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Countries have the right to control migration in their own borders, but the rights of refugees and migrants must be protected, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, told the General Assembly.
US President Donald Trump makes his debut at the United Nations on Monday, with an address on UN reform as a week of intense diplomacy kicks off, dominated by worries about North Korea, Iran and Myanmar.
The United States has refuted reports that it was softening its stance on the Paris climate accord, insisting that Washington will still withdraw from the agreement unless it can re-enter on more favourable terms.
President Donald Trump is to visit storm-ravaged Florida on Thursday as authorities investigate the deaths of eight residents of a nursing home that lost power when Hurricane Irma whipped through the region.
Overshadowed by Irma, Hurricane Jose has the Atlantic basin, at least temporarily, all to itself. In doing so, it continues to remain a threat, though hopefully that threat will not be realised to any great extent.
President Emmanuel Macron has promised to rebuild France's Caribbean territories in the wake of Hurricane Irma's widespread destruction.
Millions of Florida residents were without power Tuesday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma spun northwest into the US mainland, drenching the region and causing rivers to overflow.
France and the Netherlands on Monday evacuated tourists from Caribbean holiday islands hit by hurricane Irma in the face of criticism about how long it took for the operation to get underway.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has urged the Surveyor-General of the Federation to resolve the lingering dispute over oil wells of the state wrongly ceded to Bayelsa state during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, said the Federal Government would henceforth ensure better funding of the various ongoing road projects across the country.
Togo's opposition stayed away from parliament on Tuesday, blocking the passage of the government's bill for political reform and forcing a referendum.
The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, Tuesday inaugurated the fourth Investments and Securities Tribunal (IST) to enhance effectiveness and efficiency in handling the rising number of the new cases of operational misconduct in the capital market.
Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia state governor, says there are Igbo people in Sambisa forest, a stronghold of the Boko Haram sect in Borno state.
Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny will replace skipper Gianluigi Buffon as champions Juventus look to make it five Serie A wins out of five against Fiorentina on Wednesday.
The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, has commended the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, for taking urgent steps in protecting the lives of Nigerians in the state.
Annual inflation in Nigeria slowed for a seventh month in August, easing to 16.01 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Friday.
Mr Muhiyi Rimin-Gado, the Executive Chairman of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has called on youths in the country to shun corruption and make integrity their watch word.
The South-East Governors Forum, at a meeting in Enugu on Friday, proscribed the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra in the five states of the region.