ECOWAS COURT PARTNERS STAKEHOLDERS FOR EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF ITS DECISIONS

ECOWAS COURT PARTNERS STAKEHOLDERS FOR EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF ITS DECISIONS

West Africa’s regional court – ECOWAS Court of Justice is participating in a two-day capacity building seminar organised by the Pan African Lawyers’ Union (PALU), aimed at advancing strategies for the implementation of decisions of regional courts. In his keynote remarks, Mr…

COP28: Commonwealth Unveils New Framework for 56 Member States

COP28: Commonwealth Unveils New Framework for 56 Member States

The Commonwealth has launched a new implementation framework to facilitate coordinated action among the 56 Commonwealth countries, including African member states, on land, biodiversity and climate challenges, directly impacting a quarter of the world’s land area. A statement on Tuesday from the…

Climate Change: UN Advocates for Solution-based Reporting

Climate Change: UN Advocates for Solution-based Reporting

The United Nations has advocated for solution based approach to reporting on climate change, insisting that this is more productive than the glum approach mostly used by journalists to paint the negative impact of the global threat. The UN Resident Coordinator, Matthias…

ECOWAS COURT LAUNCHES WORKSHOP ON RISK MANAGEMENT

ECOWAS COURT LAUNCHES WORKSHOP ON RISK MANAGEMENT

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has commenced a workshop aimed at reviewing its risk management strategies and developing a comprehensive risk register for 2024 under the theme “Risks Register Training and Preparation of the 2024 Risks Register.” According to a statement, the…

Sanctions Against Niger, ECOWAS Court Fixes December 7 for Ruling on Legality

Sanctions Against Niger, ECOWAS Court Fixes December 7 for Ruling on Legality

The ECOWAS Court of Justice will on December 7, 2023 deliver its ruling on interim measures in a case between the State of Niger and seven others, and the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS and two others. The…

Delta Online Publishers Forum Induct 7 New Members

Delta Online Publishers Forum Induct 7 New Members

Delta Online Publishers Forum (DOPF) on Tuesday November 21, 2023 inducted seven new members into the forum The induction ceremony was held at the Ministry of Information conference hall with seven new members joining the forum as news publishers. In his opening…

ECOWAS Countries Need to Rally Together on Biodiversity, Climate Change to Ward Off Environmental Disaster, Insists Nigeria

ECOWAS Countries Need to Rally Together on Biodiversity, Climate Change to Ward Off Environmental Disaster, Insists Nigeria

Nigeria has called all other members of Economic Community Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to rally behind her to find solution to biodiversity and climate change to ward off environmental disaster that is not only threatening the region but the entire…

We’ve made significant progress in fighting GBV, discrimination with EU-UN Spotlight Initiative– Mrs Sanwo-Olu

We’ve made significant progress in fighting GBV, discrimination with EU-UN Spotlight Initiative– Mrs Sanwo-Olu

The First Lady of Lagos State, Dr Mrs Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has acknowledged that with the support of the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to end violence against women and girls, Lagos State had made significant progress in creating a society where every woman and…

Gaza War: Palestinian envoy Says Arab League/OIC Intervention May Yield Nothing Against Western Support for Israel

Gaza War: Palestinian envoy Says Arab League/OIC Intervention May Yield Nothing Against Western Support for Israel

The Palestinian Ambassador to Nigeria, Abdullah Shawesh has expressed pessimism over the success of the intervention of the Arab League/Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) mediation delegation in the ongoing Gaza war, insisting that the Western countries support for Israel may ultimately nullify…

FG Reveals that 18 of the Deported Passengers from Saudi Arabia Have Criminal Records

FG Reveals that 18 of the Deported Passengers from Saudi Arabia Have Criminal Records

The Nigerian government has revealed that 18 of the 177 passengers who were turned back by Saudi authorities on landing in Jeddah were outrightly banned from Saudi Arabia for various offences committed in the past. The government however said the reason for…

United Nations Nigeria Mourns Fallen Colleagues in Gaza

United Nations Nigeria Mourns Fallen Colleagues in Gaza

Staff members of the United Nations in Nigeria on Monday joined their counterparts across all duty stations in the world to observe a minute of silence in memory of the UN staff who tragically lost their lives in the ongoing Israeli-Hamas war…

ECOWAS COURT TO REVIEW ITS RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR IMPROVED EFFICIENCY, EFFECTIVENESS

ECOWAS COURT TO REVIEW ITS RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR IMPROVED EFFICIENCY, EFFECTIVENESS

A three-day judicial retreat of the ECOWAS Court of Justice on the theme Case Management before ECOWAS Court of Justice: Relationship between the Registry Department, the Chambers of the Honourable Judges and the Legal Research Departments, opened on 13th of November, 2023…

Israel should stop  Propaganda that Palestine are under Hamas captivity – Envoy

Israel should stop Propaganda that Palestine are under Hamas captivity – Envoy

Palestinian Ambassador to Nigeria, Abdallah Abu Shawesh, has asked Israel to stop promoting the narrative that it was in Gaza to free Palestine and the rest of the world from Hamas terrorism, insisting that at no time had Palestine asked to be…

ECOWAS Court Adjourns Hearing in Case of Unjust Decision of Conference of Heads of States, Govt on Niger

ECOWAS Court Adjourns Hearing in Case of Unjust Decision of Conference of Heads of States, Govt on Niger

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has adjourned the hearing in the case between the State of Niger, six Nigerien organisations, and a Nigerien national, and the Conference of Heads of State and Government, the Mediation and Security Council and the ECOWAS Commission….

Gaza War: Israeli Envoy Accuses Hamas of Using Civilian as Human Shield

Gaza War: Israeli Envoy Accuses Hamas of Using Civilian as Human Shield

The Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Michael Freeman has alleged that:“Hamas is cynically using the Palestinian population of Gaza as human shields, and continues to show a total disregard for the welfare of the Palestinian population. The Ambassador in a statement on Monday,…

Gaza war: Envoy Calls for Immediate Ceasefire, Address of Root Cause of Crisis

Gaza war: Envoy Calls for Immediate Ceasefire, Address of Root Cause of Crisis

The Palestinian Ambassador to Nigeria, Abdullah Shawesh has asked Nigeria and other countries to call for immediate ceasefire in Gaza, even as he insisted that the only acceptable solution to the ongoing war is to address the root cause of the conflict…

ECOWAS Court Takes Decision on Mali Versus Société Damou-So SARL Case

ECOWAS Court Takes Decision on Mali Versus Société Damou-So SARL Case

The ECOWAS Court of Justice, on Tuesday October 31, 2023, delivered its decision in the case between the State of Mali and Société Damou-So SARL in which the applicant requested a review of Judgment No. ECW/ CCJ/JUD/22/21 rendered on June 25, 2021…

Coups: International IDEA, regional envoys lead the way for inclusive governance, constitutional transition in Africa

Coups: International IDEA, regional envoys lead the way for inclusive governance, constitutional transition in Africa

•Jonathan, Chambas, ECOWAS, AU, IGAD harps on strengthening democracy The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), Regional Economic Communities (RECs), special envoys, and other key stakeholders are leading the way for inclusive governance and constitutional transition in Africa.This was the…

British High Commissioner, Sultan of Sokoto Discuss Prospect of Mediation in Niger Republic Impasse

British High Commissioner, Sultan of Sokoto Discuss Prospect of Mediation in Niger Republic Impasse

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr. Richard Montgomery and the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Muhammadu Sa’adu Abubakar III have had discussion on the prospects for a mediated resolution of the Niger Republic impasse. The High Commissioner, who visited Sokoto State…

Warri: A New Beginning with Julius Berger’s Contract Signing

Warri: A New Beginning with Julius Berger’s Contract Signing

-By Dennis Otu: Warri, the once thriving oil-rich city in Delta State, has been plagued by neglect and disorganization in recent years. The departure of multinational companies left the city in a state of decay, with its young population struggling with homelessness…

Hospital Bombardment: Envoy Calls for Inquiry into Israeli’s Attacks on Palestine… Claims Over 3,000 Persons, Mostly Children, Women Killed Since Retaliatory Attacks

Hospital Bombardment: Envoy Calls for Inquiry into Israeli’s Attacks on Palestine… Claims Over 3,000 Persons, Mostly Children, Women Killed Since Retaliatory Attacks

The Palestinian Ambassador to Nigeria, Abdullah Shawesh has called for the setting up of an inquiry into ongoing attack by Israel on Palestine on the claim of searching for members of Hamas group. Israel while claiming that she is not in war…

Nigeria to Benefit from US$500 million Development Plan

Nigeria to Benefit from US$500 million Development Plan

Nigeria is one of the country to benefit from a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed for the co-financing of up to US$500 million of debt transactions to facilitate long-term sustainable development across developing economies and low-income countries in Africa, Asia, and the…

Ghana to Manufacture Innovative Footwear Products that Support Global Health Goals …As World Shoe Launches New Factory

Ghana to Manufacture Innovative Footwear Products that Support Global Health Goals …As World Shoe Launches New Factory

World Shoe has announced the opening of its inaugural factory to produce the first antimicrobial, eco-friendly footwear brand manufactured in Africa. The production launch represents a collaborative effort among public, private, and civil service sectors to provide high-quality, low-cost products for retail…

Israel would stop at nothing to nullify Hamas- Israeli Ambassador

Israel would stop at nothing to nullify Hamas- Israeli Ambassador

Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria, Michael Freeman has said his country would stop at nothing to exterminate the Hamas group. Freeman described as act of terrorism, the killings of about 1000 unsuspecting civilian Israeli citizens by Hamas group. According to him, Israel…

WHO, UN Express Need for Media to Understand Issues Surrounding Mental Health

WHO, UN Express Need for Media to Understand Issues Surrounding Mental Health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) have expressed the need for the media to understand the issues surrounding mental health in order to act optimally in their role to assist in tackling its numerous challenges. Both…

Saudi Fund for Development Signs New $20 Million Development Loan Agreement to Construct, Equip Schools in Tajikistan

Saudi Fund for Development Signs New $20 Million Development Loan Agreement to Construct, Equip Schools in Tajikistan

The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) has signed a deal to contribute $20 million USD towards the “Constructing and Equipping of Secondary Schools” project in Tajikistan. SFD Chief Executive Officer, H.E. Sultan Al-Marshad, signed today a new development loan agreement with the…

Nigeria Calls for De-escalation of Hostilities between Israel, Hamas

Nigeria Calls for De-escalation of Hostilities between Israel, Hamas

The Nigerian government has called for de-escalation of violence and hostilities between Israel and Hamas. The Nigerian government in a statement personally signed on Saturday by the Foreign Affairs Minister, Amb. Yusuf Tuggar pleaded for the immediate ceasefire between the two parties….

Keeping modern societies safe from illicit drugs demands global commitment – Marwa

Keeping modern societies safe from illicit drugs demands global commitment – Marwa

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd) has said that the task to keep modern societies safe from the scourge of illicit drugs demands global commitment, even as he assured that Nigeria is…

Investor Roadshow to Hold in Nigeria to Attract US Investment to Nigeria

Investor Roadshow to Hold in Nigeria to Attract US Investment to Nigeria

The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Nigeria and U.S. government Prosper Africa and Power Africa initiatives, are hosting an investor roadshow from October 9-13 to expose U.S. investors to investment opportunities and the investment…

German-Nigerian trade volume hit €3b

German-Nigerian trade volume hit €3b

German-Nigeria trade volume hit €3 billion in 2022, the German Ambassador to Nigeria, Annett Günther, said on Thursday. Speaking during a parley with media in Abuja, the ambassador revealed that Germany’s main export to Nigeria are machines (28%), food products 20% and…

Lagos-Paris Fashion, Design Accelerator Officially Launched

Lagos-Paris Fashion, Design Accelerator Officially Launched

The French Embassy has announced the launch the of Lagos-Paris Fashion & Design Accelerator, a 9-months programme (from October 2023 to June 2024) aimed toward supporting 10 high-potential Nigerian brands within the fashion and design ecosystem. According to a statement on Thursday,…

ECOWAS Countries Meet to Strategize on School Meals Programmes

ECOWAS Countries Meet to Strategize on School Meals Programmes

Over a hundred technical experts including government officials, policy makers, donor representatives, and researchers from Education, Agriculture, Gender and Social Protection sectors, from West Africa and beyond on Tuesday kick-started a meeting in Dakar, Senegal to share knowledge and best practices on…

Nigeria @ 63: Gains of Nigeria-China’s diplomatic relations

Nigeria @ 63: Gains of Nigeria-China’s diplomatic relations

-By Fortune Abang: Nigeria’s strategic partnership with China has continued to attract tangible development since inception of the formal establishment of Nigeria-China diplomatic relations on Feb. 10, 1971.Over the years, both countries worked closely together, particularly in celebration of their respective independence…

African anti-narcotics bodies seek specialised courts for drug cases, money laundering

African anti-narcotics bodies seek specialised courts for drug cases, money laundering

Heads of drug law enforcement agencies in Africa have called for the setting up of specialized courts to try drug cases and other organized crimes across the continent. This was part of recommendations adopted at the end of the weeklong 31st Meeting…

UN Appeals to Nigeria to Commit Specific Percent of Budget to Addressing Gender Disparity

UN Appeals to Nigeria to Commit Specific Percent of Budget to Addressing Gender Disparity

The United Nations has appealed to Nigerian government to commit specific percent of national budgets and development funds to interventions that address gender disparity in the country. Addressing the media at the end of his visit to Nigeria, the UN Women Regional…

78th UNGA: Foreign Affairs Minister Meets with U.S Assistant Secretary of State

78th UNGA: Foreign Affairs Minister Meets with U.S Assistant Secretary of State

Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar has held bilateral discussion with United States Assistant Secretary of State., Hon. Molly Phee on the sidelines of the ongoing 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) A statement from the minister’s spokesman, Alkasim AbdulKadir on…

Death of Remilekun Meshioye, NIDCOM Demands Justice from Egyptair

Death of Remilekun Meshioye, NIDCOM Demands Justice from Egyptair

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has demanded for justice from the management of Egyptair over the death of a Nigerian, Ms Remilekun Toyosi Meshioye, who died aboard the airline’s plane on Sept. 4, 2023. The demand for…

Nigeria, Ghana Signs MoU to Boost Rice, Wheat, Soya beans Production

Nigeria, Ghana Signs MoU to Boost Rice, Wheat, Soya beans Production

Nigeria and Ghana have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) towards boosting production of agricultural produce. The MoU was signed betwen a Nigerian company, EGTA Investment Limited and a Ghanaian conglomerate, Jospong Group of Companies, at the Ghana High Commission in Abuja…

UN Commits to Invest in Development of Green Economy Skills in Youths

UN Commits to Invest in Development of Green Economy Skills in Youths

The United Nations Inter Agency Group on Youth has reassured of its commitment to investing on young people in the area of green economy to ensure Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This was made known at the discussion organised by the UN Information…

Nigerian students advised to pick up admission in Ghana’s ivory tower to reinforce relationship

Nigerian students advised to pick up admission in Ghana’s ivory tower to reinforce relationship

Nigerians have been advised to pick up admissions from Ghanaian ivory towers in order to reinforce the relationship existing between Nigeria and Ghana that date back to the colonial era. Both Nigeria and Ghana were colonized by the British government and they…