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Liberia: Monrovia suffers major water pipeline breakdown

The Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation- LWSC, has announced another major breakdown of its transmission pipelines that supply water to the capital. This means that tens of thousands of households in Monrovia and neighbouring communities will be without pipe-borne water…

Nigeria: President Buhari demands restructuring of ECOWAS

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has called for the restructuring of ECOWAS, including the reduction in the number of statutory appointees within the organization. This he says is needed to streamline the Community’s management to adjust to current realities.  Director General…

ECOWAS levies member states for Counter-Terrorism Fund

Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), President Nana Akufo-Addo has charged member states to contribute their agreed quota to the $1 billion dollar ECOWAS Counter-Terrorism Fund. Addressing the 58th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads…

Nigeria: Gas explosion kills four in Delta State

Four persons have been killed in Delta State, southern Nigeria after the explosion of a tank truck at a gas station.  Announcing the incident on Saturday, State Governor Ifeanyi Okowo said eleven other people suffered very serious degrees of injury.…

Beninese President Patrice Talon visits Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic at the State House, Abuja. The leaders reportedly discussed security and bilateral matters as well as other sub-regional issues.