Monday, November 12, 2018

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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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    Nigerians ‘sadder’ in 2016

Nigerians ‘sadder’ in 2016

Nigeria has become the 54th saddest nation in the world whereas in 2015, it was the 78th happiest country in the world and 2nd happiest in Africa.The 2016 world happiness report update, which ranks 157 countries by their happiness levels, was released in Rome on Wednesday, in advance of the UN World Happiness Day, March 20.The report reviews the state of [...]

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    UN says crisis in Guinea-Bissau could worsen

UN says crisis in Guinea-Bissau could worsen

Miguel Trovoada, the UN secretary-general’s special representative in Guinea-Bissau, said the prolonged political crisis in that country could get worse “in the absence of a frank and sincere dialogue involving all parties concerned’.’Trovoada made this known while briefing the UN security council on the situation in Guinea-Bissau on Wednesday in New York.He said “the more institutions and the main political [...]

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    Boutros Boutros-Ghali, ex-UN secretary- general, dies at 93

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, ex-UN secretary- general, dies at 93

The United Nations has announced the death of Boutros Boutros-Ghali, its former secretary-general.Boutros-Ghali was the UN's sixth secretary general, serving a single term between 1992 and 1996.He died at a Cairo hospital after being admitted with a broken pelvis, Egypt’s state news agency said.His death was confirmed by Rafael Ramirez, Venezuelan ambassador to the UN and current president of the [...]

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    Nigerian peacekeepers escape attack in Mali

Nigerian peacekeepers escape attack in Mali

Some Nigerian policemen on peacekeeping mission in Mali escaped death when unknown assailants attacked a UN police base in the Malian city of Timbuktu on Friday.Tieman Hubert Coulibaly, Malian defence minister, said an army commander was killed as well as three of the attackers.According to Olivier Salgado, spokesman for the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA),the attackers drove up to [...]

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    SDGs: UN set up first ever panel on women empowerment

SDGs: UN set up first ever panel on women empowerment

Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general, has announced the first-ever high-level Panel on women’s economic empowerment in line with the sustainable development goals (SDGs).The panel was set up to provide thought leadership and mobilise concrete actions aimed at closing economic gender gaps that persist around the world.According to the announcement made in Davos, the panel will provide recommendations for the implementation of [...]

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    UN appoints Amaechi to research institute

UN appoints Amaechi to research institute

Ban Ki Moon, secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), has appointed Rotimi  Amaechi, minister of transportation, as a member of the United Nations Institute For Training And Research (UNITAR).According to PRNigeria, a media group for government and military press releases, Amaechi’s appointment took effect from Jan 1, 2016.“The Hon. Minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has been appointed [...]

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    Buhari: No single territory under Boko Haram’s control

Buhari: No single territory under Boko Haram’s control

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday in Abu Dhabi that Nigeria had made significant progress towards ending the Boko Haram insurgency since his assumption of office on May 29, 2015. Speaking at a meeting with Ban Ki Moon, secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), on the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit, Buhari said that in collaboration with the multinational [...]

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    Nigeria’ll be world’s 3rd most populous country by 2050

Nigeria’ll be world’s 3rd most populous country by 2050

Nigeria will be the third most populous country in the world by 2050, standing behind just India and China, a United Nations study has projected.Nigeria’s population, currently the seventh largest in the world, is growing most rapidly and is projected to surpass that of the United States by about 2050, at which point the African country would become the third largest in the world.According to [...]

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    Buhari hid my nomination from me, says Fayemi

Buhari hid my nomination from me, says Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi, former governor of Ekiti state, has described his ministerial nomination as a surprise from President Muhammadu Buhari.Fayemi wondered how the president was able to keep the information away from him, having spent five days together at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly.Describing Buhari as a “surprise master”, he said he still had no hint even [...]

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    Obasanjo: World leaders confident with Buhari

Obasanjo: World leaders confident with Buhari

Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, has showered encomiums on President Muhammadu Buhari, saying world leaders have confidence in his capability to transform the country.Obasanjo, who just returned to Nigeria after attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York, said the impression the international community has about the Nigerian leader would have positive effect on the country.He was speaking [...]

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    Toyin Saraki represents Buhari’s wife at UNGA

Toyin Saraki represents Buhari’s wife at UNGA

Although their husbands are currently not on speaking terms, Toyin Saraki, wife of Senate President Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday stood in for Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari at a United Nations meeting.Toyin delivered the speech of the president’s wife at the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) organised on the sidelines of the 70th session of [...]

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    Repatriate stolen funds, PMB begs world leaders

Repatriate stolen funds, PMB begs world leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to leaders of nations where stolen funds and proceeds of corruption are kept to return them to their countries of origin.Addressing the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, Buhari identified the fight against corruption as one of the priorities of his administration.He also urged his counterparts across the world to tackle [...]

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    Buhari won’t respect his cabinet, says PDP

Buhari won’t respect his cabinet, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari will not respect his appointed ministers because he intends to run a “monocracy”.Buhari is expected to announce the members of his cabinet this week, going by his repeated promises that he will do so before the end of September.Speaking at a news conference in Abuja on Monday, Olisa Metuh, spokesman of [...]

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