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TINUBU MEETS ECOWAS PRESIDENT OVER NIGER’S COUP.

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President Bola Tinubu, has met the President of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, Commission, Omar Touray; and former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, at the Aso Villa.

The National Security Adviser, NSA, to the President, Nuhu Ribadu, was also at the meeting held to discuss the coup in neighbouring Niger Republic.

Abdulsalami had led ECOWAS delegation to Niger over the weekend for “final” negotiations for a return of power to deposed President, Mohamed Bazoum.

The envoy said he was hopeful that diplomacy would help resolve the political situation in Niger Republic without a recourse to the military option.

Abdulsalami described the meetings in Niger Republic as fruitful.

The coup leader, Abdourahamane Tchiani, had said the junta would return to civilian rule within three years, but ECOWAS rejects the move.

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