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ECOWAS Court Rules On Human Rights Suit On Tuesday

1 day ago /
International News 

The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice will on Tuesday deliver Judgement in a human rights suit filed by a Burkinabe, Yoda Yacouba against the government of the Republic of Togo.

Peaceful Transitions In Africa No Longer Negotiable, Says Buhari

1 week ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that peaceful transitions on the African continent are no longer negotiable, considering the heavy toll of political crises on the economy and ordinary citizens.The President said this on Thursday during a ceremony to receive Letters of Credence at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s...

E.U To Continue Support For Nigeria Democracy

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The European Union, EU says it will continue to partner Nigeria to strengthen its capacity to conduct free and fair elections in the country. 

Gambia President Barrow Visits Buhari

1 month ago /
Nation 

President of Gambia Adama Barrow has thanked president Muhammadu Buhari for the role the Nigerian leader played in the political transition that ended the twenty two year-rule of former Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh.  The Gambian leader expressed his appreciation on Tuesday when he visited president Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa...

Nigeria Solicits ECOWAS Support Over Herdsmen Crisis

1 month ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigerian government has solicited support  of the ECOWAS commission in  finding lasting solutions to the farmers/herdsmen/ crisis in the country. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau gave the indication during a meeting with the  president of the ECOWAS commission, Marcel De Souza at the ECOWAS secretariat  Abuja on Monday. In recent times, herdsmen killings across nigeria is...

ECOWAS, AU Observers Declare Liberia Election Free, Fair

1 month ago /
International News 

The ECOWAS election observation mission to Liberia has released its preliminary report on Tuesday’s presidential runoff polls in the country, declaring it as peaceful, transparent and fair. Head of the mission and former president of Ghana, John Mahama, presented the report at a joint press conference with the African Union election...

ECOWAS, ITUC Ask UN To Investigate Sponsors Of Illegal Migration

1 month ago /

The International Trade Union, ITUC Africa, the organization of trade unions of West Africa, Otuwa and ECOWAS want the United Nations to thoroughly investigate sponsors of human trafficking and illegal migration. The three bodies at a workshop on migration, ECOWAS free movement and un global compact on safe, orderly and regular...

President Buhari Cancels Planned Trip To Niger Republic

2 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his scheduled trip to the Republic of Niger. This comes barely 24 hours after his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, announced in a statement that the President would attend the 59th Proclamation of Republic of Niger ceremony in Tahoua, Niger. Shehu explained...

Buhari Wants Nigerian Troops Back From Guinea Bissau

2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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...


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