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June 29, 2018 7:01 PM Buhari speaks on ECOWAS, ECCAS security summit

President Muhammadu Buhari has weldomed the proposal for a security summit between members of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and countries in Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in a statement, said the President made his position known when he received ECOWAS 27

May 24, 2018 4:42 PM The Gambia: Buhari speaks on ECOWAS intervention

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, in Abuja said the successful transition in the Republic of The Gambia, and the ongoing peace process in the country gives greater hope of harmonious co-existence and development on the African continent. Receiving a Letter of Credence from the High Commissioner of the Republic of The Gambia to Nigeria, Mr Amadou 32

May 18, 2018 12:20 PM ECOWAS Parliamentarians to Adopt New Strategy for Single Currency

Members of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are considering a new strategy that will allow member states to share a single currency. The new measure will examine the level of preparedness of each member state, discuss and determine the baseline macro-economic requirement and structural convergence for economic 27

April 14, 2018 11:14 AM Osinbajo jets out of Nigeria

Laolu Akande, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity made the announcement in a statement Saturday morning. He said Osinbajo is representing Nigeria at an emergency meeting of leaders of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, holding in Lome, the capital city of Togo. “ECOWAS leaders will receive a report on the situation 30

April 11, 2018 4:45 PM Why ECOWAS must reject Morocco – Falana

Ace lawyer and rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN, has called the member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to reject request by Morocco to join the body. Falana said this today in a paper entitled “Deploying the ECOWAS legal architecture for addressing impunity in West African sub region”, he presented at the multi-stakeholders 45

February 23, 2018 11:37 AM ECOWAS reveals time-frame for roll out of common currency

Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo has reiterated that the implementation of common currency for ECOWAS member states cannot be rescheduled beyond 2020. Speaking at the fifth meeting of the Presidential Task Force on the ECOWAS single currency programme in Accra, Akufo Addo maintained that the single currency is strongly tied to the economic well-being 30

February 15, 2018 9:31 AM JUST IN: Prof. Ukwu, ex-Education Commissioner in East Central State is dead

Prof. Ukwu I. Ukwu, Education Commissioner in the defunct East Central State is dead. Ukwu, an economist and former Executive Director, Centre for Development Research, Management and Training, died in an Enugu hospital on Feb. 12 at the age of 84, after a brief illness. The wife of the deceased, Comfort, confirmed the demise of the educationist on Thursday 23

February 14, 2018 9:20 AM Nnamdi Kanu’s Hearing Adjourned Again

The hearing into the fundamental rights suit of the leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, has been adjourned by ECOWAS court again. The suit had not reached hearing stage since it was filed at the court. Recall that it was filed in March 2016 and now has been adjourned till May 30. It was adjourned in November 2017, after 24

December 16, 2017 3:13 PM Buhari in closed door session with ECOWAS leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with heads of state and government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. The closed door session of the 52nd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS began at about 11:00am. Present at the session are 14 Heads of State 46

November 22, 2017 8:48 AM ECOWAS Summit Holds In Abuja December — OsunDefender

Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja, will host the next meeting of the Heads of State of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, on December 16, 2017. This was revealed by the President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbe, on Tuesday after he held a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Presidential Villa. Briefing reporters 30