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A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

MASSOB frowns at invitation to peace meeting by Ohanaeze

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has frowned at public invitation extended to it by the leaderdhip of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, saying it is unacceptable to be invited publicly for internal Igbo security affairs.
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Senate investigates ‘killing’ of Nigerians in Togo

The Nigerian Senate has directed its Committee on Ethics, Privileges, and Public Petitions, to probe the alleged killing of some Nigerian nationals of Enugu State origin resident in the Republic of Togo.

Ex-Liberian president seeks more women in elective positions

Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has joined the call for more women in elective positions in the sub-region.

ECOWAS speaker: Border extortion, major challenge within member states

Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Tunis, has disclosed that border extortion has been a challenge within member states.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House adjourns sitting in honour of deceased colleagues

The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, adjourned plenary until April 20 to honour two of its colleagues that died during its Easter recess.

ECOWAS Parliament: Official extortion, harassment widespread across West African borders

The ECOWAS Parliament has pledged intervention to end the extortion of citizens of the sub-region at border posts by security operatives in ECOWAS countries.

ECOWAS parliament meets in Monrovia to discuss women empowerment

The ECOWAS Parliament will in Monrovia meet for the first time in 2021 to discuss ways of fostering women empowerment in the West-African sub-region.
Parliament’s Speaker Sidie Tunis disclosed this on Saturday while delivering his closing address at the delocalised meeting of a joint committee of Parliament.

ECOWAS parliament speaker pleads for prompt payment of community levy

Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Mohamed Tunis, has pleaded for prompt payment of Community Levy by Member States to finance projects across the sub-region.
Senator Emmanuel Ibok Essien has emerged as the new National Chairman of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, which is the mouthpiece of monarchs, leaders and stakeholders of the coastal states of Niger Delta.

Senator Ibok-Essien emerges new PANDEF chairman

Senator Emmanuel Ibok Essien has emerged as the new National Chairman of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, which is the mouthpiece of monarchs, leaders and stakeholders of the coastal states of Niger Delta.
The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Mohammed Tunis, on Tuesday urged ECOWAS member countries to ensure that they paid their levies promptly to enable the sub-regional body to carry out its programmes.

Speaker: ECOWAS Parliament supports Mali’s transition to democratic rule

Speaker of the parliament Sidie Mohamed Tunis pledged the support of the sub-regional congress when he led a parliamentary mission to Mali as part of activities of the sub-regional lawmakers to support the West African country.

Senator Ohuabunwa: Nigeria needs restructuring to survive

The spiralling security problems across Nigeria has pushed the nation into “a vegetative state” from which it might not survive without receiving an urgent shot in the arm, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa has said.

Coronavirus: ECOWAS budgets $398 million to revive ailing economies, electoral reforms

Since the beginning of 2021 and as a follow-up of the events of last year, the food security situation in Western Africa is a mixed picture. Although COVID-19 infection rates remained low compared to global figures, the impact of the pandemic led to reduced economic growth stemming from national restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the virus.

ECOWAS Parliament to foster closer relations with National Assemblies – Speaker

The Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Tunis, has said that there is a urgent need to build closer relationship between the sub-regional Parliament and the Parliaments in Member States.
Parliament’s Speaker Sidie Tunis disclosed this on Saturday while delivering his closing address at the delocalised meeting of a joint committee of Parliament.

Speaker: ECOWAS parliament will back states on e-learning

The meeting was held by Parliament’s Joint Committee on Education, Science and Technology/Telecommunication and Information Technology/Political Affairs, Peace, Security, and Infrastructure to proffer solutions to digitising education in West Africa.

Social media bill: Nigerian lawmakers advise government on alternative measures

Nigerian lawmakers have called on the Federal Government to rethink its planned Social Media Bill currently before the National Assembly and chart a different course that would yield a better result.

ECOWAS urges lawmakers to pressure member states to increase agriculture budget

The Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Tunis, has urged his colleagues and Members of Parliament to pressure their home governments to increase budgetary allocation to agriculture.
1. The President of Ghana, Prof. Nana Akufo Ado has assured the Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila that his government will review its hostile trade policy against Nigerians in that country.

Attacks on Nigerians: Ghana’s president assures ceasefire – Speaker Gbajabiamila

The President of Ghana, Prof. Nana Akufo Ado has assured the Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila that his government will review its hostile trade policy against Nigerians in that country.

Senator Ekweremadu speaks against military coup in Mali

Former Speaker of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Parliament, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has condemned the military coup in Mali.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

WAHO: Nigeria, four others responsible for 80% of coronavirus cases in West Africa

Nigeria and four other countries have been identified as responsible for over 80 per cent of the COVID-19 cases in West Africa, the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) said.

ECOWAS Parliament urges citizens not to lose hope over pandemic

In spite of the rise in COVID-19 infections and death rates within the sub-region and beyond, Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament Sidie Mohamed Tunis has urged community citizens not to lose hope.
The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Mohammed Tunis, on Tuesday urged ECOWAS member countries to ensure that they paid their levies promptly to enable the sub-regional body to carry out its programmes.

Speaker: Non-payment of community levy hindering ECOWAS

The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Mohammed Tunis, on Tuesday urged ECOWAS member countries to ensure that they paid their levies promptly to enable the sub-regional body to carry out its programmes.

ECOWAS Parliament: Sierra Leonean, Nigerian emerge speaker, deputy

Hon. Boucary Chaibou from Republic of Niger was elected as Second Deputy Speaker; Hon. Aklesso Atcholi from Togo as Third Deputy Speaker, while Hon. Adja Pinto from Guinea Bissau was elected as the Fourth Deputy.

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