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Tijjani Muhammad Bande

Nigeria’s Tijjani Bande unbeatable choice for UN General Assembly president

Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, is set to be elected next week as the President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Femi Adesina: President Buhari likely to dissolve cabinet before May 29

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has given hints that President Muhammadu Buhari might dissolve his cabinet before his inauguration on May 29.

UN: One in every nine people suffers hunger globally

UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, has told a top panel on humanitarian aid that maintaining a “fire-fighting approach is not sustainable” in the long term.

Amina Mohammed, Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin, two others make BBC ‘100 Women’ list

Amina Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General and three other Nigerian women made the 2018 BBC ‘100 women’ list.

NACCIMA asks Nigerians in diaspora to ‘come home and invest’

The National Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has advised Nigerians in diaspora to come home and invest.

Amina Mohammed: Sahel needs $157 billion annually to meet SDGs

Ms Amina Mohammed, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, says an estimated $157 billion is needed annually to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Sahel region.
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WHO: Chronic illnesses kill 41 million people annually

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, chronic lyme disease, and depression, among others, kill no fewer than 41 million people annually across the globe.

UN envoy praises Nigeria’s efforts in tackling challenges

Nigeria is a courageous country that stands up to its challenges by addressing them tenaciously, UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has said.
Amina Mohammed in South Sudan

UN deputy chief takes message of hope to South Sudan

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed took a message of hope and peace to the conflict-torn South Sudan, saying the world will not give up on forging peace for the country.

Half of murdered women killed by ‘partners’ – UN deputy chief

The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, has said that worldwide, almost one-in-two women murdered were killed by a partner or ex-partner.

UN deputy chief calls for peace in Gaza

The “cycle of violence” in Gaza serves no one and it must end, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Thursday at the UN Forum on the Question of Palestine.

Liberia struggles with past as UN peacekeepers exit

As UN peacekeepers leave Liberia after 14 years, headway in reforming the security forces is being undermined by lack of progress in tackling the country's traumatic legacy of war crimes, officials say.

2019: President Buhari assures UN of credible, fair poll

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the UN of his commitment to a credible, free and fair elections in 2019.

Boko Haram: Reclaimed territories must be stabilised – UN

UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, said it was critical to shore up areas of Lake Chad Basin that have been freed from the grip of Boko Haram terrorists.

UN ends 15-year peacekeeping mission in Liberia

The UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has successfully completed its mandate after almost 15 years of supporting the West African nation in the transition to peace and democracy.

UN deputy chief Amina Mohammed expected in Nigeria for consultations

Ms Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General, would next week travel to Nigeria where she is expected to hold talks with President Muhammadu Buhari and other top government functionaries.

Vice-President Tambajang: The Gambia will ‘collapse’ if Nigerian professionals leave

The Vice-President of The Gambia, Fatoumata Tambajang, has said The Gambia would “collapse” if Nigerian professionals in the country withdraw their services or leave the country.

UN deputy chief Amina Mohammed celebrates Nigerian women appointed into global positions

Amina Mohammed, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, has expressed excitement at the appointment of Nigerian women into global leadership positions.

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The House of Representatives on Thursday, mandated the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, to put an end to banditry in Oyo state communities.

Police confirm kidnap of Taraba NLC leader’s wife, neighbour

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Central bank quashes talk of change to exchange rate policy

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Roberto Carlos has expressed his sympathy at Lionel Messi's struggles to replicate the success he has achieved with Barcelona on the international stage with Argentina.

Roberto Carlos: Lionel Messi doesn’t have the same luck with Argentina as he does...

Roberto Carlos has expressed his sympathy at Lionel Messi's struggles to replicate the success he has achieved with Barcelona on the international stage with Argentina.