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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: WTO has disappointed in notable trade agreements

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s candidate for the position of the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), has said that the organisation “delivered disappointingly” in major trade agreements.
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Minister of Finance and Chairman, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), has urged the Federal Government to improve on immunisation coverage.

ECOWAS endorses Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for WTO job

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has thrown its weight behind the candidature of former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for the top job of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Gov. Simon Lalong in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, on Wednesday in Jos, said the roadmap was to brainstorm on economic recovery strategies for the state.

Northern governors task hunters, vigilantes on intelligence gathering

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has set up a committee to engage local vigilantes, hunters and community watch groups on intelligence gathering, rapid response and sustained surveillance in the region.
The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 (PTF) has decried the continued refusal by medical institutions including federal tertiary institutions to receive and treat patients for fear COVID-19.

PTF decries continued refusal by hospitals to treat patients for fear of coronavirus

The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 (PTF) has decried the continued refusal by medical institutions including federal tertiary institutions to receive and treat patients for fear COVID-19.

Ex-President Obasanjo: AfDB’s governance at risk of being hijacked

Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has faulted a demand by the United States Treasury to probe the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwunmi Adesina, who had earlier been cleared of all allegations by an investigative body.
Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike on Sunday monitored the demolition of two hotels for flouting the state’s lockdown order. 2

SERAP drags Governor Wike, Nigerian government to ECOWAS Court over ‘executive rascality’ in Rivers

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has launched legal action against governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state and the government of President Muhammadu Buhari at the ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja over the “brutal crackdown, repression, and grave violations and abuses of the human rights of the people of Rivers State.”
UN Women Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ms Comfort Lamptey

UN Women support Nigeria with N38 million palliative for vulnerable women

The United Nations Women has contributed N38 million to the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs in palliatives for vulnerable Nigerian women. The donation was officially presented Monday in Abuja, to the Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, by the UN Women Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ms Comfort Lamptey.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

SGF: Nigeria did not request for Madagascar herbal medicine

The Nigerian government has said it did not request for COVID-Organics, a herbal medicine used by Madagascar to treat COVID-19 patients.
Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria, Mr Shimon Ben-Shoshan, while delivering the face masks to the Minister of Health, Mr Osagie Ehanire, said the items were designed in Israel and manufactured in Nigeria.

Israel donates 2,000 face masks to Nigeria

The Embassy of Israel in Nigeria on Thursday donated 2,000 protective face masks to support Nigerian medical personnel in the ongoing fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
The herbal medicine developed by Malagasy Institute of Applied Research and branded COVID-Organics, contains Artemisia - a plant on the Island used in the fight against malaria.

ECOWAS denies endorsing, ordering Madagascar tonic for coronavirus treatment

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has denied endorsing and ordering Madagascar tonic, also called Covid Organics (CVO) for the treatment of the coronavirus pandemic.

ECOWAS, WAHO debunk alleged endorsement of Covid-Organics medication

The ECOWAS Commission and West African Health Organisation, WAHO, have debunked a story making the headlines that ECOWAS has ordered a package of Covid Organics (CVO) medicine from a third country.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB, ECOWAS engage EY on human capital strategy development

Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) and African Development Bank (AfDB) have engaged Ernst & Young, EY Nigeria, a global professional services firm, to support the development of a well-thought-out human capital strategy, focusing on education, skills development and labour.

Femi Falana advocates online filing of court processes in ECOWAS Court

A Lagos-based human rights campaigner, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), has advised the ECOWAS Court of Justice located in Abuja to facilitate online filing processes.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

Coronavirus jolts West Africa, push Ecowas to uplift region

The West African regional bloc, Ecowas, is choosing collective action to save its nearly Sh400 million people from the spiralling effects of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Coronavirus: ECOWAS warns of dire economic situation

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says the projected economic growth of the region may slump to 2 per cent from 3.3 per cent if the coronavirus pandemic ends in June.
West African nations on Thursday recognised Umaro Sissoco Embalo as president of Guinea-Bissau, after four months of dispute over whether his election was fraudulent.

ECOWAS recognises Guinea-Bissau’s Umaro Sissoco Embalo

West African nations on Thursday recognised Umaro Sissoco Embalo as president of Guinea-Bissau, after four months of dispute over whether his election was fraudulent.
The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has recalled his last encounter with the late Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari.

Femi Adesina reveals last encounter, conversation with Abba Kyari

“Catching COVID-19 (as the inelegant virus has been elegantly codenamed by the World Health Organization) is not supposed to be a death sentence. I had no doubt that Mallam
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

ECOWAS leaders appoint President Buhari to lead battle against coronavirus

ECOWAS leaders on Thursday appointed President Muhammadu Buhari to lead the battle against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the sub-region.

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Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq has declared that her Ministry will focus on the urban poor, National Social Register as well as Bank Verification Number (BVN) to determine who benefits from the distribution palliatives to cushion the biting effect of COVID-19 on Nigerians.

Nigerian government to distribute 19,508 bags of fertilizers flood affected farmers

The Federal Government through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development is to distribute 19, 508 bags of fertilizers to farmers affected by 2018 flooding in five LGAs of Kogi State.

French premier Edouard Philippe resigns

The French government led by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe submitted its resignation Friday ahead of a cabinet reshuffle to be announced “in the coming hours,” the presidency said.
The Chief of Staff to the Plateau State Governor, Noel Donjur, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Plateau governor’s chief of staff tests positive for coronavirus

The Chief of Staff to the Plateau State Governor, Noel Donjur, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, who disclosed this at a media briefing in Alausa, Ikeja, explained that the initiative was introduced to encourage all children, within the primary school age bracket in the state to imbibe the culture of reading, as well as increase their knowledge and improve comprehension.

Lagos seals 10 erring schools for coronavirus directives infraction

The Lagos State Government has sealed 10 private schools found to have flouted the closure directives of the Federal and State governments occasioned by the outbreak of ravaging COVID-19 pandemic and aimed to ensure the safety of students
From March 23 to April 23 — corresponding to the height of self-isolation rules — the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children saw 10 infants ranging in age from two weeks to 13 months diagnosed with “abusive head trauma”.

London hospital sees spike in child abuse during lockdown

From March 23 to April 23 — corresponding to the height of self-isolation rules — the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children saw 10 infants ranging in age from two weeks to 13 months diagnosed with “abusive head trauma”.