Tag Archives: Economic Community of West African States

Nigeria Reportedly Receives Food Items Worth $4 Million From ECOWAS

In order to cushion the impacts of humanitarian needs in four member states including Nigeria, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has sent a donation of food items worth $4 million. ECOWAS Commissioner for Gender and Social Affairs, Ms Fatima Jagnemade, disclosed the news during the commemoration of the 2020 World Humanitarian Day in Abuja…

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ECOWAS Endorses Okonjo-Iweala For WTO Director-General Position

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, has been endorsed for the position of the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).⁣ ⁣ The declaration communique signed by ECOWAS President Mahamadou Issoufou reads: “the strong academic and professional background of Dr. Okonjo-Iweala and her large experience…

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Apo District Extra-judicial Killings: ECOWAS Court Fines FG $3.3Million

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court has imposed a fine of $3.3 million on Nigeria for the extra-judicial killing of eight citizens in the Apo District of Abuja, Federal Capital Territory. The regional court ordered Nigeria to pay a compensatory damage of $200,000 to each of the families of those killed, and…

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“No Entry Into Ghana Without Visas” – Ghanaian President Tells Nigerians, Other Members Of The AU

 President John Dramani Mahama  Controversy has followed the pronouncement of Ghanaian president, John Dramani Mahama, who in an address marking the 59th independence anniversary of Ghana, said that Nigerians as well as other member countries of the African Union (AU) must obtain visas to gain entry into Ghana beginning from the month of July, 2016.…

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ECOWAS Leaders Move To Ban Full Face Veils Worn By Women

Leaders of West African countries have expressed their determination to stop women wearing full-face veils in an effort to curb the growing number of female suicide bombers unleashed by Boko Haram insurgents in the region. President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, Kadre Desire Ouedraogo, told reporters at the close of…

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Photos: Buhari Attends Funeral Service Of Former President Of Benin Republic, Late Gen. Mathiew Kerekou

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, 10th December, attended the funeral service of late Mathieu Kerekou, the former President of the Republic of Benin, held in the country’s capital, Cotonou. During the ceremony, Buhari who spoke on behalf of other African leaders, described late Kerekou as, “a father of his nation and founding father of the…

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Ebola: Nigerian Government Offers Drugs & Supplies Worth Over $249,000 To Sierra Leone

The Nigerian government has offered drugs and supplies worth more than $249,000 to Sierra Leone, a statement by the Ministry of Health said here on Thursday. This offering was made apart from a $3.5m donation promised by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan toward the fight against Ebola scourge in the sub-region, said the statement signed by…

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President Goodluck Jonathan Receives Massive Criticism For His Visit To Burkina Faso

President Goodluck Jonathan’s one-day visit to Burkina Faso was severely criticised on Wednesday by Nigerians who felt it was misplaced and illogical. The President, in company with a few other African leaders, had gone to settle the political crisis rocking the West African nation. But many Nigerians kicked against the trip, arguing that he should…

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President Goodluck Jonathan To Embark On Brief Pilgrimage To Israel, Leaves Lagos On Friday

President Goodluck Jonathan will depart Lagos on Friday to undertake a brief pilgrimage to Israel. The President, who will be accompanied by the Chaplain of the Presidential Villa, Venerable Obioma Onwuzurumba, and his principal aides will, in addition to visiting Christian Holy sites, join other Nigerian pilgrims in a prayer session for the well-being and…

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Governor Rotimi Amaechi Says Diplomat Who Took Ebola To Rivers Is An ECOWAS Personnel

An ECOWAS personnel escaped surveillance and brought Ebola to Port Harcourt The Rivers state Government has disclosed that the man who evaded surveillance in Lagos and travelled to Port Harcourt after coming in contact with Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian American, who brought the virus to Nigeria, is a personnel of the sub-regional group, the Economic…

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