Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "UN"

    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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    Ugandan Rebel leader Ongwen ‘now in US custody’

Ugandan Rebel leader Ongwen ‘now in US custody’

Ugandan military authorities have confirmed that the man who surrendered to surendered to American forces in the crisis-prone Central African Republic (CAR), is Dominic Ongwen, a senior commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).Many doubted if he was actually the one when the report that Ongwen was in the custody of the US filtered in late Tuesday, but Cryspus Kiyonga, [...]

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    Nigerian soldier in Liberia recovers from Ebola

Nigerian soldier in Liberia recovers from Ebola

A Nigerian soldier who contracted the highly contagious Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) while on peacekeeping mission in Liberia has recovered from the virus.About 1, 300 soldiers from Nigeria are currently on peacekeeping mission in Liberia.On December 4, the United Nations announced that an unnamed peacekeeper from Nigeria tested positive to EVD and he was flown to the Netherlands two days [...]

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    UN appoints first female peacekeeping force commander

UN appoints first female peacekeeping force commander

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday in New York, named Major-Gen. Kristin Lund, as the commander of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus.The Norwegian commander, the first female to command a UN force, would take over the command with 930 soldiers and 66 police on Aug. 13.Lund, 56, would replace Major Gen Chao Liu from China who has led [...]

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