The African Union (AU) has suspended Gabon’s membership in the wake of the coup in the Central African country.
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The decision to suspend Niger from AU membership was made by the Peace and Security Council of the AU Commission during its latest meeting that dwelt upon the situation in the western African country, AU said in a statement.
The confirmation was made on Saturday by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Adamu Ibrahim Lamuwa, on the sidelines of the 43rd Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the AU in Nairobi, Kenya.
The person facing refusal was none other than Mr. Aliko Dangote, the wealthiest man in Africa. Mr. Dangote revealed this incident during an interview at the AfreximBank 30th Anniversary event in Accra, Ghana.
Recognised globally, this day serves as an opportunity to acknowledge the remarkable progress Africa has made.
The call followed the upsurge in killings in the area, which SOKAPU said amounted to ethnic cleansing of its people.
The President had on Thursday last week addressed Nigerians in a nationwide broadcast from the Presidential Villa
The countries are Nigeria, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania and Tunisia.
Accordingly, the MNJTF was re-operationalized with an increased capacity of about 10,000 troops.
Gambari made the call on Saturday in Abuja at the book launch of a Nigerian former Ambassador, Mohammed Ibrahim titled “With Heart and Might: 33 Years In the Nigerian Diplomatic Service.”
He is an educator, economist, author and development expert whose work, spanning over 35 years, has impacted sustainable growth and development in Africa.
This, the President said, was to, among others, prevent disruptive strikes and engender uninterrupted academic programmes.
Buhari established this Friday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, while speaking at the virtual official presentation of the Country Review Report of Nigeria to the 31st Africa Peer Review Forum of the African Union.
A press statement signed Wednesday evening by Buhari’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity; Femi Adeshina disclosed that the President will depart the country Thursday.
President Buhari joins the academia and the media in celebrating with the former minister, whose intellectual and managerial influence cuts across almost every sphere of national life, with stronger presence in formulation of policies, particularly on democracy, good governance and diplomacy.
The Yoruba diaspora group said this in a communique issued after its meeting, with over 1,000 participating, via Zoom.
Our national strategy was laid out before departure, based on a strong optimism that the summit will work well for all the leaders. Turkey is serious about working with Africa in a win-win relationship. Though not yet accepted as a member of the EU, it is a major player in the continent in many ways and is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Turkey also has strong links in the Middle-East. In Asia, the competition is stiff, with China, Japan, South Korea and the rest. But see what discipline, national mobilization and determination have brought Turkey to where it is today. So, Africa may seem for them, a good bet for solidarity and market.
Addressing the opening ceremony of the event, the President said: ‘‘Let me assure you that Nigeria has come to Durban in full force to actively participate in this very important trade fair and take full advantage of all the opportunities it provides.
He spoke at the official launch of the new Ecobank head office building and Ecobank Pan-African Centre in Lagos.
The MoU signing event took place on October 8 at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.