News - ECOWAS

ECOWAS Opens Legal Year In Abuja

1 year ago /
Nation 

The President of the ECOWAS Court, Justice Jerome Traore, has opened the ECOWAS legal year for 2017/2018. At the ceremony to open the legal year in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, Justice Traore said the ECOWAS Court is a community court of integration and that the time had come to determine the arbitral...

House of reps asks FG to review Nigeria’s membership of ECOWAS

1 year ago /
Nation 

The house of representatives has asked the executive arm of government to review Nigeria’s member ship of the economic community of west African states ECOWAS, in view of the clamour to admit morocco into the community. The concern of the lawmakers is that morocco being a non-tariff economic partner with the...

President Buhari Thanks UN For Support Against Boko Haram

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, urged the world to strive for peace and decent living for all people. Buhari, who delivered Nigeria’s National Statement, lauded the international community’s support against Boko Haram and for providing support to address the huge...

Election In Africa: A.U. Pushes For More Youth Participation

1 year ago /
International News 

The African union AU, is pushing to enhance meaningful and positive participation of youths in efforts to reducing incidents of violence and other irregularities during elections. The acting head of the African governance architecture  secretariat of the AU Ambassador Sallah Hammad said this during the opening of the west and central African youth consultation...

President Buhari Receives Ghana President

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with his Ghanaian counterpart Nana Akufo-Ado at the presidential villa in Abuja Speaking to state house correspondents after the closed-door meeting, President Nanaakufo-Addo said he was in Abuja to confer with Buhari on a wide range of national and sub-regional issues The Ghanaian leader is visiting...

ECOWAS Fights Cyber Crime

1 year ago /
International News 

The Economic Community Of West African States, the European union and the African union have resolved to work together to fight cyber crime as a means to foster unity on the continent. The collaboration was announced during the opening of a-3-day conference in Abuja on Monday with focus on harmonizing the...

UN On Economic Dangers Of Small Arms In West Africa

1 year ago /
International News 

The deputy country director of UNDP, Mandisa Masholugu says both ECOWAS and relevant agencies of the United Nations must increase advocacy on the economic dangers posed by the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in Africa. He said this at the regional symposium held to launch the survey project report...

NLC Rejects Morocco As ECOWAS Member

1 year ago /
International News 

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, is asking the national assembly and the Nigerian government to reject ECOWAS moves to accept morocco as a member. NLC president Ayuba Wabba who made the appeal in Abuja at a two day workshop of the organisation of trade unions of west Africa said the congress...

Humanitarian Workers Pull Out Of IDPs Camp In Maiduguri

1 year ago /
Nation 

Humanitarian workers have pulled out of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The decision followed the outbreak of violence in the camp during a protest by the IDPs over the quantity of food brought in for distribution. The Gubio Road IDP camp is home to displaced...

Adeosun Emerges Chairperson Of ECOWAS Investment Bank

1 year ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has emerged the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Bank for Investment and Development (EBID). Mrs Adeosun was named the new chairperson of EBID on Tuesday at the end of the 15th Ordinary Meeting of...

FG Pledges More Support For ECOWAS Investment Bank

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has pledged more support for the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID). The government also commended the bank for its role as a sub-regional centre for commercial activity and project funding support. The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo noted that Nigeria’s leadership of the continent was not just about the...

Vice President Osinbajo Challenges ECOWAS Bank

1 year ago /
Nation 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has challenged the ECOWAS bank for development and investment to invest more in the lives of young people in the region. Professor Osinbajo said this at the 15th annual general meeting of the board of governors of the bank in Abuja, on Tuesday. Since its reorganization in 2006...

Ogun Govt Partners ECOWAS Commission On Economic Zone

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission in conjunction with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) is set to establish an agro processing cluster and special economic zone in Ogun State. The Head of Division, Private Sector Department of UNIDO, Dr. Enobong Umoessien, who disclosed this, said the...

Nigeria Propose A Migration Academy On Sub-Regional Migration

1 year ago /
Nation 

Nigeria has proposed the setting up of a migration academy in to help deal with the security challenges brought about by movements across West Africa. Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyema, who represented acting president Yemi Osinbajo at the opening ceremony of the ECOWAS heads of immigration meeting in Abuja, said collaboration...

ECOWAS Heads Of Immigration Meet In Abuja

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) is currently hosting Heads of ECOWAS Immigration, in the nation’s capital, Abuja. The aim of the meeting is to review the irregularities in the system as well as improve data sharing. The Comptroller General of Nigeria’s Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has called on all immigration agencies to...

ECOWAS Leaders Call For West Africa's Birth Rate To Be Halved

1 year ago /
International News  Nation 

Politicians in the Economic Community of West African States have called for measures to reduce birth rate in the region in order to bring the explosion in population under control. According to UN estimates. “We are in a situation of uncontrolled demography and we cannot hope for development with such...

Fulani Communities Head To ECOWAS Court Over Taraba Crisis

1 year ago /
Nation 

Fulani communities on the Mambilla plateau in Sardauna local government area of Taraba state, north east Nigeria have filed a suit before the ECOWAS court in Abuja against the Nigerian government over alleged violation of their human rights during the communal strife between them and the Mambilla people.   In the suit...

Herdsmen Attacks: ECOWAS Designated Trainers To Formulate Strategy For Peace

1 year ago /
Nation 

Members of the ECOWAS Designated Training Centres of Excellence (TCEs) said they are planning to come up with resolutions on how governments of the region can tackle the rising cases of clashes between farmers and herdsmen. The Commissioner of ECOWAS in charge of Political Affairs, Peace and Security; Halima Ahmed announced...

Why We Will No Longer Offer Financial Assistance To Nigeria – EU

1 year ago /
Nation 

Michel Arrion, the European Union (EU) ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, has explained why EU cannot promise further financial assistance to Nigeria. Arrion, who described Nigeria as EU key partner in view of the role it plays in global affairs, said the country could not be said to be poor, as...

Obiano Partners UNIDO On Entrepreneurial Education

1 year ago /
Nation 

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has signed a trust fund agreement with the United Nations for Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) for the ‘Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs’ Life Project’. The partnership programme is aimed at upgrading teachers, students in senior secondary schools, undergraduates, graduates, as well as those in technical and vocational...


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