Tags : ECOWAS

Abaribe Condemns Closure Of Nigerian Shops In Ghana

The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has condemned the closure of shops owned by Nigerian citizens in Ghana.  The senator who  described the action as very disturbing, stated this on Sunday in a statement in Abuja by his Media adviser, Uchenna Awom, titled, “Closure of Nigerians shops in Ghana, disturbing – Abaribe.” He stated […]

West African Mediators In Mali Seeking Reversal Of Coup

West African leaders headed by former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, arrived in Mali on Saturday in a bid reverse the military coup in the nation and  push for  civilian rule. The delegation plan  to meet members of the new junta as well as ousted president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. It would be recalled that Rebel soldiers […]

Mali Crisis: Buhari, ECOWAS Leaders Meet To Discuss

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, August 20, 2020, joined other West African leaders to discuss the military coup in Mali that ousted president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The meeting, which commenced at 11 am, was held virtually under the auspices of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). ECOWAS has strongly condemned the change of […]

ECOWAS Suspends Mali Over Coup, Imposes Sanctions

The West Africa bloc ECOWAS has condemned a Military Putsch in Mali and pledged a range of retaliatory actions, including financial sanctions. Rebel Soldiers arrested Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse on Tuesday afternoon, August 18, 2020, following weeks of political tension in the Country. The dramatic move followed the seizure of an […]

Mali Opposition Rejects ECOWAS Plan, Insists President Quit

A protest movement that has sprung up in Mali, shaking President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s grip on power, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, rejected a compromise put forward by regional leaders and insisted that he quit. In a statement, the so-called June 5 Movement said it “demands the resignation of Mr. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and his […]

Mali Crisis: Summit With Buhari, Others End In Deadlock

West African leaders ended a day-long summit in Mali on Thursday, July 23, 2020, without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis. Five of the region’s leaders met Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and leaders of a protest movement clamouring for his resignation, as a long-running jihadist insurgency threatens to throw the country […]

ECOWAS Leaders Call For Cancellation Of Debts Owed By African

The Presidents of ECOWAS Countries are calling for the cancellation of all debts owed by African Countries. They made the call on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the opening session of the ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit where the Leaders made their various contributions via a video conference call. The teleconference, which had President Muhammadu Buhari in […]

ECOWAS Leaders Appoint Buhari As COVID-19 Response Champion

The Presidents of West African countries under the aegis of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government have appointed President Muhammadu Buhari as Champion of the COVID-19 response. President Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, April 23, 2020, explained that the appointment […]

Osinbajo Meets Committee On Small Arms

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, is currently in a meeting with members of the Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons. Channels TV reports that the agenda for the meeting, as at press time, was still unknown, though, there were indications that the committee might be discussing the report recently submitted on its […]

Buhari, Other West African Leaders Hold Bilateral Talks In Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari, today December 21 2019, held bilateral discussions with some fellow Presidents of other West African countries in Abuja. The details or purpose for the talks were yet to be gathered as at the time of filing this report. The discussions were held on the sidelines of the ongoing 56th Ordinary Session of […]