News - ECOWAS

Nigeria Increases Taxes On Cigarette, Alcohol

6 months ago /
Nation 

The new excise duty for alcoholic beverages and cigarette earlier approved by President Muhammadu Buhari will take effect from today, finance minister, Kemi Adeosun said.

Insecurity:Group Urges Federal Government To Review Ecowas Free Movement Protocol

6 months ago /
Nation 

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN URGED TO RE-EVALUATE  THE ECOWAS PROTOCOL ON FREE MOVEMENT AND STRENGTHEN SECURITY ACROSS NIGERIAN BORDERS IN VIEW OF OF THE CURRENT SECURITY CONCERNS IN NIGERIA.

Buhari Applauds Gambia’s Successful Transition

6 months ago /
Politics 

President Muhammadu Buhari says the successful transition in the Republic Of The Gambia, and the ongoing peace process in the country gives greater hope of harmonious co-existence and development on the African continent. 

35 Parties To Contest Ekiti Governorship Election

7 months ago /
Nation 

The chairman of the independent national electoral commission (INEC), prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, says 35 political parties nominated candidates for Ekiti state governorship election as at the deadline date.  

ECOWAS Set To Launch Electricity Market

7 months ago /
Nation 

The ECOWAS regional electricity regulatory authority is set with conditions and modalities of implementing an electricity market

Passport Scarcity: Nigerian Immigration To Introduce ECOWAS Biometric Card

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria Immigration Service has assured Nigerians that issues of scarcity and difficulty in acquiring international passports would soon be a thing of the past.

Buhari Assures ECOWAS Of Nigeria’s Continued Support

7 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will continue to work with ECOWAS Countries to ensure stability in the sub-region as cross-border crimes pose more challenges to people and governments.

Nigeria Presents Report At ECOWAS Parliament

7 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria has expressed commitment to the integration and development of the West African sub-region, through policies and programmes geared towards improving the living standards of the people.

SERAP Petitions United Nations Over El-Zakzaky, Dasuki

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has petitioned the United Nations over Nigeria’s detention of leader of Shiites, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, as well as the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

ECOWAS Commission Seeks Stronger Parliament To Drive Regional Integration

7 months ago /
International News 

President of the ECOWAS Commission, Jean Claude, has made a strong case for the strengthening of the parliament to make it a key institution in monitoring adherence to regional integration.

Buhari Blames ECOWAS Free Movement Protocol For Rising Violence

7 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's President,  Muhammadu Buhari, has  said that the failure of ECOWAS countries to activate and enforce the protocol agreements on free movement of persons and goods, is responsible for the escalation of the region's security challenges.

ECOWAS Meets Over Herdsmen Attacks

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government in collaboration with the ECOWAS commission is to host a sub-regional ministerial meeting on the farmer herdsmen crisis in the region.

Buhari Urges Commonwealth To Support SMEs

8 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has identified trade and investment facilitation to generate resources for sustainable development; Ease of Doing Business and regional integration as well as  more inclusive growth with the empowerment of women and the youth, as factors that are capable of making business among commonwealth countries easier.

2018 Conference Of ECOWAS Community Court Holds In Bamako, Mali

8 months ago /
International News 

Some of the challenges of terrorism and instability, which have frustrated the emergence of an effective human rights regime in the West African sub-region, will dominate discussions at the 2018 international conference of the community court of justice which opens Wednesday in Bamako, Mali.

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

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

9 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

9 months ago /
International News 

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


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