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UN says ‘seems anyone is liable to be shot dead’ in Gaza

The UN rights office said Tuesday it seemed that any Palestinian protesting in Gaza, regardless of whether they pose an imminent threat, is "liable" to be killed by Israeli forces.

UN, US slam Kenya after TV stations shuttered

The UN on Friday followed the United States in criticising the Kenyan government after it took three major TV channels off the air despite a court order to end the suspensions.

‘Africa is no shithole’: outrage over Donald Trump remark

Africans reacted angrily Friday after Donald Trump reportedly referred to their nations as "shithole countries", with many lashing the US president for racism and ignorance.

UN human rights office calls Donald Trump’s immigration slur ‘racist’

The UN human rights office says Donald Trump's remark in which he used a vulgarity to describe immigrant countries is "racist".

United Nations welcomes commencement of Boko Haram suspects’ trials

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday welcomed the decision by the Nigerian authorities to start the trial of Boko Haram suspects.

United Nations seeks transparency in Boko Haram suspects’ trial

The United Nations has welcomed the trial of more than 2,000 Boko Haram suspects, but worried over lack of transparency in the process.

United Nations preaches abolition of death penalty

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on world leaders which have not forbidden the extreme practice of death penalty to urgently stop executions.

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There were loud cheers and boos when President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday appeared before the joint session of the National Assembly (NASS) to present the 2019 budget.
A hairdresser styles the hair of a customer at a beauty salon in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on October 30, 2018. – For three years, Mosul’s women were covered in black from head to toe and its men had to keep their beards long. Salons were shut, and plastic surgery considered a crime. Today, Mosul’s plastic surgeons and beauticians are at service. (Photo by Zaid AL-OBEIDI / AFP)

After shedding IS, Mosul embraces makeovers

For three years, Mosul’s women were covered in black from head to toe and its men had to keep their beards long. Salons were shut, and plastic surgery considered a crime.

PenCom urges pension contributors to update biometrics

The National Commission (PenCom), has advised contributors to update their records with the Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) in a bid to ensure the smooth running of the Retired Savings Accounts (RSA).
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Adeyemi Adetunji: NNPC subsidiary hits N1.8 billion profit in 2017

Mr Adeyemi Adetunji, Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Retail, said the company made N1.8 billion profit after tax in 2017.

Jaap Stam backs Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino for Manchester United

Mauricio Pochettino is the right choice to become Manchester United's permanent manager and the club have the power to lure him from Tottenham, says Jaap Stam.