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ECOWAS Orders Standby Force Against Niger Junta

ECOWAS ORDERS STANDBY FORCE AGAINST NIGER JUNTA The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has ordered its standby force to restore constitutional order in the Republic of Niger. The order followed the resolution of ECOWAS on the Niger coup at the ECOWAS Extraordinary Meeting in Abuja on Thursday. The declaration was made by the President of ECOWAS, Omar Alieu …

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Mobile Phone Stolen Every Six Minutes In London – Met Police

MOBILE PHONE STOLEN EVERY SIX MINUTES IN LONDON – MET POLICE In recent times, phone firms have been urged to help in the reduction of thefts after police data revealed that every six minutes, a mobile phone was stolen in London last year. The Met Police revealed that in 2022, 90,864 phones were stolen with an estimate of almost 250 …

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75 Catholic Schools To Shut Down

75 CATHOLIC SCHOOLS TO SHUT DOWN At least 75 more Catholic schools in the United States of America have announced they are closing their doors for good, with many breaking the news to families in just the past few weeks. Most of the closures have been in major cities like Philadelphia, Boston, and Cincinnati. In New York City alone, the …

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Nigeria’s Top Islamic Council Opposes Sanctions, military intervention In Niger

NIGERIA’S TOP ISLAMIC COUNCIL OPPOSES SANCTIONS, MILITARY INTERVENTION IN NIGER The Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has stated its opposition to the sanctions imposed on Niger by ECOWAS following the coup in the country. “…it is well known that such kinds of economic sanctions are counter-productive and eventually end in futility,” the NSCIA stated in a statement by …

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Former Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi Meets Niger Republic Coup Leaders

FORMER EMIR OF KANO, LAMIDO SANUSI MEETS NIGER REPUBLIC COUP LEADERS Alhaji Muhammadu Lamido Sanusi, 14th Emir of Kano, has met with the coup leaders in Niger. The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) met the military leadership after the junta aborted a meeting with representatives of the African Union (AU), the Economic Community of West Africa …

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I Now Eat Dry Rice, Ousted Niger President, Bazoum

I NOW EAT DRY RICE, OUSTED NIGER PRESIDENT, BAZOUM Ousted President of Niger Republic, Mohamed Bazoum, says he is being kept isolated and forced to eat dry rice. Recall that on July 26, 2023, the military ousted Bazoum and suspended the constitution. President Bola Tinubu, who is the Chairman of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), had scheduled a …

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ECOWAS Issues Fresh Sanctions Over Niger Coup

ECOWAS ISSUES FRESH SANCTIONS OVER NIGER COUP The Economic Community Of West Africa States (ECOWAS) on Tuesday imposed fresh sanctions over the coup in Niger Republic. ECOWAS had earlier given coup leaders in Niger seven days to reinstate President Mohamed Bazoum or risk sanctions, including possible military action. The coup leaders, however, did not feel threatened by the decree of …

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American Internet Wizard Traces His Igbo Root

AMERICAN INTERNET WIZARD TRACES HIS IGBO ROOT One of the best computer wizards of world renown, the African American who developed the .com code for the Internet E-Mails, the Chairman and CEO of Defense Manufacturing, Dr.Emmitt McHenry, has finally reconnected with his Igbo ancestry. The induction ceremony which took place at the Smithsonian Institute of African Museum in Washington DC, …

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Niger Coupists Adamant As Deadline Ends

NIGER COUPISTS ADAMANT AS DEADLINE ENDS The coup plotters in Niger are unyielding to the one-week ultimatum given to them by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to quit and allow the democratically elected President Mohamed Bazoum to return to office or risk military intervention. The deadline given the military junta expired yesterday, with the putschists remaining obstinate …

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ECOWAS Can’t Justify Intervention In Niger Without UN’s Approval – Falana

ECOWAS CAN’T JUSTIFY INTERVENTION in NIGER WITHOUT UN’s APPROVAL – FALANA Human rights lawyer Femi Falana, SAN, has stated that the Economic Community of West African States needs to be authorised by the United Nations before it can intervene in restoring democratic rule in the military-held Niger Republic. Coup plotters led by the head of presidential guards, Gen. Abdourahamane Tchiani, …

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