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Ghanaian lawmaker seeks ECOWAS legislation to end female genital mutilation, child marriage

Laadi Ayamba, a member of the ECOWAS Parliament from Ghana has urged countries of the sub-regional bloc to adopt and implement a law that will end Female Genital Mutilation, FGM, and child marriage.

Nigeria leading West Africa in organic agriculture, says ECOWAS official  

The Head of Agriculture Division, ECOWAS Commission, Abuja, Ernest Aubee, has said that Nigeria was leading in the promotion of Organic Agriculture in the West Africa region.

Nigerian govt receives stolen Ile-Ife Artifact from Mexico

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Thursday in Abuja received a stolen Ile-Ife artifact recovered from Mexico.

Nigerian Air Force begins airlift of COVID-19 relief materials to West African countries

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF on Wednesday in Abuja commenced the airlift of COVID-19 medical relief materials donated by the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, to its 14-member nations.

Libya’s instability, major problem for Nigeria – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that as far as Libya remains unstable, illegal arms and ammunition will continue to flow into Nigeria and the Sahel region of the African continent.

Buhari appoints Isa-Dutse as Executive Director Islamic Dev’t Bank board

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mahmoud Isa-Dutse as Executive Director on the Board of Islamic Development Bank, IsDB, in Jeddah, Saudi...

Okonjo-Iweala promises to help Nigeria ease restrictions on health supplies, others

The World Trade Organisation, WTO, will work to reduce export restrictions among member states, especially with regards to medical supplies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: ECOWAS Parliament Speaker urges citizens to take vaccine

The Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Mohamed Tunis, has urged the citizens and residents of West Africa to ensure that they take the COVID-19 vaccine whenever they get the opportunity.

Nigerian Army announces new postings, top appointments

The Nigerian Army has approved postings and appointments in order to reposition the army for optimal performance. A statement by spokesman for the Nigerian Army,...

Buhari, Osinbajo receive COVID-19 vaccination on live TV

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday, at the State House, Abuja received vaccination for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The News Agency of Nigeria...

ECOWAS Court orders Nigeria to pay N53m for unlawful detention of German

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered the Nigerian Government to pay over N53 million to a German national, Martin Gegenheimer, for unlawful arrest...

Zamfara schoolgirls’ abduction, another set-back to girl-child education — Tallen

The Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has described the recent abduction of 317 schoolgirls at the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangabe in Zamfara State as another setback in the gains made in advancing girl-child education in the country.

Timothy disguised as Auwalu to traffick N1billion cocaine through Sokoto border

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested a 36-year-old transborder drug trafficker with N1bn worth of cocaine. The NDLEA said the trafficker, Nkem...

Jonathan bags African peace and security award

Former President Goodluck Jonathan was on Friday, honoured as the African Peace and Security Leader of the Year 2020.

Why Nigeria is concerned about her neighbours’ welfare – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has emphasised the need for Nigeria to be concerned with the welfare of its neighbouring countries as such will also impact on the welfare of the country.

Nigeria can’t afford to trivialise 2020 corruption index report — Rafsanjani

The Executive Director of the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, Auwal Musa-Rafsanjani has said it would be irresponsible for Nigerian government to trivialise results of the 2020 CPI index which highlighted the country as a corrupt nation since 2013.

Ghana’s Akufo-Addo re-elected ECOWAS chairman

Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has been re-elected as Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States, COWAS, for another one-year term.

Miyetti-Allah advises FG to check influx of herdsmen in to Nigeria

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has called on the Federal Government to leverage on the ECOWAS transhumance certificate protocol, to check influx of herdsmen from neighboring countries.

Maryam Abacha Varsity donates Luxurious bus to BUK

Maryam Abacha American University in collaboration with AAG-Foundation has donated a 60 Seater Luxurious Bus to the Bayero University, Kano, BUK, as part of its Education Sub-Sector Support Initiative in the West African Sub-Region, ECOWAS/CEDEO.

Nigerian Customs generates N1.5trn revenue in 2020

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, says it generated the sum of N1.5 trillion for the year 2020.

Only God can effectively man Nigeria-Niger borders – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that given the vastness of the Nigeria-Niger Republic border, it can only be effectively manned by God. 

NASS clerk wants legislative studies introduced in tertiary institutions

The Clerk to the National Assembly, Ojo Olatunde, has called for creation of a curriculum on legislative studies which will be separate from political science in tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

NBS says Nigeria’s foreign trade bill stands at N23.2trn

The total value of Nigeria’s merchandise trade from January to date is to N23.2 trillion, while trade in the third quarter of 2020 (Q3...

Again, Ghanaian authorities close shops belonging to Nigerian traders

The National Association of Nigerian Traders, NANTS, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent action as Ghanaian Authorities embarked on another round...

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