Tag: West Africa

Facebook intensifies effort to tackle misinformation on Coronavirus

Abdul Jimoh- March 16, 2020

Facebook on Monday says it has intensified effort to tackle misinformation on Coronavirus in Nigeria. Head of Public Policy for Anglophone West Africa, Adaora Ikenze, ... Read More

ECOWAS Judges Seek More Women Inclusion in Nation Building

Henry Solomon- March 7, 2020

The Community Court of Justice Women’s Forum for ECOWAS on Saturday in Abuja sought for more women inclusion in Nation building for the betterment of ... Read More

Combating Terrorism Tops Agenda as ECOWAS Ministers meet

Henry Solomon- December 18, 2019

Financing action plans to combat terrorism ravaging ECOWAS Member States has been listed as top agenda among other matters to be discussed during the 83rd Ordinary ... Read More

UNICEF Holds Global Meeting on Open Defecation

Henry Solomon- November 14, 2018

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is meeting with key players in sanitation, among other stakeholders in West Africa, to strengthen local sanitation markets, its Supply ... Read More

“Unsafe burial” Of Women Triggered Ebola Outbreak In DRC – WHO

Abdul Jimoh- August 3, 2018

The death and unsafe burial of a 65-year-old woman in Mangina in Democratic Republic of Congo was the critical event that set alarm bells ringing ... Read More

Ebola Cases in Congo Jumps to 14

Arowobusoye Samuel- May 18, 2018

The number of confirmed Ebola cases in Congo has risen from three to 14, according to the Central African country’s Health Ministry. “In total since ... Read More

Gambia Begins Sales of Ex-President Jammeh’s luxurious Properties

Henry Solomon- May 11, 2018

Gambia is selling several planes and a fleet of luxury cars bought by former president Yahya Jammeh as it seeks to reduce a mountain of ... Read More

First Suspected Deaths In Congo Ebola Outbreak Came In January: WHO

Abdul Jimoh- May 10, 2018

Cases of hemorrhagic fever were reported in an area of Congo that is facing an Ebola epidemic as far back as December and the first ... Read More

Ebola Alert: First Suspected Deaths in Congo Outbreak came in January – WHO

Henry Solomon- May 10, 2018

Cases of hemorrhagic fever were reported in an area of Congo that is facing an Ebola epidemic as far back as December and the first ... Read More

Julius Bio Sworn-in as Sierra Leone President

Henry Solomon- April 5, 2018

Opposition candidate and former military junta leader Julius Bio was sworn in as Sierra Leone’s new president late on Wednesday, just hours after the elections ... Read More

ECOWAS Commission Displeased Over Members’ Disrespect for Court Decisions

Henry Solomon- March 1, 2018

The outgoing President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel De Souza, has lamented the disrespect of the Community’s court decisions by member states. De Souza expressed ... Read More

The Gambia: Why We Forced Yahya Jammeh Out

Arowobusoye Samuel- January 17, 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed disappointment that leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had to use 'strong-arm tactics’ to get former ... Read More

Sub-Saharan Africa Mobile Phone Subscriptions to Hit 990m by 2023

Henry Solomon- December 8, 2017

Network solutions provider, Ericsson said on Friday that that mobile telephone subscriptions in sub-Saharan Africa would increase to 990 million by 2023. The Head of ... Read More

The Needs of West Africa to Combat Proliferation of Weapons – Dogara

AMT Tanimu- December 8, 2017

To Secure W/Africa, We Must Combat Youth Unemployment, Mercenary Trading – Dogara Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has called for ... Read More

NTA News Summary: Buhari Hosts Two Governors

Arowobusoye Samuel- October 4, 2017

NTA News Summary: 4th October 2017   Buhari Hosts Two Governors President Muhammadu Buhari this Tuesday granted audience to the governors of Anambra and Ondo ... Read More

Fans React To WAFU Final: Don’t Overhaul The CHAN Eagles

Henry Solomon- September 25, 2017

Soccer fans in Ebonyi have advised the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) against overhauling the Super Eagles team B following their failure to clinch WAFU Nations ... Read More

FA Scribe Says Nigerian League Best In West Africa

Abdul Jimoh- September 21, 2017

Usman Ilerika, Acting Secretary of FCT Football Association on Thursday said Nigerian league was currently the best in West Africa. Ilerika said this in an ... Read More

Nigeria’s Election To UNWTO Leadership, A Wake-Up Call – Senate

Abdul Jimoh- September 15, 2017

The Senate on Friday said the election of Nigeria as Vice President of United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) was a wake-up call to all ... Read More

Dietician Warns Against Cooking ‘Moin-moin’ In Nylons

Abdul Jimoh- September 12, 2017

A dietician, Mr John Tehinse, has warned people against cooking Moin-moin and other foods in nylons or cellophane bags as it produced dioxins, a toxic ... Read More