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    COVID-19: UN launches $6.7bn appeal to help low, middle-income countries

COVID-19: UN launches $6.7bn appeal to help low, middle-income countries

The United Nations (UN) has launched a coronavirus appeal for $6.7 billion to contain the spread of the virus in the world's most "fragile countries". The appeal is a global humanitarian response plan that aims to provide help and protection that prioritize the most vulnerable in society, such as older people, people with disabilities, and women and girls. In a statement on [...]

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    Aid worker who died of COVID-19 in Borno ‘had no travel history’

Aid worker who died of COVID-19 in Borno ‘had no travel history’

The United Nations says the aid worker who died of complications from COVID-19 in Borno had no travel history outside the state. Edward Kallon, the UN resident coordinator and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, said efforts are being made to trace anyone the deceased may have come in contact with. TheCable had reported that the aid worker who was showing symptoms of coronavirus [...]

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    FG: We’ve taken delivery of 50 ventilators from UN

FG: We’ve taken delivery of 50 ventilators from UN

The United Nations has donated some free medical supplies to Nigeria to support the country's fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, received the materials on behalf of the presidential task force on COVID-19 on Tuesday. According to him, 50 ventilators are among the medical supplies. "Just received, on behalf of the Presidential Taskforce, free medical equipment and supplies (including [...]

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    UK to ban sales of diesel, petrol-powered cars by 2035

UK to ban sales of diesel, petrol-powered cars by 2035

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    Iran’s foreign minister: US denied me visa to attend UN meeting

Iran’s foreign minister: US denied me visa to attend UN meeting

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foriegn minister, says the US denied him visa needed to attend a UN meeting in New York. According to France 24, Zarif said he was informed of US's decision by Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general. The foreign minister said he learnt that Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, expressly told Guterres that they would not issue him a visa. "What [...]

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    Greta Thunberg named Time’s Person of the Year 2019 — youngest laureate since 1927

Greta Thunberg named Time’s Person of the Year 2019 — youngest laureate since 1927

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    We may be living in the hottest decade ever, says UN

We may be living in the hottest decade ever, says UN

Petteri Taalas, secretary-general to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), an agency of the UN, says the current decade is on track to be the hottest in world's history.  Taalas said this on Tuesday at the UN climate summit in Madrid, Spain. The event saw the gathering of delegates from nearly 200 countries to iron out rules to reach the Paris Agreement’s goal [...]

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    Boko Haram war is a fight we can win, says UN

Boko Haram war is a fight we can win, says UN

The United Nations and the European Union special representatives to West Africa and the Lake Chad Basin Commission say the spread of Boko Haram must be stopped. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, UN special representative for West Africa, and Angel Lusada, EU special representative for the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin Commission, spoke on Wednesday during their visit to the army headquarters in [...]

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    UN: 1.2m residents stranded, deprived of aid in north-east

UN: 1.2m residents stranded, deprived of aid in north-east

The United Nations says at least 1.2 million people are currently stranded in the north-east where Boko Haram insurgency has been on for 10 years. Edward Kallon, UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, said this on Friday while speaking at the international civil-security summit in Maiduguri, Borno state capital. Kallon said there is a "continuously shrinking humanitarian space" in the north-eastern states of [...]

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    Another Nigerian gets top UN job

Another Nigerian gets top UN job

António Guterres, UN secretary-general, has appointed Nigeria’s Damilola Ogunbiyi as his special representative for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and co-chairperson of United Nations-Energy. Farhan Haq, UN spokesman, announced the development on Tuesday in New York. Haq also announced that the agency’s administrative board also appointed Ogunbiyi as the chief executive officer of SEforALL. Ogunbiyi, the first female managing director of the Rural [...]

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    VIDEO: 11-year-old Nigerian speaks on corruption at UN conference

VIDEO: 11-year-old Nigerian speaks on corruption at UN conference

Naomi Oloyede, an 11-year-old Nigerian, has addressed the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) international conference in Vienna. In a video the agency shared on Twitter, Oloyede was seen speaking against corruption. The 11-year-old said it is important to have a good government that will shun all forms of corrupt practices. She also advocated a better, safer and more inclusive place [...]

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    Igbo won’t allow RUGA, Buhari detaining unarmed protesters… 5 things in Nnamdi Kanu’s petition to UN

Igbo won’t allow RUGA, Buhari detaining unarmed protesters… 5 things in Nnamdi Kanu’s petition to UN

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has told the United Nations that President Muhammadu Buhari's government is arresting and detaining unarmed protesters in a clampdown on civil rights. Kanu made the allegation in a petition, when he led a delegation to the UN headquarters in Geneva, on Thursday, according a statement from Emma Powerful, spokesman of the proscribed group. The [...]

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    48 groups petition UN, AU over Sowore’s arrest 

48 groups petition UN, AU over Sowore’s arrest 

At least 48 rights and press freedom organisations have petitioned the United Nations and the African Union over the detention of Omoyele Sowore. The activist, who was the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 elections, was arrested over his planned nationwide #RevolutionNow protest. He was subsequently accused by the secret police of threatening public peace and safety [...]

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    FG to UN panel: Harassment of journalists only exists in imagination

FG to UN panel: Harassment of journalists only exists in imagination

A federal government delegation has told a United Nations special panel that tales about harassment of journalists only exist in the realm of imagination. In its submission to the UN human rights committee that reviewed Nigeria’s situation on civil and political rights, the delegation said no journalist has been detained for years. The government delegation comprised of Nigeria’s permanent mission to the [...]

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    Nigerians on Twitter hit Amina Mohammed for defending gay rights

Nigerians on Twitter hit Amina Mohammed for defending gay rights

Some Twitter users came down hard on Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), for supporting gay rights.  In a tweet on Saturday, Mohammed called for equal rights to be extended to gay, lesbians and bisexuals.  https://twitter.com/aminajmohammed/status/1144952271270227969?s=12 Displeased with her stance, some Twitter users lashed at Mohammed, describing her appointment as a "curse". “If this is what it means for Northern women [...]

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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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