ECOWAS Court orders Nigerian government to pay 244 dismissed soldiers benefits

  An Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) Court which sat in Abuja on Thursday June 25, ordered the Nigerian government to pay arrears of salaries and other entitlements to 244 soldiers dismissed from the Nigerian Army in 2016.   The soldiers who dragged the Nigerian government to court after being accused of allegedly abandoning the Boko Haram insurgency fight and fleeing over alleged inadequate provision of arms and ammunition, demanded an enforcement of their fundamental human rights, including the right to their salaries and entitlements.   Premium Times reported that Justice Keikura Bangura…

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Buhari Appointed By ECOWAS Leaders To Lead Fight Against Coronavirus

Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the end of the extraordinary summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West Africa States. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the summit was convened by the regional leaders to deliberate on the COVID-19 pandemic which has continued to ravage humanity worldwide. Adesina stated that the regional leaders discussed the challenges posed by COVID-19 and how best to tackle the…

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