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Nigerian President Bola Tinubu takes over as ECOWAS chairman

Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu has taken over as the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). He was elected chair at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the regional bloc held on Sunday afternoon in Bissau, capital of Guinea-Bissau. The ECOWAS Chairmanship is a position rotationally held by one… Read More
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Nigeria’s President removes all service chiefs from post

Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu on Monday removed all Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police, Advisers, and head of Customs from their posts. He has appointed new replacements for them who are to take over immediately. “President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has approved the immediate retirement of all Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police, Advisers, Comptroller-General of Customs from… Read More
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Nigeria: Agitated unions suspend planned strike over fuel subsidy

Nigeria’s major workers unions have announced the suspension of their planned nationwide strike which was called for Wednesday. The unions were expected to stay away from work to protest the sharp increase in the price of fuel after the country’s newly sworn-in president, Bola Tinubu decided to scrap subsidising fuel products. Mr. Tinubu said the government can no longer afford… Read More
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Bola Tinubu wins Nigeria’s presidential election

The candidate for Nigeria’s ruling party Bola Tinubu has been declared the winner of Nigeria’s disputed presidential election. Official results show that the 70-year-old veteran politician got 36% of the vote. His main rival Atiku Abubakar polled 29%, and Labour’s Peter Obi 25%. Their parties had earlier dismissed the poll as a sham, and demanded a rerun. Mr. Tinubu is… Read More