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United Nations staff in Ethiopia gathered today at the UN Conference Centre for a minute of silence and a flag lowering ceremony in memory of the 19 United Nations personnel killed in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 Sunday. The solemn gathering was led by the UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Aeneas Chuma.
Apart from Canada-based professor of Literary Arts, Carleton University, Pius Adesanmi, who died carrying a Canadian passport, the other Nigerian, Abiodun Bashua, who had a UN passport, was among 19 UN officials who perished in the ill-fated Ethiopian Airline crash on Sunday.
Inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog have reached a second location in the Syrian town of Douma, where a suspected gas attack took place in early April.
Weapons inspectors have collected samples from the Syrian town of Douma, where they are investigating a suspected chemical weapons attack.
Police in Malawi have arrested 200 suspected members of vigilante mobs that have been killing people they believe are vampires.
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Sokoto State Chapter, has decried alleged political victimisation of its members by the state Media.
Abiola said that the Multicultural Youth-in-Action in partnership with Craig Sports Academy would be hosting a training camp and an international competition in the greater Atlanta, Georgia USA, and Oxford, Alabama USA areas.
While Sudan President Omar al-Bashir was recently forced out of office following a military coup, Liberian President and three-time African footballer of the year George Weah has been forced out of his office by snakes.
The National Judicial Council said it has extended the appointment of the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, for another three months.
The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) has threatened to approach Fifa and report Cameroon for allegedly fielding overage players at the ongoing Africa U17 Nations Cup (U17 Afcon) tournament in Tanzania.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama says the Federal Government has stepped up measures to address challenges of smuggling and insecurity at the nation’s borders.
Queen Elizabeth Erebulu, mother of the Pere (King) of Kabowei kingdom in Patani Local Government Area of Delta State, His Royal Majesty, Barr. Shadrach Erebulu, Adou III, has been kidnapped by gunmen.
Hugo Lloris wants Tottenham to show attacking ambition as they aim to complete an upset triumph against Manchester City in the Champions League.
A senior advocate of Nigeria and spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign, Festus Keyamo, said a certificate of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) is not a criterion to contest an election and emerge Nigeria president or governor in any state in the country.
The Philippines is considering legal action against China for allegedly harvesting giant clams in a disputed shoal in the South China Sea.