Reps order probe into alleged N2b, $3.8m fraud by banks
The House of Representatives yesterday resolved to probe the alleged loss of over N2 billion and $3.8 million as a result of the non-payment of interest by banks from sale proceeds...
‘ECOWAS needs to run leaner, smarter organisation’
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) must run a leaner and smarter organisation by cutting costs and becoming more efficient to achieve the objectives of the sub-regional body. Speaking while receiving the new President of the ECOWAS Commission, Mr. Jean Claude Brou, at the State House, Abuja, the…
Pay your dues promptly, Buhari tells ECOWAS member states
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Member States of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to pay their annual contributions as and when due for the Commission to operate effectively. The President made the call when he received the new President of the ECOWAS Commission, Mr Jean Claude Brou at the State House,…
FG seeks review of ECOWAS law on free grazing
Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo yesterday said there was need to review the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) protocol that allows unrestricted movement of animals for grazing across all countries in the sub-region, stating that Nigeria’s interest to protect lives and property of her citizen “must come first.
Nigeria urges caution on ECOWAS’ currency integration proposal
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has cautioned member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) against forcing through the planned currency integration in the sub-region by 2020. Buhari, who was represented by the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, issued the warning on Tuesday, during the fifth meeting of the Presidential…
ECOWAS, UNODC, EU partner to equip CSOs in anti-drug abuse crusade
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has kicked off support and pilot prevention initiatives against the trafficking and abuse of illicit drugs that is increasingly becoming a problem in the West African community among the African youth.
NBC… Adopting piecemeal approach to digitisation
Inspite of the Federal Government’s approval of N10 billion for the Digital Switch Over (DSO) project since September 2016, the process has remained very slow.
Repatriate killer herdsmen, Jang tells government
The senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, Jonah David Jang, has challenged the Federal Government to be courageous in repatriating the killer nomads...
EU launches €26.5m initiative to support democracy in Nigeria
The European Union (EU) yesterday launched €26.5million initiative to promote transparent, inclusive and credible elections in Nigeria.The EU head of delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS