Saturday, June 15, 2019

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    Buhari: Nigeria has over 1m displaced children who don’t know their parents

Buhari: Nigeria has over 1m displaced children who don’t know their parents

President Muhammadu Buhari says there are at least a million displaced Nigerian children who do not know their parents and where they are from. Buhari also requested for the assistance of the United Nations in rehabilitating the devastated internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps across the country.The president spoke while hosting Maria Garces, president of the 73rd session of the United Nations [...]

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    Teachers sacked by Boko Haram ‘back to classrooms’

Teachers sacked by Boko Haram ‘back to classrooms’

Segun Ajiboye, registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), says some of the school teachers who were sacked by Boko Haram fighters in the north-eastern part of the country are back to classroom.He said the council had commenced the process of bringing back to the classrooms, teachers who have deserted the north-east zone due to terrorist attacks.Speaking with reporters in [...]

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    Amina Mohammed: A woman will succeed Buhari in 2023 (video)

Amina Mohammed: A woman will succeed Buhari in 2023 (video)

Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, says a woman will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.The former minister of environment said this on Saturday at the Mo Ibrahim governance weekend in Abidjan, stating that she will be a campaign manager for the said woman.In conversation with Mo Ibrahim, Amina Mohammed was asked when Nigeria will have a female [...]

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    UN: We are raising awareness on the dangers of racism

UN: We are raising awareness on the dangers of racism

Antonio Guterres, United Nations secretary-general, says the organisation is raising more awareness on the dangers of racism and other forms of slavery.In his message in Lagos, to mark the 2019 International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, the UN secretary-general described slave trade as one of history’s most appalling manifestations of human barbarity.In [...]

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    UN: 80,000 displaced from north-east Nigeria since Nov 2018

UN: 80,000 displaced from north-east Nigeria since Nov 2018

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says more than 80,000 Nigerians in the north-east region have been displaced since November 2018.The UN relief agency said the figure was in addition to the two million people already displaced by violence, or forced across Nigeria’s borders as refugees.OCHA said in 2018, relief organisations had estimated that 7.7 million [...]

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    UN withdraws 260 aid workers from Borno over Boko Haram attacks

UN withdraws 260 aid workers from Borno over Boko Haram attacks

The United Nations says it has withdrawn about 260 aid workers from three local governments in Borno state over the recent resurgence of attacks by Boko Haram terrorists.In a statement on Wednesday, Samantha Newport, UN spokesperson in Nigeria, said the development has affected its humanitarian service delivery in the embattled region..Newport said Edward Kallon, UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, is deeply [...]

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    Oil-related crimes cost Nigeria $2.8bn revenue in 2018, says UN report

Oil-related crimes cost Nigeria $2.8bn revenue in 2018, says UN report

The United Nations says Nigeria lost an estimated $2.8 billion in revenue in 2018, mainly due to oil-related crimes.This is according to a new report by the secretary-general on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS).The report, which covered from July to December 2018, said “maritime crime and piracy off the coast of [...]

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    UN envoy urges international community to watch Boko Haram ‘carefully’

UN envoy urges international community to watch Boko Haram ‘carefully’

A UN envoy has alerted the international community of the need to watch the Boko Haram terrorist group "carefully".The call was made at the UN headquarters by Francois Fall, special representative of the secretary-general for Central Africa and the head of the UN Regional Office for the region (UNOCA).While briefing the security council on the developments in the Central African sub-region, [...]

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    Achieving sustainable development in Nigeria through social work

Achieving sustainable development in Nigeria through social work

BY CHINEDU ASADUIn September 2015, the global community agreed at a United Nations general meeting to set up the 2030 global agenda as a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The 17 global goals otherwise known as the sustainable development goals have a timeline of fifteen years for [...]

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    ICC president says Buhari is one of the most respected African statesmen

ICC president says Buhari is one of the most respected African statesmen

Chile Eboe-Osuji, president of the International Criminal Court (ICC) says President Muhammadu Buhari is one of the most highly respected African statesmen of our time.Speaking to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York earlier in the week, Eboe-Osuji expressed reverence for president Buhari, quoting him three times in his speech to the UN.The speech, which was his first [...]

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    Buhari: Nigeria has left the era when votes were awarded

Buhari: Nigeria has left the era when votes were awarded

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has left the era when votes were awarded and the cheated were told to seek redress in court.Buhari said this at the presidential villa in Abuja while receiving members of the Joint United Nations, African Union and ECOWAS Good Offices Mission on elections.He said the 2019 polls would be free and fair, adding the electorate [...]

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    ‘A man with anti-democratic credentials’ — coalition asks UN to cut off ties with Obasanjo

‘A man with anti-democratic credentials’ — coalition asks UN to cut off ties with Obasanjo

A coalition has urged António Guterres, United Nations secretary-general to strip ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo of all his associations with the UN, including his recent role as a member of the UN high-level advisory board on mediation.In a letter dated September 18, the coalition made up of Nigerian and South African nationals said Obasanjo is unfit for the new role as well [...]

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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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    Global hunger steadily rising, says UN report

Global hunger steadily rising, says UN report

The UN says hundreds of millions are at risk following limited progress being made in addressing the multiple forms of malnutrition, ranging from child stunting to adult obesity.This was made known in the 2018 edition of the global report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition.The report said nearly 151 million children younger than five were too short for [...]

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    Berlin conference pledges $2.5bn for Boko Haram war

Berlin conference pledges $2.5bn for Boko Haram war

The international donor conference on Boko Haram has pledged $2.52 billion to help countries in the Lake Chad Basin in the fight against insurgency.The conference, currently holding in Berlin, Germany, made the pledge on Monday.Germany’s foreign ministry said the aid will be disbursed “in the coming years” to Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon, where Boko Haram insurgents have continued to [...]

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    UN: Nigeria still facing humanitarian crisis of global magnitude

UN: Nigeria still facing humanitarian crisis of global magnitude

The UN says it will provide assistance to no fewer than 6.1 million people affected by the Boko Haram crisis in north-east Nigeria by the end of 2018.Edward Kallon, UN resident and humanitarian coordinator for Nigeria, said this at a conference in New York tagged ‘Strengthening the Humanitarian and Development Partnership in the Lake Chad Region’.Kallon said: “In Nigeria, we [...]

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