Tag: ECOWAS

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqOctober 16, 2018

The Big 5: FG reacts to execution of aid worker; As Fayose bows out, PDP cautions EFCC against detaining him indefinitely | More stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today: Following the execution of a second aid worker with the International Committee ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqAugust 1, 2018

The Big 5: Buhari is new ECOWAS Chairman, Nigeria’s Ambassador to South Africa resigns, joins PDP I More stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today: President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday was elected as the new Chairman ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMay 21, 2018

The Big 5: IGP directs SARS commander to sue Wike, Housewives abducted by Gunmen in Kaduna and other stories.

Here are the stories you should be monitoring today: The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the Rivers ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 16, 2017

Heads of State meet in Abuja for the 52nd ECOWAS Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared the 52nd ECOWAS Summit open on Saturday, in Abuja. Discussion amongst the West African Heads ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiNovember 30, 2017

The Big 5: Wizkid and Davido win big at MOBO awards, ECOWAS on slave auctions in Libya and, other top stories

These are the top five stories you should be monitoring today. At the 2017 MOBO Awards, Nigerian singer, Wizkid beat ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiNovember 30, 2017

What is happening across North Africa is unacceptable | Says ECOWAS on slave auctions

The President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Marcel Alain de Souza said it would not take lightly ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 30, 2017

Nigerian Civil War: ECOWAS court orders FG to pay N88bn damages

The ECOWAS community court of justice has granted an out of court settlement application for a case involving the ‘federal ...

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Samuel OkikeOctober 24, 2017

The Late 5: Buhari cautions ECOWAS against common currency, Senate launches investigation into ex-pension boss, Maina, and other top stories

Good evening. Here are the top 5 stories that drove conversation today: President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Naimey in the Niger ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 24, 2017

President Buhari cautions against common currency for ECOWAS

President Muhamadu Buhari Tuesday, in Niamey, Republic of Niger, urged member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) ...

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AzeezOctober 24, 2017

Buhari arrives Niger for ECOWAS meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Niamey, the Republic of Niger for the meeting on common currency for the West African ...

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Op-ed EditorAugust 3, 2017

Rebuilding the Berlin Wall: How Europe’s anti-migration agenda threatens stability in Africa

by Mercy Abang   On August 13, 1961, the Communist government of the German Democratic Republic built a wall between ...

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AzeezMarch 2, 2017

BREAKING: Buhari holds phone conversation with King Mohammed VI of Morocco

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday held a phone conversation with King Mohammed VI of Morocco, a statement by the Royal ...

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AzeezFebruary 9, 2017

ECOWAS troops to stay in Gambia for 3 additional months

West African troops will stay in Gambia for three more months as President Adama Barrow continues reforms in the army. ...

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AzeezJanuary 30, 2017

West African troops recover weapons from Jammeh’s residence

Weapons have been discovered at the residence of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh. The ECOWAS force said a top Gambian ...

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AzeezJanuary 26, 2017

BREAKING: President Adama Barrow returns to Gambia

Gambian President Adama Barrow on Thursday arrived his country weeks after fleeing to neighbouring Senegal. Barrow had taken his oath ...

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AzeezJanuary 22, 2017

ECOWAS troops enter Gambia ahead of Adama Barrow’s arrival

ECOWAS troops have entered The Gambia to secure the tiny West African country ahead of President Adama Barrow’s arrival. This ...

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AzeezJanuary 22, 2017

This is the deal Yahya Jammeh signed before stepping down (READ)

The deal signed by former Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh before agreeing to step down has been revealed. According to SaharaReporters, ...

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ToluJanuary 21, 2017

DELE MOMODU: A WEEK OF INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMACY

by Dele Momodu “Every person in Ghana, whatever his race, place of origin, political opinion, colour, religion, creed, or gender, ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 20, 2017

Osinbajo briefed on situation in The Gambia

Acting president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has been briefed about the situation in The Gambia. Special assistant to the Osinbaj on ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 20, 2017

BREAKING: Jammeh accepts to step down – report

French news agency, France 24 reports that defeated leader of The Gambia, Yayha Jammeh has agreed to leave office. According to Nicolas ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 20, 2017

Gambia: We will welcome ECOWAS soldiers with “cup of tea” – Army Chief

Gambia’s army chief General Ousman Badjie has said that his men will not engage ECOWAS troops in a battle. Badjie ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 20, 2017

Gambia: Sirleaf, Conde arrive Banjul to convince Jammeh to step down

Presidents of Liberia and Guinea, Ellen Sirleaf and Alpha Conde arrived Banjul, capital of Gambia to hold last minute talks ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 20, 2017

BREAKING: Jammeh asks ECOWAS to extend noon deadline

Gambia’s former president Yahya Jammeh has asked ECOWAS for an extension of the deadline given to him to vacate office ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 20, 2017

Okeoma Ibe: Why ECOWAS must not relent in showing Jammeh out

by Okeoma Ibe There are several reasons why the West African regional grouping ECOWAS should not allow Yahyah Jammeh to ...

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AzeezJanuary 20, 2017

ECOWAS gives Jammeh till noon, suspends military actions

ECOWAS has given former President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh one last chance to leave Banjul. West African troops who have ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 19, 2017

Today’s Noisemakers: Donald Trump, ECOWAS, Premium Times, frustrated MMM participant and others

Every day on the Nigerian internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 19, 2017

The Thread: Adama Barrow, president of The Gambia

Adama Barrow has been sworn in as the President of Gambia, meaning that Jammeh has no place in the country, ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 19, 2017

Opinion: Rumble in the Gambia

by Ogbonna Nwuke The Gambia shouldn’t be at the centre of global attention. But it is. Thanks to the intransigence ...

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AzeezJanuary 19, 2017

Yahya Jammeh’s lawyer flees to Senegal, advises him to step down

Edward Anthony Gomez, lawyer to Gambian dictator, Yahya Jammeh has fled to Senegal, advising Jammeh to hand over power. Gomez ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 19, 2017

Olusegun Adeniyi: The endgame in Banjul

by Olusegun Adeniyi Last Friday, leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) demonstrated an uncommon resolve when, ...

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