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The Israel-led blockade of the Gaza Strip cost the Palestinian enclave more than $16bn and pushed more than one million people below the poverty line in just more than 10 years, according to a new United Nations report.

UN: Over 1 million Palestinians under poverty line in besieged Gaza

The Israel-led blockade of the Gaza Strip cost the Palestinian enclave more than $16bn and pushed more than one million people below the poverty line in just more than 10 years, according to a new United Nations report.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit during the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations at United Nations Headquarters in New York. EPA

UN calls special general assembly session on virus pandemic

The UN General Assembly moved Thursday to hold a special session focused on international coordination in response to the coronavirus pandemic from December 3-4 in New York.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government needs to revisit the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) amendment of the broadcasting code. 2

VP Osinbajo urges destination countries to insist on repatriation of illicit funds

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged leaders of destination countries to insist on repatriation of illicit funds and proceeds.
Dr. Dalia Grybauskaitė, FACTI co-chair and former president of Lithuania, said “Trust in the finance system is essential to tackle big issues like poverty, climate change and COVID-19. Instead we get dithering and delay bordering on complicity.

Governments need to tackle tax abuse, corruption in global finance – report

A High-Level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity for Achieving the 2030 Agenda (FACTI Panel), said Governments must do more to tackle tax abuse and corruption in global finance.
Colonel Assimi Goita, leader of Malian military junta, attends the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) consultative meeting in Accra, Ghana September 15, 2020. REUTERS- Francis Kokoroko

Mali junta chief demands end to economic sanctions

Mali’s military junta leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, on Tuesday, demanded an end to potentially crippling economic sanctions imposed after last month’s coup in the poor Sahel state.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

UNGA Debate: President Buhari advocates uninhibited supply of safe coronavirus vaccine to all

Nigeria will continue to partner with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and some countries to ensure accelerated development and manufacturing, as well as the uninhibited supply of safe and effective Coronavirus vaccines to all, President Muhammadu Buhari declared Tuesday.
China on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of spreading a “political virus” at the United Nations after the US leader delivered a harsh attack on Beijing over the Covid-19 pandemic.

Donald Trump lashes China as UN warns against ‘Cold War’

US President Donald Trump angrily cast blame on China over the coronavirus pandemic in an address on Tuesday before the United Nations, whose chief warned against a new “Cold War” between the two powers.
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said United States Ambassador to China Terry Branstad would leave the post.

Mike Pompeo: US initiates ‘snapback’ process to reimpose sanctions on Iran

The United States has initiated the so-called snapback process to restore almost all previously lifted UN sanctions against Iran, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement on Saturday.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.4

President Buhari: Coronavirus threatened SDGs

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the outbreak of the coronavirus had threatened to derail the progress recorded on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari at the unveiling of the theme and Logo for Nigeria’s 60th anniversary celebration

President Buhari: We’ve developed homegrown Integrated SDG model

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said that his administration has developed a novel homegrown ‘Integrated Sustainable Development Goals Model’, as an analytical framework for assessing how policy-making can better address the indivisible nature of the Sustainable Development Goals.
President Donald Trump painted a grim picture of life in the United States if his rival, Joe Biden, were to win the November presidential election, promising that there would be insecurity economic decline, and an end to basic rights.

White House: Donald Trump will not visit UN General Assembly during upcoming session

U.S. President Donald Trump has abandoned his plans to deliver a speech at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in person, the White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, said.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends an interview with Reuters, at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25), in Madrid, Spain December 11, 2019. REUTERS-Susana Vera-File Photo

Vaccine alone cannot defeat coronavirus – UN chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that vaccine alone cannot defeat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Tijani Muhammad-Bande successfully served at most trying time – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Nigeria’s Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande was the miracle needed by the General Assembly to deliver on its mandate in the face of COVID-19.
President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.

What virus has taught us – UNGA president

Outgoing President of the UN General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has highlighted some critical lessons from COVID-19.
A Kano based musician, Sharif-Aminu Yahaya sentenced to death for blasphemy by the Upper Sharia Court of Kano has filed an appeal at the state high court to challenge his conviction.

Femi Falana drags Kano, Nigerian government to African commission over death sentence on singer

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has petitioned the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul, The Gambia over the death sentence on Kano singer, Sharif Yahya Sharif.
Dr Dolapo Fasawe, the General Manager of the agency, made it known that the Agency was reinvigorating its efforts to reposition LASEPA by aligning its mandate with best global practices and this webinar was an avenue towards that realisation.

LASEPA: Lagos enjoyed very good air quality index during lockdowns

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), the body tasked with the protection, improvement and regulation of environmental issues in the State held a webinar session on the theme “Clean Air for a Healthy and Sustainable Environment in Lagos (Fantasy or Reality)”. The webinar was held in commemoration of the First International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies on the 7th of September.
Antonio Guterres

UN chief seeks end to enforced disappearances

UN Secretary General António Guterres on Sunday urged all member states to ratify the Convention for the Protection of all Persons against Enforced Disappearances (ICPPED).

UN chief urges total ban of nuclear weapons testing

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has renewed his call for a total ban on nuclear weapons testing.

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Kano governor approves three new appointments

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has approved the appointment of Dr Yusif Musa as the Provost RMK College of Advanced and Remedial Studies (CARS), and Saminu Bello as Registrar of Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education (SRCOE).
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Troops raid terrorists’ hideouts, eliminate five in Borno

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President Buhari condemns ‘insane’ killing of farmers by Boko Haram in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief over the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari in Jere Local Government of Borno, describing the terrorist killings as insane.
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Bible Society appoints new CEO-designate

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I paid N3 million ransom before I was freed by kidnappers – doctor

Azubuike Iheanacho, the medical doctor that was kidnapped in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, has revealed that he had to pay a ransom before the abductors freed him.