Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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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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    Amina Mohammed, Nigeria’s environment minister, named UN deputy secretary-general

Amina Mohammed, Nigeria’s environment minister, named UN deputy secretary-general

Amina Mohammed, minister of environment, has been named deputy secretary-general of the United Nations (UN).Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general, made the announcement through Stephane Dujarric, his spokesman.Guterres also announced the duo of Maria Viotti of Brazil and Kyung-wha Kang of the Republic of Korea into high-profile positions at the UN.“I am pleased to announce that I will be appointing Ms. Amina [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap ex-minister, husband

Gunmen kidnap ex-minister, husband

Laurencia Laraba Mallam, a former minister of environment, and her husband, Pius, have been abducted by armed gunmen along the Abuja-Kaduna road. The incident occurred on Monday at about 7:00pm in Jere, Kagarko local government area of Kaduna state.Mallam and her 73-year-old husband were returning to Kaduna from Abuja when they ran into the hoodlums who blocked the Abuja Expressway.A family source confirmed the incident, [...]

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    Environment minister calls for patience over pace of Ogoni cleanup

Environment minister calls for patience over pace of Ogoni cleanup

Amina Mohammed, minister of environment, has appealed for patience over the perceived slow pace in the implementation of the UNEP report on the cleanup of Ogoniland.Represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, President Muhammadu Buhari flagged-off the cleanup exercise at Bodo town in Gokana local government area of Rivers state, on June 2.Buhari was commended over the development, particularly because the immediate [...]

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    Buhari to launch Ogoni land clean-up June 2

Buhari to launch Ogoni land clean-up June 2

President Muhammadu Buhari will launch the Ogoni land clean-up on June 2.Chijioke Amu-Nnadi, head of corporate affairs unit, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), disclosed this a statement issued on Monday.Amu-Nnadi said Amina Mohammed, minister of environment, Mrs Amina Mohammed, confirmed the date when she visited Bodo in Gokana local government area of the state to inspect an oil spill clean-up [...]

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    Open defecation will end by 2019, says minister

Open defecation will end by 2019, says minister

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    Ben Bruce asks senate to summon Kachikwu over gas flaring

Ben Bruce asks senate to summon Kachikwu over gas flaring

Ben Murray-Bruce, a senator from Bayelsa east, has asked the senate to summon Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum, to explain why gas flaring has not been stopped.According to Justice in Nigeria Now, an environmental organisation,  "gas flaring is the burning of natural gas that is associated with crude oil when it is pumped up from the ground".Murray-Bruce, who [...]

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    Amina Mohammed, minister-designate, gets US award

Amina Mohammed, minister-designate, gets US award

Amina Mohammed, a minister-designate, will be honoured at the University of Notre Dame in the United States, on November 16.The award, which is organised by the Ford Family programme in human development studies and solidarity, recognises substantial contributions to human development through research, practice, public service or philanthropy.According to the organisers, Mohammed was selected for her “tireless efforts to understand [...]

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    Senate delays Amaechi’s screening

Senate delays Amaechi’s screening

The senate may not screen Chibuike Amaechi, former Rivers state governor and ministerial nominee, on Wednesday as scheduled.‎Amaechi was named as one of 10 ministerial nominees scheduled to be screened on Wednesday, but Samuel Anyanwu, chairman senate committee on ethics, privileges and public petitions, said the report on the probe of the former governor for alleged corruption and fraud was not [...]

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