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NBS to compute states’ human development index

Dr Isiaka Olarewaju, a director in the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the bureau is planning to compute Human Development Index (HDI) in each state to determine the level of development.
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UN: $1 trillion paid in bribes, $2.6 trillion stolen annually

United Nations says one trillion dollars are paid in bribes annually, while another 2.6 trillion are stolen, all due to corruption
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Niger to gazette all its grazing reserves

Niger State Government said it will soon gazette all its grazing reserves to legalise their existence.
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UN to stop further shrinking of Lake Chad

The United Nations has said that it has embarked on measures, in collaboration with its partners, to stop further shrinking of Lake Chad, caused largely by the effects of climate change and other human activities.

GEF-SGP spends $4.9 million on environmental projects in Nigeria

The Global Environmental Facility-Small Grant Programme has supported Nigeria with 4.9 million dollars grant to fund 141 environmental related projects in 27 states between 2009 and 2018.

Boko Haram: UN urges more support for Nigeria

Top United Nations relief and development officials have called on national and international partners to step up support for humanitarian efforts in Northeastern Nigeria ravaged by Boko Haram’s insurgency.
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Nigerian appointees in UN pledge not let country down

Nigerians who are appointed to serve in various capacities at the United Nations have pledged to represent the country well and not to let her down.
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Flood: WHO steps up disease prevention efforts in Nigeria

The World Health Organisation says it is stepping up efforts to provide life-saving assistance, especially basic medical care, to flood victims in Nigeria to prevent disastrous epidemics.

Lightning kills 3 children, injures 72 others

Three children died instantly and dozens of others were hospitalised when lightning struck a primary school in North-western Uganda, officials said on Thursday.
4 President Muhammadu Buhari addressing the Leaders of the delegation, His Majesty Eze Dr. Isaac Ikonne, Enyi 1 of Aba and his delegation in an audience at the State House in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. SEPT 14 2018

Muhammadu Buhari seeks leaders’ renewed efforts to consolidate on past achievements

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked for renewed efforts by all leaders of the three tiers of government to consolidate on past achievements in order to bestow on succeeding generations a country that delivers good quality life to all citizens.
Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama (M) with UNDP Administrator, Mr Aching Steiner (L)) and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator and Head of UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Mr Mark Lowcock, after a meeting at the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York, on the plan visit of UN delegation to Nigeria in October

Boko Haram: UN to visit Maiduguri, Bama, Abuja in October

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, says a UN joint delegation will visit Maiduguri, Bama and Abuja first week of October, to scale up its humanitarian intervention in the crisis affected areas.

UN: Half of world’s poor are children

Half of those living in poverty around the world are under 18 years of age, according to UN data released on Thursday.

UN: Nigeria’s human development index rises by two points

A new report by the United Nations Development Programme has shown Nigeria’s Human Development Index rising by two points and life expectancy also rising by eight years.

UN: Crisis in Lake Chad region persists

The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr Mark Lowcock, has said that in spite of improvements in the humanitarian situation the crisis in the Lake Chad region is not over.
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Berlin Conference on Boko Haram rakes in $2.52 billion

The international donor conference on Boko Haram holding in Berlin on Monday pledged $2.52 billion to help countries in the Lake Chad Basin to fight Boko Haram.

Federal government to spend $6.7 billion Northeast reconstruction, rehabilitation, resettlement plan

The Federal Government says it has developed a 6.7-billion-dollar robust plan of action for the reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of Northeast devastated by Boko Haram activities.
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UN bodies praise Nigeria’s anti-terrorism measures

The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) and the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) on Friday commended efforts of the Federal Government in its anti-terrorism measures.

Nigerian Green Bond is world’s 1st fully-certified – UN deputy chief

Nigeria’s N10.69 billion Sovereign Green Bond issued on December 18, 2017, is the world’s first fully-certified sovereign green bond, UN Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has said.

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Senator Melaye: Governor Bello will end up in prison

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, will end up in prison for alleged corruption.

Police in Cross River arrest 11 suspected murderers, cultists

The Police command in Cross River State has arrested nine (9) suspected murderers and two cultists in the state.

NCAA to demolish over 7,000 telecommunication masts

Over 7,000 telecommunication masts and towers belonging to Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) providers erected nationwide may soon be pulled down by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
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Osun guber: Appeal court to hear Governor Oyetola, APC’s suit on Wednesday

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has fixed Wednesday for the hearing of the appeal filed by the Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, and the All Progressives Congress (APC), against the judgment of the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal.
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Gunmen abduct permanent secretary’s wives in Taraba

Unknown gunmen have abducted two wives of permanent secretary in Taraba state deputy governor’s office.