Posts Tagged ‘ECOWAS’

ECOWAS Endorses Okonjo-Iweala As DG Of WTO

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has endorsed the candidature of Nigerian Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the position of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Okonjo-Iweala, an economist, had formally been nominated by Nigeria for the position for the period 2021-2025. ECOWAS noted that since the creation of WTO on January 1, […]

Soldiers In 3 West African Countries Killed/ Caused Dissappearance Of 199 People Between February And April – Amnesty International

Soldiers from the West African nations of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso have been accused of killing or causing the Dissappearance of 199 people according to Amnesty International. The countries launched offensives against Al- Qaeda and Islamic State backed militants in their regions , groups that want to overrun the vast expanse of land in […]

ECOWAS Appoints Nigerian Ruler, Buhari Champion of #COVID19 Response

Presidents of West African countries under the aegis of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government have appointed Nigeria Ruler, Muhammadu Buhari Champion of the COVID-19 response, BreakingTimes reports. The appointment took place Thursday at the Extraordinary ECOWAS Summit on COVID-19, which was held via teleconferencing under the Chairmanship of President Mahamadou Issoufou of […]
Nigerian Navy Liberates Ship

Nigerian Navy Rescue 11 Crew Members Attacked by Pirates

The Chief of naval staff of Naval staff of the Benin Navy commends the Nigerian navy for their Bravery in liberating Container Ship MV Tommi Ritscher from Pirates. In a press release published through the Nigerian Defenc HQ’s Twitter Handle, Captain Albert Ezin, Chief of staff Benin Navy praised his Nigerian Counterparts of Navy ship […]

The Eco: Awakening the Sleeping Giant – by Koko Nkanor

Towards the end of 2019, on the 21st of December, President Alasane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire, President of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) together with President Macron of France declared that eight member countries of ECOWAS would discontinue using the CFA Franc currency and would begin to use the Eco as their […]

UN, AU, ECOWAS urged to monitor Buhari’s activities in Nigeria

A human rights lawyer, Barrister Kanmi Ajibola has petitioned the United Nations (UN) over the alleged persistent disobedience to court orders by President MuhammaduBuhari’s government. Ajibola, a former Chairman of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ilesa, Osun State branch, in the letter addressed to the UN Secretary-General, urged the international body to put pressure on Buhari […]