ECOWAS Supports Possible Military Intervention Against Niger Military Junta, Ivorian President Says+30

The West African bloc known as ECOWAS has expressed its support for a potential military intervention against the military junta in Niger. The decision was made during a summit held in Abuja, Nigeria, where leaders discussed the ongoing crisis in Niger. Ivorian President, Alasane Ouatara, stated that the regional bloc's commanders will conduct further assessments to determine the best course of action.

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News Summary of August 9, 2023 in Nigeria+30

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West African Leaders Gather in Abuja to Discuss Niger Coup+30

West African leaders are meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, to discuss the recent coup in Niger. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has emphasized diplomatic efforts to restore constitutional order in Niger, but has also maintained the threat of military intervention. The failure of negotiations and the appointment of a civilian Prime Minister have increased concerns of a military intervention in the region. The summit is crucial in deciding the way forward in the face of political instability.

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Traditional Religious Authorities in Niger and Nigeria meet with coup leader+30

Traditional religious authorities from Niger and Nigeria met with the leader of the military coup, Brigadier General Abdourahamane Tiani, after the military junta refused to meet with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The junta had been threatened with possible military intervention by ECOWAS. The meeting took place in Niamey, the capital of Niger.

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News Summary of August 8, 2023 in Nigeria+30

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Niger Junta Meets Nigerian President's Envoys in Bid to Find Diplomatic Solution+30

The Nigerien junta recently held talks with envoys from Nigerian President Bola Tinubu in an effort to find a diplomatic solution to the political crisis. This comes after the junta refused to meet with a delegation from the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The ECOWAS has threatened military intervention if the junta fails to restore constitutional order.

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Plateau State Governor holds first Executive Council meeting with newly inaugurated Commissioners+30

The Plateau State Governor, Barr. Caleb Mutfwang, has convened the inaugural Executive Council meeting with the newly appointed Commissioners. The meeting aimed to update the Council members on the status of their respective ministries and foster effective service delivery. The Commissioners were urged to bring innovation and dedication to their roles in driving the development and growth of Plateau State.

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News Summary of August 7, 2023 in Nigeria+30

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ACF Calls for Lifting of Sanctions Against Niger Republic, Urges Dialogue with Military Junta+30

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has called for the lifting of sanctions against Niger Republic and the restoration of dialogue with the military junta. The ACF expressed concern over the potential impact on neighboring countries and urged caution to avoid further destabilizing the West African region.

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Senate Transmits List of Confirmed Ministerial Nominees to Presidency+30

The Godswill Akapbio-led Senate has transmitted the names of the 45 confirmed ministerial nominees to the presidency after rigorous screening at the upper chamber of the national assembly. This comes after the Senate partially concluded its ministerial screening, clearing 45 out of 48 nominees. Three nominees are still being scrutinized due to petitions filed against them. The increase in the number of ministerial nominees is attributed to the separation of merged ministries from the previous administration.

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U.S. Consulate General Supports Nigerian Women in Climate Action+30

The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos has provided support to the first Nigerian Climate Resilience Salon, an event that brought together women-led organizations, climate-tech entrepreneurs, and representatives from the public and private sectors. The salon aimed to empower women to combat climate change and create a more sustainable and equitable future. The U.S. Consulate emphasized the importance of including women in climate action and highlighted the shared priority of protecting the environment between Nigeria and the United States.

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Three Suspected Oil Thieves Arrested in Port Harcourt+30

Operatives of the 6 Division of Nigerian Army have arrested three suspected oil thieves and impounded a truck loaded with 45,000 litres of crude oil in Port Harcourt. The suspects were caught in the act of siphoning crude oil from a pipeline right of way. The Army Commander expressed shock and warned that anyone engaging in illegal deals on petroleum products would face severe consequences.

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News Summary of August 6, 2023 in Nigeria+30

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Niger Suspends Military Cooperation Agreements with France; ECOWAS Emphasizes Dialogue and Negotiation+30

Niger's junta has announced the suspension of various military cooperation agreements with France, citing France's casual attitude and reaction to the internal situation in Niger. Meanwhile, the defense chiefs of ECOWAS have emphasized the need for dialogue and negotiation to resolve the crisis in Niger. The recent coup in Niger has drawn condemnations from international and regional organizations, with ECOWAS imposing sanctions on the junta and threatening to restore order by force if necessary.

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News Summary of August 5, 2023 in Nigeria+30

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