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ECOWAS CALLS ON PARLIAMENTARIANS TO INTENSIFY EFFORT IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION

By Nneka Jackson Mbaka ECOWAS Parliamentarians have been urged  to intensify their commitment in promoting good governance and to continue the fight against corruption towards fulfilling ECOWAS agenda 2020. The Speaker of ECOWAS Paliament, Moustapha Cisse-Lo stated this at the Delocalised Meeting of the Joint Committee on Political Affairs, Peace, Security …

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EU DELEGATION PRESENTS IT EQUIPMENT TO NYSC

Youths have been identified as the backbone of democracy in the country.  The Head of the European Union Delegation to Nigeria Ambassador Ketil Karlsen stated this during the presentation of IT equipment used by the EU observers in the general elections to National Youth Service Corps members.  Ambassador Ketil Karlsen …

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PROFESSOR TIJJANI MUHAMMAD BANDE EMERGES PRESIDENT OF THE 74TH SESSION OF UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  By Nneka Jackson Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Professor Tijjani Muhammad Bande has been elected by acclamation as the President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. A statement signed by the Acting Spokesperson of the Ministry of foreign affairs Mr Friday W. Akpan …

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SPEAKER ECOWAS PARLIAMENT CONDEMNS POOR ATTENDANCE OF PARLIAMENTARIANS AT SESSIONS

By Nneka Jackson The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Mr. Moustapha Cisse Lo has said that the consistent absence of some members of parliament from sessions would no longer be condoned. Mr. Cisse Lo issued the warning in his speech at the close of the 2019 First Ordinary Session of …

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ECOWAS TASK FORCE ON SINGLE CURRENCY SUBMIT REPORT

The Task Force on ECOWAS Single Currency is to submit its report to the Authority of Heads of State during a media summit in June. The Head of ECOWAS National Unit in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Musa Nuhu disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja. Mr. Nuhu said that …

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SAUDI ARABIAN AUTHORITY RELEASES NIGERIAN LADY ALLEGEDLY ARRESTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

By Nneka Jackson Mbaka The Nigeran lady, Zainab Aliyu, who was allegedly caught in Saudi Arabia for drugs related offenses has been released to the Nigerian Mission in Saudi Arabia. This was disclosed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mustapha Suleiman, while briefing reporters in …

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ECOWAS PARLIAMENT CALL FOR STRICT APPLICATION OF LOCAL CONTENT LAWS BY MEMBER STATES

By Nneka Jackson As ECOWAS Parliament, the lawmaking arm of ECOWAS Commission pushes for a more sustainable and suitable Public Private Partnership, PPP model that will accelerate infrastructural and social development in West African sub region, the need for the strict application of the local content laws by Member states …

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GHANA SOLICITS ECOWAS SUPPORT FOR BID TO HOST AfCFTA SECRETARIAT

  BY Nneka Jackson As the eventual takeoff of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), draws nearer, Ghana has solicited the support of ECOWAS to host the Secretariat of the propose continental free trade initiative, in its capital, Accra. This Ghanaian minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley …

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ECOWAS PARLIAMENT RAISES CONCERN ON POOR IMPLEMENTATION OF PROJECTS

  ECOWAS parliamentarians raise concern over poor implementation of ECOWAS regional projects By Nneka Jackson ECOWAS Parliamentarians have raised concern over the Implementation of developmental projects in some member states. At the Delocalized meeting of the joint committee on communications and information Technology/Committee on Education, science and Technology / Committee …

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