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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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    Nigeria’s population to surpass US’s in 2050

Nigeria’s population to surpass US’s in 2050

The United Nations (UN) has predicted that Nigeria will have a population of 399 million in 2050, which will make it the third largest country in the world in terms of population.In a new report, the organisation said the United States would have a population of 380 million in that year and that the world's population will reach 9.7 billion, with [...]

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    Group urges FG to complete youth-oriented deal with UN

Group urges FG to complete youth-oriented deal with UN

YouthhubAfrica, a youth-focused non-profit organisation has called on the federal government to  complete the United Nations junior professional officers programme, which it signed with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) almost three years ago.The organisation regretted that no Nigerian has benefited from the project despite the budgetary provision of over N2 billion for it in 2013.“YouthhubAfrica notes that despite the [...]

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    UN urges Buhari to investigate Amnesty’s report

UN urges Buhari to investigate Amnesty’s report

Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, United Nations' commissioner for human rights, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari  to investigate reports of crimes by Boko Haram and alleged abuses by the military.Al-Hussien said he had seen allegations of mass executions, rape and amputations of children by the sect."Civilians in northeast Nigeria have been living through horrifying acts of cruelty and violence by Boko [...]

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    GEJ: Armed force not Nigeria’s need from UN

GEJ: Armed force not Nigeria’s need from UN

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has urged the United Nations to focus more on helping Nigeria with the rehabilitation and reconstruction of persons and communities affected by terrorism in northern Nigeria rather than deploying an international force to the country.Speaking at an audience with the special representatives of the UN secretary-general for West Africa and Central Africa, Mohammed Ibn Chambas and [...]

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    UN sends N5.6bn ‘life-saving relief’ to Boko Haram victims

UN sends N5.6bn ‘life-saving relief’ to Boko Haram victims

The United Nations Central Emergency Fund (CERF) has released $28 million (about N5.6 billion) to support victims of the violence in the north-east zone of the country.Valerie Amos (pictured), UN humanitarian chief, disclosed this in a statement, saying the fund was meant to serve as a “life-saving relief” for people fleeing from violence in that part of the country.Over 1.2 [...]

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    EU renews asset freeze, travel ban on Mugabe

EU renews asset freeze, travel ban on Mugabe

The European Union (EU) has renewed sanctions against President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, his wife, Grace, and the country.The European Union official journal published a notice to this effect on Friday, saying the ban on the nation and its first family remains active for another year till 2016.The EU also placed a travel ban and asset freeze on the 27-year-long [...]

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    US slams Sudan for blocking investigation of mass rape

US slams Sudan for blocking investigation of mass rape

Samantha Power, United States ambassador to the United Nations, has criticised the Sudanese government for preventing investigation into allegation of mass rape involving its soldiers.A new report by New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) alleged that at least 221 women and girls were sexually assaulted over the course of three days in Tabit, a village in the northern part of Darfur.She said it [...]

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UN demands release of abducted Chibok girls

The United Nations (UN) on Tuesday demanded the immediate release of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.Speaking through its national information centre in Lagos, which issued a statement, the UN Security Council demanded an unconditional release of all those abducted by Boko Haram, including the 219 Chibok schoolgirls in captivity.Noting that Boko Haram was on the al-Qaida sanctions list, it condemned the recent terror attacks [...]

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