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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.
U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced Friday that the three-member board, which will start work on September 30, will be led by Lt. Gen. Chikadibia Obiakor and include Janet Lim of Singapore and Maria Santos Pais of Portugal.

UN chief selects Nigerian general to lead Syria inquiry

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected a Nigerian general to lead a U.N. Board of Inquiry to investigate a series of attacks on hospitals in Syria’s last opposition stronghold in the northwest.
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UN receives 38 sexual abuse allegations against personnel

The United Nations on Friday said it received 38 allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) involving its personnel, in the second quarter of 2019 alone.

Xenophobia: UN chief flays ‘acts of violence’ against foreigners in South Africa

UN Secretary-General António  Guterres has “strongly condemned” the renewed wave of “acts of violence” against foreigners and their property in parts of South Africa.
María Fernanda Espinosa

UNGA president seeks tough actions against human trafficking

President of the UN General Assembly (PGA), Ms Maria Espinosa, has called for strong multilateral actions against human trafficking.

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.
This aerial photograph shows the damaged communities in Macomia district, Mozambique, on April 27, 2019 following the destruction by Cyclone Kenneth. AFP

Mozambique fights cholera outbreak after facing cyclones

Cyclone Kenneth left a trail of destruction in its path as it made landfall in north-eastern Mozambique last month. The damage is extensive, and in the aftermath thousands of people have lost their homes, their belongings and their livelihoods.
A Sudanese protester shows bullet cartridges as others gather in front of security forces during a demonstration in the area of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum. AFP-Getty

Sudan protest: Heavy gunfire heard at anti-government rally – live TV

Heavy gunfire was heard at a protest outside the Defence Ministry in Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Tuesday, live broadcast by Arab TV stations showed.

UN chief calls for immediate talks to stop Libya clashes

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling on all parties in Libya to immediately engage in dialogue to reach a political resolution to conflict there, declaring "there is no military solution."

UN chief shocked, saddened by fatal building collapse in Lagos

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, was “shocked and saddened” by the fatal collapse of a building in Nigeria, his spokesperson said on Thursday.
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Number of UN officials killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash rises to 21

The number of UN officials killed in the Ethiopian Airlines that crashed on Sunday has risen to 21 from the initial 19 reported by the global intergovernmental organisation.
North Korea said it would import 200,000 tonnes of food [Jacky Chen-Reuters]

North Korea warns of food crisis before Kim-Trump summit

North Korea has warned it is facing a food shortfall of some 1.4m tonnes this year and has been forced to almost halve rations, blaming high temperatures, drought, floods and United Nations sanctions, according to a memo by Pyongyang's mission to the world body.
The United Nations has warned against using aid as a pawn in Venezuela after the United States sent food and medicine to the country's border, and accused President Nicolas Maduro of blocking its delivery with trucks and shipping containers.

UN warns against politicising Venezuela humanitarian aid

The United Nations has warned against using aid as a pawn in Venezuela after the United States sent food and medicine to the country's border, and accused President Nicolas Maduro of blocking its delivery with trucks and shipping containers.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

António Guterres: UN to support tsunami-hit Indonesia

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed “deep sadness” at the loss of lives, injuries and damages caused by the tsunami that struck the Indonesian coast on Saturday night.
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UN chief condemns abduction of students in Cameroon

United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has condemned Monday’s reported kidnapping of students and staff of a secondary school in Bamenda, North-West region of Cameroon.
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Sexual exploitation: UN records 64 allegations in three months

The UN received 64 new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, involving 77 victims, between July and September, across its various offices, agencies, and partner organisations implementing its programmes.
President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting to discuss potential damage from Hurricane Michael, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Associated Press)

US, UN disagree over fate of Caravan migrants

The United States and United Nations have disagreed over the fate of over 7,000 Central-American refugees now on the march through Mexico towards the southern border of the United States.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres (C) talks during a press conference at the Kutupalong refugee camp after meeting with the Rohingya community in Bangladesh's southeastern border district of Cox's Bazar on July 2, 2018. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he heard "unimaginable" accounts of atrocities during a visit July 2 to vast camps in Bangladesh that are home to a million Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

UN’s António Guterres calls for credible elections in Cameroon

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for peaceful, credible and inclusive elections in Cameroon, ahead of the country’s presidential election on Sunday.

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The apex sociopolitical Fulani organisation, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) has declared support for the second term aspiration of Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.

Kogi guber: Miyetti Allah congratulates Governor Bello on election victory

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has congratulated Gov. Yahaya Bello for emerging victorious in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi State.
The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has commended the Muhammadu Buhari’s government’s support for the quick establishment of specialized courts to try corruption and its allied cases for speedy determination of such cases within a stipulated time in order to bring culprits to book and discourage penchant for embezzlement and other forms of grand corruption.

President Buhari orders improved response to kidnapping, bandit attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on security agencies and communities under threats of bandits’ attacks and kidnappings to be more vigilant and alert in the light of the latest incidents in Enugu, Zamfara, Adamawa, Katsina and Kaduna States.
The Nigerian Army on Thursday decorated 31 promoted Major Generals serving in different formations across the country with their new ranks.

Nigerian Army decorates 31 new major generals

The Nigerian Army on Thursday decorated 31 promoted Major Generals serving in different formations across the country with their new ranks.

Businessman in court over ‘N870, 000 fraud’

A 43-year-old businessman, Ibrahim Saheed, was on Thursday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly obtaining N870,000 from a trader under false pretences.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Three remanded for ‘distributing answers to WASSCE candidates’

Three men, Taofeek Busari, Adeyinka Adeoye and Suleiman Isah were on Thursday arraigned before a Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo for alleged distribution of questions and answers to students writing WASSCE examinations.