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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.
As the world celebrates World Science Day for Peace and Development on Saturday, Nov. 10, as adopted by the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), scientists urged government at all levels to focus on Research and Development for the growth of the science and technology sector.
The UN has called on the global community to reflect on the legacy of slavery and remember to guard against racial prejudices which continue to fuel everyday discrimination against people of African descent.
The Federal Government, says population growth and effects of climate change are some the factors causing shortage of supply of potable water.
The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, has warned that at least one out of the world’s estimated 6,000 languages disappears every two weeks.
The UN has called on countries and the society to help women and girls reach their potential in science by dismantling barriers militating against them.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the world to “stand together against the normalisation of hate”, saying the whole of humanity is at risk when humanity’s values are abandoned.
Oliver Stolpe, Country Representative, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), has said that the world loses $2.3 trillion to corruption annually.
Political group Progressive Yoruba Youth Congress (PYYC) has backed President Muhammadu Buhari for refusing to assent to a piece of legislation from the National Assembly.
South Africa has summoned the Rwandan envoy in Pretoria over apparently offensive remarks directed at South African International Relations minister, Lindiwe Sisulu.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday alleged intimation of its members in the University of Lagos by the institution’s Pro Chancellor, Dr Wale Babalakin.
A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday, adjourned until December 12, for report of settlement in a dispute between MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd, and the Central Bank of Nigeria, over alleged illegal repatriation of 8.1 billion dollars by the telecoms company.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hand off leadership of her party Friday after nearly two decades at the helm, with the race wide open between a loyal deputy and a longtime rival.
National Assembly staff on Tuesday disrupted activities within the premises of the Senate and House of Representatives over claim of unpaid salaries and allowances by the management.
National Assembly (NASS) workers under the auspices of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) on Friday threatened to embark on an indefinite strike if the management of the legislature failed to meet their demands.