Friday, September 21, 2018

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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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    Buhari urges world leaders to wipe out HIV

Buhari urges world leaders to wipe out HIV

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged world leaders to make HIV/AIDS history by 2030.In his address at the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Nigerian president pledged the support of his country towards the achievement of the millennium development goals.He also lamented the high record of health challenges in Africa and appreciated the international community for its support [...]

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    Buhari to address world leaders at UN

Buhari to address world leaders at UN

President Muhammadu Buhari will address world leaders at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.According to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, the trip is at the instance of Ban Ki Moon, UN secretary-general, who "personally" invited Buhari during his recent visit to Nigeria."President Buhari will be accompanied by the governors of Sokoto, Kaduna and Niger States, the [...]

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    Correct Nigerian negotiators at the UN, youths urge Buhari

Correct Nigerian negotiators at the UN, youths urge Buhari

Nigerian groups for sustaining social change by and for children and young people have disagreed with some the policies of Nigerian negotiators at the United Nations (UN).The groups appreciated the negotiators for their work, but hinged its disagreement on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the exclusion of Nigerian youths from sexual and reproductive health issues in the policy document.The groups commended the [...]

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    Ban Ki-moon mourns 2011 Abuja blast victims

Ban Ki-moon mourns 2011 Abuja blast victims

Ban Ki Moon, the secretary general of the United Nations (UN), has expressed his support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption.Moon, who spoke at the fourth -year commemoration of the August 27, 2011, UN building bomb attack, appreciated the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in the line of duty.“I am very much humbled to be with you [...]

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