News - ECOWAS

Buhari Wants Nigerian Troops Back From Guinea Bissau

2 days 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

2 weeks 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...

ECOWAS Court Reinstates Sierra Leone V. P

2 weeks ago /
International News 

The ECOWAS court has voided the removal of Sierra Leone Vice President,  Samuel Sumana by President Ernest Koroma.  The three-man panel led by Justice Chijoke Nwoye also held that sumana was not given fair hearing and his removal was therefore unconstitutional. The court ordered that Sumana be reinstated and all his...

ECOWAS Court Fines FG N30m For Violation Of Rights

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The ECOWAS Court has ordered the Federal Republic of Nigeria to pay N30million as compensation to the named dependents of a commercial driver, David Legbara. Late Legbara was killed by security agents of the government two years ago for refusing to give bribes demanded by the agents. The court, however, awarded the...

Nigeria’s Former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, Is Dead

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

According to a statement released by the Ekwueme family in Anambra state, signed by the traditional ruler of Oko family and brother to the late Second Republic Vice President, Igwe Laz Ekwueme, Alex Ekwueme died around 10:00 pm in London Hospital on Sunday. “Ekwueme family regrets to announce the peaceful passing...

Labour Bemoans Nigeria’s Poor Industrialization

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

As indicators are beginning to show that Nigeria’s industrialization drive is returning to the colonial era, the vice president of the industrial global union, Issa Aremu has asked labour to hold the Buhari administration accountable for the worsening economy.   Aremu who was joined by the United Nations industrial organization’s representative to ECOWAS,...

ECOWAS Parliament Holds Donor Conference

1 month ago /

The ECOWAS parliament is leveraging on the enhancement of its powers to develop more programmes and policies that will promote the needs and aspirations of west Africans. This is the focus of the ongoing ECOWAS parliament’s legislature donors conference in Abuja. Since the inception of the ECOWAS parliament in the year 200,...

ECOWAS To Sustain Fight Against Money Laundering

1 month ago /
Nation 

The fight against money laundering and terrorism financing in the West African sub-region's is to be sustained This was concluded at the on-going 28th plenary of the inter-governmental action group against money laundering in West Africa held in Abuja. Participants were drawn from all ECOWAS member states to tackle issues bothering on terrorism and...

Falana, NIIA, Others Warn Against Morocco’s Admission Into ECOWAS

1 month ago /
Nation 

Some stakeholders in the country have warned against the proposed admittance of morocco into the economic community of West African state (ECOWAS). On October 5, 2017, a referral was made by the house at plenary to the joint committees of foreign affairs and cooperation and integration in Africa through a motion to...

Firm Plans To Refine Aviation Fuel Locally

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Managing Director, Niger Delta Exploration and Production Plc, Dr. Layi Fatona, has revealed plans by the company to expand capacity and begin refining aviation fuel locally. Fatona said on Wednesday at the Nigerian Academy of Engineering’s public lecture in Lagos that the company planned to expand its refinery located in...

"I Cannot Recall My Dealings With Metuh," Dasuki Tells Court

1 month ago /
Nation 

The detained former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki has told the Federal High Court in Abuja, that he could no long remember the details of his dealings with the former Peoples Democratic Party's National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in 2014. During the continuation of Metuh’s trial in court, on Wednesday, November...

ECOWAS, Red Cross Plan Implementation Of Humanitarian Law

1 month ago /
International News 

The ECOWAS commission and the international red cross have taken a step towards combating terrorism and other crimes in the region through the implementation of international humanitarian law. This was made clear in Abuja Tuesday at the beginning of a five-day joint review meeting between the two institutions on humanitarian law...

Biafra War Victims: ECOWAS Adopts Out-Of-Court Settlement

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS court of justice wants the Nigerian government and victims of the civil war to adopt the out-of-court settlement on compensation of victims for the war. Justice Friday Chijokenwoke who gave the ruling in Abuja on monday advised that the terms of agreement, duly...

BREAKING: ECOWAS Court Awards N88bn Damages Against FG Over Civil War Landmines

1 month ago /
Nation 

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has awarded N88 billion damages against the Federal Government for its failure to clear landmines and remains of explosives in the aftermath of the civil war in the South Eastern part of the country. In a consent judgment delivered by Justice Chijioke Nwoke on Tuesday, the...

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 Visits Niamey On Tuesday

1 month ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari will Tuesday depart for Niamey, republic of Niger, to participate in a meeting on common currency for the west African sub-region.   member countries of the ECOWAS task force on common currency are ‎Nigeria, cote d'ivoire, Ghana and Niger.   The minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun and the central bank of Nigeria governor,...

BREAKING: Supreme Court Adjourns Hearing Of Dasuki’s Appeal Till January

2 months ago /
Nation 

Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of a former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki’s appeal to January 25, 2018. Colonel Dasuki is asking the Supreme Court to compel the Federal Government to obey the bail orders granted to him by the Federal High Court Abuja and obey ECOWAS CCJ Judgement...

Terrorism Trial: Charles Okah, Son Testify

2 months ago /
Nation  Security 

Charles Okah, the alleged mastermind of the October 1st 2010 independence day bomb in Abuja,  gave evidence-in-chief in his on-going terrorism trial before the federal high court Abuja.  Also, testifying was Okah’s son, Boloebi Charles Okah, who resides in Toronto,  Canada. He was led in evidence by his   counsel, Samuel Zibiri.  He admitted making his witness...

Nnamdi Kanu Rights Suit Stalled At ECOWAS Court

2 months ago /
Nation 

Hearing of fundamental human rights violation suit brought before the ECOWAS court of justice, by the indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, leader, Nnamdi Kanu has been stalled following  the absence of the lead counsel for  the federal government,  Dayo Akpata.  When the matter was called on Tuesday, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel for Nnamidi Kanu notified the court of...


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