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 Solomon Arowolo 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 Solomon Arowolo 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 Content Administrator II 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 Solomon Arowolo 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 Solomon Arowolo 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 Content Administrator II 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

ECOWAS dragged to court over planned military intervention in Niger

August 9, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

An International Civil Right Group, Egalitarian Mission for Africa (EMA) has dragged the Economic Community of West African (ECOWAS) to the bloc’s court over the proposed military intervention in Niger. The group prayed the court to invoke ECOWAS protocols to stop the planned military action against Niger. The suit was instituted on its behalf by a Nigerian lawyer, Kayode Ajulo. Read More

Nigeria, ECOWAS never prioritised military intervention in Niger

August 7, 2023 Zakari Usman 0

Following the coup plot which ousted the democratically-elected President Mohamed Bazoum of Niger Republic, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held an emergency meeting whose outcome condemned the situation and announced measures to be taken by the regional bloc to restore democracy in the country. At the summit, chaired by Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu, immediate sanctions were announced Read More

Coup: Niger junta defiant, reject ECOWAS ultimatum

August 7, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Niger on Monday awaits a response from the West African regional bloc after coup leaders ignored a deadline to reinstate the ousted president a move the bloc warned could lead to military intervention. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has said it will issue a statement on its next steps, responding to the junta’s refusal to stand down Read More

Niger coupists beg Wagner’s support as ECOWAS deadline expires

August 6, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Niger’s new military junta has asked for help from the Russian mercenary group Wagner as a deadline approaches for the release the country’s ousted president. One of the coup leaders General Salifou Mody made the request while visiting neighbouring Mali. Niger’s junta faces a August 6 deadline set by the regional bloc known as ECOWAS to release and reinstate the Read More

Coup: Ugochinyere backs ECOWAS on military action in Niger

July 30, 2023 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The member of House of Representatives representing Ideato North/ Ideato South Federal Constituency of Imo State, Ikenga Ugochinyere, has advocated for a military action to sack the coupists in Niger and restore the democratically elected in the West Africa country. Ugochinyere, who made the call at a press briefing, in Abuja, on Sunday, commended the chairman of the Economic Community Read More

Breaking: ECOWAS leaders meet, announce no flight zone in Niger, give soldiers marching order

July 30, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has announced no flight zone in Niger Republic. This agreement was reached during its extraordinary meeting of the heads of states in Abuja on Sunday. The body also issued a seven-day ultimatum to the military coupists in Niger Republic to reinstate President Mohamed Bazoum as a democratically elected President or face a Read More

Tinubu hosts ECOWAS special meeting on Niger crisis

July 28, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The chairman of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will host a special meeting of the regional leaders Sunday in Abuja. This followed the coup in Republic of Niger that had upended the constitutional political leadership in the West Africa country. Tinubu, in a statement he personally signed, condemned the current political situation in Read More

Tinubu to attend AU mid-year coordination meeting in Nairobi

July 14, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will on Saturday fly out to Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, to participate in the 5th Mid-Year Coordination Meeting (5thMYCM) of the African Union (AU), the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the Regional Mechanisms (RMs) and the African Union Member States. A press statement by Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communication and Strategy, Dele Read More

Group hails Nigerian military role in global peace, stability

July 13, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

A non-partisan advocacy organisation, National Security Assessment Group (NSAG) has lauded the Nigerian military for its gallantry in bringing peace and stability in Africa and various parts of the world. NSAG said reports from various countries where Nigerian troops are engaged in peacekeeping indicated that they have conducted themselves in a professional manner by being discipline, loyal and submissive to Read More

ECOWAS chair: Nwifuru felicitates with Tinubu, calls for support

July 11, 2023 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Governor Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi state, Monday, called on heads of state from West Africa countries to join hands with President Bola Tinubu in combating undemocratic leadership in the region. Blueprint reports that President Bola Tinubu was elected as the 63rd Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). In a congratulatory message signed by the Chief Press Read More