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ECOWAS Calls for Dialogue to End Unrest In Nigeria

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The Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS has urged Nigerians to sustain and build peace in the ongoing crisis in the country.

The Directorate of Communications in ECOWAS disclosed this in a statement on Thursday

ECOWAS noted with concern how the peaceful protest by Nigerian youth calling for police reform, particularly the abolition of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad had turned violent.

The statement reads, “ECOWAS Commission notes with concern that demonstrations by Nigerian youth calling for police reform, particularly the abolition of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police, accused of misconduct by those demonstrating, have turned violent.

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“ECOWAS Commission expresses its condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives during the protests and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

While ECOWAS Commission recognizes the right of citizens to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and protests, it also wishes to stress that those rights should be exercised in a non-violent manner.

In this regard, ECOWAS Commission calls on all protesters to remain peaceful in the conduct of their demonstrations.

It also urges the Nigerian security operatives to exercise restraint in the handling of the protests and act professionally.

“ECOWAS Commission further notes that, in an effort to address the demands of the protesting youth, the Federal Government of Nigeria took important decisions regarding disbandment of SARS, comprehensive police reforms and investigation of cases of police brutality.

It encourages the Nigerian Authorities to conduct the investigation rapidly.

“Finally, ECOWAS Commission appeals to the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Nigerian youth and the civil society to urgently pursue dialogue for an early and amicable resolution of this social unrest and maintain the Nigerian image as a bastion of law and order.” The letter read.

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Okonjo-Iweala Reacts After Emerging Forbes Africa Person of 2020

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Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named Forbes Africa Person of the year 2020.

Reacting to the development, Okonjo-Iweala, who is hoping to become the first African and first woman to lead the world trade organization in its 25-year history, said she is excited by the prestigious award.

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Nigerians who have bagged the award in the past include President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina; ex-governor of the central bank of Nigeria, Muhammad Sanusi II; president of the dangote group, aliko dangote; amongst others.

Okonjo-Iweala, who has been the chair of board of global alliance for vaccines and immunization since January 2016, dedicated the award to all Africans.

Okonjo-Iweala is a strong contender in the race to being the WTO chair and the selection committee is expected to meet this month in Switzerland to pick a choice between her and Myung-Hee of South Korea.

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National Boundary Commission Poised to Resolve Issues with Ghana, Guinea, Others

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The National boundary commission (NBC) says it is poised to resolve the country’s maritime boundary issues with Ghana, Equatorial guinea, and Sao tome and Principe, to enhance good neighborliness at the maritime level.

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Dr Richard Oji, director of internal boundary in the NBC, made this known in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.

Oji said the commission had been doing a lot both internally and internationally on boundary issues.

He stressed that the commission, under its director-general, Adamu Adaji and with support from the presidency, would record remarkable achievements on the issues very soon

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Mark your calendar, the Lagos international Trade Fair will be happening from 4th to13th Dec. 2020

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NCBN has been allocated a space at the ongoing Abuja International Trade Fair.

The AITF is platform designed to promote and strengthen businesses, trade and investment opportunities in the country.

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It provides a neutral and open atmosphere for blue chip companies, trade groups/associations, government
investment/export promotion agencies, institutions and other private sector organizations to engage new business partners for investment/trade relations and conclude business deals.

The Lagos International Trade Fair is the largest International Trade Fair in Nigeria. The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which is the foremost highly influential in Nigeria, The Chamber is uniquely aware of the high standards expected of an International Trade Fair, and it is, therefore, constantly striving to live up to this expectation. Moreover, the Chamber comprises the creme de la creme of Nigeria’s top business organizations and personalities, who are able and ready to enter business interactions with their counterparts all over the world. This event showcases products like offers a unique exposition for manufacturers, suppliers, buyers and users of a wide range of goods and services as well as opportunities for investment and trade promotion etc. in the Business Services industry.

 

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