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Liberia Seeks 30 Percent Women In ECOWAS Parliament

Liberia Seeks 30 Percent Women In ECOWAS Parliament

Liberia’s Vice President Madam Jewel Howard Taylor calls for 30 per cent women representation at the ECOWAs Parliament, which is convening an extraordinary session in Monrovia, Liberia. She said if the regional body subscribed to a minimum of 30 per cent women representation, it means governments in the ECOWAS region must support said agenda.VP Taylor […]

President Issoufou Mahamadou Of Niger Elected As ECOWAS Chairman

President Issoufou Mahamadou Of Niger Elected As ECOWAS Chairman

The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government have elected President Issoufou Mahamadou of Niger as the chair of ECOWAS for a one-year term. Mahamadou was elected at the 55th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS leaders on Saturday in Abuja, taking over from the outgone President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria. A communiqué read by […]

Enhance Women’s Capacity in Conflict Prevention, Resolution -Mohammed Ibn Chambas

Enhance Women’s Capacity in Conflict Prevention, Resolution -Mohammed Ibn Chambas

The United Nations Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, has advocated the urgent inclusion of women in conflict prevention and resolution to sustain peace in the sub-region. “Today, there is a positive momentum in West Africa in terms of the awareness of promoting women leadership and participation in peacemaking because […]

Nigeria Wins AU – Peace Security Council Seat

Nigeria Wins AU – Peace Security Council Seat

A Nigerian has again been re-elected for another three years term as a member of the African Union Peace Security Council (AU-PSC). The election took place at the just concluded 34th Ordinary Session of the African Union, AU, at the headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A statement by the Nigerian Ambassador to the Federal Democratic […]

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 […]

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