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ECOWAS speaker urges MPs to pressure govts to increase agriculture budget

The Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Tunis has urged his colleagues and Members of Parliament to pressure their home governments to increase budgetary allocation to agriculture. This is even as he insisted that poor funding of agriculture, particularly amid the effects of COVID-19 pandemic, will lead to severe food shortages and hunger in the ECOWAS …

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Buhari who can barely manage himself appointed for Covid-19 response — Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, Former Aviation Minister, has faulted the decision of Presidents of West African countries under the aegis of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, to appoint President Buhari as the ”Champion” that will coordinate the COVID-19 response in the sub-region. Recall that ECOWAS leaders had a teleconference yesterday where they hailed President …

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ECOWAS appoints Buhari COVID-19 response cordinator

President Muhammadu Buhari has been appointed the coordinator of the COVID-19 response in West Africa. This was made known by Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Spokesman. Adesina said the appointment was made during a video conference on Thursday. He tweeted, “the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, leaders at an extraordinary summit held by …

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Crisis in Presidency: How ECOWAS rejected attempt to undermine Osinbajo

The power tussle at the Presidency continued on Friday as ECOWAS rejected an alleged move by a top presidential aide to upturn President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to send Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to Niamey, Benin Republic. It was gathered that the official had attempted to send the Foreign Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama in an attempt …

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Nigeria, other West African countries adopt ECO single currency

Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on Saturday adopted ECO as the name of the single currency to be issued in January 2020. ECOWAS is made up of 15-member countries. They are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo. The leaders at their …

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Buhari calls for accountability, good neighbourliness in Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday met with the President of ECOWAS Commission and Chairperson of the African Union Commission, at State House, Abuja, during which he emphasized the need for accountability and good neighbourliness in both the sub-region, and on the African continent. Receiving first His Excellency Marcel A. de Souza, president of the ECOWAS Commission, …

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Nnamdi Kanu: Judgement of ECOWAS court without purpose

Following the failure of Nnnamdi Kanu, the leader the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Federal Government has urged the Community Court of West African States, sitting in Abuja, to dismiss suit filed by the Pro-Biafra leader. Mr. Kanu had sued the Federal Government on Merch 3 2016 demanding $800m as compensation from the Federal …

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Buhari addresses Liberian political crisis as he receives ECOWAS Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said the current political challenge in Liberia will be resolved constitutionally, urging all parties to exercise patience while waiting for the verdict of the Supreme Court. Receiving the President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbe, who is the current Chairman of ECOWAS, at the State House, President Buhari expressed hope that …

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ECOWAS name Adeosun new Investmant Bank chairman

  Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, was on Tuesday named the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the ECOWAS (Economic of West African States) Investment Bank . The 50-year-old chartered accountant emerged new chairman at the 15th Annual General Meeting of the bank’s board of governors. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo declared the …

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