News - ECOWAS

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...

ECOWAS Health Expect Meet To Chart A New Course For Maternal And Child Health In The Region

1 year ago /
International News 

Health experts and partners from 15 west African countries are meeting in Abuja, the Nigeria’s capital to chart a new course for hospital reforms and maternal and child health in the region. Ahead of the 18th assembly of health minister from the ECOWAS region on Friday, director general of the West...

Arewa Youths Insist North Will Not Be In Same Country With Igbos

1 year ago /
Nation 

A coalition of Arewa Youth Groups which gave Igbos three months’ notice to quit northern Nigeria has reiterated that it’s call for Igbos to leave the region was not a call to violence but to allow them to achieve their ambition of having the country. In a statement issued on Thursday...

ECOWAS Approves Morocco’s Membership Application

1 year ago /
International News 

The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, has in principle, approved Morocco’s membership application, despite the country being in North Africa. Ecowas is made up of 15 West African nations, none of which shares a border with Morocco. Members enjoy free trade and movement of people. Morocco’s application comes after it...

Displaced Nigerians Want Government To Hasten Their Return Back Home

1 year ago /

Some 200,000 Nigerians displaced by the Boko haram insurgency and are currently in Cameroun want government to hasten their return back home so they can settle down to normal life again. The Nigerians bared their mind to the United Nations high commission for refugees representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Antonio Cahandula,...

ECOWAS Asks Academics To Support Fight Against Financial Crimes

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is seeking collaboration with academics in the area of research aimed at checking money laundering and terrorism financing in the West African sub region. Officials of the ECOWAS Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) made the call at the second Annual...

Ex-Kaduna Gov. Condemns Dasuki’s Continued Detention

1 year ago /
Nation 

The former Governor of Kaduna State, Col. Abubakar Umar (rtd), has condemned the continuous detention of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd). He also faulted the government’s anti-graft war, calling it selective and stating that it is only targeted at the opposition parties. Mr Umar said the Federal Government had...

Nigeria emerges President of ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions

1 year ago /
Politics 

After a keen contest, Nigeria today emerged President of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC). Nigeria’s representative and Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu garnered 10 votes to defeat Guinea, which received four votes.The Republic of Benin and Guinea Bissau emerged First and Second Vice...

FG Announces Plans To Resettle Bakassi IDPs

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has announced plans to resettle Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Bakassi. This announcement was made by the Commissioner, Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Hajia Sadiya Farauk, at the Cross River state Government House in Calabar, the state's capital. She said the Federal Government had signed a...

Osinbajo Fully Supports ECOWAS-led Mediation Process

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has reiterated the nation’s commitment to  support the ECOWAS-led mediation process, and the full swift restoration of peace in Guinea-Bissau. He said this after a closed door meeting with the Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Embalo, in Kaduna State. The meeting lasted for over 45...

President Buhari Speaks With Moroccan King

2 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari and his Moroccan counterpart, King Mohammed (VI), have resolved to work towards deepening relations between both countries. In a telephone conversation initiated by King Mohammed (VI), the Moroccan King asked after the president’s health and expressed satisfaction at his rate of improvement. In a statement, the president’s Special...

FG ON HIGH COST OF FOOD

2 years ago /

High Cost of Food Price: FG Blames Police, Army, Customs….As farmers kick against reduction in pricesThe Federal Government of Nigeria on Thursday blamed men of the Nigeria Police Force, their counterparts in the Army and Nigeria Customs Service attached to road blocks in the country for high cost of food...

Adama Barrow Returns To Gambia Thursday

2 years ago /
International News 

President Adama Barrow will return to Banjul on Thursday. A tweet by Halifa Sallah, his aide, says that the new Gambian President is expected in Banjul by 4pm. The tweet appears to have settled questions on when the real-estate baron turned politician will assume state functions, after the departure of his...


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