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UN chief commends ILO ot 100th anniversary

United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday praised the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for “carrying forward the torch that was lit one hundred years ago to help build a new world.’’
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Mohammed Morsi: António Guterres ‘stands by’ UN’s call for probe after Egypt kicks

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has defended the organisation’s call for an independent and transparent investigation into the death of former Egypt’s president Mohammed Morsi.
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UN scribe urges urgent action on desertification

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for an urgent action to protect and restore the world’s degrading land in a bid to reduce forced migration, improve food security and address the global climate change emergency.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari: We want to maintain peace with our neigbhours

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his belief that peaceful relations with Nigeria’s neighbours remained imperative in confronting terrorism and insurgency.
Antonio Guterres

UN Security Council to meet on tanker attacks

The world cannot afford a major confrontation in the Gulf, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday, as the Security Council prepared to meet to discuss suspected attacks on two oil tankers in a strategic sea lane.
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Ex-Irish president decry abuse of veto powers in UN Security Council

Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, on Wednesday said the United Nations Security Council had “failed to live up to its responsibilities” in conflict prevention.
Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has emerged President of the 74th UN General Assembly.

UN chief pledges support for UNGA’s president-elect

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday assured the President-elect of the 74th UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Mohammad-Bande, of his support to actualise his vision.

Antonio Guterres: UN runs out of cash in August

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on member states to support the organisation and address its deteriorating financial situation.

UN peacekeeping: Nigerian soldier killed in attacks in Mali

A Nigerian soldier was killed and several injured in two attacks on the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, UN officials said on Sunday.

Kano Emirate: Group urges government to respect court orders

Kano Concerned Citizens Initiative (KCCI), an umbrella of some eminent elders in the state has urged the parties in the Kano Emirate crisis to respect the orders of the court.
Five people, including a pastor died in an attack on a church in Burkina Faso, security and local sources said Monday in a country which has seen a surge in killings blamed on jihadists.

Gunmen kill six during mass in Burkina Faso

Gunmen killed a priest and five parishioners during mass Sunday in an attack on a Catholic church in Dablo, northern Burkina Faso, security sources and a local official said.

Youths urged to take leadership in climate change

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, on Monday encouraged New Zealand’s younger generation to take bigger responsibility of global issues on climate change and technology.
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UN condemns deadly attack on Burkina Faso church

Top UN officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres, have condemned Sunday’s deadly attack on a Catholic church in Burkina Faso.

World ‘not on track’ with climate change – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched a brief South Pacific tour in New Zealand Sunday, warning the world was “not on track” to limiting global temperature rises.
Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II

Emir Sanusi gets new UN appointment

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday in New York announced the appointment of His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of Kano, as one of his new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates for 2019-2020.

African Union and UN back civilian-led Sudan transition

The African Union and the United Nations said they are supporting a civilian-led transitional government in Sudan following last month's overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir.
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UN chief, others decry `growing’ attacks on journalists

The need for protection of freedom of the press and opinion dominated speeches at an event to mark the 2019 World Press Freedom Day at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday.

Post-election crisis: UN sues for peace in Benin Republic

United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has sued for peaceful resolution of the ongoing post-election crisis in the Republic of Benin, Nigeria’s next-door neighbour.

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Hundreds of passengers on domestic and international flights were left stranded (Saturday and Sunday) at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Rivers State, as the airport runway remained closed against traffic following the delay in removing a spoilt Boeing 737 aircraft belonging to Air Peace Airline which skidded off the runway while landing at about 3pm on Saturday.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

INEC’s server saga: Another June 12 waiting to happen – Atiku Abubakar’s campaigner

One of Atiku Abubakar’s campaigners, Sani Adamu, has aimed a dig at INEC accusing the electoral umpire of attempting to drag Nigeria towards on a path similar to Abiola’s June 12 elections annulment conundrum as a result of its frantic attempt at denying that it electronically used servers to capture and store 2019 general elections.
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At least eight killed in Oyigbo oil pipeline blast

At least eight people were killed when an oil pipeline exploded in the southeast of Nigeria, police and a local official said on Sunday, adding that the death toll could rise.
Newly-crowned world number one Ashleigh Barty could never have imagined winning a Grand Slam title and rising to the summit of the rankings when she took a break from professional tennis in 2014 (AFP Photo-Paul ELLIS )

Ashleigh Barty displaces Naomi Osaka as women’s world number one

Ashleigh Barty became only the second Australian woman to top the world rankings when she won the Birmingham WTA title on Sunday, beating Julia Goerges 6-3, 7-5.
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NIRSAL moves to raise over N140 billion for Agric financing

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has initiated actions to raise over N140 billion to finance agriculture over the next three...