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Lake Chad shrinking caused insurgency, socio-economic unrest – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the shrinkage of Lake Chad was one of the main factors responsible for insurgency and socio-economic unrest in the Lake Chad Basin Commission member countries.

UNESCO addressing importance of Lake Chad

UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is holistically addressing the biosphere reserve and the world heritage importance of the Lake Chad Basin (LCB), an official has said.

264m children worldwide are not in school – UNESCO

Some 264 million school-age children and young people worldwide were not in education in 2015, the United Nations culture and education agency UNESCO said, on Tuesday.

France’s Audrey Azoulay wins vote to be next UNESCO chief

UNESCO's executive board on Friday chose former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay to be the U.N. cultural agency's next leader over a Qatari candidate in an unusually heated race overshadowed by Mideast tensions.

UNESCO’s next chief to come from France or Qatar

UNESCO's next chief will come from either Qatar or France as candidates were winnowed down ahead of a decisive vote Friday on the future of the U.N. cultural agency.

United States withdraws from UNESCO

The US has announced it will withdraw from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization, accusing the body of "anti-Israel bias".

UNESCO wants equal opportunities for African slave descents

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has advocated for economic, social and political equality for African slave descendants all over the world.

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Yakubu Dogara: APC blackmailing INEC, planning to sack Mahmood Yakubu

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President Goodluck Jonathan

Election postponement: Ex-President Jonathan sues for peace

Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday tasked Nigerians to embrace peace and shun violence ahead of the rescheduled general elections.

Lagos government to open social register for poor, vulnerable

Lagos State Commissioner of Economic Planning and Budget (MEPB), Mr. Olusegun Banjo has inaugurated the State Operations Cooperating Unit (SOCU), as part of efforts geared towards creating a Single Social Register that would lead to fund transfer to the poor and vulnerable segment of the society in the state.

Police prosecute 600 electoral offenders in Kano

Over 600 hoodlums have been prosecuted in Kano electoral-related crimes, Commissioner of Police Mohammed Wakil has stated.