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ECOWAS urges Buhari, Atiku, others to accept results in good faith

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Election Observation Mission has called on candidates who contested in the presidential and National Assembly elections to accept the results in good faith. The mission gave the advice in its preliminary report signed by its Head, Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on Monday. She said “In

African Soldiers with political ambitions should resign says Buhari

Godsgift Onyedinefu President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the era of military regime was over in Africa and any military officer harbouring political ambitions should resign. Buhari who was reacting to the failed military coup in Gabon maintained that democracy had come to stay while urging soldiers to face their constitutional role

2019: WANEP, AU launches Online National Early Warning System Platform 

Senator Iroegbu The West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP), as part of measures to prevent violence and other threats to the 2019 General Elections, has launched the Online National Early Warning System (NEWS) Platform and the ArcGIS 360 mobile application. This was done with the support of the African Union (AU) and Economic

2019: ECOWAS, AU develops 42 checklists on election violence hotspots in Nigeria 

•Trains 80 election monitors on violence mitigation   Godsgift Onyedinefu  The West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP) in partnership with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU) have developed about 42 checklist to monitor potential election violence hotspots Nigeria. They have also trained trained 80 election monitors,

Judge Orders Dasuki’s Trial in Absentia

Justice Ahmed Rahmat Mohammed has ordered the former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki be prosecuted in absentia by the Federal Government following his resolve not to appear in court for further proceedings. The judge invoked section 352 (4)  of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) to issue the order

Again, IMF urges Nigeria to review tax policies

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, yesterday urged Nigeria to urgently review the country's tax policies by widening the tax base and increasing compliance on Value Added Tax, VAT. Speaking at a panel session on 'Leveraging Dom Amine Mati estic Resource Mobilisation for Sustainable Development,' at the 2018 Nigerian Economic Summit, NES,

Buhari leaves for China friday

President Muhammadu Buhari will Friday depart for China to participate in the 7th Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) scheduled to hold September 3 – 4, 2018 in Beijing. His spokesman, Garba Shehu, made the announcement on Thursday. He said the President’s first engagement in Beijing will be an interactive