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The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

ILO commends President Buhari over minimum wage

The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
The U.N. children’s fund warns essential humanitarian programs for hundreds of thousands of children in Syria will have to be cut because it has run out of cash.

UNICEF: Aid for Syria children threatened by lack of funds

The U.N. children’s fund warns essential humanitarian programs for hundreds of thousands of children in Syria will have to be cut because it has run out of cash.

General Gowon: I never believed military coup was possible in Nigeria

Nigeria’s second military ruler, Yakubu Gowon, says he did not believe a military coup could take place in Nigeria until the first one on January 15, 1966.

Syrian Kurd sets self ablaze in front of UN refugee agency

The police on Wednesday said a Kurdish Syrian set himself on fire in front of the UN refugee agency (UNCHR) headquarters in Geneva.

Nnamdi Kanu: My mother was sacrificed for Biafra restoration

The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, says his late mother, Ugoeze Sally Nmeme Kanu, who reportedly died on August 30 in Germany, was “sacrificed” for the restoration of Biafra.
A family of internally displaced people is pictured on September 17, 2019 in the village of Yagma near Ouagadougou. – Burkina Faso, a poor country in West Africa, has been caught in a four-and-a-half-year spiral of violence attributed to jihadist armed groups that has led to the closure of schools in the north and east of the country. Jihadist attacks have internally displaced more than 300,000 people including many children who have dropped out of school. (Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP)

UNHCR: Burkina violence forces 267,000 to flee in last three months

Violence in Burkina Faso has caused more than a quarter of a million people to flee their homes over the last three months, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Friday.
Antonio Guterres

Antonio Guterres warns UN may not have enough money to pay staff next month

The United Nations may not have enough money for staff salaries next month if member states don’t pay what they owe, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday.

US issues Tanzania travel advisory over suspected Ebola cases

The United States on Friday warned its citizens to take extra care when visiting Tanzania amid concerns over Ebola, adding to calls for the East African country to share information about suspected cases of the deadly disease there.
GENEVA - The United Nations reports human rights violations in both government and separatist-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine continue with impunity. The report, which was examined by the U.N. human rights council this week also documents violations perpetrated by the Russian occupiers of Crimea.

UN decries continuing violations in East Ukraine, Russian-occupied Crimea

The United Nations reports human rights violations in both government and separatist-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine continue with impunity. The report, which was examined by the U.N. human rights council this week also documents violations perpetrated by the Russian occupiers of Crimea.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo governor appoints Ibadan university economist as economic adviser

Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has appointed Dr. Musibau Adetunji Babatunde, an economist from the University of Ibadan, as his Chief Economic Adviser.
In light of the booming business of Chinese online vendors, who ship to Western customers, Washington argues that the U.S. Postal Service is effectively subsidising traders in China.

US battles China at Universal Postal Union, threatens to quit

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) is starting crisis talks in Geneva today after the U.S. said it would withdraw its membership from the 145 year-old body unless the rules are changed to counter China’s preferential treatment.
Rafael Nadal handed rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas a tennis lesson Thursday as he drubbed him 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 in the Australian Open semi-final.-5

Rafa Nadal pulls out of Laver Cup with hand injury

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of his Laver Cup matches on Sunday due to inflammation in his hand.
A man waves as he disembarks from a plane as a first group of Nigerians repatriated from South Africa following xenophobic violence arrives in Lagos on September 11, 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

UN: 1,500 flee homes in South Africa amid xenophobic violence

At least 1,500 foreign nationals have been forced to flee their homes in South Africa amid a surge in deadly xenophobic violence in the country, the United Nations said Friday.

Nnamdi Kanu: Biafra’s case, Omoyele Sowore’s detention now with UN

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, said Biafra’s case can no longer be ignored by Nigeria, as he had lodged it with various arms of the United Nations.

Nnamdi Kanu lists IPOB grouses against Nigeria at UN

Having led a delegation of ‘Biafrans’ to a series of meetings with various United Nations agencies and officials at Geneva on Wednesday, the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) reeled out the grievances of his group against the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Rohingya refugees shop during a rainfall in a market place at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on September 12, 2019. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN - AFP)

UN experts urge probe of Rohingya killings in Bangladesh

UN human rights experts have raised new concerns about the treatment of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh following a deadly backlash over the killing of a ruling party official.

IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu to lead ‘Biafran’ delegation to UN on Tuesday

Leader of the proscribed Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, will on Tuesday lead a delegation to the UN office in Geneva, Switzerland.

Xenophobia: Nigerians, Ghanaians in Europe seek AU’s intervention

Nigerians and Ghanaians in Europe on Wednesday urged the African Union (AU) to intervene in the escalating xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

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