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UN slams ‘excessive’ Israeli force against Palestinians in Gaza

The UN General Assembly on Wednesday condemned Israel for excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians, in a resolution adopted by a strong majority of 120 countries.

UN: TB kills over 1.6 million people annually

The United Nations has said no fewer than 1.6 million people are killed annually by tuberculosis and the disease would cost about one trillion dollars in economic loss by 2050.

Esayas Jira elected new Ethiopia football chief

Esayas Jira has been voted in as the new head of Ethiopia's Football Federation (EFF), following a long and protracted presidential election.

UN chief honours three Nigerian fallen peacekeepers, others

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has awarded the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal to 129 military, police and civilian personnel, including three Nigerians, who lost their lives in 2017 while serving under the UN flag.

Envoy: Nigeria gravely concerned over Israel-Palestine conflict

Nigeria is gravely concerned over the alarming situation between Israel and Palestine, and in many parts of the Middle East.

INEC promises PVCs for newly registered voters in Ekiti, Osun

The INEC chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu said in Lagos today that PVCs of newly registered voters in the ongoing CVR would be made available from the end of the week.

Supreme Court returns Amaju Pinnick, Chris Giwa to high court

The Supreme Court on Friday set aside the 2016 judgement of the Appeal Court on the leadership tussle of the Nigerian Football Federation and instead, sent the case back to the Federal High Court sitting in Jos, Plateau State, where it began in September 2014.

Catholic assembly supports anti-open grazing laws, ranching

The General Assembly of the Catholic Diocese of Jalingo has called on the Federal Government to do more to bring the protracted herdsmen and farmers’ clashes to an end.

Ohanaeze urges Ndigbo to standstill for ex-VP Alex Ekwueme

Ndigbo have been urged to troop out enmasse to honour the departed Igbo leader, Nigerian statesman and former Vice President of Nigeria at his burial at Oko on February 2nd , 2018.

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.

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Ex-Ghana football chief Kwesi Nyantakyi denies receiving ‘cash gift’

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Cholera outbreak claims 15, 60 cases recorded in Niger

The letter, a copy of which was gotten by newsmen on Monday evening expressed regrets that as at the time of the outbreak (Sunday) “only one medical Doctor was on call at the hospital due to manpower shortage”.

Ekiti guber: Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar tells Kayode Fayemi to prepare for defeat

As the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State draws near, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Kayode Fayemi, to be prepared for defeat .