Monday, July 22, 2019

Tag "UN"

    Compel FG to probe deaths of Queen’s College students, SERAP petitions UN

Compel FG to probe deaths of Queen’s College students, SERAP petitions UN

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has petitioned the United Nations to compel the federal government to investigate the deaths of three Queen's College students.The students had lost their lives following a gastroenteritis epidemic in the school earlier in the year.TheCable had on Monday published a special investigative report on the tragedy, highlighting the corruption and gross negligence that led to its occurrence.In [...]

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    Nigeria ‘proud to have produced’ Osotimehin as UN pays glowing tribute

Nigeria ‘proud to have produced’ Osotimehin as UN pays glowing tribute

The federal government says it is proud that Babatunde Osotimehin, the late executive director of UN Population Fund (UNFPA), was a product of Nigeria.Tijjani Bande, Nigeria’s ambassador/permanent representative to the UN, stated this while delivering the tribute by the federal government at the valedictory night for Osotimehin in New York.His comment was in reaction to an ocean of glowing tributes [...]

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    Quit notice to Igbo: UN calls for tolerance, lauds widespread condemnation

Quit notice to Igbo: UN calls for tolerance, lauds widespread condemnation

The United Nations has called on different ethnic tribes and groups in Nigeria to be more tolerant to ensure unity and peace in the country.Edward Kallon, the UN resident coordinator in Nigeria, said this in reaction to an ultimatum issued by northern youth groups calling for all Igbo people to leave northern Nigeria by October 1."We have to work together [...]

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    FG ‘committed’ to prosecuting perpetrators of extrajudicial killings

FG ‘committed’ to prosecuting perpetrators of extrajudicial killings

The federal government has expressed commitment to addressing all forms of extrajudicial executions in the country.Clement Aduku, spokesperson of the foreign affairs ministry, quoted Olusola Enikanolaye, the permanent secretary, as making the commitment while speaking at UN human rights council's 35th regular session on Wednesday in Geneva.The permanent secretary said Nigeria would continue to train the police and other security agencies [...]

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    North Korea ‘fires multiple missiles’ — days after UN sanctions

North Korea ‘fires multiple missiles’ — days after UN sanctions

North Korea on Thursday fired multiple land-to-ship missiles off its east coast, South Korea's military has said.According to Aljazeera, a statement from South Korea's office of joint chiefs of staff said that the missiles were launched from the North Korean coastal city of Wonsan.It said the missiles flew about 200km."North Korea fired multiple unidentified projectiles, assumed to be surface-to-ship missiles, [...]

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    100 countries commiserate with Nigeria over death of Osotimehin

100 countries commiserate with Nigeria over death of Osotimehin

No fewer than 100 countries have condoled with Nigeria over the sudden passing away of the late executive director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Babatunde Osotimehin.Osotimehin died on Sunday night in New York at the age of 68.Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Nigeria’s ambassador/permanent representative to the UN, told NAN that the messages of condolence had come in from the majority of [...]

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    UN: With over 36m people living with AIDS, the pandemic is far from over

UN: With over 36m people living with AIDS, the pandemic is far from over

Amina Mohammed, deputy UN secretary-general, has warned that the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) pandemic was still far from over, adding that more than 36.7 million people are living with HIV globally.Mohammed said this while addressing delegations at the general assembly’s annual review of the secretary-general’s report.She called for a reinvigorated global response to HIV/AIDS and emphasised that the disease required a [...]

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    Nigeria presides over UN general assembly

Nigeria presides over UN general assembly

Nigeria was on Thursday appointed as the acting president to preside over the 81st plenary meeting of UN general assembly at the UN headquarters.NAN reports that Nigeria’s ambassador/permanent representative to the UN, Tijjani Bande, presided over the 193-member body.Bande’s presidency at the plenary meeting happened just nine days after he presented his credentials to the UN secretary-general António Guterres.Nigeria was [...]

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    UN: War has forced 2m South Sudanese children out of their homes

UN: War has forced 2m South Sudanese children out of their homes

The UN says war and famine have forced more than two million children in South Sudan to flee their homes, creating the most worrying refugee crisis in the world.The civil war in the oil-producing country began two years after it won independence from neighbouring Sudan, when President Salva Kiir fired his deputy in 2013.The fighting that followed split the country [...]

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    Amina Mohammed: Gender equality will add $30trn to GDP annually

Amina Mohammed: Gender equality will add $30trn to GDP annually

Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary general of the United Nations (UN), says investing in gender equality will add over $30 trillion to global gross domestic product (GDP) per year.Speaking at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) meetings in Washington, Mohammed said it makes business sense to add women to the global work force, but adds that those women must also be given [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Abdullahi Shuaibu, Nigerian journalist and Arsenal fan who ‘robbed US banks’

CLOSE-UP: Abdullahi Shuaibu, Nigerian journalist and Arsenal fan who ‘robbed US banks’

Abdullahi Shuaibu, the Nigerian arrested for robbing four Manhattan banks, has been in the spotlight in the last 48 hours.The four robbery incidents, according to New York Post, was carried out during his lunch hour - in February, March and April.Shuaibu was arrested on his fourth attempt and was subsequently arraigned on two counts of attempted robbery.On March 28, Shuaibu, who joined [...]

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    Nigeria to chair UN peacekeeping committee for the 45th time

Nigeria to chair UN peacekeeping committee for the 45th time

Nigeria has been re-elected, for the 45th time, to chair the UN special committee on peacekeeping operations, regarded as UN’s most strategic committee, NAN reports.The UN correspondent of NAN reports that Nigeria was re-elected in spite of some hesitations by some countries to let Nigeria continue to lead the most critical committee.Nigeria has chaired the special committee on peacekeeping operations [...]

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    UN answers Buratai’s call, sends experts to assess Sambisa landmines

UN answers Buratai’s call, sends experts to assess Sambisa landmines

A team of UN experts has arrived in Nigeria to assess the number of landmines Boko Haram terrorists have laid in the Sambisa Forest.Agnes Marcaillou, director, UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), told NAN in New York that the team arrived the country on Tuesday.She said the assessment is with a view to de-mining and clearing the area of landmines.UNMAS collaborates [...]

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    UN slams Cameroon over forced return of 2,600 Nigerian refugees

UN slams Cameroon over forced return of 2,600 Nigerian refugees

Cameroon’s forced return of 2,600 refugees back to their Nigerian border villages is unlawful and a violation of protocol, the United Nations has said.The UN expressed concern over the forced return of Nigerian in spite of recent tripartite agreement aimed at ensuring voluntary returns of nationals.According to a statement from the office of the UN high commissioner for refugees on [...]

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    In 2016 alone, ‘11,000 Nigerian women arrived Italy from Libya’

In 2016 alone, ‘11,000 Nigerian women arrived Italy from Libya’

The United Kingdom’s independent anti-slavery commissioner, Kevin Hyland, has said the over 11,000 Nigerian women, mostly trafficking victims, arrived Italy from Libya in 2016.Speaking during the UN security council open debate on modern slavery on Saturday, Hyland called for urgent international collaboration to help Nigeria tackle human trafficking challenge at source.He said that women and girls from Nigeria, who were [...]

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    UN to Trump: Your decision will compound anguish of refugees

UN to Trump: Your decision will compound anguish of refugees

The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi has said that refugees are not criminals and should not be treated as such.The UNHCR in its reaction to the new travel ban by US President, Donald Trump, said that the decision would worsen the woes of refugees around the World."Refugees are ordinary people forced to flee war, violence and persecution [...]

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