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Balarabe Musa: Why South East should produce president in 2023

Second Republic Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Abulkadir Balarabe Musa, has insisted that for the sake of peace, justice and national unity, the presidency should go to the South East region of the country in 2023.

Nigeria says ‘extension’ needed on West Africa currency launch

West African powerhouse Nigeria on Monday called for a delay to the launch of a region-wide currency tentatively scheduled to come into effect this year.

Border closure: ECOWAS leaders approve committee

The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government has constituted a committee, headed by President Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso, to study and make a full report on Nigeria’s land border closure with her neighbours.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says Nigeria is not yet ready for the implementation of the ECOWAS Single Currency, “Eco,” in 2020.

Minister: Nigeria not ready for implementation of Eco single currency in 2020

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says Nigeria is not yet ready for the implementation of the ECOWAS Single Currency, “Eco,” in 2020.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is a Ghanaian politician currently the President of Ghana, in office since January 2017.

Ghana lauds French ECOWAS members’ decision to dump CFA for ECO

The Ghanaian government has hailed the resolve by eight member nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to cut their colonial links with France’s CFA (Communaute Financiere d’Afrique) Franc and adopt ECO as their common currency.
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Minister: Nigeria studying situation on adoption of Eco as ECOWAS currency

The Federal Government says it is studying the situation on change of West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) currency, Eco, to be used as ECOWAS single currency.
The CFA franc is facing growing opposition in parts of West and central Africa. Critics say the common currency has hampered the region's economic growth while France profits.

West African countries rename common currency, sever its links to France

Eight West African countries Saturday agreed to change the name of their common currency to Eco and severed the CFA franc’s links to former colonial ruler France.
President Muhammadu Buhari has alerted of the threat that the Libyan instability is losing to lives in the Sahel and the Sub-Sahara Africa. 4

President Buhari raises concerns over negative effect of Libyan crisis on West Africa —...

The President raised the concern on Saturday during a discussion with the President of Cote d’Ivoire, Dr Alhassan Quattara, on the sidelines of the 56th Ordinary session of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) Authority Heads of State and Government in Abuja.

Alassane Ouattara: ECOWAS should rule on single currency by 2020

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara has said West African nations who meet the criteria to join the single currency should do so by 2020.
L-R Toby Shapshak, Keynote Speaker; Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne; and Libby Barr, Chief Operating Officer, Avanti Communications at Nerds Unite 2019, MainOne’s annual IT event at Oriental recently

Avanti partners MainOne to improve broadband penetration in Nigeria

Under this arrangement, MainOne will leverage Avanti’s newest satellite, HYLAS 4, launched in April 2018 to enable highly flexible capacity services with 100% country coverage of Nigeria.

House of Reps Speaker Yakubu Dogara tasks military on intelligence gathering to tackle terrorism

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has charged the military to use effective intelligence gathering to fight terrorism.

Group cautions ECOWAS against common currency

A nongovernmental organisation, the United Global Resolve for Peace (UGRFP), has urged the ECOWAS Commission and Parliament to hold off plans to implement ECO as the common currency for West African states.

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Lagos demolishes illegal structures around Agege mosque

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Kano Shari’a Court sentences 70-year-old man to death by stoning for rape

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My wife forced an illegitimate child on me – man tells court

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