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 PRESIDENT REGIONAL COURT ORDERS ECOWAS COMMISSION TO PAY DEBT TO NIGERIAN COMPANY


West Africa’s regional court has ordered the ECOWAS Commission to pay N20, 698,920 to a Nigerian company, Vision kam Jay Investment Limited, being the balance of the contract sum of goods and services rendered to the Commission by the company since 15th December 2014.  


Delivering judgement in a case brought by the company for a breach of contract, the ECOWAS Court of Justice also ordered the Commission to pay the company one per cent interest per day on the outstanding debt until its liquidation beginning from 16th April 2015.

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ECOWAS COURT FIXES 8 NOVEMBER TO COMMENCE HEARING IN THE CASE FILED BY THE LEADER OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA


 Hearing in the case ECW/CCJ/APP/06/16 brought by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr Nnamdi Kanu, alleging the violation of his human rights by the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria been fixed for 8th November 2016 by ECOWAS Community Court of Justice.


A three member panel of judges of the Court presided over by its Vice President, Honourable Justice Micah Wilkins Wright decided on the new date on Wednesday, 5th October 2016 following a written request by the Defendant.

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  ECOWAS COURT ORDERS NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT TO RELEASE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, PAY N15M IN DAMAGES FOR THE VIOLATION OF HIS HUMAN RIGHTS


The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered the Federal Republic of Nigeria to immediately release Retired Colonel Sambo Mohammed, the National Security Adviser to a former Nigerian President, from detention and pay the sum of N15million naira in damages for the violation of his human rights.


A panel of three judges of the Court presided over by Justice Friday Chijioke Nwoke   said that the ‘arrest,  detention and continued detention’ of the Adviser since November 5, 2015 ‘ without charge or judicial order having been granted bail by three different  domestic courts’ is unlawful, arbitrary and constitutes a violation of his rights under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Right.

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 ECOWAS COURT RESCHEDULES JUDGEMENT FOR OCTOBER 2016 IN THE CASE BROUGHT BY DASUKI AGAINST THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT


The Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has   fixed 4th October 2016 to deliver judgment in the suit filed by Retired Colonel Mohammed Sambo Dasuki, National Security Adviser to a former Nigerian President, against the Federal Republic of Nigeria over the alleged violation of his human rights.


Honorable Justice Friday Chijioke Nwoke, who is presiding over the case, said the judgement, which could not take place on the initial scheduled date of 29th June 2016 because of the retreat of the Judges and other statutory meetings of the Court, will now take place after the Court’s vacation.

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