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ECOWAS inaugurates diseases control centre in Abuja

ABUJA –  ECOWAS has inaugurated a Regional Centre for Disease Control in Abuja to strengthen regional disease surveillance and outbreak response programmes. The Togolese Minister of Health, Prof. Mustapha Mijinyawa, while declaring the centre open on Wednesday, said the facility would help the ECOWAS region in its efforts at curbing diseases. The minister noted that ECOWAS member states needed to ...

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ECOWAS to increase duties on tobacco, unhealthy products 


ECOWAS is set to increase excise duties on tobacco and other unhealthy products to increase revenue and reduce consumption of such products in the sub-region. The decision was part of the aims of the meeting of ECOWAS Financial Council of Ministers in Abuja on Friday. An excise duty is a type of tax charged on goods produced within the country, ...

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Meeting of ECOWAS Health Communication Specialists Opens in Burkina Faso


OUAGADOUGOU – The third meeting of the Network of ECOWAS Health Communication Specialists got underway on Wednesday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. It was declared open by the Minister of Health in the country, Ouedraogo Rajssa, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry of health. The Minister commended the West African Health Organisation, WAHO, under the headship of Director General, ...

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Nigerian Govt says committed to Lagos-Abidjan Highway realization


ABUJA – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has pledged the commitment of Nigerian Government to the realization of the Abidjan-Lagos corridor highway development and its completion on schedule. Osinbajo made the pledge in his keynote address at the 9th Steering Committee Meeting for the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway development on Friday in Abuja. He said that the Federal Government was excited over ...

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USAID, ECOWAS sign $31.6m development fund agreement


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Friday signed an agreement with ECOWAS to make 31.6 million dollars available for projects development in the sub-region. The agreement was signed between USAID West Africa Mission Director, Mr Alex Deprez and President of the ECOWAS Commission, Mr Marcel Alain de Souza in Abuja. Deprez said that the 31.6-million-dollar fund was ...

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Buhari urges caution in implementing ECOWAS Single Currency

ECOWAS single currency

President Muhamadu Buhari Tuesday in Niamey, Niger, urged ECOWAS member countries to tread carefully in pushing for a single currency in the sub-region by 2020, drawing attention to the challenges faced by the European Union in realising the same goal. In his speech at the 4th Meeting of the Presidential Task Force on the ECOWAS Currency Programme, President Buhari said the ...

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Buhari off to Niamey for ECOWAS meeting on Common Currency


President Muhammadu Buhari will Tuesday depart for Niamey, Republic of Niger, to participate in a meeting on common currency for the West African sub-region. Member countries of the ECOWAS Task Force on Common Currency are ‎Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Niger. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun and the Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, will also join the ...

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ECOWAS, ILO move to promote decent work in West Africa


By Innocent Odoh               The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) have teamed up to develop of the ECOWAS Regional Decent Work Programme (RDWP), to enhance the status od workers in  West Africa. Indications to this development emerged on Tuesday during a three-Day technical review and validation Workshop ...

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ECOWAS Endorses #NotTooYoungToRun campaign


The #NotTooYoungToRun Campaign has received a big boost as The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) endorsed Campaign. The endorsement was made by the Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security at ECOWAS, Mrs. Halima Ahmed during the African Union Regional Youth Consultation for West and Central Africa, held in Abuja from 12 – 14 September, 2017 as she ...

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