News - ECOWAS

INEC, Other Bodies Brainstorm On Use Of Technology In Elections In Abuja

6 months ago /
Nation 

Chairmen of 30 African electoral management bodies are in Nigeria for a 3 day conference on opportunities and challenges in the use of technology in elections.

Buhari Explains Insistence On Transparency

6 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, says the insistence on probity, transparency and accountability in the public and private sectors is to secure the future of the country for all Nigerians, especially the youths.

Sierra Leone Presidential Candidates Sign Agreement On Release Of Results

6 months ago /
International News 

Sierra Leone’s two presidential candidates on Monday in Freetown signed an agreement on the procedure for tallying of ballots before announcement of results of the March 31 run-off vote.

Heads Of International Observation Missions Meet Ahead Of Announcement Of Sierra Leone's Poll Results

6 months ago /
International News 

Heads of International Observation Missions met in Freetown on Sunday ahead of announcement of official results of Sierra Leone's closely watched March 31 presidential run-off election.

Female Senators To Introduce Bill On 35% Affirmative Action

7 months ago /
Nation 

Female senators in Nigeria have promised to introduce the 35 per cent Affirmative Action Bill to the National Assembly before the middle of the year.

Sierra Leone Election Is Generally Peaceful - ECOWAS

7 months ago /
International News 

The ECOWAS Observation Mission has described the March 7 Sierra Leone election as generally peaceful and credible.

Buhari Meets New ECOWAS President Brou

7 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met behind closed -doors with the new President of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, Jean Claude Brou, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

ECOWAS Court, African Court Sign M.O.U. On Protection Of Human Rights

7 months ago /
International News 

The ECOWAS court of justice and the African court on human and peoples’ rights have agreed on a framework that will help deepen their contributions towards the protection of human rights in Africa.

Nigeria Moves To Repatriate Precious Artifacts

7 months ago /
Nation 

The National Commission for Museums and Monuments says it is working with other countries to bring back precious artifacts and antiquities stolen and taken away to other countries during the colonial period.

ECOWAS Court To Sign M.O.U. With African Court

7 months ago /
International News 

A delegation of the ECOWAS Court, led by its President, Justice Jérômetraoré, arrived Arusha, Tanzania on Sunday, on a four-day working visit to the African Court on Human and People's Rights to discuss and agree on areas of collaboration that will enhance their contribution to improving respect for human rights in Africa.

 

ECOWAS Court Rules On Human Rights Suit On Tuesday

7 months ago /
International News 

The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice will on Tuesday deliver Judgement in a human rights suit filed by a Burkinabe, Yoda Yacouba against the government of the Republic of Togo.

Peaceful Transitions In Africa No Longer Negotiable, Says Buhari

8 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that peaceful transitions on the African continent are no longer negotiable, considering the heavy toll of political crises on the economy and ordinary citizens.The President said this on Thursday during a ceremony to receive Letters of Credence at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s...

E.U To Continue Support For Nigeria Democracy

8 months ago /
Nation 

The European Union, EU says it will continue to partner Nigeria to strengthen its capacity to conduct free and fair elections in the country. 

Gambia President Barrow Visits Buhari

9 months ago /
Nation 

President of Gambia Adama Barrow has thanked president Muhammadu Buhari for the role the Nigerian leader played in the political transition that ended the twenty two year-rule of former Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh.  The Gambian leader expressed his appreciation on Tuesday when he visited president Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa...

Nigeria Solicits ECOWAS Support Over Herdsmen Crisis

9 months ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigerian government has solicited support  of the ECOWAS commission in  finding lasting solutions to the farmers/herdsmen/ crisis in the country. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau gave the indication during a meeting with the  president of the ECOWAS commission, Marcel De Souza at the ECOWAS secretariat  Abuja on Monday. In recent times, herdsmen killings across nigeria is...

ECOWAS, AU Observers Declare Liberia Election Free, Fair

9 months ago /
International News 

The ECOWAS election observation mission to Liberia has released its preliminary report on Tuesday’s presidential runoff polls in the country, declaring it as peaceful, transparent and fair. Head of the mission and former president of Ghana, John Mahama, presented the report at a joint press conference with the African Union election...

ECOWAS, ITUC Ask UN To Investigate Sponsors Of Illegal Migration

9 months ago /

The International Trade Union, ITUC Africa, the organization of trade unions of West Africa, Otuwa and ECOWAS want the United Nations to thoroughly investigate sponsors of human trafficking and illegal migration. The three bodies at a workshop on migration, ECOWAS free movement and un global compact on safe, orderly and regular...

President Buhari Cancels Planned Trip To Niger Republic

10 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his scheduled trip to the Republic of Niger. This comes barely 24 hours after his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, announced in a statement that the President would attend the 59th Proclamation of Republic of Niger ceremony in Tahoua, Niger. Shehu explained...

Buhari Wants Nigerian Troops Back From Guinea Bissau

10 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday told the President of ECOWAS Commission, Marcel A. de Souza, that Nigerian troops in Guinea Bissau need to be sent back home. He said this when he hosted Marcel A. de Souza at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. According to a statement by Buhari’s special adviser on...

Federal Government Urges Ecowas Court To Dismiss Kanu’s Rights Suit

10 months ago /
Nation 

The ECOWAS court has been urged by the federal government to dismiss a fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed by the leader of the proscribed indigenous people of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu had filed the suit on march 3, 2016 demanding  $800m as general damages for what he called unlawful arrest and continued...


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