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President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, has said that Nigeria needs to evolve a more effective tariff structure in order to achieve steady electricity supply.

Akinwumi Adesina: AfDB has $20bn investments’ portfolio in ECOWAS

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says its portfolio investments in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region is $20 billion.
AFDB President Akinwumi Adesina.

Akinwumi Adesina: Lagos-Abidjan highway will become reality

The African Development Bank (AfDB), says its portfolio investments in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region is 20 billion dollars.
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

ECOWAS: President Buhari advocates security partnership to check cross-border terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday stressed the need for an enduring security partnership among member countries of the ECOWAS to confront and defeat the evil of cross-border terrorism. He spoke at the 56th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority Heads of State and Government in Abuja.

N587.7 million fraud: I bought $9.8 million from ECOWAS staff –BDC operator

The trial of Mohammed Dangana, a staff of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, continued on December 16 before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja with the third witness, Adedeji Adelabu, a bureau de change operator, telling the court that he purchased dollars to the tune of $9.8 million from the defendant.

How N587.7 million Ecowas fund was moved – witness

The trial of Mohammed Dangana, a staff of the Economic Community of West African States Commission continued Thursday before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja with the testimonies of prosecution witness 2 (PW2), Becky Uju, a staff of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) Plc.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arraigns ECOWAS secretariat staff for N587.7 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, October 18, 2019, arraigned one Muhammad Dangana before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja on a 15-count charge, bordering on criminal diversion of funds, misappropriation and money laundering to the tune of over N587.700million.
West African leaders meeting in Burkina Faso have announced a one-billion-dollar plan to combat rising insecurity in the Sahel region.

West African leaders pledge $1bn to fight armed groups

West African leaders meeting in Burkina Faso have announced a one-billion-dollar plan to combat rising insecurity in the Sahel region.

Top envoy leads Nigerian delegation to Burkina Faso terrorism summit

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, will lead the Nigerian delegation to the ministerial meeting of the extraordinary summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Heads of State and Government on fight against terrorism.

ECOWAS: Xenophobia a threat to economic cooperation in Africa

The Economic Community of West African States has said the xenophobic attacks in South Africa had no place in its vision for the continent.

Nigerian Navy, NEXIM partner on inland waterways, others

The Nigerian Export–Import Bank (NEXIM) has solicited partnership with the Nigerian Navy towards facilitating the regional Sealink Project, internal waterways operation and coastal trade.

ECOWAS Commission calls for whistle blower protection laws

The ECOWAS Commission on Tuesday urged ECOWAS Parliamentarians to enact laws and take other appropriate measures to protect whistle blowers in the sub-region.
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Cannabis tops most commonly-used illicit drugs

Cannabis tops the list of most commonly- used illicit drugs in West Africa, with majority of persons accessing treatment facilities doing so to tackle cannabis-related drug use disorders.
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Budget 2020: Actionaid, others set agenda for agric sector

A non-governmental organisation, Actionaid Nigeria, has called for the close monitoring of the implementation of agricultural projects in the upcoming budget by all relevant stakeholders, including the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Budget and National Planning, state ministries of agriculture and agriculture committees in the National and state houses of assemblies.

ECOWAS join forces with Netherlands to ensure women’s access to land

The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, is collaborating with The Kingdom of Netherlands to ensure women’s access to, use of and control over land and other productive resources in the region.

Former ECOWAS president passes on at 65

Alain Marcel de Souza, the former president of the ECOWAS Commission, died on Tuesday in Paris after suffering a heart attack, Beninese television reported on Wednesday.

Governor Bello promises cassava revolution in Kogi

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi has promised a cassava revolution in the state with the empowerment of 500,000 cassava farmers into the agric space.

ECOWAS, China sign implementation agreement on new building

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the People’s Republic of China, have signed an implementation agreement for the ECOWAS Commission’s new headquarters building.

ECOWAS adopts ECO as name of single currency

The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on Saturday adopted ECO as the name of the single currency to be issued in January 2020.

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New judge adjourns Senator Jang’s N6.3 billion fraud case till May 26

A former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday returned to the state High Court in Jos to continue their case involving N6.3 billion alleged fraud in the state.
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NIMASA donates relief materials to 20, 000 displaced persons in Borno

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), on Monday donated relief materials for distribution to 20, 000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno.
Barcelona and Juventus have started negotiations that would see Ivan Rakitić join the Italian giants and Federico Bernadeschi head the other way.

Five talking points in European football this weekend

Barcelona moved clear at the top of La Liga, while Paris Saint-Germain won despite having Neymar sent off, and the coronavirus wrought havoc with the Serie A fixture card.

Court strikes out criminal charges against Senator Ekweremadu

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday struck out the criminal charge filed by the defunct Special Presidential Investigation Panel on Recovery of Public Property against the former deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, for lack of diligent prosecution.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti governor distributes N109 million worth of science equipment to schools

The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has distributed science equipment worth N109 million to public schools pledging his administration’s commitment to more investment in the education sector.