ECOWAS restoration task for Gowon

February 26, 2024 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The first visit to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the State House by former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, on February 21, 2024, marks a watershed in the previously unstated desire by the Tinubu administration to slow down or even stop the unraveling of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Nigeria’s president was elected  Chairman of ECOWAS Read More

Breaking: ECOWAS lifts sanctions on Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea

February 24, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has resolved to lift some sanctions on Niger Republic, Mali and Guinea. The resolution was taken at the extraordinary summit on the peace, political and security situation in the ECOWAS sub-region in Abuja on Saturday. While the regional bloc said the political and targeted sanctions on Niger Republic remain, it lifted some Read More

Breaking: ECOWAS ministers meet over Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger

February 8, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Foreign Affairs Ministers of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are meeting to discuss the announced withdrawal of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger Republic from the regional body. The meeting at the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja is also to consider the political situation in Senegal where the President postponed the presidential poll, leading to massive protests. According to Read More

Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger pull out of ECOWAS

January 28, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The military regimes in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, on Sunday, announced their immediate withdrawal from the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS. The leaders of the three Sahel nations disclosed this in a joint statement on Sunday. According to the military juntas, it was a “sovereign decision” to leave the Economic Community of West African States “without delay”. Read More

FCT: ECOWAS Estate residents cry out over encroachment 

January 24, 2024 Donald Iorchir 0

Residents of ECOWAS Estate in Katampe New Extension in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja have called on the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike to save them from what they described as “threat of encroachment by land grabbers and unknown people”. Spokesman of the ECOWAS Estate Residents Association, Mr Wole Oni, told newsmen Tuesday that the area is facing serious challenge from Read More

Ethiopians win 2023 ECOWAS Abuja International Marathon, Nigerian runners shine

December 16, 2023 Editor 0

The 2023 ECOWAS Abuja International Marathon witnessed a thrilling display of athletic prowess, with Ethiopian runners claiming top honours in the half marathon men’s and women’s categories on Saturday December 15, 2023. Though it was the East Africans that carried the day, Nigerian athletes represented the sub-region meritoriously; shining brightly across the podium. In the men’s half marathon, Gebresilase Abadi Read More

Kenya, Ethiopia marathoners, others in Abuja for ECOWAS $70,000 race

December 16, 2023 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Marathoners from Kenya, Ethiopia, Burkina-Faso and several West African countries are already in Abuja getting set for the 2nd edition of the ECOWAS International Marathon slated for Saturday December 16th in the nation’s capital. According to the event organisers, elite athletes from Kenya, Ethiopia, China, Korea and the 15 ECOWAS member states will jostle for a total prize money of Read More

ECOWAS reacts to coup scare in Sierra Leone

November 26, 2023 Admin III 0

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has condemned the plot by some individuals to disturb the peace of Sierra Leonians. The condemnation is contained in a statement issued by ECOWAS on Sunday in Abuja. “The bloc has learnt, with utter disgust, a plot by certain individuals to aquire arms and disturb the peace and constitutional order in Sierra Read More

Coup: Lift sanctions on Niger, ECOWAS parliament begs Heads to States

November 22, 2023 Admin III 0

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament has urged the Heads of States and Governments in the region to lift the sanctions imposed on the Niger Republic. The Heads of States in ECOWAS had last July imposed sanctions on the Niger Republic to protest the ouster of President Mohamed Bazoum by certain military officers led by erstwhile Presidential Read More

Nigeria, ECOWAS seek int’l community intervention on biodiversity, climate

November 21, 2023 Admin III 0

In other to proffer solution to biodiversity and climate crisis that is gripping the planet, Nigeria and ECOWAS member nations have called on the international community to be ambitious in its response. Minister of State for Environment, Dr Iziaq Adekunle Salako, made this known during the ECOWAS Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) Coordination meeting in Abuja. He Read More

ECOWAS partners Foundation on job creation for Kaduna youth

September 29, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu, 0

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has partnered Milk Value Chain Foundation to tackle youth unemployment in pastoral communities in Chikun and Kubau local government areas of Kaduna state. The partnership, according to the Chief Executive Officer, Milk Value Chain Foundation, Dr. Ishaq Bello, was to implement the enhancement of youth employment project in a bid to address Read More

Breaking: ECOWAS announces cybersecurity advancement platform

September 11, 2023 Admin III 0

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has announced its new cybersecurity advancement platform. The commission revealed it will unveil the Joint Platform for Advancing Cybersecurity in West Africa on Tuesday in Abuja. In a tweet via it’s official X account, the initiative is dedicated to strengthening regional cyber diplomacy, protecting critical infrastructure, combating cybercrime, and ensuring data sovereignty. Read More

ECOWAS military intervention, blessing or curse?

September 1, 2023 Sulaiman Mande 0

25,OOO years ago one of the greatest Chinese strategists Sun Tsu defined the art of war in a way that helps us understand the dangers of military confrontation/aggression (war). In recent history we can remember how military intervention in parts of the world ended in devastation. The damage done to the social, economic and political structures of these countries could Read More

Re: Coup in Niger: ECOWAS, don’t stir the hornet’s nest

August 29, 2023 Prof. MK Othman 0

Is ECOWAS ready to go to war with our closest ally (Niger Republic) to protect “democracy”? Is ECOWAS prepared to face the armed forces of Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, and Niger Republic backed and trained by Russia’s Wagner? The military governments in Mali and Burkina Faso warned of an armed intervention in Niger and will counter with force. Guinea also Read More

Frank condemns ‘sham election’ in Zimbabwe, accuses AU, ECOWAS of silence

August 27, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, on Sunday, condemned the rigging of Presidential election in Zimbabwe by the ruling ZANU-PF party.  Frank in a statement in Abuja, also accused the Heads of State and Governments of the African Union and indeed the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) of eerie silence Read More

No plans to invade Niger Republic – ECOWAS

August 25, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has not declared war on the people of Niger Republic nor is there any plan to invade the country. The president of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Omar Touray, said this Friday in Abuja while interacting with journalists. He, however, described as “unacceptable,” the 36-month transition plan announced by the Brig.-Gen. Abdourahamane Tchiani-led Read More

Niger: El-Rufai kicks against ECOWAS planned invasion

August 22, 2023 Admin III 0

Former governor of Kaduna, Nasir el-Rufai, devised the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) against military intervention in Niger Republic. Recall that the ECOWAS bloc had resolved to use force as a last option if the coup leaders in Niger do not relinquish power to ousted President Mohamed Bazoum. In a tweet on Tuesday, el-Rufai said a war within Read More

Coup in Niger: ECOWAS, don’t stir the hornet’s nest

August 15, 2023 Prof. MK Othman 0

Coup d’état is a bad omen to any country, no matter the situation. It means the destiny of a nation and its people is placed squarely in the hands of regimented armed personalities who, more often than not, suspend the nation’s constitution and severe the democratic structure with alacrity. They do and undo, make and unmake as they please without Read More

Niger: It is purely an ECOWAS affairs, by Temitope Ajayi 

August 11, 2023 Temitope Ajayi  0

There is no doubt that the Northern region, especially the people of Fulani ethnic stock share filial, cultural and religious affiliations with the Republic of Niger. The Hausa and Kanuri people also have strong ties with Niger. The attempt by some religious and political leaders from the North and their counterparts such as Afenifere and Ohaneze Ndigbo from the South Read More

ECOWAS’ albatross

August 10, 2023 Admin III 0

Criticisms of President Bola Tinubu’s option for a military action to restore democracy in Niger Republic came fast and furious. Some elements in the north try to cast a possible war with Niger Republic as a war against northern Nigeria, as if the president ever contemplated it. Such misplaced emotional reactions are sterile indulgences that contribute nothing helpful to the Read More

Breaking: ECOWAS makes u-turn on Niger, reveals fresh resolution

August 10, 2023 Admin III 0

The chairperson of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) has resolved to engage the actors in the Niger coup. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu who revealed this on Thursday during ECOWAS second extraordinary session on the situation in Niger Republic, said the body will engage the military leaders. “More so, in reaffirming our relentless commitment to democracy, human rights, Read More

#Live: For the second time, Tinubu hosts ECOWAS leaders *Read his latest speech on Niger coup

August 10, 2023 Admin III 0

President Bola Tinubu has hosted other leaders of the West African state to the second extra ordinary meeting over the lingering coup in Niger. Read his full speech. Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Government; Your Excellency, the President of the ECOWAS Commission; Your Excellency, President of the African Union Commission;Your Excellency, President of the UEMOA Commission;The Special Representative of Read More

A4DD wants ECOWAS leaders to take urgent steps to rid democracy principles challenges, others

August 9, 2023 Admin III 0

The Alliance for Deepening Democracy (A4DD) has called on leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to take urgent measures to address challenges to democracy principles and good governance in the region in order to stem the scourge of unconstitutional takeover of governments now afflicting some of its member countries. In a statement issued Wednesday in Abuja, Read More