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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.”

Time to stamp out human trafficking – UN scribe

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has declared that the time has come to stamp out human trafficking, pledging UN action to eradicate the ‘heinous crime’

North Korean FM at UN launches tirade against Trump

North Korea's foreign minister assailed US President Donald Trump at the United Nations on Saturday, deriding him as a "mentally deranged" leader whose threats had increased the chances of military confrontation.

US, North Korea in ‘kindergarden fight’ – Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday described the rhetoric between leaders of the United States and North Korea as a “kindergarden fight between children” and urged calm.

UNGA: 21st century is African century – Conde

The 21st century will see Africa take its rightful place on the world stage, Alpha Condé, the President of Guinea has told the 72nd Session of the General Assembly.

Buhari to press world leaders to refund looted funds

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday press world leaders to facilitate the repatriation of looted Nigerian funds now in different countries of the world.

No worries about Buhari’s London stopover – FG

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said that there is no cause for alarm over the president’s planned stopover in London after the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Buhari leaves for New York Sunday, will dine with Trump

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Sunday for New York, to join other world leaders at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72).

US says it spent $7bn on humanitarian assistance in 2016

The U.S. spent more than seven billion dollars in 2016 to provide humanitarian assistance across the globe, the Department of State said on Friday.

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INEC assures on credible election in 2019

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