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ECOWAS Earmarks $46,000 For Proposed Single Currency

ECOWAS Earmarks $46,000 For Proposed Single Currency

 The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission will commit $46,000 to launch a competition to determine a suitable name and logo for the proposed single currency for the region. The quest is open to all citizens of ECOWAS member state regardless of their residence as well as legal persons established in an ECOWAS […]

How Do Women Win Election In 2019? EU Prepares Nigerian Female Politicians For 2019

How Do Women Win Election In 2019? EU Prepares Nigerian Female Politicians For 2019

Nigerian women possess leadership traits needed to drive the nation into prosperity. But to harness these, they must be given the opportunity, according to the Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ambassador Ketil Karlsen. At a seminar on women’s participation in Nigeria’s political process held in Abuja, Ambassador Karlsen said […]

ECOWAS Court Awards N18 Million Against Nigeria In Rights Suit

ECOWAS Court Awards N18 Million Against Nigeria In Rights Suit

 The Community Court of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has imposed a N18 million fine against the Federal Government in judgment of a case of violation of the fundamental human rights of one Dorothy Njemanze and two other Nigerians. The judgment, read by Justice Friday Chijioke Nwoke of the three-man panel, after […]

Use Of Force Imminent As Ecowas Plans To Oust Jammeh

Use Of Force Imminent As Ecowas Plans To Oust Jammeh

The refusal of out going President Yaya Jammeh of The Gambia to agree to step down honourably on January 19, 2017 following his loss of the December 1, 2016 presidential election to the coalition of opposition parties’ candidate, Mr. Adam Barrow, has left the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) leaders with no other […]

Buhari Hosts West African Leaders

Buhari Hosts West African Leaders

Less than two weeks to the day President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia was scheduled to hand over to President-elect Adama Barrrow, West African leaders will meet in Abuja for a meeting to ensure peaceful transition. Mr. Jammeh, who initially conceded defeat, has vowed to remain in office and has ignored calls by West African ECOWAS […]

Yaya Jammeh Has No Chance Of Winning Ecowas In War

Yaya Jammeh Has No Chance Of Winning Ecowas In War

With all his bad mouth and loud noise, Yaya Jammeh is least prepared for the war against ECOWAS forces. Should he refuse stepping down when his mandate expires on 19 January 2017 December electoral defeat here are simple facts at hand that suggest Yaya Jammeh does not have what it takes to win war on […]

Buhari Sets Up Gambia Mediation Team

Buhari Sets Up Gambia Mediation Team

President Muhammadu Buhari has set up a Mediation Support Team to assist him in resolving the political impasse in The Gambia. The MST, headed by foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama will work with the team of the co-mediator, President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana. Both Buhari and Mahama were mandated by the Economic Community of […]

Nigeria, Senegal, Other ECOWAS Members Set To Remove President Yahya Jammeh By Force

Nigeria, Senegal, Other ECOWAS Members Set To Remove President Yahya Jammeh By Force

West Africa’s regional bloc, ECOWAS, has put standby military forces on alert in case Gambian President Yahya Jammeh does not step down when his mandate ends on January 19. The ECOWAS Commission president, Marcel de Souza, said this on Malian TV Thursday night. Mr. Jammeh has vowed to stay in power despite losing a December […]

West Africa Bloc To Take ‘Necessary Actions’ To Uphold Gambia Vote Result

West Africa Bloc To Take ‘Necessary Actions’ To Uphold Gambia Vote Result

The West African regional bloc said on Saturday it would take all necessary actions to uphold the result of a Dec. 1 election in Gambia, where veteran President Yahya Jammeh says he will not step down after losing to Adama Barrow. ECOWAS leaders said in a communique marking the end of a summit in the […]

ECOWAS Parliament To Partner Lagos Lawmakers

ECOWAS Parliament To Partner Lagos Lawmakers

Economic Committee of West Africa States, ECOWAS’s parliament has integrated the Lagos State House of Assembly lawmakers into its programmes with a view to developing the socio-economy of various states and regions of the ECOWAS member countries. This was disclosed when a delegation of the ECOWAS Parliament visited the state House of Assembly after participating […]

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