Guinea ignores ECOWAS, opens borders with Mali to serve “Pan-African vision”

Guinea’s military government has released a statement dissociating itself from the decision taken by West Africa’s regional bloc, ECOWAS to issue heavy sanctions against Mali. According to the statement, the Doumbouya administration says the country will keep its borders open to Mali despite boycott directives from ECOWAS. This the leadership says is in line with […]

Nigeria-China Currency Swap Deal Not Working – Nigeria’s Finance Minister

Nigeria’s government has stated that the currency swap between China and Nigeria which is said to have happened almost three-years ago has not yielded the expected results. In July 2018, People’s Bank of China (PBoC) and Nigeria’s central bank made agreement on currency swap of N720 billion ($18 million). The swap was done in order […]

Mali’s Junta responds to ECOWAS, closes borders “on the basis of reciprocity”

Mali’s transitional leadership has responded to the tough sanctions issued by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) during an extra-ordinary meeting in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Recall that, the regional body released new set of sanctions on Sunday with directives to member states to close all land and air borders with Mali, […]

ECOWAS hits Mali with ‘final’ tough sanctions as junta proposed 5years mandate

West Africa’s regional bloc, ECOWAS has pulled what seems to be a final plug on Mali with heavy sanctions as the Country’s junta proposed to extend transitional period by five (5) years against the demands of ECOWAS that, elections should be held in February 2022. In an extraordinary summit held in Accra Ghana on Sunday, […]

AFCON: CAF increases prizes, winner to get $5m

Authorities of the Confederation of African Football have increased the price tag on the African Cup as a total of $1.850 million have been added from the winner to the runner ups. According to the new increment, the winner of this year’s tournament will walk home with Five million dollars. The price for this position […]

It’s unfair to stop African players from participating in AFCON – Okocha

Nigeria’s legendary footballer, Austin Jay Jay Okocha has waded in the conversation about the refusal of European and other clubs to release some players for the African Cup of Nations which is scheduled to kick off on Sunday, January 9th in Cameroon. Okocha who is a member of Nigeria’s Super Eagle Technical Support Group said […]

Ousted Alpha Conde flown to Turkey for medical treatment

Guinea’s ousted president, Alpha Conde was flown to Turkey to get medical treatment subject to conditions spelt out by the military regime. ECOWAS earlier made a request to the country’s interim leader, Colonel Doumbouya to grant the former President some time for medical assessment outside the country. The military junta granted the request tagged to […]

Nigeria to lift Twitter ban as platform meets government’s conditions

Recall that, the Nigerian government earlier banned Micro blogging platform Twitter from operating after the platform deleted a post made by President Muhammadu Buhari’s account. Following the announcement, the government instituted a technical committee which spelt out to the platform, some conditions to meet to be given an opportunity to operate. These conditions include, payment […]

Nigeria is not a dumping ground for EU-banned chemicals – NAFDAC

Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has reiterated that the country is not a dumping ground for chemicals banned by the European Union (EU). The agency reassured Nigerians that it will not compromise its stance on public health and environment. The reassurance followed claims that, 40 percent of registered brands […]