Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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    239 migrants – including 3 babies – drown off Libya coast

239 migrants – including 3 babies – drown off Libya coast

At least 239 migrants have died in two shipwrecks off Libya, a spokesman for the United Nations migration agency, said on Thursday.One group of migrants, including about 20 women and six children, set off in a rubber dinghy from Libya around 3 am on Wednesday, but their boat collapsed after a few hours, Reuters quoted Flavio di Giacomo, a spokesman [...]

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    Osun develops prototype for solving gender inequality, girl child empowerment

Osun develops prototype for solving gender inequality, girl child empowerment

BY ADETOLA IGEFrom a global perspective, the girl child is considered vulnerable to several societal ills. This perception is more pronounced in developing countries, where the belief is that there is the need for effective policies to safeguard the girl child from violence, limited access to education, neglect, abuse, gender disparities and other negative trends.There is growing concern around the [...]

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    UN describes 2016 as ‘deadliest ever’ for Mediterranean migrants

UN describes 2016 as ‘deadliest ever’ for Mediterranean migrants

The UN refugee agency on Wednesday described 2016 as the "deadliest ever" for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, with at least 3,800 people having drowned.William Spindler, spokesman for UN refugee agency, announced the grim milestone in Berlin, GermanyMeanwhile, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity, said more migrant deaths were reported off the Libyan shore on Wednesday.It said this [...]

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    STOP IT! UN body tells Saudi to end stonings, executions

STOP IT! UN body tells Saudi to end stonings, executions

A UN human rights watchdog On Friday called on Saudi Arabia to end “severe” discrimination against girls and to repeal laws that allowed stoning, amputation, flogging and execution of children.Bandar Bin Mohammed, chairman of the Saudi Human Rights Commission, said the committee on the rights of the child, condemned the Saudi-led coalition’s air strikes in Yemen.It said air strikes killed [...]

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    World leaders respect you, Ban Ki-moon tells Buhari

World leaders respect you, Ban Ki-moon tells Buhari

Ban Ki-moon, United Nations secretary-general, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for his war against corruption and terrorism.He also told Buhari that leaders across the world respect him for giving Nigeria a positive image.Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, quoted Ban Ki-moon as saying this during a bilateral meeting with Buhari  on the sidelines of the [...]

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    Buhari invites UN to step into negotiations with Boko Haram

Buhari invites UN to step into negotiations with Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari says rescuing the Chibok girls abducted from their school in Borno over two years ago is getting increasingly difficult.He therefore appealed to the United Nations to mediate mediate with Boko Haram. Buhari made the appeal to Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general, during a bilateral meeting at the sidelines of the 71st UN general assembly in New York, Femi Adesina, his [...]

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    UN says 6 million refugee children have no school to go

UN says 6 million refugee children have no school to go

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says over 6 million of school-age refugee children around the world have no school to go to.Filippo Grandi, UN high commissioner for refugees, warned that the problem could lead to further conflicts if it was left unaddressed.Most of these 3.7 million children who are not getting a primary or secondary education live in developing countries.The [...]

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    Falana asks FG to reject Switzerland’s conditions for returning $321m Abacha loot

Falana asks FG to reject Switzerland’s conditions for returning $321m Abacha loot

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to accept Switzerland's conditions for the return of $321 million loot of Sani Abacha, a former military ruler.In March, Nigeria and Switzerland signed a letter of intent for the repatriation of the assets, including $321 million allegedly stashed in Swiss banks.But Falana said the condition given by Swiss government, which allows [...]

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    Water pollution threatens health of 320 million people, says UN

Water pollution threatens health of 320 million people, says UN

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Tuesday said increase of water pollution has placed over 320 million people in Africa, Asia and Latin America at risk of contracting life-threatening diseases.The diseases include cholera and typhoid.UNEP said about 3.4 million people on the three continents die each year from diseases associated with bacteria, viruses or other microorganisms in the water.It said [...]

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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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