Sunday, November 18, 2018

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    Blast kills three UN peacekeepers in Mali

Blast kills three UN peacekeepers in Mali

Three UN soldiers were killed and two others wounded by an explosive device as they were escorting a convoy in northern Mali on Thursday, the peacekeeping mission in the West African nation said.More than 80 members of the UN mission, known as MINUSMA, have been killed since 2013 in attacks by militant groups active in the country’s north and centre.The [...]

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    Africa needs 11m teachers, doctors to avert disaster, says UN

Africa needs 11m teachers, doctors to avert disaster, says UN

Africa needs 11 million more doctors, nurses and teachers by 2030 to prevent a “social and economic disaster” that could propel millions to migrate, the UN said on Thursday.It said the 11 million were needed to help the continent cope with a booming population, with the number of children set to increase by 170 million to 750 million in the [...]

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    Amina Mohammed: UN has job openings for young Nigerian graduates

Amina Mohammed: UN has job openings for young Nigerian graduates

UN deputy secretary-general, Amina Mohammed, says there are 37 career openings for young Nigerians under the United Nations bureaucracy.Speaking at a cultural night organised by Nigerians working at the UN systems, Mohammed said the openings are available via the junior professional officers (JPO) programme.NAN reports that JPO is a programme for the young people to be provided hands-on experience in [...]

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    UN failing the world, says Jonathan

UN failing the world, says Jonathan

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan says the United Nations is failing in its responsibility to ensure global peace.Jonathan said this at a panel on the dialogue of civilisations at Rhodes Forum’s 15th anniversary summit in Greece.Speaking on the theme, ‘Multipolarity and Dialogue in Regional and Global Developments: Imagining Possible Futures’, Jonathan said dialogue remains crucial to the realisation of a peaceful world.He [...]

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    China expels North Korean firms

China expels North Korean firms

After the UN Security Council passed new sanctions two weeks ago, the Chinese commerce ministry said North Korean firms and joint ventures in China would be closed within 120 days.Following North Korea’s sixth and largest nuclear test this month, the UN Security Council voted unanimously to expand sanctions on Pyongyang.It has halted the country’s textile exports and capped fuel supplies.It [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Some critics of Buhari will complain about God if they mistakenly make heaven

Femi Adesina: Some critics of Buhari will complain about God if they mistakenly make heaven

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, says some of those criticising President Muhammadu Buhari will complain about God if they make it to heaven.Speaking in an interview he granted in New York during the 72nd United Nations general assembly (UNGA), Adesina described such persons as “professional critics” who will never see anything good in anything.He [...]

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    Buhari will spend four days in London, says Femi Adesina

Buhari will spend four days in London, says Femi Adesina

President Muhammadu Buhari will spend four days in London, Femi Adesina, his spokesman, has told BBC.Buhari returned to London on Thursday after attending the United Nations general assembly (UNGA) in New York.“He will be in the UK until Monday next week," Adesina told BBC Hausa.No explanation was given for the president’s current visit, but Adesina had earlier announced that Buhari [...]

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    Buhari speaks at UN, says ISIS must be stopped from infiltrating Nigeria

Buhari speaks at UN, says ISIS must be stopped from infiltrating Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari says the international community must devise strategies and mobilise effort to stop the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) from infiltrating the Lake Chad Basin.Some of the countries in the basin are Nigeria, Niger and Chad, where Boko Haram and its affiliates are a threat.Addressing world leaders at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly [...]

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    BBNaija’s Bisola to attend UN general assembly

BBNaija’s Bisola to attend UN general assembly

Former Big Brother Naija contestant, Bisola Aiyeola, will be attending the 72nd session of the UN general assembly in New York to campaign for girls' education. [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Are Biafrans ‘indigenous people’ under United Nations charter?

FACT CHECK: Are Biafrans ‘indigenous people’ under United Nations charter?

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has continually made requests to secede from Nigeria and form "the Igbo nation".Many times, in its quest for self-determination, IPOB stands on the United Nations Charter titled 'United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People' adopted on September 13, 2007, in Nigeria's absence."The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by [...]

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    UN urges all countries to endorse ban of nuclear tests

UN urges all countries to endorse ban of nuclear tests

António Guterres, UN secretary-general has urged all countries to sign and endorse a global treaty that bans nuclear explosions on the earth’s surface, in the atmosphere, underwater and underground.Guterres, who said this in his message for the international day against nuclear tests, urged all countries to sign and ratify the comprehensive nuclear-test-ban treaty (CTBT).To date, 183 countries have signed the CTBT [...]

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    UN implores US, North Korea to dial down war rhetoric

UN implores US, North Korea to dial down war rhetoric

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the US and North Korea “to dial down rhetoric and dial up diplomacy” in addressing the growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula.Guterres, while speaking with the UN correspondents in New York, stressed that the solution to the crisis must be political.The UN chief reiterated that his good offices – the prestige and weight [...]

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    Army reassures UN of full support after raid on humanitarian camp

Army reassures UN of full support after raid on humanitarian camp

The Nigerian army on Saturday expressed its readiness to collaborate with the United Nations (UN) humanitarian agencies to achieve the goals of the counter-insurgency campaign.Ibrahim Attahiru, the theatre commander, operation Lafiya Dole, in an interview with NAN in Maiduguri, reiterated the commitment of the army to work in synergy with UN and other development organisations to address the humanitarian crisis [...]

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    Army: Why we invaded UN building in Maiduguri

Army: Why we invaded UN building in Maiduguri

The Nigerian army has explained why some soldiers invaded a UN humanitarian camp in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, on Friday.According to an advisory to UN staff in the state, soldiers besieged the UN property at 2am to carry out a cordon and search operation.The UN said the soldiers forced their way into the building.“At about 2am early this morning, Nigeria [...]

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    North Korea vows to make US ‘pay dearly’ for new UN sanctions

North Korea vows to make US ‘pay dearly’ for new UN sanctions

North Korea has vowed to retaliate the latest round of sanctions approved by the United Nations (UN) and championed by the United States.According to a North Korean state media, Pyongyang condemned the action describing it as a "flagrant violation of its sovereignty".The UN security council had unanimously adopted new sanctions on Saturday in response to Pyongyang’s long-range ballistic missile tests [...]

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    UN sets up new fund to tackle north-east humanitarian crisis

UN sets up new fund to tackle north-east humanitarian crisis

The United Nations has set up a new fund, Nigeria humanitarian fund (NHF), to tackle the humanitarian crisis in the north-east, caused by the destructive activities of the Boko Haram insurgents.The UN said the fund has also allocated more than $10.5 million to help thousands of women, children and men in need of life-saving humanitarian assistance."The fund plays a vital [...]

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