News - ECOWAS

Buhari Attends Inauguration Of Senegalese President Macky Sall

3 months ago /
Politics 

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to depart Abuja on Monday for Dakar, Senegal to attend the inauguration of Senegalese President, Macky Sall, following his re-election for a second term.

West African Network of Election Observers Seeks Holistic Reform On Nigeria’s Electoral Process

3 months ago /
Politics 

The West African Network of Election Observers, Waneo, one of the observer missions that monitored the 2019 general elections in Nigeria says there is an urgent need for reforms to improve voters’ confidence and scale up the credibility of the electoral process.

ECOWAS Election Mission Appeals For Peace

5 months ago /
Nation 

Former Liberian president and head of the ECOWAS election observation mission to Nigeria, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has called on Nigerians to maintain peace during and after the elections.

No Plans To Postpone Elections – INEC

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it has no intention to postpone the 2019 general elections.

Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf Leads Ecowas Election Observer Mission To Nigeria

5 months ago /
Nation 

Former Liberian president and head of the ECOWAS election observation mission to Nigeria, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has expressed optimism for successful 2019 general elections that will establish Nigeria’s place as a leader on the continent.

ECOWAS To Get $22m Grant From Afdb For Abidjan-Lagos Highway

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, has signed a 22 million dollar grant retrocession agreement with the African Development Bank for the technical design to develop the Abidjan-Lagos highway.

ECOWAS Unveils Conflict Prevention Plan

5 months ago /

The Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) has unveiled the 2018-2020 Conflict Prevention Framework (ECPF) action plans to reduce and eliminate threats to peace and security in the region.

INEC Approves 144 Observers For Polls

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved 144 domestic and foreign observers for the 2019 General Elections.

ECOWAS Moves To End Child Marriages

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS is taking steps to end child marriage in the sub-region.

EU, U.S. Threaten Nigerian Politicians With Sanctions Over 2019 Polls

5 months ago /

The European Union, United Kingdom and the United States of America say they will blacklist any politician involved in violating the electoral process.

IGP Adamu Assures Of Adequate Protection For All As Ecowas Team Visits

6 months ago /
Nation 

Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has reassured the international community of his determination to provide adequate protection for all participants in the forthcoming elections, including local and international observers.

Buhari Receives EU Delegation, Impressed With INEC Preparations

6 months ago /
Politics 

President Muhammadu Buhari has told the European Union Observer Mission, EOM, to Nigeria's elections starting in February, that he is impressed by the preparations made by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and is optimistic that the electoral body would deliver on its mandate of a credible poll.

INEC Uncovers New Vote Buying Strategy By Politicians

6 months ago /
Nation 

The independent national electoral commission, INEC says it has received information on a new plan by some political actors to use food vendors around polling units with large voter populations as collection points for cash-for-votes on election day

INEC Opens Election Monitoring Center

6 months ago /
Nation 

European Union Ambassadors have promised to support all initiatives by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, aimed at ensuring peaceful and credible election in Nigeria.

President Buhari Calls For Stronger Political Institutions In Africa

6 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on African leaders to support processes that will ensure stronger political institutions across the continent, saying only strong political institutions will guarantee stability, peace and economic progress.

Buhari Condemns Gabon Attempted Coup

6 months ago /
Nation 

Following reports of attempted military takeover in Gabon, President Muhammadu Buhari has called for respect for constitutional provisions in the oil-rich west central African nation.

Buhari Lauds ECOWAS Despite Difficulties It’s Facing

7 months ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari says despite the successes recorded by the Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS, countries within the Sub region continue to face difficulties in the areas of economy, governance, peace, security and humanitarian efforts.

Nigeria Moves Towards Effective Forest Investment Plan

7 months ago /
Nation 

A capacity building forum to empower key players to ensure effective implementation of Nigeria's National Forest Investment Plan has opened in Abuja.

It Has Become Mandatory For Nigeria To Assist The ECOWAS Sub-Region - Muhammadu Buhari

7 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari says in his capacity as President of Nigeria and Chairman of ECOWAS, it has become mandatory for Nigeria to assist the sub-regional body.

ECOWAS Court Restrains NBC On Live Political Broadcasts

7 months ago /
Nation 

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has restrained the Federal Government of Nigeria through the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, from censoring political programmes by broadcasting stations across the country.