Tag: Coup

Sudan military says ‘failed’ coup attempt under control

Sudanese state TV announced on Tuesday that there had been a “failed” coup in the country, adding that there had been an attempt to take control of the public media building in Omdurman, across the river Nile from the capital Khartoum. The country’s sovereignty council said that the situation was under control and[Read More…]

Mali’s President Keita resigns after military coup

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced his resignation on live television in the early hours of Wednesday morning following a military coup. “I’ve decided to leave my post,” he said, clad in traditional clothing and a medical mask to protect against the coronavirus. The president and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse[Read More…]

Nigerian Airforce Reacts To Allegations of Coup Plans

MISCHIEVOUS ALLEGATION OF INVOLVEMENT OF NIGERIAN AIR FORCE IN PURPORTED COUP PLANS The attention of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has been drawn to a mischievous allegation by an online media organization of the NAF’s involvement in the planning of a purported coup d’état to take over the reins of[Read More…]

Breaking: Persons Planning To Overthrow President Buhari’s Government Arrested

The Department of State Services has arrested one Jones Abari, aka Gen. Akotebe Darikoro, for the alleged mastermind of a hoaxed plan to overthrow President Muhammad Buhari by the military. A statement issued by an official of the service, Mr Tony Opuiyo, in Abuja on Saturday said Abari was arrested[Read More…]

Buhari Panics Over Coup Threats As Buratai Summons Emergency Meeting With Army Commanders

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Friday summoned top commanders of the service to the Army headquarters for an emergency security meeting especially on the recent allegation that some top officers approached a militant group to solicit support to topple President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration. Sources say[Read More…]

“Nobody Is Planning Coup” Against Buhari’s Govt’ – Army Warns Mischief Makers

WARNING TO MISCHIEF MAKERS: NOBODY IS PLANNING ANY COUP The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to another campaign of calumny and distraction by faceless criminal gang of economic saboteurs that hide under the aegis of Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force (JNDLF) alleging that some officers of the[Read More…]

In A Triumphant Coup, Military Takes Over Burkina Faso’s Transitional Gov’t

The military in Burkina Faso has announced the dissolution of the country’s transitional government, a day after presidential guards arrested the interim president and prime minister. President Michel Kafando and Prime Minister Yacouba Zida were detained by soldiers who stormed an afternoon Cabinet meeting, plunging the poor West African country[Read More…]

Two Privately Owned Radio Stations That Aired #BurundiCoup Message Burnt Down

The divisions in Burundi’s army over the coup attempt do not appear to be along ethnic lines – both the army chief of staff, who is loyal to the president, and the general who announced the coup are Hutus. BBC World Service Trusts reports that the factions appear to be between[Read More…]

Tahir Sherriff: On The Border-Lines Of A Military Take-Over In Nigeria

One thing is certain; no one knows where this country is headed. Not the president, the media, the international community or the people on the street. But another frightening possibility that has begun to take shape in the hearts of common people on the street is that of a military[Read More…]

Nigerian Military Reaffirms Commitment To Democratic Processes, Dismisses Coup Fears

by Musa Abdullahi The Defence Headquarters has noted the palpable tension being generated in certain quarters with regards to the roles of the Nigerian military in the ongoing political activities and recent developments especially in relation to the electioneering programmes in the country. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo while declaring his[Read More…]