Thursday, January 17, 2019

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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The United Nations says it has withdrawn about 260 aid workers from three local governments in Borno state over the recent resurgence of attacks by Boko Haram terrorists.In a statement on Wednesday,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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    UN hails Obasanjo for role in Liberia’s smooth transition of power

UN hails Obasanjo for role in Liberia’s smooth transition of power

Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general, has expressed gratitude to former President Olusegun Obasanjo for his mediation role in ensuring smooth political transition in Liberia.Guterres made the remarks in his speech to the security council’s debate on the ‘Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Mediation and the Peaceful Resolution of Conflicts’ at the UN headquarters in New York.He said the UN has [...]

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    VIDEO: I support permanent African presence on UN security council, says Theresa May

VIDEO: I support permanent African presence on UN security council, says Theresa May

Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom, says she supports a permanent African presence on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).The prime minister made this revelation in Cape Town, South Africa on Tuesday, stating that the security of Africa is linked to the security of the United Kingdom.Permanent members of the UN security council are: China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United [...]

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    Kofi Annan, former UN secretary-general, is dead

Kofi Annan, former UN secretary-general, is dead

Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations, is dead.The Nobel peace laureate, 80, died on Saturday after a short illness, his family said in a statement."It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday [...]

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    LADOL MD asks UN to support private sector in developing countries

LADOL MD asks UN to support private sector in developing countries

Amy Jadesimi, managing director of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL), has urged the United Nations to support private sector companies in low income high growth economies such as Nigeria.Jadesimi made the call while speaking at the sustainable development goal (SDG) business forum which held at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday.She said the private sector in high [...]

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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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