News - African union

NEPAD To Train Women For Agri-Business

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian office of the New Partnership for Africa’s development, NEPAD, says it will soon commence a train the trainer program aimed at improving agriculture and entrepreneurship practice in all the local governments in the country. The national coordinator of NEPAD Nigeria, Gloria Akobundu said this in Abuja while receiving some...

AU To Evacuate Migrants From Libya

1 week ago /
International News 

The African Union (AU) has agreed to evacuate some 15,000 African migrants in Libya before the end of year, deputy chairman of the au commission, Kwesi Quartey, said the repatriations would be voluntary, and would be done in partnership with the international organization for migration At least 20,000 migrants are being...

2,778 Nigerians Identified, To Be Repatriated Soon – FG

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has confirmed that about 2,778 registered Nigerians are in accessible detention camps and will be repatriated soon. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs made this known in a statement signed by its Spokesperson, Tiwatope Adeleye on Monday. According to the statement, as part of further efforts to address the plight...

Buhari, African Leaders Demand Roadmap To Resolve Togo Political Impasse

1 week ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari and five other West African leaders have demanded an immediate roadmap to resolve the political impasse in Togo. A statement issued Thursday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said the leaders called for negotiations between the Togolese government led...

Tell European, African Leaders About Libya Slave Auction, SERAP Asks Buhari

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari to the plight of several Nigerians who are among Africans trapped in Libya. The group in a statement on Wednesday said the President should “seize the opportunity presented by the ongoing European Union-African Union summit in Abidjan,...

Buhari To Attend EU-AU Summit In Abidjan

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari will attend the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) summit in Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire, on Tuesday November 28-29, 2017.  The president will participate in working sessions on the summit with the theme: “investing in the youth for a sustainable development,” and on the margins of the summit, meet with a number...

Buhari Attends EU-AU Summit In Cote D’Ivoire

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to attend the 5th European Union-African Union Summit in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. According to a statement on Monday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the summit will hold on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Adesina, in the statement made available to journalists in Abuja, said...

Nigeria Criticises Italy Over Burial Of 26 Migrants

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has condemned the burial of 26 girls found dead on the Mediterranean Sea and demanded explanations from the Italian Government. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said this on Monday during an interview with reporters in Abuja. She said:...

Ivorian President Ouattara, Commends Buhari’s Economic Roadmap

1 month ago /
Nation 

President of the republic of Ivory Coast ,Alasanne Ouattara has commended his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari for driving an economic roadmap that pulled Nigeria out of recession. Ouattara gave the commendation on Monday while briefing journalists shortly after he held a closed door meeting with president Buhari at the Aso rock...

President Buhari Returns To Abuja After ECOWAS Single Currency Meeting In Niamey, Niger

1 month ago /
Nation 

President Buhari has Return To Abuja After Ecowas Single Currency Meeting In Niamey, Niger. He has urged ECOWAS member countries to tread carefully in pushing for a single currency in the sub-region by 2020, drawing attention to the challenges faced by the European Union in realising the same goal. President...

Buhari Urges ECOWAS To Thread With Caution On Common Currency

1 month ago /
Nation 

President Muhamadu Buhari has urged ECOWAS member countries to tread carefully in pushing for a single currency in the sub-region by 2020, drawing attention to the challenges faced by the European Union in realising the same goal. In his speech at the 4th meeting of the presidential task force on the ECOWAS...

Buhari Urges Increased Trade And Investments Among D-8 Members

1 month ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged d-8 leaders to prioritize incentives and measures aimed at increasing trade and investments among member countries. Speaking at the ninth summit of the d-8 on Friday in Istanbul, president Buhari said the private sector and business communities in the economic organization must be assisted with incentives...

President Buhari Thanks UN For Support Against Boko Haram

2 months 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...

President Buhari Departs For U.N. General Assembly on Sunday

3 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Sunday for New York, to join other world leaders at the 72nd session of the united nations general assembly (UNGA 72).  The high point of the president’s visit will be his participation in the general debate during which he will deliver the country’s national...

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

3 months 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...

ECOWAS Fights Cyber Crime

3 months 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...

NLC Rejects Morocco As ECOWAS Member

3 months 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...

ILO, NLC, Say Africa Looses $50 Billion To Looting Annually

3 months ago /
Business and Economy  

Africa looses over fifty billion dollars annually to looting through tax evasion with more than half of the amount from Nigeria. The director, international labour organization in charge of Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, and sierra-Leone, Dennis Zulu who said this believes only a quick implementation of the African union report on illicit...

“I am making good progress,’’ President Buhari tells Guinea President

4 months ago /
Nation 

Recuperating President Muhammadu Buhari has written to thank the President of Guinea,  Mr. Alpha Conde, for the nationwide prayers held last week by Guineans for his recovery and good health. In the letter dated July 24, 2017, President Buhari, said that the action of Conde, “ is a gesture that I...


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