Tag: Benin Republic

Parliamentarians in Benin Republic have voted to legalise abortion

Parliamentarians in Benin have voted to legalise abortion in the West African country, where it was already authorised under restricted conditions. Under the new law passed late on Wednesday women can terminate a pregnancy within the first three months if it is likely to “aggravate or cause material, educational, professional[Read More…]

Yoruba people migrating to Benin Republic over insecurity — Afenifere

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere has claimed that Yoruba people are now being forced to migrate to the Benin Republic and other West African countries over insecurity in Nigeria. This was contained in a communiqué issued by the group at the end of its monthly meeting, held at the country[Read More…]

‘Not On The Run’: Why I travelled to Benin Republic — Prof Akintoye

The leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, Professor Banji Akintoye, has reacted to media reports that he has left Nigeria to escape the plots of the Nigerian Government to arrest him. A media (not NewsWireNGR) had reported that the Buhari-led administration is plotting the arrest[Read More…]

Obasanjo visited Benin to intervene for Igboho — Report

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo travelled to Benin Republic in the first week of August to intervene for Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a Sunday Igboho according to a report by The Cable. The ex-president who was reported to have travelled to Tanzania on August 1, rerouted to Benin concealing the[Read More…]

Senate blows hot over ‘unlawful’ arrest of Nigerians by Benin Republic

The Senate has condemned what it described as the “unlawful” encroachment and arrest of Nigerians by the authorities of the Republic of Benin.  Accordingly, the upper chamber directed its Committees on Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, and States and Local Governments to interface with the Federal Ministry[Read More…]

Buhari in closed door meeting with President of Benin Republic

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic at the State House, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Beninese leader, who arrived at the forecourt of the presidential villa at 11.09 a.m., was received by President Buhari. The[Read More…]

Former President Jonathan Lauds Prime Minister Of Benin For Conceding Like He Did

Nigeria’s immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has lauded the Prime Minister of Benin Republic, Lionel Zinsou for emulating him by peacefully conceding the presidential election held in that country. “I especially wish to appreciate the incumbent Prime Minister of the Republic of Benin, Mr. Lionel Zinsou, who was a[Read More…]

Despite Cash Crunch, Nigeria Donates 15 Vehicles, 100 Motorcycles for Benin Presidential Polls

The federal government has donated 15 Hilux operational vehicles and 100 motorcycles to the independent national electoral commission of Benin Republic, Commission Electorale Nationale Autonome (CENA), to enable it conduct a credible presidential election. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Bulus Lolo, who presented the items in Cotonou,[Read More…]

People Of Benin Republic Reportedly Invade 16 Nigerian Villages, Hoist Flag Of Annexation

The neighbouring Benin Republic has invaded sixteen villages in Okuta, the border town in Baruten local government area of Kwara state, thereby causing serious fear and palpable tension in the affected communities. ?In their shrewd determination to annex the Nigerian villages, as authorities of Benin Republic have gone ahead to construct[Read More…]

SCOAN: Nationals Of Benin And Togo Yet To Be Found

  Three Togolese victims are still missing while a family is in frantic search of hospitals to locate a Beninoise national. The Punch gathered. 11 Togolese were reportedly said to have been in the building when it constructed. “We (Togolese community) have not been able to sleep since this incident occurred. Our[Read More…]