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Following the expiration of the seven-day deadline issued by Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for Niger junta to reinstate President Mohamed Bazoum, the West African has issued more economic sanctions on Niger.

President Bola Tinubu has ordered fresh sanctions through the Central Bank of Nigeria on entities, and individuals related to and involved with the military junta in Niger Republic.

The Special Adviser to the President, Media, and Public Affairs, Ajuri Ngelale disclosed this during a press conference on Tuesday, noting that these sanctions are based on the position of financial sanctions meted out on the military junta in the Niger Republic by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) heads of states.

It was reported earlier that the coup plotters have named former economy minister Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine as the country’s new prime minister.

The Niger coup leaders on Tuesday also vowed to resist external pressure to reinstate ousted President Mohamed Bazoum after The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) imposed sanctions and Western allies suspended aid.

It also severed ties with Nigeria, Togo, France and the US, and shut down Nigerien airspace indefinitely.

 

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