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There were several crucial outcomes from the three-day state visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Republic of South Africa, October 2nd – 4th, 2019, and here are some highlights from the historic journey.
Maria Espinosa, the President of the 73rd UN General Assembly, on Monday handed over to Nigeria’s Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, who will lead the 74th session of the assembly in the next one year.
The Chinese government has pledged to fund the office of the President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Prof. Tijjani Muhammad Bande, for the next one year, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, disclosed on Wednesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed Nigeria’s commitment to stabilising the West-African sub-region within available resources.
Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, has named Katsina state-born Zainab Abdullahi as its first female student to bag first class in physics.
In his speech at the Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Nigerian’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Prof. Tijjani Bande, challenged people of African descent to reconnect with their roots.
Nigeria is committed to ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls, Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Bande, said.
Some ambassadors have congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the Feb. 23 presidential election, saying his re-election portends a positive image for Nigeria in the international community.
Nigeria has assumed the Chairmanship of the African Group at the United Nations for the month of March 2019, succeeding the Republic of Benin.
UNESCO: Nigeria, others will not achieve gender equality, poverty eradication without quality education
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has said Nigeria and other countries would fail to achieve gender equality and break the cycle of poverty that leaves millions of children, young people and adults behind, without inclusive and equitable quality education.
Nigeria has condemned acts of crime by UN officials saying, it continues to advocate that officials found culpable of such acts be held accountable.
A resolution, being sponsored by Nigeria to declare Jan. 24 every year as the International Day of Education, is expected to pass overwhelmingly at the UN General Assembly on Monday.
Nigeria’s decision seeking a UN resolution to promote January 24 every year as the International Day of Education has been greeted with overwhelming support from all stakeholders at the UN headquarters in New York.
Prof. Tijjani Bande, Nigeria’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN, says Nigeria’s experience in Sierra Leone and Liberia has taught the country a lot about peacekeeping.
Nigeria has consistently demonstrated respect for the rule of law at both the national and international levels, the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Amb. Tijjani Bande said.
The Management of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) says it has promoted 968 staffs in the 2019 promotion examination.
Nigeria born England international Tammy Abraham is on the verge of landing a boost on his Chelsea contract it has been revealed.
A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), the Accountable Leadership For Better Nigeria Initiative, ALBNI, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to relieve the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, of his duties over claims by the latter that debt owed the federal government by the International Oil Companies, IOCs, would be difficult to recover legitimately.
Veteran Nollywood actress, producer and TV personality, Monalisa Chinda, has called for improved welfare and better working environment for Nigerian actors.
A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of two properties in Ikoyi, Lagos, belonging to former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
The Kaduna State Government has shortlisted 5,351 job applicants for the second stage of the interview.
Nigerian artistes have been advised to tone down the preaching on ”get rich or die trying messages” in their songs, as many young people look up to them as role models.
An oncologist, Dr Olalekan Olasehinde, has called on women to go for breast screening, saying not all breast lumps are cancerous.
Hundreds of internally displaced persons (IDPs) registered for relief financial packages under Youth Empowerment and Social Support Operations (YESSO) protested in the Adamawa State capital, Yola, on Monday over bogus payments that reached only a small fraction of them.
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested an 18-year-old Elikor Ehud, in Ejigbo area of the state for allegedly stealing tithes and offerings belonging to Chosen Vine Ministry, Furniture Avenue.