Thursday, September 13, 2018

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    Amina Mohammed: Okonjo-Iweala helped get Nigeria out of debt, but we are back there

Amina Mohammed: Okonjo-Iweala helped get Nigeria out of debt, but we are back there

Amina Mohammed, the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), says Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, two-time minister of finance, spent years to get Nigeria out of debt, but the country is now back to worrying levels of debt. Speaking at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the UN Working Together Conversation monitored by TheCable on Tuesday, the former minister of environment in Nigeria [...]

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    2019 elections will be fair and credible, Buhari assures UN

2019 elections will be fair and credible, Buhari assures UN

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the UN of his commitment to a credible, free and fair elections in 2019.NAN reports that Buhari gave the assurance when Amina Mohammed, UN deputy secretary-general, met him in Abuja."On preparations for the 2019 elections and expected support from the United Nations, President Muhammadu Buhari welcomed continuous support from the United Nations," the UN said."And [...]

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    Amina Mohammed not under investigation, says ministry

Amina Mohammed not under investigation, says ministry

Usman Jibril, minister of state for environment, says Amina Mohammed, the deputy secretary-general of the UN, is not being probed for an alleged illegal export of rosewood logs to China.The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a non-governmental organisation, claims that the former minister may have obtained personal benefits from signing thousands of allegedly backdated permits in January 2017.According to the EIA, [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: How I tackled illegal wood export and deforestation, by Amina Mohammed

EXCLUSIVE: How I tackled illegal wood export and deforestation, by Amina Mohammed

Amina Mohammed, the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, has strongly denied claims that she was involved in the illegal export of African rosewood, also known as kosso, from Nigeria to China, a trade estimated to be worth $1 billion in the last four years.The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a non-governmental organisation that specialises in investigating environmental crimes, claimed that [...]

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    Amina Mohammed: UN has job openings for young Nigerian graduates

Amina Mohammed: UN has job openings for young Nigerian graduates

UN deputy secretary-general, Amina Mohammed, says there are 37 career openings for young Nigerians under the United Nations bureaucracy.Speaking at a cultural night organised by Nigerians working at the UN systems, Mohammed said the openings are available via the junior professional officers (JPO) programme.NAN reports that JPO is a programme for the young people to be provided hands-on experience in [...]

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    UN: With over 36m people living with AIDS, the pandemic is far from over

UN: With over 36m people living with AIDS, the pandemic is far from over

Amina Mohammed, deputy UN secretary-general, has warned that the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) pandemic was still far from over, adding that more than 36.7 million people are living with HIV globally.Mohammed said this while addressing delegations at the general assembly’s annual review of the secretary-general’s report.She called for a reinvigorated global response to HIV/AIDS and emphasised that the disease required a [...]

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    Amina Mohammed: Eradication of poverty is very urgent

Amina Mohammed: Eradication of poverty is very urgent

The entire global community must approach poverty eradication with a sense of urgency, Amina Mohammed, deputy UN secretary-general, has said.Mohammed, in her message to the three-day 2017 integration segment of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), said that eradicating poverty remained the greatest global challenge.She called for a collective and comprehensive approach that recognises the multidimensional nature of the [...]

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    Senate confirms two ministers

Senate confirms two ministers

The senate has confirmed the two ministerial nominees sent by President Muhammadu Buhari.They are Stephen Ocheni and Suleiman Hassan.While Ocheni from Kogi state is replacing James Ocholi, former minister of state for labour and productivity, who died in a road crash, Hassan from Gombe is the replacement for Amina Mohammed, former minister of environment, who is currently at the United [...]

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    Amina Mohammed: Gender equality will add $30trn to GDP annually

Amina Mohammed: Gender equality will add $30trn to GDP annually

Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary general of the United Nations (UN), says investing in gender equality will add over $30 trillion to global gross domestic product (GDP) per year.Speaking at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) meetings in Washington, Mohammed said it makes business sense to add women to the global work force, but adds that those women must also be given [...]

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    It will take 170 years to achieve gender equality, says Amina Mohammed

It will take 170 years to achieve gender equality, says Amina Mohammed

Amina Mohammed, United Nations deputy secretary-general, says it will take at least 170 years to achieve economic equality between men and women.Mohammed said this in her message to the Youth Forum of the Commission on the Status of Women.She said women and girls were being forced to confront higher obstacles to opportunity than men and boys."Gender-based discrimination, marginalization, violence and [...]

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    Famine can be averted in Nigeria, says Amina Mohammed

Famine can be averted in Nigeria, says Amina Mohammed

Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, says in spite of the coordination challenges in delivering aid to Nigeria's north-east, there is a lot of commitment to see it come to fruition.Mohammed said there's willingness at both the national and UN level to achieve a successful distribution of aid in order to avert famine in the region.She made this known [...]

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    The moment Amina Mohammed took oath of office at UN

The moment Amina Mohammed took oath of office at UN

Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), on Tuesday took oath of office at the UN headquarters in New York.Antonio Guterres, secretary-general of the UN, administered the oath on Mohammed, former minister of environment.https://twitter.com/UN_Spokesperson/status/836596909712293888In accepting the appointment, Mohammed had said she was humbled at the opportunity to serve humanity.“I want to say that I am extremely, very, very [...]

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    Shettima, Amosun at UN headquarters as Amina Mohammed takes oath of office

Shettima, Amosun at UN headquarters as Amina Mohammed takes oath of office

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state; Kashim Shetimma, his Borno state counterpart; and Ibrahim Usman  Jibril, minister of state for environment, were among the Nigerian politicians who witnessed the swearing-in ceremony of Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), on Tuesday.Antonio Guterres, secretary-general of the UN, administered the oath on Mohammed, former minister of environment, at the UN [...]

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    FG probes dumping of toxic waste in Delta community

FG probes dumping of toxic waste in Delta community

The federal government says it has sent some investigators to Koko community in Delta state to look into a suspected case of toxic waste dumping in the area.Speaking with state house correspondents after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting chaired by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja on Wednesday, Amina Mohammed, minister of environment, said the investigators were to ensure [...]

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    El-Rufai: Amina Mohammed’s appointment shows Buhari recruits capable hands

El-Rufai: Amina Mohammed’s appointment shows Buhari recruits capable hands

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the appointment of Amina Mohammed as the new deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, shows that President Muhammadu Buhari knows how to select the best hands. In a congratulatory note to Mohammed, el-Rufai said she will now display her phenomenal skill on a global stage.He thanked her for “her honourable service to Nigeria and [...]

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    Buhari: I expect Amina Mohammed to keep working until she quits my cabinet

Buhari: I expect Amina Mohammed to keep working until she quits my cabinet

President Muhammadu Buhari says Amina Mohammed, the newly-appointed deputy secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), will keep working for the success of his government before joining the global body.Describing her appointment as a welcome development, Buhari said it had brought honour to the country.According to Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, earlier this evening, [...]

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