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5. President Muhammadu Buhari has advised members of the governing party, All Progressives Congress (APC), to withdraw all pending litigations against one another, and settle for internal conciliation.

President Buhari reveals plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty

President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken about his administration’s plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within the next 10 years.
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UN won’t vote electronically in Security Council election

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly will cast ballots in-person for five new non-permanent Security Council seats, its president said Thursday, effectively ruling out electronic voting despite the coronavirus pandemic.
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has joined others in mourning the death of one of its most distinguished Chief Economists, Owodunni Teriba, who was buried on Tuesday in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America.

ECA mourns as ex-economist Owodunni Teriba buried in US

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has joined others in mourning the death of one of its most distinguished Chief Economists, Owodunni Teriba, who was buried on Tuesday in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America. =
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UN: We still live in the shadow of slave trade

UN Secretary-General António Guterres says the world “still lives in the shadow of the transatlantic slave trade” in spite of rejecting racism.
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United Nations reports first coronavirus case at HQ

A Philippine diplomat in New York has tested positive for the new coronavirus in the first recorded case at United Nations headquarters in the city, diplomatic sources said on Thursday.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Coronavirus: UN must lead by example – UNGA chief

President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has called for strong coordination and coherence in the organisation’s activities on the coronavirus epidemic.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Coronavirus should not be politicised – UNGA chief

President of the UN General Assembly, Ambassador Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has advised against politicisation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, delivering his opening remarks at the event.

Education in serious crisis – stakeholders

Senior United Nations officials and other stakeholders on Friday in New York raised concerns about the “alarming crisis’’ in the educational sector with a call on governments to act fast.

US denies Iranian foreign minister visa for UN trip

The U.S. has denied Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif a visa to enter the country for a trip to the UN Headquarters in New York City, according to Zarif.
FILE PHOTO- U.S. President Donald Trump holds a bilateral meeting with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York City, New York, U.S., September 23, 2019. REUTERS-Jonathan Ernst

Donald Trump, South Korean leader agree to continue talks with North Korea

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump agreed during a phone conversation to maintain dialogue with the nuclear-armed North, Seoul said Saturday, with the two allies noting the situation had become “grave”.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari meets UNGA president at Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with President of the UN General Assembly, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

UN committed to promoting older persons’ welfare – UNGA chief

President of the United Nations General Assembly, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, said on Sunday the global body is committed to promoting the welfare of the ordinary people, especially older people in the society.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

No African country is silent on racism, xenophobia – UNGA chief

Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) says no African country is silent on racism and xenophobia, as all nations on the continent condemned such actions.

AU orders Britain to withdraw from Chagos Islands

The African Union ordered Britain, on Friday, to withdraw from the Chagos Islands and end its “continued colonial administration” after a United Nations deadline for it to do so expired.

N10 billion universities’ solar power projects to combat climate change – minister

The Federal Government has awarded itself pass mark for major steps taken so far to combat climate change; particularly the N10 billon generated from issuance of Green Bond, that is generating cleaner energy for seven universities using solar power.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Federal government, UNICEF commend Governor Obaseki as Edo launches open defecation-free road map

The Federal Government and the United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) have commended the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, for his relentless efforts and commitment towards the eradication of open defecation and its associated problems in the state.
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HIV/AIDS: Nigeria pledges $12 million to Global Fund

Nigeria has pledged a financial commitment of $12 million to the Global Fund towards tackling the menace of HIV/AIDS globally over the next three years. Nigeria also demonstrated a commitment to increase domestic resources for health and disease programmes.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Poverty goes beyond lack of food, shelter, healthcare – UNGA president

President of the United Nations General Assembly, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, says poverty is beyond lack of access to food, shelter, healthcare and sanitation.

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The Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential investigation panel probing corrupt allegations levelled against the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Tuesday grilled four-unit heads of the commission.

Lagos assemblymen go for coronavirus tests, fumigate complex

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Labour hails Nigerian government for remitting N7.45 billion workers’ retirement benefits

The Nigeria Labour Congress has commended the Federal Government for remitting N7.45 billion accrued rights and benefits into the retirement savings accounts of federal retirees covering April and May 2019.
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Chris Okotie: Online church service unbiblical

Pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries in the Oregun area of Lagos State, Reverend Chris Okotie, says online church service, which has become the order of the day due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is unscriptural.

Nigerian Breweries donates palliatives to journalists in Imo

The Nigerian Breweries Plc on Tuesday donated food items, sanitiser and drinks to members of the Correspondent Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Imo.