Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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    ‘We’ll stop these callous men in their tracks’ — Garba Shehu reacts to PDP’s UN petition

‘We’ll stop these callous men in their tracks’ — Garba Shehu reacts to PDP’s UN petition

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the petition the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) sent to the United Nations is beyond comprehension.In a letter signed by Uche Secondus, PDP national chairman, the party alleged the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration is clamping down on the opposition.It also accused the federal government of “thoughtless abuse of human rights” and a “predetermined plan by President Muhammadu Buhari to [...]

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    Buhari’s government seeking to foist a fascist regime’ – PDP petitions UN

Buhari’s government seeking to foist a fascist regime’ – PDP petitions UN

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has petitioned the United Nations over the “thoughtless abuse of human rights” being perpetrated by the federal government in the country.In the petition dated April 30 and signed by Uche Secondus, PDP national chairman, the party also accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of clamping down on the opposition.The party said there is a [...]

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    Chinedu Moghalu appointed head of UN communications for Africa Risk Capacity

Chinedu Moghalu appointed head of UN communications for Africa Risk Capacity

Nigeria’s Chinedu Moghalu has been appointed the head, communications and advocacy, for the Africa Risk Capacity (ARC)/United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).A statement released by the African Risk Capacity (ARC) said Moghalu would be leading efforts to ensure that its work in responding to the challenges of climate change and natural disaster risk management is strategically communicated to the member [...]

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    Nigerian elected into UN rights committee

Nigerian elected into UN rights committee

Peters Emuze, Nigeria's candidate, has been elected to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR).Emuze beat candidates from six other countries-Algeria, Sudan, Niger, Uganda, Cameroon and Mauritius-to clinch the first of the two seats for Africa during the election which held at the UN headquarters, New York.Elected for a four-year term, Emuze would be representing the African [...]

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    UN asks Nigeria to relax ‘stringent laws’ against marijuana

UN asks Nigeria to relax ‘stringent laws’ against marijuana

The United Nations (UN) has asked the federal government to relax its "stringent laws" against the use of marijuana.Harsheth Kaur Virk, project officer of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Nigeria, gave the advice while speaking during a public hearing at the senate on Monday.The hearing was organised by the senate’s joint committees on drugs and [...]

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    UN resumes humanitarian efforts in Rann but aid workers ‘won’t stay overnight’

UN resumes humanitarian efforts in Rann but aid workers ‘won’t stay overnight’

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) has announced the resumption of humanitarian operations in Rann town, Borno.The UN relief wing said the resumption of aid operations in the community followed several security assessments by the UN and non-governmental organisations.The UN had on March 2 suspended aid operations and withdrew its workers from Rann after suspected [...]

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    UN Geneva staff begin strike over pay cut

UN Geneva staff begin strike over pay cut

United Nations staff in Geneva have called a strike for Friday after winning support from 90 percent of more than 1,000 employees who cast ballots, the staff council said.“The rare move will shut down the Human Rights Council and other meetings held at the UN European headquarters in the Swiss city,” it said on Thursday.Angry UN staff in Geneva began [...]

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    UN demands unconditional release of Dapchi schoolgirls

UN demands unconditional release of Dapchi schoolgirls

The United Nations has expressed outrage over the abduction of 110 schoolgirls of Government Girls' Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state.The girls were abducted when Boko Haram insurgents raided the school on February 19.In a statement, Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general, called for the “unconditional” release of the girls.The statement issued by Stephane Dujarric, Guterres' spokesman, said the secretary-general was “gravely” concerned [...]

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    UN says 10.2m people in need of humanitarian  assistance in Nigeria

UN says 10.2m people in need of humanitarian assistance in Nigeria

The United Nations says a total of 10.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in various parts of the country.Edward Kallon, UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, disclosed this on Thursday during the launch of the 2018 humanitarian response plan (HRP) launch in Abuja.He said the affected states include Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe.He gave the breakdown [...]

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    We are worried about 2019 elections, says PDP

We are worried about 2019 elections, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has questioned the credibility of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to conduct a free and fair election in 2019.Uche Secondus, national chairman of the party, expressed his reservations on Wednesday, when a United Nations (UN) delegation visited him at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.According to Secondus, the PDP, in its 16 years in power, [...]

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    UN: 30 African migrants, refugees drown off Yemen

UN: 30 African migrants, refugees drown off Yemen

The UN says 30 African refugees and migrants drowned off the coast of Yemen this week in a boat heading toward Djibouti operated by smugglers who are reported to have fired on passengers."Survivors of the incident have reported to UN and partner staff that an over-crowded boat packed with at least 152 Somalis and Ethiopians departed on Tuesday from the [...]

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    UN appoints Nigerian to head investigation into killing of Burundians

UN appoints Nigerian to head investigation into killing of Burundians

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN under-secretary-general for peacekeeping operations, has appointed Chikadibia Obiakor to lead a special investigation into the killing of Burundian refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Obiakor is a retired lieutenant general.Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general in New York, announced this in a statement issued in New York.No fewer than 35 Burundian refugees were killed and [...]

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    UN to Israel: Don’t proceed with forced relocation of African asylum seekers

UN to Israel: Don’t proceed with forced relocation of African asylum seekers

The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has appealed to the Israeli government to not forcibly send African refugees or asylum seekers to sub-Saharan Africa.UNHCR said the appeal came after some 80 cases were identified in which people relocated by Israel risked their lives by taking dangerous onward journeys to Europe."Feeling they had no other choice, they [...]

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    UN votes: Nigeria joins 127 countries to reject Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

UN votes: Nigeria joins 127 countries to reject Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

Nigeria was among the 128 countries which voted against the decision of President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.The countries on the opposing side stood their ground at the UN general assembly despite Trump's threat to cut off funding to them.Thirty-five countries, among them Rwanda abstained while nine tiny countries, including Togo, voted along with US.The [...]

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    International migrants reach 258m, says UN

International migrants reach 258m, says UN

The UN says the number of international migrants has reached 258 million and the number will continue to grow.According to a report by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the number of migrants increased by 49 per cent compared to 2000, while nearly 26 million migrants (10 per cent of the total number) are refugees.DESA said the [...]

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    UN: Ambush on aid trucks can limit our work in the north-east

UN: Ambush on aid trucks can limit our work in the north-east

 Edward Kallon, the UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, says the deadly ambush on a convoy carrying humanitarian food supplies for conflict-affected is capable of limiting the organisation's work in Nigeria.In a statement released by the UN on Monday, the aid agency expressed grave concern over the "limitations that attacks of this nature" may have on the delivery of life-saving supplies to people [...]

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