Saturday 19 September 2015

Buhari Condemns Coup D’etat In Burkina Faso

The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has condemned Wednesday’s detention of the Interim President, the Prime Minister and other ministers of the transitional government of Burkina Faso in an apparent coup d’etat.

President Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, said that Nigeria aligns with ECOWAS, the African Union and the United Nations “in rejecting the brazen contravention of the constitution and transitional charter of Burkina Faso by elements of the Presidential Guard under the leadership of General Gilbert Diendere.

Coach Sunday Oliseh recall Enyeama, Mikel and Moses

Vincent Enyeama, Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Odion Ighalo are among 24 Super Eagles players called up for next month’s international friendlies against Congo DR and Cameroon in Belgium.

The quartet missed out of the 2017 AFCON qualifiers against Tanzania and the friendly with Niger Republic earlier in the month.

Burkina Faso Military Releases President Kafando

Burkina Faso’s military has released the country’s interim President after he was detained during a coup that dissolved his government.

The junta released a statement confirming that Michel Kafando was freed from military custody.

The move came after the African Union suspended Burkina Faso and threatened sanctions unless the junta releases all interim political figures from detention.

Senate President Defends Absence At Code Of Conduct Tribunal

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has explained why he did not honour the invitation by the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Friday.

In a statement signed by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, the Senate President said that the manner in which the case was filed showed that he would not be given justice.