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ECOWAS female lawmakers seek 30% women inclusion in politics

… Decries low participation The ECOWAS Female Parliamentarians Association (ECOFEPA), on Friday, called on the need to step up effort on women’s participation in politics by member countries in the region to 30 per cent. ECOFEPA, an arm of the ECOWAS Parliament, is a network of female parliamentarians who are representing member countries in the…

History, first woman trumpeter to play at British royal wedding

Lance Corporal Kate Sandford is set to become the first woman trumpeter to play the fanfare at a royal wedding after she was named one of the six State Trumpeters to attend the nuptials of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on May 19th. The State Trumpeters, the famous band of the Household Cavalry, first started…

Bride’s father won’t be at historic royal wedding in UK

Thomas Markle, the father of American actress Meghan Markle who is set to marry Prince Harry in England on Saturday, won’t be in attendance at the historic event, Kensington Palace confirmed in a statement on Thursday. The news ends days of rumors and speculation over whether the 73-year-old would be there to walk his daughter…

We’re committed to W/Africa’s stability, Buhari assures Guinea Bissau

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja said his administration will continue to work with ECOWAS countries to ensure stability in the sub-region as cross-border crimes pose more challenges to people and governments. “ECOWAS is doing its best, and as you know, Nigeria is fully involved in the process of restoring stability in Guinea Bissau,’’…

FG condemns killing of 58 unarmed Palestinian demonstrators

The Federal Government, on Thursday, condemned the massacre of 58 unarmed Palestinian demonstrators at the Gaza border fence on Monday. The Federal Government, in a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Spokesman, Dr Tope Elias-Fatile, in Abuja, said Israel must stop the use of excessive force on civilians. It reads: “The Federal Government of…

Commonwealth fights against ‘tsunami of global corruption’

Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, has outlined her vision to fight corruption in the Commonwealth. She was speaking at the opening of the 8th Commonwealth Conference of Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Partnering towards assets recovery and its return’, and the Secretary-General…

Osinbajo assures on Nigeria’s support for S’Leone

. Describes inauguration of new President as “celebration of democracy” “It is a great celebration of democracy; the transition has been a peaceful one from one civilian president to another. Again, it signals hope for the people of Sierra Leone. President Maada Bio is a consummate technocrat. “Sierra Leone and Nigeria have a long history….

Osinbajo attends Bio’s inauguration in S’Leone

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, was in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, for the inauguration Rtd Brigadier Julius Maada Bio, President of Sierra Leone. Vice President Osinbajo took pictures with President Julius Maada Bio of Seirra Leone shortly after the inauguration ceremony in Sierra Leone on May 13, 2018. Vice Osinbajo also met with…

ECOWAS Parliament advocates united action against insurgency

Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Moustapha Cisse Lo, has declared the need for ECOWAS Member States and other international organizations to team up to find lasting defeat against insurgency in the sub-region. The Speaker, who made the call in his opening address at the 2018 First Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament, lamented that the…

UN urges caution over missiles firing at Israel, UK reacts

The UN has condemned in the strongest terms the firing of rocket against Israeli forces and subsequent response by Israel. “The UN follows with utmost concern reports overnight of missile launches from Syria targeting Israeli positions and retaliatory strikes by the Israel Defense Forces, that followed earlier strikes in Syria on Sunday, May 6”. UN…

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