News - ECOWAS Court

Nnamdi Kanu Rights Suit Stalled At ECOWAS Court

1 week 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...

ECOWAS Court Fines F.G $75,000 For Negligence

1 week ago /
Nation 

The ECOWAS court of justice  (ECOWAS, court) has awarded the sum of seventy five thousand dollars damages against the federal government of Nigeria for the act of violation of fundamental human rights of the son of retired wing commander Danladi Kwasu.  Justice Nwoke Chijoke  who delivered the judgment held that  the right...

ECOWAS Opens Legal Year In Abuja

2 weeks 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...

Fulani Communities Head To ECOWAS Court Over Taraba Crisis

3 months 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...

Ex-Kaduna Gov. Condemns Dasuki’s Continued Detention

6 months 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...

ECOWAS Court Orders Dasuki’s Release

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Court of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), on Tuesday, declared the arrest and detention of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, as unlawful and arbitrary. The court also held that the further arrest of Mr. Dasuki by government on November 4, after he was granted bail by...

 

Apo Six Take FG, Two Others To ECOWAS Court

2 years ago /
Nation 

Ten  years after the alleged killing of six youths by the police at a security check point in Abuja, the federal government and two others have once again been dragged to court, this time, to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) community court, sitting in Abuja. In a...

NHRC Urges ECOWAS Secretariat To Comply With Community Court's Judgments

2 years ago /
Nation 

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday advised the ECOWAS Commission to always comply with the decisions of the Community Court of Justice and set good examples for member states. The Chairman of the commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu made the call at the inauguration of the 2014/2015 Legal Year of...

ECOWAS Court Installs New Judges, Launches Legal Year

2 years ago /
International News 

The ECOWAS Judicial Council on Wednesday installed seven new judges of the ECOWAS Court at a ceremony to launch its 2015 legal year. The judges who were installed by Justice Mamadou Kone, Chairman Judicial Council of the community, were sworn-in on June 18, 2014 by President Dramami Mahama, Chairman of the...

 

Group Asks ECOWAS Court To Suspend Nigeria’s General Elections

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER) a civil society group, has approached the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice seeking the suspension of 2015 general elections in Nigeria. Mr Frank Tiete, the Executive Director of CASER, told a news conference in Abuja on Thursday that the move was due...

ECOWAS Parliament To Work Hand-In-Hand With Court Of Justice - Ekweremadu

3 years ago /

The Economic Community Of West African States, ECOWAS, has said it will continue to address challenges facing the Nigerian business community in Ghana through the instruments of parliamentary diplomacy.

Corruption in Education: ABUSE OF STUDENTS BY TEACHERS/LECTUTRERS MUST STOP - Transparency International

3 years ago /
Education 

The latest Transparency International Global Corruption Report on Education says over 5 million Nigerian children are out of school and about 115 million Nigerians are illiterates.