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United Nations appoints minister Kemi Adeosun into pension fund’s investments committee

The United Nations has appointed Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, into the Investments Committee of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF).

Israel passes bill making it harder to divide Jerusalem

Israeli legislators have approved a bill that makes it more difficult to divide Jerusalem.

UN General Assembly approves $5.4bn budget for 2018-2019

The UN General Assembly has approved nearly 5.4 billion dollars programme budget for the UN operations in the year 2018 to 2019.

US cuts contribution to UN annual budget by $285 million

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, announced Sunday night that the American government has reduced its contribution to the U.N.’s annual budget by $285m.

Palestinian problem ‘historic tragedy’ – Chinese FM

The problem of establishing a Palestinian state, which has remained unsolved for decades, is a historic tragedy, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday.

Turkey’s Recep Erdogan urges world to resist US threat in Jerusalem vote

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday called on UN member states not to be swayed by US leader Donald Trump’s threat to cut funding, during a key vote on a motion rejecting US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Vote against Jerusalem recognition, incur US wrath – Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that vote in favor Thursday of the United Nations resolution rejecting Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Nigeria seeks global support on climate change

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Paris appealed to the international community to support Nigeria’s commitment to reducing the effects of climate change.

Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar blames govt for endless killings in the north

The Sultan of Sokoto, Dr. Sa’ad Abubakar, has attributed incessant killings in the country, especially in the north to failure of the government.

Rotimi Amaechi, Timipre Sylva, Abba Kyari responsible for botched PANDEF meeting – Edwin Clark

The meeting was part of efforts to douse renewed tension brought about by the suspended ceasefire by the Niger Delta Avengers.

Eritreans still fleeing brutal regime – UN Rapporteur

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Eritrea, has reiterated a call on the U.N. not to turn its back on Eritrean nationals who continue to flee the repressive regime back home.

United Nations elects Nigeria, 14 others to Human Rights Council

The other newly elected countries to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council are Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine.

Rights abuses, impunity hinder our full partnership with Nigeria – US

The United States has said human rights abuses and impunity by the military hinders its ability to fully partner with Nigeria on security related issues.

Why corruption thrives in Nigeria – Cleric

“We need to fast-track the harvest and evangelism, which is the church’s main purpose. Unfortunately today, certain churches have become entertainment centres, where people come to laugh.”

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House of Reps urges NEMA to supply relief materials to IDP camps in Benue

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Palestinian killed in fire exchange with Israeli army

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