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Nigeria seeks sanctions against erring peacekeepers

Nigeria has condemned acts of crime by UN officials saying, it continues to advocate that officials found culpable of such acts be held accountable.
Adama Dieng

UN: Rise in hate speech alarming

The current rise in hate speech, racial tensions and identity-based violence is alarming, the UN Special Adviser on Preventing Genocide, and head, UN Office on Genocide Prevention, Adama Dieng, has said.
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UN launches new framework to strengthen fight against terrorism

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has launched a new framework to coordinate efforts across the peace and security, humanitarian, human rights and sustainable development sectors.
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- 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.

Tijjani Bande: What Sierra Leone, Liberia experience taught Nigeria

Prof. Tijjani Bande, Nigeria’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN, says Nigeria’s experience in Sierra Leone and Liberia has taught the country a lot about peacekeeping.

Tijjani Bande: Nigeria has demonstrated respect for rule of law

Nigeria has consistently demonstrated respect for the rule of law at both the national and international levels, the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Amb. Tijjani Bande said.
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Sexual exploitation: UN records 64 allegations in three months

The UN received 64 new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, involving 77 victims, between July and September, across its various offices, agencies, and partner organisations implementing its programmes.

António Guterres: Africa is ‘on the rise’

Africa is “on the move and on the rise” with communities coming together to resolve their problems and offer mutual support, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said.

Envoy: How Nigeria confronted, decimated Boko Haram

The Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Amb. Tijjani Bande, has said that Nigeria has taken measures that contributed to the confrontation and decimation of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group.

NDLEA decries high-level abuse of tramadol, cough syrup

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has decried what it termed the high-level of abuse of tramadol and cough syrup among Nigerian youth and women.
Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, NDLEA Chairman- says abuse of Tramadol, codeine based cough syrup still high among Nigerian youth

NDLEA: Abuse of Tramadol, cough syrup still high among Nigerian youths

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has decried the continuous high-level of abuse of Tramadol and codeine based cough syrup among Nigerian youth and women.
Thousands of Nigerian and their friends have thronged the streets of New York City in the U.S. to celebrate Nigeria’s 58th Independence Anniversary Parade and Festival Day.

Nigerians in US celebrate 58th Independence anniversary in grand style

Thousands of Nigerian and their friends have thronged the streets of New York City in the U.S. to celebrate Nigeria’s 58th Independence Anniversary Parade and Festival Day.
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NPopC: 19 million Nigerians living with disabilities

The National Population Commission of Nigeria (NPC) has estimated that no fewer than 19 million Nigerians are living with disabilities.

Osagie Ehanire: How Nigeria is implementing tobacco control policies

The federal government has called for collaboration from the global community towards the promotion and protection of public health policies from commercial interests of tobacco companies.
NSA Monguno signing the Code of Conduct to join global effort against terror

Nigeria joins global fight against terror

The National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno, has signed a Code of Conduct, aimed at making Nigeria to join efforts by the global community to actively engage in the fight against terror in all its forms.

Nigeria signs code of conduct to actively fight terror

Nigeria has signed a Code of Conduct, aimed at joining efforts by the global community to actively engage in the fight against terror in all its forms.

Nigeria urges states with nuclear weapons to dismantle, renounce them

Nigeria has urged nuclear weapons capable States to dismantle and renounce them to avoid catastrophic consequences on humanity.

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Arjen Robben ruled out until 2019 as Bayern Munich seek to avoid serious injury

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Court sentences truck driver to two years in prison for theft

An Upper Area Court I, sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos, on Friday, sentenced a 35-year-old truck driver, Ibrahim Usman, to two years in prison for stealing.
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Minimum wage: Muhammadu Buhari meets with state governors

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