Tag Archives: ECOWAS Commission

Only God Can Effectively Supervise Nigeria-Niger Border– Buhari

Only God can effectively supervise Nigeria’s border with Niger Republic, President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday. The president painted the seemingly hopeless situation in the State House while hosting former Vice-President Namadi Sambo, who chairs ECOWAS Election Mission to Niger Republic. A statement by the president’s media adviser, Mr. Femi Adesina, …

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Security, COVID-19 Top Agenda as ECOWAS Leaders Meet Today

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Monday for Niamey, Niger Republic to participate in the Fifty-Seventh Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government. The one-day summit will feature deliberation on security and presentation of the Special Report on COVID-19 by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari who …

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ECOWAS Ministers Seek End to Terrorist Attacks in Sub-region

The 44th Ordinary Meeting of the ECOWAS Mediation and Security Council has called for special attention to curb the wave of terrorist attacks in the region, especially in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger. The ECOWAS Ministers also urged the regional body to take necessary steps to ensure smooth conduct …

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Mali Junta Frees President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita

The military mutineers under the aegis National Committee for the Salvation of the People, made this revelation in a post on Facebook, saying Keita has been released and is currently in his residence. The ousted President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, has been released by Mali mutineers, AFP reports.  The  …

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Mali Crisis: ECOWAS Holds Extraordinary Summit Thursday

In search of peace in Mali, the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States will Thursday hold an Extraordinary Summit. The socio-political situation in the country, has been tensed following the military coup on Monday. The summit would hold virtually through videoconference, …

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ECOWAS Suspends Mali Membership

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has suspended Mali membership following the arrest of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse. The decision is coming amid jubilation in Mali after soldiers detained the president. ECOWAS in a statement on Tuesday also closed borders of its member states’ with the country. The statement …

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ECOWAS, Others Distribute 150 Animals to Vulnerable Households in Nigeria

Economic Committee of West Africa States (ECOWAS) and two other development organisations have distributed 150 animals to vulnerable households in Kebbi State towards making them self sufficient. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  reports that the collaborating NGOs are Regional Agency for Agriculture and Food and the Association for the Promotion …

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Mali: ECOWAS Still in Search of Peace After Meeting in Bamako

The Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is exploring the option of mutual compromise by all sides involved in the Mali political crisis. Chairman of the authority and President of Niger Republic, Mahamadou Issoufou, disclosed this after several hours of …

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Mali Crisis: ECOWAS Leaders to Meet in Bamako Thursday

following the briefing by the ECOWAS Special Envoy to the country, former President Goodluck Jonathan, President Muhammadu Buhari will Thursday depart for Bamako, Republic of Mali on a one-day visit, Presidency disclosed. The Nigerian President and some ECOWAS leaders led by the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State …

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