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    ‘You are a great asset to Nigeria’ — Ban Ki-Moon hails Gambari

‘You are a great asset to Nigeria’ — Ban Ki-Moon hails Gambari

Ban Ki-Moon, former United Nations secretary-general, has described Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, as "a great asset to Nigeria and Africa in a broader sense". The new chief of staff once served as under secretary-general of the United Nations. He was also appointed as the joint special representative of the United Nations-African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), an [...]

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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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    Climate deal comes closer to effect at United Nations

Climate deal comes closer to effect at United Nations

Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general, said that an agreement to fight global warming came one step closer to taking effect on Wednesday when dozens of countries deposited their ratification of the deal in New York taking the total to 60. Ban, at the ongoing annual United Nations general assembly, said the 60 countries represented more than 47.5 per cent. He said the deal, [...]

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I’m willing to bend backwards to secure release of Chibok girls, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is willing to bend backwards to secure the release of the Chibok schoolgirls from Boko Haram’s captivity. The president said this during a bilateral meeting with Ban Ki-moon, United Nations secretary general, at the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly in New York. He said as a show of commitment to swapping the abducted schoolgirls from [...]

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    130 million people depend on aid to survive, says UN chief

130 million people depend on aid to survive, says UN chief

No fewer than 130 million people depend on humanitarian aid to survive, Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general, says in his message for the 2016 World Humanitarian Day campaign. The Day is commemorated on August 19 and the theme for this year’s campaign is ‘World You’d Rather’. “A record 130 million people are dependent on humanitarian assistance to survive. Grouped together, these people in [...]

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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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