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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.
Manchester United fans will be sad if Odion Ighalo leaves the club this summer.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it currently has 6,621 staff strength both at its headquarters and across all its subsidiaries, division and offices nationwide.
Britain will reopen thousands of high street shops, department stores and shopping centres next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.
Contrary to the claims by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) that vested interests are against the Forensic Audit ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari in October last year, the Niger Delta Renaissance Coalition (NDRC) has restated that all well-meaning Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and persons across the Niger Delta region and beyond support the long-desired forensic audit.
Kazakhstan on Monday eased some restrictions on tightly-controlled public demonstrations but rights groups said they still fell short of international standards.
Nine COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the isolation centre in Oyo State after receiving their second negative test results.
The Ondo State House of Assembly, on Thursday in Akure, said that it was not probing anyone in respect of the controversial N4.3 billion state government funds discovered in a secret bank account.
At least, 31 people who tested positive for Coronavirus in Gombe State are on the run, the state’s Taskforce on COVID-19 said on Wednesday.
The Kano State Government has disclosed that 5 new cases of coronavirus disease have been recorded in the State.
U.S. President Donald Trump said he was considering conducting the upcoming G7 summit in Camp David, indicating he would want an in-person meeting rather than a teleconferencing session.