Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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    World leaders pay tribute to Kofi Annan — ‘reformer of the UN’

World leaders pay tribute to Kofi Annan — ‘reformer of the UN’

Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations, has passed away at age of 80.Annan, the seventh secretary-general of the UN, died on Saturday after a brief illness.World leaders such as Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron and notable persons have been paying tribute to the Nobel peace laureate.Ghanian president, Nana Akufo-Addo, described Annan as one of the country's "greatest compatriots".https://twitter.com/NAkufoAddo/status/1030771189726228487Below are [...]

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    The UN obsession with Nelson Mandela and not Winnie?

The UN obsession with Nelson Mandela and not Winnie?

FRANCIS ANEKWE OBORJI“When I turn on my radio, when I hear that negroes have been lynched in America, I say that we have been lied to: Hitler is not dead; when I turn on my radio, when I learn that Jews have been insulted, mistreated, persecuted, I say that we have been lied to: Hitler is not dead; when, finally [...]

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    LADOL MD asks UN to support private sector in developing countries

LADOL MD asks UN to support private sector in developing countries

Amy Jadesimi, managing director of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL), has urged the United Nations to support private sector companies in low income high growth economies such as Nigeria.Jadesimi made the call while speaking at the sustainable development goal (SDG) business forum which held at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday.She said the private sector in high [...]

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    Humanitarian operations in Rann remain suspended, says UN

Humanitarian operations in Rann remain suspended, says UN

The United Nations says the suspension of humanitarian operations in Rann, Borno state, is still in force.On March 2, the UN announced the suspension following an attack by Boko Haram insurgents in the area.At least eight persons were killed in the incident, including three aid workers while a nurse was abducted.The UN office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs (UN-OCHA) [...]

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    Adeosun appointed into UN pension fund investment committee

Adeosun appointed into UN pension fund investment committee

The United Nations (UN) has appointed  Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, into the investments committee of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF).Confirming the appointment, Jan Beagle, under-secretary-general of the UN, congratulated Adeosun and said she would remain part of the committee for one year, starting from January 1.“On behalf of the secretary-general, I have the honour to inform [...]

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    Nigeria records 20,210 births on January 1

Nigeria records 20,210 births on January 1

The United Nations Children' Fund (UNICEF) says approximately 20,210 babies were born in Nigeria on New Year's Day.NAN reports that the births represented the third largest population of newborns in the world on January 1, 2018.UNICEF said nearly 386,000 babies were born worldwide on New Year’s Day, 90 percent of which were recorded in less developed regions.Globally, over half of these births are [...]

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    ‘Only Boko Haram fighters died in Borno attack’ — Army contradicts WFP

‘Only Boko Haram fighters died in Borno attack’ — Army contradicts WFP

The Nigerian Army says six Boko Haram members were killed in an attack against the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) trucks in Ngala, Borno state.According to them, no innocent person was killed during the attack.Jane Howard, spokeswoman for WFP, had said four people, including the driver of a WFP-hired truck and a driver’s assistant, were killed in the incident.However, [...]

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    Ambush on UN team: Boko Haram ‘getting information from IDPs’

Ambush on UN team: Boko Haram ‘getting information from IDPs’

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno state have been accused of providing Boko Haram with the information on the whereabouts of aid workers.An official of the United Nations, who does not want his name mentioned, made this allegation while reacting to the attack on a UN team.During the weekend, suspected insurgents ambushed a World Food Programme (WFP) aid convoy in [...]

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    OBITUARY: Adeniji, the diplomat par excellence whose famous speech was ‘too good’ for Obasanjo

OBITUARY: Adeniji, the diplomat par excellence whose famous speech was ‘too good’ for Obasanjo

Death has robbed Nigeria of another bright mind and diplomatic star who, while in service, kept the country's flag flying high on the international scene.Oluyemi Adeniji, a former minister of foreign affairs with over four decades of cognate experience in diplomacy, has joined former Vice-President Alex Ekwueme in the afterlife.Dapo Fafowora, who heads an association of career ambassadors, served as [...]

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    FG: One in every two Nigerians will have access to internet by 2020

FG: One in every two Nigerians will have access to internet by 2020

The federal government says it is committed to making sure 50% of Nigerians have access to the internet by 2020.Bolaji Akinremi, minister plenipotentiary, permanent mission of Nigeria to the UN, made this statement while delivering Nigeria’s statement on ‘Information and Communications Technologies for Development’ at the UN general assembly in New York.Active mobile broadband subscription is the number of subscriptions [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari dines with Trump

PHOTOS: Buhari dines with Trump

President Muhammadu Buhari was among the African leaders at a luncheon hosted by President Donald Trump on Wednesday.Buhari, who was accompanied by Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, posed for some photographs with the American leader.Here are some of the pictures, which Trump also shared on Twitter:[...]

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    Buhari speaks at UN general assembly

Buhari speaks at UN general assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari addressed world leaders at the United Nations on Tuesday morning in New York.You can watch the video below:Video credit: ChannelsTv [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Are Biafrans ‘indigenous people’ under United Nations charter?

FACT CHECK: Are Biafrans ‘indigenous people’ under United Nations charter?

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has continually made requests to secede from Nigeria and form "the Igbo nation".Many times, in its quest for self-determination, IPOB stands on the United Nations Charter titled 'United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People' adopted on September 13, 2007, in Nigeria's absence."The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by [...]

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    WFP suspends humanitarian activities in Borno over attack on aid workers

WFP suspends humanitarian activities in Borno over attack on aid workers

The World Food Programme (WFP) says it has suspended food distribution at Gubio internally-displaced-persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri owing to an attack on aid workers by displaced persons.NAN reports that Adedeji Ademigbuji, WFP’s communication officer, made this known in a text message sent to journalists in Maiduguri.WFP is not the first humanitarian organisation to suspend activities in Borno as the [...]

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    UN sets up new fund to tackle north-east humanitarian crisis

UN sets up new fund to tackle north-east humanitarian crisis

The United Nations has set up a new fund, Nigeria humanitarian fund (NHF), to tackle the humanitarian crisis in the north-east, caused by the destructive activities of the Boko Haram insurgents.The UN said the fund has also allocated more than $10.5 million to help thousands of women, children and men in need of life-saving humanitarian assistance."The fund plays a vital [...]

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    Amina Mohammed: Eradication of poverty is very urgent

Amina Mohammed: Eradication of poverty is very urgent

The entire global community must approach poverty eradication with a sense of urgency, Amina Mohammed, deputy UN secretary-general, has said.Mohammed, in her message to the three-day 2017 integration segment of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), said that eradicating poverty remained the greatest global challenge.She called for a collective and comprehensive approach that recognises the multidimensional nature of the [...]

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