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Tijjani Muhammad Bande

74th UNGA Presidency: Tijani Bande spells out his vision

Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, is set to be the President of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) beginning in September.

Tunde Fowler: FIRS posts N1.5 trillion revenue in Q1 of 2019

The Federal Inland Revenue Service ((FIRS) generated N1.5 trillion revenue in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019, according to its Chairman, Mr Babatunde Fowler.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF challenge families on implementation of Child Rights Act

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has challenged parents on their responsibilities of proper upbringing of children in order to reduce rate of child rights violation in Nigeria.
Tijjani Muhammad Bande

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande: What I’ll do as President of 74th UN General Assembly

Nigeria’s Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande on Monday in New York promised to strengthen global partnership against humanity’s problems if elected President of the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Antonio Guterres

UN condemns deadly attack on Burkina Faso church

Top UN officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres, have condemned Sunday’s deadly attack on a Catholic church in Burkina Faso.

UNICEF: 11 Northern states yet to domesticate Child Rights Act

It has been revealed that 11 out of the 36 states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have not domesticated the Child Rights Act (CRA). Mrs. Sharoon Oladiji, UNICEF, Child Protection specialist, made the disclosure.
Gun control advocates believe New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern must act swiftly on her promises of tighter gun laws. Hagen Hopkins-Getty Images

New Zealand: Why my ring is on middle finger – premier

The newly engaged Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, has revealed why she is wearing her engagement ring on the middle finger.
Antonio Guterres

UN chief, others decry `growing’ attacks on journalists

The need for protection of freedom of the press and opinion dominated speeches at an event to mark the 2019 World Press Freedom Day at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday.

Nigeria’s Tijani Bande declares for UNGA presidency

Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Prof. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has formally declared his intention to vie for the presidency of the 74th UN General Assembly (UNGA).

World Press Freedom Day: Bayelsa NUJ seeks security for journalists

The Bayelsa Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Friday called on governments to provide adequate security for journalists deployed for elections.
Nasir El-Rufai

Group faults Governor El-Rufai’s abrogation of indigenous rights in Kaduna

Concerned Kaduna indigenes under the aegis of Coalition Against the Abrogation of Indigenous Rights (CAAIR), on Thursday faulted the recent abolition of settler/indigene dichotomy by the Kaduna State government.
The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company on Monday appealed to residents of Ibrahim Taiwo Road in Kaduna to bear with it over the power outage being experienced by the residents.

Expert: Energy diversification can boost development index, SDGs

Prof. Babatunde Rabiu, Director, Centre for Atmospheric Research, National Space Research and Development Agency (CARNASRDA) said diversifying energy could boost development and enable Nigeria attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
Ahmed Idris Wase

APC Middle Belt group backs Idris Wase’s speakership bid

The campaign by Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, to become the Speaker of the House of Representatives, has thickened as the All Progressives Congress (APC) Middle Belt caucus has rallied behind him.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has departed Nigeria for Kigali to join other world leaders and top dignitaries to participate as a Special Guest in the ceremonies marking 25th National Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide.

VP Osinbajo in Kigali for Rwandan genocide anniversary

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has departed Nigeria for Kigali to join other world leaders and top dignitaries to participate as a Special Guest in the ceremonies marking 25th National Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide.
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

Africa rejects racial superiority

Fifty four 54 African Members States, the largest regional group in the United Nations, has denounced and rejected any form of racial superiority.
The Tegbe Foundation has announced the commencement of a state-wide project aimed at providing potable water in all local governments of Oyo State.

Foundation promises safe, potable water in Oyo

The Tegbe Foundation has announced the commencement of a state-wide project aimed at providing potable water in all local governments of Oyo State.
Australia’s former foreign minister Julie Bishop. Bloomberg

Melania Trump ‘mistook former female Australia FM for partner’

Australia’s former foreign minister says she was mistaken for the spouse of a politician by US First Lady Melania Trump, in her latest comments on the subordinate role of women in conservative politics.
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UN re-elects Nigeria as peacekeeping committee chairman

The Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has been re-elected Chair of the United Nations Special Committee on Peacekeeping known as C-34.

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President Buhari shocked by Katsina killings

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18 farmers killed by bandits in Katsina

The remains of the 18 farmers killed by bandits in Batsari local government area of Katsina State have been buried in Katsina amidst tears by families and sympathizers.
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Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan available for Nations Cup after president intervenes

Ghana striker, Asamoah Gyan, has bowed to a presidential request to make himself available for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations, just 48 hours after announcing his international retirement.