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8 Sep 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari has cautioned sub-regional leaders against elongating their tenure in office beyond constitutional limits...
8 Sep 2020
As part of an effort to support the project for the Protection of Child Victims of Violations known as (PAPEV), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has donated kits and sanitary materials to victims in Senegal. ECOWAS in partnership with the Regional Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)…
29 Jul 2020
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Ministers of the interior, has deliberated on the modalities of involving the ECOWAS Member States at the highest level
23 Jun 2020
The United Nations Educational Scientific Organisation (UNESCO) has concluded arrangements for its conference on ‘Combating Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property during COVID-19 Crisis
11 Mar 2020
Despite being a major market in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), local manufacturers have kicked against the exclusion of Nigeria’s priority products from the sensitive and exclusive lists
4 Nov 2019
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and with the financial support of the European Union (EU), has released the first report on illicit drug trafficking and abuse in West Africa.
4 Jun 2019
Crisis looms in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) parliament, as the leader of the Nigerian delegation, Yusuf Lasun, threatens to drag the speaker, Moustapha Lo, to court for allegedly defaming his character. Lasun, the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, maintained that the ECOWAS speaker must be up to some mischief…
29 May 2019
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has said the coming into force soon of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) would remove barriers to trade, offer new opportunities to economic operators and build the region’s common market. The commission’s president, Jean-Claude Brou, gave the assurance in a message to the staff members…
29 May 2019
Director-general of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, has alerted the Nigerian authorities and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament of imminent xenophobia on trafficked Nigerians in Mali. The NAPTIP boss noted that Malian women were already grumbling that Nigerian girls were taking their men, stoking…
29 Apr 2019
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Sweden have jointly endorsed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on global forest transformation for people and climate in West Africa.   Climate project is for the period 2019-2023, aimed at strengthening the implementation of the convergence plan for the sustainable management and utilisation of forest ecosystems…
22 Feb 2019
To prevent expatriates from picking jobs meant for Nigerians, the Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said those working without permits would not only be stopped in the coming days, but also deported. According to him, companies handling contracts for his ministry are being audited for legality. Speaking yesterday at the second…
4 Jan 2019
The recent judgement by Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) Court of Justice barring the Federal Government of Nigeria, through the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) from censorship of political programmes by broadcasting stations across the country is a double edged sword. The court also ordered the NBC to retract circular demanding 24 hrs notification…

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