Tag: sanctions

Breaking: African Union suspends Sudan

The African Union has said it suspended Sudan from all its activities after the the country’s military overthrew the civilian-led transitional government in a coup. In a communique, the pan-African body said the suspension would be in place until “the effective restoration” of the transitional authority steering the country towards[Read More…]

#EndSARS: UK Parliament approves sanctions against Nigerian officials implicated in Lekki shooting

The UK parliament has voted in favour of the government considering imposing sanctions on Nigerian officials involved in the alleged excessive use of force on peaceful protesters during last month’s anti-police brutality demonstrations. The non-binding vote was a result of a petition brought before the UK parliament which was signed[Read More…]

US Imposes more sanctions on Iran over Missile strikes

The Trump administration on Friday announced a new wave of sanctions on Iran following this week’s missile strikes by the Islamic Republic on U.S. bases in Iraq. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the new sanctions will target eight senior Iranian officials involved in[Read More…]

Sanctions? US places Nigeria, six other countries on special watch list

The United States has placed Nigeria and six other countries on the special watch list of states that had engaged in or tolerated the severe violation of religious freedom. Other countries listed in the SWL include Comoros, Russia, Uzbekistan, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Sudan. US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo announced[Read More…]

NCC To Wield Its Axe On Network Operators For Auto Migration On Data Plan Without Consent

By Chris Nomjov The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has it would sanction MTN, Airtel and Globacom for defying the directive on automatic migration to Pay-As-You-Go data bundle. The commission made this known in its `2015 3Q Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Report’, obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in[Read More…]

US To Impose Travel Sanctions On Orubebe, Dame Patience Jonathan And Others Who Made Politically-Inciting Remarks

Indications are rife that the United States government will impose travel sanctions on Nigerians, whose remarks were capable of inciting violence, during the general elections. Prominent among these people are First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, a former Niger Delta minister, Godsday Orubebe, ?and ?the ?governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema,[Read More…]

“We Are Not Afraid Of Sanctions” Burkina Faso’s Isaac Zida Dismisses African Union Intervention

Burkina Faso’s interim leader has dismissed the African Union’s imposition of a two-week deadline to hand power to civilians, BBC World Service Trust reports. “We are not afraid of sanctions, we care much more about stability,” said Lt Col Isaac Zida after talks with opposition parties and civil society. They have[Read More…]

UN Imposes Sanctions On Boko Haram

The UN Security Council’s Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee on Thursday approved the addition of Boko Haram to its list of groups subject to financial and arms sanctions. The News  Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria sponsored the proposal to add  the terrorist group to UN sanctions list. Under the[Read More…]

John Kerry In Geneva To Negotiate Iran’s nuclear programme

By Julian Borger and Saeed Kamali Dehghan in Geneva   John Kerry and William Hague were due to arrive in Geneva on Saturday morning to join other foreign ministers in negotiations on Iran‘s nuclear programme. The Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov arrived on Friday afternoon for talks with his Iranian[Read More…]