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Buhari Returns To Abuja After AU Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja on Monday after attending the 12th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union in Niamey, Niger Republic. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the presidential aircraft conveying the President and some members of his entourage landed at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 1:25 p.m. While in Niamey, Buhari signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, making Nigeria the 53rd state in the continent to append…

Why It Took Me Over One Year To Sign Africa Free Trade Deal – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has offered explanations as to why it took him more than one year to sign the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement on behalf of Nigeria. According to Buhari, the country embarked on "extensive nationwide consultation and sensitization programme of our domestic stakeholders on the AfCFTA" before signing it. The President gave the explanation after signing the AfCFTA deal on Sunday at the 12th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union holding in Niamey, Niger Republic. The…

After Obasanjo Slammed Him Twice, Buhari Finally Signs Africa Free Trade Deal

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally signed the agreement for the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) at the ongoing African Union (AU) Summit in Niamey, Niger Republic. Buhari signed the agreement at the opening of the 12th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government on the AFCFTA. President Muhammadu Buhari Signs AfCFTA agreement This comes more than one year after former President Olusegun Obasanjo slammed the President twice for refusing to…

AU Summit: Buhari Jets Out To Niger Republic Saturday

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Saturday for Niamey, Niger Republic to attend the African Union Summit, scheduled to hold on July 7. A statement issued by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Friday, said the president would participate in the 12th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union on African Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA. The presidential aide added that the president would also participate in the First Mid-Year Coordination…

Buhari Restates Nigeria’s Support For Sahrawi Republic

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated Nigeria’s support for the people of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), and their quest for self-determination and independence. This was contained in a statement signed by Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Femi Adesina on Thursday. Speaking with the President of SADR, Brahim Ghali at the State House, Buhari stressed that the country’s position is in line with the several resolutions of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) on the…

AU Suspends Sudan

The African Union (AU) on Thursday suspended Sudan as its member. This was announced by the AU’s Peace and Security Department on its official Twitter page. The AU had held an emergency meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, after the violent dispersal of a protest camp in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, began on Monday, Al Jazeera reports. The post reads, “The AU Peace and Security Council has with immediate effect suspended the participation of the Republic of Sudan in all AU activities until the effective…

ATIKU: APC Campaign Disowns Buhari Group Over Letter To EU, AU

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has distanced itself from the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) over a letter the latter wrote to the European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) seeking to stop Alhaji Atiku Abubakar from challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in the February 23 presidential election. Atiku, the defeated presidential candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had over the weekend inaugurated his legal team whose mandate is to make the…

Ex APC Chieftain Alleges Plot To Assassinate Atiku, Saraki

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank has uncovered a plot to assassinate the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his Campaign Director General, Sen. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, at a campaign ground in one of the northern states. This was contained in a petition written by Frank yesterday to the United Nations, the African Union, the American government, the governments of the United Kingdom and Canada. He said…

What Buhari Said At The African Youth Congress Against Corruption

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the fight against corruption in the continent was that of young people. “To the young people of Africa, this fight against corruption is yours to lead and to win in order to reverse the negative trends of corruption and its implications for Africa,” he said in his capacity as chair of the African Union Committee Against Corruption. Read his full speech: I want to specially thank the African Union under the able leadership of our Chairperson, His Excellency, Paul…

Sahle-Work Zewde Emerges Ethiopia’s First Female President

Ethiopian members of parliament have elected Sahle-Work Zewde as the country's first female president. Ms Sahle-Work is an experienced diplomat who has now become Africa's only female head of state. Her election to the ceremonial position comes a week after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed a cabinet with half the posts taken up by women. After being sworn in, President Sahle-Work promised to work hard to make gender equality a reality in Ethiopia. Addressing parliament, she also pledged to promote peace: "I…