Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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    Reflections from the UN secretary-general’s envoy on youth’s visit to Nigeria

Reflections from the UN secretary-general’s envoy on youth’s visit to Nigeria

BY ROTIMI OLAWALEI was elated when I learnt that Ahmad Alhendawi, the United Nations secretary-general’s envoy on youth, will be visiting Nigeria for three days.I knew it would be an opportunity to put youth development at the front burner of national discourse in Nigeria and amongst development partners, especially the UN. I was pleased to be invited to a few [...]

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    North-east facing staggering humanitarian crisis, says UN

North-east facing staggering humanitarian crisis, says UN

The north-east is facing a staggering humanitarian crisis and needs an increased scale of assistance, Toby Lanzer, UN assistant secretary general and regional humanitarian coordinator, says.Lanzer said this on Tuesday at a media briefing after he visited the region.He explained that the successes of troops in the region have opened up news areas, formerly under the hold of Boko Haram, for [...]

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    FLASHBACK: Exactly 7 years ago, UN honoured Nigeria police for exceptional service in Liberia

FLASHBACK: Exactly 7 years ago, UN honoured Nigeria police for exceptional service in Liberia

So it does seem that the Nigeria police has a bad reputation - corrupt, bribe collectors, harassers, the unfriend lot and all.But they have had their good times.At the peak of the war in Liberia, Nigeria police officers were deployed for a peacekeeping mission. They shone and were celebrated for their outstanding performance while in the country.So on August 22, [...]

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    UN: Boko Haram has triggered a humanitarian crisis

UN: Boko Haram has triggered a humanitarian crisis

The unprecedented increase in violent attacks by Boko Haram since 2009 has triggered a humanitarian crisis that needs to be checked, says Chaloka Beyani,UN special rapporteur.The rapporteur, in a statement issued by Lucky Musonda, communication specialist of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), said the humanitarian crisis in the country posed a challenge to the Nigerian government."The challenges confronting Nigeria and [...]

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    FG to deploy 700 soldiers in Liberia

FG to deploy 700 soldiers in Liberia

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has disclosed that 700 military personnel would be deployed to Liberia for Peacekeeping operations.Buratai said this during the graduation ceremony of Nigerian Army Battalion (NIBATT) 38 United Nation Mission in Liberia, (UNMIL) in Kaduna.Hassan Umaru, chief of training and operation, represented Buratai at the graduation ceremony.He said the deployment was being undertaken by the [...]

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    Ekweremadu writes UN, says ‘there’s a clear attempt to silence me’

Ekweremadu writes UN, says ‘there’s a clear attempt to silence me’

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, has written to the United Nations (UN), United States, European Union (EU), and other international organisations over the forgery trial brought against the leadership of the 8th senate.The letter dated June 28, 2016, is titled: ‘Re: Trumped up charges against the presiding officers of the 8th Senate: Nigerian Democracy is in Grave Danger’.Ekweremadu said there [...]

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    Tambuwal: When education becomes the priority

Tambuwal: When education becomes the priority

BY JIBRIL SHEHUIn recent years, education in northern Nigeria has reached a point of collapse. Sokoto, my home state, is one of the states most affected. To lend some perspective: In 2015, the National Universities Commission (NUC) ranked Usmanu Dan Fodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS) and Sokoto State University (SSU) 82nd and 104th in Nigeria respectively.Encouraging however, is the 2016 ranking [...]

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    ALERT: 184 children ‘will die’ of malnutrition every day in the north-east

ALERT: 184 children ‘will die’ of malnutrition every day in the north-east

Unless relief funds are scaled up, up to 184 children daily and seven to eight children hourly will die of "severe acute" malnutrition in the north east, Munir Safieldin, acting humanitarian coordinator of the UN, has said.Safieldin said on Monday that 15 million people are affected by Boko Haram insurgency, including 7 million who need urgent humanitarian assistance.“Unless we scale [...]

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    Healthy living vital in realising SDGs, says UN

Healthy living vital in realising SDGs, says UN

Ban Ki-moon, United Nations secretary general, on Tuesday asked for healthy living and unity among people "regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, gender identity or sexual orientation".Ki-moon, on the occasion of the second international day of yoga, said the exercise can help build a sustainable future.“Practicing yoga can also help raise awareness of our role as consumers of the planet's resources [...]

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    UN awardee, lover of agric… meet the new IGP who believes most ‘almajiris’ are foreigners

UN awardee, lover of agric… meet the new IGP who believes most ‘almajiris’ are foreigners

Ibrahim Kpotum Idris, the new inspector general of police (IGP), is a man of many sides. A lover and keeper of peace, a mix breed, and may just be the solution to Nigeria’s security problems.On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari named Idris to succeed Solomon Arase, who was the only security chief to survive Buhari’s sacking storm, when the president took [...]

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    JCI Ibadan renovates healthcare centre, donates blood

JCI Ibadan renovates healthcare centre, donates blood

The Ibadan Chapter of the Junior Chambers International (JCI) has renovated Community Health Centre, Patako, in Sango area of West Africa’s largest city, Ibadan.The organisation said the renovation was done as part of its Access to Quality Health project, which led it to donate blood on World Blood Donation Day, June 14.Speaking after the unveiling of the renovation works, Wale [...]

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    Niger to hand over Boko Haram militants to ICC

Niger to hand over Boko Haram militants to ICC

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    Mother Earth Day: Six ways trees combat climate change

Mother Earth Day: Six ways trees combat climate change

Annually, April 22 is set aside by the United Nations (UN) to commemorate the International Mother Earth Day.This year's Mother Earth Day, themed Trees for Earth, sets the goal of planting about 7.8 billion trees in the next five years.See how the United Nations says trees can help combat climate change:Standing tall, with various branches, trees "absorb excess and harmful [...]

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    US offers to help Nigeria end fuel scarcity

US offers to help Nigeria end fuel scarcity

Samantha Power, US ambassador to the United Nations (UN), on Thursday promised that the US Embassy in Nigeria would offer technical assistance to help Nigeria solve its lingering challenge of fuel scarcity.Power made the promise on Thursday in Abuja while fielding questions from reporters during her visit to Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs.“Just last night when I was coming [...]

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    US commits fresh $40m to Boko Haram victims

US commits fresh $40m to Boko Haram victims

The United States says it is giving an additional $40 million to Boko Haram victims in the Lake Chad region.Samantha Power, US ambassador to the United Nations, announced the humanitarian aid during a trip to the Lake Chad Basin region to highlight the growing threat of Boko Haram.In a statement by the US missions to Nigeria, the US said it [...]

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    World Water Day: Our role in addressing the global water challenge

World Water Day: Our role in addressing the global water challenge

BY PETER NDEGWA Today, is World Water Day, an international observance that shines the spotlight on the importance of freshwater and helps people to learn about water issues, and the role they can play to promote sustainability of fresh water resources.Water is essential for nearly all aspects of society and the economy, in particular food production and security, domestic water supply [...]

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