The Arms Control Bill

September 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The letter by President Muhammadu Buhari last week, requesting the Senate to consider two executive bills to tackle insecurity in the country is an ample demonstration by the Buhari administration to tackle the seemingly intractable hydra-headed insecurity which has been bedeviling the Nigeria for over 10 years, prior to his government that assumed power in 2015. This is, indeed, a Read More

Ex-Chief of Naval Staff Ibas resumes as Nigeria’s envoy to Ghana

September 13, 2021 Binta Shama 0

Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas has promised to build on the existing brotherly relations between Nigeria and Ghana. Ibas, the immediate past Nigeria’s Chief of Naval Staff, also disclosed that the two countries have issues of mutual interests, including collaboration in fighting piracy in the gulf of Guinea, human trafficking, smuggling of arms and terrorism. Ambassador Read More

Breaking: ECOWAS slams suspension on Guinea over military coup

September 8, 2021 Aljazeera 0

West Africa’s main regional bloc has suspended Guinea’s membership, days after a military coup that removed President Alpha Conde. During an extraordinary virtual summit on Wednesday, leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) demanded a return to the constitutional order and the immediate release of Conde, who was arrested by special forces led by Lieutenant Colonel Mamady Doumbouya on Read More

Unsustainable agric practices hampering global food production – Expert

August 22, 2021 John Oba 0

The ECOWAS Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Ernest Aubee, has expressed concerns over the broken global food production system saying it is destroying food production system. Dr. Aubee stated this during a group presentation to a Journalists platform ‘Go Organic’ on the topic: ‘Importance of Ecological Organic Agriculture Policies in the Transformation of West African Agriculture” recently. He said the current Read More

Migration, trafficking: When grass isn’t greener on the other side

August 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The average Nigerian wants to travel out of the country to seek greener pastures, a situation that has been made worse with growing unemployment and economic recession in Nigeria. PAUL OKAH reports that the grass isn’t greener on the other side with more Nigerians falling victims of human trafficking and irregular migration. There is a growing fad for Nigerians to Read More

3.4bn world population suffer hunger, malnourished – Expert

August 19, 2021 John Oba 0

An expert, the Head Agriculture Division, ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Mr Ernest Aubee, has said half of the world’s population are not well fed, while 3.4 billion suffer hunger, malnutrition and obesity. Aubee made the assertion recently during an online presentation on the `Agro-ecology way to ensuring food security and sustaining the environment’, organised by Journalists Go Organic Initiative. He described Read More