• ECOWAS, WAAPP set to improve agricultural production in member states

    ECOWAS, WAAPP set to improve agricultural production in member states

    It was gathered that the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, said its collaboration with the West African Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) would improve agricultural production and increase food security in member states.

    Tchambakou Ayassor, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Environment and Water Resource for ECOWAS, disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.

    Mr. Ayossor said that the WAAPP has been in line with ECOWAS aims at improving agricultural productivity and increase the […]

  • ECOWAS Warns FG On Possibility Of Boko Haram, Militants Using Chemical Weapons

    ECOWAS Warns FG On Possibility Of Boko Haram, Militants Using Chemical Weapons

    It was gathered that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has cautioned the federal government on the possibility of  Boko Haram and Niger-Delta militants using biological and chemical weapons .

    To prevent this,  the federal government is working with ECOWAS to halt the proliferation of such weapons by ensuring stricter control of the purchase and use of such weapons.

    Speaking at the  “International workshop on Assistance and Protection Against Chemical Weapons” organised by the National Authority on Chemical and Biological […]

  • Group urges FG to comply with ECOWAS court ruling on ex-NSA Dasuki

    Group urges FG to comply with ECOWAS court ruling on ex-NSA Dasuki

    A Northern coalition of 14 human rights groups on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, comply with the ruling of the Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) by releasing former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.).

    Speaking with journalists in Sokoto, the National Secretary of the Network for Justice and Human Rights Crusade,, Al-Mustapha Abubakar Bello, said ignoring the ruling of the ECOWAS Court by the Federal […]

  • ECOWAS calls for reduction in population growth to enhance economic development

    ECOWAS calls for reduction in population growth to enhance economic development

    It was gathered that the Economic Community of West Africa States has urged member states to sensitise communities on the need to reduce the number of children a family can cater for to enhance economic development and reduce migration.

    The President of the Commission, Marcel de Souza, made the call when he received German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, at the commission on Monday in Abuja.

    De Souza expressed concern that the demographic growth in the sub-region was equal to its economic growth, […]

  • Dasuki’s lawyer asks Buhari to obey ECOWAS court judgment

    Dasuki’s lawyer asks Buhari to obey ECOWAS court judgment

    A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Alhaji Ahmed Raji, has advised the federal government to respect and obey the judgment of the Economic Community of West African States Court of Justice, ordering the immediate release of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

    Dasuki who has been in the custody of the federal government since December last year, got a reprieve from the regional court, which also imposed a fine of N15million on government for illegal and arbitrary detention […]

  • ECOWAS Court adjourns Nnamdi Kanu’s case till November 8

    ECOWAS Court adjourns Nnamdi Kanu’s case till November 8

    According to reports, the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice has adjourned Nnamdi Kanu’s alleged fundamental human rights breach case against the Federal Government till November 8.

    The presiding judge, Micah Wright, adjourned the case on Wednesday for definite hearing following an application by the defendant.

    Mr. Wright, however, declined the request for cost by the applicant.

    The Federal Government, who was absent, had written to the court to adjourn the case because it had conflicting case in another court.

    But , Counsel to the […]

  • Why Dasuki has not been released despite ECOWAS Court ruling – FG explains

    Why Dasuki has not been released despite ECOWAS Court ruling – FG explains

    The Federal Government has explained why a former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki(rtd) has not been released from detention despite yesterday’s ruling of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, court.

    Recall that the ECOWAS court had on Tuesday ordered the Federal Government to immediately release Dasuki and that a compensation of N15m be paid to him as well.

    The regional court had described Dasuki’s continued detention as unlawful and illegal.

    In the judgment delivered by Justice Friday Chijioike Nwoke, […]

  • Nnamdi Kanu drags FG to ECOWAS court over illegal detention

    Nnamdi Kanu drags FG to ECOWAS court over illegal detention

    Detained leader of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, has dragged the Federal Government and Department of State Services (DSS) to Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) court to seek for justice over illegal detention.

    Fourty-six-year- old  Kanu had been arrested by the DSS  at Muritala Muhammed International Airport  Lagos in October, 2015,  on his way back from the United kingdom (UK) and since then, has been in detention and trial over alleged treasonable felony.

    IPOB instituted the case […]

  • ECOWAS court orders immediate release of Dasuki, FG to pay N15m compensation

    ECOWAS court orders immediate release of Dasuki, FG to pay N15m compensation

    The Economic Community of West Africa States, ECOWAS, Court has ordered immediate release of former National Security Adviser, Colonel Muhammadu Sambo Dasuki (rtd) from detention, where he has been kept since December 2015.

    The regional court held that the detention of Dasuki violated both national and international laws on the right of persons and citizens to freedom of liberty.

    In a judgement by the court and delivered by Justice Friday Chijioike Nwoke, the ECOWAS court imposed a fine of N15,000,000 against Nigeria […]

  • Agatu killings: Community drags FG to ECOWAS Court

    Agatu killings: Community drags FG to ECOWAS Court

    It was gathered that the victims of alleged herdsmen’s brutality in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State have prayed the ECOWAS Court to compel the Federal Government to pay them N10 billion as compensation.

    This was contained in an originating application filed by the affected members of the Agatu Community and made available by the court to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Wednesday.

    The applicants said the claim would be used to compensate for alleged death, injuries and […]

  • Nigeria’ll fulfil obligation to ECOWAS despite hardship – Buhari

    Nigeria’ll fulfil obligation to ECOWAS despite hardship – Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari said Nigeria has a responsibility to ECOWAS and the rest of Africa and assured that “we will not shirk on our responsibility, in spite of the hardship confronting us”.

    He also appealed to political leaders in Guinea Bissau to embrace unity and avoid any act that could plunge the nation into further crisis.

    Speaking while receiving Mr. Modibo Toure, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Guinea Bissau at the State House yesterday, President Buhari in a statement […]