Africa: ECOWAS Commission hands over new Seme border post to Nigeria, Benin governments

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The ECOWAS Commission has concluded plan to technically handover the newly built Seme Border post to the government of Nigeria and the Republic of Benin today. The Custom Public Relations Officer, Mr Nura Abdulahi disclosed to Travelpulse&MICE through a phone conversation after a high power meet attended by the control of Custom yesterday. According to Abdulahi, “there will be a […]

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News: ECOWAS plans harmonized Aviation taxes, Charges and rates in West Africa

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An aviation sector investor told CNC TV here on Monday there was great potential for Africa’s aviation sector growth to exceed global average in the very near future. Speaking in an interview during the opening day of the ongoing three-day Routes Africa 2018 conference, Yildirim Ören, Airports Director for SUMMA Airports, observed that Africa’s aviation industry was growing at a […]

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Africa: ECOWAS Treaty On Free Movement Is Impacting Nigerian Agric Negatively Laments Minister

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IN times past, agriculture was the mainstay of the Nigerian economy. As a matter of fact, a lot of countries depend solely on agriculture for survival and sustenance. Despite the neglect it suffered following the discovery of oil in commercial quantity, the importance of agriculture can never be over-emphasised, as it provides livelihoods for a larger percentage of the citizens. […]

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Africa: ECOWAS court rules that Sierra Leone Vice President was illegally Removed

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The ECOWAS Court of Justice, which additionally has original jurisdiction to hear complaints of the violation of Human Rights brought by ECOWAS citizens, has today, Monday the 27th of November, 2017, ruled that the removal of Vice President Sam Sumana from office in 2015 by President Koroma, violated his fundamental human rights to fair hearing and to participate in politics, […]

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Africa: Morocco does not qualify to join ECOWAS even if Nigeria has internal problems

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Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas was the last Executive Secretary of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) from 2002 to 2005 and the first President of the ECOWAS Commission from 2006 to 2009. He has worked for the organization at a pivotal moment of its evolution, during the institutional reforms of 2006. In this contribution to the debate on […]

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Africa: Morocco’s admission in ECOWAS is anti-Nigeria, says Akinyemi

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Former External Affairs Minister, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, on Thursday said that the admission of Morocco into ECOWAS was meant to whittle down Nigeria’s influence in the sub-regional body, and by extension, the world. Akinyemi also said in a statement that the recent admission of Morocco into the regional organisation, was an anti-Nigeria move. “Having failed to find any rational benefit […]

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Don’t allow Morocco and Tunisia to bring Arab extremism to ECOWAS. They have ruined North Africa

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The 51st ECOWAS Ordinary Summit of Heads of State was held in Monrovia, Liberia, the oldest independent country in West Africa, from Thursday, 1st June to Sunday, 4th June, 2017. The summit, as usual, was preceded by various meetings of ambassadors accredited to the ECOWAS organisation and the Council of Ministers. The ambassadors prepare the agenda and discuss critical issues, […]

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Africa: “If I go back home it wont be good for South Africa” says Nigerian who suffered Xenophobic attack

“If I go back home it wont be good for South Africa” says Nigerian who suffered Xenophobic attack Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has warned South Africans against further attacks on Nigerians. “There was a standoff between 100 protestors and 100 or so mostly Somali nationals who had come out on to the streets,  saying they would defend themselves, […]

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Africa: Morocco defies geo-political divide, seeks to join ECOWAS

Morocco defies geo-political divide, seeks to join ECOWAS The Kingdom of Morocco, in what is seen as a historic move that defied geopolitical membership of regional groups, has officially requested to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as a full member. The North African country, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, on Friday, issued a statement on […]

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Aviation: Medview to expand operations in W/Africa

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Medview to expand operations in W/Africa MED-VIEW Airline Managing Director Alhaji Muneer Bankole has unveiled plans to expand the firm’s operations to Francophone countries within West Africa. In an interview in Lagos, Bankole said the airline would expand its operations to Dakar (Senegal), Conakry (Guinea) and Abidjan (Cote D’Ivoire) in the next two months, noting that the airline has already […]

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