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ECOWAS adopts ECO as name of single currency

By Temitope Ponle and Taiye Elebiyo-Edeni The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on Saturday adopted ECO as the name of the single...

Obasanjo, Kufuor call on AU, ECOWAS to intervene in Benin Republic...

By Olufemi Adediran, Abeokuta Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and his Ghanaian counterpart, Mr. John Kufuor, has called on the African Union (AU)...

ECOWAS lawmakers propose regional defence force, electoral commission

By Temitope Ponle ECOWAS parliamentarians have proposed a regional defence force that would assist in the enforcement of security in member states. The parliamentarians, at the...

West Africa: Shining example of peace, democracy in Africa – UN

By Temitope Ponle   The United Nations has described the West African region as shining example of peace consolidation and democracy on the continent making the...

ECOWAS calls for domestication, implementation of free movement protocols

By Temitope Ponle     ECOWAS has called on member states to domesticate and effectively implement the protocol on the free movement of goods and persons to...

Biafra: ECOWAS court orders Nigeria to pay N88 billion as damages

  ABUJA (Reuters) - The Economic Community of West African States Court of Justice on Monday ordered Nigeria to pay 88 billion naira (218.12 million pounds)...

Buhari cautions against common ECOWAS currency by 2020

NIAMEY, Oct 24 (Reuters) - A group of four West African presidents said on Tuesday they planned steps to accelerate the creation of a...

UN Special Representative, Mohamed Ibn Chambas concludes fact-finding visit to Côte...

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, on...

Nigeria condemns mutiny in Ivory Coast, urges restraint, dialogue … Osinbajo...

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday castigated Ivorien soldiers, who participated in a mutiny over welfare issues saying, "The Federal Government of Nigeria...

ECOWAS troops suspend Gambia operation, Yahya Jammeh has till noon on...

Banjul (NAN) ECOWAS troops  halted their march into Gambia Thursday night to give former president Yahya Jammeh, one more last chance to leave Banjul....

We support ongoing ECOWAS military action against Jammeh – U.S.

By Prudence Arobani New York (NAN) The United States on Thursday declared its support for the ongoing military action to oust former President of The...

Nigeria explains deployment of troops to The Gambia

By Johnson Eyiangho Abuja (NAN) The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, said Nigeria deployed military personnel to The Gambia as part of ECOWAS Standby Force...

Gambian soldiers will not fight ECOWAS troops – Army Chief

Gambia’s army chief, Ousman Badjie said he would not order his men to fight other African troops if they enter Gambian territory. He spoke Wednesday  as...

Gambia: Senegalese troops, Nigeria’s battle ready

Abuja (NAN) The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has confirmed that it has deployed to Senegal in case of the need to enforce Gambia’s election...

Brooms-waving APC members welcome Buhari to Ghana

The broom signifies the house-cleaning agenda the party intends to embark upon after years of mismanagement and corruption. There was also drumming and dancing as a sizeable crowd hailed their president.

Buhari visits Ghana today to discuss regional security

Buhari will be accompanied on the visit by his national security adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno, and senior officials in the ministries of foreign affairs, defence, justice and industry, trade and investment.

Togolese president to lead ECOWAS battle against Ebola

ACCRA (Reuters) - West African leaders on Thursday appointed Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe to supervise the region's efforts to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic,...

Stakeholders want ECOWAS to address declining conflict-management capacity

Stakeholders have called on ECOWAS leaders to address the declining capacity of the regional bloc to manage conflicts within member states. The views were expressed...

From the archives: 10 former governors stole $250billion in three years

By Akinola Ajibade Ten former governors were yesterday fingered to have stolen $250billion while in office in what ECOWAS said represents the highest corruption index...

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