Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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    WHO: Drug-resistant tuberculosis poses serious global health threat

WHO: Drug-resistant tuberculosis poses serious global health threat

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there is a dire need for research and development of new antibiotics to tackle the threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis.WHO says that in the past 50 years, only two new antibiotics addressing drug-resistant tuberculosis have made it to the third phase of trials."These medicines are now tested on patients to assess efficacy, effectiveness and safety, and will [...]

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    Trump can’t stop climate change action, says Ban Ki-moon

Trump can’t stop climate change action, says Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general, says action on climate change has become “unstoppable”.He expressed hopes that Donald Trump, US President-elect, would drop plans to quit a global accord aimed at weaning the world off fossil fuels.Ban said at a meeting of almost 200 nations in Morocco on Tuesday that US companies, states and cities were all pushing to limit global warming.The [...]

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    World leaders respect you, Ban Ki-moon tells Buhari

World leaders respect you, Ban Ki-moon tells Buhari

Ban Ki-moon, United Nations secretary-general, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for his war against corruption and terrorism.He also told Buhari that leaders across the world respect him for giving Nigeria a positive image.Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, quoted Ban Ki-moon as saying this during a bilateral meeting with Buhari  on the sidelines of the [...]

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    Chibok girls: Buhari invited UN because other options failed, says Adesina

Chibok girls: Buhari invited UN because other options failed, says Adesina

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari decided to seek the assistance of the United Nations (UN) in rescuing the Chibok schoolgirls because other options did not work.Speaking in an interview with Channels, Adesina said the president was determined to do whatever it takes to rescue the girls from the [...]

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    Ban Ki-moon appoints Adesina to fight malnutrition

Ban Ki-moon appoints Adesina to fight malnutrition

Akinwunmi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank, was among the 29 prominent persons appointed Wednesday by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to join the fight against malnutrition in all its forms.UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced this in New York.The new appointees included Nahas Angula (Namibia), the chairperson of the Namibian Alliance for Improved Nutrition, and Tom Arnold (Ireland), the [...]

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    Buhari invites UN to step into negotiations with Boko Haram

Buhari invites UN to step into negotiations with Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari says rescuing the Chibok girls abducted from their school in Borno over two years ago is getting increasingly difficult.He therefore appealed to the United Nations to mediate mediate with Boko Haram. Buhari made the appeal to Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general, during a bilateral meeting at the sidelines of the 71st UN general assembly in New York, Femi Adesina, his [...]

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    Healthy living vital in realising SDGs, says UN

Healthy living vital in realising SDGs, says UN

Ban Ki-moon, United Nations secretary general, on Tuesday asked for healthy living and unity among people "regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, gender identity or sexual orientation".Ki-moon, on the occasion of the second international day of yoga, said the exercise can help build a sustainable future.“Practicing yoga can also help raise awareness of our role as consumers of the planet's resources [...]

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    I will die in power, says Mugabe

I will die in power, says Mugabe

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    SDGs: UN set up first ever panel on women empowerment

SDGs: UN set up first ever panel on women empowerment

Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general, has announced the first-ever high-level Panel on women’s economic empowerment in line with the sustainable development goals (SDGs).The panel was set up to provide thought leadership and mobilise concrete actions aimed at closing economic gender gaps that persist around the world.According to the announcement made in Davos, the panel will provide recommendations for the implementation of [...]

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    UN appoints Amaechi to research institute

UN appoints Amaechi to research institute

Ban Ki Moon, secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), has appointed Rotimi  Amaechi, minister of transportation, as a member of the United Nations Institute For Training And Research (UNITAR).According to PRNigeria, a media group for government and military press releases, Amaechi’s appointment took effect from Jan 1, 2016.“The Hon. Minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has been appointed [...]

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    Buhari: No single territory under Boko Haram’s control

Buhari: No single territory under Boko Haram’s control

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday in Abu Dhabi that Nigeria had made significant progress towards ending the Boko Haram insurgency since his assumption of office on May 29, 2015. Speaking at a meeting with Ban Ki Moon, secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), on the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit, Buhari said that in collaboration with the multinational [...]

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    Dangote: I want to be Africa’s biggest philanthropist

Dangote: I want to be Africa’s biggest philanthropist

Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote group, says he does not want to be known only as Africa's richest man, but also as the continent's most generous philanthropist.Speaking on Monday in Abuja at a meeting of Nigeria’s business leaders and philanthropists with Ban Ki-Moon, the United Nations (UN) secretary-general, Dangote also said Nigeria’s growth needs to be inclusive.“I set up Dangote foundation in [...]

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    Ban Ki-moon mourns 2011 Abuja blast victims

Ban Ki-moon mourns 2011 Abuja blast victims

Ban Ki Moon, the secretary general of the United Nations (UN), has expressed his support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption.Moon, who spoke at the fourth -year commemoration of the August 27, 2011, UN building bomb attack, appreciated the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in the line of duty.“I am very much humbled to be with you [...]

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    Six Adamawa towns ‘still under Boko Haram control’

Six Adamawa towns ‘still under Boko Haram control’

Six towns in Adamawa are still under the control of Boko Haram, Mike Omeri, director-general (DG) of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and coordinator of the national information centre, disclosed at a press conference in Abuja on Monday.The towns are Madagali, Gulak, Wagga-Mildo, Shelini/Vapra, Sabon-gari and Gubla.Omeri also disclosed that 10 ten towns in Adamawa had been “liberated” from the [...]

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    UN commends Nigeria’s help to Ebola-hit countries

UN commends Nigeria’s help to Ebola-hit countries

Ban Ki-Moon, the United Nations secretary-general, on Tuesday commended Nigerian government for its tremendous support to West African countries hit by Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak.Ban made the remarks during a joint press conference shortly after his delegation concluded a meeting with Dlamini Zuma, chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.The UN chief scribe had led a delegation, [...]

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    UN appoints first female peacekeeping force commander

UN appoints first female peacekeeping force commander

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday in New York, named Major-Gen. Kristin Lund, as the commander of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus.The Norwegian commander, the first female to command a UN force, would take over the command with 930 soldiers and 66 police on Aug. 13.Lund, 56, would replace Major Gen Chao Liu from China who has led [...]

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