Monday, July 22, 2019

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    UN: India to overtake China as world’s most populous country

UN: India to overtake China as world’s most populous country

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    Sanwo-Olu has a better understanding of SDGs, says group

Sanwo-Olu has a better understanding of SDGs, says group

Nigeria's Creative Youth Community Development Initiative (CYCDI), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has urged Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, to work towards building the state to a sustainable mega city.In a statement on Tuesday in Basel, Switzerland, Foluke Michael, CYCDI's chief executive officer and project director, said Lagos possessed the biggest potential to give expression to values of the United Nations [...]

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    UN: Nine out of 10 people worldwide now breathe polluted air

UN: Nine out of 10 people worldwide now breathe polluted air

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    How ‘Solution 17’ can solve the world’s most pressing problems for a sustainable future

How ‘Solution 17’ can solve the world’s most pressing problems for a sustainable future

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly set an agenda for a more sustainable futureby identifying 17 global goals otherwise known as ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs). The intention is that by 2030, the universal call to action declared by the UN would create a better world by tackling the most pressing problems framed as the following 17 goals: no poverty, [...]

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    Bala Usman elected vice chair of UN maritime agency committee

Bala Usman elected vice chair of UN maritime agency committee

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has been elected vice chairperson of the the facilitation committee (FAL) of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).The IMO is the United Nations (UN) agency responsible for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of pollution by ships.According to a statement, Bala Usman was formally elected and [...]

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    In new UN report, Nigerians narrate how they were raped, tortured in Libya

In new UN report, Nigerians narrate how they were raped, tortured in Libya

The United Nations has released a new report detailing the experience of Nigerian migrants subjected to slavery in Libya.Titled "Desperate and Dangerous: Report on the human rights situation of migrants and refugees in Libya", the organisation said the report covered  a period of 20 months.It gave accounts of violations and abuses committed by state officials, armed groups, smugglers and traffickers against [...]

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    A pan-African agenda for the girl-child

A pan-African agenda for the girl-child

BY EMEKA UMEJEIThe plight of the girl-child is well-documented across the world. The possibility that a girl-child would face sexual and gender-based violence or married off before the age of eighteen is not isolated. The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) defines child marriage as a ‘fundamental violation of human rights’ which “compromises a girl’s development by resulting in early [...]

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    A global first for humanitarian action

A global first for humanitarian action

BY EDWARD KALLONOn Thursday 15th November, the United Nations and Nigeria’s business leaders will partner up to support millions of people in north-east Nigeria whose lives have been hampered by violence and insecurity. A handful of companies will be the first to write a new chapter in the history of the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund by joining the Private Sector Initiative. The [...]

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    Zainab Ahmed: FG working with religious leaders to limit number of children per mother

Zainab Ahmed: FG working with religious leaders to limit number of children per mother

Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, says the federal government is working with religious and traditional leaders on ways to limit the number of children a woman can give birth to.Speaking on Tuesday at the just concluded Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja, Ahmed said the federal government has identified population as one of the challenges of successfully implementing the Economic Growth [...]

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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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