August 30, 2018

Executive Order No. 5; The Rising Importance of Nigerian Professionals in Diaspora

Washington D.C, August 29, 2018(CABNC-TV)-Barely weeks after Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Executive Order No.5; “Planning and Execution of Projects, Promotion of Nigerian Content in […]
August 29, 2018

GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL VISITS THE ECOWAS COMMISSION

In furtherance of the excellent relations between the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Federal Republic of Germany, the President of the ECOWAS Commission Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, will play host to the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Mrs. Angela Merkel, on the 31st of August 2018. Chancellor Merkel who is being accompanied by an entourage made up of senior officials, diplomats, journalists as well as a business delegation, is expected to discuss matters of common interest to both parties with a view to strengthening the existing ECOWAS-Germany Cooperation. Germany has regularly been providing financial and technical support to ECOWAS through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Frederich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in the areas of organisational development, peace and conflict prevention, the ECOWAS Early Warn¬ing System (ECOWARN), electoral assistance as well as trade harmonization. Other German institutions such as..
August 29, 2018

ECOWAS, AFDB COLLABRATE TOWARDS REGIONAL INTEGRATION

A Management team of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) led by its Commissioner for Macro Economy Policy and Economic Research Kofi Konadu Apraku have called on the African Development Bank (AFDB) to continue its support of regional programmes and projects in order to improve economic integration and development in the region. In a technical meeting between the ECOWAS Commission and the AFDB on the 2011-2017 West Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP) which began on 28th August 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, the two organizations resolved to work closely while developing their upcoming regional integration strategies. Commissioner Apraku urged the AFDB to take into account the ECOWAS vision while developing the next phase of its West Africa RISP which will span from 2019-2015. He stated that, the new ECOWAS vision which will follow the Vision 2020 (moving ECOWAS from a community of states to a community of people) will incorporate mechanisms ..
August 28, 2018

ECOWAS AND UNHCR COLLABORATE TO BUILD HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE CAPACITY IN WEST AFRICA

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are collaborating to scale up the level of response to humanitarian and emergency situations in the region. To this end, a five-Day Emergency Management Training (EMT) Commenced at the Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre, (MLAILPKC), Jaji, Kaduna state, Nigeria on the 27th of August 2018, to build the capacity of Member States and officials charged with the provision of response to humanitarian crisis. As structured, the EMT is meant to equip trainees with multiple skills to prepare for, manage and respond to diverse humanitarian emergencies including the use of simulations around real emergency situations. Addressing the participants and facilitators at the commencement of the training, the ECOWAS Commission’s Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender Dr. Siga Fatima Jagne commended the UNHCR for its excellent partnership with ECOWAS seei..
August 23, 2018

Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi instructs the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi to rebuild Music House

Ibadan, Oyo State August 23rd, 2018 (CABNC TV) -The Alaafin of Oyo,  Oba Lamidi Adeyemi demands from Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi to rebuild Music House. […]
August 18, 2018

Afreximbank Releases Half-Year Results, Shows $343 million in Gross Revenue

(CABNC)– The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has released its unedited financial statements for the half-year period ended 30 June 2018,showing gross revenue of $343 million. The figure represents a $21 million increase over the […]
August 18, 2018

Unveiling ‘Nigeria Federal Credit Union’ at the Nigerian Embassy in Washingtion D.C

(CABNC)-Rtd. Justice Ambassador. Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor, Nigerian Ambassador to the United States of America warmly welcomed group of Nigerian-American group of professionals and committees at his […]
August 18, 2018

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Nobel Peace Laureate dies at 80

(CABNC)-Kofi Annan, who was born in Ghana in 1938, between 1997 to 2006 he served as the seventh United Nations Secretary General. The Kofi Annan Foundation […]
August 17, 2018

ECOWAS moves to develop regional strategies for AGOA, TIFA

Participants during the Technical Working Group meeting Abuja, 16th August 2018. A Technical Working Group (TWG) comprising of focal points from Directorates of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) recommended that regional and national strategies be developed in order to optimize the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) with the aim of boosting the economy of the region through trade. In his remarks during the TWG meeting on 16th August 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, the representative of the ECOWAS Commissions’ Directorate of Trade, Mr. Kola Sofola stated that the TWG has been convened in order to deliberate on strategies to improve trade, investment and economic cooperation between ECOWAS and the United States of America (U.S.A). Mr. Sofola highlighted the need for ECOWAS to take into consideration ways of implementing the AGOA and the ECOWAS-U.S Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). ‘The AGOA is a non-reciprocal trade preference progr..
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