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Mali government criticised by UN, EU for lethal response to protests

The United Nations and the European Union on Monday condemned the Malian government’s use of lethal force during protests calling for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to resign, and urged it to release detained opposition leaders.
“I am deeply saddened by the deaths of another two mine clearance workers, who passed away in the line of duty, sacrificing their lives to ensure that neighbourhoods are free from explosive devices and remnants of war,’’ Stephanie Williams, the UN Secretary-General’s acting special representative for Libya, said in a statement.

UN saddened by death of two mine clearance workers in Libya’s Tripoli

An acting envoy of the United Nations (UN) to Libya, on Monday, expressed regrets over the death of two mine clearance workers in the south of the capital Tripoli.

Edo guber: NCP pledges sustainable development via 10-care programmes

As Edo prepares to elect its governor on Sept. 19, the National Conscience Party (NCP) candidate, Pastor Peter Omoragbon, has pledged massive transformation through a 10-care programme, if elected.
(FILES) In this file photo, The United Nations flag is seen during the Climate Action Summit 2019 at the United Nations General Assembly Hall on September 23, 2019, in New York City. Ludovic MARIN - AFP.

Official: Video of sex in UN official car deeply disturbing

The United Nations (UN) says it has launched investigation into a viral video showing a couple apparently having sex in one of its official cars in Israel.

Using coronavirus donations to give charity a bad name

Global response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Africa has been remarkable, especially following fears that should the virus take hold, its impact on the continent could be catastrophic.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria to launch coronavirus response action plan

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says efforts are ongoing to launch the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health sector response action plan.
An urgent meeting of the Arab League Council at the level of foreign ministers would be held soon to discuss the recent developments in Libya, the Arab League announced on Friday.

Arab ministers to hold urgent videoconference meeting over Libya

An urgent meeting of the Arab League Council at the level of foreign ministers would be held soon to discuss the recent developments in Libya, the Arab League announced on Friday.
The UN’s nuclear watchdog, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) held a special meeting on Iran on Wednesday, days after Tehran announced its second violation of the nuclear deal struck with world powers in 2015.

IAEA’s resolution on Iran harmful to global non-proliferation regime – Chinese envoy

A resolution on Iran passed at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) may lead to the termination of the landmark Iran nuclear deal and damage the global non-proliferation regime, a Chinese envoy said on Friday.
(FILES) In this file photo, The United Nations flag is seen during the Climate Action Summit 2019 at the United Nations General Assembly Hall on September 23, 2019, in New York City. Ludovic MARIN - AFP.

Nigeria elected member of UN Economic and Social Council

The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday in New York elected Nigeria along with 17 other countries into the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN.
(FILES) In this file photo, The United Nations flag is seen during the Climate Action Summit 2019 at the United Nations General Assembly Hall on September 23, 2019, in New York City. Ludovic MARIN - AFP.

UN condemns Boko Haram killing of 120 villagers in Borno

The United Nations Security Council has condemned the killing of no fewer than 120 villagers in Borno State.
Pope Francis leaves at the end of a Holy Mass on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, on June 14, 2020 at St. Peter’s Basilica in The Vatican, as the city-state eases its lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)

Pope Francis calls for world to push for end to Libya violence

Pope Francis on Sunday urged international bodies as well as political and military leaders to stop the violence in Libya and to also end the plight of migrants, refugees and others trapped there.

UN peacekeepers killed in attack on convoy in Mali

Two peacekeepers with United Nations (UN) forces in Mali were killed on Saturday in an attack on their convoy in the north of the west African nation, the U.N. mission in Mali said on Sunday.
Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

UN to use George Weah’s coronavirus awareness song

Liberian President George Weah, a former international football legend, has released a song to be used by the UN to spread awareness about the new coronavirus (COVID-19), his office said Saturday.
Maltese authorities have seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm and worsen the north African country’s economic problems, the US State Department said.

US: Malta seizes $1 billion in counterfeit Libyan money

Maltese authorities have seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm and worsen the north African country’s economic problems, the US State Department said.
President Donald Trump said Friday he was severing US ties with the WHO, accusing it of failing to do enough to combat the initial spread of the virus.

EU urges US to think again on WHO split

The European Union on Saturday called on the United States (US) to “reconsider” the decision to sever ties with the World Health Organisation (WHO) over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

WHO, UNICEF urge mothers to sustain breastfeeding despite coronavirus fears

The World Health Organisation and its sister agency, UNICEF, have encouraged women to continue to breastfeed during the pandemic, even if they have confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection.
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President Buhari participates in virtual UN world forum on development financing

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently participating in a virtual United Nations (UN) world forum on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond.
“More time is needed to stabilize South Sudan, and giving support to the country will help establish regional peace,” Defense Minister Taro Kono told a press conference, with regards to the planned one-year extension.

Japan approves extending dispatch of SDF troops to South Sudan

The extending of the Self-Defense Forces’ (SDF) dispatch to the headquarters of the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan to May 31 next year was approved by Japan’s Cabinet on Friday.

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The International Football Association Board (IFAB) have announced that the five substitutions rule will be continued next season.

IFAB announces five substitutes to be allowed next season

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) have announced that the five substitutions rule will be continued next season.

Nine-year old boy drowns in well in Kano

A nine-year-old boy, Abdul’aziz Bala, on Wednesday drowned in a well at the Sharada Quarters of Kano.

NURTW charges members to be alert to coronavirus protocol

The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Otun-Ekiti branch, Ekiti State, on Wednesday charged its members to abide by the prescribed protocol towards curbing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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Lagos conducts over 55,000 coronavirus tests

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday said Lagos State had tested a total of 55,152 samples for COVID-19 pandemic as at July 14.

WAEC expresses willingness to partner NSCDC in Kaduna

The Kaduna Zonal Office of West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has expressed willingness to partner with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kaduna State, to protect the sanctity of its examinations.