." “I question whether we have encountered a period of greater heightened challenges than what we have witnessed in...

Independence speech: Ajulo lauds Buhari, suggests terrorism sponsors be revealed

Nigerian legal practitioner, Dr Kayode Ajulo, has praised President Muhammadu Buhari's Independence broadcast to the nation, calling it "inspiring." He did, however, advise that terrorism's funders be identified in order to reduce the threat. “The recent arrests of Nnamdi Kanu and...


Rights group demands release of Tanzanian opposition leaders

Amnesty International, a human rights organization, has urged Tanzanian authorities to cease targeting the opposition and to free all opposition members jailed in a...