For a building to be described as 'outstanding', it has to capture your attention and imagination immediately you look at it. Buildings have standard shapes they're required to conform to, but the ability to digress from the norm and create aesthetic designs without affecting the function can make a building stand out.
The name Goodluck Ebele Johnathan is a very popular and distinct name in the world's politics especially in Africa. Dr Jonathan is a two term Bayelsa state governor. He served as a vice President under former president Umar Musa Yar'Adua before becoming the president after the demise of his boss.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, October 6, held a closed-door meeting with former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan at the Presidential Villa,Abuja. Vanguard reported that the former president arrived at the presidential villa around 4pm. It was gathered that the motive behind the visit was not known as Jonathan did not speak to journalists after the meeting.
Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has landed in Bamako, Mali's capital, for a peacekeeping assignment. On Sunday, September 5, 2021, the former president announced it on his verified Facebook page. Jonathan landed in Bamako with the ECOWAS Mediation Team. They will be overseeing Mali's transition from military to democracy.
The truth is we don't see coup d'etats in East, North, or Southern Africa. The optics of a distraught, unkempt bedraggled Alpha Conde surrounded by soldiers beamed all over the world is a blight on ECOWAS. Yes, he was no Lee Kuan Yew, but military coup d'etat in francophone West Africa is putting into question the relevance of the regional bloc in itself.
State House Press Release Let’s Put In Place Measures To Prevent Coups, Says Osinbajo At ECOWAS Summit On Guinea * Proposes AU, UN, Commonwealth others simultaneously suspend nations where military seizes power *Nigeria wants West African countries to respect their own constitutions *Only free, fair, transparent elections welcome, VP adds
Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has arrived in Bamako, the capital city of Mali, for a peacekeeping mission. The former president disclosed this on his verified Facebook page on Sunday, September 5, 2021. He said: "In Bamako with the ECOWAS Mediation Team to follow up on the progress of Mali's transition programme.
The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen countries, founded in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in "all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport, telecommunications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, commerce, monetary and financial questions, social and cultural matters.
*Demands restoration of constitutional rule within 6 months *VP Osinbajo calls for stiffer sanctions *Sub-regional leaders agree to freeze financial assets of new military junta Determined to ensure a prompt return of democratic rule to Guinea after the recent military coup, Nigeria has called on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to insist on a short transition programme that will usher in a new civilian government in that country.
Fani-Kayode dumps PDP, defects to APC Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has formally defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Fani-Kayode’s defection was disclosed when Mai Mala Buni, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Caretaker Committee presented him to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Today's Headlines: Osinbajo Departs Abuja For ECOWAS Meeting; Suspected Armed Robber Arrested In Lagos
(Photos Credit: Google) [BREAKING] Guinea coup: Osinbajo departs Abuja for ECOWAS meeting Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has departed Abuja to represent the President, Muhammadu Buhari (retd. ), at the 2nd extraordinary summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.
The recent trend of unconstitutional takeover of power, sometimes in reaction to unilateral changes of constitutions by some leaders, must not be tolerated by the international community, President Muhammadu Buhari told world leaders Friday in New York. In his speech at the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly, the President warned that democratic gains of the past decades in West Africa ‘‘are now being eroded’’ due to these negative trends.
The Buhari administration has reacted to the recent coup d'état that took place in Guinea. In a statement signed by Mrs. Esther Sunsuwa, the spokesperson ministry of foreign affairs, his regime condemned the coup and requested that constitutional order should be restored in the country. On Sunday, the military in Guinea said it has taken over the country and removed the democratically elected president.
According to a declaration issued late Wednesday, a team of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will visit Guinea on Thursday, which has been seized by a military coup. Guinea's membership in the bloc was also suspended, and the bloc demanded the quick restoration of civil government in the country.
Following the unexpected coup led by Col Mendy Doumbowya in a military attempt to overthrow President Alpha Conde, the African Union has taken precautionary measures to suspend Guinea from African Union organization. The coup which took place was said to redress and correct the ongoing mismanagement and corruption in the civillan administration.
With the recent coup in Guinea, West Africa has now recorded six successful coups in the last eleven years. Not to talk of coup attempts. Niger Republic and Guinea Bissau had experienced coup d'etat in 2010, Mali in 2012, 2020 and 2021, and now Guinea.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has departed Abuja for Guinea to represent President Muhammadu Buhari at the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government's 2nd extraordinary meeting. The conference is being held in response to the recent coup in the Republic of Guinea, according to a statement from Mr Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President.
Following the recent flooding in some parts of Katsina State, the Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, and the Nigeria Red Cross Society, has donated relief materials to flood victims in Katsina State. Items donated to the victims of the natural disasters in Bindawa local government area of the state are; 100 bags of rice, 100 bags of millets, 100 bags of beans, 200 gallons of palm, and vegetable oil.
West African media lawyers condemned the military coup in Guinea on Monday. WAMELA, in a statement signed by its international president, lawyer Noah Ajare, and made available in Abuja, said the act violated the ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance. According to the group, Article 1 (b) - (e) of ECOWAS Protocol A / SP1 / 12/01 on Democracy and Good Governance additional to the Protocol Relating to the Mechanism for Prevention, Management, Resolution, peacekeeping and conflict security states as follows:
The authority of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, has immediately suspended Guinea from all ECOWAS governing bodies. The Organization is immediately dispatching a high-level ECOWAS mission to Guinea to assess and review the situation in light of recent developments in the West African countr This is stated in the final communique issued at the conclusion of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government E videoconference meeting on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.