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South Africa’s Jacob Zuma to become recording artist

A former South African president Jacob Zuma will be recording his favourite struggle songs in 2019.
L-R: AMB. GERALDINE NASON OF IRELAND; NIGERIA’S AMBASSADOR TIJJANI BANDE AND SINGAPORE’S AMBASSADOR BURHAN GARFOOR, AT A SIDE EVENT, ORGANISED BY PERMANENT MISSIONS OF NIGERIA TO THE UN, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PERMANENT MISSIONS OF SINGAPORE, IRELAND, AND QATAR, TO PROMOTE JANUARY 24 AS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF EDU

UN adopts Nigeria’s resolution on education

The United Nations General Assembly on Monday adopted, by consensus, Nigeria’s resolution to proclaim January 24 every year as the ‘International Day of Education’.
L-R: AMB. GERALDINE NASON OF IRELAND; NIGERIA’S AMBASSADOR TIJJANI BANDE AND SINGAPORE’S AMBASSADOR BURHAN GARFOOR, AT A SIDE EVENT, ORGANISED BY PERMANENT MISSIONS OF NIGERIA TO THE UN, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PERMANENT MISSIONS OF SINGAPORE, IRELAND, AND QATAR, TO PROMOTE JANUARY 24 AS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF EDU

Envoy: Nigeria’s resolution on education to pass overwhelmingly at UN

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.
L-R- DR MARYAM MASHA, DR YEMI DIPEOLU, PROF. TIJJANI BANDE AND MR OLUSEGUN OGUNSANYA AT A NIGERIAN SIDE EVENT ON- ‘IDPs- BUILDING RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES’ IN NEW YORK

Nigeria seeks UN resolution on 1st-ever International Day of Education

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.

World Science Day: Scientists call for research, infrastructure development

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.

CPJ: 262 journalists jailed globally in 2017

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says no fewer than 262 journalists were jailed in 2017 for “doing their work”.

UNESCO seeks end to discrimination against African descendants

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.

Federal government blames water shortage on population growth, climate change

The Federal Government, says population growth and effects of climate change are some the factors causing shortage of supply of potable water.

UNESCO restates commitment to safeguard Lake Chad

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Friday restated its commitment to safeguarding Lake Chad and promoting the interests of people who depend on the lake for their livelihood.

UNESCO: One of world’s 6,000 languages disappears every two weeks

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.

UNESCO addressing importance of Lake Chad

UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is holistically addressing the biosphere reserve and the world heritage importance of the Lake Chad Basin (LCB), an official has said.

Dismantle barriers against women, girls in Science – UN

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.

China opens tsunami warning centre

China has opened an international tsunami warning center to serve countries bordering on the South China Sea, oceanic officials announced on Thursday.

UN chief Antonio Guterres urges the world to stand against normalisation of hate

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.

UNESCO expresses regret over Israel’s withdrawal

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has expressed regret over Israel’s decision to withdraw from the agency following a resolution on Jerusalem voted against the country.

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