Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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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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    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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